Update Android Tablet

When you have a tablet with Android as the operating system, you have regular updates. In addition to some security updates, are the operating system updates.

Although many users do not know very well how to update their Android tablet. It is not something complicated, but it should be known at all times. Since the normal thing is that the updates are automatic, so you do not have to do, but if it does not arrive, then it has to be done manually.

Before starting the process, it must be said that not all Android tablets have access to updates. Especially models within the low range do not usually have an update to a new version of the operating system. Although it usually depends on each brand. Users with a high-end model usually always have at least one guaranteed operating system update. But to know more or to be always up to date, you have to check with the manufacturer, who usually inform which models will have access to the next version of Android, when an update is available.

How to update an Android tablet

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When updating an Android tablet, there are several ways to get it. Although one of them is the most used by most consumers. Besides being the simplest of all. But we explain the various ways that are possible today.

Update from tablet

The first way to do it is from the app itself. First of all, you have to activate the WiFi in it, in case it is not being used at that time. Then you have to enter the tablet settings. There, the last section on the list is about the device or device information.

We must enter this section, where we find a series of new options. One of the sections on the screen is System update, which you have to enter. Within it we find the option to Check for updates. Android will then check for updates for the tablet. If one is found, it will be downloaded and installed automatically.

The usual thing is that the message that there is an update is installed, and the tablet restarts. When it turns back on, you already have the new version of Android available in it.

Download the update on the PC

A method that was previously possible, although it has been losing presence, is to download the update on the PC, to install it below on your Android tablet. In this case, you have to go to the tablet manufacturer's page, where they usually have the updates. They usually have a support or download page, where you can get these files.

The software to be installed on the computer is then downloaded to it. When this has been done, you can go back to the download page, where you can look for an update available for the tablet. If so, then the update must be downloaded, the files to be used.

Then you have to connect the tablet to the computer using a USB cable. Next you have to open the program that has been installed on the computer, from the manufacturer. In this program there is always an update section. It is usually in a tab in tools. Then, you have to confirm this update. An update that will begin then.

So the tablet gets this update, which can be a new version of Android, for example. The time it takes to fully update can be variable. But it is important always have enough battery available in the same, so that the process is carried out without interruptions. So make sure it's 100% charged.

Can you upgrade an old tablet?

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Having an old version of Android can cause a lot of problems for the user. Since no update is available, like security. What makes the tablet vulnerable to all kinds of threats, such as those that sneak into some apps in the Play Store.

Furthermore, compatibility is also an issue. Many applications stop working on the tablet, which greatly limits the use of it. The older the Android tablet, the greater the compatibility problems.

It is possible to update an old tablet on many occasions, although for this you have to resort to alternative methods. In addition, there is not always a guarantee that these methods will give the expected result for the users. Since after a couple of years, updates are usually stopped. Therefore, the ways that exist to update are not really official.

If you don't want to complicate your life and your tablet is very old, in this compilation of cheap tablets You will find models with the latest version of Android installed.

Install firmware from another region

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This is something that can be done if the tablet is going to be entitled to such an update, but its launch is delayed. What the user has to do is look for firmware from another region in which it was launched. For this, it is possible to use websites such as Sammobile. The firmware in question that you could install on the tablet is usually made available to users there. Then, once downloaded, you just have to follow the instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with the installation of said update. In this way, you already have access to it on said tablet. For this process it is not necessary to have root on the device.

Custom rom

As with an Android smartphone, it is possible to root an Android tablet. In this way, the user will be able to modify many aspects of its appearance, in addition to being able to install a custom ROM. Thanks to this, a tablet that is a few years old is allowed to access recent versions of the operating system.

Therefore, the tablet has to be rooted and have the bootloader unlocked. Something that can be learned in various forums, such as XDA Developers. In addition, in these forums you will also find the tools that have to be used in the process and also access to these custom ROMs with which to have access to a more recent version of the operating system.

It is a complex process and it can have many consequences on the tablet. Therefore, it is important to know what is being done, in addition to having a backup of all files in it.

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2 comments on “Update Android Tablet”

  1. My tablet doesn't update, is there any way to update it, it's Wowi brand.

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