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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
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  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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@TH3ROY. Can we downgrade the update? Thanks
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@Marie541 wrote:
@TH3ROY. Can we downgrade the update? Thanks

Yes you can i need to know you bootloader version ? if you check about software where it says baseband can you take a screen shot so i can check  ?? Version 1 and 2 allow you to downgrade anything higher im afraid you will be stuck!

 

UPDATE!!!

 

Best thing is head over to XDA S9 section all the tools and firmware are there and it's a very helpful community you will be downgraded in no time!

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Just Browsing

Apps keep closing and stop responding... Like what the **** I came from apple because there a ***** company and now I see Samsung is Fallowing Them! Please Roll back the update or I'm going back to a flip phone because they are more reliable at this point in time.

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How can I disable the update app?

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New Member

I use the camera app more than anything  and I am furious at what they've done to it. They have eliminated one of the best features  which was the ability to take pictures and video simultaneously  Furthermore, they eliminated the favorites album in the gallery  You can still select the "heart" on an image, but for what purpose--you can't delineate what your favorites were when you go back to thumbnails! 

I'm furious  I've dealt with this for weeks  hoping they would fix it, but these aren't "bugs," they're MASSIVE design flaws, and their engineers should be indicted for this ridiculousness.

The worst part is, I'm financing my phone through my carrier  and still owe $500. So I'm stuck with a paperweight that I used to absolutely adore, and now loathe. 

And Bixby is the f-*+ing devil. 

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I asked. My carrier said no. Perhaps I should have asked Samsung when I complained to them  

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@H8Pie

Well, some things of your post are actually incorrect:
- They have eliminated one of the best features which was the ability to take pictures and video simultaneously - This feature still exist, simply video and the button right of the film feature changes into a photo button :smiling-face: -
- Furthermore, they eliminated the favorites album in the gallery You can still select the "heart" on an image, but for what purpose--you can't delineate what your favorites were when you go back to thumbnails! - Simply scroll up from the gallery home and select "Favorites", the option is still there.

I hope that helps! :smiling-face:
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I also sold my S9j and bought an 8.1 Oreo Note9 from Amazon .Turned updates off right away .My only concern is not getting security updates . S7 edge users will still get security but don't get the One UI lie .There should be an option for us to take just security updates as well .And Samsung really need to give us an option to trial new updates and if the user doesn't like it let them downgrade .It's our phones yet they dictate how to be used, that's Apples game .


@Stuee wrote:

I also sold my S9j and bought an 8.1 Oreo Note9 from Amazon .Turned updates off right away .My only concern is not getting security updates . S7 edge users will still get security but don't get the One UI lie .There should be an option for us to take just security updates as well .And Samsung really need to give us an option to trial new updates and if the user doesn't like it let them downgrade .It's our phones yet they dictate how to be used, that's Apples game .



Who cares about security updates ? Really you aint going to get hacked Google ain't no small player nearly 4 years i been running Android 6.0.1 use it daily for banking paypal etc im rooted its all bull run to the hills im going to get hacked as long you dont install stupid 3rd party apps you will be fine!

 

Tab S 8.4 SM-T705 LTE
Tab S4 SM-T835 LTE
Note 9 SM-N960F
Galaxy Gear Frontier Gear S3 SM-R760
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Pathfinder

Nougat was the best ever. What's with that phone icon, messaging lol. Childish.....