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An acronym for "Over The Air" update, an OTA update generally refers to a firmware upgrade that is distributed to phones or other devices wirelessly, usually by a cell carrier or device manufacturer.

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Android rk322x_box TV box on Andorid 6 tries to occasionally update and fails

I have an Android TV Box (MXQ-4K) Android/rk322x_box/. This device is on Android 6 and I bought it online; it came pre-rooted. It worked fine and then I stopped using it. Now after few years, I have ...
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Cannot update Android version on my Oukitel RT3 after unrooting it

It's been a while since I've rooted my Oukitel RT3. After seeing that an update was available, I unrooted it so I could install it without any problem. The only problem is that it says this: Couldn't ...
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Disable MIUI automatic updates setting on each reboot

I have a Xiaomi Redmi smartphone, and looking for a way to perform the following task on each boot or every day: Settings - System app updates - Settings - Automatic updates - Disable automatic ...
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Does going directly from QPR Beta-> major Android Beta (without going to stable in between) would force a wipe in between or not?

Others have asked elsewhere, so I'm looking for answers for them. Does anyone recollect from a year ago what the experience was if you're either on or opted into the Google Pixel Android 12 QPR ...
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Disabling automatic Android updates on an unrooted Samsung S22?

Is there any way to disable automatic Android updates (for the OS, not apps) on an unrooted Samsung S22 running Android 13? I bought it through T-Mobile, and it's really driving me insane. The phone's ...
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How do I upgrade an Android phone's version from my pc

Ok so I have Android 7.0 and I'm trying to upgrade it to Android 8 or 9 because some apps require that as the minimum version. The problem now is I feel like my phone has stopped receiving updates ...
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"Install update to keep device running smoothly" dialog comes but when try to install, it stuck at installing update

On my Android phone, I'm getting the below dialog but when I try to install an update, it is stuck. Please note that I have 20.83GB of free space in the Internal storage. I tried when the battery is ...
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How To Disable System Updates On Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G? Or How To Disable System App With ADB (Package Is Protected/Protected Package)?

I have a Cricket branded Motorola Moto G 5G Stylus running Android 11, and I'm trying to disable the system updates. I've already disabled system updates in developer options, but it still forces ...
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Can a Samsung receive OTA updates normally with a systemless root?

If a systemless root is done, will software updates still appear in settings/show up as a notification that there is a new update available? In case it does show up, can you download and install the ...
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How to create OTA zip and update OTA zip file into target device (android11)

I am working on Android 11. Cloned & compiled source code , all images are generated. Now I am trying to generate OTA zip file and update into target device. Can you please help me to generate OTA ...
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Oneplus 7 pro stuck at boot animation

I have a rooted Oneplus 7 Pro. Today my phone said that an OTA had finished downloading and to reboot to install the update. I had been postponing this update and decided to finally go through with it....
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How to extract boot.img from two ".bin" files (TF Flash Image)

I have got a TF Card flash image for my Hisense A6 (HLTE700T) and is trying to extract boot.img from it. However, instead of payload.bin, two bin files are present in the zip file: HLTE700T_TF (folder)...
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how to install OTA updates on TWRP rooted stock image

I have a stock ROM Android 10 on which I installed TWRP recovery and magisk root now my stock ROM after quite some time offered an OTA update , and it will not install ,obviously ,via TWRP. my ...
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New firmware (with bug fixes) is available on the official website of the manufacturer - do I need to update via PC?

I have Cubot KingKong Mini 2 (Android 10 smartphone) and the new version of the firmware is available on the official website of the manufacturer: https://cubot.net/Support/id/60/cid/16.html#hh It ...
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Faster way to copy slot B back to slot A after update

After update into Slot into B, is there any way to mirror the contents of B back to slot A? So that both slots have the same versions. How do copy complete updated slot B back to slot A efficiently?
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Tab A 10.1 Unknown pattern required after update

System update was recently completed. After the update, the tablet now requires a pattern to sign in but one has never been used on this device. It also requires a pattern to turn off or reset so a ...
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Using NetGuard, what app(s)/service(s) can be restricted to prevent system updates?

I've been using NetGuard for a little while now, and I've really liked it so far. I hate the forced system updates which seem to come more and more frequently. For a handful of reasons, I'd like to ...
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Updating Pixel after many months. Will I get all the missing monthly security patches?

Not a duplicate of this Are security patches only applied to the latest Android version? I have a Pixel 4a, Android 11, running November security update. For various reasons, I do not wish to apply ...
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How can I get rid of the "Restart now to finish the update" popup?

I have a Pixel 2 XL that I MUST keep on Android 10 for various reasons. (Yes, I am aware of the implications of doing this. This is a device that I use for development tasks, I don't go to random ...
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How to cancel an announced Android System update

I wrongly click the button to book a update for Android System. How can I cancel it before Nov 22 after 02:00
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How does virtual A/B software update work?

https://source.android.com/devices/tech/ota/virtual_ab is there any additional information or links related to the topic of software update in virtual A/B partition? Asking for a virtual A/B update ...
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Documentation of /system/addon.d

Placing scripts into /system/addon.d/ makes them execute before and after every OTA packag upgrade. This is used or mentioned in multiple places. I have multiple questions about this: Is this a ...
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Xiaomi A2 stuck in a reboot loop because of data partition

I installed the October 2020 update for my Xiaomi A2, and then it entered a reboot loop, giving me a "Cannot load Android system" message. Actually, when I boot up the phone, I automatically ...
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How to force a smartphone to update?

How come two Nokia 9 phones have the same model, phone service provider and location, but one of them insists there were no updates (neither security nor Android itself which should be 10, not 9, by ...
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I accidentally started the download/install process for the Android 11 beta, can I cancel it?

I have two Pixel phones on Android 10. Yesterday I joined the Android Beta program to get Android 11, with the intention to try Android 11 on one phone and keep the other on Android 10. I started the ...
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System Update Failure on Rooted Device

I have a Lenovo Tab M8 tablet (FHD FB-8705F) that's rooted. There is a System Update available. When I download this update I get a pop up screen to install. When I click on this the phone restarts ...
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How can I see the history log of system updates?

I need to know the history log of system updates (ROM / OTA updates). Is there any file on the device that contains this information?
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Stuck with bricked OS

A few days ago I've updated my rooted(with magisk) galaxy s10(SM-G973F) to the latest firmware(patched with magisk) of ILO(G973FXXU7CTF1 - my previous firmware - G973FXXU4BTA8 - had one ui 2.0), and ...
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Phone not listed when using 'adb devices' command on mac

My Google Pixel 2 is stuck in a boot loop and after searching for ways to fix this online I found that applying a Rescue OTA to the device has solved a few people's issues. Initially I downloaded ...
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How incremental OTA works in AB oTA update

I understood AB OTA work flow in android. I could not able to understanding, How incremental OTA works in AB update in AOSP. Full OTA_V0: A-->Active state B-->Inactive state Incremental ...
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OTA update is not enter into recovery mode in android10

Created ota_v1.zip and ota_v2.zip. Followed this script https://github.com/dpavlin/android-command-line/blob/master/adb-install-update.sh My device not going recovery more, just device is reboot. I ...
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What will happen after downloading OTA in to android10 device

I got to know how to OTA checking the new version , downloading the file. I am queries about to know, how OTA is working after downloading the OTA firmware in device(indetail) level. I have check in ...
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How to create manually create my own ᴏᴛᴀ update file to be used for adb sideload?

In my case, I don’t want to permanently root my own device and if possible, I want to modify the /data partition directly. In order to do so, I want to add a single file to the /system partition or ...
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Two years of operating system upgrades (Android - one) - how is it implemented?

"Android One phones will receive at least two years of OS upgrades," according to Google. I interpret this statement as follows. An Android One phone will receive at least two major version ...
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Why can I still not receive OTA updates after flashing stock firmware on my Moto G7?

After purchasing a Motorola Moto G7, I rooted it using TWRP and Magisk. After a few months of having it rooted, I decided to undo the process in order to restore the ability to receive OTA updates. ...
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What's inside the Android A/B-Update payload.bin?

I am using Android 8 for an embedded device, with Android Verified Boot 2.0 secured via HW-keys, and A/B OTA update (no streaming). I want to make sure that the software on the device is tightly ...
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How does update_engine validate a differential update-image with dm-verity enabled?

I am working with Android 8, Android verified boot with dm-verity, and block-based differential seamless A/B updates. To my understanding, the Android update_engine performs some validations of the ...
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How do I install OTA updates while rooted with Magisk?

First of all, here are my specs (let me know if I'm missing anything): Device: Moto G7 (river) OS: Android 9 Build Number: PPOS29.114-134-2 Magisk Version: 20.0 Magisk Manager Version: 7.5.3 I ...
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Android OTA update fail when increased the system.img size

I am working on IMX6Q with Android 7 for OTA update. Current system.img size 499 MB with this OTA update work. I increased this due to compilantion error. If system.img is above 499 MB ota update fail....
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How to disable automatic updates on Moto phone with Android Pie

I have magisk installed because of which updates are failing. Every few hours it will download the update in background, and try to install, and fail. It's draining my battery and consuming my ...
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Google Pixel 3 - Cannot Stop Security Updates

I just recently got the new pixel 3 and have loved the phone from stem to stern but I have this huge issue with it. Since I turned it on and ported all my contacts, photos, etc over it has not loaded ...
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How do I apply an OS update manually without rooting my device?

I have an RCA Galileo Pro 11" running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In the recovery menu, I have the option to install an update from the SD card or over ADB, either without rooting. I'd like to run a ...
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Disable automatic system updates in Android One?

Is there some hack which I can use to disable automatic check and installation of system updates on an Android One device? I have my device rooted and the automatic installation attempt breaks my ...
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Monthly OTA update

When the monthly security OTA update is being applied, does the android system verify the integrity of the system partitions and system apps ?
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My keyboard got removed when updating to Android 8 Oreo

Yesterday I updated my Samsung S7 (SM-G930F) to Android Oreo version 8.0.0. After the update I do not have any keyboard, just the Google's Voice Typing is showing up when I would like to type ...
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Two 4G sim enabled simultaneously (Jio & Airtel) - Samsung Galaxy On Max

I have Samsung Galaxy On Max and inserted two different carrier SIM cards that are Jio4g and Airtel. It has been written that this device is dual sim 4g. It was working fine till I was using Jio4g as ...
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How to fix TWRP bootloop caused by an OTA update attempt on rooted phone without losing any data (including apps')?

My wife, unfamiliar with rooting, agreed to update my rooted Moto C Plus when it requested an update. Needless to say, that didn't turn out well. As a result, now my phone is booting only to TWRP. I ...
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Google calendar force closing after OTA update (SM-G930A)

I have a G930A, un-rooted, running AT&T's version of Oreo (8.0.0). I received an OTA update over the weekend and cannot use Google Calendar since--app force stops. I also cannot do a calendar ...
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A/B (Seamless) update device questions

The internal storage of each Android device is separated into partitions such as system and boot. Most devices have only a single copy of each partition, but devices that support seamless updates have ...
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Can airplane mode be maintained during a system update?

When traveling internationally, it's often a good idea to put the phone in Airplane Mode before departure, activate wi-fi as needed, and leave the phone in Airplane Mode until returning to one's home ...
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