1. oddtay's Avatar
    When an OTA update is released by Google, someone somewhere posts a link to download it, like this that updates the GN from 4.2 to 4.2.1:


    My question is how do people find that link? You can't browse to that URL, you get a 403 Forbidden.
    11-29-2012 03:51 PM
  2. pontiac005's Avatar
    I have this little squares icon on the top left that appears. When checked it says system update and you can update immediately or later.

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    11-29-2012 03:58 PM
  3. oddtay's Avatar
    No I know how you find it on the device. I'm talking about how do you find the actual URL where Google stores it on their servers?
    11-29-2012 04:01 PM
  4. andyahs's Avatar
    Google releases the factory images.

    11-29-2012 05:17 PM
  5. oddtay's Avatar
    But do they list the OTA updates too?

    Just wondering how you get that list.
    11-29-2012 06:10 PM
  6. andyahs's Avatar
    But do they list the OTA updates too?

    Just wondering how you get that list.
    No only downloadable files.
    11-30-2012 05:42 AM
  7. oddtay's Avatar
    So going back to my original question, how do folks find the OTA files that they post?
    11-30-2012 07:30 AM
  8. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Usually it takes someone to actually get the update. Then you can pull the sever location and filename from the logcat. (I use aLogcat)

    Here's an old post that explains it even better: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...tml#post309933

    This is good for Nexus devices, but most carrier devices obfuscate the download locations now.
    oddtay likes this.
    11-30-2012 10:46 AM
  9. oddtay's Avatar
    Excellent info, Phil. Thanks for that! Just what I wanted to know.
    11-30-2012 11:24 AM
  10. moosc's Avatar
    Trickery. On my old bionic we had a app cheesecake that would scan Motorola's servers for updates. It's illegal and they try to stop it but the hacker's are smart

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    11-30-2012 11:24 AM

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