T-Mobile LG V30 Oreo update has been paused


It looks like the Galaxy Note 8 isn’t the only T-Mobile device to have its Android Oreo update halted.

T-Mobile has paused the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for the LG V30. According to T-Mo, some V30 owners began having issues after installing the update, and the reports were significant enough to get T-Mobile’s software test team to halt the update while they investigate the problem.

The T-Mobile LG V30’s Oreo update was officially paused on May 12th. There’s no word yet on when it might begin rolling out again.

T-Mo doesn’t go into the details of what problems LG V30 owners were having after installing the update, but some users on Reddit have complained about camera lag while others say they’ve encountered Bluetooth problems.

It’s disappointing that the LG V30 has had its Oreo update halted, especially after owners on T-Mobile watched V30 users on other carriers get updated earlier this year. It’s not good when devices start having serious issues after updating, though, especially when it comes to a smartphone, which for many people is the most important device in their lives. Here’s to hoping that T-Mobile and LG get these issues figured out fast and get the V30’s Oreo update going again soon.

If you updated your LG V30 to Oreo, have you run into any problems after updating?

Via: Reddit
Sources: T-Mobile (1), (2)

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  • Lincoln M King

    Updated via LG Bridge. No problems here. Smart lock actually works most of the time now too, hadn’t been usable in about3 months on Nougat.

  • Jonathan Glabman

    No problems here. Updated 2 v30’s to oreo.

  • John Cunningham

    Updated via LG Bridge as well to Oreo. Absolutely no problems and I love my phone even more!

    • Don Quixote

      I had the same experience. Got tired of waiting for the update found out how to use LG Bridge and now my Phone even has a new name.

    • Panther Rising

      I bet u won’t leave your address cowards

  • David Grossman

    Updated via LG Bridge with no problems. But I do hate Oreo’s new notifications!

  • Mike Thaler

    Off topic –
    How do I find out if a particular model is even “in Line” for an update?
    Particularly LG6 Samsung S7 and S8

    • Chilehead

      I replied with the official T-Mobile Software Updates link but apparently the mods rejected my post.

      • Mike Thaler

        Strange. Thanks, anyway.

        • Plow Rox

          h t t p s : / / support.t-mobile .com / community / phones-tablets-devices / software-updates

          remove the spaces….

        • Mike Thaler

          GOT IT! Looks like my LG 6 and wife’s S7 are both on Oreo update list! “In hands of mfr.”

  • johnnyxlayer

    The camera is a bit laggy but not to bad everything else is good

  • Mateo Que Feo

    Updated OTA;
    -camera takes very long to save videos
    -alarm doesn’t always sound

  • taxandspend

    Camera lags and crashes sometimes. Facebook seems to lock up during scrolling for a couple of seconds, then continues as if there was no problem. The wrong picture is showing up for a contact on my car’s bluetooth. I’ve unpaired and re-paired, and it’s the same wrong picture. These issues all started immediately after updating.

    • EF

      Have also had the camera lock up on occasion. As well as a few random reboots since the update. Was worried it might be the dreaded LG bootloop, but might be just a problem with Oreo?

  • lastxit

    Updated the day it came out. No issues here. Matter of fact it fixed an issue I was having with BT stuttering at the beginning of every song when connected to my car stereo while my smartwatch was connected.

  • Jose Hernandez

    Updated using LG Bridge, no issues so far.

    • George Salcedo

      Used LG Bridge too but I do see the camera lag.

      • EF


  • Joseph McCovery

    Only issue I had was a few System UI FCs, but haven’t had any since the day after the OTA rolled out.

    • SirStephenH

      I’ve had them almost every day since it rolled out on LG Bridge.

      • Joseph McCovery

        I think the System UI FCs I had were related to the LG theme I had installed. Switched to the default one then back, and I haven’t had one since.

        I remember when opening the theme chooser, it said something along the lines of the LG World themes not being compatible.

  • Tj Akin

    Only one problem and that is the T-Mobile messaging app which can not be uninstalled or disabled. It is interfering with my preferred messaging app Android Messages. No problem so far with camera or Bluetooth so I don’t have any Oreo problems, only with T-Mobile add-ons.

    • SirStephenH

      The default message app is by LG, not T-Mobile. I prefer Android Messages too and I haven’t had any issues at all (problems everywhere else but not with Messages). Once you set it as your default app it should completely take over. Maybe there’s some other weirdness happening.

      • Tj Akin

        I emailed LG because I had assumed Messaging was thier app. The response was that they had no control over “carrier apps” and that I should contact my carrier for support. I did change default to no avail. I unistalled and reinstalled Android Messages. This did restore functionality of a third party back up app. Notifications still remain a problem.

  • Noremacam

    Bluetooth issues have been very common with Android 8.0. Essential ran into the same problem and decided to just skip to Android 8.1.

    • SirStephenH

      They said the V30 was supposed to skip to 8.1 but of course that never happened. They’ll probably half a$$ it and try to implement individual fixes instead of just going to 8.1.

  • Andrey Matsnev

    Had bluetooth issue after Oreo OTA update. Googled and found this workaround.

    Go to Settings -> System -> About phone -> tap multiple times on “Build number” until you enable “Developer options”
    Go back to Settings -> System -> Developer options -> Networking -> Bluetooth AVRCP Version -> Choose AVRCP 1.4(default), 1.5 or 1.6
    Restart your phone
    Pair devices and test.

    * Tested and it works! Mine was set to 1.5 which I had a problem with. Tried 1.4 and 1.6 and both worked. Issue solved.

    • SirStephenH

      What issue did you have exactly? It randomly pauses music over bluetooth for me since the update.

      I’ll have to give that a try and see if it takes care of my problem. I don’t understand why it doesn’t just default to 1.6 instead of 1.5, they’re supposed to be backwards compatible.

      • Andrey Matsnev

        My bluetooth in AVRCP 1.5 (was set to after the update) was not working at all. The icon in settings was flashing and would not turn on. Had to manually switch to 1.4 (which shows as default) or 1.6. I ended up with 1.6 and everything works great.

  • Shamus Ryan Hayes

    I have had massive issues with the update to Oreo. The phone cannot make a stable “over data” call like calling through Facebook messenger or what’s app. The display brightness is far too aggressive at dimming the screen. Prior to this I used to be able to tap the little “sun” icon to manually “bump up” the brightness without having to disable “auto” … Now in order to bump up the brightness you absolutely have to shut off “auto”. Lastly, if you prefer Oreo’s notification “dots” instead of badge icons with numbers, go to settings, apps & notifications, notifications, icon badges and choose “show without number” and it defaults to “NNN” as if its totally undeveloped. It’s terrible.

  • EF

    I found battery life to be worse. It was quite good (all day) previously, but now it seems to drain a lot quicker. Also, I keep getting a LOT of data/voice service notifications at work, where my signal is pretty week. Never had these notifications show up as frequently under the previous Android OS.

  • Plow Rox

    Odd problems I’ve had: after shazam finds the song every-time I press add to spotify play list shazam crashes [yes I’ve sent them feedback]. Battery life is lower, The oreo update makes it hard to “stop” an app, they moved it from one menu to another and you have to go into each apps sub menu to hit stop, where as before you could just tap stop next to the list of running apps. I’ve also had several times where I call someone and it drops the call instantly – on both ends [to me or from me] texts work but not phone calls. Only fix is to reboot. I did my update thru LG Bridge on second day. This is really sad that their top of the line android is getting such shoddy treatment. last LG device for me!

  • SirStephenH

    I’m pretty disappointed with this update but I’m still glad I finally got it. I can’t believe they delayed the update for nearly 2 months and still came out with this mess. I guess that’s what they get for not doing public beta testing.

    Bluetooth: Music now pauses randomly
    Stability: Phone now slows down regularly and I have to restart it at least once a day wereas I could go weeks without a restart before; I also regularly get a pop-up saying that the system UI has become unresponsive
    Battery: Battery life seemed improved for two or three days before steadily getting worse
    Sound: There’s a popping, both over the built in speaker and bluetooth (mostly speaker), occasionally when a sound plays (music, notifications, etc)

  • SirStephenH

    I never thought of looking through the developer options after the update to see if anything changed until I read your post. I’ll have to play around with a few other settings now.

  • theicehog

    Updated via Bridge and the only issue I have had is bluetooth audio dropping for a second every few minutes.

  • Jesse

    I’m having microphone issues. Google’s voice recognition doesn’t work sometimes.

    • Jason Grover

      I’m glad I’m not the only one having this problem

  • Nik S

    The update basically bricked my phone. The screen was completely black after the update was installed and I couldn’t do anything on it. I was still getting all notifications, texts, emails and could receive phone calls, but thats it. I had to get a new phone sent to me after it was determined to be unfixable.

  • sun_dog

    I’ve been having big lag issues with the camera too. Sometimes the phone will just freeze up for up to 30 seconds. I haven’t noticed any BT issues outside of random issues I had before. Battery seems to be taking a hit more than just before the update.

  • Mike

    I’ve been having a lot of issues with the update as well. Many of my apps crash frequently. The two I use the most – WebTaxi and Amazon Music. They just become unresponsive. Amazon Music will continue to play the song I’m listening to but otherwise the app is unresponsive and will finally stop after the song finishes playing unless I force stop. With WebTaxi, various menus just disappear making it virtually impossible to call for a ride.

    Others have noted battery life to be worse than before. I feel I have noted this too but I’m so frequently rebooting to get things to work again that I’m not entirely sure.

    I do notice that it sometimes takes what feels like a lifetime to re-register to the Tmobile network after a reboot.

  • Jason Grover

    I seem to be having phone memory issues, a lot of lagging issues and my Google Voice to Text translation doesn’t always work now, oh how I miss the days of being able to root.

  • Well, I decided to throw the dice and see if I would have any issues with the upgrade. It’s been two days, and the only issues I had was when I tried playing with it right after the update. I gave it two power cycles, once after it settled and again the next day.

    I then did my wife’s phone and there was no issues either.

    I updated both through the LG Bridge.