Status 7 error: what’s the problem with Android OTA updates and how to fix it?

The latest Nexus devices are normally the first to receive the newest Android versions. When a new firmware version is ready for release to general public, its full image is located at Shortly after that, firmware starts to be distributed over the air. According to one of Google developers, Dan Morrill, (, the first few OTA updates are sent to 1 % of devices. It happens at random, regardless of the location or point of sale of a phone/tablet. During this time, bugs are identified allowing the updating process to be put on hold if any critical errors are registered with a large number of users.

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