If you are one of those who didn’t get the latest OTA update for their LTE Nexus 7 offering support for Verizon’s 4G network and you don’t feel like waiting anymore, we have great news for you: Google has just posted the full Android KitKat factory image. We can tell you that is ready for you to download it directly from the Google Developers site and flash it to your handset, but it isn’t as if we’d recommend you to do so; in fact, this is actually the latest option that you should take in consideration in case you aren’t sure that you can do it or if you had no previous contact with Root or ROM operations, but it’s only your decision to take.
Better Support for Verizon
What could this factory image of Android bring to your Nexus 7 LTE if it is so desired by so many owners out there? You’ll probably be surprised to find out that there are no other changes, excepting the ones regarding the much better support for Verizon. Maybe this is exactly what some of you might need for the moment, not to mention that it is always indicated to keep up with the latest available software available and this LTE Nexus 7 is no exception.
You can find the factory image for the latest LTE Nexus 7 update marked as 4.4.2_r2 (Verizon) (KVT49L), but in order to use this file you need to know some instructions that have to be applied. You must have the fastboot tool in your PATH, this one being generally used to flash custom builds on your handset, not to mention that your LTE Nexus 7 needs to be in fastboot mode, with the bootloader unlocked.
And don’t leave aside the fact that installing this firmware will wipe all of your data, so be careful to make an appropriate backup of all what’s important before starting.