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Old October 31st, 2013, 08:20 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Hmm.. that is strange. I have got gotten any warnings...yet (knocking on wood).
I have the install screen as well but no warnings. I went into application manager and tried to turn Knox off but no luck. The turn off button is dimmed.

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Knox has been defined by Samsung [hopefully only right now] as their future for SECURE phone for the future and there, by my reads, no way to turn it off or circumvent it [at this or near time]. Once you have installed the 4.3 update, you can not go back.

So much for consumer control of their devices.
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Do you guys have knox forced upon you after the 4.3 update? I have the option to install knox after the update, which I haven't done yet.

Is there a good reason that I should install knox, or should I leave it alone?
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Old November 1st, 2013, 07:35 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I'm not positive, but I think there are different components to Knox, some of which are installed by default and some of which are optional. I haven't installed the optional component, which seems to be some sort of a secure sandbox that you can run certain programs in.
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Default Security Warning Issues

I had the security warning issues after the update. Every time I connected to a WiFi network or installed an app, I would get the warning. It was overly annoying. I also had another issue with an app, so I opted to do an FDR. I got no love from the FDR, same issues as before with an additional WiFi issue that was intolerable. Out of frustration, I decided to FDR one last time before going and yelling at the folks at the VZW Store. After the second FDR, I have no security warnings, no WiFi issues (other than the "Casual User WiFi" at work sucks, but I'm not complaining because they don't have to provide it) and the app that was giving me issues also works properly now.

As I have experienced in the past (more than once) the update is solid, but the update path is not. If you are having the security issue, I would do an FDR. It is not the desired solution, but since it fixes the issue it may be your only option.

From what I understand, KNOX is not installed during the upgrade and has nothing to do with the Security Warning. KNOX is a sandbox for the phone to help keep thing secure and can be installed if necessary. I have heard rumors that my company is toying with the idea of having persons with company issued cell phones use a KNOX instance to do company related work in. Luckily, I don't have to worry with that.

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KNOX is the new bootloader system and contains the new security features for the phone, so it is the issuer of the Security Warnings, but the app provided actually installs the sandbox feature. My bad, I misread the article I was looking at and when I reread it realized my mistake. My apologies for the blurb above about KNOX.
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Been a little frustrated after the 4.3 update. I opted to do a factory reset and reconfig my phone. I had heard this is the best way to go and had seen the benefit in the past. However, I'm having some issues I cannot figure out.

  1. The Email counter stopped working after the upgrade and even after the factory reset. I did notice when I first added the account it was keeping track but only emails I had received previously. New emails were no longer showing in the counter. I cleared the cache/data in the counter last night but no change. I noticed this a.m. the counter started working but then realized only because it's downloading old email. Have previously deleted and rebuilt the Comcast email account twice already (clearing data/cache in Email).
  2. When I had my S3 (running 4.1.2) I could dock it in my car windshield dock and Car Home Ultra (CHU) would automatically load. When undocked it would exit CHU automatically. Then when putting the S3 in the Samsung desktop dock on my nightstand at night it would go to the Home Desk screen and show the clock. Now on the S4 (starting with 4.2.2 and also 4.3) it will not make the switch. It wants to force one or the other only and I cannot do both automatically. So I find myself having to do the "this time only" every time I move it between the two docks.
  3. I touch the power key to turn the screen off and put the S4 in my holster. I take it out of my holster and often fine the screen on. I know I'm not hitting the power or home button and with the case/holster combo as it would be impossible to do.
So far this are things I discovered right away. One app no longer works because it's not compatible with 4.3 but hopefully that will get updated but it doesn't look like it (Bluetooth and Wifi Unlocker - allows you to connect to devices of choice and not have to enter your screen lock code).
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I'm getting random notifications for old phone calls I missed and texts I received and read already...weird
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Wow... I'm feeling pretty lucky. I've had zero issues since the update. No strange warnings, no disconnects, no random shut downs... nada... zip. I see the KNOX icon in my app drawer, but after reading all this... I ain't touchin it!
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Navigation is gone.
VZ Navigator is still there, but I dont use that.
Google Navigation is gone. Missing the icon from my home screen, and its not even in the app menu anymore.
Very upsetting.
I will have a need for this tomorrow as I am going to Philly.
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Navigation is gone.
There is no longer a separate shortcut to start Navigation (although existing links on your home screen apparently will not be removed). The shortcut is now just called Maps. Before there never was a separate Navigation app, just a Navigation shortcut.

I presume that you never updated your prior Maps app to version 7. It generally sucks compared to the older version, and has quite the learning curve. But to get started, start Maps. Assuming you're looking at a map screen, there will be a search box at the top, and at the right of that there will be a curved arrow icon. Hit that and it will bring up the navigation functions.

There will be a lot to learn. One thing important is to get a wide area view that shows traffic, you need to hit the the bottom right of the screen (three bar icon) and hit route preview. (There's also a tap, hit, slide down short cut, but it's not easier than just going through the menu.) The route line will be blue rather than green, but if there is traffic it will show a different color.
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There is no longer a separate shortcut to start Navigation (although existing links on your home screen apparently will not be removed). The shortcut is now just called Maps. Before there never was a separate Navigation app, just a Navigation shortcut.

I presume that you never updated your prior Maps app to version 7. It generally sucks compared to the older version, and has quite the learning curve. But to get started, start Maps. Assuming you're looking at a map screen, there will be a search box at the top, and at the right of that there will be a curved arrow icon. Hit that and it will bring up the navigation functions.

There will be a lot to learn. One thing important is to get a wide area view that shows traffic, you need to hit the the bottom right of the screen (three bar icon) and hit route preview. (There's also a tap, hit, slide down short cut, but it's not easier than just going through the menu.) The route line will be blue rather than green, but if there is traffic it will show a different color.
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I checked in maps and didnt notice that little icon. I wouldnt have found it. I seriously thought Nav was gone.
Oddly, the look of navigation is nothing new to me. Its looked like this for a while, however I did still have the blue navigation icon until this morning after I installed the 4.3 update.
I hope we get the shortcut back. If youre in a car, the less buttons you need to press the better.
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Oddly, the look of navigation is nothing new to me. Its looked like this for a while, however I did still have the blue navigation icon until this morning after I installed the 4.3 update.
I hope we get the shortcut back. If youre in a car, the less buttons you need to press the better.
I still have the icon on my home page, so it's odd yours was removed. I'm afraid to delete it because I might loose it forever since it no longer appears in all apps.

It does take me to the same place in Maps as if I'd hit the curved arrow icon, so it does serve some purpose.
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I still have the icon on my home page, so it's odd yours was removed. I'm afraid to delete it because I might loose it forever since it no longer appears in all apps.

It does take me to the same place in Maps as if I'd hit the curved arrow icon, so it does serve some purpose.
I still had it after the update this morning, but I restarted my phone then since youre supposed to after an update and...gone.

And yeah. Having the old blue Nav icon saves you from an extra button press.
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On 4.2 i could install and download Samsung Apps by going to content.samsung.com, now when ever i try to do that the app does not install, i have even allowed unknown sorces...

has anyone been able to get Samsung Apps on thier phone with verizon?
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A few changes I have noticed with the 4.3 update on Verizon:
  • On the Google Now Card screen you can say "OK Google" to begin search
  • Noticed Facebook notification LED flashes green
  • When Locked, after swiping down from the top for notifications, app loads in background but I have to swipe to unlock before it shows
  • I also frequently receive the KNOX security violation message
  • When turning screen off to save battery during navigation, I no longer get the annoying "Do you really want to exit nav?" when I turn screen back on.
  • Under Settings > Application Manager the disabled apps category is now called "TURNED OFF"
  • There are 3 new apps for a radio service called ANT. Two can be disabled.
  • In the Play Store you now access "My Apps" (updates) from the left side of the screen instead of the bottom left "menu" button.
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I for one do not like the fact that now anything in the notification bar can turn on the flashing blue led. For example every time I get a new notice that it's my turn in the one game I play the blue led flashes. Dunno if the latest system update caused that or the latest update to the game itself. Before the led would not flash then...which I prefer. I only want it to flash when something of importance is there..like missed txt/call or a voicemail. With as many games of Dice I have going this thing will be flashing all the time. Trying to figure a way around it but no luck yet.
It might help to go into manage applications and turn off notifications for specific apps.
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Smile ROMming is the only alternative.

I decided, after ALL my internal memory was gone so I could not get another app AND that by making Titanium Backups somehow I got my 32GB card filled also but could not see the 'hidden' files, to finally just take my rooted phone and set up an open ROM which was after much searching Hyperdrive. I could see that restrictions by Knox, loss of A2SD and other game-playing by Samsung and Verizon were going to have me returning a phone I really liked. After hours of talking to VZW who acknowledged they knew of the 'hidden' memory loss, their only "corporate" answer was to allow upgrade to new wares which would solve that problem. Of course, it eliminated further problems for carrier and manufacturer by taking the flex out of making the phone personal.
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There is also a problem with texting and trying to access a contact. For instance, When I type in Pam all of the names starting with A come up. Can't figure out what to do to fix this.

This !!!!!!!! I can't believe more people aren't complaining about this. It is driving me nuts. Have to go into contacts to send a text now. I can't stand it


Also more often then not when I unlock the screen my contact folder I made(with all separate contacts in a folder) is always popped up. I have to back out to get it off the screen.
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I don't use it much, but my S Voice now has the creepy robotic voice regardless of what I try to set it to in settings.

Any way to re-download the app or speech settings?
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Whenever I have headphones plugged in, or am playing music through BT, there's a headphone icon up in the status bar (or whatever that bar is called at the top of the screen). There doesn't seem to be a way to turn that off that I've noticed, but it hasn't annoyed me enough to look.
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Google Sky Map doesn't work properly after update to Android 4.3 on Verizon.
The app starts up but never gets an orientation lock on the sky.
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Google maps 7.x sucks and no option to go back to 6.14
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