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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.
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android “market place” hangs on start up

I have Samsung Galaxy s2. After setting up a Google account on my phone and using android market for first time, it shows a notification about removing "market place" application and replace it with ...
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An existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed

I'm trying to update (Documents to go Main app) in my device. When I'm trying to install it an error comes out says an existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already ...
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How does the Google Play Store get updated?

I have a Micromax A110 Canvas 2 device with Android ICS 4.0. A few day ago, the Google Play Store app updated automatically with a new look. After a week I updated my device with Jelly Bean 4.1. So I ...
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How I can upgrade my device to latest Android without SD card?

I have a HCL Me u1 device that is running the 4.0.3 version of Android. I want to upgrade it to the latest version of Android. I don't have an SD card. Are there any tricks for upgrading without one? ...
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If I install a new ROM does that erase all my installed apps and dat?

If I have a rooted (Razr M in this case) and want to install an updated ROM (e.g., to upgrade to a new 'Droid OS version) will I need to reinstall my apps and restore my data?
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Galaxy S2 X t989d firmware update - Kies crashes

I am trying to apply Jelly Bean firmware update on my Galaxy S2 X, but everytime I try to, Kies dies at 0% of the firmware update, without any error message. I tried uninstalling and installing Kies ...
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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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How to prepare for upgrade to Jelly Bean - Droid Bionic

Motorola and Verizon have announced that the Bionic will be upgraded to Jelly Bean starting April 15. Aside from backing up any data that isn't synced with a cloud service, are there any steps that ...
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If you root a phone can you still get the upgrades to to the O/S?

If I root my Motorola Droid Razr M, can I still get O/S upgrades? If so, will they just happen automatically? Or do I need to install them (and if so where might I find instructions for that) ?
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Upgrade Galaxy S Advance from 2.3 to 4.1 [duplicate]

I have the Samsung Galaxy S Advance which is currently running Android version 2.3, can I upgrade it to Android 4.1? I googled and found this It is telling that I need a rooted phone. What does this ...
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Why some apps still need a manual update although having been configured to be automatic update? [duplicate]

Today I got Facebook app's update notification. I thought I forgot to check the automatically update box but I didn't - it is already set for auto already. So why the app still need our manual ...
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Can't update Nexus S. Stuck at “waiting for download”

I want to upgrade my Operating system (Nexus S I9250) which currently is Android 4.1 . My cell is not rooted and I have never tampered with the android system shipped, always upgraded it though. Right ...
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Updating Unsuccessful, but Phone memory reduced

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i rooted smartphone. I tried to update to the latest firmware update by the default update option in setting menu and it started downloading update file of 26MB. Now ...
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Configure Play Store to download temporary files to SD Card

I find that every time I start to update an application using Google Play, my phone's internal memory starts to run out (i.e. the Play app downloads temporary files to internal memory). In a number of ...
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Clearing Dalvik Cache without root?

I recently tried updating my Motorola Atrix 4g. It downloaded, and then it booted down to try to update. However, instead of updating, it ends up booting to a screen that just says Failed to boot 2 ...
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Galaxy S I9000 doesn't start

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy S with 4.1.1 through Odin. But I didn't like it, so I wanted to restore it to Android 2.3 -- and and while restoring it my computer suddenly restarted and my mobile phone ...
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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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updating a game with Apk file?

Ok im new to android as I used to be an iphone user so this question may not make any sense. Im used to jailbreaking but now I have a sg note 10.1 and im so lost with a few things. However, I ...
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Galaxy Note 1 has become slow after upgrading the phone 4.1.2

My Phone (Samsung Galaxy Note) has become really slow after I have upgraded my phone with 4.1.2. And I don't have any much data in my phone. I am really unhappy with this update. Can we do something ...
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No “delta updates” in Google Play Store on Android 4.1+

I have noticed that since updating my Asus TF300T to Android 4.2.1 (official stock rom) I no longer receive delta updates (i.e. where only changes are downloaded instead of the complete file). Before ...
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How can I root my galaxy S3 i9300 on android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean? [duplicate]

I want to update my S3 the latest jelly bean. Please provide me an easy-to-follow step by step tutorial on rooting my S3 i9300.
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Does Galaxy Mini S5570 support ICS?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 running Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). I know that the official support for Galaxy Mini ends here. But I have come across tutorials for upgrading from Gingerbread to ...
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Nexus One stuck in a reboot loop after a failed system update

I think that the device may have lost power during a system update and it now won't boot. It sticks in a reboot loop. Can I re-flash it easily? I suspect the firmware is broken.
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Upgrading a Samsung S GT-I9000 (to anything >2.1)

I'm new to Android, but my sister recently got a second-hand Galaxy S GT-I9000. It runs on 2.1, which means that it does not have Google Play. Apparently 2.2 does, and the device seems to be able to ...
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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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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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Unable to update or uninstall LiveWare

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, and I am unable to update or uninstall LiveWare. Every time I try to update, a message pops up saying: Error package file was not signed correctly. Uninstall ...
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Samsung Galaxy P1000 stuck on black screen

I Have a Galaxy Tab GT-P1000N. Its Android version was updated via Odin 3, from Android 2.2 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread [XWJQ8]. Everything is going fine but after the rebooting my Device (it's auto ...
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Differnce in between Android 4.2.2 and 4.2.1

Just updated my HTC One X from cm-10.1-20130119 to cm-10.1-20130304-EXPERIMENTAL. The only difference I noticed is my android is now on 4.2.2 from 4.2.1. Can anyone list me difference in between ...
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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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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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Restore colors after Android update

I bought an Xperia t two weeks ago. When I plugged it today, I've been asked to update Android, what I did.. Now the sms "chat" changed color and display format.. many other things changed color and ...
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Galaxy Note 2 JellyBean update

I have a Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 running on Android 4.1.1 JellyBean. The 4.1.2 update has been released a while back, but I still am reluctant to upgrade. I have read over the Internet that it causes ...
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How can I update the default stock browser (com.android.browser)?

I have version 2.3.3 of the stock android browser on my phone. I know there are newer versions out that support features that I want which are not available in 2.3.3. However, I do not see any ...
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Android 4.2 for Asus Transformer tf300t

I bought an Asus Transformer tf300t tablet. It runs on Android 4.1. I really need the multi-user feature of the Android 4.2. I read that Asus will provide an upgrade for all the Transformer series ...
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Signed update.zip utility that backs up partitions to SD card?

I have a stock, unrooted Motorola Atrix 4G running Gingerbread 2.3.6. Due to an unexplained problem, I do not have significant access to the regular operation of the device, nor do I have USB access ...
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Installing Jelly Bean on Ice Cream Sandwich tablet

I just bought this China-made tablet, Ainol Novo Flame, and it has Ice Cream Sandwich installed on it. Is there anyway to install Jelly Bean? I Googled some and couldn't find a good source. Do you ...
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How to update The Samsung galaxy S2(GT-I9100) to 4.1.2 Via Ubuntu 12.10(AMD64)

The title sais is all Question:How to update The Samsung galaxy S2(GT-I9100) to 4.1.2 Note: I am using Ubuntu 12.10
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Updating my Xperia U to the ICS firmware 6.1.1.B.1.54 instead of the official 6.1.1.B.10

I'm using the official Sony GingerBread 2.3.7 with firmware 6.0.B.3.184 on my Xperia U and I want to use the latest 6.1.1.B.54. I've tried using Sony PC Companion/SUS but it tries to update my GB to ...
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How can I easily find out what has changed in an app after an auto update notification?

When I get a notification about an app update I often wonder what changed in this update. Is there a quick & easy way to find out? (No typing.) Note: This is with auto-update enabled, when the ...
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Upgrade Cyanogenmod from 9.1 to 10.1 without losing information?

I am running Cyanogenmod 9.1 on my Samsung Galaxy SII, and would like to upgrade to version 10.1. Is there a way to do this upgrade without wiping all my apps and settings from my phone? If not, is ...
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What is the typtical Android OS Upgrade policy?

I noticed that our HTC Thunderbolts were upgraded from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0. That is very nice, I thought it would never upgrade. Now that it did, I am wondering, why / what rules qualify an ...
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Phone won't turn on after attempting to upgrade Galaxy S to ICS

I tried upgrading my Galaxy S to ICS like I did my Galaxy S2. I used the exact same steps. However, Odin froze and shut down. So, I unplugged the phone, powered off, and went to power back on in ...
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Upgrade HTC Thunderbolt 2.3.4 to Android 4

I have an HTC Thunderbolt running Android 2.3.4. I am no longer using my carrier, Verizon, so I cannot do an automatic update. I know that my device can run Android 4: ...
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Jelly bean upgrading Problems

My new Samsung Galaxy Advance S is running with android Gingerbread. I am thinking to upgrade it to Jelly Bean. I am very new to Android devices. I have following basic questions Are there any ...
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Why can't I update my device?

I have a Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300), my current Android version is 4.0.4. I am trying to define software updates for it, via the Software Updates screen. (Settings > About). However, I get "Unable to ...