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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MDykstra, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. MDykstra

    MDykstra Member
    Thread Starter

    I need an elementary step-by-step response, please. My phone is rooted and I use TB, superuser, etc. Over the last 4-6 weeks I have had multiple requests to do system updates. I have followed the instructions to the best of my ability, but they keep coming back at least once a week, and any time my phone is powered down and back on. One night I let it update overnight, only to wake up to the same android exclamation icon on the screen still.

    What am I doing wrong? Do I need these updates? If not, how can I disable them? Thank you in advance.

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  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    You should never be accepting system updates (OTA's) while rooted. It can mess up your root access.

    There should be an option somewhere within your settings to stop checking for updates
  3. MDykstra

    MDykstra Member
    Thread Starter

    Within general phone settings or TB?
  4. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

    There is no 'setting' to turn off... Click on the like i provided. You can use autostarts ($0.99) or there is a free alternative also linked in the thread i posted :)
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  5. wilfredojr978

    wilfredojr978 Well-Known Member

    How about you just use Odin and flash the FA19 image with root and cwm to your phones that way you have both ?Interested?You want the link.And its very very simple.
  6. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

    Some people experience dropped calls, bad service, or crappy 3g speeds with fa19. (me being one of them, I'm on ej06, and will remain there until at least the next update. Fa19 was a huge FA1L imho)
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  7. wilfredojr978

    wilfredojr978 Well-Known Member

    happened to mee too had to upgrade my prl and profile.I also tried the 3g booster settings.Im on boost mobile network so its not great
  8. Caeadas

    Caeadas Well-Known Member

    The simplest way to disable them is to change your build.prop using a root explorer. Unfortunately I don't know of a free one on the android market. Once you get it though, open it, navigate to the internal/system folder and look for a build.prop file. Go into settings and make sure Mount R/W is checked, then open the build.prop file and find "ro.build.version.incremental=" and change EJ06 to FA19. Then save it, navigate to internal/cache and delete the update.

    Or you could be like the cool kids and put a new rom on your phone. :D
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  9. MDykstra

    MDykstra Member
    Thread Starter

    Pretty much none of that made sense to me. As I said in the initial post, I need elementary vocabulary for this. I do not know how to change the ROM (I've seen posts, but they're too techy for me) and it scares me to consider it.
  10. Riotpump

    Riotpump Well-Known Member

    Okay I'll attempt to assist you with this issue. Breaking down what Caeadas said in layman's terms. First you need to change an important file in order to stop the notification to update. This file is called "Build.prop". Here is a provided link to a free app in the play store to edit it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/...xLDEsImRlLmJ3dWxmZXJ0LmJ1aWxkcHJvcGVkaXQiXQ..

    After installing that it will request superuser access just like titanium backup did when you first used it. Also it will create a backup copy of your current build.prop file. Now the only thing you need to change to stop notification is one line. Look for "ro.build.version.incremental=" and change that EJ06(what you currently have) to FA19(which is the name of the new update). This will stop the notification since your phone will think it already has the update. If you can not find this line you can create it from within the Buildprop editor app. Good luck and I hope this works for you.
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  11. Caeadas

    Caeadas Well-Known Member

    That app is a lot simpler than what i described, good job. Just want to add that the notifications won't go away if the phone has already downloaded the update to the cache...

    ...and I just realized i left my phone out in my car and its far too late to go fetch it, so I have no way of finding the cache-clearing thingy. I'll check it in the morning if you still need it.
  12. wilfredojr978

    wilfredojr978 Well-Known Member

    Why don't you just go walk to your car :p

    Let me find out u in a mansion with your ferarri at the end of the long long driveway
  13. Caeadas

    Caeadas Well-Known Member

    It was 1:00 am, and i didn't want to wake people up. And if i had a ferrari and a long driveway, would i be using a $150 prepaid phone? :D
  14. wilfredojr978

    wilfredojr978 Well-Known Member

    Lol be using a 600 monthly
  15. justtom

    justtom Android Enthusiast

    Hey I have a long driveway and use a $200.00 prepaid,what's your point (^.*)
  16. wilfredojr978

    wilfredojr978 Well-Known Member

    Lmao there's no point we just kicking the shit
  17. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    Silly Wilfredojr, don't you know that by using the Boost $50 monthly unlimited plan with shrinkage, it helps him afford the Ferrari payment?:p:p:p lol :driver:
  18. wilfredojr978

    wilfredojr978 Well-Known Member

    Lmao gtta love this site
  19. Caeadas

    Caeadas Well-Known Member

    Pfft, id rather have a Caterham than any Ferrari. A car that has more power-to weight than a bugatti veyron, under $30,000. VROOM!
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  20. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    Yep, those Caterhams are nice. I like my Solstice though. I plan on putting a supercharger on it in a couple of years along with a ground effects kit. Here's a pic of the kit I plan putting on it.

    06-09 Pontiac Solstice 2dr RKS Poly Urethane Body Kit W/O Filler
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  21. wilfredojr978

    wilfredojr978 Well-Known Member

    I would have a toyota supra twin turbo with nos
  22. MrOblige

    MrOblige Member

    Meanwhile mdykstra is somewhere still tryna get rid of the update notification lol
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  23. tivofool

    tivofool Well-Known Member

    Like lordvincent mentioned go to the play store and get autostarts if you don't want a new rom. It will stop the update messages.

    The update has some security updates, GPS and network fixes and other stuff. If you want that go to the prevail all things root section on this from and look for how to unroot . Then you can update your phone and root it again.

    Edit: sorry mdykstra last posted april25 . Still getting used to tapatalk
  24. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On

    or just odin the updated version, but not to many good things said about it though!!!

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