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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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How to get rid of update notifications for a given app in Google Play Store?

General question I have an app X installed on my device in version Y. I don't want to update it to any newer version (Y+z) for some reason. Still, the Google Play Store app always lists updates for ...
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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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Upgrading to 4.4 on rooted Nexus 4, custom recovery, custom kernel without losing data [duplicate]

If these questions seem dumb, sorry because I'm kind of new. I have a 16gb Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.2, rooted, running Franco kernel and TWRP custom recovery (unlocked boot loader) I want to ...
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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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Battery Boost?Drain?

I recently updated my Note 2 to 4.3 and it has been working quite well. But today in the train I was using it and the battery level drained to 20%, Since the battery was low, I switched it off and ...
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Jellybean on Motorola Defy

What is the procedure to install Android 4.1 or 4.2 on a Motorola Defy (MB525)? My phone is currently rooted and running Cyanogenmod 9.
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jelly bean lg optimus 2x upgrading?

I had LG optimus 2x with Android 2.2.2. Now I need to upgrade this version for install some special application for my business. How can I upgrade my LG optimus 2x to jelly bean version? Is there any ...
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How can I update my Xperia Z mobile programs (applications) with my PC

Can I use my PC to update Applications installed in my Sony Xperia Z mobile? For example, I have installed avast anti-virus software in my mobile. Now, I want to update this software using my PC ...
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Galaxy S3 update problem

I recently did the software update on my galaxy s3 and now whenever I connect to the internet or use my phone, I get notifications of all the previous pictures I've downloaded from my email and ...
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Problem upgrading N1 to Android 2.3

I have a once-rooted Nexus one. Since then I unrooted it to enable automatic upgrades, and currently have a stock 2.2. I got the notification to upgrade my OS (to 2.3 I assume), but after my phone ...
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Error code 919 when updating or installing apps [duplicate]

I am on holiday using hotel Wi-Fi. None of my apps will update, and I cannot install any new ones. Got the mesage error code 919. Is it the hotel Wi-Fi or a tablet problem (Sony S)?
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Need OS upgrade for my HiTech S200 [duplicate]

I just rooted my HiTech S200 model android phone with 1GHz, 256MB RAM phone. Please help me upgrade the OS on it to v4.0. The phone is currently running on Android OS v2.3.6, Gingerbread.
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How can I seamlessly update Cyanogenmod by preventing “signature verification failed” error?

I really like how Cyanogenmod can be updated from the Settings menu. After a new update is downloaded, it even asks to if it should reboot to install the new package. It seems that the update concept ...
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Unfortunately, Software Update has stopped

I have Android 4.1.2 installed on my phone, which is not rooted. It's stock Android (I'm not sure if 100.00% stock though). This is the first Software Update notification that I have ever received. ...
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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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Which smartphones are most updateable? [closed]

Since you're able to update to the newest version of Android, what smartphone is the most well-rounded and has the drivers to update to the newest or close to newest version of Android?
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Upgrading developer phone

I've an HTC Magic Developer Phone running Android 1.6. I want to upgrade it to Android 2.1. Please guide me how to do this.
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Nexus 7 Kitkat update showing Verification Failed error

When I tried to update Nexus 7 to Kitkat from Settings > About > Update, it downloads the Kitkat update and after that shows "verification failed". I bought Nexus 7 from US and now I am in India.
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upgrade to android 4.3/android 4.4 on INO ONE plus

For those having a INO ONE plus, did you all manage to upgrade to android 4.3/android 4.4? If so, how did you all perform the upgrade? Thanks in advance.
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Installing KitKat on rooted Jelly bean Nexus 7

I have a nexus 7 2012, and I have it rooted, running TWRP recovery and Franco kernel. I want to update to KitKat, and I have the OTA queued (but that won't work since I'm rooted) and I have the file ...
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Updating ADW Launcher for Cyanogenmod 7

I'm running Cyanogenmod 7.2.0 Sholes on Motorola Droid with the ADW Launcher. The free version on the Market is an updated version of the one in my system's mod. Is there anyway to update it in the ...
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update samsung galaxy fit s5670 android version 2.3.4 to 4.2.1 [duplicate]

How to Upgrade my Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 Android version 2.3.4 Gingerbread to 4.2.1 jelly bean?
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Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 1 update via adb? [duplicate]

I am trying to update my soft-bricked Samsung galaxy note 1 via adb. It has the option to apply update from adb side load. Can someone please point me to the correct update zip file?
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Samsung Tablet Update [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It is not the tab 2, but I would like to upgrade to android 4.3. Is this possible on my device or is it too old?
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Upgrading chinese tablet from ICS to Jelly bean

I recently bought a Chinese tablet. It is cheap. The name of the tablet is Soulycin S8 Elite Edition. I want to upgrade it from ICS to jelly bean. Please help me.
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Kitkat update on Nexus 4 fails

Hard to believe this is the first Kitkat installation question, but I don't find any. Sorry if it's a dupe! I feel like I'm too stupid to follow directions, but can you guys help me out here -- what ...
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How much internal memory after updating HTC Desire to official Gingerbread?

I'm very tempted to upgrade my Desire to official 2.3.3, but I was wondering if I'd lose internal memory in doing this. I didn't find any info on the Internet, so I would like to ask that to someone ...
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Is there a way to get detailed information on why an OTA update fails?

I'm trying to figure out why my OTA update is failing. I have unrooted my Droid Bionic, and did a factory reset. It starts to update, then reaches about a quarter of the way and stops. It just ...
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Broken recovery mod!

My Sk17i phone(Mini pro) is rooted. And used CWM to install a custom "Unlimited" Rom, then restarted after installation. And now my handset keeps boot-looping. After I tried to fast boot, before ...
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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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Problem upgrading a Lenovo A2107

I have a Lenovo Ideapad A2107-H and I read this guide. I followed the guide step by step to upgrade my Tablet. On step 6 I got assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device"), so I deleted this line in ...
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Recovering from lengthy rom upgrade on HTC Desire S

I started installing Android 4.0.4 on HTC Desire S from the official website. It had an executable that I just launched and clicked through to start installation. It should have taken about ten ...
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bluetooth upgrade to include keyboard support

I have a Zen Touch 2, running bluetooth 2.1 and android 2.2. I also have a Samsung Galaxy Fame running bluetooth 4.0 (I think) and android 4.1. On my Zen, I cannot connect to a bluetooth keyboard to ...
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Does a software update affect data?

I recently bought an Android smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Core (Model GT-I8262), checked for updates to the software(4.1.2). The package files were downloaded and when it was about to install, it ...
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Prevent upgrade to 4.3 on rooted 4.2.2. device

I have just rooted a Nexus 7 with Android 4.2.2. I now receive a notification for system upgrade to 4.3. I don't want to do this, probably ever, as I want to keep 4.2 for app testing purposes. In ...
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Accidentally hit PIT during Odin update now phone is stuck

I was attempting to flash a handset using Odin, and accidentally clicked on the button marked PIT, and now the Odin is saying similar to this message - 'connecting phone ------ pc'. Also, the ...
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Are there “end of life” plans for Android?

I am wondering if there is a schedule for Android versions or devices to reach end of life some day? The term end of life refers to a state when developers decide to stop supporting a certain software ...
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How to update Samsung Galaxy SII SHW-250K from ICS to jelly bean?

How can I update Samsung Galaxy SII SHW-250K from ICS (4.0.4) to jelly bean? I tried using samsung kies but it shows that "SHW-250K does not support initialising".
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How to make an Android update for your own device? [duplicate]

I have this devices which the android version is 4.2. After read some articles about Kitkat, I'm really excited and want to try to experience it on my phone. However, it seems the manufacturer won't ...
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Galaxy Nexus and KitKat [duplicate]

Now that Android 4.4 aka KitKat is out, I couldn't find out whether Samsung Galaxy Nexus will get the upgrade or not. Does anyone have any information on this? I hope it will get it, this why I ...
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Way to get BBM on Android version 2.3 phone or way to upgrade from 2.3 - 4.0+?

I have an LG Optimus Elite vm696 and it is current Android version 2.3 and I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade it to Android version 4.0+? To be honest the only reason I want to is so that I ...
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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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Google Play does not recognise updated firmware

I have updated the firmware on my Samsung GT-s5570 to Android 2.3.4. Google Play does not recognise that I have upgraded and will not install apps that are for 2.3 or higher. Still thinks phone is on ...
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Difference between exported apk and app backed up apk [closed]

Hi I have signed an android project with my signature and exported it as .apk file. I uploaded it to Google play and installed it in my mobile. I use an app to take a backup of the file and then as my ...
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Unable to update Nexus 7 2012 32gb from 4.2.1 to 4.3

I bought my google Nexus 7 2012 32gb wifi only today. It has stock 4.2.1 and it is showing that an update to 4.3 is available but whenever i go there it always states that waiting to download-172.1MB. ...
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How to do backups and updates properly with full device encryption?

I think about the following use cases: 'Perfectly' reverse encryption without losing settings Update ROMs. Even if /system, /data, /sdcard (internal) are encrypted Low level Backups with CWM. When ...
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Galaxy S GT-I9000 cannot get into recovery boot screen or update to Jelly Bean

I was given this phone by a friend. I have already put in a Samsung unlock code and a reset code, but I want to update the software to Jelly Bean and I'm not sure how to do this. I cannot use Google ...
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CyanogenMod logo loop

My mobile, HTC One X was on CyanogenMod 10.1 which received a update cm-10.1-20130304-EXPERIMENTAL. Once the update package download is completed, I tried to update it via update settings but it ...