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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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Stock rom installation using twrp?

I have a rooted Huawei G Play Mini. Boot loader is unlocked. Also, I have custom recovery (TWRP) installed. And, I need to upgrade my phone from lollipop to marshmallow. But, I do not have stock ...
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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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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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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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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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Updating T-Mobile G1 from 1.0 to 1.6

I have a T-Mobile G1 phone (Dev Phone) with android 1.0. To be able to install some apps, I needed to update it to 1.6. So I downloaded an update file and put it on its sdcard. But the update failed ...
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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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Is there a technical reason Android update story is so bad?

Is there a technical reason why Android phones general lag a lot behind the stable released version of Android? This applies to both new phones, for example a recent trip to the phone shop ...
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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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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 ...
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How to apply the latest security patches on Nokia 3.1?

I've a Nokia 3.1 with build number 00WW_2_680_SP02. When I run Check for updates, I have the message: Your system is up to date Android version: 8.1.0 Security patch level 1: 1 February 2019 But ...
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Update a rooted Android phone from 4.4 to newer version

I have a rooted sony xperia Z2 with Android 4.4.4 Is it possible to update the phone to a newer Android version and still have root permissions?
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How do I apply an OS update manually without rooting my device?

I have an RCA Galileo Pro 11" running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In the recovery menu, I have the option to install an update from the SD card or over ADB, either without rooting. I'd like to run a ...
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Deleting phone update file

A new system update was downloading to an asus tablet but then wi-fi was turned off half-way. Where is the half-downloaded update file? I want to delete it or prevent update process somehow before ...
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LineageOS Update Failed: Unable to mount /data

I recently installed MicroG for LineageOS on my OnePlus 5. After downloading the latest update using the updater in settings, I clicked install. The phone rebooted into TWRP and started to update ...
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Stopping ongoing app updates

How do I force an abort on ongoing app updates happening on my Sony Xperia Aqua Android mobile? It is slowing down all other processes. My cell is setup to do updates when it finds a wifi connection, ...
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Problem with app update: Play Store keep downloading to much

For a few weeks now, Play Store struggles to update 2 of my apps. It tries to download the update but overshoots (see image). It does this a few times until it puts them back on the pending list. ...
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Trouble with updating my system - Huawei p8 Lite

I'm currently on Android 5.* and I wanted to upgrade it to 6.0 - I downloaded official firmware and the tutorial gave me 2 ways of installing it. One way is through system (Settings -> Updates -> ... -...
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Can I uninstall security updates for rooting?

I want to root my Samsung device, but previously, I have installed some updates. From what I know, successful rooting depends on security bugs in the firmware: The process of rooting varies widely ...
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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 it ...
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Install and update app without play store

If I install an app on Android outside Play Store. Will it ever be updated? How so?
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Why files/directories under Android's root filesystem don't change across different version updates?

I compared 2 devices; one running Android v5.1.1 and other v9.0. So I noticed that files under /proc are same in both. Can anyone explain why there is no difference even though OEM's are different and ...
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“Install overnight” option does not apply update over night

When an update to the android is available, there are three options what to do with it: Install now Install overnight Later When I select "Install overnight", the notification bar says: "Update will ...
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How to upgrade Android API level on my device?

I have an Android device and its OS is 4.2.2 and API level is 17. How to change the API level without flashing firmware? Is API level upgraded by flashing a custom firmware?
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Way to update and keep a browser in custom android device

We have custom android terminal and it comes without Google Apps and only few system apps are there and without a browser app. We need to install a browser in the device and keep it updated. Will it ...
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Will skipping Play Store updates cause problems?

I have found that auto-updating apps from the Play Store sometimes causes me an inconenience: A newer versions of an app sometimes doesn't have the features I liked in the older version. Thus, I ...
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Is it possible to upgrade, without rooting, to a version not specifically released for the device?

I have inherited an Android mobile and would like to upgrade it to the latest version of Android. Having come across posts such as is it possible to upgrade the android OS on all phones?, it appears I ...
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How to update TWRP from within TWRP?

I'm in TWRP after a factory reset and I'd like to avoid to install some OS to update TWRP with the [TWRP update app TWRP from within TWRP? I have a Moto G2014 and previously had Cyanogenmod 13 ...
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Stop Chrome auto closing when no tabs are left

I noticed a new behavior in Chrome after updating my device to Android 9. When I close every tab in Chrome, the app closes automatically. This used not to be the case before I updated, even if there'...
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Applications installed on SD card moved back to internal storage after updates

I saw in one question a reference to moving apps which I do all the time. But my phone moves them back to the phone (internal storage) after any update. So besides using my Android, what am I doing ...
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Why wont my device run Twrp img for rooting

Okay, happy post Vday. 🍥 💕 So, Im trying to root an unlocked Blu J1, running Marsh. 6.0. I recently reset it, due to perf. issues & now trying to root. My setup is Win7, w/ the latest Usb ...
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Cannot install / update apps

Since a short time ago, I cannot update / install apps. E.g., if I try updating a given app, it is downloaded and shown as installing. But as soon as the installation finishes, it shows again as ...
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Why does the Google Play Store sometimes not list an app update?

I've noticed that the Google Play Store sometimes does not list an update for an app. For example, I'm working on a stock, non-rooted, Android Nougat device on which Firefox Focus was installed ...
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lg v20 firmware update -now looking for any connection

I powered off my V20 and 3 hours later went to turn it on and it says, "firmware update, now looking for any connection" It appears stuck on this screen. I can't do anything. Any suggestions
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OnePlus 5 Black Screen after Pie

My OnePlus 5 after the Pie OTA update wont show the screen. after rebooting, it only shows the 'android' logo and then the screen goes completely blank(black). I can sense that the phone is turning on ...
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How to get the latest security updates for CyanogenMod?

I have installed CyanogenMod in February 2016, and the device information showed Android version "5.1.1", and the security patch level was "November 2015". This hasn't changed until today (2016-02-...
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Is the Android F-Droid client still actively maintained?

According to the G-Droid app description on the F-Droid website, "the F-Droid client is not [actively maintained] any more". I could not find evidence that this is true. Is the Android F-Droid ...
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How to fix LG Tribute stuck at 0% on “Firmware Update”?

My parents bought me an LG Tribute from the store. Suddenly, it is stuck on a screen saying "Firmware update", and is stuck at 0%. I have seen people saying to remove the battery, but if I do that, ...
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How do I figure out which version of Android is supported on my device?

I am a Pixel 2 that is running Android version 9. I also have a much older Nexus tablet. I get an update on my tablet almost every day but it is only for Androids version 5.1++. Why can't I upgrade ...
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Why does Android OS need custom ROMs for OS upgrades?

I have a discontinued LG L5 E455 Android phone that came with Android 4.1.2 OS. I am forced to upgrade the OS because most of the apps I need to install are not compatible with this version of OS, ...
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Install official Europe ICS ROM on Optimus 2x outside Europe

Now that ICS is available to users in Europe for LG Optimus 2x (p990): I have a p990 but it was purchased in India. Can I download the ROM for Europe and flash the same on my phone? Will it work? ...
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How can i stop Android OS updare after tapping “INSTALL OVERNIGHT”

So I'm running Android 6.0.1 and i don't want to update it, but when the notification popped up, i accidentally tapped "INSTALL OVERNIGHT", being 2AM to 5AM tomorrow. Is there anyway I could stop it? ...
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Why is Google Play unable to update only Google apps?

Everything was working fine on my Lenovo tablet until a couple of weeks ago when Play Store was no longer able to update the gmail app. It usually just was left hanging. Other apps seemed to update ...
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Phone virbates without there being any notification

My phone, Samsung A8 2018, sometimes vibrates without there being any notification. I've noticed this since yesterday. The two new things which yesterday changed about my phone are: I updated my ...
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How to update Android System WebView on MIUI

I'm on rooted MIUI 10 8.8.9 Android 8.1 Currently there is WebView version 62.0.3202.84 installed inside /system/app/WebViewGoogle/WebViewGoogle.apk with /oat/arm and /oat/arm64 directories ...
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Processes involved to update an app

We run Android devices in KIOSK mode, and want users to able to update apps directly. Nothing happens when "Update" is clicked, it seems we need to whitelist / authorize some additional processes in ...

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