Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Users Warned, Things Aren’t Getting Better

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may want to rethink updating their devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop as owners have reported issues and it doesn’t look like things are getting any better.

Owners have said that their device has been overheating and that the battery on the device is draining down too fast. They have also talked about issues due to apps closing off.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was going to be among the first to get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop and it was originally suggested that the update would arrive in December. However it didn’t arrive until March and Sprint was the first carrier to offer the handset. Those on Verizon and AT&T didn’t manage to get it until April and owners who have devices with U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile have only just received it.

When they did get the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop some people were wishing that they hadn’t bothered updating their Samsung Galaxy Note 4. In some cases the device has been bricked following updating.

AT&T and Verizon did launch a small update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update to fix some issues. However owners have still been complaining about issues on message boards and they are now happy.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners who have updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop have said that their handset has been laggy along with the battery life being worse than ever and all in all the device is said to be full of issues and bugs.

Do you have the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and have you updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop and have you noticed any issues following the update?

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  1. Tim

    February 13, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    My Note-4 updated to Lollipop when T-Mobile rammed the update down my throat, even though I didn’t want it. The phone downloaded the update without asking, then nagged me about installing it, with no option to cancel (only postpone). Then one morning when I slept in late it apparently decided to apply the update.

    I woke up to a hot phone with poor performance and terrible battery life. Tried hard resetting, because some said that made Lollipop run better, but it didn’t fix it.

    Went from having a phone with 2-3 day battery life to a phone that couldn’t even get through the day.

    Ended up back-flashing to Kitkat and all was well until the phone downloaded the update again. Hard reset the phone to clear the update before it could be applied then figured out how to disable the auto-update application.

    Now I’m happy again on Kitkat 4.4.4 and a stable phone with great battery life!

    I’ve heard the Lollipop 5.1.1 update is out now and fixed most of the earlier 5.0 problems, but I think I’ll just stick with Kitkat. If it ain’t broke, don’t “fix” it, right?

  2. David Lipman

    February 14, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Updated to 5.1.1 on my note 4 SM-910C. After the first install, it was not good.Slow phone, battery life shocking.After a complete wipe of the system and installing it again, it really feels like a new phone once again.
    Responsive, battery lasts a full day with heavy use.Great update!