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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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App crashes with modded Galaxy Y S5360

I just installed Hybrid v5.0 Jellybread on my Galaxy Y S5360. Since then the internet browser app, Tubemate and some other apps don't work any more. What can I do?
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Why can't I upgrade my unlocked Sony Xperia Z (C6616) to Jelly Bean 4.2.2?

I got my Xperia Z not too long ago from craigslist. In Canada this phone is exclusive to Bell (model C6616), but since mine came unlocked I've been using it with Rogers (another carrier). I have ...
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System (Xperia X10i) very Slow after updating with 2.3 android version

any one hlep me out with this issue Updated the O/S with 2.33 android version then system became dead slow ? Can any one please suggest me to improve my phone performance Thanks in advance, Kiran ...
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How do I convert a NANDroid backup into an update.zip file that works in the stock recovery mode?

For this case, consider a phone stuck in a bootloop (not fixable through data wiping or USB jigs) with no CWM Recovery and no adb or fastboot access. Only an SD Card, the stock recovery mode, and ...
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2answers
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Upgrade and Rooting Motorola Xoom Paths

I have a UK Motorola Xoom, Wifi only version. It's currently running 3.0.1 and is rooted. I'd really like to upgrade to 3.2 and stay rooted. What's the best path to take with this? I can't download ...
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Will I lose any apps / data if I upgrade my phone's OS?

I'm planning to upgrade my Galaxy S2's OS from android 2.3 to 4.0. This is an official upgrade from Samsung. It sounds like it's an easy process. Just download the Kies program from Samsung and ...
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Will I lose root & CWM when I upgrade via Kies (Galaxy Note 2)?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with ClockworkMod Recovery. My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is using Official Samsung firmware from T-Mobile and ClockworkMod Recovery. In the future Samsung may release a ...
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How to install Cyanogen without losing data

I've been using ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S3 for a while now, but I can't update to Jelly Bean for multiple reasons. I've decided to switch to Cyanogen Mod, is there any way I can move to Cyanogen ...
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Need help. I'm going to install Android 4.1 on at&t HTC One X

I've just started upgrading of my HTC One X at&t version. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) released for AT&T HTC One X .... but how to install it on unlocked AT&T phone? I followed this link. ...
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unable to register my Samsung s duos mobile into Samsung site

I am unable to register my Samsung s duos mobile into Samsung site, I am getting option to enter ur zip code, as per my knowledge in India zip code and pin code are same. also site allow to enter ...
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How to install System updates in HTC ONE SU

My handset HTC One Su (t528w) showing notification of system update to 4.1.1 from present 4.0.4 . When ever I click on install updates. it reeboted and log into bootloader menu . How can I install the ...
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1answer
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Manually updating samsung home app

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Y phone. I couldn't help notice that the Samsung Home app in my mobile phone misses a lot of features in comparison to that in more expensive models of Samsung phones. ...
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Can we upgrade AT&T SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 Galaxy S to Android 4.1? [duplicate]

I have the AT&T Samsung Android Mobile with 2.3.5 OS and it's model no is SGH-I897. Now I want to upgrade my mobile os to lates 4.1 or 4.2, So can any body help me how to do that. Thanks in ...
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Why app updates download entire app instead of only “Updates”?

I find it rather strange that for updating an app in Android (or even iOS) the entire app is downloaded instead of only the actual "Updates". The reason I find this strange is because in Windows ...
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1answer
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How can I update my Samsung Galaxy Gio without a PC/Kies?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Gio and at home we do not have a computer. Is there anyway I can update or upgrade my software without using a computer? It will be fine if I have to download a few apps for ...
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Any ideas on when 4.2 will be available for my phone? [duplicate]

I have a Motorola Electrify M 4G through US Cellular and I received the 4.1 Jelly Bean update OTA nearly a month ago and I'm a bit eager to get the 4.2 version but I can't find anything online about a ...
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What are the android versions suitable for Samsung Galaxy Pocket? [duplicate]

Why can't samsung galaxy pocket GT-S5300 be upgraded to android version of jelly bean 4.1.2? It's just being upgraded to 4.1.1 why so? I've rooted my mobile, but its getting upgraded to ICS 4.1.1 ...
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Installing a fresh copy of Android on my rooted Galaxy Tab 10.1 2

I've got a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which has been rooted, though it's still stock firmware. It has a whole bunch of problems right now with certain apps, e.g. it currently can't play any music (player ...
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1answer
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How can I update my HTC Desire when the OTA update is missing?

I have an HTC desire and have Orange as a provider in the UK. The software information displays my firmware version as being "2.1-update1". I discovered that my phone is not up to date, because ...
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1answer
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TF700 boot loop after update to CM10.1.2

The Transformer Pad TF700T worked almost fine with the previous Cyanogenmod10. Today I updated the pad with the CM-Update Manager. It downloaded the cm10.1.2 update package and then booted recovery. ...
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2answers
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Can't update Cyanogenmod on AT&T Galaxy S III

I updated to Cyanogenmod 10.1 RC 2 and can't update beyond it. When I try to update to RC5, I get: assert failed: getprop("ro.bootloader") not matching "I747UCDLK3" or "I747MVLDLK4" or "I747MUMBLK3" ...
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1answer
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Android software updates: How can I tell if I can update a device? [duplicate]

I keep seeing Android devices in shops that state what version of Android is installed. Thence I conclude that not all Android devices can be updated to a current version of Android. How can I tell ...
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Missing some of the applications while updating existing apps in my galaxy s3

While updating the existing applications like Google maps, Play Music etc from the play store in my Galaxy S3, some applications like Navigation & 2 more disappeared from my phone. why is this ...
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Google Play app hangs during updates

I have Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman with android 2.3.4. Recently, every time I try to update my apps over WiFi, the updates get stuck and I have to cancel that particular update to proceed. Now, ...
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Upgrade for htc tattoo g4 from iOS 1.6 to 2.2 [duplicate]

How do I upgrade to iOS 2.2 on the htc tattoo g4 from iOS 1.6 to 2.2 ?
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How can I ensure reliable updates for an Android phone/device?

My Android phone has been abandoned by the manufacturer and carrier. It's stuck on 2.2, and doesn't seem likely to get any updates in the future, nor can I find updated ROMs for it. I'd be willing to ...
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1answer
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Installing Google Maps giving error “Application requires newer SDK version”

I have a galaxy S 3(d2att,US variant). Today I got an update for Google Maps. But when I try to update it after downloading play store gives error as "Application requires newer SDK version". I'm ...
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Unable to upgrade firmware from Samsung GT-I9000

When I try to upgrade the firmware of a Samsung Galaxy S using Samsung Kies, it tells me "initialization not supported". Therefore I'm stuck with the original firmware. Here's the details: phone: ...
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2answers
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Should I update those pre-installed programs that I never use?

There are quite a number of applications that came pre-installed onto my phone when I bought it. I am unable to uninstall any of these without rooting my phone. Every now and then, Google Play will ...
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Update an app that is not in Google Play

I have an app which is currently in beta testing. With every new version I have to send it to the users, they have to download it, uninstall the previous version (sometimes), and then install the new ...
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Galaxy Prevail updating problems

When I got the Galaxy Prevail, I updated firmware, profile and Samsung something, now phone powers up and stays on but only with a Boost Mobile logo. Tried removing battery, nothing happens when I ...