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Don't Update to One UI/Pie!!!!!

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Apprentice

I really wish I could turn back time and undo the frickin' damage I have done to my £800 S9+ 

I implore people to wait - as the One UI/Pie update I downloaded and installed last night is horrendous!!!

 

Issues noticed within 12 hours of the update.  

 

  1. The awesome little navigation bar that used to autohide, but appear when you swipe - has been taken away completely!  Now you either have some incredibly ugly icons, or horrible grey lines at the bottom.  Urg!  So I turned the icons off, and now it's a total guessing game for where I'm swiping and for what.  Because the pop up menu has been 'upgraded' and now doesn't pop up anymore - at all.  So - lose precious screen estate or gain it all but swipe randomly and hope for the best.  Ridiculous.
  2. Bixby - that evil data whore of an app - what a piece of *****.  The button is on the wrong side of the phone for most users, and every time you want to take a picture or watch TV - you inexplicably end up pressing the stupid frickin Bixby button.  Thanks Bixby - for interrupting my viewing when I simply want to turn the volume down.  Thanks Bixby - for getting in the way when trying to capture precious moments using the otherwise amazing camera....and losing the moment because I accidentally squeezed you for more than a microsecond - call that a long press???   Before this One UI update, users were forced to sign up for samsung account they don't want or need, to be able to simply disable that stupid button.  Until they long pressed it.  Or accidentally swiped too far left on their screens.  I hate Bixby - and to make it permanently switched on in the new update is just a kick in the teeth.  If users could remap the button, or better still turn it off completely, I'm wondering how many will!

  3. The updated has totally screwed up the menus and keyboard.  I bought the S9+ for the huge screen and ability to see lots of information on one screen.  Well thanks Samsung - your new update put that awesome quality in the bin.  Now you get over a 3rd of each screen taken up with a huge empty box with huge letters saying Settings Is this really necessary!!!!?
  4. Samsung has screwed up the multiwindow function.  Completely - broken.  You used to be able to swipe from the corners and sides to resize almost anything you were looking at or using.  I used to have 3 or 4 at a time.  Loved it.  Now broken.  There is a workaround - but you have to use the new (and awful) task manager.  

  5. The new task manager/recent apps.  Now it's not just more difficult to actually find the button without a huge hideous icon, grey line, or no menu at all, when you do get it, it very unhelpfully fills the whole screen with a preview of the app - you were *last* looking at.  Try it (those who've been afflicted by this crappy update) - see how annoyingly it spins to the app you last used.  Not the one you were just on.  Before the update - the last app you looked at was on top, and you could easily and smoothly flip through all the others like a deck of playing cards.  Not any more.  Broken.  Oh - and if you want multiscreen - you have to click the icon on the app in the preview.  BUT GUESS WHAT!  ***IT'S****BROKEN****  Yes indeed - click on split screen and your app gets shoved to the top of the screen.  Can't see it - can't use it - can't close it - no matter how many times you click on the unhelpful X button.  So let's try multiscreen.  Nope - let's try Pop Up.  Ahh - finally - now we get a screen we can move about - but wait - it limits the size to a box way too large and square.  Before the update - it was a nice small rectangle - perfect for watching TV and playing chess.  Can't do both anymore.  Can't multitask anymore.  Thanks Samsung.

  6. Did I mention how ***** Bixby is?

  7. Yes - there's more - Samsung have ruined the keyboard layout - now there's a huge gap underneath - total
    waste of screen space.Screenshot_20190207-113840_Chrome.jpg

  8. How about how they've screwed with the layout and settings of their previously fabulous camara app?  No longer are we treated to a lovely, simply intuatively named list of resolutions - now we have to mess about pressing extra buttons to get past all this tripe about aspect ratios.  Before - even the newest user to smartphones could see the best quality - is at the top - end of - no question - now they have to delve into multiple confusing submenus to get the best options.  Assuming they ever look again - used to be easy to get to.

  9. Hate what they've done with the way you choose photo formats - I use Pro 80% of the time - and now the menu keeps skipping past it because it's in the wrong place, and the wrong size font, with the wrong amount of spacing between the words.  ROLL BACK THE CHANGES!!!!
  10. I know - I'm bored writing this now - but I've also spent £800/$1,000 on a mobile phone less than a year ago - and now it's broken.  So on with the complaints.  Widgets are completely broken.  Screenshot_20190207-113920_Samsung Experience Home.jpg

    Can't add them, move them or delete them. See the white line around the app?  Can't move it to a new screen.  Can't resize it.  Can't delete it.  BROKEN!!!

  11. What else was there....ummm - yeah - I like the night mode.

 

 

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Took me about 5 hours but was able to get back my beloved OREO using odin and the sammobile flash files. Most of my settings gone but was able to save all my data.. Amazing thing is it's like a new phone, fast, and the firmware on the sammobile site was a better version of oreo somehow I'm getting all these new cool options I didn't even know about!

I swear, downgrading to OREO is like actually upgrading the phone! I have a note 8 korean KT Emperor Edition 256GB internal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0qEM5j34QI&lc
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Censorship bs
Took me about 5 hours but was able to get back my beloved OREO using odin and the sammobile flash files. Most of my settings gone but was able to save all my data.. Amazing thing is it's like a new phone, fast, and the firmware on the sammobile site was a better version of oreo somehow I'm getting all these new cool options I didn't even know about!

I swear, downgrading to OREO is like actually upgrading the phone! I have a note 8 korean KT Emperor Edition 256GB internal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0qEM5j34QI&lc
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Oh my God I feel exactly the same way about the clock! And your right the night mode was the ONLY thing I liked. I'm back to oreo permanently.
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@Ares9323 You can rollback
@H8Pie you are wrong what he meant was you can't be in photo mode and take video simultaneously. This feature alone was enough for me to downgrade let alone all the other BS
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well done samsung. ruining my experience with your phones J6 preety much perfect minus the camera and no infra red. new update techs need shooting apart from more memory internal in phone everything else you preety much scewed up
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@defeedme wrote:
Censorship bs
Took me about 5 hours but was able to get back my beloved OREO using odin and the sammobile flash files. Most of my settings gone but was able to save all my data.. Amazing thing is it's like a new phone, fast, and the firmware on the sammobile site was a better version of oreo somehow I'm getting all these new cool options I didn't even know about!

I swear, downgrading to OREO is like actually upgrading the phone! I have a note 8 korean KT Emperor Edition 256GB internal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0qEM5j34QI&lc

I've just done mine and love it being back to normal. However I've noticed one error since I've done it I can't decrypt my SD Card not that I want to use it in another phone so not sure if it's a big issue! Not sure if it's to do with oreo but if you have Facebook messenger installed you can go into setting and turn on night mode.  Looks quite good for such a ***** Facebook app lol. Was nice to be able to reinstall my background wallpaper in my text app and oh the joys of looking at nice crisp detailed icons makes me so happy. 

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It can be done. I've just rolled it Back to oreo!!! Feels like when you see ya pal after ages lol. Screenshot_20190506-145454_Samsung Experience Home.jpg

 

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Well I've calmly waited a few weeks to see if I could get used to this downgrade,  but honestly I'm more convinced than ever that its rubbish

I went on Samsung members app to ask customer service and technical dept for help, but I cant unless I agree to sharing all my personal information.  Just to ask a simple question ?? 

Feel like I'm being bullied by the big corporation

 

Also the *****s on YouTube who think one ui is awesome because you can add smiley faces

Grow up !!!! Oh and you can change screen colours and send groovy messages.  How awesome is that ??

The note series used be high quality pieces of kit that I boasted about to everyone. Now it's great if I want to put dog ears on photos of my grandchildren (with smiley faces of course)

And even better, I can do it with one hand

This software downgrade should be optional and not forced. For those that like one ui, wonderful. 

Good for you, I hope you enjoy it

But

For those that don't, SAMSUNG  should give them the option of returning to oreo through Samsung . I appreciate the posts on Odin and Sammobile, but I'm a nervous 60 yr old technophobe.  I just want to click " download" .

 

This is not the phone that I purchased . It's a totally different functionality . Why cant I have the phone that I bought ?

I cant think of another product that gets totally changed AFTER you buy it

 

Please Samsung.  GIVE ME WHAT I PAID FOR

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Gooner155,

Word for word, spot-on! Took the words right out of my mouth. (I too am 60 LoL)

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