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  1. starbuckk's Avatar
    I"m guessing this update will plug the hole that allowed towelroot to work. But the popup just keeps nagging me! I have no intent of breaking root access.
    10-23-2014 10:30 AM
  2. maineultraclassic's Avatar
    Shouldn't have to, but I wonder if I do a complete data reset if it will fix the freezing issue and restart issue after this great update.
    10-23-2014 11:34 AM
  3. silverfang77's Avatar
    It should fix it.

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    10-23-2014 12:05 PM
  4. Oj467's Avatar
    Anyone here still with unlimited data and using FoxFi able to confirm if this latest update breaks it or not?

    Really don't want to take the chance with updating w/o being sure as I use that fairly regularly at our hunting camp on the weekends - but the constant software update nag screen is getting old very quickly as well.

    Thanks!
    10-23-2014 12:06 PM
  5. TF02's Avatar
    Mine updated this morning around 6am, knock on wood, its been good, GPS is now location and it seems like its always on.
    10-23-2014 12:13 PM
  6. Zudnic's Avatar
    This update has caused brutal battery life issues for me. ~30% "Android OS" and ~15% "Android System" per the Battery menu.

    Anyone else?
    10-23-2014 01:08 PM
  7. silverfang77's Avatar


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    10-23-2014 01:12 PM
  8. rcca's Avatar
    Rock solid good here too after update since 2:00am this morning. Did several reboots after update , shut down, pulled battery out, restarted, still good so far.
    Battery, everything OK as of today 26th since 24th . yahoo!
    10-24-2014 12:32 AM
  9. Bankokbob54's Avatar
    Downloading now. Will see what happens.

    Info on update:

    Updates included:
    •‘Manage your My Verizon account’ capability has been added
    •‘Location is being shared’ consent has been removed
    •‘App Tray screen has been updated when launching Setup Wizard
    •Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
    • Long video recording no longer causes a force close
    •Improvement to ensure screen “wakeup” when the power
    or home button is pressed
    •‘Sync text message’ can be disabled as default setting
    for Hotmail® accounts
    •‘Call Restriction’ has been renamed to ‘Call Block’
    in Settings
    • Clarification for Factory Data Reset in Settings has
    been added
    • Driving Mode on/off has been moved to S-Voice settings
    • Error when saving S-Memos has been fixed
    • Password field in Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) settings will now
    remain “<unchanged>” when editing other Wi-Fi parameters
    • Error when a voicemail callback text message was not
    received has been resolved
    • 3-way calling is now available in (roaming) Bluegrass
    Cellular network
    • Ability to roam on Telus network in Canada is now allowed.


    I ran a speed test with wifi and it was 14MB more than without. That's a pretty big friggin difference.
    10-24-2014 12:50 AM
  10. TeamAndroidGray's Avatar
    I updated my Galaxy S4 Monday morning and I'm having the same problems as others. My phone keep restarting by itself too often! It freezes sometimes. Plus it wont let me use towelroot to root my phone anymore. Rooting is not a major concern, but this constant restarting is irritating! Can I get some HELP PLEASE or point me in the right direction.
    10-24-2014 01:53 AM
  11. silverfang77's Avatar
    You'll have to wait for a towelroot update. To stop the reboots, factory data reset.

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    10-24-2014 05:39 AM
  12. Zudnic's Avatar
    Newest Verizon update for Galaxy S4-2014-10-23-22.24.23.jpg Charged, unplugged, and went from 100% to 60% in 3 hours without me touching it.
    10-24-2014 09:15 AM
  13. silverfang77's Avatar
    Android is a battery killer.

    Tappin' and Talkin' on Tapatalk
    10-24-2014 09:16 AM
  14. wally9778's Avatar
    Same thing here. Just started yesterday. Went to bed at 100%, this morning 49%.
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    10-24-2014 12:24 PM
  15. mrmartymac#AC's Avatar
    I have noticed, as was mentioned before that the GPS Indicator in the pull down has changed to the Location symbol. I have also noticed that if you have Location set to High Accuracy it is no longer possible to simply deactivate the GPS but still have the other forms of location active.

    Instead, you are now completely deactivating Location. This is highly annoying. I really prefer the ability to activate/deactivate GPS when I like. I do not understand why they would combine this explicitly with ALL location settings.
    rkohlin and P Flores like this.
    10-24-2014 02:09 PM
  16. Zudnic's Avatar
    This bothered me at first too. If you set it to battery saving mode, it will automatically fire up the GPS when it's needed, like when you are in Maps. I've warmed to it.
    P Flores likes this.
    10-24-2014 06:08 PM
  17. Bankokbob54's Avatar
    Like I said when I was using my S3 and now the S4 I don't have weird problems with downloading updates. Anyway...this new update is working fine.
    10-24-2014 08:54 PM
  18. maineultraclassic's Avatar
    Did a data wipe and reboot and now it's working fine. Went all day yesterday with no freeze ups and no restarts.....but the battery life does seem to be suffering.
    10-25-2014 06:20 AM
  19. silverfang77's Avatar
    Spoke too soon. One week after the reset, phone has started rebooting again.

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    10-26-2014 09:26 AM
  20. msugrad598's Avatar
    I'm now having WiFi connectivity issues. It's fine on my wifi at home, but it won't connect to public WiFi that I have previously been able to connect to with no issues.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4
    10-26-2014 10:25 AM
  21. silverfang77's Avatar
    Samsung has a Twitter account @SamsungSupport. They respond promptly.

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    P Flores likes this.
    10-26-2014 10:26 AM
  22. Deep Sparkle's Avatar
    Yes, both my husband and I downloaded the new "software Upgrade" and it destroyed our phones. Verizon actually sent us two new phones. My husband's new one kept asking him to upgrade again, but he declined and it finally stopped asking. I'm about to switch mine to the new one; just trying to decide the best way to back up my stuff. Any suggestions? Especially the apps....
    10-26-2014 11:06 AM
  23. techblue1123's Avatar
    Yes, both my husband and I downloaded the new "software Upgrade" and it destroyed our phones. Verizon actually sent us two new phones. My husband's new one kept asking him to upgrade again, but he declined and it finally stopped asking. I'm about to switch mine to the new one; just trying to decide the best way to back up my stuff. Any suggestions? Especially the apps....
    I used SMS Backup and Restore for text messages and Mobo desktop for other data backup and I use mediafire as an addition photo backup.
    10-26-2014 09:34 PM
  24. silverfang77's Avatar
    I spoke with Samsung on Twitter. They offered to fix my phone, but only if I paid since it's out of warranty.

    By the way, I don't know if this will help, but here's my system log file. Perhaps it'll contain a clue.


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    10-27-2014 05:20 AM
  25. Spyke562's Avatar
    Update seems fine for me however battery life is really bad. I have an extended battery which latest ~4 days now after my OTA update I only get ~11 hours.

    Last Successful Software Update from Verizon Wireless: update_SCHI545_NC5_to_NG6 on 10-24-14

    Has anyone fixed this before?
    Attached Thumbnails Newest Verizon update for Galaxy S4-2014_10_27_16.03.40.jpg  
    10-27-2014 03:23 PM
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