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  1. JayWill's Avatar
    Chris I LOVE your ugly woman and a bouncer comparison! NOT! It may go away for a bit but will return as SAMSUNG has to get rid of the scrolling homescreen wallpapers now. So don't gloat and don't insult women ugly or otherwise! It's not a workaround Nozzles. The feature to make it scroll or not to scroll doesn't even work from the market as that feature with the update was LOCKED on the phone. Takehiro you got extremely lucky or you aren't telling it quite the way it is. I've had the update going for over a week now and Samsung can't let it stay. For those that won't upload it, I heard a rumor Samsung may push it through as they have to get it off all their android phones even though it's an android feature (scrolling wallpaper).
    LOL! There is much funny in this post.
    02-09-2012 08:00 PM
  2. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    Yeah,I have been rejecting it for the past two or three weeks. The whole wallpaper not scrolling thing is enough reason for me not to update.
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    02-09-2012 09:51 PM
  3. takehiro12's Avatar
    Yeah,I have been rejecting it for the past two or three weeks. The whole wallpaper not scrolling thing is enough reason for me not to update.
    And then some!

    To all those people making fun of the complaints here about the scrolling wallpaper, read through this thread and you will see a host of other problems people are having with this update and plenty of reasons why some of us are choosing to decline it.
    02-10-2012 06:38 AM
  4. takehiro12's Avatar
    Chris I LOVE your ugly woman and a bouncer comparison! NOT! It may go away for a bit but will return as SAMSUNG has to get rid of the scrolling homescreen wallpapers now. So don't gloat and don't insult women ugly or otherwise! It's not a workaround Nozzles. The feature to make it scroll or not to scroll doesn't even work from the market as that feature with the update was LOCKED on the phone. Takehiro you got extremely lucky or you aren't telling it quite the way it is. I've had the update going for over a week now and Samsung can't let it stay. For those that won't upload it, I heard a rumor Samsung may push it through as they have to get it off all their android phones even though it's an android feature (scrolling wallpaper).
    Soap4Me I'm telling it exactly like it is, I've only seen the update twice since last Sunday. Call it luck or whatever you want.
    02-10-2012 06:58 AM
  5. webwevers#WN's Avatar
    On thing I noticed, my battary life went from all day to 4 or 5 hours after I did the update. I started looking aound and found that the Vinglo Voice Talk app. changed some settings. I had the check box unchecked on wake up command and it changed it to checked. After unchecking it, my battary now seems to be back where I can get all day out of it. I did take my phone to a Sprint store and they told me that they did change some of the network settings with this update and it now looks for the best connection on 3g so if you live in a remote area or area where the signal is not very good it will search all the time. They said that all phones will now do this with the new network vision they are working on. Sucks if you live in an area where your signal isn't very good. They said they are getting alot of complaints from all phones sucking up the battery now.
    02-10-2012 11:27 AM
  6. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    And then some!

    To all those people making fun of the complaints here about the scrolling wallpaper, read through this thread and you will see a host of other problems people are having with this update and plenty of reasons why some of us are choosing to decline it.
    I read through the first five pages about a month ago and based on what I read,I didn't think it was worth updating.
    02-10-2012 12:49 PM
  7. Soap4Me's Avatar
    Takehiro reboot phone more than twice a week and you will see it, unfortunately. I was the one that told you Webwevers that the new upgrade is searching for the best possible 3G signal it can find and that if you live in a poor Sprint signal area, it drains the battery searching, lol. Garcia, you are right. It's NOT worth upgrading. Samsung was too "cheap" to pay licensing fees to keep the scrolling wallpaper and to keep the way the internet used to scroll. They make TV's, etc. and have tons of money, yet to customers like us they give the short end of the stick. No more Samsung cell phones for me. The Motorola Photon still has scrolling wallpapers, and it's on Sprint also. There are many androids out there. Androids come out with more cell phones than other platorms do. This upgrade took away an important feature and gave us many other problems also. Samsung will be the eventual loser in all of this.
    02-10-2012 02:20 PM
  8. D.P.G.'s Avatar
    I have been getting the notification since day two of the release and choose to ignore it multiple times every day hoping it would go away. I just slid the lock screen 20 minutes ago and it said an update is taking place on your phone and gave no way to stop it. It did install without problem but I got EL29 and there was nothing I could do and it rebooted to a narrow version of the Samsung default wallpaper with scrolling gone. I was not on WiFi and I did notice a lot of 3G activity today without doing anything and this installed in about 5 minutes so how did the 248 meg. file get to my phone? I guess it’s coming like it or not, I must have rejected the notification 50 or more times and all for nothing now.
    02-10-2012 07:58 PM
  9. sfhub's Avatar
    so how did the 248 meg. file get to my phone? I guess its coming like it or not, I must have rejected the notification 50 or more times and all for nothing now.
    It isnt' a 248mb file. For OTA releases, they mostly ship "patches" to your existing files which are usually significantly smaller. In this case the EK02->EL29 OTA patch is around 24mb.
    02-10-2012 10:46 PM
  10. Samsmalls's Avatar
    Yea that is possible I've had an update force itself on to a device before I got sgsII. I just wish the browsing wasn't so bad it's slow, hangs, & sometimes completely times out now. This seems to be with all radios including 4G & Wi-Fi. It was lightning fast before, & now there are times when it takes over 30secs + to load. I know this because the default timeout screen is set to 30secs & before pages were always loaded by then.
    02-10-2012 11:48 PM
  11. blitz118's Avatar
    So they can force the update on you? I've skipped all the updates from the release of the phone. I like the bounce and the scrolling wallpaper.
    02-11-2012 05:25 AM
  12. upperking#AC's Avatar
    My webrowser tends to lockup and crash since the update..

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    02-11-2012 06:47 AM
  13. D.P.G.'s Avatar
    It could be that you are correct about the 24 meg because I saw a lot of 3G activity and 24 meg seems more reasonable then 248 but there still is no way this was not pre-loaded before he update began because there is no way I could have got 24 meg. in 2 or 3 min.
    02-11-2012 08:17 AM
  14. sfhub's Avatar
    It could be that you are correct about the 24 meg because I saw a lot of 3G activity and 24 meg seems more reasonable then 248 but there still is no way this was not pre-loaded before he update began because there is no way I could have got 24 meg. in 2 or 3 min.
    The way it works is there are 2 relevant processes for updates.

    There is one process that periodically sends your version info to Google and asks if there is a newer update. If so, it will download in the background without telling you and put the update in /cache. During this time you'll notice your phone is a little slower, the data indicators are always on, and your battery life will be worse.

    When it is done downloading, it switches to a different "nag" process. This will just keep nagging you until you run or get rid of the update. It is separate from the first process. Even if you stop the first process from checking for updates, the 2nd process will still keep nagging you. If you stop the 2nd process, the first process will still check in periodically and re-download.

    So if you really wanted to stop the updates and nagging, you would need to stop both the first and second processes. In practice, if you clear out all the updates and then render the first process neutered, then the 2nd process will aso be neutered because it is only triggered when an update is available and since the first process is neutered, a new update will not be downloaded.
    02-11-2012 10:56 AM
  15. takehiro12's Avatar
    Takehiro reboot phone more than twice a week and you will see it, unfortunately. I was the one that told you Webwevers that the new upgrade is searching for the best possible 3G signal it can find and that if you live in a poor Sprint signal area, it drains the battery searching, lol. Garcia, you are right. It's NOT worth upgrading. Samsung was too "cheap" to pay licensing fees to keep the scrolling wallpaper and to keep the way the internet used to scroll. They make TV's, etc. and have tons of money, yet to customers like us they give the short end of the stick. No more Samsung cell phones for me. The Motorola Photon still has scrolling wallpapers, and it's on Sprint also. There are many androids out there. Androids come out with more cell phones than other platorms do. This upgrade took away an important feature and gave us many other problems also. Samsung will be the eventual loser in all of this.
    Why would I want to reboot more, I don't want to see the update, lol. Totally agree with you Soap4Me about the next phone purchase, I'm hugely disappointed with Samsung and they won't be getting more of my money. Plenty of other fish in the ocean!
    02-11-2012 05:26 PM
  16. D.P.G.'s Avatar
    sfhub I kind of follow what you are saying but how could I have stopped this when I slid the lock screen the message said an update is being installed on your phone and will require about 5 min. and a reboot off it went. For the future how would you have stopped that? The file was alrady in my phone and I had no option to do anything but get updated.
    02-11-2012 06:55 PM
  17. Soap4Me's Avatar
    ALERT! I found a way for the updates to STOP PUSHING TO PHONE FROM SPRINT. I called Samsung today and found out that OFFICIALLY as of 4 days ago the EL29 update was pulled from Samsung. Sprint is still pushing it. TO STOP THIS Samsung told me how and it worked! When the update appears, with install now, install later, and more. CLICK ON MORE. When that screen pops up telling you about the EL29 bug fix, DO NOT CLICK ON THE BOTTOM WHICH SAYS TO UPDATE AND INSTALL. Instead, leave that MORE page up and PULL THE BATTERY FOR 3 MINUTES. When I rebooted the phone the update is now GONE. Bless you Samsung for telling me how to get rid of the pesky updating pushes from SPRINT over a faulty EL29 update that SAMSUNG OFFICIALLY PULLED!
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    02-11-2012 07:54 PM
  18. D.P.G.'s Avatar
    I wish you found that out this morning thanks but to late for me.
    02-11-2012 08:55 PM
  19. blitz118's Avatar
    soap4me,

    I just tried the Samsung instructions and it worked. The update stopped pushing to my phone, and I get to keep the bounce and the scrolling wallpaper. :-)
    02-11-2012 09:21 PM
  20. sfhub's Avatar
    ALERT! I found a way for the updates to STOP PUSHING TO PHONE FROM SPRINT. I called Samsung today and found out that OFFICIALLY as of 4 days ago the EL29 update was pulled from Samsung. Sprint is still pushing it. TO STOP THIS Samsung told me how and it worked! When the update appears, with install now, install later, and more. CLICK ON MORE. When that screen pops up telling you about the EL29 bug fix, DO NOT CLICK ON THE BOTTOM WHICH SAYS TO UPDATE AND INSTALL. Instead, leave that MORE page up and PULL THE BATTERY FOR 3 MINUTES. When I rebooted the phone the update is now GONE. Bless you Samsung for telling me how to get rid of the pesky updating pushes from SPRINT over a faulty EL29 update that SAMSUNG OFFICIALLY PULLED!
    Yes that will stop process #2, but process #1 would have downloaded it again in around a week. If Samsung really pulled the update, then process #1 won't have anything to download and effectively you have stopped the update until the next one.
    02-11-2012 09:55 PM
  21. sfhub's Avatar
    sfhub I kind of follow what you are saying but how could I have stopped this when I slid the lock screen the message said an update is being installed on your phone and will require about 5 min. and a reboot off it went. For the future how would you have stopped that? The file was alrady in my phone and I had no option to do anything but get updated.
    It only auto installs if you try to ignore it too many times. I have CWM installed, so I just choose to install it right away and have it fail the integrity check. This stops it from bugging me until process #1 downloads the update again in about a week. To stop process #1, I change my version info to match the version it is trying to download.
    02-11-2012 09:58 PM
  22. takehiro12's Avatar
    ALERT! I found a way for the updates to STOP PUSHING TO PHONE FROM SPRINT. I called Samsung today and found out that OFFICIALLY as of 4 days ago the EL29 update was pulled from Samsung. Sprint is still pushing it. TO STOP THIS Samsung told me how and it worked! When the update appears, with install now, install later, and more. CLICK ON MORE. When that screen pops up telling you about the EL29 bug fix, DO NOT CLICK ON THE BOTTOM WHICH SAYS TO UPDATE AND INSTALL. Instead, leave that MORE page up and PULL THE BATTERY FOR 3 MINUTES. When I rebooted the phone the update is now GONE. Bless you Samsung for telling me how to get rid of the pesky updating pushes from SPRINT over a faulty EL29 update that SAMSUNG OFFICIALLY PULLED!
    Good work!!!
    02-12-2012 06:07 AM
  23. takehiro12's Avatar
    Has anyone seen official word from Samsung that they have pulled the EL29 update, I would love to see this in writing. If it's true, it feels like a major victory!
    02-12-2012 10:39 AM
  24. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    When I first got my epic, everything worked fine and dandy, but that first update screwed up my 3g. Now they want to force us to update again? No thank you.

    Question: I have been doing some research on the whole update, but could not find conclusive evidence of its purpose. Some say is because of apple and others say to fix some bugs. Do you guys know the actual reason for it? Is it an android thing or samsung?
    02-12-2012 11:12 AM
  25. LoveMyPhone's Avatar
    ALERT! I found a way for the updates to STOP PUSHING TO PHONE FROM SPRINT. I called Samsung today and found out that OFFICIALLY as of 4 days ago the EL29 update was pulled from Samsung. Sprint is still pushing it. TO STOP THIS Samsung told me how and it worked! When the update appears, with install now, install later, and more. CLICK ON MORE. When that screen pops up telling you about the EL29 bug fix, DO NOT CLICK ON THE BOTTOM WHICH SAYS TO UPDATE AND INSTALL. Instead, leave that MORE page up and PULL THE BATTERY FOR 3 MINUTES. When I rebooted the phone the update is now GONE. Bless you Samsung for telling me how to get rid of the pesky updating pushes from SPRINT over a faulty EL29 update that SAMSUNG OFFICIALLY PULLED!
    I did this last night and so far no update reminders bugging me!!!
    02-12-2012 11:34 AM
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