Lollipop update didn’t slow LG G3 down this time

Not sure if it’s a different version then what I had before, it’s 5.0.1, don’t remember what it was before. I accidentally upgraded it, thought I clicked remind me later. It didn’t care that I was rooted, guess that’s a lollipop feature that doesn’t let you upgrade if you are rooted. Had to re root though, probably won’t be able to update to any future updates.

Think I’ll wait on getting a new phone

Wait for the next android version, and see if the ASUS Zenfone 2 gets it. If the price for the better one goes down to 250 or less, I’ll probably buy it. Might not have enough money if I buy something else, then I’ll get to wait for the price to go down again. It should only take six months for the price to go down. Maybe less.

LG G3 is fast after upgrading it to kitkat.

Didn’t brick LG G3 yet

I upgraded the third party ROM, and it kept freezing. So I put it in download mode and tried flashing the kitkat tot file using the LG flash tool. It didn’t finish, crapped out around 30% I think. Kept trying, and it froze my computer. I had it in my USB 3.0 hub. Put it in my USB 2.0 extension cable and it worked.

Also my USB 3.0 was crapping out, my music would stop, it’s being streamed from my linux virtual machine, the virtual machine file is on a USB 3.0 hard drive.

Phone is fast again, it’s running kitkat instead of lollipop. Third party lollipop ROMs are slower then the stock kitkat. Probably because I upgraded without formatting everything.

Can’t upgrade to lollipop even if I wanted to, I rooted it.

Ran Geeknech and got 986 for the single core score. The other benchmark I did in the past only got around 700. Maybe it was being throttled when I ran it the first time. The $199 ASUS Zenfone 2 gets around 700. So I wonder how much the $299 Zenfone 2 gets, it’s around 2 GHz for the CPU speed, the $199 is 1.8 GHz. I’m guessing the $299 scores the same as my phone or better. If you search for ASUS Zenfone 2 on Geekbench’s site you won’t find it. Guess nobody uploaded their results yet.

Could buy a windows laptop

Not much point in buying a new phone, I barely use the one I have. The Asus Zenfone 2 is probably better, but I could probably do fine with a tin can and a string.

FreedomPop GSM would be nice

Then I could use the phone I have if I got an unlock code. There was a post a year ago that said FreedomPop was talking to AT&T and T-Mobile. You can get the Nexus 5 for $150 on, but it’s used. And it’s an old phone.

Fire HD 6

Can you still pay to remove the special offers? You can’t buy it that way anymore. I might order one of those next month. I’d rather read on a bigger screen. I could get a regular kindle, but I think I’d rather have the tablet. I could order it now for about 20 bucks a month.

The regular Kindle for 80 bucks doesn’t include a power adapter. Almost the same price as the Fire HD 6 after you add the power adapter.

Doubt you can read the Fire HD 6 in sunlight. That might be a good enough reason not to get it. Would be nice to look at my DSLR settings book when outside taking pictures. I can do it for free on my phone, won’t be able to read it though.

Comcast has no problem lowering your speed

Good luck getting them to lower your bill, their site still says I owe them around 20 bucks, I gave them 50. In the chat they said my balance was around 40 bucks. To bad they don’t update their site.

I was paying for 105 mbps and at some point they lowered it to 50 mbps. I only found out because in their chat they said I was only getting 50 mbps.

NZXT Noctis 450

Nice looking case. It also supports 280mm radiators. Amazon doesn’t appear to sell it yet. You can buy it directly from NZXT.

Won’t be buying a new case until 2016 or 2017.