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How to Disable Android Updates Notification – Rooted Android Tips

Last Updated On: February 13, 2017

You might have seen if you have rooted your smartphone device, it would check system updates manually and shows system notification on notification bar about an upgrade. This notification specifically appears if you have downgraded Android Firmware to lower version. It will stick to the navigation bar and will annoy you.  Here we have found a little tip on the same, that will help you to disable Android Update Notification.

How to Disable Android update notification

When you see Android Update Notification Bar, choose to install later option and select any random time from there. Now next step is to download Root Explorer from Google Play store. For this, we would recommend you to use ES File Explorer File Manager. It will allow you to browse system and root folders.

Now open that File manager and go to /system/app folder location. Here you would find SDM.apk app file. All you have to do is long press on that file and rename it to SDM.apk.bak

This will temporarily configure software update notification settings and stop those annoying system notifications until you decide whether you want to take the update.

android update notification
Android update notification

How to Disable Android OS Update Notification

Now if you have installed too many apps on your smartphone or tablet, whenever any apps update is available, it will notify you to update an android app. You can configure your Android Stop Update Notification from Google play Store. You will see update apps option on your Google play Store account while installing an app. If you have already installed an app on your device and it is asking you to update, you can follow the steps to for Android Stop Update Notification.

Go to Play store app from App drawer from your device. Go to My app or My Downloads option and press option button. You would see the update over WiFi or do not update like the option. If you want to update apps via WiFi, you can select WiFi option or if you want to disable Android App Update notification completely, go for another option.

Three steps to Stop System Updater Notification

This is also alternative method to hide android os update notification stated by Ro Brasov on an android central forum.

android update notification

  • Install free System Tuner > Startups
  • Select Google Services Framework
  • Uncheck SystemUpdateInstallDialog and SystemUpdateInstallDownloadDialog – picture indicates 3 unchecked – use the only 2 I mentioned in the instruction.

See also: how to stop apps from updating

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One comment

  1. Sdm trick DOES NOT WORK!!