These days Google is very much busy in releasing some quick updates to Android on six month schedule, and not only that there are also many different devices from different manufacturers on different wireless carriers, there is almost always some particular OTA update being rolled out.
If you are an Apple geek then you must have noticed that Apple recently made their latest iOS firmware update available for everyone to download and install for free. So if we compare Apple with Android updates then you will find that Android are quite slowly launched across different regions and different wireless carriers, meaning users often have to wait weeks before they receive the update on their device. This is a major disadvantage of it.
So to know if an update is available or not for that you need to go to Settings > About > System Update to check if it’s time for their device to be updated. But recently another solution has been found for this and it is being more success with users, so how to implement it is given below.
So for this new method you have to follow the same usual method as above with some simple tricks. So go to Settings > Apps and enable the option that allows you to see all apps present. Then, you scroll down the alphabetical list to Google Services Framework, open it up and tap Clear Data and then Force Stop. Now, again, try checking for the System Update using the previous method; it should show a very old date, if not you should try again.
Users around the internet who tried out this method are giving positive reports. Some managed to get an update in the first try, while others had to Clear Data and Force Stop multiple times before they were prompted to update.
It will only work if there is an actual OTA update that is being rolled out to your device. Don’t expect this to automagically prompt you to an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your old HTC Desire. Users waiting for the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update on Samsung Galaxy S III – which is currently in the process of rolling out – will increase their chances of getting the update first with this technique.