1. Nextnexus's Avatar
    Hello all, Got the OTA update today on my S4 GE and all is well after the update with the exception of:

    1. Google maps will not update to the latest version, I get an error code.
    2. My icons on my homescreen are much larger, like my folders now take up most of the screen once they are open.

    I really don't care for this as it seems to be unnaturally large.......

    See here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z7fkwnko3p...2014.35.24.png

    Anyone else notice this?
    08-03-2013 09:37 AM
  2. Nextnexus's Avatar
    Should I do a factory reset? Can anyone verify that this is how it is supposed to be? or perhaps how to change it back?
    08-03-2013 10:00 AM
  3. planoman's Avatar
    Should I do a factory reset? Can anyone verify that this is how it is supposed to be? or perhaps how to change it back?
    Look like this is normal.

    AnandTech | Google Releases 4.3 OTA for HTC One and Galaxy S4 Google Play Editions
    08-03-2013 10:30 AM
  4. Nextnexus's Avatar
    Thanks...... I really do not care for it. Seems almost silly to have a folder open and take up suck of a large space.....
    08-03-2013 10:38 AM
  5. Lanhoj's Avatar
    Did you "force" the update by clearing the App Data of Google Services Framework?
    If so, that can be what's causing your Google Maps problems.
    08-03-2013 10:39 AM
  6. Nextnexus's Avatar
    Yes, I did the trick. How would one fix something like this?
    08-03-2013 11:31 AM
  7. quietlybrilliant's Avatar
    Yes, I did the trick. How would one fix something like this?
    +1

    ???
    08-03-2013 12:29 PM
  8. fulleraj's Avatar
    Hello all, Got the OTA update today on my S4 GE and all is well after the update with the exception of:

    1. Google maps will not update to the latest version, I get an error code.
    2. My icons on my homescreen are much larger, like my folders now take up most of the screen once they are open.

    I really don't care for this as it seems to be unnaturally large.......

    See here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z7fkwnko3p...2014.35.24.png

    Anyone else notice this?
    If the size of the new icons bother you that much, then try nova launcher and shrink them down to something like 80% from the nova settings menu. I didn't like the large size of icons in 4.2, so I've been doing this ever since.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk 4
    08-03-2013 01:05 PM
  9. wilbarger's Avatar
    My update finished less than an hour ago. My icons are not perceptibly larger with the stock launcher. I use Go launcher normally and they are not larger with it running.
    08-03-2013 09:40 PM
  10. Lanhoj's Avatar
    Yes, I did the trick. How would one fix something like this?
    Clear your Google Maps App Data.

    Next time, there's a better/lesser known way than that - in the Dialer type *#*#checkin#*#* then check for an update. Almost always works immediately without any adverse effects, shhhhh
    planoman likes this.
    08-03-2013 11:41 PM
  11. planoman's Avatar
    The icons do seem a lot larger to me also...
    08-04-2013 12:23 PM
  12. kyoo's Avatar
    can someone post a screenshot?
    08-04-2013 02:56 PM
  13. SeanNYC76's Avatar
    How much bigger are these icons? Anyone got a screenshot to compare to 4.2
    08-04-2013 03:41 PM
  14. planoman's Avatar
    I do not have a 4.2.2 screen shot but here is 4.3
    Attached Thumbnails After 4.3 update my Icons are HUGE ?-screenshot_2013-08-04-16-14-58.jpg  
    08-04-2013 04:17 PM
  15. SeanNYC76's Avatar
    That looks pretty normal to me! Maybe a teny tiny bigger then my Nexus 4 icons were on 4.2
    08-04-2013 08:24 PM
  16. planoman's Avatar
    That looks pretty normal to me! Maybe a teny tiny bigger then my Nexus 4 icons were on 4.2
    Lol. Probably so but my first impression was, man these are big icons!

    Sent from my GT-I9505G
    08-05-2013 11:30 AM
  17. kyoo's Avatar
    looks fine to me too
    08-06-2013 09:28 AM
  18. Raptor007's Avatar
    Same thing on the HTC One GPe. They are a bit bigger and I don't know why.
    08-07-2013 06:31 PM
  19. jsabo's Avatar
    The icons definitely got bigger, but I think it was a good change, they looked kind of dinky before.
    08-08-2013 07:56 PM
  20. esh318's Avatar
    The annoying thing is that now the icons in the bottom row are smaller than the ones in the main section. It looks wrong.
    08-09-2013 10:55 AM
  21. adriantdiaz1234's Avatar
    here is mine
    Attached Thumbnails After 4.3 update my Icons are HUGE ?-screenshot_20170327-133823.jpg  
    03-27-2017 03:41 PM

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