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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Is it possible to change values in build.prop without editing it?

I want to change the line ro.build.type from user to userdebug in /system/build.prop to enable multiwindow. But this modifies the /system partition and will prevent OTA updates (and some apps) from ...
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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 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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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Today, I felt the right time to OTA-update my out of date Nexus 5 from 4.4.4 to 5.0.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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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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Odin fails when trying to apply firmware

I'm trying to apply the correct firmware for my region UK and carrier which is EE but i can't seem to do this since it keeps failing on me when i start the process. This is the output from the logs. &...
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How can I evaluate availability of security updates for CyanogenMod / Cyanogen OS

Suppose I'm looking at a Cyanogen OS phone. It seems to be very difficult to find a history of available build versions (and compare the dates e.g. to the first build of that version available for ...
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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 system....
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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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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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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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Where are the lollipop OTA system upgrade files stored?

Android devices automatically download OTA system update files and store them on your device until you install them. Then you get a notification that the file has been downloaded. I do not want to ...
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Do OTA updates accumulate if you let them be? Or are they strictly incremental?

I'm on a Nexus 5 running 5.0. I used to get a system update notification for 5.0.1, but since I have Xposed, I decided to wait. After a while, I started getting an OTA notification for 5.1. What will ...
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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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Unfortunately, OTA Updates has stopped (CM13)

I recently installed cm13 using a TWRP custom recovery on my Samsung galaxy grand and a couple of days ago I received a notification saying there was an update for cm13 and every time I try to ...
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Error “FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for defined data type))” While Flashing Nexus 4

I have a Nexus 4 that was soft bricked during an OTA update. I have tried to flash several factory images to it and every time it gave me the error "FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for ...
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OnePlus One OTA update not installing

I have been using my unrooted OnePlus One 64GB, first on Lollipop(5.0.2 and 5.1.1) and then on Marshmallow(6.0.1). However, recently I had to take the phone to a service center for a hardware issue. ...
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My Galaxy Note 4 doesn't get OTA update despite official updates has been released (N910C)

I've SM-N910C (Note 4-C), and my android version is 5.0.1 while marshmallow is available for this device. When I go to phone setting>about>update it check and says your phone is up to date! also my ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: greyscale mode disappeared after upgrading to marshmallow

Today I've received the late Marshmallow 6.0.1 update. It has some unpleasant side effects: Battery is draining fast Greyscale mode has been disappeared A very ugly grey bar is showing whenever ...
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Error 404 updating Note Edge to 6.0

My Verizon note edge is stock, not rooted or unlocked. I initiated an ota update and it failed. Here is the error.
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Marshmallow update for moto G2 in india

I am not sure this is the right place to ask this question, Just a curiosity, I am using moto g2 and I am expecting marshmallow update for my device from last 2 months when they started marshmallow ...
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Restore HTC M7 to stock rom

After playing with custom rom, I reverted my phone back to stock (3.63.707.4). But I have had stuck with OTA update. It kept saying that I have a modified version of software and refused to install. I ...
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Samsung tab s2 update service temporarily unavailable

I just got a galaxy tab s2(i had asked for wifi only, but got verizon locked lte instead) Now when I try to go to system updates, it says 'update service temporarily unavailable' What do I do to fix ...
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OTA update after rooting Lenovo k3 note

I rooted my phone(just two days back) with Lenovo k3 Note Manager, It also installed TWRP recovery during the process. Having done this, I didnt remove any system file, didn't make any further changes....
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Nexus 5x ota with rooting

the question is pretty much in the title. I have followed the rooting method described here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-5x/general/guides-how-to-guides-beginners-t3206930 and from then, I ...
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SM-G925F Galaxy S6 International Version Android 6.0.1 Update not Available

I have a Galaxy S6 Edge international version. Samsung announced that the update will be available on 15th February 2016 for the International Version and some others. But it's not showing me any ...
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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium recovery or fastboot or bootloader mode key combination

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium which cannot get past the "Starting Applications" spinner. I would like to put the device into fastboot/recovery/bootloader mode, but pressing Volume down and Power ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Where to find downloaded firmware update package?

I have been using rooted Lenovo K3 Note k50a40 ( Android version 5.0 firmware S117 ROM) , system shows a notification for a firmware update I have downloaded it but I am unable to locate the package ...
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Can't update latest lollipop patch on rooted Nexus 9

My rooted LTE Nexus 9 running stock 5.1.1 has the Teamwin recovery installed. When I restart to apply the latest lollipop update, I can see error messages in the console as in the pic. Why does it mis ...
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SMS messages not being saved on M developer preview 3

Tl;dr: texts getting received but not saved. I have a Nexus 5 running Marshmallow preview 3 (build MPA44I) – it was running preview 2, then the OTA failed and I dirty-flashed the preview 3 image on ...
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Wanted: A shell script to automate upgrades

I have a rooted Nexus 5, but this question would apply, I think, to any rooted device running Android 5.x and higher. Note also this is a question about a script to run on a osx/linux to manipulate ...
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What is ItsOn(com.itsoninc.android.core)?

I received a software update last night for my phone. I installed it and restarted and all that jazz. It was the Sprint HTC One M8 patch for Stagefright I believe. Today I had a popup at some point ...
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How does a carrier implement OTA updates?

As is common knowledge, Google pushes out OTA upgrades for Nexus-family devices, and other devices receive system upgrades via their carriers (if they are lucky). For the carrier-mediated upgrades, ...