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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Issues after Updating to Marshmallow

I have a 3rd generation Motorola Moto G. I recently updated it to Marshmallow. After doing this, at first I did not encounter any issues but soon afterwards, I started to experience many issues with ...
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Recommend Practices and Procedures for Android OS OTA Updates

My questions: What are the recommended practices and procedures for Android OS OTA Updates. Is it all right to download via mobile data instead of WiFi. How to get out of bootloops if the ...
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Boot loop after updating HTC One M8 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Couple of days back, I got the notification to download and install official Android 6.0 (build 6.12.401) in my HTC One M8 (not rooted, was running Android 5.0.2). As I downloaded and installed it, ...
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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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How can I cancel an ongoing OTA update download?

Edit: Apparently this question was marked 'popular', so I thought I would mention that I found my solution, which has worked without issue: An app called DisableService which let me disable the ...
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Update android OS without SIM card

I have a Moto E phone which I brought 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. My question is whether this can upgrade to ...
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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 can I disable automatic OTA updates on a Nexus device on Marshmallow?

Well, the title says it all. With Google's new policy of issuing monthly security updtaes to Nexus devices going on from Marshmallow, me, the proud owner of a Nexus 9 (16GB,WiFi, Build version: ...
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Can't update samsung galaxy s4 to lollipop

So i recently bought a phone from an independent seller. When trying to update the phone from kitkat to lollipop i'm getting "Registering device" which is then followed by the error message ...
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8507 error when installing update

On my Kyocera Hydra phone (model number c6725) running Android 4.4.2, related to this earlier question. Virgin are now pushing the update but when ever I try to install it, it's get to ~ 50% and then ...
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Can I cancel an Android update?

My Motorola Ultra is running 4.4.4 and I've been holding off on upgrading to the next one since I don't want to lose any possibility of getting root. However, this morning when the notification popped ...
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How to manually update note 4 At&t N910A to lollipop outside US?

I have a Samsung note 4 N910 (N910AUCU1BNK3) of at&t carrier and i am using it outside of US with my country carrier and its everything OK so far. The only problem i have is that i am stacked on ...
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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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How to install 6.0.1OTA update on a rooted nexus 5

My Nexus 5 is rooted. I received the 6.0.1 OTA update but when I try to install the update (I just clicked install link when the update finished downloading), the device restarts and goes to the TWRP ...
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Inves Wibook 660lt stuck on boot after update

My boss recently went to spain and bought himself an e-reader running Android, the wibook 660lt. He did an OTA update of the OS, but now it's stuck at the screen with a triangle with an "!" in it, ...
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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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What specifically prevents OTAs from being taken on modified /systems, and why can't it be shut off?

I have had a constant nightmare with not being able to take OTAs on any of my (rooted) devices. They boot into TWRP, complain about the build fingerprint, and won't install, so I have to wait for a ...
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Deltajen, Opendelta, and xdelta

Does anyone have experience with any delta system? I would like to create delta's of my ROMS I have tried Deltajen and found it does not properly. I have ROM(A).zip and ROM(B).zip containing ...
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lenovo p70 contacts lost after upgrade

after an ota upgrade of lenovo p70 from version kitkat 4.4.4 to lollipop 5.1 no contacts are visable thanks Msadek
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Is it possible to build an OTA update from two system images?

I am impatiently waiting for someone to capture the download link for the Android 6.0.1 OTA update for the Nexus 6 so that I can sideload it, but I've been wondering if it would be possible to build ...
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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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How do I discover the latest Android OS available for a device on a carrier?

How do I discover the latest Android OS version available through standard support channels (no manual rooting or reflashing) for a device? In particular, I am interested in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ...
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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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Nexus 6 has Still not Received Android Marshmallow November Update

Whenever Google released Android Marshmallow, I sideloaded it on to my Nexus 6 using adb sideload. After the release of Android Marshmallow, it took Google a few days before they released the OTA ...
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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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OTA updates failing after rooting the phone

I've rooted my Lenovo A6000 Plus with Lollipop 5.0.2 but when I try to install OTA update, Its showing error 10, error 7.
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Updated version number not showing

I just installed an upgrade (to 22.46.12) on my 2nd gen Moto G LTE, that said it upgraded to Android 5.1. Before the upgrade I was on 5.0.2 and system version 22.41.24, and now I am on 22.46.12, but ...
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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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How do I skip an Android system update and stop its notifications?

I get a message Android 5.0.1 System Update Available but no option to skip the update. In frustration, I click "download". It's not better after the download. I still get System update ...
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Android updates availability in different countries

I am Indian and I just moved in to UK. I have seen some good deals on a mobile and I would like to buy it. But I'm worried if I would get software updates for the mobile that purchased when I reach my ...
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Android 4.4 update to 5.1

I have a Moto G that was originally formatted for Boost Mobile. I had it flashed to Verizon/PagePlus, and it currently has the KitKat operating system. Recently i got a notification of a system ...
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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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Can I update Motorola Moto E to Android Lollipop 5.1.1?

I'm about to buy and oldie - first generation of Motorola Moto E (XT1021) and everywhere I look it says it works on KitKat (4.4) but I've seen some posts about (oficially - OTA) updating it to 5.1.1. ...
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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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Is it possible to roll-back/downgrade from Android 6 to 5.1.1 without loosing all data and installed applications?

I tapped "Install" on a system update notification on my Nexus 7 2013. This update is the worst thing I've ever seen since Android Lollipop came out with all of it's bugs. The home button swipe-up ...
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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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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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“The latest updates have already been installed” — when attempting OTA update from Android 4.4.4

I am trying to update my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from Android 4.4.4 to the newest Android version, but I get The latest updates have already been installed Here are the screenshots: (Click image ...
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Manually Updating Galaxy S3 Firmware

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535), Stock ROM, rooted, running android 4.4.2 For a while now, since updating to 4.4.2 through OTA, I have had horrible battery life. Android System constantly uses ...
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How to make system updates to be downloaded ONLY over WIFI

I just started using a Nexus 4 device. I love that I get notified when a system update is available. System update available notification (click to enlarge) What I don't get is why I'm not given ...
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Error “There was some problem in installing. Try again.” during OTA update

In my Moto G2 the following message keeps coming There is a new system update ver. 26.23.en. When I try to update, it gets downloaded and goes for restart to install it. Then it gives There ...
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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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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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Update Android 6 Developer Preview 3 to released Version [duplicate]

I've flashed Android Marshmallow Preview 3 on my device for dev purpose. Due to some battery issues on my Nexus 5 i would like to flash or update my device via OTA to the final release but i couldn't ...
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Installing Android M OTA on Android M preview [duplicate]

Currently my Nexus 5 is on Android M preview. I know that developer preview won't get the OTA update, that's why I am trying to manually install OTA of Android M public release, but I get these errors ...
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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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Will my rooted Samsung Galaxy Notes 3 get Android update automatically?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Notes 3 with Android 4.x. I now know there is Android 5.x. Will it be upgraded automatically at the right time. If not, should I consider doing it myself? (Phone is not tied ...
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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, ...