Download G2X Gingerbread Now Instead of ‘Summer’

 

 

Life’s Good, especially if you have a G2X right now.  No, the G2X Gingerbread update is not coming OTA right now (just wait) but you can download Gingerbread for your G2X right now.  What you’ll need is a data cable, a Windows computer, your G2X and this LG Updater.  Should be quite simple.  I can understand if you want to wait for an official announcement and OTA update from T-Mobile, but for the rest of you, have fun!  Also, this will break root, so there’s that.

LG Updater

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  • OutstandingO

    Does anyone know if this update has any fixes in it or if this is a straight GB update?

    • I am wondering the same. If this fixes things maybe my eyes will turn back to this phone. If not, Sensation it is.

    • I am wondering the same. If this fixes things maybe my eyes will turn back to this phone. If not, Sensation it is.

  • Dfireballwow

    Hmmm …..

  • Amberleigh17

    what do you mean “break root”

    • Jabombardier

      If you rooted and update to the official, then the phone will return to pre-rooted state sans gliches and with the official build of 2.3

    • Jabombardier

      If you rooted and update to the official, then the phone will return to pre-rooted state sans gliches and with the official build of 2.3

    • Andrew

      As in, if you have rooted your G2X already (to install customer ROMs, etc), this update will unroot the device, thus breaking it.

    • Romedroid

      Sorry. Don’t mean to troll, but if you have to ask… You don’t have anything to worry about. 

  • Kingphillyus

    The day after I am told by a Tmobile store employee to just root and custom rom mine…..I hate LG so much right now.  Tmobile too.  Going to sprint once this contract is up.  Merger or not. 

    • Anonymous

      Peace

  • Kingphillyus

    The day after I am told by a Tmobile store employee to just root and custom rom mine…..I hate LG so much right now.  Tmobile too.  Going to sprint once this contract is up.  Merger or not. 

  • Kingphillyus

    The day after I am told by a Tmobile store employee to just root and custom rom mine…..I hate LG so much right now.  Tmobile too.  Going to sprint once this contract is up.  Merger or not. 

  • Kingphillyus

    The day after I am told by a Tmobile store employee to just root and custom rom mine…..I hate LG so much right now.  Tmobile too.  Going to sprint once this contract is up.  Merger or not. 

  • Kingphillyus

    The day after I am told by a Tmobile store employee to just root and custom rom mine…..I hate LG so much right now.  Tmobile too.  Going to sprint once this contract is up.  Merger or not. 

  • LG sucks

    Good God it’s a miracle!!!! BUT too little too late already sold my G2x! You SUCK LG!!

  • LG sucks

    Good God it’s a miracle!!!! BUT too little too late already sold my G2x! You SUCK LG!!

  • LG sucks

    Good God it’s a miracle!!!! BUT too little too late already sold my G2x! You SUCK LG!!

  • LG sucks

    Good God it’s a miracle!!!! BUT too little too late already sold my G2x! You SUCK LG!!

  • LG sucks

    Good God it’s a miracle!!!! BUT too little too late already sold my G2x! You SUCK LG!!

  • Brandon Dean

    I hope this fixes the software issues, overheating and rebooting. If it does, my phone will be completely fixed!

    Im updating as I type this. I will post a follow up to find out if it fixed things. Hopefully my month of torture will be over.

  • Brandon Dean

    I hope this fixes the software issues, overheating and rebooting. If it does, my phone will be completely fixed!

    Im updating as I type this. I will post a follow up to find out if it fixed things. Hopefully my month of torture will be over.

  • Brandon Dean

    I hope this fixes the software issues, overheating and rebooting. If it does, my phone will be completely fixed!

    Im updating as I type this. I will post a follow up to find out if it fixed things. Hopefully my month of torture will be over.

  • Romedroid

    Not sure it will fix anything. 2.6.32.9 is a kernel built for Froyo. It’s a slightly different build than what leaked in early May, but until they use a new kernel, chances are it’ll still be broken.

  • I JUST got T-Mobile to send me a replacement last night.  Now I have to refuse the package, but thank the GODS.  Still never buying from LG again, but at least this will kill the class action lawsuit.

  • I JUST got T-Mobile to send me a replacement last night.  Now I have to refuse the package, but thank the GODS.  Still never buying from LG again, but at least this will kill the class action lawsuit.

  • I JUST got T-Mobile to send me a replacement last night.  Now I have to refuse the package, but thank the GODS.  Still never buying from LG again, but at least this will kill the class action lawsuit.

  • I JUST got T-Mobile to send me a replacement last night.  Now I have to refuse the package, but thank the GODS.  Still never buying from LG again, but at least this will kill the class action lawsuit.

  • I JUST got T-Mobile to send me a replacement last night.  Now I have to refuse the package, but thank the GODS.  Still never buying from LG again, but at least this will kill the class action lawsuit.

  • I JUST got T-Mobile to send me a replacement last night.  Now I have to refuse the package, but thank the GODS.  Still never buying from LG again, but at least this will kill the class action lawsuit.

  • Curious

    Forgive me for being ignorant, but when it says, “this will break root,” that means the phone has to be rooted to do this, or that this will root your phone?  Or does it mean that if your phone is rooted already, this will break it? Not sure I understand the terminology?

    • Brandon Dean

      It means it your rooted your phone (as many did in order to make it function in a normal way) that this will bring you back to stock. In other words, if you use this update, you phone will not be rooted anymore, but will be back to stock condition.

      • Curious

        Thank you.

      • Curious

        Thank you.

      • Curious

        Thank you.

  • Curious

    Forgive me for being ignorant, but when it says, “this will break root,” that means the phone has to be rooted to do this, or that this will root your phone?  Or does it mean that if your phone is rooted already, this will break it? Not sure I understand the terminology?

  • When I try to do it, it says I already have the latest version , wtf?!

    • make sure its says United States for the country, and just reinstall the usb drivers if necessary

      • I heard it doesn’t work for the refurb phones on the xda forums. But, how do I reinstall the usb drivers?

      • I heard it doesn’t work for the refurb phones on the xda forums. But, how do I reinstall the usb drivers?

  • Teddy Ruxpin

    Every time zi plug in it says that i already have the most up yo date software. What am I doing wrong?

  • Santi Sicko

    Will This Wipe Data.?

    • nope

    • Santi Sicko

      I Just Came to A Screen that says it does.?

    • Santi Sicko

      I Just Came to A Screen that says it does.?

    • Santi Sicko

      I Just Came to A Screen that says it does.?

  • Brooks Lively

    I just did the update and my notification bar on the homescreen is twice the size it normally is.  My app icon and widgets go into the notification bar.  Anyone else experiencing this? Any ideas on how to fix it?  It makes my screen feel smaller…  I don’t like it.

    • Santi Sicko

      Did It Erase All Your Data When You Updated.?

    • Santi Sicko

      Did It Erase All Your Data When You Updated.?

    • Santi Sicko

      Did It Erase All Your Data When You Updated.?

      • Brooks Lively

        Nope…  a few apps from amazon appstore are missing but that’s it.  Most everything is exactly the same.  Seems like the browsing is way faster.  I like it

      • Brooks Lively

        And by missing I mean not on the homescreen anymore.  They’re still installed.

  • Brooks Lively

    I lied…  the old picture I was using for the wallpaper filling the whole screen.  How embarrassing…

    • Anonymous

      Super embaressing

    • Anonymous

      Super embaressing

    • Anonymous

      Super embaressing

  • Brooks Lively

    I lied…  the old picture I was using for the wallpaper filling the whole screen.  How embarrassing…

  • Bbluez

    Refurbished models are at this time unable to update. Who knows why?! 

  • Bbluez

    Refurbished models are at this time unable to update. Who knows why?! 

  • Bbluez

    Refurbished models are at this time unable to update. Who knows why?! 

  • Jbrown0210

    I think they pulled the update… It now says no update available. :(

    • Santi Sicko

      I Think So Too. I Was Worried About Losing Data, And Backed My Phone Up. Now I Can’t Update. Nice.

    • Santi Sicko

      I Think So Too. I Was Worried About Losing Data, And Backed My Phone Up. Now I Can’t Update. Nice.

    • Santi Sicko

      I Think So Too. I Was Worried About Losing Data, And Backed My Phone Up. Now I Can’t Update. Nice.

  • Jbrown0210

    I think they pulled the update… It now says no update available. :(

  • Jbrown0210

    I think they pulled the update… It now says no update available. :(

  • tom

    What about the tmobile g2? Shouldn’t that have been updated before the g2x?

  • tom

    What about the tmobile g2? Shouldn’t that have been updated before the g2x?

    • Tjbunch1228

      Talk to HTC …. The two phones have literally nothing in common.

    • Tjbunch1228

      Talk to HTC …. The two phones have literally nothing in common.

  • tom

    What about the tmobile g2? Shouldn’t that have been updated before the g2x?

  • Is it worth it? Im about to upgrade but would like some feed back. Issues? Please dont hesitate to let me know

  • Is it worth it? Im about to upgrade but would like some feed back. Issues? Please dont hesitate to let me know

  • Its not pulled, I was about to update but cancelled to see if any known issues. 

    • Brooks Lively

      Anything in particular you would like checked?  I have noticed any issues in the half hour I’ve had it installed

      • Any issues that are negative? 

        • Brooks Lively

          none so far

        • Brooks Lively

          none so far

        • Brooks Lively

          none so far

      • Any issues that are negative? 

    • Brooks Lively

      Anything in particular you would like checked?  I have noticed any issues in the half hour I’ve had it installed

    • Brooks Lively

      Anything in particular you would like checked?  I have noticed any issues in the half hour I’ve had it installed

  • Its not pulled, I was about to update but cancelled to see if any known issues. 

  • Rjz

    did anyone’s freeze at the tmobile G2x frame?

    • Brooks Lively

      mine sat there for a while…  but it made it…

      • Rjz

        whew it made it, freaked me out for a sec

      • Rjz

        whew it made it, freaked me out for a sec

      • Rjz

        whew it made it, freaked me out for a sec

    • Moehelmy

      yes sure did

  • Rjz

    did anyone’s freeze at the tmobile G2x frame?

  • Brandon Dean

    I did the update, So far so good. The phone is even snappier than it was before. Things almost happen too fast! 

    I backed up my content, but nothing was lost. All my music and photos that were stored on the phone itself are still there, so are my apps. everything was as i left it, except now the notification bar is black like in gingerbread.

    IT’S NOT RUNNING HOT ANYMORE!

    I am running some intensive games on it and it used to go really hot and then not be able to wake up when i turn off the screen, That isnt happening anymore. It isnt even getting warm like it once did.  I used to have to keep the back cover off just to make it cool down faster, but so far, cover on, its fine. Its still only be a little while, but so far so good. I never had the screen bleeding issue, so I cant vouch for that (which seemed like a hardware issue).

    The phone for some reason feels a tiny bit faster. It all seems snappier, like the software is running more optimally. But it seems like the update worked! At least for the common issues of reboots, shutdowns, and overheating. My phone can enjoy its back cover again!

    • :-) Nice. Updating thanks. NOT RUNNING HOT!!??!?!?!?! Thank GOD. I’m going to be able to talk on the phone without switching to speaker?!

    • :-) Nice. Updating thanks. NOT RUNNING HOT!!??!?!?!?! Thank GOD. I’m going to be able to talk on the phone without switching to speaker?!

    • :-) Nice. Updating thanks. NOT RUNNING HOT!!??!?!?!?! Thank GOD. I’m going to be able to talk on the phone without switching to speaker?!

  • Jbrown0210

    Phone must be in debugging mode>> settings applications>> developer>> check the box

  • Jbrown0210

    Phone must be in debugging mode>> settings applications>> developer>> check the box

    • Swaggaboystackz

      it keeps saying i have the lastest version please help

    • Swaggaboystackz

      it keeps saying i have the lastest version please help

  • Recalderon

    The G2 has been discontinued. So, the only way to get GB for it is to root it and install CM7. Good Lucky!

  • Will Blake

    keeps telling me my phone is up to date. Any idea what i should do? i tried putting it in Debugging mode, nothing changed. i’ve downloaded the driver a couple times, and rebooted my phone as well and still no luck

  • Javgue31

    stuck on S/W update…..help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jason

      same here.  see thread on xda

  • gdm783

    I just finished updating my G2X, and so far so good.  The battery does seem to be doing a little better.  I didn’t lose any apps or data.  The true test will be to see if it freezes later today.

    • gdm783

      After playing with the update for a few hours, it works well.  One major fix (for me) is the ability to delete/change the auto signature for an Exchange account.  I was really sick of deleting the T-Mobile 4g message.  As for the battery, the jury is still out.  I run Battery Monitor Widget and it still reads high (400-900mA).  We’ll see how long I get after a full charge tonight.  Still no freezes.

  • Jasonv27

    What do you mean by it breaks root

    • Will Blake

      If your phone is rooted and you update it, it will no longer be rooted.

    • Will Blake

      If your phone is rooted and you update it, it will no longer be rooted.

  • Jasonv27

    What do you mean by it breaks root

  • Teddy Ruxpin

    How do I get it to update every time I plug it in I get a message saying that my phone is currently up to date

  • Teddy Ruxpin

    How do I get it to update every time I plug it in I get a message saying that my phone is currently up to date

  • Stanley14

    It worked for me.. im enjoying gingerbread now …my G2x is now faster than before and no freezes 

    • Yeah right?

      My apps and normal phone operation work fine however the little things like going to to wallpapers or system setting are force closing on me.  I did not have these issues before.  But so far not running hot or rebooting….so far!

  • Stanley14

    It worked for me.. im enjoying gingerbread now …my G2x is now faster than before and no freezes 

  • Guest

    Mine says Please disconnect the cable from your cell phone in order and remove and connect the battery. Power on your cell phone and press the Restart button. 

    What gives? USB debugging is on. USB Drivers updated..

  • Guest

    Mine says Please disconnect the cable from your cell phone in order and remove and connect the battery. Power on your cell phone and press the Restart button. 

    What gives? USB debugging is on. USB Drivers updated..

  • Guest

    Mine says Please disconnect the cable from your cell phone in order and remove and connect the battery. Power on your cell phone and press the Restart button. 

    What gives? USB debugging is on. USB Drivers updated..

  • Guest

    Mine says Please disconnect the cable from your cell phone in order and remove and connect the battery. Power on your cell phone and press the Restart button. 

    What gives? USB debugging is on. USB Drivers updated..

  • Gerstyd

    I am trying to update, and it gets to 4% and then gives me an error that it cant communicate with the phone. Any thoughts?

    • Renee and Rob

      i had that issue and i had to restart my pc and my phone as well and then it went through without a hitch

      • Gerstyd

        Trying it now..thanks! 

        • Gerstyd

          its updating now. forgot that if I install a driver, I have to reboot. Stupid windows.

        • Gerstyd

          its updating now. forgot that if I install a driver, I have to reboot. Stupid windows.

        • Gerstyd

          its updating now. forgot that if I install a driver, I have to reboot. Stupid windows.

        • Gerstyd

          its updating now. forgot that if I install a driver, I have to reboot. Stupid windows.

      • Gerstyd

        Trying it now..thanks! 

    • Renee and Rob

      i had that issue and i had to restart my pc and my phone as well and then it went through without a hitch

    • Renee and Rob

      i had that issue and i had to restart my pc and my phone as well and then it went through without a hitch

    • When i got to that 4% I thought it was stuck but if you wait it out for literally about 5 minutes, you will see it move to 100%. Just be patient.

  • *crying hysterically* I’m SO HAPPY!

  • *crying hysterically* I’m SO HAPPY!

  • *crying hysterically* I’m SO HAPPY!

  • Renee and Rob

    did this a little while ago and it is awesome seems a little faster and i get a gps lock in a 5 seconds and i don’t have any reboot issues yet so we will see but so far so good

  • Renee and Rob

    did this a little while ago and it is awesome seems a little faster and i get a gps lock in a 5 seconds and i don’t have any reboot issues yet so we will see but so far so good

  • *whew* Didn’t lose my progress on angry birds. I worked too hard dammit.
    Gingerbread update AND Angry Birds Rio update?!?! Good day, good day.

  • *whew* Didn’t lose my progress on angry birds. I worked too hard dammit.
    Gingerbread update AND Angry Birds Rio update?!?! Good day, good day.

  • Javgue31

    anyone having problems? 

    • No, and I love this UI. Its really nothing major but it just looks so damn sexy on the g2x.

      • Javgue31

         mine got stuck on the S/W update and wont boot back up..any suggestions?

        • thaghost

          Pull battery, place it back in. hold “volume down” button(not volume up), power button, and home button simultaneously. Make sure you try the update correctly first. If you can’t get it to update do this.

        • thaghost

          Pull battery, place it back in. hold “volume down” button(not volume up), power button, and home button simultaneously. Make sure you try the update correctly first. If you can’t get it to update do this.

      • Javgue31

         mine got stuck on the S/W update and wont boot back up..any suggestions?

    • No, and I love this UI. Its really nothing major but it just looks so damn sexy on the g2x.

    • No, and I love this UI. Its really nothing major but it just looks so damn sexy on the g2x.

    • No, and I love this UI. Its really nothing major but it just looks so damn sexy on the g2x.

    • Swaggaboystackz

      i am having problems it keeps saying its up to date would should i do

  • Javgue31

    anyone having problems? 

  • unknown10

    Hey Andrew, next time do not write “will break root”. Some people do not know english that well and bothers me to see comments asking for what you ment.

  • unknown10

    Hey Andrew, next time do not write “will break root”. Some people do not know english that well and bothers me to see comments asking for what you ment.

    • unknown10

      Ignore this comment ^

  • Rudyptdy

    Update worked for me! Works so much better now…took long enough though but I’m glad I can put down the oven mitts now.

  • Rudyptdy

    Update worked for me! Works so much better now…took long enough though but I’m glad I can put down the oven mitts now.

  • Anonymous

    I wanna send a serious and heartfelt THANK YOU to David and the whole tmoNews staff. I don’t know if this update will cure all issues but at least i can say i officially have gingerbread running on my phone thanks to you guys. Unfortunately i had to cancel my contract with tmobile before they could man up and address this issue.  Now i have gingerbread on my phone along with my freedom from 2yr contracts.  Thanks again. 

    • Anonymous

      my summary after 20 minutes of investigating:

      1. the phone was already fast but now its even faster. ex: when you go to “manage applications”, it usually takes time to load applications, but not any more.

      2. the phone is responsive like it should be.  ex: i stayed on the home screen just sliding back and forth non stop and not once did it not recognize my swipe. 

      3. When sliding the unlock button its slides with no problem and it opens so fast that you can still see the lock fading away when it is already on the homescreen.

      i never had blutooth or wifi issues b4 but i checked and it still works. i wont be able to check battery life cuz im not on the network so there is nothing really draining the battery.  It did not fix the screen bleeding however.  that doesnt bother me much tho.  Hope i helped you guys out.  Thanks again David, Andrew and TmoNews.

  • Anonymous

    I wanna send a serious and heartfelt THANK YOU to David and the whole tmoNews staff. I don’t know if this update will cure all issues but at least i can say i officially have gingerbread running on my phone thanks to you guys. Unfortunately i had to cancel my contract with tmobile before they could man up and address this issue.  Now i have gingerbread on my phone along with my freedom from 2yr contracts.  Thanks again. 

  • RickC

    Well I updated and I’ll have to say I like what I see so far. No more Wi-Fi/4G issues and signal strength is very solid for both of them. My GPS locks in 5 seconds or less, I’ve never had a phone that locked so fast. The phone in general seems much faster to me. Not sure about battery life yet but hoping it’s improved. The only thing I don’t like is that the LG camera app is gone with this update and its back to the stock GB app. I don’t know, maybe the camera app was causing some of the problems so they had to remove it.

  • RickC

    Well I updated and I’ll have to say I like what I see so far. No more Wi-Fi/4G issues and signal strength is very solid for both of them. My GPS locks in 5 seconds or less, I’ve never had a phone that locked so fast. The phone in general seems much faster to me. Not sure about battery life yet but hoping it’s improved. The only thing I don’t like is that the LG camera app is gone with this update and its back to the stock GB app. I don’t know, maybe the camera app was causing some of the problems so they had to remove it.

  • Armaghan

    Finally!! I was able to update my phone. Hope this eliminates most of the issues….

    People how are stuck at “4%” with “Communication error” try the following:
    1. Disconnect the Phone from USB
    2. Close LG Updater software
    3. Reconnect their phone
    4. Fireup LG Updater again.

    if this fails too, then restart your computer and your Phone. I had the same issue and the steps above worked.
    Enjoy!

  • Help!

    Not sure what’s going on here, I connected my phone, turned on debugging and the program still says “Disconnected. Please connect your phone.” I tried disconnecting/reconnecting, restarting the program, installing and reinstalling the drivers, nothing seems to get this program to read my phone as connected, even though my computer reads it. Anyone else with this problem? Thanks!

    • john

      Update drivers via the update tool. Then restart your computer and your phone at the same time. Once rebooted, reconnect. That should fix it. Had the same problem

      • Help!

        Thanks! I’ll try that.

    • For this update you simply plug the USB into the phone- Do not turn on usb debugging and when the android is orange do not click to the green as you would do if you were trying to access your sd card. simply plug it in. thats it

  • Dewey Cox

    HUGE THANK YOU to TMO news for the info on the update…now my phone works the way it should and I like what I see so far. This sucka is blazing fast.

  • john

    Took 2 pc restarts & 1 phone restart but looks like it’s working. Sure hope it fixes my battery going up to 56c every few days. :|

    • Swaggaboystackz

      what should i do its keep sayin my phone is up to date

  • Yeah right?

    Woah Camera UI is Charles Barkely “turrible”!

    Having a hard time getting the setting right, to take the beautiful pictures I was taking before…any tips?

  • Junkandspam101

    im having issues downloading the software, ive tried 2 computers and no luck. Any advice?

  • Junieruiz

    That’s bullshit*t no over the air update now I can say LG is worse then Samsung with all the issues the G2X is having even t mobile stop selling the phone LG lie to everyone just for them to sale the phone LG pull a Samsung LG had to be sued we are sick of all There lies and they can’t be trusted its time for t mobile to step in get off there LAZY ASS and do it’s job make it right for G2X OWNER ROLL OUT 2.3.4 Gingerbread UPDATE before thing get much worse

    • Zt

      I personally prefer a hardline update to an OTA update.  There is less to go wrong and since you are already connected to a PC recovery in a bad flash is a little bit easier.

      • john

        Hardline updates are quicker. I for one am glad they released a hardsline update now instead of only releasing it when an OTA had been set up. Be patient, they’re gonna do an OTA update I’m sure.

      • john

        Hardline updates are quicker. I for one am glad they released a hardsline update now instead of only releasing it when an OTA had been set up. Be patient, they’re gonna do an OTA update I’m sure.

  • cmfn904

    My phone is f—ed! The phone is updated but won’t go to home screen. Says, “S?W Upgrade please wait while upgrading.” If I pull battery or try hard reset it goes back to this screen. If I try to do the update again it says my phone is up to date and no update is required. It has been stuck on this screen for over an hour. What do I do?????

    • Jason

      same here.  see thread on xda

    • Jason

      same here.  see thread on xda

    • Jason

      same here.  see thread on xda

      • Treatyanose

        just direct me to help please!!!!!!!!

      • Treatyanose

        just direct me to help please!!!!!!!!

      • Treatyanose

        just direct me to help please!!!!!!!!

    • Treatyanose

      same thing!!!!!!!!!!! im soooo tired of this bull!

    • Treatyanose

      same thing!!!!!!!!!!! im soooo tired of this bull!

    • Treatyanose

      same thing!!!!!!!!!!! im soooo tired of this bull!

  • cmfn904

    My phone is f—ed! The phone is updated but won’t go to home screen. Says, “S?W Upgrade please wait while upgrading.” If I pull battery or try hard reset it goes back to this screen. If I try to do the update again it says my phone is up to date and no update is required. It has been stuck on this screen for over an hour. What do I do?????

  • cmfn904

    My phone is f—ed! The phone is updated but won’t go to home screen. Says, “S?W Upgrade please wait while upgrading.” If I pull battery or try hard reset it goes back to this screen. If I try to do the update again it says my phone is up to date and no update is required. It has been stuck on this screen for over an hour. What do I do?????

  • Sladewolfe

    We can still “re-root” the phone after can’t we?

  • Sladewolfe

    We can still “re-root” the phone after can’t we?

  • zps

    this is not official??

    • Yeah right?

      Yes it is just direct from LG not sent to T-mobile yet to push out over the air.  But this is the same version you will receive once sent OTA next month.

      • zps

        what about the reference to “breaking root”…do i have to worry?  thank you!

      • zps

        what about the reference to “breaking root”…do i have to worry?  thank you!

  • zps

    this is not official??

  • zps

    this is not official??

  • To any one having probs with update. I did it earlier took about 13 minutes. Once your phone automatically restarts you will be staring at the “Updating S/W screen for literally 4 or 5 minutes. LEAVE IT ALONE. DONT PULL THE USB OR BATTERY. CHILL. Then it will get to the G2x screen, again it will seem “frozen” but its you that should chill. Give it 3-4 minutes. The phone will get to the home screen and it works fine. Just follow instructions and be patient. I know we are all used to pulling the battery lol but no need for that anymore.

  • To any one having probs with update. I did it earlier took about 13 minutes. Once your phone automatically restarts you will be staring at the “Updating S/W screen for literally 4 or 5 minutes. LEAVE IT ALONE. DONT PULL THE USB OR BATTERY. CHILL. Then it will get to the G2x screen, again it will seem “frozen” but its you that should chill. Give it 3-4 minutes. The phone will get to the home screen and it works fine. Just follow instructions and be patient. I know we are all used to pulling the battery lol but no need for that anymore.

    • Felicia Bell

      ughh wish i seen your comment 15 minutes ago!!! i pulled my battery twice already smh

    • Felicia Bell

      ughh wish i seen your comment 15 minutes ago!!! i pulled my battery twice already smh

  • To any one having probs with update. I did it earlier took about 13 minutes. Once your phone automatically restarts you will be staring at the “Updating S/W screen for literally 4 or 5 minutes. LEAVE IT ALONE. DONT PULL THE USB OR BATTERY. CHILL. Then it will get to the G2x screen, again it will seem “frozen” but its you that should chill. Give it 3-4 minutes. The phone will get to the home screen and it works fine. Just follow instructions and be patient. I know we are all used to pulling the battery lol but no need for that anymore.

  • Seeing that its directly from LG and their uploader, I’d call it official. Or you can keep waiting for “summer”.

  • Magneta

    Updated in less than 10 minutes. Thanks David.

  • Cameron W3st

    Mine says “MODEL NOT SUPPORTING S/W UPDATE”

    any help here?! I am SO frustrated

    • ABEL-MARTINEZ22

      SAME HERE…. WE NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • ABEL-MARTINEZ22

      SAME HERE…. WE NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • ABEL-MARTINEZ22

      SAME HERE…. WE NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Jason

    i was gonna do it but why take the chance and do it and lose all my data

  • blanca

    This is not working!

  • blanca

    This is not working!

  • g2x

    hrmm it breaks root….to update or keep my current gingerbread rom..?? Any mention of an updated baseband?? 

  • g2x

    hrmm it breaks root….to update or keep my current gingerbread rom..?? Any mention of an updated baseband?? 

  • claudia64

    Download and install went pretty smooth on mine. I didn’t lose patience at the “S/W UPDATE” screen because I could view the progress bar in the Windows LG app at the same time. I did get a little worried after the phone restarted and stayed at the G2x screen before booting up completely. But, remembering how long it took for my Vibrant to boot up after its update, I followed atl2thabay’s advice and “chilled.” So far, so good, but then again – I was one of the lucky few who experienced no problems with the phone pre-update, other than horrid battery life.

  • claudia64

    Download and install went pretty smooth on mine. I didn’t lose patience at the “S/W UPDATE” screen because I could view the progress bar in the Windows LG app at the same time. I did get a little worried after the phone restarted and stayed at the G2x screen before booting up completely. But, remembering how long it took for my Vibrant to boot up after its update, I followed atl2thabay’s advice and “chilled.” So far, so good, but then again – I was one of the lucky few who experienced no problems with the phone pre-update, other than horrid battery life.

  • Guest

    Update went smoothly and it didnt delete any of my data everything is perfect.

  • Guest

    Update went smoothly and it didnt delete any of my data everything is perfect.

  • Guest

    Update went smoothly and it didnt delete any of my data everything is perfect.

  • CaliLove310

    There has been quite a few bricks using this method, check XDA. Beware, mine is one of them.

  • CaliLove310

    There has been quite a few bricks using this method, check XDA. Beware, mine is one of them.

  • CaliLove310

    There has been quite a few bricks using this method, check XDA. Beware, mine is one of them.

  • CaliLove310

    There has been quite a few bricks using this method, check XDA. Beware, mine is one of them.

  • CaliLove310

    There has been quite a few bricks using this method, check XDA. Beware, mine is one of them.

  • Gingerbread!

    Gingerbread is amazingggg! Just updated, took 19 minutes for everything. Lost no data at all. Noticed one difference though – in the browser when I am on a page that is a full version and has flash ads I seem to not be able to scroll up and down when the site is “fit to page.” Scrolling works immediately once I zoom in a little. Not the biggest problem (since the phone is absolutely perfect and moves much faster than before!) but curious. Anyone else seeing this?

    • Gingerbread!

      Edit: Looks like it’s a java thing. If you uncheck Enable JavaScript the problem goes away, as the ads go away. Is this a bug that needs to be fixed or is there an option somewhere to allow scrolling when java is on?

    • Gingerbread!

      Edit: Looks like it’s a java thing. If you uncheck Enable JavaScript the problem goes away, as the ads go away. Is this a bug that needs to be fixed or is there an option somewhere to allow scrolling when java is on?

  • Gingerbread!

    Gingerbread is amazingggg! Just updated, took 19 minutes for everything. Lost no data at all. Noticed one difference though – in the browser when I am on a page that is a full version and has flash ads I seem to not be able to scroll up and down when the site is “fit to page.” Scrolling works immediately once I zoom in a little. Not the biggest problem (since the phone is absolutely perfect and moves much faster than before!) but curious. Anyone else seeing this?

  • Really?

    Read the thread …works great…JUST CHILL on the screen reboots.

  • Really?

    Read the thread …works great…JUST CHILL on the screen reboots.

  • Sam

    i dont think it works anymore because i downloaded the usb drivers but the update program does not dettect my phone it keep saying please connect your phone 

  • Sam

    i dont think it works anymore because i downloaded the usb drivers but the update program does not dettect my phone it keep saying please connect your phone 

    • g2x

      Sam here, it work until about 10 minutes ago. Now it won’t detect my phone.

      • g2x

        Mine is also saying Port(or Device) Not Found! 

        I updated the usb drivers and this started. 

      • g2x

        Mine is also saying Port(or Device) Not Found! 

        I updated the usb drivers and this started. 

        • Maga035924

          turn off usb storage button.

        • Maga035924

          turn off usb storage button.

        • g2x

          It is off. The green droid is just sitting there. 

        • g2x

          It’s also failing to install the drivers on to the computer now. It’s not allowing my phone to connect with any USB ports. All saying This device cannot start. Code 10.  I have uninstalled the port, restarted the computer and tried again with 0 success. 

        • g2x

          It’s also failing to install the drivers on to the computer now. It’s not allowing my phone to connect with any USB ports. All saying This device cannot start. Code 10.  I have uninstalled the port, restarted the computer and tried again with 0 success. 

        • g2x

          It is off. The green droid is just sitting there. 

        • Maga035924

          turn off usb storage button.

    • g2x

      Sam here, it work until about 10 minutes ago. Now it won’t detect my phone.

    • g2x

      Sam here, it work until about 10 minutes ago. Now it won’t detect my phone.

    • g2x

      Sam here, it work until about 10 minutes ago. Now it won’t detect my phone.

  • Sam

    update is finished but now the phone is not turning on it just keeps shutting down and re srating without no image what the hell any help??/

  • Sam

    update is finished but now the phone is not turning on it just keeps shutting down and re srating without no image what the hell any help??/

  • Sam

    update is finished but now the phone is not turning on it just keeps shutting down and re srating without no image what the hell any help??/

  • Doctorgross1

    So how is this an official update from LG? I click on the link to this updater and get rerouted to a mediafire website. The LG G2X support page of driver updates when you get to LG does not have this driver listed. Please advise….. Eagerly awaiting to jump in.

  • Doctorgross1

    So how is this an official update from LG? I click on the link to this updater and get rerouted to a mediafire website. The LG G2X support page of driver updates when you get to LG does not have this driver listed. Please advise….. Eagerly awaiting to jump in.

  • Doctorgross1

    So how is this an official update from LG? I click on the link to this updater and get rerouted to a mediafire website. The LG G2X support page of driver updates when you get to LG does not have this driver listed. Please advise….. Eagerly awaiting to jump in.

  • Swaggaboystackz

    what should i do keep saying my software is already up to date

  • Swaggaboystackz

    what should i do keep saying my software is already up to date

    • P0rkch0p899lb

      same here im so confused 

      • Jomaxwel

        refurbished phones have a different model number so if you have a refurbished phone its a no go through the update tool.

      • Jomaxwel

        refurbished phones have a different model number so if you have a refurbished phone its a no go through the update tool.

        • lantek

          I have compared both phones the original and refurb, they
          are same model and all the same software build. So I don’t know how they can
          tell the difference.   

        • Jomaxwel

          No it isnt a model number you can see by looking through the menu. Its seen through the update tool. the original model # is LGP999DW and the refurbished model # is LGP999DWP. So yes there is a difference in the model number.

        • Jomaxwel

          No it isnt a model number you can see by looking through the menu. Its seen through the update tool. the original model # is LGP999DW and the refurbished model # is LGP999DWP. So yes there is a difference in the model number.

        • hss

          You are correct. Looks like we have to wait for this update.

        • hss

          You are correct. Looks like we have to wait for this update.

        • lantek

          I have compared both phones the original and refurb, they
          are same model and all the same software build. So I don’t know how they can
          tell the difference.   

      • Jomaxwel

        refurbished phones have a different model number so if you have a refurbished phone its a no go through the update tool.

  • Sam

    its official my luck i guess im the only one that didnt get this update to work because my phone wont turn on anymore the screen just keep flickering and nothing else its been doing that for about 35 mins anyone know what i can do now please let me know thru here or email me samportillos@gmail.com

    • Anonymous

      Call LG and you silk need to send your phone to them. They give you a 1 year warranty.

  • Sam

    its official my luck i guess im the only one that didnt get this update to work because my phone wont turn on anymore the screen just keep flickering and nothing else its been doing that for about 35 mins anyone know what i can do now please let me know thru here or email me samportillos@gmail.com

  • Jomaxwel

     I am so glad I will be receiving my Sensation tomorrow. I have had the G2X from the day before launch and because I had a replacement I can’t even update it to ginigerbread. The refurbished model has a different model number. And they striped the update down with no LG camera included also. That was the only reason I didnt go with CM7. Hello HTC and good riddens LG.

    • Carlos201977

      i have done two exchanges what do you recomend me telling tmobile so they will do a swap for the sensation please reply

    • Carlos201977

      i have done two exchanges what do you recomend me telling tmobile so they will do a swap for the sensation please reply

  • Ckkdjgui

    you have to factory reset it before 

    • ABEL-MARTINEZ22

      lier. didnt work. still cant go through s/w

      • Northshorerider

        Don’t plug the phone in till you download the program

      • Northshorerider

        Don’t plug the phone in till you download the program

  • Ckkdjgui

    you have to factory reset it before 

  • Ckkdjgui

    you have to factory reset it before 

  • zps

    the updater is “not responding”  any suggestions?

  • Using gingerbread since this morning.  Looks nice.  Doesn’t feel snappier to me yet… still gets kinda warm.. but whats killing me now is that Juice Defender is not working anymore!!! does anyone have this problem or a solution?  

  • Using gingerbread since this morning.  Looks nice.  Doesn’t feel snappier to me yet… still gets kinda warm.. but whats killing me now is that Juice Defender is not working anymore!!! does anyone have this problem or a solution?  

  • zps

    oh crap…if juice defender doesn’t work, i’m holding off.

  • zps

    oh crap…if juice defender doesn’t work, i’m holding off.

  • Ms. Keema

    Updated my phone earlier today. But to me, it seems to be moving slow. I didn’t have this issue before the update. My phone was actually working great. Has anyone else experiencing slower moving since the upgrade?

  • Ms. Keema

    Updated my phone earlier today. But to me, it seems to be moving slow. I didn’t have this issue before the update. My phone was actually working great. Has anyone else experiencing slower moving since the upgrade?

  • can anyone help me here. the Uploader keep saying “disconnected” even after my phone is pluged in with USB storage turned on

    • Yancy

      Did you install the drivers?

    • Yancy

      Did you install the drivers?

    • Yancy

      Did you install the drivers?

  • zps

    comedy that i can’t even get the tool to install.  jeez, total lg fail.

    • Ms Gkb1

      same here..saying “disconnected please connect you phone

  • zps

    comedy that i can’t even get the tool to install.  jeez, total lg fail.

  • Northshorerider

    Downloaded about 4 hours ago took 8 minutes 43 seconds to update and I am in gingerbread heaven it is badass!!!

  • Northshorerider

    Downloaded about 4 hours ago took 8 minutes 43 seconds to update and I am in gingerbread heaven it is badass!!!

  • Felicia Bell

    did anyone else get stuck on the S/W Upgrade screen? if so what do i do? mine has been stuck for a LONG time now!!!

  • Felicia Bell

    did anyone else get stuck on the S/W Upgrade screen? if so what do i do? mine has been stuck for a LONG time now!!!

  • Felicia Bell

    did anyone else get stuck on the S/W Upgrade screen? if so what do i do? mine has been stuck for a LONG time now!!!

  • Justenw87

    love the new update so far. no problems installing. Super fast

  • T.J. Perez

    worked like a charm! looks great. took only 7minutes :)

  • Anonymous

    Okie dokie…  I’ve felt my G2X brothers and sisters pain, even though I was fortunate to get an almost perfect G2X which has never given me any problems at all. I’ve just d/l’ed and updated the phone to 2.3.3 and gotta admit… I’m impressed. Very quick, even fast. Screens are very responsive. Did NOT delete any programs or settings.  A well done update, barring the fact it took LG so long to do this. Remember LG, you stated “Timely updates”… we need to discuss your meaning of “timely”….   Now, my G2X buds, get this and let every one know if your problems have been resolved.

    • Swaggaboystackz

      I am still having problems it keeps sayin my phone is up to date what should I do

      • Dfireballwow

        U have to unload this from LGs website. This not a OTA UPDATE. If you are checking for an update on your phone it will not show. If you want to wait for an ota update you will have to wait.

  • Ms Gkb1

    not working for me! i give up…at it for an hour now.

  • Ms Gkb1

    not working for me! i give up…at it for an hour now.

  • Ms Gkb1

    not working for me! i give up…at it for an hour now.

  • Anonymous

    I updated, I already had the LG software on my computer from a previous update, so it was much simpler. The update to Gingerbread was 10:19 long. Everything is positive, running smooth however I noticed at least 1 major flaw. The camera is now horrible. The 8MP camera on this was never ‘special’ to me, as I still think the Vibrant/Galaxy S had one of the better t-mobile cameras, even better than the G2X, or Sensation…however now not only the UI, but the picture quality is pure CRAP now. -____-

  • s0ccergal

    Downloaded and installed! Was afraid the screenbleed would be visible but it looks good. Also, it didn’t uninstall my apps. Hopefully all goes well. I know this might be too much to ask but I’m wonderingg if they will change the camera UI back. I really like the design of the UI that LG put on the G2X. Maybe once issues are resolved?

  • zps

    this is a test rom.  apparently the cam will be updated on the OTA version.

    • Anonymous

      source?

      • zps

        XDA forum.  not official, i guess, but that was the thought there.

      • zps

        XDA forum.  not official, i guess, but that was the thought there.

      • zps

        XDA forum.  not official, i guess, but that was the thought there.

  • zps

    this is a test rom.  apparently the cam will be updated on the OTA version.

  • Anonymous

    It can’t be stressed enough. BE PATIENT!!! When doing these core OS install you should not stop it, take out the battery, or interupt the process at all. This is installing critical files that tell your phone how to even turn on. If you interupt the install of any of these files don’t be surprised when it is a brick. My install took an hour. You can walk away for an hour and it will complete the full install without you clicking on anything. Don’t think it froze if it sticks at 55% for 2 minutes, if the green “install” tab is blinking you’re fine.
    1) Do not plug in your phone
    2) Install the LG update program
    4) Install USB Drivers (button on main screen) and restart your computer to ensure the driver is loaded
    5) Open LG update program, NOW plug in phone with USB mount off, start install
    6) Walk away so you aren’t tempted to screw with the install. It is tempting. Don’t let windows restart during the install.

    • ABEL-MARTINEZ22

      did exatcly what you said and still stock on s/w screen

      • Flawbit

        Do you need drivers installed? Check teh loading screen on teh PC and see if you have any errors… If its asking you to retry, chances are drivers did not connect

      • Anonymous

        What do you mean “stuck on S/W screen”? What does the LG software installer say? Mine displayed S/W the entire time it was installing.

    • Bruza11

      Thanks for the help but after I do all of these steps and I plug in my G2x, the updater does not read my phone.  I did not turn on the USB storage that pops up when the phone is plugged in. Any ideas?

      • Anonymous

        When you plug it in, what does the LG software say? Does the bar stay “connect your phone” regardless or does it go through the check and say it can’t connect?

        It sounds like the computer isn’t recognizing your phone as a USB device. I would suggest the you try using another computer, plugging it into a different USB port, turning your phone off then on with it plugged in, or turning the USB mode on and off with it plugged in. Basically your trying to trigger the computer into seeing your phone.

    • Bruza11

      Thanks for the help but after I do all of these steps and I plug in my G2x, the updater does not read my phone.  I did not turn on the USB storage that pops up when the phone is plugged in. Any ideas?

  • Brandon Dean

    After having the upgrade for a few hours, it turns out it didnt really fix my phone. I still have random reboots and overheating issues. The update made the phone run faster, but seems to have done nothing to remedy the issue, at least for me. It is rebooting and getting hot just as often as it always did.

    As soon as the OTA is available, I will try it, but if it has the same results, I will demand that T-mobile gives me a DIFFERENT phone, not of the same model. It is only fair considering that they werent taking the phones back under insurance and warranty.

    Very frustrating.

    • Anonymous

      While I do agree, that with these phones, it would only be fair, we get a different phone (i.e. Sensation), because this was supposed to be a top of the line phone, and has been plauged with problems…, T-Mobile has not been denying these phones for warranty or insurance. A story ran on Tmonews about it but I was able to get an exchange on my account last week for it.

      • Brandon Dean

        I think getting an exchange depends on who you get on the phone. Official policy for a few weeks now has been to deny taking them back until the OTA update has been pushed out. And when I tried a couple of weeks ago, thats exactly what I was told, that I couldnt send it in before the update. Well, if the OTA doesnt fix what this build hasn’t, I WILL get another phone, or they will be losing a 8+ year customer. I think its only reasonable if the fix doesnt fix it, then I should get another phone.

        • Anonymous

          Your totally right. One rep will say there is nothing they can do. I call back and I end up with rebates, bill credits, or free shipping.

      • Sportilo

        this is true i just ordered a replacement one without any prolems today

    • Jabombardier

      Because the patches to fix the glitches was not included. that’s why I am waiting for the OTA update.

  • Javgue31

     any solution for bricked phones?????

  • Javgue31

     any solution for bricked phones?????

    • Thaghost

      Remove battery then replace it. Hold volume down button(not volume up), power button and home button simultaneously.

      • Javgue31

         yeah doesnt help

  • Flawbit

    Freaking GPS is still broken. Same As the Leak. NO GOOD.

    • Flawbit

      Wait i take that back… took about 10 minutes to connect, but did connect this time… Last time i let it sit for an hr or so… Will give this a fair spin and pray!

  • Flawbit

    Camera is pretty bad now though….rear is off color, and forward facing is full of static….

  • Flawbit

    Camera is pretty bad now though….rear is off color, and forward facing is full of static….

  • mrees

    Awesome…worked great! My phone is so much better now!

  • Brandon Miller

    After installing drivers, restarting the computer, then plugging in my phone, the LG updater tells me, “The Cell phone is the latest version already. So you don’t need to update.” HUH?! I wasn’t expecting that. Any suggestions?

    • Yancy

      Did you get a replacement device.. If so that’s why.. They have different model numbers.. Slight but they do. There is an extra letter at the end of the replacement devices.

  • Brandon Miller

    After installing drivers, restarting the computer, then plugging in my phone, the LG updater tells me, “The Cell phone is the latest version already. So you don’t need to update.” HUH?! I wasn’t expecting that. Any suggestions?

  • Brandon Miller

    After installing drivers, restarting the computer, then plugging in my phone, the LG updater tells me, “The Cell phone is the latest version already. So you don’t need to update.” HUH?! I wasn’t expecting that. Any suggestions?

  • Brandon Miller

    After installing drivers, restarting the computer, then plugging in my phone, the LG updater tells me, “The Cell phone is the latest version already. So you don’t need to update.” HUH?! I wasn’t expecting that. Any suggestions?

  • g2x user

    Mine took 17 mins. Everything works fine. Hope it will fix the Wi-Fi connection problem !

    My first G2x had overheat & reboot issue also. It rebooted while charging (at about 80%). I am not sure what exactly the cause was. However I think the problem is the LG wall plug. It charged the phone very fast and made it very hot also (maybe it fried the battery by doing that ????). So when I got my second g2x, I started using the Samsung wall plug for charging. Yes, it charges the phone slower but my G2x has no overheat & rebooting problem for almost 2 months already.

  • Young H

    Ok.  This might merit some remembering or acknowledgement by David and company. 

    Installed the update after reverting my leaked and rooted GB update back to stock Froyo and unrooting ( the update did NOT work until I went back to stock unrooted Froyo, and even then the update had to be started multiple times before it proceeded).  Phone seems much more responsive.  I haven’t had a reboot yet or an overheat.  The one thing I did see was when I did way too much it seemed the phone underclocked itself so much it was unusable and I had to force it to shutdown.  No problems since. 

    One annoyance that’s really a misunderstanding.  If you are connected to wifi you will get a wifi signal indicator and a G (edge) indicator in the notifications bar.  If you go into wireless settings, you will see “use only 2G networks” is checked.  If you uncheck it and go back in it will recheck itself.  You will never be able to connect to 2G.  If you don’t know what’s going on you will have no indication, nor any help with google (unless you find the one android forum I responded to).  Apparently, once you connect to wifi, instead of just automatically killing the data connection (meaning if you get dropped from wifi, you temporarily have no data), it sets up a 2G only connection automatically with the connection type set to GSM only. 

    People may be frustrated and think something is wrong (as I was) and they are unable to connect to 4G any more.  The devil is in the details tho.  Before this update, if you connected to wifi, the phone just dropped the data connection.  You’re used to not seeing any indicator.  This causes confusion.  But what happens is.  Once you disconnect the wifi, the setting automatically reverts to whatever you had it set to before.  In other words, if you are in a 4G area and disconnect Wifi, the phone searches and eventually you get a 4G indicator again.  No worries, just some confusion.

    • Gingerbread!

      Actually data was never shut off in froyo, you can see by the battery life meter and that the same 2g only setting was checked when wifi was turned on and active. I’ve never understood why the data shows G sometimes but it has showed up randomly for me both in froyo and gb when I have been on wifi and had wifi calling active. Nonetheless, this update is an amazing advance from froyo. My battery life is substantially longer already

  • Caution to everyone who is thinking about doing this. I tried it and now it’s stuck on the S/W upgrade screen I tried the power and volume button but that wont work. It’s bricked now. So be VERY VERY CAREFUL G2x owners!!

    • Marcus

      mines is stuck on that screen to i called lg and they told me to keep it on the screen for 30 mins and it will update but if thats true

    • Marcus

      mines is stuck on that screen to i called lg and they told me to keep it on the screen for 30 mins and it will update but if thats true

  • Meh, I’ll wait until the guys at XDA tweak it, lol… (Regardless, GONE FROM AT&T-Mobile WHEN THE iPhone 5 is released on Verizon! I would not stay even if T-Mobile GAVE ME FREE SERVICE! — HATE YOU NOW T-MOBILE!)

  • Anonymous

    is this the update meant for Tmobile? Has any one compared this LG update to the OTA update the Tmobile reps got?

  • Anonymous

    is this the update meant for Tmobile? Has any one compared this LG update to the OTA update the Tmobile reps got?

  • drpasmith

    Updated my G2X through the LG website last night.  Worked seamlessly – took about ten minutes.  When the G2X rebooted it stayed on the G2X screen for a long time and I was worried, but I just hung in there and eventually it was reborn with gingerbread – awesome!

    • Porter

      Ha, that happened to me too.  I was so excited to get past the “4%” issue that a lot of people seemed to be having, and then it stuck at the “T-Mobile G2x” screen for a LONG time before booting up successfully.

      Love the update so far.  My phone wasn’t restarting as often as others did, but the phone itself seems to be running much smoother (on the old system, it would often take a couple of clicks on the power button to “wake up”), and battery life is much better.

    • Porter

      Ha, that happened to me too.  I was so excited to get past the “4%” issue that a lot of people seemed to be having, and then it stuck at the “T-Mobile G2x” screen for a LONG time before booting up successfully.

      Love the update so far.  My phone wasn’t restarting as often as others did, but the phone itself seems to be running much smoother (on the old system, it would often take a couple of clicks on the power button to “wake up”), and battery life is much better.

  • Srikanthreddy S

    One disappointment …. the gingerbread update replaces the excellent camera app from LG with a simple stock android camera app.

    • Dfireballwow

      man so much agree with you i can’t believe they did that. the other camera looked and acted like a real camera and this one acts like and feels like a phone camera. Everything else is good just wish had the other camera…

  • Marcus

    if anybody can figure out why the screen says s/w and doesnt do anything else please help me because holding power and down volume doesnt work now i have to ship it to LG and i rather just fix it for now, so if anybody can find out how to restore the phone please help us who has this problem

    • Iamacracker2

      Unplug usb,remove battery,reinsert battery,plug in usb,power phone on,lg program will then give restart option. Mine was stock on s/w screen and these steps solved the problem.

      • ABEL-MARTINEZ22

        still not working for me. i hate this s/w screen mann

      • ABEL-MARTINEZ22

        still not working for me. i hate this s/w screen mann

        • You’re phone is pretty much bricked, I called LG and they said that i have to get a replacement. Dont even try calling Tmobile they’ll just tell you to call LG cuz it’s not they’re problem basically.

    • unknown

      I am having the same problem, have you solved the problem?

  • Zt

    This update drastically improved the battery life on my phone.  I used to go 10-12 hours max on a charge with the following:

    2g Only (Just turn on 4G if I do heavy browsing)
    10 minute sync on 2 e-mail accounts
    Bluetooth only on in the car (disabled the rest of the time)
    Wifi on all day at work & home
    GPS only turned on for navigation
    No Battery defender service (stock power management)

    After the update with the same usage patterns:
    Currently 16 hours, 26 minutes since it was plugged in
    Battery at 49%

    Not bad.

    • I didn’t have any battery problems.  Ran just fine for 2 whole days before needing recharge.  But I don’t run background applications.  Currently, as of the last reset when I installed 2.3.3 which was 18 hours and 30 minutes ago at full charge.  I’m currently at 76%.

      • Zt

        Do you run any sync services?  (e-mail, facebook, etc)

        I’m just curious how to get some extra life out of mine.  I do have quite a few apps installed, but try to keep the running apps to a minimum.  The only things that I know of that are actively using data are the account sync features.

      • Zt

        Do you run any sync services?  (e-mail, facebook, etc)

        I’m just curious how to get some extra life out of mine.  I do have quite a few apps installed, but try to keep the running apps to a minimum.  The only things that I know of that are actively using data are the account sync features.

        • zps

          use juicedefender.  it’s a godsend!

        • zps

          use juicedefender.  it’s a godsend!

        • Only thing I have on sync is gmail and facebook.  I have GPS, sync, and auto dim/bright on.  Bluetooth and  wifi is off.  I also don’t run a battery app.  

          As far as I can see the only thing running in the background is the following:

          App2SD
          Android System
          Google Services
          Maps
          Blue Romance (animated wallpaper)
          Swype

          105MB used   171MB free  RAM

          I might do sporadic facebook checks and maybe surf the net for about 45-60 min during one day.  

          I’m getting about the same battery life on this phone as I did with my iPhone 4.  

        • Only thing I have on sync is gmail and facebook.  I have GPS, sync, and auto dim/bright on.  Bluetooth and  wifi is off.  I also don’t run a battery app.  

          As far as I can see the only thing running in the background is the following:

          App2SD
          Android System
          Google Services
          Maps
          Blue Romance (animated wallpaper)
          Swype

          105MB used   171MB free  RAM

          I might do sporadic facebook checks and maybe surf the net for about 45-60 min during one day.  

          I’m getting about the same battery life on this phone as I did with my iPhone 4.  

        • Only thing I have on sync is gmail and facebook.  I have GPS, sync, and auto dim/bright on.  Bluetooth and  wifi is off.  I also don’t run a battery app.  

          As far as I can see the only thing running in the background is the following:

          App2SD
          Android System
          Google Services
          Maps
          Blue Romance (animated wallpaper)
          Swype

          105MB used   171MB free  RAM

          I might do sporadic facebook checks and maybe surf the net for about 45-60 min during one day.  

          I’m getting about the same battery life on this phone as I did with my iPhone 4.  

  • Did you read our blog post about this? Maybe, possibly?

  • Did you read our blog post about this? Maybe, possibly?

  • Gawain L

    Any luck Rooting this update?

  • Doujanj

    it worked for me perfect finally this phone will be GRAVY due to this upgrade 

    • Yeah right?

      Well I have to update everything is working pretty well except for a few force closes on system stuff like managing apps once in a while  for instance.  I am very very happy with the update.  Battery life is much much better.  Not running hot.  Has not rebooted once (to be honest I only rebooted like 4 times since I got it on June 1st) except for the camera.  I cant stress enough how bad the Camera is now LG needs to patch it ASAP.  Unless the camera was part of the problem to begin with.  If thats the case than I can live without it…I guess.

    • Yeah right?

      Well I have to update everything is working pretty well except for a few force closes on system stuff like managing apps once in a while  for instance.  I am very very happy with the update.  Battery life is much much better.  Not running hot.  Has not rebooted once (to be honest I only rebooted like 4 times since I got it on June 1st) except for the camera.  I cant stress enough how bad the Camera is now LG needs to patch it ASAP.  Unless the camera was part of the problem to begin with.  If thats the case than I can live without it…I guess.

  • Abdulai Iddrisu

    So far, everything about the 2.3.3 looks and works great. Signature for exchange email is now working, no heating as noted by others, and improved battery life. 

  • anyone having problems getting the installer to run completely?

  • anyone having problems getting the installer to run completely?

  • Tyshawnstuart

    mines is not working keeps saying have the latest software im on 2.2 

    • Dfireballwow

      You have to download this directly from LG look for the link in the article says software download. This is not an OTA update from T-Mobile. So far works great just HATE the camera.

  • Moe

    Mine is brick now. It getting stuck on 50 % analyzing the phone environment. I can’t get rid of the S/W Upgrade. What I need to do? I am stuck

  • Moe

    Mine is brick now. It getting stuck on 50 % analyzing the phone environment. I can’t get rid of the S/W Upgrade. What I need to do? I am stuck

  • Maicol Andrés Ordoñez

    All the g2x needed was Gingerbread, folks. The phone runs top effing notch now. Sure, the camera software isn’t the greatest but as far as everything goes: it’s perfect.

  • lund

    i have mine in and it says phone is latest version already v10F and doesnt let me update

  • lund

    i have mine in and it says phone is latest version already v10F and doesnt let me update

  • Phil

    I dont know if it’s just my phone but I can’t upload videos since the update! Not with youtube, facebook, or a 3rd party app smh

  • John

    Excited about the prospect of upgrading to Gingerbread as my ph REALLY needs it – So as I’m trying to upgrade I get as far as 4% on the Update and then it comes back with a message: Problem with communications between cell phone and PC. I have followed the App instruction multiple timed but continue getting the same error. Note: I verified I have no issues with my USB cable or port. and I haven’t had any issues with pc…. Any suggestions?????

  • John

    Excited about the prospect of upgrading to Gingerbread as my ph REALLY needs it – So as I’m trying to upgrade I get as far as 4% on the Update and then it comes back with a message: Problem with communications between cell phone and PC. I have followed the App instruction multiple timed but continue getting the same error. Note: I verified I have no issues with my USB cable or port. and I haven’t had any issues with pc…. Any suggestions?????

    • John

      Disregard – Seems the 8th time was the charm…. now we will see how the rest goes…..

    • BUFFDADDY66

      MAKE SURE ALL THE PHONE’S DRIVERS ARE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER. THAT’S WHAT WAS HOLDING ME UP. WORKS UNBELIEVABLE NOW!

      • John

        how can you install all the phones drivers?

      • John

        how can you install all the phones drivers?

  • Anonymous

    OK, we have 221 comments on this subject. Now after it’s been available for a few days, has it resolved the problems on the G2X or not?  I cannot comment on it due to the fact that my G2X had no problems. I can state that the G2X of mine is better, faster ans smoother now with the update. Comments?

    • Anonymous

      still waiting for a comparison between the OTA update compared to the LG update. anyone?

    • OTA soon?

      I had my G2x since release day and have never had overheating but it has done random reboots, but only a couple of times total. So far, no reboots and only a smoother, faster phone. Definitely recommend the update and excited for the official one if there are even more fixes (camera app).

  • Rj

    I don’t know about you guys but ever since the upgrade my phone force closes a lot. and before my g2x wored fine but it freezes and force closes alot. Ahh

  • PCM

    so just got off the phone with LG support. I can’t update because it says I already have the latest version and they said to wait and call back on Wednesday….because there’s a glitch in the updater. un-f’ing-believable…

    • Wrwicky

      See my post from yesterday. installing the updater re booting, reinstall the updater, installing the drivers with the phone disconnected, then connect phone and update worked for me after the same problem of having the updater say I was already up to date.

  • PCM

    so just got off the phone with LG support. I can’t update because it says I already have the latest version and they said to wait and call back on Wednesday….because there’s a glitch in the updater. un-f’ing-believable…

  • it says everything on my phone will be deleted why is that? 

    • Gingerbread!

      It says that, and I backed up everything that I needed just in case it did happen, but when I upgraded I lost nothing at all (except for having to add the shortcuts of some apps to my home screen that were on my SD card instead of internal memory – but that’s really not a loss.) Battery is so much better! The camera app is disappointing though, I really hope they put a better one in for the official OTA release

      • Ritter

        So, if anything is on the internal memory, it most likely will still be there after the upgrade.  I’ve got pictures I can’t easily move at the moment.

    • Ginger_nilla_comb_froyo

      Yea it says that but i upgraded it and like Gingerbread! said all i had to do was add angry birds and some other shortcuts to my home screen but they were still on my device just had to add some to my home screens and that was it, everything else was there and im loving although i cant wait for the OTA release to see if they give us back the lg camera app cuz i really liked that

  • D-Rosefan1

    I keep getting the message “Model not supporting S/W Update”

    • D-Rosefan1

      any ideas???????

  • James Lenz

    i have been having problems with call quality. i just updated im hoping that this will fix my problem. anyone have experience with bad call quality?

    not always but it seems that i get in areas and im asking what over and over. I never venture outside the Minneapolis metro.

  • James Lenz

    i have been having problems with call quality. i just updated im hoping that this will fix my problem. anyone have experience with bad call quality?

    not always but it seems that i get in areas and im asking what over and over. I never venture outside the Minneapolis metro.

  • James Lenz

    i have been having problems with call quality. i just updated im hoping that this will fix my problem. anyone have experience with bad call quality?

    not always but it seems that i get in areas and im asking what over and over. I never venture outside the Minneapolis metro.

  • James Lenz

    i have been having problems with call quality. i just updated im hoping that this will fix my problem. anyone have experience with bad call quality?

    not always but it seems that i get in areas and im asking what over and over. I never venture outside the Minneapolis metro.

  • James Lenz

    i have been having problems with call quality. i just updated im hoping that this will fix my problem. anyone have experience with bad call quality?

    not always but it seems that i get in areas and im asking what over and over. I never venture outside the Minneapolis metro.

  • Rollingheads11

    Wow works great :) the camera on the other hand sucks now :( but seriously I lkke the update the G2x is a beast now !

  • HTC Fan

    Ugh, when are the refurbished models gonna be able to update?

  • HTC Fan

    Ugh, when are the refurbished models gonna be able to update?

  • Sjr0453

    Mine is still rebooting after the LG update “fix” and the camera app sucks. I was having less reboots before the update. I tried a custom ROM while I was rooted and that was the only thing that fixed it. Im honestly debating whether I would rather have this crappy buggy Gingerbread update or go back to the Ultimate G2X froyo rom that worked flawlessly and maintained the amazing camera app.

  • Sjr0453

    Mine is still rebooting after the LG update “fix” and the camera app sucks. I was having less reboots before the update. I tried a custom ROM while I was rooted and that was the only thing that fixed it. Im honestly debating whether I would rather have this crappy buggy Gingerbread update or go back to the Ultimate G2X froyo rom that worked flawlessly and maintained the amazing camera app.

  • Sjr0453

    Mine is still rebooting after the LG update “fix” and the camera app sucks. I was having less reboots before the update. I tried a custom ROM while I was rooted and that was the only thing that fixed it. Im honestly debating whether I would rather have this crappy buggy Gingerbread update or go back to the Ultimate G2X froyo rom that worked flawlessly and maintained the amazing camera app.

  • Denk228

    What do I do if my 2.2.2 software says its already up to date and wont download?

    • Download manually via the LG app.

    • Real1986

      Nigga were u born yesterday? Follow the instructions kid.

  • Big

    wi-fi issue is resolved finally, but the camera app really sucks!

  • Steve

    OTA updates are rolling out.  Just completed on my wife’s phone and only took 10 minutes.  Still waiting for mine.

  • Steve

    OTA updates are rolling out.  Just completed on my wife’s phone and only took 10 minutes.  Still waiting for mine.

    • DK

      is it different from the LG update ?

    • DK

      is it different from the LG update ?

    • DK

      is it different from the LG update ?

    • DK

      is it different from the LG update ?

    • DK

      is it different from the LG update ?

  • TF

    What does “break root” mean?

    • DK

      i believe it means if your phone was ROOTED after you complete the LG update, it will no longer be rooted. 

    • DK

      i believe it means if your phone was ROOTED after you complete the LG update, it will no longer be rooted. 

      • TF

        What does it mean to root your phone?

        • android4eva

          its like what jailbreak means to iphone! 

        • android4eva

          its like what jailbreak means to iphone! 

      • TF

        What does it mean to root your phone?

    • DK

      i believe it means if your phone was ROOTED after you complete the LG update, it will no longer be rooted. 

    • DK

      i believe it means if your phone was ROOTED after you complete the LG update, it will no longer be rooted. 

    • DK

      i believe it means if your phone was ROOTED after you complete the LG update, it will no longer be rooted. 

  • TF

    What does “break root” mean?

  • neogt20

    Hi everyone, I am new at this. I have been following the 2.3.3 update and decided to update my G2x now. So far everything looks look and all my apps are still there.

  • neogt20

    Hi everyone, I am new at this. I have been following the 2.3.3 update and decided to update my G2x now. So far everything looks look and all my apps are still there.

  • DK

    So is there anything being sayd about getting the OTA for the People that did the Lg Update ?
    Or How do we go back to 2.2.2 in order to get it ?

  • DK

    So is there anything being sayd about getting the OTA for the People that did the Lg Update ?
    Or How do we go back to 2.2.2 in order to get it ?

  • DK

    So is there anything being sayd about getting the OTA for the People that did the Lg Update ?
    Or How do we go back to 2.2.2 in order to get it ?

  • DK

    So is there anything being sayd about getting the OTA for the People that did the Lg Update ?
    Or How do we go back to 2.2.2 in order to get it ?

  • DK

    So is there anything being sayd about getting the OTA for the People that did the Lg Update ?
    Or How do we go back to 2.2.2 in order to get it ?

  • Villa0225

    Why I don’t havE the new market ?? 

  • Villa0225

    Why I don’t havE the new market ?? 

    • Candicook2008

      Idk I had it an they restored my phone an now I dnt hav it

    • Candicook2008

      Idk I had it an they restored my phone an now I dnt hav it

  • Turboknee

    i don’t think this works anymore – maybe they blocked – i get the same msg on this as my phone – that i already have the latest update – oh well – patience is a virtue except that my mother in law has gingerbread and i’m jealoous

  • Hank2300

    Awesome! Worked flawlessly! The OTA update is taking a ridiculously long time. I’ve been hearing that it’s coming for over three months now!

  • Hank2300

    Awesome! Worked flawlessly! The OTA update is taking a ridiculously long time. I’ve been hearing that it’s coming for over three months now!

  • Candicook2008

    Shoot I aint even got the update yet an I got stupid my touch 4g :(

  • Candicook2008

    Shoot I aint even got the update yet an I got stupid my touch 4g :(

  • stimpe

    Agreed zps! I’m not upgrading until they get the camera app back..that’s ridiculous- it’s one of the best things about this phone! Thanks for the warning everyone.

  • Mgmessner

    Be aware when you update, you do lose the LG camera so you lose 1080P video and all that good stuff, dont know if it was an error on LG not to put it in the ROM, or to get us to update to a new phone….??????? dunt dunt dunnnnnnnnnn

  • Mgmessner

    Be aware when you update, you do lose the LG camera so you lose 1080P video and all that good stuff, dont know if it was an error on LG not to put it in the ROM, or to get us to update to a new phone….??????? dunt dunt dunnnnnnnnnn