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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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Samsung Galaxy S 2 doesn't switch on or go into download mode , yellow triangle with exclamation mark

I had Galaxy S2 with Gingerbread kernel, I needed to upgrade it to ICS. I used Odin 3 v3.04 to download the ICS kernel (I9100) to the phone. I followed the following steps: You start with the phone ...
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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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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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Why are some contacts missing in some views after an android update followed by restoring the contacts?

Here is what happened: I upgraded my android version (to 2.1 on an Xperia X10 ), restored my contacts using the native apps. Some contacts are missing, but when I look at speed dial I can see some of ...
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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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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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Why won't my Samsung Galaxy Ace let me update my apps?

Why won't my Samsung Galaxy Ace let me install updates? It lets me download, but then when it gets to installing it says: could not be installed on USB or SD card
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How can I update my Nexus S manually?

I just bought a Nexus S from the USA and it works fine here (Spain). Just realised its version of Gingerbread is 2.3.1 though. While it's no surprise it finds no OTA updates with the local carriers, 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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Samsung Galaxy S disconnected during Kies firmware download

The phone will not work at all now and only shows an icon depicting the phone and a pc connected with an exclamation in the middle. I have taken out the battery etc but to no avail. The PC now doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change the frequency of Google Play update checks?

Every day I get a notification on my Inc2 that there are app updates available in the market. Is there a way to change the frequency of these update checks? I see no reason to be prompted to update ...
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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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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: ...