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


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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Watch the YouTube video that defeedme has posted it talks you through it mate. I've successfully rolled my phone back to oreo. Just remember all your passwords and ids as they'll need reinputted!



@TH3ROY wrote:

@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!




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!

Well my bootloader version is 3, they changed the binary from 2 to 3 in last security uodate in march so the "downgrade" in no time i dont think it applys in my case now 🙄😥



I've just watched the YouTube video on how to return to oreo. It was fine for the first 3.5 seconds but then he started talking in Klingon.  I hope I'm not the only remaining human on planet earth that doesn't understand a word he said. At one stage he was talking about socks lol. OMG I'm so old !!!!!

I really just want to press download and everything is good in the world again

Again, I do appreciate that people are trying to help me. Thanx for that. But I really need oreo for dummies

I wish I could do it for you.. it took me 5 hrs the first time and could do it with my eyes closed now. Ugh I'm in florida

I followed most of the Video yesterday, It took a while, some rewinds as well,  to get past his speech impediment.

I started a bit late in the day on the downloading, and since I was on the cheap, I opted to download the software on the free site. After a few hiccups I finally got it on the desktop. Then I downloaded the 'Odin' program, got it sorted in my mind, now all needs to be done is to hook the phone up to the computer and get started with the rest.

I did have a bit of trouble finding the correct program package , only because I was being too cautious. I wrote the whole of the model number off the box and kept it in hand. Once I got to the Sammobile website, there is a window wher you type in the number, well the first part of it now. For instance SM-N950U was what I typed into the box, hit the enter key, scrolled down to find a long list. At the top of the lis tis a pull-down where you choose the country. Then it sorts it down a bit, then you can do a further sort for your carrier list to the left of the large list. Now you are to the list where you look thru for the full model number (mine was N960USQU1ARL1), then I tapped that one, and it assembles it and tells you it is ready for download. Then I chose the slow download, left everything on and walked away.  It finally downloaded and I saved it to the desktop of the computer.

Then I went up to the right of the big list and it had a download link for the latest Odin Program, Odin3 v3.13.1.  Now im all set, so I plugged in the cord and opened the Smart switch program, and backed up the whole of the phone.  It was about 1AM by then so I shuffled of to bed. I'll finsh it up later this week. It appears that from this point there will be a handfull of easier steps to complete.   I will post how it goes.


Hmmmm,, Oreo Rollback for Dummies... That could be a good pamphlet to sell.. LoL    "My journey back to Oreo" :smiling-face-with-sunglasses:

I am on the oppsite corner of the US. I am putting it off for now, my head hurts even thinking about it.. Cheers

It's not that bad, you really just need to Google the firm ware and what it all means, then you know what firm ware you need. That's the hardest part because it needs to be for your region, carrier etc.


After that you go into developer settings and enable usb debugging, now switch the phone off. Then press a combination of buttons to enable download mode etc etc lol 



I actually used Google a found a good Android site that explained it all and followed it instead, found it easier. 


If for whatever reason Odin comes up with a fail do not disconnect the phone! Leave it and go Google the problem. If you unplug the phone you brick it and trust me, that's very stressful and all the Google answers are outdated! 



Anyway oreo is ace, I've been back and forth between both just to try. I'm in my late 40's and don't like change so I had to make sure I wasn't just being pig headed lol 


But no, pie just doesn't float my boat for now. 


I'm not a HUGE fan of the update either, I would flash the old 8.0 Oreo update back with Odin.

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