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Kit Kat is here on the GS4

4: Newbie

Kit Kat update is now available via OTA and Kies. Go and check it out

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4: Newbie

Installed 4.4.2 on my unbranded Vodafone S4 this morning.

 

All good so far...

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Just so you know. Normally after a full day of normal use id have 50% but today I ended with 25%. Terrible!
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16: Advanced member

@Tizzletom wrote:
Just so you know. Normally after a full day of normal use id have 50% but today I ended with 25%. Terrible!

You do realise it takes a little while for the ROM to "bed in"?  Also, did you do a hard reset (factory reset) on the device after you updated?  This is a major update and I would strongly recommend that you do a hard reset in order to clear out any bits of coding that could cause an issue.  Obviously, make sure you have everything backed up before you do as it will completely wipe your device.

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4: Newbie
I really really hate reseting my device. I like how everything is set up and it's a pain to get it back into a decant state. It's "Android System" that is using most of my battery
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16: Advanced member

It can be a bit of a pain but it can also result in a much more stable device and can iron out problems such as battery drain.

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4: Newbie
Will the apps on my sd card be usable again after the reset. I don't need to re download them
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4: Newbie

Android system is using most battery. And in the next post I'll include the process 

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4: Newbie

Cannot find a way to stop this 

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17: Community Champion

Did you factory  reset yet?

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4: Newbie
I have wiped the cache. I don't know if that helps but there are others with this issue also. Android system only goes up on cpu time when the screen is on
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17: Community Champion
You will have to factory reset - there is no other way of stabilising the system.

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4: Newbie
That shouldn't be required. It should just work without the inconvenience
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17: Community Champion
The way Android is designed we always recommend a factory reset afterwards. It is inconvenient but necessary for the most part. I upgraded my Note 3 yesterday and although everything was working fine I still went through a factory reset. I protect my setup in the following way. I have a Samsung account and the phone automatically backups up texts and phone logs to their cloud. When the phone resets, they are downloaded and I have lost nothing. I use a 3rd party launcher called Nova and that has a configuration backup routine and that is saved to the external SD card and restores easily. All my music and photos are on the external SD card. Apps download again automatically from the Google Play Store. Email accounts have to be added manually but as long as your contacts and calendar entries are stored in the cloud somewhere they will download again very quickly.

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4: Newbie
It's just that everything is exactly how I want it and aparantly after a reset it still happens and the error is still there
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17: Community Champion
What does apparently mean in this context? If the error persists after a reset then you'll have to take it for a repair.

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4: Newbie
If I take it in for repair they will say software issue and to wait for an update
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17: Community Champion
No they will re-flash the phone and try and cure the issue. If you are not willing to factory reset or take it for a repair then by a process of elimination you'll have to live with whatever problem you have. But our combined experience here tells us that a factory reset cures 90%+ of problems that occur after a major Android update. Whether you choose to take the advice or not is up to you. Also, for the sake of the conversation, lots of iPhones also suffer issues are an update to iOS so this isn't something that is limited to Android phones. Also a recent update to Windows phones has caused some issues.

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When I asked in Vodafone last night they said that I should just wait for a new update but I will try a reset. What about the apps on the SD card?
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17: Community Champion
I don't know about the apps on the SD card. I suspect they won't work properly but after they have downloaded again from the Play Store you can move them again. I don't have any apps on my external SD card.

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