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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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Nexus 4 not getting 4.3 update

I have a Nexus 4 Device. I had got 4.3 update in System updates about 15 days ago. But I didn't update that time.And now I want to update it so if I go and check for updates, its showing that your ...
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Android 1.6 tablet would like to get help upgrading it to higher version

I have a tablet which runs on android 1.6 and I am curious if there is any way that I can upgrade it to a higher version android. If so, please let me know the process. I will appreciate it a lot. I ...
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Nexus I9250 - Got stuck with updating android 4.3 update

Am not able to update my nexus i9250 to android 4.3. I have never rooted or tampered with the system earlier. Any system updates, i generally get a notification and then it starts getting updated. But ...
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Be notified of an update to an app that is not installed

Is there any way to receive an update/new version released notification from the Play Store for an app that is not installed in my phone? I'm using 4.3 on a Nexus 4.
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Nexus 4 factory reset [duplicate]

My nexus 4 originally came with android 4.2 JB. Since then I have gotten the 4.3 update. If i perform a factory reset sometime in the future will it go back to 4.2 or will the update be still in ...
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Keyboard disappeared after updating HTC Desire X software to 4.1

I updated my HTC Desire X software to 4.1 and restarted my phone. When my phone turned on again, I tried using the search bar but there was no keyboard. So I thought I'd search the internet using my ...
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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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Rooting Development Device

Is it wise to root my Android phone used for development? Can the device become somewhat unstable which will affect the debugging process when building apps for my phone? I have a Galaxy Mega and ...
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4.2.2 update error on Samsung Galaxy s2 plus GT - I9105P

i got a Over The Air update for 4.2.2 on my Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus. I'm in India. After installing the update my phone rebooted and now it doesn't start. it only loads and shows the samsung's logo. ...
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How to upgrade Galaxy Nexus 4.1.1 to 4.3

It would be great if someone can suggest procedure to update the OS from 4.1.1 to 4.3 (FYI.. my phone does not get automatic update, bought it from South Korea now using in India): Below are my phone ...
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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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Update Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G T769 to Jelly Bean

Device: Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G T769 Android: 4.0.4 (ICS) I want to upgrade it to Jelly Bean 4.1 or 4.2 or 4.3. I searched the internet, and I did not found anything. How do I upgrade?
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Just did system update and forgot I had TWRP and root and now the updates changes havent taken affect!

Help! I have just installed the Android 4.3 update on my Nexus 7 which is rooted with a vanilla kernel with TWRP installed. It rebooted after the update and it booted straight into TWRP so I rebooted ...
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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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When will my device get the Android 4.3 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) was officially announced on July 24, 2013. (You can review the high level changes in Jelly Bean at the official Android Developer's site or the announcement on the official ...
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does it really work? rekey.app claims to protect agains Master Key vulnerabilities

The android app rekey claims that it can protect android device against "Master Key" vulnerabilities on their website they have a test/proofOfConcept To verify that your device has been patched, you ...
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How to update my moded Nexus 4 to Android 4.3?

I'm going to want to update to android 4.3 when it comes out. I have rooted my Nexus 4, flashed Paranoid Android and Franco Kernel. Can I just use Root Keeper to temporarily un-root, then install ...
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How to change the interface or positions of the home and back buttons after updating a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet?

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 downloaded an update. Now, the buttons (home, back) on the bar are in the middle. Previously, they were postioned left. It's really uncomfortable. It seems that I ...
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Can I jump updates / versions in CyanogenMod like from 10.0.0 to 10.1.2?

When I'm installing updates through the built-in app in CyanogenMod, do I need to install all the previous (stable) versions before installing the last one? Or does the last package contain everything ...
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Broken Google Play on cm 10.1.2

I've updated cm from 10.0.0 to 10.1.2, and after updating the gapps too, several things are broken, including Gmail and Drive. Now, Google Play lists them at "updatable", but it is broken and refuses ...
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Is it possible to disable Google Play updates?

Is it possible to disable updates to Google Play and Google Play Services? I have automatic updates switched off, but this 2 Google apps are upgrading itself without my permission, and I can only ...
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Operating System isn't working in Onda V812

I bought an Onda V812, a Chinese tablet. Since beginning, the operating system hasn't worked correctly. Now it simply doesn't boot. I'd like to reset the tablet and maybe install a new version of ...
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What to do if Galaxy S2 firmware upgrade failed and the phone is not working at all?

I was upgrading my Galaxy S2 from Gingerbread 2.2.3 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2. In the middle of the process the USB cable just got disconnected and I only see a picture of mobile connected to a PC and a ...
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Should I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy 2 II 4G Epic Touch with Kies or the Simple Upgrade tool to JB?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy 2 II 4G Epic Touch and I want to upgrade it to Jelly Bean. After looking at some support pages on Samsung's website, you have two options to install the new version: ...
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How can I stop Google play from automatically updating?

How can I stop Google play from automatically updating to the latest version? I tried deleting my hosts file but it's not being deleted. My phone is rooted.
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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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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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How to upgrade android version in spice Mi 350n [duplicate]

I have a android phone spice Mi 350n, android version is 2.3.4. I want to upgrade it, is it possible, if yes upto which version? Any link for tutorial is helpful. Thanks!
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Alfar 780 tablet not updated from ICS 4.0.3 to ICS 4.0.4

My Alfar 780 tablet wasn't updated to ICS 4.0.4. I downloaded 4.0.4.zip, and turned off the tablet. Then, I clicked the power + volume up/down buttons. It opened but did not show the menu to update. ...
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OS Update moved external_sd to extsdcard; Apps previously on SD card are now missing/uninstalled.

I just upgraded my Galaxy Note (1st gen) from ICS 4.0.x to JS 4.1.2. I'm using the Samsung ROM supplied by my carrier (with all the bloat in it). After the upgrade, I noticed many of my apps were ...
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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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Current firmware version is not supported to update via kies

I've got Samsung captivate glide. It comes with at&t only so I've got unlocked version. Its base firmware version is 2.3.5 Ginger Bread. Official update of ICS 4.0.4 is out by at&t and ...
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Update to Android 4.2 disappeared after factory reset

My Galaxy SII recently updated to Android 4.2. I then had to reset to factory settings and the update has disappeared. If I search for updates, a message comes up saying the latest updates have ...
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Can I update my Saudi Arabian Samsung Galaxy S2 to the latest Android version over the air in India?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 which my cousin bought for me in Saudi Arabia. It is running on Android 2.3 ginger bread. Will I get firmware updates for this phone in India over the air (OTA)?
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Can I delete a file called 'UPDATE' in the dload folder, or will this delete the operating system?

I recently received low space warnings on my Huawei Honor so I connected my phone to the Mac and observed the files: As you can see, perhaps 75% is taken up by a file called 'UPDATE' in the dload ...
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How can I update the Linux kernel of my Android device?

I am using Sony Xperia E Dual with the kernel that identifies as 3.0.8-perf administrator@ubuntu-scm01 #1 and now I want to update it to the latest and the best one. Please help me understand it can ...
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Recover mini paper widget contents after update (2.3.3 to 2.3.4)

I've updated my Galaxy S2 from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 only to find that the mini paper widget is now broken. Plenty of places on the web explain how to clear the data to get it working again, but is there ...
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Why does the number of apps “optimized” not reflect removed apps?

I've read the details on what optimizing does here: What kind of app optimization does Ice Cream Sandwich do at the first reboot? And my question is slightly followup. I run CM nightlies on my ...
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Can I upgrade My Xperia Arc S To Jelly Bean after the rooting

I am planning to root my Xperia Arc S and want to know whether will I be able to upgrade it to Android Jelly Bean.
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Will my device get locked again after update?

I've bought samsung captivate glide I-927 from eBay. It is locked with at&t by default, so seller unlocked device for me and it is working fine. It comes with Gingerbread 2.3.5 and I found that ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Fit firmware update fails

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit, model GT-S5670B. When i connect the phone to the pc, Samsung Kies (version 2.5.3.13043_14) identifies that there is a firmware update available. I agree to do the ...
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Is that possible to upgrade HTC wildfire s os? [duplicate]

Is that possible to update the HTC wildfire s OS from Gingerbread to some other higher versions.
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my samsung galaxy nexus keeps telling me to update to 4.2.2 but it won't

as I said in the title my Nexus keeps telling me to update from 4.1.2 to 4.2.2 The build number is JZ054K. When I proceed to update it turns off and later the Android logo shows up and after a little ...
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Update Samsung s5300 to android Honeycomb 3.2

Is it possible to update Samsung s5300 to Honeycomb? I've only found that it can't be updated to Android 4.0.
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Software Updates in devices

I want to know what is actually happening when we upgrade a device's software. For example we upgrade a device from Android ICS to Jellybean. We do download JellyBean from the server. Then we will ...
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Can I get an update that isn't for my phone yet?

I'm on 4.1.2 right now and want to update to the latest version (I believe it's 4.2.3). When I hit 'Check for updates' in settings > about phone > software update it says there's no update avaliable. ...
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How can I install Jelly Bean on a Micromax Funbook P275?

I have a Micromax Funbook P275 tablet with Android 4.0.4 ICS installed, and I want to install 4.2 Jelly Bean on it, using this guide. Since the P275 doesn't have hardware buttons for volume up/down, ...
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computer crashes while upgrading phone to ice cream sandwich

Twice while upgrading my LG phone to ice cream sandwich the computer crashed. I had to reset the computer. I am using the latest LG PC suite and the computer is a brand new Dell XPS.