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LG G3 and HTC One M8 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Guide

Android 5.0 Lollipop (Credit: Android) Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now available for LG G3 and HTC One M8 smartphones.
February 15
4:25 PM 2015

Top smartphones LG G3 and HTC One M8 will now be available for Android 5.0 Lollipop update. LG's owner AT&T released the software update for G3 smartphone last February 10. According to the AT&T customer service page, updates will automatically be installed through firmware over the air (FOTA) Wi-Fi only. Eager users can also do manual updating.

According to AT&T, the latest Android software update will change Google setup wizard and stability improvements.

Although Android 5.0 Lollipop update will not impact the settings or data, the support page reminds users to back up media files to an SD card, or PC, or any application like Google's Play Store before upgrading the handset.

To install Android 5.0 Lollipop update, here's a good way to go:

1.     Make sure phone's battery is sufficient.

2.     Ensure phone's connection to Wi-Fi.

3.     Go to Menu and click "Settings."

4.     At the top right corner, click "General."

5.     Click "About Phone."

6.     Click "Software Update," and then follow prompt instructions.

To verify the update, here's how:

1.     Go to Menu and click "Settings."

2.     At the top right corner, click "General."

3.     Click "About Phone."

4.     Click "Software Information."

The following information displays:

o    Android Version: 5.0.1

o    Software Version: D85020f

o    Baseband Version: MPSS.DI.2.0.1.c1.13-00050-M8974AAAAANPZM-1

o    Kernel Version: 3.4.0

o    Build#: LRX21Y

o    File Size: 689 - 721 MB

Meanwhile, HTC One M8 users has also commenced its Android 5.0 update for both its T-Mobile and Sprint versions. It can be installed also through firmware over the air (FOTA) Wi-Fi only for about 700mb memory space.

The update will have the following features:

  •  Google Security Patch
  • GPS Enhancements
  • International Wi-fi Calling
  • It's on integration
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Sprint Zone Updates

According to Sprint's website, the update for HTC One M8 will be released in stages and can several days for delivery. After which, update notification will pop up.

To continue the installation of Android 5.0 Lollipop, follow the onscreen instructions to complete update.

Although a little bit late, One M8 still managed to advance Lollipop ahead of other smartphone brands.

Only 1.6 percent of active Android devices are running on version 5.0 even if it was already available since November 2014. However, more phones are proceeding from KitKat to Lollipop.

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