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How to exclude a program from being presented as program to update

I have an Archos 101 tablet which has Google maps installed. I cannot uninstall Google maps but since I don't need it on my tablet I don't update it. However, it is constantly being presented in the ...
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Is it possible to continue upgrading an Android device if the OEM stops supporting it?

Suppose the OEM loses interest in my device; can I still install the stock distro updates when issued by Google? Are there issues with device drivers if I go this route?
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What is Google's OTA phase deployment strategy?

I have always wonder what is Google's deployment strategy for OTA for latest software updates. I do know that they do it in phases but, do they do it base on time zone? model's serial numbers? In ...
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How do Android devices receive security updates?

I'm new to Android and I'm thinking about buying an entry-level Android device. Yesterday I read that Android passwords are stored in plain text. That got me to thinking... how do Android devices get ...
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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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Manually Updating your OS?

Is it possible to manually update any Android Device?
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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 ...
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Droid X: What are the pros/cons of upgrading to Gingerbread 2.3?

I have a Droid X running Android 2.2.1 (system version 2.3.340.MB810.Verizon.en.US). I want to upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3 but so far I've read one positive thread where people were happy with ...
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Is it possible to disable the system update notification?

I have a Nexus One that I want to keep at v2.2 for testing purpose. But the update 2.3.4 has been pushed to my phone and I keep seeing the notification to install it. Is it possible to disable the ...
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Why won't Kies let me tried to update to Froyo again after a failed upgrade attempt?

Yesterday I connected my i9000 to Kies which showed a message about the Froyo upgrade. I clicked on Firmware Upgrade, it started with an progress bar, and when it got to 100% it tried to reconnect to ...
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update.zip that backs up my device? [closed]

Does anyone happen to have a (signed) update.zip package that when installed via recovery mode, copies the contents of SYSTEM:, DATA: etc to the SD card? It looks like it would be pretty easy to make ...
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Insufficient storage updating Android app [duplicate]

Every time my Nexus S attempts to update Chrome, It displays an error stating "Insufficient storage available". According to "Manage apps" I have 412MB of internal storage available, which should be ...
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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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Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?

I'm having problems with my Samsung galaxy Captivate where whenever I attempt to update all the apps in market, every single app begins downloading and installing all at the same time and the result ...
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Do I need network's SIM in in order to receive OTA update

I have a UK HTC Magic which is from Vodafone - I am in France for the time being and don't have the Vodafone SIM in. The phone is on the internet via wifi a lot. Do I need to have Vodafone's sim in ...
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How to update my Vodafone 858 Smart? [duplicate]

I have a Vodafone 858 Smart, a branded Huawei U8160 running Android 2.2 Froyo. If possible, how can I update its firmware to Android 2.3?
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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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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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Why are some contacts missing in some views after an android update followed by restoring the contacts?

Here is what happened: I upgraded my android version (to 2.1 on an Xperia X10 ), restored my contacts using the native apps. Some contacts are missing, but when I look at speed dial I can see some of ...
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Problem with updating CyanogenMod - Phone will no finish booting up

TL;DR Updated CyanogenMOD with ROM Manager and when it rebooted it is stuck on this screen: I have an EVO with cyanogen 7. The ROM Manager app notified me of of an update. I clicked through ...
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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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What's in an update?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 just updated to version I9100XWKI4. Is there a place where I can see what's in that update? And in the ones before that? All I could find was a blog post from a site that shows ...
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What's involved in manually updating my Nexus One?

If I wanted to manually update my Nexus One, say to Gingerbread, what's involved in the process? I'm familiar with this question, Manually Updating your OS?, but unsure if the answer applies to the ...
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I get an application error 919 when updating Chrome. How to proceed?

While updating Chrome, I repeatedly get the following error: Unknown error code during application install: "919" This is on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4, running stock 4.1.2. I have about 100 MB free ...
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Update Xperia Mini Pro (SK17i) to Jelly Bean [duplicate]

How can I update my Xperia Mini Pro (SK17i) to Jelly Bean (Android 4.2)? Please provide me the best step by step guide.
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rooting Samsung captivate with the new gingerbread release

I just got a message from my cell provider that the official Gingerbread release is out for the Samsung Captivate. I recently rooted my phone so I could install non market apps. Will I have to un root ...
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Can application upgrades happen automatically, even if you have it turned off in marketplace?

I thought I had turned off all the automatic upgrades for the apps on my phone (T-Mobile G2 w/ Froyo). However, yesterday, I got a notice that said that I had new GMail and described the new ...
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Nexus 4 verification failed error on Update Android 4.4 KitKat

I successfully downloaded Android 4.4 KitKat (see screen shot): And after downloading do not appear "restart/install" button, appear "Verification failed" error (see screen shot): (click the ...
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Unknown error code during application install: “920” while installing Google Keyboard

Unknown error code during application install: "920" while installing Google Keyboard on Android ver. 4.0.4
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Android 4.2 Nexus 7 Update “Assert failed: apply_patch_check()”

When I try to update my Nexus 7 from 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to 4.2 (also Jelly Bean) it works fine up to a point where the little android (with the rotating shape) lays down and has a red warning triangle ...
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Why aren't Android updates published simultaneously for all users in the same continent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren’t the manufacturers updating the phone to the latest Android version when it’s available? Why aren't Android updates published simultaneously for all users in ...
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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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robot dies with red triangle when restarting from 4.2 install on stock Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I had a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2.1 and it broke. My insurance replaced it, so I have a new Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0.2. When I first got the phone, it updated from like 4.0.0 or 4.0.1 ...
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Is it possible to disable Google Play updates?

Is it possible to disable updates to Google Play and Google Play Services? I have automatic updates switched off, but this 2 Google apps are upgrading itself without my permission, and I can only ...
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How to upgrade to Android 2.3 from 2.2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? I own a Sidekick 4g currently running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and I want to upgrade to 2.3 (Gingerbread) to use my front camera on video ...