Questions tagged [updates]

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Pressing # before * clears all code in checkin

I want to dial *#*#2432546#*#* so aka *#*#checkin#*#* to check updates http://lifehacker.com/5719657/force-your-android-phone-to-check-for-a-system-update but when I press # in this place *#*#2432546#...
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Identifying the correct version of Google Play Services

My android phone has the following specifications : OS Version Jelly Bean MR1 4.2.2 Architecture armeabi-v7a Software Density 191dpi I need to update Google Play services manually since I am unable ...
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Why is my phone auto profile updating multiple times a day?

My Samsung updated a few weeks ago and it has had a "the profile update could not be completed" notification that I can't swipe away. And my phone has done a profile update several times ...
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How to Upgrade a Galaxy Tab A Model SM-T550 to the Latest Android

I have very little experience with Android, or any other mobile device operating system. I'm accustom to using Linux operating systems, where any time there is an update I can typically upgrade to the ...
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did “restrict background data” *per-app* just disappear in an os update? (android 4.2.2)

Just noticed this now, I'm pretty sure option was there a few days ago... now I can't stop Play Store from using up my data. There is now a global "restrict data access" but it doesn't seem to apply ...
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How to stop Play Store from auto-updating itself?

How can I stop Google play from automatically updating to the latest version? I tried deleting my hosts file but it's not being deleted. My phone is rooted.
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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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Unable to flash official Indian JellyBean ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000 SHV-E160l

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note GTN7000. When connected it to Kies it shows as galaxy note SHV-E160l. I tried to flash Indian Samsung official JellyBean 4.1.2 update to it via ODIN. I have ...
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How to update HTC desire 630 to Android 7 without rooting the phone?

I would like to update my HTC desire 630 to Android 7 without rooting it. I currently have 6.0.1 installed. Have anyone done it? Are there any good articles? I found this one, not sure if to try it ...
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SuperSu update binary error

I have a lg optimus g pro f240 running on android os version 4.4.2. I recently rooted the phone using the software in This thread I have installed SuperSu though each time I try and open it, it tells ...
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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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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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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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Upgrading galaxy s2 GT-I9100T 4.0.3 to 4.4

I'm pretty desperate trying for a day now rescuing my phone. I am new in this whole updating android firmware stuff and I did the following: root my phone, enabled USB debugging downloaden ODIN, ...
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How can i remove the new google updates? Especially keyboard?

How can i get rid of lollipop 5.1 update? Is there a way to use the previous version on my tablet? Please ?
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How does update.zip work?

update.zip s are packages containing replacements for parts of an android system. The packages contain all the files it the update is intended to replace, and a script that will do the replacement ...
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How to update gt p1000 system 2.2 in 2016?

I got an old Gt P1000 Galaxy and I have been studying Android stuff first time in my life. I have watched youtube videos about updating 2.2 system to new ones but the thing is that nothing supports ...
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Phone keeps restarting while system updating

My samsung galaxy core 2 got a system update so I installed it. Eventually it kept going to 90% until it said error and then restarted the whole process. It kept doing the same thing get to 90% say ...
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Clearing Dalvik Cache without root?

I recently tried updating my Motorola Atrix 4g. It downloaded, and then it booted down to try to update. However, instead of updating, it ends up booting to a screen that just says Failed to boot 2 ...
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How to fix device when stuck in firmware update with “Do not disconnect USB” message?

I have an LG Android phone. When I turned it off last night, it turned itself back on again with the firmware update showing "Do not disconnect USB". But when I received it from my contract holders, ...
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I get error 7 while updating Cyanogen OS 13 on OnePlus

I have OnePlus One with Cyanogen OS 13.0-ZNH0EAS2JK and I can't install OTA updates since I have TWRP as recovery (version 3.0.2-0). So, for this reason I downloaded the file of incremental version (...
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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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help on asus fonepad 8 os system fastboot flash

Help im having stuck on logo screen with no os and no serial number on boot. I've try recovery but fail. Trying faatboot :/E Fe380cg zip is show unable to rename/write data target /dev/block/...
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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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Phone log shows numbers not Contact Names after installing Samsung S3 Security Update

My Galaxy S3 was working great until I installed a security update yesterday (26/11/12). Immediately after, the names dropped off the calls list and it is now showing phone numbers only.
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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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“Software installation failed” error when booting up

I got stuck at Huawei Logo and it won't start, then I followed this instruction Download the same build you had before getting stucked or newer one, Extract it and transfer "dload" folder to the ...
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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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Update problem in Samsung J5

I have just re-installed Samsung J5 firmware manually. After install now whenever I try to check software update it gives error saying that " Unable to update the software. A network or server error ...
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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 know when my smartphone is EOL?

Long story short, I have been under the impression that my Samsung S5 had still been receiving security updates even though I was aware it wouldn't be getting any major Android updates. One Google ...
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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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4.2.2 update error on Samsung Galaxy s2 plus GT - I9105P

i got a Over The Air update for 4.2.2 on my Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus. I'm in India. After installing the update my phone rebooted and now it doesn't start. it only loads and shows the samsung's logo. ...
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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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update.zip just for fixing file permissions, possible?

I soft bricked my colorfly g808 by following this guide (Japanese) http://bl.oov.ch/2012/12/android-421-mvno-sim.html I didnt do it using adb shell but using a terminal emulator in the phone itself, ...
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Reinstall default apps on Galaxy S3 before updating to Jelly Bean

I want to update my Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean but after downloading the firmware using Kies, it starts updating, but then it stops with a "dead" Android with a red triangle icon. I think it's because 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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Upgrading Android from 4.2 to 4.4 on Lenovo Tablet B6000-HV

I have tried and failed to upgrade from Android 4.2 to 4.4 on my Lenovo B6000-HV. At first using OTA method; Error in the middle of process and I have to flash with stock ROM to make it working again. ...
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How to prevent Android from automatically downloading System Updates from the cellular network?

I've had Verizon's Samsung Note 5 for about 1.5 years. I don't have (and don't really want to pay for) an unlimited data plan so I use cellular data sparingly and use my home WiFi when downloading ...
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How to update samsung galaxy tab p1000 i.e. 2.2 to 2.3. using ADB?

I am updating the OS of my Samsung Galaxy tab p1000 (i.e. 2.2) to 2.3.6 using adb. I am using the steps below: Check whether device is connected or not using ADB. C:\Users\PC>adb devices ...
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Update WebView system component on KitKat

does anyone know a way to update the WebView system component on KitKat. I'm running 4.4.4, I think people get updates in Google Play in Android 5.0 and above but I would like to update it on KitKat ...
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removing the frequently contacted list after new update in April 2017

After the new update, the frequently contacted list appears. There is no favorite list any place that I can find. How do you remove these frequently contacted people from list?
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Is Nougat update available for LG K8?

So I have a 6.0 Marshmallow phone (LG K8). And I went to GSMarena to check the specs and I noticed that it says that LG K8 is upgradable to 7.0 Nougat. I went to check for update on my phone and ...
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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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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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network problem after update in lollypop of Micromax unite 2

I updated my unite 2 4gb from service Center in Lollypop. After then its problem create no network some time . Then its fixe when I on flight mode and off it or restarting phone. But after some time ...
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Unable to upgrade and install whatsapp

I didn't checked whatsapp in a few days, so I tried clicking into it, I got a message like this version of whatsapp is too old, please upgrade. I clicked the upgrade button and was led to the google ...
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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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I am confused about customizing ROMs

I'm trying to upgrade my Tivax MiTraveler tablet to run the latest version of Android. Unfortunately, the updater claims there are no updates available. Looking at this log file I obtained from ...
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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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