LG G4 gets a software update (V10f) to improve battery performance

LG G4 v10f sw update

A new firmware update is rolling out now for LG G4, LG’s current flagship Android phone in many parts of the world. We got the OTA update notification today in our LG G4 here in India (H818, unlocked dual-SIM variant). As you can see in the screenshot below, the build date reads September 4 and the software version is “V10f” (still based on Android 5.1 Lollipop). OTA update stands at a hefty 328 MB and the following 2-line change-log does not justify this size.

1. Internet application has been improved

2. Battery usage has been improved

LG G4 V10f SW Update

Thus this update mainly addresses the poor battery backup issue in LG G4 which spoiled the otherwise outstanding phone. It remains to be seen however how much (if any) battery performance is improved after the update. We will let you know about this after spending some time with our updated phone. Besides battery issue, this update is also supposed to fix the stagefright security vulnerability found recently in Android OS.

How to update?
You should get the update notification if “Automatically check for update” option is selected in your phone. You can also check for the update via “Settings – General – About phone – Common – Update Center – Software Update”. It may take some time for this update to roll out in other regions of the world depending upon the country/carrier.

You may also use LG Bridge software (the new PC Suite for G4) to update your phone via PC/Mac.

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7 Responses to LG G4 gets a software update (V10f) to improve battery performance

  1. Siva September 26, 2015 at 1:42 PM #

    I already updated the new firmware. But no improvement.. Instead the battery drains even quick.

    • Roohi September 26, 2015 at 1:49 PM #

      Oh that is ridiculous!

    • Marko September 27, 2015 at 4:55 PM #

      I completely agree.
      I also feal that my battery life is worse than it was before the upgrade.

      • Marko September 30, 2015 at 12:35 AM #

        Just to update…
        The battery life is worse and now i can see under battery usage that “Android System” is on top even above “Screen” battery usage.
        That wasn’t the case bafore.
        Is there a way to rollback to previous firmware?

  2. Dean September 29, 2015 at 4:43 PM #

    I tested on H818P, battery is fine, maybe a bit better but not really noticeable. More important is that this version has a fix for the MMS exploit. BTW I’ve successfully rooted this v10f firmware IMG myself, all works great! A happy LG G4 H818 owner.

    • Roohi September 29, 2015 at 8:43 PM #

      I agree with you. After spending 2 days with the phone post-update, I have not noticed any change in battery backup (positive or negative).

  3. awais October 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM #

    hi there i have updated my h818p with latest version and i m F.kd coz my wifi nd bluetooth is not working…wifi kept blinking and says turning ON but it never ……..before update it works fine…so i m guessing its the update….if i roll back to v10e could it help or not
    plz anyone

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