How to upgrade a smartphone's processor

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How to upgrade a smartphone's processor
Keep your smartphone up-to-date by upgrading the processor. (triloks/iStock/Getty Images)

Every now and then, you may be notified by your wireless carrier to upgrade your smartphone. An upgrade usually provides fixes to existing problems within your phone's processor. In addition, it may update your processor speed and sometimes, you may get an additional feature added as a bonus. Upgrading the processor on your smartphone is required to keep the device up-to-date; the downside is that the upgrade may revert your device back to its original factory settings.

Things you need

  • USB cord
  • Synchronising software

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  1. 1

    Back up the information on your smartphone to your computer or web-based synchronising program before you start the upgrade process.

  2. 2

    Visit your wireless carrier's website and locate the upgrade for your smartphone.

  3. 3

    Click "Download" and save the file to your computer's desktop.

  4. 4

    Connect your phone to your computer with the use of a USB cord and wait for the synchronising program to appear. If the program does not automatically launch, click "Start" followed by "All Programs." Double-click the synchronising program and wait for it to load.

  5. 5

    Locate the upgrade file on your computer's desktop. and double-click the icon to launch the installation wizard.

  6. 6

    Follow the onscreen prompts to synchronise the upgrade onto your smartphone.

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