Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs got you down? Here's how you (might be able to) fix them

These few fixes may help you fight those Lollipop bugs

The rush to update Android phones and tablets to Lollipop has just begun. The obvious players — Google's Nexus devices and Motorola — are getting Lollipop updates to all eligible devices now, and we've already seen LG and Samsung dip their toes into the update waters.

This is a good thing. (Most of the time.) Android and the people who use it in their smart devices have a reputation for poor update practices and procedures to overcome, and pushing new software in a timely manner is what it will take to do that. We'll leave discussion about why we expect or need an OS update on our small computers for another time.

Of course, with any and all system updates come bugs. Some are universal and affect everyone. Some are device-specific, and some seem to be bad luck — the kind of bad luck that comes with every major system software update.

Luckily, there are some things you can try to alleviate some issues should you be having them. None of these are fool-proof, and they may or may not work for you, but they need to be discussed because they have worked for others.

Let's do that.

Some things can't be fixed


There are some "issues" that you're not going to be able to fix. The Nexus 6 bug where the time is one minute behind every other device on the same network isn't something that will go away without the folks at Mountain View doing something. The same goes for slow SMS messaging on Sprint Nexus phones. Or the way the Nexus 4 gets slower and slower the longer you use it.

This also applies to intended changes like the Material Design you may hate, or the way muting and priority notifications are handled. Sorry, Phil.

Chances are these aren't hardware issues, and can be fixed with attention to the relevant parts of the Android code. And it's something that early-adopters (read: people buying Nexus phones and tablets) should be used to by now. I forget how many point updates it took to get Gingerbread right on the Nexus S, but it will take about the same number to get things right with Lollipop. Severe issues will get priority (and hopefully quick fixes), while more trivial issues like a clock that's one minute behind will get fixed later.

Just know that Google isn't going to abandon anyone, because that's not a good way to continue to make money. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are consumer devices, sold in your carrier store. Google will spend as much money and time as they need to make things right, and the relevant changes will trickle down to the rest of the current Nexus phones and tablets. Other companies like Samsung and HTC will then take these fixes and bundle them into their versions of Lollipop. All we can do is hope that it's done timely.

Some things we can do

the tools you don't need

There are some tricks we, as users, can try to fix issues. We shouldn't have to do any of this, and these tips may or may not work for your particular problems, but the general consensus is that these three things can fix a good many user issues with Lollipop.

While these feel a little hacky, know that none of this applies to you if you've altered anything on your particular device. Rooted and ROM'd phones and tablets have their own issues that need addressed separately. Often times fixing one flaw creates another, and discussion about the best way to handle them will be found where you downloaded the custom software. Besides, you probably know about these tricks anyway.

Third-party apps

Apps with issues need to get zapped

It's very likely that you've run across an application that won't work with Lollipop. Google Play isn't the App Store, and there is no committee forcing developers to do things a certain way. This means that there will be apps that do not work with your device or your version of Android.

The best case scenario is that these apps won't even install. The worst case? These apps install and do something horrible to other apps and functions of your phone. There is no conspiracy, and app developers aren't trying to mess your phone or tablet up. APIs and methods change, and doing things "different" can cause problems. This is especially true if you're coming from KitKat and are updating. Those incompatible apps will still be there.

If you see an app that is crashing, keeping your device awake, or using too many system resources you need to uninstall it. At a minimum you need to talk with other folks who may be seeing the same issues that you are.

Hopefully, the people who created any apps you want to use but can't will get them updated. In the meantime, you may have to use something else.

Clean your cache

Nexus Bootloader

The cache partition on your device is a good place to store data that you'll need frequently. We store images there in the Android Central app (opens in new tab), because it makes no sense to have you download the same thumbnail over and over. Most applications use the cache, as does the Android system itself.

Data cached from a different version of the OS than the one you're using now could cause issues. You can go through the apps section in the device settings and clear each item by hand, or you can boot to recovery and clear the entire partition at once. I recommend the latter.

You do this from the device recovery. Getting there is done differently on each manufacturer's platform, but for Nexus devices the process goes as such:

  • Power off your device.
  • Hold volume down and power until you see a screen like the one pictured above.
  • Press volume down until the word Recovery appears in red letters, then press power to reboot into recovery

Once in recovery (a bugdroid on his back with his stomach exposed), hold power then press volume up to get the menu. Use the volume down key to navigate the menu until the erase cache partition entry is highlighted. Press the power button to erase the cache.

This is said to fix stability and lag issues, especially on Nexus devices (the Nexus 7 2013 in particular). It may or may not fix any of your issues, but it is fairly easy to do and won't erase anything on your Android.

The dreaded factory reset

Setup assistant

Nobody likes to do a factory reset. Setting up a device is easier than ever in Lollipop, but it's still less fun than being abducted by aliens or getting attacked by a roving band of spider monkeys. None of us like to do it, but sometimes it works.

You'll need to be sure you've backed everything up (including anything on your SD card if your device has one) because you will want to nuke everything — including the SD card.

You do this in your device settings, and it will warn you several times that you'll be erasing all your stuff.

When you get back to normal, you have zero leftover data from any older version of the OS laying around, and until you install any third-party apps things are as bug-free as the software can be. I would also suggest you only install the third-party apps you'll really use, and maybe even check with other users to verify that they behave well on Lollipop before you install them.

While we shouldn't be expected to do these sort of things on an expensive piece of consumer electronics, the simple fact is that sometimes we have no choice. Lollipop brings some big changes to the system and the way apps work, so it stands to reason that things won't go smoothly for everyone.

If you're lucky enough to be mostly bug-free, congrats. But if you're seeing things that don't work as expected, this is where you start.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Yup, yup, yup, but I'm totally down to be a guinea pig for the first shot at new software.... Iphony Killa N5
  • No way. I'm still digging kikat Posted via Android Central App
  • I've got no bugs to bring me down, to make me sad or make me frown. I've got Lollipop all around, I've got no frowns on me! Yeah! Got no bugs to make me sick, maybe cuz I hava Nexus 6? Wellll, not for sure, but at this time, while I think of this rhyme, I've got no bugs on me! Yeah!
    Pinocchio has left the building folks, but will be here every Tuesday at 5. Posted via that lil arrow at the top right.
  • I applaud you sir *tips fedora* "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Yes. My Internet got worse.
  • No bugs on my Nexus 4 either. I don't know what he was talking about it slowing down.
  • Lollipop will slow down on every device if you go long enough without a reboot, not just the Nexus 4. Apparently the OS has a memory leak.
  • My 2012 N7 would slow down in just a few hrs. I just gave up and went back to JB until Google fixes the problem.
    I really liked the look and feel of Lollipop, but having to reboot every few hrs is annoying.
  • Ouch! Guessing because it has less memory the leak fills it up faster. Hoping Google fixes it soon.
  • What about 5.0.1 Posted via Android Central App
  • Not sure if joking or just don't know what you're talking about..
  • Wow kikat just came out and people are thirsting, yearning and clambering for lollipop? Pathetic Posted via Android Central App
  • People love inconsequential updates. They literally buy these phones just for updates lol. Then complain that it didn't do anything or did do something and broke something else..then repeat in a few months.
  • JUST came out? It's been a year, dawg.
  • Android 5.0.1 is a point release for the Android 5.0 platform. It may fix some issues, but general consensus is that some still remain.
  • Lots remain when you put it through serious testing Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • What happened to Volta? I have a net loss in battery life with 5.0/5.0.1. After weeks of use, I'm about 10-15% less at the end of a typical work day. Not scientific by any means, but it's enough to say without a doubt my battery life is less with Lollipop. I flashed my phone fresh and clean when 5.0 came out, btw. No OTA or dirty flash.
  • Did a factory reset after OTA. Everything running perfectly on my Nexus 5. Battery life marginally better than kitkat, but I am hoping for further gains from 5.0.1.
  • Based solely on the comments on AC, it seems like people who upgraded via OTA are having way more issues than people who flashed or did a reset after OTA. Sent from my Nexus 5, behind six proxies
  • My only gripe so far is the horrific Sprint SMS issue. It took about 4 days before my phone leveled out to just send dupes and trips. Before that I could not receive phone calls or any texts. I reactivated my phone so many times. I hope this is high on their list of things to fix. I side loaded 5.0.1 and that didn't fix the SMS issue, the phone seems snappier though. Posted via THE Nexus 6!
  • Completely unverifiable information follows: :P I've been looking at Lollipop bugs every day for about 3 weeks. I was told yesterday by someone who should know that Sprint has Google involved to fix that, and the bug where incoming calls sometimes do not ring.
  • LOL now that you mention it, that happens to my phone sometimes. The first ring is completly muted, then it rings like normal. That's the price of being on the cutting edge I guess. ehh it's still worth it!
  • I'm on TING so I'm guessing that would explain some of my problems.
  • In my humble opinion, there is no substitute for a fresh start after an upgrade Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • I loaded factory images for 5.0, and did the OTA for 5.1. I see worse battery life by my crude comparison. At the end of a typical work day, I'm usually between 50-60% battery life, whereas with 4.4.4 I was typically between 65-75%. It's extremely unfortunate that, for every % they seem to save, Google Play Services somehow takes 2%.
  • Noticed the same here. Used to make it to bedtime without the need for recharging, but now I almost always have to recharge before bedtime. Wiped cache with no improvement; not ready to try factory reset yet but will if I continue to see no improvement.
  • My Nexus 5 has been doing fine on lollipop. Oddly enough, as soon as I opened this article it decided to do a random reboot on it's own. First time I've noticed this happen.
  • I hear that Sprint has started to push out Lollipop for the Samsung S5 S4 and S3! Posted via Android Central App
  • Do you have a link or other info on that? I heard that Samsung has only updated people in Poland, and then their home market of South Korea. We shouldn't be seeing any Samsung Lollipop updates in the States until 2015.
  • I highly doubt the s3 is gonna see it. It would be nice, but I doubt it Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • A link? I was in the Sprint store in northern AZ and that's where I was told. Posted via Android Central App
  • Not buying the s3 part. Sammy needs their reoccurring business. The s3 is a nice enough phone, that if it got 5.0, people would continue to sit on it. Heck, many people will still continue to sit on it stuck at 4.4. I don't blame them. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah me either, it is eol Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Your exactly right about that. I am very satisfied with kikat. So satisfied that if the S6 isn't all that I could wait till the S7 comes out LoL Posted via Android Central App
  • You do know that customer services reps are about the least reliable source of information right. I highly doubt that most, and again I said most, can barely find their way home. Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • I have noticed that LOL Posted via Android Central App
  • Ok, what's up with the alarm volume magically turning off? That leads to a few surprises in the morning.
  • Like being fired. Posted via some candy
  • Hello.My LG G3 works bugs no lag no battery drain.everything is fine.except one thing...the assign ringtones to a specific always assume de default ringtone.anything about that?a fix or some ideia?
  • I am getting random reboots and even boot loops. I hope the latest update helps. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The first paragraph has the item "Google's Nexus devices and Motorola — are getting Lollipop updates to all eligible devices now" which is hardly the case. Not on Nexus devices, not on anywhere near all eligible Moto devices. I'm sure both companies are holding back for the "Good update", but when will that be? I'm no Apple fan, but they would have updated 3 or 4 times in this same period. The first point update for iOS typically comes 1 or 2 days after the release.
  • That's because nearly everyone with a compatible Apple device updates in those 2-3 days. And they get crippling bugs, that are quickly fixed yes, but they're there. So we get a few devices updated slowly, and then fixes, then more devices, them more fixes. That's something I would prefer, it just becomes an issue when 2-3 months later people have yet to see updates for their devices. "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Yes. My Internet got worse.
  • Crippling bugs? Like phones that restart more than daily randomly? Right, that would never happen on Android... Posted via Android Central App
  • I've never like Android's slow OS adoption for non Nexus devices, and I don't like their phased application 'troll-out' either. Many times I have gotten an update for Hangouts or the like only to have it error, requesting an update to Google Play Services that I am not able to get yet because the phased roll-out hasn't gotten to me. Half the fun of updates is sharing the excitement with your friends, and you can't do that with Android. So. Damn. Stupid.
  • It's worth noting that, at least on my Samsung Galaxy S3, if you go into the Storage app (System -> More [if using the Tab view] -> Storage) and select the 'Cached data' item you'll be allowed to clear the application caches all at one whack. Note that this does not clear the system cache (AFAIK that can only be done in Recovery mode). Posted via Android Central App
  • That's new to me, will check. *edit* it's there. *I'm aware that said edit, but the phone was right here so it's not really an edit..... Eh.* "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Yes. My Internet got worse.
  • The Moto G 2014 GSM had a few nasty bugs after the 5.0 update but they sent out an update a couple of weeks ago that made the phone purr like a kitten. Now let's see what 5.0.1 will bring to the mix, Go Moto!! Posted via Android Central App
  • When I replace my Nexus 5, it will be with a Moto.
  • I'm "patiently" waiting for the Galaxy S6. Posted via Android Central App
  • Maybe by then ask the Bugs will be worked out of Lollipop Posted via Android Central App
  • >"This also applies to intended changes like the Material Design you may hate, or the way muting and priority notifications are handled. Sorry, Phil." Yeah, like complete removal of the ability to filter contacts by group. MAJORLY STUPID CHANGE!!!
  • Have not had any issues with the Lollipop update at all on my Nexus 7 2013 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've never experienced the "one minute behind" bug on my Nexus 6. Whether with 5.0 or now 5.0.1, my Nexus 6 time has been spot on with my old Nexus 5 and the two Nexus 7 (3G - 2012) units that my family owns. Is this a specific network thing? I'm on AT&T.
  • Made a clean install of the 5.0 factory image on my Nexus 5 the day it was released.
    Zero issues. In fact my N5 is faster than ever. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Try muting your phone's notifications while you're playing music or using Chromecast. I know it's not a bug, but it's damn annoying.
  • I've not been able to turn on LastPass or Commandr in the Accessibility settings on my Nexus 6. I haven't found anything about this being a bug. I've been trying to avoid the nuke, but am I just gonna have to bite the bullet and give it a try? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks for this article. As a result of reading, I believe I'll wait a good while before upgrading to Lollipop, even when it does become available for my Moto X 2013.
  • This article is complete apologism at its ugliest. They mention some little bug on the N6, like the minute behind bug, but fail to mention the massive flaw that it reboots daily for more reason. Nice whitewashing. Oh, and the article is quick to blame third party apps, something Google has tried in every single thread on its Product Forums, only to be called out on that being pure passing the buck. This is Soviet style journalism at its best. The third five year plan is proceeding as expected, glorious comrads! Starve with joy in your heart! Posted via Android Central App
  • Anyone else in the screw lollipop camp Posted via the Android Central App
  • Only thing that I have noticed is that using my Bluetooth headphones and speaker the audio has hicups or skips every now and then. Didn't happen on 4.4 for my Nexus 2013. Posted via Android Central App
  • Same. The stutter seems to happen when first streaming. I notice my audio stopping. Sometimes the app quits during the audio. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know I should hit up the forums...but here is when I thought of this.....My Nexus 7 2013 since Lollipop, its touch screen has become a little herky if I am playing a game there will be lag or it will drag to the wrong place or repeat drag....
    Could this be lollipop? Or could it be from letting the kiddos pound away? Can you "break" the touch screen technology?
  • What about the Galaxy Nexus being dropped, after the Jelly Bean update that caused a crap ton of antenna issues on Sprint? We claim that since these are consumer devices Google will take care of them and make sure that most of the issues are ironed out, forgive me if I seem skeptical. But I guess that's the risk of buying a Nexus.
  • The Galaxy Nexus runs a very rare TI chipset, which is the cause of such a lack of support for that device. Shortly after making the Galaxy Nexus, TI pulled out of the mobile chipset market. Updated drivers and assistance from TI are totally unavailable for the Galaxy Nexus, hence its lack of support. They should have used a Samsung processor!
  • I really hope they revisit notifications. They're just a mess. No silent mode, and no way to turn your phone's notifications off once you're playing music or using Chromecast. There are several wonderful ways to do this, including just putting a sound toggle in the quick-settings part of the notification shade. I can't believe there isn't one there already!
  • I'm just a user and was in a mess with slow google search, apps struggling everything at snail pace. Tried the recovery instructions (quaking in my boots). Quick, painless and a big improvement. Many many thanks fella.
  • I've owned the last 3 nexus devices, the galaxy nexus, nexus 4 and nexus 5. and I've loved each one but the bugs are starting to get to me.
    I had my wife on my old nexus 4, which started rebooting and freezing randonly, did a couple exchanges and got no where resolving the issue so I had to swap out for a 2013 moto X, which is infinitely more reliable and gets much better battery life.
    Now my nexus 5, which continues to have WiFi drain issues on Lollipop. I have to leave WiFi and WiFi scanning off in order to get decent battery life.
    I'm not interested in the nexus 6, it's too big for me and I'm kind of tired of the rounds of major nexus bugs with each release. My next phone will likely not be a nexus device, probably a t-mobile branded device with wifi calling.
  • I felt the same way with just one, the OG Nexus 7. Ended up freezing it on Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and then later replaced it with an OG Samsung Note 10.1. Never looked back since. I'd rather stick to an older more proven version of Android, one that's had the vast majority of its bugs already squashed. Just got a Note 4 with Kit Kat (4.4.4), runs like a champ! :)
  • Probably HTC or Motorola I still hate touchwiz, but I'll be looking at the spring phones for something else as well.
  • You said nobody likes doing factory resets, but some of us don't mind on a major update. Personally I think it does help sit the update better in most cases. It's always handy to clear away the cachet and a year's worth of cobwebs (trace files) this year I saved me over a gig some how.
  • My Sprint Nexus 5 worked PERFECT on 4.4 issues and spot on GPS and quick notifications. Android 5.0 L arrives via OTA...BAM....POS. Now my GPS tends to stick and say I'm at home when I'm actually a block or two away. If I close the app, reopen or shake the phone it updates most the time. Very annoying when trying to use maps and/or play ingress. Miss turns and portals all the time now as it hops over them. Not sure the fix, hoping maybe once 5.0.1 pushes it'll resolve itself.
  • Over all I like Android 5. I like the notifications and the fact that you can set notifications for each application. I like Material Design. I like the most recents tab. I like almost everything. I would really like to have my WIFI problem fixed with the update to 5.0.1 As it is now I can only use WIFI if manually I turn cellular data off. Oh the Wifi indicator is there but no data will come through it as long as cell data is on. Once I turn off cell data WIFI works perfectly. It's not a 3rd party app because the phone boots up with the problem in safe mode when nothing except the system is running. Then there are the times when the phone mysteriously runs fine even though I did nothing but let it set on a table for 2 hours....voila problem is fixed.....for hours....until the phone breaks again on it's own. I can get around this by turning things off and on manually but I should not have to. Question: If clearing the cache fixes so many problems why doesn't Google do this automatically at the beginning of an OTA install? Why don't they do it instead of having the end user stumbling around with problems and finally having to do it themselves? If my phone won't work in safe mode why will it work after the Cache is cleared? I just don't understand this.
  • Ok... so after venting.... I followed the clear instructions and cleared the cache on my phone. The phone rebooted with the same WIFI problem. Before(IF) I do a system reset, I will wait to see if the update to 5.0.1 fixes the issue.
  • Stock N5 on 5, just OTA'd to 5.0.1
    Saw this, figured, hey, wipe cache, sure.
    Turns out unlike the countless times I've wiped cache on any number of devices, where the operation completes in 5-10 seconds, on the N5 you might be looking at 5-10 or even 20 mins. And if you interrupt, the best possible outcome is you'll have to do a factory reset. See xda link below.
    I'm in my 10th minute right now, and I just hope it completes sooner or later, since I did not make preparations for a factory reset.
  • Phew. Completed in the 15th minute. All is good.
  • YES I wiped the cache and it took several minutes. It did come out of it OK but my WIFI issues are not fixed.
  • Hi guys! I updated my Nexus 4 from 4.4.4 to Lollipop (5.0) using factory image and performing full wipe and then updated to 5.0.1 with factory image but without "-w" switch in flash-all script and... so far so good. Phone is freaking fast (responds faster than ever), battery life is improved. All is good maybe except for some – I don't know if bugs or features ;) – issues. E.g. Smart Lock agent just stops working sometimes, even though I'm in a trusted place and I'm connected to trusted BT device (smartband). Out of blue sky N4 asks me to draw a pattern instead of unlock itself without it. The other issue is that some notifications remain sometimes in the status bar even after I tap them to open the app (for example Cloud Magic mail app notifications behave this way but that's probably the app issue).
    Anyway, I enjoy sweetness of the Lollipop though it has a tiny bite of the bitterness.
  • Only issue I have with my 5.0.1 Nexus 4 has been Notifications just acting at random or not at all. Yes I've checked all the settings. All enabled but nothing. Gmail mostly is the one causing issues.
  • lol Sprint texting on my phone has always been terrible so I figured it wasn't lollipop, either way its good to hear there may be a fix in the future! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I followed the suggested directions to clear cache on nexus 7 2013 2nd version and it worked perfectly! Device seems better; not lagging, faster and apps appear to be OK now.
  • Can't even update to 5.0.1 on my N5. Not rooted. Gsm UK version. Downloads the update but when it restarts it just loops to error. 6 x in a row. Anytime else having this issue? Posted via the Android Central App
  • My N6 (v5.0) spontaneously reboots every once in a while. I can be sitting on my desk and then, BOOM, it will reset. I had it happen twice within a three hour period; very irritating.
  • The battery drain is crazy on my N5 now.
    Earlier when I had just upgraded, at 100% it used to show 1day few hours left. Now it shows 3-4 hours left at 100% .
    Would factory reset help?? Posted via Nexus 5 through Android Central App
  • Same. Horrible battery. I did reset too. After 5.0 installed. 5.0.1 seems worse Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have a GS4 on 4.4.2 and while it's not related to Lollipop in any way, I would like to testify how BIG a diff a factory-reset can make. My S4 used to run 7h on light to med usage with about 2h of on time, now it's able to do 15h on about 3h of screen on time, most noticably standby battery life increased. Crashes are now far less often, overheating is less of a problem as well and lag is far less of an issue than it was before (although this is TouchWiz, so it's still present). In short, a factory reset made my device feel new again.
  • When Samsung E7 will get lollipop?????
  • When Samsung E7 will get lollipop update? ? Reply here and to my fb-
    Thank you.
  • Only issue I had with 5.0 on my N5 was call quality...installing the 5.0.1 (over the air) then doing a factory reset fixed the issue! Prior to that my wife would say,"YOUR PHONES CUTTING OUT"...and my response? "Noooo honey,it's that CRAPPLE...I mean that Apple (iPhone4) your talking on"!! lol!
  • My device was updated to 5.0.1 The update did not fix my wifi issue. I still cannot use WIFi unless Cell data is manually turned off, except for the times when I can, because the phone starts working correctly on it's own....until it starts not working again. As I think I mentioned before booting into safe mode where only the system is running has the same error and the same not working...then working....then not working so how can this be a third party app when nothing except the system is running? I cleared the cache when everything was working OK, on clear and reboot the problem returned. Other than this and one other thing the phone is fast and works fine and no battery issues at all. The other thing is that every once in a while when I swipe up to unlock, or press the multitasking button, the home screens go into micro mini mode. It is as if I long pressed because I get the widget and other options, but the home screens condense so that 2 screens are visible on one screen. It is not like long pressing because there are no grey backgrounds around the home screen. It is also not like long pressing because there is no way out of this condition unless I restart the phone. All applications runs in full screen, returning to the home screen puts the screens in mini home screen mode until I restart the phone. I can use the phone as long as I turn datas off and on manually. My thought is that the next improvement I want Google to make is to improve the way the underlying system works so that people do not have a broken phone from a new operating system even when in safe mode when no 3rd party app is running and even after clearing the cache. Apps not running..nothing except the system itself running should not cause a problem. I can't understand how 3rd party apps NOT RUNNING can cause the system to not run correctly.
  • Worth noting. If you clear your Nexus 5 cache, it took me several minutes. I thought my phone was hung, but it eventually came back to a menu with a reboot option.
  • OK I need help before lollipop my phone ran fine (nexus 5) it ran smooth and everything no problem at all but then the update came it was fine for about a day or so and then out of no where my phone started going slow and stated to force close very app I used I need serious help this is getting me really mad anyone else experiencing these problems? Posted via the Android Central App
  • One thing I also noticed is that the app itself(apk) is being cached somewhere else in Lollipop. I'm an android developer and I installed a dev version directly to my device via usb then I uninstalled it and tried to install the play store version, to my surprise, the download was instant considering my app is 14mb. Then I tried to using the app, it was still connected to the dev server. Anyone else noticed this?
  • I also get the same issue. Always get cached dev app, can't install from play store.
  • The problem just disappeared on my device. I don't know if my phone got an update or something but its definitely fixed now.
  • I think it is caused by multiple users on Android Lollipop. When I saw on my guest account, the app that I have uninstalled in my primary user was appeared. The solution might be we need to uninstall the app for all users. See my note in
  • I have just up upgraded to 5.0 on my LG G3 and have found a couple of bugs that bother me... 1, When do not disturb is enabled my alarm doesn't wake me in the morning... 2, when installing an app from Amazon the new app shortcut is placed over the top of the Amazon app shortcut, making the text all blurred... I have to move the shortcut off and to another place.
  • I have just tried the above to clear the cach on my nexus 5 . guess what, it is now stuck on coloured balls going round and round and wont boot up at all. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
  • I upgraded yesterday and my S5 is almost not functional. Nothing works. Contacts won't sync, Yahoo App crashes every time I open it, it keeps saying I have no storage space even after deleting tons of stuff. The buttons are in different places (so annoying) and my sideload of Instwogram keeps crashing. Pretty much hate it. I also keep getting an error message that I have no idea what to do with except hack my way through as I am certain the people at Best Buy or Geek Squad would have no idea. Not happy. AT ALL. Don't do it!
  • Thanks! wiping the cache partition seems to help a bit.
  • Since updating to lollipop yesterday, I can't receive email on my Moto X. I made sure incoming/outgoing passwords are correct. HELP please!!
  • Hi, im having a problem where when my LG G3 is plugged into the charger it doesn't play audio and it starts to lag really bad. It didn't start happing till I updated to Android 5 is there a way to fix this or do I just have to deal with it till a bug fix comes along?
  • My friends LG 3G had one serious issue after the update to Lollipop he could receive texts but couldn't reply! After 5 hours talking to T-Mobile Tech they could only say we'll call you back in 72 hours with an answer! I suggested he do a factory reset and he did and now no issues! Maybe T-Mobile needs to suggest a hard reset?
  • battery drain is horrible on lg gs 5.0.1. usually at this time in about 85% full. right now on lollipop im at 20% full...
    .we need a update really soon.
  • Thanks Jerry. With customization comes great responsibility.
  • Whatever your OS is, system restore is a good idea every 6 months to a year. Whether it is iOS, Android 4 or 5, Windows xp or 8, Linux OS, on a PC, phone, or tablet. Yeah its a pain in the ass but worth it. Guaranteed.
  • Took the first lollipop update Galaxy S5 Verizon. Had to factory reset. Took the second one. Everything perfect. Especially after the Samsung push notification update. Battery life way better than Kit Kat.
  • Has anyone, anyone at all been able to pair a lollipop device to a Bluetooth Speaker and have it play without stuttering constantly? I've tried on 3 different devices, all with the same outcome.