Phandroid » OTA Updates Android Phone News, Rumors, Reviews, Apps, Forums & More! Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Micromax Yu’s Yureka phone begins receiving Cyanogen OS 12 (Lollipop) Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:33:31 +0000 Lollipop

Micromax promised the Lollipop upgrade for their Yu smartphone would be out soon, and they delivered. The company has announced that Cyanogen OS 12 — which is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop — is now rolling out to the Yu Yureka.

The upgrade brings the latest Cyanogen features, including Cyanogen Mail powered by Boxer, a more robust theme engine, support for Exchange email, support for multiple accounts on one device and everything that Android 5.0 Lollipop brings on its own.

Micromax says the upgrade is going out in stages over the next 3 days, so if you aren’t seeing it immediately then it shouldn’t be long before it makes its way to your device. Get yours updated and let us know how things go once you’ve gotten everything loaded up!

[via Micromax]

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Download: Android 5.1 for Nexus 7 2013 LTE arrives, get factory images and OTA files here Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:22:07 +0000 New Nexus 7 wm

The Nexus 7 2013 LTE has finally gotten its shot at receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop, folks. The OTA is rolling out, but if it hasn’t hit your device yet you can get going a couple of different ways. The first is by downloading the OTA file here, renaming it “”, dropping it onto the root of your device’s storage and jumping into recovery to flash.

You can also grab the factory image right here, which can be flashed through ADB (you’ll also find instructions for doing so if you aren’t already familiar with the process).

Android 5.1 doesn’t add much to Lollipop on the surface, though it does address many lingering bugs and adds a few tweaks to tighten up the blissful Lollipop experience. Go ahead and get it loaded onto your LTE Nexus 7 2013 as soon as possible!

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T-Mobile and AT&T LG G2 are now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:37:40 +0000 Google_Lollipop

LG G2 owners on T-Mobile and AT&T are now being treated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The news was announced at each company’s online support portal, and it should be available over-the-air for anyone willing and able to download it (and really, why wouldn’t you be?)

AT&T’s update (no word on file size or version number just yet) is fairly straight forward, bringing you the LG experience you’re used to infused with a couple of new Lollipop features such as improved notifications and searchable settings. AT&T has also removed a few bloatware apps, including AT&T Code Scanner, Beats Music, Browser Bar and Famigo.

For T-Mobile, you’re looking for software version D80130b, and it’s possible to come from 5 different previous versions:

  • D80120g
  • D80120e
  • D80120a
  • D80110g
  • JDQ39B

You’ll have to endure a 617MB download over WiFi and make sure your device is adequately charged, but that’s a small price to pay for getting Lollipop on a two-year-old phone. Be sure to talk about your new goods in the comments below or over at AndroidForums once you have it!

[via AT&T, T-Mobile,]



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Verizon LG G3 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:44:19 +0000 verizon lg g3 lollipop

Many LG G3 owners have already had their rightful taste of Lollipop, but Verizon’s crop of customers were left out of the fun until today. The company has announced the push of the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade to LG’s 2014 flagship smartphone.

The software rolling out will be version VS98523B, and should bring a number of considerable improvements, changes and fixes. A new, flat UI is present throughout LG’s system apps, and there’s also support for improved notifications and lock screen notifications, app pinning, searchable settings and improvements to LG Health.

We’re not exactly sure when Verizon expects to push the goods out over-the-air, but history tells us it won’t be more than a few days’ time after the appearance of the official changelog before folks start to see notifications of its arrival. Be sure to check out the full document at the jump and get ready for some Lollipop goodness.

[via Verizon, AndroidForums]

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[Update: before and after!] HTC pushes out a much-needed update to improve the HTC One M9’s camera Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:53:43 +0000 UPDATE: see before and after photos that show improvements


One of the biggest knocks on the HTC One M9 despite its stylish good looks, powerful hardware and blissful software experience was its camera — it just wasn’t up to snuff despite being a 20 megapixel shooter. You can read our concerns regarding that in our HTC One M9 review.

But guess what? HTC’s been listening, and they’re just about ready to push the first software upgrade to fix that. The company has confirmed that a forthcoming upgrade (build 1.32.531.33, about 88MB in size for our T-Mobile unit) that specifically addresses the camera is currently in testing and should be ready for folks to download and install within a matter of days:

  • AT&T and T-Mobile: The update is in final testing, and is expected to roll out in a week’s time.
  • Sprint: The update is ready to go and will roll out beginning tomorrow.
  • Verizon: The upgrade will be pre-loaded on Verizon’s devices when they go on sale tomorrow.

We’re not yet sure how much of a difference this will make for the camera experience, but for it to get its own software upgrade we’re expecting big things. We’ve already gotten our hands on it and will look to test out the new improvements in the moments to come. Stay tuned for some before and after shots, and get ready for it to hit your phone in the days to come!

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AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:19:12 +0000 Lollipops

Samsung Galaxy S5 users on AT&T are now being treated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, or so says this handy support page on AT&T’s website. It’s largely the same Lollipop goodness you’ll find on Samsung’s other phones already fortunate enough to receive upgrades, but in case you haven’t been keeping up here’s what you can expect:


  • Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
  • New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions
  • Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through
  • Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators
  • Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car
  • Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen

The update is a big one at 1.4GB, so you’ll want to hop onto WiFi and charge your battery to pull it down. When you’re ready for it all you’ll need to do is head to Settings > About Device > Software Update > Check For Updates. You’ll be looking for build LRX21T.G900AUCU3BOC4. Go ahead and check for it and let us know how you’re liking it once you have it installed!


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Android 5.1 rolling out now to the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:29:18 +0000 HTC One M8 Google Now Launcher DSC08168

Google Play Edition devices were a great idea that might not have taken off like Google would have liked. That hasn’t stopped them from updating GPe devices to the latest version of Android. A user over on XDA Forums has posted a screenshot of his HTC One M8 GPe receiving the Android 5.1 update.

m8 5.1

The update comes in at 244MB large. Google says the update includes improves performance and stability and fixes bugs. Android 5.1 also includes tweaks in the way notifications are handled, as well as some other little changes that users will appreciate. HTC or Google hasn’t said anything about this rollout, so don’t expect all devices to get it right away. Keep your eyes peeled.

The OTA file has been posted on this website if you’re interested. Do we have any HTC One M8 GPe users? Have you received the update yet?

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now receiving Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on AT&T Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:00:32 +0000 galaxy s4 mini 5

AT&T has been on a roll lately and now, Lollipop has officially arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Starting today, AT&T will begin pushing out an update to Android 5.0.1 (software version LRX22C.1337UCUGOC3) for the Galaxy S4 (SGH-i337).

The update weighs in at a whopping 947MB and brings with it a ton of new goodies. Here are the highlights as detailed by AT&T on their software updates page:

Android 5.0 Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
  • New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions
  • Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through
  • Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators
  • Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car
  • Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen
  • Details at:

Where typically these kind of updates add-in a few extra apps and bloatware, you may be surprised to find that some has actually been removed. Say goodbye to Code Scanner, Browser Bar and Softcard.

While you should be able to update fine, if you encounter any bugs or general weirdness, we’d recommend backing up all your data/photos/media and performing a factory reset and starting fresh. Especially when it’s a major firmware update like this.

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Download: LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition getting Android 5.1 Lollipop, here’s the OTA file Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:53:41 +0000 lg-g-pad-8.3-3

Android 5.1 is finally headed to the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition, as many of you have reported being able to grab the upgrade over-the-air. Android 5.1 doesn’t house a significant bundle of new features on the surface, though the extent of the bugs fixed (read: a metric crap-ton) is likely incentive enough to grab this one as soon as you can.

Can’t grab the upgrade OTA for whatever reason? Thankfully the OTA download file is already available right here. Simply download it, rename it to, and either use ADB to flash it or drop it onto the root of your device’s storage as “” and flash it through recovery.

This file is meant to take you from LRX21P.L004 to LMY47O.L002, so be sure you’re on the right firmware before attempting to flash it. Not comfortable doing it yourself? Be patient as the OTA is likely to be on its way before this batch of Lollipop gets too stale.

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AT&T finally approves Android 5.0 Lollipop for the HTC One M8, rollout expected shortly Tue, 07 Apr 2015 01:42:27 +0000 HTC One M8 Google Now Launcher DSC08168

It’s been a long wait, but we promise you — it’s worth it. HTC One M8 owners on AT&T had to sit back and watch as the other “Big 4″ carriers in the US pushed out Android Lollipop to the device.

But all that’s over. HTC Product Manger Mo Versi revealed on Twitter today that AT&T has finally green lit Lollipop for the HTC One M8. We’re not sure what the hold up was, but we’re glad it’s finally here.

Now about 5.1…

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US Cellular has released Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 22:24:07 +0000 Samsung Galaxy S5 back DSC05780

It hasn’t been too long since we last saw a Lollipop update head out to the Samsung Galaxy S5. After Verizon pushed, pulled, and then last week re-pushed Lollipop out to the Galaxy S5, we’re now seeing another carrier give the S5 some update love.

In what shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, trailing behind most carriers once again is US Cellular. As revealed on their software updates page, US Cellular is now officially ready to push out Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to Galaxy S5 handsets on their network and with it, all the features and enhancements (for better or worse) that were introduced in Lollipop. Here’s what you can expect from software version OG900R4VXU1BOC1:

  • Material Design – The new operating system has a new look and feel that is colorful and fresh. Your experience will include more fluid animations along with improved applications and personalization options like themes, colors and widgets.
  • Your device, your rules – For fewer worries and disruptions, adjust your settings so only certain people and notifications get through. When it’s important, respond directly from your lock screen.
  • More ways to secure your device – Share your device securely with guest user mode. Or create multiple user accounts to enable friends to log in on your device. In either case, no one will be able to access any of your stuff. And you can use Android Smart Lock to secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or even your car.
  • Pick up where you left off – The songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one of your Android devices can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.

One thing Lollipop for the S5 is missing? The lighter, more streamlined TouchWiz user interface as found on the Galaxy S6. We can’t for the life of us figure out why Samsung wont bring this to their older devices, but if there was ever a time to do their customers a solid, it was during a major software update like Android 5.0. What a shame.

[US Cellular]

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OnePlus finally releases OxygenOS Sat, 04 Apr 2015 16:08:00 +0000 oxygen-Blog

After all the hype, after the frustrating delays, even a couple of days after Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 started to receive its official Lollipop OTA, OnePlus has finally released its first official Lollipop update for its 2014 flagship One. The widely-anticipated OxygenOS, built with the efforts of several Paranoid Android developers, was announced mere hours ago by OnePlus CEO Carl Pei.

Accompanying the announcement is a YouTube video showcasing the main features of OxygenOS. It appears to be basically stock Android with Paranoid Android’s well-known implementation of Quick Settings. Feel free to watch the video below and judge for yourselves…

There is, of course, a place for stock-plus ROMs in the development community, as they tend to be as popular as the full-featured ones. This is apparently the niche OnePlus is seeking to carve out for themselves in its own development-friendly ecosystem. Carl Pei sums it up as follows:

We want to be careful that we aren’t adding features simply for the sake of differentiation. We’ve implemented some important features thus far, but they are subtle and meaningful. That’s our philosophy behind OxygenOS: keep it light and essential.

OnePlus One owners are encouraged to download the ROM and provide feedback. In fact, Pei asserts that you can “begin taking a direct role in the future of Oxygen” by using their dedicated feedback app.

via OnePlus blog

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop Thu, 02 Apr 2015 22:15:14 +0000 Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gear VR update

When international Samsung Galaxy Note 4 models received Android 5.0 Lollipop back in Februaryfollowed by the AT&T model last week — we knew more carrier variants would be following suit. And just like that, Verizon is now set to push out Lollipop to their version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

According to Verizon, the update will arrive as software version LRX22C.N910VVRU1BOAF (or just VRU1BOAF for short) and will introduce improvements such as a new runtime (ART), 64-bit support, Android Auto on supported vehicles/dash units, and of course, a fresh new Material design.

The update is fairly large, tipping the scales at just over 1.7GB. For those that don’t feel like waiting for their device to prompt them first, you can manually check for the update on your phone by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates > Check for Updates > Download Now.

[Verizon PDF]

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T-Mobile will officially push out Lollipop for the LG G3 over-the-air on Tuesday, April 7th Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:50:40 +0000 lg g3 lollipop

For those that missed it, Lollipop is already available for T-Mobile’s LG G3but only through their PC updating tool. Which is odd, given these things are typically pushed out in the form of an over-the-air the update and downloaded straight to your device.

No matter, T-Mobile’s resident device guru Desmond Smith has shared with us the exact date we can expect Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to hit the phone over-the-air, no computer necessary.

According to Smith, T-Mobile will be pushing out the update on Tuesday, April 7th. So, if perhaps LG’s updater wasn’t working out for you, or you didn’t want to bother with manually flashing the OTA file, rest assured the update is less than a week away.


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1st Gen Moto X, Moto G and Moto E will all move straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:50:26 +0000 Lollipop statue

Motorola has been testing Android 5.0 for their 2013/early 2014 phones for a bit now, but there’s a reason they haven’t given the green light for a rollout: they’re planning to leapfrog it. Company man David Schuster confirmed on Google+ that the Moto X 1st Gen, Moto E 1st Gen and Moto G with LTE 1st Gen would all go straight to Android 5.1.

It might not be the most popular choice to learn that more time will be needed to go straight from KitKat to Lollipop, but considering how many issues Android 5.1 addresses you’ll be glad Motorola decided to go this route.

Unfortunately that’s all they had to share at this time. There is no new timeline on when to expect the upgrade, nor do we know if there will be a separate testing period (there usually is). All we know is that you’ll have to deal with KitKat just a while longer to ensure your path to Lollipop is as bump-free as possible.

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