Ota Update

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By nakuk21, Senior Member on 7th March 2014, 10:52 PM
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Does someone knows how to disable ota update i have android 4.3 i dont want to install 4.4 how to stop my phone from checkin the update i have root?
7th March 2014, 11:03 PM |#2  
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You should be able to disable the service that checks for otas this way:

  1. Root if you are not already rooted
  2. Get a way to disable android app services (example app used: Disable Service - wangqi060934)
  3. Disable SystemUpdateService ( ) in Google Services Framework(GoogleServicesFramework.apk)
    If you are using the Disable Service app above, it's in the "System Apps" tab
  4. Optional/recommended: reboot and it should no longer attempt to check for otas


Warning: do not disable services you do not understand, it is possible that you can break your install requiring a factory reset to repair if you disable the wrong one

Notice: Remember that otas also include security fixes as goog does not backport them to previous versions normally.
(one of the more recent exceptions is the master key fixes, but this was an exceptional circumstance)

Note: This should work on any rom that uses the google update process.
This includes:

  • All Nexii devices
  • All Google Play Edition devices
  • Various HTC/Samsung devices/other OEM devices (depends on rom)

Last edited by TheManii; 7th March 2014 at 11:07 PM.
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8th March 2014, 01:22 PM |#3  
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Easiest way is just to turn off background data.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
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