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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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Jelly bean upgrading Problems

My new Samsung Galaxy Advance S is running with android Gingerbread. I am thinking to upgrade it to Jelly Bean. I am very new to Android devices. I have following basic questions Are there any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I update Android on my device?

This Community Wiki question is designed to be the "canonical question" for questions asking how to upgrade one's device to a new Android version. I want to get a newer version of the OS for my ...
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After upgrading the preview of text messages on my lockscreen feature disappeared

I have a HTC One Mini and recently upgraded from Android version 4.2 to 4.3,. Everything went fine, but I noticed when people were sending me messages that I couldn't see a preview of them or who sent ...
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How to upgrade or remove and install a new Android OS in Ubislate 7C+ Tablet

I want to install a new Android version in my Ubislate 7C+ EDGE Tablet. It has wi-fi, 3G Network support, 10 point touch screen, inbuilt SIM card slot, 4Gb internal memory and 512Mb of RAM, and a 7in ...
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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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Will I lose any apps / data if I upgrade my phone's OS?

I'm planning to upgrade my Galaxy S2's OS from android 2.3 to 4.0. This is an official upgrade from Samsung. It sounds like it's an easy process. Just download the Kies program from Samsung and ...
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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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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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How can I fix this Nexus 4 erratic ghost/phantom touch input issue?

I have a Nexus 4 16GB stock on 4.2. It is experiencing a ghost/phantom touch issue, as you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f61TPtL4WBk This doesn't happen all the time, but it does ...
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How to prevent sleep while installing lots of updates?

Whenever I need to install a bunch of updates, I find myself sitting next to the phone/tablet and tapping the screen every 20 seconds, else the updates never complete. There must be a better way! ...
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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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Galaxy S3 won't complete boot after Cyanogenmod reversion

I installed a CGM 10.2 "snapshot" last night that was listed by the updater as a stable build. It started draining my battery immediately, so I tried to revert (using the built-in updater) back to the ...
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Nexus I9250 - Got stuck with updating android 4.3 update

Am not able to update my nexus i9250 to android 4.3. I have never rooted or tampered with the system earlier. Any system updates, i generally get a notification and then it starts getting updated. But ...
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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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Configure Play Store to download temporary files to SD Card

I find that every time I start to update an application using Google Play, my phone's internal memory starts to run out (i.e. the Play app downloads temporary files to internal memory). In a number of ...
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software update available — how to find out the details?

My UK HTC Chacha phone running 2.3.5 since the last few months shows a notification since the last couple of days that there is a software update available. But the menu only says that it's a bit over ...
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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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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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How can I resume cancelled app dowloads after attaching a Google account?

I got a new phone and I signed in with my existing google gmail account. To my surprise, the phone started redownloading all of the apps I had on my other phone over my cellular data connection. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Update heavly customized but stock rom Nexus 5 keeping data?

I have a Google Nexus 5 with Stock Rom 4.4.2 and: Unlocked boot-loader Custom recovery (TWRP) Custom kernel (franco) Root X-posed framework What is the best method to upgrade to the upcoming ...
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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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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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“Insufficient storage available”. Ok, but where?

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message “Error: Insufficient storage available.” Yet none of the partitions seem to be ...
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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.