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LG V40 updates: T-Mobile and AT&T get Android 10!

This page is to keep a track of all software updates for the V40 ThinQ. We have covered updates not only for the global variant, but also separately for each of the major carriers in the US: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. We also discuss LG V40’s Android 10 update and its tentative release date.

Related → What is Android 11

New features: Digital Wellbeing, Screen recorder and Wi-Fi calling

A new update for LG V40, coming in as software version V20d, is now available in India. V20d brings some goodies along, like Screen recorder, Wi-Fi calling, Digital Wellbeing and new Status bar icons for these services.

The update is yet to become available in Europe and other parts of the world, including in the US, where the users AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon will have to wait a bit longer for the update. If you want a date, then the next month could be your best.

Here are some screenshots of the V20d update:

Will LG V40 get Android 11?

We’re sad to break it to you but the LG GV40 won’t get Android 11 update.

The company launched the V40 with Android 8.0 Oreo on-board, thus with Android 10, its 2 major updates will be over. LG’s track record isn’t exactly impressive now, as they are yet to release Android 10 for the V40, and took a long time to come out with Android 9 Pie too. Even if they promised Android 11, we can’t bet against most V40 users parting with their phone by the time LG released it.

Will LG V40 get Android 10?

LG V40 was one of the most underrated phones of 2018. It’s been over a year since its launch, but it is still an excellent smartphone to own, providing good value for your money.

The phone came with Android Oreo out of the box and was updated to Android Pie in June 2019. LG usually grants its V-series devices two major Android OS upgrades, and we expect V40 to get the same treatment.

RelatedWhen will LG release Android 10 update

When will Android 10 for LG V40 come out?

  • May 19: Android 10 is now also available for T-Mobile V40 users!
  • May 14: Android 10 update is finally available for LG V40 at AT&T (version V405UA30b)
  • Other carriers in the US should get the update soon

AT&T surprised us for good by becoming not only the first carrier in the US, but also beating the global V40 sets to release Android 10 update.

Related:

Global V40

Release date Software version — Changelog
10 Apr 2020 V20d (India) — March 2020 security patch
Brings new features like Wi-Fi calling, Screen recorder, Digital Wellbeing, and more Status bar icons. Size: 709.53 MB
02 Aug 2019 V405EBW20A — Android 9 Pie (India)
19 Jun 2019 V405EBW20A — Android 9 Pie update in Europe (see the full changelog at the end of the article); May 2019 security patch
11 Oct 2018 V09a04 — Improvement of Camera HDR performance, Sharpness and Color at outdoor condition; AF performance with triple shot; black phenomenon of video recording
08 Oct 2018 V09a — Improvement in low-light image quality, low-light HDR, AI Camera Image Quality, white balance and brightness at outdoor condition; Auto Focus performance

AT&T V40

Release date Software version — Changelog
14 May 2020 V405UA30bAndroid 10 update with April 2020 security patch
19 Feb 2020 V405UA20y — January 2020 security patch
02 Jun 2019 V405UA20e — June 2019 security patch
May 2019 V405UA20d — Android 9 Pie update (see the full changelog at the end of the article)
Apr 2019 V405UA10o — April 2019 security patch
Mar 2019 V405UA10n — March 2019 security patch
28 Jan 2019 V405UA10m — January 2019 security patch
04 Jan 2019 V405UA10l — Support for 5G indicator
Dec 2018 V405UA10k — November 2018 security patch
14 Nov 2019 V405UA10j — October 2018 security patch, camera improvements
Oct 2019 V405UA10d — Pre-installed

T-Mobile V40

Release date Software version — Changelog
19 May 2020 Android 10 update (Size: 1.37 GB)
09 Nov 2019 V405TA20j — October 2019 security patch
03 Oct 2019 V405TA20i — Up to September 2019 security patch
25 Jul 2019 V405TA20h — July 2019 security patch
21 Jun 2019 V405TA20g — Android 9 Pie update; system improvements, improvements to Open Group chat, changes to WiFi calling default settings, and May 2019 security patch
26 Feb 2019 V405TA11e — February 2019 security patch
Jan 2018 V405TA11d — December 2018 security patch
05 Nov 2018 V405TA11c — October 2018 security patch, camera improvements and various bug fixes
19 Oct 2018 V405TA10c — Pre-installed

Sprint V40

Release date Software version — Changelog
03 Mar 2020 V4051J20b — February 2020 security patch
04 Jul 2019 V405UA15b — June 2019 security patch
Mar 2019 V405UA14a — March 2019 security patch
31 Jan 2019 V405UA13a — January 2019 security patch, camera enhancement, Sprint Voice and LTE feature enhancement.
17 Dec 2018 V405UA12a — December 2018 security patch
Nov 2018 V405UA11a — Maintenance release
Oct 2018 V405U10a — Pre-installed

Verizon V40

Release date Software version — Changelog
20 Mar 2020 V405UA20g — March 2020 security patch
23 Jan 2020 V405UA20f — January 2020 security patch
17 Dec 2019 V405UA20e — November 2019 security patch
01 Nov 2019 V405UA20d — October 2019 security patch
24 Sep 2019 V405UA20c — August 2019 security patch, native screen recorder, secure power-off
27 Jun 2019 V405UA20b — June 2019 security patch
24 May 2019 V405UA20a — Android 9 Pie update (see the full changelog from Verizon at the end of the article); April 2019 security patch
Feb 2019 V405UA10e — February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019 V405UA10d — December 2018 security patch
14 Nov 2018 V405UA10c — October 2018 security patch, new camera features, and bug fixes
19 Oct 2018 V405UA10b — Pre-installed

US Unlocked V40

Release date Software version — Changelog
Feb 2020 V405QA20e — January 2020 security patch
17 Jun 2019 V405QA20a — Android 9 Pie update (see the full changelog at the end of the article); May 2019 security patch
16 Jan 2019 V405QA11e — January 2019 security patch
14 Nov 2018 V405QA11d — December 2018 security patch
19 Oct 2018 V405QA10d — Pre-installed

LG V40 Android 9 Pie update changelog

Here is the official changelog from Verizon (same for all variants) for LG V40 Android 9 Pie:

Home touch buttons with gesture:

  • Just swipe up to switch to Overview or App drawer. Swipe right to move to the most recently used app.

Use the Volume keys for media:

  • The Volume keys now adjust from ringtone volume to media volume by default.

Show lockdown option:

  • In the lockdown mode, biometrics cannot be used, all lock screen notifications are hidden, and Smart Lock turns off. Press and hold the Power key and select Lockdown.
LG V40 ThinQ Android Pie Update screenshot

Camera

Cine shot:

  • Easily make cinemagraphs and take still photographs with a minor repeated movement.

Part Slo-mo:

  • Record a video with up to five scenes in slow motion. You can also edit which parts to play in slow motion and change the speed.

AI composition:

  • When AI CAM detects a person, it suggests the best composition.

Story shot:

  • Lets you take a selfie with better composition and background exposure.

YouTube Live:

  • Go live with YouTube Live directly from LG Camera.
LG V40 ThinQ Camera screenshot

Gallery

Screenshot with URL:

  • Screenshots contain a URL so that you can revisit the website from where the screenshot was taken (supported with Chrome).

Intelligent Gallery zoom:

  • For a photo taken in Portrait, touching and holding on it temporarily removes the blur.

Album bar:

  • Lets you move photos or jump to other Gallery albums quickly.
LG V40 ThinQ Gallery screenshot

Fundamental enhancements

Home screen lock:

  • Prevents apps and widgets from unintentionally being rearranged or removed.

Dual App:

  • Lets you use two of the same apps simultaneously with different accounts. This feature works with Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber, Line, Skype, Telegram, KakaoTalk, QQ Mobile, BlackBerry Messenger, Hike Messenger, ICQ, Zalo and Snapchat.

Game launcher:

  • Keeps games and game-related shortcuts in one place.

Pin to screen:

    Take a screenshot with Capture+ and pin it to the screen to use the information in other apps or screens.

Brief notifications:

  • Shows notifications in a lighted bubble using only a portion of the screen. The whole screen does not have to wake up to show notifications.

LG Android 9 Pie changelog


What are your thoughts on LG’s efforts as regards the V40 updates?