November 7, LG is testing the Android 9.0 Pie Beta firmware for Sprint LG V40 ThinQ.
LMV405UA3AT-V15d-310-120-OCT-02-2019-ARB00+0 [Oreo 8.1]
LMV405UA3AT-V18e-310-120-NOV-07-2019-ARB00+0 [Android 9 Pie]
Test Date: November 7, 2019
The Android 9.0 PIE OS Upgrade for Sprint LG V40 ThinQ is an Update from V15d to V18e.
LG has just finished the Android 9.0 Pie Beta firmware build V18e for Sprint LG V40 ThinQ.
[Update] March 25, 2019, LG posts kernel sources for the V40 ThinQ’s Android Pie update.
Thanks to a leaked document from our tipster, we can confirm that the Sprint LG V40 ThinQ LMV405UA will get Android PIE Update soon.
The Android PIE Update for Sprint LG V40 ThinQ LMV405UA could be released sooner than we expected, said our tipster, LG official is testing the Android PIE beta firmware (Build: V18a) for Sprint LG V40 ThinQ.
The beta Android PIE firmware for Sprint LG V40 is software version LMV405UA-V18a-XXX-XXX-MAR-03-2019-ARB00, As mentioned in the leaked document.
ARB00 means the Anti-rollback/Qfuse version is “00”. The Beta firmware (v18a) was built on March 3rd, 2019, and the finally PIE Update should be v20a.
In the case of LG G7 ThinQ, The final PIE Update was released in Korea last November, three months after the release of PIE Beta V18a.
LG might release the Android PIE update for the Sprint LG V40 ThinQ LMV405UA by the end of June 2019.
According to LG Official, in South Korea, LG V35 will get the PIE Update in Q1 2019, while the LG V40 ThinQ is scheduled to receive the PIE Update in Q2, By the end of June 2019.