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Disabling update notifications and auto download of KitKat on 4.3

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Lightbulb Disabling update notifications and auto download of KitKat on 4.3

Just in case anyone ran into the situation I did - I am still on 4.3 because I bought my S3 off of someone who had it sitting around for a while. I had a Droid Razr M on Kitkat and the battery went ka-poot. I finally bit the bullet and bought a phone with a screen that actually lets me type with two hands comfortably. I was hellbent on avoiding the KK update altogether.
my phone: Verizon Galaxy S III i535 (not sure if this would work on the S III from other providers, I imagine it would though)

To disable the update notifications and stop it from auto downloading:
1) root the phone using towelroot xda towelroot thread and towelroot download
2) install a file browser with root capabilities; I have always used Root Browser by JRummy
3) using the file browser, navigate to /system/app and rename two files (provide root access when it prompts for it):
FWupgrade.apk to FWupgrade.bak
SDM.apk to SDM.bak
--- that has fixed the "we want you to take this crappy update" notifications for me. now if your phone has already downloaded the firmware (400mb file) this is how to remove it:
4) navigate to /cache/fota/ and delete "update.zip"

That has fixed the annoying issue of it wanting to update every day and freed up some space too. I hope this helps someone else out!
 
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thanks most people now have the device there on 4.4.2 now
 
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thanks most people now have the device there on 4.4.2 now
That's great and all but some people didn't take the kk update. Hence the reason for the post

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This isn't your personal twitter. If you don't have anything helpful or constructive to say, it may be wise to follow the childhood rule.
Take it easy there killer. It's already been addressed, no need to make it worse

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Then quoting me surely isnt going to help matters.

But hey, that is nice for me!
Then again, I am from NJ.
 
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Then quoting me surely isnt going to help matters.

But hey, that is nice for me!
Then again, I am from NJ.
I'm from upstate NY so I understand but being nice goes a long way

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