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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OTA Update Query

I recently flashed android 5.0 to my Samsung Galaxy S5, it was a polish build for the SM-G900F which successfully installed Today I heard that an updated version was available for again people in ...
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Galaxy Grand i9082 how to remove stability update package file

Hii everyone yesterday night i flashed stock JellyBean 4.2.2 ROM using odin tool and i kept WiFi on whole night for restoring apps but unexpectedly 198.59 MB stability update package as downloaded ...
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How to figure out what the Android Software Update is?

I just received a "Software update" and in the details it says important [sarcasm] stuff like: Size: 91.45 MB Improved stability. [WARNING: The devices will be restarted during the ...
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Nexus 7 has the wrong release keys

I had a rooted Nexus 7 that I recently updated to Lollipop, lost root, re-rooted, and now I'm trying to update to 5.0.1. Unfortunately, the OTA image I've downloaded is to update from LRX21P to ...
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Android 5 update randomly aborted on my Nexus 4

I have a Nexus 4 phone. It's not rooted nor customized with any mod. Today I (finally) received the update to Android 5.0.1, which I downloaded. After the download, I clicked on the Restart and ...
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How to manually intall an OTA zip on an encrypted HTC One GPE?

I have a HTC One that was converted to a Google Phone Edition. It's full stock, no root and original recovery, and received the 4.3 and 4.4 OTA updates without a problem. I encrypted my phone, and ...
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File “has unexpected contents” error when sideloading Android 5.0

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) (wifi) and am trying to update the software to Android 5.0. When I try to sideload I get this error: Installing update... mount: failed to mount ...
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Moto G Google Play Edition 5.0 Update [duplicate]

I have a Moto G Google Play Edition running Android 4.4.4. Shouldn't I have gotten the 5.0 update already?
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Android Lollipop OTA Update Error (Nexus 4) [duplicate]

The OTA update for Android 5.0 has just been released in my country, and I'm facing an error when I try to install it. My phone reboot as usual for an OTA update, and then I see a bugdroid icon with a ...
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Nexus 4 Lollipop install won't complete

I updated my Nexus 4 to Android 5 Lollipop last night using the OTA update but the install process just won't complete. It has now been on the "installing system update..." screen for more than 7 ...
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Getting OTA update once phone is rooted

My nexus 4 is rooted with a team win recovery. In the past week I've been asked three times to update to lollipop, downloaded the update but all three times the phone rebooted and the custom ...
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Nexus-5 pulse notification LED wont work after lollipop OTA update

I got OTA update for my nexus 5 and one thing I noticed is my pulse notification light won't work after the update..no matter its a call or a watsapp message. Then I tried installing light flow it ...
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OTA 5.0 update received, phone has TWRP installed, how do i find and install the update after download?

I purchased a nexus 5 on swappa that is stock but has TWRP installed. The 5.0 OTA update is coming thru but when i download it and it restarts it takes me to the TWRP menu. I don't know where the file ...
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Is it possible to install Android 3.0 on my Android 2.3.6 Huawei m865c?

The title essentially explains my dilemma, but should I be able to, is it possible to install it via my BootLoader?
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Nexus 5: Safe to update to Lollipop if on rooted + TWRP Android 4.4.4?

I have a Nexus 5. It has TWRP as the custom recovery and on official Android 4.4.4 KTU84P build. I just received a notification that I'm able to update to Android 5.0 now via OTA. I'm aware that I'll ...
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Moto G (1st Gen) xt1033 lollipop [duplicate]

Recently the 2014 edition of the Moto G got the Lollipop update. I wanted to know the exact date on which the 1st Gen Moto G will be getting the update? Also, can flashing the update of the 2nd Gen on ...
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Do the ota use special command to reboot device

Is it possible to update nexus device with OTA .zip file downloaded manually to /cache or /cache/fota_dn folder and reboot device ? Or OTA update process use some special command to reboot device ? ...
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How to get rid of OTA software update notification?

I upgraded my Nexus 4 to Lollipop a few days ago but I don't like it. I'll leave out my reasons because they're not relevant here. I wiped my phone and installed a clean stock 4.2.2 version instead. ...
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Does rooting stop OTA updates for nexus 5 [duplicate]

I have nexus 5 with 4.4.4 and rooted it with towelroot. will i be able receive a lollipop OTA update or should i flash a factory image manually. my build number is KTU84Q. Will i get lollipop 5.0 for ...
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Upgrade from Lollipop Dev Preview to Official L

I've a Nexus 5 with the latest developer preview. Do I have any options if I don't want to flash the official Lollipop Google system images and lose my data? E.g. can I dirty flash them to keep my ...
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QB_OFFMODE_ALARM unexpected components

OTA Update Failure - HTC ONE M8 (tmobile) Updating from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 Update gets about 25% during install and then fails. If I switch to recovery I can see the error which states: "Unexpected ...
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OTA Update on a rooted Nexus5 with Custom Recovery and Kernel

A few months back, I rooted my Nexus 5 using Towelroot, installed TWRP and ElementX Kernel. Now as the Android Lollipop update is around the corner, I don't think I'll be able to install OTA update ...
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Update rooted Htc m8

I have rooted my htc one m8, but a week ago an update of the software to KitKat 4.4.4 showed up. Now I downloaded the update but when I clicked install it took me to the rooted room and I didn't know ...
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One Plus One - CM11 - Failing to complete OTA

I've updated the ContactsProvider.apk file in sys/priv-app. However, I'm trying to flash the latest CM update and I keep running into a hash miss-match. In specific: assert failed: ...
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Validate a OTA.zip

Can i validate a ota.zip for my phone? I want to check, if a downloaded OTA from somewhere origins to the manufacurer. I thought about signatures.
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Cyanogenmod “assert failed” error after deleting system apps

After having rooted my phone, I removed some system apps. Now, when I try to install an incremental OTA update, I get "assert failed" errors relating to the apps I removed. I understand that one way ...
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will I get android updates on Moto G after Cyanogenmod 11

I'm about to flash Cynogenmod 11 on my Moto G XT1033. I was wondering that, will I still get android OTA updates even after installing CM11? If anyone have an answer then please tell me.
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Exception while receiving OTA update: TCP connection is not from a google app, closing it

I'm trying to update over the air the firmware of my Samsung Gear Live. Current build number is KKV81. But when I go to System updates I see the message: "Something went wrong. Try again?" In the ...
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Will I get OTA updates after installing Android L Developer preview

I installed Android L developer preview on my Nexus 5. Now I was wondering if I still would get over-the-air updates. If not is there a way of fixing this? Thank you up front
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Stock Rooted Nexus 7 2013 gives error on OTA update

So I had a stock Nexus 7 2013 WiFi, rooted, running Android 4.4.2 with TWRP installed. I had been receiving 4.4.3 update for quite some time but since TWRP is unable to install OTA update I hadn't ...
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Rooted HTC One M8 tries to install OTA even though the OTA is already on the system

I have a Sprint HTC One M8 Harman Kardon edition. I recently rooted it and installed TWRP as the recovery. Next day, Sprint rolls out an OTA that helps some of the dropped call issues I've been ...
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Can I update my [rooted] phone using downloaded OTA zip file? how?

My phone (HTC One M7) is rooted, so I can't update it simply by accepting update option in the settings menu. I downloaded a zip file from a forum for an OTA available for my phone. Now how can I ...
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Can I create a stock recovery from Nandroid backup or from OTA? How?

I am looking for a stock recovery for my phone (HTC One M7, rooted, s-on,CID: HTC__102, Software number: 4.19.401.11). But I cannot find it. The reason I want this recovery is that I want to ...
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Problems since 4.4.2 OTA - Verizon Wireless Note 2

Background: I was previously rooted and even after disabling root I could not do the OTA (it kept giving me a status error 7). After researching I decided to use ODIN to try and restore to a stock ...
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No system updates for Galaxy Nexus (maguro) with Cyanogenmod 11 after 20140225-SNAPSHOT-Installer

I have a Galaxy Nexus (maguro) and some time back I got an OTA udpate after I installed Cyanogenmod on on the phone using the installer. I'm not sure which 'M' release this OTA update is. All it says ...
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Will updating to Android 5.0 cause my phone to lose all its application data ? If so, how can I prevent this?

I own a Nexus 5, and I wish to update the device firmware from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.0. When I do this, will it wipe all my phone data (i.e. essentially perform a factory reset) ? I know that my ...
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Root or upgrade to 4.4.2 first?

I've just received a new Android phone (an LG G2 D802 32GB). I haven't put my sim card in, or signed into Google yet. I know there is an OTA to upgrade it from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2. Should I root the phone ...
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Do OTA updates expire?

I recently re-activated an old phone with my carrier. (To give you an idea how old, it is running Android 2.3.3, whereas the latest available for this phone is 2.3.4) It doesn't have the latest OTA ...
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Unfortunately, Software Update has stopped OTA (LG G2 Rooted)

Whenever I click it, I get the "Unfortunately, Software Update has stopped" message and the app closes. Picture is not of my phone, I found it from another post that was not answered. My phone was ...
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How to check from where FWUpdate will check for updates?

I bought a Samsung Note 3 from a non-carrier, and I am using it with a SIM from one of the cheap national carriers. I would like to know from where FWUpdate is checking and downloading updates. Is it ...
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OTA update removed stock Contacts app (Galaxy Y S5360, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.XXMI1)

My Galaxy Y S5360 did an OTA software update on 22 April 2014, and ever since then, after the phone rebooted, my Contacts app has gone completely! The data is there, so I have had to download ...
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Can't update LG G2

I have a Verizon LG G2 on 4.2.2 and it's rooted, I am still on stock rom, I tried the ota update to get kit Kat but got an error so I tried updating on my pc, here's the problem, When I plug my ...
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Update heavly customized but stock rom Nexus 5 keeping data?

I have a Google Nexus 5 with Stock Rom 4.4.2 and: Unlocked boot-loader Custom recovery (TWRP) Custom kernel (franco) Root X-posed framework What is the best method to upgrade to the upcoming ...
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Roll back frimware update

I've installed frimware update on my phone , but it seems display drivers have some bugs. How can I rollback display drivers or at least the whole update? My phone is: "I-mobile IQ 5.5".
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How to update OTA?

Am using samsung galaxy y phone. I rooted it and installed Jelly Blast ROM in it. Also i changed the kernel . Now the problem is i can't be able to able to update my OTA even though a current update ...
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android system update in custom rom

I am using a custom rooted android device (not used by anyone else) which comes with android 4.1.2 custom rom. Suddenly I received an auto update notification and everything was erased... it was a ...
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Just got a Galaxy S3 and it's doing a software update, but I can't send email and navigation online is slow, is that normal?

I'm a newbie to Android as I got my S3 back in late February. The software update just started today and I've noticed I can't send emails or receive them. In addition, online navigation is slow. Is ...
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galaxy3 update that keeps updating for 3 days plus!

My Galaxy 3 said there was an update to 4.3 available. So I connected a charger and started the upgrade. It warned me that I cannot use phone while upgrading, even for an emergency, bla bla. Of ...
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Most apps crashing after Galaxy S4 update to 4.4.2 (with SQLite exceptions)

I just updated my (stock firmware) Galaxy S4 from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2 using Kies and now most apps crash when I start them. When I look into the stack trace, the reason for all apps is the same: an ...
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How does Over-the-air updates (OTA) work

I read the Wikipedia article but it's not totally clear on how Android updates are pushed to devices. This is what I understood but am not certain which is correct so please add details to approve or ...