Friday, April 5, 2013

Force An Over The Air Update On Android

5:39 PM

Note: If this tutorial worked for you (and it should work), please leave a comment below. Thanks.

This method works on both smartphones and tablets, but like we mentioned earlier there has to actually be an update available for your device’s specific model. As in, if you have a Verizon Galaxy S3, there has to be an update specifically for the Verizon version of the SGS3. Also, for those of you wondering, clearing the data for Google Services Framework doesn’t delete your Google accounts, contacts, calendar or anything like that from your phone.

First you want to check for an update the traditional way:

Go into your Android device’s main Settings.
Scroll down to the bottom and tap on About Phone.
Tap on System Updates (or something along those lines).
If applicable, tap on Check Now.
If you get notified that an update is available, then your done!

If you weren’t so lucky, then follow these steps:

Go into your Android device’s main Settings.
Tap on the option for Apps (or something along those lines).
Swipe over (or change the filter) to the All tab (where you can see all the apps on your device).
Find Google Services Frame work and tap on it.
Hit Clear Data (this wipes back-end Google information that clears the update logs).
Press Force Stop to close the Google Services Framework application.
Check for an update using the traditional method outlined above.

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