1. Paul627g's Avatar
    Ever wanted to know how we find these links to download the official OTA update directly from Google's servers? Well first you need a heads up that the update is coming, then you need to make sure your device meets the update requirements to receive the notice. Once all that is met you download a free utility called ALogcat from the Market. It tracks literally every single thing your device does. Push a button its there, system battery level drops, its there, things you don't even know are happening, its there... get the picture?


    Here is the exact line of code when the official Froyo EB13 to EC05 update came threw on my phone earlier today...

    Code:
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    I/am_on_paused_called( 2620): com.google.android.gsf.update.SystemUpdateActivity
    I/am_resume_activity( 2447): [1208530360,17,com.samsung/.client.DeviceManagement]
    I/am_on_resume_called( 5290): com.samsung.client.DeviceManagement
    I/am_destroy_activity( 2447): [1210235672,17,com.google.android.gsf/.update.SystemUpdateActivity]
    I/am_create_service( 2447): [1210091256,com.google.android.gsf/.update.SystemUpdateService,,2620]
    I/binder_sample( 2620): [android.app.IActivityManager,34,21,com.google.process.gapps,4]
    I/notification_enqueue( 2447): [com.google.android.gsf,2130837525,Notification(vibrate=null,sound=null,defaults=0x0)]
    I/system_update( 2620): [676,200,13946686,http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/sprint_samsung_d700/20428846d0d6.update-SPH-D700_EB13ToEC05.zip]
    I/am_destroy_service( 2447): [1210091256,com.google.android.gsf/.update.SystemUpdateService,2620]
    I/am_finish_activity( 2447): [1208530360,17,com.samsung/.client.DeviceManagement,app-request]
    I/am_pause_activity( 2447): [1208530360,com.samsung/.client.DeviceManagement]
    I/am_on_paused_called( 5290): com.samsung.client.DeviceManagement
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    # Very cool huh??
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    If you notice in there you will see the "I/system_update( 2620): [676,200,13946686,"http://android.clients.google.com/pa...B13ToEC05.zip]"
    "

    There you have it.... The official OTA download link...

    Some people may find this interesting, some may not...
    03-28-2011 09:38 PM
  2. nmoreman's Avatar
    Paul,
    Where was this, in updates?
    And I know you are rooted, modded, rommed out, so how did this come through??
    03-29-2011 08:30 AM
  3. Paul627g's Avatar
    Paul,
    Where was this, in updates?
    And I know you are rooted, modded, rommed out, so how did this come through??
    Actually yesterday when i knew the update for EB13 to EC05 had started I used Odin to return to stock EB13 and once the system booted up I immediately went to the market before I did anything else and grabbed ALogcat and installed it. No root, nothing just plain stock and started letting it log everything. Within about 5-10 mins of booting up on EB13 I got the OTA update notification so I looked in the logcat and there is the official download link that Google used to push the update out. This was for my own knowledge, for Android Central so I could post the download link in the official update thread and I figured I would share a bit of a "trick or secret" sorta speak with the rest of you.
    03-29-2011 09:54 AM
  4. robomav's Avatar
    very cool paul. thank you for sharing
    03-29-2011 10:28 AM
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