After rolling out Android Oreo update to the LG G5 in Korea a few weeks ago, LG is now rolling out the same update to the T-Mobile and Verizon variants in the U.S. This is the second major OS upgrade for the 2016 handset that debuted with Marshmallow and while the wait has been long, it’s finally here.
None of T-Mobile or Verizon has updated their software update pages with the latest Android Oreo news for the LG G5, but users of the phones on these carriers can report that the update is indeed available for download. This means that you’ll have to wait for some time before the OTA download notification arrives on your phone, but there are also other ways you can grab this OS and install it right now on your LG G5, at least for T-Mobile users.
→ LG G5 Oreo update download: T-Mobile
You can install the update using TWRP or LG Bridge, whichever suits you. More details about the Verizon update can be found here, but as seen below, the OTA is rolling out.
In the update, you’ll come across things like PiP, notification channels and snoozing, background app optimizations and many other Oreo-related additions, but there’s also a new Android security patch for the month of August 2018.
As noted, a good number of Verizon users are reporting that the OTA notification has started showing up, so we expect the same to happen not only for T-Mobile users, but also for others using the handset on AT&T.