1. Verizoned's Avatar
    Lollipop has been so bad on my Moto X I would like to stop the upgrade on the M8. Is there a way to stop it so I don't get the nag screen (when the update starts to get pushed out)?

    Thanks.
    12-22-2014 03:16 AM
  2. kronosqq's Avatar
    No way other than refusing it forever. I'm sorry you've had a bad experience with it on your Moto X, but a bad expirence on one phone with software doesn't mean any other phone will have the same problems.
    12-22-2014 04:11 AM
  3. the tall guy's Avatar
    Sense in my opinion is the best UI for an Android phone so I don't imagine HTC will release a buggy version of it.
    Deathunter-M8 likes this.
    12-22-2014 04:26 AM
  4. neo905's Avatar
    Resistance is futile...as they say...
    12-22-2014 05:13 AM
  5. the tall guy's Avatar
    Very true, while most of us are desperate for a Lollipop update, some are running from it
    12-22-2014 05:16 AM
  6. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    Alternating between both on a daily basis, I prefer Lollipop over Sense 6

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-22-2014 08:53 AM
  7. tryatt's Avatar
    My wife's Nexus 5 has lollipop. She has issues with it almost daily. Slowness, crashing, issues with the lock screen, torch etc..

    And thats on googles own device!
    12-22-2014 09:39 AM
  8. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    I wasn't a fan of Lollipop at first but it grew on me. SkyDragons GPE made me actually fully convert my M8 to GPE and I'm totally loving it. Maybe you should try it on the M8 before doing so.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    12-22-2014 11:35 AM
  9. Deathunter-M8's Avatar
    Alternating between both on a daily basis, I prefer Lollipop over Sense 6

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Umm, Lollipop is an operation system, while Sense 6 is just a launcher, so you can't really compare them.

    With that being said, HTC is using Sense 6 as the default launcher for KitKat on their smartphones.

    So there is a chance that HTC will develop a new version of Sense and use it as the default launcher for Lollipop.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-22-2014 01:04 PM
  10. Verizoned's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for your responses. To clarify, I don't have any problem with the way lollipop looks. It's just that on my pure edition Moto X things are crashing about 20% of the time. This is after having the phone for 4 days. My HTC One M8 has never crashed in about a month and a half of use.

    The other problem I have that is a show stopper for me is that there is no local address book on the Moto X PE. Every address gets sent back to google. I don't want them to have many of my contacts.

    On the M8 at&t edition there is a local addy book. I'm not sure if that will go away if I update to lollipop.
    12-22-2014 01:18 PM
  11. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    Umm, Lollipop is an operation system, while Sense 6 is just a launcher, so you can't really compare them.

    With that being said, HTC is using Sense 6 as the default launcher for KitKat on their smartphones.

    So there is a chance that HTC will develop a new version of Sense and use it as the default launcher for Lollipop.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    Actually BlinkFeed is the launcher (which I don't even use)

    Sense is the skin that HTC puts over android, in this case Sense 6 over Kitkat

    Compare the HTC settings menu to stock 4.4.4 and you might start to get a clue

    As I said, I prefer STOCK Lollipop to Sense 6 skinned Android 4.4.4

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-22-2014 03:48 PM
  12. Deathunter-M8's Avatar
    Actually BlinkFeed is the launcher (which I don't even use)

    Sense is the skin that HTC puts over android, in this case Sense 6 over Kitkat

    Compare the HTC settings menu to stock 4.4.4 and you might start to get a clue

    As I said, I prefer STOCK Lollipop to Sense 6 skinned Android 4.4.4

    Posted via the Android Central App
    BlinkFeed is just an app that show you feeds about whatever you want, it is not the launcher.

    Theme/Skin/Launcher, all are basically the same thing with minor difference, but they all has one main purpose, and that is to change the default appearance of an operation system.

    Any way, back to topic, OP, I don't think that your M8 will automatically update, it can automatically download the update, but it doesn't install the update until you authorize it.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-23-2014 03:00 AM
  13. Geezerb's Avatar
    Blinkfeed is a launcher. To prove my point try clearing data on the app settings menu. You will find out the hard way like I did.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-25-2014 07:36 PM
  14. staticK78's Avatar
    BlinkFeed is indeed an app. It can be disabled. Sense is the launcher that runs on top of android. You will never get a sense update in Google play, but you will get BlinkFeed updates...because it's an app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-25-2014 08:14 PM
  15. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Blinkfeed is an app and is the default launcher. Install another launcher of your choice and it'll ask if you want to use that or the Blinkfeed launcher when you press the home button until you set a default.

    As for OTA updates, it may depend on your carrier. I've seen instances where it'll only let you delay an install for so long before just doing it on its own. In those cases, rooting is about the only option to let you block an update for good.
    12-25-2014 08:23 PM
  16. Geezerb's Avatar
    BlinkFeed is indeed an app. It can be disabled. Sense is the launcher that runs on top of android. You will never get a sense update in Google play, but you will get BlinkFeed updates...because it's an app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You don't make sense, pun intended. Disabling BF doesn't stop it from running. Many apps are launchers.
    Go into settings & clear BF cache & data. You will be amazed at what happens.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-25-2014 08:27 PM
  17. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    I'm glad some others who know what they're talking about are here.

    Blinkfeed is a launcher, just like Nova, Google Now Launcher, Apex, Action Launcher etc.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-25-2014 09:32 PM
  18. Deathunter-M8's Avatar
    Blinkfeed is an app and is the default launcher. Install another launcher of your choice and it'll ask if you want to use that or the Blinkfeed launcher when you press the home button until you set a default.

    As for OTA updates, it may depend on your carrier. I've seen instances where it'll only let you delay an install for so long before just doing it on its own. In those cases, rooting is about the only option to let you block an update for good.
    The following is from HTC's website

    ( BlinkFeed is HTC's attempt at moving away from the traditional homescreens of old on Android phones and bringing users something that will make the HTC One (and other models in the range) a little more unique. )

    In other words, it is an app that can only be used as a homescreen, and considering that launchers take control over everything in the device, it is normal that you will be given the choice to choose between the launcher homescreen or keep using BlinkFeed as the homescreen.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    12-26-2014 04:31 AM
  19. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    The following is from HTC's website

    ( BlinkFeed is HTC's attempt at moving away from the traditional homescreens of old on Android phones and bringing users something that will make the HTC One (and other models in the range) a little more unique. )

    In other words, it is an app that can only be used as a homescreen, and considering that launchers take control over everything in the device, it is normal that you will be given the choice to choose between the launcher homescreen or keep using BlinkFeed as the homescreen.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    If you install a new launcher, all it does is change your home screens and app drawer, nothing else.

    Try it for yourself

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-26-2014 06:17 PM
  20. infy77's Avatar
    Sense is part of the HTC framework, it's not just a launcher or skin theme but it's the framework of the htc device. If Sense is just a launcher then it can be easily ported to any non htc device and have all the features/changes already. Sense has their own launcher but it's not a mere launcher on it own, it's different from touchwiz and GPE; each operate different battery management, cpu, RAM, display calibration etc modified by the OEM.

    The only way to stop lollipop update notification is to force close it (you will have to do this each time you reboot).
    12-27-2014 07:38 AM
  21. vdawg7's Avatar
    Do you think that would work on my S5? I can't stand lollipop on it.
    04-24-2015 07:30 PM

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