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Verizon Note 4 Lollipop Update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Canesfan, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Canesfan

    Canesfan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Any news of when the Note 4 Verizon update will be forthcoming?

  2. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    No news as of yet. We probably won't hear much about it until it's actually rolling out. Even when it does I'll probably hold off on updating because you never know what bugs you'll run into. My note 3 endured many months of poor reception after the kitkat update before they finally sent out a fix for the radios.
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  3. I too am on the Verizon network and I'm awaiting the ota arrival of lollipop. I goggle every other day for more info concerning official release dates, but fine nothing. Verizon is extremely hush hush. I successfully received the lollipop 5.0.2 update on my tab s 10.5 and I love it. It's a WiFi edition, but the lollipop experience is so cool.
  4. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    I think it takes Verizon a while longer than the rest of the carriers to dump and test a ton of software you don't want to need into a new image. I just counted and I have 21 Apps disabled on my Verizon Note 4.
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  5. atrain311

    atrain311 Android Expert

    If there's anything I've learned about myself....I have no patience. :)
    Come on. BIG RED!!!
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  6. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    Lollipop is supposedly rolling out today. Who's going to be brave enough to test it out for everyone else:p
  7. javamann

    javamann Android Enthusiast

    How do I opt out of the update. I just want to wait until the fog clears!

  8. QLR1

    QLR1 Newbie

    I've been trying to get the update but nothing so far :(
  9. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    I am not updating to Lollipop since my N4 has very good signal reception, great battery life and performance and have no desire to rock this good boat. Not to mention lose at least 15% of storage space and some older app compatibility due to ART file system.

    Have about 900mb free internal storage, so that should keep the update from force downloading to my device and wasting over 1GB of storage for an update I will not bother with.

    Considering the Note 4 has two entire hours more battery life than the S6, no Lollipop for me to risk that :)
    #9 rushmore, Apr 3, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
  10. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Might want to be careful what you ask for ;) I see no point in updating a device that already IMO truly works great. Lollipop can result in less battery life and will result in a loss of storage space (about 3GB). Not to mention if they messed with the radio firmware to a similar fate as the Note 3. Just say no :)

    Since the known here is the Note 4 already works great, why bother with a very big unknown and update? Makes no sense to me.
    #10 rushmore, Apr 3, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
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  11. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    I agree. It's not like the n4 is running stock android and we're missing out on all of the enhancements a nexus device would receive, and we certainly won't get a timely update with bug fixes like a nexus device would if it seriously borks anything.

    I'm more than willing to hold off ruining a perfectly good phone in exchange for a few visual and performance tweaks.
  12. Rdjr74

    Rdjr74 Android Enthusiast

    Have the update sitting there waiting but haven't taken the plunge yet. Decisions decisions.... I'm actually waiting for some files to download but I plan to do it after that is finished.
  13. QLR1

    QLR1 Newbie

    Just done the complete update. Not too bad. Although, I had to reboot because my phone was frozen. I will do a reset this weekend (just because).
  14. atrain311

    atrain311 Android Expert

    DL it and using it now. Trying to get used to it. At first glance, it feels cosmetic, but I know that's only because I literally just applied it. Glad to have it though.
  15. djclemon

    djclemon Well-Known Member

    Downloaded and been running on it for a few hrs now,seems a lot smoother then kit kat was,seems faster also!
  16. Canesfan

    Canesfan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Being downloaded now.....will report on any significant observations.
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  17. atrain311

    atrain311 Android Expert

    I've only had lollipop for a few hours, but as of now, I've had no change in reception. ...at my house anyway. Haven't gone out much, but I'm at the same dbm as I was prior to update.
    Can't really talk about battery fairly yet, because it's only been a few hours, but so far I've lost 13% in almost 5 hours. But again, I haven't been using my phone yet, since I was busy. I'll give it the attention it needs now.
  18. atrain311

    atrain311 Android Expert

    Now that I'm using my phone, the battery is draining pretty quickly. Since my last post, I've lost almost 20%. Granted, I haven't turned my screen off as I'm putting it through its paces, but that's pretty significant drain.
  19. Canesfan

    Canesfan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Initial Lollipop impressions: favorable, but not perfect. The cons were that the update brought in two games, Cookie Jam and Candy Pop, plus Uber and RTUI Coupons. I'm positive I didn't have those before the update, but they were easily uninstalled.

    The pros include the fact that I swear the phone runs faster, my battery life is good, and I like the changed screens/colors exhibited for messaging, phone screen and contacts. My notifications are a little more detailed and some functions are a little different but are intuitive.

    Will share more impressions with more seat time behind this update.
    #19 Canesfan, Apr 3, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
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  20. atrain311

    atrain311 Android Expert

    Anyone know how to customize the notifications that are shown on your lock screen? I was hoping for notifications alone (think incoming messages), not everything that is typically in my notification shade as I use Widgetsoid and between that and a weather card and the tab that shows my Motorola 360 is tethered there's A LOT going on with my lock screen. Thanks in advance.
    #20 atrain311, Apr 4, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2015
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  21. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    Any site for a direct download? I am on Cricket with my Verizon Note 4 and can't get to Verizon's update site and upgrade assistant is not working either.
  22. Blue218

    Blue218 Android Enthusiast

    Got my update today around 1400. Noe the only text message, email notification is the stupid whistle.....won't change....wtf
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  23. Blue218

    Blue218 Android Enthusiast

    Currently doing factory reset.....Didn't help...ug....still stuck on the whistle?
    #23 Blue218, Apr 4, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015
  24. WPWoodJr

    WPWoodJr Member

    So far Lollipop update sucks. New junky apps loaded, but worse is the System Process which is burning CPU at a rate of 14%. There goes the battery life I had grown to love. Rebooting does not help.
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  25. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    I've had the update for a couple of days now. Aside from the obvious Lollipop changes I see no difference. Battery life doesn't appear to have been changed (for better or for worse), all of my settings remain the way that I had them, all of the apps that I use still behave the same. The phone seemed a little laggy for the first few hours after it was installed, but that cleared up and it's working at normal speeds now.
    I expected to have to do a factory reset after a major update like this, but so far I don't see any reason too.

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