The LG G3 was launched in 2014, and it was the only flagship for the company that year. At that time, it was a premium handset with high-end specs. However, in the last three years, the device has become almost obsolete. Still, LG and T-Mobile seem intent on keeping the handset up to date for those who may still be using the LG G3. This is why a new update has now rolled out to the handset from the carrier.

LG G3 T-Mobile update

The update is the first software released for the phone since August 2016 and bears the serial number D85130g. However, contrary to fans’ expectations, the new update does not bring Android 7.0 Nougat to the handset but instead is primarily being rolled out to fix the roaming issues for 2G and 3G connectivity on T-Mobile.

Other improvements or changes being made through the update are a fix for the LG app and general software stability and improvements. The changelog for the update also lists a Google monthly security patch. However, it is unknown which monthly security patch is being introduced or whether it is a recent one.

It is quite unusual for a smartphone company and carrier to offer updates for a smartphone which is older than two years. The unexpected improvements and fixes being brought to the LG G3 indicate the company’s dedication to keeping all its consumers happy. However, fans may wonder whether the handset will ever receive the Android Nougat update that many have been waiting for.

People who are using the LG G3 and want to update their device may manually do so by going to System Settings and selecting the General tab.

After this select SYSTEM and then click on About Phone. Tap on Update Centers and go to System Updates. Select the Check Now option and tap Download once the option is visible. After the download is complete, select Restart and install.

LG G3 specs

Released back in 2014, the LG flagship device sported a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display and was powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset.

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It was released in two distinct variants, including a 2 GB RAM/ 16 GB of storage model and a 3 GB RAM/32 GB memory version. The handset came with a 13-megapixel rear facing the camera in tow along with a 2.1-megapixel selfie shooter.

At launch, it ran on the Android KitKat operating system but was updated to Android Marshmallow over time. Other features included a 3,000mAh battery and microSD card support. The LG G3 did not have a fingerprint scanner and only supported USB 2.0 connectivity.