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LG V40 Android 10 update, security updates, and more: Verizon rolling out October update

This page is to keep a track of all software updates for the V40 ThinQ. We have covered updates not only for the global variant, but also separately for each of the major carriers in the US: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. We also discuss LG V40’s Android 10 update and its tentative release date.

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November 01, 2019: Verizon has rolled out an update for the LG V40 ThinQ. The OTA, which brings software version V405UA20d, updates the device’s security patch to October 2019.

October 04, 2019: LG V40 at T-Mobile is receiving a new security update that installs security patches up to September 2019. Coming in as software version V405TA20i, the update weighs in at 190MB. Both T-Mobile and LG are yet to confirm the update on their support pages.

September 24, 2019: Verizon Wireless has started rolling out an update for the LG V40. Carrying software version V405UA20c, the OTA bumps up the device’s security patch to August 2019.

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Will LG V40 get Android 10?

LG V40 was one of the most underrated phones of 2018. It’s been over a year since its launch, but it is still an excellent smartphone to own, providing good value for your money.

The phone came with Android Oreo out of the box and was updated to Android Pie in June 2019. LG usually grants its V-series devices two major Android OS upgrades, and we expect V40 to get the same treatment.

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When will Android 10 for LG V40 come out?

  • Stable release expected in Q2 2020

LG usually rolls out its major updates first in Korea, so, expect Android 10 to hit Korean shores between April and May 2020. The United States would probably be the last to get the update, around June 2020.

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Global V40

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
02 Aug 2019V405EBW20A — Android 9 Pie (India)
19 Jun 2019V405EBW20A — Android 9 Pie update in Europe (see the full changelog at the end of the article); May 2019 security patch
11 Oct 2018V09a04 — Improvement of Camera HDR performance, Sharpness and Color at outdoor condition; AF performance with triple shot; black phenomenon of video recording
08 Oct 2018V09a — Improvement in low-light image quality, low-light HDR, AI Camera Image Quality, white balance and brightness at outdoor condition; Auto Focus performance

AT&T V40

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
02 Jun 2019V405UA20e — June 2019 security patch
May 2019V405UA20d — Android 9 Pie update (see the full changelog at the end of the article)
Apr 2019V405UA10o — April 2019 security patch
Mar 2019V405UA10n — March 2019 security patch
28 Jan 2019V405UA10m — January 2019 security patch
04 Jan 2019V405UA10l — Support for 5G indicator
Dec 2018V405UA10k — November 2018 security patch
14 Nov 2019V405UA10j — October 2018 security patch, camera improvements
Oct 2019V405UA10d — Pre-installed

T-Mobile V40

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
03 Oct 2019V405TA20i — Up to September 2019 security patch
25 Jul 2019V405TA20h — July 2019 security patch
21 Jun 2019V405TA20g — Android 9 Pie update; system improvements, improvements to Open Group chat, changes to WiFi calling default settings, and May 2019 security patch
26 Feb 2019V405TA11e — February 2019 security patch
Jan 2018V405TA11d — December 2018 security patch
05 Nov 2018V405TA11c — October 2018 security patch, camera improvements and various bug fixes
19 Oct 2018V405TA10c — Pre-installed

Sprint V40

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
04 Jul 2019V405UA15b — June 2019 security patch
Mar 2019V405UA14a — March 2019 security patch
31 Jan 2019V405UA13a — January 2019 security patch, camera enhancement, Sprint Voice and LTE feature enhancement.
17 Dec 2018V405UA12a — December 2018 security patch
Nov 2018V405UA11a — Maintenance release
Oct 2018V405U10a — Pre-installed

Verizon V40

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
01 Nov 2019V405UA20d — October 2019 security patch
24 Sep 2019V405UA20c — August 2019 security patch, native screen recorder, secure power-off
27 Jun 2019V405UA20b — June 2019 security patch
24 May 2019V405UA20a — Android 9 Pie update (see the full changelog from Verizon at the end of the article); April 2019 security patch
Feb 2019V405UA10e — February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019V405UA10d — December 2018 security patch
14 Nov 2018V405UA10c — October 2018 security patch, new camera features, and bug fixes
19 Oct 2018V405UA10b — Pre-installed

US Unlocked V40

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
17 Jun 2019V405QA20a — Android 9 Pie update (see the full changelog at the end of the article); May 2019 security patch
16 Jan 2019V405QA11e — January 2019 security patch
14 Nov 2018V405QA11d — December 2018 security patch
19 Oct 2018V405QA10d — Pre-installed

LG V40 Android 9 Pie update changelog

Here is the official changelog from Verizon (same for all variants) for LG V40 Android 9 Pie:

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.
LG V40 ThinQ Android Pie Update screenshot

Camera

Cine shot:

  • Easily make cinemagraphs and take still photographs with a minor repeated movement.

Part Slo-mo:

  • 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.

AI composition:

  • When AI CAM detects a person, it suggests the best composition.

Story shot:

  • Lets you take a selfie with better composition and background exposure.

YouTube Live:

  • Go live with YouTube Live directly from LG Camera.
LG V40 ThinQ Camera screenshot

Gallery

Screenshot with URL:

  • Screenshots contain a URL so that you can revisit the website from where the screenshot was taken (supported with Chrome).

Intelligent Gallery zoom:

  • For a photo taken in Portrait, touching and holding on it temporarily removes the blur.

Album bar:

  • Lets you move photos or jump to other Gallery albums quickly.
LG V40 ThinQ Gallery screenshot

Fundamental enhancements

Home screen lock:

  • Prevents apps and widgets from unintentionally being rearranged or removed.

Dual App:

  • 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.

Game launcher:

  • Keeps games and game-related shortcuts in one place.

Pin to screen:

    Take a screenshot with Capture+ and pin it to the screen to use the information in other apps or screens.

Brief notifications:

  • Shows notifications in a lighted bubble using only a portion of the screen. The whole screen does not have to wake up to show notifications.

LG Android 9 Pie changelog


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