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10 dollars a month for 12 months. Doesn’t say how much after 12 months, and you have to call them to get it.

Phone might be faster now

I flashed a different ROM, I think it’s called Candy5 or something. It’s still activating the cellular service. Says it can take 5 minutes. I’m using my external battery, phone got drained from all the flashing.

Might have to click skip.

I tried downgrading using the tot method, and it deleted everything, so I decided to flash a different ROM if I have to start over.

Downgrade phone or buy a new one next month?

No idea when LG will update android on the G3. I wouldn’t of updated to lollipop if I knew it was going to make it slow. It’ll take an hour or so to download kit kat.

Not sure downgrading will work, might have to reset it. If I get a boot loop, I’ll switch to a third party ROM. Assuming I can get in the download mode.

I would probably have enough money for the Moto X next month. Kind of sucks that I haven’t had the G3 very long, shouldn’t need to “upgrade” already.

New computer in 2016 or 2017

I think I read on Phoronix.com that AMD will release new processors then. I’m to cheap to buy anything other then AMD. I’d rather wait. My motherboard might fail before then though, it’s a Biostar. The built in ethernet doesn’t work on it, I use a PCI Intel network card. Think I bought it used on eBay. Should of kept the one I had, instead of selling it.

If my computer doesn’t last until 2016 or 2017, I might be stuck using my hackintosh.

Also I like the pins on the CPU, that way I only have to replace the CPU, if the pins get bent. With Intel, you’d have to replace the whole motherboard. I guess if you don’t upgrade your CPU it doesn’t matter.

How to bypass the time restriction on checking for updates on the AT&T LG G3

You can check more then once a day, if you wipe the software update’s data.

Use Titanium Backup, go to the backup/restore tab, scroll down to the Software update, it’s the first one, tap it, click backup, then click wipe data. Go to the software update, and you should be able to redownload the OTA file.

Does it store it in /cache? It’s not there yet if it does. I have a slow download speed. Under 1 mb/s, I can’t afford faster internet.

Hopefully it’s a tot file, so I can update using my computer.

The file will be in /cache/fota. You have to have root to access that folder. Good luck manually flashing the files. There’s no instructions on google, putting a .tot extension on the dlpkgfile doesn’t work. Instructions for G2 don’t work either.

Might be an AT&T update, not an android update. That might explain why there isn’t anything on xda dev forums about it. There’s a comment saying it might be an AT&T update.

AT&T LG G3 has a software update

Unfortunately if you are rooted, you aren’t allowed to update. I can’t check for updates for around 20 hours now. Is it Android 5.1? Nothing on xda forums about it yet.

I guess I can try unrooting it tomorrow. It looks like a pain in the ass too. Oh wait, my call blocker requires root. Might be a way to get a stock ROM zip file to update using a custom recovery. Have to wait for somebody to make one.

NZXT cases might not be as good as their water coolers

According to the reviews, the one for $120, is flimsy. Lots of good reviews too. So hard to know who is right.

I was thinking if I build a new computer, I’d use one of their cases. But I think I’ll just get Cooler Master again. Probably a bigger one, so I can fit two NZXT water coolers in it, one for CPU and one for GPU.

Video card gets up to 80C when playing games. I think somebody got their video card down to 60C with a water cooler, that’s better then 80C.

Can’t aim very well in PC games?

Decrease your mouse speed, my mouse has buttons to adjust it in games. If you aren’t using a gaming mouse, that’s your problem. Buy a cheap one, like a Cooler Master, good enough for me.

Looks like my mouse isn’t for sale anymore, not directly from Amazon, so not as cheap.

If you want to overclock

Get a NZXT water cooler. The 80 dollar one will work good enough for the AMD 6300. The highest temp I’ve had is 31.6C, according to the CAM software. My CPU isn’t overclocked though. I don’t put much load on my computer, so it could go higher. I should play a game for a while and see if it goes higher.

My old water cooler was at 35C when browsing the web. New cooler stays under 30C, I’ve never opened the CAM software and saw it in the 30s. 20C might be the max I’ve seen it at. I have two fans on mine, used one of the old fans from my old cooler.

Temperature doesn’t go down right away, didn’t even play The Elder Scrolls Online very long. Was sitting at 24C-25C.

If you do anything in Chrome it goes to 20C-21C.

Update
Max temperature increased to 32.1C.

Might have to get the PC version of the new Star Wars game

Even though my computer kind of sucks. I’m getting under 40 FPS in Titanfall on the ultra settings, or whatever settings the NVIDIA GeForce Experience picks. It doesn’t lag, but The Elder Scrolls Online does, it drops down to under 30 FPS.

Looks like my CPU is cool enough, the max it’s been with the new water cooler is 31.6C. I could probably overclock, but I think I’ll pass. Doubt it’ll get rid of lag in The Elder Scrolls Online.