1. Jhett's Avatar
    So I read on the main page that Verizon had pushed out a security update on Friday. (I THINK it was Friday. Whichever....) I went to grab that and it said that Android 6 (Marshmallow) was available. I went ahead with the download and install option. Is there anything I should be looking out for? The download is 41% complete. Should I cancel and run away? LOL. All joking aside, when did this update hit? I don't remember seeing anything about it.
    06-27-2016 01:30 PM
  2. sinfoman's Avatar
    As to when, see THIS LINK. As to good information, see THIS LINK. As to best practices, EVERY time I have an update to a new OS (I have Sprint MM, BTW), I will ALWAYS BACKUP and factory reset my phone. You'll thank me. Short version: The install files to go from A to B (or in this case, L to M ) make the registry all kinds of wonky. FR will help remove all the duplicate/erroneous registry entries. This has usefulness on batery life, app usage, etc. Happy "Dozing." Since i updated to M, I've turned on EVERYTHING except BT (Wi-Fi, GPS, smart Lock, etc.) and still get 1.5 days out of moderate usage and 2 out of light. It's AMAZING.
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    06-27-2016 01:45 PM
  3. Jhett's Avatar
    Thank you for the information. Nice to hear that battery life may improve. I wonder how long I have been sitting on that upgrade. LOL....
    06-27-2016 02:10 PM
  4. Stalonage's Avatar
    Think it's been out for a bit
    06-27-2016 02:58 PM
  5. pduffer's Avatar
    That was an update to the version of Marshmallow already pushed out a few weeks ago. I had already updated to Marshmallow and got the one Friday after that.
    06-27-2016 03:00 PM
  6. delco714's Avatar
    Friday's update has done nothing helpful that is obvious. Still sucking my battery
    06-27-2016 09:25 PM
  7. crazyrt3@yahoo.com's Avatar
    can anyone tell me if foxfi still works?
    06-28-2016 06:14 PM
  8. Lady Grinning Soul's Avatar
    Thanks for those links above.

    I understand the case for a full system reset, but what kind of backup would I need in order to get all my apps back after a reset, but that won't just effectively undo the advantages of a reset?

    I have been using the Vz Cloud for backup, and the only things I backup are Contacts, Messages, and Call History. (Music and photos I backup manually and locally.)

    What about the google accounts? Is there a way to actually do a backup of those? On the "Backup and reset" screen, there are are options, but nothing to initiate the actual backup.
    06-29-2016 04:16 AM
  9. sinfoman's Avatar
    Thanks for those links above.

    I understand the case for a full system reset, but what kind of backup would I need in order to get all my apps back after a reset, but that won't just effectively undo the advantages of a reset?

    I have been using the Vz Cloud for backup, and the only things I backup are Contacts, Messages, and Call History. (Music and photos I backup manually and locally.)

    What about the google accounts? Is there a way to actually do a backup of those? On the "Backup and reset" screen, there are are options, but nothing to initiate the actual backup.
    Whoops- don't know why I didn't get a notification on this. Sorry. Have you fixed this issue? If not I can give you the "skinny"
    09-30-2016 03:26 PM

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