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Disabling auto updates permanently?

(Topic created: 04-16-2024 06:21 AM)
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Members_0gsOcZE
Cosmic Ray
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How do you turn off auto updates permanently!!  My phone updated last on March 1st. It's now averaging almost monthly.  How do I stop this???

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niteskyz
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just update ur phone
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Members_0gsOcZE
Cosmic Ray
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It's MY phone I paid for I should have the right to decide what's done with it!!!

niteskyz
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why wouldn't you want too
Members_0gsOcZE
Cosmic Ray
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I'd be ok with it if that was all it entailed. But almost every update changes the look of icons how samsung programs operate. It's more then security updates. Off the top of my head editing photos is the gallery app doesn't work as well as it did before the last update. I'm old school. I paid to dollar for this phone it's mine let me decide if I want to update it. 

VerbumVeritum
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Ah I see! Yeah these changes can sometimes take some getting used to. Which aspect of editing photos isn't behaving the same as before? To clarify things a bit, the physical device is most definitely yours, but the user agreements made when setting up devices attribute ownership of the native software/firmware to Samsung/Google. That being said, I believe there are are methods to permanently disable updates via ADB commands, but we do not discuss those here due to the potential to permanently brick devices if an individual makes a mistake. Please be cautious if you decide to investigate that option.
Members_0gsOcZE
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The object eraser specifically. I use it a lot. Now when you draw a line around the object it doesn't keep the same area you select. It changes to what it thinks you want, I guess. So I don't get the results I used to get. It's probably part of this AI that got forced down every samsung phones user as well. I guess samsung has a bunch of geeks on staff that need justification for keeping them on the payroll. 

Members_0gsOcZE
Cosmic Ray
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Ok, I see that now.  Thank you.  But still does nothing to quell my hate for all these updates. As soon as I find a deal on the iPhone I'm done with Samsung.  It's obvious this **bleep** will not stop and Samsung will not give me the option to opt out!! I'm sure to them my business means nothing to them. Even though I buy the new phones every time they come out. So it means nothing to me to spend my money else where!! I dropped AT&T for far less!!

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Members_0gsOcZE
Cosmic Ray
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Why not have just security type updates. Then offer updates to apps and other things and let the phone owner decide if they want the updates? 

rmp5s
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The hardware and software are not independent of each other. If they were, like they should be, we would be able to obtain root access so we can install whatever software we want.

But we can't. We're FORCED to use their software if we want to use the "physical device that is most definitely ours".

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