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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Verizon - Samsung updated my S4, what's new in the 4.2.2 update?

When I plugged my phone into the USB cable to my PC the Samsung software update checker found an unpdate to install so I let it.

Does anyone know what is different with 4.2.2 versus what was previous?

The onscreen app didn't give any information so I am curious.

It took about 15 to 20 minutes to do the update.

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Old October 16th, 2013, 04:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As I recall, most of the changes in 4.2.2 were under-the-hood. I think in vanilla android, there was a minor change to the camera app but I guess that wouldn't affect the S4.

These days, Google have moved the exciting stuff out of Android updates to apps so there's usually not much to see
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Old October 16th, 2013, 09:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I found blocking mode with the new update (I'm on stock non-rooted Verizon). I just used quickshortcutmaker to find it. Can anyone else confirm?

I was able to enable it and now I see the icon in the notification bar. The only annoying thing is that the icon stays there at all times even if you only have it enabled between certain hours. That could be a deal breaker for me for normal use. The notification bar is too filled up with useless icons to begin with. Darn!
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Since I received the update this morning the new version of maps was also installed, which I hate, in the past I was able to uninstall latest updates but I can no longer do that Any ideas how to revert back to previous maps with navigation?
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Wasn't this one largely to implement multiple user interfaces for tablets used by multiple individuals and child locks for parental control and such?

ETA: Here's an official link of features and the new additions have new next to them.
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Yeah I guess blocking was added.

But guess what else seems to be blocked???
FoxFi wireless tethering!
I just tried to use it and I keep getting the mobile hotspot pop up telling me to go subscribe. :-(

I haven't bothered to root my last few phones because FoxFi allowed me to tether without rooting and that was the only reason for me to.

Hopefully FoxFi gets an update to fix that.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 01:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I guess blocking was added.

But guess what else seems to be blocked???
FoxFi wireless tethering!
I just tried to use it and I keep getting the mobile hotspot pop up telling me to go subscribe. :-(
Try pressing the Home button instead of acknowledging the pop-up.
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All I noticed useful in the update was the ability to switch the settings view from Tab to a long scrollable list.
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All I noticed useful in the update was the ability to switch the settings view from Tab to a long scrollable list.
Worth the price of admission.
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Try pressing the Home button instead of acknowledging the pop-up.
I just click on go to Verizon which opens the app and then I close the app.

It's been buggy but FoxFi is still working. Whew!

I need FoxFi so I can use my Surface Tablet with my internet connection.

I wonder if I could set up Blutooth DUN as an alternative?
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Is there any way of canceling the update? It apparently already downloaded onto my phone last night but at least gave me the option of not installing it right away. It's sitting my task bar and won't go away. The last time I updated, I lost the ability to use PDAnet for a while and thus do not want the same thing to happen again.
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Is there any way of canceling the update? It apparently already downloaded onto my phone last night but at least gave me the option of not installing it right away. It's sitting my task bar and won't go away. The last time I updated, I lost the ability to use PDAnet for a while and thus do not want the same thing to happen again.
I would like to know this too, since I absolutely do not want to be stuck with the new version of Google Maps.
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I would like to know this too, since I absolutely do not want to be stuck with the new version of Google Maps.
I am stuck with the new version

Wish I would have known this before I updated.
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I am stuck with the new version

Wish I would have known this before I updated.
Hey, I don't feel much better. I only bought a phone about six months ago and now I'm already stuck on the OS. No Bluetooth 4.0 for me. No Kit Kat. All because Google converted their killer app into a large stinky PoS!

I think I'm going to have to bit the bullet and buy the TomTom app to see if that is decent. None of the other GPS products are.
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Hey, I don't feel much better. I only bought a phone about six months ago and now I'm already stuck on the OS. No Bluetooth 4.0 for me. No Kit Kat. All because Google converted their killer app into a large stinky PoS!

I think I'm going to have to bit the bullet and buy the TomTom app to see if that is decent. None of the other GPS products are.
I bought the copilot app because it was cheap and not bad to use.
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