Android 4.2 is one of the oldest versions of Android but it worked very well, however, technology always evolves updating the Operating System and the applications available for Android, it is for this reason that it is necessary update to Android 4.4, either by an application incompatible with a previous version or by keeping the mobile updated to the most recent version.
The problem is that not all devices update with OTA, so that the method of going to Settings -> About device -> Update Software it may not work. This is because a message will appear indicating that you already have the latest version of Android installed, but here we will give you another alternative so that you can get the update for your mobile.
How to update to Android 4.4
For this it is necessary to be close to a computer, for example, in the case of Samsung you can update Android to 4.4 from Samsung Kies, previously installing Samsung USB drivers so that the mobile is recognized. Each mobile manufacturer has its own tool to update mobile phones, in the case of LG it is necessary to install LG PC Suite, at Huawei you must install HiSuite, etc.
But as always remember, before updating your mobile or making any changes to the Operating System, it is recommended back up your files and make sure that the mobile has at least 50% battery. This is because in the first place, these kinds of procedures can cause the loss of your most important files, and on the other hand, if the mobile is turned off during the update it could cause serious damage to the operating system.
Update Android without PC Suite
Another alternative for update to Android 4.4 it is installing a custom ROM, this is a good alternative if you want to install any version of Android on your mobile. Even in this way it is possible install Lollipop or MarshMallow, of course looking for the corresponding ROM for your mobile.
However, before update to Android 4.4 necessary root your mobile¸ but fortunately here we explain how to root the mobile with PC, or if you prefer, we also teach you to root your mobile without PC.
These are the best ways to update to Android 4.4If you have any questions or problems, don’t worry, you can leave us a comment and we will try to help you. But surely you will not have any problem and you can enjoy the latest features that Android 4.4 KitKat bring for you.