Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default 4.3 update will not install

    My ATT S3 was just offered the 4.3 update last night. I think it was delayed to this point because I only had 900MB of free space until a few days ago when I deleted some backups and got it up to about 4GB free.

    However, after the long download and install process, at the very end it said "install failed" (no reason). Is there any way to determine what caused the fail, i.e., is there a log somewhere?

    A side comment, during the process, I was asked if I wanted to install this unsigned, untrusted update. huh? An official OTA update is unsigned, untrusted?
  2. #2  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by movrshakr View Post
    My ATT S3 was just offered the 4.3 update last night. I think it was delayed to this point because I only had 900MB of free space until a few days ago when I deleted some backups and got it up to about 4GB free.

    However, after the long download and install process, at the very end it said "install failed" (no reason). Is there any way to determine what caused the fail, i.e., is there a log somewhere?

    A side comment, during the process, I was asked if I wanted to install this unsigned, untrusted update. huh? An official OTA update is unsigned, untrusted?
    if you are root, you can find the log here
    /cache/recovery/last_log

    i dont have the idea about the last one
    try the update again
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    There were numerous errors, failures and unknown functions in /cache/recovery/last_log.

    Also, there were 7 files in /cache/recovery/. Since all my files are getting 1970 file dates (yes, the phone's date/time is correct), I am not sure whether last_log or last_log.5 is the latest one.

    A thought just occurred to me: as in linux, is there a hardware date and a held-in-the-OS date in android? I remember in linux having to do "hwclock --systohc" to store the correct time (after updating it manually or with ntp) into the hw clock. So, I am wondering if my phone has a hw clock incorrectly at 1970 and an OS time that is correct?
  4. #4  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by movrshakr View Post
    There were numerous errors, failures and unknown functions in /cache/recovery/last_log.

    Also, there were 7 files in /cache/recovery/. Since all my files are getting 1970 file dates (yes, the phone's date/time is correct), I am not sure whether last_log or last_log.5 is the latest one.

    A thought just occurred to me: as in linux, is there a hardware date and a held-in-the-OS date in android? I remember in linux having to do "hwclock --systohc" to store the correct time (after updating it manually or with ntp) into the hw clock. So, I am wondering if my phone has a hw clock incorrectly at 1970 and an OS time that is correct?
    ANY way have you tried updating with kies
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Have never done anything with kies. Is it an app?
  6. #6  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by movrshakr View Post
    Have never done anything with kies. Is it an app?
    are you joking ?
    Kies is a lot of things. It's a way to sync and backup your contacts and device data, it's a front end for transferring media like music and video between your computer and your phone, and as you've noticed, it's a method to update the device firmware on Samsung phones.
    it is an official software made by Samsung
  7. #7  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by movrshakr View Post
    until a few days ago when I deleted some backups
    Nandroid backups? Is your phone rooted with custom recovery software?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
  8. #8  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by movrshakr View Post
    A thought just occurred to me: as in linux, is there a hardware date and a held-in-the-OS date in android? I remember in linux having to do "hwclock --systohc" to store the correct time (after updating it manually or with ntp) into the hw clock. So, I am wondering if my phone has a hw clock incorrectly at 1970 and an OS time that is correct?
    Beats me, but they all seem to be like this - every Android phone that I've used always has bogus date/time recorded when using custom recovery software to write backup files.
    You'd think we were still living in the DOS days

    Edit: judging by the contents of /system/bin the hwclock command isn't supported:

    ATFWD-daemon
    abcc
    acdbtest
    adb
    am
    app_process
    applypatch
    at_distributor
    atrace
    bintvoutservice
    bmgr
    bootanimation
    bridgemgrd
    btnvtool
    bu
    bugreport
    cat
    chmod
    chown
    clatd
    cmp
    connfwexe
    content
    createsystemfile
    csview
    curl
    dalvikvm
    date
    dd
    ddexe
    ddexe_real
    debuggerd
    dexopt
    df
    dhcpcd
    diag_mdlog
    diag_socket_log
    diag_uart_log
    dmesg
    dnsmasq
    drmdiagapp
    drmserver
    drs
    ds_fmc_appd
    dttexe
    dumpcrash
    dumpstate
    dumpsys
    e2fsck
    flatland
    fmconfig
    fsck.exfat
    fsck_msdos
    ftmdaemon
    geomagneticd
    getevent
    getprop
    gsiff_daemon.bak
    gzip
    hci_qcomm_init
    hd
    hostapd
    hostapd_cli
    icd
    id
    ifconfig
    iftop
    ime
    immvibed
    input
    insmod
    installd
    insthk
    ioctl
    ionice
    ip
    ip6tables
    ipruleset
    iptables
    keystore
    kiesexe
    kill
    linker
    ln
    log
    logcat
    logwrapper
    lpmkey
    ls
    lsmod
    lsof
    macloader
    make_ext4fs
    md5
    mdnsd
    media
    mediaserver
    mfgloader
    mkdir
    mkfs.exfat
    mksh
    mm-adec-omxQcelp13-test
    mm-adec-omxaac-test
    mm-adec-omxevrc-test
    mm-adec-omxwma-test
    mm-aenc-omxaac-test
    mm-aenc-omxamr-test
    mm-aenc-omxevrc-test
    mm-aenc-omxqcelp13-test
    mm-audio-alsa-test
    mm-jpeg-dec-test
    mm-jpeg-enc-test
    mm-jpeg-enc-test-client
    mm-mpo-dec-test
    mm-pp-daemon
    mm-qcamera-daemon
    mm-qcamera-test
    mm-qcamera-testsuite-client
    mm-vdec-omx-test
    monkey
    mount
    mpdecision
    mtpd
    mv
    mvpd
    n_smux
    nandread
    ndc
    netcfg
    netd
    netstat
    newfs_msdos
    nl_listener
    notify
    npsmobex
    orientationd
    p2p_supplicant
    ping
    playback
    playlpm
    pm
    port-bridge
    pppd
    prepare_param.sh
    printenv
    ps
    qemu-props
    qemud
    qmiproxy
    qmuxd
    qseecom_sample_client
    qseecom_security_test
    qseecomd
    racoon
    radish
    reboot
    renice
    requestsync
    rild
    rm
    rmdir
    rmmod
    rmt_storage
    route
    run-as
    samsungpowersoundplay
    sapd
    schedtest
    schedtop
    scranton_RD
    screencap
    screenshot
    sdcard
    secstarter
    secure_storage_daemon
    selinux-network.sh
    sendevent
    sensors.qcom
    sensorservice
    service
    servicemanager
    setconsole
    setprop
    settings
    setup_fs
    sh
    sleep
    smd
    smdexe
    ss-presetup.sh
    start
    stop
    surfaceflinger
    svc
    sync
    syscheck
    system_server
    tc
    test_gemini
    thermald
    tima_dump_log
    time_daemon
    toolbox
    top
    touch
    touchinput
    uiautomator
    umount
    uptime
    usbhub
    usbhub_init
    v4l2-qcamera-app
    vdc
    vmstat
    vold
    vpnclientpm
    watchprops
    wdsdaemon
    wipe
    wiperiface
    wiperiface_v02
    wlandutservice
    wm
    wmdsi
    wpa_supplicant

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Nandroid backups? Is your phone rooted with custom recovery software?
    Yes. Rooted and CWM 6.0.4.7.
  10. #10  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by movrshakr View Post
    Rooted and CWM 6.0.4.7.
    And you've never read anything that told you NOT to accept OTAs on a rooted phone, particularly one with custom recovery software? Time to go back to Rooting 101.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
  11. Thread Author  Thread Author    #11  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    And you've never read anything that told you NOT to accept OTAs on a rooted phone, particularly one with custom recovery software?
    No. Please do not forget...do not assume that everybody is as knowledgeable as you are. Perhaps even, not as smart as you.

    I thought that since the ROM and its kernel were original, stock, ATT/Samsung, that a new version stock ATT/Samsung ROM could replace it.

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Time to go back to Rooting 101.
    Please provide a link.
  12. #12  

    Default Re: 4.3 update will not install

    Quote Originally Posted by movrshakr View Post
    No. Please do not forget...do not assume that everybody is as knowledgeable as you are.
    Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone, and I don't consider myself more knowledgeable or smarter than anyone else. I just try to read as much as possible before I mess with something that can potentially ruin my device. I can't count the number of problem posts I've read that begin with "I rooted my device and..."
    Quote Originally Posted by movrshakr View Post
    I thought that since the ROM and its kernel were original, stock, ATT/Samsung, that a new version stock ATT/Samsung ROM could replace it.
    If you were using a tool like Odin or the Kies software to completely rewrite the firmware then this would be true. OTAs behave differently since they're updating an existing OS (not replacing it), and there are different requirements, often depending on the specific OTA. Here are a few of the things that can throw a monkey wrench into the works:
    - custom recovery software
    - apps that have been frozen using something like Titanium Backup
    - apps that have been moved to system (or from system to user)
    - modifications to the UI framework (ex. changing the quick toggles to blue instead of green)
    Quote Originally Posted by movrshakr View Post
    Please provide a link.
    There's not a single link that provides this information - at a minimum you should be reading through ALL of the posts in each sticky thread in the rooting sub-forum for your phone model. That way you'll get a good background on what people have encountered as they've rooted/unrooted their device.
    You should also read through the top 20 or so other threads in the rooting sub-forum.
    Then you should do a search for anything that you're going to attempt that you haven't seen addressed in the above.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. Phone not receiving texts from certain people
    By xtinamorgaan in forum Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Yesterday, 09:17 PM
  2. changes in note 2 4.4.2 update??
    By ranajit saha in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-01-2014, 08:45 PM
  3. AT&T GS5 update - Just applied
    By pogeypre in forum Samsung Galaxy S5
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-13-2014, 01:18 PM
  4. Gmail not pushing
    By questionfear in forum HTC One M8
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-12-2014, 01:47 PM

Posting Permissions