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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gremlin256, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Gremlin256

    Gremlin256 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So basically I tried to update via OTA, since it failed, every night it would ask when to install. Could not find a way to disable that install message so I factory reset the phone..

    So how do I disable OTA messages? One of the threads somewhere to dial a certain number to disable OTA's and I am still getting notification to update. I dsiable wifi to make it disappear..

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. Texas501

    Texas501 Member

    Using Shortcutmaster Lite app, i opened the menu, went to App Explorer, found "com.lge.hiddenmenu", then found "wifi_ota_buttons" and clicked on that, menu popped upped, so I pressed "LAUNCH", then the OTA menu popped up and I pressed "DISABLE."
  3. Texas501

    Texas501 Member

    Above is for the ls990 model. The dial a code in phone feature to get hidden menu is disabled on the ls990 model.
  4. Texas501

    Texas501 Member

    Remove OTA Update(and notification)
    If an OTA notification is on your device you most likely already have the OTA file on your phone. If rooted, you can remove the OTA files and get rid of that annoying notification.

    Updates are found in the /cache/ folder on your phone. Using a RootExplorer-type app(or ES File Explorer) browse to the root of your phone(NOT the root of your internal storage, /sdcard/, but the actual phone). If using ES File Explorer you may have to use the "show hidden files" option and grant the app root. You will see the update .zip file in cache if you did everything correctly. If no one has already uploaded the OTA zip.. copy the update to your sdcard and then upload for everyone else. Now delete the zip file from /cache/.

    Deleting the file in /cache/ will get rid of the OTA but will not get rid of the notification. To get rid of notification:
    1. Pull the notification shade down on your phone
    2. Long press on the OTA notification until you see the App Info option pop up.
    3. Click App Info and uncheck the Show Notifications box.

    This is from thread:
    [PSA] NO OTAs!! | Keep Root/Unlock | How-To:… | LG G3 | XDA Forums
  5. Gremlin256

    Gremlin256 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Texas501 :)
  6. markfm

    markfm Member

    Going forward, once any files in cache are cleared, use Titanium Backup to freeze "System updates...", or use a file explorer to rename the two LGDMSClient files found in /system/app; appending .bak at the end of the file name is enough.

    Restart your phone. If you used TiBU, checking System Updates will generate a message that Settings has closed, while if you did the file rename you will no longer see the System Updates option under Settings.
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  7. Codec

    Codec Android Enthusiast

    com.lge.hiddenmenu is not listed anywhere
  8. Texas501

    Texas501 Member

    I just repeated the steps and could find "com.lge.hiddenmenu" on my phone. My phone is an ls990 by the way.
  9. Texas501

    Texas501 Member

    Verizon users: Click HERE to read about getting the HiddenMenu working. LG Hidden Menu --> Wi-Fi setting -LG --> OTA Setting --> Disable
    Due to not actually having this menu by default.. the safest way to disable OTA may be to delete or rename the APK files related to OTA.

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  10. Texas501

    Texas501 Member

  11. Gremlin256

    Gremlin256 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thank you guys for all your help. Ended going up with Titanium Backup of freezing the system update..

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