Verizon’s LG V30 has a new update, but it’s still stuck on September security patch level

LG V30

The LG V30 was unveiled at the IFA 2017 event in Berlin, Germany and a few weeks later, the phablet made its way to the U.S.

In early October, Verizon rolled out the first software update to the LG V30, which carried software version VS99610C. This update didn’t bring much other than the expected Blueborne fix and the Big Red is now rolling out another update, which is almost identical to the previous version.

LG V30 users will be receiving software version VS99610D and even after installing the update, the security patch level will still be for the month of September. This could easily mean that the V30 is still vulnerable to the KRACK vulnerability, whose fixes have been rolling out in later monthly security updates.

The previous update that came with the Blueborne fix left the LG V30 with September’s Android security patch and this is the same story with the latest update. If anything, this should be a bug fixer, but the details of what the update is fixing remain unclear.

LG V30

The LG V30 is scheduled to receive a new Android Oreo update before the end of this month. Whether this will also be true for Verizon and other carrier models is still debatable, but the looming release of Oreo is perhaps the reason the phone hasn’t received a newer security patch – because the OS will come with an updated security patch level, probably alongside a fix for KRACK and other bugs.


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