1. POPEYE077's Avatar
    I have a Note 9 and I can't permanently stop it from updating from Oreo to Pie. I have developer options on and auto update is disabled from in there and the security update is also disabled and set to update over wifi only. Once a day when I'm on wifi it starts to do the Pie update until I turn off the wifi and the downloading stops. Today it started downloading the update without the wifi and I had to force stop it in the running apps. How can I disable it permanently when even the developer options doesn't help to stop it? I don't want the damn Pie update and I don't know how to root or want to go to that option.
    03-19-2019 03:06 PM
  2. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    To get good advice, you should state which version of the Note 9 it is that you have.
    Exynos?
    Snapdragon (unlocked or carrier branded)?
    03-19-2019 03:33 PM
  3. frederickdawg's Avatar
    You may have to use an adb command line to achieve this.
    03-19-2019 03:56 PM
  4. POPEYE077's Avatar
    To get good advice, you should state which version of the Note 9 it is that you have.
    Exynos?
    Snapdragon (unlocked or carrier branded)?
    Sorry I have a Verizon model and it has Snapdragon and version 8.1.0.
    03-19-2019 05:49 PM
  5. POPEYE077's Avatar
    You may have to use an adb command line to achieve this.
    Sorry, I'm not sure what that is or how to do it. Any instructions? It already ended up downloading it so now I have to keep delaying the installation portion.
    03-19-2019 05:52 PM
  6. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Sorry, I'm not sure what that is or how to do it. Any instructions? It already ended up downloading it so now I have to keep delaying the installation portion.
    Use an app identifier app, like APP INSPECTOR or similar, in order to identify the exact name of the system update apps and then "remove" them. They aren't actually removed but more like disabled.
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...ation-t3833217

    Dangerous stuff, so read and reread and then read again, before taking action.
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    03-19-2019 06:34 PM
  7. POPEYE077's Avatar
    Use an app identifier app, like ALAIN INSPECTOR or similar, in order to identify the exact name of the system update apps and then "remove" them. They aren't actually removed but more like disabled.
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...ation-t3833217

    Dangerous stuff, so read and reread and then read again, before taking action.
    Thank you I will try to see if I can figure all that out!
    03-20-2019 01:11 AM
  8. Yguideslou's Avatar
    Buy Package Disabler Pro from the Play Store, you can use that to disable anything and everything including auto updates, which I did.
    03-20-2019 04:59 AM
  9. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Buy Package Disabler Pro from the Play Store, you can use that to disable anything and everything including auto updates, which I did.
    Which version of the Note 9 are you using?

    I was gong to use package disabler pro, but read that some no longer trust it, due to it repeatedly needing to be repurchased.
    Is this no longer the case?
    03-20-2019 07:09 AM
  10. frederickdawg's Avatar
    Which version of the Note 9 are you using?

    I was gong to use package disabler pro, but read that some no longer trust it, due to it repeatedly needing to be repurchased.
    Is this no longer the case?
    I doubt it. Since my note 8 I paid three times for this app. Finally had enough. Dont get me wrong I fully like to support a developer, but this guy was taking the pi$$.
    03-20-2019 12:50 PM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I doubt it. Since my note 8 I paid three times for this app. Finally had enough. Dont get me wrong I fully like to support a developer, but this guy was taking the pi$$.
    I haven't used that app, but I have the LG version on my wishlist for my V20. How is it charging you multiple times? Once you purchase an app on the Play store, it's yours forever. Unless there's a specific app for each phone, meaning your Note 8 app doesn't work for the Note 9, and there's a Note 9 version that doesn't work on the Note 8?
    03-20-2019 12:56 PM
  12. Yguideslou's Avatar
    Which version of the Note 9 are you using?

    I was gong to use package disabler pro, but read that some no longer trust it, due to it repeatedly needing to be repurchased.
    Is this no longer the case?
    That happens because if Google.

    If you go directly to their site you buy it only once.

    That's what I did and I've never had to repurchase it again.

    https://www.packagedisabler.com
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    03-20-2019 12:58 PM
  13. frederickdawg's Avatar
    I haven't used that app, but I have the LG version on my wishlist for my V20. How is it charging you multiple times? Once you purchase an app on the Play store, it's yours forever. Unless there's a specific app for each phone, meaning your Note 8 app doesn't work for the Note 9, and there's a Note 9 version that doesn't work on the Note 8?
    When the device got updated firmware wise or I think on one occasion security update it would deem the app not to work anymore. The publisher then duly rebrands his app with a slightly different name and one has to again purchase it for it to work.

    On a positive note, I did enjoy his or her app. It worked well.
    03-20-2019 12:59 PM
  14. Yguideslou's Avatar
    I haven't used that app, but I have the LG version on my wishlist for my V20. How is it charging you multiple times? Once you purchase an app on the Play store, it's yours forever. Unless there's a specific app for each phone, meaning your Note 8 app doesn't work for the Note 9, and there's a Note 9 version that doesn't work on the Note 8?
    If you look at some reviews and info on web, it has to do with something the Play Store is doing... just buy direct from their site.
    03-20-2019 12:59 PM
  15. frederickdawg's Avatar
    If you look at some reviews and info on web, it has to do with something the Play Store is doing... just buy direct from their site.
    Negative. That only works if you had purchased a product that had the same name. The dev would update his or her product and also give it a different name, example, adding a "+" at the end of the app name. Then one would have to buy the new app for it to work. That's how I remember it to be.
    03-20-2019 01:11 PM
  16. POPEYE077's Avatar
    That happens because if Google.

    If you go directly to their site you buy it only once.

    That's what I did and I've never had to repurchase it again.

    https://www.packagedisabler.com
    That's what I did and was able to find where to disable the system update. Hopefully it works, fingers crossed!
    03-20-2019 06:39 PM
  17. Yguideslou's Avatar
    That's what I did and was able to find where to disable the system update. Hopefully it works, fingers crossed!
    My phone hasn't updated yet, and the update I would have gotten has been out for a while now.

    I think you'll be fine.

    Good luck.
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    03-21-2019 05:05 AM
  18. The Droid Shnoid's Avatar
    What packages did you disable specifically? I don't wont to disable something I shouldn't.
    03-21-2019 09:02 PM
  19. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    What packages did you disable specifically? I don't wont to disable something I shouldn't.
    These are the three I found and disabled.
    Working so far.
    Attached Thumbnails Permanently turn off System Auto Update-8875.jpg  
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    03-21-2019 11:17 PM
  20. POPEYE077's Avatar
    My phone hasn't updated yet, and the update I would have gotten has been out for a while now.

    I think you'll be fine.

    Good luck.
    Just wanted to update and let you know that your suggestion worked! I purchased the disabler from the website directly and no more reminders have popped up since! Thanks again.
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    03-22-2019 09:33 AM
  21. Yguideslou's Avatar
    Just wanted to update and let you know that your suggestion worked! I purchased the disabler from the website directly and no more reminders have popped up since! Thanks again.
    You're most welcome.

    Enjoy being able to disable all unnecessary bloatware
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    03-22-2019 02:24 PM
  22. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Today, an xda member suggested flashing a previous modem, in order to trick the phone into thinking it was already updated, due to the missmatch between modem and rest of the firmware. I've never heard of this before.
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...5&postcount=72
    03-22-2019 05:08 PM

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