update 4.4 for Samsung Galaxy S4

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  1. ms4teacher

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    Might be a noob question but how can I block an ota update or disable notifications for my S4 for the Kit Kat 4.4?
     
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    I check for new updates and all I get is the "software update is currently unavailable" message.
     
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    Anyone know how to block the ota update??
     
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    If you're rooted, you can block all system updates by freezing "SDM1.0" with Titanium Backup.
     
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    OK, what does it say above the check for new software update button before you hit it. It should show all previous updates. On mine I see one from 12/16/13 and one from 10/29/13. This can vary by a few days, and the number of past updates may vary depending on when your phone was "born".
     
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    Reading up on this, it appears that it does not break SD cards per se, but does restrict use a bit. Only system apps will have free reign over the SD card, but downloaded apps can only write/delete/modify in the directory associated with the app. If that app is removed, so are the files - so removal of a downloaded camera app would remove pictures you may have wanted. Also utilities like Astro would no longer have write access to all SD card directories. Sounds like you can still mount the card on a PC and put files wherever you want. It could be inconvenient depending on how you use your SD card, but not totally broken unless you are a conspiracy theorist. NSA says you are.
     
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    The 4.4.2 update through the plhone was a disaster on line. The GPS, when turned on, kept flashing, which ate up the battery and heated the S4. I took it to U. S. Cellular and they did a direct connect flash. Now I have to pend the week rebuilding - adding apps back, reentering information, setting up preferences - a load of stuff.

    I am not so sure the upgrade was ready. But, the phone works properly now.
     
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    Still no update for Verizon S4 :-(
     
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    Still no update for us Verizon owners. Anyone have any new info/rumors about when we can expect or update?
     
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    No update ...
     
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    Who cares.. I don't want the update, it kills my foxfi and my free WiFi saving 40$$
     
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    Got mine today (Los Angeles on ATT). Took an hour in the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf but, I guess it had to be done. The total download was just a hair over 417 mb. After it completed, I was missing a couple of icons and my favorite alarm program wouldn't work and I had to replace that. Other than that, there was nothing else noticeable.
     
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