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Note 4 Android is Upgrading on Every Boot

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chicago64, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Chicago64

    Chicago64 Newbie
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    The past couple of times I've rebooted my Note 4 I get the "Android is upgrading" popup. It takes about 3 or 4 minutes to finish and my battery has usually lost 8% or so each time. The phone is completely stock. What could be causing this?


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  2. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    Usually you get the Android is upgrading and the spinning "wait" circle after a firmware OTA update on first reboot. That and flashing things on a rooted device (which I guess your Note 4 is not).

    This is quite odd, and I don't know why it is happening for you.
  3. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Extreme Android User

    my Note 3 always did that if i hard-rebooted it (battery pull) and i just assumed that was how KitKat (Android 4.4.2) worked on boot. a fast boot wouldn't show it.
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    You should only be seeing "Android is Upgrading" once, either after a firmware upgrade or you've cleared the Dalvik/VM cache. "Android is Upgrading" during boot means it's actually rebuilding the Dalvik/VM cache, or it's recompiling the all the apps if using ART.

    I have seen this once "Android is Upgrading" on every boot. What happened the rebuilding of the Dalvik/VM wasn't completing, although the phone appeared to boot normally. So it was trying to rebuild it every time the phone started, but never completing it. This was on a Lenovo phone. A factory reset fixed it.
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  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i moved this to the note 4 forum, so that others who have your device can chime in as well.
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  6. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast

    You must have switched from dalvik to ART....

    Did the same thing to me. I switched back to Dalvik

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date was October 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 16MP camera, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3220mAh battery.

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