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By shuddle13, Member on 9th July 2013, 09:55 AM
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I hooked my 16GB GS4 up to my computer a few hours ago to do some backup because I am replacing it with the 32GB S4 (arriving Wednesday). The Verizon Software Upgrade Assistant did an update first, then it showed I had an update available for the phone itself. It took about an 1 1/2 - 2 hours (ridiculous I know) and it is finally done. Looking for changes, biggest I see is ability to move apps to SD Card. Can't remember what my storage was before, but maybe this is the update to give that little bit of extra space too? I assume those went hand in hand as 1 update. Any one else got this yet? Any other changes you see?
 
 
9th July 2013, 12:15 PM |#2  
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I just read last night that there is some fear that Vnz patched the boot loader. My 32gb arrives today and hope I have a chance to opt out so I can root. What's the new version number?
9th July 2013, 12:32 PM |#3  
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Go to about phone and screen shot us the info plz

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9th July 2013, 12:36 PM |#4  
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Count me as one very interested in this. Mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow and want to preserve the root option if I can.
9th July 2013, 12:37 PM |#5  
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I just downloaded the update via the installer as well but did not install. Where does this get saved on my phone?

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9th July 2013, 12:57 PM |#6  
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From what I can tell there is nothing that will stop someone from making this device able to root. It'll just take some time. I'd there's a will there's an XDA.

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9th July 2013, 01:27 PM |#7  
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9th July 2013, 01:40 PM |#8  
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My S4 comes tomorrow. Hopefully someone will let us know if the current root exploits work on the OTA.
9th July 2013, 02:07 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Ryno77

I just downloaded the update via the installer as well but did not install. Where does this get saved on my phone?

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It should be in the /cache partition. You'll need root access to get at it if I'm not mistaken.
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9th July 2013, 02:25 PM |#10  
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Per kies...

Current firmware version: PDA:MDK / PHONE:MDK / CSC:MDK (VZW)
Latest firmware version: PDA:ME7 / PHONE: ME7 / CSC:ME7 (VZW)

Edit: there is a tmpD385.tmp on my PC which had appeared when kies started "downloading file for firmware upgrade" and is now at 971,207KB in size. Progress bar shows 41%


EDIT2: I now have a I545VRUAME7_I545VZWAME7_I545VRUAME7_HOME.tar.md5 which is being flashed.
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9th July 2013, 02:26 PM |#11  
Just got my 32gig S4 yesterday. fired it up and rooted it with no issues..

However didnt see any notice for an update. Even if they have one, you have to accept the OTA.. just dont.

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