05-17-2015 10:08 AM
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  1. izzy67's Avatar
    Did anyone (like me) still not receive the Lollipop update?
    04-01-2015 03:36 PM
  2. LGG2droid's Avatar
    You can request it in settings, System updates. It failed to upgrade from 4.4.2 that I had. I've spent all day getting my G2 back to the way it was. Did a Factory Reset.
    04-01-2015 11:49 PM
  3. TrekkieMonster's Avatar
    I finally had the message when I woke up this morning. It gave me the option to defer install, but not ignore the upgrade. I was hoping to avoid the upgrade until I was sure all the issues that are being reported were resolved. I'm hoping I can at least do repeated deferments. If it forces me to do the upgrade before I'm ready or, worse, does it automatically itself like the last VZW firmware upgrade that tanked my phone, I'm gonna be royally pissed.
    04-02-2015 05:29 AM
  4. LGG2droid's Avatar
    If it forces me to do the upgrade before I'm ready or, worse, does it automatically itself like the last VZW firmware upgrade that tanked my phone, I'm gonna be royally pissed.
    I'm with ya. Verizon handles these updates very poorly IMO.
    04-02-2015 04:37 PM
  5. LGG2droid's Avatar
    zzz
    04-02-2015 04:47 PM
  6. izzy67's Avatar
    I still Didnt receive the update!!!! Helllllp!!!
    04-12-2015 09:36 AM
  7. jhb3's Avatar
    Don't be in a rush to get the lollipop update. I got it about a week ago for my G2 from verizon. Battery now lasts 5 or 6 hours and takes 10+ hours to charge. That's after a factory reset. Phone also freezes every other day and has to be shutdown . The software "upgrade" basically turned a great phone into a piece of junk. Called verizon and they blamed LG, called LG and they blamed Google. They also both admitted a lot of people are having the same issues. I wish I never got this software update. Probably going to have to buy a new phone as a result since I cant charge this one for 10 + hours to get just 5 or 6 hours of very light usage out of it. I used to go 36 hours on a charge which took about 2 hours.
    alp0811 likes this.
    04-12-2015 09:17 PM
  8. dcleveng's Avatar
    Have you spoken to Verizon support? They might be able to check your account and push the update to you.

    My wife and I both received the update on the first day they started pushing it out. Neither of us have had any issues, I cleared my cache but other than that it's been mostly uneventful. Battery life for me has been mostly the same.
    04-13-2015 09:07 AM
  9. TNCattleDog's Avatar
    If you are on the stock verizon OEM ROM, you can do the update via the LG software update tool that launches when you connect your phone to your computer VIA a USB cable.

    However, like JHB3 said above, you may want to hod off on the update. I went from 14+ hours on a single charge to 8 hours at best since the update. I did a factory reset as well. IMHO, the update is not worth getting.

    David
    Helen Moore likes this.
    04-13-2015 09:40 AM
  10. izzy67's Avatar
    I tried that but my G2 isn't being recognized by the Verizon software update tool. And the Lg support tool doesn't have the VS980 model.
    04-13-2015 10:07 AM
  11. alp0811's Avatar
    Believe me...you don't want it. Ruined my verizon lg g2 experience.

    The phone I used to LOVE is now very annoying....ready to toss it out the window!!

    Battery loses power like no tomorrow
    Phone actually gets hot
    Drops calls
    Takes forever to charge
    Everything is S....L...O....W
    Text messages I send sit there 'sending' for minutes at a time
    Mobile HotSpot is now unstable to say the least
    Shall I go on ............ ?

    Doing shut-down/restart does nothing to fix this.
    I thought the 4.whatever update was bad....Lollipo*p is the worst!!

    I rely on my phone every day for communication and internet. This is UNACCEPTABLE.
    Helen Moore likes this.
    04-13-2015 06:06 PM
  12. alp0811's Avatar
    I hear you... See my other post.

    I can't believe my phone is RUINED now.
    04-13-2015 06:09 PM
  13. escondido's Avatar
    My battery life is suffering as well. Hopefully an update comes out soon or I may be doing some rooting and roming soon.
    04-13-2015 06:42 PM
  14. alp0811's Avatar
    I hear you... See my other post(s).

    My phone got so HOT today....it threw a "COOLING DOWN" notice on the screen. WTH !!!

    I used to use it all day with Bluetooth + continuous calls and texts and still had at least 30% left !!!

    I can't believe my phone is RUINED now.

    This update notification has been on my Nexus 7 tablet for many many months...and I kept putting it off. NOT going to do it now !!!!!
    04-15-2015 08:32 PM
  15. lan4's Avatar
    Since the update Bluetooth doesn't connect in the car unless I turn it off and back on again. Wifi doesn't stay off when I turn it off. Anyone else have these problems or know how to fix them?
    04-18-2015 01:33 PM
  16. TonyDonuts's Avatar
    My phone is almout comeletely worthless after the update. I get about 4 hours before my battery dies, even with very limited talk time or having the screen on. Charging takes 5+ hours. I called VZW and their first level tech support told me that they had no reports of any issues so I suggested she try and use a tool called "Google" to find users like us who are all reporting the same issues - she passed me onto tier 2 support. Tier 2 was well aware of the issue - it is happening with the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well.

    We need to call VZW and push for an update fix - if they don't fix this soon I think they are potentially facing a class action situation - sign me up - I don't pay good money for a phone that needs to be plugged in all the time - I can get a wall phone for that.
    Helen Moore likes this.
    04-18-2015 07:02 PM
  17. john3b's Avatar
    I was having the same issues- short battery life, over heating, blank screen, freezing. Saw on forum how to fix battery. When I did this all other problems gone. Give this a try. Goto settings/More/Mobile Networks/System Select - change from global to LTE/CDMA. Let us know if this works. Battery now lasts all day. Good luck.
    skm189 likes this.
    04-20-2015 07:34 PM
  18. TonyDonuts's Avatar
    I did the switch to LTE/CDMA and got some better battery life, but it is still pretty bad - the worst thing is that I don't trust my phone to have any sort of battery if I'm out and not near a charger - why have a phone then?

    What I have noticed is that I have periods where I know I am running a bunch of things and that the battery is dropping pretty fast. On my ride to work I run Waze, Audible and may make a call or 2. When I get to the office I shut those apps down, turnoff data, location and bluetooth and just have wifi running. The battery app I have showing usage shows that the rate of battery drain barely changes. It seems that once my battery starts draining quickly it just continues until the phone runs out of juice and I have to recharge it. I try to run full cycles - fully charged run to fully discharged - but this is maddeninig. I wish I could figure out what things really cause the rapid draining - there are times when it seems as if it is draining very slowly, but have have not been able to correlate those to specific apps or services amd frankly, this thing should pretty much work they way it did earlier - I shouldn't be forced to jump through hoops to get battery life because I took a half-baked upgrade from which I cannot go back.
    04-22-2015 10:14 AM
  19. dcleveng's Avatar
    You shouldn't fully discharge lithium ion batteries, it actually wears them out faster. The old discharge to empty theory may have been correct for the old NiMH batteries, but not for the lithium ion.
    04-22-2015 02:50 PM
  20. sbudaj's Avatar
    Are we ever going to get the 5.1 upgrade? Seems to solve a lot of issues that we are seeing with 5.02.
    04-22-2015 04:15 PM
  21. escondido's Avatar
    I did the switch to LTE/CDMA and got some better battery life, but it is still pretty bad - the worst thing is that I don't trust my phone to have any sort of battery if I'm out and not near a charger - why have a phone then?

    What I have noticed is that I have periods where I know I am running a bunch of things and that the battery is dropping pretty fast. On my ride to work I run Waze, Audible and may make a call or 2. When I get to the office I shut those apps down, turnoff data, location and bluetooth and just have wifi running. The battery app I have showing usage shows that the rate of battery drain barely changes. It seems that once my battery starts draining quickly it just continues until the phone runs out of juice and I have to recharge it. I try to run full cycles - fully charged run to fully discharged - but this is maddeninig. I wish I could figure out what things really cause the rapid draining - there are times when it seems as if it is draining very slowly, but have have not been able to correlate those to specific apps or services amd frankly, this thing should pretty much work they way it did earlier - I shouldn't be forced to jump through hoops to get battery life because I took a half-baked upgrade from which I cannot go back.
    It's like I wrote this myself.
    04-24-2015 03:13 PM
  22. Helen Moore's Avatar
    I too am having the same exact problems,it's so frustrating. There wasn't anything wrong with my phone at all. I don't know what to do now.Did you find a solution to fix this,can i get rid of the lollipop update ? Why do they have to go and mess with something that's not broken. Just here looking for answers,i can't even use my phone. Thanks
    05-10-2015 10:24 PM
  23. TNCattleDog's Avatar
    Apparently changing from global to LTE/CDMA does not stick. My phone keeps reverting back to Global.

    Battery life has been horrible for me on Lollipop too. I used to get better than two days at home, but now I get right at about 18 hours.

    Battery life at work is atrocious!! I now carry a battery bank around with me because I have to charge at least twice a day. I start my day at 6am and by noon I am at 30% and have to plug into the battery bank. By 4pm, I am almost dead again and have to plug in for the drive home. Absolutely ridiculous

    Screen is on 30%, WiFi and Location services are turned off and GSAM does not identify any particular app. Phone gets HOT and has locked up several times in the last couple weeks. I have done several FDR's and it only fixes things for a day or so.

    Verizon is no help.... they blame it on spyware/adware... maybe the crap that they loaded on my phone but nothing I have put on it. Very few apps in use and all are well known apps from the PlayStore.

    David
    05-11-2015 07:22 AM
  24. TrekkieMonster's Avatar
    So, I was finally forced to "upgrade", so thought I'd report in.

    After deferring the update every day for a few weeks, I got the first part of the upgrade (the upgrade to KitKat) inadvertently a couple of weeks ago (long story not worth bothering with). Fortunately, at that time, the phone gave me the option of deferring the Lillipop update, which I did. The phone did not prompt me for this further update unless I power cycled the phone, but it continued to offer the deferral option. I noticed no real differences in my phone, so simply chose not to take the next step, knowing from past experience that Verizon/the software would likely force the issue at some future time. Sure enough, on my way to work one day last week, it self-initiated. But, it hung up at 62%; stayed that way for several hours. I closed down the update and thought/hoped-against-hope I might be in the clear. However, by the end of the day I realized that, while I had gotten none of the obvious Lollipop features, I had been cursed with the battery issues: it dropped from 85% to 7% in about 4.5 hours while I was at my office, and charging was excruciatingly slow; charging in my car while using Waze on my commute home was laughable (about 5% in 1.5 hours, whereas it would normally have been fully charged in about half that time.)

    So, that night I decided to bite the bullet. I went back to all the postings I'd read and decided to make it the cleanest install possible. I backed up all data manually (never had much luck with the auto-back-ups and auto-restores) then did a FDR before the install. I then downloaded and installed the Lollipop update. I did this OTA with WiFi on because I was having trouble getting the interface to work properly when connected to my computer. It went smoothly. I then did a second FDR (at the recommendation of several people). At that point I was down to about 40% charge, so decided to do just the basic set-up and go to bed to let it fully charge.

    In the morning, it was up to 100% (after sitting on my TyltVu wireless charger for about 5 hours), and I continued my set-up, reinstalling some basic data: ringtones, some pics, a little music; and I continued setting up my email and other basic functions and apps. Initially, I only downloaded necessary apps to see how the phone would handle it, and it did just fine, so I downloaded the remainder - manually - over the next couple of days.

    I have had relatively few issues with the upgrade, much to my surprise and relief. I had some issues with the LED notifications at first, but re-installed Lite Flow Lite (which I've used for years) and that solved it for me. Also had some GPS issues when I first opened Waze, but a power cycle seemed to take care of this, and I don't find that I'm having any greater GPS difficulty on Lollipop than I did on KitKat (for me, GPS issues have been one of the few bugaboos about the G2 from the beginning). For the most part, most - but not all - functions and apps seem to be working mostly properly.

    That is not to say, mind you, that I'm happy at all about the "upgrade" or that everything is working. First off, while it does seem that my battery/charging issues are less severe than most, there are still issues. I'm guessing that my battery is discharging about 15-20% faster than it did before the update, and charging about 20-25% slower via wireless (haven't really checked wired charging yet); it's charging closer to 30-35% slower on car charger. But, it's nothing like the experience the day before I finally broke down and did the full install, and it seems much better than others are reporting. Still not happy, but feel fortunate that it's not worse.

    I have a few pet peeves about Lollipop, and the biggest is that I cannot seem to find any way to get a weather widget on the Lockscreen. I found a way to have my weather app constantly run a notification, which appears on the Lockscreen; but I really liked my old combination weather and clock widget. Also miss being able to swipe to other widgets from the lock screen; especially my flashlight widget; can't seem to find a way to make this work, either. Also, the replacement for Quiet Time with the "priority/Interruption" thing is a train wreck; not intuitive at all. But, once I figured it out it seems to be functioning properly ... I think. The one thing that is absolutely broken for me is Daydream (which I have historically paired with Quiet Time in using my phone as a bed-side alarm clock); it's not working at all. I've tried setting it up to run when docked, when charging and either (as I used to), and it did not work at all.

    On perhaps a less "substantive" level, I have to say that I absolutely HATE the look of Lillipop; not only the iOS-looking "theme", but how much of my notification shade is now taken up with crap. And I think it was particularly foolish to change the home icon to a circle from the little house-shaped pentagon (how intuitive is that?), but I guess I can get used to that. The only thing that is better, in my opinion, is that the touch buttons are more customizable.

    So, anyway, that's my experience. I don't know if it will help anyone else, but if anyone is reading this and thinking of installing Lollipop, I recommend doing a FDR before and after. I don't know if this was the "magic bullet" for me or not, but others have also reported that it seemed to help.

    Best of luck, everyone.
    05-11-2015 11:35 AM
  25. Robert Kraig's Avatar
    Don't be in a rush to get the lollipop update. I got it about a week ago for my G2 from verizon. Battery now lasts 5 or 6 hours and takes 10+ hours to charge. That's after a factory reset. Phone also freezes every other day and has to be shutdown . The software "upgrade" basically turned a great phone into a piece of junk. Called verizon and they blamed LG, called LG and they blamed Google. They also both admitted a lot of people are having the same issues. I wish I never got this software update. Probably going to have to buy a new phone as a result since I cant charge this one for 10 + hours to get just 5 or 6 hours of very light usage out of it. I used to go 36 hours on a charge which took about 2 hours.
    you need to buy a new charger, I had that issue, your charger is dying.
    05-16-2015 03:12 AM
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