New Software Update for Verizon GS4

shuddle13

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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?
 

Rickinsav

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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?
 

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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?

Sent from my SCH-I545 using xda premium
 

vacaloca

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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?

Sent from my SCH-I545 using xda premium
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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KidJoe

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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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Gunthermic

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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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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%
And there is already a Kernel out for ME7 which would make me believe that root is already possible on the new update. This update is obtainable with a custom recovery installed, correct?
 

KidJoe

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(sorry for the picture size)
Before...



After update...


and I'm uploading I545VRUAME7_I545VZWAME7_I545VRUAME7_HOME.tar.md5.zip to mega. I'll post link as soon as it completes. (approx 45 min)
 
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I'm uploading I545VRUAME7_I545VZWAME7_I545VRUAME7_HOME.tar.md5.zip to mega. I'll post link as soon as it completes. (approx 45 min)
I found a file named SCH-I545_VZW_1_20130613175748_jy2r2k5mdm.zip.enc2 in the IE cache directory, 1.74 GB. How do I extract the contents?
 

KidJoe

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I found a file named SCH-I545_VZW_1_20130613175748_jy2r2k5mdm.zip.enc2 in the IE cache directory, 1.74 GB. How do I extract the contents?
because its extension is ENC2 I would think that is the encoded copy... you might not be able to extract.

---------- Post added at 10:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:25 AM ----------

Just got it loaded, and I'm working, so I haven't had time to really do anything with it yet.. One thing I did notice... see the "Secure boot status" in the AFTER picture? that wasn't there before the upgrade. Could this be the KNOX update?
 

vacaloca

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because its extension is ENC2 I would think that is the encoded copy... you might not be able to extract.

---------- Post added at 10:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:25 AM ----------

Just got it loaded, and I'm working, so I haven't had time to really do anything with it yet.. One thing I did notice... see the "Secure boot status" in the AFTER picture? that wasn't there before the upgrade. Could this be the KNOX update?
Yes, I'm aware, I tried CheckFusDownloader_v2.1, but perhaps I'm entering the wrong settings. Where did the file get stored when it got downloaded to the phone, in /cache?
 
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