Questions about OS or application updates. Please make sure to use the tag closest matching your issue, use e.g. 'ota-update', 'application-autoupdate', or 'rom-flashing' if they are better fitting. See the full tag wiki for more details and first-aid.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

0
votes
1answer
32 views

How do I update my Samsung Galaxy Europa? [duplicate]

What is the latest official firmware for Samsung Galaxy Europa? I am currently on 2.2 Froyo at the moment. Can I update it using Samsung Kies, or do I need to update from somewhere else?
0
votes
2answers
54 views

Always get android updates instantly

A Nexus 5, for example, receives the latest android updates instantly. Is it possible to get this pure version of android on any custom android phone (like Galaxy S3)? Do note I DO NOT mean: ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Camera App keeps on updating

Google made their camera app update available on the play store. This update does replace the system app. BUT I do not want that update, since I use the countdown-timer, wich is not available after ...
0
votes
1answer
570 views

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" ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

How to upgrade to ice-cream sandwish [duplicate]

Can i upgrade my gingerbread android (v 2.3.6) to icecream sandwish android (v 4.0)
0
votes
0answers
115 views

i have galaxy s anycall android version is gingerbread.i want to update it in jellybean.how? please help me [duplicate]

i have galaxy s anycall . model number is SHW-M110S.its android version is gingerbread .i want to update it in jelly bean.how?
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Samsung-installed apps updating daily

After installing the wonderful DCentral 1 application, I see that AllSharCastDongle and FWUpgrade try to update themselves daily. How might I prevent these two Samsung-installed apps from ever running ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

How to uninstall Android upgrade

I was asked by my Galaxy Grand to update. It was a 608 MB build update. After done , now I got Android Jelly-bean 4.2.2 . It is making my phone very slow and uses too much phone memory. Want to ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

updating from 4.3 to 4.4.x

I would like to upgrade my current nexus 4 that's already rooted on 4.3 to the latest 4.4.x android, ideally while keeping my root. Any tips on how to do this? I've fallen so far behind on the ...
-1
votes
1answer
18 views

How to boot htc desire ss510e into recovery

I want to install 4.0 ics on my htc desire ss510e, so i want to know how can i boot into recovery in order to install the custom firmware. Please help!!
2
votes
1answer
122 views

Is it possible for Google to detect app updates that have not been delivered through Play Store?

I'm playing a game that is developed by a sub-division of Google. (Ingress/Niantic) Usually new versions of this game pushed out through staged roll-outs, which means if you are not one of the lucky ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Note2 Update to 4.4

I linked my phone Samsung note2 with my PC , I find there is a new Update for the phone. the problem kies don't tell me wich version is avaible. I want to update my phone directly to kitkat 4.4 ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 from 4.1.1 to Latest (Rooted)

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 running a rooted version of firmware version 4.1.1. I would like to update my firmware to the latest version, while maintaining my root privileges. How can I do ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Software Update Error

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. and it shows this msg every time I tried to update the software. I couldn't update it. anyone who knows anything to fix this issue?
-1
votes
1answer
170 views

upgrade android 4.0.1 to 4.2 on ubislate 7Cx

hi i recently purchased ubislate 7Cx. since it is very slow in running application and sometime it hangs I want to upgrade to 4.2 or 4.3. how can i do it? ubislate 7Cx is running on android 4.0.1 and ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

Will upgrading a SIM-unlocked device re-lock it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 T999. When I got it, it was locked to T-Mobile. I needed to unlock it, as I am not in America. I wanted to know if I perform an upgrade to Android 4.4.2, will my phone be ...
1
vote
2answers
276 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
142 views

Tablet with android 4.0 update to the latest android OS? (currently 4.4) [duplicate]

Is it possible to update a tablet that has android 4.0 to the latest version (4.4.2)? I'm looking into buying a tablet. It has android 4.0 which is cheaper than the other tablets that have 4.0 (which ...
2
votes
2answers
635 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

How to update OTA?

Am using samsung galaxy y phone. I rooted it and installed Jelly Blast ROM in it. Also i changed the kernel . Now the problem is i can't be able to able to update my OTA even though a current update ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

Why does adblock plus ask if I want to update every day?

I have a Galaxy S4, nonrooted and with Adblock Plus installed. However, every day (or every 2 days at most) ABP asks me if I want to install a new update. However, the build number never seems to ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

galaxy3 update that keeps updating for 3 days plus!

My Galaxy 3 said there was an update to 4.3 available. So I connected a charger and started the upgrade. It warned me that I cannot use phone while upgrading, even for an emergency, bla bla. Of ...
-4
votes
1answer
49 views

Why does Google have am 18-months-policy on allowing devices to get updates?

Why does Google have this 18-months-policy for Android devices, such that if the the device is older than 18 months, it will not get any further updates? For example, the Galaxy Nexus didn't get ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Want to upgrade: Have Android: v4.0.4 with Build: Omega v13.1 [duplicate]

It's been I think almost 2 years since I've done this. So it's probably all changed and I'm worried I'll mess something up. I currently have Android v4.0.4 with Build: Omega v13.1 (very old I know) ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Most apps crashing after Galaxy S4 update to 4.4.2 (with SQLite exceptions)

I just updated my (stock firmware) Galaxy S4 from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2 using Kies and now most apps crash when I start them. When I look into the stack trace, the reason for all apps is the same: an ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How do I update an old Samsung Vibrant's OS to something higher than 2.1? [duplicate]

I have an oldish Samsung Vibrant. I used to be on T-Mobile and it was supposed to OTA-update its OS from 2.1 to 2.2, but it never did. Anyway, I subsequently got a new phone and didn't use the old ...
0
votes
2answers
73 views

want to remove Samsung Apps

I don't need poor Samsung apps such as SamsungApps, Chat-On, Blurb, S-Translate anymore. Can i simply uninstall them and make an exclusion in my Updates so as not to get them back again?
1
vote
0answers
213 views

How to check for updates of sideloaded apps

And if possible also check if there is a beta/orevennewer version of the app. I often flash new rom or restore and I have to use a backup application to restore apps and other things(The best I know ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Will I be removed from groups on WhatsApp if I upgrade to a new phone?

I was removed from all groups before, when I changed my number. Will the same happen if I change my phone? This time, I have the same number but a different phone.
13
votes
6answers
2k views

Is there a technical reason Android update story is so bad?

Is there a technical reason why Android phones general lag a lot behind the stable released version of Android? This applies to both new phones, for example a recent trip to the phone shop ...
1
vote
1answer
146 views

Unable to upgrade ROM [status 7] and Failed to verify whole-life package

i am having an issue upgrading my Serioux S800TAB to android 4.2.2: i get an error: status 7. I have googled the error, and done what the tutorial said, but now i have the error "Failed to verify ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Can I upgrade my Android if i have low resolution?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y Pro, which is a touch-and-type device, so the screen is small (2.6"), and I was wondering if i upgrade from my android 2.2 to android 3.0, will the display be as it should, ...
1
vote
0answers
76 views

Pipo M8 pro launchers

I have a new Pipo M8 pro max tablet. I accidentally deleted the launchers when I tried to get rid of a few apps. I now realise that launchers are a necessary part of the android o/s. I have tried the ...
1
vote
1answer
172 views

Possible to restore calendar file from unit after update to 4.4.2?

Is it possible to restore the calendar file from the unit's storage after update to 4.4.2? The file was in Android/data/com.android.calendar. And no, I had no backup of the file... :-( I've rooted ...
0
votes
0answers
245 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Post-rooting: updating Android and modifying system files?

So at last I rooted my tablet (without a custom ROM). Then when I checked for new updates I received the message "Your device has been modified" so I don't get any new updates. So my first question ...
0
votes
0answers
6k views

How to upgrade android from 4.2.2 to 4.4 kitkat in XOLO Q1010? [duplicate]

I have bought XOLO Q1010 it has Android version 4.2.2. Is it possible to upgrade to Android version 4.4 KitKat? if yes then how? Thanks.
1
vote
1answer
143 views

Note 2 update problems

Hi I got my note 2 from Kuwait. I am currently working in India. The last update I did on my note 2 was android 4.1.2 . Now when I check for OTA updates for my note 2, it shows that latest updates ...
11
votes
1answer
220 views

How does update.zip work?

update.zip s are packages containing replacements for parts of an android system. The packages contain all the files it the update is intended to replace, and a script that will do the replacement ...
1
vote
2answers
139 views

Getting KitKat on my Galaxy S4 [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was like an installation that you can install to a Galaxy S4 device to enable you to get KitKat? I know some people with Galaxy S4's have already got KitKat installed, but it ...
1
vote
0answers
145 views

Can't update android 4.4 to 4.4.2 on nexus 7 2012

I have a rooted nexus 7 running android KitKat 4.4. On my notification bar there is an update message to make o.s 4.4.2 , when I click on it to install the update, it restarts the tablet and the ...
0
votes
0answers
529 views

HTC Rhyme - official update

My HTC Rhyme is now on Android 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.5. So, last year I've rooted a phone probably via clockworkmod and after that I've back to the unrooted. Now, I have unrooted device but it will ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How can I update my rooted Moto G to 4.4.2

Every time I try the OTA download it gives me an error while installing, which I presume is because I've rooted the phone. It's a European model if it matters.
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How can I customize the time to update my android applications? [duplicate]

How can I customize the time to update my android applications? The update process likes to start when I am using my phone. I would like to set a time at night to update applications when I don't use ...
1
vote
3answers
73 views

Android update on Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I have Samsung Galaxy Nexus running on Android 4.2.1. When I run system update it outputs "Your system is up to date". How can I update Android to 4.3 EDIT: Device's model: Galaxy Nexus (maguro) ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Help me. Can't update my galaxy [duplicate]

I own a Samsung SCH-i545 Galaxy S4 and can not update to Jellybean 4.3. The wi-fi it says: Software update is temporarly unavailable.vTry again later. Kies does not let me update either. I really want ...
0
votes
0answers
279 views

lock screen clock shows my work alarm after update 4.3

I have a Galaxy S3. I don't want to look at what time I have to wake up in the morning every time I look at my phone. I don't think there is a way to make it not show on the lock screen, but any input ...
1
vote
1answer
969 views

Samsung Galaxy Discover SCH-R740C running 4.0.4 fails the JB 4.1 update

Our service provider cricket has now released the 4.1 JB update. My friend and I have the same phone, and got the message to update at the same time. His went thru no issue – but mine downloads, ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Error when upgrading Android 4.3 to 4.4.2 on Nexus 7 (2013) tablet

I have a brand new Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet and first thing I did, was to check if there is any sys update for my device. It was. System reported that 4.3 --> 4.4.2 update is ready to download ...