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Google Says, "No Ice Cream Sandwich for you Nexus S users!" Well, Not Really


Tuesday 20th of December 2011 / androidspin.com
Looks like Google is playing a little bit of the teasing game for Nexus S users, by giving you the Ice Cream Sandwich update without actually giving you the update. Seems that Nexus S users are able to see that the update is available, run through the process of installing it, and then their phones are booted right back into Gingerbread and tears roll down their faces. Yeah it looks like Google is able to trigger a rollback on phones that are attempting to update from all the way in Mountain View. That is just awesome on how much power they have on our phones. (Sarcasm)So what is the reason for this? Looks like Google is “monitoring feedback”, to make sure people are not having problems getting their ICS update. Sounds reasonable enough I suppose. Here is what Google’s Paul Wilcox had this to say:[quote]If you received an update notification a little while ago, but the update isn’t currently available for your phone, this is likely the result of Google pausing the update in your area while we monitor feedback. The Android 4.0 update is continuing to roll out around
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How to root the Toshiba Thrive AT100 running Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb - Android Authority


Friday 08th of June 2012 / androidauthority.com
Have you been looking for an easy way to root your Toshiba Thrive AT100? If your tablet is running on Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb, we have just the thing that you are looking for. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the U.S. or Canadian version because one rooting tool can do the trick.Gaining root access on the Toshiba Thrive is possible through Fastboot but for those who upgraded to the Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb OTA update, it’s useless. Toshiba removed Fastboot from the U.S. and Canadian versions of the Toshiba Thrive, making it impossible to gain root access.Fastboot was removed because DRM for renting of Google Videos was added, leaving other users to find an alternative way to root the device. Toshiba, however, heard users complaining and offered a rollback. Ironically, the move became useless because there is now a new and easier way to gain root access on the Toshiba Thrive running on Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb.Through the combined efforts of developers dalepl and TurnYourBackAndRun, a script was created to easily root any U.S. or Canadian version of the Toshiba Thrive,
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How to reset Galaxy S2 back to Original firmweare


Wednesday 06th of June 2012 / androidforums.com
I installed android 4 using odin for galaxy s2. But now internet is not working. And browser is crashing on new version. Since new kies allows to update to the official version i tired that. But since i installed non offical version though odin kies do not allow to do anything there.So i like to rollback to ORIGINAL Androind 2.3.5 version and try updating though Kies. Can any one suggest where i can find software. In the worst case can you suggest how to fix the internet problem?
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Google Android 4.0 TV Box - How to ROLLBACK with older firmware ?


Monday 15th of October 2012 / androidforums.com
This is Google Android 4.0 TV Box 1.4GHz from here:Google Android 4.0 TV Box 1.4GHz Wireless Mouse HDTV WiFi Full HD 1080P HDMI | eBayI updated the firmware from here - Help for Refee M6 1gb ddr android 4and now I can't rollback with an updates dated with date less than the last one - the older updates now stops with error:"assert failed: .!less_int(xxxxxxxx. getprop(" ro.build.date.utc"))"... error status 7.Video playback was and continue after update to be with small interruptions every few seconds and the RAW output of audio is working with delay of a second which is very irritating.If somebody knows the guide please kindly advise how to rollback with the older firmware updates or if somebody knows how to fix these video play issues.Thanks in advance.
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The new Android market sucks! (Problems with Appbrain and Fast Web Installer) - Page 3


Tuesday 01st of February 2011 / androidtablets.net
Originally Posted by rogandInteresting experience guys. Sounds like I'll be holding off on 1.1.0 too. I had (perhaps mistakenly) thought that once I got to an autorooted 1.1, that would hold off any OTA BN 1.1.0s. If I stay at my current auto-rooted 1.0.1 (and after I figure out how to get a file manager over there w/o using WiFi and getting 1.1.0 OTAmbushed, how will I ensure OTAs stay away?thanksrogerIf you install clockwork recovery it should block the OTA update. Also if you have made a backup through clockwork recovery, you can always rollback, re-root, install clockwork and restore backup.
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2.2 froyo - Update to version 2.2 on my HTC Hero Android 1.5 phone


Friday 27th of August 2010 / android.stackexchange.com
Currently I am using HTC Hero with Android 1.5 and as we know right now Android 2.2 (Froyo) has been released, so i am planning to upgrade from 1.5 to 2.2.Regarding updating, I have the following questions:How do I update it?Is there any selection options provided to update? For example I want to update my 1.5 to 2.1 instead of 2.2, 2.0 or anything else.Are there any issues that have already occurred with Android 2.2?What if I want to down-grade to lower version, is it possible? (i.e. rollback to older version)
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[GUIDE - How To] Rollback to Gingerbread (EL29) - Page 4


Wednesday 15th of August 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
Originally Posted by andrewjs18 consider yourself lucky! JayWill directed me to this link here to stop the update messages. I've looked at that link a couple times now, and it's step 2 that has me confused. I have no idea what a root explorer is. Where can I get a quick explanation on where to find it, or what I need to do?I had no desire to know anything about how android works, no desire to learn how to hack/root/whatever my phone, but it was so worthless on ICS, I had to do something. I finally followed the video in this thread and went back to GB, and went ahead and left it rooted. The main thing I want to do is make sure I don't accidentally update to ICS again. But, since my phone is now rooted, I'll do some more reading on the GPS fix thread I saw a few months back as that was my only real complaint with the phone and had hoped the upgrade would have helped with that.
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Rollback to Gingerbread


Wednesday 01st of February 2012 / androidforums.com
I updated my Nexus S phone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it broke some apps that I absolutely need for my job. I would like to roll back off Ice Cream Sandwich. I have downloaded prior OTAs such as 2.3.3 but the system will not install them. It errors out when I try to install from "udpate from /sdcard" select the file I downloaded and renamed to update.zip. I get Finding Update, Opening Update, Verifying update, Installing Update and then I get assert failed: file_getprop("/system/build.prop" ..... Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (status 7) Installation aborted.How can I get my phone back to the state prior to Android 4.0
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Rollback without rooting?


Wednesday 05th of February 2014 / forums.androidcentral.com
Is it possible to remove an OTA update without the phone being rooted? Currently running software 3.17.651.1 710RD with Android 4.1.1. I want to rollback to the previous version of Android. I thought performing a factory reset would reset the phone to the exact state it was when I opened the box, but upon Googling it, it seems that software updates are retained after a reset. So how can I rollback my OS? Thanks.
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