T-Mobile Galaxy S8 getting new update as LG V30 Pie update begins rolling out over the air

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Following the Galaxy S9 update that came out yesterday, T-Mobile is now updating the Galaxy S8, too.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are receiving updates to versions G950USQU6DSH8 and G955USQU6DSH8, respectively. They include stability improvements for the Camera app and a QR code reader for the Camera app.

Strangely, the changelog also says “The security of your device has been improved,” but the security patch level still says August 1, 2019, which is the same level as the last Galaxy S8 update that came out in late August.

These updates are now rolling out over the air, and TmoNews reader Curt already got the update on their Galaxy S8. You can check for the update manually by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.

Also of note is that it appears that T-Mobile is now pushing the LG V30’s Android Pie update out over the air. The update was available through LG’s Bridge software on the PC at the start of this week, but now T-Mobile LG V30 owners are reporting that the update is now popping up on their devices, which saves you the trouble of installing LG Bridge on your computer and plugging your phone into it so that you can update.

TmoNews reader Stephen got the update to version H93230d on their T-Mobile LG V30, bringing Android 9 Pie and the August 1, 2019 security patches. The update is 1812.6MB, but Stephen says the update requires around 2.5GB of free storage on your phone to begin downloading, so you may have to free up some space on your device before you can update.

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Thanks, Curt and Stephen!

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  • marque2

    After trying a bunch of times with that worthless LG app I finally got it online today. Alas – I don’t see any big differences – but have to be mad at LG about updates anyway just to join the crowd.

    Basically update wasn’t worth the hype. All my apps still run just like they always have.

    • SirStephenH

      Yeah, I’m mad about V30 updates too. To think, LG said this update center of theirs would speed up updates all around. Updates have only gotten slower since the center opened. LG has excellent hardware and could be a serious contender again if it’d just get quality updates out in a timely manner and do so to more than just South Korea. To think, it saved it’s largest market, the U.S., for last. That’s just bad business.

      Not much changes between Oreo and Pie on the surface. The biggest change is supposed to be longer battery life which I personally am seeing a bit of so far. There’s some added security settings and all apps now use HTTPS which is really the least you can do for online security and is long overdue. Apps are also noticeably more responsive and load faster, switching between apps is also quicker. I also somehow gained 4GB of free space in the process. There are several other changes and overall it’s a pretty good improvement over Oreo but you have to go digging around to find some of the differences. I’m glad to FINALLY have it.

  • Keith

    I’ve been on Pie for weeks, S8 Active.

    • Keith

      They never roll out active first, pretty sure this is old news. Mine Shows September 1 security update, and has since I ran it Sept 28.

    • SirStephenH

      This article is a duel announcement. S8 for security patch and V30 for Pie.

  • roger shahan

    so pie took away auto connect for wifi that’s lame

    • Terry Whitt

      After my update, I don’t see the wifi calling icon at the top of the home screen. However, when I make a call, it says I’m on wifi calling. I did have to go into settings, though, and change the setting to wifi calling preferred.

  • KenSanDiego

    My TMO LG V30 just got the Pie update today! Woohoo!