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dan0zone

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Update..
Auto brightness is finally fixed!
 

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drtrask

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If nothing else, the new Android 11 upgrade does enable Stand-Alone 5G (per the T-Mobile website). That, in itself, is probably worth the upgrade!
 

stepheng273

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It is available for AT&T as well. I had to manually check for updates, then it started downloading. It didn't tell me how large the update was or any changes, so I had no idea if it was the Android 11 update or a security update until it finished the update.
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I've ran the update and can confirm it is Android 11.
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A few things I've immediately noticed based off of MY experiences on Android 10,
  • The performance was laggy on first boot (expected after a software upgrade), but has since smoothed out and seems overall faster than Android 10, but that could just be due to the improved gesture navigation; more on that below.
  • The gesture navigation controls are much more reliable, animations are smoother, and functionality less glitchy.
    • This improvement is very noticeable when quick switching apps by swiping left/right on the gesture bar:
      • Sometimes it would skip 2 apps back and jump forward to the correct (previous) app
      • Animate to the previous app but snap back to the current app
      • Simply not register the gesture at all
      • I haven't experienced any of these again yet.
    • The recent apps screen scrolls MUCH smoother as well.
  • Speaking of gesture controls, it now "floats" above the rest of the apps similar to iOS instead of having it's own dedicated nav bar and the gesture "pill" itself (not really a pill on this phone lol) is slightly bigger. You can see the difference in my first 2 screenshots
EDIT: The gesture pill still has it's own bar at the bottom, but it appears that its background is able to color match with the opened app (similar to the notification bar) which makes it look like it's sitting on top of the opened app.
  • The notification shade has a UI update. Looks better IMO.
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If you use the stock LG launcher, the swipe down search tool loads faster, but there's still a noticeable delay before you can type anything
  • You can also change the "accent" color. My accent color is blue in my first screenshot, but it changed to green after the 11 update. You can change the color in the settings.
  • Taking screenshots is instant. No more holding down the key combo for a second.
  • There's emoji updates
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  • There is a minor update to the blank contact image (see previous screenshot).
  • I saw some changelogs online that mentioned some camera app UI updates...it doesn't look any different to me??
  • And of course the FB Messenger style chat bubbles are now supported for other apps including the stock LG Messaging app.
 
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draexo

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Andoird 11 update has been horrible. Battery that prior to update lasted all day, now lasts 5-6 hours, phone runs hot, and WiFi AND 5G symbols are BOTH always on.

This might be the end of the line for me with LG.
 
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    I'm on AT&T and updated to Android 11 earlier this week. It resulted in a black screen soft-brick. I could still see the touches (from dev mode) where fingers tapped the screen. And if I held down the Power button, I'd see the typical Power Down / Restart / Etc. options, and tapping on them would generate the appropriate responses. But in all other instances, it was just a black screen. I figured my HEAVY de-bloating of Android 10 when I first got the phone caused something to break.

    So I went ahead and did a full factory restore using recovery/safe mode and set it up as a new phone, and haven't had any serious issues since. I went ahead and got almost everything (minus Fluid Navigation Gestures, RIP) working the way I wanted, and embarked on another HEAVY de-bloating process. Seems like I took things too far, because, upon my next reboot, I was in the exact same black screen soft-brick state I mentioned above.

    Another factory reset. Another session of restoring my apps, launcher, settings, and customizations. This time, I just used Package Disabler Pro for LG from the Google Play Store to perform some more restrained bloatware disabling, and everything's been pretty great. For Android 10 and the first attempt at de-bloating Android 11, I was using ADB commands to "uninstall" dozens upon dozens of system apps. Battery life is not quite as good as it was with my heavily de-bloated Android 10 environment, but I didn't expect it to be, and I'm not going to risk messing this all up again.

    My only complaint is that stock AOD (and Sidelight Notifications) don't seem to be working properly, no matter how I configure them in Settings. I'm not sure what's causing the issue, but I actually developed this problem just a few days BEFORE the AT&T OTA landed, and it's persisted through a full Android point upgrade and two factory resets, so I imagine there's a conflict somewhere. Maybe with Fluid Simulation - Trippy Stress Reliever (my live wallpaper app of choice), Energy Bar, or Nova Launcher. I haven't been able to pinpoint it yet, but since it predates the Android 11 OTA by a few days, there must be another cause.

    I do miss Fluid Navigation Gestures, but I'm happy to report that the new Android 11 gestures are way better than Android 10's. Not quite as customized as I had FNG, but I've adapted. Until/unless someone figures out how to hide the navigation bar without root, LG's gestures it is, I guess.
     

    dan0zone

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    First thing I noticed was that I can now set a minimum brightness from the navigation bar .... This is a huge improvement as before the brightness would go to zero in a dark room... Now I can choose how low I want it to go and still automatically increase when needed ..
     

    ghostwheel

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    Andoird 11 update has been horrible. Battery that prior to update lasted all day, now lasts 5-6 hours, phone runs hot, and WiFi AND 5G symbols are BOTH always on.

    This might be the end of the line for me with LG.
    There is a thread on reddit saying that this is the result of fingerprint locking. Try with pin unlock instead and see if battery life improves.
     

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      Currently downloading on Tmoble
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      Auto brightness is finally fixed!
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      Honestly the most disappointing os upgrade ive ever seen. Reminds me why i dont use an lg as a daily driver any more.
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      Andoird 11 update has been horrible. Battery that prior to update lasted all day, now lasts 5-6 hours, phone runs hot, and WiFi AND 5G symbols are BOTH always on.

      This might be the end of the line for me with LG.
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