Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Users Really Got Screwed With 5.0 Lollipop

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It is looking like upgrading to the latest OS, in this case 5.0 Lollipop, isn’t always the best as some owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have begun to report that they are having issues with the latest update.

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have complained that their handset is overheating, the battery is draining too fast and they are having issues with apps closing.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 came to the market and was supposed to be the first of devices to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. The update was suggested for arrival in December but it didn’t arrive until March, with the first carrier to get it being Sprint. Owners of the device on Verizon and AT&T got it in April and only recently did owners with T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular get it.

However now they are perhaps wishing they hadn’t bothered as owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have said that their handsets reboot, close down apps, drain the battery and overheat and in rare cases owners have complained about their device being bricked following installing Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Verizon along with AT&T released small updated for Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, it is presumed that the update was released to help fix some of these issues. However owners have continued to post displeasure on message boards and it seems the issues with the handsets are widespread.

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on various carriers have complained that after updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop their device has been laggy, battery life is terrible and the phone is filled with bugs and issues.

Do you own the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and have you suffered from issues after installing Android 5.0 Lollipop?


  1. Ali

    February 11, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Yes, ever since the upgrade my phone has been horrible. And of course, it is so locked down that I can’t even root it! It’s to the point where I have almost paid cash for a new phone (even though I still have a year left to pay off this one) because it is so frustrating. I work from home so I don’t use my phone that much at home, but by 5pm it’s usually at 20% or less. The only saving grace is the fast charging so I can quickly charge it back up. I don’t have issues with apps randomly closing but it will get sooooo slow and unresponsive I have to force reboot the phone.

  2. jeanmccoy

    February 11, 2016 at 7:07 am

    interesting article. I have one and have been having battery issues. Once I get between 15-20% it just shuts down.

  3. Max

    February 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    The issues with Note4 war so atrocious (phone rebooting multiple times a day, lagging – would sometimes take a couple of minutes to respond to touch), overheating, battery draining, that I had to dump it and get Note5, although reluctantly due to lack of microSD support and inability to remove battery. Good phone, though. Can’t wait to get Note6.

    Needles to say, both Samsung and my carrier played dumb and never acknowledged there was an issue. Samsung claimed it was a faulty hardware and wanted me to return it to Samsung for repair. Turnaround time? 5-7 business days. No replacement phone meanwhile. In other words, you can just toss it in the garbage and get the new one which is what I did.