Delete unapplied update



  • A little while ago I downgraded my second Nexus 4 from the Development channel to the RC channel.
    The process was basically seamless apart from one thing:
    There was an OTA update for Ubuntu Touch on the Dev channel that downloaded automatically, but which I did not apply. That update is now just sitting there and (presumably) uninstallable, since it is an update to a version that is not installed.

    So: is there a way to delete it? The UT Tweak app that allowed other incompatibilities to be resolved doesn't offer any help. I'd be quite happy to dig in with the file manager if I knew where to look.



  • @James-T
    The installation files are not accessible from the system, it's on another partition.
    I not really fluent in those, but IIRC it's accessible using fastboot...



  • Open settings/Updates, swipe the unapplied update to the right, hit the trashbin and it is gone.



  • @Rondarius said in Delete unapplied update:

    Open settings/Updates, swipe the unapplied update to the right, hit the trashbin and it is gone.

    I think that will only work for app updates, at any rate when I try to swipe it to the right, there is no waste bin.



  • Strange, it works on my phone: N5 Devel.



  • Reboot the phone and try again.



  • Maybe deleting cach of the settings app helps.?



  • The files are in the cache partition and need to be deleted from there, but unfortunately also there is an entry in the database for the system image upgrader. Both can contribute, you may want to clean the cache partition first in recovery (be sure that its mounted to /cache),and if this does not help, I will look up the database file you need to clean 🙂



  • I've had that happen, and deleting the cache of the settings app using UT Tweak Tool has always solved the problem. I cannot say if the files are removed but I am not running out of space...



  • @Giiba Yeah but you loose all settings if you do not select the right folder. I would only wipe cache maybe first 😉


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