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LG G5 Pie update news and more: August 2018 patch arrives on Verizon variants

For everything that you need to know about LG G5 software updates, this is the page that has it all. Here, you will come across the latest software update news regarding the 2016 flagship, release dates, changelogs, and what have you.

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LG G5 Android 9 Pie update

  • Not eligible for Android 9 Pie update
Model Launch OS | Current OS Android Pie
Global unlocked Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Not eligible
AT&T Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Not eligible
Sprint Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Not eligible
T-Mobile Android 6.0.1 | Android 8.0 Not eligible
Verizon Android 6.0.1 | Android 8.0 Not eligible
U.S. Unlocked Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Not eligible
Canada Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Not eligible

Android Pie is already here and while many LG G5 users wouldn’t mind an update to the latest and greatest from Google, there won’t be such an update for this handset. This is because Oreo will be the second and last major OS upgrade and thereafter, only regular security updates will be made available.

On the brighter side, Project Treble promises to bring along plenty of Android Pie custom ROMs and we hope that the LG G5 will be among the beneficiaries. Whether the upcoming LineageOS 16 will have room for the G5 is still unknown, but we hope it does.

RelatedLG Android 9 Pie update roadmap

LG G5 Oreo update

  • Expected release date: Available in Korea as of August 31, 2018
Model Launch OS | Current OS Android Oreo
Global unlocked Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Expected in Sep. 2018
AT&T Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Expected in Sep. 2018
Sprint Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Expected in Sep. 2018
T-Mobile Android 6.0.1 | Android 8.0 Released on 25 Sep. 2018
Verizon Android 6.0.1 | Android 8.0 Released on 21 Sep. 2018
U.S. Unlocked Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Expected in Sep. 2018
Canada Android 6.0.1 | Android 7.0 Expected in Sep. 2018

LG G5 came to be in early 2016 and back then, Android Marshmallow was the order of the day. Later the same year, Android 7.0 Nougat was rolled out to the device, with some units, mostly carrier variants, having to wait until Q1 2017.

Now, despite the long wait, the LG G5 finally started getting Android Oreo update in Korea on the final day of August 2018. The update started rolling out to carrier variants in the U.S. beginning with Verizon (September 21, 2018) and T-Mobile (September 25, 2018).

Related: LG Oreo update news

AT&T LG G5 update timeline

  • Android 8.0 update: Expected in September 2018
  • Not eligible for Android 9 Pie update
Date Software version Details
03 April 2018 H82020t | Android 7.0 March 2018 security update and radio improvements
26 Mar 2018 H82020s | Android 7.0 February 2018 Android device security updates, including Meltdown and Spectre mitigation patches
05 Feb 2018 H82020r | Android 7.0 January 2018 Android device security updates
05 Dec 2017 H82020q | Android 7.0 November 2017 Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later) and KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix
04 Oct 2017 H82020p | Android 7.0 September 2017 Android security patch, BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later)
21 July 2017 H82020o | Android 7.0 June 2017 Android device security updates
31 May 2017 H82020n | Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch, Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) / International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) support for Wireless Internet Service Provider roaming (WISPr) and Real-Time Text (RTT) fix
23 March 2017 H82020i | Android 7.0 March 2017 Android device security updates
20 Feb 2017 H82020j | Android 7.0  Installs Android 7.0 Nougat OS and January 2017 security patch
30 Sept 2016 H82011n | Android 6.0.1 September 2016 Android device security updates
15 Aug 2016 H82011k | Android 6.0.1 Enables Wi-Fi Calling feature
05 May 2016 H82010h | Android 6.0.1 Add DTV Widget to homescreen +1 and device Performance enhancements

T-Mobile LG G5 update timeline

  • Android 8.0 update released on 25 September 2018
  • Device not eligible for Android 9 Pie update
Date
Software version
Changelog
25 Sep 2018 H83030c | Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update
21 Feb 2018 H83020o | Android 7.0 Google monthly security update
21 Dec 2017 H83020n | Android 7.0 Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
31 Oct 2017 H83020m | Android 7.0 Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
03 Oct 2017 H83020l | Android 7.0 Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
07 Aug 2017 H83020k | Android 7.0 Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
22 May 2017 HH83020i | Android 7.0 Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
27 Mar 2017 H83020f | Android 7.0 e911 timer bug fix, Software stability and security enhancements
17 Jan 2017 H83020c | Android 7.0 Google’s monthly security update
30 Nov 2016 H83020a | Android 7.0 OS update to Android 7.0 Nougat,  Echo Locate added, and Google security update
31 Oct 2016 H83010j | Android 6.0.1 Google Security Update / CPC disabled
19 Sep 2016 H83010i | Android 6.0.1 Email app updates
27 June 2016 H83010d | Android 6.0.1 Google Security patch, T-Mobile app upgrade, Fixed read notifications in Group chat, Fixed Bluetooth connectivity issues, Camera bug fixes, Advanced Messaging issues fixed, and other various bug fixes
01 Apr 2016 H83010a | Android 6.0.1 Original software

Verizon LG G5 update timeline

  • Android 8.0 Oreo update released on 21 September 2018
  • Not eligible for Android 9 Pie update
Date Software version Details
25 Oct 2018 VS98730b | Android 8.0 August 2018 security update
21 Sep 2018 VS98730a | Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and August 2018 security patch
26 Mar 2018 VS9872EA | Android 7.0 March 2018 Android device security updates
24 Jan 2018 VS9872DA | Android 7.0 January 2018 Android device security updates
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