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Force Your Phone to Check for Updates

This is a discussion on Force Your Phone to Check for Updates within the Motorola Atrix FAQ forums, part of the Motorola Atrix Support Forum category; I was looking for a way to force my phone to update to the new Market Place and came upon this little gem. Kinda fun ...

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    Force Your Phone to Check for Updates

    I was looking for a way to force my phone to update to the new Market Place and came upon this little gem. Kinda fun if you want to look for an OTA or something but it did not force the update to Android Market (UGH).

    1. Open the standard Android Phone (Dialer) application
    2. Enter *#*#checkin#*#* on the dialer keypad ( *#*#2432546#*#*)
    3. On the last entry of the *, your phone will pause while it is checking for updates.
    4. Once it has completed, you will see a yellow exclamation icon in the notification (or different icon depending on your installed theme) bar letting you know that checkin has been completed and if an update exists you should be notified.
    5. It also appears that Market updates are also rechecked as part of this process, so any new updated applications will also notify you to upgrade your applications


    And my source.
    How to force checking for updates on Android devices | JefTek.com
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    Interesting! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by intimnasc View Post
    It also appears that Market updates are also rechecked as part of this process, so any new updated applications will also notify you to upgrade your applications
    I'm not sure this part is true. I did this while it said it "worked" and gave me the yellow exclamation, it didn't appear to find any updates. I went to the market and checked for updates there, and a big list of apps popped up that needed to be updated.

    Still a neat tool, thanks for the find!

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    Convenient to add to contacts and put on like speed dial 9

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    I wonder if it just checks for system updates? Hmmm oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by intimnasc View Post
    I wonder if it just checks for system updates? Hmmm oh well.
    That's alright. When I was stock Motorola, I'd check for updates all the time a week after beta testing started so I could get me some updates! Haha

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    seems like a neat solution... thanks

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    Cool trick, thanks.

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