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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Why did my Nexus 4 download the Jelly Bean 4.3 update again?

I've got a stock, non-rooted Nexus 4 which I updated to Jelly Bean 4.3 when the OTA update came out a month or more ago. Just today I got another message that there was a system update available. It ...
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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 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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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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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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Accidentally accepted update, how can I abort before it actually installs?

I have been deliberately avoiding the latest Verizon D2G update for a few months now. It is really annoying that there is no way to make it stop asking me. But tonight I was tired and my finger ...
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How do I prevent a system update from occurring?

We have 150 new XOOM Wifi tablets (MZ604) that we are distributing to high school students in 2 weeks. The tablets have stock ICS 4.0.4 on them, unrooted. The requirement is the tablets run Adobe ...
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Why do I keep getting interrupted by a Device Management - Software Update screen? How do I get rid of it?

Occasionally and frequently at inconvenient times (in the middle of important Angry Birds games) I get a screen that says: Device management Software update Congratulations! New software update for ...
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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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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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OTA Update on a rooted Nexus5 with Custom Recovery and Kernel

A few months back, I rooted my Nexus 5 using Towelroot, installed TWRP and ElementX Kernel. Now as the Android Lollipop update is around the corner, I don't think I'll be able to install OTA update ...
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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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Will I lose root access on my Incredible if I install the Gingerbread OTA update?

Basically what the title says. I rooted my phone with unrevoked (I am not sure if I used the "forever" version or not). Will installing the 2.3.4 Gingerbread OTA update from Verizon remove my root? ...
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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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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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Why hasn't my Galaxy Nexus received the latest OTA update?

I have a Galaxy Nexus and I live in Belgium (so my phone is not locked to a specific carrier). The Android version is still 4.0.4 and when I go the system update menu, it doesn't do anything, no OTA ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note does not boot after ICS update

I've just installed Android 4.0.3 ICS onto my Samsung Galaxy Note with 2.3.6. The installation was done by wifi via official installer. I did not download anything specifically, just got a popup with ...
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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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Where can I find the OTA update file?

I'm trying to locate the zip file that contains the OTA update for my Droid Bionic. Right now, its failing to update, and every time it fails it deletes the file and I need to re-download it (takes a ...
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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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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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Prevent update prompt

Is there a way without rooting to prevent galaxy nexus devices from prompting that there is an update available. We have several devices at work that we would like to keep on a particular android ...
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Confused about Nexus 7 failing system update to 4.2

During the day today, I got the notification about the available system update to 4.2. SO I confirmed it after ensuring that SuperSU was set to "survival mode" and then it looked like it was actually ...
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Nexus 5: Safe to update to Lollipop if on rooted + TWRP Android 4.4.4?

I have a Nexus 5. It has TWRP as the custom recovery and on official Android 4.4.4 KTU84P build. I just received a notification that I'm able to update to Android 5.0 now via OTA. I'm aware that I'll ...
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Is there a way to get detailed information on why an OTA update fails?

I'm trying to figure out why my OTA update is failing. I have unrooted my Droid Bionic, and did a factory reset. It starts to update, then reaches about a quarter of the way and stops. It just ...
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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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how long does an OTA update normally take?

I am using the Oxygen ROM on my LG P500 (Optimus One) and I just did an OTA Update and the ohone restarted and it has been in a flashing mode every since, the bar is at about 15% for the past 30 ...
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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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Upgrading Unrevoked Desire from Eclair to Froyo

I'm currently running my HTC Desire on 2.1 (O2 branded from the UK, if it makes a difference) which has been rooted via Unrevoked. I've just now been prompted to upgrade it to what I assume is 2.2 via ...
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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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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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Software update never worked in Samsung Galaxy S2

Whenever I try Settings -> About Phone -> Software Update -> Check for update I get the error message "Connection failed" More Information - I am connected to Internet. and Internet works in my ...
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Can I rollback the stock system by just installing an older image zip?

I received the 4.2.x updates on my Nexus 7 and the performance has been awful. I tried the Forever Gone hack and it helped but it's still much worse than 4.1.x. I'm not so excited about doing a ...
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Why doesn't ATT Samsung Galaxy S2 detect ICS update OTA and how to update?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 has the Android 2.3.6 version and a while ago I read that there would be an ICS update (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/25/ics-att-samsung-galaxy-s-ii/). I have been checking for ...
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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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How to figure out what the Android Software Update is?

I just received a "Software update" and in the details it says important [sarcasm] stuff like: Size: 91.45 MB Improved stability. [WARNING: The devices will be restarted during the ...
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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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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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Nexus S OTA 4.0.4 problem?

I get 4.0.4 OTA with my Nexus S today. After downloaded the update package, i click "Reboot to install", but unfortunately the phone did't reboot successfully, so i boot it by myself. I checked the ...
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Getting OTA update once phone is rooted

My nexus 4 is rooted with a team win recovery. In the past week I've been asked three times to update to lollipop, downloaded the update but all three times the phone rebooted and the custom ...
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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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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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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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Galaxy Nexus and KitKat [duplicate]

Now that Android 4.4 aka KitKat is out, I couldn't find out whether Samsung Galaxy Nexus will get the upgrade or not. Does anyone have any information on this? I hope it will get it, this why I ...
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How to update rooted HTC Incredible

I rooted my HTC Incredible a few months ago by following a tutorial. My phone downloaded an OTA update and is asking to update. I would like to update and remain rooted. How do I go about doing this? ...
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XXDMC3 update for Galaxy Note 2

What exactly does it fix? By googling I got to know that it fixes some bug related to the lock screen. Do any one know of that bug. Got to know regarding this as I got a notification regarding ...
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Asus Transformer : no more sound after update to Ice Cream Sandwich

I updated my Asus Transformer TF101 to Android 4.0.3 last weekend and I have no sound anymore. Is this a known issue? How can I solve this problem?
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Is allowing an OTA to install after rooting a good idea?

I have a rooted phone with the stock ROM/Kernel. I only use the tethering hack outside of the stock ROM. I was prompted with "System Update" this morning. Should I stay away from this update, or would ...
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OTA update failing after rooting phone

I have an unlocked Nexus One that I rooted to remove a system application (Twitter), but now the OTA system update fails with the message Verifying current system ... assert failed: ...