For those who dont wont to upgrade dont because there is no need for it. I think this is maybe the most bugfree kitkat device out there. And here is one more feature they cut from kitkat. MHL streaming, screen off. Now that is a big feature for me. For those who want to upgrade, upgrade there is no problem. Only downside is smoothness downgrade by 10 procent overall. Seems that app animations cant be turned off!
Sd400 is getting very hot at 55c something that never happend in kitkat which was at 42c max no matter what you do.
I fint know if I have bugfree unit but I never had any problems on my device except app crashes on the first version like Bluetooth and camera but I have fix it with couple of resets. Overall drawbacks for me is no visible silent mode but there is a substitute for that in notification "don't disturb button" landscape mode in home screen/appdrawer and white background with black fonts in appdrawer. No sms time stamp. Everything else have no effect for me. Now something positive. New smart keyboard with build in swipe mode, no need for Google keyboard anymore. Downloadable launguage packs. Two language prediction at the same time. No app crashes. Flash light notification in settings build in. No animation hiccups when animation turned off in developer mode. Battery seems to be holding pretty well after 2-3 full discharge recharge cycles. Not so good realtime est to zero but it needs fresh readings by cycles Battery calibration! Screen recording enabled, voice call recorder enabled. Es file explorer write to external card permission fixed. Chromecast working without any problem. App notification dedicated in settings not in programs but it's dedicated now. Video player works when locking screen by power button. This is some of New features and there is more. Now I've upgraded because of warranty policy which day if the device is not user friendly or useless even after 1 year warranty I can return product in 3 years after purchase. So far so good so I will try to find essential bugs like drop call big,drop data big just to return device but everything seems to work bugfree.
Uh... after i read post from Punisher... i think that im not updated my l90...
Android27, 23 Apr 2015The screen bug is irritating. Besides that, and the few changes, there is no loss in produc... moreI've updated too. One time soft reset and one time hard reset just to clean junk. I see some stuff too. There is new features but also cuts. For usb mtp multi mode i understand they cut the view option its in recognition mode by usb and then you select, lesser space in rom. Then you have usb internet moved to connection mode, all visible now. Much more function in settings but cuts are. No landscape home launcher mode. Remote contorl in notification doesnt change by holding but by single tap. No lockscreen widget any more. App ops doesnt work in lollipop. No sms time stamp any more. Video merged with gallery. Now this is a biggy for me. No background change option in appdrawer. Why. I need white background with black fonts cause of sun :) lock screen knock code works without bug! No original app statistic not in use! No roboto font! Homescreen need more dedicated option shortcut not just google and opera mini. Video smart screen not visible any more think its merged with smartscreen. Daydream much better now! Baterryguru not working any more. No refresh option what so ever. Think that project volta is taking over now. Energy mode enables cpu and perfomance control but it doesnt explain what it does. Now thay did this cuts because of low priority and maintaning phone under class by default. Thats why those cuts but at same time some other stuff. Ram managment is more realtime now. Not so much but there is a difference. Alarm moved to clock. I will check antutu if there is any perfomance boost
Punisher, 23 Apr 2015Lollipop upgrade is now available for D405 and its the same version as D410 which is V20a. Now... moreThe screen bug is irritating.
Besides that, and the few changes, there is no loss in productivity.
Punisher, 19 Apr 2015Its not hardware issue on this device because SD400 can handle fast charge up to 1.5A accordin... moreWell, that's a relief then and here I thought that the L90 wasn't capable of charging quickly.
Which reminds me, of the 1.5A stock charger itself. I got the 2.1A charger too, but sadly the charging had no effect on it. I hope that this kernel theory is correct.
Lollipop upgrade is now available for D405 and its the same version as D410 which is V20a. Now i wonder what is V20b in source code. Is that the later stability update? As i remember there where 2 or 3 updates prior to lollipop and every single one of them where at 4 months update cycle and before this one the latest update was somewhere in december-januari. Is that the new lg update policy?
Source code for d405 is out so for anyone who wants to upgrade count about 2 months from now there will be an upgrade. For me i will wait and see feedback
Android27, 19 Apr 2015No it's not about Lollipop, but the hardware itself. Asus Zenfone 2, for example, supports 'Fa... moreIts not hardware issue on this device because SD400 can handle fast charge up to 1.5A according to qualcomm website. Maybe usb connector cant handle it
I have charger that maximum output is 3A and have 4 ports.
Its a kernel issue thats why i asked about lollipop if they have changed that. Maybe custom rom can enable fast charge if there is one for that purpose. Will wait for news about lollipop otherwise i will root and upgrade to cyanogen 12 or later about a year after i buy a new phone
nick, 18 Apr 2015Im owner of D405N, single sim version. So, give me advice, please. Update or not update LG? I ... moreCheck with folks in your region. The update is not the same for all versions and even on the same version, for different regions.
For example I cannot disable shutter sound on the D410, but some of the owners in other parts of the world are able to.
Search XDA for more info.
FYI there is no bug which will prevent you from running an app or something along those lines. It is a fully functional update, and a few changes in the ROM which might or might not annoy you (for the most part, you will be pleased)
Punisher, 18 Apr 2015I hope they will fix any problems in stability update and i hope they will continue support fo... moreNo it's not about Lollipop, but the hardware itself. Asus Zenfone 2, for example, supports 'Fastcharge' so a 2.1A charger can work wonders on it.
The L90, sadly, doesn't seems to support that feature and the max that it accepts is 720mA (I used a 2.1A charger)
But still, it charges quite fast with that charger. I recall that the stock charger was not bad either. However, I never had the chance to test its output as it stopped working after 4 months and I stumbled upon the app (which measures current output) only after it broke down.
Its an opinion thing. Yes as i have heard its full of bugs. I personally will not update at all because everything works very well on latest kitkat update. Why update if it works and there is no bugs. Wait for lollipop update v20c/d. I will update when Lg comes with offical update 5.1 news. The only thing which doesnt work very well with some apps on kitkat is art runtime. Some apps doesnt work properly but why change to art when dalvik is stable!
Im owner of D405N, single sim version. So, give me advice, please. Update or not update LG? I read all around that update 5.0.x have a lot bug and that is better to stay on factory Kitkat. Thank you very much!
Android27, 16 Apr 2015No, this has to be region specific.
For example, the camera shutter sound option is differe... moreI hope they will fix any problems in stability update and i hope they will continue support for this device like 5.1 etc.
Can you check if lollipop have fast charge if you have any more powerfull charger of course. Tnx
AnonD-387032, 16 Apr 2015Does anyone known how it's GPS signal at this phone ? Does it has signal whey you are in the c... moreYes it have good gps signal when using third party software like navigon but keep in mind!!! that new google maps is different now. It doesnt work anymore on batterymode in realtime positioning!!! This have nothing to do with gps signal, by the way it uses data network for fecthing position. Only gps and high position works in google maps for realtime tracking!
Does anyone known how it's GPS signal at this phone ? Does it has signal whey you are in the car without keep it at the window, or when it's cloudy ?
Punisher, 14 Apr 2015Thats what im trying yo say. It seems that lollipop is new jelly bean. Full of bugs. And now i... moreNo, this has to be region specific.
For example, the camera shutter sound option is different for some other D410 users. I confirmed it on XDA.
This HAS to be region specific. I'll just wait for one last update, then flash CM12 or other ROM. They have performance enhancements and additional functions over the Stock ROM. The only downside to it being the degradation in camera quality, but then, phone cameras aren't meant for photography anyway.