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How To Stop Receiving System Update Notifications

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jhayden16, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. jhayden16

    jhayden16 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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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  2. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    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
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    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.
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    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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  5. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    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
    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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  6. icecold

    icecold Android Enthusiast

    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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  7. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    And I have replaced the quotation with a new quotation of the corrected post :p
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  8. SNeitzel

    SNeitzel Android Enthusiast

    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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  9. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

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  10. XBugzx

    XBugzx Lurker

    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.
  11. istolvampire

    istolvampire Android Enthusiast

    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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  12. Groid

    Groid Android Enthusiast

    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.
  13. istolvampire

    istolvampire Android Enthusiast

    The hyphen is needed. Just replace number to number. As in

    2.2.2 FRG83G 91102 change to 2.2.3 FRK76 185902


    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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  14. Shadownetspy

    Shadownetspy Lurker

    I can't edit build.prop. It keeps giving me the "this file is read-only" error.
  15. istolvampire

    istolvampire Android Enthusiast

    you have to hit the write/read button first

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