Punisher, 23 Mar 2015No mine is d405 international unlocked.
Im not sure i will upgrade untill i see V20***b*** or... moreHmmm...then you might not have had an update, yet.
Why, what happened to your old LG phone ? I'm suspecing something terrible happened, or else, updates aren't that toxic.
I could've continued with my old ways, but I finally managed to jump the other side. Still, it wouldn't matter. Really, Lollipop would make not much of a difference except for eye candy (more on that later) so you're better off without taking the risk (if you are on root access)
Now that I'm done with backups and all that, I should update my comments regarding the update.
I used 'Superbackup' to create backups of nearly EVERYTHING. Calls, messages, contacts and even apps. The folder where the backup was parked, weighed in around a GB worth of data.
Tried updating via phone but unfortunately it ran into problems soon after the download finished. The update came to a halt within the first few seconds of the process with a strange 0x1111000 error message and so did my life. The process exited itself with a message that I'm on root access and hence, no updates for you.
A big punch to the face, if you consider how trivial the issue seems.
I gave it one more try by first unrooting via 'SuperSU' app (knowning that it still does not reset the LG RCT counter) hoping to get the update to working but strangely, it began downloading the garangutan file AGAIN !
I almost gave up but before doing so, for the sake of throroughness, I thought I should give it a last try, only this time using the LG Tool on my Laptop and NOT via phone. So this time around, the update weighed in around 1107mb and fortunately, IT WORKED !
So now I'm on Lollipop, however I still performed a factory reset just in case it ran buggy with all that data but no, everything went fine. I have a few observations though,
1. Swiping up from the bottom to access Quickmemo is GONE. (dunno of some new shortcut)
2. Tapping on time/date at the top notification bar doesn't takes you to its setting
3. Home screen rotation GONE
4. I miss this badly but swipe animation in lockscreen (old LG G2 style) is GONE TOO
5. An option to download one free dictionary, but who uses stock dictionary anyway
6. Lockscreen widgets GONE (well, that's bad)
7. Face unlock buried deep within settings (nobody should use it anyway)
8. Home screen swipe effect, the default one on Kitkat, GONE
9. Apps take longer to install, but quicker to launch
10. Keyboard upgraded with more customizations including swype
11. Sliding the volume sliders don't play the preview anymore (but play inside settings)
12. Notifications settings for apps under sounds added
13. Tapping battery icon under settings won't take you to stats (trivial)
There are many more settings that I'm discovering at the time of posting, but my GREATEST GRIPE is that they removed widgets for lock screen. I prefer using stock settings to a third party app. Why fix what's not broken ? Anyway, the UI is really something to experience. Much easier on the eyes, hence little to no distraction.
Except a few cosmetic changes, there isn't much of a difference in moving from Kitkat to Lollipop, though it is a bit early to predict. It is commendable that the update isn't as buggy as those who commented (on the D410 page) made it out to be, but I do not miss the 4.4.2 days much.
Hope this helps.
AnonD-379060, 25 Mar 2015When I turn on my Wi-Fi, the screen freezes and becomes black and after that it goes back to t... moreNope. Do a hard reset after updating to LP, or if you're on KK, then try restarting the phone.
When I turn on my Wi-Fi, the screen freezes and becomes black and after that it goes back to the normal look.Does anyone has the same problem?
Punisher, 23 Mar 2015No mine is d405 international unlocked. Im not sure i will upgrade untill i see V20***b*** or... moreI agree with you man. Kitkat 4.4.2 is walkin, talkin and runnin smooth. I better wait w android 5 when all probz are solved i will give it a try.
Android27, 23 Mar 2015I haven't updated as I have a lot of backing up to do. I don't want to lose important data, co... moreNo mine is d405 international unlocked.
Im not sure i will upgrade untill i see V20***b*** or **c** in lg open source. I will not make same misstake twice as i did with my old lg phone. Im on kitkat v10d and its flawless. If i want lollipop i will buy new phone anyway. Dont want to mess up something that works perfectly!
Punisher, 22 Mar 2015Is it stable? Bugs? App crashes?I haven't updated as I have a lot of backing up to do. I don't want to lose important data, comprising mostly text files and messages.
Besides, the update is ONLY for the D410 (dual SIM) in select countries. So if I remember correctly, the update for T-Mobile D405 is yet to be released. Assuming you're on that particular model.
Go through the D410 comments here on GSMArena and you might gain some insight into the problems, but for the most part, the bugs aren't massive. At least not enough to disrupt your workflow.
Also, while I'm at it, go through these threads
Finally, I should let you have a peek at the message that I've yet to dismiss while I'm in the process of making copies of backups
Here, straight from my phone,
After using it for almost a year, the phone is seamless after all the rooting and customization. It with stands all, But the battery back is the only with the wavy graphs. Rest the graphics performance and all the features which is in-built are Awesome.
Its a handy phone with many tweaks and customization.
Some of my favys are:
-Memo (with individual memo locks)
-Call blocking and privacy keeper
-Messaging theme, management for spam and saved msgs
-Pop-up call and msgs
-Best feature comes in when u put the Quick window cover
KUDOS for LG !!!
Awaiting for similar budget oriented smartphones from LG
Kuukkelih, 22 Mar 2015Been using this exact phone for a year now, no problems what so ever, really good phone.I own the phone. Question is not about the phone but about lollipop upgrade!!!
Punisher, 22 Mar 2015Is it stable? Bugs? App crashes?Been using this exact phone for a year now, no problems what so ever, really good phone.
Please note that the following applies to D410.
Update already released here 2-3 days ago. This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that an update was available.
Actually, the backstory is, that I had turned off the notifications because I had no hope for an update. However, I think it is due the lack of expectation that made the discovery even sweeter.
Oh, and while I'm at it, I should also mention that the update weighs in around 700mb+ and that you NEED TO BE ON STOCK ROM to receive it. Root or No Root, doesn't matter, but the ROM should be Stock, no Custom ROMs.
I can't upload the pic at the moment, but I'm sure the update is more 700mb+
navid, 21 Mar 2015Will d405 get the lollipop as well as d410? Most probably
pop, 18 Mar 2015i vent to the service and they replaced my screen with death pixels and touch panel and put th... moreGreat, i'm happy, LG service centers are supporting their customers at some places. and congratulation for your fixed phone. I know all the L series phones have dead pixels issue, Anyway. You can install this app "Dead pixel test" and run test on dark screen.
AnonD-358362, 15 Mar 2015I've also noticed some dead pixels. My phone is in warranty period but I'm afraid if i claim ... morei vent to the service and they replaced my screen with death pixels and touch panel and put the new sowtvare for free in my waranty period.Now i dont have death pixels and i am so happy.
red, 18 Mar 2015Update for Lolipop is released andriod Where? In Croatia still nothing
Yes, android 5.0 coming. India test country. So about one or two months we will get it. Great. New apps new UI almost the same from lg g3 new remote everything
pop, 22 Feb 2015Does anubody notice problem with screen like death pixels?I've also noticed some dead pixels. My phone is in warranty period but I'm afraid if i claim to change its lcd screen or to the phone, there is a chance I'll get more dead pixels than this in replacd phone l90. I've heard most of the sony and lg phone display have this problem of dead pixels. this is my unfortunate that i bought this phone over moto g2 or samsung s3.
Android27, 11 Mar 2015I'm using Airdroid, with a little workaround to external SD card limitation.
Here, use this... moreI have manually fixed the SD card bug on my rooted phone, just as those apps do - but it appeared not to help for Route66, maps were still stored in the phone memory.
However, today I discovered that now the phone function System->General->Apps->[problem app]->"move to SD card" works for the application data such as maps; and from then on, Route66 automatically saves new maps there too!
This may work similarly for other software as well.
So, I'm happy again with this phone, as the problem with limited available user memory was easily fixed after all.