How to Update Android Latest Version

The Tipscow readers are constantly requesting for the steps to update android latest version software. So I am providing the steps below to update your android to the latest version. And would constantly keep this post updated with the latest steps to update android latest version.


How to update android latest version

Check here about it. Current latest in India is 4.2.2.
Check here about Android Update 4.1.2. It is still the latest on many smartphone devices.

How to update android latest version?

Go to Settings > About device > Software Update > Update

It will automatically check for updates.

If it is not downloading, deselect Wi-Fi only (this will download on your mobile data network).

My recommendation is to first connect to a Wi-Fi and then download (to save unnecessary mobile data charges).

Why update android latest version?

One would wonder why is there a need to update the android latest version when the phone is already functioning properly. Well, there are various reasons that the phone software should be updated to the latest version available.

While the Android owners ensure proper testing and quality check before they release the software to the users, the android updates usually contain the issues identified only after its release.

Reasons are:

  • Security: Vulnerable issues leading to hacking, stealing data, controlling the applications the way it works, etc.
  • Power Management: Battery backup is a major factor when working on a mobile OS. The research and development department strives continuously to make the battery backup management better with the reviews from users and their own research.
  • Application management: When and which applications be closed and which ones to keep running in background even when the application is not in use in the foreground.
  • Memory Management: Freeing the memory when the application has actually closed but has not freed the memoryin such cases OS frees the memory which is known as garbage collection.
  • Fixed issues: Some bugs are identified after the final release and when the users actually start using the software. Such issues are fixed in the further releases.

All or some of these factors are improved with every new android version released by Android owners. So, update your phone to the latest released android version.

Alternative to Android 4.2.2

For some phones where you are not allowed to update the Android version either because it is not supported or because the company stopped its manufacturing, you may want to check using Cyanogenmod. It is believed to have the similar features that the latest Android’s Jelly Bean provides. It may need you to have some technical information. I will soon post more details about this too but be careful before you do any updates to your phone (especially take a backup for easier recovery).

If you face any problems, comment below and I would be happy to help!

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48 Comments on "How to Update Android Latest Version"

  1. sir,
    the bluetooth of my karbonn a1+ is not working properly
    please help

  2. i have samsung galaxy ace with 2.3.6. gingerbread ,i want to update it but it shows no update available

  3. How to update to latest andriod version for Micromax A116 HD

  4. I hv just purchased swipe fablet running on 4.0.0. How can I upgrade to 4.1.2? Please give detailed instructions as there is no provision for upgrade

    • Hi Laxman, I haven’t checked that phone yet. However, the instructions to install would be similar to those described here.
      Let me know if that helps.
      Cheers

  5. Vivek.Nadimetla | June 3, 2013 at 5:23 am | Reply

    My android version is 2.2.1 and i cant update it i have even tried in wi fi but stilli cant update it please help me

  6. I HAVE MICROMAX BOLT A35 My android version is 2.2.1 and i cant update it i have even tried in wi fi but stilli cant update it please help me

    • Hi Rajni,
      I think your phone may not be capable of handling the new Android Jellybean OS.
      At the same time, if you can tell me what message you get when trying to update, that would be helpful.

  7. how to update software in celkon a200 ibought it before 1 month

  8. madu Jonathan | June 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Reply

    I have HTC desire hd
    whit version 2.2.1 how can I upgrade it as there is no provision for the upgrade

  9. hi sir..

    I have galaxy-R samsung…when I follow your steps..it says no update available …wifi is connected properly…cud you plz let me know what is the reason? if its not possible by these steps..what is the workaround…

  10. When i am going to system update it shows that your system is up to date

  11. Samsung galaxy Y-5360
    it’s not working under Wi-Fi

  12. I have karbon a3+ with android 2.3.6 but when i tried to update it is says it is up to date tell me how to update this

  13. I have micromax bolt a35 wait version 2.3.5 how can i upgrade

  14. I think the reason is the same as that for Rishi’s Karbonn mobile. The hardware should be capable of handling the Android’s latest version.
    Hope that helps.

  15. I have Karbonn A1+ and its version is 2.3.6 i m trying to uptade but its was showing up to date but it was not uptade help me how can i update

  16. i’ve micromax bolt a35 with 2.3.5 version n i want to upgrade it to jellybean 4.2 ,could u help me?

  17. i hve micromax bolt a35 how to update android vertsion

  18. i buy karbon a1+ recently i upgrade software 2
    3.6 to 4.1.1 but there are no updates avilable and shows your system is currently up to date please help me

  19. sir i have micromax bolt A35 and my android version is 2.3.5 can i update or change it to ICS or Jelly bean

  20. sir I have karbonn A35 android 4.0 .
    how to update it to 4.2??
    in about device option there is no option like “software update”
    help me asap

  21. Why i can not download e aadhar on my andriod samsung s4mini

  22. there is no option like software update in celkon a200.. so how should i update it?

  23. i have Micromax bolt 35 . i am tried to update it. but it shows ” you are up to date ” . please help me. currently i have 2.3.5 ( gingerbread) . please please please help me

  24. sir,my phone is Micromax a35.If I go to system update in settings it will show that your system is up to date. can you say me the fastest way and url link to me?

  25. sir i have micromax bolt A26 and my android version is 2.3.5 can i update or change it to ICS or Jelly bean

  26. I have micromax bolt a35 wait version 2.3.5
    how can i upgrade to jelly bean

  27. hlw sir,i have micromax a35 android version 2.3.5 hardware version is v3. and how can i change my android in other up to 4.0? pls help me sir.

  28. i want to update my micromax bolt A35 into 4.0 ICS how can i do it coz in system update it iz showing it is currently up to date

  29. anfd i also want to update samsung y young how ca i update

  30. When i am going to system update it shows that your system is up to date

  31. I have karbonn A1
    When i am going to system update it shows that your system is up to date

  32. sir I am using Celkon A15. I have front can but recently software is updated. then my prob is there is no option available for front cam to on. plz tell me any solution plz sir

  33. sir,i am using karbonn a50 (2.3.6) .how to upgrade my os.

  34. unnikrishnan | July 15, 2014 at 9:42 am | Reply

    how to upgrade( karboon a1+(rooted))ginger bread to jelly bean?
    ple help me out

  35. Sir,i have micromax bolt A26 phn but its bluetooh not work properly why

  36. I have micromax bolt A35
    this has 2.3 android vesrion i want to updat to 4.0
    what can i do
    if you have solution for this call me 7709296310

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