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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 ...