The LG G4 skipped Android 5.1.1, but was quick out of the gate with Marshmallow, with Sprint and US Cellular the first US carriers to start rolling out the update. Find out what you need to know about the LG G4 Android update below, along with previous coverage on updates to protect against Stagefright.
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LG G4 Android Marshmallow update
LG began rolling out Android Marshmallow to LG G4 users in Poland the week beginning October 19. This test rollout was quickly halted after technical difficulties.
The setback must have been a minor one, however, because, in late November, users across Europe started to report the arrival of Android Marshmallow on their devices. The update has been sporadic but widespread. If you're a European LG G4 owner, you can check the LG Bridge PC sync software to see if the update is available for your device.
Marshmallow has also now started to be released in the US. Sprint was the first carrier to get the update out, followed by US Cellular in mid-January. Head to Settings > About phone > Software updates to see if your device is ready to receive the update.
XDA Developer autoprime posted the stock Android Marshmallow firmware in October. If you're considering using the ROM, be aware that it is for the LG G4 H815, the international version of the device. Make sure you follow the instructions very carefully to avoid damaging your device.
As always with ROMs, we advise caution. Unless you know what you're doing, it's probably best to just wait a little while longer until LG rolls out its official version of Marshmallow, which should be any day now.
AT&T LG G4 Android update
AT&T has issued an LG G4 update, which protects its devices from Stagefright, but doesn't appear to contain any other system upgrades. It's arriving OTA (over-the-air) now, so head to Settings > About phone > Software update page to see if your device is ready for the download.
If it's not, don't fret, these updates tend to roll out in stages, so yours should be just around the corner.
T-Mobile LG G4 Android update
T-Mobile issued an update to the LG G4 on August 31, which brought the software up to Android 5.1 / Software H81110n. The download comes in at 353 MB and will safeguard the device against Stagefright. T-Mobile recommends your device is charged to 50 percent before you begin the OTA update.
Verizon LG G4 Android update
Verizon delivered a small update to the LG G4 at the end of June (firmware version VS98611A), which offered some improved calling features, but it has yet to send out the Stagefright patch OTA. We will update this page when we learn more.
Sprint LG G4 Android update
As reported above, Sprint has started to issue the update to Marshmallow in the US. The update prior to that arrived on September 16 and had build number LS991ZV6. It was a minor update and didn't contain a fix for the Stagefright vulnerability.
Are you excited to get Android Marshmallow on your LG G4? Let us know in the comments below.