Method 1 Updating Your Device Over the Air (OTA)
Connect your device to Wi-Fi. Do so by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping the Wi-Fi button. ... Open your device's Settings. ... Scroll down and tap About Device. ... Tap Update. ... Tap Check for Updates. ... Tap Update. ... Tap Install. ... Wait for the installation to complete.
Update Using a Rooted ROM
Back up your device. Do this in case you want to revert the rooting process later on.
- Rooting an Android phone or tablet is different for every model.
- Rooting to upgrade is not supported by your carrier's or manufacturer's technical support and may void your warranty.
Search online for rooting software. Using a browser on your computer, look for rooting software that is designed to be used with your specific device model.
Download the software. Follow on-screen instructions to download and install the rooting software to your computer.
Connect your device to your computer. Use the cable that came with the device. In most cases, it will be a USB to micro USB cable.
Open the rooting software. Do so on your computer.
Start the rooting process. Follow the on-screen prompts in the rooting software to complete the process.
- If the software does not provide instructions, search online for a tutorial about rooting your specific device.
Restart your device. Now your device will run on the Android version you installed.