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Where does LineageOs store update files?

As of the new updates of August 31st, 2017, the updates are stored in /data/lineageos_updates
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Where does LineageOs store update files?

Browse to folder: /data/data/org.lineageos.updater/app_updates edit: per comments below, this is outdated and the top answer is correct.
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Installing LineageOS OTA update from the recovery manually

If the auto install doesn't work you can go to /data/lineageos_updates and install the update manually. Remember to wipe dalvik cache after flash ends. Updated (thanks to Sup3rHugh): LOS changed the ...
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Do I have to install every nightly on LineageOS?

Every update would fully overwrite /system and carry all history changes, therefore just installing the latest build would sync you up to progress. There will be (rare) occasions where the developer ...
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What specifically prevents OTAs from being taken on modified /systems, and why can't it be shut off?

OTA files work by patching files rather than replacing them will a full copy of the new version of the file. This means that it has to verify that the existing files are exactly as it expects or the ...
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How to create manually create my own ᴏᴛᴀ update file to be used for adb sideload?

You can't create or modify OTA zip without the proper OEM signing key. However, there exist holes in older devices like Samsung Galaxy Y which allow flashing unofficial zip with test keys, but these ...
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Updating Pixel after many months. Will I get all the missing monthly security patches?

Thanks to the chat discussion with Irfan Latif, alecxs and Kulfy the consensus was : The OTA update should in theory have all previous security patches applied. Updates are not covered under AOSP ...
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Any reasons to update Android from stock firmware (via PC) rather than OTA?

Is there any reason to update Android firmware via PC using software like Odin, rather than just doing an OTA update? Yes. Since Android Lollipop, Google has moved to block based OTA updates which ...
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Is Android vulnerable to the BlueBorne attack found in Linux?

Any Android device with a patch level prior to September 1st 2017 will be vulnerable, yes. Google patched this vulnerability in the September 1st update which has been released for Nexus and Pixel ...
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A/B (Seamless) update device questions

After OTA system update, does the device install OS to both partitions? Or install to only one partition. and whether the device continues to same(current) android version until reboot manually?(...
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How to install 6.0.1OTA update on a rooted nexus 5

You cannot install an OTA update on rooted device because SuperSU changes some statement in install-recovery.sh to run itself on boot. To install OTA you need to install factory image available at ...
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What specifically prevents OTAs from being taken on modified /systems, and why can't it be shut off?

In addition to answer posted by @bmdixon OEMs like Samsung have Knox counter which gets tripped once you root or replace stock recovery by custom. There were work around earlier to this, but Note 4 ...
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Any reasons to update Android from stock firmware (via PC) rather than OTA?

It depends. It depends on how the full flashable tar/kdz was obtained. If it was obtained from an OTA capture, what difference does it make? Just doing the OTA would then be the most direct from the ...
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Android Beta Program: verification failed

It turns out that my Nexus 9 was still running the latest Android M preview. After snagging the latest Android Marshmallow (6.0.1) build for volantis and flashing it manually (see the instructions ...
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How to unbrick nexus 9 after an OTA update?

I've got the same problem on a recent OTA update on my Nexus 9. Unfortunately thes "Nexus Root Toolkit" app didn't help because my Nexus 9 was all stock, no root and the OEM unlock was disabled. The ...
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Clean update/install of new Android version (non-nexus)

I don't think a factory reset would revert your device back to 4.4, I'm pretty sure it would still be on 6.0. A factory reset would wipe all user data on your device without touching the OS. If you ...
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Can I restore software update?

Wiping /data If you were upgrading Android versions, the OTA might not have wiped your /data partition properly, and this may cause the issues that you describe. You should first try to perform a ...
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Can I cancel an Android update?

I've already found this hopeful answer: I just spoke to Google directly. The Nexus 5 under settings, apps has something called Google Play services. Not store. If you uncheck the notification box in ...
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How can I disable automatic OTA updates on a Nexus device on Marshmallow?

Rename /system/etc/security/otacerts.zip to otacerts_bak.zip. This will prevent it from communicating with the OTA update server.
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What's with all the "unnecessary" data in Android 6?

Runtime environment is different... Marshmallow pre-compiled applications and stored them for use, Nougat compiles on the fly as needed using a JIT (Just In Time) method. Seeing a gain of a few GB is ...
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Stop and disable Android system update on Motorola phones

Follow these steps: 1-You can force close updater app: Go to system-app-system updater then press "Force close" 2-uninstall updater app for the current user: Note:You can restore updater app by doing "...
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Can airplane mode be maintained during a system update?

If you want to block communication with your mobile network provider there is a second option: You just have to make sure the MNO can not identify your devices. You can easily achieve that by ...
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Two 4G sim enabled simultaneously (Jio & Airtel) - Samsung Galaxy On Max

What you are looking for is something like DSDV i.e. Dual SIM Dual VoLTE. Unfortunately, your smartphone does not support it and it will not be possible for Samsung to push an OTA update to enable it. ...
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How does update_engine validate a differential update-image with dm-verity enabled?

Is either one of these hypotheses correct? I haven't experimented with A/B device so far but what I understand from official documentation and source code is that it's both. SHA-256 hash of target ...
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How can I see the history log of system updates?

Most OEM doesn't keep a log of that on your device, but the recovery (a place for installing OTA updates) does keep a log of what you installed, when you wiped data, etc. That log should be in /cache/...
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How to cancel an announced Android System update

You can not cancel the update itself because it has already been applied. Modern Android devices have the system partition twice (called A/B partition). One that is currently active and one that can ...
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How do I skip an Android system update and stop its notifications?

You need to clear data for downloading application (DMClient) open system nofitication bar hold touch on system downloading bar until it pop up app info touch App info it will go to DMClient app info ...
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How do I skip an Android system update and stop its notifications?

I figured it out :D :D If you get the notification and have not yet downloaded the update. Simply Press the notification in the notification bar and Hold for 10 Seconds. It will give you two options....
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Skipping Android Security Updates?

You do need to install security updates incrementally, as each release has its own /system image that has had all the previous patches already applied to it. When installing an update, most of the ...
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OTA update multiple times

"Will it creates any software/hardware problems to the device after updating/installing several times" - No. These days, android security patches are being released every month. So, it is common to ...
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