LG G7 ThinQ Android 10 update arrives as unofficial LineageOS 17.1; Redmi K30 5G kernel source code released

The LG G7 ThinQ Android 10 story for the U.S. market has been somewhat a mixed bag. Sure, we already know of a certain LG G7 that has already received the stable Android 10 OS, only that it isn’t the ThinQ one.

Released in mid-December 2019, the LG G7 One Android 10 update became the first from the company and has since been followed by the LG V50 ThinQ, and the LG G8 ThinQ.

While all this is happening, the best Sprint users of the G7 ThinQ can get is an update to Android Pie. On Verizon, things are a little better, with the device having recently picked up February patches.

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Verizon LG G7 ThinQ February 2020 patch

Up to this point, though, no one knows the story behind the LG G7 Android 10 update for the U.S. market. Interestingly, while this is happening, the same device is receiving the new OS elsewhere, albeit in beta.

This should make some owners of the device a little optimistic, although it’s understandable if Sprint users have other ideas. The fact that beta testing is ongoing means the update is indeed coming, but when exactly no one knows.

Until then, you can try the unofficial LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 on the device right now. Thanks to XDA Senior Member LameMonster82 owners of the G7 ThinQ no longer have to wait for LG to push the official Android 10 update God knows when.

Apparently, this is a stable version of the unofficial LineageOS 17.1 package. The developer says everything from auto-brightness, camera, calls, DAC controls, FM Radio, NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc. works except for hotspot and Bluetooth audio.

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LG G7 ThinQ

For the latter issue, the workaround is to turn on Bluetooth, pair your Headphones with the phone and then head to Settings > Connected devices where you should see your device. Tap on the gear icon/settings icon in the top right corner and disable phone calls.

If interested to try the unofficial LG G7 Android 10 update, head over to this XDA thread. FYI, we have plenty of other LineageOS 17.1 coverage here.

Redmi K30 5G kernel source code goes live

Elsewhere, Xiaomi is keeping up with its developer-friendliness, this time with respect to the recent Redmi K30 5G. The phone hasn’t left the Chinese market, but interested developers can now spring to life now that the official kernel source code is live on Github.

This comes after the company also published the kernel sources for the standard Redmi K30, also known as Poco X2 in India, slamming the doors open for custom ROM developers and modders.

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