Questions tagged [updates]

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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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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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Is it possible to update from Android 4.2 to 4.4 without disturbing the bootloader?

I have, for example, downloaded an update from android 4.1 to 4.2. All it consisted of was 10 new system apps, 5 libraries, 3 fonts, and a new bootanimation. What I would like to know is if an update ...
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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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Cannot update some apps

I am using Android 8.1, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, Google Play Store v 23.8.08-21, Google Play Services v 20.50.16. Everything installed from the Play Store. For a few apps that I have installed, ...
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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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“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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Stop and disable Android system update on Motorola phones

My phone is a non-rooted Motorola Moto G4 Play (XT1607). It is getting old, there's no space left, and I don't want to update the Android operating system. By mistake, I clicked "Update" and ...
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The whatsapp voice notes are notworking

The voice notes are working if i hered them through whatsapp, but in storage, they are named "PTT......opus." but still arent working, the device says there is no application to do this action, so do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pixel 5 bootloop after flashing patched magisk boot image

I was running Magisk on Android 11 on my Google Pixel 5. I installed it using a patched boot image from 11.0.0 (RD1A.200810.021.A1, Oct 2020, EU carriers). Today Android 11 prompted me with an update, ...
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trouble with update android lenovo A2010-a

Today I updated my Android Lenovo A2010-a to latest version (Android 5.1): I just click on message like that "Your have new update. Update have downloaded and can be installed". Than was opened new ...
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My phone is soft-bricked after ADB update

This is the problem: I always connect my phone to computer, to charge it, but I tried to execute ADB shell into recovery mode. 1- I've entered into recovery mode 2- I tried to go to "Apply update ...
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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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Android 11 update for Samsung Galaxy S10 devices

When will an update come to Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy S10 devices? Currently Android 10 is installed.
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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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Is it possible to disable Google Play updates?

Is it possible to disable updates to Google Play and Google Play Services? I have automatic updates switched off, but this 2 Google apps are upgrading itself without my permission, and I can only ...
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Updating Pixel after many months. Will I get all the missing monthly security patches?

Not a duplicate of this Are security patches only applied to the latest Android version? I have a Pixel 4a, Android 11, running November security update. For various reasons, I do not wish to apply ...
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Galaxy S5 after System Update is asking for SIM Network Unlock PIN

I recently purchased a Galaxy S5 on http://amazon.co.uk. This was a well deserved upgrade from a galaxy S2. When I got the phone I powered it on with my Vodafone Spain SIM card and it worked ...
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How can you remove notification of new Messages chat features

A few updates ago on my Samsung Galaxy S10 added new "chat features from Google" and a notification of this new feature was flagged with the standard "N" icon:   Clicking the N ...
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How to update Android on Samsung Tab 8.9 - GT-P7300

I have a tablet Samsung Tab 8.9 Model number: GT-P7300 It has Android 3.2 and it should be upgradable to Android 4.0.4 I downloaded a big zip file named "XSG-P7300JPLP7-20121217--www.SamSony.net--...
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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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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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How to upgrade a phone with only 8Gb. internal memory

A relative of mine has a Sony Xperia M4 (E2303), with only 8 Gb. of internal memory. Of course, it comes preloaded with all the Sony bloatware (games centers, music store, etc.) AND all the Google ...
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How to cancel an announced Android System update

I wrongly click the button to book a update for Android System. How can I cancel it before Nov 22 after 02:00
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Galaxy S9 Won't Update

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 and it hasn't been able to update since September. I have attempted to update by manually going into the settings as well as connecting the phone to my computer with Samsung ...
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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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Why do two phones that are the same update to different revisions of Android 9?

I have two HTC U-11 phones that will only update to different revisions of Android 9. Why is this?
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RCA Galileo Pro Upgrade? [duplicate]

I have the RCA Galileo Pro and it is very slow, is there a way to upgrade? I have always had a Samsung, so this is a big change.
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Is there a way to upgrade the OS on an old phone? [duplicate]

I have an old GT-S6310N (aka Samsung Galaxy Young). I don't want to buy a new phone, because they are kinda useless for me. I use my computers for everything I do. I use my phone only a few times a ...
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Where Did Pocket Go?

I lost Pocket and other options in Android Chrome share... How do I get them back? Apologies, as I think I'm missing something obvious and I'm being stupid.
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What is the support timeline for Google Play System Updates (GPSU) from Project Mainline?

Since Android 9 more and more core components can be updated by Google by the Google Play System Updates (GPSU) that come from Project Mainline (https://www.xda-developers.com/android-project-mainline-...
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How can an Android user know which Project Mainline modules their device 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 Google ...
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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 can I upgrade my “obsolete” Pixel to a current/secure version of Android?

I have a first-gen Google Pixel. It came with Android 9 (Oreo), then after I'd had it a while, upgraded itself to 10 (Pie). Just about the time Android 11 (Q?) came out, I was notified that Google ...
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Apps disappear from start screen but still in the apps menu

Sometimes when an app updates it's icon disappear from start screen (launcher) but still in the apps menu. What is the reason for this and how to avoid disappearing? Samsung S7
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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't update or uninstall built-in Whatsapp

I have an iBall Slide 3G 7334i tab which has a built-in Whatsapp v.2.9.5196 which has provision to Force Stop and Disable but not Uninstall. I can't either uninstall or update and the message: "...
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Upgrade LG V35 Thinq to Android 10

According to many sources, Android 10 was released for the V35 earlier this year. According to (the only US carrier for this phone) AT&T's website, the most recent version for this phone is ...
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Cannot update apps

I have 560 MB of internal storage and 40 GB of external SD storage free. Yet when I try to update an application stored on the SD card Google Play store asks me to free up space. The update itself is ...
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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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Snapdragon or Exynos? [duplicate]

I have Samsung Galaxy S7 and I want to check if I have a Snapdragon or Exynos chipset. I need this info because I plan to install Android Pie or 10 and I need to know exactly which chipset the phone ...
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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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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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