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    Default How to turn off software update?

    I looked in about device and I saw the option software update, when i press it, it says it's already up to date. But how do I disable that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    I looked in about device and I saw the option software update, when i press it, it says it's already up to date. But how do I disable that?
    Well, there is no any way to disable the option of software update other than rooting your device. Well, tell me one more thing why you want to disable the update option ? I guess its good to have a update option !! :O
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    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    I looked in about device and I saw the option software update, when i press it, it says it's already up to date. But how do I disable that?
    You can't disable this. When an Android OS update is available for your device you will get a message stating so. It won't download automatically.
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    I believe you can in settings>security>updates> and turn off automatic update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    You can't disable this. When an Android OS update is available for your device you will get a message stating so. It won't download automatically.
    Ok. Just to confirm, there is no way, absoluetely, you cannot disable the update. T-mobile just updated my phone without asking or being able to stop the update. Guess we are doomed.
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    Default Re: How to turn off software update?

    Just go to your settings,
    Device Settings
    There you will see the automatic updates.. you can turn them off from there. I did it too.
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    Or simply block the ip adress… 😉
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    doesn't have an option in device settings
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    how do you block and ip address?
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    how do you block and ip address
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    Settings - System - About device - Software update - Un-check auto update
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    Default Re: How to turn off software update?

    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    I looked in about device and I saw the option software update, when i press it, it says it's already up to date. But how do I disable that?
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    Android gives you a fair amount of freedom about updates. You can turn off all updates, or limit updates to Wi-Fi downloads only. You can also enable updates for only specific apps - so for example, you might want the latest versions of apps you use very frequently, but you don't want to waste bandwidth downloading updates for other apps that will be launched only once every three months.

    To turn updates on or off, follow these steps:

    - Open Google Play
    - Tap the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) on the top-left
    - Tap Settings
    - Tap Auto-update apps
    - To disable automatic app updates, select Do not auto-update apps.

    If you want to instead auto-update apps only when you're connected to a WiFi network, tap Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only in the same pop-up. Android also lets you choose which apps you want to update automatically.

    - To turn on auto-update for any app, go to the app page in the Google Play app
    - Tap the three vertical dots in the top right
    - Check Auto-update.

    This way, you can disable automatic updates and still keep chosen apps ready with the latest versions.
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    If you are running a stock Samsung firmware you can go to...

    Settings > About device > Software updates > Auto update (uncheck) .



    This feature has been removed on non Samsung, "clone", firmwares, (see #1.6 of 40 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide), and unless you are rooted there is no way to refuse or stop the OTA, (Over The Air), update being forced on your phone by your carrier.
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    Its worked for me...
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    For some reason, my S5 doesn't have the option to turn off wifi. When I touch the software update button, it just updates! No options at all! Anyone know why that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenasha View Post
    For some reason, my S5 doesn't have the option to turn off wifi. When I touch the software update button, it just updates! No options at all! Anyone know why that is?
    Hello and welcome to Android Central kenasha!

    Which model of Samsung Galaxy S5 do you own and what are your exact firmware, "Version", details as per #1.2 and #1.8 of 40 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide
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    Default Re: How to turn off software update?

    GM-G900T it currently has version 4.4.2.

    I figured I should update it and when I realized it was using my data I tried to turn it off but it didn't give me an option to do that either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenasha View Post
    GM-G900T it currently has version 4.4.2.

    I figured I should update it and when I realized it was using my data I tried to turn it off but it didn't give me an option to do that either.
    Can you double check your model details of GM-G900T again?

    Also, what are your exact Version details, as per my last post?
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    woops, that should be SM-G900T model.
    I've run one update so the android version is now 5.0 (before it was 4.4.2)
    Kernel version 3.4.0-4033351
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenasha View Post
    woops, that should be SM-G900T model.
    I've run one update so the android version is now 5.0 (before it was 4.4.2)
    Kernel version 3.4.0-4033351
    You have the T-Mobile (USA), carrier branded, minority variant, as per #1.5 of 40 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide.

    The latest firmware for your model is Android 5.1.1 on G900TUVU1FOG6

    See, T-Mobile (USA) 5.1.1 bugfix update
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    I know there's another update. My phone is still trying to update and I can't seem to stop it. Since neither the 4.4.2 or 5.0 allow me to change update settings or stop an update I don't hold out much hope that a bug fix will take care of it. Honestly, I'm stumped as to why I can't get the option screen. That's just nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenasha View Post
    I know there's another update. My phone is still trying to update and I can't seem to stop it. Since neither the 4.4.2 or 5.0 allow me to change update settings or stop an update I don't hold out much hope that a bug fix will take care of it. Honestly, I'm stumped as to why I can't get the option screen. That's just nuts.
    So, you do not have the same pathway and options as per post #14?
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    My phone finally finished updating. So here's the situation. I now have android version 5.1.1 and there has been no change for this issue. When I tap on software update, instead of going to the next screen with options, it just starts looking for updates. I now get a message that my software is up to date.
    Is this normal for this version? Is there anything I can do about it?
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    No, I don't have the same pathway and options as per post #14. Strange huh?

    I just called tmobile about this and the person I talked to seemed to think that the option is in the software update package itself, not the phone. He said he had the same thing happen to him, where he was unable to choose wifi for his update. He kindly gave me more data through the end of my billing period to make up for it though. If you hear of anything different please let me know. Thanks for your help.
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