The LG G 5 is one of the latest and high-end specifications smartphone. LG G5 comes with 5.3 inches IPS display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 and a pixel density of 554ppi. LG G5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage along with Marshmallow, but you can install the latest Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on it to enjoy the new Android OS experience. The Android 7.0 Nougat OTA firmware version of this firmware is 20A that also packs in November security patch. Installing Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on your mobile, you must need to install the latest TWRP recovery on your LG G5 T-Mobile first.
By following this step by step guide, you can update your LG G5 T- Mobile to Android 7.0 Nougat. This latest update comes with tones of new features like split-screen multitasking, quick settings, revamped settings menu and much more. If you are interested in installing Android 7.0 Nougat on your LG G5 (H830) device, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 7.0 Nougat ROM and instructions are working with LG G5 only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your device first.
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Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your important data and settings before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery like TWRP or CWM.
- Download and install LG G5 H830 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging on the LG G5 on the PC by navigating to Settings > Developer Options >check USB Debugging option.
- The LG G5 should be rooted with the latest version of custom recovery installed.
- The bootloader of your G3 should be unlocked.
- Check the battery level of your device; it should be charged at least about 80% to prevent unexpected shutdowns while installing the firmware.
How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on T- Mobile LG G5 H830:
Step No 1: – First, download the Android 7.1 Nougat build and Google Apps on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Connect your LG G5 to the PC via its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Transfer the downloaded firmware and Gapps .zip files to the root folder of the SD card of your phone.
Step No 4: – Disconnect the G3 from the PC and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Turn ON the LG G5 while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power keys at the same time for a while until the LG logo appears, then release the buttons then press them again. Again press Power key three times to boot into recovery mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup.
- Select Backup
- Do a swipe on the Swipe to Back Up option.
Step No 7: – Next, perform a full wipe including Dalvik Cache, Cache, System and Factory Data Reset.
Step No 8: – Once done, go back to the main menu of Recovery and select Install.
Step No 9: – Navigate to the official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware .zip file that you’ve already transferred to the root folder of the SD card. Select it and swipe the Swipe to Confirm Flash option to begin the installation process.
Step No 10: – Go back to the main recovery menu and select Reboot > System after the installation is completed.
Step No 11: – Now, install Google Apps on your LG G5 by repeating the above steps.
Step No 12: – Reboot the LG G5.
LG G5 may take about 4 to 5 minutes while booting up for the first time after installation. So please be patient.
That’s All! You’ve successfully installed Android 7.1 Nougat Firmware on your LG G5.