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  1. jhayden16

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    Hi, I've seen some similar posts about this topic for different phones, so wanted to ask before following steps for a different phone.

    I've got a rooted Moto Droid 1 with 2.2.2 FRG83G, and I started receiving system update notifications to get me to update to 2.2.3 FRK76. I don't want to do that since I'm rooted and all set up and happy with 2.2.2

    How can I stop/ignore those system update messages that come every 15 minutes or so?

    Thank you
     

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    The short answer is to install a custom rom. Another way is to flash SPRecovery, as it _should_ block and/or if you allow the update, it will fail the install and not bother you anymore about it, though you _might_ have the FRK76 file on your sdcard.

    And that would be nice to try to grab; the FRK76 file, so I/we can go ahead and fix it to include root and end the worries.

    good luck
     
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    There is another way. If you're rooted, you can change a line in the build.prop file so it is faked into thinking you already have the frk update.

    I'm on the Phandroid app right now, so i cannot find the post, but it is there. It's the same method used by ROMs to prevent updates.
     
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    Here it it's.

    NOTE: This is the corrected quotation from icecold - please disregard the next post

    And thanks to LNL for pointing out the discrepancy.
     
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    The above is partially incorrect... as I stated in the original thread

    the first ones should be...

    ro.build.description=voles-user 2.2.2 FRG83G 91102 release keys
    to
    ro.build.description=voles-user 2.2.3 FRK76 185902 release keys

    that is, he incorrectly put fingerprint where it should be description in the first line to look for and edit
     
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    Actually, you gave me too much credit with Fingerprint, since I missed the "r". After seeing your correction, I have since corrected my original post...
     
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    And I have replaced the quotation with a new quotation of the corrected post :p
     
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    You guys got it covered!

    But remember...
    Do a system backup first, make a copy of /system/build.prop before you edit it, check the permissions of the corrected file after you edit and save it etc.
     
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    Well, I did what you told me and it's still showing up on my notification bar. Although the little pop up every time I turned off my phone seems to be gone.
     
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    Flash sprecovery from rom manager and let the update try to install. It will fail. Change the build.prop as posted here and reboot the phone. You shouldn't see it anymore.
     
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    On my wife's droid, all the previous edits to stop getting the OTA had the ro.build.description= line ending in release-keys. This shows release keys without the hyphen. Can someone please confirm whether or not the hyphen is required or not needed? Thank you in advance.
     
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    The hyphen is needed. Just replace number to number. As in

    2.2.2 FRG83G 91102 change to 2.2.3 FRK76 185902

    And

    2.2.2/FRG83G/91102 change to 2.2.3/FRK76/185902

    these are the only things you need to edit on the appropriate lines
     
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    I can't edit build.prop. It keeps giving me the "this file is read-only" error.
     
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    you have to hit the write/read button first
     

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