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LG V20 Android 9 Pie update and more: Pie rolling out for V20 in Korea

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October 31, 2019: This year’s Halloween is turning out to be extra special of LG V20 users. LG, who wasn’t showing much interest in rolling out Android 9 Pie to the dated V-series flagship, has finally made the update live in South Korea. All of the customary Android Pie features are part of the package, while the device’s security has also been bolstered, thanks to the October 2019 security patch.

The update is only available for K(F800K30e)/S(F800S30e)/L(F800L30e) variant as of now.

January 19, 2019: There had been fears that LG will no longer be rolling out updates to the V20, but the company has reassured consumers that the device will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie in Q3 2019.

The wait for Android Oreo was pretty long, so it doesn’t surprise us that the wait for the Pie will be equally long. For a phone that came out in Q3 2016, it remains to be seen how many will still be using it then.

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The LG V20 has been around since 2016, but the flagship phone is still eligible for at least one more major OS upgrade. The device came pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat, going down in history as the first to launch with Nougat out of the box, even ahead of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

On this page, we have all the details you’d want to know regarding LG V20 software updates, major or minor, alongside their respective changelogs and release dates as well.

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AT&T LG V20 update

  • Android 8.0 released on August 23, 2018
  • Upgrade to Android 8.1 may not be in the plans
  • Android 9 Pie will be out in Q3 2019
DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
25 Sep 2018H91020hAndroid 8.0September 2018 security patch
23 Aug 2018H91020gAndroid 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update
03 July 2018H91010vAndroid 7.0June 2018 security patch
26 Mar 2018H91010uAndroid 7.0March 2018 security patch and meltdown & spectre fixes
22 Nov 2017H91010rAndroid 7.0November 2017 security patches, BlueBorne and KRACK fixes
31 Oct 2017H91010qAndroid 7.0October 2017 security patches and BlueBorne fix
04 Oct 2017H91010PAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patches, Wi-Fi Calling improvements and HDVoice enhancements
14 April 2017H91010M Android 7.0 April 2017 security patches
10 Jan 2017H91010L Android 7.0December 2016 security patches and Android Pay enhancements

Sprint LG V20 update

  • Android 8.0 released on 31 July 2018
  • Android 9 Pie expected in Q3 2019
DateFirmware versionAndroid OSChangelog
31 July 2018LS99720aAndroid 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and July 2018 security patch
30 Jan 2018LS997ZVCAndroid 7.0January 2018 security patches
05 Dec 2017LS997ZVB Android 7.0 November 2017 security patches and KRACK fix
22 Oct 2017LS997ZVAAndroid 7.0October 2017 security patches
22 Sep 2017LS997ZV9Android 7.0September 2017 security patches
25 Aug 2017LS997ZV8Android 7.0August 2017 security patches
06 June 2017LS997ZV7Android 7.0May 2017 security patches and fixes an issue that could cause the phone to freeze, not power on, or display Device is Corrupt
05 April 2017LS997ZV6Android 7.0March 2017 security patches and bug fixes including a fix to re-acquire the Sprint network upon entering the US from Mexico

T-Mobile LG V20 update

  • Android 8.0 Oreo released on 28 Sep 2018
  • Android 9 Pie expected in Q3 2019
DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
30 Nov 2018H91820hAndroid 8.0November 2018 security update
26 Oct 2018H91820gAndroid 8.0October 2018 security update
28 Sep 2018H91820fAndroid 8.0Android 8.0 Oreo update
06 Jun 2018H91810uAndroid 7.0April and May 2018 security patches
02 Apr 2018H91810tAndroid 7.0March 2018 security patches
31 Jan 2018H91810sAndroid 7.0January 2018 security patches
05 Dec 2017H91810rAndroid 7.0November 2017 security patches and various bug fixes and software improvements
28 Sep 2017H91810qAndroid 7.0September 2017 security patches and various bug fixes and software improvements
07 Aug 2017H91810pAndroid 7.0July 2017 security patches and various bug fixes and software improvements
25 May 2017H91810k Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch, E911 timer fix and various bug fixes and software stability improvements
17 Jan 2017H91810j Android 7.0January 2017 security patches and Android Pay fix
28 Oct 2016H91810dAndroid 7.0Original software

Verizon LG V20 update

  • Android 8.0 Oreo released on 17 Sep 2018
  • Android 9 update expected in Q3 2019
DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
18 Oct 2018VS99520bAndroid 8.0October 2018 security patch
17 Sep 2018VS99520aAndroid 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and August 2018 security patch
14 Jun 2018VS9951CAAndroid 7.0May 2018 security patch
17 Apr 2018VS9951BAAndroid 7.0April 2018 security patch
14 Feb 2018VS9951AA Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
08 Jan 2018VS99519AAndroid 7.0December 2017 security patch, adds AppFlash along with improved HD Voice video call screens and bug fixes

U.S. Unlocked LG V20 update

  • Android Oreo released in December 2018
  • Android Pie update expected in Q3 2019
DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
25 Dec 2018 US99620fAndroid 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and November 2018 security patch
14 Apr 2018 US99610pAndroid 7.0April 2018 security patch
15 Mar 2018 US99610oAndroid 7.0February 2018 security patch
 11 Dec 2017 US99610LAndroid 7.0 November security patch and KRACK Wi-Fi fix

LG V20 Android 9 Pie update

Android 9 update: Expected in Q3 2019

Android Oreo was the first major OS upgrade for the LG V20 and hence an update to Pie was only a question of when. Well, LG says the V20 will be ready to switch to Pie in Q3 2019, but we don’t know the exact date.

LG V20Launch OSAndroid Pie
AT&T Android 7.0Expected (Q3 2019)
Sprint Android 7.0Expected (Q3 2019)
T-Mobile Android 7.0Expected (Q3 2019)
Verizon Android 7.0Expected (Q3 2019)
U.S. Unlocked Android 7.0Expected (Q3 2019)

LG V20 Oreo release date

LG V20Launch OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
InternationalAndroid 7.0Released on 10 October 2018
AT&T Android 7.0Released on 23 August 2018
Sprint Android 7.0Released on 31 July 2018
T-Mobile Android 7.0Released on 28 September 2018
Verizon Android 7.0Released on 17 September 2018
U.S. Unlocked Android 7.0Released in December 2018

Despite being the first to debut with Nougat out of the box, the LG V20 has been stagnant on Android Nougat for over two years, but finally, the device made the switch to Android 8.0 Oreo beginning late July 2018 in Korea.

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