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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by treb1797, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User
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  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Might want to warn people that if they are patched with LOKI for recovery that they might want to hold off updating until deemed safe. Sprint got a similar update yesterday and it was clean, but since Verizon was locked up initially, this might destroy your exploit around the locked bootloader.
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  3. Unicorn512

    Unicorn512 Well-Known Member

    Verizon has made the anticipated update (VRUAME7) available but not as an OTA update.

    There is an explanation of how to do it at

    BUT you will probably lose root if you do according to DROID life.
    New Software Update VRUAME7 Available for Verizon’s Galaxy S4 Through Desktop Installer, Apps to SD Card Included – Droid Life

    We have two SGS4s (one rooted and one not) so I updated the vanilla one.

    I noticed there is a new entry in the About Phone section that says "Secure boot status" with "Type: Samsung" as the entry. That is not there in my rooted one.

    With this update some apps can be moved to the SD card but I have not yet seen a complete list of all changes.

    I am waiting until the "keeping root" issues get resolved before I update my second phone. Having root is more important to me than moving some apps.
  4. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Per folks over at XDA, it apparently does kill it.
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  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Thanks for the update, I've already put up a PSA sticky in the Verizon Root Forum.
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    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

  7. JaRN99

    JaRN99 Android Enthusiast

    Does anyone know if this will be made into an OTA update or will this be the only way to update?
  8. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It will probably become an ota, but it might take a while.
  9. wallstreet123456

    wallstreet123456 Well-Known Member

    Just looked at my phone and it is downloading OTA software update. I am on Verizon network.
  10. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    If you care about root or a bootloader patch, you may not want it to install.
  11. wallstreet123456

    wallstreet123456 Well-Known Member

    Did not give me the option to not install, did it by itself :(

    I looked at my phone to check mail and noticed it was downloading already.
  12. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    So it's already too late? AME7 already installed?
  13. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    It should give you an option to install now or later once the download completes
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  14. wallstreet123456

    wallstreet123456 Well-Known Member

    it is half way through the download not the install

    No option to cancel download
  15. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User
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    According to some folks on Twitter ( via Droid Life ) folks are starting to get OTA's on their Verizon S4's.

    I got nothing so far.
  16. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Yep, one member already posted here saying that the download started for him automatically.

    Edit: Threads Merged
  17. LinkA8A0A

    LinkA8A0A Member

    Just started downloading for me too...Philly here.
  18. Asphaltcowboy

    Asphaltcowboy Newbie

    Just downloaded the update on my phone by OTA. Took about 14 minutes. I live in Ohio, but was near Louisville, Kentucky when I checked for it and downloaded it.
  19. allanlaw

    allanlaw Android Enthusiast

    Settings - More - About phone - Software update - Check - Download

    That should do it, mine is downloading now. More convenient to get it going now since I'm on my speedy wifi.

    After download is complete, "Software update available - Tap to install new software" will appear if you drag down the notification bar.
  20. JaRN99

    JaRN99 Android Enthusiast

    Just downloaded via OTA here in Akron, OH.
  21. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User
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    I'm still just getting this :

  22. allanlaw

    allanlaw Android Enthusiast

    I did mine on wifi - maybe the 4G pipe is spacing out the update traffic. See what happens on wifi.
  23. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User
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    Nope. Still nothing. Not sure that would make a difference anyway, I think it is just a random thing. When you get it, you get it. Connection ( 4G , 3G , Wi-Fi ) doesn't really matter.
  24. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    Yep just depends what market in and where your at when you'll get it

    Could be in 10 minutes, could be 2 days :p
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  25. EuroDriver

    EuroDriver Newbie

    I'm reading on other forums that this update has gone OTA. However, as of now, it appears that the update will:

    1) Irreversibly kill root; and
    2) Apparently also kills app-based hotspotting (i.e., FoxFi) - NOT TRUE, SEE BELOW

    You've been warned - apply update at your own risk!


    I just installed the patch, and I am happy to let you all know that wifi tethering still works (at least using FoxFi). Many people on the FoxFi app page are complaining that the update killed it, but I can confirm it still works. However, when you activate hotspot, you will get an error page warning you that a hostspot subscription is required. When you get that page, simply hit the Home button and you will be good to go!

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