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ASUS ROG II - Android Update

So, unfortunately I brought a Tencent Branded ASUS ROG II phone and paid a hefty amount for something ASUS calls unofficial Consequences: No Android Security Update No Software Update since August ...
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Update app in the Play Store using APK [closed]

I have developed an Android application and I'm now distributing it over the Play Store. The problem is that when I release a new version of the app some devices do not update the app, so it seems ...
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Smart phone - USB Tethering, hot spot, and wifi

I am using a smart phone with USB tethering via USB-C while also using the phones built in wifi and the built in hot spot function all at the same time. Dell WD19 docking station is utilizing the ...
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Merging Backup files into one single img file

After making a backup the folder contains multiple files like: backup.img boot.img kernel.img recovery.img system.img Is there any way to combine or merge those files into one single .img file?. To ...
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App Switcher on Android 10 constantly crashes after minor update on Moto Z4

Motorola MotoZ4 was running Android 10 and it worked fine, then an update was forced, qdfs30.130-42-1-2, with constant daily prompts to restart stating that it would restart on its own if I did not do ...
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APEX error during Pixel security update: no key found

This error is shown for literally every app on the device. Update process is "optimising apps". E/apexd: Failed to activate /system/apex/com.android.runtime.release.apex : Failed to verify Apex ...
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Info on and removal of COVID contact tracing in Google Play Services

Has anybody had a closer look into this module what it really does? I want to know if the functionality will work if bluetooth is turned off. I guess a surefire method to test this would be to remove ...
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how to upgrade operating system of micromax E311 device for a novice user

I have Micromax E311 phone. For some reason the settings of phone have become unreachable. So on the display I see com.android.settings. Setting icon with a mechanical gear on it but when I tap it ...
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Why Were My Timezone Definitions Updated?

I just got this update notification Update time zones New time zone definitions are available. Time zones will be updated the next time your phone restarts. Did any real time zones actually ...
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Ainol Novo 10 Hero and Tesco Hudl - can I update the OS?

I've got a couple of old tablets that don't get updates from the mnaufacturer any more. Are there any options for a new OS on them - Android, Linux, LineageOS or whatever? Tablets are Tesco Hudl ...
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Can/How to Update Alldaymall a88s Android 4.4 to 5.0?

Recently received donated tablets for our school. I need to update the Android software in order to use them. I have looked under settings, also in the Google Playstore & did a factory update. I ...
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Disable Wallpaper Autoresize and Scroll

My RCA Voyager Pro (Android 8.1.0) recently got a firmware update. Since the update, I have not been able to set a wallpaper without it "zooming in." Take these screenshots for example. When I select ...
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to identify these services after upg. to andr 10?

To all, please tell me if this is relevant to the forum. the problem: I want to identify these services that appear after the upgrade to Android 10, in adjustments -> applications and ...
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How can I update my Android Mi A1?

For a while, I have had a notification "Couldn't install system update." Retrying the update and restarting the phone don't help. This is the "December 2017 Security Update." The current ...
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how do I delete old numbers/addresses from the cloud. I have a verizon V30 android phone

when i want to change someones number or home address i cant get the update on the cloud also. The old info still shows up, so there are 2 phone numbers etc...How can I fix this
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My LG G5 battery is stuck inside the device and I have a frozen 'Firmware Update' screen. Please help

My LG G5 phone is stuck on a screen saying 'Firmware Update'. It has been at 0 percent for hours now and there is a code that says 633A B50. I would have tried to remove the battery, but the bottom ...
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How to safely upgrade unlocked phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 from Virgin Mobile that was SIM unlocked and I'm now using Mint. I was prompted for an update by Samsung and it relocked my phone, I had to contact Virgin Mobile to unlock ...
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Nokia 7.1 won't boot after Google Security Patch update

My phone (Nokia 7.1, Android 10) downloaded a Google Security Patch update over night and asked me to reboot the system for installing the patch. But after the reboot, it said that the system is ...
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SGH-i257: Custom ROM [duplicate]

As this is my first posting, I hope I'm doing it correctly: I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (AT&T) SGH-i257. The unit is both unlocked (open lock symbol appears on the screen at each start-up) ...
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samsung s4 update os 5.1.1 to 7.0 nougat

How do I update Samsung s4 operating system os5.0.1 to 7.0(Nougat) or higher. I have downloaded kies and smart switch and have backed up my phone but need to know the next steps.
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Forcing Android To Update

I have a Samsung J7 smartphone. It's currently running version 8.1 and I want to improve it to Android version 10. By clicking "update" in settings, it says "the latest version has already been ...
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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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Update external installed app from Play Store

Some days ago, I installed an app downloading it directly from the enterprise server. Today, an update was uploaded to the Play Store, but there, I can not see the update button to automatically ...
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What are these carrier configuration settings and which Android service handles them?

I signed a new mobile contract and received a carrier configuration message, but it seems that the settings were not updated properly. Up- and download is way too slow (typical 3G speeds) despite "4G" ...
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What mitigation can I take for CVE-2020-0022 (aka BlueFrag)?

A vulnerability, CVE-2020-0022, was recently announced in some versions of Android. My phone, a Sony Xperia XA2, does not yet have an update available. What should I do in the meantime? The report ...
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How to roll-back speech-to-text “upgraded?”

Recently ran some updates on my phone. But now, speech to text is wonky. It's worse than it was, any slight pause and it auto-inserts a "." by itself, can't turn that off. It misunderstands more ...
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Android Update Results in “Hash of data does not match digest in descriptor” error

My Samsung Galaxy A70 prompted for a software update this morning. I dutifully complied and left it to get on with it. Upon return, I was presented with the following error: partition tz ...
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install GrapheneOS on Pixel 3aXL

I bought a secondhand phone to test the secure GrapheneOS, but I am not able to find a way to install it via Win 10 or macOS. Please help me
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How to update android version

on HUDL HT7S3 from jelly bean 4.2.2 to 4.4. please for the love of god is there someone out there who can help me, I'm going out of my mind trying.
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After update to Android 9, moto g6 vibrates on home button press even though vibrations turned off

My phone just updated and now every time i press the home button i get a vibration. How do i turn off vibrations? here's a photo of my vibration settings.
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Why is my Galaxy A20 not receiving security updates?

So I have a galaxy A20 (a phone released in April) and it received all the updates every month timely until it started receiving updates in December. It's still on the November Security Patch. Can ...
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Android 7 won't update

On my Alcatel U5 I keep getting a massage saying that a system update has been downloaded, press instal. When I do that it fails saying the file is corrupt and it will download again, same thing ...
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SIM Card Not Detected After Upgrade

I recently tried to upgrade my phone (Lenovo P2a42, AEX 6.7, Android 9.0, rooted with Magisk 20.3) to Android 10 (HavocOS 3.1, Android 10). Unfortunately, it had quite a few issues and I ended up ...
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Is permission elevation still a security issue for end users when updating Android?

Is this still an issue for end users?: Researchers have determined that the Android update process has a vulnerability that allows permission elevation without user knowledge. Android allows ...
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How do I NOT install the apps that Google Play Store offeres for review?

I have a new Nokia 3.1. It immediately wanted to download updates, which it did successfully. Now I have a notification that I can't get rid of to "Complete setup by installing apps". When I touch it, ...
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A/B partitioning - which slot is really flashed?

I have a Moto Z3 Play with stock ROM and rooted it by Magisk. Phone is seamless updates and treble ready. Everything works fine. Yesterday system updater was trying to update to the newest version but ...
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How to go about installing opkg from source in an Android noArt device?

Below is data to get info about distribution and architecture of the Android noArt device output of cat '/proc/version' : Linux version 4.4.22+ (user@domain.com) (gcc version 4.8 (GCC) ) #xx SMP ...
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How to disable Moto Update popup?

I have a Moto G5s Plus. It's on Nougat and rooted. At the moment, I don't want the Oreo update. However, Moto keeps bugging me with a popup to update. I believe it's the Moto Update Services app. Is ...
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How to prevent disabled apps from being updated and, therefore, re-enabled?

I have a tablet running Android 6. More than half of the applications on it are disabled, because I don't need them, but can't uninstall them (Cloud Print, Google Korean Input, Google Play Games, ...
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When does exactly Google Play updates the apps if the automatic update option is selected? [duplicate]

As soon as they are released or when the phone is idle? Or maybe just at random? 🤔
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Software Upgrade issue

I was checking for an update on my mobile oppo f9 pro since I found an upgrade in another oppo f9 pro but unfortunately I found it in downloads and couldn't upgrade my mobile
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Upgrading a locked Android 4.4.2

I want to try to upgrade my Huawei Y560-U02 Android 4.4.2 to anything newer but it should at least be Android Lollipop. I opened another thread in regards for this phone in order to get the firewall ...
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Can a rooted phone on stock OS be updated without wiping the data?

If so, how? The below is just personal experience relating to the titled question. I have a OnePlus 5T; it's my second smartphone, and just as I'd always planned to do with my second phone, I rooted ...
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How can I avoid the firmware update every time when I plug my phone into my laptop?

So, for some days now, whenever I plug my phone (LG Q6) into my laptop to get music or photos exchanged between the two, it restarts and tells me that it wants to update the firmware, which it then ...
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Skip update during set up and go straight to Google Account sign in

I've got a phone that's having problems updating to Android 9. It constantly fails the update saying "Installation Problem" with no further detail. However, I don't need the phone to update right now, ...
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Why does Play Store on Android Wear claim ten updates when there are only two?

My Ticwatch S2 notifies me when there are app updates available, which when tapped gives the option to update all or open (I have auto-update apps turned off). I picked open. However, instead of ...
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o/s upgrade failure

my first post here so hoping for some help please. I have two Meizu Note 2 phones, one of which is unused so better battery etc. The problem is that I would like to upgrade the flyme o/s to the same ...
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where does the official, “non-custom firmware” Android os look for version updates?

When the "new update is available" popup appears on the screen, does the os go to the manufacturer's server or the google's servers to download the update? in other words who is the main version ...
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Are Android updates signed with Google's private key or other signing techniques?

I noticed that Android pops automatically for new updates and patches. Are these updates signed so that the device knows it's from the official publisher and not from some server spoofer?
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How do I recover lost bookmarks in Chrome

I just uninstalled Chrome updates and lost all my bookmarks. I didn't sync my accounts. Is there any way to recover all the lost bookmarks? I'm using a Samsung GT-N7100 Android version 4.4.2

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