Updated 01:57 AM EDT, Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Google Nexus 4 Android 4.4 KitKat Update Released OTA, Problems and Bugs Arise

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After what seemed like an unusually long wait, Android 4.4 KitKat finally began rolling out over the air mid-November for the popular Google Nexus 4 smartphone, but it looks like not all is well; users are beginning to complain about a number of serious issues.

Some who managed to snag the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat for the Google Nexus 4 (KitKat version KRT16S) seem to be running into issues concerning a frozen lockscreen, a broken dialer, quick settings problems, an unusable home button and more. All in all, they're pretty serious bugs, and can put a real damper on the entire Android experience.

Luckily, the problems don't seem to apply to all Nexus 4s. Based on various reports, it seems that the above-mentioned bugs only plague Nexus 4s that were upgraded from Android Jelly Bean build JWR66Y to KitKat KRT16S over the air. It's unclear if more firmwares are affected, but those with Jelly Bean JWR66Y would do best to stay away from downloading the latest KitKat off the airwaves.

A couple possible fixes have been suggested. For starters, there's the usual factory reset and re-install option. Founder of MoDaCo Paul O-Brien has the following advice for those familiar with ADB:

All in all, there's no guarantee that the problem will affect every Nexus 4 that gets the KitKat off the air, and there's none that the solutions will work either. Google has not commented on the matter yet, meaning it might not be as serious and widespread as users are making it out to be.

Check back with The Latino Post for more information on Google Nexus 4 updates as it becomes available.

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