An acronym for "Over The Air" update, an OTA update generally refers to a firmware upgrade that is distributed to phones or other devices wirelessly, usually by a cell carrier or device manufacturer.

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My phone does not work properly [on hold]

After the last OTA system update my phone freezes up and screen is seeking all the time! I hate it! It worked perfect before the system update. I really really really want to uninstall the last system ...
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Skipping Android Security Updates?

I am rooted on my Nexus 6P and I used Flashfire to install the March security update. I didn't install any of the previous updates and haven't installed any after the March one. This has made me ...
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Can I restore software update?

I'm trying to re-install a software update for my Galaxy S6, because I don't think it installed properly. Before the update, my phone was running smoothly, but now it freezes and is very slow.
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How to unbrick nexus 9 after an OTA update?

After the latest OTA update my Nexus 9 boots forever. If I turn it off and then turn it on, it shows and then it boots forever (green, red, blue, yellow circles, squares, circle slices move ...
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Can I safely install Android system updates with disabled Gapps?

On my Nexus 5x for personal choices I disabled all the Gapps (Google apps) via the Settings menu, included "Google Play Services" and "Google Services Framework". With these two apps disabled the ...
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Can I extract the Stock HTC firmware (Sense) from an M8 and flash it in another rooted M8?

I rooted my friend's HTC M8 upon his request and also put TWRP in it. He tried many ROMs, including AOSP, but couldn't live with the bugs. So, he asked me to revert his phone back to stock with Sense ...
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Nexus 6 failed to update OTA 6.0.1 from MMB29V to MMB20X

Urgent help please. the april 2016 patch was downloaded on the air and I performed update but after restart, The bot screen came with "error" and then the red error message is shown directing me to ...
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Marshmallow update for moto G2 in india

I am not sure this is the right place to ask this question, Just a curiosity, I am using moto g2 and I am expecting marshmallow update for my device from last 2 months when they started marshmallow ...
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Restore HTC M7 to stock rom

After playing with custom rom, I reverted my phone back to stock (3.63.707.4). But I have had stuck with OTA update. It kept saying that I have a modified version of software and refused to install. I ...
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Samsung tab s2 update service temporarily unavailable

I just got a galaxy tab s2(i had asked for wifi only, but got verizon locked lte instead) Now when I try to go to system updates, it says 'update service temporarily unavailable' What do I do to fix ...
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Contacts sync stuck updating on Moto E 2G

My mom's Moto E (2nd Generation) has the following problem: after an OS OTA update (to v 5.1 security fix 2016-03-16), the contacts refuse to sync. The sync rolling icon is constantly showing, there ...
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Clean update/install of new Android version (non-nexus)

I don't have a Nexus device (I have a Moto G2 2013). Today I received the OTA update from my manufacturer (6.0 Marshmallow). I want to do a clean install/update on my device. For example, when ...
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Installing CM 13 OTA causes so many app crashes that I can't do anything on my phone. Can I save my data?

I had cyanogenmod 12 on my Samsung S4 mini phone, and I upgraded OTA to cyanogenmod 13. After the update Google play services was crashing all the time. I tried downloading and installing GApps ...
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Can I update from CM 12.1 to CM 13 using OTA, or do I need to follow instructions?

I've got a Nexus 9 running Cyanogenmod 12.1. Yesterday I read Cyanogenmod's announcement of version 13, which contains instructions on how to update to the new version. They write that I have to flash ...
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Android 6.0 security update for march OTA not available yet [duplicate]

I have a Nexus 5X and android 6.0 march security upgrade promise performance improvement which I am really looking forward to. But half a month have passed and I still haven't got notification or ...
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Android Beta Program: verification failed

I'm trying to install the Android N preview on my Nexus 9 (volantis). I enrolled for the beta program, and immediately got a notification on the device. After the 1GB download, however, the Android ...
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Odin fails when trying to apply firmware

I'm trying to apply the correct firmware for my region UK and carrier which is EE but i can't seem to do this since it keeps failing on me when i start the process. This is the output from the logs. ...
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OTA update after rooting Lenovo k3 note

I rooted my phone(just two days back) with Lenovo k3 Note Manager, It also installed TWRP recovery during the process. Having done this, I didnt remove any system file, didn't make any further ...
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Nexus 5x ota with rooting

the question is pretty much in the title. I have followed the rooting method described here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-5x/general/guides-how-to-guides-beginners-t3206930 and from then, I ...
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Is it possible to change values in build.prop without editing it?

I want to change the line ro.build.type from user to userdebug in /system/build.prop to enable multiwindow. But this modifies the /system partition and will prevent OTA updates (and some apps) from ...
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Any reasons to update Android from stock firmware (via PC) rather than OTA?

Is there any reason to update Android firmware (5.1.1 -> 6.0.1) via PC using software like Odin, rather than just doing an OTA update? Is there any difference between the two methods in terms of ...
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OTA update (Marshmallow) failing with “error” while installing it on a device running Android One

I live in Australia and during my recent trip to India, I bought an Android One phone called the Lava Pixel v1. The phone is running Android 5.1 and since I have gotten back to Australia, the phone ...
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Samsung galaxy note 3 SN N9006 update to Lollipop [duplicate]

I tried to upgrade the android on this Samsung note 3 but I could not succeed. Can I upgrade Android KitKat 4.4.2 to Android Lollipop 5.0 on my device?
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How can I evaluate availability of security updates for CyanogenMod / Cyanogen OS

Suppose I'm looking at a Cyanogen OS phone. It seems to be very difficult to find a history of available build versions (and compare the dates e.g. to the first build of that version available for ...
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SM-G925F Galaxy S6 International Version Android 6.0.1 Update not Available

I have a Galaxy S6 Edge international version. Samsung announced that the update will be available on 15th February 2016 for the International Version and some others. But it's not showing me any ...
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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium recovery or fastboot or bootloader mode key combination

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium which cannot get past the "Starting Applications" spinner. I would like to put the device into fastboot/recovery/bootloader mode, but pressing Volume down and Power ...
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Recommend Practices and Procedures for Android OS OTA Updates

My questions: What are the recommended practices and procedures for Android OS OTA Updates. Is it all right to download via mobile data instead of WiFi. How to get out of bootloops if the ...
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Boot loop after updating HTC One M8 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Couple of days back, I got the notification to download and install official Android 6.0 (build 6.12.401) in my HTC One M8 (not rooted, was running Android 5.0.2). As I downloaded and installed it, ...
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Issues after Updating to Marshmallow

I have a 3rd generation Motorola Moto G. I recently updated it to Marshmallow. After doing this, at first I did not encounter any issues but soon afterwards, I started to experience many issues with ...
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Can't update samsung galaxy s4 to lollipop

So i recently bought a phone from an independent seller. When trying to update the phone from kitkat to lollipop i'm getting "Registering device" which is then followed by the error message ...
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8507 error when installing update

On my Kyocera Hydra phone (model number c6725) running Android 4.4.2, related to this earlier question. Virgin are now pushing the update but when ever I try to install it, it's get to ~ 50% and then ...
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Can I cancel an Android update?

My Motorola Ultra is running 4.4.4 and I've been holding off on upgrading to the next one since I don't want to lose any possibility of getting root. However, this morning when the notification popped ...
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How to manually update note 4 At&t N910A to lollipop outside US?

I have a Samsung note 4 N910 (N910AUCU1BNK3) of at&t carrier and i am using it outside of US with my country carrier and its everything OK so far. The only problem i have is that i am stacked on ...
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How to install 6.0.1OTA update on a rooted nexus 5

My Nexus 5 is rooted. I received the 6.0.1 OTA update but when I try to install the update (I just clicked install link when the update finished downloading), the device restarts and goes to the TWRP ...
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What specifically prevents OTAs from being taken on modified /systems, and why can't it be shut off?

I have had a constant nightmare with not being able to take OTAs on any of my (rooted) devices. They boot into TWRP, complain about the build fingerprint, and won't install, so I have to wait for a ...
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Deltajen, Opendelta, and xdelta

Does anyone have experience with any delta system? I would like to create delta's of my ROMS I have tried Deltajen and found it does not properly. I have ROM(A).zip and ROM(B).zip containing ...
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lenovo p70 contacts lost after upgrade

after an ota upgrade of lenovo p70 from version kitkat 4.4.4 to lollipop 5.1 no contacts are visable thanks Msadek
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Is it possible to build an OTA update from two system images?

I am impatiently waiting for someone to capture the download link for the Android 6.0.1 OTA update for the Nexus 6 so that I can sideload it, but I've been wondering if it would be possible to build ...
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How do I discover the latest Android OS available for a device on a carrier?

How do I discover the latest Android OS version available through standard support channels (no manual rooting or reflashing) for a device? In particular, I am interested in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ...
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Nexus 6 has Still not Received Android Marshmallow November Update

Whenever Google released Android Marshmallow, I sideloaded it on to my Nexus 6 using adb sideload. After the release of Android Marshmallow, it took Google a few days before they released the OTA ...
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OTA updates failing after rooting the phone

I've rooted my Lenovo A6000 Plus with Lollipop 5.0.2 but when I try to install OTA update, Its showing error 10, error 7.
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Android updates availability in different countries

I am Indian and I just moved in to UK. I have seen some good deals on a mobile and I would like to buy it. But I'm worried if I would get software updates for the mobile that purchased when I reach my ...
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Android 4.4 update to 5.1

I have a Moto G that was originally formatted for Boost Mobile. I had it flashed to Verizon/PagePlus, and it currently has the KitKat operating system. Recently i got a notification of a system ...
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Can I update Motorola Moto E to Android Lollipop 5.1.1?

I'm about to buy and oldie - first generation of Motorola Moto E (XT1021) and everywhere I look it says it works on KitKat (4.4) but I've seen some posts about (oficially - OTA) updating it to 5.1.1. ...
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Is it possible to roll-back/downgrade from Android 6 to 5.1.1 without loosing all data and installed applications?

I tapped "Install" on a system update notification on my Nexus 7 2013. This update is the worst thing I've ever seen since Android Lollipop came out with all of it's bugs. The home button swipe-up ...
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How can I disable automatic OTA updates on a Nexus device on Marshmallow?

With Google's new policy of issuing monthly security updates to Nexus devices going on from Marshmallow, me, the proud owner of a Nexus 9 (16GB,WiFi, Build version: MRA58K), has to dirty flash all the ...
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Manually Updating Galaxy S3 Firmware

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535), Stock ROM, rooted, running android 4.4.2 For a while now, since updating to 4.4.2 through OTA, I have had horrible battery life. Android System constantly uses ...
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“The latest updates have already been installed” — when attempting OTA update from Android 4.4.4

I am trying to update my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from Android 4.4.4 to the newest Android version, but I get The latest updates have already been installed Here are the screenshots: (Click image ...
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Error “There was some problem in installing. Try again.” during OTA update

In my Moto G2 the following message keeps coming There is a new system update ver. 26.23.en. When I try to update, it gets downloaded and goes for restart to install it. Then it gives There ...
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How to make system updates to be downloaded ONLY over WIFI

I just started using a Nexus 4 device. I love that I get notified when a system update is available. System update available notification (click to enlarge) What I don't get is why I'm not given ...