1. Phrie's Avatar
    I know that after you root your phone and download Root Explorer, you can block/freeze OTAs by renaming:

    FWUpgrade.apk to FWUpgrade.bak
    FWUpgrade.odex to FWUpgrade.odex.bak

    SDM.apk to SDM.bak
    SDM.odex to SDM.odex.bak

    I renamed the FWUpgrades, but the problem is that I don't see SDM.apk or SDM.odex anywhere...

    How do I block OTAs?-screenshot_2014-12-23-00-25-46.jpg

    What do I do?
    (I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S4 on T-Mobile carrier if that makes a difference)

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    12-23-2014 12:38 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.☺

    You know so much more than I do that I couldn't even attempt an answer but if you don't get an response here in the Ask A Question forum you might want to repost in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Rooting, ROMs & Hacks forum.

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    12-23-2014 07:35 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Look for an update app of some kind (the name depends on the carrier). Freeze it.

    SDM.apk and SDM.odex are files, not apps. You'll find them using a file manager.
    12-23-2014 08:42 AM
  4. Phrie's Avatar
    Well SDM.apk and SDM.odex are nowhere to be found on my phone, which I had shown in this screenshot (system/apps):

    How do I block OTAs?-screenshot_2014-12-23-00-25-46.jpg

    Do they have a different name for T-Mobile? If so, do you know what they are called?

    Thanks.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-23-2014 12:15 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Then you don't have to rename them.

    And please don't start new threads on the same topic.
    12-23-2014 11:47 PM

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