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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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Why doesn't Samsung Kies show an update for my Galaxy Ace?

My phone has Android 2.3.3, build GINGERBREAD.XWPKY. I have the latest version of Kies and my phone isn't rooted. But I believe I should see an upgrade to 2.3.5 there. Any clues? Note: When I first ...
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The last App update keeps downloading after reboot

When I update an app everything works fine. Android Market shows that the update was succesful and nothing is downloading. Also there are no items in "downloads". But when I reboot, the progress bar ...
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How to upgrade to Android 2.2 [Samsung GT i5800]?

I have a Samsung GT i5800 with original Android firmware and an offical Windows 7 PRO/64bit machine and a Samsung USB cable that I got with the phone. How can I update it offically to a fresher ...
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“Parse error” when updating swype

When I try to update the swype beta via the Swype Installer app, it starts downloading the Swype Installer, but then I get the error message "Parse error". I tried downloading a new Swype Installer ...
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Updating Droid X running leaked Gingerbread to official release without root

I have a stock unrooted Droid X running a leaked version of the Gingerbread update (system version 4.5.588). How can I update to the official release (system version 4.5.596) without root?
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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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How to check version of OR update the flashplayer on HTC Android phones?

Is there a way to check the version of the installed flashplayer? And how do you update the flashplayer? Is it automagically updated?
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Is it possible to upgrade/replace built-in “contacts” aplication?

I was wondering if it is possible to build "Contacts" from ASOP/Google sources, and then replace original -single application- provided by phone manufacturer? This concerns device without root. I ...
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Install GMail 4.9 on 2013 Nexus 7 with Android 5 “Upgrade”

How can I install gmail 4.9 on my Android 5.0 tablet? I just (ignorantly) upgraded to Android 5.0 on my 2013 Nexus 7. Unfortunately, doing so also upgraded my gmail to version 5.0, which I do NOT ...
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How to fix file permissions on Android 5 so that a certain app can access certain files?

Background: I had a rooted Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.4 that was working well. Then I got the notification to update to Android 5. To this end, I flashed the stock recovery for Android 4.4.4 from Google ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update deleted Play Store and a bunch of other Google apps

Today my Galaxy S3 alerted me that there was an update to Push Services available. For once I actually thought "hey, let's not dismiss this update" and went through the whole process. There were no ...
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Why can't I update my Nexus 4 to Lollipop?

As I understand it, Android Lollipop (5.0) is now generally available over-the-air. My Nexus 4 briefly offered for an hour or two to install it. I said yes, and watched it start to download. When I ...
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System update on restart takes to TWRP

I guess everyone got notification for downloading update for android 5.0 lollipop on nexus 5. When the download is complete and the phone is restarted, it takes me to TWRP screen and I could not ...
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Update last checked ^ 1

When I navigate to settings -> about tablet -> system updates, it tells me updates were last checked "^ 1" instead of giving a date and time like I expected. Clicking on check now does apparently ...
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Link2SD fails for application updates

I have rooted my Xperia M and installed Cyanogenmod 11 (Android 4.4.4). Since the internal memory of my device is limited, I am using Link2SD (3.5.2 free) to link apps on my SD card. The problem I am ...
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Zagg Folio Tab 4 no longer connects to my Galaxy Tab 3

I own a Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, and I just updated it to Android 4.4.2. I have a Zagg Folio Tab 4 10.1, and up until the update, it worked perfectly fine. Now, it connects to my tablet, but input does not ...
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Samsung S4 Active turning itself off

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I'm using a Samsung S4 Active with stock Samsung-branded Android. Since I updated the OS from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2 my phone is sometimes turning itself ...
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samsung galaxy s duos s7562 update is not installing

I have Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 and recently received a notification about Software Update so that i proceed to install but update is not installing my mobile. I tried using Kies also and getting ...
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Duration of System Update - Nexus 4 (after download) - 4.4.2 to 4.4.3?

How long is it supposed to take to install the system update, I think from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3, on a Nexus 4? I downloaded the 70 MB and after the phone restarted, it attempted to install the system ...
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How do I get the latest Android update? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, I am running Android 4.2. I select check system updates, and it checks for updates, but it never updates to Android 4.4. How do I get it to update itself?
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updating from 4.3 to 4.4.x

I would like to upgrade my current nexus 4 that's already rooted on 4.3 to the latest 4.4.x android, ideally while keeping my root. Any tips on how to do this? I've fallen so far behind on the ...
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galaxy3 update that keeps updating for 3 days plus!

My Galaxy 3 said there was an update to 4.3 available. So I connected a charger and started the upgrade. It warned me that I cannot use phone while upgrading, even for an emergency, bla bla. Of ...
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How to check for updates of sideloaded apps

And if possible also check if there is a beta/orevennewer version of the app. I often flash new rom or restore and I have to use a backup application to restore apps and other things(The best I know ...
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Pipo M8 pro launchers

I have a new Pipo M8 pro max tablet. I accidentally deleted the launchers when I tried to get rid of a few apps. I now realise that launchers are a necessary part of the android o/s. I have tried the ...
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Can't update android 4.4 to 4.4.2 on nexus 7 2012

I have a rooted nexus 7 running android KitKat 4.4. On my notification bar there is an update message to make o.s 4.4.2 , when I click on it to install the update, it restarts the tablet and the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Discover SCH-R740C running 4.0.4 fails the JB 4.1 update

Our service provider cricket has now released the 4.1 JB update. My friend and I have the same phone, and got the message to update at the same time. His went thru no issue – but mine downloads, ...
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Calendar alerts stopped working after upgrading my Galaxy S3 to 4.3

I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3. Now my calendar alerts don't pop up anymore. Any ideas on how to get my calendar alerts working again?
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Updated Galaxy Note 8 to 4.2.2: can't pair with Bluetooth devices afterwards

With the previous version, 4.1.2, no problem to discover and pair with my Bluetooth speakers. However, after 4.2.2 upgrade, the Note 8 cannot find them when scanning. My phone, a Galaxy S4,(version ...
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How can I seamlessly update Cyanogenmod by preventing “signature verification failed” error?

I really like how Cyanogenmod can be updated from the Settings menu. After a new update is downloaded, it even asks to if it should reboot to install the new package. It seems that the update concept ...
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Recovering from lengthy rom upgrade on HTC Desire S

I started installing Android 4.0.4 on HTC Desire S from the official website. It had an executable that I just launched and clicked through to start installation. It should have taken about ten ...
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Error code 919 when updating or installing apps [duplicate]

I am on holiday using hotel Wi-Fi. None of my apps will update, and I cannot install any new ones. Got the mesage error code 919. Is it the hotel Wi-Fi or a tablet problem (Sony S)?
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How to make an Android update for your own device? [duplicate]

I have this devices which the android version is 4.2. After read some articles about Kitkat, I'm really excited and want to try to experience it on my phone. However, it seems the manufacturer won't ...
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Difference between exported apk and app backed up apk [closed]

Hi I have signed an android project with my signature and exported it as .apk file. I uploaded it to Google play and installed it in my mobile. I use an app to take a backup of the file and then as my ...
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Galaxy S GT-I9000 cannot get into recovery boot screen or update to Jelly Bean

I was given this phone by a friend. I have already put in a Samsung unlock code and a reset code, but I want to update the software to Jelly Bean and I'm not sure how to do this. I cannot use Google ...
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How to upgrade or remove and install a new Android OS in Ubislate 7C+ Tablet [duplicate]

I want to install a new Android version in my Ubislate 7C+ EDGE Tablet. It has wi-fi, 3G Network support, 10 point touch screen, inbuilt SIM card slot, 4Gb internal memory and 512Mb of RAM, and a 7in ...
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Need help. I'm going to install Android 4.1 on at&t HTC One X

I've just started upgrading of my HTC One X at&t version. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) released for AT&T HTC One X .... but how to install it on unlocked AT&T phone? I followed this link. ...
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Upgrade for htc tattoo g4 from iOS 1.6 to 2.2 [duplicate]

How do I upgrade to iOS 2.2 on the htc tattoo g4 from iOS 1.6 to 2.2 ?
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Nexus 4 not getting 4.3 update

I have a Nexus 4 Device. I had got 4.3 update in System updates about 15 days ago. But I didn't update that time.And now I want to update it so if I go and check for updates, its showing that your ...
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Just did system update and forgot I had TWRP and root and now the updates changes havent taken affect!

Help! I have just installed the Android 4.3 update on my Nexus 7 which is rooted with a vanilla kernel with TWRP installed. It rebooted after the update and it booted straight into TWRP so I rebooted ...
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How to change the interface or positions of the home and back buttons after updating a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet?

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 downloaded an update. Now, the buttons (home, back) on the bar are in the middle. Previously, they were postioned left. It's really uncomfortable. It seems that I ...
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What to do if Galaxy S2 firmware upgrade failed and the phone is not working at all?

I was upgrading my Galaxy S2 from Gingerbread 2.2.3 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2. In the middle of the process the USB cable just got disconnected and I only see a picture of mobile connected to a PC and a ...
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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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Installing a fresh copy of Android on my rooted Galaxy Tab 10.1 2

I've got a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which has been rooted, though it's still stock firmware. It has a whole bunch of problems right now with certain apps, e.g. it currently can't play any music (player ...
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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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Current firmware version is not supported to update via kies

I've got Samsung captivate glide. It comes with at&t only so I've got unlocked version. Its base firmware version is 2.3.5 Ginger Bread. Official update of ICS 4.0.4 is out by at&t and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...