Questions tagged [updates]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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is possible a Viewpad 10e Android version upgrade?

I have an old ViewSonic Viewpad 10e made in 2012 and has the following specs: http://specdevice.com/showspec.php?id=b800-28b6-103d-b3780033c587&lang=en From the manufacturer there is no other OS ...
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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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Galaxy A3, no software update available [duplicate]

Phone: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), model SM-A310F Phone runs Android 5.1.1, since purchased. Under Settings>About device>Software update ; it says: Download updates manually ; Last checked 7/22/...
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Remove downloaded system update from Huawei

Due to unfortunate circumstances I need to use my old phone again (Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Emui 5.0.1). I did a factory reset a few days ago, and am now trying to install my most important apps. ...
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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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Need to force update of Google Photos App

How do I force the Google Photos app (android) to UPDATE? It was in the middle of an update and got interrupted. Now it's a CPU hog - keeps prompting to update, but touching the "UPDATE" button just ...
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Password reset screens appearing while inactive; was I hacked?

I put down my Samsung Galaxy S7 phone after making a phone call, and then noticed that the settings appeared on screen, and things like "reset password" were being clicked and text was being entered ...
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How do I update the emoji set for standard messaging applications?

I have a basic compatibility problem with emoji: the emoji available on one Android device (Android 8.1) do not match those available on a second (Android 6.0?) in applications including the SMS ...
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Get software information

My samsung j7 prime phone has received an update from July 2019. I would like to know the previous firmware version (February era) to install that previous version, or if there is any way to return to ...
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Is there a way to schedule Playstore app updates? [duplicate]

I have a capped broadband connection and like 75% of my quota is only usable after midnight. I don't wanna waste my daytime quota on app updates and i can't stay up till midnight to do updates. Is ...
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Android : how to remove the downloaded android update

I have a securities concern. I installed a VPN software on my android and just after (the next day) android asks me do install an update (that is already downloaded via the VPN). I don't fully trust ...
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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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How do I get a new IP for my smartphone oukitel c13 pro

I'm using Oukitel C13 Pro, Cpu is quad-core and 2gb RAM with 16gb ROM. I'm trying to install plotagon on my device but it's not working, and I've also updated the plotagon still it's not working. what ...
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Samsung Galaxy Grand prime sm-g530h stuck after updating

I was updating my Galaxy grand prime by Odin and when Odin said that your update has been completed "passed", I plugged off my android and after that it is not starting. I have tried to ...
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Uninstalling updates for Chrome app

I uninstalled updates for Google Chrome app on my phone. And it deletes all my bookmarks, history and also all downloads. How download files from phone storage got deleted?
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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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I cannot update my Alcatel Pop 3 (5) smathphone os to version 5.2

I ask for help to update the Lollipop 5.1 operative system on my Alcatel Pop 3 (5) to Lollipop version 5.2. When I try to get an update the smartphone gives me the following error message: /...
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proxy settings after latest update

I'm using an S8+ and recently we got a "security update". Before this update, I was able to go into my wifi settings > advance > set proxy to manual and add IP address plus port. Now every-time I do ...
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How do I prevent my phone from restarting after a System Update?

Phone: Mobicel TRENDY_LITE Android: 8.1.0 For about two days now, I have been receiving many Security and System Updates. Every time an update is ready, my phone restarts without permission. After ...
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How to avoid Android Pie (call recordings BLOCKED!!!) with my security update?

My Huawei with Android 8 keeps pestering me constantly with "System Update Available for your device" and the choices are "download and install" and "later" but not "Leave me alone it's my damn phone"....
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Upgrade Android Version 5.0 to 9

My situation is my Phone Asus Zenfone 2 last update by ASUS was in 2016. Now few new apps are not supporting the old Android version. Now I want to upgrade my android version in my phone (Rooted/...
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Where do Android One updates come from?

I wonder who is building Android One stock ROMs and updates? Are Android One firmware and updates build by the manufacturer of the phone, or is this a service that google provides?
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How to save Google Authenticator accounts in Oreo-to-Pie upgrade without second phone?

I know that you can migrate accounts to second phone: see the thread How to migrate accounts to new Google Authenticator app?, which would work also here, but I would like to be able to do the thing ...
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How to remove a system app from the Play Store updates list [duplicate]

I wonder how I can remove SwiftKey Keyboard form the updates list. Notes It's a system app. Its Disable button is grayed out.
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how to use downloaded firmware from firmware Finder

I have jsnL21 C432 4/64 version I upgraded my phone by 3 button method from 8.2 to 9.0.1.158. Using Firmware Finder, I found a newer version of my firmware in 9.0.1.162 which has a lot of improvement ...
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Android repeats downloading updates from the 90% completion status (Android 5 to Android 6 update, Huawei)?

I have Android 5 Huawei phone which reports that Android 6 / EMUI 4 update is available. I selected the download option and the download happens up to 100% but then it springs back to the 90% ...
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Is it true, that Trump sanctions as of 01.06.2019 have started battery drainage on Huawei Android mobile phones?

It is 1st of June 2019 and new round of sanctions have started under Trump. And severe drainage of battery of my Huawei Android phone has started as well. 20% of batter is gone under just 1 hour. ...
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Wi-Fi does not work after Android Pie update

I just recently upgraded my OnePlus 3 to the Android Pie version which has been release for this version of the phone. But now I encountered an issue. Every time I try enabling Wi-Fi, it loads a ...
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Will Android be able to install OS updates without Google account?

I am working with android phones at work, we want to remove all google accounts from the phones before we give it to our customers. I know that the phones are not able to receive app updates, but ...
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Strange process on my Samsung J5 phone

After the last common reboot of my Samsung Galaxy J5 I get (and still see now) very strange screen. I have absolutely no idea - what this is? I did not even think about any software or firmware update....
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Device storage gradually increases after Android update for no reason

I have an Android smartphone whose internal storage memory get incrementally bigger after every software update for no obvious reason. I have looked everywhere over the Internet but the answers were ...
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How to keep track of updates to APK

I use only a handful of apk that are not from Google Play store (for whatever reason). For example Youtube Vanced, GCamera, Blokada. But since they are not in the Play store, is there any way I can ...
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WhatsApp Messenger zero-day exploit: How to upgrade?

It turns out that WhatsApp Messenger is affected by an exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability, which can be used to take over the phone with "zero clicks", by placing a call using specially crafted ...
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Phone app Frequent Contacts sorting changed

The phone app (icon: blue phone handle) has 3 tabs: "star" - starred contacts and frequently contacted "clock" - list of calls with timestamps "contacts" - all contacts alphabetically Recently the ...