LG has followed the G7 with LG G8 and more recently, LG G8X. Then, is the good old LG G7 still up for the Android 10 update? Let’s check out G7’s eligibility and expected release date for Android 10 update below along with security updates for the Global unit as well as those as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Oh BTW, let’s hope Sprint releases the Pie update soon.
November 13, 2019: LG has released an update for the US Unlocked variant of the LG G7 ThinQ. The update, which is now live for the 2018 flagship, carries software version G710ULM20e and brings the October 2019 security patch.
November 05, 2019: LG has started rolling out an update for its G7 ThinQ. The package, which carries software version G710N20j, improves quick settings visibility, fixes the error which prevented users from opening a URL in a message if it contained certain characters, and brings the November 2019 security patch.
November 01, 2019: Verizon has started rolling out an update for the G7 ThinQ. Carrying software version G710VM20d, the OTA delivers the October 2019 security patch.
October 18, 2019: the LG G7 users at AT&T are now receiving the September security update, coming in as version G710TM20e. And that’s about it as far as the changelog shared by T-Mobile goes. The update was announced on the T-Mobile’s support page only now but it says that the OTA has been rolling out since September 30th.
September 26, 2019: An update has started rolling out for LG G7 ThinQ users in Europe. Carrying software version V20d-EUR-XX, the OTA brings the September 2019 security patch.
September 07, 2019: LG G7 at Verizon in for a software update. Dubbed G710VM20c, the new OTA not only brings August 2019 security patch to the device but also updates the pre-loaded Google and Verizon apps.
August 14, 2019: Android Pie has been available for the US Unlocked and Google FI variants. Both OTAs carry software version G710ULM20D and bring the June 2019 security patch.
July 15, 2019: The big update, Android Pie is now available for T-Mobile users, too. Coming in as software version G710TM20c, the Android 9 update is now seeding out as an OTA. Check for the update under Settings to update now.
LG G7 Android 10 update
Is LG G7 eligible for Android 10 update? Are all the variants eligible, including ones in the US at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon?
Will LG G7 get Android 10?
LG’s OS updates are delayed but thankfully, not denied. You’d be forgiven to give up hopes on Android 10 update after the lethargic character LG portrayed with Pie rollout, but well, don’t give up.
LG G7 is eligible for Android 10, and it shall not take as much time as it took the Pie update. Here’s why.
Why Android 10 for LG G7 will not be delayed much
Sure, LG killed the mood with the HUGE delay in bringing the update to most of its users. But we think the same fate may not be caused to its Android 10 update for G7. With Android 10, LG has been part of the Android 10 beta program for long time, and that MUST have helped the company a lot in preparing the update at the earliest.
You can see OnePlus benefitting from that as they released the Android 10 update as Open Beta 1 for their OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro handsets recently. And even though Samsung was not part of the Android 10 beta program, it too has a solid working build in its hands, as was seen in One UI 2.0 leak, and the fact that T-Mobile is now testing Android 10 for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.
Let’s hope LG didn’t let go of this perfect opportunity to developer their Android 10 update quicker than usual. And let’s hope at least one LG device (V50, G8?) gets the Android 10 beta before the end of September.
LG G7 Android Pie update
- Available at T-Mobile and Verizon in the US
- Also available in Europe and Korea
|Category||Current OS||Android Pie update|
|Korea||Android 9||Released on 17 Jan 2019|
|Global||Android 9||Released in Europe on 05 June 2019|
|Sprint||Android 8.0||Expected (Q2 2019)|
|T-Mobile||Android 9||Released on 10 June 2019|
|Verizon||Android 9||Released on 05 June 2019|
|U.S. Cellular||Android 8.0||Expected (Q2 2019)|
|Canada||Android 8.0||Expected (Q2 2019)|
|U.S. Unlocked||Android 9||Released on August 14th, 2019|
The LG G7 ThinQ runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Being a flagship phone, at least two major OS upgrades are in line, beginning with Android 9.0 Pie. The beta update is already available in some markets and according to the Korean company, a stable version will arrive in Q1 2019, but there is no specific date.
LG G7 ThinQ updates
Here’s a summary of updates released for the various variants of the LG G7.
Unlocked LG G7 update
|05 Nov 2019||20j||Improved visibility of quick settings, URL bug fix, November 2019 security patch|
|26 Sep 2019||20d||September 2019 security patch|
|19 Aug 2019||20c||July 2019 security patch, improved camera performance, and more|
|05 Jun 2019||20b||Brings Android 9 Pie update to the European version of the LG G7|
Sprint LG G7 update
|07 May 2019||G710PM15b | Android 8.0||The update includes fixes for Band 41 Upload Carrier Aggregation (ULCA) High Block Error Ratio (BLER) and T-Mobile Roaming issues, and March 2019 security patch|
|13 Mar 2019||G710PM14b | Android 8.0||Security patches up to February 2019|
|27 Nov 2018||G710P13a | Android 8.0||November 2018 security patch|
|27 Sep 2018||G710P12a | Android 8.0||September 2018 security patch|
|24 July 2018||G710P11a | Android 8.0||July 2018 security patch, improves camera performance and Google Lens, and optimizes performance|
|20 June 2018||G710PM10a | Android 8.0||June 2018 security patch, bug fixes and improvements|
T-Mobile LG G7 update
|30 Sep 2019||G710TM20e | Android 9||September 2019 security patch|
|01 Aug 2019||G710TM20d | Android 9||July 2019 security patch, about 173MB in size|
|15 July 2019||G710TM20c | Android 9||Android Pie OS update|
|18 May 2019||G710TM10p | Android 8.0||April 2019 security patch|
|21 Feb 2019||G710TM10o | Android 8.0||December 2018, January 2019 and February 2019 security patches|
|11 Dec 2018||G710TM10n | Android 8.0||October November 2018 security patches|
|03 Oct 2018||G710TM10k | Android 8.0||September 2018 security patch, bug fixes and system improvements|
|11 July 2018||G710TM10g | Android 8.0||July 2018 security patch, bug fixes and system improvements|
|22 June 2018||G710TM10f | Android 8.0||Bug fixes and system improvements|
|01 June 2018||G710TM10d | Android 8.0||Out of the box mandatory software update with various bug fixes and system improvements|
|01 June 2018||G710TM010c | Android 8.0||Pre-installed|
Verizon LG G7 update
|01 Nov 2019||G710VM20d | Android 9||October 2019 security patch|
|06 Sep 2019||G710VM20c | Android 9||Up to August 2019 security patch|
|04 Jun 2019||NA | Android 9||Android 9 Pie update|
|12 Apr 2019||G710VM10j | Android 8.0||March 2019 security patch|
|04 Mar 2019||G710VM10i | Android 8.0||February 2019 security patch, Home app fix and LG preloaded apps update|
|23 Jan 2019||G710VM10h | Android 8.0||December 2018 security patch|
|05 Dec 2018||G710VM10g | Android 8.0||November 2018 security patch|
|10 Oct 2018||G710VM10f | Android 8.0||September 2018 security patch, fingerprint and face registration options added in screen unlock setup, and more|
|27 July 2018||G710VM10e | Android 8.0||July 2018 security patch, Google AR stickers, AI Cam Auto button, and more|
U.S. unlocked LG G7 update
|13 Nov 2019||G710ULM20e | Android 9.0||October 2019 security patch|
|14 Aug 2019||G710ULM20D | Android 9.0||Android Pie OS update, June 2019 security patch|
|27 Jan 2019||G710ULM10i | Android 8.0||January 2019 security patch|
|03 Dec 2018||G710ULM11g | Android 8.0||November 2018 security patch, bug fixes and system improvements|
|11 Oct 2018||G710ULM10g | Android 8.0||September security patch, bug fixes and system improvements|
|22 July 2018||G710ULM10f | Android 8.0||July 2018 security patch, bug fixes and system improvements|
|July 2018||G710ULM10b | Android 8.0||Pre-installed|
Related: The best Android Pie features
Android 9 Pie changelog (from Verizon):
This software update for your LG G7 includes Android Pie OS upgrade and the latest Android security patches.
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.
- Easily make cinemagraphs and take still photographs with a minor repeated movement.
- 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.
- When AI CAM detects a person, it suggests the best composition.
Intelligent Gallery zoom:
- For a photo taken in Portrait, touching and holding on it temporarily removes the blur.
- Lets you move photos or jump to other Gallery albums quickly.
Home screen lock:
- Prevents apps and widgets from unintentionally being rearranged or removed.
- 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.
- The phone may not be powered off when locked; unlocking the phone is required. This prevents someone from powering off the phone when it is lost.
What are your thoughts on LG’s Android Pie release?