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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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) ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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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Turn off app update notification sound

Does anyone know how to turn off sounds for notification of app updates? Turning off notification sounds also turns off message tones. This is becoming really annoying as phone beeps every time an app ...
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Can I reinstall or upgrade Android?

At the moment I have a rooted Samsung GT-S5570. After I rooted it, I noticed that it started to be slower than it used to be. I have had this phone for over two years. I update my computer's ...
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Why hasn't my Galaxy S3 received the 4.3 update?

The title explains it all. I have an year old Galaxy S3 which runs Android 4.1.1 (stock ROM). Yesterday, my friend received the 4.3 update however, I haven't. Samsung Kies says that the latest ...
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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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Can't update apps nor install apps [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy Nexus with the stock firmware, it's a device that has been powered off for a long time. Currently I can't update any existing apps nor can I install new ones. I have tried with Chrome, ...
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Android Version Upgradation [duplicate]

I have an Android Version 4.04 ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S Duos phone, how do I upgrade to version 4.1 as I am aware it is possible, did try to Google, but in vain as I did not find satisfactory ...
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How to update Galaxy Nexus from 4.0.2 to 4.2? [duplicate]

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. The new phone doesn't show that any system updates are available. ...
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Is there anyway to upgrade to jelly bean while internal memory and resetting

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with ICS. I want to upgrade my phone to Jelly Bean OS, but I don't have a good enough WiFi connection or enough knowledge, so I want to take the phone to a phone repair ...
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How to force update android [duplicate]

I have an android tablet and it's an older version of jellybean and certain apps aren't compatible anymore. I've heard that Kit-Kat is fully compatible with all. I tried to figure out how to update ...
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Does upgrading bootloader wipe your data?

I'm about to flash an update to Android 4.4.2 on my Nexus 4, downloaded from Google Developers, and one of the files that it's going to flash is the new bootloader version. I wanted to know if ...
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Upgrading Motorola xt502 from Android 2.1 to 2.3.3 [duplicate]

I am looking to upgrade my Motorola xt502 cellphone from Android 2.1 to 2.3.3 but I am unable to find the proper download. Does anyone here have a download link?
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How can I configure Google Play so that it doesn't update applications when I'm using the phone?

I'd like to configure Google Play so that it doesn't update applications when I'm using my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) or tablet (Nexus 7). Note that I still want to have the auto-update, but only when ...
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Calendar alerts stopped working after upgrading my Galaxy S3 to 4.3

I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3. Now my calendar alerts don't pop up anymore. Any ideas on how to get my calendar alerts working again?
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Disable constant annoying system updates on Samsung S4

Is it possible to disable these annoying system updates that Samsung S4 tells me all the time? It seems like there is a new notification every hour. My wife is more busy rebooting then using it. I ...
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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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Unable to flash official Indian JellyBean ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000 SHV-E160l

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000. When connected it to Kies it shows as galaxy note SHV-E160l. I tried to flash Indian Samsung official JellyBean 4.1.2 update to it via ODIN. I have ...
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Updated Galaxy Note 8 to 4.2.2: can't pair with Bluetooth devices afterwards

With the previous version, 4.1.2, no problem to discover and pair with my Bluetooth speakers. However, after 4.2.2 upgrade, the Note 8 cannot find them when scanning. My phone, a Galaxy S4,(version ...
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My device doesn't react to touches while connected via USB

My device is Samsung Galaxy ace 5830 and I want to upgrade it from Android 2.3.4 to 4. But the problem, when I connect it to PC with a USB connection, it doesn't react to touches so I can't unlock it ...
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LG-P990 (2x) Australian, upgrade to ICS or latter

I have an LG-P990 (Optimus 2x) Australian, is there an official upgrade to ICS or latter available? If so how do I get it and do the upgrade.
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Nexus S battery drains after updating to 4.2.2 even if turned off

My Google Nexus S battery drains after updating from 2.3.7 to 4.2.2, even if it is turned off. One night I shut it off at 70% charge, and when I turned it on in the morning it was at 9 or 10%. I ...
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However Outlook is accessible, I can't access to Gmail via Nexus 4

despite I can access to internet network through chrome browser and check my email by using "Outlook" application by Microsoft Corporation, I have not had my "gmail", "google+" since December 17th. I ...
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Steps Necessary To Update A Custom Rom To Its latest Version?

Many a time when I watch Youtube videos regarding people rooting and flashing Custom Roms on their Android Smartphones, they show you how to carry out the procedure both in their respective videos and ...
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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 “flash” a single updated file with CWM Recovery?

I have modified certain .so library and want to safely flash it over existing firmware. I see that incremental updates are possible (thinking of GravityMod2 3.0 to 3.1 to 3.2 update route); unpacking ...
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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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Android 4.4 OTA system update hangs on Nexus 7 (2013)

I got a Nexus 7 (2013) with Android 4.3. Some time ago the system reported that system update to 4.4 is available, but I did not install it because I use the device for developement and wanted to ...