Did you hear about the latest Android update that Google has just launched? Well, you know it’s impressive with all the cool features.  What?… Don’t you know how to download and install it? Don’t worry; here we will help you OTA UPDATE ON ANDROID.

How to install ota update

Whether your Android device needs to run the advanced application or want to use the latest technologies and features, this article will help you in carrying out all the necessary technicalities to install OTA update on Android.

However, before we directly jump into the topic, it requires to follow some essential steps. So, let’s start with the basics first and get familiar with what actually an OTA update on Android is.


An over-the-air (OTA) is an advanced service for Android devices to get the latest Android version without any hassle. Furthermore, Android has a couple of changes applied to the newest version, and due to this, most of the users failed to get it. Though, OTA has the capability to deliver the latest version of Android following a straightforward process.


You can download the OTA update on your Android device through official Google services. So, start by following the below steps carefully.

STEP 1: Open your web browser and type download OTA with your device model name, and press enter. Also, you can visit the site directly by clicking here.


STEP 2: Here you need to read all the Terms and conditions and instructions carefully.

Terms and conditions

STEP 3: Now select the OTA update you wanted to install and download it.

So, that’s it and you are done with the downloading part now. Now you need to proceed further to install OTA update on Android.


The installation of the OTA update on Android traditionally includes two methods. So, you can try either for a successful installation.

Update Through Recovery (For Rooted Phones)

update throught recovery

If you have a rooted Android smartphone, you can apply the latest OTA update on your Android through Recovery. Also, It has been denoted as the fastest method to install OTA update on Android.

STEP 1: If you have downloaded the OTA file on PC, then transfer the file to your Android device. Else, proceed to the next step.

STEP 2: Move the file to the root folder in Internal storage of your Android device.

move the file

STEP 3: Boot your device in recovery mode and use volume rockers to navigate the options from the recovery menu.

reboot your device

STEP 4: Now select the Apply update or Apply update from SD card option from the menu and press the power button to confirm.

select the apply

STEP 5: Select the OTA update file from the internal storage and press the power button again to confirm the process.

STEP 6: Wait until the OTA Update completes the installation process. Now select the Reboot option from the recovery option and wait for its completion.

So, now you are all set with the installation of  OTA update on your Android phone.

RECOMMENDED: Always transfer the OTA update file into the internal storage folder.

ADB Sideload Method

If the first method is not for you, you can alternatively use ADB Sideload method to install OTA update on Android. Therefore, to do so, follow the below steps carefully.

STEP 1: Set up ADB and Fastboot on your computer.

Set up ADB

STEP 2: Rename the downloaded OTA update file to OTA.zip and transfer it to the platform-tools folder in your computer.

STEP 3: Now here in this step, you need to Enable the USB debugging function on your Android phone

  • Settings > About device or phone> Software info> Build number.
  • Enable developer mode.
  • Settings > Developer Options> USB debugging.
  • Enable the USB debugging option from the menu.

STEP 4: Connect your Android device to your computer.

Connect your Android device

STEP 5: Open the following

Command window> OTA.zip

Run the OTA.zip file and allow the USB debugging if asked.

STEP 6: Reboot your android device to recovery mode.

STEP 7: Apply update from ADB and select it using the Power button from the menu.

STEP 8: Now enter the command “adb sideload ota.zip” in the command prompt on your PC to install OTA update on Android, and the OTA update is complete.

So, that’s all, and you’ve successfully updated your Android version to the latest.


So, the above is the quick guide to INSTALL OTA UPDATE ON ANDROID with ease. We hope this guide has explained everything clearly and now you do not have any doubt. However, if you are stuck anywhere between the steps, do comment below and we will help you.

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