LG G5 finally receives Android 8.0, but for Verizon and T-Mobile models only

LG G5 finally receives Android 8.0, but for Verizon and T-Mobile models only
Throw the confetti in the air, sound the air horns and run around like you're crazy; the LG G5 has finally received Android 8.0 Oreo. While we don't want to be a wet blanket, we do have to throw in a qualifier. Only the Verizon and T-Mobile models are receiving the OTA update at this point in time. Besides Oreo, the update adds the August Android security patch.

Android 8.0 includes picture-in-picture, allowing users to watch video even when interacting with another app in the background. Notification dots appear on an app's icon to alert you to an unread notification. And you will be able to snooze notifications on the LG G5 once the update is installed. Other features include a streamlined Settings menu and a step-up in battery optimization.

As a general rule, once you receive the notification that the update has arrived, you should make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal and have your battery fully charged before starting the process of installing the update. While the update is being installed, do not turn off your phone.


The LG G5 was launched in March, 2016 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow running the show and was subsequently updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. Since the Android 8.0 update is being sent out OTA, the release is staggered, which means that you might not receive it for a few days yet. You can sit idly by and wait, or manually coax it out of the phone by going to Settings > System updates > Check for new system update.

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G5
  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Of course the AT&T model (H820) will be left out in the cold. I hope they don't offer the same nasty treatment for this V35 when Android 10 comes around...

2. OneLove123

Posts: 1066; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Going to check my g5 in my drawer.

3. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Funny, mines in a drawer too since it took so long practically everyone's already changed devices.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1066; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Just checked mine for the update and it’s not there. My G5 is basically brand new. The screen was too small so I didn’t use it.

5. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 691; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

You didn't know how big the screen was before you bought it?

6. OneLove123

Posts: 1066; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I did, but the deal was too good to pass up. I thought I was going to like the smaller screen, but didn't.

7. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

The update broke some of the apps I was using. Hopefully I can at least find replacements that work.

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