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  1. John Jason

    John Jason Well-Known Member

    I left the house at 8:00 this morning with the battery at 100%. During the day I made and received a couple phone calls, googled for about an hour, spent another hour using other apps, checked e-mail a couple times, and it's now 4:00 and I'm home again. The battery is at 92%.

    I don't see any change from how the battery held up before.
  2. phillyundead

    phillyundead Well-Known Member

    Update. I believe the batter issue has to do with the new CPU settings. I'm stuck on userspace with 2.3ghz as the minimum and maximum. I can't change a thing. This is beyond ridiculous. A T-Mobile rep told me they will probably fix it but I don't think they will because it's how google wants their "open sorcery os"
  3. HothTron

    HothTron Member

    Immediate difference is that all the colors from top menu taskbar are now all white. Stock samsung keyboard has also gone all black. I dunno if it was a Note 2 thing with 4.3 I had with ATT but the stand stock phone listing color is now all white instead of black as well
  4. HothTron

    HothTron Member

    I was able to move pics and movies from my mSD card just fine with stock file manager, beyond that I don't put stuff on my mSD card, even music *shrug*
  5. John Jason

    John Jason Well-Known Member

    I noticed the same thing, although I use ThickButtons instead of stock keyboard. For me it's just the icons in the top panel that have gone all white. I don't care much, though.
  6. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Kit Kat won't let most apps write to the external SD card. To mollify some of the unwashed ("My phone has no SD card") they're labeled part of user storage "internal SD card". What a joke.

    This is why I had my update frozen by last week, and it's staying that way until I see if they change things back more to the way users want it or keep it the way they want it. If they don't change, my updater stays frozen. I'll stay on 4.3 until it's time to get another phone, then sell this one on Swappa, 4.3 or whatever the current version is, buyer's choice. In about 2-3 years. This one does all I need or want.
  7. red5ive

    red5ive Well-Known Member

    Can someone specify where to turn off automatic updates? I went into the About Device section, but couldn't find it there. I then used the search option which found it, but when I try to uncheck it from the search results, it just opens the About Device window. So next I thought maybe the "Software Update" button might contain a sub menu, but when I press it, it actually tries to perform the update.
  8. phillyundead

    phillyundead Well-Known Member

    My phone is charging a lot slower and dying faster. The battery life was the best thing about this damned phone.
  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Guides Guide

    red5ive; Open the Play Store, tap on the Settings button then Settings. In the General section tp on Auto-update apps then Do not auto-update apps. This doesn't stop t-mobile from sending you the information but after it's sent you do have an option to update or cancel. Actually I thought that was how it was supposed to work anyway without turning off auto-updates but phillyundead's post made me wonder.
  10. Bodycount

    Bodycount Well-Known Member

    This sucks. I wiped my phone. Started fresh. Downloaded the update. It still fails during the update process at 28% :(

    Now the long process of setting up all my apps again.
  11. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Red5ive, if you're rooted, just freeze your software update app. (In AT&T it's AT&T Software update, TMobile probably call it something similar.) Then it'll stop bothering you about updates. You can still choose to autoupdate your apps or not in Play - that won't affect the Android update any more, since your phone will never be notified about an Android update.
  12. red5ive

    red5ive Well-Known Member

    Ok, thanks, I already have Google Play auto-updates disabled. I just figured this might be a separate setting since it's a system update.

    Thanks, it isn't rooted yet. I just got the phone a couple of weeks ago, and I'm not sure if I'm going to root this time around.
  13. phillyundead

    phillyundead Well-Known Member

    Another thing I noticed with the update is there is more user ram available. 2.7gb to be exact.
  14. dynomot

    dynomot Well-Known Member

    How did you remove root? And did you unistall the super user app? Also do you still have the original stock recovery.

    I ask as the only way to get an OTA update to work (yes they will download on 4.3) is to unistall the SU app, clear dalvik cache and cache then flash the 4.3 firmware you are on but the stock version and go to updates on the phone from there. This entails a complete rebuild of the phone once updated and a reroot I'm afraid.
  15. Bodycount

    Bodycount Well-Known Member

    I uninstalled the SU app from within the app. There's an option to totally wipe it out which I used.

    I didn't clear the cache but I did do a factory reset on the phone. After the factory reset I tried to install the update and it failed at the same location. didn't install anything yet, was a fresh factory reset state.

    On my Droid Razr, when they pushed out 4.1.2, I unrooted the phone then downloaded the OTA and it worked fine.

    I'm using using root to freeze system apps that won't freeze on their own. I'm not changing anything with the bootloader or anything else.
  16. dynomot

    dynomot Well-Known Member

    You are still rooted by the sound of things. Unistalling the Super User app does not get rid of root, it only uninstalls the app ready to unroot. The SU app simply gives a UI to use root from. The only way to unroot properly is to flash the stock firmware you originally rooted. Then you will have a completely stock phone which should update using OTA updates. You uninstall the SU app because it can cause problems if you want to unroot.
  17. Bodycount

    Bodycount Well-Known Member

    Well if your phone is rooted, it won't even let you download the OTA software because it says your phone is modified. So being able to download the patch means it doesn't see root.

    I used Kingo to root my phone. Kingo has an option to unroot also. I tried that first. Error at 28%. So I rooted again and then used the SU app and uninstalled it from my phone. Downloaded the OTA again and it errored at 28% again.

    Finally I removed root using Kingo, then did a factory reset. Before any apps were downloaded I downloaded the OTA and started up again. Again it had an error at 28%.

    So I don't know what else to do.
  18. John Jason

    John Jason Well-Known Member

    Mine was charging slower also, but suddenly it is now charging as fast as before.

    I also noted that the battery was depleting much faster than before. I am hoping this will change soon the same as the charging.
  19. phillyundead

    phillyundead Well-Known Member

    There are so many issues with this kitkat update that I need a replacement. I get like 5 hours out of my phone.
  20. John Jason

    John Jason Well-Known Member

    I am a very light user. Before I would unplug the phone at 8 am and when I was ready for bed at 11 pm it still had at least 85%. I could go several days on one charge.

    Today I unplugged it at 8 am as usual, and at 9 pm here it is down to 48%. And it's Sunday and I haven't used it once all day.

    According to the battery information it used:

    26% Screen
    26% Android System
    22% Lookout
    12% Android OS
    12% Cell Standby
    8% Device Idle

    (Which does not add up to 100%.)

    I wish there was a way to reverse the upgrade to Kit Kat.

    I'm also wondering about Lookout. Why does it need to be running continuously?
  21. phillyundead

    phillyundead Well-Known Member

    It's always running so if you do lose your phone it can be found.
  22. John Jason

    John Jason Well-Known Member

    That's what I have Where's My Droid for.

    I wonder about attacks only. But even if the phone was successfully attacked, so I just wipe it and reinstall the OS. I don't keep anything on it that anyone would want or could use - no passwords, etc.

    I just don't see the point of having Lookout running 24/7.
  23. phillyundead

    phillyundead Well-Known Member

    The glory of bloat
  24. John Jason

    John Jason Well-Known Member

    Last night I disabled Lookout. I took it off the charger this morning about 8 am with the battery at 100% and went about my day. I made a couple calls and used a couple of apps for a few minutes each. It is now 10 hours later and the battery is still at 88%. Not quite as good as it used to be, but pretty close.

    More important, it has been about 20 hours since I disabled Lookout and my phone has not been hacked or exploited. I think people listen to Lookout's scare tactics just because they're accustomed to their Windows computers getting hacked all the time. Maybe someday Android will be as big a target, but for now, I'm going to leave Lookout turned off. Or maybe I'll turn it back on when they come up with a version that doesn't suck my battery dry.
  25. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Guides Guide

    sgtbilko80 suggested a fix for you failed OTA upgrade folks in this thread. I'm not sure if it will work but what can it hurt to try...

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