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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