[Verizon] HELP! The VZW S4 downloaded the update.

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  1. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member

    So I got the s4 yesterday and upon activation, it asked me to update. I said no thanks and the phone said it wouldn't remind me again. I though we were good.

    I was planning on rooting this weekend, but im in a bind now.

    it asked me to install, and I selected to post pone it until 11am tomorrow. But if I dont do it by then, it will automatically install.

    How do I stop this?

    I wanted to just root. Dont need to unlock the bootloader at this time.

    if I root it tonight, can stop the update with out the bootloader unlocked.

    if so, what the easiest way to do accomplish this.

    Help please, im on a deadline.

  2. joesixpack

    joesixpack Well-Known Member

    One more time (let's hear it for copy and paste!):

    If you're rooted but on stock rom, do this to stop OTA's:

    The actual OTA download will be located in /cache. Delete with Root Browser or Root File Manager if present.

    Freeze via Titanium Backup: FWUpgrade.apk and SDM.apk

    Use Root Browser or Root File Manager to:
    Rename file: /etc/security/otacerts.zip to otacerts.zip.bak
    Rename file: /system/app/ wssyncmlnps.apk to wssyncmlnps.apk.bak

    Then do the following:
    1. Open Root Browser or Root File Manager
    2. Navigate to data/fota
    3. Long Press and select Permissions
    4. Uncheck all boxes making it 0000

    The last bit is overkill, but you can do it if the OCD kicks in.

    Just Say No to root-killing updates [​IMG] !
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  3. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member


    But I'm not rooted. In was going to root this weekend dince the phone just arrived last night. It arrived without the update. I have declined it, but downloaded anyways.

    Unrooted, can I delete this?

    Should I delete this, or just try to root tonight?

    If I root tonight, what is the fastest way to just root so I can follow the instructions above?

    Thanks in advance.
  4. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member



    Everything is gone.

    Really wanted the WiFi toggle, but I'll live.

    Thank you!
  5. joesixpack

    joesixpack Well-Known Member

    Go get Power Toggles if you want the wifi toggle. Supposedly they have one that works. I never toggle wifi off anyway unless I use my phone as a hotspot for my N7.

    Which by the way I can do 'cause I'm rooted!
  6. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member

    Where's the wifi toggle. XDA?
  7. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    any VZW customer on a share everything plan can tether any device for free right out of the box, we COMPLETELY support tethering on our latest plan so root is not necessary at all for this just FYI. :)
  8. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    Unless of course you're not on one of the latest plans. :)

    BTW, I read the request as the WiFi toggle, not the WiFi Hotspot toggle, which is not the same thing.
  9. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member

    I'm not on a family share plan, I have an unlimited plan. The day I have to give that up, I will no longer be on Verizon.

    Podivin is correct.

    No looking for Wifi Hotspot. I'm looking for the Wifi toggle that came with the latest update.

    Anyone know where that toggle is located?
  10. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    ymD, check the Play Store for Power Toggles, I believe it has the WiFi toggle, but it will also duplicate some of the other toggles that are already there.
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  11. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    unfortunately our systems won't let you keep unlimited anymore no matter what you do. so if you ever upgrade or even replace your device your looking at a new share everything plan...

    as for the wifi toggle in the notification window i accepted the update and restored root just fine but still can't seem to find the wfi toggle update anywhere :/

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