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  # 1387988 15-Sep-2015 16:59
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An OTA update came through yesterday. Now 10h dated 25 Aug 2015, up from 10f. H815T Aus version of the phone.

The only change I've noticed is that Stagefright is now fully patched according to Zimperium Stagefright Detector. Version 10f did not pass the test (2 fails). It's nice to see LG & Google finally getting a bit more serious about security although it's a shame only newer devices get this treatment.

Now I assume that as this only took a few weeks to come through, LG has dropped the need to have local network approval/testing? If so, that seems a good thing to me as it gets rid of delays in the updates.

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  # 1388350 16-Sep-2015 08:16
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MartinGZ: An OTA update came through yesterday. Now 10h dated 25 Aug 2015, up from 10f. H815T Aus version of the phone.

The only change I've noticed is that Stagefright is now fully patched according to Zimperium Stagefright Detector. Version 10f did not pass the test (2 fails). It's nice to see LG & Google finally getting a bit more serious about security although it's a shame only newer devices get this treatment.

Now I assume that as this only took a few weeks to come through, LG has dropped the need to have local network approval/testing? If so, that seems a good thing to me as it gets rid of delays in the updates.


Similarly, I installed an update on my G3 - until I read this post I hadn't thought of the possible connection to Stagefright, but indeed running the same detector my G3 now passes, whereas prior it failed some of the tests (again two I think). So it's good to see LG also providing (relatively) timely updates to phones that aren't just the latest gen.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1392453 23-Sep-2015 09:02
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These are on special on Ebay currently for US$399 for the international version, ie LTE bands 3 and 28 for NZ. http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-G4-H815-32GB-Factory-Unlocked-4G-LTE-Hexa-Core-Smartphone-GSM/271904758997?rmvSB=true&lgeo=1&rmvSB=true

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  # 1392609 23-Sep-2015 11:35
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kiwitrc: These are on special on Ebay currently for US$399 for the international version, ie LTE bands 3 and 28 for NZ. http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-G4-H815-32GB-Factory-Unlocked-4G-LTE-Hexa-Core-Smartphone-GSM/271904758997?rmvSB=true&lgeo=1&rmvSB=true


Not sure why anyone would buy that given it's cheaper to get it from einfotech

http://www.einfo.co.nz/lg-g4-h815-32gb-gold.html

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  # 1392616 23-Sep-2015 11:49
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Kopkiwi:
kiwitrc: These are on special on Ebay currently for US$399 for the international version, ie LTE bands 3 and 28 for NZ. http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-G4-H815-32GB-Factory-Unlocked-4G-LTE-Hexa-Core-Smartphone-GSM/271904758997?rmvSB=true&lgeo=1&rmvSB=true


Not sure why anyone would buy that given it's cheaper to get it from einfotech

http://www.einfo.co.nz/lg-g4-h815-32gb-gold.html


I havent followed the phone so had no idea of local pricing, cheers


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  # 1394809 26-Sep-2015 12:16
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Does anyone know if the international h815 will work with semble?

 

Thanks

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Master Geek


  # 1395522 28-Sep-2015 09:38
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No, it won't.
We had the Semble reps at our work a month or so ago, and they confirmed that only the H815T was supported. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1398308 1-Oct-2015 21:59
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Was tempted to buy a LG G4 from Harvey Norman as they have them for $900.

However I want wireless charging on my next device, quick google search shows that the LG G4 doesn't come with wireless charging, looks like I need to buy an accessory of some kind, or a case?

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  # 1398321 1-Oct-2015 22:24
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I'm looking at the LG G4 prices on price me there're 6 different models. Have no idea what they mean and price difference are massive. Which model should I go for and why? the models go like this:

H815
H818
H815T LTE
H818P
H818N
F500

F500 being the most expensive $887


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  # 1402707 8-Oct-2015 21:11
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Does anyone one what models get the marshmallow upgrade?



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  # 1403242 9-Oct-2015 20:31
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Updates are carrier dependent usually. One carrier in the States, states that they will be rolling out 6.0 for the G4. So there's a good chance it will come to other markets.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/06/android-marshmallow-update/

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  # 1834211 31-Jul-2017 11:52
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First the good news.

 

A month or two ago my G4 (H815T) phone finally succumbed to the bootloop problem, but was fixed with a new motherboard within a week. Thanks LG & Harvey Norman.

 

So, onto the bad news - Security Updates.

 

In March 2016 the phone did make the very welcome move from Android 5 to 6 Marshmallow, but the last security update was 1/1/2016 – the one that came with Marshmallow.

 

One of the reasons I decided on this phone was that LG were promising regular security updates, and indeed I find out they produce them monthly as stated on this LGE website, with the latest being July 2017.

 

I emailed the LG support desk from their website. LG replied within a day saying it had been “escalated to the Product Expert”. The following day a message was left on my answer phone and that evening LG support phoned again to discuss the problem. You just cannot fault the response so far – absolutely top notch.

 

However, that is as far as we got. The support person stated that LG Australia has not received the LG G4 updates, and then there was the issue of provider approval etc etc. Pointing out the updates exist on LG’s own website did not make difference. I also pointed out that in the USA the G4 is now moving to Android 7, but was told that was a different country.

 

To me it seems that LG Australia just do not give a toss about updating their products which is a shame as they are good phones. LG Australia also seem to be quite happy to ignore the head office statements that LG phones will be updated.  Rather than changing to the LG G6/7 in another year, it means I will now look to a different manufacturer. LG you have lost my custom. Security IS important.

 

What really makes me grumpy was that I decided to be a good boy - buy from main stream retailer, buy a manufacturer that promised support, the phone was supported by 2 Degrees, buy a recognised brand. Hell, the phone is still listed on the LG NZ website. Next time I’m going to be BAD! Or go to iOS – shudder.


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  # 1835330 1-Aug-2017 23:30
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Thought about installing a custom ROM?

 

I'm still using an LG G3 with Fulmics (Android 6).


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Master Geek


  # 1835798 2-Aug-2017 15:08
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elbrownos:

 

Thought about installing a custom ROM?

 

 

As far as I'm aware there is only one variant of the G4 that has an unlocked boot loader and that is the European version H815. My H815T (Aust/NZ) is locked so cannot be rooted, but if anyone knows otherwise please let me know.

 

Since my last post I note that the G4 was first released in April 2015 (GSM Arena), so in NZ, had updates supported for a whole 9 months. Gee, thanks guys.


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