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General LG Spectrum ICS Update Bugs/Issues Thread


  1. Lightswarm

    Lightswarm Well-Known Member

    The title speaks for itself.

    Just to name a few that I've experienced with my personal device:
    Wifi Tethering is broken
    Nova is laggy (only my device apparently)
    Terrible Battery Life
    Locked Bootloader

    However, I did notice that my charging rate was faster.


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  2. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member

    I don't know about the wifi deal, but I am using nova and its smooth and fast on my spec. Battery life did seem crappy at first, but after letting the phone die and charging it fully helped me, so maybe give that a shot if you haven't.
  3. Lykarsis

    Lykarsis Well-Known Member

    Only one of those i've had issues with is the locked bootloader.

    Tethering works as long as you aren't on an unlimited data plan

    I've been getting the best battery life out of this update since I got this phone

    GRRRRRRR, Damn LG and their assholery

    Nova runs a little slow for me but since I figured out how to hide apps in the app
    drawer, I actually like the LG Home.
  4. Full Spectrum

    Full Spectrum Active Member

    Swype has issues with long-holds on keys. (holding backspace for deleting a whole word or getting an exclamation point when holding down x)

    Battery life is excellent for me. :)
  5. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Well-Known Member

    i'm getting the bad battery life so far but maybe that will change since I did get excellent life on the leak.

    Nova runs flawless for me, no lag, very smooth.

    Locked bootloader will not be an issue soon as a fix has already been discovered(thanks neph). Currently a solution to push it to the masses is being worked on.

    Wi-fi tethering is an issue for me but pdanet is working so it will do for now.

    I haven't really noticed any actual bugs yet because i think the wi fi tethering issue is intentional so I don't call it a bug. I have over 40 things frozen and haven't had any adverse effects. I also took the update straight from GB with all my apps without a factory reset. I also have not needed to do a factory reset since being on ics.
  6. Donkathon

    Donkathon Well-Known Member

    Apparently WiFi tethering is broken: I am sure the DEV's will get foxfi working for us in the ROMS which are coming about.

    Terrible Battery Life: I also have this issue but I am going to let the battery charge down to nothing and give it a full charge this weekend, unfortunately work is preventing this from happening right now.

    Locked Bootloader: Not too concerned about this as I am sure it'll be fixed.

    Nova runs real laggy, forced to run LG's launcher: NOVA launcher is what I use on my KF and I really like it (best launcher I have used) it is disappointing to see it run poorly on my phone. I wonder why some are experiencing no lag and others are running it flawlessly?

    Another issue not mentioned (and perhaps I am clueless to something here) why is there not an option to switch to 3G? I do not need 4G all the time and I will often switch to 3G while I am working in the field.
  7. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Well-Known Member

    I also noticed that there is no option to use 3g only. Kind of weird they removed that option
  8. phillip_viado

    phillip_viado Well-Known Member

    Auto brightness is off. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't
  9. Breukdance

    Breukdance Well-Known Member

    I am having the same bad battery issues..had great batt life on the leak so that kinda is a disappointment. Another issue I am having is my camera. If I hold down the shutter button I get a series of pictures like I am on continuous shot and it never focuses.(I double checked that I was in normal mode) Just wondering if anyone else has this.
  10. TheBigKahuna

    TheBigKahuna Well-Known Member

    ^ I noticed the camera is having focus issues as well.

    NO battery issue noticed yet.

    The ONLY thing I've seen, and it's a biggie to me, is charging overnight, in the morning the Spectrum is going haywire. Happened two nights in a row now.

    I go to unplug the phone, and notice the "phone" app is on, yesterday it was dialing at LEAST two different numbers. The browser is open, messaging is open, etc. Tons of apps are open and trying to run by themselves. The first morning I had to pull the battery to get it under control. Today I was able to keep hitting the menu button until everything closed.
  11. blueracer90

    blueracer90 Well-Known Member

    I have had no bugs with this official release yet. I have been on it since yesterday morning but I also immediately rooted it and froze 25 or so apps without any problem. Let the phone sit overnight (9 hours) and battery drained from 98% to 88% so I'll take it. I am charging it to full now and seeing how it does with every day use. Then tomorrow I'll know if my phone goes haywire after a night of charging.
  12. TheBigKahuna

    TheBigKahuna Well-Known Member

    Not sure if it's got anything to do with the ICS upgrade, but I've gotten two spam texts and one dirty text inviting me to Google chat since the upgrade! ;)

    Camera actually seems to be focusing normally today. Yesterday, it was not.
  13. admn81

    admn81 Well-Known Member

    I'd guess its from an app. Try using lookout AD detector and you can figure out which one it is that's causing it.
  14. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Well-Known Member

    On the old swype, I could long press the top row to switch to numbers. That doesn't work now.
    Full Spectrum likes this.
  15. Full Spectrum

    Full Spectrum Active Member

    Glad I'm not the only one. Long presses in general are erratic and only work about 15% of the time.

    Today the camera wouldn't let me take any pictures and brightness doesn't adjust on 'Auto'.

    Do you think it would make a HUGE difference if one were to wipe the system and start with a clean slate for ICS instead of applying over Gingerbread?
  16. ortrigger

    ortrigger Well-Known Member

    That's what I did and I haven't had any problems at all.
  17. dspl1236

    dspl1236 Well-Known Member

    I have had reboots. few back to back. I was wiped prior to the ota. Google play was signed in with nothing sync.... and I had a received text.

    heavy use sometimes heats my spectrum up....but no reboot.
    Battery life seems great if not in use. Battery life is not bad while in use compared to v6

    back to back has been while scanning the media card after a reboot.

    apps in use while rebooting
    facebook
    instagram
    tappatalk
    camera
    pandora
    stock launcher
    espn fantasy football

    i have been rooted and just now started to freeze apps including lgmlt. i know lgmlt caused me much grief on v4/5/6.

    [​IMG]
  18. admn81

    admn81 Well-Known Member

    The espn fantasy app killed my battery on v6 so I removed it...it sucks having to use their website to do stuff but I think it will improve your battery life.
  19. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member

    What is LG MLT anyway? I froze it also. Btw what else did you freeze or delete.
  20. dspl1236

    dspl1236 Well-Known Member

    it is like some kind of monitoring but it always caused database errors for me while watching logcats so i usually just uninstall it anymore.


    espn ffl has not drained my battery too much....the screen does while i am using it...i also use auto brightness.
  21. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member

    So uninstalling it didn't do anything do the phone? Also what else did you uninstall or delete ?
  22. real0325

    real0325 Well-Known Member

    Charge it fully , and try (cwm battery stat wipe) that should help.
  23. MrB206

    MrB206 Well-Known Member

    I'm getting some stuttering / glitches in streamed music through Gmusic, which is more prevalent when there is 100mb or less in ram. I had my governor @ conservative, so that might be the cause, but I doubt it. Data/cache wipe offered no fix.
  24. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member


    Are you using setCPU?
  25. TwoTabs

    TwoTabs Active Member

    if your battery life is terrible just do a batter recallibration. that fixed it for me. my battery is 50 percent better with ics then with gb

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