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Ultimate Geek

# 217993 21-Jul-2017 14:31
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Hi All, 


I have a LG G5 (H820) imported from the USA - unfortunately it is from AT&T and while unlocked can't get any of the Android updates (Need to be on network etc) as AT&T make the process difficult.  I am stuck on an old Android 6 build with bugs so want to upgrade. 


At the moment I am looking at buying new from eBay a LG G6 (H870DS),  Moto Z (XT1650) or maybe a S7 Edge, but thought I would check here if anyone is looking to upgrade from one of these devices before I hit buy. 


Couple of points/requests:


  • Black in colour
  • Needs to be in very good condition
  • Unlocked and usable on Spark
  • Prices benchmarked against ebay/Aliexpress
  • Not interested in Apple


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  # 1826592 21-Jul-2017 14:33
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It won't update even if you use a US based VPN?
Just an idea.

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  # 1826603 21-Jul-2017 14:44
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No, no luck there, tried several USA based VPN services.  Even got a AT&T prepaid sim of ebay but cant complete activation from here.  


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  # 1828711 24-Jul-2017 21:46
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I'm not too familiar with LG hardware but surely it's not that different from every other manufacturer? Meaning you're not locked in to the factory-provided Android installation, there are options.

If you want to keep on top of Android updates, shift to a custom ROM. LineageOS has Nougat available for your phone, they'll have Oreo ready before LG do too (if LG do).

Megabyte - so geek it megahertz

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  # 1828741 24-Jul-2017 22:23
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Thanks mate. 


Sorry to say, I am at the mercy of AT&T.  Plenty to threads on XDA and others about it.  No Root or unlocked bootloader for the H820 version either.  No KDZ files. No fastboot I believe.  


Not ideal! 

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