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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Error installing Android 4.2.2

I've received an OTA update to Android 4.2.2 (I'm currently on 4.2.1). However, whenever I try to install it, the process fails partway through. I get an android on its back and the message Error! ...
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Why I do not receive Android updates for Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT i9250m?

I have Galaxy Nexus GT-i9250m. It is currently running Android v4.1.1. I am in India. I want to know how to update my phone to v4.2 officially without rooting. I have already tried checking for ...
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What is the typtical Android OS Upgrade policy?

I noticed that our HTC Thunderbolts were upgraded from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0. That is very nice, I thought it would never upgrade. Now that it did, I am wondering, why / what rules qualify an ...
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Blank screen while installing Software Update — htc one x

I was on 4.0.4. I saw a software update notification, and I clicked it. The update was about 35mb. It downloaded successfully. But when I selected to install it, it first took more than 30 minutes. ...
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Update to Android 4.0.4 fails

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with ICS 4.0.3 installed. The phone is rooted. Since a while I get a message about a 129MB update. I suppose this is the update to 4.0.4, but I'm not 100% sure. When I try ...
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How to prevent the OTA Jellybean update on Droid RAZR Maxx

I have a Motorola Razr Maxx with ICS (4.0.2) on it. It went and downloaded the JellyBean upgrade, which I do not want to happen. Each hour the phone prompts me to upgrade. How can I keep this from ...
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Can I rollback the stock system by just installing an older image zip?

I received the 4.2.x updates on my Nexus 7 and the performance has been awful. I tried the Forever Gone hack and it helped but it's still much worse than 4.1.x. I'm not so excited about doing a ...
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Unlocked HTC One X (AT&T) Jelly Bean update

I just got my HTC One X from AT&T and have been using it unlocked on T-Mobile. Eventually, will I get the Jelly Bean update, or will I need to root?
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Prevent update prompt

Is there a way without rooting to prevent galaxy nexus devices from prompting that there is an update available. We have several devices at work that we would like to keep on a particular android ...
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Why won't my nexus 7 update to Jelly Bean 4.2?

I was notified that there was a system update, but when I applied it the tablet was still on the older version of Jelly Bean. I've even done a factory reset and tried again, but no luck. Are there any ...
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Confused about Nexus 7 failing system update to 4.2

During the day today, I got the notification about the available system update to 4.2. SO I confirmed it after ensuring that SuperSU was set to "survival mode" and then it looked like it was actually ...
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OTA update for Nexus Prime in India?

I recently bought a Galaxy Nexus Prime from Hong Kong before the release of the Jelly Bean update. Now I'm unable to get the OTA update on my Nexus device. Any advice?
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How to get root back after OTA update

When I updated to Android 4.1.2 on my Galaxy Nexus, I lost root. Everything is still there, but the permissions on system/bin/su no longer include the setuid bit, which prevents su from working. I ...
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Is there a way to get detailed information on why an OTA update fails?

I'm trying to figure out why my OTA update is failing. I have unrooted my Droid Bionic, and did a factory reset. It starts to update, then reaches about a quarter of the way and stops. It just ...
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Where can I find the OTA update file?

I'm trying to locate the zip file that contains the OTA update for my Droid Bionic. Right now, its failing to update, and every time it fails it deletes the file and I need to re-download it (takes a ...
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Android OS update with out active service

I have an HTC device which we use for development currently running Android 2.2.1. While trying to update it from: Settings > Software update > Check new it shows the following for quite some ...
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How do I find the incremental upgrades direct download links?

Some time ago, I found this page that contains links for incremental upgrades: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=20843237&postcount=1 I'd like to know if there is a way to find such ...
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Stop a force reboot

Today I was prompted to install (firmware?) updates from ATT on my HTC Vivid. My phone is rooted and this apparently breaks the update process. The phone shut down and went to the red exclamation ...
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Custom recovery and Google OTA

Will I receive Google updates for my Galaxy Nexus if I replace stock recovery with CWM (like explained in Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”)?
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Does applying an OTA update remove rooted apps?

I rooted my HTC One X just to get FM and other AT&T blocked apps installed in /system/app directory. Now there is an OTA update and I'm sure it will unroot the phone. My question is will the FM ...
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how long does an OTA update normally take?

I am using the Oxygen ROM on my LG P500 (Optimus One) and I just did an OTA Update and the ohone restarted and it has been in a flashing mode every since, the bar is at about 15% for the past 30 ...
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Why does HTC Incredible not update?

My HTC Incredible (Verizon) has tried to update to either Ice Cream Sandwich (android 4.0.x) or just build # 4.x (I'm not sure which) for the past two weeks or so. Either way, it has not been ...
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Is it possible to run a Firmware Over The Air update server?

Is it possible to run a Firmware Over The Air update server? and is it possible to configure stock devices to point at it?
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Will I lose root with the AT&T OTA 3.0 update?

I have the option to do the over the air 3.0 update from AT&T for a HTC Inspire 4G. Will I lose root?
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Failing to update android 4.1 - Galaxy Nexus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Jelly Bean OTA fails on Galaxy Nexus, how to fix? Their is another post about it here: Jelly Bean OTA fails on Galaxy Nexus, how to fix? But I have no idea how to post ...
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Jelly Bean OTA fails on Galaxy Nexus, how to fix?

The company I am working for has hundreds of Galaxy Nexus handsets which are used as the standard operating platform of a company specific app. The app is not important. We have found that about 70% ...
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Why doesn't ATT Samsung Galaxy S2 detect ICS update OTA and how to update?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 has the Android 2.3.6 version and a while ago I read that there would be an ICS update (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/25/ics-att-samsung-galaxy-s-ii/). I have been checking for ...
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Retry System Update Not Working

I just bought a new Galaxy SII 4G Touch and was updating it to ICS and I lost connectivity while downloading the update. Now when I go to About Phone > Update Android, there is a button saying "Retry ...
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How do I prevent a system update from occurring?

We have 150 new XOOM Wifi tablets (MZ604) that we are distributing to high school students in 2 weeks. The tablets have stock ICS 4.0.4 on them, unrooted. The requirement is the tablets run Adobe ...
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Do I need to “unroot” my Evo 3D to get the ICS update?

Android 4.0 just came out for my phone today (a Sprint-version HTC Evo 3D). I didn't get the update yet, but I guess Sprint is doing it in phases. Anyway, I'm wondering whether I need to unroot my ...
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Why does my Nexus S not see the Jelly Bean update?

My Nexus S is running the stock "soju" build of ICS from Google (build IMM76D). However, I have not seen the OTA update for Jelly Bean. Am I running the wrong version? Do I need to change some ...
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Jelly Bean OTA Update failing on Nexus S (“assert failed”)

I've got a Nexus S phone. It was never rooted or modified. It currently runs the most recent version of Ice Cream Sandwich (that was installed as an Over The Air update, without any issues). Couple ...
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Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Nexus - forcing an update?

I bought my Galaxy Nexus in New Zealand - via parallel importing. I believe it came from Russia, given my manual was in Russian(!). But it works perfectly and is genuine. A colleague there bought ...
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Root Gone but still works for many Apps

I Have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus which was rooted. I used an OTA Rootkeeper to keep the root after I upgraded to 4.0.4 which worked great, I was able to use root well after the OTA update. But recently ...
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Who are responsible for pushing out the OTA updates?

There are many parties involved in an Android phone. My question is who is responsible for the OTA updates of my phone. Is it the manufacturer, the phone service provider or Google? I thought this ...
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Accidentally accepted update, how can I abort before it actually installs?

I have been deliberately avoiding the latest Verizon D2G update for a few months now. It is really annoying that there is no way to make it stop asking me. But tonight I was tired and my finger ...
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Screen keeps black after official upate for Samsung Galaxy S3

A few days ago, the phone got an OTA update (build number: IMM76D.I9300XXALF6). After that the phone got unusable: Once the screen goes out, I cannot wake up the device anymore. The only exception is ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note does not boot after ICS update

I've just installed Android 4.0.3 ICS onto my Samsung Galaxy Note with 2.3.6. The installation was done by wifi via official installer. I did not download anything specifically, just got a popup with ...
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Is it possible to stop notifications of an OTA update?

I rooted and modded my Samsung Prevail (Gingerbread) a couple weeks ago, and all is going well there. However, I am now getting notices about an OTA system update, which I have no intention of ...
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software update available — how to find out the details?

My UK HTC Chacha phone running 2.3.5 since the last few months shows a notification since the last couple of days that there is a software update available. But the menu only says that it's a bit over ...
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Why hasn't my Galaxy Nexus received the latest OTA update?

I have a Galaxy Nexus and I live in Belgium (so my phone is not locked to a specific carrier). The Android version is still 4.0.4 and when I go the system update menu, it doesn't do anything, no OTA ...
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Cannot install or update apps on LG G2x

My signficant other and I each have a T-Mobile-branded LG G2X P999. An over-the-air update was recently released that upgrades the OS from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4. She got the OTA update; I have not received ...
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Nexus S OTA 4.0.4 problem?

I get 4.0.4 OTA with my Nexus S today. After downloaded the update package, i click "Reboot to install", but unfortunately the phone did't reboot successfully, so i boot it by myself. I checked the ...
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Asus Transformer : no more sound after update to Ice Cream Sandwich

I updated my Asus Transformer TF101 to Android 4.0.3 last weekend and I have no sound anymore. Is this a known issue? How can I solve this problem?
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Ice Cream Sandwich OTA on Nexus S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? So the OTA Ice Cream Sandwich deployment for Samsung Nexus S was stopped because the deployed ...
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If I install a leaked ROM on my device will I be able to receive OTA updates?

Specifically, I'm interested in flashing a leaked build of Ice Cream Sandwich on my Nexus S 4G. I'd like to get in on the action early, but this is something I'd like to know.
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Galaxy S2 launcher repeatedly crashes and reboots phone following software update 20/12/2011

I updated the phones software using its own software update menu option. As part of the update process, the phone rebooted automatically. After that, the phone just keeps rebooting itself. As soon ...
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How to update rooted HTC Incredible

I rooted my HTC Incredible a few months ago by following a tutorial. My phone downloaded an OTA update and is asking to update. I would like to update and remain rooted. How do I go about doing this? ...
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Is allowing an OTA to install after rooting a good idea?

I have a rooted phone with the stock ROM/Kernel. I only use the tethering hack outside of the stock ROM. I was prompted with "System Update" this morning. Should I stay away from this update, or would ...
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What does FOTA mean

I just got an over-the-air update from HTC for my Wildfire S for the "FOTA Client" (or something like this, can't see it anymore after the update and can't find any logfiles in the FileManager or ...