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Old February 6th, 2013, 07:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HowTo stop OTA updates (block firmware upgrades without root)

How to stop Over The Air updates

I'm not sure if this stops PRL updates also. Post and let us know your results.

Method 1-
  1. Install ADW Launcher and run it
  2. Long press on the screen
  3. Add > Custom Shortcut > Pick your Activity > Activities
  4. LG Hidden Menu > OTA Setting
  5. Click ok
  6. Click on the launcher and hit Disable

Method 2-
Credit goes to oliveros213 for this information.
  1. Go into Settings > Apps (App settings)
  2. Select "All" from the top bar
  3. Tap on Google Services Framework
  4. Tap "Force stop", then "Clear data", then "Disable"

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How to stop Over The Air updates

I'm not sure if this stops PRL updates also. Post and let us know your results.
  1. Install ADW Launcher and run it
  2. Long press on the screen
  3. Add > Custom Shortcut > Pick your Activity > Activities
  4. LG Hidden Menu > OTA Setting
  5. Click ok
  6. Click on the launcher and hit Disable
That's interesting, Sepero. I'm sure that I'm not the only one wondering how it would work with other devices running ADW (I've got ADW and several other launchers in my Note 2, for example, but running Nova at the moment).


How do you feel about posting a slightly modified version of this in Android Lounge, to attract users of other devices? Or at least bringing the subject up and seeing if there are similar procedures floating around for other phones/tabs.



The "LG Hidden Menu" would have to be replaced with something like, "Navigate to menu item for OTA Setting." etc.


I have been surprised to see so many Android users expressing here and there that they don't want certain updates.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This also works on Holo Launcher...
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Sorry about taking so long to reply. I like your idea, but would it be ok if I volunteered you to post the thread on my behalf? You could put a link to here, or just copy the instructions directly from this thread.

If it helps anyone out, I'll be happy. Cheers
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@Sepero, have you ever tried anycut? It's an app that lets you access hidden shortcuts. I don't think it's on the play store though.
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I never heard of it. I'll have to check it out
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I never heard of it. I'll have to check it out
Easier than downloading a whole launcher
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I checked it out, and it doesn't work as well. Unfortunately, it doesn't provide enough details in the selection, so picking the correct item is sort of a guess.

If it provided more info on selections, then it would definitely be a preferable solution. For now, it's a no go
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i just put it in system/app and set permissions and reboot.
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i just put it in system/app and set permissions and reboot.
That requires root though, Sepero's way works without root
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How to stop Over The Air updates

Method 2-
Credit goes to oliveros213 for this information.
  1. Go into Settings > Apps (App settings)
  2. Select "All" from the top bar
  3. Tap on Google Services Framework
  4. Tap "Force stop", then "Clear data", then "Disable"

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Does disabling the Google Services Framework have any other consequence? Or will it only affect OTA updates?
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Does disabling the Google Services Framework have any other consequence? Or will it only affect OTA updates?
I would think that it would stop any Google services (Gmail, Google Play, etc.) from working on your phone, but I can't confirm that.
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Does disabling the Google Services Framework have any other consequence? Or will it only affect OTA updates?
Try it and let us know. You can easily just re-enable it if there's a problem.
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Ok I'll think about experimenting with it if I don't try an alternative.
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I would think that it would stop any Google services (Gmail, Google Play, etc.) from working on your phone, but I can't confirm that.
Disabling GSF did disable Play and Gmail.

Also I used Anycut. Should I make my own activity? I only see four different LG Hidden Menus, but no other sub-options.
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I am double posting this here in addition to the root subforum:

All you need to to is disable the WAP Service, then you can stop updates. Root should not be needed to disable it.

Software Update requires the "Receive WAP" permission.
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Download "disable service" from Play Store
Open it
Go to System Apps
Find Google Services Framework and tap it
Uncheck "SystemUpdateService"
Restart your device

this should work too
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