Can I update Android version if manufacturer updates but carrier does not?
Number6 20 weeks ago
I am stuck on Android 4.1 with my LG Optimus F3. I saw today that LG is planning an update to Android 4.4, but my carrier is Virgin Mobile, which doesn’t have the best record on updates. That’s ok, I’m willing to cut them some slack since they only charge me $35 a month for service, and since I live in one of the cities that has good 4G coverage, it really is a great deal. Plus, other than lack of ability to move apps to the SD card, 4.1 is a pretty good version of Android. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to upgrade to KitKat, though. Could I install an updated version of Android direct from LG instead of waiting and hoping that Virgin pushes it to users?
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