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  1. 420benz's Avatar
    With all of the problems people are having on this forum, I am reluctant to up grade. What are the advantages if any.Thanks
    06-27-2015 06:08 PM
  2. michaelm2052's Avatar
    My honest opinion is no, don't update. Samsung already uses touchwiz which already sucks and that will still be the case in updating it to lollipop. There is no difference really as far as the system or anything its still going to be the ****ty OS unless you can load a new ROM to it with a backup but I haven't really kept watch on what everyone is working on lately.

    Sent from my Z970 using Tapatalk
    06-27-2015 06:20 PM
  3. Princepia's Avatar
    My honest opinion is update. I'm on a Canadian variant, and updating without factory resetting, I've had no issues. I still get 6 hours SoT on moderate to heavy usage. Yes it took some adjustments with the new notifications and things, but I feel I need to not get stuck in the past and embrace change.

    This way I don't end up being the old guy saying "Back in my day android was blah blah blah..." and when someone hands me their latest and greatest android smartphone, I don't feel like a lost *****.

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    06-27-2015 08:48 PM
  4. 420benz's Avatar
    I am using Nova and love it. Will switching to lollypop effect that?
    06-27-2015 09:37 PM
  5. zeuswsu's Avatar
    From your other posts I know you are on verizon. Their lollipop upgrade in particular seems to be giving a lot of people issues. I recently downgraded back to kit kat after having so many issues with verizon lollipop myself. I'd recommend staying on kit kat until they come out with the 5.1.1 update in the future that hopefully doesn't have so many bugs
    06-28-2015 06:07 AM
  6. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    Don't update, lollipop sucks !

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    06-28-2015 07:12 AM
  7. li2327's Avatar
    The update will not affect you using Nova. I updated and still use Nova from time to time with no issues.

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    06-28-2015 07:15 AM
  8. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Lollipop is the worst thing that can ever happen to your Note 4! don't install that garbage OS!
    06-28-2015 07:37 AM
  9. Patricia Wanless's Avatar
    Don't update. Lollipop is terrible. I have the Samsung 4 - was a great phone until they upgraded it. Charge went from 100% overnight to 20%. All apps were closed down, took Wi-Fi off and it still remained the same. It would turn itself off without any warning. I could go on and on. By Friday past I had had enough and took it to the Samsung shop. I explained the situation - to my surprise, he said it was the battery just by looking at the phone. Strange!! He showed me the battery and unbeknown to me it had been swelling up inside the phone and that was the reason for all my probs. I had to leave my phone with them for 1 hr so they could have a good look at it. What a difference - my phone is like new again. The engineer said this was a major problem with S4 and they rolled out Lollipop before it was properly tested. I will say,in closing, Samsung were absolutely brill. No hassle in replacing the battery. One happy customer. Apologies for babbling.

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    06-28-2015 08:48 AM
  10. Ambivalencetech's Avatar
    It's not an easy answer I think. I'm still on 4.4.4. but I've started noticing only a couple apps not working on KK as it was and should or new apps not compatible with KK. This trend is likely to increase although probably not for mainstream apps but it's something to keep in mind. The main reason I haven't gone to lollipop is I'm rooted with xposed and my current setup has great performance. The main issue I've seen on the forums after updating to lollipop is a slight battery hit even after OS optimization. If you have or get an extra battery that probably won't be too bad. That said I'll wait a little longer before I make the leap.
    06-28-2015 09:04 AM
  11. philip42's Avatar
    Lollipop is terrible. So many bugs. You'll feel like you've got an old phone if you upgrade. I upgraded and downgraded back to Kitkat. Happy I did and have no regrets. I've also disabled the update app. I'm going to wait and see what happens with 5.1.1.

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    06-28-2015 09:09 AM
  12. faith3935's Avatar
    Lollipop is terrible. So many bugs. You'll feel like you've got an old phone if you upgrade. I upgraded and downgraded back to Kitkat. Happy I did and have no regrets. I've also disabled the update app. I'm going to wait and see what happens with 5.1.1.

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    Can you disable the update app on the AT&T version?
    06-28-2015 09:15 AM
  13. Patricia Wanless's Avatar
    Hi Philip I was told by the Samsung guy that I couldn't revert back to Kit-Kat. Was he lying to me!!!

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    06-28-2015 09:18 AM
  14. skatergirl's Avatar
    I like Lollipop. The Verizon advanced calling is great with other advanced callers and overall call quality is still very good. The smart lock feather is worth my only Lollipop issue, which is a slight battery drain. No other Lollipop problems for me.
    06-28-2015 09:59 AM
  15. philip42's Avatar
    Hi Philip I was told by the Samsung guy that I couldn't revert back to Kit-Kat. Was he lying to me!!!

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    Hi there,

    I'm in Ireland with the F version of the device. I can downgrade to Kitkat and disable the update also. In the States it may be a different matter. I had the S4 before this and wasn't able to downgrade after updating the firmware.

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    06-28-2015 02:04 PM
  16. shaleem's Avatar
    Honestly, I haven't had one single problem with lollipop. I'm on AT&T. Now, I'm not the power user that I suspect many of you are, but I've not had battery issues or any other issues since I updated.
    06-28-2015 06:44 PM
  17. faith3935's Avatar
    Honestly, I haven't had one single problem with lollipop. I'm on AT&T. Now, I'm not the power user that I suspect many of you are, but I've not had battery issues or any other issues since I updated.
    I guess it varies. I got Bluetooth issues on mines on Lollipop thus the reason why I'm trying to sell mines. On Kit Kit it was hardly an issue
    06-28-2015 08:28 PM
  18. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Wait it out.

    Note 4 users have been complaining day and night about Lollipop's issues.
    06-29-2015 10:53 AM
  19. muzzy996's Avatar
    Aside from lock screen, notifications and advanced calling features are there really any must have features in LP though? Those things mean nothing to me so there'd have to be a darned good reason to go through the hassle of getting my root tweaks working again in LP to compel me to switch.
    06-29-2015 12:01 PM
  20. 420benz's Avatar
    I keep seeing Kit Kat in many posts and don't know if it is insalled on my phone. How can I find out?
    06-29-2015 02:06 PM
  21. t11rmh's Avatar
    Depends on who your carrier is. Some carrier updates are horrendous. I have an unlocked one in England and the update is great.

    Posted via a kicking Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    06-29-2015 04:32 PM
  22. ericmazariegos's Avatar
    DO NOT UPDATE! I updated to lollipop as soon as it came out for the note on tmobile and I can't tell how big of a mistake that was! the performance was lackluster and the battery life went down the drain. specifically, standby time. I could no longer go a fully day without needing to charge my battery. mind you, I'm talking WORK day here, not even 24 hours. all the white was an unbearable strain, especially on an amoled screens since the quality of whites on these screens are still of lower quality than on lcd panels. biggest minor annoyance that actually hindered my everyday use: the clear all button for notifications was moved to the bottom of the screen when you pulled down the notification panel. thus, swiping it back up sometimes resulted in misclicking the clear all button, effectively clearing all of your notifications. that sucked. so I finally downgraded to 4,4,4 and it wasn't as hard as I thought it might be. even if it is a bit advanced to do, the benefits over having a stable os make it undoubtedly worthwhile.

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    06-29-2015 05:16 PM
  23. 420benz's Avatar
    It says 5.0.1 I guess I have lolypop. Maybe thats why it is so slow.
    06-29-2015 05:44 PM
  24. 420benz's Avatar
    Based on what you guys have said about Lillypop. How can I disable or delete it and install Kit Kat?
    06-29-2015 05:50 PM
  25. Sergiusz Jasper's Avatar
    Note 4 with lollipop and Nova pro and no problem at all get easily 6 hrs on screen and still power left.. Don't understand why ppl complain so much

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    06-29-2015 06:01 PM
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