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    How to switch off automatic updates

    Hi,

    I have a Transformer Prime TF201, running ICS however I do not want to upgrade to Jelly Bean when it becomes available. I'm not sure whether I have an automatic firmware upgrade set on my machine - if I do have one, can anyone tell me how to find and disable it?!

    Many thanks

    MW



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    There is no such switch & if the update gets pushed to your device you can only delay the install, not refuse it.

    If you are willing to go to settings, apps, all & disable DMclient & CMclient, that will prevent any further updates.
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    Hi, many thanks indeed janner43. I have managed to "force stop" both of these but the option to disable is not available to me (it's greyed out) - is there a way it can do this?
    Last edited by MarkWat; 08-21-2012 at 02:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkWat View Post
    Hi, many thanks indeed janner43. I have managed to "force stop" both of these but the option to disable is not available to me (it's greyed out) - is there a way it can do this?
    If there are any, you may need to,"uninstall updates" before you can disable them.
    If not, then *I think* the apps stay closed until you reboot (when you would need to force close them again)
    If you root, (voiding warranty) you can "freeze" them permanently - unless you choose to "unfreeze" them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janner43 View Post
    If there are any, you may need to,"uninstall updates" before you can disable them.
    If not, then *I think* the apps stay closed until you reboot (when you would need to force close them again)
    If you root, (voiding warranty) you can "freeze" them permanently - unless you choose to "unfreeze" them.
    Ah ok. Not sure I have the nerve to do the rooting thing! When you say uninstall updates, do you mean remove ICS and return my Prime to Honeycomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkWat View Post
    Ah ok. Not sure I have the nerve to do the rooting thing! When you say uninstall updates, do you mean remove ICS and return my Prime to Honeycomb?
    No When stock (Asus supplied) apps are updated you have to uninstall the updates before you can disable the app.
    It looks as if disabling isn't possible here, so force closing seems your only choice.

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    Very annoying that I can't disable this damn thing on my own machine but thanks very much for your help again janner. It loks like I have no option but to ignore the nagging and postpone updating for as long as possible!

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    Hi janner43

    I wanted to do the same thing for a different reason. I purchased a MiFi device to use with my Prime when in Spain. I bought a local data sim which provided 1Gb over 1 month. As I was there for three weeks I thought this would be ample to read emails and a bit of browsing. When it ran out after only two weeks I was very suprised until I realised a lot of automatic updating was going on in the background.

    Next year I want to suspend all automatic updates for the three weeks I'm away, so is the method you described the best way to achieve this?

    Cheers

    Martin1612

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    App updates are handled in a different way to OS updates. To prevent app updates, go into the Play Store, into My Apps, open up Settings, and un-check "Auto-update apps."

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    Moose has explained it well Martin

    Personally, I don't allow any apps to auto update, but its easy to turn them off that way.

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