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  1. james_uk

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    Hi I have just updated my phone to 4.4.2 and after the update, some apps were still there but about 70% were not, what would have happened in regards to this, any update I have usually fine had always kept the apps, but seems odd just just keep a couple?
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    Did you have any of those apps moved to the sd card as that was an option in earlier versions 4.3 etc. It may be that reason you have lost apps as the kitkat update restricts what apps can do as regards the sd card
     
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    If the apps were not compatible with the OS update that may have been why.

    Generally it's a good idea to factory reset after a major OS update. This prevents all kinds of wonky things from going on and fixes a lot of compatibility issues.
     
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    I really don't understand why people update. The web is full of reports that kit kat makes SD cards pretty much unusable. All my music, videos and apps where possible are on the SD card.. why the hell would I update a perfectly functioning phone..!? No thanks :-D Im happy how it is. I can play my music ANYWHERE without cloud access... 20 gb of music and videos... where would I store these If I let my phone update?
     
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    So with the update music stored on the SD card wont work? Can you add more to it? If not I will NOT be accepting the upgrade at any cost.
     
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    Without rooting, I don't think you can permanently avoid it. At least one member had the update happen without thier consent.:mad:
     
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    Really? My SGS4 (and Note 3 now) drove me mad prompting me (which can be turned off) and even if I downloaded it, it asked again if I wanted to install the update. You can delay the prompt for 15mins, an hour, or 3 hours once downloaded and do that ad infinitum.

    The only update I took without my consent was when my wife was looking at my SGS4 pre Knox and "helpfully" installed the update when prompted. Divorce proceedings were not talked about, but temporarily thought of.
     
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    My phone was originally with an unlocked bootloader pre knox, i got caught out the first day i had my phone with updates coming through.
    Wasn't till after i had installed 4.3 that i found out about knox & the locked bootloader. Still turned off the auto updates now, not going to get a crippled phone for up to 6 months before the new version of knox comes along & looks like it may address the sd card problem.
     
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    take your battery out and let it restart. same thing happened to me. all apps returned
     
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    and PLEASE report back the results!
     
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    Not sure why everyone is having these issues. :( We have 2 Google Edition S4's. One's rooted and one isn't. The one that isn't rooted (running pure Android, no carrier apps or OS edits) is running 4.4.2 and not having any issues at all with the external SD or accessing anything on it. Odd that some are having this issue and others aren't.
     
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    Indeed, My external SD card works as it always has my internal one will allow files and folders to be copied and moved from it to the external, but nowhere else like a USB flash drive. So to get a photo in phones internal memory I have to move it to my external SD card then to the USB flash drive (via an official Samsung USB to micro USB adaptor.). So far on my Note 3 that's the only difference with memory I've found with 4.4.2. All the apps that I have access their own folders only on my external SD card (Sygic navigation is the biggest) and I have no problems there. A useful link posted by Ironass in the general SGS4 forum explains it all :

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/835124-kitkat-sd-cards-explained.html
     
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    That is because on the Google Edition firmware, AFAIK, there is no option to move apps to SD in the firmware. See, here.
     

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