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New OTA update rolling out -10/19

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By reckert, Member on 19th October 2014, 05:30 PM
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I just downloaded a OTA update on my S4, which I hoped was 4.4.4, but it looks like it is still Android 4.4.2. During the update, it says it was also updating KNOX, does anyone know what this update is, I was hoping it was the 4.4.4 upgrade. It did update KNOX to 2.0, so hopefully I can move my work stuff into KNOX now, and not have my basic phone subject to my work's locking policy.

The build number is KOT49H.I545VRUFNG6.
 
 
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I just downloaded a OTA update on my S4, which I hoped was 4.4.4, but it looks like it is still Android 4.4.2. During the update, it says it was also updating KNOX, does anyone know what this update is, I was hoping it was the 4.4.4 upgrade. It did update KNOX to 2.0, so hopefully I can move my work stuff into KNOX now, and not have my basic phone subject to my work's locking policy.

The build number is KOT49H.I545VRUFNG6.

It's just small bug fixes for bluetooth connectivity and updates for KNOX 2.0.
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Oh noze! Search is borken again.
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20th October 2014, 04:54 AM |#4  
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How do you stop the ota updates
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How do you stop the ota updates

Download Titanium Backup and try to freeze SDM, you might have to purchase Titanium Backup Pro to freeze apps.
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When it asks just click , No Thanks.. Update won't show again till you manually look for an update in settings.
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I see the method for rooting the G6 involves the roll back to G5 and flashing G6. I've already towel rooted G5, will accepting the G6 OTA remove root for me because of the knox update? IOW if I want the LAG, is it better to flash G6 via odin, or can I just accept the OTA?

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I see the method for rooting the G6 involves the roll back to G5 and flashing G6. I've already towel rooted G5, will accepting the G6 OTA remove root for me because of the knox update? IOW if I want the LAG, is it better to flash G6 via odin, or can I just accept the OTA?

Thanks for your time!

You will lose root if you flash NG6 on Odin or Accept the OTA update. The only way to keep root is to follow that flash back method if you want the update and keep root. My advice is not to updated at all. The NG6 update has issues with random reboots.
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You will lose root if you flash NG6 on Odin or Accept the OTA update. The only way to keep root is to follow that flash back method if you want the update and keep root. My advice is not to updated at all. The NG6 update has issues with random reboots.

I would also advise not taking the NG6 update. I did and I went back to NC5. The random reboots seem to be unfixable and there really wasn't anything new and exciting with NG6, unless you need Knox 2.0 for some crazy reason! STAY WITH NC5!!!
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Download Titanium Backup and try to freeze SDM, you might have to purchase Titanium Backup Pro to freeze apps.

I disabled SDM with 'No Bloat". Annoying notification for update is gone.
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