LG really doesn’t make life easy for themselves. They make some solid hardware, but stall massively in updating their devices. The LG V30, V35, and V40 were supposed to get Android Pie by June, but that initial deadline has come and gone. We have some good news, though, as an early Android Pie beta has leaked for the LG V30.

The information on this leaked Android Pie build comes from the folks over at XDA Developers, who spotted this very, very early build via their own forums. It is available as an OTA update but isn’t the full firmware. This means that some work is needed to get this particular build installed and running on an LG V30 device.

[Update 07/29]: According to LG fan site, MyLGPhones, the Android Pie update for hte LG V30 is now rolling out in vast portions of Europe including Germany, Spain, France, the UK, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, and Sweden.

The Android Pie OTA does appear to be rolling out in stages, but that is a substantial list of countries to get the support. MyLGPhones also notes that this is firmware version H93030B, which also includes the July 2019 security patch in tow.

For V30 fans and owners around the globe, we expect the update to head out in the coming weeks. So hold tight, we’ll give you the lowdown once we know for certain if the rollout has expanded.

LG V30 Android Pie OTA

LG offers a desktop environment for updates. You can sideload the OTA and install it on your LG V30, should you want to get a taste of that sweet Android Pie. XDA has a fantastic guide on how to install the update on your LG V30, and you can find that here.

The Android Pie beta build has been confirmed as working on the following models: H933, H930DS, H930G, H930D, H930, V300L, V300S, and V300K. Our advice would be to proceed with caution, as if a beta build has leaked, it can’t be too long before a full release comes soon. If you are impatient, then go for it, as LG really strings fans along with their software updates.

Given that we’re just weeks away from a full Android Q release, we feel sorry for anyone still stuck on Android Oreo on any LG device. Maybe we’ll see more devices get the update in the coming weeks.

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