How to revert back to Oreo on Note8

woolster22

    Hello!

    I unfortunately downloaded the feature removing and function destroying update that is the OneUI android Pie update. Among the list of problems:

    Can't remove Bixby from the bixby button.

    Cant see anything in notification panel. Used to get a line plus, then a few lines of a message on tap w/ option to reply theough notification panel. Now i get 3/4 of a line, and some heavy borders, plus some garbage buttons when i tap (that offer supposedly new old features) . Pay attention, this is a trend!

    Lockscreen is a useless joke. Used to get messages and relevant info there. Now i get app icons that need to be pressed. How is this an upgrade when i have gloves on?

    Recents is such a poorly thought out redesign i shouldn't have to explain it. This one ticks me off so much, im honestly considering Verizon again, because if you (yes tmo, you share a lot of blame for releasing this) had any clue, at a minimum, you would WARN EVERYONE THAT THE RECENTS PAGE IS USELESS IN COMPARISON TO WHAT IT WAS. There is no way any able minded person w/o trump hands can tell me they honestly think the new recents is anything but a massive downgrade.

     

    Consider this:

    Im scrolling through amazon shopping (app), comparing info on various items (browser), checking my bank account, and have messages coming in and out.

     

    Before, it didnt matter what i was doing when the message came in, i could read it in my notifications and decide from there.

     

    Now, thanks to the fact we dont even get 1 line of text, i pull down notifications but instead of just seeing what the heck was said i need to click on the message and open it. Guess what! This lags! Then, once i decide i dont want to reply and get back to whatever i was doing, i need to pull up recents and individually page theough each app before i find the one i want. Before i would have read the message, swiped left, then closed with an upswipe.

     

    Inexcusable.

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      • snn555

        Re: How to revert back to Oreo on Note8

        woolster22 wrote:

         

         

        Recents is such a poorly thought out redesign i shouldn't have to explain it. This one ticks me off so much, im honestly considering Verizon again, because if you (yes tmo, you share a lot of blame for releasing this) had any clue, at a minimum, you would WARN EVERYONE THAT THE RECENTS PAGE IS USELESS IN COMPARISON TO WHAT IT WAS. There is no way any able minded person w/o trump hands can tell me they honestly think the new recents is anything but a massive downgrade.

         

         

        Look, Tmo doesn't write Samsung's software.  Also, Tmo and Samsung can't please everyone and some people might like what another doesn't, so neither would know what you like to warn you about it.

         

        Also, Verizon issued the same update to their Samsung's.  Also not VZW's fault.

          • woolster22

            Re: How to revert back to Oreo on Note8

            How isn't there some blame to kay at their feet? We heard their reps cite the exact process of approving maker provided software updates prior to over the air distro when queationed about the rumored pending release. They literally claimed this was a settings organization improvement. No mention of various literal physical functional changes to the device or inherent heavy use operations on a device targeting purported "power users." To further back your ignorant claim you point at verizons release of the downgrade. That is something to be expected from Big Red, but to see Magenta handling the issue by pointing at the device maker is an incredibly disappointing corporate washing of the hands that plays off as an about face from the #uncarrier mantra.

              • tmo_mike_c

                Re: How to revert back to Oreo on Note8

                Sorry to hear the software isn't to your liking. The functionality changes in software updates are is something that comes more from the developers side other than the carrier. Of course we appreciate the feedback on this, but I'm unable to guarantee changes like that will be changed. I will pass this feedback to the right on our internal teams.

            • syaoran

              Re: How to revert back to Oreo on Note8

              If you truly want to revert back to Oreo.  I wrote a guide for flashing firmware here.  Just search for it.  You can also visit XDA-Developers Note 8 section for links, guudes, and plenty of informatiin on how to return your device to Oreo.

              • ellejay55

                Re: How to revert back to Oreo on Note8

                Whose bright idea was it to take away our ability to see our messages with out having to press the icon. This is so stupid.  Please CHANGE IT BACK!!!