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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorJay View Post
    Unfortunately, it DID break root on my Verizon S5.
    Were you able to reroot with towel root?
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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    I am unrooted stock.But I can confirm Foxfi still works after this update.
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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    I'm using Alarm Clock Plus and it does not "seem to be" effected. Still working.

    Too soon to tell, updated only 2 hours ago.

    Stock VZW S5....

    Did the update download via WiFi

    Noted that they have added a cute emoticon with a globe spinning and a blue ruler line showing progress but no percentage points.

    Then it rebooted and displayed app # of ## apps being updated.


    I was a bit hesitant to apply this update until a couple weeks had gone by, wanted to hear what others were saying first. But those of you so far have not reported any real damage except for reverting a rooted phone back to stock.

    I read their pdf statement about what it is supposed to do and just made the decision that it "should be" better than the OEM version.

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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    Here is some information on the VZW upgrade and how it effects "root".

    Cult of Android: Verizon’s Galaxy S5 update is breaking root access for some. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwtZr_qR8

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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    Quote Originally Posted by RetroKing23 View Post
    Does this update break Foxfi?
    No it did not.

    Verizon

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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    Quote Originally Posted by JimA View Post
    Were you able to reroot with towel root?
    Haven't had a chance to try yet - will do so tonight.
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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy97 View Post
    I just a got a Ota today and I saw another thread of an update for sprint anyone getting it

    Edit: also T-Mobile has an Ota today for the s5

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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorJay View Post
    Haven't had a chance to try yet - will do so tonight.
    Well, I can no longer root with Towelroot (or anything else, apparently). Towelroot gives the following message: "This phone isn't currently supported." It seems that the update not only killed root but contained a block for any future root attempts. Hopefully someone will come up with a work-around. Meanwhile, not being rooted certainly isn't the end of the world. The S5 is still a great phone.
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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    I noticed that when I delete an email, it now makes me wait until it is "done"deleting before I can open another email. Might be attempt to fix the issue with deleted emails reappearing, but it is annoying to have to wait for each delete when going through a bunch of emails..

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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    I asked this in the guest question forum...I am not very tech savy and new to android (former iPhone user), but the RAM I had available was 1.8 (using about 1.1-1.3 at a time) before the update, now all that is available is 1.67. Should I be concerned? Thanks for your help.

    Also any suggestions on how to make my transition to android, would be greatly appreciated. So, far I am absolutely loving the phone!!!

    Thanks!!!
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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    I don't notice any obvious performance related issues with the update. Not a fan of having battery saver icon in notification bar all the time now whenever battery saver mode is on.

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    Default Re: Verizon gs- Ota today

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorJay View Post
    Well, I can no longer root with Towelroot (or anything else, apparently). Towelroot gives the following message: "This phone isn't currently supported." It seems that the update not only killed root but contained a block for any future root attempts. Hopefully someone will come up with a work-around. Meanwhile, not being rooted certainly isn't the end of the world. The S5 is still a great phone.
    Bummer. Samsung has enough clout now that they should just put their foot down on carrier interference. If they threatened to pull their phones from the carrier I think the carriers would change their minds pretty fast. Though in this case Samsung might have been with them...they seem to be very against rooting or modifying the device.
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    It's not a question of Samsung or the carrier being against rooting or mods, it's simply a matter of "cost to maintain" the basic product. It should be very simple. If you wish to root / mod the product you lose the warranty. Making it hard to root / mod is a different issue, and I am opposed to that 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroKing23 View Post
    Does this update break Foxfi?
    Nope, still working just fine.
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