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ChazzMatt

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Added US99820b_03_0524 KDZ (2.76Gb)

Right now with this full KDZ, if you are already bootloader unlocked and rooted, to update you need to flash via dev patched LGUP with DL Partition method -- but leave off "recovery" partition to keep TWRP custom recovery. Then in TWRP, reflash Magisk, the "no encryption" file and the "don't check root" file.

If you don't do that, and flash the full KDZ, you will also have to reinstall TWRP.

If we do get a TWRP flashable zip, I'll post the link here in this thread. Then you can just flash THAT in TWRP like a ROM... Until then you can NOT flash this with TWRP. Do NOT post messages that you cannot flash in TWRP. I'm telling you that already. ;)

If you are not bootloader unlocked and rooted, then just flash via LGUP with "upgrade".

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@westwood24, can please make us a flashable zip of this KDZ please? You can make your own thread like you did with the H930 update and I'll link to it. Thank you!
 
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Well I was hoping ChazzMatt would chime in here and maybe let us know what it is or what he thinks about it.

EDIT I don't think we should do anything yet until we find out a little more my 2 cents.

I've downloaded it and posted it here in this thread. I have not installed it yet, but just on the surface it seems legit. LG promised security updates at least every 90 days for the V30 to be part of the Google business program. T-mobile is also receiving another Oreo update right now, and H930 received one a couple of weeks ago. So, this seems to be the first wave of further Oreo-based updates.

What is the change log? I don't know. I assume according to the date it was generated it would have May 2018 Android security update. (It's common for the "creation" date in the file name to lag the public "release" date by a month, to allow for internal testing.) Any other improvements? I don't know.

Back when we were on Nougat, I actually skipped 10D on my rooted V30 as it was a pain to install, and stayed on 10C as I knew Oreo 20A was coming very soon. I'm hoping for a flashable zip version of this KDZ.

If you do flash it in LGUP, if you already have TWRP make sure you leave off the recovery partition so you can keep TWRP. That puts you one step ahead in getting back to root.
 
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Just updated.
May security patch. Still 8.0
Will report if I notice anything different.
Default APN read from my sim card is now read only.
Had to manually enter a new one, where previously I just modified the default one.
 

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Just updated.
May security patch. Still 8.0
Will report if I notice anything different.

Thanks for the report.

If Oreo 8.1 is ever released for V30, the Korean carrier variants will get it first. Then everyone else later.

Same with Android "P" or any new features. Like the ThinQ AI camera, which came with Oreo -- Korea carrier variants got that first.

That's not to say this update may not have some tweaking or code improvements... But no one should expect unicorns falling from the sky for a minor "letter" update (20A to 20B). ;)
 
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“Right now with this full KDZ, if you are already bootloader unlocked and rooted, to update you need to flash via dev patched LGUP with DL Partition method -- but leave off "recovery" partition to keep TWRP custom recovery. Then in TWRP, reflash Magisk, the "no encryption" file and the "don't check root" file.”
If i used this to flash KDZ ,I was not supposed to restart v30 when it was done but volume- power to reset my phone so i could go back twrp then i flash magisk and no-verity. In the end the v30 is new,no any data and apps,right?
 

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“Right now with this full KDZ, if you are already bootloader unlocked and rooted, to update you need to flash via dev patched LGUP with DL Partition method -- but leave off "recovery" partition to keep TWRP custom recovery. Then in TWRP, reflash Magisk, the "no encryption" file and the "don't check root" file.”
If i used this to flash KDZ ,I was not supposed to restart v30 when it was done but volume- power to reset my phone so i could go back twrp then i flash magisk and no-verity. In the end the v30 is new,no any data and apps,right?
Right. It will wipe data.

You should be able to boot to TWRP via fastboot from computer if you don't want to do the hardware "button dance"

"Upgrade" (instead of selective DL PARTITION) would keep data and apps, but would wipe out TWRP.

Then reinstalling TWRP would still wipe data and apps.

AND you would still have to root and flash the other two files.

At least with selective DL PARTITION you have kept TWRP.
 
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All 5 LG V30/V30+ US998 (two of them former LS998 V30+) updated to 20B.

This is the one going to my sister who hasn't found the time to accept her gift yet. She'll be using it on AT&T. I used "upgrade" because this one is not bootloader unlocked nor rooted, as I only see her every 2 or 3 months and don't have time to explain to her why the scary bootloader unlock warning is nothing to be worried about.

US99820B_UPDATE3.png
 
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Right. It will wipe data.

You should be able to boot to TWRP via fastboot from computer if you don't want to do the hardware "button dance"

"Upgrade" (instead of selective DL PARTITION) would keep data and apps, but would wipe out TWRP.

Then reinstalling TWRP would still wipe data and apps.

AND you would still have to root and flash the other two files.

At least with selective DL PARTITION you have kept TWRP.
Thank you so much.
 

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Added US99820b_03_0524 KDZ (2.76Gb)

Right now with this full KDZ, if you are already bootloader unlocked and rooted, to update you need to flash via dev patched LGUP with DL Partition method -- but leave off "recovery" partition to keep TWRP custom recovery. Then in TWRP, reflash Magisk, the "no encryption" file and the "don't check root" file.

If you don't do that, and flash the full KDZ, you will also have to reinstall TWRP.

If we do get a TWRP flashable zip, I'll post the link here in this thread. Then you can just flash THAT in TWRP like a ROM... Until then you can NOT flash this with TWRP. Do NOT post messages that you cannot flash in TWRP. I'm telling you that already. ;)

If you are not bootloader unlocked and rooted, then just flash via LGUP with "upgrade".

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@westwood24, can please make us a flashable zip of this KDZ please? You can make your own thread like you did with the H930 update and I'll link to it. Thank you!

Tommorrow i will upload the rom
 

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All 5 LG V30/V30+ US998 (two of them former LS998 V30+) updated to 20B.

This is the one going to my sister who hasn't found the time to accept her gift yet. She'll be using it on AT&T. I used "upgrade" because this one is not bootloader unlocked nor rooted, as I only see her every 2 or 3 months and don't have time to explain to her why the scary bootloader unlock warning is nothing to be worried about.

US99820B_UPDATE3.png

Can this be done with the latest vs996 file? Or would I lose root, and fastboot commands???
 

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If you tried to flash to Verizon VS996, you would lose root and fastboot flash commands.

You would be Frankenstein converting to a Verizon firmware, instead of the carrier unlocked model which will run on Verizon.

Ok, Thanks!

Sorry, one more question. I pick up a ls998, convert to us998, then could i completely convert to vs996? My wife needs a phone, and wants a "stock" VS996
 
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    I have an LG LS998 . I can no longer transfer it to any carriers because TMobile is taking down the sprint towers. This guide is awesome but after 2 years some of the links to files are no longer working. Is there a more recent guide. I would like to upgrade to the US998. Any help would be great. LG seems to have taken the drivers down?
    Lg's generic mobile device drivers should be enough.
    https://www.lg.com/us/support/help-library/lg-mobile-drivers-and-software-CT10000027-20150179827560
    If not can you tell what part you're getting stuck at?
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    For bootloader unlock purposes, use the US998 KDZ versions with pre-July 2018 security patch: I recommend 20a or 20b.
    Look at the names for dates in the title. You can always update to newer firmware later, AFTER bootloader is unlocked. Flashing a newer KDZ will not relock your bootloader. See bottom of post for instructions on how to downgrade to earlier firmware.


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    US99820h_00_0318.kdz
    2.8GB

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    * Android File Hosts MIRROR

    * LG Bridge server MIRROR
    (Thanks to @Redline!)

    * LG-Firmwares MIRROR

    md5: 9915d400f3f815afe457188179973dfa

    TWRP FLASHABLE VERSION:
    (thanks to @JohnFawkes!)
    https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397938154

    AFH MIRROR: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397941723
    AFH MIRROR: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397942132

    MEGA MIRROR: https://mega.nz/#F!oqZXmaYL!-kIP78wxilXLbg5SLeFwOw
    (Thanks @cityneversleepz!)

    md5: 6d74ab2618b5065bcb1c9d90b3f7e6b0

    ONLY USE MAGISK 18.X ON OREO TWRP-FLASHABLE ZIPS!

    If you are installing/updating latest US998 firmware for the first time after bootloader unlock/root, you should flash 20e zip (below), then 20f zip, 20g zip, 20h zip back-to-back in TWRP, then flash Magisk. If you go straight to 20h via TWRP-flashable zip from very early Oreo, you will most likely have problems. There were massive changes starting with US998 20f and you need the prior 20e as foundation before going on to 20h. You should also do this if coming from a custom ROM.

    Also flashing magisk in between each and rebooting in between each is not needed. You can add all (zips) to the queue and flash at once then flash magisk and then reboot. Tested this method with the us998 zips and works just fine

    Flash the "ROM" with latest TWRP, after wiping caches. Reflash Magisk immediately afterwards, before rebooting to system. It's just stock KDZ but in TWRP-flashable version. Not debloated nor meant to be updated in the future. It's just a very convenient mechanism to have newer stock firmware instead of using dev patched LGUP to flash partitions, etc. Go to this thread and thank him.

    Screenshots below are for previous firmware and only demonstrate how to upgrade full KDZ using LGUP.
    __________
    PREVIOUS FIRMWARE

    US99820g_01_0110.kdz
    2.8GB

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    * Android File Hosts MIRROR * MIRROR

    * LG Bridge server MIRROR

    * LG-Firmwares MIRROR

    md5: 8FF267DECE84CB3ABC690AC57D3F5F7B

    TWRP FLASHABLE VERSION:
    (thanks to @JohnFawkes!)
    https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=11410963190603907012

    MEGA MIRROR: https://mega.nz/#F!oqZXmaYL!-kIP78wxilXLbg5SLeFwOw
    (Thanks @cityneversleepz!)

    AFH MIRROR: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=6006931924117905842

    md5: 04bc62b70a6c06a3f3f072307b63d9ea

    ONLY USE MAGISK 18.X ON OREO TWRP-FLASHABLE ZIPS!

    Flash the "ROM" with latest TWRP, after wiping caches. Reflash Magisk immediately afterwards, before rebooting to system. It's just stock KDZ but in TWRP-flashable version. Not debloated nor meant to be updated in the future. It's just a very convenient mechanism to have newer stock firmware instead of using dev patched LGUP to flash partitions, etc.

    Screenshots below are for previous firmware and only demonstrate how to upgrade full KDZ using LGUP.
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    PREVIOUS FIRMWARE

    US99820f_00_1121.kdz
    2.8GB

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    * Android File Hosts MIRROR

    * LG-Firmwares MIRROR

    md5: 902477d9c5bcb92797f7018b1b8a2bd3

    TWRP FLASHABLE VERSION:
    (thanks to @JohnFawkes!)
    https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=11410963190603889519

    MEGA MIRROR: https://mega.nz/#F!oqZXmaYL!-kIP78wxilXLbg5SLeFwOw
    (Thanks @cityneversleepz!)

    AFH MIRROR: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=6006931924117905841

    md5: fc2ae3a3a9fe3d274ee8305f1f9da21c

    ONLY USE MAGISK 18.X ON OREO TWRP-FLASHABLE ZIPS!

    Flash the "ROM" with latest TWRP, after wiping caches. Reflash Magisk immediately afterwards, before rebooting to system. It's just stock KDZ but in TWRP-flashable version. Not debloated nor meant to be updated in the future. It's just a very convenient mechanism to have newer stock firmware instead of using dev patched LGUP to flash partitions, etc.

    Screenshots below are for previous firmware and only demonstrate how to upgrade full KDZ using LGUP.
    __________
    PREVIOUS FIRMWARE

    US99820e_02_0910.kdz
    2.8GB

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    * Android File Hosts MIRROR

    * Mega MIRROR

    md5: 1356de6f4856b5e4ac9c5d719426ee15


    TWRP FLASHABLE VERSION:
    (thanks to @JohnFawkes!)
    https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=11410963190603889520

    AFH MIRROR: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=6006931924117905843

    MEGA MIRROR: https://mega.nz/#F!oqZXmaYL!-kIP78wxilXLbg5SLeFwOw
    (Thanks @cityneversleepz!)

    md5: 3fb2d258b37dbfc5195ebd207bbb9765

    ONLY USE MAGISK 18.X ON OREO TWRP-FLASHABLE ZIPS!

    Flash the "ROM" with latest TWRP, after wiping caches. Reflash Magisk immediately afterwards before rebooting to system. It's just stock KDZ but in TWRP-flashable version. Not debloated nor meant to be updated in the future. It's just a very convenient mechanism to have newer stock firmware instead of using dev patched LGUP to flash partitions, etc.

    Screenshots below are for previous firmware and only demonstrate how to upgrade full KDZ using LGUP.
    __________
    PREVIOUS FIRMWARE


    US99820d_01_0710.kdz
    2.76GB

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    * Android File Hosts MIRROR

    AFH Mirror: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=6006931924117906091

    md5: A85265F221E082D699680B3117D0F20D


    TWRP FLASHABLE VERSION:
    (Thanks to @westwood24!)
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-v30/development/rom-lg-us998-20d-rom-t3830318

    md5: c09d4cd31171cc2a5a325ae41b7aa79f

    ONLY USE MAGISK 18.X ON OREO TWRP-FLASHABLE ZIPS!

    Flash the "ROM" with latest TWRP, after wiping caches. Reflash Magisk immediately afterwards before rebooting to system. It's just stock KDZ but in TWRP-flashable version. Not debloated nor meant to be updated in the future. It's just a very convenient mechanism to have newer stock firmware instead of using dev patched LGUP to flash partitions, etc.

    Screenshots below are for previous firmware and only demonstrate how to upgrade full KDZ using LGUP.

    __________
    PREVIOUS FIRMWARE

    US99820c_03_0615.kdz
    2.8GB

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    * Android File Hosts MIRROR

    md5: c5590e7a6b5baa2e14f7d4cc6f34925e
    __________
    PREVIOUS FIRMWARE

    US99820b_03_0524.kdz
    2.76GB

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    * Android File Hosts MIRROR

    md5: 66b32b2d332a876889b6a74ba8d8be7c


    TWRP FLASHABLE VERSION:
    (Thanks to @westwood24)

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-v30/development/rom-lg-us998-20b-rom-t3813923

    md5: 056f3e7e5fa6dd1c5c8d92bd8ba731ff

    ONLY USE MAGISK 18.X ON OREO TWRP-FLASHABLE ZIPS!

    Flash the "ROM" with latest TWRP. Reflash Magisk immediately afterwards before rebooting to system. It's just stock KDZ but in TWRP-flashable version. Not debloated nor meant to be updated in the future. It's just a very convenient mechanism to have newer stock firmware instead of using dev patched LGUP to flash partitions, etc.

    Screenshots below are for previous firmware and only demonstrate how to upgrade full KDZ using LGUP.
    __________
    PREVIOUS FIRMWARE

    US99820a_04_0330.kdz
    3GB

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:
    * Android File Hosts MIRROR

    md5: 5654DD3238DB691C1E6E633FE16092C4

    * CODEFIRE (Thanks to XDA dev @autoprime.)



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    NOTE: This is for all V30/V30+/V30S US998 -- open market US998 V30/V30+/V30S, as well as U.S Cellular US998 V30/V30+.


    Here's my own US998 V30+ updating:
    v30_Oreo_upgrade.png

    v30_Oreo_upgrade.png

    20180505_142606.jpg


    20180505_142642.jpg


    Screenshot_2018-05-05-14-30-41.png


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    HOW TO (temporarily) DOWNGRADE BACK TO OREO FOR BOOTLOADER UNLOCK
    (or DOWNGRADE BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE PIE)

    1) DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE AND DEV PATCHED LGUP

    * Download Oreo KDZ you wish to install -- for bootloader unlock would be US998 20a or 20b. You can update to more current firmware AFTER unlocking bootloader on early Oreo.
    (If you just don't like Pie, then choose the most recent Oreo KDZ, which is US998 20h at the top.)

    * DOWNLOAD THIS DUAL VERSION OF DEV PATCHED LGUP, made by @tecknight:
    https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=11410963190603845019
    (Or use attached file from bottom of this post. Thanks to @tecknight! Please go here and click the THANK BUTTON!)

    _________________

    2) INSTALL DEV PATCHED LGUP

    0. Uninstall any prior LGUP you have. Uninstall anything like Uppercut, which no longer works and causes conflicts with this Dev Patched LGUP.

    1. Extract LGUP_DualMode.zip to a folder on your PC.

    2. Browse into the folder and launch LGUP_Store_Frame_Ver_1_14_3.msi.
    Follow the prompts to complete the install.

    3. In that folder, right click and select "Run as Administrator" on "SetDev.bat" to set LGUP to developer mode

    4. Launch LGUP using the desktop shortcut, NOT the Install folder shortcut.

    Choose Process : PARTITION DL (all partitions) or REFURBISH

    ----------------------------
    3) DOWNGRADING/UPGRADING ANY LG V30/V30+/V30S TO OREO KDZ FIRMWARE

    1) Go into download mode (power off completely, then hold volume up button while plugging in USB cable)
    2) open patched LGUP and flash OREO KDZ to DL PARTITION mode. In the pop up box "Select All". Use the attached patched LGUP in this post.
    You can also use REFURBISH mode, if you wish.
    3) Master Reset (post 101 of Frankenstein thread)
    5) DONE.

    It's fairly easy. Most people breeze right through this. But if you have any problems, go through this list:

    • Make sure you in download mode BEFORE opening the patched LGUP file.
      This is at the top of the list as some people forget to do that. The remainder are in no particular order. If that doesn't work,
    • Try different USB port,
    • Try different USB cable,
    • Try different computer.
    • Reinstall LG mobile drivers on your PC.
    • Reinstall dev patched LGUP again, making sure the files are placed where they need to go (LG Electronics folder, etc).
    • REBOOT THE COMPUTER.

    If you ask for help, that's the list of items we are going to give you anyway. ;)


    J2QAOrh.png

    WARNING: In LGUP do NOT go messing with modes not mentioned in these instructions. Especially do NOT use Chip Erase.

    https://9to5lg.com/lgup-1-15-manual-how-to-unbrick-restore-your-lg-devices-with-lgup/
    3) ChipErase: Dangerous, This will erase IMEI/efs, Do not try this if you do not have a NV backup.

    _________________
    4) IF YOU NEED TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER (with early Oreo), GO READ WTF INSTRUCTIONS

    _________________________
    SETTINGS

    I know everyone has their own settings, but for new owners who want a reference point for all the various submenus and customization, I'll share screenshots of my settings. You can always change to what you like. :)

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/NCm643Y7prJhDLaS2
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    No, not worth it. It's just September security update. We'll have November in a few days (probably), and TWRP flashable.

    Sent via open market LG US998 V30/V30+

    Yep im working on the us998 20E flashable now. Ive have it uploaded later tonight when i get off work. Ill also be taking over the kdz flashable zips for us and verizon from now
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    Added US99820b_03_0524 KDZ (2.76Gb)

    Right now with this full KDZ, if you are already bootloader unlocked and rooted, to update you need to flash via dev patched LGUP with DL Partition method -- but leave off "recovery" partition to keep TWRP custom recovery. Then in TWRP, reflash Magisk, the "no encryption" file and the "don't check root" file.

    If you don't do that, and flash the full KDZ, you will also have to reinstall TWRP.

    If we do get a TWRP flashable zip, I'll post the link here in this thread. Then you can just flash THAT in TWRP like a ROM... Until then you can NOT flash this with TWRP. Do NOT post messages that you cannot flash in TWRP. I'm telling you that already. ;)

    If you are not bootloader unlocked and rooted, then just flash via LGUP with "upgrade".

    ________
    @westwood24, can please make us a flashable zip of this KDZ please? You can make your own thread like you did with the H930 update and I'll link to it. Thank you!

    Tommorrow i will upload the rom
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    Enough, the OP has already stated his thoughts and provided to those; the back and forth is done. Thread Cleaned.