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Android Updates: Why Carrier Involvement? [closed]

Why is it possible that Android users have to wait until their carrier releases an update and iPhone users get their updates directly from Apple?
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For updating an Android OS which one is better amongst the, official Update and Custom ROM update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? I am using the Sony Xperia Arc phone. I came to know ...
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Updating my Nexus S from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3

I have an unlocked GSM Nexus S I bought from a friend. I'm currently running version 2.3.6 (which was pre-loaded on the phone). I really like the way Ice Cream Sandwich looks, so I would like to ...
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What build of ICS do I need for Nexus S baseband I9020XXKF1

Baseband version: I9020XXKF1 Current software build number is GRK39F on Android 2.3.6 I seem to have a pretty much unrecognised baseband version of the Nexus S. I brought mine carrier-free in the ...
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Is it safe and stable to use titanium backup and restore at two different android versions?

I want to upgrade an android phone from 2.2 to 2.3. If I backup apps with titanium backup, will they be restored at 2.3, or will they be conflict because of different android version between backup ...
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Samsung galaxy S freezes while upgrading to gingerbread and doesn't want to turn on?

and the pc doesn't even recognise it (i've tried the volume and power buttoms but sure it didn't work because the phone didn't turn on) when i connect it to pc using kies it gives me a black screen on ...
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what is updated in honeycomb 3.2.1?

My wifi Xoom was just updated to 3.2.1. Anyone know what this update contains?
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Can application upgrades happen automatically, even if you have it turned off in marketplace?

I thought I had turned off all the automatic upgrades for the apps on my phone (T-Mobile G2 w/ Froyo). However, yesterday, I got a notice that said that I had new GMail and described the new ...
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How do I upgrade my Dell XCD35 from 2.2 Froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? I'm not an expert in this, and need help. I have serious issues with the Froyo build and want to upgrade my brand new phone to ...
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Upgrade unlocked Motorola Droid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? Is it possible to upgrade unlocked Motorola Droid to any Android OS version. Can this be done through wifi or does it has to be ...
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How can I install official Android 2.2 Froyo in Samsung Galaxy S which runs Android 2.1 Eclair?

How can I install official Android 2.2 Froyo in Samsung Galaxy S which runs Android 2.1 Eclair?
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OTA update failing after rooting phone

I have an unlocked Nexus One that I rooted to remove a system application (Twitter), but now the OTA system update fails with the message Verifying current system ... assert failed: ...
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How to install android 2.2 (froyo) on Nexus One

I have a rooted nexus one with the android 2.1 update1. I have received the OTA notifications for a system update for the 2.2, but it didn't succeed. I must have the phone rooted (for now) so I can ...
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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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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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Installing “xyz firmware” vs Rooting on “xyz firmware”.

What's the difference between rooting on a particular firmware and installing a particular firmware? Does that mean to root on "xyz" you must have installed "xyz" on your device?
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Stuck at “Verifying Information” when updating to ICS

I've been trying for a few hours to update my Desire S running Android 2.3.5 to the newly released official ICS rom ...
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What kind of upgrade procedure can I expect after rooting my tablet?

I am considering rooting my Galaxy Tab 10.1, mainly to get rid of some obnoxious bloatware that really annoys me. I've read this post, and this one, and found these instructions which are nice and ...
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Is it possible to permanently supress app updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hide updates from market? I've been using a certain app for some time now, but according to the many 1-star reviews the latest "update" has got, it breaks ...
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Apps unavailable after upgrade to Gingerbread

I recently upgraded my HTC Incredible from Froyo to Gingerbread. Everything seems to work fine, except for several apps that had their home screen icons revert to the default Android icon and clicking ...
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I it necessary to SIM unlock my Samsung Galaxy S2 to use a custom ROM?

I want to upgrade my Galaxy S II to Android 2.3.5, and my provider only has 2.3.3. So I have to use a ROM from samfirmware.com. Do I have to SIM unlock my phone before installing one of these ROMs? Do ...
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Samsung Kies: 'This version of the device can not be updated'. Never?

I have and Samsung GT-i5500 (aka Galaxy-europe, aka galaxy-5, ...), running Android 2.1 Some months ago I've returned it for repair because of GPS issues. Ever since, when I connect it to my computer ...
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LG optimus P-500 firmware update: PC suite for Linux?

My phone, a LG Optimus P-500 requested to be connected to the PC suite in order to perform a firmware update (the official one). I don't have the PC suite and have only access to Linux computers. The ...
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What are HTC system images for?

HTC recently released a Nexus-One system image for Gingerbread. What do I do with that? Can I use it to update my phone to "stock" Gingerbread (no carrier modifications?) If so, how? Or is it just ...
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Where and how can I upgrade my Galaxy 5 legally to Froyo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? I have a Galaxy 550 and want to upgrade it to android 2.2 where and how can i do this legal? thanks already.
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Samsung Galaxy S Firmware Update

I'm experiencing trouble with the 2.1 to 2.2 update. It looks like this advice doesn't work for me as I have no Software Update button. I also tried this advice but it seems that I'm not able to put ...
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If I buy an unlocked sim-free HTC Desire HD can I still get Android updates OTA?

I currently have a HTC Desire with T-Mobile. If I buy an unlocked HTC Desire HD (Sim-free) and pop in my current T-Mobile SIM will I get OTA updates for the Desire HD or the standard Desire that I ...
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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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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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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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Will a nandroid backup save me from a bad upgrade?

I have a Rezound on 4.03, and verizon has pushed an update to it today. I have delayed the install because there's little information about it. What little I have found claim it make the phone ...
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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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Red exclamation mark when trying to update Nexus 7.

Every time I go to update my Google Nexus 7 to Android Jelly Bean 4.2, it fails and shows the Android logo on it's side with red exclamation mark (!) on. Why won't it let me update to Jelly Bean ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace keeps updating Samsung app store

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Ace and tried to get onto the Samsung application store on the phone. It said that there was an update for the application so I downloaded it and tried to get ...
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Update to 4.1.2 on a Nexus S with CWM and broken USB port

I have a Nexus S, rooted, with CWM and a stock 4.0.4 ROM. The USB port is broken(only charging works), so how do I go to stock 4.1.2 update? If there is a way to manually apply OTA, that'd be great. ...
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I can't upgrade my S III software from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1

Samsung have released the 4.1.1 update for the SGS III and I am trying to upgrade my software from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1, but my Galaxy S III keeps saying: The server is busy or not available now, try ...
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Some 2.1/2.2 apps not working

I just upgraded my Galaxy gt i5800 to 2.2 froyo from the kies firmware. Why am I getting "not compatible with this device" from some apps that say they require 2.1 or 2.2? Can anyone please explain.
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Android update not proceeding beyond the point of earlier cancellation [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. An Android update was promoted. I started with the update download, but canceled it at 36 MB (total update size:110 mb) because of slow network. After that, ...
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Can I update my android system although the USB port is broken?

The USB port of my LG-p500 is not capable of exchanging data anymore (the device or any dmesg do not show up when connected to a computer). Charging still works, fortunately. Due to some annoying ...
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How to upgrade Galaxy Nexus from 4.0.1 to 4.0.4

I would like to know how to manually upgrade my Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Android version 4.0.1 to the latest 4.0.4. I got this phone in Australia and it is currently running the "yakjudv" build ...
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rooting Samsung captivate with the new gingerbread release

I just got a message from my cell provider that the official Gingerbread release is out for the Samsung Captivate. I recently rooted my phone so I could install non market apps. Will I have to un root ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - If I apply the update and install TouchWiz, will it hurt me?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. I love it. I think Google's default honeycomb UI is fine, but Samsung wanted to improve upon it with their own UI called "TouchWiz". Following an annoying ...
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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab to Android 2.3.3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)? How do I update the OS on my device? I live in Uruguay and I've recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab. The ...
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HTC Sense Keeps Crashing Even After Factory Reset

I just updated my HTC Desire today to the newest firmware. However, on booting up the phone I get this message saying: Sorry! ------------- The application HTC Sense (process com.htc.launcher) has ...
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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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Update Droid to 2.2 over wifi possible?

I have a Motorola Droid running 2.1 that does not have Verizon service. Therefore it does not seem to be getting the over-the-air (OTA) update. Is there anyway to update this via wifi?
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My HTC Hero Upgrade to Android 2.1 has slowed it down!

I went ahead and let my phone update itself and since then it's been realllly SLOW. Phone calls take 5-45 seconds to connect, which is beyond aggravating. Apps don't run as fast as they use to. And I ...
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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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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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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 ...