Official: LG G4 and LG V10 won’t be Updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

LG G4, LG V10 Android 7.0 Nougat

With the LG G6 not yet available for purchase at least until March 10 for those in South Korea, the only worthy LG G series phone to look at is the 2015 LG G4.

The LG G4 was unveiled in April 2015 and back then, the flagship came preinstalled with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The South Korean tech giant has since then followed it with an update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but from the look of things, this will be the last official software update the phone will be receiving.

This is a new development and a shocking one as well, especially since the LG G4 is less than two years old as at the time of this writing, but it gets even worse for those using the LG V10. In fact, the latest Android 7.0 Nougat was launched in August 2016 and back then, the G4 was just over one year old while the V10 came in less than a year before Nougat was launched, meaning that both are supposed to be covered by the usual two-year period for rolling out updates to Android devices – at least for Google-owned devices.

When the LG G5 led the way as far as the update to Android 7.0 Nougat is concerned, many were hopeful that the LG G4 will be the next patient since the LG V20 came preinstalled with the OS. But it seems there won’t be any Nougat update for LG’s 2015 lineup.

LG G4, LG V10 Android 7.0 Nougat

The apparent confirmation that the LG G4 and LG V10 will not be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat comes from a South Korean customer rep for the company. When asked by an XDA member regarding the availability of the OS for the 2015 flagships, the rep said that there won’t be a Nougat release for these phones in South Korea.

While it is easy to console LG G4 and V10 users with the fact that the said info only covers the Korean market, also, the fact that this is LG’s home may prove otherwise. However, all is not lost as you can still get Android 7.0 Nougat installed on your G4 and V10 thanks to the many custom ROMs out there, but make sure that you know your way into these ROMs before attempting to flash one on your phone.

Despite the confirmation that no Android 7.0 Nougat will be coming to the LG G4 and V10, users of the phones can still have something to smile about as monthly updates will not be stopped, but these will be based on Android Marshmallow.

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21 thoughts on “Official: LG G4 and LG V10 won’t be Updated to Android 7.0 Nougat”

  1. I think this phone is not that old not to get the update so update it I don’t want to do that I don’t know how to update like that so update thru updates on phone like you do all phones so I just don’t think it right not give LG V10 it’s update it’s not that bad of a phone not to so it’s should be updated so please update please

  2. Enjoy the boycott as I’ve loved his phone but will not trust LG again to update any phone because of this. I didn’t get ONE OS update? Way to screw me.

  3. I’ve not had my V-10 long, but if true, this shall have been my first and last LG phone. I’ll bet Huawei does better. I’m writing this on My V-10 but my Honor 8 will provide more updates, no doubt. Truly pathetic! My Android Security patch level shows a date of 2016-07-01, so it would seem that updates are rare. Disappointing!

  4. Im done with lg. My g4 bootlooped and was replaced. My v10 bootlooped and was replaced. Now the replacement v10 isnt even getting nougat. The g6 specs are underwhelming. There is very little reason for me to stay loyal.

    1. Unfortunately for those affected, the G4 bootloop issue, more than due to a purchase date, looks like a lottery.

  5. Buying an LG phone has become such a gamble in so many ways over the past few years. Bootloops, the company not standing behind their product in a responsible way, now they’re not even going to update their phones within the two year time period. Buying an LG phone is a complete crap shoot. There’s a good chance you end up wasting your money.

  6. I can understand the LG G4 not getting the 7.0 Nougat, seeing as a good number of them suffered the bootloop deal (mine as well – it just froze and nothing could be done about it so I had to upgrade to the LG G5, which I’m loving!

  7. Thank You LG! I will not be buying another LG phone. In less than a year I had to replace my motherboard on my G4. And now you are not going to fix some of the other problems with my G4 by updating it to the newest OS.
    Thank You!

  8. Ain’t this some $hit…!! I’ve had not 1 not 2 But 3 G4’s bootloop.. LG did fix them and sent them back to me. Sold 2 of them and thought I got a decent deal on a V10.. Which six months later I Shit you not the son of a bitch boot looped also.. Sent it back they fixed it.. And now they are not going to give us the new update.. What is really going on.. They need to fire they’re entire phone department and stick to tv’s and whatever else they do.. But leave the cell phones alone..

  9. T-Mobile already confirmed LG V10 nougat update!
    Device status shows T-Mobile and LG had an agreement to update the device. So i believe that V10 will get the update eventually, worldwide! Not just the T-Mobile version and from the company update schedule history i think the G4 will get the update too. It’s just a matter of time! The reason is that two devices use the same SOC and you see Snapdragon 808 on Google devices that already have Nougat wich means the driver is ready.
    So this article is not more than a rumor.

  10. They are doing this so people will stop using the g4 because of the bootloop problem so they won’t lose money. LG life sucks

  11. LG G4: Canadian variant here.
    So LG will support the phone with security and software updates. They also did not unlock the bootloader, so I’m unable to load other ROMs that are not ancient.
    So LG has killed the main reasons I really liked my LG G3. Frustrating and disappointing.
    I’m glad there are other phone manufacturers I can turn to.

  12. LG G4: Canadian variant here.
    So LG will NOT support the phone with security and software updates. They also did NOT unlock the bootloader, so I’m unable to load other ROMs that are not ancient.
    So LG has killed the main reasons I really liked my LG G3. Frustrating and disappointing.
    I’m glad there are other phone manufacturers I can turn to.

  13. I’ve had a Nov 2015 V10 H900 since December 2015 and, its my favorite phone ever. Should of gotten a unlocked model but, I got it as a gift so I can’t complain. Mine has not bootlooped either and, if the lack of Android 7.0 carries over to my H900, I’m screwed. The H900 (AT&T) is one of the most secure V10’s. There is still no Marshmallow root and, there probably won’t be one ever since all focus has moved over to getting the TOTE for newer phones.

    Call me stupid but, this is strike one against LG for me. If LG gets 2 more strikes, I will have to find a alternative that offers a removable battery and MicroSD card support with good performance specs.

  14. “you can still get Android 7.0 Nougat installed on your G4 and V10 thanks to the many custom ROMs out there”. Sure. Show me even ONE ROM for European H960A… Nothing! Only for T-Mobile, Verion or other sh*t.

    1. not verizon. we don’t even get to root! No root, roms, twrp, nothing… I’m going to have to keep looking for my go to brand as well…

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