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[Verizon] HELP! The VZW S4 downloaded the update.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ymDroid, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So I got the s4 yesterday and upon activation, it asked me to update. I said no thanks and the phone said it wouldn't remind me again. I though we were good.

    I was planning on rooting this weekend, but im in a bind now.

    it asked me to install, and I selected to post pone it until 11am tomorrow. But if I dont do it by then, it will automatically install.

    How do I stop this?

    I wanted to just root. Dont need to unlock the bootloader at this time.

    if I root it tonight, can stop the update with out the bootloader unlocked.

    if so, what the easiest way to do accomplish this.

    Help please, im on a deadline.

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  2. joesixpack

    joesixpack Android Enthusiast

    One more time (let's hear it for copy and paste!):

    If you're rooted but on stock rom, do this to stop OTA's:

    The actual OTA download will be located in /cache. Delete with Root Browser or Root File Manager if present.

    Freeze via Titanium Backup: FWUpgrade.apk and SDM.apk

    Use Root Browser or Root File Manager to:
    Rename file: /etc/security/otacerts.zip to otacerts.zip.bak
    Rename file: /system/app/ wssyncmlnps.apk to wssyncmlnps.apk.bak

    Then do the following:
    1. Open Root Browser or Root File Manager
    2. Navigate to data/fota
    3. Long Press and select Permissions
    4. Uncheck all boxes making it 0000

    The last bit is overkill, but you can do it if the OCD kicks in.

    Just Say No to root-killing updates [​IMG] !
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  3. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter


    But I'm not rooted. In was going to root this weekend dince the phone just arrived last night. It arrived without the update. I have declined it, but downloaded anyways.

    Unrooted, can I delete this?

    Should I delete this, or just try to root tonight?

    If I root tonight, what is the fastest way to just root so I can follow the instructions above?

    Thanks in advance.
  4. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter



    Everything is gone.

    Really wanted the WiFi toggle, but I'll live.

    Thank you!
  5. joesixpack

    joesixpack Android Enthusiast

    Go get Power Toggles if you want the wifi toggle. Supposedly they have one that works. I never toggle wifi off anyway unless I use my phone as a hotspot for my N7.

    Which by the way I can do 'cause I'm rooted!
  6. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Where's the wifi toggle. XDA?
  7. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    Unless of course you're not on one of the latest plans. :)

    BTW, I read the request as the WiFi toggle, not the WiFi Hotspot toggle, which is not the same thing.
  8. ymDroid

    ymDroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm not on a family share plan, I have an unlimited plan. The day I have to give that up, I will no longer be on Verizon.

    Podivin is correct.

    No looking for Wifi Hotspot. I'm looking for the Wifi toggle that came with the latest update.

    Anyone know where that toggle is located?
  9. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    ymD, check the Play Store for Power Toggles, I believe it has the WiFi toggle, but it will also duplicate some of the other toggles that are already there.
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