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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by newton2ii, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. newton2ii

    newton2ii Lurker
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    I have two Nexus S gt-i9020t. In Toronto with Wind Mobile.

    One has Android 2.3 and the other has Android 4.03
    Neither is rooted and has never been, I don't know how to do that stuff.

    Both phones are now asking to update to Android 4.04 But I do not want to update either phone. There is a system notification that keeps appearing that asks me to update. How do I get rid of this and stop the update? There is no option to cancel or not do it, there is simply, install later, install now.

    Please help!

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  2. Satires

    Satires Android Expert

    The only way I know of on an android phone is to root and block the upgrader app in the system files. Atleast that is how it is on my motorola android devices.

    I've heard that if you keep denying the update, it will quit trying to update. But I don't know if that's true or not.
  3. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    For your Samsung device, I'm not sure. On HTC devices, there is an option under "About Phone" to turn off notifications. If that doesn't exist, then Satires' method is the only method I know of, as well.
  4. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    Hi newton2ii. :ciao:

    Welcome aboard. Just to let you know that I moved your thread to get it some more responses.
  5. newton2ii

    newton2ii Lurker
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    Appreciate all the responses guys and the thread move :)

    I've checked about phone but there is only the option to manually check for an update.
    I've been denying the update since it's been out and it's still appearing so I don't think that it's the solution to just keep rejecting it.

    And I don't know how to root the phone either, I've looked at some guides but they are all very complicated for me.

    Appreciate the insights.
  6. grahamwesson

    grahamwesson Lurker

    Am interested in the responses, but not sure where you have moved the thread to

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