Any way to update LG G6?

T-Moble has not pushed out any of the LG updates since January of 2019. Is there any other way to get an update from LG installed on the phone? Being GSM I could move the phone to another carrier to get the updates, but that is a bit severe.

https://lgsecurity.lge.com/security_updates_mobile.html

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  • Hey William,

     The updates are pushed out from the carrier network so there is no workaround from our end. You can try the SIM from another carrier to get the update to your phone but that's only if you have another SIM available to try. Otherwise, we would just have to wait until the update is pushed out. 

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  • https://www.lg.com/us/support/help-library/lg-bridge-download-how-to-use-CT10000025-1438110404543
    could try lg bridge. dont understand why they cant post updates as apks on site.

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  • Looks like the LG bridge software just runs the system update command. It said no updates found, despite being on the October 2018 patch.

    Looks like T-Mo sucks for supplying updates, guess that is because they are an un-carrier. A real carrier would supply them.

    Their updates are as spotty as their coverage.

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  • that would be like blaming comcast bc microsoft didnt update my windows installation though. OSs require repository distribution or a least a download location on the web. smartphone manufacturers want to hide their hardware addresses as if someones going to reverse engineer and reproduce their stuff at a profit.

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  • That analogy only works if you bought your computer from Comcast and they insisted on controlling the updates and blocked updates from MS that they did nto approve.

    It would be nice if LG controlled the updating of the phone like Apple and Google do, but clearly that is not the case. Not sure who is to blame, but right now LG is providing updates and T-Mo is not passing them on, so the blame is falls on T-Mo for not passign them on, and LG for not making way to install them by the owners of the phone. But LG may have a contract that bars them, so they may have legal excuses.

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  • im in the same boat as u. have an unlocked carrier lg phone which wont update. until i compile the "secure" version of lgs malware ive just disabled it all through adb. i worry about basic security problems still like backdoors into vid and aud but its the best i can do. think everything to do with mobile is a mess bc theyre a major asset of intel agencies that want minimal private security and an open botnet.

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