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    Angry Do NOT want ICS OTA Update Frusterated please HELP!

    I have yet to receive a reply on my last posted thread. II recently posted that The ICS OTA update was being pushed to my phone and that it has kept rebooting several times a day. I researched the issue and have done the following yet it still persists. Waking up to the phone being in recovery mode with the OTA error message is getting quite old. I'm getting rather beyond frustrated at this point! I'm beyond baffled! Suggestions anyone?

    Rooted
    Stock ROM 2.3.4

    Installed:

    FOTAkill.apk in system/apps folder on internal sd card

    (This did absolutely nothing)

    Then.....

    Removed files:

    HTC COTA Client
    MCC_OTA

    Don't want to take next week's ICS OTA - xda-developers
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    Inadequate response posted.
    ~Janet~
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    Well why did you respond then? Getting rooted isn't that difficult. I also see you have a tablet. You can root both your devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayK9684 View Post
    Well why did you respond then? Getting rooted isn't that difficult. I also see you have a tablet. You can root both your devices.
    I responded because you were frustrated that no one has helped you out and I was just extending a warm forum hello.

    Sorry for bothering you. Won't do it again.
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    It's fine. If you would like I can try to help you with your devices and rooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayK9684 View Post
    It's fine. If you would like I can try to help you with your devices and rooting.
    Maybe one day. Not ready to do so at the moment.
    ~Janet~
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    Right now i'm installing Eclipse it's android platform developer program and SDK. Rooting your devices is beneficial.
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    If you don't want the OTA(and I can't imagine why) then your best bet would be to remove/disable OTAupdate.apk(i think that's the name) Or figure out where the OTA was coming from and block it in your hosts file. Either should work.

    Oh and pretty please leave the hostility at home(or the site that shall not be named), we're a pretty nice group here.
    Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
    We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things,
    because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

    -Walt Disney
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    That's exactly what I have done. I also now just cleared out the cache and davilk cache to remove the dex files from deleted system apps. By doing this would remove an files traces those apk's left behind. If that does not work i'm not sure what else to do short of learning how to flash roms. Thanks for the reply!
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    I froze /system/app/HtcDm.apk with SystemApp Freezer which can also be accomplished by just renaming the file. I restarted the phone and it didn't give me any trouble. It removed the whole Software Update icon in Settings. I think it kills the update service. I'll have to see if my HTC Rezound prompts me to update anymore. Hope this helps. I've been trying to kill the updates for a few days now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    If you don't want the OTA(and I can't imagine why) then your best bet would be to remove/disable OTAupdate.apk(i think that's the name) Or figure out where the OTA was coming from and block it in your hosts file. Either should work.

    Oh and pretty please leave the hostility at home(or the site that shall not be named), we're a pretty nice group here.

    Oh I'm not hostile just under alot of stress. I do apologize if I came off that way initially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t0ughguy0 View Post
    I froze /system/app/HtcDm.apk with SystemApp Freezer which can also be accomplished by just renaming the file. I restarted the phone and it didn't give me any trouble. It removed the whole Software Update icon in Settings. I think it kills the update service. I'll have to see if my HTC Rezound prompts me to update anymore. Hope this helps. I've been trying to kill the updates for a few days now.

    Well after removing the files I had listed followed by wiping both caches it has yet to reboot on me. I think that took care of it because the dex files are no longer present. Keep in mind to boot into recovery and wipe cache and davilk. My phone gets stuck at the 4G boot screen so I just remove the battery and boot up and it works fine. I actually had considered freezing or uninstalling that apk. By the way I use Titanium Backup TiB. Works great! Anyhow that apk actually isn't for service provider updates it's for HTC updates I found out. http://forums.androidcentral.com/arc...?t-179004.html. With that said keep me updated in a few days to see how that plays out as i'll do the same thing. I read someone was getting error messages after removing the HTCDM.apk. And if your rooted install an app called LBE Privacy Guard. It controls all app permissions. Thank you for commenting in!
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    The day I received the phone as a replacement for my bolt it alerted me ICS was ready. I can't imagine not having it. I feel for my bolt buddies. ICS is awesome and every device should have it. I will have my phone a week tomorrow and I love it. I welcomed the update. No issues at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jude526 View Post
    The day I received the phone as a replacement for my bolt it alerted me ICS was ready. I can't imagine not having it. I feel for my bolt buddies. ICS is awesome and every device should have it. I will have my phone a week tomorrow and I love it. I welcomed the update. No issues at all

    sent from my Rezound
    Honestly I hear people have had battery issues with the new update and their are bugs. The UI (user Interface) doesn't really appeal to me. Then again i'm use to Gingerbread and being rooted. Thanks for the input.
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    So far on freezing HtcDm.apk, no problems. No FCs, no issues connecting to the network, no issues installing apps, and best of all no failed update messages. I'm feeling pretty good about this so far. I couldn't go more than an hour before without getting another failed update message. I'll update to ICS when I'm good and ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayK9684 View Post
    Honestly I hear people have had battery issues with the new update and their are bugs. The UI (user Interface) doesn't really appeal to me. Then again i'm use to Gingerbread and being rooted. Thanks for the input.
    Battery issues are due to the Dirty Flash and people just don't want to believe it. ICS allows rooting just the same as GB did. So if your only arguement for staying on GB is that you like it better then ICS that is fine but just say so. We won't be mad if that is where you want to stay. Personally I have gone to ICS for the battery boost and speed increase but I don't count much as I'm not even on the offical release nor have I ever been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Payne View Post
    Battery issues are due to the Dirty Flash and people just don't want to believe it.
    What is the dirty flash? Is this adobe flash? How can it be corrected?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg1024 View Post
    What is the dirty flash? Is this adobe flash? How can it be corrected?

    Thanks
    A Dirty Flash is what Verizon did when they released the OTA. Dirty Flash is when you install a new OS over another one so that you keep all your data intact. What is causes is a set of unknown unpredictable things to happen. Things that shouldn't be happening. Most of the time a factory reset will fix this and is usually the 1st things that VZW asks when you call into technical support for these issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Payne View Post
    A Dirty Flash is what Verizon did when they released the OTA. Dirty Flash is when you install a new OS over another one so that you keep all your data intact. What is causes is a set of unknown unpredictable things to happen. Things that shouldn't be happening. Most of the time a factory reset will fix this and is usually the 1st things that VZW asks when you call into technical support for these issues.
    Well this is rather interesting. I know they made or are making adjustments to the original OTA release on ICS. As with any new OS version there will always be bugs and such. App developers will catch up as they have been, however i've read reports that some apps are having issues with ICS still. ICS has been on other phones for quite sometime now it doesn't just pertain to HTC Rezound.


    Regarding Gingerbread, I have it all configured to how I like. I can not flash roms or understand how to for the life of me so I stay relativley stock. The other thing is I'm now using a Mac so do a proper Nandroid and recovery over computer I'm finding nearly impossible and hard to understand. I've watched YouTube tutorials and read fourms, still no luck. Rezound pulls up ext sd card but can not be mounted or read due to the different drive format. Also ADB is a bit tricky i've tried to use terminate mac's version of CMD on PC and can't type prompts correctly to load usb device. I use tiB and have all my system data and apps saved so if ever have to do factory resets that's how I get all my stuff back and I also have root keeper installed.

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