Did you purchase your Android phone before the last update was issued? Well, if that’s the case then you would definitely like to get the latest update. There are many things that you can do to update your phone if you have a bit of technical understanding and have the urge to do it yourself. The update that you make in your phone will depend a lot on its configuration. Sometimes the configuration is such that an update cannot be made. In such a scenario there are other ways that can be resorted to, but that might require some expert technical skills.
Getting started updating your android phone
If you are interested in updating your Android phone the first thing that you will need to know is the version of your Android and the upgrade capabilities of your phone. There are many ways that you will be able to update your android phone, but the easiest way is if you qualify for an upgrade; if you do not qualify for an upgrade then you will probably have to look for an Android ROM to download to install to your Android with root access to your phone.
Finding the right version for your phone
If you have an older version of android you may not be able to upgrade to the latest version – which is Android Jelly Bean 4.1- you will need to find a version that is compatible with the device that you are wanting to upgrade. You should though be using the Android 2.3 Gingerbread release at least. There is one thing to remember when installing firmware on your phone; this will more than likely void any warranty that you have should things go wrong and your device is rendered useless.
Dummy testing your android version
One of the benefits of using the Android platform is the availability of platforms for testing the devices usability. You can use the Android SDK to create and test a virtual installation of the version of Android. It is a good way to see what resources your firmware will use and how to customize it to do exactly what you want it to do.
Getting started installing your android upgrade
Once you have found the upgrade that you need from a source, you will want to download the .zip file. You will need to have root access to your phone if you choose to install the ROM on it, but if you are just wanting to update your phone and your carrier has release an update for it you can check if one is available by going to the about section in the settings of you phone and then looking under updates.
Summary – With every passing day there are new android updates being introduced. All these updates are available for free from the internet. A constant research will help you to keep abreast with these latest updates that have been introduced. Daily updates of your Android will make it all the more efficient. Besides this, keeping the latest updates will help you to run various kinds of cool applications on your phone. These applications do not require much resources and that enables a whole lot of them to run together on the phone.