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Topic # 224208 7-Nov-2017 16:57
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Hi Guys.

 

Ive bought a used G3 from trademe. Originally From PB Tech, an unlocked EU? version
I reset it & setup from scratch.

 

I cant get any Android updates, at all. Not even patches .
The update via the settings gives nothing. "You are using the latest software version for current OS"

 


The G3 support page on Lg's site is as usefull as tits on a bull. The software/driver links dont work : so
I had to download the Windows LG PC Suite from some dodgy site .
Tried to update via the LG Suite, it connects to the ph , no updates available

So my ph is stuck on Android 5.0 , without any of the 5.0 patches. Not even a patch for Kracken .
Is LG another one of those companies that completely abandons devices after a few years ?

 

 


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Reply # 1897006 7-Nov-2017 17:05
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@1101 expecting a patch for ' Kracken ' LOL more chance of you winning lotto Wednesday night

 

I have a Samsung S8+ and that does not even have the Kracken patch yet and not expecting it anytime soon if you are worried about it then keep Bluetooth off when not needed

 

Linux

 

Edit: And I will be surprised if you see an update after 5.0.x


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  Reply # 1897019 7-Nov-2017 17:59
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you can upgrade it to Android 6 quite easily , i did it to my sons and had no problem , just google it and follow the easy instructions , once done you still wont be able to get updates bit if you have to factory reset it will stay on android 6.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1897138 7-Nov-2017 20:28
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I've had to dig out my old G3 as my current phone's in for repairs, and have just now checked for any updates, and similarly there's nothing for mine. That said, like the poster above says, I'd previously updated mine to Android 6.0, but its current security patch is dated December 2015!

 

What would the brands that would generally be regarded as best for providing timely updates (both OS and security-wise)? I recall reading OnePlus is pretty good, and obviously Nexus/Pixel models - are there others? I'm keen on selecting my next phone partly on the company's history of such support, given my current phone (Huawei Mate 8) is stuck on 6 and there's no sign of a release to even 7 for the NZ model.


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  Reply # 1897143 7-Nov-2017 20:47
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:| This is par for the course for OEM android phones.

 

The latest "official" OS for this phone is android 6.0.

 

You definitely won't see any security updates for it either.

 

 

If you want to go down the rabbit hole of installing a custom ROM, LineageOS 14.1 (android 7) seems to have support: https://download.lineageos.org/d855

 


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  Reply # 1897147 7-Nov-2017 20:50
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jonathan18:

 

What would the brands that would generally be regarded as best for providing timely updates (both OS and security-wise)? I recall reading OnePlus is pretty good, and obviously Nexus/Pixel models - are there others?

 

 

As of June, there's: https://www.androidauthority.com/android-security-patches-june-777079/

 

or https://www.notebookcheck.net/The-comprehensive-Android-Oreo-device-update-list.244820.0.html

 


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  Reply # 1897167 7-Nov-2017 21:12
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Don't expect much from Android unless it's a Pixel, OnePlus isn't bad either but in the grand scheme of things most devices from the likes of Samsung etc get abandoned after 2-3 years some even less!

Main reason I ditched Android was because of the death of the Nexus line and other devices not getting timely updates and lack of support thereafter.

As for LG I have a G4 in the draw stuck on 6.0.1 and fully abandoned, released 2015 same year as the S6.

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  Reply # 1897259 8-Nov-2017 07:17
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kyhwana2: :| This is par for the course for OEM android phones.
The latest "official" OS for this phone is android 6.0.
You definitely won't see any security updates for it either.

If you want to go down the rabbit hole of installing a custom ROM, LineageOS 14.1 (android 7) seems to have support: https://download.lineageos.org/d855


+1. I still have the G3 as a backup phone and LineageOS works like a charm. The KRACK vulnerability was fixed only a few days after disclosure, where as Google took over 3 weeks to release the update for the Pixels (other OEMs are still to patch it).

This is why I recommend buying phones with good custom ROM support, (and flashing a custom ROM) as you don't need to rely only your manufacturer for providing timely updates.



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  Reply # 1897357 8-Nov-2017 10:05
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All I really wanted was the update that LG released the 'fixed"/helped batt life .
Thats no longer available either .

 

LineageOS could be worth a try.
I'll try it on my old S4 first .


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  Reply # 1897469 8-Nov-2017 11:50
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There are a few ROMs available for the G3.

 

I've got Fulmics on mine, the good thing about it is that it drives the camera properly. The disadvantage is that it's only Android 6.0

 

You can put LineageOS on the G3 which is Android 7.0 but it doesn't control the camera properly, image quality is lower and I don't think the laser autofocus works.

 

Having said that, I don't use the phone at all any more since it spontaneously reboots all the time, which is a very common fault with LG phones.


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  Reply # 1897519 8-Nov-2017 12:42
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elbrownos:

 

There are a few ROMs available for the G3.

 

I've got Fulmics on mine, the good thing about it is that it drives the camera properly. The disadvantage is that it's only Android 6.0

 

You can put LineageOS on the G3 which is Android 7.0 but it doesn't control the camera properly, image quality is lower and I don't think the laser autofocus works.

 

Having said that, I don't use the phone at all any more since it spontaneously reboots all the time, which is a very common fault with LG phones.

 

 

There's a ported stock camera APK available which works fine on LineageOS, quality is comparable to stock.

 

Regardless, the camera shouldn't be an excuse to stay on an old Android version on a main device, given the string of critical security vulnerabilities we've seen recently - KRACK, Blueborne, dirtyc0w and more exploits would be unpatched on stock and stock-based ROMs like Fulmics.

 

Security >>>> Camera


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