Questions tagged [updates]

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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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Turn off app update notification sound

Does anyone know how to turn off sounds for notification of app updates? Turning off notification sounds also turns off message tones. This is becoming really annoying as phone beeps every time an app ...
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SIM Card Not Detected After Upgrade

I recently tried to upgrade my phone (Lenovo P2a42, AEX 6.7, Android 9.0, rooted with Magisk 20.3) to Android 10 (HavocOS 3.1, Android 10). Unfortunately, it had quite a few issues and I ended up ...
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Preventing Android 7.0 Nougat from downloading updates over cellular data

I got a notification this morning on my Nexus 6p informing me that the Android 7.0 Nougat update was ready to download and install on my phone. The troubling thing about this was the following text: ...
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Package verification failed in recovery mode

I have one tablet and I'm installing a .zip file from stock recovery, but it gives the following errors: Opening update package... Verifying update package... Verification failed Installation aborted....
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HTC ONE last update. Bootloader claims tampered

I have an HTC One bought unlocked (i.e. no simcard) with Android. I swear on my grandma's tomb that I've never tried to tamper it (I don't even know what that exactly is, I thought that made only in ...
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Can't update Cyanogenmod on AT&T Galaxy S III

I updated to Cyanogenmod 10.1 RC 2 and can't update beyond it. When I try to update to RC5, I get: assert failed: getprop("ro.bootloader") not matching "I747UCDLK3" or "I747MVLDLK4" or "I747MUMBLK3" ...
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A/B partitioning - which slot is really flashed?

I have a Moto Z3 Play with stock ROM and rooted it by Magisk. Phone is seamless updates and treble ready. Everything works fine. Yesterday system updater was trying to update to the newest version but ...
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How to go about installing opkg from source in an Android noArt device?

Below is data to get info about distribution and architecture of the Android noArt device output of cat '/proc/version' : Linux version 4.4.22+ (user@domain.com) (gcc version 4.8 (GCC) ) #xx SMP ...
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How to disable Moto Update popup?

I have a Moto G5s Plus. It's on Nougat and rooted. At the moment, I don't want the Oreo update. However, Moto keeps bugging me with a popup to update. I believe it's the Moto Update Services app. Is ...
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How to prevent disabled apps from being updated and, therefore, re-enabled?

I have a tablet running Android 6. More than half of the applications on it are disabled, because I don't need them, but can't uninstall them (Cloud Print, Google Korean Input, Google Play Games, ...
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Should I update those pre-installed programs that I never use?

There are quite a number of applications that came pre-installed onto my phone when I bought it. I am unable to uninstall any of these without rooting my phone. Every now and then, Google Play will ...
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Caller ID not displaying after android 6 update

My infinix x510 has stopped displaying caller ID for incoming calls. It only displays the phone numbers without the names. And the contacts are in my phone book. I'm thinking it's a result of recent ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing system update bricked an unrooted LG K7

I have an unrooted LG K7 metroPCS phone running Android 5.1.1. Earlier today a notification popped up that a system update with security patches was available. I clicked "Download and Install", and ...
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YouTube Offline Videos deleted/removed

I download few YouTube videos using YouTube Offline feature introduced recently in an Official YouTube App. Those videos were accessible to me and I played them successfully, without any issue. ...
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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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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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Neo V with 4.0 ICS update — battery problem

My Sony Xperia Neo V battery performance has gone down very badly after upgrading to ICS. It mainly happens when I have my mobile data/internet turned on. How can I improve the battery performance?
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Updating an App Cloned with Parallel Space

I just found that Parallel Space lets you clone apps, for example, you can have two Whatsapp accounts at the same time. What happens when the app (Whatsapp in the example) is updated? Does the cloned ...
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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 can I update the Linux kernel of my Android device?

I am using Sony Xperia E Dual with the kernel that identifies as 3.0.8-perf administrator@ubuntu-scm01 #1 and now I want to update it to the latest and the best one. Please help me understand it can ...
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Ant+ hardware support broken in Android 9?

Recently, my Xiaomi Mi A1 received an update to Android 9, and since that I figured out that Ant+ is not working anymore (which did work pefectly using Android 8). Ant Radio tester from the Google ...
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How long does it take for a new version of an app to reach users?

I know that when a new version of an app is published to the Play Store, users do not all see it immediately. This is understandable; even Google probably doesn't want its servers being hammered when ...
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How do I update the browser of the Sony ebook reader PRS-T1?

I've an old PRS-T1 ebook reader that is still a very good reader. Occasionally I use the browser that is included, but this is very outdated (based on Android 2.2) and often gives errors about ...

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