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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 ...
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BSNL Penta TPad 701C Android ICS - Play store closes immediately after opening.

When I got the tablet, new version of play store was pre-installed and was working fine. Initially my 3G dongle was not connecting to Internet. After complaining to customer care, I was provided a ...
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Update the Korean Galaxy S

I use a Korean version of Galaxy S (SHW - M110s) phone which runs on android 2.3.6., I want to update it to ICS or JB. I have rooted the phone with major sufferings and flashed with Nakyup ROM. XDA ...
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How to manually install ICS on Sony Ericsson Phones?

Attempting update from 2.3.4 to 4.x and the pc companion software keeps telling me my phone is up to date! Anyone know if it's possible to do a manual install?
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Sony xperia 4.1.B.0.587 firmware update fail

While I was updating my Xperia Neo L to 4.1.B.0.587 firmware, I turned off my phone accidentally. Now, my phone has got a repeating-reboot, I just see the Xperia logo and home screen. When I touch to ...
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Jelly Bean update for an Unlocked AT&T HTC One X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.1 update (Jelly Bean)? Now that the Jelly Bean update for the One X has been made official for atleast the GLobal version: ...
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HTC One V rooted - can't upgrade from htc release

I have an htc one v and there's a system update from htc. I'm trying to do the update, it needs to restart in order to finish the update. When it restarts clockworkmod jumps in and the update never ...
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Some 2.1/2.2 apps not working

I just upgraded my Galaxy gt i5800 to 2.2 froyo from the kies firmware. Why am I getting "not compatible with this device" from some apps that say they require 2.1 or 2.2? Can anyone please explain.
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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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Neo V with 4.0 ICS update — battery problem

My Sony Xperia Neo V battery performance has gone down very badly after upgrading to ICS. It mainly happens when I have my mobile data/internet turned on. How can I improve the battery performance?
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Failed upgrade, now stuck in recovery mode

My Galaxy Note is stuck in recovery mode and I'm not sure what to do next. Here's what happened: After connecting to wifi, a software update was downloaded and a message asked me to install it. I ...
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Unable to upgrade firmware from Samsung GT-I9000

When I try to upgrade the firmware of a Samsung Galaxy S using Samsung Kies, it tells me "initialization not supported". Therefore I'm stuck with the original firmware. Here's the details: phone: ...
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Update Android on non famous manufacture Android Phone [duplicate]

I have a QMobile A100 with Android 2.2.1 (which is very old). I want to upgrade it to the new version (2.3 Gingerbread). In Settings > About phone it shows that there are no updates to the ...
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Where the system updates get installed in HTC explorer?

I am seeing a message on my taskbar System updates are available. When I am tapping to that message it is showing some 29 MB updates. I am running sort of internal memory, so every-time I am ...
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how long does an OTA update normally take?

I am using the Oxygen ROM on my LG P500 (Optimus One) and I just did an OTA Update and the ohone restarted and it has been in a flashing mode every since, the bar is at about 15% for the past 30 ...
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Galaxy Note 4.0.4 upgrade failure [closed]

My Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) currently has 4.0.3 installed. It has let me know it has the upgrade for 4.0.4 but every time I run it, it fails. After failure it will boot back up fine and has a ...
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What is involved in upgrading Android to a later version, if the manufacturer no longer supports the device?

I recently acquired an Android-based tablet which is now running a rooted version 2.2; however, the manufacturer no longer supports or sells this particular tablet. I'm interested in seeing if I can ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Note Quadrant results decrease after every offical update

I have got a Samsung Galaxy Note with stock rom. I occasionally make Quadrant test to measure the performance of the device. Device came with 2.3.6 rom and I measured 3677 points. After I upgraded to ...
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Poor battery after update to Android 4.0.3

I updated my non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 from 2.3.5 to 4.0.3. Now, I recognize a significant decrease in battery lifetime. Any idea what may cause it and how to get around it?
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Why is the transformer Jelly Bean update being staggered geographically?

The Transformer TF300's jelly bean update is now available OTA in North America but not in Australia for up to two weeks. What would be the reason that they would not make it available all at once? ...
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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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Get root or re-install the OS without a USB cable?

Usually, the guides for getting root or re-installing the OS on an Android device (I have a Samsung Galaxy S, which I'm mostly inetersted about) tell to flash the device from another computer through ...
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Android update not proceeding beyond the point of earlier cancellation [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. An Android update was promoted. I started with the update download, but canceled it at 36 MB (total update size:110 mb) because of slow network. After that, ...
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Is upgrading to Touchwiz 4.0 /ICS supposed to wipe your desktop?

Recently received ICS on my Galaxy Note. After it installed, my entire desktop was wiped, and basically restored to factory settings, including dopey things like the S Memo widgets and gigantic ...
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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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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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How do I prevent a system update from occurring?

We have 150 new XOOM Wifi tablets (MZ604) that we are distributing to high school students in 2 weeks. The tablets have stock ICS 4.0.4 on them, unrooted. The requirement is the tablets run Adobe ...
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How do you find out what changes there are in new firmware?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running ICS 4.0.3. It has desktop software with it called Kies for managing the phone and when I plugged it in today it told me that there was new firmware available: ...
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Do I need to “unroot” my Evo 3D to get the ICS update?

Android 4.0 just came out for my phone today (a Sprint-version HTC Evo 3D). I didn't get the update yet, but I guess Sprint is doing it in phases. Anyway, I'm wondering whether I need to unroot my ...
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How to I upgrade my Galaxy Fit from 2.2 to 2.3 using Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without using windows? How do I update the OS on my device? I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit (GT-S5670) running Android ...
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Unable to update Samsung S3

I am new to this community. I bought a new S3 android phone. Well, I gotta configure couple of my email accounts. 1. personal - gmail, 2. official - exchange mail. When I look for update, it says ...
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If I root my Asus Transformer, will I still get and install the manufacture updates?

I have an Asus Eee Pad Transformer which I recently upgraded to 4.1 Jelly Bean from the manufacture. If I were to root my device, will I still be able to get updates from the manufacture? Its great ...
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Doing a clean install of Android on a Nexus phone or tablet

Recently I had a problem where my Nexus S phone would not upgrade to Jelly Bean. During the upgrade process I was getting an error message saying one of the files on my current system is corrupted, so ...
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How to manually update apps

I have Android 4.0 and I'm trying to figure out how to manually update all of my apps when the update notification usually at the top of the screen is NOT there. Can someone help me out?
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Phone interrupted during update

I was updating my phone using Kies and the download was interrupted. My phone now has a black screen with a little phone, a yellow triangle with an exclamation point, and a computer on it. I cannot ...
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How to update my Vodafone 858 Smart? [duplicate]

I have a Vodafone 858 Smart, a branded Huawei U8160 running Android 2.2 Froyo. If possible, how can I update its firmware to Android 2.3?
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Manually upgrade Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 (yakjuxw) to 4.1

I have a Galaxy Nexus (maguro/yakjuxw) with Android version 4.0.4. I saw the new features in 4.1 so i want to update, but i don't think an OTA will be available anytime soon. So, I'm considering ...
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Will I lose any apps / data if I upgrade my phone's OS?

I'm planning to upgrade my Galaxy S2's OS from android 2.3 to 4.0. This is an official upgrade from Samsung. It sounds like it's an easy process. Just download the Kies program from Samsung and ...
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Beginner's questions on tweaking non-branded Android phone (rooting, update recovery, update rom) [closed]

I have some beginner's questions for clarifying some concepts in Android phone. I am using a non-branded phone (ASK SP404) running Android 4.0.3. The Android OS in the phone comes from the ...
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How to make an application to ignore updates?

In my rooted LG Optimus One (a.k.a P500) running stock 2.3.3, I have few Google's applications preinstalled. When updates are being checked, notification for presence of updates are included for ...
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Android updates for Nexus bought from Amazon

Is there any difference in terms of either phone features, software versions or time to get new updates if I bought the Galaxy Nexus from Amazon instead of waiting for it to be sold direct from Google ...
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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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Accidentally accepted update, how can I abort before it actually installs?

I have been deliberately avoiding the latest Verizon D2G update for a few months now. It is really annoying that there is no way to make it stop asking me. But tonight I was tired and my finger ...
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Can I update my android system although the USB port is broken?

The USB port of my LG-p500 is not capable of exchanging data anymore (the device or any dmesg do not show up when connected to a computer). Charging still works, fortunately. Due to some annoying ...
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Update from app store stuck on “downloading..”

There are three apps that needs an update on my device, I've got an always-on 3G connection and it's working (I can use whatever app I need), but when trying to download the update from the app store ...
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How do I upgrade my Galaxy i5510 2.2 froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? can any one tell me how to upgrade Samsung galaxy i5510 2.2 froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread
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How to upgrade Samsung Galaxy S2 to ICS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade Samsung Galaxy II OS to android 4.0? I want to know if there is any official documentation on how to upgrade Samsung's Android enabled devices?