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T-Mobile HTC One M8 Gets Selfie-Friendly Android 4.4.4 OTA

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The T-Mobie variant of HTC One (M8) just now received an over-the-air update bumping the Android version to 4.4.4, the final revision of KitKat. While this version of Android is overall considered a rather small update, the Taiwanese OEM added the HTC EYE Experience, which is a huge step in pleasing all selfie lovers.

From now on, taking a self-shot photo is extremely easy. You can take a perfect snap by holding the phone still for two seconds or saying, “Say Cheese.” The new firmware will also allow you to use both front and back camera to take a photo at the same time. There are plenty other, photo-related functions that have been introduced with this update. This feature maybe is not too innovative, but s. . . READ ON »

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Moto G on Boost Mobile Finally Receives Update to Android 4.4.4

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The Moto G is one of those, wallet friendly devices that is definitely not considered “low end.” In fact, this device from 2013 can easily compete with the “higher end” Google Nexus 4 on many levels. While the G has been updated to Android 4.4.4 a long while ago, the Boost Mobile variant was still stuck on an older Android firmware version. The situation has changed and now, all of you using Moto G on Sprint’s prepaid arm can expect an OTA update heading your way.

As you all know, Android 4.4.4 is not exactly a major update. Google released it to fix some bugs related to stability and security, so don’t expect wonders after rebooting your device after updating. . . . READ ON »

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[FTF] Sony Rolls Out Android 4.4.4 for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

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While Sony is still struggling to provide KitKat for some of their mid-end phones from 2013 (still pending investigation), owners of flagship devices from this Japanese OEM should feel happy right about now. Sony has started to roll out an update to the Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z bringing the latest Android 4.4.4 on board and fixing lots of bugs present in earlier firmware revisions.

When Sony released a KitKat update back in May, more than a few users have been complaining about bad battery life (not a big surprise) and a few additional minor issues that forced them to revert to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Sony was pretty slow in addressing the problems, but after four months, the OEM has f. . . READ ON »

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[OTA] Nvidia Shield Tablet Receives its First Update

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The Nvidia Shield Tablet is the latest toy from one of the largest desktop graphics manufacturers, and it has just has received its first OTA update. The first update, which is labeled as firmware revision 1.1, brings a rather long list of optimizations and improvements poised to make this device even greater.

The rather small, 84.1 MB update contains the following refinements:

  • Improved WiFi stability in certain scenarios
  • Improved camera performance
  • NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle
  • Stability improvements to SHIELD Hub and Gamestream
  • ShadowPlay performance optimizations
  • Localization improvements
  • Audio optimizations
  • Misc. stability improvements

As you can see, Nvidia focused mostly of optimizin. . . READ ON »

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[OTA Captured] Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 Finally Gets Official KitKat Update

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It’s been almost nine months since the LG G Pad 8.3‘s official release. At about the same time, Google released Android 4.4 KitKat and the LG-manufactured Nexus 5. While the majority of current generation devices have since been updated to Android 4.3 or 4.4, the LG G Pad 8.3 (Verizon variant) has been stuck on 4.2. Luckily, things have just changed for the better. Users of this mid-sized tablet should feel happy, as the Verizon variant of the device has been updated from Android 4.2.2 directly to Android 4.4.2 via OTA update.

The update codenamed VK81022B comes in at rather hefty 404 MB, and it brings lots of new features and bug fixes. The G Pad 8.3’s screen can now be unlocked with the . . . READ ON »

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Transformer Prime Gets Battery Improvements with System Update 9.4.2.14

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Early this morning XDA Junior Member Liferules reported in our forums that a new update had appeared for his Asus Transformer Prime. Since the previous update (9.4.2.13), intended to improve GPS performance, Prime users have experienced random restarts and decreased battery life. XDA Senior Member demandarin, shortly after the release of the update, posted this screenshot, showing the system using the previously disabled low-power CPU frequencies. Countless other posters confirmed improved battery life and several even claimed improved WiFi performance (not confirmed).

If you are a rooted Transformer Prime user out there make sure you use OTA Root Keeper to maintain root access after the OTA updat. . . READ ON »

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Iconia Tab A200 Gets Previously Promised 4.0.3 OTA Update; A500 Next?

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Acer Iconia Tab A200 owners have been reporting OTA updates this week bringing the device up to date with Android 4.0.3. The Iconia A500‘s younger brother shipped with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) and an impressive spec list, including a 10.1 inch screen, a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, full size USB 2.0 port and a 2mp front-facing camera. The latest software version (Acer_AV041_A200_1.037.00_PA_CUS1) is noted to be different than the 1.019.00 leaked Ice Cream Sandwich update some users have already installed. The differences remain unknown while A200 users try out the build.
This could be exciting news for Iconia Tab A500 owners as well. In October an Acer customer service rep was reported confirmin. . . READ ON »
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Droid Bionic Owners Beware; 5.9.902 Update Breaks Root for Some Users

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The Motorola Droid Bionic has been updated to 5.9.902 via an over the air update that started this week. 5.9.902 brings a host of new features, improvements and fixes. You can view the full changelog from Verizon here. Some of the more notable improvements include fixes for black screen lockups, dock lockups, idle resets and improvements to the camera and several system apps.

While some users maintained root after the update, XDA users began reporting in this thread that  the update did, in fact, disable root access. Those that used the ’43V3R Root’ method have reported success preserving root after updating. All current root methods have been unsuccessful in rooting .902 after the updat. . . READ ON »

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Get Rid of Those OTA Update Notifications on the Samsung Galaxy S II

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Developers are always so busy making ROMs the best they possibly can be. However, sometimes things happen that they can’t get to right away. An example of this are OTA updates. Even having the most recent version of a ROM flashed can mean getting notifications for an OTA that’s ready to be installed. Of course, you should never accept an OTA while on a custom ROM because it could break thing. So, what are people to do about it?

XDA Senior Member ThC23 has posted about a number of fixes to that very problem for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II. As ThC23 points out:

If you must have the update for some reason and don’t want to just flash a ROM that’s already 2.3.6, then it’s best to go back to s

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