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Android 7.0 Nougat update begins its LG G5 rollout on Sprint

Sprint has begun rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its version of the LG G5, a few weeks after the company announced its global rollout.
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November 21, 2016
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If you own an LG G5 on Sprint’s network, get ready for a big download. Online reports indicate that the Android 7.0 Nougat update for this smartphone has started rolling out on the network. It appears Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to begin offering this update for the LG G5.

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LG first announced that it had started the Nougat update for the G5 earlier this month in South Korea. According to a Reddit post today, the Sprint update has a file size of 1,275.4 MB, so you will likely need a Wi-FI connection to get a smooth and fast download. The kernel version number is 3.18.31 and the software version number is LS992ZV8. Besides the stock Nougat features, this update also includes LG’s own built-in DPI changer, with 544, 640, and 720 options. It also includes the November Google security update.

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As usual with these kinds of over-the-air updates, Sprint LG G5 owners could see Nougat available to download immediately or it could take a few days for it to roll out to their device. However, it’s still great that owners of the LG G5 on Sprint can now grab the Nougat update, and it’s likely that the other major U.S. carriers will follow suit in the next few weeks.