LG G4 owners on AT&T are receiving a mystery OTA update that installs without permission
posted by Alan F. / Jun 09, 2015, 4:01 PM
Many of those complaining were concerned that their phone was hijacked so easily. Most in the middle of a call had that call dropped so that the update could be received. Suppose someone was on an emergency call and that call was disconnected? That person would have to wait for the update to be completed before trying to call 9-1-1 again.
The update, which weighs in at 25MB, could carry an enhancement to the AT&T address book. Others claim that it removed a bug that prevented the phone from connecting to a 5GHz Wi-Fi network, and yet others say that the update fixes an issue with Quick Charge 2.0.
We've started sniffing around to see what we can find out, and as soon as we get an answer we will pass it along.
source: Reddit via 9to5Google
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)
Like I always said, you don't have as much control over android as you think you do: all phones have carrier bloat, carrier logos, you have to root to get updates when they come out, you had no control over app permissions until android just added it with M... You think changing fonts and icons is control? I love when android geeks pride themselves for having open sourse OS - when they do not know what it actually means, and what it means to carriers and hackers. And now this - someone has some back doors built in to YOUR phone. Good thing it's probably a security update but who knows.
posted on Jun 09, 2015, 4:05 PM 4
Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 09, 2015
You say root like it's a bad thing! Carrier firmware isn't open source. Aosp firmware is and it's not bloated at all. Even google apps are optional. I've had complete control over app permissions since jellybean if I remember correctly thanks to the Appops xposed module. It is the combination of root and custom recoveries that really give you complete control with android. You sound like a jealous kid trying to justify spending too much on dated hardware so you could be one of the cool kids with an apple logo on your phone. Grow up!
posted on Jun 09, 2015, 5:19 PM 4
Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013
thats at&t fault no complain by the other three carrier..
posted on Jun 09, 2015, 6:07 PM 0
These are mafia in atat same is Verizon mafias .. Only t-mobile USA is normal
posted on Jun 10, 2015, 12:59 AM 0
Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012
I'm just hoping they don't lock the bootloader the way they did on my S4 right after I got it. That stopped me from using anything except for safe strap and no one knew it until it was too late. I would really like to get a heads up so that I could accept or deny updates to MY hardware that I bought outright and that I use on an MVNO of AT&T. That sucks.
posted on Jun 10, 2015, 3:38 AM 0
Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013
First the complaints: "Ohh, my God, a bug!! Fix it, you dumb carrier!!" Then more complaints: "Ohh, my God, they fixed the bug without my permission!! You dumb carrier!!". Conclusion: no one is ever happy with anything. The end.
posted on Jun 10, 2015, 9:14 AM 0
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