How to Install Android 4.4.2 KOT49H Official OTA Update on Nexus 10 [For ROOTED]

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat official software update (KOT49H) on Nexus 10. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Nexus 10, then this should not be any different for you.

However, for beginners, you need to root your Nexus 10 and install a custom recovery. Please read the tutorial once before you actually perform it.

Disclaimer: Try this on your own risk. I’m not responsible if you mess up with your Nexus 10.

Just To Remember:

  • This ROM is only for Nexus 10 and I am not sure if it will work on the other variants of the Nexus 10 or other devices.
  • Make sure you have ClockworkMod custom recovery installed on your Nexus 10. Your tablet is not rooted? Go back to page 1 for the tutorial.
  • Do not proceed if you don’t have Android 4.4.1 KOT49E or Android 4.4 KRT16S installed.
  • Make a Nandroid backup of your previous tablet set up before proceeding.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 4.4.2 firmware from the links below for Nexus 10 depending on which firmware you are already on.

For Android 4.4 KRT16S users: Download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H.
For Android 4.4.1 KOT49E users: Download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Nexus 10 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the Android 4.4.2 zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root.

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Bootloader Mode. Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Power buttons till you see the fastboot menu and START on top.

Step 6 – Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Press Volume Up button several times till you see RECOVERY and press Power button to select it.

Step 7 – In ClockworkMod recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

Step 8 – Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

NOTE (Optional): You might have to turn OFF signature verification from the “toggle signature verification” option.

Step 9 –Now using your volume keys, navigate to Android 4.4.2 zip and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 10 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the Recovery Menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your Nexus 10 should have the official Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat software update installed on your phone! Go to Settings >About phone to verify.

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ROOT TUTORIAL: How to Root Nexus 10 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update.

Have fun playing with it! If you have any issues, please fire them up in the comments below!

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