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Old October 16th, 2013, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I want a divorce, my missus has "helpfully" updated for me.

Title says it all. There was my SGS4, sitting in its box on the shelf, all back to stock, unrooted, original firmware and the missus decided to have a play with it.

She has let it update OTA to Vodafone's latest MGG firmware. It has Knox enabled and a locked bootloader. I am not happy. It is at least still stock and as Vodafone would like.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Title says it all. There was my SGS4, sitting in its box on the shelf, all back to stock, unrooted, original firmware and the missus decided to have a play with it.

She has let it update OTA to Vodafone's latest MGG firmware. It has Knox enabled and a locked bootloader. I am not happy. It is at least still stock and as Vodafone would like.
Personally, I blame you dynomot!

Entirely your own fault. You should have placed a note on the box to the effect that it should not be touched or updated. How was your poor wife to know that she wasn't being helpful by updating it for you?

I suggest that you humbly apologise to her and buy her some flowers asap.






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You should have wrote the following on the box:

Open this box only if you want sex with your husband.

Your s4 would have then been as safe as houses.

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Oh I knew the sympathy would be overwhelming. Particularly from certain quarters.

I merley posted as a warning. In all seriousness I haven't had a row or blamed my wife. I just asked why my SGS4 was out. She explained she wanted to have a look at it, she is slowly appreciating what she can do with modern phones, previously not giving a damn as long as it made calls, texts and took the occasional photo. She actually thought she might like to have it, rather than me sell it. That way she reasoned I could still play with it and get it back to how she would like it when I've finished "experimenting" (her word) She even said you could "restore a Nandroid" easily enough.

My shock and awe at her statement diffused any annoyance I had with her, and she is unaware that for my purposes of playing and flashing she has FUBARED me for now.

The happy result is she likes it and I get to play with it now it is stopping. I shan't tell her a Nandroid is currently out of the question, I shall just cosy up to her while she asks how to set it up to how she wants, I've been trying to show her for years now much fun messing with tech is, the irony is her messing and finally "getting it" may have stopped me for a while.
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You should have wrote the following on the box:

Open this box only if you want sex with your husband.

Your s4 would have then been as safe as houses.

Honeymoon period well and truly over then Hawker???
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No, you don't. Believe me, you DON'T...
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No, you don't. Believe me, you DON'T...
No, your quite right I don't. I showed her this thread, she thinks it's hilarious. She promises not to touch my Note 3
. (no one is aloud to touch my Note 3) and understands why, contrary to my usual mantra, updates aren't always a good thing. Her understanding is coming on leaps and bounds as she says "ah that's why you don't update your apps automatically." Indeed, I wait some times the old versions are better and even work.

She has shown an interest in phones and my general "geekiness" since she was wowed by me streaming family videos at my brother in laws over his smart telly. Even he wasn't sure (until I showed him) how I managed that. He was confused as to how his locked Wi-Fi was accessed as well. That one was easy, I simply picked up his router and read the default WPS key, and explained how he could set his own.
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Or, get a Natwest Silver account which includes Phone insurance (50 excess), do what you want and if Samsung refuses, swap it via Natwest and even (likely) get an unbranded phone in the process
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Can I divorce my child.....

I know this is totally off piste, but my 9 year old son has just spent 370 pounds on in game purchases on his iPod. Daddy is not very happy right now......
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Can I divorce my child.....

I know this is totally off piste, but my 9 year old son has just spent 370 pounds on in game purchases on his iPod. Daddy is not very happy right now......
One for the firing squad there butty! You can always get another one!


U need 2 password protect yr purchases on it asap. I think it's under notifications somewhere if I recall. Also make sure it's for each and every purchase as I think there is a 15 minute grace period by default, meaning the first purchase is password protected, but subsequent purchases within the next 15 minutes or so will be totally buckshee. It's a scandal!
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Can I divorce my child.....

I know this is totally off piste, but my 9 year old son has just spent 370 pounds on in game purchases on his iPod. Daddy is not very happy right now......
Nope but you could sell him off, and pay for debt and even make a profit enough to buy another s4 to practise flashing on!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465820/Couple-China-sell-baby-daughter-5-000-buy-iPhone.html
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OMG!

Syd I too have a nine year old with her own Ipod and her for year old brother plays on it. The amount of times I get pestered and nagged for this amount of "mighty eagles" or this Mine craft thing I can see how 370 was spent. I think in app purchasing should be banned.

Incidentally over what period was 370 spent, a month I guess, between bank / credit card statements.

Somebody Syd knows is washing alot of pots and cars, is grounded for a long time and can only have access to technology for short supervised sessions now I would imagine.
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Somebody Syd knows is washing alot of pots and cars, is grounded for a long time and can only have access to technology for short supervised sessions now I would imagine.
Was that the punishment you gave the Mrs? :-P
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Syd I too have a nine year old with her own Ipod and her for year old brother plays on it. The amount of times I get pestered and nagged for this amount of "mighty eagles" or this Mine craft thing I can see how 370 was spent. I think in app purchasing should be banned.

Incidentally over what period was 370 spent, a month I guess, between bank / credit card statements.

Somebody Syd knows is washing alot of pots and cars, is grounded for a long time and can only have access to technology for short supervised sessions now I would imagine.
The frightening thing was that I only realised cuz I got a spam email that my credit card had been frozen. I new it was spam, but even so thought I'd better check my bill (which I'm rather slack at doing). It's only been going on a few weeks, stated with a few quid a day, and recently become a 30 to 40 quid a day habit!

Because I don't check my statements(I know, I know...) this could have quickly escalated into something quite horrific!!

Needless to say I am now a big fan of spam emails. And at least my car is gonna be spotless for a LONG time to come

Every cloud.....
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Yes it is easy to do, set up a DD for credit card payments, have only online statements, and a busy life takes over.

Well at least your car will be valeted for a while.
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