Kernel source code for T-mobile LG V30 ThinQ Android Pie 9.0 build goes live

The LG V30 launched without the ThinQ branding back in September 2017. The phone was the first to drop the dual-screen design of the previous models in the V series, namely LG V10 and V20.

Announced at MWC 2018, the V30S became the first LG phone to get the AI-inspired ThinQ branding. Through a software update, the V30 later became the V30 ThinQ. This update brought all the “ThinQ” goodies from the V30S to the V30, which pumped some new life into an aging phone.

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LG V30S ThinQ was unveiled at MWC 2018

While all this ThinQ-ing was happening, major changes were also being rung to the base software of the LG V30. Out of the box, the phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat. An update to Android Oreo arrived just about after the V30S ThinQ launched and soon after, the ThinQ capabilities came to the V30.

Since its a flagship phone, the update to Android Oreo was only the first of two the device is expected to receive over its lifetime. But LG being typical, it took ages to bring the second OS update to the V30. With carriers at play, the wait is even way longer.

The first signs of LG V30 ThinQ Pie update showed up in mid-July 2019 and a couple of weeks later, the OS started rolling out in Korea and Europe in its stable form.

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LG V30 ThinQ Pie update arrived in Europe in July 2019

Another couple or so weeks later, there are signs of the LG V30 ThinQ Pie update for North Americans. The kernel source code for Android 9 Pie update for T-Mobile and Canadian variants of the V30 ThinQ has been published to the company’s open-source repository.

The target LG V30 variants have model numbers H932 for T-Mobile and H933 for Canada, implying that the rollout of the OS isn’t too far away. Sure, the kernel source code does give the impression the OS is available, but it isn’t as of this writing.

Apparently, the Pie-based source code package was created on June 25, which means the development of the OS has been going on for a while now. Granted, it shouldn’t be long before the models in question begin receiving the OTA download that installs Pie.

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T-Mobile last updated the LG V30 ThinQ in March, an update that installed software version H93220s based on Android Oreo. If the latest reports are to be believed, the H93220s update is the last Oreo-based firmware the V30 ThinQ receives from the Magenta carrier.

That said, the update to Android Pie will arrive carrying version H93230a. And since LG published Android Pie kernel source for LG V35 ThinQ and two weeks later the OS was rolling out, we expect something similar with the V30 ThinQ Android Pie update.

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LG V35 ThinQ already received Android Pie update

We will be here to bring you up to speed when the rollout begins. We will also be keeping an eye on the upcoming IFA 2019 event where LG is said to be lining up several announcements spearheaded by the LG V60 ThinQ, the second 5G handset by the Korean company.

Until then, feel free to check out more LG-related stories here.

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