Newbie: How to update to 5.01

Robert Wray

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Hi Everyone

I'm based in the UK and know absolutely nothing about Android phones having been on Apple for the last 6-7 years.

I purchased an M8 which had been converted to GPE and was on KitKat.

I've just had the notification that the OTA update is available, which I've downloaded.

When I try to install it, it goes into TWRP menu (I dont know what this is)

Can anyone tell me what I should do next.

Apologies if the above is a really stupid question.
 

Golfdriver97

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Welcome to the forums. You would need to click Install, and then find the update. If you can, I would try to locate it while the device is operating normally, then reboot into recovery.
 

Robert Wray

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Hi

Thanks for the really quick reply.

What do you mean by: "I would try to locate it while the device is operating normally, then reboot into recovery"

I've had a look on the net and it says that the download should be in \Device\cache. However I cant see the download in there with ES File explorer (I've enabled hidden files)

I tried to install it earlier by pressing install (in TWRP) and selecting the zip file in \ cache, but nothing happened!!

Any and all advice welcomed.

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I thought you would find it in ES file explorer. You looked everywhere it can be? Downloads?

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I am going to be honest, I am not sure where it could be. I am on a custom ROM too, but there is an updater file that they go in.

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If you converted to pure stock GPE, you shouldn't have TWRP. I don't. What method did you use for the conversion?

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Thanks for the reply. I bought the phone with the GPE rom already applied. I asked the person I bought it off for more information, but he couldn't supply any.

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Never converted a phone to GPE. The no TWRP was a piece of info I was missing. I would suggest flashing a ROM like CyanogenMod, Slim, Liquid, anything. Those have their own updates and should be downloadable and self installing.

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