KitKat Android 4.4.4, information: Changelog, ROMs, and OTAs

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    Yesterday Google surprised us all with a new update of Android, version 4.4.4 . Beyond resolve small details as general problems with WiFi or battery, the main intention was correct a serious security flaw in OpenSSL discovered three weeks ago.

    is called “hotfix” these patches in the air. Android 4.4 can not be considered as a first class operating system if it is not protected against a fault that can easily bypass their protections. In the review of insecurity, Google has responded with a new version. Nothing less.

    Put aside the interpretations and will gather all the information we have about this new version. This will publish the OTAs appear, then we will see the changelog and generally avoid creating a new article for each terminal to be updated.

    Android 4.4.4 Changelog KitKat

    most significant changes are centered around this vulnerability discovered in OpenSSL , beyond this general tweaks are for this project, for WebView and Chromium . There are also several small improvements and safety record

    Project. platform / build
    27aae42 : “KTU84P “
    7f83b7c : MR2.1 – Version 4.4.4. Here we go! DO NOT MERGE

    Project: platform / cts
    b8e2dab : DO NOT MERGE Update for version bump
    6da2c75 : CTS test for OpenSSL’s early CCS issue (CVE-2014-0224)
    a3b762f : Disable host side holotests Also
    8e02f46 : CTS report MUST not display raw performance numbers. bug: 13347703
    510cfbc : average: Refactor and Improve robustness of AdaptivePlaybackTest
    e502d40 . concurrency Fix a bug in OpenSSLHeartbleedTest
    3a90060 : hardware: consumerir: Increase test pattern length
    c070509 : hardware: consumerir: Fix time discrepancy
    1856a4e . Heartbleed CTS test for vulnerability in SSLSocket

    Project: platform/external/chromium_org
    76d1172 : Backport “Recycle old V8 wrapper objects on navigations”
    afae5d8 : Block access to Java objects injected in java.lang.Object.getClass

    Project: platform/external/chromium_org/third_party/WebKit
    3fb1c1e : Fix Java Bridge wrapper cleanup properties for multi-frame pages
    b13a6de Cherry-pick “Export WebCore :: forgetV8ObjectForNPObject”

    Project: platform/external/chromium_org/third_party/openssl
    e2f305e : Cherrypick “OpenSSL: add fixes from CVE 1.0.1h”

    Project: platform/external/openssl
    dd1da36 : Fix bug CCS Early

    Project: platform/frameworks/base
    63ade05 : Add EventLog event for logging of attempts The call to java.lang . Object.getClass

    Project: platform/frameworks/webview
    7a7dce8 : When handling Sanitize selector Intent intent. Scheme

    OTAs available

    factory images and binaries are available, but probably the easiest way to install this new version of Android 4.4.4 is through the OTA . Here I leave all available as they appear, and the tutorial on how to install the OTA manually.

    Nexus 5

    The last Nexus is also the first to receive the OTA. The. Zip occupies less than 3MB.

    Download OTA Nexus KTU84P 5 (Android 4.4.4 KitKat)


    Nexus July 2013

    – Not yet available

    Nexus 4

    – Not yet available

    Nexus 10

    – Not yet available

    Nexus July 2012 (WiFi / 3G)

    – Not yet available

    Other manufacturers

    – Not available yet (Motorola, as will)

    ROMs updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat

    Both OmniROM and paranoidandroid and CyanogenMod and other upgraded to Android 4.4.3 as soon as they could. Only a few days were needed for the changes were introduced in different Nightlys. However with Android 4.4.4 might be different.

    Perhaps the biggest problem

    Google has simply been the number change, one that we should not give much importance. Indeed CyanogenMod ensures not update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat because hotfixes OpenSSL is already implemented in their ROMs since June 6.

    Other details

    This new update will cause what is that all developers have to get to work to offer its customers the latest version . As we see, is small but important, it should not take away too long.

    The security flaw in OpenSSL did think towelroot would stop working, but have checked as if still useful.

    Other apps which we are aware that they have been quick They are; , you’ve already added the kernels and KitKat recoverys Android 4.4.4 (by no change, which is only about the name change).

    Many are wondering what this update is due. Obviously we do not know, but as stated earlier security is important to Google. Next week could see a new version or stay as we are. Whatever changes for owners of a Nexus and probably for other upcoming Android too.

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    June 20, 2014

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