Verizon LG G5 started receiving the latest Android Security Patch level for March Month 2018. The update bumps the build number from VS9872DA to VS9872EA. Along with March 2018 Security patch, the update also comes with regular bug fixes and improvement. This update is still based on Android 7.0 Nougat and not any major upgrade like Android 7.1.1 or Android Oreo. LG confirmed to send the Android Oreo update after a month of rolling update for LG V30.
LG G5 smartphone was launched in February 2016. The phone features a 5.3 inch IPS Quad HD Display; 2.1 GHz Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 820 Processor; Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) OS; Dual Rear Camera 16 MP & 8 MP Wide; and 4 GB RAM.
The update started rolling via OTA (Over The Air) to every user in Verizon carrier in US. The rollout is gradual and it may take a couple of days or weeks to reach every users. To upgrade your device via OTA, you must be running Stock firmware without root or mods.
The update brings nothing major except the security patch, bug fixes, and other improvements. Now upgrade to a more secure version of software on Verizon LG G5 to free from Malware and another virus.
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How to Update Verizon LG G5 to VS9872EA [LG-VS987]
If you have the OTA update on your phone, then we do recommend you to install the March 2018 security patch update to keep your phone safe from vulnerabilities. Well if you have no update, then please check the OTA update manually by following the guide.
How to check OTA update on Verizon LG G5:
Go to settings—> about phone —> system update
If you have the update notification on your Verizon LG G5 phone, then hit the DOWNLOAD button to start upgrading your phone to latest software version VS9872EA.
Before proceeding, please make sure your phone has enough charge of at least 50%, take a full backup before upgrading or downgrading your phone. To download the OTA file, you should be on a stable WiFi connection to enjoy uninterrupted software download.
Once if you have all this, you can proceed with upgrading Verizon LG G5 to VS9872EA.
Steps to Install VS9872EA KDZ Manually on LG G5:
In case if you have received the download link to the firmware VS9872EA, then you can simply follow our guide to installing the software KDZ file manually.
Please note, before following manual setup, you should read the pre-requisites carefully.
Download Firmware KDZ File:Download VS9872EA_00_0227_ARB00.kdz -VRZ
- This is supported only for Verizon LG G5 with VS987 variant number
- Make sure the downloaded software is genuine.
- Download and Install Latest LG USB Drivers.
- Also, download LG UP and LG Flashtool
- Download LG Bridge software.
- Now follow the steps to install LG firmware on any LG phones.
If you have the above-required files and tools, then you can follow the below link to install VS9872EA KDZ file on your Verizon LG G5.
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I hope this guide was helpful to install Verizon LG G5 Firmware with March 2018 Security Patch.