Device software update transport and download

  • US 7,200,390 B1
  • Filed: 12/30/2004
  • Issued: 04/03/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/30/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for downloading updated software to a mobile station over-the-air through a wireless mobile communication network, comprising:

  • identifying the mobile station from among stations served through the wireless mobile communication network;

    sending a push notification through the wireless mobile communication network to a data communication client resident in the mobile station;

    activating an update client resident in the mobile station, in response to the push notification;

    initiating a data communication session from the data communication client resident in the mobile station, through the wireless mobile communication network;

    sending a software identifier from the update client, indicative of software currently resident in the mobile station, via the data communication session;

    selecting an update of software for the mobile station, based on the identifier;

    downloading the selected update software for the mobile station to the data communication client resident in the mobile station, via the data communication session; and

    transferring the downloaded updated software to the update client for installation and activation thereof within the mobile station.

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