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Samsung S4 Active turning itself off

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I'm using a Samsung S4 Active with stock Samsung-branded Android. Since I updated the OS from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2 my phone is sometimes turning itself ...
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SIM lock question

I intend to buy a new sim-unlocked at&t LG G2. So I want to know is there a possibility that an update will ever relock it again? Am I free to root it and install custom roms without relock ...
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What should I look for in my first android smartphone, and what should I avoid? [closed]

Inspired by a soon-dead question (link while it lasts), I am on the market for my first Android Smartphone. What are the features I should look for in the phones, and what are the pitfalls I should ...
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Android update fails

Android 4.2.2 update fails on my Alcatel One Touch Idol S . The hardware is hardly the issue since it worked smoothly on my wife's phone which is exactly the same model. Specifically, Android ...
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How to update/upgrade any phone to Android 4.4 [duplicate]

Variations on this question appear to be a common unanswered question; often they have a comment or two that I don't understand. I'm hoping someone can answer with some general background information, ...
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Where is the update file on an HTC EVO 4g LTE?

I have a rom on my phone that freaks out every time I want to update my phone. Ive been getting the notices to update for almost a year or so now, and I'm at my wits end. What can I do? Where is ...
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Hisense E270BSA Sero7LT 4.1 to 4.3 update?

I bought a Hisense E270BSA Sero 7 LT on Woot.com. Bought it BECAUSE the description plainly stated "Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.3 Jelly Bean)" When I inquired about ...
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Is the old app uninstalled when it is upgraded?

i want to know when an upgrade is available for an app obviously a new apk is there. So is it that the old apk is uninstalled and new apk is installed ?
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Error: Duplicate Provider Authority

My android phone is asking me to update Google Play Store services, however when I hit update it will stop with the Duplicate Provider Authority error. Ive noticed that others who had this error with ...
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lock screen is not changing after updating 4.4.2

I have updated my Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 to 4.4.2 and after that I'm not able to change my lock screen wallpaper. It always shows a wallpaper which is already in the device which has red background. ...
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my galaxy s3 OS updated to 1535ml 4.3, causing many issues and problems! [duplicate]

My S3 (Verizon system, hardly ever saw 4g! Signal strength always 0-2 bars only, seldom 3) but as for the phones other features, gallery, screen widgets, YouTube videos (never buffered once video ...
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Moto g unable to receive SMS after android 4.4.4

Recently I updated my motog from android 4.4.3 to 4.4.4 through OTA after that I can able to send SMS but unable to receive any SMS. Before updating everything worked fine. I don't know what happened ...
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Facebook updates every two days

I just bought a Nexus 5 (US version) and for the past 2 to3 weeks I have noticed that Facebook updates every time I am connected to Wi-fi, I mean I am a developer so I can imagine that updates come ...
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how to install ANdroid 4.4.2 on my tablet..? [duplicate]

Finally, I found out that my CHEAP CHINESE TABLET IS Oracomkorea AM818R2. How can I now upgrade it or Install Android 4.4.2 (Kit-Kat) on it? REGARDS...
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What's the name of the manufacturer of my really cheap Chinese tablet?

I recently got into high school. I've received a really cheap Chinese tablet as a gift. I can conclude this because it's Box just says "Android Tablet PC". No model name, No manufacturer name, NO ...
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How can I keep an old device up-to-date? [duplicate]

I've got an old HTC Wildfire S from 2012 and it stopped updating a year ago at least. It's now currently stucked on 2.3.5 (probably because HTC decided it that way). When I look for updates, it tells ...
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how to stop an app upgrading? [duplicate]

How can I pin an app so that it can't be upgraded? I have one app where version 2 is not as good or stable as version 1, so I want to pin it at version 1 and not upgrade it .
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IMEI = NULL in Samsung Galaxy Note 3

I have a Galaxy Note 3 FM-N9005 which had base band version N9005ZHUDMJ9 and build number JSS15J.N9005XXUDMK2 running on jelly bean 4.3. I searched for its latest firmware on Sam Mobile and there was ...
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HTC One won't play any video after update

My Android HTC One is currently running Android Version 4.4.2, a few days ago it updated a bunch of apps, about 27 I think. I honestly can't remember which updated and which didn't. Since then it ...
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How to perform update on S6102B, since updating from settings or from Kies software is bugged?

Last month I was noticed that a firmware update is available for my GT-S6102B, a mobile phone named Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, but: When I try to update from settings (settings > about > update > update ...
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Is it possible to hide an application from Google Play? [duplicate]

Some perspective: Hi, my mobile phone is from 2011 and my manufacturer stopped providing updates past a certain version so I decided to put a Cyanogenmod based ROM on it (CM 10.2, 4.3 based). ...
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What can i do to update the android version of my android device if there is no available update available for my device? [duplicate]

my device is ondo vi10. it is a android tablet i bought from a IT Fair. The current android version is 4.0.3. What are some ways i can update it?
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Is it possible to install Nexus factory reset images on other Android devices [duplicate]

The device I want to install Nexus onto is the Onda VI10 tablet. I found some Nexus factory images here, and I would like to install them. Is this possible?
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package verification failed in recovery

I have one tablet and i"m installing .zip from stock recovery but it gives following errors Opening update package... Verifying update package... Verification failed Installation aborted. So, I ...
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When will my device get the Android L update?

Android "L" was officially announced on at the Google I/O conference on June 25, 2014. This version is currently in developer preview and the official "code name" has not been announced, nor the ...
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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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Application cannot be installed in the default install location (all apps)

I am updating 30 apps, and they are all giving me this error. I'm trying to update through the normal Play Store. I have tried restarting my phone, no luck. I have the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, ...
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Odin vs Clockworkmod [duplicate]

I want to flash a new Stock Rom on my Galaxy Mega. I'm quite hesitant using Clorkworkmod. Will I lose my Root if I use Odin to upgrade? Also, what happens to Clockworkmod if I use Odin?
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HTC software update causes phone to reboot in the TWRP recovery mode and does not update. How to fix it?

I just rooted my HTC One (M7) according to LINK. It is s-on, and TWRP (teamwin) recovery is flashed.Rooting is successful and everything seems fine. Except: When I go in the "setting, about, update ...
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I updated Sony Xperia Sola (MT27i) and it do not work properly

I have Sony Xperia Sola (MT27i). I updated it from android version 2.3 (gingerbread) to 4.0 (ice-cream-sandwich), and now my phone can not work normally; Its RAM is always full and it need very long ...
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Why does Battery doctor interfere with the Google play store to update /download the Application

I have Battery Doctor 4.9.3 installed on my Samsung Galaxy trend device with Android jellybean 4.1.2. The problem with this app is that every time I try to update an app it starts initially and ...
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What factors constrain the highest possible Android version for an Android device?

I've read on the Sony's website that the increasing amount of RAM required for newer versions of Android is the limiting factor for upgrading the operating system of Android devices: ... if a ...
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Updates reinstalled bundled apps I have uninstalled

I've recently purchased a Samsung S3 Mini, and as I do with all my new devices, I go through and uninstall applications that I know I will never use. Twice now since I've owned the device, there have ...
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I upgraded my TCL Idol X (S950) to Android 4.2.2 bu now power button doesn't turn on?

I upgraded my TCL Idol X (S950) to Android 4.2.2 bu now the power button doesn't turn on?? I have to hold down the power button for more than 10 secs and reboot in order to turn on the phone after it ...
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Android L Preview upgrade

I was about to flash the phome with the command prompt, but an error came up saying that the device was locked. Does this mean is has to be rooted? If I root it and upgrade it will it be unrooted ...
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File deleting problems after Android v4.4.2 upgrade? [duplicate]

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 Carrier: AT&T (US) Upgrade Path: v4.2 to v4.4.2 Is anyone else noticing SD card file deleting issues after the upgrade to Android v4.4.2? I use CoolReader to view ...
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samsung galaxy s duos s7562 update is not installing

I have Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 and recently received a notification about Software Update so that i proceed to install but update is not installing my mobile. I tried using Kies also and getting ...
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How can I get the newer version of android? [duplicate]

My device (Samsung S4 mini i9195) carries a 4.2.2 version. When I ask for a software update manually, it says that the latest version is already installed. How can I force it to accept the actual ...
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Does software update in ICS allow to move apps to SD card?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S Duos - ICS 4.0.4 Since ICS 4.0.4 doesnt have the feature of moving apps to sd card, does Software Update help me to do that? If i update the software, can i move the apps ...
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Confirming the nature of a Samsung update, and declining it

I find it a little bit offensive to receive a "Software Update" message on my Galaxy Note 2 that does not disclose the nature of the update (an OS update? an app update?). software update message ...
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How to cancel the ''Android is Upgrading"

I'm facing the dialog "Android is upgrading Optimizing app 1 of 1" and it was loading from 7 to 8 hours and it automatically shutsdown with no reason.when i again boot i'm facing the same dialog How ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 U9200: upgrading (International to Chinese)

I own a Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone (U9200, unlocked, international version, still original Android 4.0.3 factory build B003). During about a year that I have the phone, it started being much slower ...
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Duration of System Update - Nexus 4 (after download) - 4.4.2 to 4.4.3?

How long is it supposed to take to install the system update, I think from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3, on a Nexus 4? I downloaded the 70 MB and after the phone restarted, it attempted to install the system ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 U9200: rooting

I own a Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone (U9200, unlocked, international version, still original Android 4.0.3 factory build B003). During about a year that I have the phone, it started being much slower ...
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Flashing stock rom through cwm

Can I flash a stock rom through cwm? I have a rooted Galaxy Mega, with cwm installed and want to upgrade to the new kit kat samsung firmware. Thanks.
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Android OS update - Directly or step-by-step?

I'm about to buy my first smartphone ( I've chosen Nexus 5 ), and I don't really know much about Android. Nexus 5 comes with Android KitKat 4.4, and from what I read, the newest version is 4.4.3. Now ...
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HTC ONE last update. Bootloader claims tampered

I have an HTC One bought unlocked (i.e. no simcard) with Android. I swear on my grandma's tomb that I've never tried to tamper it (I don't even know what that exactly is, I thought that made only in ...
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unable to connect i9100 in cwm recovery mode

phone; i9100 maguro galaxy nexus. From CM, I got a message stating a new update was available: the CM11. I accepted. The update failed to install. Now on reboot the phone enters CWM Recovery mode. BUT ...
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Restrict background data not working on android 4.2.2

Since updating my Samsung tablet to Android 4.2.2 I can no longer see the option to restrict background data when I select data usage > app > view app settings. For most apps now the view app settings ...
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Updating apps causes unrelated app to crash

For some reason, whenever I update an app, a completely different and unrelated app crashes. Worse, it's always the same one. Comics has stopped working Report | Close I happen to have the ...