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Old May 20th, 2013, 05:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This morning I've received a 70 odd mb firmware update which has completely screwed up the stock email app.
When trying to compose an email now it just keeps jumping back in what I'm typing making it gibberish ?
Has anyone else had this ?

I'm in the UK on EE

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Old May 20th, 2013, 07:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This morning I've received a 70 odd mb firmware update which has completely screwed up the stock email app.
When trying to compose an email now it just keeps jumping back in what I'm typing making it gibberish ?
Has anyone else had this ?

I'm in the UK on EE
I don't have my S4 yet BUT my experience on android says to try a FDR (Factory Data Reset).

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Got update this morning as well. Email ok. Dont no 8f me but phone seems a lot quicker
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Cheers for the replies folks. Gonna have to wait, haven't got time this week to be doing a factory reset ffs
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If I do a factory data reset will it delete the firmware update I had today so then I'll be back to square one when it prompts me to download it again ?
Also is there a quick and easy way to do this or will it just reset the phone back to how it was when I first took it out of the box ?
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Charlie,

Firmware updates stick with the phone. Once you have downloaded and installed, when you do a factory reset, it resets back to the latest update. So no, you will not be back to an "out of the box" state.

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Cheers for the reply BRG.
Will I have to reinstall everything again and re-do all of my settings ?
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Cheers for the reply BRG.
Will I have to reinstall everything again and re-do all of my settings ?
Yes unless you have a backup.
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Cheers for the reply BRG.
Will I have to reinstall everything again and re-do all of my settings ?
Typically, yes, you will have to reinstall everything, but the Play Store will normally reinstall everything that you had installed at its last sync. I have seen this work and have also seen it not work, but it is supposed too.

Before you FDR, go to Settings>Apps and touch the All tab at the top of the screen. Scroll down and find the stock email (or gmail) which ever is giving you the issue, and tap on it. Clear cache and data, exit out of settings, power down your phone and restart. See if that helps any. If it does, you may save yourself the frustration of setting everything back up. If it does work, you haven't lost anything but a few minutes time.

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There are many backup programs. I use "My Backup Pro" but I still have to reload apps after a FDR.

I have my Contacts set to use Google for backup and sync ...not Verizon. I also do the same with my Calendar. Once I log in thru Google, boom...it's all there.

But, for the little bit of effort, I have found things usually run better. I actually enjoy doing it once in a while, believe it or not.
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I've been using Helium myself to make backups of apps and data. No root required. Though, on a non-rooted phone you have to activate Helium using a desktop app that you have to run with the phone connected to your computer with ADB enabled.
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The bug as described seems to affect a few people. Try the swype keyboard, that's reported to fix it ( not swiftkey though)
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I'll try Swype mate. I use Swiftkey and that's what it's playing up with.
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what is the firmware version pointing now after this update?
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