South Korean smartphone manufacturer LG is quite slow and isn’t consistent in terms of delivering Android updates or security patch updates to its smartphones. The 2017’s model LG G6 came with Android Nougat out-of-the-box and has received Android Oreo recently. While most of the devices are getting Android Pie update, LG has just started early Pie beta for the G6 model. In this article, we will share with you a guide to Download and Install LG G6 Android 9.0 Pie Early Beta Leaked Build.
European and Verizon LG G6 model started receiving Android 9.0 Pie update. The update is live as we speak and labels with build number VS98830a (Verizon LG G6) and H87030a (European LG G6). Along with the Android Pie OS update, both the model integrated with August 2019 security patch and bug fix improvements.
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LG G6 Android 9.0 Pie Early Beta Leaked
The firmware update comes with the build number of PKQ1.190421.001 and May 2019 Android Security Patch level. According to the Reddit user, the leaked beta build is quite stable in terms of the bugs or crashes. It runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie version and brings almost every features like swipe gesture navigation control, notification UI, improved icons, screen recorder, dual apps feature, etc.
If you want to try out this early Android Pie beta build on your European LG G6 then first confirm that you have the H870 model and you’re on the latest Android Oreo version. There is no exact release date for the stable release available yet. However, we can expect that the update will soon roll out to the device. Additionally, the LG G7 ThinQ, LG G7 One, and LG V40 ThinQ have already received the Pie update officially.
Check for OTA Updates Manually
If you haven’t received the update yet on your phone, you can check for the OTA update notification manually from your device.
- Just head over to the device Settings > About Device > Update Center > Software Updates.
- If the update is available for your device, then just Download and Install it.
Otherwise, if you have an unlocked bootloader then you can download the OTA file and flash it via TWRP Recovery. If not, you can use LGUP tool to sideload the UP file. You can follow the guide mentioned below properly.
H87030B – v30B | Link – AUS Australia
H87030B – v30B | Link – ISR Israel
H87030B – v30B | Link – Indian
H870DS30A – V30A | Link – TWN – Taiwan
H870DS30A – V30A | Link – HKG – Hong Kong
H870DS30A – V30A | Link – SEA – Singapore
LGMG600L-V30b-LGU-KR G600L30b | Link – Korea
H870-V20j-EUR-to-H870-V30a-EUR.up | Link
H870AT-V30a-EUR-XX-AUG-29-2019+0.up (V20j to V30a) | Link
H870_29a_TEST_EU.zip | Download Leaked build
Verizon VS98830a: Download [Not available]
- You will require a PC/Laptop and a USB Cable.
- Download LG Flash Tool and LG UP Software.
- LG Bridge software – Download and install it on your PC.
- Download LG USB Drivers and install it on your PC.
- Take a complete backup of device data first.
- Charge your device up to 50% at least.
Steps to Install Stock Firmware on LG G6
Follow the link properly to get a full depth guide on the firmware installation.
I hope this guide is useful to install LG G6 Android 9.0 Pie update.