Nov 11, 2014

How to get rid of system update reminder on Android without installing update?

I have a rooted LG phone running Android 4.4. Recently, an update was pushed out by my carrier, but because my device is rooted, I do not want to install it and risk loosing root. The problem is that the reminder to update is persistent, and I have to see it every time I look at my phone. This is annoying, but I also worry about someone at home clicking install when they are using my phone. Is there any way to just get rid of the update reminder?
How to get rid of it
Hold down the update reminder for a few seconds (NOT the install update, just the notification itself). This should take you into app management for Google Play Services. If you look near the top, there should be a little check box beside “show notifications.” Uncheck the box. This should disable all future update notifications, for better or worse. You should check on the Android forums about this specific update to see whether it will break root, if it doesn't you might want to install it. Be cautious though, some of the recent updates fix the exploit used by Towelroot, and it can be a challenge to root again if your device has a locked bootloader.
Seriously? It was that easy? THANK YOU!
Can you install the update and then root your phone again? That might be the easiest way to do it.
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