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  1. GregMargie's Avatar
    Lollipop for the Note 4 is version 5.0.1 and so far I haven't heard anything bad from anyone who has received it.
    Well, that's encouraging.....hope it plays out that way. Only time will tell.
    02-24-2015 02:03 PM
  2. MD Trading's Avatar
    Yeah! good
    i also prefer the battery of moto x 2014

    You are better off with the moto x 2014. The battery life on the nexus 6 is very bad from my reading and reviews.

    Amazing Verizon Galaxy Note 4
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    02-24-2015 03:19 PM
  3. Syn1cal's Avatar
    5.0.2 was pushed to my 3 year old NExus 7...
    02-24-2015 03:26 PM
  4. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    As stated, factory reset the phone. ALWAYS factory reset the phone after a major update. It sucks but it is necessary IMO.
    Basically, all you really need to do is clear the cache partition.
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    02-24-2015 05:34 PM
  5. ireknole's Avatar
    Basically, all you really need to do is clear the cache partition.
    I did that already, but it didn't solve the problem. I just did a factory reset and my phone is still setting up again. I'll know tomorrow if it helped.
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    02-24-2015 07:24 PM
  6. GregMargie's Avatar
    Basically, all you really need to do is clear the cache partition.
    Thank you. Hmmm, that's good to know if it works, rather than having the hassle of full factory reset.
    02-24-2015 09:38 PM
  7. the tall guy's Avatar
    That's the European version eh? So it's not as yea-and-nea as AC makes it out to be?

    from a dark Note 4📡
    Yeah, that's the European version, but it's evidence that Samsung are taking their time with the Note 4 update for Lollipop, which they should. I am looking forward to receiving it
    02-25-2015 02:55 AM
  8. the tall guy's Avatar
    Well, that's encouraging.....hope it plays out that way. Only time will tell.
    Exactly, I'm not in any major rush for it, but it doesn't stop me from checking twice a day to see if I have an update lol. Samsung have taken their time with the lollipop release for the Note 4 so you know they will get it right when it finally gets released worldwide.
    02-25-2015 02:56 AM
  9. ranajit saha's Avatar
    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy s5 on Verizon, which was killed by the lollipop update. It's sluggish, has app crashes, and horrible battery life.

    How does the note 4 fare on lollipop? I'm eligible for an upgrade in April and I'm looking at either the note 4 or nexus 6.

    After experiencing the sluggishness of Samsung devices (s3 and s5) after about a year of use, I'm really considering jumping ship to the nexus line.
    You would be so foolish to compare note series with the S series. I owned s4, note 3 & now I am having note 4 (android 4.4.4). Also I have used s3 and note 2 for quite long time. So I can feel the difference between S & note series. Note series is faaaarr better than S in every department. No lag, no bug and great battery life in note. I am just stunned by the note 4. Unbelievably fast it is!!!
    Though I haven't got lollipop yet but I don't think you will suffer buying a note 4 like you did in case of s3 & s5. S series always gives you headache.
    I haven't used nexus 6 so can't comment on that. But that's not a bad phone either. But note 4 is definitely better than nexus 6 if you have no problem with late updates. In nexus you won't get the advantages of touchwiz. Yes note 4 UI is much better.
    Don't know about android auto.

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    02-25-2015 06:21 AM
  10. Closingracer's Avatar
    You would be so foolish to compare note series with the S series. I owned s4, note 3 & now I am having note 4 (android 4.4.4). Also I have used s3 and note 2 for quite long time. So I can feel the difference between S & note series. Note series is faaaarr better than S in every department. No lag, no bug and great battery life in note. I am just stunned by the note 4. Unbelievably fast it is!!!
    Though I haven't got lollipop yet but I don't think you will suffer buying a note 4 like you did in case of s3 & s5. S series always gives you headache.
    I haven't used nexus 6 so can't comment on that. But that's not a bad phone either. But note 4 is definitely better than nexus 6 if you have no problem with late updates. In nexus you won't get the advantages of touchwiz. Yes note 4 UI is much better.
    Don't know about android auto.

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    Foolish ? It's the same underlying os ....the difference is the s pen but that's it . Hardware wise the s5 has the snapdragon 801 cpu and 2gb of ram while the note 4 has the snapdragon 805 cpu and 3GB of ram. Some have different exynos CPUs but same amount of ram except I think one model of the s5 which has the 805 and 3gb of ram I think. The cpu is fine but I would guess the underlying cause for any lag on the s5 is the 1gb less of ram which is an issue with Samsung putting on so much bloat imo


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    02-25-2015 09:34 AM
  11. ranajit saha's Avatar
    Foolish ? It's the same underlying os ....the difference is the s pen but that's it . Hardware wise the s5 has the snapdragon 801 cpu and 2gb of ram while the note 4 has the snapdragon 805 cpu and 3GB of ram. Some have different exynos CPUs but same amount of ram except I think one model of the s5 which has the 805 and 3gb of ram I think. The cpu is fine but I would guess the underlying cause for any lag on the s5 is the 1gb less of ram which is an issue with Samsung putting on so much bloat imo


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    Yes that RAM is an issue. But if you compare (n+1)th generation S with nth generation note (both have same RAM), you will see note gives much better experience, note never lags never gets too hot after few months which I faced for both the S series devices but no note device gave me any kind of problem. If you keep aside the special features like upgraded camera etc previous generation's note is also better than the current S. Obviously the the new CPU will give you faster response but that if you compare the devices both used for 6 months or so you will find note is better.

    My S3 S4 both the devices were getting too hot, had charging issue, battery drainage, severe other problems for which I had to replace the motherboards of both the devices. In fact I had to change motherboard of s3 twice. But I never had an issue with any of my note.

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    02-25-2015 11:12 AM
  12. Closingracer's Avatar
    Yes that RAM is an issue. But if you compare (n+1)th generation S with nth generation note (both have same RAM), you will see note gives much better experience, note never lags never gets too hot after few months which I faced for both the S series devices but no note device gave me any kind of problem. If you keep aside the special features like upgraded camera etc previous generation's note is also better than the current S. Obviously the the new CPU will give you faster response but that if you compare the devices both used for 6 months or so you will find note is better.

    My S3 S4 both the devices were getting too hot, had charging issue, battery drainage, severe other problems for which I had to replace the motherboards of both the devices. In fact I had to change motherboard of s3 twice. But I never had an issue with any of my note.

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    I had a s2 skyrocket , s3,s4 , note 3 and note 4 and never noticed a huge difference .... The Galaxy s6 will be perfectly fine with its improved specs over the note 4 and then note 5 will up that then s7 ...


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    02-25-2015 11:14 AM
  13. ireknole's Avatar
    I just wanted to report back on my s5, I did the dreaded factory reset, and the phone seems to be much better. The battery life still seems to suck, but I haven't had any trouble with lag and app closes.

    Thank you everyone for your thoughts on the note. It does sound like the best option for my upgrade.
    02-25-2015 01:48 PM
  14. GregMargie's Avatar
    I just wanted to report back on my s5, I did the dreaded factory reset, and the phone seems to be much better. The battery life still seems to suck, but I haven't had any trouble with lag and app closes.

    Thank you everyone for your thoughts on the note. It does sound like the best option for my upgrade.
    That's Great to hear! I'm wondering if perhaps you need a New Battery too! They are pretty inexpensive......but if you are close moving to a new phone, you might not want to bother!
    02-25-2015 02:25 PM
  15. ireknole's Avatar
    That's Great to hear! I'm wondering if perhaps you need a New Battery too! They are pretty inexpensive......but if you are close moving to a new phone, you might not want to bother!
    O jeez I hope not! This phone is less than a year old. The battery was fine before the update.
    02-25-2015 08:29 PM
  16. qbnkelt's Avatar
    So all of the bugs that people are experiencing on Lollipop can be eliminated by doing a factory reset after the update? This is indeed good news for me, since I was planning on waiting a month or two after the update was available to see what people were experiencing. But if it runs great after a factory reset, that's even better. I don't mind doing factory resets. In fact I usually do one every 3-4 months no matter what device I'm on just to keep things fresh. I have signing into my accounts, setting up my preferences, and setting up my home screens down to an art .
    Ugh I dread all that. I used to love tinkering with everything but recently I've lost my patience.

    I think my old BlackBerry's annoying need for constant tinkering and leaks and ALL the stupid device drama killed it for me.

    I'd try to avoid resets if I can.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
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    02-26-2015 04:58 AM
  17. ansa82's Avatar
    Basically, all you really need to do is clear the cache partition.
    Remind me how to clear cache....thanks! !

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    02-26-2015 05:04 AM
  18. Preach2k's Avatar
    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy s5 on Verizon, which was killed by the lollipop update. It's sluggish, has app crashes, and horrible battery life.

    How does the note 4 fare on lollipop? I'm eligible for an upgrade in April and I'm looking at either the note 4 or nexus 6.

    After experiencing the sluggishness of Samsung devices (s3 and s5) after about a year of use, I'm really considering jumping ship to the nexus line.
    My wife and daughter have the Verizon S5 both phones are still running like champs after the update. I had to do a factory reset on my daughters S5 because hers stopped working on WiFi. Other then that there has been no issues with their phones.

    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    02-26-2015 05:25 AM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Remind me how to clear cache....thanks! !

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    One easy way is to go to Settings~~>Storage~~> click on Cached Data and select 'OK', of course, to clear the cache.


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    02-26-2015 07:28 AM
  20. GregMargie's Avatar
    Remind me how to clear cache....thanks! !

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    I actually copied and saved this info to my Evernote that a gracious member posted a few days ago. I am really Sorry I didn't note who it was to give them credit. I really appreciated these detailed instructions!

    To wipe the cache partition, follow these steps:
    1. Turn the device off.
    2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time:
    • Volume Up key
    • Home key
    • Power key.
    3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power and Home key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key.
    4. Continue holding the Volume Up key until the Android System Recovery menu displays and then release. This step may take several seconds.
    5. Press the Volume Down key to highlight 'wipe cache partition.'
    6. Press the Power key to select.
    7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, 'Reboot system now' is highlighted.
    8. Press the Power key to restart the device.
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    02-26-2015 11:27 AM
  21. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    You would be so foolish to compare note series with the S series. I owned s4, note 3 & now I am having note 4 (android 4.4.4). Also I have used s3 and note 2 for quite long time. So I can feel the difference between S & note series. Note series is faaaarr better than S in every department. No lag, no bug and great battery life in note. I am just stunned by the note 4. Unbelievably fast it is!!!
    Though I haven't got lollipop yet but I don't think you will suffer buying a note 4 like you did in case of s3 & s5. S series always gives you headache.
    I haven't used nexus 6 so can't comment on that. But that's not a bad phone either. But note 4 is definitely better than nexus 6 if you have no problem with late updates. In nexus you won't get the advantages of touchwiz. Yes note 4 UI is much better.
    Don't know about android auto.

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    I agree the note 4 is by far the best phone . but I do get some lag though. Do you have a lot of apps?

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    02-26-2015 02:37 PM
  22. Najkoq's Avatar
    I live in sweden and the update hasn't come ETA yet, however you can go to sammobile and get the update that way. I have only had the note 4 with lollipop two days and so far I'm loving it, l like the looks and the handling, but we'll see further on, some hiccups I will expect, time will tell...
    02-26-2015 04:36 PM
  23. ranajit saha's Avatar
    I agree the note 4 is by far the best phone . but I do get some lag though. Do you have a lot of apps?

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    I have around 75-80 apps. Mine is snapdragon version. I haven't experienced any lag till now.

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    02-26-2015 09:25 PM
  24. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have around 75-80 apps. Mine is snapdragon version. I haven't experienced any lag till now.

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    Are you using the TouchWiz launcher? That can cause lag. If so recommend replacing it with Nova or Apex. Also, with Dev options enabled, change animations scales from from 1x to .5x for Windows animation, Transition animation, and Animator.

    Those should make a marked reduction on any lag you're seeing.


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    02-27-2015 02:34 AM
  25. Skeediddley's Avatar
    Hi everyone. A complete droid-noob signing in.

    I made the move from the walled garden of apples a couple of weeks ago. The Note 4 is my first droid.. And what a droid! So far I'm loving the phone, the freedom, the customisation, the uploads, the downloads, the sd, the camera and even the google ecosystem. Honeymoon for sure... but so far.. so good!

    Being naturally a bleeding edge kind of guy, and having the advantage of having a brand new phone with nothing to lose, I decided to upgrade to lollipop straight away. I figured there was nothing on the phone anyway, so a factory reset was no biggie. So I got the unlock code from o2 in the UK, gave it a reset and a cache wipe and flashed my Note with the German Sammobile 5.01 Rom.

    Has only been a week, but so far its been mostly good. Apps all work fine (not too many crashes I can remember) Havent seen any lag at all using either TouchWiz or Nova. Overall - the thing runs like a beast!

    I have encountered one hiccup however: Spontaneous battery discharging. Everything seemed fine up until now... averaging a couple of days standby and 4-5 hrs OST. But then last night it inexplicably lost 25% battery overnight. Thats with Mobile Data and Location off, and a generally notification-pruned system. Have taken advice from these forums and have disabled bloat and unnecessary notifications. Have also installed GSAM to keep an eye on it. Will give it another week or so to see If I can narrow it down.

    Not sure wether this is specifically lollipop related or not however? May just be a rogue app. Will update as I go along.

    Thanks for all the great advice and tips that I have already benefitted from despite this being my first post
    02-27-2015 03:30 AM
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