The LG G8 ThinQ is one of the flagship devices from LG launched in April 2019 with great specifications. It came with Android 9.0 Pie on the top of LG UX 8.0 skin out-of-the-box. Now, all the Verizon LG G8 ThinQ (LMG820UM) variant users should rejoice as the company has started pushing the latest Android version. Verizon LG G8 ThinQ Android 10 update with software version G820UM20A is now live from Verizon Wireless & you can download and install the firmware by following this full-depth guide below.
The new Android 10 software update for the Verizon LG G8 ThinQ is making its way over-the-air in batches and may take a couple of days to hit all the units completely. Additionally, the update also brings an outdated December 2019 Android Security Patch Level that will improve the system security. It also offers pop-up window, night mode, gesture navigation, one-handed screen mode, camera modes, other camera app improvements, improved gallery, call & messaging, Settings, quick settings, and more.
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Check OTA Updates
As the OTA update always roll-out in an incremental mode, not all the users may get the OTA update notification at the same time. So, it’s better to check software updates manually on your device by following the steps below.
- Tap on Settings > About Phone > Software updates > Check for Update > Download Now.
- Ensure to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network or you can use a strong Verizon Wireless network connection as well.
- Make sure the device battery is fully charged before downloading the OTA.
If in case, you’re not receiving the OTA update then follow the manual installation process below. First of all, we’ve provided a full update changelog for your ease. Check it out.
G820UM20A: Firmware Info and Changelog
- Release Date: January 20, 2020
- Android Version: 10
- Security Patch Level (SPL): December 2019
- Software Version: G820UM20a
This software update includes the Android 10 operating system update and applies the latest security patches.
Apps can be scaled to different sizes. In the Overview screen, tap an app icon to show options from which you can select Pop-up window.
Changes the LG app screens to a dark theme. You can view the screens without any glare even in the dark.
The option of navigating the phone with gestures only is added.
Lower the screen for use in one hand by swiping in from the left/right edge of the screen and holding.
Auto mode has been separated into Photo and Video modes. In Video mode, you can see a preview of the scene before recording.
Switch camera button
The button has been moved from the top of the screen to the bottom to make it within a thumb’s reach on one hand.
Drag the angle icon to interactively control angle and zoom with one hand.
Changes from a mode to an option in the Video mode.
Search suggestions and categorizations
The search screen shows search suggestions and categorizations such as when, where and how the photos and videos in your Gallery were taken.
Call & Messaging
Buttons have been rearranged.
You can make a video call to the same number when the voice call ends.
Attach in Messaging
Attachments preview show files horizontally.
Share via Messaging
When you share a file via Messaging from other apps such as Gallery, you can select an existing conversation to share instead of having to enter the recipient every time.
First-depth menu changes due to “Privacy” and “Digital Wellbeing & parental controls” have been added, and “Location” moved up to the 1st depth from under “Lock screen & Security.”
Wi-Fi settings, Bluetooth settings
The step-by-step tutorial has been removed as the technologies are now familiar enough.
Screen sharing and File sharing, which were located on the bottom of the panel, have now been changed to regular Quick setting icons. Screen recording has been added.
You can adjust the media volume on an app-by-app basis.
Steps to Install Verizon LG G8 ThinQ Android 10 update (G820UM20A)
Here in this guide, we will use the LG UP method to flash the KDZ file on your LG handset. Make sure to follow all the requirements and download links below before heading over the installation steps.
- This firmware file is exclusive for the Verizon LG G8 ThinQ variant only.
- Maintain at least 60% of battery level on your device.
- Take a backup of your device data for your safety.
- A PC/Laptop and a USB cable are required.
- Download all the required files, tools, drivers on your PC.
Firmware Installation Guide: G820UM20A
Now, without further ado, let’s jump into the firmware installation process on your Verizon LG G8 ThinQ from the link below.
That’s it, guys. We hope that you’ve installed or updated the latest Android 10 firmware with version G820UM20A on your Verizon LG G8 ThinQ variant successfully. How was your experience? Share your comment below.
Source: Verizon Wireless