Android+5.0.1+ update

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I have a Nexus 4 with KitKat working fine. Today, January 22nd, I received a notification to update to android 5.0.1 ota. My question is : should I install this update or just leave it as it is, considering the many complaints about lollipop?
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I'm running 5.0.1 on my Nexus 5 & 5.0.2 on my Nexus 7 2013 FHD and have not experienced a single issue. If you have any issues then just do a factory reset since lollipop is a large update I believe this could be the reason some might be having issues as some apps don't get optimized properly and a reset seems to fix these issues. I always do a factory reset after updating and never have had a single issue with any of my many many devices I've updated. Also update with a full battery while plugged in IMO.
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Thank you. However, since I am not a very experienced user, I will wait for a more stable version of Lollipop.
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Factory reset = Ø for all your settings.

"some apps don't get optimized properly and a reset seems to fix these issues"

Make sure you have some type of backup, even if it's only screen captures or printouts.

My take: You said the magic words above: KitKat working fine. Wait a month or two to see when 5.0.2 rolls out unless you have some pressing issues right now.

Mobile masters understandably have to be at the cutting edge to answer many questions... many of us just want something that works without wasting a lot of time getting back to square one.
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Thank you for your reply. It really helped me to make up my mind on this issue (to update or not to update). Since I am not an experienced user, in my case I will follow your advice and I will wait to see what happens with Lollipop.
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I know that this is a matter of opinion but I have 5.0.1 on my nexus 5 and it works fine.
"Just fine"
I actually sometimes want to go back to kitkat at times because the new lollipop update uses 1.5x more ram and although Google said a smooth 30 frames per second animations, I seem to be getting more stutters and lags here and there in lollipop a lot more than kitkat. But if you do want to use all of the new software features such as battery saving mode and the cool design, go for it. However, I am warning you:)
Also, your N4 has a great processor but I think it will have more stutters here and there because the SnapD S4 pro is being outdated:(
In conclusion, its your choice of weather you want cool animations and software features or you want the smooth Kitkat experience:)
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Thank you. I will wait for a more stable version of Lollipop.
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Stick with KitKat. My N4 has been a nightmare since update. Unable to back anything up and will most likely be forced to lose everything with a factory reset.
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Thanks. I ́ll do.
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If you have a Nexus. DON'T. I have a Nexus 4 and update 2 days ago from kitkat. It is druving me insane. Can't send sms, can't open play store, apps don't work, video playback problems. Others have more... I need my phone fixed or brought back to kitkat please.
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Curious if anyone here has done a factory reset and did it fix your issues? Thank you for your input in advanced.
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Does not factory reset not clear all data from the phone??
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Yes that's why you should backup your contacts, pics, ect to your Google Account prior to preforming the factory reset. Then when setting up the phone after the reset just log into your Google account and sync and you'll have everything back. Easy peezy
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That's fine but when 5.0.1 was downloaded to my nexus 4 all phone number contacts were erased and exchange does not work....total crap 5.0.1
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OK let me explain better when 5.0.1 was downloaded to my Nexus 4 the icon contacts is gone. All contact were moved to my phone icon there are NO phone numbers. I use the phone as a phone so phone numbers are just that Paul's # whatever it is under the phone Icon. In my E mail program would be Paul's E CONTACT mail address separate and distinct. Yes I had backed. I went to my service provider, and as soon as they saw me with nexus 4 in hand they said Lollipop. I understand it is not their fault and they know of no way to correct it. Without factory reset. That however still leaves me with 5.0.1. My understanding is this is an enormous problem for Google.
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It's always a good idea to weigh your options and do a little research before downloading an upgrade. Yes, the general consensus is that an upgrade should bring about a better all around user experience, however this isn't always the case, particularly with some older devices.

Luckily, you have a Nexus device. If you're dissatisfied with Lollipop, you can downgrade to KitKat 4.4.4 (preferred) or any version listed for your device. Google offers stock factory images, so the process of flashing the image will not void the manufacturers warranty (if applicable). Instructions and factory images are provided in the link below.

https://developers.google.com/android...

Booting into fastboot mode:

Nexus 4 - code-named: occam (mako).

During a cold boot (device powered off), the following key combinations can be used to boot into fastboot mode, which is a mode in the bootloader that can be used to flash the device:

occam (mako) - press and hold Volume Down, then press and hold Power

Alternatively, the command 'adb reboot bootloader' can be used to reboot from Android directly into the bootloader without using any key combinations.

Just a suggestion. This article may be of use to you and other Nexus 4 users who are looking to regain functionality they had with KitKat.
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rikkster ..Thanks for this. Google tec support in California said they were aware of many situations "see CNET reviews". They told me the only way was factory reset, no other suggestion.We/you should bill Google for tec support.

Again Thanks
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Yes, but I backed everything up to my google account. So when i signed it with that account after factory reset all my info came back hehe

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