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Why cant u pause an update?...

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I'm just curious why I can't pause an update or install. Just seems obvious there would be a pause function for some of these huge apps.

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! Are you talking about a system update or an app update? Which phone?

You can typically pause the download of a system update, but once the update starts installing, it has to complete, since it's applying patches and changing system code. If you pause or otherwise interrupt it, you could brick the phone.