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Old 10. Mar 2015, 04:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Android 5.1 officially released

All the rumors were true and Google has finally released the 5.1 update for nexus devices and some carriers in the USA.

The changes include:

- HD Voice
- Official support for dual-SIM phones
- Simplified Wi-Fi and Bluetooth management
- Enhanced device protection ('missing' phones cannot be unlocked without the correct google account)
- Other minor bug fixes and improvements

The new phone lock sounds good to me, similar to apple with the icloud activation. The question is if all phone vendors and carriers will update their phones to 5.1 (even flagships are forgotten sometimes) and if they will implement the enhanced device protection on 'older' (2013? 2014?) units.

NOTE: I had a hard time posting this as the word "Wi-Fi" (without the hyphen) is censored (?!) so I had to check every line until I found the culprit Please check that out or tell me why that word is blacklisted.
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Old 10. Mar 2015, 05:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks, looks like iOS 8.2 is released around the same time as well. Too bad no jailbreak for that, but I'm hoping Nexus Root Toolkit won't have any problems. Hopefully it will fix the memory leak I'm experiencing on Android 5.0.1.
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Old 10. Mar 2015, 05:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Had been waiting for this from a long time. Finally it has arrived today. About time!

And now will wait for the update to roll out in India .

Google haven't posted about the full list of changes in Android 5.1. Hope they post that soon.

Have been using my Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1 and so far it's been working great. I have only a few apps installed though.

Just checked, and noticed that the factory image for Android 5.1 is available for Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (Wi-fi). So, if any one wants to flash manually for these devices, they can.

https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images
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Old 10. Mar 2015, 06:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Somehow Nexus Root Toolkit crashed during the root process... Worked fine the second time I tried it.

Everything appears snappier, but we shall see.
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You have a Nexus? Did you install Android 5.1, or rooted 5.0.1?

If you are experiencing memory leaks, it might be because of one of the apps. You can try performing a factory reset, and cleaning/wiping the cache.
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Old 11. Mar 2015, 05:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nexus 5. It was affecting rooted Android 5.0.1, now rooted 5.1 appears fine. I don't think performing a factory reset is worth solving the problem unless it's guaranteed to do so. Also, I'm not alone on this according to Google.
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So, I assume you have flashed the factory image for Android 5.1 on your phone. Do share your experiences, or issues with us.

Yes, you are not alone with the Lollipop issues, but I have read a few articles on how to solve these issues, and factory reset with cache wiping is often mentioned, if nothing else works. So, it's worth a try.

Also, as I said earlier, it seems like the issues might also be connected with the apps that people have installed on their phones. Sometimes, the apps might not be updated for Lollipop and that can cause problems. So, in that case, factory reset and cache wiping looks like a good solution.

There are other tips too, to avoid battery drains, like turning off NFC, bluetooth, daydream, live wallpaper, and other such things, which are not necessary to run all the time, or not necessary at all.
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Old 12. Mar 2015, 03:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well flashing the image, especially when just released, is not a trouble-free experience. I've had cases where my phone became unbootable after failed root, fortunately that was fixed by flashing it again. In the end, I've always managed to get it working somehow, so YMMV.

They're mentioned as a cure-all for pretty much anything, not necessarily a specific fix. I wouldn't factory reset when the problem is livable anyhow.

Yeah, those tips are pretty much standard these days.
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Old 16. Mar 2015, 08:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Unhappy Lollipop 5.1 still buggy

Apparently, someone at Google dropped the ball and didn't do what he/she was supposed to, because EVEN the newest lollipop 5.1 still has the infamous memory leak bug from previous versions.

Google's android code page states this has been finally 'fixed', but there is no current timeline for the new release. I think we'll have to wait for android 5.1.1 to solve this and other issues reported by nexus and motorola users who installed the 5.1 update.
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Well, I did experience a memory leak or two, but at least it seems less frequent...
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