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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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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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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Is it worth it to update a Nexus 4 with Lollipop? [closed]

I have a Nexus 4 with android 4.2.2 JDQ39. Lately I've been wondering if is it worth it to update my device with Androd 5.0 Lollipop. What have you heard? Any of you out there have updated your Nexus ...
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android lollipopupdate 5.0.1

I am getting the latest OTA update(5.0.1) on my nexus 5, but when the phone restarts and goes to the recovery for the installation of the downloaded file, just 25% into the installation it gives me a ...
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Android update with TWRP

I have trouble updating my stock Android 5 to Android 5.0.1 on Nexus 4. After download there was a prompt for reboot and installation of this update, but it rebooted to TWPR instead. How can I update ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...