LG V20 (lg-us996)

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LG V20
Manufacturer LG
Name V20
Codename lg-us996
Released 2016
Category testing
Original software Android 7.0
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU 2x 2.15 GHz Kryo + 2x 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPU Adreno 530
Display 1440x2560
Storage 64 GB
Memory 4 GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Audio
Broken
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
NFC
Sensors
Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Proximity
Hall Effect
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Keyboard
Touchpad
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Ir TX
TrustZone
FOSS bootloader



This device is based on the Snapdragon 820.
See the SoC page for common tips, guides and troubleshooting steps

The codename for the LG V20 is "elsa", but LG only provides bootloader unlocking support for the us996 variant (sold by US Cellular).

Maintainer(s)

Uclydde

Users owning this device


Display Cutout

Unlike most smartphones with display cutouts (aka "the notch"), the LG V20's touchscreen does not register input underneath it. Until there is better support for display cutouts, it may be a good idea to simply not use that row of the display. This could possibly be done by changing the screen dimensions, and panning. See this LineageOS commit disabling the section of the screen next to the cutout

Mainline Kernel

The SoC, msm8996, has support in the mainline kernel. Since this phone has a removable battery and a decent amount of ram & storage, this phone could be usable in the long-term, making it a prime candidate for mainlining.

Obstacles:

  • The display panel, made by LG, uses display stream compression, or DSC. While the mainline kernel does support DSC *for the sdm845 SoC*, it does not support it yet for the msm8996 (as of 12/28/2021). Additionally, the simple framebuffer approach cannot be used for display output, because the panel is command-mode - not video-mode, and the bootloader disables autorefresh.

See also