How can I update my Android?

Hitesh December 14, 2011

I can’t seem to install Android applications because my phone is not updated. How can I update it?

  1. wajid ali
    August 21, 2012 at 1:38 am

    my mobile is samsung galaxy s1,my mobile market not work to downlod any apps, please help me,thnkx

  2. vasista
    August 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    my model is GT-I5801 IT is on 2.1 version i want to upgarade it please say me how it possible

  3. ko kyaw
    August 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    i want to upgrade my IVIO android DE 88 plugs

  4. bm
    April 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    When i click on firm ware it says there is an update but it doesnt do anything

  5. Homeroaguilariii013
    March 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Samsung transfix

  6. Jeff Fabish
    December 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Checking for Android updates
    1.) Power up the phone and press “Menu” to unlock it
    2.) Push the “Home” key
    3.) Push the “Menu” button.
    4.) Touch the screen or use the navigator wheel to select the “Settings” option.
    Within the “Settings” menu, select the “About phone” option that is found towards the bottom of the list. This option displays the version number and build number of Android that is running on the phone.
    5.) Touch the “System updates” option. This causes the phone to look for any new Android updates. If an update is available, the phone will download and install it.

    Directions from TalkAndroid

    • Prem_polladhavan
      April 19, 2012 at 5:15 am

      It says no update found mine is pop 2.3.4.. But my frnds told der is a higher version

      • Susendeep Dutta
        April 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

        Updates are issued regional wise and not for all at the same time.SO,keep checking for updates.

    • Ang
      April 22, 2012 at 3:35 am

      My Android doesnt show a "System Updates" thing in the "About Phone" option...ive been looking for a way to see if i need an update or not because i accidentally got rid of the notification for it awhile ago. please help.

      • Susendeep Dutta
        April 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        If your phone manufacturer provides facility of updating your phone via computer then you can check for updates using their PC suite.

      • smayonak
        April 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

        Hello. The "system update" option only works if it's supported by your carrier AND by the handset manufacturer. Also, if it popped up, then it's likely you have it available as an option. FYI, two things determine whether or not your phone has an option to upgrade the software: manufacturers and carriers.

        First, different handset manufacturers have differing reputations for releasing updated versions of their drivers. HTC is probably the best and Motorola one of the worst. If you have a no-brand/obscure tablet, software updates are extremely unlikely. Roughly 50% of HTC devices get an upgrade (as of the publish date of the article).

        Second, as far as carriers go, Verizon is the best. They upgraded 30% of their phones' operating systems in 2010 to Froyo. Other carriers did not upgrade as often (see link below).

        There are also the option of Over the Air Updates (OTA) which only some handset manufacturers offer. Basically you can install a software package through USB but the process is relative complex. Try Googling the name of your phone plus the term "OTA UPDATE".

        Search the list below for phones that have been upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich and the various methods for upgrading (Android 4):

  7. Jay
    December 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Which is your phone model ? method of firmware update will depend on your phone model.
    Check your phone for software update option , or check the manual.

    • Dipak magdum
      August 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

      My model is samsung galaxy pop plus with android version 2.3 and I want to update my android versiin plz help me

  8. Mjevolve
    December 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

    hello . 

    it might be that your manufacturer no longer supports pushing OTA OS updates for your phone's model any more .
    if it is the case , then you cannot upgrade your phone OS any way , other than via rooting .

    Root your phone , and you can free yourself from any restrictions and enjoy the latest and better ROMs than the default stock on the phone .

    check this Android guide on MUO for the benefits of rooting -- //
    if you decide to root , tell , i can guide you from where to begin ....

    • Suju6
      January 14, 2012 at 4:29 am

      i bot a Chinese tablet which came with Android 2.2. could you please guide me how to upgrade that to higher versions. 

      • Susendeep Dutta
        April 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        Upgrading your tablet means upgrading its ROM which is device specific and no other ROMs will work fine with your tablet.So,you must check for FOTA updates.

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