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LG G3 Update Rolling Out Ahead of 5.1 Lollipop



This week we have some great news for those with the LG G3. As many owners know, the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop didn’t go smooth, and since the update arrived the device has been riddled with problems and performance issues. That said, today Verizon is delivering a big update that will hopefully address many owners complaints.

Last year the LG G3 was announced and released running Android 4.4 KitKat, and was one of the best smartphones of the year. It’s still an excellent device, but it didn’t benefit from the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, today an update is rolling out on Verizon, although it isn’t the new Android 5.1 Lollipop release.

Read: LG G3 Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: What to Know

In recent weeks we’ve seen a slew of Android devices from LG, Samsung, Motorola and even HTC all get updates to the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with lots of software and performance fixes. Sadly, that isn’t here yet for the LG G3, but Verizon is pushing an update out and below is everything users need to know.

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Way back in February the LG G3 Lollipop update finally started rolling out in the United States on multiple carriers, following a release in other regions around the globe. After seeing all of the problems T-Mobile even delayed its update to fix a few, but that device is still experiencing most problems that other users and carriers have been dealing with.

In May Google released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to fix most of the Android 5.0 Lollipop problems, including the big memory leak issue. The memory leak problem was causing apps to slow, crash, reboot, device reboots and more. This still hasn’t been fixed on the LG G3, but below are a few details right from Verizon regarding its latest G3 software upgrade.

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Yesterday, July 9th is actually when Verizon approved the update, and it should be rolling out as of late last night for all Verizon LG G3 owners, and possibly a similar update will follow for the new G4 as well.

According to the release notes and changelog the Verizon LG G3 update brings a new Bluetooth button for in-calls for easy switching between car Bluetooth and regular headset, native Android 5.0 Lollipop do-not-disturb interruption settings, improved quick settings, and advanced calling (HD calling) for improved sound while talking on the phone. Yes, this is all the changelog has to say about today’s LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

The changelog doesn’t mention anything, anywhere, about bug fixes or stability improvements, which are generally the only thing changelogs state, which isn’t as much information as users would like. Many were hopeful to see it this time around, hoping for improvements, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Read: Android 5.0 vs Android 4.4 KitKat: What’s New in Lollipop

Most likely there are some software-side behind the scenes changes and tweaks, but we can’t be sure. The Verizon support pages are still filled with complaints, so if this update doesn’t fix some problems, hopefully another arrives or Android 5.1 will be released in the near future to curb many issues owners are facing.

For those with the LG G3 that are still having problems, we’ve put together a list of problems and possible fixes, so give them a try and see if it helps. Otherwise, we’ll be on the lookout for the Android 5.1 Lollipop software update.



  1. Michele

    07/15/2015 at 10:39 am

    I just got the 5.1 lollipop upgrade for my LG G3 this week. It seems to have fixed the issue with connecting to my home Wi-Fi, battery life is a bit better, however, I’m still getting random pop ups stating I won an iPhone or playstation bundle and it’s difficult to exit the page. I’m hoping the 5.1.1 update comes out soon to LG G3 and fixes this bug as well.

    • Cory Gunther

      07/15/2015 at 1:53 pm

      That popup is completely different. Likely spam or something malicious from a 3rd party app you’ve installed. I’d recommend uninstalling a few apps that could be causing it. Or download and run the Malware Bytes app.

      • Michele

        07/16/2015 at 10:17 am

        Thanks for the advice Corey. I will try that. I do a virus scan often thru Verizon’s virus protection but maybe that’s not good enough for spam??

        • heino861

          08/25/2015 at 1:19 am

          No. To Run a Anti-Virus on a Android Based phone is pointless. Android Phones which are Linux based can not get viruses or not yet at least. Android phones are only vulnerable to Malware and Adware. Do as Cory suggested and Install malwarebytes. This is a app that specializes in Anti-Malware/Adware and Popups.

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