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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Stock HTC got bricked by the latest OTA (4.20)

The latest OTA on Rogers (4.20.631) rendered my phone unable to boot and stuck on the white Htc One screen. I'm on stock recovery exactly to install OTAs, which worked with the last one (4.19?), but ...
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What is ItsOn(com.itsoninc.android.core)?

I received a software update last night for my phone. I installed it and restarted and all that jazz. It was the Sprint HTC One M8 patch for Stagefright I believe. Today I had a popup at some point ...
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How does a carrier implement OTA updates?

As is common knowledge, Google pushes out OTA upgrades for Nexus-family devices, and other devices receive system upgrades via their carriers (if they are lucky). For the carrier-mediated upgrades, ...
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Looking for roms for blu vivo air [duplicate]

Is there a 5.1 update fot this android device is unlocked king rooted Amd su status. I have trued all updating apps xda forum app wont work somdhow
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Where are the lollipop OTA system upgrade files stored?

Android devices automatically download OTA system update files and store them on your device until you install them. Then you get a notification that the file has been downloaded. I do not want to ...
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OTA Update Error - “Package expects build fingerprint of …”

I unrooted and re-installed stock recovery from CWM on my Nvidia Shield Tablet. But when I tried to install an OTA, I got However when I tried to install the update, I got a red triangle error. After ...
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How to receive OTA updates after reflashing back from a ROM

I flashed Cyanogen MOD to my Moto G2, but then decided to go back to Stock ROM (5.0.2). The "System updates" wont give me the 5.1.1 update, what do I do? (don't want custom ROM)
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Nexus 10 - Android 5.0.1 OTA upgrade, “no command” and suggested steps failed

I was trying to install the OTA upgrade on my Nexus 10 running Lollipop 5.0.1. Got the "no command" problem. I tried the steps below from this link. I can't get past step 1, as when I do that, it ...
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Do OTA updates accumulate if you let them be? Or are they strictly incremental?

I'm on a Nexus 5 running 5.0. I used to get a system update notification for 5.0.1, but since I have Xposed, I decided to wait. After a while, I started getting an OTA notification for 5.1. What will ...
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I missed 5.1.1 OTA update for Galaxy S6 and can't see it again

I saw OTA update 5.1.1 for my Galaxy S6 but I couldn't download and install it because of my stay abroad. So I ignored it. When I returned back to my country the OTA update offer disappeared and ...
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Will I lose root access if I upgrade my S5 from KitKat to Lollipop?

Will I lose root access if I upgrade my S5 from KitKat to Lollipop? If so, why?
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How to upgrade my Android from Linux?

Using Asus Zenfone 5, which I want to upgrade to Android Lollipop. The instructions say that I have to copy the OTA files to my SD card from my PC, but unfortunately I use Linux (ubuntu and mint). I ...
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how to install ota update manually rooted HTC ONE MAX

Currently running mod kitkat,ried twrp recovery to flash official rom but no success. How to flash from pc or which way is better ? not sure about Desktop Flasher.
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Update android OS without SIM card

I have a Moto E phone which I brought from Tesco in the UK. I assume it is unlocked as it doesn't have any Tesco mobile branding on it when I turn it on. My question is whether this can upgrade to ...
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Can't Upgrade from MK2

My wife's Verizon i545 is on MK2 after taking the OTA (unfortunately) and so I'm on a locked bootloader now. I tried taking the Lollipop OTA but it fails during the OTA flash. I'm rooted, but not sure ...
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Samsung OTA Update is published but the update is not yet available on my phone

I have a Samsung phone and would like to update it because there already is an update. However when I try to update my phone it says I already have the latest update. How can I update my phone?
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Will I get OTA updates if I reflash official rom after modifying a Samsung device?

I have a S5 duos on custom rom, Now if I reflaah the official firmware from samfirmware and flash it and then select Check for updates will I be able to receive updates of will it show 'Your device ...
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Lollipop OTA failed on HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM

I rooted my HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM long back to gain SD card modification permissions. Recently, I got Lollipop OTA update and I tried to update but it stopped twice in between and the update file ...
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Not receiving OTA update after restore stock rom from cyanogenmod

I heard Moto G2 was getting a Lollipop 5.1 update so I decided to go back to stock from cyanogenmod. I used a tutorial similar to this one to go back to stock, and I'm now currently on Lollipop 5.0.2 ...
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No new COM port is found Auxus Beast

OTA update didn't resolve my problem for my Auxus Beast. It always says the system already has the latest version, but still the apps are crashing. I'm following this answer to update the firmware. ...
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Stuck at boot after OTA update

I just today updated my unlocked, rooted HTC One M7 as usual, by flashing the stock recovery rebooting and downloading / installing the system update The update went over without any problems, but ...
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OTA not installing: /cache/saved.file missing [duplicate]

On my Nexus 7 2013 razor device I just returned to stock 5.1 after using CM, and wanted to install 5.1.1 OTA. When clicked install, it just restarted to TWRP - but I couldn't update anything. That's ...
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Havent received lollipop update for moto g(1st gen) yet [duplicate]

Its been more than 4 months since my friends got the update to android lollipop for their moto g (1st gen) We had brought the phone around the same time and i personally know people who have bought ...
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5.1 update downloaded to my Nexus 7, incorrect version number

I got a notification today on my Nexus 7 (2013 version) that an Android update has been downloaded. It's currently running Android 5.1, build LMY470. The update screen says: This software will ...
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How to avoid system update for Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

My Galaxy Note 4 automatically downloaded the new system update and reminds way too often to install it. I don't want to. How could I avoid it without rooting the phone since I do not want to lose my ...
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Is there a way to get Verizon OTA Android updates after switching device to Straight Talk?

Okay, first of all I'm sure this answer is all over the internet, but the search terms required to find it with Google are bringing up an enormous number of irrelevant results. I really have tried. ...
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Are Rogue Apps Causing My Nexus 5 Android Phone to Freeze Up and Become Unresponsive Everyday?

After my Nexus 5 phone got the OTA upgrade to Android 5.1, it started freezing up Monday through Friday around 7:00 PM and remain unresponsive until it used most of its battery supply. I was ...
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nexus 5 android 5.1 installing

I am trying to upgrade my Nexus 6 with version 5.0.1 (Build number LRX22C) via OTA to Android 5.1. The OTA update is downloaded successfully and after pressing "Restart & Install" I see a dead ...
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IMEI is 0 after updating to STOCK Android 5.1

I received a notification on my Nexus 5 (running Android Lollipop 5.0) saying there is an update available to Android 5.1. I clicked on download and install and after my phone boot up again I saw I ...
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Is it possible to find out when the phone OS was last updated?

A friend's Nexus 4 has had weird issues lately where most of the apps that run stop suddenly (I checked ADB it says DeadObjectException). He's on 5.0.1 so I'm just curious if that has anything to do ...
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Can I stop system upgrade notices on Nexus 7 5.0.2

I have a Nexus 7 2013 WiFi running Android 5.0.2, and I keep getting an update notification for 5.1. When I try the update, I get an error on install, then a reboot, and I'm back to 5.0.2. I'm ...
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Nexus 6 OTA from 5.0.1 to 5.1 fails - Error in block.map

I am trying to upgrade my Nexus 6 with version 5.0.1 (Build number LRX22C) via OTA to Android 5.1. The OTA update is downloaded successfully and after pressing "Restart & Install" I see a dead ...
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Nexus 5 gives Status 7 error when flashing 5.1 OTA [duplicate]

I've been trying all day to install 5.1 OTA via ADB. In my struggle, I tried installing TWRP to try to get it to work, but it didn't. I since flashed the stock recovery. When trying to flash via ADB, ...
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How to Delete Lollipop Update From“ LG Nexus 5” [duplicate]

My LG Nexus 5 shows a Lollipop update prompt. I do not want this prompt to sit on top of the device. How do I remove this Notification from the home screen?
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After updating to 5.1, phone wont get past black “Google” screen

Last night I upgraded to 5.1 via the built-in update functionality. This phone is not rooted. Well, now my phone won't get past the black screen with the white "Google" logo when I try and boot it ...
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Check to see if I can receive OTA updates

I have recently purchased a oneplus one and have installed a few different custom ROMs. I have now reverted to what is supposedly the stock ROM but would like to check to see if I will be able to ...
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Updating OTA after changing /etc/system files

I manually modified /system/etc/mixer_paths.xml in order to boost volume on my Nexus 5 when listening to music with a headset. As a result I am still running version 4.4.2 as whenever I attempt to ...
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An update from Jelly Bean fails at 30%

I have a galaxy S3 SGH i747, Jelly Bean 4.3. The update is downloaded but every time it attempts to update, it fails at 30%. What to do now?
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HTC One m7 OTA update to Lollipop fails with “red triangle exclamation mark inside a htc one” graphic at recovery

*** TAMPERED *** *** RELOCKED *** V7_UL PVT SHIP S-ON RH HBOOT-1.57.0000 ... OS-5.11.631.8 (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 1.57.0000 (bootloader) version-baseband: ...
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FOTA download stays at 0% and can not get rid of it on Verizon Ellipsis 7

I have Verizon Ellipsis 7 (QMV7A) running on Android 4.2.2. I've been stuck with FOTA downloading for 3 days, and it's draining my battery. The download will not progress past 0%. I have tried to stop ...
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Can't flash OTA file using TeamWin Recovery on HTC One

I have HTC One, with custom recovery, bootloader unlocked, and rooted. I got the OTA by from Settings - Software Update. After downloading, I wanted to flash the ZIP file in Recovery mode. But when I ...
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Unrooted Shield Tablet bootloops after 2.2.1 OTA

My brother has an NVIDIA Shield Tablet. He downloaded the 2.2.1 update (which just came out today). He didn't notice any errors during installation, but now he can't get it to boot into the full ...
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How do I skip an Android system update and stop its notifications?

I get a message Android 5.0.1 System Update Available but no option to skip the update. In frustration, I click "download". It's not better after the download. I still get System update ...
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HTC One [M7] Lollipop update fails

I tried to update my HTC One [m7] unlocked/international to the new Android Lollipop with the OTA update that got pushed yesterday. However, it keeps failing. My HTC is rooted, and is currently ...
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Unable to download update to Lollipop

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. I'm unable to download the upgrade to Lollipop. While downloading via Wifi it says "Unable to Download...."
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Moto G 2 Lollipop update breaks mobile data

After i updated my Moto G2 to lollipop, my mobile data is broken. I have the proper settings, i tried rebooting, nothing works. I read on some other thread that i should exchange SIM slots. I cannot ...
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OTA Update - Phone updated from Poland version of 5.0 to UK

I was wondering if someone knew more information on OTA Updates A while back I asked the following question OTA Update Query Where I was confused that I received an OTA update for a Poland version ...
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Where can I find a log file for a failed 5.0.2 OTA update?

Where can I find the log for a failed OTA update? I don't have \cache\recovery where it should be if the information i've found is correct. I'm going from 4.4.4 to 5.0.2 MOTO G XT1033 BRAZIL
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Couldn't Download Android update 5.0.2 Nexus 7 2013 LTE

I have a Nexus 7 2013 LTE edition that has just received its Lollipop 5.0.2 OTA update notification. When I try to select the update it fails immediately with the message "Couldn't Download". Also i ...
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Stock phone bricked during regular OTA update

I have an htc one m7. Not rooted, completely stock. I was trying to install an OTA update that automatically came to my phone during regular update check. But the update suddenly stopped in the ...