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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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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What is fixed stability in an Android Update [on hold]

I started updating my friend's old Android device v2.3.3 and it went updating to v2.3.6 within just few minutes of time it booted many times and finally the software was up to date. My question what ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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android system update in custom rom

I am using a custom rooted android device (not used by anyone else) which comes with android 4.1.2 custom rom. Suddenly I received an auto update notification and everything was erased... it was a ...
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Will updating to Android 4.4.3 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 4.4.2 to Android 4.4.3. When I do this, will it wipe all my phone data (i.e. essentially perform a factory reset) ? I know that ...
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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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No system updates for Galaxy Nexus (maguro) with Cyanogenmod 11 after 20140225-SNAPSHOT-Installer

I have a Galaxy Nexus (maguro) and some time back I got an OTA udpate after I installed Cyanogenmod on on the phone using the installer. I'm not sure which 'M' release this OTA update is. All it says ...
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Update heavly customized but stock rom Nexus 5 keeping data?

I have a Google Nexus 5 with Stock Rom 4.4.2 and: Unlocked boot-loader Custom recovery (TWRP) Custom kernel (franco) Root X-posed framework What is the best method to upgrade to the upcoming ...
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Root or upgrade to 4.4.2 first?

I've just received a new Android phone (an LG G2 D802 32GB). I haven't put my sim card in, or signed into Google yet. I know there is an OTA to upgrade it from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2. Should I root the phone ...
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Do OTA updates expire?

I recently re-activated an old phone with my carrier. (To give you an idea how old, it is running Android 2.3.3, whereas the latest available for this phone is 2.3.4) It doesn't have the latest OTA ...
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How to check from where FWUpdate will check for updates?

I bought a Samsung Note 3 from a non-carrier, and I am using it with a SIM from one of the cheap national carriers. I would like to know from where FWUpdate is checking and downloading updates. Is it ...
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OTA update removed stock Contacts app (Galaxy Y S5360, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.XXMI1)

My Galaxy Y S5360 did an OTA software update on 22 April 2014, and ever since then, after the phone rebooted, my Contacts app has gone completely! The data is there, so I have had to download ...
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Can't update LG G2

I have a Verizon LG G2 on 4.2.2 and it's rooted, I am still on stock rom, I tried the ota update to get kit Kat but got an error so I tried updating on my pc, here's the problem, When I plug my ...
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Roll back frimware update

I've installed frimware update on my phone , but it seems display drivers have some bugs. How can I rollback display drivers or at least the whole update? My phone is: "I-mobile IQ 5.5".
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How to update OTA?

Am using samsung galaxy y phone. I rooted it and installed Jelly Blast ROM in it. Also i changed the kernel . Now the problem is i can't be able to able to update my OTA even though a current update ...
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Just got a Galaxy S3 and it's doing a software update, but I can't send email and navigation online is slow, is that normal?

I'm a newbie to Android as I got my S3 back in late February. The software update just started today and I've noticed I can't send emails or receive them. In addition, online navigation is slow. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What determines the order in which users get OTA updates? [duplicate]

I have a Nexus 5 on 4.4 and I'm one of the unfortunate users who don't get voice mail notification until the device is restarted. I read that Android 4.4.2 fixes that problem and that it's available ...
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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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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 ...