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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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 ...
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Moto x 4.4.2 update install error

Got the 4.4.2 update but in recovery it fails to flash due to error in binary, is that because my X is unlocked and rooted? Do I have to lock my bootloader and unroot to get this update to install ...
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Galaxy S4 not receiving official update [duplicate]

Edit: (Not a duplicate) This question is not related to another question on the forum, this is related also to android 4.3 jelly bean, and furthermore I have provided my serial number of Galaxy ...
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Note 2 update problems

Hi I got my note 2 from Kuwait. I am currently working in India. The last update I did on my note 2 was android 4.1.2 . Now when I check for OTA updates for my note 2, it shows that latest updates ...
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Will I still receive OTA updates after rooting my Nexus 5?

I just wanna ask that after rooting Nexus 5 will I be receiving OTA updates by Google ? Or I'll have to install a custom ROM ?
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Can't update android 4.4 to 4.4.2 on nexus 7 2012

I have a rooted nexus 7 running android KitKat 4.4. On my notification bar there is an update message to make o.s 4.4.2 , when I click on it to install the update, it restarts the tablet and the ...
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How to update rooted S3 to 4.3 using only OTA?

I unrooted my phone to get OTA update but while updating in the boot screen, it stopped at around 25% with the red triangle and the Android bot then reboots automatically. I have tried many times ...
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How can I fix this Nexus 4 erratic ghost/phantom touch input issue?

I have a Nexus 4 16GB stock on 4.2. It is experiencing a ghost/phantom touch issue, as you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f61TPtL4WBk This doesn't happen all the time, but it does ...
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Error when upgrading Android 4.3 to 4.4.2 on Nexus 7 (2013) tablet

I have a brand new Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet and first thing I did, was to check if there is any sys update for my device. It was. System reported that 4.3 --> 4.4.2 update is ready to download ...
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How do I update my ROM to the CyanogenMOD M series releases using the internal updater?

All versions of CyanogenMOD released it the last couple years have an internal over-the-air style ROM update mechanism found under Settings > About Phone > CyanogenMOD updates. Using the Update types ...
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Why hasn't my Galaxy S3 received the 4.3 update?

The title explains it all. I have an year old Galaxy S3 which runs Android 4.1.1 (stock ROM). Yesterday, my friend received the 4.3 update however, I haven't. Samsung Kies says that the latest ...
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Verizon HTC One still has not received update to 4.3

The 4.3 update for the Verizon HTC one rolled out in about the third week of December and I have still not received the update... I am not rooted either. Can anyone please help me solve this problem? ...
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Android 4.4 OTA system update hangs on Nexus 7 (2013)

I got a Nexus 7 (2013) with Android 4.3. Some time ago the system reported that system update to 4.4 is available, but I did not install it because I use the device for developement and wanted to ...
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Why my nexus 5 is not getting on air update for Android 4.4.2

In India there are some Nexus 4 which got updates for Android 4.4.2 but my Nexus 5 is not even updated to 4.4.1, Who can let me know how this OTA works with Google?
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Rooting A Nexus 5 and Concerns Regarding Over The Air Updates?

I am planning on buying a Nexus 5 for Christmas, to which I intend to Root it, so that I can use Rooted Apps eg Titanium Backup which would otherwise be unavailable to me. If I root the device, but ...
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Getting verification error when attempting to “adb sideload” the OTA update on Nexus 7 (2013)

Notes: Tablet is unlocked and rooted (SuperSU Pro v1.75) I have the following recovery flash in place: TWRP 2.6.3.0, but I am booting stock recovery for the adb sideload invocation The drivers are ...
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Nexus 7 Kitkat update showing Verification Failed error

When I tried to update Nexus 7 to Kitkat from Settings > About > Update, it downloads the Kitkat update and after that shows "verification failed". I bought Nexus 7 from US and now I am in India.
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What is Google's OTA phase deployment strategy?

I have always wonder what is Google's deployment strategy for OTA for latest software updates. I do know that they do it in phases but, do they do it base on time zone? model's serial numbers? In ...
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Can 4.4 be downloaded OTA without wifi?

My phone have gotten a 4.4 system update available notification, but it is not downloading it. There is a small text saying “Only over WiFi until 21:06”. Does that mean that my phone will start ...
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When will I get Android 4.4 KitKat update on Nexus 4 in Romania? [duplicate]

I am in a bit of worry because I own a Nexus 4 device, and I noticed many articles on the web stating that an OTA update to 4.4 is out but I didn't receive any notification on my device. Also, when I ...
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4.3 OTA Update Install Fail With Motochopper Root 4.2.2 Google Nexus 7

I am using Stock Android 4.2.2 on Nexus 7 2012 Tablet. I rooted my tablet using the Motochopper Root. I was able to download OTA 4.3 Update using normal procedure on my tablet however, when I tried ...
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How to stop notifications of OTA update after rooting?

I recently rooted my device (4.1 version Asus tablet). However, when I connect my device to internet, it automatically search for and download system firmware update every time. Then it asks me to ...
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Galaxy Nexus and KitKat [duplicate]

Now that Android 4.4 aka KitKat is out, I couldn't find out whether Samsung Galaxy Nexus will get the upgrade or not. Does anyone have any information on this? I hope it will get it, this why I ...
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Many installed apps crash after OTA update to Android 4.2

I had run over the air update from Android 4.1 to 4.2 on my Samsung Grand GT-I9082. It seems to have completed fine (screen with robot and progress bar for a while, then some messages about ...
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Why did my Nexus 4 download the Jelly Bean 4.3 update again?

I've got a stock, non-rooted Nexus 4 which I updated to Jelly Bean 4.3 when the OTA update came out a month or more ago. Just today I got another message that there was a system update available. It ...
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Unable to upgrade rooted 4.2.2 with OTA update 4.3 [duplicate]

I bought my Nexus 4 from Google a while ago with 4.2.2 on it. It's using the stock rom, but it is rooted and has an unlocked bootloader. When I try to install the OTA 4.3 update, the phone reboots ...
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Can I update my Nexus 7 from 4.2.2 to 4.3 and root it without losing data?

Device: Nexus 7 Android: 4.2.2 Can I upgrade my Nexus 7 to 4.3 via OTA, then re-root without losing data? I used a procedure of this sort to root originally, but I don't know if it is generally ...
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OTA update to Jelly Bean 4.3 fails (Nexus 4)

I just purchased a used Nexus 4 online and it came with Android 4.2.2 (stock, as far as I can tell). The phone does have an unlocked boot-loader and is was rooted. I was able to un-root using ...
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How are Googles OTA (over the air) updates delivered/notified?

I've got a Nexus 4 (but this question relates to all eligible devices) currently running Android 4.2. However Android 4.3 was announced a few days ago. I've run Check for Updates I've followed the ...
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Install 4.3 (OTA) on rooted Nexus 4 (CWM + stock rom, kernel)

I'm running Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus 4. It is rooted, and I have ClockworkMod recovery installed, but rom and kernel are stock. I received the OTA update to 4.3, and would like to install it, but it ...
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How to update my moded Nexus 4 to Android 4.3?

I'm going to want to update to android 4.3 when it comes out. I have rooted my Nexus 4, flashed Paranoid Android and Franco Kernel. Can I just use Root Keeper to temporarily un-root, then install ...
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How are OTA firmware updates validated?

How are firmware updates validated by the end-user device when it receives an update via OTA? That is, what software on the end-user device (if any) is responsible for validating the new firmware?
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XXDMC3 update for Galaxy Note 2

What exactly does it fix? By googling I got to know that it fixes some bug related to the lock screen. Do any one know of that bug. Got to know regarding this as I got a notification regarding ...
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Will a nandroid backup save me from a bad upgrade?

I have a Rezound on 4.03, and verizon has pushed an update to it today. I have delayed the install because there's little information about it. What little I have found claim it make the phone ...
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Atrix 4G update via OTA with unlocked bootloader?

I am running 4.5.91 currently on a rooted and unlocked Atrix. Will I brick my phone by updating to 4.5.141 from OTA source? Can I re-lock the boot-loader if that is the issue?
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Why has the photo gallery sorting changed after firmware update?

Now the photo sorting in each gallery begins with the first taken one. Before the firmware update, it had begun with the last taken one, so with the latest. Even the Gallery sorting is made by earlier ...
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Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) released for AT&T HTC One X … but how to install it on unlocked AT&T phone?

Though there are few questions already existing about AT&T HTC One X in the forum but this one is a bit different. AT&T has recently released long awaited Jelly Bean update for HTC One X. But ...
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Galaxy Nexus stuck on 4.1.1 and super slow

I own a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1.1. The build number is JRO03C.I9250XWLH2. Since the update to 4.1.1 the phone behaves very very slow. Also, a friend of mine has the same phone (we bought it ...
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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 ...