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SPRINT Note 4 Lollipop:The Good,Bad,Ugly & Everything In-Between

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Firewill10, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Firewill10

    Firewill10 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Note 4 lollipop for sprint is now out. Just released and I am downloading as I type this.

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  2. atrain311

    atrain311 Android Expert

    Come on Verizon, come on Verizon!!!

    xTHExDRIZZLEx Newbie

    I have installed it (Sprint OTA), and off the bat my apps that I moved to my SD card aren't accessible. I'm going to attempt to dismount it, remove, reinsert and mount again.

    EDIT: so powercycling and removing my SD card did not fix it, my apps still aren't accessible. Unmounting and mounting the SD card afterwards finally brought the apps back.
    #3 xTHExDRIZZLEx, Mar 5, 2015
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  4. biker74

    biker74 Well-Known Member

    Jeez, I wish O2 were as quick.
  5. ahjengmool

    ahjengmool Member

    I am with t-mobile, installed lolipop today, no problems and i can access sd card.
  6. ahjengmool

    ahjengmool Member

    now you can delete items from sd card yahoooo
  7. BanterandRant

    BanterandRant Member

    Got it this morning ... took about 45 mins, don't like the white drop down notifications, but overall its zippy and smooth...

    Contact pics in the revised dialer are small... and I keep getting a "checking device status" notification that can't be cleared... uploadfromtaptalk1425657696108.png uploadfromtaptalk1425657710268.png
  8. RobAGD

    RobAGD Well-Known Member

    Welp Mine hit this morning, downloading now.

    Sprint. I would have to say I wouldn't like that white notifications thing. I hate bright stuff on the phone.

    Hope they get it rooted quickly.

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  9. skymax04

    skymax04 Lurker

    i just switched from S5 to note 4....i installed Lilipop on my S5 and it slowed down my phone dramatically....im going to be a little hesitant to download it on my note 4...anyone have this issue? thanx
  10. BanterandRant

    BanterandRant Member

    Not on my Note 4 . ;-)

    Seems even zipper than it was...

    The hiccup/stutter when opening the drop down notification bar is gone...

    Except for the white notifications... I really like it.
  11. BanterandRant

    BanterandRant Member

    Clearing the cache fixed the "checking device status" notification....
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  12. skymax04

    skymax04 Lurker

    thank you...hopefully verizon releases the download soon...just really hope its not like my s5!

    xTHExDRIZZLEx Newbie

    Some of the apps I had sideloaded and moved to my SD card aren't installing now. I tried a factory reset, formatting SD card, and I still can't get them to install. I do have it checked to allow unknown sources. Only thing I can come up with is maybe the apps aren't compatible with Lollipop.
  14. mak916

    mak916 Android Expert

    How is everyone's battery life? Mine has definitely gone down. Hopefully it will get better in the next few days. I had great battery life before. But this happens with every update.

    xTHExDRIZZLEx Newbie

    I have the Zero Lemon 10k MAh battery, I haven't noticed much of a difference in battery life.
  16. Evo 5oh

    Evo 5oh Android Enthusiast

    The update was useless. I talk to samsung about multi users guest mode and even the "OK Google" while screen is off but they didnt add the feature, my battery got worst, and the only change I saw was the notifications.....That was about it...
  17. BanterandRant

    BanterandRant Member

    Battery life post update, update....

    When connected to good WiFi, battery life is great! 2-3% loss an hour... maybe better, depending on use...
    However, once I'm off WiFi, and on LTE, I've had very mixed results. . If I forget to turn off WiFi, and it's constantly trying to connect to random signals, I've had the battery crash... 11% in less than 15 mins during the drive to work this morning! ... I saw, that and turned off WiFi, and it returned to normal.

    But with the WiFi radio on, but NOT connected.... it's horrible!
  18. javamann

    javamann Android Enthusiast

    I haven't used them, but there are files that turn WIFI on and off depending on your location. You might try finding and trying one out.

  19. Evo 5oh

    Evo 5oh Android Enthusiast

    My phone also takes forever to charge back up with this update before 35 minutes got a fully charged now 1 hour and its like 98%
  20. mak916

    mak916 Android Expert

    My battery still charges fast, but it also drains fast. I use to get anywhere from 5 1/2 hours of on screen time to 6 1/2, sometimes 7, now I get 4 to 5 hours of on screen time.
  21. BanterandRant

    BanterandRant Member

    I have to agree, after a few days, I've been getting lousy batter life...

    and, prior to Lollipop, it HAD been amazing!
  22. kiz88

    kiz88 Well-Known Member

    I'm not to thrilled with lollipop I had it on my S5 and just don't like the way the menus, colors look etc, I preferred kitkat. It just updated on my Note 4 so I'm stuck with it.

    Only issue so far I have noticed is once in a while the text message app freezes and you can't see you list of everyone you have been texting, I have to shut the app down and it's good again, anyone else?
  23. GeoGoGo

    GeoGoGo Newbie

    Hi Everyone,
    My fiancée and I have run into major network issues since installing the Lollipop update the other day.
    We both are coming from old Galaxy S3s. She got her Note 4 a month ago and absolutely loves it! I got mine 3 days ago and waited until my case arrived to activate mine. Almost immediately after activation, it downloaded Lollipop. Shortly thereafter, her phone updated as well.
    Ever since the update, we can hardly connect to LTE 4G network, 3G, and rarely get more than 1 bar of cell service. In all the same places our S3s had full 4G and cell coverage, the Notes have almost none. The LTE icon will light up, the little sun icon will spin and then it just goes out. Once in a while, the 3G icon will light up for a few moments. We can't even use our GPS as it can never get a data connection.
    I just got off the phone with Sprint and after a while of the tech 'googling' he comes back and tells me that the Note runs on the new Spark network and there is no Spark coverage in my area. So the Note can only use the Spark network and not the normal 4G network? I tell him it worked fine before the update so his suggestion is to uninstall Lollipop. If that doesn't help, I should bring it to a Sprint service center. I don’t want a new phone because I don’t believe the phone is the problem. Not with the exact same issues occurring on to separate phones. Plus, I don’t want to have to buy another $30 glass screen protector.
    Has anyone else had this issue? Can anyone help me out with some suggestions, ideas, answers, opinions? I am so freakin' frustrated right now. Thank you all for the time and have a great day!
    George D.
  24. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    The kitkat update to my note 3 on Verizon caused pretty terrible reception, though it didn't seem quite as bad as what you're experiencing. There's not really not much you can do since there's no way to uninstall lollipop. I suppose you could bitch enough that they give you another phone or activate anther note 4 for you and decline the update.

    Also if you haven't already, do a factory reset on both phones to see if that clears anything up.
  25. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    @GeoGoGo I've merged your post into an existing topic discussion post-Lollipop issues. You may want to scroll up a bit now to see if any of your issues have been addressed. :thumbsupdroid:
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