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The most frustrating screen in the world

The most frustrating screen in the world

This was a big week for Android updates, with all three carriers releasing Android 4.1 updates to their flagship Android phones — the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III.

But often, these updates are rolled out progressively and you may have to wait a couple of weeks for the update to reach your phone. But fear not, gentle readers, there is a way to force your phone to download the update. I have personally tested this method on Optus’ HTC One X, and it will (eventually) show the update as being available.

  1. Go to Settings, then Apps
  2. Tap on the tab that says ‘All’ and scroll down to ‘Google Services Framework’
  3. Tap ‘Clear data’, and then ‘Force stop’
  4. Go back to the Settings menu, and scroll all the way to the bottom to ‘About’
  5. Tap ‘Software updates’
  6. Tap ‘Check now’ at the bottom of the screen.

Hopefully now, you should see a notification that there is a system update available. If it still says there is no update available, repeat the above process a couple of times. It took me four tries before I decided to reboot the phone, after which the update became available. I’m 42% downloaded, and can’t wait to see if HTC have done anything with Android 4.1 that makes me want to stay on it for longer than a couple of days.

Source: An XDA post I read a very long time ago and now can't remember.
Devices: Galaxy S III