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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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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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How can I turn off the “allow automatic updating” for **all** apps?

Recently Google started to check the “allow automatic updating” for their apps without being asked, which I hate. I have to deactivate it for each app separately. But more importantly this pushed ...
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Does unlocking a phone from a Network allow manufacturer updates?

I am having a major problem with Three network not pushing the latest 1.29 update for my HTC One X phone. If i get them to unlock it will that enable me to download the update that HTC have released ...
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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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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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Who are responsible for pushing out the OTA updates?

There are many parties involved in an Android phone. My question is who is responsible for the OTA updates of my phone. Is it the manufacturer, the phone service provider or Google? I thought this ...
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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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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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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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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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How to prevent sleep while installing lots of updates?

Whenever I need to install a bunch of updates, I find myself sitting next to the phone/tablet and tapping the screen every 20 seconds, else the updates never complete. There must be a better way! ...
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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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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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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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Fixing “Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card” issue

I recently had a problem that prevented updating any application installed on the SD card. When trying to update the application in the market, the update failed and the following message was given as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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PC Companion won't update my computer past 1.6

A couple years ago, I picked up an Xperia X10i secondhand. The phone itself has been working great; no problems whatsoever. It's a real workhorse. I unlocked it almost instantly, and followed some ...
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How to exclude a program from being presented as program to update

I have an Archos 101 tablet which has Google maps installed. I cannot uninstall Google maps but since I don't need it on my tablet I don't update it. However, it is constantly being presented in the ...
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How to upgrade rooted HTC Desire with Unrevoked3 (Clockworkmod) to Froyo 2.2?

I recently rooted my HTC Desire having Froyo 2.2 with Unrevoked3. Rooting was successful, however, after Unrevoked placed the recovery image, the system was back at OS 2.1 again. How can I upgrade ...
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Installing the official Froyo for Nook Color on a rooted device

Last week I installed Honeycomb on my Nook Color, and today I found out that B&N released an official Froyo build for it, which I would like to try. I downloaded the update from here, and put the ...
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How to update rooted HTC Incredible

I rooted my HTC Incredible a few months ago by following a tutorial. My phone downloaded an OTA update and is asking to update. I would like to update and remain rooted. How do I go about doing this? ...
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Can I Update my T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream so it runs Android 2

Can I Update my T-Mobile G1 (Also known as the HTC Dream) so it runs Android 2? Is it possible to do this without rooting the phone?
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Is there a direct repo for various Android Build Numbers' update.zip

I am looking to wipe my phone. I have a motorola droid currently running one of the first Nexus One 2.2 builds (no mod) that could be rooted to the droid. I tried downloading a version of Froyo and ...
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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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Need help in Upgrading My HTC Magic from Android 1.6 to Android 2.3?

i want to upgrade my HTC Magic Android Mobile form Android 1.6 to Android 2.3, before that i was curious to know what are the steps to be done for this, i downloaded Terminal Emulator in My Mobile and ...
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Can any rooted Android phone be upgraded to version 2.2?

Assuming a given Android phone is root-able, is there any possibility that it cannot be upgraded to Android version 2.2 (or CyanogenMod 6)? If such an upgrade isn't possible on a certain rooted ...
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How do I upgrade my rooted Nexus One using OTA updates?

I have a Nexus One that I rooted years ago. It's running "stock" Froyo. I get offered OTA updates to Gingerbread, and I'd like to do the update. When I choose the update, it reboots the phone, which ...
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Will android market work (update app) after I install a new mod in my phone

I am going to root and install cyanogen mod 7 on my samsung I5801 (Having froyo). Will the android market work in cyanogen mod i.e. will I be able to use and update all the applications (whenever ...
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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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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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Unable to update Galaxy S3 Android after flashing CWM

I just unboxed a Samsung Galaxy S3 and immediately, before first boot, rooted it installing CWM Recovery and SuperSU. I found it to be not the best idea, becuase I forgot to launch the Samsung update ...
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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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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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Upgrading MIUI when installed on SD card

I have MIUI 1.7.22 Italian installed on my HD2 running from SD card. I found that there is version 1.8.5 available from the MIUI updater program on the phone. However, even if I download the ROM it ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 - Recovery mode

I am trying to install an application to my Galaxy S 2 using the "apply update from sdcard" option from the recovery mode (the script in the update.zip is written to do that). The problem I am facing ...
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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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Retry System Update Not Working

I just bought a new Galaxy SII 4G Touch and was updating it to ICS and I lost connectivity while downloading the update. Now when I go to About Phone > Update Android, there is a button saying "Retry ...
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Why does my HTC Desire browser crash on startup after update?

after I've applied recent OTA update (2.29.405.2) to my HTC Desire I can't use built-in browser anymore. It crashes every time I run it. Here is a stacktrace: 12-08 20:13:45.929: ...
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Problem with updating CyanogenMod - Phone will no finish booting up

TL;DR Updated CyanogenMOD with ROM Manager and when it rebooted it is stuck on this screen: I have an EVO with cyanogen 7. The ROM Manager app notified me of of an update. I clicked through ...
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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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Samsung galaxy s2 upgrade problem

I want to upgrade my Android version 2.3 to the newest firmware version. I am using Odin v3.04 but when I put file into the PDA section and turned the phone into download mode and started the upgrade ...