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LG G4 on US Cellular gets OTA to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

If you are in the US and you have an LG G4 on US Cellular, you may want to check your update section soon. Everyone is hoping for Marshmallow right now, and most are getting it – if they have flagshippy devices, that is. The rest of us have to wait for a custom ROM to flash on our old decrepit phones, sadly.

 

 

LG G4

 

If you have an LG G4 and you are an US Cellular customer you are susceptible for the much-desired Android 6.0 update. After you download and install the newest OS version, you will get better life battery mostly. Don’t forget the increased battery life on your LG G4.

 

This OTA will get your phone to software number US99120b. You should check your Settings → About Phone screen to be sure you’re updated to that increased battery life.

 

Source: AndroidPolice

 

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Black Friday Deals by Sprint: get discounts and free stuff on Thanksgiving!

Sprint is on a deal spree! Black Friday is almost upon us and the big US carriers are fighting to get their deals across to people in the hope of reigning in more customers. Sprint will give you one year worth of Amazon Prime if you activate some particular phones this Friday.

 

Sprint deals black friday

 

 

If you buy a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, a Note 5 or a S6 Edge+, you get a years’ worth of Amazon Prime. You can also sign a lease for %50 off when you buy a Galaxy S6. The new 32GB model will go down from $18 to $9 a month during Black Friday.

If you want to buy an LG G4, you will be happy to see that Sprint is giving you a 24-inch TV worth $180 for free! Not the biggest screen you can get but it is free stuff for your kitchen maybe?

Sprint is also offering deals and discounts for wearables such as Fitbit, Withings and Garmin. Discounts range from $20 to $80.

 

Sprint deals

 

 

Sprint’s deals will start on Thanksgiving Day and you can try your luck online. If their deals are not welcoming enough for you, try out Verizon or T Mobile!

 

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Sprint Delivers Black Friday Savings, One-of-a-Kind, Exclusive Offers and Extra Value Together With LG, Samsung and Amazon Prime

 

  • Combine with the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history when you switch to Sprint – 50 percent off the price of almost all Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile rate plans – for even greater savings
  • Half off Samsung Galaxy S6 lease
  • A year of Amazon Prime, a $99 value, included with Sprint activation of select Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S6
  • FREE 24-inch LG TV with an LG G4
  • Best iPhone 6s offer in the world with trade-in of an iPhone 6
  • Great Deals on Fitbit, Garmin and Withings fitness accessories plus the LG Tone Pro 750 headset

Source: Sprint

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International LG G4 model gets Android 6.0 firmware released

The Android 6.0 firmware for LG G4 was made available today by XDA. The international G4 version got a quick update to 6.0, which means that most H815 models will get the update in due time. Until them you can try your luck with the KDZ files turned into flashables for people with TWRP custom recovery-active phones.

 

 

LG G4

 

There is no official announcement regarding an Android 6.0 update for LG G4 yet,, but a previously published 20A build shows an early version or a very close to release version available out there. You can try to flash the KDZ file in LG’s Flash Tool or you can flash the files of the system, bootloader, boot partition and the modem through TWRP custom recovery.

 

If you have an LG G4 that is not model H815 you should not attempt this.

You may want to wait for ann official update as is, because these modifications are sort of dangerous for your phone; there is always a risk of bricking lingering around your device.

 

Early reports suggest that the build is identical to the older software, at least in terms of design. There are no big changes in the core features or the skin. Official updates for the Asia and Europe international LG G4 versions should be released this week or the next, and the following months should see changes for the rest of the models.

 

Source: XDA via AndroidPolice

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iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus officially announced today

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus were announced today at Apple’s event. As expected, Apple did launch the S versions for this spring’s devices and not a next generation device. The general media opinion is that these are awesome devices, but are they really, especially when compared to other flagships of 2015?

 

iPhone 6 Plus

 

 

 

Here is what these devices really look like, technically speaking:

iPhone 6S specs:

  • 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 IPS LED screen
  • A9 processor
  • 16/64/128 GB storage
  • 12MP rear camera f/2.2 aperture
  • 5MP front camera
  • front button for the fingerprint scanner
  • iOS 9.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBYWGjIzvyw

 

 

iPhone 6S Plus specs:

  • 5.5-inch 1920×1080 IPS LED screen
  • A9 processor
  • 16/64/128 GB storage
  • 12 MP rear camera f/2.2 aperture
  • 5MP front camera
  • iOS 9
  • fingerprint scanner on the front button.

 

Both devices will be available on multiple US retailers and in other countries starting September 25th.

 

 

 

Now comparing the iPhone 6S devices to other flagships, they don’t fare really well, considering that Google’s, Samsung’s and LG’s flagship have much bigger screens at significantly better resolution. Galaxy Note 5, Nexus 6 and LG G4 all have 2560×1440 resolution with screens of respectable sizes: 5.7 inch for the Note 5, 5.96 inches for Nexus 6 and 5.5 inches for LG G4.

 

We can’t really compare the processors, since Apple works with A9 proprietary chips while Samsung uses its own Exynos 7420 one, but Nexus 6 and LG G4 are really close with their Snapdragons 805 and 808.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSTEB8cdQwo

 

 

Other smartphones offer different storage options of 32/64 GB and have from 2 to 4 GB or RAM. All of the other flagship smartphones already on the market offer better primary camera sensors, using mostly 16MP cameras, with the lower exception being 13MP for the rear camera by Nexus 6. Secondary cameras are a totally different thing, ranging from 2MP to 8MP sensors.

 

The different part from iPhones and Android phones is you can already get these Android smartphones but you will have to wait for a few days before being able to get your grubby little hands on an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus.

 

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International LG G4 gets official TWRP support

The international LG G4 is getting official TWRP starting today. People with a flair for modding must have heard of TWRP by now because this is the most popular custom recovery you can find. It is only available for the international version though, so keep that in mind. The phones sold by carriers, other than version H815, are still locked at the moment.

 

LG G4

 

An unlocked boot loader means you will not be able to flash any software, including a custom recovery. TWRP support will make it possible for users to flash ROMs, make system backups and more. Be careful when you flash things on your device though, things can happen. Unlike other devices, LG makes reflashing stock software really really difficult.

Source: TWRP via AndroidPolice

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T Mobile and US Cellular begin pre-sales for LG G4

T Mobile is joining everyone else in announcing its own LG G4 launch complete with pre-sales. You can buy LG’s 2015 flagship on the contract-free setup for $599.76 or you can pay it in 24 rounds $24.99 each. You also get a free limited 128GB microSD card – but supplies will only last for so long.

 

LG G4 backs

 

According to T-Mobile, their G4 is exclusive in brown leather, whereas Verizon has tenure over the white plastic cover device.

 

This is not all as US Cellular will also start pre-sales this week, more exactly on May 29th. Their LG G4 will be exclusive in a black leather back, but you can also get it in plastic cover versions. It costs $199 on-contract and US Cellular is also throwing in a free 32GB microSD card, an extra battery and a charging cradle if you buy your G4 from them until June 21st. This is actually an LG promotion, but some carriers (T-Mobile, for example) don’t mention it.

The official release date for the G4 in actual stores is June 4.

Source: T Mobile, US Cellular