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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Android OS update with out active service

I have an HTC device which we use for development currently running Android 2.2.1. While trying to update it from: Settings > Software update > Check new it shows the following for quite some ...
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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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5.1 update downloaded to my Nexus 7, incorrect version number

I got a notification today on my Nexus 7 (2013 version) that an Android update has been downloaded. It's currently running Android 5.1, build LMY470. The update screen says: This software will ...
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Can't flash OTA file using TeamWin Recovery on HTC One

I have HTC One, with custom recovery, bootloader unlocked, and rooted. I got the OTA by from Settings - Software Update. After downloading, I wanted to flash the ZIP file in Recovery mode. But when I ...
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How can I cancel an ongoing OTA update download?

I've been trying to avoid my phone updating for about a week now. Every few minutes I'm switched away from whatever app I'm using to an update screen. Originally there was an option to update later, ...
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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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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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Unlocked HTC One X (AT&T) Jelly Bean update

I just got my HTC One X from AT&T and have been using it unlocked on T-Mobile. Eventually, will I get the Jelly Bean update, or will I need to root?
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How to Delete Lollipop Update From“ LG Nexus 5”

My LG Nexus 5 shows a Lollipop update prompt. I do not want this prompt to sit on top of the device. How do I remove this Notification from the home screen?
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After updating to 5.1, phone wont get past black “Google” screen

Last night I upgraded to 5.1 via the built-in update functionality. This phone is not rooted. Well, now my phone won't get past the black screen with the white "Google" logo when I try and boot it ...
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An update from Jelly Bean fails at 30%

I have a galaxy S3 SGH i747, Jelly Bean 4.3. The update is downloaded but every time it attempts to update, it fails at 30%. What to do now?
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Moto G 2 Lollipop update breaks mobile data

After i updated my Moto G2 to lollipop, my mobile data is broken. I have the proper settings, i tried rebooting, nothing works. I read on some other thread that i should exchange SIM slots. I cannot ...
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How to perform system upgrade using 3G instead of WiFi?

I use my android device as my home internet service - for the most part it works ok with occasional dropouts which was a known issue with my phone (Moto G 2nd gen 4.4.4) so was pleased to find out ...
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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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Can I stop system upgrade notices on Nexus 7 5.0.2

I have a Nexus 7 2013 WiFi running Android 5.0.2, and I keep getting an update notification for 5.1. When I try the update, I get an error on install, then a reboot, and I'm back to 5.0.2. I'm ...
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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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Nexus 7 Kitkat update showing Verification Failed error

When I tried to update Nexus 7 to Kitkat from Settings > About > Update, it downloads the Kitkat update and after that shows "verification failed". I bought Nexus 7 from US and now I am in India.
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Retry System Update Not Working

I just bought a new Galaxy SII 4G Touch and was updating it to ICS and I lost connectivity while downloading the update. Now when I go to About Phone > Update Android, there is a button saying "Retry ...
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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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Galaxy S2 launcher repeatedly crashes and reboots phone following software update 20/12/2011

I updated the phones software using its own software update menu option. As part of the update process, the phone rebooted automatically. After that, the phone just keeps rebooting itself. As soon ...
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Official Google Android OTA Links

Today, I felt the right time to OTA-update my out of date Nexus 5 from 4.4.4 to 5.0. It worked pretty well and I found the required image within seconds. What I'm curious about is where to get the ...
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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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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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Galaxy Nexus stuck on 4.1.1 and super slow

I own a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1.1. The build number is JRO03C.I9250XWLH2. Since the update to 4.1.1 the phone behaves very very slow. Also, a friend of mine has the same phone (we bought it ...
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How to avoid system update for Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

My Galaxy Note 4 automatically downloaded the new system update and reminds way too often to install it. I don't want to. How could I avoid it without rooting the phone since I do not want to lose my ...
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Is there a way to get Verizon OTA Android updates after switching device to Straight Talk?

Okay, first of all I'm sure this answer is all over the internet, but the search terms required to find it with Google are bringing up an enormous number of irrelevant results. I really have tried. ...
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Are Rogue Apps Causing My Nexus 5 Android Phone to Freeze Up and Become Unresponsive Everyday?

After my Nexus 5 phone got the OTA upgrade to Android 5.1, it started freezing up Monday through Friday around 7:00 PM and remain unresponsive until it used most of its battery supply. I was ...
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IMEI is 0 after updating to STOCK Android 5.1

I received a notification on my Nexus 5 (running Android Lollipop 5.0) saying there is an update available to Android 5.1. I clicked on download and install and after my phone boot up again I saw I ...
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Is it possible to find out when the phone OS was last updated?

A friend's Nexus 4 has had weird issues lately where most of the apps that run stop suddenly (I checked ADB it says DeadObjectException). He's on 5.0.1 so I'm just curious if that has anything to do ...
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Check to see if I can receive OTA updates

I have recently purchased a oneplus one and have installed a few different custom ROMs. I have now reverted to what is supposedly the stock ROM but would like to check to see if I will be able to ...
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Unrooted Shield Tablet bootloops after 2.2.1 OTA

My brother has an NVIDIA Shield Tablet. He downloaded the 2.2.1 update (which just came out today). He didn't notice any errors during installation, but now he can't get it to boot into the full ...
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OTA Update - Phone updated from Poland version of 5.0 to UK

I was wondering if someone knew more information on OTA Updates A while back I asked the following question OTA Update Query Where I was confused that I received an OTA update for a Poland version ...
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Where can I find a log file for a failed 5.0.2 OTA update?

Where can I find the log for a failed OTA update? I don't have \cache\recovery where it should be if the information i've found is correct. I'm going from 4.4.4 to 5.0.2 MOTO G XT1033 BRAZIL
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Couldn't Download Android update 5.0.2 Nexus 7 2013 LTE

I have a Nexus 7 2013 LTE edition that has just received its Lollipop 5.0.2 OTA update notification. When I try to select the update it fails immediately with the message "Couldn't Download". Also i ...
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Stock phone bricked during regular OTA update

I have an htc one m7. Not rooted, completely stock. I was trying to install an OTA update that automatically came to my phone during regular update check. But the update suddenly stopped in the ...
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How can I create a custom CRL (certificate revocation list) for my device?

I have an unrooted Motorola Moto G, which I am trying to prevent from downloading an OTA update. (see How can I cancel an ongoing OTA update download?) I decided to run my phone through Charles Web ...
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Nexus 7 2013 error upgrading from 5.0.1 to 5.0.2

The 5.0.2 update fails. This Nexus 7 (2013) has not been rooted or anything special like that. I double tap to install update, it reboots, starts the install, then just says "error" in red over the ...
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Pendo DPP41DG7BLK

my Pendo Tablet 7inches has Android 4.2.1 V1.0.2 and the problem is: Tab works fine, but suddenly stops working and screen goes black and then slowly turns white and again black and process keeps ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How are OTA firmware updates validated?

How are firmware updates validated by the end-user device when it receives an update via OTA? That is, what software on the end-user device (if any) is responsible for validating the new firmware?
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Why has the photo gallery sorting changed after firmware update?

Now the photo sorting in each gallery begins with the first taken one. Before the firmware update, it had begun with the last taken one, so with the latest. Even the Gallery sorting is made by earlier ...
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Update to Android 4.0.4 fails

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with ICS 4.0.3 installed. The phone is rooted. Since a while I get a message about a 129MB update. I suppose this is the update to 4.0.4, but I'm not 100% sure. When I try ...