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[Q] How do I stop ATT update?

28th December 2013, 05:33 PM   |  #1  
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First off I apologize if this is in the wrong section or has been asked before, I couldn't really find the answer I'm looking for.

So I have my S4 (4.2.2 if it matters) rooted and TWRP recovery loaded on it. I was getting the ATT update message and I kept hitting ignore or remind me latter, however I noticed last night it starts to try to install and restart without giving me an option to cancel it. I quickly remove the battery to prevent my phone from updating.

My question is, how do I stop this update when I turn my phone back on? I don't want it to update the firmware and lock my boot loader. Or am I making a big deal over nothing?

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28th December 2013, 06:24 PM   |  #2  
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You're not over reacting
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28th December 2013, 06:41 PM   |  #3  
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You're not over reacting

Thanks so much.

Just one more think, I just want to make sure that when I turn my phone back on that the update won't finish installing (it was in the process of installing when I shut it off).

Thanks again for all the help.
28th December 2013, 07:06 PM   |  #4  
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I'm assuming that u have MDB/MDL firmware. ......Take your Att sim card out. ... u need to root your phone. ... install Titanium back up and go to Att software update app ....back up first just incase u need it to return to att and then uninstall it...... that's should stop it from OTA update

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28th December 2013, 07:16 PM   |  #5  
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Yep, you're going to want to root and then rename or freeze those files, you found in the Google search. That will stop the update
28th December 2013, 07:34 PM   |  #6  
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Taking just the SIM out at this point won't help. Only way to completely stop it now since it was installing is to Odin back to MDL and start the root process.

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Hopefully it didn't already blow the qfuse.

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I'm assuming that u have MDB/MDL firmware. ......Take your Att sim card out. ... u need to root your phone. ... install Titanium back up and go to Att software update app ....back up first just incase u need it to return to att and then uninstall it...... that's should stop it from OTA update

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So not to keep asking the same question, when the sim card is out of the phone, will that prevent the update from installing?

Also to clarify, I've already rooted my phone and installed TWRP recovery. Again at this point I just want to make sure that when I turn my phone on the update isn't going to automatically finish installing before I can block the app/files

Again, thanks so much for the help, can't wait to get a rom installed and start enjoying the awesomeness
28th December 2013, 07:38 PM   |  #8  
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I'd follow graydiggy suggestion. Don't turn it on except to go into download mode. Flash the mdl firmware, then root again and freeze the update apps or install a custom Rom
28th December 2013, 07:40 PM   |  #9  
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I could be wrong but I believe the update won't apply since the stock recovery has been replaced with a custom recovery . If I am wrong Im sure somone will come in and correct this statement .
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28th December 2013, 07:41 PM   |  #10  
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I could be wrong but I believe the update won't apply since the stock recovery has been replaced with a custom recovery . If I am wrong Im sure somone will come in and correct this statement .

Won't matter

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