How to apply update from ADB Sideload


Sometimes we don’t receive OTA update on our Device, then we have to manually install the OTA update through ADB Sideload. ADB is an Android Debug Bridge to communicate with a device.

Although, Recovery is an easy way to install any Custom ROMs and OTA update on any Android Device. Sometimes when we don’t want to Install TWRP Recovery and don’t want to use any kind of recovery mode to install the OTA update.

The ADB Sideload is one of the options survives to install the OTA(Over-the-air programming) update manually. You should have OTA update Zip file that you can manually flash.

Some manufacturers don’t give you directly OTA zip file, but users who receive OTA update, share this publicly. In 2019, If you don’t receive OTA update, can download the zip file from the manufacturer’s website and easily install with one click tap. 

Note ⇒ Sometimes this method does not probably work on all Android Devices. If your device is able to apply this method, that’s good otherwise not. You can use TWRP Recovery mode for Install any type update even if OTA update or else.

Install OTA Update on Android

There’re two methods that can help you to install OTA update manually, you can find out them below and choose either first or second method. 

1. Apply Update via Recovery Mode

As we all know, Recovery is an easy option to install an OTA update in a second, before attempting this task you should install a Recovery first, and then. 

Read HereHow To Install TWRP Recovery Without Root

1. First, Download OTA Zip file and keep in the internal storage and then Boot your Android Device in Recovery Mode.

2. Next, select the “Apply update from Internal Storage” and choose the zip file which is to be installed.

3. Now, Install the update and wait for a couple of minutes until it finishes. 

4. Enjoy the Latest OTA Update. 

2. Install or Apply update from ADB Sideload

1# First, Download Android SDK Platform tool zip file from the given link below, then UnZip the Android SDK downloaded zip folder and Keep on your Desktop.

Download Android SDK Platform Tool (Zip Format) ⇒ Here

2# Once it is finished, Transfer OTA Update Zip file inside the Android SDK platform folder that you Unzipped and rename OTA update zip file to”

3# Next, Open your Android Device and Go to Setting/Developer Option/Enable USB Debugging and allow Bootloader.

4# Now, Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.

5# Next, Go back to the SDK Platform Folder and press Shift+Right-Click to open Command Prompt. If you’re Windows 10 User then press Ctrl+F1 on your keyboard and type “CMD” in the address bar.

6# Type the First command adb devices and hit the Enter button. It will check the device is properly attached or not. 

Command: adb devices

7# Type the second command adb reboot recovery and hit the Enter button, it will automatically reboot your device into the default recovery mode.

Command: adb reboot recovery

“You can boot your android device in the recovery mode using power key+Volume up key”

apply update from adb

8# In Recovery mode select the Apply Update From ADB on your Android device by using Up and Down Volume key, and the power button as entering button.

9# Type the third command adb sideload and Hit the Enter button and it will take some time to install an update.

Command: adb sideload

10# Once Installation is finished, go back and reboot your device.

The New update has been successfully installed on your Android Device. Now, apply update from adb process is completed.


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