Finally, Verizon started rolling the latest Android 8.0 Oreo for LG G5 with variant LG-VS987. The update on the LG G5 features the latest security patch which means you will get the August 2018 Security patch update along with Android 8.0 Oreo. The new update bumps the software version to VS98730a. The Update also adds some files and make the phone ready to receive the future Android 8.0 Update via FOTA.
The update is currently rolling via OTA (Over the air) to users. The rollout is in a phase-wise manner, it may take a couple of days or weeks to receive the update notification on your phone. If you are not patient, then you can upgrade Verizon LG G5 to Android 8.0 Oreo with software version VS98730a manually.
Before diving into how to check software update, let’s recap the Android 8.0 Features,
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What’s on Android 8.0 Oreo?
Android 8.0 Oreo is the latest released sweet from Google. It is the latest iteration of Android OS after the release of Android 7.0 Nougat. Android Oreo comes with features such as New app notifications, notification dots on app icons, picture-in-picture mode, Android Instant App compatibility, Auto-fill (like on Chrome), Better copy and paste, Faster Android behind the scenes, Better battery life with more advanced Doze mode, and more.
New features for Android Oreo:
- Notifications Channels
- Picture In A Picture
- Multi-Display Support
- Keyboard Navigation
- Background Limits
- New Wi-Fi Features
- Better Icons
Before that, we request you to check for the software update manually. Below we have given the complete instructions on how to check software update manually on your device.
How to Update Verizon LG G5 to VS98730a – v30a [LG-VS987]
If you have the OTA update on your phone, then we do recommend you to install the January 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 LG G5 phone, then hit the DOWNLOAD button to start upgrading your phone to latest software version VS98730a.
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 VS98730a.
In case if you have received the download link to the firmware VS98730a, then you can simply follow our guide to installing the software KDZ file manually.
Steps to Install Android Oreo VS98730a Manually on LG G5:
First of all, download the firmware file with build VS98730a and then follow the below pre-requisite.
- This Works only on LG G5
- Download and Install Latest LG USB Drivers.
- Also, download LG UP and LG Flashtool
- Download LG Bridge software.
- Download Firmware: KDZ Firmware
Instructions to Install:
I hope you have installed all the above required LG tools and drivers on your PC. Now you can install the Android Oreo Stock firmware on LG G5 by just tapping the tutorial link down below.
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So, that’s all about it. If you are an Associated Carrier Group subscriber, then grab the LG G5 VS98730a Android Oreo OTA update. It’s high time the LG flagship needs to get the Android OS level upgrade.