07-14-2013 12:31 PM
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  1. majorpayne's Avatar
    Dang, I was about to do a "dirty" update until I read this. Does anybody have any suggestions on a good app or method to back up all my settings, apps, etc before I wipe my phone for the update?
    If your not rooted the only way is a program called carbon. Now according to google they do back up app data in the settings section. make sure that is set and backed up. beyond that i don't know
    07-09-2013 05:40 PM
  2. shaytoon21's Avatar
    im kind of confused by the run around.....im not rooted, dont plan on doing so, but i want to backup the phone before installing update.....whats a good app to backup with?
    07-09-2013 05:57 PM
  3. silvertone3's Avatar
    im kind of confused by the run around.....im not rooted, dont plan on doing so, but i want to backup the phone before installing update.....whats a good app to backup with?
    Try My Backup,free, or My Backup Pro, paid version. I used it yesterday and I'm not rooted,yet.
    07-09-2013 06:26 PM
  4. fatboy97's Avatar
    im kind of confused by the run around.....im not rooted, dont plan on doing so, but i want to backup the phone before installing update.....whats a good app to backup with?
    You really don't have to worry... the update will not mess up your data (app data or personal data).
    07-09-2013 06:30 PM
  5. RazorDroid's Avatar
    What is the best way to run this update, KIES or the built in software updater?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    07-09-2013 07:32 PM
  6. RJV3's Avatar
    If your not rooted, you may want to take advantage of some of the possibilities with root. My favorite mod after rooting was the Google wallet hack. If you're not rooted, personally your missing out but to each his own. Desperately want to take advantage of the apps to sd card feature but I use folder mount right now. Can't lose root access or my sim links are done. Folder mount was the alternative to not be no able to store app data on the sd card.

    Rooted S4
    07-09-2013 07:36 PM
  7. Daniel0418's Avatar
    You have to download the Verizon Factory IMG and install it using Odin. Google Verizon Galaxy S 4 stock factory img and I am sure you will find instructions. That is how I did it a few weeks ago.
    07-09-2013 07:49 PM
  8. Daniel0418's Avatar
    I think Kies is the only way as of right now. It is supposedly a 1.8GB file you have to download, at least that is what the AC post says. So yeah just do it through KIES.
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    07-09-2013 07:52 PM
  9. jsuns's Avatar
    What is the best way to run this update, KIES or the built in software updater?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    Kies didn't work at all for me. It recognized that the phone had an update available, but it hung at 0% each time I tried downloading it. I left it for a half hour and it never progressed. This may have been due to the fact that I was using Kies for Mac, I never tried the Windows version. The built in software updater worked perfectly the first time I tried it, took about 20 minutes to download the file.
    07-09-2013 08:08 PM
  10. Psyc's Avatar
    Just curious a 1.8 gig update on a phone that only came with 8.5 gigs free but now able to move apps to sd card but from what i read only a part of the app moves. How are we really saving space?
    07-09-2013 08:35 PM
  11. tvouge's Avatar
    I just updated. While the update was almost 2 gb, it must have overwritten a large part of the already installed rom, because I had slightly more room on storage after updating. Liking this update so far. Still playing around with it though. Phone seems slightly more responsive.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-09-2013 08:48 PM
  12. Daniel0418's Avatar
    I am hoping it removed that annoying wifi notifcation in the notification tray and allowed it to be put up in the quick toggles. I doubt it though as I am sure someone would have mentioned it. Such a dumb change from Verizon. Mine finished updating and is optimizing apps currently. I will report back later today. I definitely noticed (prior to update) the frame rate lag when opening and closing apps. So this will be one of the first things I test. Also the gallery had some pretty serious lag. So I will be checking that too. Hopefully it all works okay.
    07-09-2013 08:50 PM
  13. tvouge's Avatar
    The wifi is still seated in the notification pane.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-09-2013 08:54 PM
  14. nestafaria's Avatar
    Updated via the Verizon tool. Phone is definitely snappier and no animation lag. I have ~900MB of free RAM now. Before the update I never had more than 400 or so.

    Smart pause was added to the toggle page. Not wifi
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    07-09-2013 09:06 PM
  15. bobby1204's Avatar
    Trying to update my s4 but when i plug my phone into my computer i am not getting the prompt for the Verizon update program. Am i forgetting something?
    07-09-2013 09:57 PM
  16. nateonator's Avatar
    This worked perfectly for me. Kies always crashes on my PC and using Kies Air or Lite would not/could not capture the update. Great catch! Thank yoU!!
    This also worked for me. Easy Peasy. Thanks!
    07-09-2013 10:00 PM
  17. nateonator's Avatar
    Trying to update my s4 but when i plug my phone into my computer i am not getting the prompt for the Verizon update program. Am i forgetting something?
    After your drivers install, unplug and the plug your phone in again. When the window pops up again, click the verizon link.
    07-09-2013 10:02 PM
  18. bobby1204's Avatar
    Thanks!
    07-09-2013 10:19 PM
  19. Daniel0418's Avatar
    Okay ran some testing. Definitely noticable improvement in speed in both opening and closing apps and while in the gallery. It just runs smoothly. Some new wallpapers. WiFi toggle is the same on Verizon which sucks. Still digging tho.
    07-09-2013 10:45 PM
  20. tvouge's Avatar
    Open up the camera app after installing. It takes it about a minute to update the camera software. I haven't noticed anything new with though, maybe just bug fixes.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-10-2013 12:09 AM
  21. sox08's Avatar
    did anyone who installed via vzw software upgrade assistant notice that after the download that the install takes forever or is that just mine??
    07-10-2013 12:09 AM
  22. mtva24's Avatar
    Has reception improved any?
    07-10-2013 12:55 AM
  23. fishepa's Avatar
    did anyone who installed via vzw software upgrade assistant notice that after the download that the install takes forever or is that just mine??
    I think the update is almost 2gb so it will definitely take awhile to download.

    Sent from my SCH-I545
    07-10-2013 01:27 AM
  24. tvouge's Avatar
    Has reception improved any?
    I can't say, my reception was excellent before the update and continues to be so.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-10-2013 01:38 AM
  25. Notsosure's Avatar
    I installed using Kies. I had trouble installing using Verizon software. It wouldn't recognize the device.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    07-10-2013 01:40 AM
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