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By kemmo123, Senior Member on 14th June 2014, 11:47 AM
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im sure this has been mentioned before, but im seeing it popup all over 4.4.2 rom treads. so, here's how to stop your nexus 5 continuously downloading the 4.4.3 update...

root is required you need a app manager with root permissions, I use rom tool box. in its app manager, select google services, then select advanced freeze and look for anything that is labeled 'update service' or similar, and freeze it! this will stop your phone downloading the update...
 
 
14th June 2014, 11:59 AM |#2  
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im sure this has been mentioned before, but im seeing it popup all over 4.4.2 rom treads. so, here's how to stop your nexus 5 continuously downloading the 4.4.3 update...

root is required you need a app manager with root permissions, I use rom tool box. in its app manager, select google services, then select advanced freeze and look for anything that is labeled 'update service' or similar, and freeze it! this will stop your phone downloading the update...

Well, if you have a custom recovery just take the update... It will fail. And that will be the end of that.... No mo update notices or downloads.
14th June 2014, 12:22 PM |#3  
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you can. but this is more for people getting hassled by the constant google notifications when the update doesn't download properly...
14th June 2014, 06:56 PM |#4  
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Well, if you have a custom recovery just take the update... It will fail. And that will be the end of that.... No mo update notices or downloads.

not true. eventually itll download and try again.

get the disable service app from the play store, open it, system apps, google play services, then disable SystemUpdateService.
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not true. eventually itll download and try again.

get the disable service app from the play store, open it, system apps, google play services, then disable SystemUpdateService.

I've had 2 devices and this has never failed to work. It IS true.
My current phone hasn't had this issue since 4.4.2's release... Nada.
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not true. eventually itll download and try again.

get the disable service app from the play store, open it, system apps, google play services, then disable SystemUpdateService.

That worked. The pending 4.4.3 update went away after rebooting.
15th June 2014, 03:13 AM |#7  
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I've had 2 devices and this has never failed to work. It IS true.
My current phone hasn't had this issue since 4.4.2's release... Nada.

sweet.
but for many itll eventually redownload. including those running cm builds, because of the cm bug that does just that.
15th June 2014, 08:30 AM |#8  
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untick notifications in both..

Google play services
Google services framework

.. in settings/apps, you don't need root for this method
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untick notifications in both..

Google play services
Google services framework

.. in settings/apps, you don't need root for this method

Does that eliminate notifications for all installed apps?
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