Here I am, still sitting happily on v8.4, using my CR100s to play music from my NAS and Radio from the Internet - and definitely NOT missing all those “we need to update your system” nags.
- BUT -
Within the next month or so, I will be visited by several people who all have their own Sonos systems (bought after recommendations from me)
Being younger and much more trusting (ie. nothing like my username), they all keep their iOS and Android Apps auto-updated to the “bleeding edge”
Does anyone know what will happen to my v8.4 system if their v9 Apps attempt to connect?
Even though my router blocks access to “update.sonos.com”, if the players are accessed from a v9 App, will they then “know” that there is a later version and kick off the “we need to update your system” process?
I do not want to risk losing my CR100s - but I would have great difficulty ensuring that my nephew never forgets to leave his iPhone outside in the car.
Thanks for any relevant info
While I'm here... For anyone who is also trying to keep their system on an old version but gets a brand new phone or tablet, it definitely IS possible to install an “old” version of an Android App - and to exclude that App from the PlayStore Update.
Just follow the instructions in...
“Old” Sonos apps (including v8.4) can be found at www.apkmirror.com
For extra security, I disabled the WiFi on my phone after downloading those 3 Apps and didn’t re-enable it (with fingers firmly crossed) until after I had finished the process. (which took less than 5 minutes per device)
(I would guess that there might be a similar hack for iThings - although my wife only has the - IHNSHO - superior SonoPad App on her Apple devices)
PS. I still haven’t received any notification from Sonos that they were bricking my three CR100s - though even today they managed to send me more marketing information - and I did (eventually) receive a “not possible … no plans” reply from Mike Carlino