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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Are21, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Are21

    Are21 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just updated my samsung galaxy s4 phone and its awful.
    My phone is so slow and jittery. Things have been removed and added.
    Anyone else having this problem and or a solution?

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  2. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    You do not mention which version of Galaxy S5 you have. See #1.2 of 29 Galaxy S4 models - know yours? on how to obtain this.

    Also you do not mention which firmware update you are referring to. See #1.3 of 29 Galaxy S4 models - know yours? on how to obtain this.

    You could try wiping your cache partition as per #1.2 of the Update Problems - Dummies Guide to see if that helps.

    Failing that, you will need to do a Factory Data Reset as per #2.0 of the Update Problems - Dummies Guide
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  3. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    Have you tried doing a factor reset since the update?
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  4. I concur the update sucks. I lost root even after paying for SuperSu, I cannot root via Towelroot, and my phone rebooted at least a dozen times today cause me now to do a factory reset and spend 2 hours + reinstalling apps, etc. Verizon should give me a credit.
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  5. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    Not meaning to pick on you, but that's why they caution against rooting the phones.

    Unfortunately none of it would entitle verizon to give you a credit.
  6. hansangb

    hansangb Android Enthusiast

    It's not just rooted users though. My Moto Droid HD Maxx completely wigged out after the ICS upgrade. Had to do a factory reset. The S4 update to 4.4.2 (not the latest) was smooth, and I had no issues. Then I updated to the latest 4.4.2 FNG6 and the phone ran hot, and the battery drained by 2PM. So I had to do another FDR and it fixed all issues. Oh well.

  7. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I know what you mean.
    Its been found most of the times after doing an update and the user is experiencing problems a factory data reset usually fixes things.
    Problems after a update are usually caused from a third party app not taking the update nicely.
  8. hansangb

    hansangb Android Enthusiast

    Possibly. next time, I may just use, Settings; Backup and reset; Reset Settings (reset system settings back to the default)


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The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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