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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 ...
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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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Is there a way to prevent applications from updating when running on battery

I know you can restrict applications to update on Wi-Fi only. Can you achieve the same thing with "update when charging on sector only" too?
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My Samsung Infuse 4G keeps restarting after failure upgrade of Froyo to GingerBread using Samsung Kies Mini

I have Samsung Infuse 4G I997 with OS Froyo 2.2.1 as default. Now I want to upgrade the OS to Gingerbread. I had tried to do that last night using Samsung Kies mini but after installing the upgrade ...
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Flash update.img using flash_image

I want to flash a new ROM using the shell. (Need this later to do per app so there is no other way than shell). Here is what I tried connected to 192.168.1.9:5555 Pauls-MacBook-Pro:~$ adb shell ...
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Yakjuxw to Yakju/Takju, will it corrupt or destroy my Galaxy Nexus yakjuxw?

My galaxy nexus is of yakjuxw variant. Will it not destroy my phone if I change it to takju or yakju version? I'm just aware that doing so will delete user files/settings.
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Phone log shows numbers not Contact Names after installing Samsung S3 Security Update

My Galaxy S3 was working great until I installed a security update yesterday (26/11/12). Immediately after, the names dropped off the calls list and it is now showing phone numbers only.
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How to update a Samsung i9220? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? What can you do with Samsung Kies for Android phones? I tried to update my phone: About phone -> System updates but it ...
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How to upgrade Android 2 to 3 or 4 on GT-I9000?

All is in the title. I have got a GT-I9000 (samsung galaxy S) and I do not understand why I cannot upgrade the android version ? Why an android version is linked to a specific phone ?
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Jellybean 4.2 update fails in middle of download for nexus 7

I have received the jellybean 4.2 update request 2 times. Both times I have pressed the update button and both times it has failed in the middle of the process. No error messages. After a few ...
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How can I update my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) from Android 2.3.3 to a newer version?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100). OS version-2.3.3. Whenever I connect it to Kies, it cannot find an available software upgrade. Is there any other way to upgrade my OS?
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Upgraded my phone from 1.6 to 2.2 Android version, if I restore “Factory Settings”, which version it will be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will factory resetting my device remove the Android upgrade? I upgraded my Galaxy 551 from 1.6 to 2.2 Android version some time ago with Samsung Kies, now I want to make ...
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Excess in use of Packet data after updating Google play store

I have been using Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. Last week I've updated the version of Google Play Store. From that time on, the internet packet data usage has hugely increased, it is consuming a lot of ...
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Are Nexus the only one that receive OS update directly from Google and not from Telecom / Phone Manufacturer?

According to a comment made to this article as shown below: They already do that. Its called the Nexus One, secondly the Nexus S, and thirdly, now the Galaxy Nexus..... they all receive OS updates ...
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S/W Upgrade mode problem

I have a LG P999 and I want to flash the baseband however when I go into S/W upgrade mode (Volume down + power button; without battery) my PC does not recognize the phone :(. When its connected and on ...
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Will I lose root & CWM when I upgrade via Kies (Galaxy Note 2)?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with ClockworkMod Recovery. My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is using Official Samsung firmware from T-Mobile and ClockworkMod Recovery. In the future Samsung may release a ...
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Kies dies when trying to update Galaxy Note firmware

I downloaded and installed Kies in my Windows 7 laptop. (Toshiba Satellite.) I plug the phone in the USB, it is recognized and its storage shows in Explorer. Then I run Kies. It says there is a ...
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for htc desire s: how to know your phone's region?

i'd like to update my software from gingerbread to ICS, just want to make sure to get the right update for my phone.
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i5500 update from 2.2 to 2.2.2?

I have got a Samsung Galaxy GT-I5500. Actually there is Froyo 2.2 running on it. I read that with 2.2.2 there got a bunch of bugfixes released. Even though i know Froyo is quite old I never ever read ...
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ZTE StarTrail : Android Update 2.2 to 2.3.3 or an other version

I'm new android user. I just buy un android phone: ZTE StarTrail. The current version is android 2.2 (Froyo). I would like update my system to 2.3.3 or an other version. i saw there is version each ...
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Cannot upgrade Galaxy Y GT-S5360 with new firmware using Kies

Whenever I try to click "upgrade", my phone suddenly disconnects from Kies but the download prompt still runs. After the download process completes, Kies suddenly closes and there are no changes with ...
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Insufficient storage updating Android app [duplicate]

Every time my Nexus S attempts to update Chrome, It displays an error stating "Insufficient storage available". According to "Manage apps" I have 412MB of internal storage available, which should be ...
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I want to update my Micromax A87 Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4. ICS

Please tell me step by step how can i install Android 4 ICS to my Android 2.3 Gingerbread, I am new to Android but i can do this, if some one help.
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Galaxy S3 Accounts & Sync gone after jellybean update 4.1.1

Just updated my new Galaxy S3 to latest jellybean update 4.1.1 and my accounts and sync disappeared. Tech support said it should be under settings / personal tab but not there. Any ideas of what ...
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Manually updating samsung home app

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Y phone. I couldn't help notice that the Samsung Home app in my mobile phone misses a lot of features in comparison to that in more expensive models of Samsung phones. ...
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Do messages, contacts, files get deleted when you upgrade your Android version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will I lose any apps / data if I upgrade my phone’s OS? For example if you upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread, do messages, contacts, files get reset/deleted?
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When will my device get the Android 4.2 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) was officially announced on October 29, 2012. (You can review the high level changes in Jelly Bean at the official Android Developer's site.) Of course, not all devices will ...
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How can i update my OS (gingerbread)

This question may be very low quality but it is very important for me ..I have Samsung galaxy-Pro and the Os version is Android OS, v2.2.2 (Froyo). The question is that i want to update it to ...
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Getting a file to Samsung Galaxy Tab from my Laptop without Android?

I am trying to install new Android OS to Samsung Galaxy Tab but it does not have a Memory-card -slot and it does not have any OS currently. I need to somehow get the OS -file to the Samsung Galaxy Tab ...
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Is there a way to get detailed information on why an OTA update fails?

I'm trying to figure out why my OTA update is failing. I have unrooted my Droid Bionic, and did a factory reset. It starts to update, then reaches about a quarter of the way and stops. It just ...
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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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Do apps included in the gApps zip get updated via Google Play?

While using alternative ROMs like CyanogenMod 9(as i currently am), one flashes an additional zip file called gApps which contains apps provided by Google. As Google releases newer versions of ...
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Can I install the latest Android version even if my manufacturer doesn't release updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? These days android tablets are hitting the sweet spot and I'm considering buying one. This is the tablet that I'm looking to buy: ...
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How do Google Play app updates work? Are they free?

Let's say I paid for an app, and after some time there is an update for this app. Is this update free? Will all future updates be free? Or do I have to pay some fixed % of the current price of the ...
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Stop a force reboot

Today I was prompted to install (firmware?) updates from ATT on my HTC Vivid. My phone is rooted and this apparently breaks the update process. The phone shut down and went to the red exclamation ...