03-23-2017 05:06 PM
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  1. pvogt's Avatar
    From what I understand I cannot revert to the previous version on my S7 Edge. I have been an Android user since its first introduction, but I cant deal with this new version. They ruined my perfect phone. My thought is to wipe my phone and go back to default and not accept any updates... and live with the repersussions of this until this horrible update is updated "again." They trashed the UI. I'm hoping an alternative path evolves that will allow me to revert to the last version (pre-Nougat)...anyone know if this is possible?
    03-07-2017 02:39 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    From what I understand I cannot revert to the previous version on my S7 Edge. I have been an Android user since its first introduction, but I cant deal with this new version. They ruined my perfect phone. My thought is to wipe my phone and go back to default and not accept any updates... and live with the repersussions of this until this horrible update is updated "again." They trashed the UI. I'm hoping an alternative path evolves that will allow me to revert to the last version (pre-Nougat)...anyone know if this is possible?
    I doubt there would be an official path back.
    03-07-2017 02:55 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Only rooting and flashing a previous ROM would let you do that (although not sure if possible with the S7 because of Knox).

    Anything that is especially troubling you that we might be able to help with? In my case, other than the annoying pop-up notifications you can't disable individually anymore, I haven't really noticed any major changes other than better performance and a bit of better battery life. But then again, I do use themes, Nova as my launcher, and don't use any stock app...
    03-07-2017 03:01 PM
  4. pvogt's Avatar
    One of the things I really dont like is the nofications function, which is very important to me; they changed the whole look and feel. I review my notifications throughout the course of the day and find this function now very difficult to quickly scroll through and analyze. No help needed. I just need to use this version for a few weeks before I mess with any drastic changes.
    03-07-2017 03:43 PM
  5. Kirk Burkhead's Avatar
    I guess this just shows how everyone is different. I absolutely love the new notification process. Especially the ability to reply, mark as read and delete either texts and emails. Sorry it's not working out for you.
    03-07-2017 04:54 PM
  6. Kim Irene's Avatar
    My problem since the update is the text/background contrast (or lack thereof). Where it is most bothersome is the text message app - I cannot see the contact/number of my conversations.
    crystinonfire and Colchicine like this.
    03-07-2017 06:50 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Are you using any kind of theme? Or maybe choose a theme with higher element contrasts?
    03-07-2017 07:47 PM
  8. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Just a note to the OP. Wiping your phone (factory reset) won't take it back to Marshmallow. Just the barebones Nougat ROM. When an update like this is applied, it replaces what came from the factory.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    03-07-2017 07:52 PM
  9. CHRISALLEN3285's Avatar
    My problem with the new update is the new look. I don't like it at all. I hate to say this but I'd go back to the iPhone.
    nilescanada and tadpoles like this.
    03-08-2017 10:34 AM
  10. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Every time, without fail.
    "I want the new version. NOW"

    New version comes out.
    "I want the OLD version back."

    I like Nougat.
    03-08-2017 11:24 AM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    Every time, without fail.
    "I want the new version. NOW"

    New version comes out.
    "I want the OLD version back."

    I like Nougat.
    Every. Single. Time.
    03-08-2017 02:08 PM
  12. BladeJrs's Avatar
    Can you let us know what issues you're having with Nougat? I'm actually a pretty big fan (despite the crappy battery life I have now) so I'm just curious to hear what exactly you don't like about it.
    03-08-2017 03:14 PM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Can you let us know what issues you're having with Nougat? I'm actually a pretty big fan (despite the crappy battery life I have now) so I'm just curious to hear what exactly you don't like about it.
    Have you cleared your cache? Mine was choppy and battery life was looking bad right after the update, but once I did that, it was snappy and my battery actually lasts a couple hours more than before.
    Mark8768 likes this.
    03-08-2017 03:47 PM
  14. MarkMN's Avatar
    I'm liking Nougat so far. I use Nova Launcher so it still looks the same. I've been messing around learning the different things it does, just like when I get a new phone. I still make phone calls, send text messages, check things on the internet, check my schedule, read documents, check notifications just like before.

    I did a "wipe cache partition" after the update, and it runs smooth now. It was a little choppy right afterwards but settled down fairly quickly. I think the battery life is better now, and like to be able to put apps to sleep.

    Mark
    03-08-2017 04:15 PM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    Weird. What is it you don't like?
    03-08-2017 05:09 PM
  16. kjjb0204's Avatar
    One of the things I really dont like is the nofications function, which is very important to me; they changed the whole look and feel. I review my notifications throughout the course of the day and find this function now very difficult to quickly scroll through and analyze. No help needed. I just need to use this version for a few weeks before I mess with any drastic changes.
    What app are you using for sms? The Samsung app? that stinks. Ugly. Get Android Messenger from Google. Best sms app I've used.
    03-08-2017 05:39 PM
  17. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I absolutely love it.
    03-08-2017 06:28 PM
  18. Kirk Burkhead's Avatar
    What app are you using for sms? The Samsung app? that stinks. Ugly. Get Android Messenger from Google. Best sms app I've used.
    I tried Google messenger, and liked it for the short time I used it. I could not get pics that were sent to me to download so I went back to Verizon's message+.

    Am I missing a setting somewhere?
    03-08-2017 06:44 PM
  19. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Nougat is a fairly big change, and not just for Samsung devices.

    You'd have to get used to many of the changes, but once you do, Marshmallow kinda feels old, even though it's still a solid OS.
    LineKill likes this.
    03-08-2017 11:20 PM
  20. D_Blumen's Avatar
    Every. Single. Time.
    I don't fall into either of those two categories...

    After a couple of days on Nougat, I can't really see the difference between Marshmallow and Nougat. Can anyone tell me what's so different about these two? (other than the obvious cosmetic differences)
    03-09-2017 04:25 AM
  21. LineKill's Avatar
    I don't fall into either of those two categories...

    After a couple of days on Nougat, I can't really see the difference between Marshmallow and Nougat. Can anyone tell me what's so different about these two? (other than the obvious cosmetic differences)
    I really like the enhanced features of the Always On Display. Also, double tapping on the multi-task button to switch back and forth between the previous and current app is really nice. There are a few others that I cannot think of at the moment.
    03-09-2017 05:35 AM
  22. sushiguy732's Avatar
    I'm really liking Nougat so far. The battery life is much better and the phone is more responsive. Even the dreaded fingerprint sensor is flawless now. It really is like a new phone. Admittedly it does take a bit to get used to the new notification panel but I'll take that trade off for all the other benefits.
    03-09-2017 06:38 AM
  23. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I tried Google messenger, and liked it for the short time I used it. I could not get pics that were sent to me to download so I went back to Verizon's message+.

    Am I missing a setting somewhere?
    Unsure about your settings, but you should disable or completely uninstall message+, reboot, install google messages, then try it out. I don't have any issues getting pics.....there are other apps for sms as well, but i've used google's for a while now. clean, simple ui, archives, etc. great app!
    03-09-2017 10:41 AM
  24. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me what's so different about these two?
    The thing is, there were a lot of background changes from 6.0-7.0. One of the bigger ones was a revised version of Doze.
    03-09-2017 10:41 AM
  25. alwcurlz's Avatar
    The things that annoys me about the latest Android 7.0 is the change in location of the "CLEAR ALL" function for apps. It used to be on the bottom if swiped up but, now it's at the top. Taking a bit to get used to but, I liked being able to swipe up with my left thumb, and touch with my right thumb to "clear all" apps. Also, the gradual notification sound. If it's a short sound, I don't hear it right away. Especially with the text message sound notification.
    03-09-2017 12:14 PM
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