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inconsistent update message under Android 4.3 [duplicate]

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition that has been rooted. Lately I have been getting a notification at least once a day. When I tap on the notification it says: Information =========== ...
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Power and volume down menu… What kind of trouble am I getting into?

Model ZTE N9500 Carrier: Sprint Messing around with various button combinations I found this one and up popped a very interesting menu my question is. What are the respective purposes / consequences ...
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How can I update the default stock browser (com.android.browser)?

I have version 2.3.3 of the stock android browser on my phone. I know there are newer versions out that support features that I want which are not available in 2.3.3. However, I do not see any ...
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Install official Europe ICS ROM on Optimus 2x outside Europe

Now that ICS is available to users in Europe for LG Optimus 2x (p990): I have a p990 but it was purchased in India. Can I download the ROM for Europe and flash the same on my phone? Will it work? ...
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4.4 Update (Sprint Galaxy S3) disabled pattern lock, can i reenable?

This morning I applied the 4.4 update on my Galaxy S3 (Sprint). I noticed that I can no longer use a pattern lock. The message: "Turned off by administrator, encryption policy or credential storage" ...
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problem upgrading firmware [duplicate]

I have samsung galaxy tab plus. It runs on Android 3.2. So i want to upgrade it to latest versions. As much as I know, the latest OS it can support is Android Ice cream sandwich. In the process, I ...
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Installing/updating apps over mobile data

On my LG G2 device running Android 4.2.2, I can't seem to install or update any applications while on the mobile network. I can still access the Play Store but upon tapping "Update", the download ...
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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 I want to get a newer version of the OS for my ...
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Updating Nexus LTE (2013) from 4.4.3 to 4.4.4 with TWRP

I bought this Nexus LTE on a classified site and the guy who sold to me said that it is network unlocked since the device was available only for certain region. Having that said, I didn't had to time ...
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Software update imobile IQ X OKU [duplicate]

I have recently swapped my iPhone for another android, being the I-mobile iq x oku (thialand phone). seems a pretty good phone so far as per the spec but its got the old OS on it. it is currently ...
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Samsung S4 Active turning itself off

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I'm using a Samsung S4 Active with stock Samsung-branded Android. Since I updated the OS from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2 my phone is sometimes turning itself ...
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same phones different vendor change in power usage

My wife and I both have Galaxy S5 phones. Mine is ATT and her's is by Verizon. Both were purchased as unlocked phones, both have performed very well. Up until about a month ago both of us had really ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.4 update (KitKat)?

Android 4.4 (KitKat) was officially announced on October 31, 2013. (You can review the high level changes in KitKat at the official Android Developer's site or the announcement on the official ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.3 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) was officially announced on July 24, 2013. (You can review the high level changes in Jelly Bean at the official Android Developer's site or the announcement on the official ...
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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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When will my tablet get the Android 3.x update (Honeycomb)?

Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) was released in February 2011, however not all of the devices that will get this update have received it yet. Each manufacturer and carrier needs to add their custom ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)?

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was officially announced on October 19, 2011. (You can review the high level SDK changes in Android 4.0 or the official changelog at the official Android Developer's ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.2 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) was officially announced on October 29, 2012. (You can review the high level changes in Jelly Bean at the official Android Developer's site.) Of course, not all devices will ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.1 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) was announced at Google I|O 2012 on June 27, 2012. (You can review the high level changes in Android 4.1 at the official Android Developer's site.) Of course, not all ...
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Is it possible to install a higher Android version on a phone and have it still running smoothly?

I have an LG Optimus One P500 phone which has an official update limited to Android Gingerbread 2.2.3. But I've heard of people installing ICS custom ROMS on their phone even though officially it is ...
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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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Updating Android on a Rooted Tablet

I have an Android tablet that I rooted to attempt to install a different OS. After I failed and restored my tablet to a backup that I had made earlier (it's still rooted), I tried to update Android. ...
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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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Vanilla Android [closed]

I hope I don't post this in the wrong place. It's been known for the life of Android that upgradability of the device is one of main reason when deciding to buy a device. Among the main stream ...
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Neo V with 4.0 ICS update — battery problem

My Sony Xperia Neo V battery performance has gone down very badly after upgrading to ICS. It mainly happens when I have my mobile data/internet turned on. How can I improve the battery performance?
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Can 4.3 update notification be removed?

I just got a new 2012 Nexus 7 16 GB Wifi tablet today & setup it up. It is originally running 4.2.1. In a few minutes, I got the message that System update downloaded (4.3 Jelly Bean) & that I ...
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Trying to perform a system update crashes the Settings app

I've bought a Lenovo A7 3300 16GB tablet running Android 4.2.2. I tried to updated my tablet to the last version of Android by going into Settings > About phone > System update, but when I tap ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 4.3 update failing

I am trying to update the firmware of my Galaxy S3 from 4.1.2 to 4.3. The update package gets downloded, but the installation fails at 31% everytime. I tried to updated using KIES also, but no ...
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Kies dies when trying to update Galaxy Note firmware

I downloaded and installed Kies in my Windows 7 laptop. (Toshiba Satellite.) I plug the phone in the USB, it is recognized and its storage shows in Explorer. Then I run Kies. It says there is a ...
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Updating Samsung Galaxy behind firewall

I'm a software development guy and I'm working on introducing Samsung Galaxy tablets within a large organization with a strict firewall policy and all HTTP traffic is routed through a non-transparent ...
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HTC One won't play any video after update

My Android HTC One is currently running Android Version 4.4.2, a few days ago it updated a bunch of apps, about 27 I think. I honestly can't remember which updated and which didn't. Since then it ...
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Link2SD fails for application updates

I have rooted my Xperia M and installed Cyanogenmod 11 (Android 4.4.4). Since the internal memory of my device is limited, I am using Link2SD (3.5.2 free) to link apps on my SD card. The problem I am ...
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How can I stop Google play from automatically updating?

How can I stop Google play from automatically updating to the latest version? I tried deleting my hosts file but it's not being deleted. My phone is rooted.
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IMEI = NULL in Samsung Galaxy Note 3

I have a Galaxy Note 3 FM-N9005 which had base band version N9005ZHUDMJ9 and build number JSS15J.N9005XXUDMK2 running on jelly bean 4.3. I searched for its latest firmware on Sam Mobile and there was ...
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Samsung Galaxy S disconnected during Kies firmware download

The phone will not work at all now and only shows an icon depicting the phone and a pc connected with an exclamation in the middle. I have taken out the battery etc but to no avail. The PC now doesn't ...
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Bypass account screen when updating defective apps

I picked up a Digiland tablet for testing. Its a throw away tablet, and it will probably be passed around as others use it for testing. I'm trying to update the various apps through Google Play, but ...
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how can we clear whatsapp conversations in our contacts

I have a doubt on whatsapp msgs.my frd msg me on whatsapp I seen the whole coversation.on the next day I didn't find any conversation in my phone.I face this situation from couple of my frds.Is it ...
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Is it safe to update my Samsung Galaxy Neo to KitKat?

The Samsung Galaxy Neo is officially receiving a KitKat update, which is supposed to bring fixes and performance improvements. Will I experience any problems if I update to the latest version, like ...
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Intex Router Sign into wifi network error on LAN

I'm a Broadband user and running 7-10 computers with same connection. My BSNL Modem is directly connected into LAN thus I don't have to Connect every time via dialing while accessing internet. Now ...
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“Device management downloading” notification: why and how to get rid of it?

I see "Device management downloading" notification. It appeared when I was not using the phone: why did it appear and how can I prevent it from appearing again? I don't want to update my phone's OS. ...
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Can't find Android 4.4.4 ROM for ZTE Score [duplicate]

I am trying to upgrade my ZTE Score (Gingerbread 2.3.4) to Android 4.4-4.4.4 with a custom ROM. I can't find a place to download a custom 4.4 ROM. Where can I find a ROM for my ZTE Score?
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Provision/Availability of Android Updates

My Nexus 7 receives Android updates directly from Google, regardless of the cellular service provider of the SIM card in the device. My Galaxy S3, with a SIM card in it, receives updates when my ...
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Unable to update Google apps in Android L

I installed a fresh copy of Android L Dev Preview (with a fresh, new Google Account) on my Nexus 7 (2013, WiFi only). Everything seems to be working, apart from when I navigate to the 'My apps' ...
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Error: Duplicate Provider Authority

My android phone is asking me to update Google Play Store services, however when I hit update it will stop with the Duplicate Provider Authority error. Ive noticed that others who had this error with ...
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Zagg Folio Tab 4 no longer connects to my Galaxy Tab 3

I own a Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, and I just updated it to Android 4.4.2. I have a Zagg Folio Tab 4 10.1, and up until the update, it worked perfectly fine. Now, it connects to my tablet, but input does not ...
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My Galaxy i5503 (Android 2.2) is dead, they say it needs new software?

My phone is not switching on. It's a Samsung Galaxy i5503/Galaxy 5. It started automatic switch offs even on a little pressure and now it's not getting on. Someone checked it and said they need to ...
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SIM lock question

I intend to buy a new sim-unlocked at&t LG G2. So I want to know is there a possibility that an update will ever relock it again? Am I free to root it and install custom roms without relock ...
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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 ...