Unlocked LG G6 gets new software update, improved usability and June security patch included

Starting today, July 10, US owners of the unlocked LG G6 (model number US997) should begin noticing that there's a software update available for their smartphone. 

The new update is pretty big, weighing in at 640.40 MB, and yet LG doesn't provide detailed information on what it contains.

According to the screenshot on the left - sent in by one of our readers - the update improves "phone usability and functionality." As vague as that may sound, it certainly looks like this is an update that you should go ahead and download as soon as possible.

The update also includes an Android security patch. Unfortunately, it's not the July patch (released by Google last week), but the patch for June. Well, that's still better than having an older patch, right?

If you own an unlocked LG G6 in the US and you've received this update, let us know if you're seeing any performance improvements, will you?

Thanks for the tip!

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  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)



1. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The patch is just one month back and it's nearly the middle of July anyway.

2. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

still better than moto. They are in dead last for updates now.

3. CyberRanger

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I'm getting significantly better battery life today. Had been getting down to 30%-50% at the end of the day. It's 2:23 pm & I'm at 90%. Had also had issues with the phone not syncing w/ various apps after not rebooting for 3 or 4 days. Rebooting fixed that. That issue seems to be a lot better on Verizon. Time will tell.

4. CyberRanger

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Finished the day yesterday with 74% left. Wild.

5. dchook88

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 15, 2017

I updated my hd870ds to software v10e-TWN-XX I noticed that fast charging will appear (before hand i didn't) Volume rocket was going up down by 5 levels with each press during listening through quad dac. It now does it 1 level p/click. Couple of self reboots and freeze one time. Unsure if its due to Netflix update or the g6 software update but the Dolby vision option is gone when Playing compatible shows. Dolby vision still works when Playing Tgey default file with the chameleon. Disappointing not having that working. Purchased from Hong Kong

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