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LG G8 Android 10 update, security updates, and more: Stable Android 10 released for Sprint!

Check out all the security updates released for the LG G8 handsets in the US here. We will also discuss the Android 10 update for the LG G8, its release date, and the download links if available. Whether you have got the LG G8 variant at T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon or AT&T, we have covered the latest updates to release for each of these variants in a separate timeline table of its own.

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December 04, 2019: Having struggled with software updates for a couple of years, LG finally seems to be on its way back. As always, the South Korean company released Android 10 in its native country before anywhere else, but it’s great to see the Sprint variant getting the update so early.

The update, which carries software version G820UM20a, brings the December 2019 security patch alongside the highly-anticipated Android 10. Please note that this update is designed to update your device’s version from V10l to V20a. So, unless you’re already running 10l, you’re not going to get the automatic update notification. Also, it’s not recommended to flash Android 10 unless you’re already running V10l.

December 01, 2019: LG isn’t really known for its prompt software updates, but the company has certainly left a couple of the big boys in the dust with its latest release for the LG G8 ThinQ. G8 users already got a taste of Android 10 with last month’s Android 10 preview, but even they probably didn’t expect to get the stable build so early.

Yes, the South Korean OEM has indeed started rolling out the stable build of Android 10 for its current G-series flagship. Carrying software version G820N20c, the OTA also brings the November 2019 security patch alongside the usual Android 10 goodness.

November 07, 2019: US Telecom giant, T-Mobile, has started rolling out an update for the LG G8 ThinQ, which brings the October 2019 security patch. T-Mobile’s official website hasn’t published the release notes yet, so, we don’t know for sure if it ships with any other features other than the security patch.

October 18, 2019: A new software update being rolled out by T-Mobile installs the September security patches on its LG G8 sets. The update’s version is G820TM10o and it’s been available since September 28th, T-Mobile says.

October 04, 2019: US telecom giant, Verizon Wireless, has started rolling out an update for the latest LG flagship, the G8 ThinQ. Carrying software version G820UM10g, it brings the September 2019 security patch.

September 26, 2019: AT&T is now rolling out the September security update for the LG G8 ThinQ. It carries software version G820UM10n and comes in at 237MB.

August 30, 2019: It’s the end of August, but AT&T is now rolling out the July security update for its LG G8. The update arrives as version G820UM10m and weighs in 536MB. T-Mobile also rolled out the July update on 6th August, with the software version being G820TM10n.

June 19, 2019: A new OTA software update dubbed G820UM10i is rolling out for the AT&T G8 users. The update, sized 278 MB, installs the latest security patches for the months of May and June.

Android 10 release date

LG G8 Android 10 update

LG G8 ThinQ is the company’s unabashed flagship device for 2019. The device is currently part of the Android 10 beta program and will be the first LG device to run Android 10.

LG may prioritize the LG V50 for Android 10 rollout first, and V40 too, probably, but the G8 is surely among the first three to get Android 10 from LG.

When will LG G8 get Android 10 update?

  • Stable build released in South Korea
  • US models may get in Q1 2020

The LG G8 ThinQ is currently running Android 10 beta 3. The company has done fairly well to polish its betas and looks almost ready for a stable release. However, it is to be noted that the company will almost certainly release the stable version first in Korea, followed by European regions. The United States could be the last to get the update.

LG was a very poor performer in releasing Android 9 Pie updates for its devices. They took ages in releasing Pie for LG G7 — it was released on 5th June 2019 for the European users, which is a gap of 10 months from Google’s release. That’s not only bad, but it’s also unfair. The OnePlus 6/6T users got Pie in November, while even the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sets got Pie in January.

Which is why we are not sure how good LG will with the G8’s Android 10 update. But given that LG G8 was part of the Android 10 beta program, and receive beta 3 too, we hope LG is able to publish Android 10 sooner than later.

What’s new in Android 10?

LG doesn’t shuffle things around too much, so, we should see almost all of Android 10’s standout features included in the bundle. System-wide dark theme, improved Gestures Navigation, better Sharing Menu, Live Caption, Notification Bubbles, better Permissions management, Accent Colors and Themes, and more — prepare for an exciting transition.

Software update timeline

Here’s the status of all software updates for the LG G8 at each of the major carriers in the US.

Global LG G8

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
01 Dec 2019G820N20c — Stable Android 10, November 2019 security patch

AT&T LG G8

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
26 Sep 2019G820UM10n — September 2019 security patch
27 Aug 2019G820UM10m — July 2019 security patch
20 Jun 2019G820UM10i — May and June security patches
18 Apr 2019G820UM10i — April 2019 security patch, adds support for Hand ID, Air Motion, Ring distortion fix and improvements to Face ID

Sprint LG G8

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
05 Dec 2019G820UM20a B — Android 10, December 2019 security patch
15 Apr 2019G820U10i — April 2019 security patch, bug fixes and performance improvements

T-Mobile LG G8

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
07 Nov 2019NA — October 2019 security patch
28 Sep 2019G820TM10o — September 2019 security patch
06 Aug 2019G820TM10n — July 2019 security patch
12 Apr 2019G820TM10i — Pre-installed

Verizon LG G8

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
04 Oct 2019G820UM10g — September 2019 security patch
26 Jul 2019G820UM10e — May and Jule 2019 security patch
24 Apr 2019G820UM10d — April 2019 security patch, support for Air Motion and Hand ID features, and more

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