After the April update for LG g8x thinq the sound feels dreadfully reduced
RishiGuru, 20 Apr 2021Yes, I also got the Dual Screen firmware upgrade on my LG G8X, but this FOTA download took pla... moreIt seems the firmware already got downloaded and after connecting the Dual Screen, it got updated quickly. The Dual Screen turned off after the update, that's the only clue it gave that it got updated. Like said in the YouTube video, need to check the main screen after call end unlock bug has been fixed or not, which I didn't do.
arunv1984, 19 Apr 2021Yes. Connected the dual screen and it showed a notification that the dual screen firmware will... moreYes, I also got the Dual Screen firmware upgrade on my LG G8X, but this FOTA download took place in background and never asked for a restart. I was wondering if the update at all took place. Is there any way to understand, if the update was successful or not?
RishiGuru, 19 Apr 2021Confirmed.
Below is the FOTA change log:
1) Phone usability and functionality has been f... moreYes. Connected the dual screen and it showed a notification that the dual screen firmware will be updated. After confirmation, the firmware got updated too.
ethereal, 19 Apr 2021Received the update in India too. Downloading right now...The first thing I noticed is the revamped volume shade. My wife had this on her G8S from day one, though. Security patch was updated with March 2021 build. Looking for more...
Received the update in India too. Downloading right now...
arunv1984, 19 Apr 2021Received an update today in Indian weighing around 350 MB and the Android security patch level... moreConfirmed.
Below is the FOTA change log:
1) Phone usability and functionality has been further improved
2) Version: V20f-MAR-20-2021
3) Size: 350.76 MB
After the FOTA update:
Software Version: V20f-IND-XX
Android Version: 10
Android security patch level: 01-Mar-2021
The LG FOTA servers seems to be super slow and data transfer speed was maybe capped at 200 kbps max. In contrast my Vivo, Honor, Nokia & iQOO phones download FOTA updates at 2 Mbps or even higher. LG India is providing us with bi-annual Android security patch upgrades for their flagship phones as my LG G8X had Sep, 2020 patch before.
Was there any Dual Screen firmware update?
Received an update today in Indian weighing around 350 MB and the Android security patch level is now 1 March 2021. Apart from that the update said it has made some improvements for the phone.
RishiGuru, 11 Apr 2021I am highly skeptical about their 3 Android update policy for some phones ... when the manufac... moreI totaly agree with you, I am pretty skeptical about it too.. Especially considering that LG released the first phone with Nougat (LG V20), only to be updated to Oreo. The korean version was updated to Pie, but that hardly makes a difference. So yeah, it's pretty hard to believe their promise now.. but let's hope for the best.
KondriX, 11 Apr 2021They said up to 3 updates for some phones, but I am not sure if the G8X is part of them. I gue... moreI am highly skeptical about their 3 Android update policy for some phones ... when the manufacturer is exiting the smartphone business.
LG phones should never be bought for corporate use... mainly because of their bi-annual or in some cases annual security patch update policy for flagships in my country ... I had to retire my LG V30+ just for that or it would have been blocked from my official network. Henceforth I am using a Chinese Vivo NEX S which provided bi-monthly updates and seems to be a better phone in my humble opinion.
There are reasons why many did not like LG flagships ... one being the software support. So now the news of providing three Android version upgrades while exiting the business is sounding quite absurd to me. May your words come true.
RishiGuru, 10 Apr 2021LG always followed the trend to provide 2 Android version upgrades to their flagship G & V... moreThey said up to 3 updates for some phones, but I am not sure if the G8X is part of them. I guess V60, Wing will receive 3 updates.
Anyone facing the issue with bluetooth codec always defaulting to 'AAC' no matter what is chosen in developer options for G8x ?
I am using the Fiio BTR5 and when it was paired with G8X and music playing - it 'd show that 'AAC' was codec , i checked in developer options in G8X , yes it indeed was - i had other options too so , i selected 'aptx-HD' and closed the developer options still after reconnection of Bluetooth - same codec 'AAC' was in developer options selected - why ?
Also - even if i choose 'Ldac' in devaloper options and exit out from the devaloper options and establish bluetooth with fiio BTR5 - same issue , the bluetooth codec in g8x defaults to 'AAC' - is this a known issue with LG phones ?
KondriX, 10 Apr 2021The G8X was launched with Android 9 (Pie), so I guess Android 12 will be the last update. LG always followed the trend to provide 2 Android version upgrades to their flagship G & V series. G8X arrived with Android 9, so it will get Android 11 and thats it. Forget about anymore security patch updates henceforth.
Samath N8 808 owner, 07 Apr 2021Sharing almost the same opinion... No idea what to say man. Let's hope they return.
Was ... moreVivo was the pioneer of HiFi analogue audio since its inception, and LG was next with much broader market reach. Vivo had exclusive partnership with ESS back in those days and produced some great audio centric smartphones like Vivo X5Max, Vivo Xplay6 which came with ESS hardware. But with ESS jumping ship to LG, Vivo was pissed off and moved to Cirrus Logic partnership which till date provides great audio neck-to-neck to that of LG. Like the LG G8X vs Vivo NEX S.
Loosing LG have left a deep hole in the audio centric smartphone market for sure. But now we have new players to like Asus who with its ROG 5 comes laden with ESS latest audio chips to its gills. So there is hope.
Hope Soundmagic E50C paired with G8X fulfill your audio needs. Sharing a review link between E50C vs E80C which aggravated me to buy both.
nicOsam, 09 Apr 2021It's official finally from LG - G8X getting 3 major OS upgrade - up to Android 13. htt... moreThe G8X was launched with Android 9 (Pie), so I guess Android 12 will be the last update.
It's official finally from LG - G8X getting 3 major OS upgrade - up to Android 13.
Hey Guys - Dont throw yet your G8X .... LG Germany is currently testing this model for Android 11 - Expected to be release 3rd Quarter 2021.
Huawei and LG
Two of the greatest innovators have died 😓
No weekly/monthly update is good because there is no planned obsolescence