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    Default kitkat fcukes my phone

    anyone else having problems with there s4 since updating to kitkat, me, my sister and the missus all updated and all having similar problems but ive not read of any of these problems anywhere,

    battery life seems terrible for me

    apps especially facebook crashes alot, screen dulls and bexomes unresponsive

    home button is slow to wake the phone up, doesnt always work

    updated partners phone the other day and she hit the roof when the majority of her apps vanished, has the same bugs as mine and its all my fault

    any news on a bug fix for this, its getting right on my tits it is





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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    Yep did the same for me. But when I turned it off and on it did another android update and it's been fine since

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    Mine has been really laggy since the update
    No new update tho, just slow as hell

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    turned it off plenty of times mate hoping there'd be some sort of update fix but nothing,

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    anyone had any joy or they just living with the slowness?

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    I rooted mine to install a custom rom, for some reason i cant install a custom rom, get some verification error when trying to install

    So now i have a buggy phone and cant install official updates unless i put it back to stock

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    is 4.4.2 kitkat or it kitkat a different variation of the 4.4.2 firmware?

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    Quote Originally Posted by PlauGE View Post
    anyone else having problems with there s4 since updating to kitkat, me, my sister and the missus all updated and all having similar problems but ive not read of any of these problems anywhere,

    battery life seems terrible for me

    apps especially facebook crashes alot, screen dulls and bexomes unresponsive

    home button is slow to wake the phone up, doesnt always work

    updated partners phone the other day and she hit the roof when the majority of her apps vanished, has the same bugs as mine and its all my fault

    any news on a bug fix for this, its getting right on my tits it is





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    Am in the same boat on 4.4.2 KitKat on a S4 I9505

    Battery does not last a day with no live widgets running, only receiving push emails from work exchange.
    the signal is worse as well. or drops calls were i used to have great signal.

    But the biggest pain is the delay...say i miss a call i pick up the phone to call the person back the screen takes its sweet ass time to turn on.
    Am going to look in to going with a custom rom, sick of the samsung blot ware that I don't use as well.

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    also, scrolling telephone logs is not buggy, each time you scroll it seems to stick and revert back to the position that you started scrolling from... what a wanky update ffs !

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    Zero issues with KitKat on my Nexus devices running KitKat. Assume it'll yet again be Samsung fucking with the ROM.

    Try an AOSP ROM - will likely run better.

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    Cant install a custom rom to mine as im getting 'E verification failed' anyone know why

    Rooted at least a dozen devices over the years, never a problem, both s4's ive had ive had the same problem

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    An another problem i have noticed with 4.4.2...In the battery status screen its showing that my WIFI is always on!.
    Which its not, wonder if thats contributing to the poor battery life.

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    I got myself a Moto G the other week that came with 4.4.2. I quite like it, no lag or anything, but battery life is terrible.

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    Have 4.4.2 on my S4, have for a long time and no issues whatsoever although it is a custom rom - cyanogenmod, not sure how you can even use the Samsung touchwiz shit it is errm shit


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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    You guys can always flash it back to Jelly Bean using Odin !

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    Quote Originally Posted by flik View Post
    You guys can always flash it back to Jelly Bean using Odin !
    I'm an android n00b, is it complicated?

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippeyrude View Post
    I'm an android n00b, is it complicated?
    No it isn't

    Not fully looked at this but this should do it

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    Got my update a few weeks back and i have to say it has ruined the user experience! I can now say i have never had a worse phone than my current galaxy S4!

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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    My z1's battery has been much worse since being on kit kat. I now get about a day when it was over two. Screen on time drains the battery massively. Rooting, stopping certain apps running at boot time helps but it does seem kitkat works the devices hard when the screen is on, no matter what you do. Even the detailed battery stats show nothing untoward.

    Seems Google are turning into Microsoft and requiring bigger and faster handsets all the time, for no good reason. Stripping back the os to essentials like removing customisations and non essential apps seems to be the only way to help. What apps from Google's myriad of offerings you consider essential seems to govern how hard your handset has to work.
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    Default Re: kitkat fcukes my phone

    Replying to my own post, I looked into my own battery usage and it seems the old enemy of Google services is back to munch our batteries.

    I drilled down into the info from better battery stats and it showed me lots of nlpwakelocks which I know from bitter experience is all to do with location reporting. They had fixed this to a large extent in jelly bean but they have reenabled it in kitkat and lots of apps (no longer just Google ones) now use it.

    A quick and dirty fix is to disable location services globally in settings/location but a more elegant method is to disable this per app, using a root tool to either block the wake lock or spoof it. I'm Experimenting with something called wake lock terminator and will report back...
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