Following AT&T variants that already got an update to Android 5.0.1, now its time for Sprint LG G3 that will be getting updates to Lollipop with the software version LS990ZV8. The last official update received was a new KitKat build (ZV6) in late 2014, less than three months after that a new update with a the latest Android OS has come. The update is quite fast considering that the Lollipop for Poland LG G3 has already been released in November 2014.
But there are not so good news, root access is still unattainable on the phone running the official Android 5.0.1 update (ZV8). Actually, root can only be obtained easily when this smartphone running the initial software (ZV4) through Stump root method, but soon after updating to ZV6 it’s has been blocked, so you have to unlock the bootloader and install TWRP in order to get root with Bump! method.
Update! New 2015 LG root method has been discovered, should work on Lollipop update without downgrade.
For Android enthusiast, the Lollipop update (ZV8) is quite challenging, not only we have to stay unrooted for now, but we also have to face the fact that the Bump! method is refusing to work anymore, so you will also lose the opportunity to unlock the phone bootloader and using custom ROMs.
Fortunately, there is a hope for those who already updated to ZV8 software with official Lollipop. The solution to the downgrading to the initial Sprint LG G3 firmware (ZV4), so you can gain root with Stump following with unlocking the bootloader with Bump!, install custom recovery then flash the official Android 5.0.1 firmware manually.
The official Lollipop update brings many improvements, ranging from the User Interface (UI) to the phone performances. You will be able to feel a stunning UI inspired by the new Google design language – Materials Design, which has fluid animation, multi-colored themes and 3D views. In addition, you can also expect a better battery life in this update, although there are some common bugs on Android 5.0.1, it is still acceptable.