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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
ModelLaunch OS | Current OSAndroid Pie
Global unlockedAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Not eligible
AT&TAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Not eligible
SprintAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Not eligible
T-MobileAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 8.0Not eligible
VerizonAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 8.0Not eligible
U.S. UnlockedAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Not eligible
CanadaAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Not 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
ModelLaunch OS | Current OSAndroid Oreo
Global unlockedAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Expected in Sep. 2018
AT&TAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Expected in Sep. 2018
SprintAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Expected in Sep. 2018
T-MobileAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 8.0Released on 25 Sep. 2018
VerizonAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 8.0Released on 21 Sep. 2018
U.S. UnlockedAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Expected in Sep. 2018
CanadaAndroid 6.0.1 | Android 7.0Expected 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
DateSoftware versionDetails
03 April 2018H82020t | Android 7.0March 2018 security update and radio improvements
26 Mar 2018H82020s | Android 7.0February 2018 Android device security updates, including Meltdown and Spectre mitigation patches
05 Feb 2018H82020r | Android 7.0January 2018 Android device security updates
05 Dec 2017H82020q | Android 7.0November 2017 Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later) and KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix
04 Oct 2017H82020p | Android 7.0September 2017 Android security patch, BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later)
21 July 2017H82020o | Android 7.0June 2017 Android device security updates
31 May 2017H82020n | Android 7.0April 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 2017H82020i | Android 7.0March 2017 Android device security updates
20 Feb 2017H82020j | Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat OS and January 2017 security patch
30 Sept 2016H82011n | Android 6.0.1September 2016 Android device security updates
15 Aug 2016H82011k | Android 6.0.1Enables Wi-Fi Calling feature
05 May 2016H82010h | Android 6.0.1Add 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 2018H83030c | Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update
21 Feb 2018H83020o | Android 7.0Google monthly security update
21 Dec 2017H83020n | Android 7.0Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
31 Oct 2017H83020m | Android 7.0Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
03 Oct 2017H83020l | Android 7.0Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
07 Aug 2017H83020k | Android 7.0Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
22 May 2017HH83020i | Android 7.0Google monthly security update, Software stability and bug fixes
27 Mar 2017H83020f | Android 7.0e911 timer bug fix, Software stability and security enhancements
17 Jan 2017H83020c | Android 7.0Google’s monthly security update
30 Nov 2016H83020a | Android 7.0OS update to Android 7.0 Nougat,  Echo Locate added, and Google security update
31 Oct 2016H83010j | Android 6.0.1Google Security Update / CPC disabled
19 Sep 2016H83010i | Android 6.0.1Email app updates
27 June 2016H83010d | Android 6.0.1Google 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 2016H83010a | Android 6.0.1Original software

Verizon LG G5 update timeline

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