Verizon branded LG G3 receiving update to Android 5.1.1

The previous Android 5.0.1 update to the Verizon branded LG G3 turned a smooth working device into the Devil's handset. Those with the phone found it randomly freezing, with apps opening and closing as if the device had a mind of its own. The battery was running low too quickly, and using the phone became a frustrating experience.

The speculation was that the LG G3 would skip the last Lollipop update, and go straight to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. And those with the LG G3 worried about how long they would have to put up with the poor performance that they were now receiving from the phone. But like a Lifetime movie, the clouds have parted and the sun is out. In other words, we have great news for Verizon customers still plugging away with their LG G3. Android 5.1.1 started rolling out for the handset last week.

The update, to software version VS98535A and build number LMY47V, includes Android 5.1.1 "which features a new interface and tighter security features." In addition, when connected to multiple devices, you will have enhanced Bluetooth connections. And of course, the latest security patch is part of the update, to make sure that your LG G3 is not affected by the Stagefright vulnerability.

With the update sized at 353MB, you should be on a Wi-Fi network when ready to download and install it, and your battery needs to be charged to at least 40%. Because the update is being sent on a staggered basis, it might not hit your phone for a few days. You can try to manually update your LG G3 by going to Settings > System updates > Check for new system update. And if Android 5.1.1 doesn't improve the performance of your Verizon branded LG G3, the carrier suggests that you perform the dreaded factory reset.

source: Verizon via (translated)

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1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

It ain't 6.0 tho

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Ugh. Verizon. You crooks.

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Been running this build of 5.1.1 on my LG G3 since Friday morning. So far, only "improvements" in this update that I've noticed is that the device is a little more snappy. I guess that I've been one of a few luck ones who didn't experience a "catastrophic" update on my G3 when updating to 5.0.1. It did slow down quite a bit over Jelly Bean, but battery life has been the same.

4. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

hope others will get this as well, not sure if its true but att says its throwing in 5.1.1 too!

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