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What Android device manufacturers supply their devices with longer software update life cycles than Google supplies its Nexus and Pixel devices?

Google's software update life cycle policy for Nexus and Pixel devices is that: 1. They "get Android version updates for at least 2 years from when the device became available on the Google Store. ...
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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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Note4 freezes and crashes except when running aLogrec

My Note4 started locking up and crashing after the last OS update a week or so ago (to 6.0.1). I ended up having to do a factory reset twice. The first time I tried to restore from Google's backup and ...
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I Need help installing android 6.0 marshmellow on a lg gpad f v495 tablet?

I did try the automatic way by going under settings, about device, and clicking the update device button, but I received a message that the tablet is currently up to date, even though it's android 5, ...
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Samsung A9 Pro - an error has occurred while updating the device software

I just purchased this phone from ebay and when I turned it on I get the following error: an error has occurred while updating the device software Anybody know what's wrong with this phone? Thanks.
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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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“Warning: camera failed” after update to marshmallow

The update to marshmallow (finally) came through on my Samsung S5 mini yesterday. The update seemed to go smoothly, but now starting the camera app or the torch app immediately gives a "Warning: ...
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Want to update Samsung Galaxy On7 to Nougat

I want to update my Samsung Galaxy On7 to android 7.0 Nougat. The OTA updates haven't been rolled out. I want to use all legal software that won't void my warranty or get me into Police trouble. I ...
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Where can i find my Model numbers

Just wondering how do I find which model number my galaxy s4 is? I see people writing Gt- numbers. I can't find anything like that. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks
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Possibly bricked moto g4 plus XT1644

I was trying to flash the official OTA for Android Nougat in XT1644 since the OTA hadn't get. After reading, found this tutorial, and now my Moto G doesn't start properly, it says something like "...
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Pressing # before * clears all code in checkin

I want to dial *#*#2432546#*#* so aka *#*#checkin#*#* to check updates http://lifehacker.com/5719657/force-your-android-phone-to-check-for-a-system-update but when I press # in this place *#*#2432546#...
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Should I and how can I avoid update pulled by Google

I have Nexus 6 and there was a news that google pulled March 2017 update. I have notification pending saying update is downloaded, click to restart and install. I dont get, how can I avoid this update ...
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Is there any way to update

I have bought Solid Explorer from the playstore. I've recently bought a LYF Flame 6, which doesn't support Google Play Services, but has playstore and works just as it is supposed to. But, still I if ...
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Updating Android without Manufacturer support (Not with a custom ROM but with a different approach)

Summary for the inpatient: I want to run a new version of Android on an old smarphone (s3mini). (Sorry for bad English, I'm German. Feel free to correct my grammar in the comments) Hello Programmers ...
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Can I upgrade my htc to a newer version os?

Can someone please give me some advice on upgrading my htc to kitkat or help me find out what my device is comparable with to instal or can I instal anything I want which I don't think so bc the ram ...
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How can I get old Android updates again after a hard reset?

I have an AT&T HTC that was running Marshmallow 6.0.1 and Sense 7. That's the last update my phone will ever get since it's an older model. I factory reset it to wipe it clean, which returned the ...
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are the apps being uninstalled during OS update?

I haven't updated my Nexus 5X OS version for a long time already, due to the fact that I'm really afraid that something might go wrong with the state of some of my apps. For example, my WhatsApp ...
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Is a ROMs data (/data) from Nougat compatible with MM?

I have a Nexus 6p with Resurrection Remix, Android 7.1.1. I want to move back to Marshmallow (still RR) for Xposed. I plan to just dirty flash the old RR 6.0.1 .zip file. Will this result in any ...
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Galaxy S4 won't update

I just unrooted my device to install the newest firmware, but the "Update now"-button doesn't work. I have wiped the cache partition but it still won't update.
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Google Play vanished after uninstalling updates from Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I was following advice that was supposed to help Google play work better. It said to go to the app and uninstall the updates and clear the cache. This I did but now Google Play is no where to be seen. ...
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3/4 circle with plus in it?

After I recently updated my phone about a day ago, this strange sign showed up on the top left that I have never seen before. Does anyone know what it means? Or how to get rid of it?
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There is no System Updates when I go to About Phone, please help?

recently I bought YotaPhone 2 from Aliexpress, and I wanted to update its android which is currently version 4.4.3, and when I go to Settings and About Phone, the first thing from the top is Status, ...
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Date and Time when my App was Updated

In relation to this question, How to list my recently updated apps, how can i know the exact time and date my app was actually updated? I was browsing Facebook earlier today, then after a couple hours,...
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How to prevent Google Hangouts from showing nagging “Upgrade Required” screen?

I am using Google Hangouts old version v10 for SMS because its seems no other SMS app does support merging SMS threads by contact (I have tested all top SMS apps). I have disabled playmaket auto-...
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Cannot update Android

I have a ZTE Citrine LTE II from TracFone. I'm running Android 5.1.1. I can't seem to update Android to the latest version. Clicking "Software Update" near the bottom doesn't work (images are too ...
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Is it possible to update OTA a rooted android device?

So my question is plain and simple, I have a Galaxy S6 with Android 6.0.1. I want to root it but i was wondering whether this will stop me from receiving the upcoming Nougat update.
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s7 edge in download mode

I just got the Samsung Galaxy s7 Edge like 2 weeks ago. Right now as I am packing up to school and I charge my phone plus turn it on I get in this "Download Mode". It has been stuck in this mode for ...
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Should I upgrade my Moto G4 to Nougat?

I my personal phone is a Moto G4 (2GB RAM, 16GB storage). I have bought it mainly to learn how to develop apps for Android (currently, marshmallow is working very well for me). I've seen that my ...
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Moto G4 still on security level July 2016

I have bought an Moto G4 smartphone about half a year ago. At first system updates where available but now no more. The security level is still at July 2016 with Android version 6.0.1 The Motorola ...
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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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Preventing a single app from updating from Play Store

I have a single app (ES File Explorer) that I want to prevent from updating and I don't quite understand what is happening. Removed the app from My Apps in the Play Store Turned off my network ...
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A way to sort new android app updates (not updated by user yet)

is there any way to know which apps have new updates (not updated by user yet) by notification date at least. Because google play notification only mentions you got 2 new update without telling me ...
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Upgrading Android from 4.2 to 4.4 on Lenovo Tablet B6000-HV

I have tried and failed to upgrade from Android 4.2 to 4.4 on my Lenovo B6000-HV. At first using OTA method; Error in the middle of process and I have to flash with stock ROM to make it working again. ...
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Device update lying about wifi access

I have a Samsung tablet running Android 5.0.2. Since roughly the new year it has been reporting a system update available. It took me a few days to clear off the 270MB its asking for, but I've done ...
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How to undo an update of Galaxy S7 edge?

My Galaxy S7 edge has been rebooted automatically. So I installed the last update suggested in my settings (that I was ignoring for almost 2 weeks). Now I'm not able to use many feathers, as the left ...
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What OTA updates did my S5active att gophone get 12-20-16?

I received am update yesterday day and it behaved as if it was a security patch. or even an OS update. but obviously it wasn't that. but I can't really notice too much of a change on my phone except ...
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Update Nexus 9 to Android 7.1 and stuck in Google screen

I just tried to update my Nexus 9 from Android 7 to 7.1 Unfortunately the system now seems to be in an endless loop of "Google" screen and black screen (maybe rebooting?) Goes on for hours, nothing ...
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Does MTK Android devices get software updates ever? (LG)

I know that mediatek doesn't share their source code (you can buy it), and what I was wondering is does any MTK device gets updates when newer Android version rolls out, and not just new versions, ...
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How to Install marshmallow update on Swipe elite plus ?

I have swipe elite plus mobile with android lollipop 5.0.2 and I want to install android marshmallow how should I do that?
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Does a minor software update effect rooting method?

I'm a newcomer to Android, so I'm not very familiar with how rooting works on Android. In IOS minor updates such as going from 9.0 to 9.1 can sometimes result in a jailbreak method not working, I was ...
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Does anyone know how to or managed to upgrade to Lollipop a Samsung Galaxy Tab E?

I am asking specifically for the following models of Samsung Galaxy Tab E which seems to be stuck on KitKat(4.4) without being able to upgrade to Lollipop(5.0) ? SM-T113NU SM-T561 SM-T560 Does ...
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Apks files download but will not install?

I wanted to downgrade my YouTube app so I got a few APK files from previous versions, and they downloaded successfully . When I clicked on them to install, the page showing install and cancel came up. ...
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Is it possible to manually patch Stagefright?

Is it possible to manually patch the Stagefright vulnerability? It looks like the latest OTA update that patches Stagefright also blocks many common avenues for rooting. Obviously, root + ...
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How to update gt p1000 system 2.2 in 2016?

I got an old Gt P1000 Galaxy and I have been studying Android stuff first time in my life. I have watched youtube videos about updating 2.2 system to new ones but the thing is that nothing supports ...
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Fairphone Open stuck in “optimizing app” loop after OS update

After a routine system update from Fairphone Open 16.08.0 to Fairphone Open 16.10.0 (Fairphone's customized version of Lollipop 5.1, rooted edition), my Fairphone 2 did not reboot. After rebooting, it ...
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updating apps without play store

How can I update apps that I've installed via .apk file on a phone without Google Play Store? I would not mind downloading the updated .apk files manually, but is there a way to get notified when an ...
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How can I determine whether or not a phone can be upgraded to Android 7.XX?

I’m looking at getting an Android phone, and I don’t want to rule out phones that come with Android 5.XX installed if they can be upgraded to 7.XX, but I don’t want to get a phone if it isn’t capable ...
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“Package installer has stopped working” after upgrade to OxygenOS 3.1.4 (Marshmallow)

I have upgraded my (rooted) OnePlus X phone from Oxygen OS 2.2.x to 3.1.4 (dirty upgrade, from Lollipop to Marshmallow). Since doing that, the settings view crashed with "Unfortunately, Package ...
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Apps not updating

No matter what I do, my apps due for update are going on downloading. The Notification bar shows paused. I have factory reset my play store, it worked the last time, but not now.
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How do I copy the stock launcher's layout of widgets, icons, and folders from the old Nexus 6 to the new Pixel?

I received my new Pixel today (Yay!) and I went through the installation. During which I was asked to migrate my old phone info using the Google app. (My old phone is the Nexus 6 not the 6P). It ...