[How to] disable OTA firmware update notification

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By Vangelis13, Senior Member on 4th April 2012, 03:33 PM
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A few people have been asking lately;

Use root explorer and go to system>etc>security and rename the otacerts.zip to otacerts.zip.bak

Probably reboot phone for good measure.

That should be it.
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4th April 2012, 04:03 PM |#2  
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Or just disable the Google-Services-Framework in Settings --> Apps --> All
then even the software update option in settings disappeared.

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4th April 2012, 04:25 PM |#3  
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Or just disable the Google-Services-Framework in Settings --> Apps --> All
then even the software update option in settings disappeared.

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No! You're messing around with all possible things by doing that!
4th April 2012, 04:36 PM |#4  
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May I ask why people want to turn off the OTA firmware update notification? We are not going to receive it every other day like the Firefox browser.
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May I ask why people want to turn off the OTA firmware update notification? We are not going to receive it every other day like the Firefox browser.

I think it's not disabled in some roms and people don't want to be bothered getting it all the time (it is annoying). If you're waiting for the rom dev to update to 4.0.4 (Apex) then the official update is of no interest to you. I don't think it would install anyway if you're rooted.
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Originally Posted by Vangelis13

A few people have been asking lately;

Use root explorer and go to system>etc>security and rename the otacerts.zip to otacerts.zip.bak

Probably reboot phone for good measure.

That should be it.

this didn't work for me on AOKP M4. it worked initially after reboot, but reappeared.
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this didn't work for me on AOKP M4. it worked initially after reboot, but reappeared.

Odd. Check that file again, did it stay renamed (.bak) after the reboot? Maybe root explorer doesn't have su rights.
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Odd. Check that file again, did it stay renamed (.bak) after the reboot? Maybe root explorer doesn't have su rights.

double checked. the file stayed .bak after reboot.

root explorer has root access and the folder needed R/W access, which it has for the renaming.
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:-\ It probably doesn't work. Schei├če..
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this method work for another devices, may be will work on the GN (root need):

open build.prop, find string
Code:
ro.build.description=yakju-user 4.0.2 ...another symbols...
ro.build.fingerprint=google/yakju/maguro:4.0.2 ...another symbols...
...and change it like this:
Code:
ro.build.description=yakju-user 4.0.4 IMM76D 299849 release-keys
ro.build.fingerprint=google/yakju/maguro:4.0.4/IMM76D/299849:user/release-keys
it can be a strings from another not updated GN ROM.
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