1. pandasniper100's Avatar
    so far I have disabled com.sec.android.diagmonagent
    not sure if this has helped with the notification poping up but the notification is still by my settings icon how do I disable that also I am on 7.0 fw and I am using package disabler pro to disable packages
    any help appreciated thanks also non rooted
    04-15-2017 03:42 PM
  2. underway99's Avatar
    I'm not sure that there is an easy method for blocking updates or their notifications any more. It was possible with older versions of PDP. During the Note 7 fiasco, when people were blocking the OS update that prevented the phones from charging (recall the effort to get those devices back), the devs updated PDP to remove that capability.

    You need to find a version of PDP from before mid-December of last year.
    04-15-2017 06:35 PM
  3. EMGSM's Avatar
    Are you trying to prevent system updates or prevent apps from updating?
    04-15-2017 06:49 PM
  4. pandasniper100's Avatar
    hay it was the system update I was trying to stop witch I have I think as it no longer let's me know there is an update with a notfication on my phone but I do however have a notification by my settings icon letting me know there is an update I want to know how do I remove it see attachments
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    04-16-2017 06:12 AM
  5. pandasniper100's Avatar
    I'm not sure that there is an easy method for blocking updates or their notifications any more. It was possible with older versions of PDP. During the Note 7 fiasco, when people were blocking the OS update that prevented the phones from charging (recall the effort to get those devices back), the devs updated PDP to remove that capability.

    You need to find a version of PDP from before mid-December of last year.
    sure there is no easy way but surely it should be some sort of service and if I disable it then should stop the notifications the only question is what is the name of the service
    04-16-2017 06:18 AM
  6. underway99's Avatar
    It was just a matter of stopping one app. The app you want to stop is COM.SAMSUNG.SDM. You'll need full root now to get to it though.

    If you have a Verizon device, I'm not sure I like your chances. I can't say that it's impossible, but I don't know that anyone has defeated Big Red's locked bootloader.

    OR

    Do a search for an older version of PDP. The rules here prohibit specific instructions and links for such things, but a good search should do you well.

    Good luck.
    04-16-2017 10:02 AM
  7. pappcam's Avatar
    Those package disablers do more harm than good for the most part, especially if you start disabling things that you aren't sure of.
    04-16-2017 12:42 PM
  8. pandasniper100's Avatar
    It was just a matter of stopping one app. The app you want to stop is COM.SAMSUNG.SDM. You'll need full root now to get to it though.

    If you have a Verizon device, I'm not sure I like your chances. I can't say that it's impossible, but I don't know that anyone has defeated Big Red's locked bootloader.

    OR

    Do a search for an older version of PDP. The rules here prohibit specific instructions and links for such things, but a good search should do you well.

    Good luck.
    guess Ile just have to put up with the update notification for now
    04-16-2017 01:25 PM
  9. underway99's Avatar
    Those package disablers do more harm than good for the most part, especially if you start disabling things that you aren't sure of.
    I agree, to a point. PDP is a good tool that serves a purpose for those who know what they are doing. Like anything else on these devices, it remains the responsibility of the user to be careful.
    04-16-2017 09:36 PM
  10. underway99's Avatar
    guess Ile just have to put up with the update notification for now
    I've read that stopping COM.SAMSUNG.SDM.SDMVIEWER will stop the notifications. I don't know and I've not tried it though. You can still get to that with PDP.

    It likely won't stop the updates from being pushed when you meet whatever condition or time limit your carrier sets. You just won't know that updates are pending. I've had several different Verizon techs (yeah, I know, a nameless Verizon guy said...) and my company's IT chief all tell me that some carriers will push an OS replacement or update when it blocks another update.

    In Verizon's case, when there is a security or other update to a new OS that you've avoided, they'll sometimes push the new OS to your phone first and often without your knowledge or any action from you so that they can push the latest update. The same apparently goes for periodic security updates. I had this happen to me last spring and summer with two different devices (LG G4 and Note 4) with the Marshmallow update. I have no reason to expect that things are any different now.
    04-16-2017 10:00 PM
  11. tuscanybay's Avatar
    Could someone pm me on how to get a version of PDP or BK PD that would work to block the updates?
    04-17-2017 07:02 AM
  12. mountainman's Avatar
    Ok. Im on VZW here btw. So if I just keep delaying the update by saying install later, what we are saying in this thread is that eventually, the N update will be installed by VZW forcibly? I have some old VZW phones laying around, and when I power them up it doesn't force an update on them.

    Maybe this is something new VZW is doing, or maybe something specific to Samsung phones.

    I like the way the S7e is right now on MM. It runs absolutely perfect with good battery life. I don't want to mess with it. It's not worth it to me to upgrade, but I would rather upgrade when it's convenient to me, than forcibly by the Red Devil.

    If anyone can figure out a way for non rooted S7e, please post it here. Thanks.
    04-17-2017 10:55 AM
  13. underway99's Avatar
    That was part of why I allowed the update when I was ready for it. In both instances last year, I found the phone was updating on its own in the middle of the day and on the network. I'm told that you get a better update experience when you can keep the phone in one location while downloading the update, because it is possible to corrupt the download file when your connection switches between multiple cell towers. For that reason, I like to do updates when I'm stationary and on WiFi and connected to power. That and OS updates count against your data allowance on Verizon. This one is 1.2GB.

    I also like to be able to properly backup my files before an update in the event that the update does not go as planned. I've found that I normally don't need the backup, but the few times that I have not made one are the times that I wanted it. I've not had issues in some time now -- they've gotten really pretty good at this.

    I can't tell you which manufacturer's devices the updates get forced to, or if it happens to all of them. For me, it was the LG G4 and my wife's Galaxy Note 4. When I complained, I was told about the updates being forced so the pending updates can be sent. That was my experience. Yours may be different.

    From my experience, you're going to at some point wind up with Nougat on your phone unless you are religious about refusing it daily. If you just ignore the update notification long enough, it'll probably happen unless you constantly say no. I ignored it. Big oops.
    Better to plan for and do the update on your terms.
    04-17-2017 05:48 PM
  14. underway99's Avatar
    PDP was updated today. They have restored the ability to block system updates.
    04-18-2017 07:41 PM
  15. tuscanybay's Avatar
    PDP was updated today. They have restored the ability to block system updates.
    I'm very interested. Could you please elaborate on which packages you were able to disable with the latest version of PDP (for blocking Samsung OTA updates)?
    04-18-2017 08:42 PM
  16. underway99's Avatar
    Understand that you can do real damage with this tool to the way your phone works. Make sure you understand just what you're disabling and why before you do it. There are a lot of threads over at XDA that deal with PDP in more detail than you'll normally find here.

    The items specific to blocking system updates (and not for any other updates from Google) used to be COM.SAMSUNG.SDM and COM.SAMSUNG.SDM.SDMVIEWER. I have no reason to suspect that they have changed from when this functionality was removed last winter, but I've not tried disabling either of these.
    04-18-2017 09:16 PM
  17. tuscanybay's Avatar
    The items specific to blocking system updates (and not for any other updates from Google) used to be COM.SAMSUNG.SDM and COM.SAMSUNG.SDM.SDMVIEWER.
    Thank you. Do you see these two packages showing up in the latest version of PDP? When I installed the last version of PDP on the weekend, these two packages were not found anywhere for me to freeze.

    I paid for and requested a refund for PDP. I don't want to buy again unless someone can confirm that the SDM packages reappeared in the version released today.

    I also read that one can disable OTA update by freezing com.wssyncmldm. Any thoughts?
    04-18-2017 10:00 PM
  18. underway99's Avatar
    Yes, those are available in yesterday's PDP update. The addition was the COM.SAMSUNG.SDM. The other one was never taken away.

    I don't know anything about the other. Again, check over at XDA. The folks over there live and breathe this stuff.
    04-19-2017 11:03 AM
  19. tuscanybay's Avatar
    Update

    I'm able to freeze com.wssyncmldm using a free app called "package disabler - app freezer" (google it). Follow the instructions on how to use it for non-rooted devices (adb required).

    It blocks the phone from looking for OTA updates. However, it doesn't remove the notification badge on Settings icon. Instead, I use ES Explorer to backup the app to SD card. Wipe the phone, set it up in airplane mode, side load the app, do the adb thing and freeze the wssync package. This will stop the badge from ever appearing.
    04-19-2017 11:03 AM
  20. Ipse_Tase's Avatar
    @tuscanbay if this works long term I'll send you a case of beer 🤠
    04-22-2017 12:47 PM
  21. LineKill's Avatar
    @tuscanbay if this works long term I'll send you a case of beer 🤠
    When you are ready, I will give you the address to send it to😉
    04-22-2017 12:57 PM
  22. underway99's Avatar
    I don't have com.wssyncmldm loaded on my device. From what I can find, it appears that's an older app/service that isn't loaded any more, at least on the Verizon and AT&T variants. Folks were reporting it gone last fall, so I'm not sure that it is a Nougat thing.
    04-22-2017 01:17 PM
  23. tuscanybay's Avatar
    @tuscanbay if this works long term I'll send you a case of beer 🤠
    The free package disabler is still working. The only imperfection is that it also disables the backup function (for both Samsung and Google accounts). But syncing to Google account is fine.
    04-22-2017 01:52 PM
  24. pandasniper100's Avatar
    if u are on 7.0 fw
    u can use package disabler pro samsung
    search for com.w disable that
    search for com.sec disable that
    and stops it asking u to update
    still can't get rid of that notfication tho
    04-24-2017 02:08 PM
  25. mountainman's Avatar
    I can confirm that after installing Package Disabler Pro and setting these two System items to disabled, that the daily update and the notification is gone. On MM here. Good enough for me. Thanks everyone.
    04-27-2017 12:11 PM

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