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Apple iPhone user sues Apple over iOS 7 download

0. phoneArena 18 Oct 2013, 21:18 posted on

Poway, California's Mark Mencher is so upset about iOS 7 that he is suing Apple over unwanted downloads of iOS 7 onto his familiy's gadgets; the complaint was filed in small claims court and named Apple CEO Tim Cook as defendant. The suit seeks the removal of the iOS 7 install file. This file is installed on iPhones automatically once a model has power and is connected to a Wi-Fi connection and is not installed without some action done by the phone's owner...

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posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:29

6. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It was only a matter of time.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:33 11

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well at least he's only asking for $50 instead of $50,000.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 22:08 17

24. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


He is serious and not in it for the money. +1 for him.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:38

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow dude, why'd you even give it permission. Android users, can you downgrade from an official non rooted version?

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:46 8

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yeah by installing a custom ROM (CM, ParanoidAndroid, Carbon, Hellfire, LiquidSmooth, etc.)

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 22:34

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanx smurf.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 23:07 3

35. xfire99 (Posts: 873; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


That u are talking about, are rooted ROMs, not official ROMs and customs ROMS do need ROOT.
Just download official ROM and install it. Different OEM have different ways to reflash ROMs. But all are easy to do to and same way as u install a software on a windows PC, just need the smartphone conencted to the computer. :)

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 00:22 4

47. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


You can flash any version of the stock ROM. It requires the user to be smarter than on IOS. It is possible without rooting on most phones.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 23:13 7

37. silver91342 (unregistered)


Don't have to get a custom rom or root. Just visit a OEM open source page.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:58 2

22. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yes. It's pretty much an automatic brick and you'll have to factory reset your phone, but as long as you have the previous SW version you can do it. I had to do it when I reversed from a leaked official update to 2.3 on my Droid X. No root required.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 22:33

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


K thanx for the response snig. I wasn't sure

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 05:29

63. blingblingthing (Posts: 543; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Looks like he should have an android phone darkkjedi, don't you ask?

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 06:40

67. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


lol @darkkjedii come on man!!! join the light side of the open source Force!! leave the dark side applers behind!!

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 08:10

72. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm on both sides, I have a note 2. Never tried or thought about downgrading the software, wasn't trying to start a flame war either. I just wanted to know if you could. Ip5s, note 2, ipad3, and ASAP an iPad mini 2.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 09:08 2

74. 0kax0el0 (Posts: 186; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


The problem here is that people doesn't like the looks of iOS and they can't do anything about it. An android update is mostly about features, if it changes the look and don't like it, you just install a different set of icons o launcher.

The keyword is OPTIONS, that's something Apple doesn't give to its customers and usually they don't care, but this time its annoying them.

- Apple: You're holding it wrong.
- Customer: Ok, so I won't touch the sides of the phone.

- A: You're taking photos the wrong way.
- C; Ok, I will cover the camera lens.

- A: You're watching your phone the wrong way.
- C: Ok, so I will not... wait what?

Ok, those are differente scenarios, as the first two are hardware related and the last is software, but precisely thats why there should be easier to have options.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 10:41

80. FCB-Eto (Posts: 40; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)


With Sony you can there is a software tool called flashtool that's for Sony devices where you can go back to any of the older versions of phones software for example when I had my TX I wasn't happy with the first jellybean update so I went back to Ice cream sandwich. The only part is that you have to have the ftf file to go back and you can find those easily on XDA. Actually you can go back on Samsung as well.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:50 5

17. jjjsong (Posts: 75; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


It's funny he didn't know this when he bought the Apple device?

It should be common sense that Apple decides what's better for the user instead of the other way around.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:51 9

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's common sense to you, but the general public doesn't know. Stop trying to take a cheap bash at Apple.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 00:04

44. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


It's not like he is the king of geeks to know all stuff. He may be an average user for all i know.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:50 1

18. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2123; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Fruit fans sues fruit, oohh man this is not good someone should do something...

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:55 1

20. 1113douglas (Posts: 193; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


Thats why u go with samsung! Nuff said. My whole family, and business have galaxy s4s and 3s.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:55 1

21. in_core (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Typical i-users. They just whine about everything.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 06:42 3

69. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


this iuser is waking up!!!

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:59 1

23. TwentyWendy (banned) (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


But dedenne still love ios berry no matter what :3

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 22:17

25. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


all this dramatics for a software update & just to demand $50? clearly you're not in it for the $...so sell your f'n iOS7 gadgets and buy some w/iOS 6 on it if it that's important to you. its about the same energy as being involved in a law suit. there you go, problem solved. christ...all that effort over nothing at all.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 22:31 2

26. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)


Evn If he buys io6 after selling tht io7 device again new update will automatically get downloaded and installed and same problem gets a circle repeat like loop.....

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 22:37

29. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


i had to actually hit "install" for it to complete on mine. i've had an update install indicator for the last week or so & just initiated it today.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 00:25

48. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


The guy has no choice. Deal with it or buy a different phone. Apple will win because it is in their terms of service that they can do it.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 22:40 2

30. Rixarm (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 May 2013)


I hate apple now..

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 22:49

32. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Wait im a bit lost here.. So he downloaded the update & now is mad because he cant back to ios 6?? You cant go back on Androids either once you update them! Also I don't get this so called parralex effect complaint. You don't even really notice the movement unless you rock your phone back & fourth! And you can also turn off the motion in the settings if it bothers you that much. It sounds like this guy has too much free time on his hands.

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