AT&T's LG G3 receives Android 5.0.1

Once again, a loyal PhoneArena reader comes through in the clutch; this time, it's with a screenshot showing that his LG G3 has received Android 5.0.1. On Wednesday evening, we showed you a screenshot from an HTC One (M8) getting 'Lollipopped' by Sprint. The update features the Material Design used on the Lollipop UI, pull-down Quick Settings, the new "Recent Apps" menu, the 64-bit ART compiler, and the battery saver mode to mention a few. With the latter enabled, your phone will turn off vibrations, reduce performance, stop apps from running in the background and more, all in the name of longer battery life. You can set your phone to turn this feature on automatically when you have 15% or 5% of your battery life remaining.

With such a hefty update, we recommend that you use a Wi-Fi signal when downloading and installing it. And make sure that your battery life is up to 50% or higher before starting the process.

We expect to see our readers continue to alert us when their handset receives this update. There is plenty of excitement among Android users for what is certainly one of the most eagerly anticipated Android updates to date.

Thanks for the tip, James!

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1. e8ght

Posts: 27; Member since: May 25, 2013

...And here I am sitting with my Xperia Z2 eating Kitkat:(

2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Well dam I hope they get me some lollipop for my note 4 this month.

3. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Come on the LG G2! What's the word on the street?

4. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Same as my LG G3 on T-Mobile.. no word at all..

6. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

The G2 received Lollipop in South Korea I believe. So it should hit the G2 in the next 2-3 months

5. piggerz_b_piggin

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

What about moto x 2014 for at&t?!?!

7. scottmac019

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Yep, woke up this morning and the phone was updated to Android 5.0.1! Didn't even know. The look is different, going to take a little getting used to. Hope it runs smoothly


Posts: 655; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

At&t tried shoving this down my throat last night. Being that I need to maintain root I wasn't too happy about it. Lollipop on G3 is unrootable on OTA at the moment, so I found Disable Service on the play store and disabled lg software update for now. I hope an exploit comes out or I'll probly go with cyanogen.

9. leokon

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

I updated on AT&T to Android 5.0.1.Now SD card unmounting itself on LG G3 Lollipop.

10. etotherescue

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I have it. Cool update, haven't had any issues.

11. james51519

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

No issues at all. Smooth running, nice visuals. Very happy with it on the g3. Been exploring it all day. You're welcome Alan. Anytime.

12. aayushrd

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I upgraded my G3 (AT&T version) to Lollipop and I am totally disappointed with it. I cannot see widgets on my lock screen any more. I cannot decide which apps to turn off during battery saver. The battery saver turns on the location mode. Some of the apps have gone crazy - Google Maps, Facebook. My advice to all G3 owners - do not upgrade to Lollipop. If there is a way of reverting back to Kitkat, I would happily do so.

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