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How do I upgrade my Dell XCD35 from 2.2 Froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? I'm not an expert in this, and need help. I have serious issues with the Froyo build and want to upgrade my brand new phone to Gingerbread....
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How do I upgrade my Android OS from 2.2 to 2.3 on an HTC Desire? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? I am carrying a HTC Desire. I want to upgrade the OS from Android 2.2 to Android 2.3. How do I upgrade the OS?
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How to upgrade Android 2.2 to Android 2.3 on Samsung Galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? I have a Samsung Galaxy S (LCD version) with stock Android 2.2. How can i upgrade it to Android 2.3?
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How can I update my Desire S from Android 2.3.3 to Android 2.3.4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? How can I update my Desire S from Android 2.3.3 to Android 2.3.4? Is it possible to update the OS for this model?
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How can I get the new Google Talk on a Droid Incredible running 2.3.4?

I have the original Droid Incredible (hardware rev 0003) with the new Market. I just got the Gingerbread OTA but it didn't include the new Google Talk. I know I could manually install the new apk from ...
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Why does Kies tell me that my Galaxy S has no updates?

Why does Samsung Kies tell me that my Galaxy S GT-i9000 has no OS or firmware updates even though there are downloads available on the internet?
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How do I know when updates are available for my phone?

I've got an Optimus T, and being new to the world of Android, I'm confused as to how I'm supposed to update my operating system. The phone is carrier locked to T Mobile. Does this mean that I can ...
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How to upgrade to Android 2.3 from 2.2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? I own a Sidekick 4g currently running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and I want to upgrade to 2.3 (Gingerbread) to use my front camera on video chat ...
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Why aren't there notifications for updates to built-in applications?

On July 29th, Google released an update for the Gmail application, that brought it to version 2.3.5. Since I had version 2.3.4, I was expecting to be notified of the update shortly as I had for ...
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Can application upgrades happen automatically, even if you have it turned off in marketplace?

I thought I had turned off all the automatic upgrades for the apps on my phone (T-Mobile G2 w/ Froyo). However, yesterday, I got a notice that said that I had new GMail and described the new features....
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Is there a way to avoid disk space errors when batch updating apps (using 'Update All')?

This is related to the question 'Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?'. That question asks specifically if apps can be queued to update, rather than all run ...
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Samsung Kies: 'This version of the device can not be updated'. Never?

I have and Samsung GT-i5500 (aka Galaxy-europe, aka galaxy-5, ...), running Android 2.1 Some months ago I've returned it for repair because of GPS issues. Ever since, when I connect it to my computer ...
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How do Android devices receive security updates?

I'm new to Android and I'm thinking about buying an entry-level Android device. Yesterday I read that Android passwords are stored in plain text. That got me to thinking... how do Android devices get ...
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Which mobile company delivers Android system updates the fastest? [closed]

Basically, I am an Android developer. I am looking for a new Android mobile phone. Could you recommend the mobile company which first publishes an update of Android system? I am tipping at HTC, but ...
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Are there any performance issues after upgrade from Android 2.1 to 2.2?

I have Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000, now I want to upgrade its OS from 2.1 to 2.2. However, through Google i have found that many people are facing performance issues after the upgrade. Does anyone have ...
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how do I know the time involved in updating the firmware of my samsung I5801 phone via KIES

The official update for samsung I5801 is available now. Has anyone done it before (using KIES, any samsung phone)? How long it will take to update the firmware via Samsung Kies pc suite? What are ...
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What settings does Sprint Gingerbread (2.3) update reset?

After installing the Gingerbread upgrade on my EVO, I noticed that my alarms have been reset. Now I'm wondering what, if any, other settings were reset or changed. I have not been able an official ...
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can i install windows phone 7 on HTC desire?

I own a android phone, desire . I wish to install windows phone 7 on it . Can I do so ? and if the answer is yes, how ? Thanks
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Cancel All Market Updates/Downloads at Once

I just re-flashed CM 6.1 and when I opened up the market to download Titanium Backup, 27 apps started to automatically download, simultaneously. I'm not sure why they'd do that, and they never have ...
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Update Droid to 2.2 over wifi possible?

I have a Motorola Droid running 2.1 that does not have Verizon service. Therefore it does not seem to be getting the over-the-air (OTA) update. Is there anyway to update this via wifi?
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Can my Huawei U8220-6 get an upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? I have a Huawei U8220-6, bought in China. This is NOT T-Mobile pulse branded, so I wanted to know if there is anyway to ...
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Where do i get an HTC-Hero ROM [duplicate]

I have an HTC Hero Android Version:2.3.3, i want to figure out if i can downgraded it to a previous version that the Hero can actually handle. I don't know if my android is rooted, and not sure how ...
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Is it possible to disable the system update notification?

I have a Nexus One that I want to keep at v2.2 for testing purpose. But the update 2.3.4 has been pushed to my phone and I keep seeing the notification to install it. Is it possible to disable the ...
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What are HTC system images for?

HTC recently released a Nexus-One system image for Gingerbread. What do I do with that? Can I use it to update my phone to "stock" Gingerbread (no carrier modifications?) If so, how? Or is it just ...
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Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?

I'm having problems with my Samsung galaxy Captivate where whenever I attempt to update all the apps in market, every single app begins downloading and installing all at the same time and the result ...
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Where and how can I upgrade my Galaxy 5 legally to Froyo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? I have a Galaxy 550 and want to upgrade it to android 2.2 where and how can i do this legal? thanks already.
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What limits a mobile phone to be upgraded to new Android version?

What is the main reason that you can't upgrade your phone to new Android version? Is it the lack of drivers, or simply hardware limitation? Are there other aspects?
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What country is my Milestone from? Can I install a Droid Froyo update on it?

I bought it at Amazon.com, and had it delivered to a friend's house in Massachusetts. I flew to the US, visit my friend, did some tourism, and brought the phone back with me to Brazil, where I put in ...
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Is there an easier way to update Swype?

I currently have the Swype beta installed on my EVO - not the pre-installed one that comes with the newer updates, the actual beta from their site. I noticed yesterday that if I launch the Swype ...
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What's involved in manually updating my Nexus One?

If I wanted to manually update my Nexus One, say to Gingerbread, what's involved in the process? I'm familiar with this question, Manually Updating your OS?, but unsure if the answer applies to the ...
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How to upgrade an HTC Magic (32B DEV) from Android 1.5 to latest Android?

Last year I got a free Android phone at a Google event, and I would like to upgrade it to the latest Android version (probably with Cyanogen). What is the quickest/safest way to do the upgrade? It ...
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Is it possible to clear the 'program installed' icons at the top notification bar?

When you perform an update of an installed program, the top notification bar displays a 'downloading' icon. When it is downloaded, it displays a 'successfully updated' icon. Is there a way to clear ...
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Upgrade unlocked Motorola Droid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? Is it possible to upgrade unlocked Motorola Droid to any Android OS version. Can this be done through wifi or does it has to be pushed ...
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How can I install official Android 2.2 Froyo in Samsung Galaxy S which runs Android 2.1 Eclair?

How can I install official Android 2.2 Froyo in Samsung Galaxy S which runs Android 2.1 Eclair?
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How do I upgrade firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without using windows?

So far Samsung has been rolling updates out using its windows only software Kies, and not over the air like the rest of the android world. Is there anyway that non windows users can get these updates?...
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If I root the device can I upgrade to Froyo without waiting for the operator's release?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and am currently waiting indefinitely for the operator to pull its finger out and release its bloated edition of Froyo. If I root the device using the instructions here, ...
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Is it possible to update HTC desire to 2.2 with unrooted?

I bought a new HTC Desire (will arrive in a few days). The phone is not branded (or unbranded) will arrive with version 2.1, and I want to update to 2.2. After a lot of reading I realized I need to ...
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Is there a good app that lets me to the app updates in one go?

Right now in the market you have to manually update each app, is there an app that automates this?
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Manually Updating your OS?

Is it possible to manually update any Android Device?
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Should I re-install certain programs after upgrading from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2?

I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S phone from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2 over the weekend. Today, for the first time since buying the phone ( two months now ) I had to reboot the phone when starting one ...
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How can I decline the latest update?

The latest update for the HTC Incredible looks to be mostly bloatware and a few small fixes. I'd rather not update, but the constant reminders are super annoying. Is there anything I can do, or is my ...
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Android 2.2 update for samsung Galaxy 3 (I5801 and I5800) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get Android 2.2 (FroYo)? when android 2.2 update will available for Samsung Galaxy 3(i.e Samsung I5801 and I5800)... ? do you have any idea when it is going ...
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How do I restart the 2.2 update for HTC Desire?

I just got the notification for the 2.2 update for my HTC Desire (on O2 in the UK). I downloaded and let the update install. After a couple of reboots it told me it couldn't install as I needed to ...
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Sometimes Market update gets stuck downloading. How can I cancel?

Sometimes when I update an app through Market the download gets stuck at 0% or 100% and won't finish download or finish installing. The only way I've found to work around this is to uninstall the app, ...
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is it possible to upgrade the android OS on all phones?

Do Android phones as a rule allow you to upgrade the OS version at will, or does this require special support from the manufacturer or carrier?
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Do I have a branded smartphone (HTC Desire)?

When my HTC Desire boots, I can first see a purple Android (?) icon, then a white background and the 'HTC' text, then a short animation with text 'T-Mobile'. Does that mean that I got a branded phone? ...

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