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 documentation and it's left to OEMs discretion. Probably that's why there isn't documentation around this.
Therefore, reach out to Google for a conclusive answer....
Self sign the application that you don't want to be updated. If the signatures are different then for security reasons the app will never be updated.
Check this article to know how you can perform this within your smartphone.
The ultimate guide to stop play store auto updates on android 10 & Lucky patcher
My device: Xiaomi S2 Android 10 EU ported MIUI12.0.8
This guide assumes you have a custom recovery & magisk installed. If not then do it first. We're gonna go in 4 step process:
First go to magisk manager & flash Selinux module . Follow the ...
It seems like for Samsung devices the image download servers are available but there is no user interface to select an image for download. According to XDA blog there is a new Python based command-line tool that allows to search and download Samsung factory images:
As the download information and the firmware images are ...
You can run /system/bin/pm get-moduleinfo --installed to list all installed modules with their package name and package label. Running /system/bin/pm get-moduleinfo --all lists all available modules (possibly some that are not installed) currently known for that Android release
I just went through the trouble of solving a similar situation for a OnePlus Nord. Meaning getting root access via Magisk on a LineageOS 17.1 device.
"Will it work if I just grab the latest Magisk zip"?
Yes. I sideloaded it with the LineageOS recovery and after rebooting the system I was able to grant root access to apps using magisk.
Are there ...
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 be used for installing updates "seamless" (so called by Google). Which partition is currently active on next boot can be changed.
The screen you show ...
Reboot into bootloader/fastboot mode.
$ fastboot getvar all | grep current-slot
$ fastboot --set-active=a
$ fastboot reboot
You can set the active slot to be a or b depending on which slot is currently used, from the output of the first command. For example, if you see (bootloader) current-slot:b, you set a as active instead. You can rerun the first command ...
Found the solution here:
https://customeruseinfo.com/solved-google-chrome-and-system-webview-isnt-getting-up-to-date/ > Clear Google Play Store Cache and Storage
Settings > Apps and Notifications > Google Play Store > Storage & Cache > Clear storage
Then confirm and try updating again -> works
It looks like the upgrade messed up the default home app setting. Good news: it's really easy to fix:
Settings / Apps & Notifications / Advanced / Default apps / Home app
After the uprade, this screen showed two launchers (Nova Launcher and Quickstep), none of which is selected as default.
Select the Nova Launcher, and live happily ever after.
Also, it ...
I have had to do this while installing Lineage OS on my Moto X4. You can find the "copy partitions" ZIP file on the official installation site here:
In some cases slot b can be unpopulated or contain much older firmware than slot a, leading to various issues including a potential hard-brick. We can ensure none of that will ...
The "others" should provide you a source/citation of where they heard that APKMirror changes dates. As already stated on a previous answer:
Apkmirror.com is run by the same people behind AndroidPolice.com, one of the biggest Android news websites. All uploads are manually vetted and approved, and only free apps are allowed so you won't find any '...
So I had never added the functionality as an extension, but I found out that what I was looking for "folded away". It turns out that if you "scroll right", there is a "More" horizontal ellipse, and I found Pocket under that. Why it's hidden away when it's the only share I use, is a mystery to me.
An app can define one or multiple start icons. Each start icon is assigned with a different "start activity" (a different screen in the app).
If an app is reorganized internally this "start activity" may change. As each app icon is assigned to a fixed "start activity" the old app icon you have placed on your home screen (...
Install AIDA64 from the Play Store, which is free (with advertising). The CPU tab will show you exactly what SoC you have, and what the cores are. For example, my Samsung Galaxy S8 shows:
SoC Model Samsung Eyxnos 9 Octa (8895)
Core Architecture 4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1690 MHz 4x Samsung Exymos M2 @ 2314 MHz
Note: user IrfanLatif answered this question in a comment under the original post.
Each "Modular System Component" is stored as a single .apex file in system/apex/ or vendor/apex. The name of each file in this directory indicates which module it is. For instance, system/apex/com.google.android.tzdata.apex is the time zone data module (https://...
I kept my android 10 phone off for some time. Finally, now that Android 11 is official, I found that the phone is still on Android 10, and now it only provides an option to upgrade to Android 11, but has not forcibly upgraded my phone.
So I guess one answer to my question would have been: Just wait till Android 11 comes out of beta, and then the download ...
Given that all persons are equal before the law ...
(noting that a corporation is given a special status of a fictional person and is considered equal before the law)
Is it lawful to install tracking software onto someone's device without their knowledge or consent? Prior to the rollout the Covid-19 API, this would be a no brainer. To do ...
I had the same issue and Odin firmware flash did the trick.
For the next unlucky soul to stumble on this thread for help I'll add some more info.
Download Odin - https://samsungodin.com/how-to-use-odin/
Download Firmware - https://www.sammobile.com/samsung/ - make sure to download the files for you phone and more specifically your carrier!
For some reason ...