T-Mobile Finally Rolls Out Android Oreo for The LG G6

T-Mobile has become the last US carrier to release the Android Oreo update for the LG G6.  Build H87220a rolled out to a small group of users last week but has now begun rolling out broadly to T-Mobile customers with the 2017 flagship phone.

To check for the update, go to Settings>About Phone>Update Center>System Update and check for the update there.  Keep in mind that it is still rolling out so it could well take another day or two before it lands on your phone.

T-Mobile, who generally is one of the first to release software updates, has taken their time on this one.  AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have all released the update, in some cases nearly two months ago, so it is unclear why it took T-Mobile so long.

Fundamentally, there are no surprises found in this release as it is identical to the release found on the other carriers.  The update is about 1.8GB in size and you will need to have at least 50% remaining battery life if you want to download and install it.  While download times will vary, the install process should take about 10-15 minutes and will require a reboot of your phone once it is completed.

Disappointingly, the update to the LG G6 on T-Mobile comes with the same May 2018 Android Security Update patch that was on the other carriers.  When they released it, that was up-to-date.  But considering that we will see the July security updates released today, it is well out of date at this point.

Despite all of this, it is good to see T-Mobile step up and finally release the update.  Hopefully they will get updates out a bit quicker going forward.  The carrier has posted the update information on their support page for the G6 but it doesn’t really contain a lot of information on the update itself.