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
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.