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If I root the device can I upgrade to Froyo without waiting for the operator's release?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and am currently waiting indefinitely for the operator to pull its finger out and release its bloated edition of Froyo. If I root the device using the instructions here, ...
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How can I decline the latest update?

The latest update for the HTC Incredible looks to be mostly bloatware and a few small fixes. I'd rather not update, but the constant reminders are super annoying. Is there anything I can do, or is my ...
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Android 2.2 update for samsung Galaxy 3 (I5801 and I5800) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get Android 2.2 (FroYo)? when android 2.2 update will available for Samsung Galaxy 3(i.e Samsung I5801 and I5800)... ? do you have any idea when it is ...
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When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)?

Android 2.2 (FroYo, short for "Frozen Yogurt") was released over the Summer 2010, however not all of the devices that will get this update have received it yet. Each manufacturer and carrier needs to ...
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When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)?

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) SDK was released on December 6, 2010. (High-level user highlights) Of course, not all devices will get this update right away and others won't get it at all. Each ...
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Update Droid to 2.2 over wifi possible?

I have a Motorola Droid running 2.1 that does not have Verizon service. Therefore it does not seem to be getting the over-the-air (OTA) update. Is there anyway to update this via wifi?
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Can my Huawei U8220-6 get an upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? I have a Huawei U8220-6, bought in China. This is NOT T-Mobile pulse branded, so I wanted to know if there is ...
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How do I restart the 2.2 update for HTC Desire?

I just got the notification for the 2.2 update for my HTC Desire (on O2 in the UK). I downloaded and let the update install. After a couple of reboots it told me it couldn't install as I needed to ...
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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: ...
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How to check version of OR update the flashplayer on HTC Android phones?

Is there a way to check the version of the installed flashplayer? And how do you update the flashplayer? Is it automagically updated?
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Is there a direct repo for various Android Build Numbers' update.zip

I am looking to wipe my phone. I have a motorola droid currently running one of the first Nexus One 2.2 builds (no mod) that could be rooted to the droid. I tried downloading a version of Froyo and ...
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how to batch update one's market application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good app that lets me to the app updates in one go? can I batch update the apps I dowloaded from the market? I receive notifications like "14 updates ...
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AppBrain offers to update app that marketplace does not

The Appbrain app is offering to update my Maps, Street View and Facebook app. In the Android Marketplace, I can't see any option to update (though I have never updated an app before so I don't know ...
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If I buy an unlocked sim-free HTC Desire HD can I still get Android updates OTA?

I currently have a HTC Desire with T-Mobile. If I buy an unlocked HTC Desire HD (Sim-free) and pop in my current T-Mobile SIM will I get OTA updates for the Desire HD or the standard Desire that I ...
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Is there a good app that lets me to the app updates in one go?

Right now in the market you have to manually update each app, is there an app that automates this?
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Sometimes Market update gets stuck downloading. How can I cancel?

Sometimes when I update an app through Market the download gets stuck at 0% or 100% and won't finish download or finish installing. The only way I've found to work around this is to uninstall the app, ...
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do the apps purchased via slideme.org give you notifications about avaliable updates? (like the apps from android market)

http://www.slideme.org/ is a website where you can purchase apps (useful for countries where android market does not support purchase yet).
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How do I upgrade firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without using windows?

So far Samsung has been rolling updates out using its windows only software Kies, and not over the air like the rest of the android world. Is there anyway that non windows users can get these ...
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My HTC Hero Upgrade to Android 2.1 has slowed it down!

I went ahead and let my phone update itself and since then it's been realllly SLOW. Phone calls take 5-45 seconds to connect, which is beyond aggravating. Apps don't run as fast as they use to. And I ...
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Can I Update my T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream so it runs Android 2

Can I Update my T-Mobile G1 (Also known as the HTC Dream) so it runs Android 2? Is it possible to do this without rooting the phone?
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Update to version 2.2 on my HTC Hero Android 1.5 phone

Currently I am using HTC Hero with Android 1.5 and as we know right now Android 2.2 (Froyo) has been released, so i am planning to upgrade from 1.5 to 2.2. Regarding updating, I have the following ...
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is it possible to upgrade the android OS on all phones?

Do Android phones as a rule allow you to upgrade the OS version at will, or does this require special support from the manufacturer or carrier?
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Do I have a branded smartphone (HTC Desire)?

When my HTC Desire boots, I can first see a purple Android (?) icon, then a white background and the 'HTC' text, then a short animation with text 'T-Mobile'. Does that mean that I got a branded phone? ...
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How to upgrade an HTC Magic (32B DEV) from Android 1.5 to latest Android?

Last year I got a free Android phone at a Google event, and I would like to upgrade it to the latest Android version (probably with Cyanogen). What is the quickest/safest way to do the upgrade? It ...
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How to install android 2.2 (froyo) on Nexus One

I have a rooted nexus one with the android 2.1 update1. I have received the OTA notifications for a system update for the 2.2, but it didn't succeed. I must have the phone rooted (for now) so I can ...
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Why isn't my HTC Hero upgrading?

Located in China I've been waiting forever for the HTC Hero update to Android 2.1. However now everywhere around the world people are getting it. I do get the occasional update, and then I get ...
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G1 - Can I Update to Newer Versions of Android?

I'm considering getting a G1 from T-Mobile (in the US), and am wondering, I can update to new versions of Android as they come out, even ones targeted towards newer Android phones, correct? For ...