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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Why do I keep getting interrupted by a Device Management - Software Update screen? How do I get rid of it?

Occasionally and frequently at inconvenient times (in the middle of important Angry Birds games) I get a screen that says: Device management Software update Congratulations! New software update for ...
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Upgrading Unrevoked Desire from Eclair to Froyo

I'm currently running my HTC Desire on 2.1 (O2 branded from the UK, if it makes a difference) which has been rooted via Unrevoked. I've just now been prompted to upgrade it to what I assume is 2.2 via ...
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OTA update failing after rooting phone

I have an unlocked Nexus One that I rooted to remove a system application (Twitter), but now the OTA system update fails with the message Verifying current system ... assert failed: ...
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Failure upgrading a rooted stock Nexus One to Android 2.2.1

I have a root Nexus one, that at one point ran a custom ROM, but now has the stock Android 2.2 release. I just got an update to 2.2.1, and it fails with: Build : RA-nexus-v1.5.3 Finding update ...
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If I buy an unlocked sim-free HTC Desire HD can I still get Android updates OTA?

I currently have a HTC Desire with T-Mobile. If I buy an unlocked HTC Desire HD (Sim-free) and pop in my current T-Mobile SIM will I get OTA updates for the Desire HD or the standard Desire that I ...