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How to do backups and updates properly with full device encryption?

I think about the following use cases: 'Perfectly' reverse encryption without losing settings Update ROMs. Even if /system, /data, /sdcard (internal) are encrypted Low level Backups with CWM. When ...
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Nexus 7 Kitkat update showing Verification Failed error

When I tried to update Nexus 7 to Kitkat from Settings > About > Update, it downloads the Kitkat update and after that shows "verification failed". I bought Nexus 7 from US and now I am in India.
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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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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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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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Updating Nexus 5 from 4.4.4 to 5.0 a month late

So my parent's nexus 5 is currently on 4.4.4 and I want to upgrade them to 5. When the initial 5.0 OTA was released they told me they got the notification to upgrade to 5.0 but they didnt update ...
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Restrict background data not working on android 4.2.2

Since updating my Samsung tablet to Android 4.2.2 I can no longer see the option to restrict background data when I select data usage > app > view app settings. For most apps now the view app settings ...
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Unfortunately, Software Update has stopped

I have Android 4.1.2 installed on my phone, which is not rooted. It's stock Android (I'm not sure if 100.00% stock though). This is the first Software Update notification that I have ever received. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Android hangs after rebooting when upgrading to 2.3.5

I used HTC's update software functionality to upgrade my Android to version 2.3.5. Though, upon reboot all I get is the cryptic icon (a phone and a red triagle with an exclamation mark inside). When ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Updating Unsuccessful, but Phone memory reduced

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i rooted smartphone. I tried to update to the latest firmware update by the default update option in setting menu and it started downloading update file of 26MB. Now ...
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Galaxy S I9000 doesn't start

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy S with 4.1.1 through Odin. But I didn't like it, so I wanted to restore it to Android 2.3 -- and and while restoring it my computer suddenly restarted and my mobile phone ...
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Nexus One stuck in a reboot loop after a failed system update

I think that the device may have lost power during a system update and it now won't boot. It sticks in a reboot loop. Can I re-flash it easily? I suspect the firmware is broken.
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Restore colors after Android update

I bought an Xperia t two weeks ago. When I plugged it today, I've been asked to update Android, what I did.. Now the sms "chat" changed color and display format.. many other things changed color and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...