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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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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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How can I update the fastboot driver for my Sony Xperia device

I Need to unlock the bootloader of my Sony xperia m2 dual. It's currently in stock. As soon as I connected my device in fastboot mode by pressing volume up button and connecting the USB cable my ...
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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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Why aren't my apps updating automatically?

i recently bought a Nexus 5x and installed all my previous apps. Everything was ok until i realized that Play Store was not updating automatically any of the aplications. I have checked the options ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to upgrade Android 4 and 5 to Androi 9 or higher OS in old phones [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy E5 phone it has Operating System Android 5. I want to upgrade it to Android 10 (root/unroot) replace ROM whatever method. I am looking for a systematic guide to do so. I also ...
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Update an app if an update is available but Play Store doesn't show update option.

I installed the earlier version of the Respawnables and now, I want to update the app. But there is no "Update" option available on the app's page in Play Store. How do I update the app?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My newly updated Droid rings at max volume even when ringtone is muted

I was forced to install a mandatory update (Droid version 9, Kernel version 3.18.91-16068741) for my Samsung Galaxy J7 around 2 weeks ago. Since then, there have been six (6) incidents where my phone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 4....
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Android WebView upgrade/degrade issues [closed]

I'm using an Android application utilizing system WebView. After Android OTA upgrade up to 6.0.1, WebView's major version was 47. As far as I have had some issues with this version (specifically, ...
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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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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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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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How can I cancel and delete OS Software update of Andoroid KitKat?

Initially I would like to update my Android OS from KitKat to Lollipop. Unfortunately, it will decrease around 950MB it internal memory/RAM. Then I decided will not continue to update it. But, how can ...
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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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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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Why phones with Android One don't get update to Q right now (2019)?

Android one phones are near stock version of Android. Starting Android 8 (or 9) project treble aims to deliver new version of Android without work from the OEM. Yet phones with Android one and ...
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Is there difference between update and re-installation for android apps?

I keep auto updates in Google Play on to make sure apps on my phone are always up to date. A few days ago I rooted my phone, which resulted in a factory format. After I re-installed all the apps I had ...
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How to downgrade from Android 10?

Android 10 is extremely unstable on my Pixel XL. Most apps crashed within a few seconds after open, even including Google Play Store. That means, I could not do any new app install, because Google ...
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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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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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Samsung update step by step

My phone samsung s7 edge (g935f) is running on android 6.0. And the latest update from samsung is 8.0. Can i flash directly 8.0 (Skip 7.0) or first I have to flash 7.0 then 8.0. I am confused that it ...
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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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“Device management downloading” notification: why and how to get rid of it?

I see "Device management downloading" notification. It appeared when I was not using the phone: why did it appear and how can I prevent it from appearing again? I don't want to update my phone's OS. ...
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How to check where do my updates come from?

Just switched the motherboard of my Galaxy Note 4, now I am wondering where do the phone gets its updates from? How to check this in Android? Thanks!
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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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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 ...