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Bijoy singh, 16 Jun 2021I have lg g8x last 6month working flowless but now i am fac... moreyou found any solution

  • Anonymous

Harish, 16 Sep 2021I have ordered mine on Flipkart the Vietnamese version. And... moreSame here. Request everyone to not upgarde to android 11. It will ruin battery charging capability. It takes 5 hours to charge now.

  • Harish

EdqarRD, 13 Sep 2021I have an LG G8x and I have not yet received the update of A11.I have ordered mine on Flipkart the Vietnamese version. And it was all fine until I update to a11, after that my battery started taking more than 8 hours to fully charge. I confirmed it's not too with hardware, the software battery adaptive charging has some serious bugs. Now there's no day I haven't blamed myself and lg for the update which ruined my battery charging speed.

Anyone experiencing low volume over bluetooth recently? My AirPods used to sound very loud until only recently. I can confirm that this is not due to the latest upgrade to v.11.

Samath N8 808 owner, 14 Sep 2021That's some really valuable info you shared bro. Thank... moreVietnamese LG G8X sold in India cannot be downgraded to Android 9, there is a huge chance of the phone getting bricked as per LG service center. Then we have to pay for a new motherboard. The new motherboard will be of Vietnamese type and again you can downgrade to Android 10 only.

In short, on these Vietnamese built LG G8X, you cannot have native DSD playback.

RishiGuru, 14 Sep 2021Made quite an important discovery while visiting the nearby... moreThat's some really valuable info you shared bro. Thank you so much. Yes, my version is V20e-IND-XX. Not upgraded so far as I am happy with it. A couple of bugs and all, but I'm ok, and with your info, I'd rather not update now. Can't lose the audio power this phone has, not even a little.
I checked and mine turns out to be Made in Veitnam edition. I guess downgrading for DSD is not possible for me.

Very helpful bro, thank you once again.

Samath N8 808 owner, 11 Aug 2021Bro, just update software from Settings/System/Update setti... moreMade quite an important discovery while visiting the nearby LG India Service Center. I was there to downgrade one of my LG G8X to Android 9, so as to enable native DSD playback support. Unfortunately from Android 10, LG decided to drop this support in software level.

In India we have two types of LG G8X's:

1) Manufactured in India under LG India, sold in India both offline and online (Amazon) channels.
2) Manufactured in Vietnam under LG Vietnam, sold in India only online (Flipkart) channels.

Both Indian & Vietnamese built units get full warranty claims in India under LG India. However there is a catch. Both phones have slightly different motherboards and cannot be interchanged. And as Vietnam built G8X arrived late on Oct, 2020 with Android 10, it cannot be downgraded to Android 9 as the motherboards are different. Indian built units can be easily downgraded at official LG service centers to Android 9 as these were available to the public much earlier from Dec, 2019.

As both my G8X's were bought from Flipkart and hence Vietnamese units, I was only able to downgrade one of my G8X to Android 10 (1st version). While my other is running on Android 11.

My thoughts after using both units:

1) If you are an audio nut like me, and audio quality through headphone jack and stereo speakers performance are your 1st priority then stick to Android 10 (1st version) as shared below:

Software Version: V20e-IND-XX
Android Version: 10
Android security patch level: 01-Sep-2020

Top music players like USB Audio Player Pro (UAPP) will gel much better with bit perfect audio playback. You will get more richer sound, more details through headphone jack. Meridian tuning is more pronounced. Also the stereo speakers are much louder as you can feel the DTS:X has kicked in.


2) For everything else go for Android 11, just a more richer UI experience even though the jump from Android 10 to 11 is not that big. But you still can feel the polish while using the UI. The audio part have gone down slightly. Audio quality have slightly deteriorated at least through headphone jack via UAPP. The famous Meridian tuning sound signature seems lacking. If you do not compare both versions side by side you cannot notice the difference. However what is immediately noticeable is lack of punch from stereo speakers. Below is the latest version:

Software Version: V30a-IND-XX
Android Version: 11
Android security patch level: 01-Aug-2021

I doubt, after shutting down the LG mobile division early this year, LG no more wants to pay the huge yearly royalties to Meridian Audio or DTS. So they have silently removed those from software level which is evident when you compare both units side by side. Hope it helps!

Shivam, 09 Sep 2021When will We recieve Android 11 update in India, and do you... moreI am from India only, received Android 11 update as on 1st Sep, 2021.

  • EdqarRD

I have an LG G8x and I have not yet received the update of A11.

  • Shivam

RishiGuru, 02 Sep 2021Yes, update to Android 11. Below is the FOTA change log ... moreWhen will We recieve Android 11 update in India, and do you have any issue with speakerphone o lets mic off during call... How do I fix it?

  • BeanPopper

RishiGuru, 03 Sep 2021Yes, the latest LG UI changes that arrived with Android 11 ... moreI can confirm "V30a..." August 2021 update is Android 11 and it is pretty smooth so far... DS works great and no battery issues.

ethereal, 01 Sep 2021Yes right. Just received the same on my G8x today. Loving t... moreYes, the latest LG UI changes that arrived with Android 11 are all good and are more inclined towards Samsung's OneUI. The entire UI seems more polished.

As always performed hard factory reset after the update. UI is smooth and fluid with default RAM consumption of 3.4 GB, identical to my other LG G8X using Android 10. Found some neat new features introduced. I have not used it much after update, will do so in the weekends.

nik, 01 Sep 2021Is it android 11??Yes, update to Android 11.

Below is the FOTA change log for the Indian units:
1) Android OS Upgrade
2) Version: V30a-AUG-02-2021
3) Size: 2297.27 MB

After the FOTA update:

Software Version: V30a-IND-XX
Android Version: 11
Android security patch level: 01-Aug-2021

Just after Android 11 update, also received a firmware update for Dual Screen Case, with update log:

The update includes functional upgrades and speed enhancement on your Dual Screen. The upgrade will run in the background.

  • nik

ethereal, 01 Sep 2021Yes right. Just received the same on my G8x today. Loving t... moreIs it android 11??

arunv1984, 01 Sep 2021New OS upgrade is rolling out in India now. Version V30a-AU... moreYes right. Just received the same on my G8x today. Loving the UI changes so far.

  • Anonymous

arunv1984, 01 Sep 2021New OS upgrade is rolling out in India now. Version V30a-AU... moreYup, Android 11 update

New OS upgrade is rolling out in India now. Version V30a-AUG-02-2021, Size: 2297.27 MB.

  • Anonymous

nivek2046, 19 Aug 2021is there a modern phone (ie released in 2021) which has the... morefm radio complicated your options, without it,there is sony phones, but yeah, fm radio even rarer than sdcard+headphone hack

  • nivek2046

is there a modern phone (ie released in 2021) which has the following features:

- USB Type C 3.0 or 3.1
- FM Radio
- 64GB
- headphone jack (preferably at the bottom)
- NFC

thanks... hopefully it doesn't cost an arm and a leg

Manu. , 07 Aug 2021Bro take pictures when uh r in sunlight thn you feel so ... moreBro, just update software from Settings/System/Update settings.. I'm NOT telling you to go to Service Center for this update. but ok, you sold it.

I did take some high res videos on the phone without the case for your point. Yes, it heats moderately, not too much. This is in Rajasthan heat, but I recorded indoors only.

Its quite possible that the phone was not tested in this heat by LG. or Maybe you just got a bad piece.
And like @Rishiguru bro rightly said, its a rare phone now. I can't even find them on Olx anymore in my city.