What is a .FOTA File And How To Open It – Google (Easy Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .fota extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .fota file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .FOTA file?

The .FOTA file extension is Firmware Over-the-Air File. The developer of this file extension is Google. The file is a system related files.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .fota file on 1 platform.

How to open a .FOTA file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .FOTA file on various operating systems.

How to open a .FOTA file on Android

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .fota file on Android in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .FOTA file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Google Android software and install it. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .FOTA file?

If you are still unable to open the .FOTA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .FOTA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .fountain – Fountain Script File, .fox – humanIT, .fox – Furcadia, .fp – FileMaker Pro Spreadsheet, .fp – OpenGL. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .FOTA file with the Google Android software on Android.