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By Redflea, Senior Member on 11th July 2013, 11:59 PM
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I got a new S4 today and am going to root it this evening.

My phone did already download and try to install the update, but I postponed until 1 PM tomorrow and left the "automatic" option unchecked.

After I root - what's the method on the S4 to block the phone from trying to install the OTA update?

Thanks.

SOLUTION: As you'll read below, rename or freeze SDM.apk and you will block OTA reminders/update.
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12th July 2013, 12:22 AM |#2  
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Download titanium back up and try to freeze SDM ,I believe in order to freeze you may have to purchase the pro version but it's worth it. Let us know if that works for you

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12th July 2013, 12:53 AM |#3  
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Download titanium back up and try to freeze SDM ,I believe in order to freeze you may have to purchase the pro version but it's worth it. Let us know if that works for you

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OK, thanks, I'll give that a whirl. I've owned TiBU since the very early days, so no problem there.
12th July 2013, 12:58 AM |#4  
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This was just posted in a thread in the S4 General section:

"Vooddo will not work. Root and freeze or rename with .bak after these files under system apps the SDM.apk and fwupgrade.apk "
13th July 2013, 02:40 AM |#5  
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Did that work for you?

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13th July 2013, 10:04 AM |#6  
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Did that work for you?

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Yes, no more OTA messages.

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13th July 2013, 04:08 PM |#7  
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Also saw to freeze, rename fwupdate.apk as well in other post

Edit: Sorry didn't see the post above

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13th July 2013, 05:47 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by Redflea

I got a new S4 today and am going to root it this evening.

My phone did already download and try to install the update, but I postponed until 1 PM tomorrow and left the "automatic" option unchecked.


Thanks.

I did the same thing. Thank God for the folks at XDA. I froze SDM 1.0. I want to rename the apk to. Bak so I can still be made aware of 4.3 when it ota's.


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13th July 2013, 06:27 PM |#9  
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I believe this is the file to rename from SDM.apk to SDM.bak, right?

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13th July 2013, 06:30 PM |#10  
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Should we also rename FWUdate.apk?

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13th July 2013, 06:31 PM |#11  
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I mean FWUpgrade.apk, sorry.

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