1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Updating Verizon Tablet

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by zorb847, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:51 AM.

  1. zorb847

    zorb847 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Friday

    Friday
    3
    0
    5
    Not sure how to update Verizon tablet.
    I have a Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet model QMV7A that I bought over 5 years ago and I need to update it.
    The Verizon account is no longer active but I still use it over wifi.
    When I try to update it, I get the message unable to connect to network.
    Everything I read on the internet tells me that this must be done over the Verizon network.
    There must me a way to do it over wifi but I can't find out how to do this or where to download the operating system from.
    I am able to connect my laptop to it to transfer files so it seems to me the best way would be to download to my laptop and transfer that way but I can't find a link and am not sure how to go about doing an update.
    Last update was done in 2015.
    The only reason that I want to update is that the app that I use 90% of the time no longer works and giving me error message saying that it requires android operating system 5.0 or higher.
    From about tablet screen
    Current android version is 4.4.2
    HW version D3A
    Model number QMV7A
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Android Expert
    Rank:
     #29
    Points:
    818
    Posts:
    4,736
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016

    Jan 16, 2016
    4,736
    2,827
    818
    Male
    Graphics Manager / Sales
    USA
    ocnbrze likes this.
  3. zorb847

    zorb847 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Friday

    Friday
    3
    0
    5
  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Android Expert
    Rank:
     #29
    Points:
    818
    Posts:
    4,736
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016

    Jan 16, 2016
    4,736
    2,827
    818
    Male
    Graphics Manager / Sales
    USA
    I don't think Verizon updated this to 5
     
    ocnbrze likes this.
  5. zorb847

    zorb847 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Friday

    Friday
    3
    0
    5
    I am not very knowledgeable about how tablets and phones work.
    Is the OS provided by Verizon?
    Should I be asking theses questions on a Verizon forum instead of an Android forum?
    Is it possible to install OS from elsewhere that doesn't depend on Verizon?
    It seems a shame to throw out a good working device that I use everyday just because it can't be updated.
    Thank you for you replies
     
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #5
    Points:
    3,238
    Posts:
    26,677
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    26,677
    15,925
    3,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    The Ellipsis is from a Chinese OEM(Quanta, who also makes the Macbooks for Apple) that's specially custom made for Verizon, and any updates and support would only come from Verizon. And as it's been five years, I suspect they've long since discontinued supporting it, and there's no more updates other than what it's already got.
     
    #6 mikedt, Jul 13, 2019 at 9:08 AM
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019 at 9:20 AM
    MoodyBlues and ocnbrze like this.
  7. Dannydet

    Dannydet Android Expert
    Rank:
     #29
    Points:
    818
    Posts:
    4,736
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016

    Jan 16, 2016
    4,736
    2,827
    818
    Male
    Graphics Manager / Sales
    USA
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Rank:
     #6
    Points:
    2,983
    Posts:
    25,557
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010

    May 13, 2010
    25,557
    15,734
    2,983
    Male
    being a flashaholic sponsor, helping others gettin
    los angeles
    yeah if you go to settings>about phone>check for updates and there is no updates then you are good to go. unfortunately, for you.
    so the way it works with google and its android os is this:
    android os is an operating system much like windows. every so often google will update its android os. each update is named after desserts alphabetically. it started with cupcake (not sure what happen to a or b) then eclair, froyo (frozen yogurt), gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream sandwich, jellybean, kit-kat, lollipop, marshmellow, nougat, oreo, and now pie.

    those are just the base os. each manufacturer and even carrier will add their spin to the os. they will add their own launcher which usually ads bloatware (unnecessary apps).

    so yeah most likely your tablet will not have a pure android os, but rather something that either verizon or the manufacturer will add. most basic things will be very similar, just the feel might be slightly different.

    if you checked and see if your tablet has an update and do not find one, then there is your answer. no updates are available. if there was one you would have found it there. most devices have a shelf life of about 3 years or so before support goes bye bye. once support is done, do not expect any more updates.

    on some devices you can root it and install a newer android os provided that the developers have support for your device. these guys will have figured out a way to root it, install a custom recovery, and even create their own version of a custom rom.

    i could go on, if you interested in learning about rooting and how that works, but your device does not have any backing of developers so that is not an option right now......it looks like your stuck with whatever android version is installed on your tablet.
     
    #8 ocnbrze, Jul 13, 2019 at 3:20 PM
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019 at 3:54 PM
    Dannydet likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...