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Updating T-Mobile G1 from 1.0 to 1.6

I have a T-Mobile G1 phone (Dev Phone) with android 1.0. To be able to install some apps, I needed to update it to 1.6. So I downloaded an update file and put it on its sdcard. But the update failed ...
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How to update the LG GT540 Optimus to the lastest stable Android version?

How can I update my LG GT540 Optimus to the latest stable Android? Is if safe to update, or I could "brick" my phone? Or it does it by auto? How are the installed softwares (from Android Market) ...
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What is involved in upgrading Android to a later version, if the manufacturer no longer supports the device?

I recently acquired an Android-based tablet which is now running a rooted version 2.2; however, the manufacturer no longer supports or sells this particular tablet. I'm interested in seeing if I can ...
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Galaxy Nexus Official 4.0.4 update and root

Since the official 4.0.4 that be downloaded from Google's servers seems to be an update (39mb) can I update my rooted Galaxy Nexus wuthout losing root?
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How to upgrade Samsung Galaxy S2 to ICS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade Samsung Galaxy II OS to android 4.0? I want to know if there is any official documentation on how to upgrade Samsung's Android enabled devices?
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Samsung Galaxy Note Quadrant results decrease after every offical update

I have got a Samsung Galaxy Note with stock rom. I occasionally make Quadrant test to measure the performance of the device. Device came with 2.3.6 rom and I measured 3677 points. After I upgraded to ...
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Android 4 for Galaxy S Advance (GT-I9070)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? Does Samsung provide an update to Android 4 for GT-I9070 Galaxy S Advance?
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Why is the transformer Jelly Bean update being staggered geographically?

The Transformer TF300's jelly bean update is now available OTA in North America but not in Australia for up to two weeks. What would be the reason that they would not make it available all at once? ...
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Manually upgrade Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 (yakjuxw) to 4.1

I have a Galaxy Nexus (maguro/yakjuxw) with Android version 4.0.4. I saw the new features in 4.1 so i want to update, but i don't think an OTA will be available anytime soon. So, I'm considering ...
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HTC Sense Keeps Crashing Even After Factory Reset

I just updated my HTC Desire today to the newest firmware. However, on booting up the phone I get this message saying: Sorry! ------------- The application HTC Sense (process com.htc.launcher) has ...
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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy II to Android 4.0?

Is it possible to upgrade Samsung Galaxy SII's Android 2.3 to Android 4.0? If yes, how do I do it?
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How to I upgrade my Galaxy Fit from 2.2 to 2.3 using Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without using windows? How do I update the OS on my device? I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit (GT-S5670) running Android ...
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Is upgrading to Touchwiz 4.0 /ICS supposed to wipe your desktop?

Recently received ICS on my Galaxy Note. After it installed, my entire desktop was wiped, and basically restored to factory settings, including dopey things like the S Memo widgets and gigantic ...
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How do you find out what changes there are in new firmware?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running ICS 4.0.3. It has desktop software with it called Kies for managing the phone and when I plugged it in today it told me that there was new firmware available: ...
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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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App optimization on every reboot?

I received the official OTA Google update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 on my HTC Sensation. Every time now when I reboot the device, the system displays a notice stating that it is optimizing ...
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Unable to update Samsung S3

I am new to this community. I bought a new S3 android phone. Well, I gotta configure couple of my email accounts. 1. personal - gmail, 2. official - exchange mail. When I look for update, it says ...
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If I root my Asus Transformer, will I still get and install the manufacture updates?

I have an Asus Eee Pad Transformer which I recently upgraded to 4.1 Jelly Bean from the manufacture. If I were to root my device, will I still be able to get updates from the manufacture? Its great ...
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Installing ICS update

I have a problem - a half year ago I installed the 4.0.3 on my Nexus S. I installed it by placing the 'update.zip' file in the \sdcard folder, restarting phone, holding Power+VolUp buttons, then ...
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Android updates for Nexus bought from Amazon

Is there any difference in terms of either phone features, software versions or time to get new updates if I bought the Galaxy Nexus from Amazon instead of waiting for it to be sold direct from Google ...
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Beginner's questions on tweaking non-branded Android phone (rooting, update recovery, update rom) [closed]

I have some beginner's questions for clarifying some concepts in Android phone. I am using a non-branded phone (ASK SP404) running Android 4.0.3. The Android OS in the phone comes from the ...
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How to make an application to ignore updates?

In my rooted LG Optimus One (a.k.a P500) running stock 2.3.3, I have few Google's applications preinstalled. When updates are being checked, notification for presence of updates are included for ...
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Can I update my android system although the USB port is broken?

The USB port of my LG-p500 is not capable of exchanging data anymore (the device or any dmesg do not show up when connected to a computer). Charging still works, fortunately. Due to some annoying ...
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Update from app store stuck on “downloading..”

There are three apps that needs an update on my device, I've got an always-on 3G connection and it's working (I can use whatever app I need), but when trying to download the update from the app store ...
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is there any official froyo upgrade from samsung for galaxy 5 in India? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? Hi, I am a galaxy 5 user from India, there were news about froyo update for galaxy 5 but my kies [downloaded from ...
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How to upgrade to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) for an ASUS Transformer TF300 or TF201? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.1 update (Jelly Bean)? If the Android device is a tablet but not a phone -- such as for ASUS Tranformer TF300 -- then how can the ...
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How to update my galaxy s? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? I have a samsung galaxy s GT-I9000 and I want to update it. I have android 2.3.3 but I read there's an update to 2.3.5 or even 2.3.6 ...
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Regression plan upgrading OS from Froyo on GT-P1010

i want to upgrade my galaxy tab (UK) from 2.2 to 2.3 (or higher) but have read it's risky and i could end up "bricking" it. (I've never upgraded an android OS before.) If I do mess it up, is it ...
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Updating GPlus Signature Error

I've installed Resurrection Remix 2.0 ROM (i'm a big fan of), and when I want to update Google Plus to the newest version I receive a signature error for installed version, when I go to application ...
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I can't update my Nexus S, shows error screen. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: can't update, can't do a factory reset My Phone (Nexus S) keeps pestering me to update the OS. But, every time I try, it restarts, displays the cute robot error ...
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Package error “package file was not signed correctly” when updating Google+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Updating GPlus Signature Error In trying to update Google+ I receive: "package file was not signed correctly uninstall the previous copy of the app and try again". The ...
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How to upgrade Galaxy Nexus from 4.0.1 to 4.0.4

I would like to know how to manually upgrade my Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Android version 4.0.1 to the latest 4.0.4. I got this phone in Australia and it is currently running the "yakjudv" build ...
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Samsung SII rom update

I'm a big fan for RR (Resurrection Remix rom) and I'm following it's news and updates since V.1.8.1 But there is something I don't like with rom updating in general, each time updating the rom I need ...
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How can I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S2 to the latest kernel?

I have an SGS2 with Gingerbread 2.3.4 and kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKG1-CL349526 se.infra@SEP-39 #2. I heard that I can update the kernel to a newer version, but I have a few questions before I ...
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Can I update my Nexus One to Android 4.0, and how do I do it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? I've never even used Android before, and I've been given this Nexus One for app development by my ...
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Upgrade small-screen phone to Ice Cream Sandwich?

I'm running 2.3 (Gingerbread) on an Xperia mini, and Sony Ericsson recently announced the availability to upgrade to 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich). My understanding is that ICS is geared more towards ...
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How To Selectively Update Applications On Google Play?

I would like to know how to update manually only apps that I want and not all apps at once when every other day they get updated again. How to checkmark only specific apps I want to manually update?
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Issues with automatic update on a rooted Epic 4g touch

So my phone originally had (before the root) Android 2.3.6. After the root process, it ended with 2.3.4 and it keeps telling me to update. A few things aren't working for me anymore, and I'm not sure ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - If I apply the update and install TouchWiz, will it hurt me?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. I love it. I think Google's default honeycomb UI is fine, but Samsung wanted to improve upon it with their own UI called "TouchWiz". Following an annoying ...
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Why does Android offer updates for all the gmail accounts on the phone?

I have multiple gmail accounts on my phone and I get Market and other updates listed for each of these accounts. That is simply annoying. How can I disable that and instead set one account as my ...
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How to enable multiple users on Google Talk for Android 2.3.4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use Google Talk with multiple accounts I always use two Google accounts. One for personal use, and the other for professional-related things. On my phone, I have Android ...
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Android Updates: Why Carrier Involvement? [closed]

Why is it possible that Android users have to wait until their carrier releases an update and iPhone users get their updates directly from Apple?
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App Updates - Are they dependent on Google Market?

I noticed on another android phone there were "updates" such as new Youtube, Gmail, etc. I never received a notification for these on my device. Are these delivered via Google Market, or is there ...
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Is there a way see if any of the apps on my phone have updates available?

Is there a way see if any of the apps on my phone have updates available? I occasionally get a notification that updates are available but is there a way of checking manually? If I clear the ...
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Google play error after updating 4.0.4?

I have some problems with google play after updating to 4.0.4 on my Motorola xoom. The store doesn't open and gives Server error!!
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How to check if an available update will take up more storage or less than the one currently installed version?

How can I check if an available update of a given app that I already have installed will take up more or less storage space than the one currently installed from the information in the play.google.com ...
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Nexus S Update 4.0.4 screen sensitivity issue?

I updated my Nexus S to Android 4.0.4, which is amazing for battery charge time, but I have a problem with touch sensitivity. It's lagging and registering touches in place that I did not touch. ...
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Are firmware updates secure?

Now that mobiles are being used for payment systems, I'm more concerned about the security on my Android device. I would rather not be the first to be vulnerable to some malicious code that happened ...
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How and when is Android's default browser updated?

I am used to browsers having exploits found on them being fixed and having new versions of the browser with the fixes. In the Android native browser it seems there is no such process. Does this mean ...
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What's the “MTC Мобильная Почта” update on my Samsung Galaxy?

What's the wierd looking update that's just turned up on my Samsung Galaxy phone? "MTC Мобильная Почта" by "OJSC Mobile TeleSystems". The review section has lots of one-star comments saying its ...