08-26-2013 07:59 AM
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  1. Othe12sid3's Avatar
    For those who didn't get the Wi-Fi toggle with the update, I heard that if you do a factory reset AFTER applying the update, it will enable it. At first I thought this was ridiculous and not true, but I've read it in at least 3 different places now. Here's a quote from one of the people who says it works:

    For those who got the update, and do not have the wifi toggle -- it seems that a factory reset/wipe will enable it. I have absolutely no idea what the deal is, but some are getting the toggle after the update, others are not (myself included). I was bored, had an hour to kill (and not much installed on my device to begin with), so I did a hard reset, and sure enough the toggle is there now. Seems ultra stupid to have to go that far to get it but who knows, maybe the reset enabled other things (highly highly unlikely, but who knows).
    This is kinda annoying for me because I did a factory reset before the update, and JUST got back up and running again after downloading all my apps. Does anyone who wants to factory reset anyway wanna try this? If it works I'll probably do it too, as not having it will constantly nag at me even though I probably wouldn't use it that much
    07-11-2013 07:00 PM
  2. Othe12sid3's Avatar
    Okay since nobody responded right away, I just bit the bullet and did a factory reset. I can CONFIRM that you get the Wi-Fi toggle doing a factory reset AFTER applying the ME7 update. Here's a screenshot I took right after completing the setup wizard:



    Just for reference, I have the Verizon 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4.
    Wilbur likes this.
    07-11-2013 08:57 PM
  3. ibcop's Avatar
    Thanks for the info - I didn't know this.
    07-11-2013 08:59 PM
  4. angermgmt20's Avatar
    But I don't want to factory reset........
    07-11-2013 09:08 PM
  5. Storm_75's Avatar
    But I don't want to factory reset........
    Me neither!

    I have spent the last five days getting my new S-4 setup the way I want it, including the new update.

    Just crazy to think you would have to reset the device to get this Wi-Fi toggle - crazy!
    07-11-2013 09:15 PM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Does it get rid of the annoying notification, too?
    07-11-2013 11:36 PM
  7. H3Dude's Avatar
    I wonder if you hook up to Verizon update assistant and do a repair device action if it will fix the wifi toggle without a factory reset.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-11-2013 11:53 PM
  8. Brian Forshaw's Avatar
    Can also confirm that WIFI toggle shows up after post-update factory reset. Ongoing WIFI notice in Notification shade is still there as well. Seems redundant.
    07-12-2013 05:13 AM
  9. packerbacker's Avatar
    But I don't want to factory reset........
    I don't either - I had to factory reset it the second day I had it because of an app.. until I can back up my apps somehow, I'll deal with the lack of a toggle. Maybe get some sort of widget I can put on a home screen.
    07-12-2013 06:14 AM
  10. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Can also confirm that WIFI toggle shows up after post-update factory reset. Ongoing WIFI notice in Notification shade is still there as well. Seems redundant.
    That's absolutely ridiculous. I don't know what Verizon's obsession with that damn notification is.
    07-12-2013 07:53 AM
  11. Zooks64's Avatar
    I had to do a reset because my phone would not reboot after the update - kept getting stuck on the Verizon splash screen.

    After the reset the WiFi toggle is indeed there.

    My son has the same issue and he will need to do the reset as well.

    We both had disabled bloatware when we got the phones. I can't help but wonder if this update was not written very well if so many people do not have the WiFi toggle after applying the update.

    Something clearly went wrong or, at the very least, didn't go right with the update if we had to do a reset in order to get our devices working correctly. I sure hope future updates go smoothly and don't result in all these issues.
    07-12-2013 08:30 AM
  12. packerbacker's Avatar
    I remember my first Android, Verizon's original Droid, and my phone updated the first software update overnight. Our at least, tried to. It bricked my non rooted phone.

    Despite not having the Wifi toggle, I'm glad my phone updated okay.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 via the AC Forums app
    07-12-2013 08:54 AM
  13. majorpayne's Avatar
    IMHO Once again you should always do a factory reset after a dirty update(what verizon does) this allows anything rogue or missing to begin working properly. People who complain about battery life or lag or anything should first do a factory reset to see if it fixes it. won't give a percentage but it would be in the high 90's that is does. Does it suck? Kinda but it's better to have something work properly then to have a gimped phone... and no this is not just to Samsungs phone I was on a Rezound before and this was the first step we told people to do after an update from verizon.
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    07-12-2013 11:12 AM
  14. MBM7881's Avatar
    Oh that sucks. There's nothing wrong with my phone....no lag or anything and I updated right from my phone. The only thing is that I don't have the wifi toggle. I don't want to do a factory reset. Booooo

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-12-2013 07:22 PM
  15. fatboy97's Avatar
    Not worth doing a Factory Reset just for that... I can click on my Wifi in the notification and turn it off... good enough for me.
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    07-12-2013 08:28 PM
  16. thornesone's Avatar
    Will someone please explain what happens when you do a factory reset... Sounds like a pain, but what exactly will you have to do to get the device back to like it was, and is there an app to simplify the process. Thanks in advance.

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    07-13-2013 08:35 AM
  17. fatboy97's Avatar
    Will someone please explain what happens when you do a factory reset... Sounds like a pain, but what exactly will you have to do to get the device back to like it was, and is there an app to simplify the process. Thanks in advance.

    Posted via Android Central App
    If you do a Factory Reset... this will set your device back to stock, right out of the box on day one... in this case with the latest update to the operating system (patches)... but basically you will have to change anything and everything you did before this. No app will help you put things back to the way it was, nor would you want to use anything like that because this might overwrite a change you are trying to do with the factory reset to get the Wifi toggle on the quick toggle list.
    07-13-2013 10:53 AM
  18. fishepa's Avatar
    I did the "dirty update" and everything seems just fine. No way am I resetting everything.

    Sent from my SCH-I545
    General Tso likes this.
    07-13-2013 11:52 AM
  19. thornesone's Avatar
    @Fatboy97...Thanks! I will leave the device as it is without the toggle... I have better things to do! Big Red has their cabasa up their...

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    07-13-2013 12:12 PM
  20. fatboy97's Avatar
    @Fatboy97...Thanks! I will leave the device as it is without the toggle... I have better things to do! Big Red has their cabasa up their...

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    Personally, I think I'd blame Samsung just a little more than Verizon.
    07-13-2013 01:03 PM
  21. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Does the toggle show up on the very top row of toggles or only when you open up all the toggles?
    07-13-2013 02:20 PM
  22. fatboy97's Avatar
    Does the toggle show up on the very top row of toggles or only when you open up all the toggles?
    The top row is scrollable... and can be reordered... so I guess either way it will show on the "very top row."
    07-13-2013 02:49 PM
  23. japetty's Avatar
    Does it get rid of the annoying notification, too?
    No
    07-13-2013 04:13 PM
  24. Wildo6882's Avatar
    No
    That's absolutely ridiculous. I can't believe they wound add the toggle and leave that crap clogging up the notification panel.
    07-13-2013 04:17 PM
  25. MBM7881's Avatar
    I read on another forum someone did a factory reset to get the wifi toggle, the toggle appeared and when they did a restart the toggle disappeared. Not saying that can happen to everyone and maybe this person had bad luck but I'm definitely not going to do a reset now although everyone else had a better experience. Nothing aside from the toggle is wrong with my phone so I'm going to leave it as is.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-13-2013 09:59 PM
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