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How to flash OTA update (Bone Stock Phone) Simple - no computer needed

  1. imablackhat Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    imablackhat, Aug 12, 2014 :
    For obvious reasons I bumped this thread once because yes, this method still works for you that want this new OTA that came out last night 8/21/14.

    Impatient and want the OTA that we all have? and don't have root or unlocked or a custom recovery or anything? not a problem..

    Here's the steps:

    1. Download the OTA
    2. Turn off device.
    3. Turn on device while holding volume down (select recovery) and press power.
    4. Apply update (from device) navigate your way to your download folder and select the zip file and apply. To navigate use volume up and down and select with power.
    5. When the updates done go back and wipe cache.
    6. Reboot and enjoy.

    *I personally enabled developer options, and went to them and found the advanced reboot menu and enabled it and selected recovery - so when I reboot my phone at any given time I can just boot right into recovery - which allows you to skip step 2 & 3*

    if I helped you at all like this. follow @imablackhat on twitter for more updates.

    FOR PEOPLE ASKING ME - HOW DO YOU FLASH WITH TWRP? A: I do not know. I have a bone stock device 100% from OnePlus untouched. Your stock recovery can flash this OTA zip file because its meant for your device to be flashed.

    Any questions - ask!
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014

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  2. lolitsryan96 Gingerbread Aug 12, 2014

    lolitsryan96, Aug 12, 2014 :
    will i lose my root?
     

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  3. imablackhat Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    imablackhat, Aug 12, 2014 :
    I don't have root so I'm unaware of that answer. Although I'm sure you could re-root. This post is for people with no root or unlock or anything just a stock device. If you already have root you might as well unlock and get a custom recovery.
     
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  4. zroid Jelly Bean Aug 12, 2014


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  5. imablackhat Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    imablackhat, Aug 12, 2014 :
    Yep they're taking forever to roll out its much faster to flash and enjoy now. Since it's the same thing you'd get if you wait. And you can flash it with your STOCK recovery. Which means its good to go!
     

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  6. dschamis Froyo Aug 12, 2014

    dschamis, Aug 12, 2014 :
    I just tried this - worked great - thanks very much for making this fairly idiot-proof!
     

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  7. imablackhat Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    imablackhat, Aug 12, 2014 :
    no problem! pass on the good word!
     

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  8. Dvarg93 Donut Aug 12, 2014


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  9. DevonD12 Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014


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  10. imablackhat Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    imablackhat, Aug 12, 2014 :
    144676, you sad you don't have a phone to do this with? ha
     

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  11. gt5679a Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 12, 2014

    gt5679a, Aug 12, 2014 :
    Don't you have to wipe cache partiton to get to install update menu? At least, I think that's how I did it.
     

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  12. imablackhat Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    imablackhat, Aug 12, 2014 :
    I wipe after I install, that's how I've always done updates. Although either way shouldn't make a difference.
     

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  13. zito0014 Froyo Aug 12, 2014

    zito0014, Aug 12, 2014 :

    Any idea if I will lose any data? And I download from Android police directly on my OP?
     

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  14. imablackhat Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    imablackhat, Aug 12, 2014 :
    You do not lose any data its considered an "update" by doing this it does the same thing it would do if you waited for the OTA and updated your device, this is just a manual update of the OTA
     

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  15. tay92 Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 12, 2014


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  16. gt5679a Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 12, 2014

    gt5679a, Aug 12, 2014 :
    My bad. Didn't realize it was a separate menu choice (was going from memory). Thought you had to select one to get to the other.
     

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  17. caseyadney Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    caseyadney, Aug 12, 2014 :
    Can you link please?
     

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  18. imablackhat Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    imablackhat, Aug 12, 2014 :
    I didn't link and wrote it as idiot proof. You cannot link on this forum nor would I try.
     

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  19. DevonD12 Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014

    DevonD12, Aug 12, 2014 :
    True........................But i aint stressing i got the dough for when i do receive the invite.
     

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  20. necis Donut Aug 12, 2014


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