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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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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Jelly Bean OTA fails on Galaxy Nexus, how to fix?

The company I am working for has hundreds of Galaxy Nexus handsets which are used as the standard operating platform of a company specific app. The app is not important. We have found that about 70% ...
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Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Nexus - forcing an update?

I bought my Galaxy Nexus in New Zealand - via parallel importing. I believe it came from Russia, given my manual was in Russian(!). But it works perfectly and is genuine. A colleague there bought ...
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Who are responsible for pushing out the OTA updates?

There are many parties involved in an Android phone. My question is who is responsible for the OTA updates of my phone. Is it the manufacturer, the phone service provider or Google? I thought this ...
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Jelly Bean OTA Update failing on Nexus S (“assert failed”)

I've got a Nexus S phone. It was never rooted or modified. It currently runs the most recent version of Ice Cream Sandwich (that was installed as an Over The Air update, without any issues). Couple ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to run a Firmware Over The Air update server?

Is it possible to run a Firmware Over The Air update server? and is it possible to configure stock devices to point at it?
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OTA Gingerbread 2.3 update fails to install on DroidX (rooted stock Froyo 2.2.1 / unrooted back)

I was trying to install the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) OTA update available from Verizon for my Droid X. However the update ALWAYS fails to install. It downloads fine, pops up a message saying that ...
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Do I need network's SIM in in order to receive OTA update

I have a UK HTC Magic which is from Vodafone - I am in France for the time being and don't have the Vodafone SIM in. The phone is on the internet via wifi a lot. Do I need to have Vodafone's sim in ...
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Is it possible to stop notifications of an OTA update?

I rooted and modded my Samsung Prevail (Gingerbread) a couple weeks ago, and all is going well there. However, I am now getting notices about an OTA system update, which I have no intention of ...
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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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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?