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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JASnexus4, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. JASnexus4

    JASnexus4 Newbie
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    Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum and a fairly new andoid user as well. I have recieved the 4.4 update ~10 times now, and each time i download it when i reboot to install an error screen pops up about 1/3 of the way through installation with the little android guys chest open. After about 3-4 minutes the phone then reboots and is back to runnung 4.3 normally. I get the update roughly every 48 hours and i guess could be considered insane at this point based on Einstein's definition. Can someone please help me out with this? I would greatly appreciate it. The phone has been factory reset-didn't work, and everything is stock. Help me out please and thanks in advance everyone!
     



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  2. lion7718

    lion7718 Android Enthusiast

    Need more info...are you rooted, do you use a custom rom, did you change anything...like use Xposed, SuperSU..anything that changed system files..??
     
  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    The OTA really doesn't play well with CWM recovery. If you installed that you could either sideload the update or switch back to stock recovery and then reflash CWM. TWRP works better.
     
  4. JASnexus4

    JASnexus4 Newbie
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    Nope everything is stock!
     
  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Does the android robot with the open chest have a red triangle? That indicates it can't find recovery, which is how it applies the update. You may have to flash stock recovery to get it to work, or sideload the update.
     
  6. Can you guys give like a link on how to sideload?
     
  7. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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  8. JASnexus4

    JASnexus4 Newbie
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    Will i need to sideload 4.4 before i can sideload 4.4.2? And will it clear my data?
     
  9. JASnexus4

    JASnexus4 Newbie
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    Yes it has the red triangle!
     
  10. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Each OTA is explicitly written to go from one particular version to another; that information will be included in the OTA filename. For instance, downloadsde8b8d101614.signed-occam-JDQ39-from-JOP40D.de8b8d10.zip will update JOP40D (4.2.1) to JDQ39 (4.2.2). You'll need to make sure that you're already on whichever version is required before flashing the OTA. Otherwise, it will just straight up fail.

    Installing via the OTA will not cause you to lose any data.

    Once a factory image is available (as it is for 4.4.2), I really think that flashing that via fastboot is easier (and less problem-prone) than going the OTA/sideload route. Just be sure to edit the "flash-all.bat" script and remove the "-w" option from the fastboot update line.
     
  11. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    And you're completely stock? That's really unusual. You can fix the recovery (or flash a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP) with Skipsoft's Android Toolkit. It's kinda like cheating, but very easy. ;)
     

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