1. datum9's Avatar
    It's an epidemic with V10, massive reports all over, including my own V10 failing to the dreaded infinite bootloop.

    Is the motherboard in V20 different from V10 in that it's not susceptible to bootloop? The rest of the phone is fine.
    02-07-2017 11:52 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    From me browsing this section I haven't seen much complaints. I do recall one or two users having some issues and have to get a replacement (just a lemon) but I haven't heard of the rampant loops yet like the G4 / V10.
    02-07-2017 12:26 PM
  3. datum9's Avatar
    Remember, the V10 bootloop epidemic didn't occur initially, it hit heavy last fall and escalated from there. I got hit in January. So most phones were about a year old at that point. I find that weird, one would think if it's gonna fail, it will fail initially.

    Most V20 phones aren't that old yet.

    Has the motherboard been upgraded or is it the same thing as V10?
    michael hester1 likes this.
    02-07-2017 01:09 PM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    If you are worried about the V20 bootlooping and the V10's initial bootloop issues started after a year of use, you could always wait a few months to see if anyone reports such issues. But I feel like LG would have wanted to not have the bootloop issue happen again with the V20, so maybe buying it now or soon after would still be alright. But any phone could encounter software or hardware kafuffles - it's a leap of faith in any case, so to speak! Good luck!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-07-2017 01:13 PM
  5. datum9's Avatar
    I plan to buy a V20 this summer. I hope that by that time, given it has been out since the fall of 2016, it should be clear if it has bootloop issues.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    02-07-2017 09:31 PM
  6. flyingkytez's Avatar
    The LG G5 had no actual reports of bootloop and it's been a year. I am highly confident that they fixed that issue with the G5 and V20. The phone runs much cooler and charges more efficiently. I think there won't be any issues down the road. I have an little LG Optimus Fuel that I use everyday for music streaming. It's been 2 years, no bootloop issues with that phone.
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    02-07-2017 09:40 PM
  7. datum9's Avatar
    If the new G6 won't have a removable battery, V20, here I come.
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    02-07-2017 09:53 PM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    The LG G5 had no actual reports of bootloop and it's been a year. I am highly confident that they fixed that issue with the G5 and V20. The phone runs much cooler and charges more efficiently. I think there won't be any issues down the road. I have an little LG Optimus Fuel that I use everyday for music streaming. It's been 2 years, no bootloop issues with that phone.

    Agreed - I think LG has really dropped the hammer on the "bootloop" issue.
    02-08-2017 05:31 PM
  9. mylgt1's Avatar
    My G4 took 14 months to finally get the dreaded bootloop but luckily Lg covered the repair after warranty expired. I personally think for some reason the bootloop issue had something to do with the Snapdragon 808 processor that the G4 and V10 both had!
    02-09-2017 01:35 AM
  10. RaRa85's Avatar
    The V20 does not overheat much if at all so I believe the dreaded bootloop issues have been resolved.
    02-09-2017 04:48 AM
  11. jazyjuel's Avatar
    Mine got stuck in a boot loop last night. Very frustrated..... mine is a v20
    02-09-2017 07:16 AM
  12. jfenton's Avatar
    I just has my original LG V20 replaced for a bootloop issue.
    One morning the battery percentage started dropping fast and the phone got hot so I shut it down, pulled the battery and rebooted. Boot loop was all that it would do.

    The sprint repair center could not get it to register on their computer to reload the software so they simply replaced it with a brand new one there as I did have insurance...no charge to me.
    02-09-2017 07:37 AM
  13. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I just has my original LG V20 replaced for a bootloop issue.
    One morning the battery percentage started dropping fast and the phone got hot so I shut it down, pulled the battery and rebooted. Boot loop was all that it would do.
    That sounds almost like a software issue, which is different from the G4 and V10 bootloop issue. Those would happen with no warning, not draining the battery or running hot right before the bootloop.

    I'm not discounting the issues it caused you, but I think it was something different than the infamous bootloops and hopefully an isolated case.
    02-11-2017 07:06 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    That sounds almost like a software issue, which is different from the G4 and V10 bootloop issue. Those would happen with no warning, not draining the battery or running hot right before the bootloop.

    I'm not discounting the issues it caused you, but I think it was something different than the infamous bootloops and hopefully an isolated case.

    I haven't seen a true bootloop report yet. Not saying they don't exist but most of the reports I've seen are from posters who don't know what a bootloop is.
    02-11-2017 07:11 PM
  15. flyingkytez's Avatar
    If the new G6 won't have a removable battery, V20, here I come.
    I'm almost certain it's not. LG made clear hints plus the early leaked images showed that it's going to be waterproof and sealed. A little disappointing but there are people that likes it.
    02-11-2017 10:42 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'm staying with the V20 regardless of what the G6 brings.
    I'm very happy with this phone
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    02-12-2017 12:08 AM
  17. datum9's Avatar
    LG bricked my V10 recently and I am mad as hell. I lost data, endured a week of downtime until I picked a phone and moved it to Verizon. I am paying close attention to V20 to get an idea of what it will do. If there isn't a flood of bootloop reports that became an epidemic with V10, I will buy it maybe this summer. Right now doesn't seem likely.

    This is too bad because I like the LG V* concept. Vibrant screen that's kickass and the best I've ever seen, removable 10,000 mAh ZeroLemon cell, other interesting features. The device failing on a trip and losing data is just utterly unacceptable, at a critical time.
    I got a Samsung Note 4 (because 5, 6 and 7 don't support ZeroLemon removable batteries) and it's just ok. The technology is several years behind but it at least it doesn't bootloop. I hope it lasts enough to carry me over to whatever is latest-greatest. I could buy any device but I want a close to 6" screen, removable batteries and thus am forced to buy obsolete devices.


    There are many phones on the market that support removable batteries. Most of them several years old.

    It doesn't seem like root issues of bootlooping were addressed in LG V20. V10 was OK for a while and then in the fall of 2016 it hit like an epidemic. Seems like V20 is also in the early stages of that same epidemic. I mean, it's the same phone without a redesign. More like a revision.
    02-12-2017 11:08 AM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    02-12-2017 03:02 PM
  19. Mooncatt's Avatar
    What root issues?
    Not to mention what precursors and what about the V20 isn't redesigned to address the former bootloop issue?
    02-12-2017 03:54 PM
  20. ssreload's Avatar
    Hy guys.
    I think that you are really lucky.
    I am a Note 4 user (still) and I'm looking for a similar good but newer phone with some mandatory requests: lesser glass, expandable memory, removable battery.
    I really cant choose anything else than V20 (and I love the design).
    Now, the problem is that I live in Europe (Romania) and this model is not official imported by Lg here. We find this phone in few online stores with no good credibility for product guaranty/ service.
    If I buy this phone from here or via ebay, is the same.
    I really dont know if worth the risks with this bootloop...
    I am a heavy user, my Note 4 is heavy used even if it's charging...but after more than 2 years and 2 changed batteries keep rolling. I'm afraid that V20 may not rezist this stress.
    What do you think about this?!
    03-06-2017 04:31 PM
  21. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Hy guys.
    I think that you are really lucky.
    I am a Note 4 user (still) and I'm looking for a similar good but newer phone with some mandatory requests: lesser glass, expandable memory, removable battery.
    I really cant choose anything else than V20 (and I love the design).
    Now, the problem is that I live in Europe (Romania) and this model is not official imported by Lg here. We find this phone in few online stores with no good credibility for product guaranty/ service.
    If I buy this phone from here or via ebay, is the same.
    I really dont know if worth the risks with this bootloop...
    I am a heavy user, my Note 4 is heavy used even if it's charging...but after more than 2 years and 2 changed batteries keep rolling. I'm afraid that V20 may not rezist this stress.
    What do you think about this?!
    I personally wouldn't do it, regardless of which phone unless it was discounted to a price where I wouldn't mind if it bricked and i lost that money. I'm simply not one willing to take that kind of risk and would rather find something officially supported locally.
    03-06-2017 06:27 PM

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