Update [February 21, 2017]: AT&T has begun rollout of the LG G5 Nougat update today, which comes as H82020j, running up to 1.48GB. AT&T and LG have also loaded it up with January security patch, along with the goodness of Android 7.0 upgrade which gets you awesome features like Direct Reply, better Doze mode, revamped notifications shade and Settings app, quick switching between apps, etc. stuff.
Update [December 11, 2016]: Verizon has also released the Nougat OTA for its LG G5 users, with the software version being VS98726B. In case you haven’t received the Android 7.0 update as an OTA, the firmware is also available in KDZ file format, using which you can install the Android Nougat update yourself on your Verizon G5. Find the KDZ file at our LG G5 firmware page.
Update [November 29, 2016]: It seems the Nougat update is out for the US Cellular LG G5 sets too, with the build no. being US99223A, sized 1.5GB. We wait further confirmation on this right now, which we shall have soon.
Update [November 29, 2016]: T-Mobile has also jumped in the Nougat bandwagon as it released the Android 7.0 update for its own G5 variant today, which comes at size of 1272.9MB. The build no. of T-Mobile G5 Nougat OTA is H83020a, while apart from 7.0, the update also packs in November latest security patch.
Update [November 25, 2016]: Nougat firmwares now available for the Sprint G5 (LS992) and Hong Kong G5 (H960) variants.
Update [November 23, 2016]: LG just started rolling out its Android Nougat update for the LG G5 in Europe, which is labeled as software version H850V20A. The build no. for the G5 Android 7.0 update is thus V20A, while the device for which is applicable is H850. G5 was first to receive the stable Nougat update among non-Nexus devices, but that was in Korea. Now, LG’s claim to first-to-Nougat trophy is ever more solid, thanks to update becoming available for European users. Download the G5 Nougat KDZ file below in the relevant section for firmware files.
Update [November 19, 2016]: Sprint has released the LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat update as build LS992ZV8, which is already hitting users as an OTA. The update also packs in November security patch, but that’s a small deal considering the truckload of features and performance boost Nougat brings to the table. The ZV8 Nougat build is available as OTA, so head to Settings, About device, and check for the update now to see if your device is eligible for the update.
Update [November 10, 2016]: LG G5 Nougat KDZ is now available for download for selected G5 variants, all Korean. If you have a G5 in Asia and Europe, these KDZ files are not for you. But once the update hits those regions, their Android 7.0 Nougat KDZ should become available too. Check out the Firmware section below to download the G5 Nougat KDZ files.
Update [November 10, 2016]: Also, LG released a Marshmallow based update for global LG G5 sets, which come with model no. H850, as software version V10J. The full build no. runs as H850V10J, while, the update looks to improve the system performance. And even though not mentioned in the changelog in the screenshot above, we think it brings the latest Android security patches to the device.
Update [November 08, 2016]: AWESOME! LG has begun rolling out the G5 7.0 update in Korea, so it should take the company long before other markets are covered too. Although LG didn’t share exact plans as regards that, it did lay out that one can expect the G6 Nougat update to hit Asia and Europe in next weeks. This could easily turn out to be a month’s wait, but we can be sure that LG will be releasing the update to all G5 users worldwide, including India, China, UK, Germany, other countries in Europe, and on carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and US Cellular, and Canada.
Update [October 18, 2016]: BIG NEWS!! We now have a tentative date from official column regarding when the Android 7.0 Nougat could be released for the LG G5 users worldwide. News comes from Australian carrier Optus, who have this on good record that LG is targeting a mid-November 2016 release for G5 Nougat update. Exact date? Well, not available. But it’s nice to hear a tentative date not that we’re sailing in October, right?
For the record, LG has already had a trial rollout of Nougat in Korea to some handful of users. Right now, we’re yet to see anyone of HTC, Samsung, LG and Sony to release the Nougat update, but we’re guessing HTC will beat LG to Nougat update, as it doesn’t seem very far now for the HTC 10. Also, Samsung has been testing the Nougat update too for its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Also, the H860V10K update that released today.
The build V10K is now available for the global LG G5, with software version H860V10K. We don’t have it available for download yet, but keep an eye on this page as once the firmware is available, we will put up the download link here. As regards what’s changed, well, device’s functionality and usability has been given a boost. See in the screenshot below.
Update [October 06, 2016]: We know the news from T-Mobile (given below) must have got you excited as they just confirmed the Nougat in preparation by LG, but right now, all we got is Android 6.0.1. And AT&T is releasing a new update identified as build H82011n towards its G5 users, that is based on 6.0.1 of course, and brings the September patch level to the device.
Update [September 29, 2016]: T-Mobile just let us know that the LG G5 update is bring worked upon at LG, which is obvious given that they have already rolled out for few (2000!) users in Korea, but T-Mobile acknowledging this means something. One, communication is taking place between the two, so expecting the next stage of update at T-Mobile, ‘T-Mobile Testing’, looks more likely than without any confirmation by T-Mobile about the very first stage, dubbed as ‘Manufacturer Development’. Let’s hope the Android 7.0 Nougat update releases by December end.
Update [September 28, 2016]: LG G5 is receiving a new update in Canada, at Rogers Wireless at the very least, which the carrier says is a Wi-Fi calling maintenance release. We expect LG to also pack in latest security patches too. As the update is already available as an OTA, sure smash the Check for update button now in the Settings app to see if it’s ready for your device.
(September 20, 2016): T-Mobile is updating the email app for its LG G5 sets, doing so via an OTA update carrying the build no. as H83010i. Nothing much on the update, though, if you want the OTA to manually install it yourself, you can get that here (thanks Fenopy!).
With the release of Android Nougat on nexus devices, the anticipation winds are blowing faster than ever. For the LG G5 users, 7.0 update is available in Korea, albeit only to some lucky small no. of users, which kind of spreads an uneasiness over the rest of G5 users worldwide. But it’s an awkward scenario for the US Cellular LG G5 users, who just received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow as build US99212a, only now, almost 10 months later than 6.0 went live for Marshmallow users.
The US99212a update is available as an OTA, so to install it, simply head over to Settings, and look for the System Updates menu therein. Check for the update, and when you are eligible, your device show it as download.
That Nougat update is available in Korea for little no. of users is a good sign, of course, as LG looks to woo Android users with its faster Android updates — even though it’s whole software package is a mess, in dire need of help — but until there is a mass rollout of the Nougat update for international users, we can’t say for true that LG is first to release Android 7.0 outside of Nexus devices.
Let’s talk about the whole LG G5 Nougat update status for a while.
LG G5 Nougat update release date
Update [November 08, 2016]: LG has released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for G5 users in Korea. We expect the company to cover other regions pretty quickly, and they did say that in coming weeks, more G5 users will have Nougat update.
We think LG should be able to release the Android 7.0 update for its international (including European and Asian users) LG G5 users by the end of next month, September 2016. The Korean company already has a good 7.0 build ready with it — good enough to be installed on some Korean G5 sets — and that is already getting it all important feedback on its Nougat update’s performance, battery life and issues and bugs, if any.
If the feedback is good enough, and requires minimal bug fixing which is normal, then LG can become the first OEM to release the coveted Android Nougat updated in September. And that would be quite a feat!
Moreover, as Google has also confirmed to us besides LG’s earlier announcement, that LG V20 will be the first device on the planet to rock Android Nougat right out of the box. Given that V20 releases on September 6, company is sure to have a stable build ready by August’s end for its V20, if not already, and optimizing it for LG G5 shouldn’t prove hard with all the feedback coming off from small release of Nougat update in Korea done already.
AT&T LG G5 Nougat update
Expected release date: January 2017.
LG G5 Nougat update is now released in Korea, so it should be hitting AT&T G5 users by December (with great luck), or possibly before January end.
AT&T LG G5 would, in our guess, be receiving the Nougat update in the last, after all G5 sets around the world. Because, the carrier is known to be very pathetically late in testing, approving and releasing the update.
If you want a date though, well, hold out for December 2016, and only if we get lucky, the update could hit AT&T LG G5 users by November 2016.
Sprint LG G5 Nougat update
Update [November 19, 2016]: The Nougat update is now released for Sprint LG G5 users, as expected in November. The build no. is LS992ZV8.
Update [November 4, 2016]: Now that the 7.0 update is out in Korea, we can be hopeful of Sprint G5 Nougat update in next few weeks.
When it comes to software updates, Sprint rarely disappoint now a days. It lagged behind others a lot few years back, but since Lollipop, and continuing with Marshmallow, the carrier has been prompt with software updates.
If we are expecting the international G5 users to get to grab the Android 7.0 Nougat update by September, then extra testing at Sprint should result in delay of the update later than October 2016. Otherwise, definitely in November, Sprint G5 users should get the taste of Nougat.
T-Mobile LG G5 Nougat update
Update [November 29, 2016]: The Android 7.0 Nougat update is now out for the LG G5 sets at T-Mobile, and it comes in the package size of 1272.9MB.
Hit up Settings > About device > System updates, and then check for the update now. If your device is already eligible, then you should receive an update notification that looks like the screenshot below.
It remains to be seen which countries and carrier score the G5 Nougat update, now that it’s live in Korea. We are betting on Sprint to beat T-Mobile, but it can easily become other way round. Though, the Asian and European markets should see Nougat update before US carriers like T-Mobile.
Like Sprint, T-Mobile is well known for quicker Android updates when compared to other US carriers. So, it should be able to release the Nougat update for its G5 within 30-40 days of the same update releasing for international G5 users. Which means, around October 2016.
Verizon LG G5 Nougat update
Update [December 11, 2016]: Verizon has released the Android Nougat update for its LG G5 users too. The Verizon G5 Nougat OTA comes as software version VS98726B.
LG has the stable version of its Android 7.0 update ready, which has already been released in Korea. So, we can assume that carriers have received their own particular Nougat build for testing, and have that undergoing already. If so, Verizon G5 Nougat update could be out before the end og November ’16, or in December ’16.
Like AT&T, Verizon isn’t the quickest carrier on earth when it comes to releasing Android OS updates quickly. Though, it isn’t the worst performer like the second largest carrier in US (hint: AT&T), and that’s why, we would look for the Nougat update for Verizon LG G5 in November 2016. With luck, it could be October ’16 but it shouldn’t be later than Nov.
US Cellular LG G5 Nougat update
Update [November 29, 2016]: The Nougat OTA is under rollout for US Cellular G5 sets too, with the build being US99223A, sized 1.5GB.
Given that it took quite a while for LG G5 users at US Cellular to see a day in Marshmallow on their device, we don’t have high hopes for Nougat update.
We would hold out for January 2017 when Android 7.0 should release for US Cellular G5 users, but it could easily stretch out to March 2017. God only knows!
Canada LG G5 Nougat update
Expected release date: November 2016.
Canadian carrier Optus dropped the work earlier that one can expect LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat update in mid-November, and they have come correct. The G5 Nougat update is live Korea, and could hit the remaining markets anytime. But because carrier was confident of mid-Nov release, it’s safe to assume the Android 7.0 update for G5 will hit Canada this month only.
T-Mobile and Canadian handsets share the same internals, only that it’s available at different carriers. Their update timeline too, thus, matches for most times. Hence, October 2016 looks to be the release month for Canadian G5 users. For more on this, read the T-Mobile G5’s section above.
What do you think about the whole Nougat update release as regards LG G5? Do you think the release dates would be different than the one guessed above? If so, share your expected release details with us in the comments below — we definitely won’t hate to be corrected on this.
LG G5 KDZ Firmware Download
Find the latest firmware files which come in KDZ format for the LG G5 below. We are getting you the Nougat KDZ here right off the bat, but you can expect other firmwares added soon here in next few days.
LG G5 Europe [H850] Nougat firmware
H85020A KDZ → H85020a_00_VDF_COM_OP_1030.kdz [Android 7.0 Nougat]
Find the installation guide here.
H86020A KDZ → H860N20a_00_OPEN_HK_DS_OP_1102.kdz [Android 7.0 Nougat]
Also, G5 H860 DLL file. Copay paste this in DLL folder of LG U software installation.
Find the installation guide here.
Sprint G5 Nougat firmware
LS992ZV8 KDZ → LS992ZV8_04_1104.kdz
Also, G5 LS992 DLL file (Install it after installing LGUP, this is required for flashing the firmware with the LGUP software.)
Find the installation guide here.
LG G5 Korea
Model no. F700S
F700S20c → F700S20c_00_1029.kdz [Android 7.0 Nougat]
Model no. F700K
F700K20c → coming soon. [Android 7.0 Nougat]
Model no. F700L
F700L20c → F700L20c_00_1029.kdz [Android 7.0 Nougat]
How to Install: Well, look here for the guide on installing G5 KDZ file using LGUP Windows PC software.