After the release of Android 7.0 Nougat, the LG V20 was the first flagship that came installed with it. Later, Google has launched its new Pixels with Android 7.1 Nougat and in December, this version rolled out to older Nexus devices.
Meanwhile, LG has offered a new Nougat update to its users subscribed to a bunch of carriers in the US and Hong Kong and it delivered the KDZ firmware to European users connected to Verizon. Now, the G5 owners have a reason to celebrate, because the Android 7.0 Nougat (build NRD90U) is now available for the H850 variant of the flagship.
Users can manually check for the update by going to their handset’s Settings > About Device, where they will tap on the “Check for update” button. If the KDZ firmware is available to download, here are the steps that must be taken in order to install it on the European and International variants of the LG G5 bearing the model number H850:
Users will download the LGUP software from here. After installing the LGUP software, the next step is to download the KDZ file for and H850 DLL file for the Android 7.0 update that comes as H85020A. As for the H86020A firmware, users will download the KDZ file from here and the H860 DLL from here.
Sprint customers will need firmware LS992ZV8, so they’ll download the KDZ file from here, while the LS992 DLL can be found here. Finally, Verizon customers will install firmware VS98726b and they’ll need only the KDZ file.
The DLL file will be copied into the DLL folder for the LGUP software installation. Users will also need to install the latest LG Windows PC drivers, or else, the G5 handset will not be recognized by the computer. The phone will be rebooted into download mode while connected to computer using a USB cable, so users will press and hold Volume Up button.
While in download mode, the LGUP PC software will be launched from PC (Verizon G5 users must download the uppercut file from here, then run it to load LGUP), then in the LGUP window will be selected the device.
Users will select “Only upgrade” option and make sure that BIN File box is checked. Then, they will choose the KDZ file, close the LGUP app and relaunch it. Finally, they will tap on the Start button to start the installation of the Nougat firmware. That’s it!