Just weeks after releasing Android 4.4.3 KitKat, Google is rolling out another update to its mobile operating system. Just don’t expect any major new features — Sprint says Android 4.4.4 just fixes security vulnerabilities.

Android 4.4 KitKat

Still, if you don’t feel like waiting for an over-the-air update, you can grab Android 4.4.4 factory images and binaries for recent Nexus devices straight from Google.

The new KTU84P update is available for the Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 models), Google Nexus 10, and Google Nexus 4.

If your phone is rooted and you’re prompted to update you might want to try following my guide for updating without losing root and letting me know if it works. The good news is that while the latest update fixes some security issues, it does not patch the vulnerability that allows Towelroot to work, which means it should still be easy to root the Samsung Galaxy S5 and many other devices even after they’re updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Update: Funky Android has a complete list of changes in the code, which confirms that this is primarily a security update that patches an OpenSSL issue. There were also a few small changes to the Chromium web browser and WebView.

via Droid Life and +Sascha Prüter

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3 replies on “Google begins rolling out Android 4.4.4 security update”

  1. I wish they offer a fix for the massive battery drain and overheating my Nexus4 has experienced since the 4.4.3 OTA push. If I could revert back to 4.4.2 I would in a heartbeat. As of now I’ve had to disable so many features of the phone it’s practically useless.

    1. Dude get on XDA developers, get your phone rooted, unlocked bootloader and custom recovery. Get whatever android version you want with heaps of amazing features and customisations!

    2. The radio was updated, chances are the version in 4.4.3 was causing that drain.. update to 4.4.4

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