Okay, I know there has been some activity here since my original post so I wanted to provide an update.
Another (new member) contacted me a few days ago and asked me to post this:
Hey I'm not new to the site but can't post anything because I was mainly here to gather info on rooting my droid x2 years ago. I now have the note 3 and have been trying to post but I didn't seem to be allowed. I was hoping I could email this to you and you post it on your recent thread to help people.
In getting rid of the Update notification while being stock and not rooted I have found a way to make it disappear so far for me.
Long press the home button and go to task manager then a green SDM icon will say its running. Close out of it and the notification goes away.
Was hoping this could help people out who like me don't want to update. Personally I like FoxFi and the colored icons. All the same color seems to bland. I like seeing my battery change and the little sending/receiving arrows light up.
I responded with this:
Yep, I found that out last night. However, every time I stopped the app, it restarted itself so I had to freeze it with Titanium Backup (requires Root). I'll try to remember to post it when I get some time though. Thanks!
However, I think the latter (Freezing the SDM) app with TiBackup did the trick. As a side note, I've noticed that one of my actions above has somehow affected my ability to update apps in the Google Play store. I'll have to continue looking for that solution whenever I get some time. Hopefully my rambling helps clarify this for at least one person.
Galaxy Note 3
ROM/Kernel/Radio(s): Stock Rooted
ROM: CM-10- 11-19-12
Kernel: Franco Milestone 5 / TNP1344-384-JB-STABLE63 / Franco 298 (Current)
Radio(s): FF02 / FG02 (Current)