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Support Update 4.2, plz help! (lots of things worse)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by herrerik, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. herrerik

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    Hi
    It keeps nagging me to update and i did finally, now lots of stuff changed for the worse! Plz help me change back if you can:

    1. Email. I want the black background with light text that i had, can i have it back? I dont like this new setting and didnt ask for it.
    2. Can i disable the dates it shows on EVERY photo now in the camera->photo viewer? Drives me nuts.
    3. The top status bar (where you see battery and, clock and connections strenght) is now no longer solid black, its faded and transparent so i cannot see what it says. Can i change this back?

    I dont understand why they mess with my phone and make things unreadable, i didnt ask for these changes to my settings...

    Thanks a lot for your help!
    Erik
     

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    First off it is 4.3, there is no 4.2 for the S3. Everything you have mentioned was know as new features for quit some time now. The date for the pics on mine only shows for a few seconds when the pic is opened or touched. The Transparent Status bar can not be changed unless rooted. I just use a darker background. Can not comment about the mail app. The thing is you did ask for the changes when you agreed to do the update. Updates are always about some kind of changes.
     
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    Yes its 4.3 sorry.
    But why do i need to use dark wallpapers only? Before i could read it well with both light and dark ones?

    i know the dates disappear but there should be an option to not show them at all. Like it was BEFORE THE UPDATE.

    and no i didnt say yes to removing features and customization. updates are typically about stability and removing bugs
     
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    This update wasnt just a maintenance one though mate. The whole OS got updated :thumbup:
    I know Nova Launcher can make the statusbar transparent but does anyone know if it can do the opposite without root?
     
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    It seems to for me.
    Can anyone confirm if the free version does (in settings, look and feel)?
     
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    Do a factory reset after the update, and it will fix it.
     
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    Lol it wont make the statusbar black again :p
     
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    The OP has issues with actual changes 4.3 has brought, not anything a reset will sort I'm afraid!
     

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