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

(Topic created on: 06-04-2019 11:20 PM)
I_Hate_Bixby
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Galaxy S9 Series

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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Aussiefx
Explorer
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Galaxy S9 Series

I used Odin. Sammobile had the step by step instructions on the page where I got my files. I followed those to the letter and had no problems. Good luck. 

Jade65
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Galaxy S9 Series

I did the Pie update too. I HATE IT! This ruined my note 8 phone. Especially my camera. You will lose all ability to control how to take your pictures. No filters, etc. I'm searching for a different brand of Android now. This was moronic for Samsung. 

 

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MrPitStop
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Galaxy S9 Series

Thanks for the heads up, friend.  And myself and some friends feel really sorry for all of you that updated to pie.  Really sorry, and hope you get compensated. It's obviously no comfort to you all adding that we decided to wait and read forums before updating, because, 1600mbytes is a dam big update, so prompted us to wait.  As I said, no comfort to you. However, legally you can get compensated for your telephones quite simply seek legal council, charges will be added to Samsung compensation.  From what we have read in forums, it's an outrage.  Kind Regards 

A Friend

Diceroller
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Galaxy S9 Series

Sir. I understand your frustration and situation.  However, if I may make a couple of suggestions.  Go to Samsung Galaxy apps, not on the Play Store. Look for  "Good Lock". This may help ease some of your frustration/problems.

Review the apps and I hope that you get your screen real estate manageable. 

defeedme
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Galaxy S9 Series

Took me about 8 hours but was able to get back my OREO using odin and the sammobile flash files. Most of my settings gone but was able to save 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

Jacqio1976
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Galaxy S9 Series

I agree this One UI caught me offguard and I feel like a low IQ person for downloading it without doing some research first. It completely ruined my Note8. I'm done with Samsung now. Good bye Samsung you failed and you failed your customers.

OtisMack
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Galaxy S9 Series

Did a factory reset and this ***** is still on the phone

OtisMack
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Galaxy S9 Series

Im extremely pissed about the battery life! When I got my S9+ about 6 months ago I was getting 20+hours of battery life. After this update I only get 9!!! I did a factory reset and this ***** was still on the phone, but not it wont even show me how many hours of battery life I have left. But Ive dropped 10% in the past 30 minutes without using any apps other than FB, because like I said, I did a factory reset. So even with mininal use my battery is draining as fast as my 4 year old iPhone

Maxozone
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Galaxy S9 Series

Well it has finally happened. The sneaks got around the "do not update" stops I set in the developer mode and other. It is giving me the chioce to update or postpone every time I open it. I keep it at bay by postpone all the time, yet it is so annoying. Anyone know how to tell it to go away forever? 

Galaxy Note8, Mod No. SM-N950U, SN; R28J92XWYKX

Daveyboy76
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Galaxy S9 Series

Flash it back using Odin just download the firmware and flash it back there are lots of youtube videos showing how to do it just remember to back everything up first.