02-14-2018 02:22 PM
As a Droid Maxx 2 user Nougat v.7.1.1 has become available as an update. I've read about a lot of issues with Nougat and other phones and I was wondering if anyone has successfully updated to Nougat. I've searched the topic on this forum and across the web and haven't seen anything good, bad or ugly. Maybe no news is good news, but I'm curious as to how it has gone with others.
02-16-2018 05:50 AM
After receiving no replys over the last couple days, I took a great leap of faith and installed the update. 24 hours later I've had none of the problems users of other phones have reported. So far, so good. I'll report back if I experience any bugs.
02-19-2018 10:42 AM
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02-20-2018 05:24 AM
02-20-2018 06:33 AM
Sorry to hear of your problems with Nougat. My update went smoothly an all is functioning normally. The only thing that was a bit weird was that the update vaporized by texting app (Verizon Messages) and substituted Android Messenges, but it still works fine. Not a big issue because I'm looking for a new texting app anyway. I use Bluetooth with my hearing aids and it still works fine. No battery drain issues or charging problems.
I have noticed there are a fair number of Nougat troubleshooting websites for Android phones, though I couldn't find anything specific to the Maxx 2. People have mentioned charging problems, Bluetooth connectivity, etc., so maybe there is something out there that could help your situation.
Here are a few that I looked at before I update (in case I had similar issues):
I wish you well and hope you can find an acceptable solution.
02-27-2018 03:54 PM
The update to 7.1.1 was pushed on me about 2 weeks ago. My phone worked very well up to that time. Since then, both mine and my wife's phones have locked up overnight every 2 or 3 days. It is necessary to turn the phones off and back on to utilize the phone. I'm not fond of the new screen layout, but can live with it. I haven't had any of the power/charging problems.
Overall, not a great update and the locking up is a real pain as the phone still receives calls when the screen freezes but you can't answer them until you re-boot.
02-28-2018 09:04 AM - edited 02-28-2018 09:04 AM
Thanks Immunol and Dobobo for your updates on the Nougat push. I am glad to hear that Immunol's update went smoothly with the exception of the texting app. I, too, use Verizon Messaging for my text app and it made it through the update fine. I haven't experienced any freezing up/locking of my phone that Dobobo has had either. It's odd that we can all have the same phone and have such different experiences after a software update.
After struggling with this charging issue/increased battery drain for the past week or so, I broke down and did a complete factory reset ... and it did not help. Still will only charge to 80ish percent and won't charge while powered on. But, with it plugged in with the power on, there is almost no battery drain, so it is getting power when on and plugged in, just not enough to charge the battery. I messed with it yesterday while plugged in and did web surfing, some short video watching, texting and phone calls and kept the screen on for an hour and the battery percentage never dropped - not even 1%. I unplugged it and left it alone for an hour and the percentage dropped about 5% with nothing going on.
My next attempt at troubleshooting is getting an OEM charger/cable and see if that changes anything. If that doesn't work, I will replace the battery. If that doesn't work, the phone will probably volunteer itself to be a target for my shotgun ,,, and I will have a new battery up for sale.
Good luck peeps - I hope everything either keeps working well (Immunol) or straightens itself up for you (Dobobo).
03-02-2018 11:00 AM
Have you tried recalibrating the battery meter? By that I mean run down the phone to 10%, then turn the phone off and recharge it as high as possible (100%?). Then do the same thing again. This could recalibrate the meter. It might mean that when it reads 80%, it is actually closer to 100%. I do this a couple times per year.
Note, it's not cycling the battery, which is not needed. It's resetting the meter to properly measure battery %. Might be worth a try.
03-02-2018 11:10 AM
I tried that once but I don't think I did it correctly as I was doing the procedure from memory. I let the battery run down completely until it would not turn on. Then, with it powered off, I charged it until it wouldn't charge anymore - it was indicating about 80%. But, I didn't do that procedure twice, like what is recommended. Over the weekend, I plan to do Method 1 of this procedure https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-calibrate-the-battery-on-your-android-device and see what happens, but there is a problem with that as my phone won't charge when powered on and that is one of the steps. I guess I'll just drain the battery a couple of times (maybe 3) and recharge it powered while off and see what happens.
I've been updating this post with my progress so far:
Thanks for the thought - please keep throwing them out - I'm all ears!!