Over the past few months, the folks at LG have updated the G2 and the G3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop. As usual, the carriers are a bit behind the curve when it comes to releasing new software updates, but it's better late than never. Sprint announced on their support page that the Android 5.0 Lollipop for their LG G2 variant is now being pushed to their customers.
Android 5.0 Lollipop for LG G2 is a major update, so expect it to arrive with quite a few changes. Besides the Lollipop-specific goodies such as Material Design, Android Runtime (ART), dynamic status bar, lock-screen notifications, multi-user support on phones, Smart Lock, Screen Pinning, improved battery statistics, battery saver mode, redesigned notifications bar and quick settings, new Overview section, or search functionality within the Settings app, the new update also brings tweaks for LG's custom skin and native apps to make them follow the Material Design guidelines. According to Sprint's changelog, the new update also brings updated FM Radio software.
Just like any software update, the Sprint LG G2 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is being released in batches, meaning that it can take up to several days until it's made available for download for everybody. As you may already know, as soon as your phone becomes eligible to receive the new software update, you should be able to see a message in the notification bar announcing you that a new system update is available. Tap the notification, choose 'Download now', wait until the download is completed, then select 'Install now.' Your LG G2 should reboot and flash the new firmware. In case you can't see the system update notification, you can also try to check for the update manually. Go to Settings > System Updates > Update LG Software > Check now.
Sprint also noted that the new software update has version number ZVG, but failed to reveal any information about its size. Anyway, expect it to weigh in over 1 GB, that's why it's recommended to download it using a Wi-Fi connection in order to avoid unwanted data charges. Also make sure that your battery is charged over 50% so the phone won't turn off during the installation.
Are there any Sprint G2 owners reading this? Have you received the new firmware on your phone? Please let your fellow LG G2 owners know in the comments section below.