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Android Lollipop Upgrade

kinburn
I've Been Here Awhile

Hi Androidians

 

There have been a lot of complaints on other forums regarding the upgrade to Android. I wondered if any of the Rogers users had done the upgrade, before I go ahead.

 

Has anyone done the upgrade to Android 5.0?

Are you on a Nexus?  Nexus 5?

 

How did the upgrade go?

 

Any issues during or since the upgrade?

 

Thanks for sharing. 

 

***Edited Labels.***

Androidian
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Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello kinburn

I have upgraded my Nexus 5 to the Lollipop upgrade & so far i have not noticed any issues. Mind you i barely use it but used it a few times after the upgrade & seems better & faster. Battery is somewhat better then before.

Upgrade went pretty good. No issues with that.

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

kinburn
I've Been Here Awhile

Meowmix, thanks for the reply.

 

So, it's been a few weeks since Rogers released lollipop to there customers.

 

Have you any more comments about your usage and recent upgrade?

 

Cheers ,,, Kinburn

Androidian

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

sesinger
I'm Here A Lot

The Rogers Anyplace TV Home Mobile (ON) and the RAPTV Home Edition Tablet (ON) don't work on Lollipop. These are the apps for PVR control. They state the userid or password is wrong even though the same userid and passowrd work through the Web interface or using BB10. The apps need to be updated!

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

clockwork58
I Plan to Stick Around

Androidian,

 

What kind of complaints are you referring too that you are reading/hearing about?

 

Last week my wife upgraded to Lollipop on her Nexus 5 via OTA.

 

While there were no problems with the update itself, she did have some app issues (Instagram not working)

 

She didn't like lollipop due to the change in some of the features within it,so since I'm a technical person, I removed lollipop and reloaded kit kat onto her phone and disabled the notification update. 

 

 

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

EhmTeeEhf
Rogers Employee
Rogers Employee

I have updated my Nexus 5 from Google to Lolipop and never had any issues. However in the update there are some things that were not setup by default, and being the tech geek i am i sacrificed my Nexus 5 config and did a complete factory restore (in the interest of seeing what customers would see) and there are alot of differences, the menus look the same but there were a few tweaks i liked seeing, the drop down, when you look at it can be dropped down again to show your connection options and bluetooth and so forth, this did not work on my original update. Lolipop is a big difference from kitkat, menus are totally different and things like cellular data are in different spots.

 

But its much more user friendly and i recommend a full backup then a complete clean install. Then restore your data with your google account backup 🙂 Oh and remember your APN settings. THey need to be put in if you restart from scratch. When i did the update, there was only my rogers apn and the chatr apn. When i did the clean install it was nice to see pretty much every major US and Canadian apn installed by default. I deleted the additional ones and kept the canadian ones.

 

Enjoy

Major issues upgrading my Samsung Note 4 to Lollipop

probstc
I've Been Here Awhile

Not sure if you will have the same experience as I just had upon my upgrade of my Note 4 to Lollipop, but right now this is not a sweet upgrade at all!

 

This morning I was prompted to upgrade to Android 5.01, and once the phone restarted, I received a message that Google Play Services needed to be upgraded because other applications were requesting that it be upgraded.  When I attempt to upgrade Good Play Service, the process just hangs and the upgrade is never downloaded - Epic fail!

 

Makes me wonder what other suprises are in store for me with the bothched upgrade!

 

My advice to you - Don't do it!

Re: Major issues upgrading my Samsung Note 4 to Lollipop

albertfuller
I've Been Here Awhile

Upgrading an operating sytem is not a trivial task. What I have read in your post does list any big problems, just something you did not like and/or found unexpected. IMO, that in itself is not a sound reason to choose against the OS upgrade.

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

albertfuller
I've Been Here Awhile

Read many of the Lollipop issues on the web. Did the lollipop upgrade on my Galaxy Note 3.

 

If thing the startup was an issue: BECAUSE I use Google Now launcher and it was not listed. Picked the Samsung default went into Play Store uninstalled and reinstalled Google Now launcher. On picking my launcher, Google Now launcher is listed as Books! Inside Google Now a folder would not open; so I deleted and recreated it. I then recreated my desktop, including 2 widgets. I also had to update some sync links.

 

On using lollipop, I immediately notice the speed increase. My apps are running smoothly. My tasker voice commands and other commands are working. Some applications had issues opening on voice command the very first time, but on the second try it worked.

 

Immediate reaction ... the speed increase impressed me (everything happens more quickly), not that my Note 3 was thought of as slow. I look forward to see if battery life has been improved.

 

I am definitely enjoying Lollipop ... my Note 3 has definely been refreshed! ... I will be holding on to this puppy a bit longer that I had planned for.

 

P.S. I am not going to upgrade my wife's Galaxy Note 4, until I have lived with lollipop for 3-4 months.

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

nwolk
I Plan to Stick Around

I just upgraded my Nexus 4 to Lollipop 5.1.  The most significant change from 5.0 to 5.1 is the battery life.  The life decreases rapidly with 5.1.  I have been to other forums and there are multiple confirmations of this.  Suggested solution which I am trying right now:

 

1.  Turn off phone when not in use - kind of a no-brainer

2.  Location - if not set to battery-saver mode (high accuracy mode), this could be the culprit.  Make sure it is set to battery saver mode

3.  Uninstalling and re-installing apps that use a lot of battery-life following the upgrade.  The one most often cited is Facebook.

 

 

Hopefully the peformance of my phone will improve.  I will follow up.

 

The most positive thing with the 5.1 update is that on some devices with 5.0, an error would pop up when a voicemail alert was received - something to the effect of that the SIM card was filled.  Upon attempting to delete messages, the messaging app would stop working/crash.  This has been fixed with the update.  You can now delete all the messages from the SIM card and start fresh.

 

 

 

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

suicideman
I Plan to Stick Around

I am seeing exactly the same after upgrading my Galaxy S4 to 5.0.1, plus a few other issues.

 

Here are the symptoms I'm seeing: 

 

  • Battery decreases rapidly
  • Phone is noticably HOT all the time now (suggesting that something is active all the time)
  • I'm unable to send text messages (never completes after sending to any number)
  • UI is slow to redraw after coming out of Settings screen
  • Often see WiFi AND Data connections active at the same time

Overall, it hasn't been a good upgrade and I'd rather go back to the previous version OS for stability and battery life.

Anyone know how to roll back?

 

Thanks,
Mark.

 

 

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

nwolk
I Plan to Stick Around

Just adding on to my last post. re: battery-saving techniques

 

Location - turn it off entirely.  Even the battery-saver mode is doesn't really provide a solution.  If an app needs a location, you can turn it on temporarily or manually enter the location in yourself for apps like TripAdvisor, various weather apps etc.

 

Screen brightness - turn it manually to the lowest setting; do not have the phone measure up lighting conditions and adjust automatically.

 

I will likely be uninstalling Light Flow which is an app that allows for complete configuaration of the LED notification light - colour, integration with apps. etc.  I would imagine that if that light is constantly on during standby mode, the battery is draining. 

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

suicideman
I Plan to Stick Around

I thought I had the problem beat this morning by uninstalling Facebook app. My battery life went back to 16 hours, phone cooled down and I could send text messages again. Phew, Facebook was the culprit.

 

Or so I thought...

 

Fast forward a few hours and I am down to 15% battery and dropping fast. I look at battery usage and there is something keeping my phone awake. It start at about 11am.

 

Does anyone know a tool to see what processes keep anAndroid device awake? Seems like Facebook is not the problem. Twitter is next on my list of possibles, but need a tool to be more sure.

 

Anyone know? Thanks.

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

nwolk
I Plan to Stick Around
You tipped me off to something suicideman when you mentioned that your phone was still awake. In WiFi advanced settings, there is an option where location is scanned by google when WiFi is off. Turn that option to off. Just found it and I am trying it too.

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

suicideman
I Plan to Stick Around

Hi nwolk,

 

I'm seeing my battery drain whether wifi is on or off, so that option will make no difference to me.

 

My approach right now is to find an app that will show me what process/app is keeping my device awake when it should be going into deep sleep.

 

I'll post my findings here.

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

suicideman
I Plan to Stick Around

Quick update. I did a reboot, and now my phone is fine and normal again (as it was this morning). I expect it to start eating through the battery in a few hours (as it did this morning), but I have installed an app called Better Battery Stats that will show me which app/process is keeping my device awake when it should be sleeping.

 

Hope this thread helps someone one day.

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello @suicideman

Thank you for that! It's very helpful 🙂

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

suicideman
I Plan to Stick Around

Another time for an update.

 

Since putting the phone into Airplane mode yesterday (whilst I was sleeping) and waking the phone up in the morning, it has been completely fine. Hard to explain why right now, but I have a hunch the Air Gesture feture of Samsung phones mught have been eating up my battery. I'll run some more tests today to confirm this, but as of right now, everything is running smoothly.

 

Funny how this happens. As soon as I install an app to show me what app is keeping my phone awake (BetterBatteryStats), it stops staying awake. It's almost like the app is aware... the start of Skynet?

 

I'll keep an eye on the battery drain and post any more updatesas well as battery drain graphs here (if it is possible to add images here).

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

fjiendle
I've Been Here Awhile

Hi 

 

Im having the same issues you;ve listed: 

 

  • Battery decreases rapidly
  • Phone is noticably HOT all the time now (suggesting that something is active all the time)
  • I'm unable to send text messages (never completes after sending to any number)

I dont know how this update would effect text messeging but i have the same issue. My text's just hang while sending. 

LEt me know if you find any solution. I know if i call rogers they will just have me reset my phone as the first solution. 

 

 

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

When might see see this update to fix battery issues etc in 5.0 version ?

Re: Android Lollipop Upgrade

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello @rqwewweqeqadf

Unfortunately at this moment there isn't any information on that. Hopefully soon there will be.
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