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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ADB can't find Nexus 7 after bootloading

I am trying to update my (unrooted and unlocked) Nexus 7 2013 wi-fi to Marshmallow via OTA. My Nexus is in USB debug mode and I have installed adb on my system and download the update package file. ...
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When to expect Android 6 in different countries? [duplicate]

I have a Nexus 5, and have read a lot of news saying that I'd get Android 6 last week, but I never got it. So I wondered, could it be because I'm in Denmark, and my phone is in Danish? In that case, ...
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Update Lava Iris X1 Grand to Lollipop

I have Lava Iris X1 Grand. When I first bought it, the update was available. I was not interested at that time. Now I feel it should be installed but it doesn't work. Anytime I click software update ...
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Where to find downloaded firmware update package?

I have been using rooted Lenovo K3 Note k50a40 ( Android version 5.0 firmware S117 ROM) , system shows a notification for a firmware update I have downloaded it but I am unable to locate the package ...
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Can't update latest lollipop patch on rooted Nexus 9

My rooted LTE Nexus 9 running stock 5.1.1 has the Teamwin recovery installed. When I restart to apply the latest lollipop update, I can see error messages in the console as in the pic. Why does it mis ...
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Failed OTA update Nexus 7 (2012)

A while back when the OTA update came out for Lollipop 5.0, the tablet became exceedingly slow, practically unusable. So, I followed the instructions in ...
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HTC One M8 doesn't boot up completely after Lollipop update

How can I get my M8 to boot up again? It freezes at the white screen where it says htc. Some background: To run the software update on my rooted M8 I had to put stock recovery back on it. I did ...
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SMS messages not being saved on M developer preview 3

Tl;dr: texts getting received but not saved. I have a Nexus 5 running Marshmallow preview 3 (build MPA44I) – it was running preview 2, then the OTA failed and I dirty-flashed the preview 3 image on ...
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Wanted: A shell script to automate upgrades

I have a rooted Nexus 5, but this question would apply, I think, to any rooted device running Android 5.x and higher. Note also this is a question about a script to run on a osx/linux to manipulate ...
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Will the Android M developer preview get an OTA update to the stable release version?

If I install the Dev Preview 3 on my Nexus 5 right now, will I get an OTA to the stable build or will I have to flash it as well?
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How to update rooted android (nexus 5)

I have rooted Nexus 5 device with Android 5.1.1. Now system shows updates are available. But on restarting it shows error screen, virtually making it impossible to update. Is it possible to update ...
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How do I see if my Android Nexus received the latest security updates?

I'd like to check the patch level of my Nexus. I'm using Lollipop 5.1.1 build LMY48I. Under 'System updates' in 'About phone', it says 'Your system is up to date'. Should I assume that includes ...
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CyanogenMod on Xperia Z1 compact: Amami or Yuga

I have in stalled CyanogenMod (CM) 12.1 on my Sony Xperia Z1 compact -- according to the CM website the name for that device is amami. The OS (Cyanogenmod version) that it runs, very much to my ...
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OTA update limitations with custom ROM?

I want to do some experimenting with an Android TV stick and want to ask some questions beforehand -- that I couldn't find answers to already here on SO. Any advice is appreciated! Is it possible ...
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XT1039 cannot get 5.1 OTA if I am root (but still on Stock 4.4.4)?

I own a XT1039 (moto g 4g 1st gen) and currently have unlocked bootloader and rooted. Yet, I am on stock rom 4.4.4 and 21.11.56.peregrine_retgb.retgball.en.GB I just contacted motorola on chat and ...
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Missing menu 'About>Software Updates' on Stock HTC One M8 Android 5.0.1

In the 'Settings > About' there is no 'Software Updates' on my phone. I'm also expecting to receive Android 5.1 OTA update, and nothing comes. Why is there no 'Software Updates' menu on my phone ...
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Deleting phone update file

A new system update was downloading to an asus tablet but then wi-fi was turned off half-way. Where is the half-downloaded update file? I want to delete it or prevent update process somehow before ...
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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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Moto E 1st Gen Android 5.1 update OTA

I have a moto e 1st Gen, update service notified me that I have Android L update available. I tried installing it but failed coz I don't have enough space. Created space for it, but OTA update won't ...
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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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booting Android lenovo A6000+

I am using lenovo A6000+ phone. I have rooted it earlier with kingroot app, and recently there was system update, so I downloaded update and tried to install it but at the time of rebooting there ...
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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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Upgrade Android OS without SIM card

I have a Moto E phone which I bought 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. I have already tried the manual way and it ...
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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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Set Android to update only via WiFi?

I own an Android phone (a Nexus 5, so it's "standard" Android) and use it with a very limited data plan. Sometimes it downloads huge updates over the mobile network, even though it's at home and could ...
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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, ...