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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JaRN99, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. JaRN99

    JaRN99 Android Enthusiast
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    For the heck of it I checked for system updates today and to my surprise there was one available through Verizon OTA. Downloading it now.
     



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  2. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert

    I got it also, any ideas on what's in it?
     
  3. bolski

    bolski Android Enthusiast

    Some have stated it "appears" to have fixed the WiFi sync issue. Still waiting to see if I can root this and also use TOT or KDZ images to flash back to a previous version and be able to bump it still.
     
  4. JaRN99

    JaRN99 Android Enthusiast
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    Seems to have fixed the Wi-Fi problem here.
     
  5. dubie7006

    dubie7006 Well-Known Member

    Praise Jesus (or whatever deity you pray to)!
     
  6. Les Common

    Les Common Member

    Praise be to FSM's Noodly Appendages! and belatedly, I guess, Verizon.

    No longer do I walk out the door and get bombarded w/ all the stuff that has backed up while I wasn't getting notifications on Wifi!

    Now to undo all the workarounds I set up to lessen the impact of this problem.

    This has bothered me more than I've admitted.

    Am happy.

    :)

    -les
     
  7. bolski

    bolski Android Enthusiast

  8. JaRN99

    JaRN99 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Now if they could just fix the terrible battery life on lollipop I'd be happy.
     
  9. tuggy24g

    tuggy24g Well-Known Member

    I got the update this morning and now my phone will not boot up. Thanks Verizon or my bad luck!!
     
  10. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Make Verizon fix it. Unless you were rooted.
     
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  11. tuggy24g

    tuggy24g Well-Known Member

    I did the root with the quick and simple Root setup. So do you think that is what caused my problem? I just rooted the phone and then did nothing else to it.
     
  12. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Hard to say,but,as a rule of thumb,if you're rooted/ROMMED/modified from stock (deleted system apps/etc....),it's always a good idea to wait it out for an update & ask around beforehand.

    Being on VZW virtually puts one's phone in a different category/set of rules/steps for modding vs the same phone tied to another carrier.
    They're (VZW) not known to be mod-friendly,with the exception of the DevelopersEdition of the VZW Note4.

    However,you may be able to restore your phone to new/out-of-the-box condition using ODIN,check this thread here for the links & ask around for help if needed:
    http://androidforums.com/threads/non-rooted-verizon-note-4.928120/

    With that said,if you manage to get your phone back to new & update all the way to the latest LOLLIPOP O/S,there may not be a method of root that works for your phone.
    Again,ask questions before getting started/updating beyond the version of Android you had while rooted.
     
  13. bolski

    bolski Android Enthusiast

    Rooting since before the 23C update meant OTAs would fail. ANY modification of the system partition (which rooting does) meant that any and all OTA's would fail, regardless of whether you had TWRP installed or not. Basically, you had to flash back to complete, unrooted stock, and then take the OTAs.

    Whenever an OTA comes out, and if you're phone has been rooted or modded in any fashion, it's best to hold off on any OTAs until you have verified what steps are necessary to obtain the OTA.

    Or, if you are on complete stock and want to be able to root, again it's best to wait and see what others have to say on whether it's rootable or not, or if you can flash back to a previous version that allows rooting and/or bumping (installing TWRP). Otherwise, you might take an OTA that fixes the root exploit and/or the bumping exploit and there will be no turning back.

    And, to blame Verizon for fixing the root exploit, how is that bad in all reality? It's an exploit that can be "exploited" (hence the name exploit) which means, someone could construct a rogue app and gain root access to your phone and then have access to your private information, delete/steal pictures, passwords, account information, etc. Oh wait. The root app IS that rogue app! ;) (Not really but you get my drift and it does require a few other things in order to gain it.)

    In reality, rooting is a risk that opens your phone up to possible security issues, hence why they patch root exploits. The misinformed are the ones that feel Verizon is taking away your power. In reality, what they are doing is taking away the power of the thieves, etc. So really, you should thank them! ;)

    But, I understand people want more control over their phone, and that is understandable. But, for me, the LG G3 is the first phone where I don't have the need to root. I used to root only because of Titanium Backup, but with the LG G3, it comes with the LG Backup tool which does exactly what TiBu did, but doesn't require root since it's a system app built into the software. Of course, hopefully there aren't any security exploits with it. But, at this time, due to the backup tool, I have no need to root at this time and I haven't done that with any Android phone I've owned until now.

    That says a lot if you ask me. I really think the LG G3 is the best Android phone I've owned so far.
     

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