How to update to the latest version of Android

There are 3 methods are available for updating your old Android version to the latest version of Android. Now let us see the 3 methods on below.

Methods to update to the latest version of Android

  1. Updating your device Over The Air (OTA)
  2. Updating your device using a Computer
  3. Update using a Rooted ROM

Updating your device Over The Air (OTA)

1. Connect your device to Wi-Fi. To connect Wi-Fi on your device by simply swiping down from the top of your screen and then select the Wi-Fi option. Updating Android over Wi-Fi is the best and simple way.

2. Now open your device settings. It looks like a gear-shaped icon which is having a series of slider bars.

3. Scroll down and select “About Device”. It is present in the bottom of the menu. If you are using a tablet, you have to select the General tab which is present at the top of the screen.

4. Select “Update”. It is present at the top of the menu but it may vary depends on your android version. Alternatively, you can see “Software Update” or “System Firmware Update”.

5. Select “Check for Updates”. Now, your device will search for system updates which are currently available for download.

  • Many versions of Android are device-specific. Your device will only search for updates that are compatible with your device.

6. Select “Update”:  When there is any update available, this button will be automatically appeared at the top of the menu.

7. Select “Install”. The button may vary depends on your android version which you are currently using. It can also read “Reboot and Install” or “Install System Software”. After clicking on the Install option, it will start the download and installation process.

8. Waif for the Installation to complete. After completing the installation process, your phone will be automatically reboot.

Updating your Device using a Computer

1. First, you need to go to your device manufacturer’s official website from a desktop browser. Now, you can enter the specific device information or register your device to get the software updates.

2. Now, download and install the device management software. The names and its functions of such software will vary depends on the manufacturer. For example, The management software for the Samsung device  is called “Kies,” Motorola’s management software is called “MDM,”, etc.

3. Go back to the device manufacturer’s official website. you need to return to the support and downloads page.

4. Search for available updates. These updates are available in a download-able file that you can install with the help of your manufacturer’s device management software.

5. Connect your device to your computer. You should use the cable that came with your device. Mostly, it will be a USB to micro USB cable.

6. Now you have to open the device management application.

7. Locate the update command. It will be listed in a tab or drop-down menu which is present at the top of the window.

8. Click on the update command. After clicking on the update command, it will start the update process. You need to follow on-screen prompts to complete the process.

Update using a Rooted ROM

1. Back up your device. Rooting an Android phone or tablet is different depends upon the model which you are using now.

2. Search online for rooting software. You have to use the browser on your PC to find the rooting software that is designed to be used with your specific device model.

3. Download the Software. you need to follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the rooting software to your computer.

4. Connect your device to your computer.  You have to use the cable that came with your device. Mostly, it will be a USB to micro USB cable.

5. Open the rooting software. You have to do it on your computer.

6. Start the rooting process. You have to follow the on-screen prompts in the rooting software to complete the process.

7. Restart your device. Now your device will be run on the Android version which you have recently installed.

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