Questions tagged [updates]

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How can an Android user know which Project Mainline modules their phone supports?

Project Mainline (officially "Modular System Components" - https://source.android.com/devices/architecture/modular-system) introduced a set of OS components that Google can update via "...
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Don't use Google and APKPure misbehaves - how do I update apps?

I have RedMi 3s (Android 6.0.1) phone. Also, I don't like Google, don't use their email and don't work with a Google account - so I don't use the Google Play Store. For a few years, I have been using ...
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Updating Android make it to user more data transfer, now there is no way to block data by default

I have accidentally updated my Android One phone to v10 of 2020-05-01 and now each time I switch-on the phone data transfer is also on. How can I disable data transfer by default so I need to manually ...
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New Android version for Acer DA220HQL [duplicate]

I have got the following android model (Acer DA220HQL) with Android Ice Cream installed (Android 4.0.4). Unfortunately this version is quite outdated nowadays and all android apps do not work. I ...
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Whatsapp keep asking to set up backup then stucks at setup screen

Everytime I open whatsapp it goes to the setup backup screen. After selecting backup frequency and clicking done, it goes no further. If I want to read a message I have to go from the message alert at ...
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Update Sony Xperia C5303 ( with Android 4.3 ) to new version?

Is it possible upgrade or update Sony Xperia C5303 ( with Android 4.3 ) to Android 8.1 with Xperia Companion software ? Or any description else ?
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My Pixel 2 XL doesn't show updates. Stuck at Android 9

I inherited a Google Pixel 2 XL Android phone that I cannot manage to upgrade from Android 9 to Android 10, let alone Android 11. It doesn't see any update at all. When I go to the System Updates ...
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Updating old Android Jellybean (4.2.2) Device

My friend has just dug out an old Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0. It looks like it hasn't been used in a long time, and hasn't been updated in years. It doesn't support TLS 1.2 and is missing updates to ...
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ADB immersive mode and wm overscan commands no longer work on Android 11

I upgraded to Android 11 without knowing that it broke compatibility with existing immersive mode and window manger overscan adb commands. Are there new alternatives to these commands in adb now? I ...
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Bundled Microsoft apps keep getting updated even though they are disabled

My phone came with several non-uninstallable "factory apps". Three of these are Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Even though I have disabled these, and uninstalled any updates to save space, the ...
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Where are the download images for Android?

I'm attempting to update my older Samsung 10.1 to a newer version of Android (7.1) which has been confirmed on a few sites that it's working. However, the only download links I've found are on sites I'...
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Is there a way to receive security updates after vendor stops them, without compromising SafetyNet attestation?

Imagine the following situation: The vendor of my phone has stopped providing security patches for the stock OS. The HW is perfectly fine and powerful enough for years to come, so I'm definitely not ...
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Why does Android force close apps after update?

I have been using Linux in my PC for a long time. I had noticed that if an app is updated while it is running, the app is not forced to close or restart. But in Android, I noticed that apps are forced ...
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Uses for an original Le Pan tablet Android 2.2

2011 Le Pan Android tablet running Froyo. Before I toss it, are there any practical uses?
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Does Android update and Google services still work on Huawei P30 Pro?

It's one of the best smartphone in the market, with all the top specs, is it a bad time to buy it in 2020 given the fact of US Government bans? I am concerned about Google services and future Android ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy A70 stuck in boot loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy A70 (A705FN) which worked fine until i decided to update to Android 10. I downloaded the update and everything was fine until the phone restarted and got stuck in a boot loop. ...
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Help trouble shoot audio driver

So my audio stopped working after the upgrade to android 10. And I can not roll back to Android 9. Phone Samsung Note 9. Android 10. Need help understanding the start-up process in android. Which file ...
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Android forgot my password after installing updates

I know it sounds pompous to say this but android seems to have forgotten my password. I updated, get met with a black screen asking for my password, enter the password and... sits on screen saying it ...
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Huawei Y7 is frozen on 'installing update …5%'

this phone all of a sudden froze on update failed and now its frozen on installing update...5% ive tried numerous times to reboot it by pressing the volume down and power buttons but it still does the ...
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Geckoview Firefox missing features

The Firefox for Android upgrade FAQ mentions missing features in the new geckoview version of Firefox, but I couldn't find a list of missing features. What features will be missing after the upgrade?
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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 can I know this information?
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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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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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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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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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