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LG G3 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Continues

After months and months of waiting the LG G3 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is finally rolling out to more owners in the United States as April comes to a close. The LG G4 was one of the first smartphones on the planet that wasn’t a Nexus to receive Marshmallow, and now the older LG G3 is getting the same. It’s likely the last major update, and below is what owners need to know.

On September 29th Google announced and confirmed Android 6.0 Marshmallow, previously known as Android M, and released it to the public on October 5th. It only took LG three weeks to push an update out to the G4, but the LG G3 didn’t received the same fast updates. The Verizon LG G3 started receiving Marshmallow first, back in January, and now both AT&T and T-Mobile are finally doing the same.

Read: LG Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Breakdown

We’ve heard from multiple sources and even LG themselves that testing was under way for the LG G3 Android 6.0 Marshmallow release, the company even released the source code showing an update was in the final phases. Then both Sprint and US Cellular in the US received the LG G4 Android 6.0 update, giving us reason to believe the LG G3 would be up next. However, it has now been over three months with no word, but it’s arriving today.

Buy the LG G3 or wait for LG G4

With the new LG G5 available now, the G4 already on Marshmallow, and a few US carriers already pushing out Android 6.0 for the LG G3, the company has been busy. However, the LG G3 update has been moving extremely slow, but we finally have good news.

Update: Today, April 28th 2016, both AT&T and T-Mobile have started sending out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the LG G3. We’ve received multiple tips of AT&T, and two unconfirmed reports for T-Mobile. Below is a screenshot of the AT&T model, although AT&T’s update support pages have yet to confirm the release.

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 10.00.50 AM

Way back in January we saw this arrive for the LG G3 on Verizon, which was surprisingly fast. That carrier is usually last to the party, but that hasn’t been the case lately. Many devices from LG and Samsung have been updated on every carrier but AT&T, which is a bad sign they’ve been dropping the ball as of late. Below is the Verizon G3 Marshmallow update, and above is the new AT&T file.

G3-marshmallow

This software update will take users from the frustrating and bug-filled Android Lollipop release, to Google’s new Android 6.0 Marshmallow software full of new features, security enhancements, bug fixes and more. We’d recommend updating over WiFi because it’s almost 1GB in size, and having more than 50% battery life remaining.

Read: Android 6.0 vs Android 5.1 Lollipop: What’s New in Marshmallow

And while we don’t know exactly what’s changed, looking at the screenshots above we can see a few visual tweaks to the notification bar, text and other things. That said, the link above will detail exactly what owners can expect from Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

It delivers improved battery life with Android Doze, Google Now on Tap (long press home button) along with better security, improved performance, revamped volume controls with a new do-not-disturb mode, support for Android Pay with NFC and much much more. Owners on AT&T and T-Mobile can head into settings > about phone > check for updates and get it now. That said, you may want to backup your Android phone first, just in case. Not to mention wait a few hours before checking on AT&T, as it only lets you check for updates once every 24 hours. I’d recommend waiting until later tonight then trying if you’re on AT&T.

This is certainly good news for those with the aging but still capable LG G3 smartphone. With most owners enjoying Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the LG G3, those on AT&T and T-Mobile should be happy to learn it’s rolling out starting today. Stay tuned for more details.

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19 Comments

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    • Lee

      01/24/2016 at 9:06 am

      SPAM

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    • Embxl

      02/16/2016 at 4:39 pm

      Surely you can’t be serious…

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  2. Sue

    01/23/2016 at 7:09 am

    Thinking this might be the reason my LG G3 on Verizon abruptly crashed yesterday, after 18 months of perfect use, and is currently unusable.

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  3. Jil

    02/20/2016 at 5:41 pm

    Stop changing things!! Now my alarm clock has disappeared. Cannot find it!!!

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  4. Derrick

    02/22/2016 at 4:42 am

    This update is buggy too. Screen won’t turn on at certain times and almost always takes multiple button presses. Never mind using the double tap feature. And where did the alarm clock go!?

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  5. Connor

    04/30/2016 at 11:04 am

    My screen doesn’t immediately turn on when I push the power button.

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  6. Mike

    04/30/2016 at 7:31 pm

    I am also having an issue with the screen not turning on. Sometimes it takes 5 – 10 minutes attempting both power button and double tap feature. Software update was forced on me. Ridiculous.

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  7. Antoine

    05/02/2016 at 9:27 am

    Received forced update on 04/30/16. Phone screen flickers and then blanks out. The phone is still active and can received commands but visibly cannot be read. Update should be optional.

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  8. Paul Gardner

    05/03/2016 at 7:02 am

    Got the update 2 days ago. In the AM, I saw it was available as I was on my way out to work. I didn’t want to install it at this point was going to wait to use WiFi. Alas… during the day, It decided it was going to download and do the update while I was at work (using my mobile data).

    Now the phone runs SLOW SLOW SLOW. My SMS stopped working when sending text to “shortcodes” (Turns out the “Advanced Messaging” features need to be disabled. (in the Messages go to Settings, Advanced Messaging and disable/un-check it.). This new feature was adding a +1 to the beginning of all Shortcode SMS messges. i.e. if you would send to 44362 it would actually send it to +144362. In testing this you can send a message to 151 and you should get a response that it’s working. In my case I sent to 151 and it automatically sent it to +151 (just adding the +) and it failed. Once Advanced messaging was shut of it works now.

    The phone STILL runs slow though. Emails take 10 seconds to open up (when they used to be near instant). As other have mentioned, double tapping the screen to open/close it seems like it’s broke. It’s not, it’s just SLOW. I have gone through and uninstalled useless or garbage apps, and changed notifications to minimize usage, but it’s still horribly slow.

    NOT HAPPY with the update at this time. Forget what features it may (or may not) have, the phone is now much closer to being a paperweight. This is sad, because I really do love this phone (or I did, anyway.)

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  9. Alan Barsch

    05/04/2016 at 12:30 am

    since ive updated my phone on April 27 it shuts on and off and now it wont even turn on

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  10. bj

    05/12/2016 at 2:11 am

    Complain Complain Complain. Go back to flip phones then people. Smh

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  11. Yessica

    05/12/2016 at 8:00 am

    my phone its not working after i install the new update can’t connect to internet, wifi just keep saying connecting to wifi and never gets to connect it. It just ruins my phone.

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  12. SVN

    06/03/2016 at 12:20 pm

    My phone is messed up. Very strange – Bluetooth Audio works in my vehicle, but Bluetooth phone does not: cannot use the Hands-free option in my vehicle. No one receiving the call can hear me, and I cannot hear anyone I called. Anyone else have this problem?

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  13. DR L

    07/11/2016 at 8:19 am

    No problems on my Nexus 6.

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  14. DM Gus

    07/20/2016 at 9:17 am

    Sprint has yet to release Android Marshmallow to it’s subscribers, I still waiting, but not holding my breath. If anyone knows anything different, I’d be glad to know of it.

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  15. dcg

    08/11/2016 at 6:54 am

    Did anyone else’s camera get considerably worse after the update? It is bascially useless because it does not focus properly. I went from loving the camera to hating it. Now i’m looking at having to spend another $400 on a new phone.

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  16. Michael

    08/31/2016 at 6:43 am

    My LG G3 was just recently updated and had to be recently put to bed. It went into the rebooting cycle of death and continually stated that it had no service. I have only had the phone for two years and now it is nothing more than a coaster.

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  17. Kent

    09/29/2016 at 3:31 pm

    its almost october, where’s my update at at&t… ._.

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