How to update your Android phone to the latest version


Updating the firmware on your smartphone is an important process. In the work of the device there can be a variety of errors, which allows you to eliminate the update. It provides changes to the functionality of the device and the interface. Even the smallest and non-serious update, as it may seem to us at first glance, can solve serious problems with security, user personal data, system and malware bugs.

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It’s worth noting that not all smartphones support network updates. There are exceptions that require the mandatory attention of the user and manual updates. There are situations when developers release firmware for a long time and the user needs to update it. Then special proprietary programs come to the rescue. In this article, we will tell you how to find out your current Android version and update to the latest version.

Find out your Android Version

How to know your Android version

Every user can find out the current version of the installed firmware and check for updates himself:

  1. Go to the main settings menu and go to the system information tab. Go to the bottom of the page and click on the “About phone.
  2. In the window that appears, you’ll see all the detailed information about the gadget, including the firmware version.
  3. To check for updates, go to “Wireless update” menu.
  4. The above action will result in checking for available updates.

How to update Android to the latest version

How to update your Android to the latest version

Before starting the firmware update procedure, you need to familiarize yourself with the mandatory conditions of this action:

  1. Charge your device, as the process of downloading and installing a new version of the software can take a long time. A full battery will be the basis for a positive result: your smartphone will not shut down at the most inopportune moment.
  2. Update via the Wi-Fi network. Files can have a lot of weight, which makes the update process very long and not always successful when using mobile Internet. If you have an automatic update, you need to go into the settings and activate the option to perform the update only when you have a Wi-Fi connection.
  3. Save important data with a backup to the cloud.
  4. To prevent your smartphone from freezing, disable Root update.
  5. If there are errors at the time of the update, perform a reset using the special Recovery menu.

Having secured your smartphone from a failed update using the tips listed above, you can proceed with the update.

When downloading the firmware file manually, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the settings in the menu with the device information.
  2. Click on the wireless tab.
  3. Click on the three dots located in the upper right corner.
  4. In the list that opens, select local updates. This will redirect you to the file manager.
  5. Find the downloaded file and proceed to install it.

In case you have an older smartphone model or other ways didn’t bring any results, then follow these steps:

  1. Find the right version of the update on the Internet and download in archive format to the memory of the device, not the SD card.
  2. Turn off the device completely.
  3. While turning it on, press a certain combination of buttons to go to a special menu. You can find it in the manual to your smartphone or on the Internet.
  4. Activate the menu item “Apply update and press the button to install the file from the internal memory of the smartphone.
  5. Wait for the firmware update process to complete, then go back to the menu and press the reboot button.

After performing the above steps, the smartphone will turn on with the updated firmware version.

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