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  1. dautley

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    Just wondering how the 4.4.4 OTA is running for Verizon users? I got it installed last night. I haven't had any issues yet and haven't had the time to see how battery life is doing. Comments anyone?
     

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    Just installed it 3 hours ago, nothing really so far...
     
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    Finally got a flashlight. Woohoo. Needed it yesterday though.
     
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    Would anyone who has installed 4.4.4 be willing to put it through a vigorous battery test and comment on the outcome? Did they manage to fix some of the quick drain issues that became prevalent with the 4.4.3 update?

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    My M8 did not have the "quick drain" issue with 4.4.3. At the end of day, it would have about 50% of battery left. I would classify my use as moderate. With 4.4.4, the battery life seems to have improved. I now can charge it every other day.

    Note that I have turned off a lot of things I don't use on this phone.
     
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    My battery life on 4.4.2 was GREAT, then 4.4.3 made my battery drain very quickly. I posted about this, (cant find my post), but 4.4.4 has my battery lasting much longer than 4.4.3. With 4.4.3, I take it off the charger at 5AM at 100%, and by 5PM it would be down to 32% with VERY minimal use. Now at 5PM I have about 64% left with the same use. For me, 4.4.4 has fixed my battery issue. Unrooted Verizon M8.
     
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    I was at 85% after 10.5 hrs of lite use on Friday. Going to wait till the weekends over to really put it through it's paces.
     
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    Wow!! What did you do to get those results?? Light use from me is 4 hours later I'm at 85%.
     
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    Just noticed the file manager. That is always nice.
     
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    I'll say that 4.4.4 is running great. First ota I haven't ditched for ROMS yet. The added file manager and flashlight were much needed.batt life is a lot better with Bucks 4.4.4 Kernel using stock settings. Right now I fully debloated the system and tweaks the nav key images and running xposed and I'll say all is well. Atleast Verizon gave a little love in this update😃
     
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    Could someone help me in getting this update on my phone. I got the pop-up last week but it failed. Now when I check for an update the button does nothing. Thanks for the help!
     
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    The same thing happened to me. I turned off fast boot and restarted the phone. Then update worked.
     
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    I figured it out. thx!
     
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    seems to be mostly behind the scenes. other than the above mentioned file manager, flashlight and some new camera features, i notice nothing different. battery drain seem to be unaffected thus far.
     
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    They took away the best frame in photo enhancements and added some useless ones.:mad:
    Happy about the flashlight though:eek:
    And now my alarm seems to finally work when I have the ringer off. Yea!
    Good news overall...this OTA didn't brick my M8 like the last one did.
     
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    I usually always do a factory reset after an OTA update, and I probably will eventually, but this time I may see how it acts. I am noticing something weird, or I may just be going crazy, but is anyone noticing scrolling acting a little weird? It seems like it is a little bit jumpy/hesitating now. I am probably losing it, but figured I would mention it
     
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    I just discovered one thing at least for me. my 4g reception has increased dramatically. I am in a dead spot for 4g coverage where i live. I can get 1 or 2 bars but the speed is horrible. usually 1 down and .2-.5 up. Well check this out from the same exactly location. I can't see it being a coincidence that they upgraded towers the same exact time I did the OTA
     

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    crap. nevermind. wifi was still on...LOL
     
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    I got the update this morning. Haven't factory reset yet, do I need to? What the heck even changed and why should I care avoid the "eye experience"?
     
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    I think my battery life has been improved. this is with moderate texting, email, facebook and some audio streaming.
     

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    You shouldn't need to factory reset. You should care because you will need to be on 4.4.4 to get the update to Lollypop.
    This is much more than a "eye experience" update. New firmware, new radio, new hboot, new kernel, and new Android version (4.4.3 to 4.4.4)..
    Also be aware that if your already s-off you will keep it but you won't be able to s-off running 4.4.4, at least not yet.
     
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    Battery= not better. Charging faster= yes. I'd rather have a longer lasting battery then it charging faster. Phone has become a disappointment in this aspect. I use to get incredible battery life. I may turn off the percentage notifier, that may help my sanity.
     
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    I found the same thing. Battery life down. haven't done an FDR yet, but may this afternoon to see if it helps. Will report back in a day or 2.
     

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