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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  • O. O.

    Oh I cannot wait till AT&T closes this deal cause T-mobile USA really needs help before loyal customers that going insane. 

  • http://twitter.com/Vision77 Vision77

    I am glad LG is stepping it up a bit…..BUT…for those with the testicular fortitude, I say really step your game up by rooting your G2x and put the MIUI Celebration rom on your phone.  Remember testicular fortitude is a prerequisite to rooting.

  • http://twitter.com/Vision77 Vision77

    I am glad LG is stepping it up a bit…..BUT…for those with the testicular fortitude, I say really step your game up by rooting your G2x and put the MIUI Celebration rom on your phone.  Remember testicular fortitude is a prerequisite to rooting.

  • Luke

    Do we get gtalk video chat with this?

    • Anonymous

      nope

  • http://twitter.com/Zeon45 Oscar Zeon Dominguez

    I’m confused is this the official 2.3 update ? and is it 2.3.4 ? thank

  • http://twitter.com/Zeon45 Oscar Zeon Dominguez

    I’m confused is this the official 2.3 update ? and is it 2.3.4 ? thank

  • http://twitter.com/Zeon45 Oscar Zeon Dominguez

    I’m confused is this the official 2.3 update ? and is it 2.3.4 ? thank

  • Brandon Dean

    I don’t know what magic fairy dust landed on my G2X today, but the update that on the first day or two did nothing to remedy my phones problems is now working fine. It hasn’t rebooted all day, battery life has improved, and the phone is handling its heat issues (it cools off now, instead of needing a “breather”). 

    I don’t know what made the difference, but now its actually acting like the dual core phone it is. Its funny how phones are wonky after initially recieving an update, and then things work themselves out somehow.

  • Brandon Dean

    I don’t know what magic fairy dust landed on my G2X today, but the update that on the first day or two did nothing to remedy my phones problems is now working fine. It hasn’t rebooted all day, battery life has improved, and the phone is handling its heat issues (it cools off now, instead of needing a “breather”). 

    I don’t know what made the difference, but now its actually acting like the dual core phone it is. Its funny how phones are wonky after initially recieving an update, and then things work themselves out somehow.

  • Brandon Dean

    I don’t know what magic fairy dust landed on my G2X today, but the update that on the first day or two did nothing to remedy my phones problems is now working fine. It hasn’t rebooted all day, battery life has improved, and the phone is handling its heat issues (it cools off now, instead of needing a “breather”). 

    I don’t know what made the difference, but now its actually acting like the dual core phone it is. Its funny how phones are wonky after initially recieving an update, and then things work themselves out somehow.

  • Devin Chadwick

    Did a manual update yesterday and G2X is working better than before.  The battery life is outstanding now and so far no reboots.

    • http://twitter.com/Zeon45 Oscar Zeon Dominguez

      Is this the official update from the link on this page or the other update? Does the 4G and reception bar turn green ? Thanks in advance

  • Jasonv27

    On the lg updater it said my sagas will be deleted is that true

  • Scobra69

    thanks now im the proud owner of an lg brick $200.00 down the drain

  • Anthony Guzman

    just spoke to someone at lg they told that they will indeed have OTA in the next two weeks also try the site to download it its not there anymore i rather wait two more weeks and get the OTA better hopefully the camera will be better

  • Rick Sibrian

    Just got off the phone with LG after trying to upgrade my phone with their tool, guy tells me not to use this method as a OTA is coming very soon from TMOBILE. NOT LG.  Guy says it will be out 1-2 weeks. Yea Sure

    • Sarah_han

      haha 1-2 weeks? ya right sounds more like 1-2 months at this rate

  • Rick Sibrian

    Just got off the phone with LG after trying to upgrade my phone with their tool, guy tells me not to use this method as a OTA is coming very soon from TMOBILE. NOT LG.  Guy says it will be out 1-2 weeks. Yea Sure

  • Postasanonymous

    My issues that I had with both my G2x’s that I haven’t seen addressed are:

    A) WiFi keeps cutting out
    B) Phone either remains on 2G or goes to GSM only for no reason (all day long)

    • Anonymous

      the update fixes issue A, issue B is a problem everybody on T-mobile gets, its not the phone’s fault.  That depends on what settings you set in *#*#4636#*#* menu and the coverage for T-mobile in your area (and if you’re moving around).

  • Postasanonymous

    My issues that I had with both my G2x’s that I haven’t seen addressed are:

    A) WiFi keeps cutting out
    B) Phone either remains on 2G or goes to GSM only for no reason (all day long)

  • Doctorgross1

    ( does someone want to post a quadrant score with the new update?

  • Doctorgross1

    ( does someone want to post a quadrant score with the new update?

  • Sivrajbm

    Already did the upgrade. I’m really liking everything except the smaller keys on the keypad. Phone was fast before now it down right flies. Even the battery lasts more than 15 hours now. This is a GREAT upgrade …:-D

  • Jamesleonard1982

    My buddy updated his and got the new market. I did mine but no new market and I tried the apk but that wont work either! Any idea?

  • Jamesleonard1982

    2452 benchmark btw

  • DrG

    So no big deal there…. Just scored 2350 pre-update. This is a replacement unit i got two weeks ago from Tmo. The old one froze then died permanently after gps/Google maps navigated me Phoenix to Carlsbad, CA. Sucked! Anyway… The new replacement is Froyo but no freezups/locks etc. Working well. Tried to update the new version but wont take….. Says running the latest version. Must be some newer blocked froyo version of 2.2. Battery life still sucks the bucket.

    • zps

      use juicedefender.  honestly.  it will blow your mind.

  • Cameron W3st

    SO…this STILL won’t update to 2.3 on refurb units?  I have a replacement device and EVEN THOUGH the updater now says model LG-P999DW, it STILL won’t take…what gives here and HOW DO I GET THIS UPDATED?!

    Does ANYONE KNow how to do this?!

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

      Supposedly have to wait for OTA. I’m starting to wonder if that will even happen.

  • chris23

    The highest score that I received on quadrant standard was a little above 2700….the average seems to be 2534

  • Junieruiz

    We are getting close all I’m asking for is a release date Gingerbread hopping for 2.3.4 I talk to a friend that runs a t mobile store told me he don’t no the date all it was told to him it coming out in 2 weeks and not to download the LG gingerbread t mobile had nothing to do with that LG did it because of all the heat that was coming towards them… I ask him did t mobile add any new features what’s the update he told me they fix all the bugs even made it faster making the phone brighter and more colorful more vibrant gingerbread keyboard copy and paste a app manager task killer faster web browsing faster bootup next week t mobile start sellin it online again with gingerbread on it I asked him what’s the deal with the camera he told me not to worry it’s still the same LG UI camera and that we will be seeing a G2X Commercial showing off the gingerbread features and the processor speed he said that’s all he knows 4 right now I’m glad I wasn’t desperate I’ll wait for t mobile gingerbread update the best part about the G2X IS THE LG UI CAMERA And THE DUAL CORE PROCESSOR This is still the fastest phone in the U S market :-)

    • zps

      i pray this is true!

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

      This is official. T-mobile is sending it OTA.

  • Jamesleonard1982

    So since I updated through LG I wont get the tmo update??

  • Sara

    for some reason phone wont connecct to the lg updater on my laptop….. any suggestions? 

    • Sara

      i’ve tried for the last hour and a half… using 3 differnt usb ports… cables… reinstalling said drivers… woeijfdsaoifjlapowilekmsdf garrbagee

      • Aprogresslearner

        Did you guys using an extended battery? If so, use the original battery that came with the phone

        • Aprogresslearner

          Are you*

    • Carlosvarela13

      You have to do it with a laptop with windows on it in try to do it on my mackbook air I had the same problem I love this phone now I no problems now but the camera no reboots no ever hitting no nothing better then my sensation……. Good luck?.

    • Carlosvarela13

      You have to do it with a laptop with windows on it in try to do it on my mackbook air I had the same problem I love this phone now I no problems now but the camera no reboots no ever hitting no nothing better then my sensation……. Good luck?.

    • Carlosvarela13

      You have to do it with a laptop with windows on it in try to do it on my mackbook air I had the same problem I love this phone now I no problems now but the camera no reboots no ever hitting no nothing better then my sensation……. Good luck?.

    • Carlosvarela13

      You have to do it with a laptop with windows on it in try to do it on my mackbook air I had the same problem I love this phone now I no problems now but the camera no reboots no ever hitting no nothing better then my sensation……. Good luck?.

  • solomind

    Come on tmobile I had gingerbread on my nexus one in january step your game up

  • Dc

    Just got the OTA GB! Phone is working great so far. Love the text cursor, whole update took about 10 minutes.

  • Han0ixan

    As I write this, the G2X is free on the T-mobile site (internet offer only).

    • Michaelangelo Pi

      I couldn’t find it

  • Jeff Laquihon

    If I update my phone to gingerbread now, will I still receive an OTA if Tmobile ever decides to change something from now till the official release?

  • Palmsaysam

    The OTA update is out! I got a message on my G2X at 2AM automatically about the update. Gave me a choice to update now or postpone. Obviously I’m updating..its downloading as I type this….looks like 3 parts, message mentions it will reboot automatically….FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    @796dbcded09787b62f8d37786f593ea6:disqus 

  • Palmsaysam

    The OTA update is out! I got a message on my G2X at 2AM automatically about the update. Gave me a choice to update now or postpone. Obviously I’m updating..its downloading as I type this….looks like 3 parts, message mentions it will reboot automatically….FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    @796dbcded09787b62f8d37786f593ea6:disqus 

    • DrG

      Please update status…..

    • DrG

      Please update status…..

    • DrG

      Please update status…..

    • Peepinmofo

      Its BEEN rebooting automatically. :chuckle:

  • Anonymous

    The link is live!!!

  • Mel

    What are the quadrants like with the gingerbread update? post some more

  • Adriano Gomez

    yea so whats up with the camera? anyway i can move my software BACK and then try and update with the OTA? 

    • Scott

      Once the update is done, there is not a way to go back to 2.2 (although you might be able to do it if you rooted your device).  Sorry.

  • Nik

    Just got an OTA!!!!!!! Hello gingerbread!

    • Anonymous

      So, this Gingerbread update is coming via OTA updates as well? I will check my girl’s phone momentarily. Also, does the phone lose information during the update or is. It saved?

      • Msaxon20

        I kept everything on the ota right down to the screen arrangement

        • Nik

          yeah not bad at all! I don’t see anything messed up so far.

      • Scott

        I did the update yesterday via the updater tool, and even though it told me that the data would be erased, it was all still there after the update.

  • Msaxon20

    Updaged at 2 am things a champ now so far better everything

  • Joe-smith

    To whomever got the OTA update….. In settings and about phone….. What does your Kernel and Baseband and Build Version and Software Version say?

    • Slidersez

      android version/2.3.3  kernel 2.6.32.9
      Baseband/m6600a-scautnz-2.0.9720 1 jul 15
      2011 10:00:00] mp:trulge-08.09.02r-mdm
      build version/ gri40
      Software version/lg-p999-v21e

    • Slidersez

      android version/2.3.3  kernel 2.6.32.9
      Baseband/m6600a-scautnz-2.0.9720 1 jul 15
      2011 10:00:00] mp:trulge-08.09.02r-mdm
      build version/ gri40
      Software version/lg-p999-v21e

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U3HGPB25ETU3UFJRWSVTND3NOI Makaveli Mel

    Its free on the main site.. wtf.. free already? 

  • J. Williams

    And just like that, it’s back on. I got me a free G2x from the local store. Woohoo.

  • Mike

    The Tmobile OTA is the same build as the LG Updater Tool. Nothing new was built into it.

  • Kevin

    When I go to the updater, it says I have the latest version.  Anybody having trouble with this?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U3HGPB25ETU3UFJRWSVTND3NOI Makaveli Mel

      i do. spoke to lg rep. Said that the software is defective and they are fixing it cause of that reason. wtf!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U3HGPB25ETU3UFJRWSVTND3NOI Makaveli Mel

      i do. spoke to lg rep. Said that the software is defective and they are fixing it cause of that reason. wtf!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U3HGPB25ETU3UFJRWSVTND3NOI Makaveli Mel

      i do. spoke to lg rep. Said that the software is defective and they are fixing it cause of that reason. wtf!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U3HGPB25ETU3UFJRWSVTND3NOI Makaveli Mel

      i do. spoke to lg rep. Said that the software is defective and they are fixing it cause of that reason. wtf!

  • Kevin

    When I go to the updater, it says I have the latest version.  Anybody having trouble with this?

  • Kevin

    When I go to the updater, it says I have the latest version.  Anybody having trouble with this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessekadegettinpaid Jesse Kade

    Does the OTA retain the LG camera UI?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessekadegettinpaid Jesse Kade

    Does the OTA retain the LG camera UI?

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

      No.

      • zps

        too bad.  that’s one of the better parts of this phone.

      • zps

        too bad.  that’s one of the better parts of this phone.

    • Carlosvarela13

      The camera sucks now. But other than that my g2x its awesome I give my sensation to my wife….

    • Carlosvarela13

      The camera sucks now. But other than that my g2x its awesome I give my sensation to my wife….

    • Carlosvarela13

      The camera sucks now. But other than that my g2x its awesome I give my sensation to my wife….

  • Sam

    gingerbread looks cool on that phone almost wanna buy one from craigslist.