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    S4 self-upgraded to KitKat: some issues

    My S4 recently self-upgraded to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and I've run into a couple of issues:

    1. VLC app can't find any video or audio files.
    2. I can't input a pattern security code, only a number (pin) code to unlock the phone/screen. Says 'disabled by admin, encryption policy or credential storage'.
    3. The 'hover' function doesn't work anymore (didn't use it much, gimmicky, but nonetheless).
    4. Hotmail doesn't auto-sync (ie. doesn't send emails to my phone), whereas it did this in the past.

    Any ideas on sorting these issues?

    I uninstalled and re-installed VLC (beta version - warned that it is unstable), still can't find video and audio files. Also synced hotmail, but it only last for a while then syncing is disabled.

    Further to that, have you had any problems with your KitKat upgrade? Any ideas? Suggestions? Any must-have free apps?

    Regards
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    Edit: any idea on how to get rid of all the shitty Samsung bloatware I NEVER use, besides disabling them or booting the OS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas
    Any ideas on sorting these issues?
    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas
    Edit: any idea on how to get rid of all the shitty Samsung bloatware I NEVER use, besides disabling them or booting the OS?
    Buy a Sony Xperia. Hope that helps.

    Best regards, BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas
    Any ideas on sorting these issues?
    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas
    Edit: any idea on how to get rid of all the shitty Samsung bloatware I NEVER use, besides disabling them or booting the OS?
    Buy a Sony Xperia. Hope that helps.

    Best regards, BB
    Had a Sony Xperia. Died within a year. Stylish phone, miss it.

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    Died? Bastard...

    If you like a bigger phone than the new xperia z2 is great. If you like a smaller phone than the new xperia z1 compact is great.

    The s4 is a good phone, of course. It's probably a matter of going back into the settings, maybe under apps check the permissions. For the email, go to settings, email, account settings then change the sync options. You might have to add Hotmail as an account if it was 'lost'due to the upgrade.
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    What crap replies, even worse than us...

    Papillion should be along soon to sort stuff out.

    Funnily enough, my last Sony update stopped syncing automatically with my accounts, but seems as I am at work a lot, I didn't find it an issue', so never bothered sortin it out. If I was on an unlimited contract then I'd sort it out, but can't be bothered to have the data usage when I most use the work internet nowadays...

    Being a Sony, I'm only on Android 3... They are rather slow to update compared to Samsung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Being a Sony, I'm only on Android 3... They are rather slow to update compared to Samsung.
    I thought Sony were quite quick with their updates. Kit Kat was rolled out a month ago for your phone

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    4.3, I mean.

    My phone is already old hat, and I'm on seconds - no 4.4.2 yet... The z2, z1c and z1 had it (and the problems...) a month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas View Post
    My S4 recently self-upgraded to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and I've run into a couple of issues:

    1. VLC app can't find any video or audio files.
    2. I can't input a pattern security code, only a number (pin) code to unlock the phone/screen. Says 'disabled by admin, encryption policy or credential storage'.
    3. The 'hover' function doesn't work anymore (didn't use it much, gimmicky, but nonetheless).
    4. Hotmail doesn't auto-sync (ie. doesn't send emails to my phone), whereas it did this in the past.

    Any ideas on sorting these issues?

    I uninstalled and re-installed VLC (beta version - warned that it is unstable), still can't find video and audio files. Also synced hotmail, but it only last for a while then syncing is disabled.

    Further to that, have you had any problems with your KitKat upgrade? Any ideas? Suggestions? Any must-have free apps?

    Regards
    BB

    Edit: any idea on how to get rid of all the shitty Samsung bloatware I NEVER use, besides disabling them or booting the OS?

    (1) Fuck VLC it's still not stable, use MX Player.
    (2) The new version obviously implements a more secure environment.

    Turn off encryption on your SD card, so that if you lose the phone, any chump can get your gay porn selfies and post them on the internet.

    (3) Turn it back on again.
    (4) Turn it back on again.
    (5) Stop being a dick.

    Edit: Root it and install a nice custom ROM

    It updated my Note 3 to 4.4.2 while I was in Thailand, no problems so far, I had encryption turned on anyway.

    Didn't lose Hotmail functionality, still pushes as normal.

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    What is this 'syncing'? I don't do it if I don't know what it is.
    What Am I missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    What is this 'syncing'? I don't do it if I don't know what it is.
    What Am I missing?
    I suppose it's different things to different people at different times... For me, with a decent 3g data plan, it just means that my email accounts come onto my phone in 'real time' (or close enough to appear so), thus my phone is always up to date and I don't have to worry about email accounts when out and about. Maybe a different term is better? It 'pushes' your emails onto your phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Fuck VLC it's still not stable, use MX Player.
    i got rid of mx player for vlc player. that mx player wouldnt play the audio on a movie i downloaded, vlc beta did. plus it found every video file on my phone, which mx player couldnt.

    another great app i downloaded was rocket music player, it's the nuts.

    i looked at the new samsung S5 today, too frigging big for my liking, may as well get the note 3. off to phuket the weekend so wont be buying a new blower just yet

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    I've never had any issues with audio or video files with the Sony - just stronger on media...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    What is this 'syncing'?
    get an iphone, you'll soon learn about syncing, every time you plug the fukker into your pc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas View Post
    My S4 recently self-upgraded to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and I've run into a couple of issues:

    1. VLC app can't find any video or audio files.
    2. I can't input a pattern security code, only a number (pin) code to unlock the phone/screen. Says 'disabled by admin, encryption policy or credential storage'.
    3. The 'hover' function doesn't work anymore (didn't use it much, gimmicky, but nonetheless).
    4. Hotmail doesn't auto-sync (ie. doesn't send emails to my phone), whereas it did this in the past.

    Any ideas on sorting these issues?

    I uninstalled and re-installed VLC (beta version - warned that it is unstable), still can't find video and audio files. Also synced hotmail, but it only last for a while then syncing is disabled.

    Further to that, have you had any problems with your KitKat upgrade? Any ideas? Suggestions? Any must-have free apps?

    Regards
    BB

    Edit: any idea on how to get rid of all the shitty Samsung bloatware I NEVER use, besides disabling them or booting the OS?
    The latest version of Android long longer supports Flash (i.e. YouTube vids), which is crap.

    Get Startup Manager from PlayStore and prevent from starting up all the apps that you don't need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas View Post
    My S4 recently self-upgraded to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and I've run into a couple of issues:

    1. VLC app can't find any video or audio files.
    2. I can't input a pattern security code, only a number (pin) code to unlock the phone/screen. Says 'disabled by admin, encryption policy or credential storage'.
    3. The 'hover' function doesn't work anymore (didn't use it much, gimmicky, but nonetheless).
    4. Hotmail doesn't auto-sync (ie. doesn't send emails to my phone), whereas it did this in the past.

    Any ideas on sorting these issues?

    I uninstalled and re-installed VLC (beta version - warned that it is unstable), still can't find video and audio files. Also synced hotmail, but it only last for a while then syncing is disabled.

    Further to that, have you had any problems with your KitKat upgrade? Any ideas? Suggestions? Any must-have free apps?

    Regards
    BB

    Edit: any idea on how to get rid of all the shitty Samsung bloatware I NEVER use, besides disabling them or booting the OS?
    should have disabled Auto-Update,

    now Samsung own your S4 and made you their bitch

    it could be worse, it could be an iPhone and you could be Apple bitch

    Ask harry, he knows all about being a slave bitch to big corporations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    it could be worse, it could be an iPhone and you could be Apple bitch like me.
    Quite.

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    Harry, everyone knows you are Samsung bitch

    at least I don't swing for either,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    at least I don't swing for either
    That's true, you only swing with the swords...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhandluke View Post
    The latest version of Android long longer supports Flash (i.e. YouTube vids), which is crap.
    My Google Nexus 7 is updated to KitKat and my Youtube apllication works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    at least I don't swing for either
    That's true, you only swing with the swords...
    I assume you're referring to the pork variety.


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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by coolhandluke View Post
    The latest version of Android long longer supports Flash (i.e. YouTube vids), which is crap.
    My Google Nexus 7 is updated to KitKat and my Youtube apllication works perfectly.
    Mine works again now.

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