07-30-2013 03:35 PM
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  1. byeblackberry's Avatar
    Hey, guys... Upgraded by simply flashing into recovery mode after moving the raw file to my SD (didn't have to change the file name) and everything went smoothly. Update took close to 15min to complete. It was pretty slow and thought something might error out, but it finished fine.

    Anyway, I'm noticing what looks like double-vision in the notification field at the top of the screen on occasion. The icons for bluetooth, wifi, battery percentage and the time look like they have shadows behind them. It goes away every so often. Haven't found anything in the settings to adjust it unless it's a small bug maybe. Haven't played around with what may be new either. Anyone else seeing this at all? It doesn't happen on the lock screen apparently. I attached a screenshot... Have a look at the top of it.



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    No double vision here. Strange

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    07-09-2013 01:44 AM
  2. Dvdbones's Avatar
    Here's another shot of that double-vision thing in my notification bar up top. Looks like all the icons are visible on top and it looks just off, 'ya know? You can see it even more clearly in that attached pic. I can't be the only one experiencing it. Anyone else affected so far? I flashed my stock unrooted GS4 with the official MF9 file that some are starting to receive OTA. Why do I get the feeling that another quick update is gonna drop a lot sooner than this one? ;-)

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    Attached Thumbnails New OTA to version MF9 is out!-1373350168292.jpg  
    07-09-2013 02:15 AM
  3. Dvdbones's Avatar
    FALSE ALARM! Looks like the transparency update to the notification bar exposed the top of a screenshot taken for the home screen wallpaper I was using! Corrected home screen wallpaper attached. No wonder it looked all duplicated. I was gettin' concerned there for a minute. I Just cropped out the top of the pic and everything is now great! Sorry for the concern this might've given to some about manually updating to MF9... It's been a looooong day... ;-)

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    Attached Thumbnails New OTA to version MF9 is out!-1373352188032.jpg  
    07-09-2013 02:44 AM
  4. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    You don't need to rename it.

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    Mines keep failing.. Downloaded new copy still no luck maybe because certain apps are disabled

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    07-09-2013 03:26 AM
  5. ihbsbA's Avatar
    The legibility is about text so I don't think that is the problem.

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    Did you try it?

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    Formerly "Evo_girl"
    07-09-2013 08:44 AM
  6. josearmz10789's Avatar
    Yeah but it I can't notice a difference, didn't do an in depth analysis so I wouldn't know how it works.

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    07-09-2013 09:12 AM
  7. bb5683's Avatar
    This is what happened for me. I just finished the update; and everything worked out fine. Though at the very end I got a little nervous cause it acted like it was going to fail, then it went through 2 reboots. The first reboot updated my Android Apps; and I thought it was done, then it rebooted again to complete the final setup. After that all was well, I checked the system for any other updates and everything was up to date, and running smoothly... Though it worked out for me; I would very much say proceed with caution, or just wait for the OTA. Either way, good luck...
    07-09-2013 10:28 AM
  8. BenjaSands's Avatar
    Sweet, just checked over at XDA and someone has it for download, grabbing now....


    Edit for anyone that wants it:

    http://android.clients.google.com/pa...SB_user_RP.zip

    Put it onto your SD card and rename it to update.zip (renaming the file isn't required as someone found)

    Then boot into recovery. When the phone is powered off, hold down vol+, home, and power and keep holding them down. The phone boots up and you'll see the galaxy s4 logo and in small text at the top it says booting into recovery. Then let go of the power button but keep holding down vol+ and home until you get to a recovery menu. Use the vol keys to scroll through the options and the power button to chose an option. You should see an option for update via external storage and then chose the zip file.

    This way you dont have to wait for it to push to your phone OTA. Also, these steps are for stock, non-rooted, Sprint gs4 phones.

    Also, disclaimer, it worked for me. Do so at your own risk.
    This method will not delete pictures, and text messages and all that other stuff will it?
    07-09-2013 08:20 PM
  9. gabbott's Avatar
    This method will not delete pictures, and text messages and all that other stuff will it?
    Nope, didn't for me. Just upgrades the software leaving all your apps, settings, pictures, etc, intact.
    07-09-2013 08:22 PM
  10. KnappyRootz's Avatar
    Anyone have any luck receiving this update yet by trying the 'Google Services Framework' trick?

    I've tried multiple times to no avail. Maybe it's too soon yet?
    07-09-2013 10:37 PM
  11. bgsanti's Avatar
    Mines keep failing.... Keep saying failed signature

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    Mine did this too. I was using chrome to download the file onto the phone, and then transferring the file to my SD card. Tried renaming file also, and it didn't work.

    I then downloaded file using stock browser which downloads to my SD card instead of phone, and it worked! Dunno. Weird.
    07-09-2013 10:51 PM
  12. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    I've been using stock browser but it always fail... Is it because inhabitants certain apps disabled???

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    07-09-2013 10:57 PM
  13. gabbott's Avatar
    I've been using stock browser but it always fail... Is it because inhabitants certain apps disabled???

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    Doubt it. I had a bunch of apps disabled and was able to update that way without a problem. Plus it updates from recovery so the OS isn't even running so any disabled apps shouldn't really matter.
    07-09-2013 11:02 PM
  14. carraser891's Avatar
    Still no update....

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-09-2013 11:34 PM
  15. GiantJay's Avatar
    Still no update....

    Posted via Android Central App
    Download the link provided above and manually do it, or you could be waiting weeks to receive it.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    07-10-2013 12:37 AM
  16. josearmz10789's Avatar
    Update: the sd card unmounting itself was probably due to the ad card being loose as I was getting the phone to go into recovery mode without the back on and maybe pushed the sd card out of place causing it to mount and unmount itself. I noticed this as the problem persisted even after I had used odin to revert back to the original rom the S4 shipped with. Will wait for OTA now.

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    07-10-2013 01:37 AM
  17. kbboykin's Avatar
    Sigh... Five S4s in my house and not ONE of them has received the update. The randomization of pushing the OTA is really weird.
    07-10-2013 06:16 AM
  18. nystateofmind180's Avatar
    Can anyone comment on the battery life after the update? Is it worse or is it the same?
    07-10-2013 09:15 AM
  19. gabbott's Avatar
    Can anyone comment on the battery life after the update? Is it worse or is it the same?
    Haven't noticed any difference
    07-10-2013 12:19 PM
  20. Agent777's Avatar
    Sweet, just checked over at XDA and someone has it for download, grabbing now....


    Edit for anyone that wants it:

    http://android.clients.google.com/pa...SB_user_RP.zip
    Thanks for the link. I did this and phone is working fine but now in Kies I get this message..."your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via Kies" Hope it's nothing to be concerned with.
    07-10-2013 01:35 PM
  21. J_rock151#CB's Avatar
    So I just received the OTA update. Everything seems ok, but my apps won't update. It keeps giving an error message about the server.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-10-2013 07:57 PM
  22. josearmz10789's Avatar
    The keyboard is lighter in color wish they would just let us choose us frim several skins

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    07-10-2013 08:42 PM
  23. debsawyer's Avatar
    No update yet for me. I have never had to wait this long to receive an OTA update. I guess to many people have the GS4.
    07-12-2013 05:21 PM
  24. cdclark12's Avatar
    Piece of cake

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    07-12-2013 06:44 PM
  25. kbboykin's Avatar
    No update yet for me. I have never had to wait this long to receive an OTA update. I guess to many people have the GS4.
    Well, I have five S4s in my house on my account and NONE of them have gotten the update. I have also gotten the update in the past much sooner than this. Guess I'll manually update mine today. Tired of waiting on random pushes. Very odd that random push hasn't picked up at least one of these 5 phones.
    07-13-2013 08:02 AM
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