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    Default How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my Verizon Galaxy S3?

    I have a (Verizon) Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1. All is working good. I recently got a notification to upgrade it to (assumingly) the Android 4.3 update. I keep deferring it, but it asks this every 24hrs. For certain reasons, I want to just stay on 4.1 for now. The phone is NOT rooted so is there ANY way to stop these 4.3 update notifications? an app, settings, etc. I can't seem to find a way to stop it (other than delaying it once per day).
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcf57 View Post
    I have a (Verizon) Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1. All is working good. I recently got a notification to upgrade it to (assumingly) the Android 4.3 update. I keep deferring it, but it asks this every 24hrs. For certain reasons, I want to just stay on 4.1 for now. The phone is NOT rooted so is there ANY way to stop these 4.3 update notifications? an app, settings, etc. I can't seem to find a way to stop it (other than delaying it once per day).
    I think there's an option to stop auto-updating somewhere in the settings.
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    You chose the 'Ignore' button and it's prompting you every day?
    Can you find the SDM application and disable it?

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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    SDM application? Sorry, but not sure what that lingo is referring to and/or short for.
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    OK, I decided to just call Verizon about this. According to them & since this is basically a Samsung update, there is NO way to stop the daily update notifications. I will have to keep on deferring it. The rep also seemed to indicate that even if I keep deferring it, the update will eventually get pushed through automatically at some point. Not sure how true either of these claims are, but looks like I may be out of luck and get upgraded to 4.3 without any say in it.

    The main reason I don't want to upgrade right now is because I have the FoxFi wifi tethering app working perfectly on my S3 for now. From my understanding, it won't work on Jelly Bean 4.3...unless that has changed recently. I read that it can work via a bluetooth connection, but its not as fast. For now, I would like to keep the option for wifi on the road for my tablet.
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcf57 View Post
    OK, I decided to just call Verizon about this. According to them & since this is basically a Samsung update, there is NO way to stop the daily update notifications. I will have to keep on deferring it. The rep also seemed to indicate that even if I keep deferring it, the update will eventually get pushed through automatically at some point. Not sure how true either of these claims are, but looks like I may be out of luck and get upgraded to 4.3 without any say in it.

    The main reason I don't want to upgrade right now is because I have the FoxFi wifi tethering app working perfectly on my S3 for now. From my understanding, it won't work on Jelly Bean 4.3...unless that has changed recently. I read that it can work via a bluetooth connection, but its not as fast. For now, I would like to keep the option for wifi on the road for my tablet.
    FoxFi works fine w/ 4.3, I'm actually using it after the 4.3 update to reply to this message. However there's a certificate that needs to be installed that requires a lock screen. But there's a work around for the lock screen also, it's all listed on the details on their app page.
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    My phone is rooted. Froze SDM 1.0 with titanium. no more popups

    Not mine. Credit to Hi_Tech_Redneck
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    Per GSDer, I went in and renamed the SDM.apk to SDM.bak. No more notification nonsense.
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchet View Post
    Per GSDer, I went in and renamed the SDM.apk to SDM.bak. No more notification nonsense.
    I don't have a rooted phone. Can this renaming be done without a rooted phone? If so, how?
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcf57 View Post
    I don't have a rooted phone. Can this renaming be done without a rooted phone? If so, how?
    Not that I am aware of. Hopefully someone here knows a way outside of root.
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    Go to Settings, About device, Software update, uncheck the box Auto update.
    Or maybe stop the Software update process (Settings, Application management, swipe to running, software update, stop), but this might stop all apps from updating, might get reloaded automatically and will restart once you restart your phone.

    4.3 on S3 sucks, I don't like it very much.
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    just root your damn phone, get titanium back up and freeze the app. profit,
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    This was discussed in a recent thread, quite simple to do actually... and no rooting required! Go to Settings/Application Manager/All (swipe right twice) /scroll down the list until you see SDM/tap it/force close. If you restart your phone, you will have to repeat the process.
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by redcat22 View Post
    This was discussed in a recent thread, quite simple to do actually... and no rooting required! Go to Settings/Application Manager/All (swipe right twice) /scroll down the list until you see SDM/tap it/force close. If you restart your phone, you will have to repeat the process.
    My at&t note 2 doesn't have it. It has "at&t software update" but it won't let me stop or disable it
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    Default Re: How do I stop the 4.3 update notifications on my S3?

    Another way to deal with it is:
    - reboot into Recovery mode and wipe the cache
    - reboot into the OS and accept the update
    It'll fail (because when it tries to start the update process it won't be able to find the actual update.zip file - it's not there because you cleared the cache) and then it won't bother you to update again.

    This worked on my Verizon SCH-i535 - YMMV.

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