LG Android 11 update vulnerability lets attackers bypass lockscreen protection after terminating call

LG’s exit from the smartphone market has finally been confirmed. And while the company won’t sell new hardware, it will continue to seed Android 11/12 to certain models.

At present, it has only rolled out the update to a few devices from its portolio which are the LG V60 ThinQ, LG Velvet 5G, and the LG X5 Android One.

LG V60 ThinQ

Other models are expected to get the update later on in the year according to the company’s official schedule that it shared on it’s German wesbite.

Android 11 brings a bunch of new features and improvements over Android 10 including a revamped UI and other useful additions such as notification bubbles.

That said, it seems a major vulnerability has been discovered with Android 11 on LG smartphones that lets attackers bypass the lockscreen protection after terminating a call.


In-depth details of the vulnerability are available on the CVE-2021-30161 report.

Bypassing the lockscreen security would give attackers free rein on vulnerable devices and is a major issue. Hence, we expect LG to patch the issue soon.

In case you’re concerned about the issue, you can hold off from updating your LG smartphone to Android 11.


As usual, we will keep track of the situation and will post an update once the lockscreen vulnerability on LG smartphones running Android 11 gets patched.

Meanwhile, stay tuned to our dedicated tracker to know more about the Android 11 rolled for all eligible smartphones from LG.

NOTE: There are more such stories in our dedicated LG section so be sure to go through it as well.

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Dwayne Cubbins

I've been interested in tech for as long as I can remember. And I used to be a Windows Phone enthusiast. When I am not writing about tech, I'm on the couch playing games with my squad. Oh, I also play the guitar and drums.