Update [November 23, 2016]: AT&T is rolling out build H74020g for its LG V20, an update that adds WiFi calling and Advanced messaging to the device. The size of the update varies from 240MB to 1.02GB, depending on what you current version is. Other than that, the September security patch is also part of the update.
Update [October 26, 2016]: Verizon has released a new update carrying the build no. VS99511A that improves the system’s performance. The carrier didn’t tell whether and which security patches are part of the 11A update to its V20, model no. VS995, so we leave that to you to find it yourself in Settings > About device.
LG V20 made a good name for itself — even Google endorsed it fully with Android 7.0 announcement, you know — by becoming the first device to ship with Nougat on-board. Although, the real irony behind this was that even though it was first 7.0 pre-installed set, by the time it hit the shelves, Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL will be out on the streets too, with Android’s next upgrade, 7.1 on-board.
But anyway, we’re happy LG took the efforts to release the V20 with 7.0 pre-installed, but we would be more happy if it carries its new software-first initiative further by releasing timely Android 7.1 update. Also, we’re providing you V20 firmware for download here, which are right now very few and far, and are based on Android 7.1 obviously.
LG V20 Firmware
Model no. H918 (T-Mobile)
- V10d | Android 7.0 → LGH918AT-01-V10d-310-260-SEP-14-2016-ARB00+0.7z
Model no. F800K (KT Corporation – Korea)
- V10i | Android 7.0 → LGF800KAT-00-V10i-KT-KR-OCT-02-2016+0.zip
(.TOT file inside)
- V10e | Android 7.0 → F800K10e_00_0914.zip
Model no. F800L (LG Uplus – Korea)
- V10e | Android 7.0 → F800L10e_00_0914.zip
(.TOT file inside)
More firmwares to be added when available. Meanwhile, let’s discuss Android 7.1 release for the V20.
LG V20 Android 7.1: When could it release?
Expected release date: January 2017.
Having launched with 7.0, the V20 and LG would disappoint us if it lags with Android 7.1 update.
Now, Google recently let us know that it would release the 7.1 update as developer preview for the Nexus devices by this month’s end, which means that even the Nexus devices wouldn’t be playing with stable Android 7.1 update until this year’s end.
Usually, non-Nexus (and non-Pixel) devices like V20 don’t get the update as an OTA before Nexus devices, so that pits the January or February 2017 release of 7.1 update for V20.