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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 ...
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How to update samsung galaxy tab p1000 i.e. 2.2 to 2.3. using ADB?

I am updating the OS of my Samsung Galaxy tab p1000 (i.e. 2.2) to 2.3.6 using adb. I am using the steps below: Check whether device is connected or not using ADB. C:\Users\PC>adb devices ...
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How to take screenshot on GT-19100 with ICS 4.0.4?

My Samsung Galaxy GT-19100 phone is stopped taking snapshot after my up-gradation from ICS 4.0.3 to ICS 4.0.4. Volume (-) key and power button pressing together is not taking snapshot now. Is this ...
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How to upgrade the HTC One X (with AT&T) from ICS to Jelly Bean from Indian telecome?

I purchased HTC One X unlocked (with AT&T) with Android ICS. I am using this phone in India with Airtel SIM. How can I upgrade the device to Jelly Bean?
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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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Broken recovery mod!

My Sk17i phone(Mini pro) is rooted. And used CWM to install a custom "Unlimited" Rom, then restarted after installation. And now my handset keeps boot-looping. After I tried to fast boot, before ...
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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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Is it possible to install a higher Android version on a phone and have it still running smoothly?

I have an LG Optimus One P500 phone which has an official update limited to Android Gingerbread 2.2.3. But I've heard of people installing ICS custom ROMS on their phone even though officially it is ...
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Sony Xperia U not working after failed update

I've been having problems for some time with my phone connecting to my pc/charger which Sony advised me to correct with the latest update. However, when I tried the update failed twice and now my ...
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Updating ADW Launcher for Cyanogenmod 7

I'm running Cyanogenmod 7.2.0 Sholes on Motorola Droid with the ADW Launcher. The free version on the Market is an updated version of the one in my system's mod. Is there anyway to update it in the ...
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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 ...
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Automatically update all Apps

I have some problems with the update feature for some apps. I cannot update them via Google Play, because there is no "Update" button, only the "Installed" button. However, there is clearly a new ...
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Google Play app hangs during updates

I have Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman with android 2.3.4. Recently, every time I try to update my apps over WiFi, the updates get stuck and I have to cancel that particular update to proceed. Now, ...
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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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Obtaining some 4.0 functions on a 2.3 phone through rooting?

I'm thinking of maybe rooting my phone, for various reasons. But one of the main ones is that I find the current version of Calendar, amongst others, that I have, very lacking. And I'm almost sure the ...
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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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Do I need to wipe when upgrading from CM10 to CM10.1?

I am using CyanogenMod 10 on my device and saw that CM10.1 (Android 4.2) is available on get.cm. If I upgrade, do I have to wipe my phone or will it just work? Or what problems will I have to expect ...
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What are “Manual Updates” in Google Play Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some of my apps show “Update” and some show “Update (manual)”? I have been using Android for a long time now, updating the apps regularly (but not in the "Allow ...
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Android 4.2 Nexus 7 Update “Assert failed: apply_patch_check()”

When I try to update my Nexus 7 from 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to 4.2 (also Jelly Bean) it works fine up to a point where the little android (with the rotating shape) lays down and has a red warning triangle ...
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Why aren't Android updates published simultaneously for all users in the same continent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren’t the manufacturers updating the phone to the latest Android version when it’s available? Why aren't Android updates published simultaneously for all users in ...
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How exactly does operating system update work on Android devices?

Today I have received my first Android device, to be more precise a GOClever Tab A102.2 tablet. I have noticed that it runs as operating system Android 4.0.4 so I though why not update it since the ...
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Accidentally hit PIT during Odin update now phone is stuck

I was attempting to flash a handset using Odin, and accidentally clicked on the button marked PIT, and now the Odin is saying similar to this message - 'connecting phone ------ pc'. Also, the ...
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S Memo missing after OS upgrade

I have upgraded Galaxy Note to Jelly Bean (v4.1.2). The problem is it does not have the S Memo application installed. Can I get that application and install it to my Galaxy Note? If not, then how do I ...
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Trouble updating GT-p1000 p1000jxjj1

I have a GT-p1000 running Android 2.2 (p1000jxjj1) with Kernel 2.6.32.9, and want to update the device. I began the steps as described on the Web site, used Odin to put the Ram file and then clicked ...
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Update ClockWorkMod

I have flashed my phone with Odin loading hardcore's Kernel with the ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5. How can I know which is the latest version of ClockworkMod and how can it be updated, please? I saw ...
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How can I resume cancelled app dowloads after attaching a Google account?

I got a new phone and I signed in with my existing google gmail account. To my surprise, the phone started redownloading all of the apps I had on my other phone over my cellular data connection. ...
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software does not want to update

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Every time I try to update my software/ check for updates I receive the following message: "failed to update firmware due to network or server problem. Try software update ...
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Market not working on droid 2 with 2.3.3 after factory reset

I did a factory reset on the phone, to switch to a different email account. Since it's cell service contract expired a while ago, I used this to bypass activation and get to the home screen, then ...
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Does the google play store not provide updates for frozen apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any other way to get updates to frozen apps? I freeze problematic apps in hope of waiting for a better update. When frozen, the apps once did update like ...
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Mobile network not displayed after I rooted my samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet

I have a Samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet (GT-P7500) with android version 3.1. I upgraded the android to 4.0.4 (the latest one available). It was rooted but I guess I've modified something since it ...
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Tried hack to force 4.2 update, result is a broken play store. Theories?

So I'm on a Galaxy Nexus. Still on 4.1. I tried the 'hack' where you clear data on the Google Services Framework, then check update, but no luck. I shrugged and got on with my day. Now I'm ...
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How to create an update.zip file that can copy & rename a file?

Here's exactly what I'm looking for - I need an 'update.zip' file that can copy a file (example): /system/framework/file-to-copy.apk to another folder: /system/ and then it would rename the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab frozen on update via Kies and no longer working

I connected my Samsung galaxy tab and was updating it using the Kies software. It then got onto a section about emergency recovery. I selected the device and then nothing really happened. So I went ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note will not Turn On after Android 4.1.1 Upgrade

I have downloaded Jelly Bean 4.1.1 for my Galaxy Note N7000. While updating through the phone, it shut down and now it is not working.I cannot turn it on. The battery was about 40%. I guess it is ...
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Debugging crashes on Jelly Bean

I got an Allwinner-based no-name Android Tablet with 1GB RAM and a 1Ghz A8 CPU. The tablet came with Android 4.0.4, but later an upgrade for 4.1.1 was available. I upgraded my OS and while this newer ...
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Reinstall default apps on Galaxy S3 before updating to Jelly Bean

I want to update my Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean but after downloading the firmware using Kies, it starts updating, but then it stops with a "dead" Android with a red triangle icon. I think it's because I ...
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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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Install official Europe ICS ROM on Optimus 2x outside Europe

Now that ICS is available to users in Europe for LG Optimus 2x (p990): I have a p990 but it was purchased in India. Can I download the ROM for Europe and flash the same on my phone? Will it work? ...
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How do you install samsung Kies to an alternative hard drive?

I am trying to install Kies in order to get Ice cream sandwich for my galaxy note 1, my C drive is full and I would like to install on D drive which has plenty of space.
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Upgrading one phone by copying the update file from an identical phone

I have two HTC One X - first one (which was bought in India) got upgraded OTA to JB 4.1 (official version pushed by HTC) last week. I might have to wait a few more weeks/months to get the same update ...
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Is there a simple way to undo an app update?

I'd like to revert to the previous version and stick with that permanently. Is that possible? I have Beautiful Widgets installed, and had it set to auto-update. It just did, and the 'update' is ...
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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 ...