How to Update Android Phone While on Roaming

Update Android Phone: With Android operating system there are updates available every month or two as they arrive. For Samsung Galaxy powered smartphone frequency is quite more as updates are a regular stuff. Moreover, Samsung is more active in delivering updates to their existing devices more than any other manufacturer. Sometime you might see the update notification on your BlackBerry Android phone or Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S6 phone while on roaming.

Android Phone Updates on Roaming

If this is a major update, you would like to update your phone as soon as possible, especially in the case where there is major bugs or issues in the current version. But are sure you can update your phone on roaming? Any charges levied by the operator?

While downloading data on your phone certainly incur charges on your monthly bill[some carrier plans might provide free data during roaming], we have shown you a simple way to do it. Some of the software update packages is sometime around 600 Mb to 800 Mb & if updated via Over the Air you would be charged a lot. So to avoid data charges we would be following this procedure.

Here is how you can update your Android phone while you are on roaming –

  • Begin the process of enabling your Wi-Fi on your device.
  • To enable Wi-Fi on your device go to Settings and under the Wireless and Networks select Wi-Fi then turn in ON to enable it.
  • Touch Wi-Fi to view available Wi-Fi networks and then select a Wi-Fi network.
  • Once you are connected, an update notification will appear on your device.

That’s the normal option on how you can use nearby open WiFi networks. What if you don’t have any WiFi available. Is there any chance you can update your device to latest firmware?

Android OTA Updates on Roaming

Yes, you can but it will incur charges. To update your device while you are on roaming, you should be enabled Data Roaming option found under Settings > Cellular Networks.

If your system update fails you will get an error message on your screen. In such case remove and re-insert the battery and then power on the device. And you will be prompted to install the system update. Finally, if the update fails you need to contact Verizon Support.

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This post was last modified on June 16, 2018 3:33 PM