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How to fix in-app (google) maps after Google Play services update broke map functionality?

I am running AOS 6.0.1 (API-23) on a non-rooted phone. It's been working perfectly for months, but one day after updating some apps like Uber, Viber or Windy, I was told that Google Play services need ...
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“Verification failed” upon startup after installing software update

My phone installed a software update and upon restarting, I get a 'verification failed' error message. It continues "Unable to restart you device. The integrity verification has failed. You need to ...
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How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years?

In Windows I remember many years ago when I got my first android that USB connection seemed to work more like a flash drive. You could do multiple things at once without it saying the device was busy....
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Update won't install. How to fix (or should I bother)?

I got a tablet from a friend. It's a Nexus 7 running Android 6.0.1. The first thing I did was reset to factory settings. After setting up, I saw there was an update to install. But it won't ...
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Re-updating an Android phone for test purposes?

For a network test, we require an Android phone to perform an OS update. We have a Nexus 6P and a Samsung Galaxy S8+. The issue is that once we perform an update, it's updated, and no more updates ...
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Is it possible to update android version in Motorola xoom tablet?

I have a tablet of Motorola (XOOM MZ604), it is rather old but for me looks and behaves like new, except of one big problem that I cannot install important applications on it because the android ...
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Why is my security patch over a month old?

I have a Nexus 5X with Google Fi as the servcice provider. Settings > About Phone > System updates shows: Your system is up to date Android version: 7.1.2 Security patch level: August 5, 2017 ...
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Prevent a specific app from being updated on client side

I want to prevent a specific app from being updated by Play Store and Package Installer, preferably by refusing updates. Whenever I want to update it, I am supposed to be required to revoke the ...
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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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After automatic updating Google does not work when no Wifi available

Bought new Huawei P10 LITE two weeks ago with Wifi and LTE. Between then and now an automatic uodate was loaded (Android or Google ?). Since then Google does not work if no wifi available. Help!
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How to stop continue optimise app in Yu Yuphoria?

My mobile phone (Yu-Yuphoria) continue updating OS or optimising Apps and not stop. Actually last night when I'm going to use my mobile it displayed black screen and then I did restart the phone. At ...
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Is there a way by which I can uninstall a specific update to an app?

I have an app, Uber, that is taking up huge space on my phone. It cannot be moved to sd card. Recently, they've launched an update of size 21MB. I'm afraid of the fact that, every time there is a new ...
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What is the easiest way to get host file adblocking AND security updates?

For a long time I've been using LineageOS to get root access and long-term updates. However my requirements are rather limited: I pretty much only use root access for system-level adblocking, and I ...
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Are Android updates encrypted?

We are seeing weird traffic in our network. We opened today the update of Android devices and capturingvtrafgic we see encoded, binary or encrypted data over port 80. Are Android updates encrypted? ...
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Android 7 ignoring Auto Updates turned OFF. Any solution?

In Settings -> System apps updater, I've turned "Auto updates" to OFF. However, I've just received a message "5 apps updated". In fact it has updated Gmail, Maps, Chrome, Google Photos and Telegram. ...
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How to prevent Google from “synchronizing” my personal data after a factory-reset, adding a new Google account or software updates?

It seems that after a factory-reset, whenever a new Google account is enabled on a device and potentially after some software updates sync will be enabled again even if it was turned off in the ...
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How can I update the fastboot driver for my Sony Xperia device

I Need to unlock the bootloader of my Sony xperia m2 dual. It's currently in stock. As soon as I connected my device in fastboot mode by pressing volume up button and connecting the USB cable my ...
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When will my device get the Android 8.0 update (Oreo)?

Android Oreo was officially released on August 21, 2017. It adds features such as picture-in-picture and AutoFill. You can review the high-level changes at the Android developer website. Of course, ...
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applying updates to no name Androids (Homtom HT20 in this case)

I have barely managed to get into the recovery environment. The phone has everything stock. The attempt to adb sideload [update_file].zip has failed with a timeout exception. The device has ...
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Does clean installing instead of updating save more space?

I recently removed and reinstalled Google Maps and there was something I noticed that made me post this question. Before removing the app (which I had for about 2 years and had been updating ...
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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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Upgrading to a specific version of android

I am looking to upgrade (not downgrade) my tablet to a specific version of android. Is there a way to do this? Every search I do comes up with downgrading! Is there a site that hosts legacy ...
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i'm totally ignorant and my unrooted tablet is stuck in a boot loop

I have an unrooted Smartab ST1009x, which did not have ADB enabled. After a system update, I think I interrupted an app update [I tried to disable the Google app while it may have been mid-update; I ...
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Sliently perform OS and APK update programmatically [closed]

I am trying to create a system for performing over-the-air updates for APK and OS on my android devices. My question pertains to the part of actually performing the upgrade once the packages for OS ...
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Device update triggers factory reset and completly locks user out

My father made a installed as system update on his huawei gx 10. After the reboot a message stated that the device was factory reseted and that it was necessary to log in with a google account that ...
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How to migrate app data when switching the app source

Say I have "FunnyApp" installed from Playstore, now it turns up at F-Droid – and I want to replace the Playstore version by the F-Droid one (same issue vice-versa). Trouble is, I cannot simply update ...
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The Android OS is being updated with Internet turned off - how can it be?

A phone has mobile data turned off. No wifi antennae is connected. We were in the wood, on the hill, minimally 3 km from the nearest village. The nearest, higher hill, has a mobile antennae. So, the ...
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Whenever I connect my Samsung Galaxy S6 to the wifi at home, everything else connected to the internet begins to have connectivity issues

This isn't exclusive to one wifi network either, it's happened at three different locations using three different sources of wifi. If I connect my phone to the wifi, the computer and other phones ...
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Upgrade a partially Downgraded Moto G4 Plus (XT1644) with unlocked bootloader to Nougat

tl;dr: had a problem rooting on Android N, flashed stock M image. Now running unrooted M, but attempts to OTA upgrade to N fail. I'm unable to relock bootloader by reflashing stock. I think this is ...
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What are the technical reasons of updating SuperSU?

After rooting a device , and installing SuperSU ( Chainfire or Coding Code Mobile Technology ) and everything is fine , let's say an update to SuperSU is available say after a few months Do I need ...
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How do Samsung apps get updated on Samsung devices?

Many of the Samsung apps, such as the Camera are not available on the Google Play Store. What mechanism is used to update these apps? Is it "Samsung Push", "Galaxy Apps", or something else entirely? ...
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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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Does integrating an update into ROM remove the older application version?

I have a phone with very limited storage capacity, so I opted for integrating some updates into the system partition, the problem is that it quickly ran out of space in that partition too. So, I'm ...
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How Google Play programs family is updated?

In my previous question I asked about how Google Play Store is updated. And this question is sort of an extension to the previous one. What updates what? I know that Google Play Store updates other ...
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Play store apps download but don't install

On my pixel phone apps will download but once the download completes it doesn't install. Usually if I restart the phone the apps install but if I wait a few hours I have to repeat the process. Anyone ...
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How to update HTC desire 630 to Android 7 without rooting the phone?

I would like to update my HTC desire 630 to Android 7 without rooting it. I currently have 6.0.1 installed. Have anyone done it? Are there any good articles? I found this one, not sure if to try it ...
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How Google Play updates itself?

A few days go I launched my old phone with old version of Google Play. I launched it, but in few seconds application crashed. When I launched it again, a new version (this one that I have on my ...
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Stop Galaxy S7 upgrade nag screen

Once or twice a day, I get a full screen nag from the OS asking me to upgrade to Android 7. My phone is working great, so I'm not interested in upgrading as that will likely break and/or change ...
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Where can I find the list of all updates released by Google for Nexus devices?

it's been a while since I updated my Nexus 10 tablet and with each new update, I'm being notified of further newer updates. I've updated my device 6-7 times in 3 days. Where can I find the list of all ...
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What Android version can I install on Samsung Galaxy S3 safely?

My old Samsung S3 is getting sluggish. Really sluggish. I want to know which version of Android I can install on it? I cannot find on Samsung's web site some kind of reference table that says which OS ...
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Does the space used by app increase on updating?

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy On7, Android 6.0-Marshmallow. Many apps like MS excel and word comes inbuilt, so I cannot move them to sd card, and they are taking up huge space on the phone memory. ...
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Should I do a factory reset or just change accounts when I give my phone to my mom?

What's the best way to swap Android phones? I have an older Android phone (Moto G; Marshmallow) that I want to give my mom to use. She currently has an older Android phone. So far I've only upgraded ...
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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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How is the new “project Treble” going to android make update easier?

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/google-hopes-to-fix-android-updates-no-really-with-project-treble/ It might seem very idiotic on my part not to try to google this but this seems interesting ...
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Upgrade to Lineage Os 14

I have a Samsung GT9500 (Intl) which has CM 12. I see that L14.1 is available for my device. Is it possible to simply just upgrade to L14 without bricking my phone. I don't care about losing my data. ...
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Galaxy s6 edge does not connect to mobile network when leaving WLAN after upgrade to Android 7

My Samsung Galaxy s6 edge does not get internet access via mobile networks when leaving the WLAN area. After going into offline mode and then online mode again, everything is fine, but until then, ...
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Lenovo Essential tablet update

The update of the Lenovo TAB3 7 Essential always seems to work but keep getting notifications that an update is available. Any ideas appreciated.
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no more free space after android update

I have a Samsung J5 since I upgraded to android 6.0.1, I lost 4.61 GB from my storage space, its 8GB in total. I tried to wipe data and still 4.61 GB is used. I do not know how to delete the files or ...
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Does a new software update take up more space, or replace the space of the old version?

Just today my Galaxy s6 received the Android 7.0 update. I haven't installed it yet, though, because I'm concerned about space. Unfortunately the Galaxy s6 doesn't have external storage so I have to ...
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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 ...