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Android OS update - Directly or step-by-step?

I'm about to buy my first smartphone ( I've chosen Nexus 5 ), and I don't really know much about Android. Nexus 5 comes with Android KitKat 4.4, and from what I read, the newest version is 4.4.3. Now ...
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HTC ONE last update. Bootloader claims tampered

I have an HTC One bought unlocked (i.e. no simcard) with Android. I swear on my grandma's tomb that I've never tried to tamper it (I don't even know what that exactly is, I thought that made only in ...
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unable to connect i9100 in cwm recovery mode

phone; i9100 maguro galaxy nexus. From CM, I got a message stating a new update was available: the CM11. I accepted. The update failed to install. Now on reboot the phone enters CWM Recovery mode. BUT ...
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Restrict background data not working on android 4.2.2

Since updating my Samsung tablet to Android 4.2.2 I can no longer see the option to restrict background data when I select data usage > app > view app settings. For most apps now the view app settings ...
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How do I get the latest Android update? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, I am running Android 4.2. I select check system updates, and it checks for updates, but it never updates to Android 4.4. How do I get it to update itself?
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Updating apps causes unrelated app to crash

For some reason, whenever I update an app, a completely different and unrelated app crashes. Worse, it's always the same one. Comics has stopped working Report | Close I happen to have the ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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.
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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: ...
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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)
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!!
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Xperia mini 17i update Android 2.3 to 4.0

I try update Android from 2.3 to 4, using tool Sony PC Companion 2.1. Tool want terminate processes wininit.exe and java.exe. I can't terminate this processes using Far manager and Task manager. When ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Stuck at “Installing update…” in recovery mode

I am not able to flash my Nexus 4 with Cyanogenmod 11 anymore. The installation does not successfully finish, which is probably why it gets stuck in a boot loop after restarting the phone. During the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can every Android device be updated to the most recent Android version?

I never dealt with Android devices before so I'm completely newbie at it, please comment if something is too simple. Say I purchase Android Galaxy Player S WiFi 5.0, that has got Android Froyo 2.2 ...
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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.
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How to upgrade Galaxy Nexus to android 4.3

I am trying to upgrade Galaxy Nexus to 4.3 from factory image. I reboot my phone using adb reboot-bootloader. It boots to a screen with the android robot. And then I go to the directory with the ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...