- Dec 23, 2009
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To apply ota.zips
step 1: make sure you have the latest adb
Step 2: Download the correct image for your device.
Step 3: Make sure in settings you have developer options on and enable USB debugging
Step 4: Plug in cord to computer and type (adb devices) and watch for your device number to pop up
Step 5: Type: adb reboot recovery
Step 6: press and hold Power button first then volume up (or some devices Volume up first then Power)
Step 7: select "apply update through USB"
Step 8 (optional): If you find yourselves getting an error message (device not connected) when trying to adb sideload and you have the latest drivers and adb. Try unplugging and replugging your phone for this step.
Step 9: adb sideload <file name> ...I personally just drag and drop the file.
Step 10 (optional): I will normally wipe the cache after but it is not required.
Step 11: reboot and enjoy.
No, as long as you do not click on the wipe data option instead of wipe cache. The ota.zip is basically like getting an ota from Google or carrier. You don't have to have an unlocked bootloader either.
So weird side-effect of me doing this, at least I think this is to blame. My Amazon Delivery app I use as an Amazon Flex driver won't load anymore. It says that my phone is rooted, and their app won't run on rooted devices. I know it worked before side-loading the June update, and now nothing. Going to try and reach out to the Flex support folks.
Reinstalling the Amazon Delivery app seems to have worked. Go figure.
Good thing I saved the APK on my Drive, they don't publish to the Play Store and you have to attend virtual training sessions and prove you are a driver to get the download.
Guess they don't want people easily stealing their IP.