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Red exclamation mark when trying to update Nexus 7.

Every time I go to update my Google Nexus 7 to Android Jelly Bean 4.2, it fails and shows the Android logo on it's side with red exclamation mark (!) on. Why won't it let me update to Jelly Bean ...
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Upgrade HTC Thunderbolt 2.3.4 to Android 4

I have an HTC Thunderbolt running Android 2.3.4. I am no longer using my carrier, Verizon, so I cannot do an automatic update. I know that my device can run Android 4: ...
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Sony Xperia U not working after failed update

I've been having problems for some time with my phone connecting to my pc/charger which Sony advised me to correct with the latest update. However, when I tried the update failed twice and now my ...
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Why can't I update my device?

I have a Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300), my current Android version is 4.0.4. I am trying to define software updates for it, via the Software Updates screen. (Settings > About). However, I get "Unable to ...
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How to take screenshot on GT-19100 with ICS 4.0.4?

My Samsung Galaxy GT-19100 phone is stopped taking snapshot after my up-gradation from ICS 4.0.3 to ICS 4.0.4. Volume (-) key and power button pressing together is not taking snapshot now. Is this ...
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For updating an Android OS which one is better amongst the, official Update and Custom ROM update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? I am using the Sony Xperia Arc phone. I came to know ...
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Is it possible to upgrade, without rooting, to a version not specifically released for the device?

I have inherited an Android mobile and would like to upgrade it to the latest version of Android. Having come across posts such as is it possible to upgrade the android OS on all phones?, it appears I ...
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Failed to update HTC Desire S to latest firmware with Android 2.3.5

My phone configuration is: Model HTC Desire S Android 2.3.3 HTC Sense 2.1 Build number 1.47.401.4 Today I've got notification that an update is available for my phone with: HTC Sence 3.0 Android ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace keeps updating Samsung app store

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Ace and tried to get onto the Samsung application store on the phone. It said that there was an update for the application so I downloaded it and tried to get ...
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Will factory resetting my device remove the Android upgrade?

I have upgraded my phone to Android 2.1. I need to reset my phone but I don't want to lose the upgrade. Is it possible to do this? How?
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Market not working on droid 2 with 2.3.3 after factory reset

I did a factory reset on the phone, to switch to a different email account. Since it's cell service contract expired a while ago, I used this to bypass activation and get to the home screen, then ...
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Firmware Update for Samsung S LCD I 9003 stops at “preparing firmware update”

I am trying to upgrade the firmware of samsung galaxy S LCD using Samsung Kies. I am using the recent version of Kies. But during when I click start update it is showing that the FirmwareUpdate has ...
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How to upgrade to Android 2.2 [Samsung GT i5800]?

I have a Samsung GT i5800 with original Android firmware and an offical Windows 7 PRO/64bit machine and a Samsung USB cable that I got with the phone. How can I update it offically to a fresher ...
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Installing “xyz firmware” vs Rooting on “xyz firmware”.

What's the difference between rooting on a particular firmware and installing a particular firmware? Does that mean to root on "xyz" you must have installed "xyz" on your device?
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Do I need to wipe when upgrading from CM10 to CM10.1?

I am using CyanogenMod 10 on my device and saw that CM10.1 (Android 4.2) is available on get.cm. If I upgrade, do I have to wipe my phone or will it just work? Or what problems will I have to expect ...
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Get root or re-install the OS without a USB cable?

Usually, the guides for getting root or re-installing the OS on an Android device (I have a Samsung Galaxy S, which I'm mostly inetersted about) tell to flash the device from another computer through ...
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I want to update my Micromax A87 Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4. ICS

Please tell me step by step how can i install Android 4 ICS to my Android 2.3 Gingerbread, I am new to Android but i can do this, if some one help.
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Cannot upgrade Samsung gt-i5800 firmware from 2.1

Hi I cannot upgrade Samsung gt-i5800 firmware from 2.1 using kies, it tells me that the phone requires 3000 mb (or 3gb) but it doesn't even have this as internal memory as far as i know! Has anyone ...
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What are “Manual Updates” in Google Play Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some of my apps show “Update” and some show “Update (manual)”? I have been using Android for a long time now, updating the apps regularly (but not in the "Allow ...
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How to create an update.zip file that can copy & rename a file?

Here's exactly what I'm looking for - I need an 'update.zip' file that can copy a file (example): /system/framework/file-to-copy.apk to another folder: /system/ and then it would rename the ...
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Why aren't Android updates published simultaneously for all users in the same continent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren’t the manufacturers updating the phone to the latest Android version when it’s available? Why aren't Android updates published simultaneously for all users in ...
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Galaxy S3 Accounts & Sync gone after jellybean update 4.1.1

Just updated my new Galaxy S3 to latest jellybean update 4.1.1 and my accounts and sync disappeared. Tech support said it should be under settings / personal tab but not there. Any ideas of what ...
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Trouble updating GT-p1000 p1000jxjj1

I have a GT-p1000 running Android 2.2 (p1000jxjj1) with Kernel 2.6.32.9, and want to update the device. I began the steps as described on the Web site, used Odin to put the Ram file and then clicked ...
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Update ClockWorkMod

I have flashed my phone with Odin loading hardcore's Kernel with the ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5. How can I know which is the latest version of ClockworkMod and how can it be updated, please? I saw ...
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Does the google play store not provide updates for frozen apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any other way to get updates to frozen apps? I freeze problematic apps in hope of waiting for a better update. When frozen, the apps once did update like ...
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Mobile network not displayed after I rooted my samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet

I have a Samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet (GT-P7500) with android version 3.1. I upgraded the android to 4.0.4 (the latest one available). It was rooted but I guess I've modified something since it ...
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Tried hack to force 4.2 update, result is a broken play store. Theories?

So I'm on a Galaxy Nexus. Still on 4.1. I tried the 'hack' where you clear data on the Google Services Framework, then check update, but no luck. I shrugged and got on with my day. Now I'm ...
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Phone interrupted during update

I was updating my phone using Kies and the download was interrupted. My phone now has a black screen with a little phone, a yellow triangle with an exclamation point, and a computer on it. I cannot ...
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Debugging crashes on Jelly Bean

I got an Allwinner-based no-name Android Tablet with 1GB RAM and a 1Ghz A8 CPU. The tablet came with Android 4.0.4, but later an upgrade for 4.1.1 was available. I upgraded my OS and while this newer ...
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How do you install samsung Kies to an alternative hard drive?

I am trying to install Kies in order to get Ice cream sandwich for my galaxy note 1, my C drive is full and I would like to install on D drive which has plenty of space.
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Update the Korean Galaxy S

I use a Korean version of Galaxy S (SHW - M110s) phone which runs on android 2.3.6., I want to update it to ICS or JB. I have rooted the phone with major sufferings and flashed with Nakyup ROM. XDA ...
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Upgrading one phone by copying the update file from an identical phone

I have two HTC One X - first one (which was bought in India) got upgraded OTA to JB 4.1 (official version pushed by HTC) last week. I might have to wait a few more weeks/months to get the same update ...
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I can't upgrade my S III software from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1

Samsung have released the 4.1.1 update for the SGS III and I am trying to upgrade my software from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1, but my Galaxy S III keeps saying: The server is busy or not available now, try ...
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Galaxy Note 4.0.4 upgrade failure [closed]

My Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) currently has 4.0.3 installed. It has let me know it has the upgrade for 4.0.4 but every time I run it, it fails. After failure it will boot back up fine and has a ...
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Is there a way to prevent applications from updating when running on battery

I know you can restrict applications to update on Wi-Fi only. Can you achieve the same thing with "update when charging on sector only" too?
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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab to Android 2.3.3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)? How do I update the OS on my device? I live in Uruguay and I've recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab. The ...
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How do I upgrade my Galaxy i5510 2.2 froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? can any one tell me how to upgrade Samsung galaxy i5510 2.2 froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread
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My Samsung Infuse 4G keeps restarting after failure upgrade of Froyo to GingerBread using Samsung Kies Mini

I have Samsung Infuse 4G I997 with OS Froyo 2.2.1 as default. Now I want to upgrade the OS to Gingerbread. I had tried to do that last night using Samsung Kies mini but after installing the upgrade ...
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Flash update.img using flash_image

I want to flash a new ROM using the shell. (Need this later to do per app so there is no other way than shell). Here is what I tried connected to 192.168.1.9:5555 Pauls-MacBook-Pro:~$ adb shell ...
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Yakjuxw to Yakju/Takju, will it corrupt or destroy my Galaxy Nexus yakjuxw?

My galaxy nexus is of yakjuxw variant. Will it not destroy my phone if I change it to takju or yakju version? I'm just aware that doing so will delete user files/settings.
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How to update a Samsung i9220? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? What can you do with Samsung Kies for Android phones? I tried to update my phone: About phone -> System updates but it ...
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How to upgrade Android 2 to 3 or 4 on GT-I9000?

All is in the title. I have got a GT-I9000 (samsung galaxy S) and I do not understand why I cannot upgrade the android version ? Why an android version is linked to a specific phone ?
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Jellybean 4.2 update fails in middle of download for nexus 7

I have received the jellybean 4.2 update request 2 times. Both times I have pressed the update button and both times it has failed in the middle of the process. No error messages. After a few ...
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Upgraded my phone from 1.6 to 2.2 Android version, if I restore “Factory Settings”, which version it will be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will factory resetting my device remove the Android upgrade? I upgraded my Galaxy 551 from 1.6 to 2.2 Android version some time ago with Samsung Kies, now I want to make ...
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Excess in use of Packet data after updating Google play store

I have been using Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. Last week I've updated the version of Google Play Store. From that time on, the internet packet data usage has hugely increased, it is consuming a lot of ...
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Are Nexus the only one that receive OS update directly from Google and not from Telecom / Phone Manufacturer?

According to a comment made to this article as shown below: They already do that. Its called the Nexus One, secondly the Nexus S, and thirdly, now the Galaxy Nexus..... they all receive OS updates ...
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BSNL Penta TPad 701C Android ICS - Play store closes immediately after opening.

When I got the tablet, new version of play store was pre-installed and was working fine. Initially my 3G dongle was not connecting to Internet. After complaining to customer care, I was provided a ...
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Do messages, contacts, files get deleted when you upgrade your Android version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will I lose any apps / data if I upgrade my phone’s OS? For example if you upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread, do messages, contacts, files get reset/deleted?
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Getting a file to Samsung Galaxy Tab from my Laptop without Android?

I am trying to install new Android OS to Samsung Galaxy Tab but it does not have a Memory-card -slot and it does not have any OS currently. I need to somehow get the OS -file to the Samsung Galaxy Tab ...
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How can i update my OS (gingerbread)

This question may be very low quality but it is very important for me ..I have Samsung galaxy-Pro and the Os version is Android OS, v2.2.2 (Froyo). The question is that i want to update it to ...