T-Mobile LG V30 Android Oreo update available using LG Bridge

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LG V30 owners have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of their Android Oreo update, and now it looks like that update is available for download.

The T-Mobile LG V30 can now download its Android 8.0 Oreo update using LG’s Bridge computer software. TmoNews readers Casey and Skrill Dilly were able to download Oreo to their V30 using this method, and users on Reddit have done the same.

This update is version H93220h and bumps the LG V30 up to Android 8.0 with the April 1, 2018 Android security patches. Also of note is that after installing the update, the phone includes LG’s ThinQ branding. That means that it’s likely got AI features like those included in the LG V30S ThinQ, like AI CAM which can recognize what you’re pointing your phone’s camera at and recommend the optimal shooting mode.

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It’s unclear when T-Mobile will release the LG V30’s Oreo update over the air. T-Mo’s LG V30 support page doesn’t have any information about this update yet, and while I reached out to T-Mobile for more info, I haven’t yet heard back.

If you want Oreo on your LG V30 right now, you can get LG Bridge from LG’s website.

The other major U.S. carriers updated their LG V30 models to Oreo earlier this year, so T-Mobile customers have been wondering when T-Mo would get its V30 updated to Oreo, too. Thankfully, it looks like the wait is finally coming to an end. Hopefully T-Mobile gets the OTA update pushed out soon, too.

If you update your T-Mobile LG V30 to Oreo, be sure to share your first impressions with us!

UPDATE: T-Mobile’s Des Smith has confirmed that the Android Oreo update for T-Mo’s LG V30 and V30+ have been approved. The OTA rollout is expected to begin next week.

Thanks, Casey and Skrill Dilly!

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  • Android_God

    First!!!

    • Antdog

      First but no comment on how the update runs on your phone?

      • Android_God

        Well, I haven’t updated my phone yet. I was just super excited that I had the opportunity to be the first commenter

        • Antdog

          That’s nice….I remember when I was younger and I was that easily amused…..man I miss those days. By the way all phone is still running great with the update.

    • g2a5b0e

      Well, your name is God, so that should be pretty obvious…

  • Antdog

    Just updated…..so far so good. Runs smoothly, and seems to have a little bit better battery life. Time will tell.

  • Dyana A

    Hmmm…seriously , I hope we get the update OTA . I have no idea what bridge is .

    • SirStephenH

      LG Bridge is an official LG program for backing up and updating LG devices and is available for download on the LG website. It’s extremely easy to use. Just install, plug your phone into your computer and accept the USB storage prompt on the phone if you haven’t already set it to always, open LG Bridge, go to the update tab, click on update, and follow the prompts. The OTA will come but who knows when.

    • johnnyxlayer

      The ota should be rolling out as we speak

  • SirStephenH

    Damn, I was just going to report this to Alex. Funny how this article didn’t pop up last time I checked.

    The update weighs in at 2.81GB and takes little time at all to apply once downloaded. It actually freed up ~1.5GB of storage on my device and I’ve seen reports of up to 4GB freed.

    I love how they reversed the colors of the T-Mobile loading screen from magenta on white to white on magenta so there’s no more blinding white screen during boot.

  • johnnyxlayer

    The update runs very smooth and the update took less then 5 min to download and install

  • Plow Rox

    Woot! 7 months for v8.0 to arrive…Notice the date of the update says apr 16, 2018. Any takers on how long before v8.1.1 drops? lol

    • Jason Crumbley

      Never.

    • SirStephenH

      We’ll probably have to wait for over 12 months to recieve a late update to 9.0.

      • Chimphappyhour

        You’re getting your hopes up if you are making any statement about Android 9 coming to the V30.

        • SirStephenH

          I have little doubt that 9.0 will be released for the V30 whenever LG feels like getting around to it but, given LG’s horrendous update history, that will probably be the last update it sees.

  • Jason Crumbley

    Interesting that it’s 8.0 and not 8.1, that we were told we were going to get.

  • Doug

    Just be careful if you have McAfee for T-Mobile running. It froze my phone after the update. I had to perform a hard power-cycle several times, then uninstall the app before it had fully loaded and started running.

  • Steve

    Have you checked out the camera update yet that comes with it? You get the QLens and AI CAM that come with the new ThinQ. Haven’t tried the QLens yet but AI CAM looks pretty interesting. It’s supposed to help with the low lighting issues the camera has and give you some auto adjustments when it detects certain things. So far it seems to work well though I haven’t used it in low light or used it extensively yet.

    I also like the more detailed information showing up what applications are currently using battery. So far it’s really smooth as well, but seems to be using a little more battery than normal. We’ll see over time.

    • SirStephenH

      Low light mode (“Bright Mode”) can be used outside of AI Mode.

  • George Salcedo

    So far so good, battery life has been improved greatly and the os seems more refined.

  • roger shahan

    This is awesome except installing this update will void the warranty so if you brick it or messup your sol

    • johnnyxlayer

      There not reason why this update would voice ur warranty

      • roger shahan

        It’s for a completely different phone same as if you were to root and install a custom bootloader so if anything wrong happens and you have the standard v30 and you are running the think q software if voids the warranty atleast that’s what they told me at the store i triple checked even called customer support and asked

        • Joseph McCovery

          That makes zero sense.

          Why would LG and T-Mobile issue official software that would void the warranty on your phone?

          They wouldn’t, because that’s most likely grounds for a lawsuit.

        • SirStephenH

          Yeah…Uh… It’s an official update, done through an official update method. It’s NOT going to void your warranty.

    • SirStephenH

      I don’t know where you’re getting your information from but this update WILL NOT void your warranty in any way.

    • Red

      Completely and totally wrong. Period.

  • taxandspend

    It’s OTA now

  • Joseph McCovery

    Downloading the OTA right now. Funny how it never notified me of it being available.

  • Terry Whitt

    I updated last night. No problems. While I’m not a big camera user, I thought the camera was easier to use and more intuitive – or maybe it was just my imagination since I haven’t used the camera much before.

    • SirStephenH

      It’s not your imagination, the camera app has improved quite a bit.