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I never had any issues with 4.4.3 but with this 4.4.4 update the phone feels faster. I hope I get OTA 4.4.4 for my N7 too soon... (not like 4.4.3 I had to wait weeks for the update)
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So factory image for L build up tomorrow from Google? Can it be true!?

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just saying this before a mod does and locks the thread:

there is already a thread started for this topic

http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...ssion-t2794623
 
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Here's how I updated to 4.4.4. This applies to anyone using Windows. I was on stock 4.4.3 with Xposed, ElementalX kernel and rooted via SuperSU. This will not wipe your data and, if you use Xposed, all of your settings for your modules will be preserved.

Make sure you have done the following before you update using the factory image:

1. Uninstall Xposed Framework but don't uninstall your modules.
2. Choose the Full Unroot option in the SuperSU app.
3. It might also be a good idea to flash the stock kernel if you're using a custom kernel. You can find the stock kernels for 4.4, 4.4.1, 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 here. Use the one for 4.4.3 and flash it in recovery.

After doing these steps, reboot into the bootloader. On Windows, extract the factory image folder named "hammerhead-ktu84p" which contains:

bootloader-hammerhead-hhz11k.img
flash-all.bat
flash-all.sh
flash-base.sh
image-hammerhead-ktu84p.zip
radio-hammerhead-m8974a-2.0.50.1.16.img

Open the file named "flash-all.bat" in a file editor in Windows, I prefer Notepad++. Look for the line,

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fastboot -w update image-hammerhead-ktu84p.zip
and remove the "-w" then save the file. This W flag is what wipes your data. That's what we don't want.

Now, provided you have your adb/fastboot environment set up, run:

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fastboot devices
then
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flash-all.bat
This will install the factory image without using the -W flag. Let it complete, your phone will reboot and you'll be on 4.4.4! Now just flash your recovery of choice (I use TWRP), install SuperSU, install Xposed Framework and you're done!
That worked for me, thanks. I wasn't quite sure how to update from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 but this guide worked. No data lost. After I did it I saw the comments about removing userdata.img and recovery.img but no big deal, just meant a few times going to bootloader to flash TWRP and SuperSU. The only step I didn't do was choosing Unroot in SuperSU, I forgot to be honest, but your method still worked without doing that.

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That worked for me, thanks. I wasn't quite sure how to update from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 but this guide worked. No data lost. After I did it I saw the comments about removing userdata.img and recovery.img but no big deal, just meant a few times going to bootloader to flash TWRP and SuperSU. The only step I didn't do was choosing Unroot in SuperSU, I forgot to be honest, but your method still worked without doing that.

Thankyou.
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How'd you get to make the battery last long? Custom ROM? My longest is only 12 hours, I think.
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Clean flash of 4.4.4 stock with full wipe. Disabled merged conversations in Hangouts, but that's the only setting I changed.

I'm rooted and run AdAway, fwiw.
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