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    Just found a new software update via KIES. Couldn't find a changelog, but I am not rooted, so I went ahead. Update to build VRUDMI1, but still 4.2.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog241 View Post
    Just found a new software update via KIES. Couldn't find a changelog, but I am not rooted, so I went ahead. Update to build VRUDMI1, but still 4.2.2
    You find any differences yet? I got excited when I saw Galaxy S4 and software update :\ Hopefully in the next couple weeks...
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    Nothing jumps out at me. Maybe all under the hood?
    No matter how hard you push the envelope, it will always be stationery...
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    Keep an eye out here for the changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog241 View Post
    Nothing jumps out at me. Maybe all under the hood?
    I prefer that they fix stuff under the hood, to improve performance.

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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    Just ran teh update, and don't see any major changes yet, but in my app drawer I now 2 new apps "Optical Reader", and "Play Games". The games one is self explanatory, and I have not opened up the Optical Reader. Will report back later.
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    The Optical Reader app was part of the international Galaxy S4 that Verizon for whatever reason removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SevereDeceit View Post
    The Optical Reader app was part of the international Galaxy S4 that Verizon for whatever reason removed.
    I think every version but Verizon's has it...
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    Has anyone extracted and created a flashable radio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog241 View Post
    Nothing jumps out at me. Maybe all under the hood?
    Looks like you may be right...

    XDA already has the factory image up, and this quote kinda jumps out...


    So far I see a lot of Knox related stuff.
    As an IT professional who has manage company devices, a lot of the Knox features intrigue me, but then there's the part of me that feels like a lot of these Knox components are negatively affecting the large group of us that never plan to use our personal devices in an corporate environment. Seems to me there should be a happy-medium or at least an opt-in option... Or, maybe Knox has nothing to do with how locked down these devices have become?

    Of course the standard disclaimer about unknown effects of root access should be considered before installing this, or any, update.
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    I looked at the Optical Reader app. It is a Samsung app that can read text and QR codes. If you point it at a word, it comes up with a dictionary definition for the word.
    No matter how hard you push the envelope, it will always be stationery...
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    My ME7 is rooted and KNOX status is not present in the firmware I have.
    I have Xposed Framework and some custom modules so I don't need a ROM, at least for now.
    Removed the persistent WiFi nag in the status, etc.

    I don't know what this OTA does but if you are rooted on ME7, you should probably stay away.
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    we can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they occurred.
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    The update has Blocking Mode! I downloaded the app Quick shortcut maker. Search for "mode" under settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cor10mier View Post
    we can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they occured
    Huh?
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    The S3's have 95% of getting the update before the S4's. Wouldn't surpise me if Samsung waited until 4.4 was released and they put the S4 on 4.4 instead of 4.3. like how Samsung waited for 4.3 to come out to put on the S3 when 4.2.2 was around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolbreeze View Post
    The update has Blocking Mode! I downloaded the app Quick shortcut maker. Search for "mode" under settings.

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    Good find! I was able to find it with your suggestion. I wonder if a factory reset is required to get the toggle to show, like the Wi-Fi toggle with the last update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog241 View Post
    Good find! I was able to find it with your suggestion. I wonder if a factory reset is required to get the toggle to show, like the Wi-Fi toggle with the last update.
    Good question. However I don't think the toggle shows up on the Note 2 and if I remember correctly using the shortcut app is the only way to use Blocking Mode on it because of Verizon.

    I don't know for sure but maybe they have received a software update that enabled the toggle on the Verizon N2, but to start with for sure you just had to use the shortcut app. That's why I decided to try to find it on the S4 that way.

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    I downloaded the quick shortcut app but every time I go to new shortcut I get a blank screen. Is there a trick to seeing the shortcuts you can add?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocB1973 View Post
    I downloaded the quick shortcut app but every time I go to new shortcut I get a blank screen. Is there a trick to seeing the shortcuts you can add?
    Make sure you press "Try" to verify you are creating the right shortcut. Then rename it sometime besides Settings (which is what it is defaulting as the name for me). Other than that no trick should be necessary as far as I know.

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    Contrary to this article, I'm getting the 4.2.2 update over the air via wifi....

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    I got this update OTA this morning, and noticed that in addition to the changes mentioned here and in the Samaung list (which can be found via Google search), the Google Maps app was updated to V7. So if you are unhappy with the changes made to Maps in V7 and were keeping Maps V6, you will likely no longer be able to do so if you accept this update.

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    Can't find blocking mode in settings.
    Send from my fingers, using a pencil and a piece of paper that someone faxed to someone who scanned it and then typed it on this forum using a TRS-80 Model 3.
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    Can anyone confirm if this update borks tethering for those of us still on unlimited data?

    Right now I can use my tethering app - and when the Nag Screen to subscribe pops up I can just hit my home button and I'm tethering. Before I take the upgrade I'd like to confirm this method still works.

    Thanks to anyone that can clarify if the new update breaks this or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefmcfuz View Post
    Can't find blocking mode in settings.
    WE didn't get a toggle for Blocking mode, but if you use Quick shortcut app, you can make a shortcut to use it.
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