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Ota updating

There are quite a number of changes to note between format 2.0 and 3.0.

This can also be done manually on any jailbreak, by deleting or moving /System/Library/Launch Daemons/com.apple.mobile.softwareupdated.plist and /System/Library/Launch Daemons/com.apple.softwareupdateservicesd.plist from your device.

It can also be done with tools such as i Cleaner Pro.

OTA Update Center is an Over The Air update service that is free of use.

This project is specifically for custom ROM developers to be able to implement an easy to use and free OTA Update app.

patches folder is used to store BSDIFF40 patches that are applied to files during update process.

They can be easily applied manually with bsdiff utility.

OTA upgrade can be completed directly online in the phone by using the mobile network or Wi-Fi.

There is no need to back up data in upgrade, and you just need to reboot your phone after the upgrade is completed.

However, flash upgrade takes more efforts, and will empty the data in the phone.

This page contains OTA binary image files that allow you to manually update your Nexus or Pixel device.

This has the same effect of flashing the corresponding factory images, but without the need of wiping the device.