1. Sandie Xombie Labor's Avatar
    I received an over the air update prompt a few weeks ago. I've been an android user for years and am used to being prompted to accept the update and let it do its thing. Its always installed successfully on its own.

    This time however, it starts to install, then goes to a strange screen with a dead android in the background. It gives me several options such as: reboot phone, install update from cache, factory data reset... and other options. When on the screen I can only use the physical buttons like volume up/down, and the power button on the right side to navigate and select... Below the options there are a string of notices saying that there is an error, something about the cache, a string of random numbers and then it says Installation aborted.

    I keep choosing the "reboot phone" option so that I do not do something devastating, like loose all of my apps and data... Once the phone starts up again, however, it says "Update Successful"

    Nothing too out of the ordinary happens for a few days then I will receive another prompt for this update, and the cycle described above repeats. In the meantime the biggest issue I have noticed is that a lot more of my apps have been freezing up and I keep getting notifications that random apps can't install on USB storage or SD card. <--I do believe this is a separate issue though.

    How can I successfully get through this update? Is there a way to do it from a specific website, instead of the failed OTA update repeating?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...
    11-15-2012 07:21 PM
  2. Tazz411's Avatar
    I am having the same issue. It is driving me nuts, I even did a full reset and it still won't go.
    11-15-2012 08:59 PM
  3. Tazz411's Avatar
    Found a solution!!!

    Install Kies Software, it checks your firmware and updates it via the software, worked first time no failures. take a bit to run.

    Phone is at the latest update now and it is very snappy after update. Lets hope the battery increases like they say.

    Kies - Sync Media, Contacts & Calendars Across All Devices | Samsung
    11-15-2012 10:07 PM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    It's probably a bad download, which is why installing via Kies would work since it downloads the file again. To do it without Kies, you could try booting into recovery by holding down Vol Up and Power at the same time to boot then wipe cache and reboot. I believe this would delete the download file and allow you to try again.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    11-15-2012 10:16 PM
  5. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    I received an over the air update prompt a few weeks ago. I've been an android user for years and am used to being prompted to accept the update and let it do its thing. Its always installed successfully on its own.

    This time however, it starts to install, then goes to a strange screen with a dead android in the background. It gives me several options such as: reboot phone, install update from cache, factory data reset... and other options. When on the screen I can only use the physical buttons like volume up/down, and the power button on the right side to navigate and select... Below the options there are a string of notices saying that there is an error, something about the cache, a string of random numbers and then it says Installation aborted.

    I keep choosing the "reboot phone" option so that I do not do something devastating, like loose all of my apps and data... Once the phone starts up again, however, it says "Update Successful"

    Nothing too out of the ordinary happens for a few days then I will receive another prompt for this update, and the cycle described above repeats. In the meantime the biggest issue I have noticed is that a lot more of my apps have been freezing up and I keep getting notifications that random apps can't install on USB storage or SD card. <--I do believe this is a separate issue though.

    How can I successfully get through this update? Is there a way to do it from a specific website, instead of the failed OTA update repeating?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...
    Did you remove any system apps, or custom recovery?
    11-16-2012 03:16 PM
  6. JayWill's Avatar
    Did you remove any system apps, or custom recovery?
    I thought of that too, but after reading the post, I came to the conclusion that the OP's phone probably isn't rooted.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    thenameisnigel likes this.
    11-16-2012 04:24 PM
  7. Sandie Xombie Labor's Avatar
    I've not rooted my phone, you are correct on that. Going to wipe cache as described above and attempt redownload of the OTA update. Will let you know how that goes... Thanks for all the help!
    11-23-2012 12:39 PM
  8. SushiFish87's Avatar
    I've had the same issues for a couple months now and nothing has worked. I've been searching the net with no resolution. I uninstalled Kies, re-installed, cleared my cache, rebooted, tried with wifi on/off, etc. Nothing is working and it seems my only option is to factory reset which I will not do. I have not done anything to crack my phone, its still locked to the original provider which I'm with just nothing will work... any other ideas?
    01-21-2013 10:13 PM
  9. dprizzeh's Avatar
    Hey so did reinstalling the OTA update work? Because I've tried doing that because I have the same problem and it doesn't work.
    08-21-2013 06:09 PM

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