T-Mobile G2x Gingerbread Update List Of Improvements, Retail Stores Receiving Inventory

I am almost prepared to shed a tear as we’ve been receiving word all day that retail stores are on alert for shipments of the T-Mobile G2x that are alleged to contain brand new devices arriving with Gingerbread already installed. While we can’t confirm the installation of Gingerbread on these new devices we’ve heard from multiple sources that inventory is being replenished early this week. Things are looking very very good that we could see a total re-launch of the device this week as T-Mobile and LG prepare to alert customers on how to update their device and fix a lot of those nagging problems that have plagued the phone and caused this whole brouhaha.

While we wouldn’t say the update is “official” as of yet, we don’t see T-Mobile or LG doing much to stand in the way of people taking advantage of the LG Mobile Update updater and getting Gingerbread now. In fact, you should do that right now if you haven’t already done so. If you aren’t comfortable using that method bookmark the link at the end of this post as that is where we believe (according to this leaked shot we’ve obtained) LG will release the G2x Gingerbread update. From what we are hearing there might be a forced OTA but rumor has it you’ll have to do it from a desktop and the link provided below.

G2x Gingerbread

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  • Luis Cordero

    Why won’t my G2X update? Does it do it automatically?  How do you go about this process? When I try to go to the “software update” option in the G2X settings, all I get is a message that says “Connection failed caused by authentication error”…

  • Gregory

    G2x Updated, Camera is just as good including better interface, faster, way smoother feel, not sure about battery yet, upgrade didn’t require market apps restore, awesome!!!!

  • Gregory

    G2x Updated, Camera is just as good including better interface, faster, way smoother feel, not sure about battery yet, upgrade didn’t require market apps restore, awesome!!!!

    • desem

      Hey Gregory,

      Did you do your update via T-mobile OTA or from the LG site?

      • Slidersez

        OTA from t-mob this morning. noticable improvements, hope this improves battery life!

      • Slidersez

        OTA from t-mob this morning. noticable improvements, hope this improves battery life!

    • desem

      Hey Gregory,

      Did you do your update via T-mobile OTA or from the LG site?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725095 Jason Crumbley

    Yeah, they are pretty much screwing anybody with a refurb phone.

  • Anonymous

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  • hadoob024

    Just got the update for mine and my wife’s phones.  Her’s just started downloading this morning.  Mine didn’t.  Thought I would check and went to Settings->About phone->Software update and there it was.  Yay!

    Pros:  Like the UI much better.  Like the darker colors.  Everything is much much smoother too scrolling and navigating.  Like the interface on the camera better. 

    Cons:  When typing text/emails, double-space no longer inserts a period.  Can’t seem to find a setting for this.  Update randomly removed certain apps from my desktop (didn’t corrupt the apps themselves, they just disappeared from my desktop).

  • hadoob024

    Just got the update for mine and my wife’s phones.  Her’s just started downloading this morning.  Mine didn’t.  Thought I would check and went to Settings->About phone->Software update and there it was.  Yay!

    Pros:  Like the UI much better.  Like the darker colors.  Everything is much much smoother too scrolling and navigating.  Like the interface on the camera better. 

    Cons:  When typing text/emails, double-space no longer inserts a period.  Can’t seem to find a setting for this.  Update randomly removed certain apps from my desktop (didn’t corrupt the apps themselves, they just disappeared from my desktop).

  • Jimrome27

    Can anyone help me? I checked my phone if there was an update while i was at work, it was there but i cancelled it. Now that i’m home and checking for update, it says im in the latest version?

  • Jimrome27

    Can anyone help me? I checked my phone if there was an update while i was at work, it was there but i cancelled it. Now that i’m home and checking for update, it says im in the latest version?

    • hadoob024

      Have you tried T-Mobile?  I don’t know but maybe they have a specific solution for this scenario?

      If not, you’re probably going to have to go to LG’s site and do the update manually.

    • hadoob024

      Have you tried T-Mobile?  I don’t know but maybe they have a specific solution for this scenario?

      If not, you’re probably going to have to go to LG’s site and do the update manually.

    • Slidersez

      Should be getting it soon, Got mine this morning. noticeable improvements, download takes 5-10 minutes

    • Slidersez

      Should be getting it soon, Got mine this morning. noticeable improvements, download takes 5-10 minutes

  • Jimrome27

    Can anyone help me? I checked my phone if there was an update while i was at work, it was there but i cancelled it. Now that i’m home and checking for update, it says im in the latest version?

  • Omega1844a

    I wish the G2X had gingerbread when I bought it however, I can appreciate the difference between the froyo and gingerbread operating systems.  My G2x is much faster and the battery life has drastically improved.  Thanks for the update.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    Still waiting for my OTA update from SLOW T-Mobile! Can’t use the LG updater because it says my G2X already has the latest version already, yay! Guess LG pulled the update for now. Sorry T-Mobile, sorry LG!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    oh, and gee whiz, I hope my G2X does not randomly “reboot” whensoever I get this update, lol!

  • Criticalmass

    NO such thing as FREE!  I’m getting a kick out of everyone who is excited to get a FREE G2x.  Do the math folks. T-mobile rolled out the value plans on Sunday.  Take for instance the Unlimited plus family plan.  It’s 140/mo with your free phone…  the same unlimited plus family value plan is the same plan without a credit towards the phone… 99/mo.  Over the life of your two year contract you pay $960.00 more for the exact same service…  So there you go with your free, excuse me I mean almost $1,000 new phones.  Get an EIP installment plan for your phone as there is no interest on the financing and stick with the value plans.

    • Anonymous

      I should look over the value plans and see if my unlimited everything loyalty plan is a keeper. It’s a business expense for me, so a write off (for now).

    • Anonymous

      I should look over the value plans and see if my unlimited everything loyalty plan is a keeper. It’s a business expense for me, so a write off (for now).

    • http://profiles.google.com/s10shane Shane Stenson

      i went to do the  EIP installment plan and the tmobile guy said they no longer have it anymore. he said last monday 7-25 they got rid of it for good.. im really pissed at tmobile for this bs. now i gotta pay all the money up front. lol

  • Criticalmass

    NO such thing as FREE!  I’m getting a kick out of everyone who is excited to get a FREE G2x.  Do the math folks. T-mobile rolled out the value plans on Sunday.  Take for instance the Unlimited plus family plan.  It’s 140/mo with your free phone…  the same unlimited plus family value plan is the same plan without a credit towards the phone… 99/mo.  Over the life of your two year contract you pay $960.00 more for the exact same service…  So there you go with your free, excuse me I mean almost $1,000 new phones.  Get an EIP installment plan for your phone as there is no interest on the financing and stick with the value plans.

  • Criticalmass

    NO such thing as FREE!  I’m getting a kick out of everyone who is excited to get a FREE G2x.  Do the math folks. T-mobile rolled out the value plans on Sunday.  Take for instance the Unlimited plus family plan.  It’s 140/mo with your free phone…  the same unlimited plus family value plan is the same plan without a credit towards the phone… 99/mo.  Over the life of your two year contract you pay $960.00 more for the exact same service…  So there you go with your free, excuse me I mean almost $1,000 new phones.  Get an EIP installment plan for your phone as there is no interest on the financing and stick with the value plans.

  • Anonymous

    TMO retention gave me a free upgrade to the G2X today. I just called to ask what they could do for me. I tried the G2X previously but returned it due to problems. We’ll see how it works out this time. When I looked at it compared to a Sensation at the TMO store yesterday, the display of the G2X was more vivid, and it was very zippy compared to the laggy Sensed out Sensation. Anyway, Retention assured me that the new device they are sending me is updated to Gingerbread. I have GB 2.3.4 on my Nexus One and the battery life is improved incredibly, so watch for that. I have never done an OTA update, only manual, and prefer this method, so don’t be shy once you know a good update is available. It’s very easy.

  • Anonymous

    TMO retention gave me a free upgrade to the G2X today. I just called to ask what they could do for me. I tried the G2X previously but returned it due to problems. We’ll see how it works out this time. When I looked at it compared to a Sensation at the TMO store yesterday, the display of the G2X was more vivid, and it was very zippy compared to the laggy Sensed out Sensation. Anyway, Retention assured me that the new device they are sending me is updated to Gingerbread. I have GB 2.3.4 on my Nexus One and the battery life is improved incredibly, so watch for that. I have never done an OTA update, only manual, and prefer this method, so don’t be shy once you know a good update is available. It’s very easy.

    • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

      i can’t get crap from retentions. tried 10 times. seriously

      • theWayofThings

        If you’ve tried 10 times, then retention knows you’re not serious about canceling and just want something you’re not eligible for…

        • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

          aren’t most people NOT serious when they call? I haven’t seen anybody call and cancel so far. and I haven’t been on contract for over 5 years.

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t mention anything about canceling. I have a Nexus One and Nokia E7 and both are outstanding. I just thought I’d see what kind of deal I could get, and figured locking into my loyalty plan for a couple more years ain’t such a bad move. I was impressed with the G2x when I tried it before as I had none of the software issues, even though it’s a carrier phone with bloatware, but I shut down that crap and it was fine except for the screen bleed. I figured waiting to try it again AFTER GB update was worth a try, and then if screen bleed is bad, I can exchange for one with a better display that isn’t unstable. So I just told retention that I just wondered what my upgrade cost would be, and it was entirely their initiative to give it over free. I sure wasn’t looking to game any system but I appreciate the gesture.

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t mention anything about canceling. I have a Nexus One and Nokia E7 and both are outstanding. I just thought I’d see what kind of deal I could get, and figured locking into my loyalty plan for a couple more years ain’t such a bad move. I was impressed with the G2x when I tried it before as I had none of the software issues, even though it’s a carrier phone with bloatware, but I shut down that crap and it was fine except for the screen bleed. I figured waiting to try it again AFTER GB update was worth a try, and then if screen bleed is bad, I can exchange for one with a better display that isn’t unstable. So I just told retention that I just wondered what my upgrade cost would be, and it was entirely their initiative to give it over free. I sure wasn’t looking to game any system but I appreciate the gesture.

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t mention anything about canceling. I have a Nexus One and Nokia E7 and both are outstanding. I just thought I’d see what kind of deal I could get, and figured locking into my loyalty plan for a couple more years ain’t such a bad move. I was impressed with the G2x when I tried it before as I had none of the software issues, even though it’s a carrier phone with bloatware, but I shut down that crap and it was fine except for the screen bleed. I figured waiting to try it again AFTER GB update was worth a try, and then if screen bleed is bad, I can exchange for one with a better display that isn’t unstable. So I just told retention that I just wondered what my upgrade cost would be, and it was entirely their initiative to give it over free. I sure wasn’t looking to game any system but I appreciate the gesture.

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t mention anything about canceling. I have a Nexus One and Nokia E7 and both are outstanding. I just thought I’d see what kind of deal I could get, and figured locking into my loyalty plan for a couple more years ain’t such a bad move. I was impressed with the G2x when I tried it before as I had none of the software issues, even though it’s a carrier phone with bloatware, but I shut down that crap and it was fine except for the screen bleed. I figured waiting to try it again AFTER GB update was worth a try, and then if screen bleed is bad, I can exchange for one with a better display that isn’t unstable. So I just told retention that I just wondered what my upgrade cost would be, and it was entirely their initiative to give it over free. I sure wasn’t looking to game any system but I appreciate the gesture.

      • theWayofThings

        If you’ve tried 10 times, then retention knows you’re not serious about canceling and just want something you’re not eligible for…

      • theWayofThings

        If you’ve tried 10 times, then retention knows you’re not serious about canceling and just want something you’re not eligible for…

  • Anonymous

    TMO retention gave me a free upgrade to the G2X today. I just called to ask what they could do for me. I tried the G2X previously but returned it due to problems. We’ll see how it works out this time. When I looked at it compared to a Sensation at the TMO store yesterday, the display of the G2X was more vivid, and it was very zippy compared to the laggy Sensed out Sensation. Anyway, Retention assured me that the new device they are sending me is updated to Gingerbread. I have GB 2.3.4 on my Nexus One and the battery life is improved incredibly, so watch for that. I have never done an OTA update, only manual, and prefer this method, so don’t be shy once you know a good update is available. It’s very easy.

  • Anonymous

    TMO retention gave me a free upgrade to the G2X today. I just called to ask what they could do for me. I tried the G2X previously but returned it due to problems. We’ll see how it works out this time. When I looked at it compared to a Sensation at the TMO store yesterday, the display of the G2X was more vivid, and it was very zippy compared to the laggy Sensed out Sensation. Anyway, Retention assured me that the new device they are sending me is updated to Gingerbread. I have GB 2.3.4 on my Nexus One and the battery life is improved incredibly, so watch for that. I have never done an OTA update, only manual, and prefer this method, so don’t be shy once you know a good update is available. It’s very easy.

  • Anonymous

    Dial #*#*checkin*#*# and then check for updates.

  • Anonymous

    Dial #*#*checkin*#*# and then check for updates.

  • Anonymous

    Hello,everyone,sorry take your time a min,show a good fashion stuff 

    website —— www (vipstores) net —— you can input on your web there,if you

    do know how to do,you can click my username and you will come 

    our company website,maybe you will find something your like,thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Hello,everyone,sorry take your time a min,show a good fashion stuff 

    website —— www (vipstores) net —— you can input on your web there,if you

    do know how to do,you can click my username and you will come 

    our company website,maybe you will find something your like,thanks!

  • heather

    I got a *free* one yesterday in the mail. Looks like everything is up to date with the gingerbread and all that. I’m not very experienced w/ Android, but I traded my Samsung Galaxy s4 for the G2x and it’s much much faster and stream-lined. Glad I made the switch! I didn’t know mine was all ready updated, so nice suprise!

  • heather

    I got a *free* one yesterday in the mail. Looks like everything is up to date with the gingerbread and all that. I’m not very experienced w/ Android, but I traded my Samsung Galaxy s4 for the G2x and it’s much much faster and stream-lined. Glad I made the switch! I didn’t know mine was all ready updated, so nice suprise!

  • heather

    I got a *free* one yesterday in the mail. Looks like everything is up to date with the gingerbread and all that. I’m not very experienced w/ Android, but I traded my Samsung Galaxy s4 for the G2x and it’s much much faster and stream-lined. Glad I made the switch! I didn’t know mine was all ready updated, so nice suprise!

  • zps

    still no OTA update for me.  socal.

  • zps

    still no OTA update for me.  socal.

  • Blue

    Just hopped off the phone with LG. They’ve severed the connection between the LG Mobile Support Tool and their servers and taken down the new firmware. Turns out too many people have gotten their phones bricked. Also, TMO Care says that they’ve have issues with the OTA as well. Some people have had bricked phones, and (according to the support forums) a bunch of people also lost the camera software. I was advised to go to a retail store on August 5th, and have someone there run the update for me. this makes me a sad panda.

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    I did the software update and looks good but I did notice camera settings are different but does work.

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    ok. the camera sucks now.

  • duckjob

    To anyone that has applied the 2.3.3 update manually and is still having problems, perform a factory reset on the phone. I did the update manually a few days ago and it installed fine, however I still had the odd reboot and random shut down, along with blue tooth and wifi issues. Doing the factory reset immediately fixed the wifi and bluetooth problems I was having and so far no random reboots. Hope this helps, such a great phone on paper but LG/TMO really laid an egg execution wise…

    • WWWYKI!

      Was thinking of doing this today. Just gonna back up my stuff before doing that. If this doesn’t work, I’m getting a Sensation. I want to like this phone but it keeps giving me reasons not to

  • O>O

    Just did my update over 4g and it works really good. It seems a lot faster and I am really loving the green and black theme. Houston, Tx 

  • O>O

    Just did my update over 4g and it works really good. It seems a lot faster and I am really loving the green and black theme. Houston, Tx 

  • http://profiles.google.com/s10shane Shane Stenson

    damn i sent my sensation back for this phone and i went to do the  EIP installment plan and the tmobile guy said they no longer have it anymore. he said last monday 7-25 they got rid of it for good.. im really pissed at tmobile for this bs. now i gotta pay all the money up front. lol

  • Myke

    I’ve updated the LG drivers for my desktop and downloaded the LG Mobile Support Tool.  It says that I have the latest version so no need to update.  I still have 2.2.2 any suggestions on how to dl Gingerbread?  I’ve already tried the software update.

  • Anonymous

    Just received my new free G2X (not refurb) and it has GB. Still shows cell standby is high.

  • Mayco86

    The new update….sucks…though only experienced random shutdowns very rarely….I have had camera issues much more often, stating camera cannot connect….what the f***….and the previous camera/video recorder on 2.2 was MUCH MUCH BETTER…why LG? why T-Mobile? I thought you guys tested and tested to make this phone better…not worst…considering switching back to my Vibrant, now this phone never lost the great camera/video recorder features….whats the point of 8MP and 1080i recording with so many limitations…very disappointed!!!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/s10shane Shane Stenson

    i got my g2x from tmobiles customer service on 8-4-2011.. it came preinstalled with gingerbread and has been the best phone ive ever had. i sent back my sensation 4g since that phone was sooooo slow and laggy and the speaker sucked really bad on it. i played with my g2x and damn what a difference from the sensation 4g in terms of speed. ive had my phone for 4 days now and i havent had a reboot yet or any lag or any kind and my phone has never got hot at all. so maybe i got lucky or something. but i know not ever g2x has issues. i love gingerbread as well but im not gonna lie the camera app does suck pretty bad, but i went over to xda and put a the stock rom that was rooted on my phone and i put the green signal mod on my phone so the 4g and signal bars are green now, also took off bloat ware and also added the screen off animation that the nexus s has. i use an app called LG 2X/Black Notifications which is awesome since it makes my 4 led buttons light up when i get a text or a miss call. but u need root access only on the gingerbread update. if u still have froyo u dont need root access. so i got my phone the way i want it and i couldnt be any happier. oh and over at xda they got the lg camera app working some what so far and i love this camera app. 

  • Montagueaz

    Updated my phone today, everything works except the phone, doesnt seem to see tmobile network? Any ideas?

  • Rogrrruiz86 Rr

    Am trying to enroll in a site… but when I go to input my date of birth it only give me the option thru 7how can I go down or scroll to say..24