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miapuffia

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I don't want to upgrade to lollipop and I've frozen the updater app, but I still get these terrible popups that ask me to update. I've rooted, s-offed, installed twrp, and completely modded the system, so there's no way the update would work anyway. If anyone has a way to get rid of these popups, please help.

Running 4.4.4

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I don't want to upgrade to lollipop and I've frozen the updater app, but I still get these terrible popups that ask me to update. I've rooted, s-offed, installed twrp, and completely modded the system, so there's no way the update would work anyway. If anyone has a way to get rid of these popups, please help.

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Yes. Flash a custom ROM. There are several that are very near stock (I recommend MaximusHD). Being on the stock ROM is what is prompting you to update via OTA.
 

miapuffia

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I would love to try a custom rom but the htc One M8 I'm asking about is my dad's and he was reluctant to even let me do what I've done so far. I need a stock solution. Would doing the update and letting it fail keep the pop-up out of my hair for a while? Is there an activity I can freeze in some system app from Rom Toolbox or something?

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xunholyx

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I would love to try a custom rom but the htc One M8 I'm asking about is my dad's and he was reluctant to even let me do what I've done so far. I need a stock solution. Would doing the update and letting it fail keep the pop-up out of my hair for a while? Is there an activity I can freeze in some system app from Rom Toolbox or something?

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No. It won't.
Tell your Dad not to worry.
Since you are still running the stock ROM, go to settings > about > more, and post what it says next to build number.
 

miapuffia

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The build number for me wasn't exactly where you said but that's ok. On a side note it really sucks that you can't copy things like build number right from the settings.

Build Number: 3.28.605.4 CL390638 release-keys

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ckpv5

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I don't want to upgrade to lollipop and I've frozen the updater app, but I still get these terrible popups that ask me to update. I've rooted, s-offed, installed twrp, and completely modded the system, so there's no way the update would work anyway. If anyone has a way to get rid of these popups, please help.

Running 4.4.4

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Freeze CheckinProvider.apk too
 
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ckpv5

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Try use a root explorer to rename those two apks to .bak then reboot.

CheckinProvider.apk --> CheckinProvider.bak
updater.apk --> updater.bak

That's how I do it.
 
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ckpv5

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Then the software updates tab is gone, right ?
Also try change this in build.prop

ro.config.htc.enableCOTA=1
to
ro.config.htc.enableCOTA=0

Other than this, no more idea.
 

ckpv5

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I mean when you go to settings - about - you don't see software updates on top after you froze those apks.

I'm outside and replying you on mobile. Can't attach a screenshot.

Can you attach here your build.prop then I'll check it later when I'm home
(in next two hours)
 

miapuffia

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I don't see anything about an update in About but I don't remember seeing one earlier either. Either way an update button is not what is annoying. The pop-up is my only concern. My dad won't update android manually and it would fail anyway but a phone that bullies it's user ever few minutes to update is unbearable. Is there an easy way to upload a file here from my phone without linking to a Google Drive file?

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ckpv5

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You don't see that because you already froze the apks.

I never attach anything from phone, only from PC. Just zip the build.prop and attach here, no need dropbox or gdrive.
 

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    I don't want to upgrade to lollipop and I've frozen the updater app, but I still get these terrible popups that ask me to update. I've rooted, s-offed, installed twrp, and completely modded the system, so there's no way the update would work anyway. If anyone has a way to get rid of these popups, please help.

    Running 4.4.4

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using XDA Free mobile app

    Freeze CheckinProvider.apk too