T-Mobile Officially Announces Gingerbread For The G2x, Devil Buys Jacket To Stay Warm

In what can only be described as the single most amazing event in the history of the T-Mobile G2x on T-Mobile, Gingerbread is now officially officially available. It has of course been unofficially available for a few days for those willing to go at on their own. T-Mobile has indicated what changes one can expect from the G2x with Gingerbread:

  • Improved battery life
  • Improved front-facing camera operation when using Qik record and share
  • Improved disabling Car Home
  • Helps address unexpected reboots

We hope that while T-Mobile isn’t talking about it, this update also addresses a number of the issues that were so prominent in the G2x being taken off the shelf in the first place.

If you want to see the fixes with really pretty pictures you can check out our post from yesterday.

T-Mobile Support Site

LG Website (Get Gingerbread now!!)

It’s hot enough this summer to bake Gingerbread for the T-Mobile G2x! That’s right – it’s here! http://goo.gl/0HpVe
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  • Jasonv27

    Can you get it ota

  • Jasonv27

    Can you get it ota

  • Bobblehead

    Gingerbread is yummy.
    No lockups or random reboots for me since I upgraded from the LG website last week. 
    Battery life definitely better.
    Buyers remorse starting to fade.

  • Bobblehead

    Gingerbread is yummy.
    No lockups or random reboots for me since I upgraded from the LG website last week. 
    Battery life definitely better.
    Buyers remorse starting to fade.

  • Carl

    Just to be clear. This OFFICIAL update is through the LG website???

    • Carl

      Never mind… it says right there that it will be OTA, so I’m guessing that update will have the LG camera app.

      • Alan

        No LG camera and the OTA is identical to the LG update released few days ago.

  • Carl

    Just to be clear. This OFFICIAL update is through the LG website???

  • Will Blake

    Phuckin finally! When i check for a software update, my phone says connection failed caused by authentication error.

  • Will Blake

    Phuckin finally! When i check for a software update, my phone says connection failed caused by authentication error.

  • Failed to include original camera app.  Lazy.

  • Failed to include original camera app.  Lazy.

  • i did the software update check and it still says my “current version is the latest version” what to do now?

  • i did the software update check and it still says my “current version is the latest version” what to do now?

  • can someone that has this let me know if it is the build that lg released fromt their update tool? i hope it’s a new version because there is no screen on/off animation (crt effect) also the 4g icon or wifi icon doesn’t turn green once connected. please someone let me know.

    • CJ Kelly

      It’s the same one…

  • can someone that has this let me know if it is the build that lg released fromt their update tool? i hope it’s a new version because there is no screen on/off animation (crt effect) also the 4g icon or wifi icon doesn’t turn green once connected. please someone let me know.

  • Kingphillyus

    I think I’ll wait a week or so because I got tired of waiting on T-Mobile being worthless.   I run CM7 nightlies rom on it right now and it’s amazing.  I need to be on the OTA update to use my keyboard app though.  I’ll wait until it’s actually being pushed OTA. 

  • does any know for sure if this is the same build that was unofficially released last week?

    • Anonymous

      same one, still no LG camera :(

  • MrMr

    1. Check for Software Update
    2. ‘Current version is the latest version’

    I still have Froyo (never did any of the manual updates in the past week.) How long will it take before it detects there is a new version available? 

    • MrMr

      Do you have to be connected to the cellular 4G network? Right now I can only get Wi-Fi in my building so maybe it doesn’t detect the update that way?

    • Rick

      Update it with the LG tool! You really shouldn’t update your phone wirelessly over the air, sometimes those updates don’t work right or you
      have to do it again because the update failed.

  • Anonymous

    I’m in 4G and full bars, and the network is saying I have the most recent version. Lies!

    • baopham

      did you get a refurbed phone?  if you did you need to go here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1183168  and force the update.  This is supported though.  You can also wait for the OTA which will come to you eventually.

  • batman

    I love how this place contradicts itself every other day.

    2 days ago tmobile employees were testing a version, and that the version on the LG update tool wasnt official. And today, it’s ota and the same version.

    g2x was not pulled because of bugs, but out of stock. But here we are, gingerbread out today and the g2x is available for sale.

    Should be renamed to tmo-gossip

    • J. Williams

      Have you never blogged before? Everything is based on that, GOSSIP. lol nothing is for certain. Uh rumors? lol

    • J. Williams

      Have you never blogged before? Everything is based on that, GOSSIP. lol nothing is for certain. Uh rumors? lol

    • Brandon Dean

      You have to also realize is THAT WAS WHAT HAPPENED. Tmobile was contradicting itself. I called T-mobile myself throughout this process, and I would essentially get the same message that this site was saying. So despite the contradictions, they were true.

      T-mobile didnt want to admit to there being a problem with the phone and neither did LG, but every step of the way there were things being said by reps that confirmed the info that was shown here on Tmonews. None of it could be said to be official since it didnt come in the form of a press release, but that doesn’t negate that they were said, and that it was the truth.

      They reported it to not be an official release, because that is WHAT REPRESENTATIVES WERE TELLING PEOPLE. So its not Tmonews fault that the two companies involved were sending mixed messages.

    • Anonymous

      actually I think the leaked version was V21e v1.0.1.5, the official OTA was v21e v1.0.0.1.7  (no difference in content though).  There has to be a Quality Assurance process, so in this case it was a very short one.  I think the update works great for most people – losing the stock camera is not a big deal – there are tons of camera apps on the market for free.

    • Anonymous

      actually I think the leaked version was V21e v1.0.1.5, the official OTA was v21e v1.0.0.1.7  (no difference in content though).  There has to be a Quality Assurance process, so in this case it was a very short one.  I think the update works great for most people – losing the stock camera is not a big deal – there are tons of camera apps on the market for free.

  • I’m pretty sure that “Check for Software Update” won’t do a darn thing. :) The OTA updates are typically rolled out in a staggered fashion based on IMEI number. Could be getting it today, could be 2-3 weeks (depends on how fast T-Mo goes). I remember the MyTouch 3G update taking over a month from when it was announced.

    • Dave

      I did a Check for update this morning and got the notification. I’m curious as to how fast they are rolling this out.

  • Dave

    No LG camera. Hmph. Stupid annoying shutter sound. OTA update took about 20 minutes total to run. Phone seemingly more responsive, and no data was lost. Battery life improvement to be determined.

    • Carl Fredrikson+t

      Was your phone rooted before you did the update? I’m wondering if I need to unroot my phone in order for the OTA update to work. 

      • Rick

        You don’t need to unroot, takes your root away but even though it said my data would be lost it wasn’t. Gingerbread rocks on my G2X, no random reboots, the battery lasts all day and when your not using the device it sips very little power!

        • Carl

          I know that the update will unroot my phone and I’m not worried about that. Just wanted to be sure that root didn’t cause any issues with actually getting the update in the first place. Thanks!!!

        • Carl

          I know that the update will unroot my phone and I’m not worried about that. Just wanted to be sure that root didn’t cause any issues with actually getting the update in the first place. Thanks!!!

      • Dave

        My phone was not rooted, it was the stock 2.2.2 build. Rick’s comment should be accurate – the update will un-root the device.

  • Javgue31

    For anyone that has installed the ota. Did the camera change or is it the crappy gb one. And is anyone getting the new market or Netflix?

    • Dave

      GB camera. New Android Market. No Netflix.

      • Anonymous

        where are you, im in Orlando FL and still not getting the OTA.

        • Dave

          Kansas City.

      • Javgue31

        Wonder if ill still get the ota if I upgraded through LG .cause I still have the old market blah

    • Ashley23

      I don’t have a new market. But my camera is gb.

  • jonathan from la

    refurbished g2x devices still can not update through the lg update tool. i still keep getting the message the my phone is has the most current version and does not need to be updated.

  • BigMixxx

    I got my g2x yesterday at Costo for 129 with a 50 dollar rebate.  Locked up as soon as I walked out the door.  Took it back, and lo and behold the woman convinced me to keep it.  now…She was so hot.  I did not pay attention to what she was saying…

    • maybe if  u gave her $100 tip , she would go to ur home for a drink together?

      • BigMixxx

        LMAO….that’s like paying for free beer…

      • BigMixxx

        LMAO….that’s like paying for free beer…

  • BigMixxx

    I got my g2x yesterday at Costo for 129 with a 50 dollar rebate.  Locked up as soon as I walked out the door.  Took it back, and lo and behold the woman convinced me to keep it.  now…She was so hot.  I did not pay attention to what she was saying…

  • BigMixxx

    I got my g2x yesterday at Costo for 129 with a 50 dollar rebate.  Locked up as soon as I walked out the door.  Took it back, and lo and behold the woman convinced me to keep it.  now…She was so hot.  I did not pay attention to what she was saying…

  • G2X or the SENSATION? which would you choose? which has more  features?
    SENSATION original non contract price was $549. not they reduced it to $499. G2X is still $549.99. If I upgrade for the G2X the price shows $340 something including upgrade fee, tax and shipping fee.
     your opinion please!

    • Caliborn1

      Are you saying upgrade price is $340, to buy phone without adding 2 year contract?
      Didnt see that yesterday.

      • $340 is after or including  upgrade fee, tax  and shipping fee., original 2 yr contract upgrade phone cost was $249 or something

        • Caliborn1

          Well with logging on as a tmo customer, upgrade price is $549, $598 including tax and fees. New customers get the $0 free phone with new contract.  So as a tmo customer with Even More Plus (meaning no contract) I dont think I would get the free phone deal even if I sign a new two year agreement that adds $20 per month to the bill.  $59.99 to $79.99.  I guess you are talking about signing a new 2 year agreement that I am trying to avoid.

        • new customer is free but for me  if i want to upgrade the phone  , it costs $249.99 plus all the fes, tax and shipping comes to about $349. i recently returned my phone so i am eligible for upgrade. the other quesiton is G2X or SENSATION< which is better?

    • Alberto Quintero

      if u want stock G2X if like Sense then Sensation

  • G2X or the SENSATION? which would you choose? which has more  features?
    SENSATION original non contract price was $549. not they reduced it to $499. G2X is still $549.99. If I upgrade for the G2X the price shows $340 something including upgrade fee, tax and shipping fee.
     your opinion please!

  • Welp, can’t receive the OTA through checking in or running it through the system, and LG’s updater tool says my model is up to date, so I guess it’s back to CM7 for me.

    Anybody with a LGP999DW-P having any luck? I’m betting not.

    Talked to LG and then to T-Mo and everyone so far has been quite helpless in actually confirming that the DWP’s will be receiving the update.

  • Welp, can’t receive the OTA through checking in or running it through the system, and LG’s updater tool says my model is up to date, so I guess it’s back to CM7 for me.

    Anybody with a LGP999DW-P having any luck? I’m betting not.

    Talked to LG and then to T-Mo and everyone so far has been quite helpless in actually confirming that the DWP’s will be receiving the update.

  • Annoyed…

    Anyone have their phone lock up during the update, only to now be in a permanent “restart loop?”

    Ughh….

  • Annoyed…

    Anyone have their phone lock up during the update, only to now be in a permanent “restart loop?”

    Ughh….

  • If I do this update, is it going to erase everything on my phone!?

    • Meagan

      Never hurts to backup your mobile apps, texts, etc. before doing a firmware update.  Why ‘hope’ that you don’t lose some important data?

    • Meagan

      Never hurts to backup your mobile apps, texts, etc. before doing a firmware update.  Why ‘hope’ that you don’t lose some important data?

    • Javgue31

      No

  • If I do this update, is it going to erase everything on my phone!?

  • Ccrk

    Cant stand the camera app on 2.3.  The zoom sucks and I am having a hard time
    trying to size the picture the size that I need for emails and so forth. Also
    can not turn the noise off that the camera makes

    • There is no zoom. You’re looking at digital zoom…also known as pixel enlarging.

  • Ccrk

    Cant stand the camera app on 2.3.  The zoom sucks and I am having a hard time
    trying to size the picture the size that I need for emails and so forth. Also
    can not turn the noise off that the camera makes

  • Jarvis Billena

    Wow seems like t-mobile only pushes ota updates fast when there’s a problem with our devices!! Its too bad they don’t push just as fast for devices without problems!!!

    • Anonymous

      You call this fast?

    • Anonymous

      You call this fast?

    • Anonymous

      You call this fast?

    • Anonymous

      You call this fast?

      • Jarvis Billena

        better than waiting 1 year or so!!

        • Anonymous

          Three months is a long wait for a phone the freezes daily or multiple times
          per day, resets nearly as often, sometimes can’t make calls, loses all
          network connections, burns through the battery, sometimes gets too hot to
          touch when charging, and often enough doesn’t receive calls even with a
          connection.

          I went through three of them and refused to leave the store until they gave
          me something that worked. I now have a Sensation. Not the perfect phone but
          everything works. No waiting.

          ———————
          JNM

        • Jarvis Billena

          I have both phones the g2x and the sensation and both have worked flawlessly for me.. I must add that my g2x is rooted and running eaglesblood rom and i haven’t had any issues so far.. And as for the sensation I’m still waiting for the unlocked bootloader update to come as well.. Hope all works well for ya!!

    • Anonymous

      You call this fast?

  • Jarvis Billena

    Wow seems like t-mobile only pushes ota updates fast when there’s a problem with our devices!! Its too bad they don’t push just as fast for devices without problems!!!

  • chris23

    Can someone post the software version of this ota? The unofficial one is LG-P999-V21e

    • Dave

      Post-OTA, my version is LG-P999V21e. Build # is GRI40

      • chris23

        So it appears to be the same exact one that LG released through the updater…..thanks!

      • chris23

        So it appears to be the same exact one that LG released through the updater…..thanks!

    • Dave

      Post-OTA, my version is LG-P999V21e. Build # is GRI40

    • Dave

      Post-OTA, my version is LG-P999V21e. Build # is GRI40

    • Dave

      Post-OTA, my version is LG-P999V21e. Build # is GRI40

    • Anonymous

      v is 1.0.1.7

  • Felicia Bell

    I HATE the new camera!! why why WHY did they change what was perfect in the first place! Makes the camera look really shitty  if u ask me! Really makes me not want to take pictures anymore…sucks big time! LG please go back to the original camera!!

    • There are many free camera apps in the market. Just use one of those.

  • Jls6616

    when I go to “Check for software updates” it warns me with “connection failed cuased by authentication error” Am I the only one getting this message when I try to update my g2x?

    • Will Blake

      i got the same message. t-mobile is sending me a replacement because they dont know what the issue is.

      • Jls6616

        really?! I’ve had this issue with all 3 of my replacements.. Im thinking of not messing with the g2x anymore

      • Jls6616

        really?! I’ve had this issue with all 3 of my replacements.. Im thinking of not messing with the g2x anymore

      • Jls6616

        really?! I’ve had this issue with all 3 of my replacements.. Im thinking of not messing with the g2x anymore

      • Jls6616

        really?! I’ve had this issue with all 3 of my replacements.. Im thinking of not messing with the g2x anymore

      • Jls6616

        really?! I’ve had this issue with all 3 of my replacements.. Im thinking of not messing with the g2x anymore

    • Trey

      Aim getting the same error. Called tmobile and they said it needed to be fixed by LG. Called LG and they said it was a tmobile problem. called tmobile back and they didn’t have an answer.

  • n900mixalot

    I hope this fixes people’s issues … of course, once the updating gets figured out. Seems as though if it ain’t one thing, it’s another with this device. Good luck.

  • Bigmerf

    The amount of time it took and the fact that I had a phone that was virtually useless for months leaves a bad taste for any LG phone going forward. while the update is welcomed it took entirely to long . I had to buy another phone and the update does not put any money back in my pocket. Sorry LG but the damage has been done

    • OneRcknMan

      Not to mention the lying by both T-Mobile and LG.

    • Jabombardier

      3 months isn’t long….

    • Jabombardier

      3 months isn’t long….

      • Gingerbread!

        After explicitly saying the update is coming soon since before release, 3 months is definitely long

      • Gingerbread!

        After explicitly saying the update is coming soon since before release, 3 months is definitely long

  • Bigmerf

    The amount of time it took and the fact that I had a phone that was virtually useless for months leaves a bad taste for any LG phone going forward. while the update is welcomed it took entirely to long . I had to buy another phone and the update does not put any money back in my pocket. Sorry LG but the damage has been done

  • Bigmerf

    The amount of time it took and the fact that I had a phone that was virtually useless for months leaves a bad taste for any LG phone going forward. while the update is welcomed it took entirely to long . I had to buy another phone and the update does not put any money back in my pocket. Sorry LG but the damage has been done

  • Bob Bertolasi

    Regarding all the concerns over camera features lost (I share those concerns) what’s the possibility that some of the ‘smart’ camera features were not being turned off properly when not using the camera and therefore contributing to the issues that we have been experiencing with the phone (I have had mine for 1.5mo)?   It seems that they would not take away such a powerfull feature item,,,,,, unless,,,,,, well maybe they really did not think about it!

    • Carl

      They may also do an update for the camera from the Market. This has been done plenty of times before by Google with maps for example. Having the camera App separate would allow them to quickly updates to it to make it even better.

  • Bob Bertolasi

    Regarding all the concerns over camera features lost (I share those concerns) what’s the possibility that some of the ‘smart’ camera features were not being turned off properly when not using the camera and therefore contributing to the issues that we have been experiencing with the phone (I have had mine for 1.5mo)?   It seems that they would not take away such a powerfull feature item,,,,,, unless,,,,,, well maybe they really did not think about it!

  • Abel2fresh4u

    Will my g2x finnally update now? Even thou it got stuck on the s/w screen last week?

    Can’t wait to get home

  • Anonymous

    I bought my phone day one and have not traded it in once. Just dealt with the sluggish response, the overheating and the random reboots. Thanks for the suggestion…just anxious to get this over and done with.

  • Anonymous

    I bought my phone day one and have not traded it in once. Just dealt with the sluggish response, the overheating and the random reboots. Thanks for the suggestion…just anxious to get this over and done with.

  • Chris Johnson

    Glad it’s being updated, had a good laugh at the title of the article haha

  • Chris Johnson

    Glad it’s being updated, had a good laugh at the title of the article haha

  • Ashley23

    Anyone know how to turn off the shutter sound on the camera? after the gingerbread update there is no longer an options menu for the camera

    • Dave

      Stock GB Camera… I’ve not found a way to kill the shutter sound, other than rooting the phone and replacing the sound file.

      • Pre03

        Only way to mute shutter sound is put phone in vibrate mode.

      • Pre03

        Only way to mute shutter sound is put phone in vibrate mode.

      • Pre03

        Only way to mute shutter sound is put phone in vibrate mode.

    • Gingerbread!

      In gingerbread the camera sound is directly related to ringer volume. Turn volume to vibrate or silent and shutter sound is off. I really want an updated camera app still but at least sound can be fixed every time you remember. Why can’t there be an option for shutter sound!?

      • zps

        ugh, losing the froyo cam app makes me not want to upgrade.

    • Gingerbread!

      In gingerbread the camera sound is directly related to ringer volume. Turn volume to vibrate or silent and shutter sound is off. I really want an updated camera app still but at least sound can be fixed every time you remember. Why can’t there be an option for shutter sound!?

    • Gingerbread!

      In gingerbread the camera sound is directly related to ringer volume. Turn volume to vibrate or silent and shutter sound is off. I really want an updated camera app still but at least sound can be fixed every time you remember. Why can’t there be an option for shutter sound!?

  • Dan

    Is this still build V21e?

    • Dave

      Yes.

    • Dave

      Yes.

  • Anonymous

    can this update be rooted

  • so no one can answer G2X or SENSATION comparison ? want to upgrade but hard to decide, which has more features and over all better product? G2X better cos  non contract price is $549? SENSATION dropped from $549 to now $499.

    • Javgue31

      Look above

    • Javgue31

      Look above

    • J. Williams

      Just go in the store and use them, don’t someone else word on it.

    • J. Williams

      Just go in the store and use them, don’t someone else word on it.

    • J. Williams

      Just go in the store and use them, don’t someone else word on it.

    • Anonymous

      G2x is Faster by alot.  Better screen – sensation.  I would get the sensation, most people like the screen and the aluminum case.

  • Javgue31

    Better camera – sensation better battery life g2x running gb fater- g2x bigger screen sensation better features- sensation

  • Javgue31

    Better camera – sensation better battery life g2x running gb fater- g2x bigger screen sensation better features- sensation

  • zps

    my question is:   is it worth upgrading if my phone is fairly stable, since I’ll lose the great froyo camera app for the crappy gingerbread one?  what features am i going to gain?  the camera is one of the most important features to me, honestly.

  • 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”…

  • Mine has downloaded the update, then it said Invalid package. I’m so mad right now…. I had Antek App Manager, and they said if you removed any apps that was in the original build, it won’t update properly. I had forgot to unfreeze those apps after I had un-rooted it. I regret that. However, I did root, un-freeze, & un-root again. I had to call T-Mobile again about the update though because I was so ready to get the update I just did a factory reset after going to software update & it said the current version is the latest version. The dude said he can’t do nothing know because their systems aren’t completely updated, but if in 24 hours if it don’t come, call back again & they will put me in the next bucket to get the update. I can’t update via. the LG updater, so no one tell me that, I know that already. lol. My phone is refurb’d since I sent the original one back in because I was having issues, & apparently if it’s refurb’d, u can’t install via. LG Updater.

  • Mine has downloaded the update, then it said Invalid package. I’m so mad right now…. I had Antek App Manager, and they said if you removed any apps that was in the original build, it won’t update properly. I had forgot to unfreeze those apps after I had un-rooted it. I regret that. However, I did root, un-freeze, & un-root again. I had to call T-Mobile again about the update though because I was so ready to get the update I just did a factory reset after going to software update & it said the current version is the latest version. The dude said he can’t do nothing know because their systems aren’t completely updated, but if in 24 hours if it don’t come, call back again & they will put me in the next bucket to get the update. I can’t update via. the LG updater, so no one tell me that, I know that already. lol. My phone is refurb’d since I sent the original one back in because I was having issues, & apparently if it’s refurb’d, u can’t install via. LG Updater.

  • Bogey

    I spoke to LG and they told me that since I had a replacement phone that it will BRICK again is I use the LG Update Tool. They are recommending waiting for the OTA update by Tmobile. 

    FYI – This is my third phone and just replaced Monday. Why they didn’t replace with pre-installed GB I will never know. 

  • kasem wilson

    wow still no word on when the G2 will get updated

  • kasem wilson

    wow still no word on when the G2 will get updated

    • Silk7412

      you can update it now !!!! i have had for months and all works. check to tmobile forum under g2 update. or my vid on youtube -alphonso564

      nonrooted GB on G2

    • come back

      My sister has a G2 and got the gingerbread OTA last night………so i go to check my G2x and low and behold its there too, but like another person did, i hit cancel to jump on my wifi and when i go back to get it, its no longer there…please come back lol

  • Anonymous

    I just put the phone in airplane mode, turned on WiFi, and went to check for an update and sure enough, there was one! But it said update package was invalid.
    Do keep in mind that I was rooted and I uninstalled the T-Mobile my account apps.

    So I did it the LG way haha.

  • Anonymous

    I just put the phone in airplane mode, turned on WiFi, and went to check for an update and sure enough, there was one! But it said update package was invalid.
    Do keep in mind that I was rooted and I uninstalled the T-Mobile my account apps.

    So I did it the LG way haha.

  • Anonymous

    I just put the phone in airplane mode, turned on WiFi, and went to check for an update and sure enough, there was one! But it said update package was invalid.
    Do keep in mind that I was rooted and I uninstalled the T-Mobile my account apps.

    So I did it the LG way haha.

  • zps

    has anyone gotten the OTA update yet?   

    • Carl

      If you read the different comments below, there are many people that have gotten the true tmobile OTA update. 

    • hangdogdaddy38

      I did my update through LG. And I suppose that it is the same thing that T-Mobile is offering OTA. I would love to see screenshot comparisons of the two. But from what I’m reading it is the same versions. I never had any problems with mine like so many others did, but now my G2x is just blazing fast. My wife wants one now and I plan to get her one.

    • hangdogdaddy38

      I did my update through LG. And I suppose that it is the same thing that T-Mobile is offering OTA. I would love to see screenshot comparisons of the two. But from what I’m reading it is the same versions. I never had any problems with mine like so many others did, but now my G2x is just blazing fast. My wife wants one now and I plan to get her one.

    • hangdogdaddy38

      I did my update through LG. And I suppose that it is the same thing that T-Mobile is offering OTA. I would love to see screenshot comparisons of the two. But from what I’m reading it is the same versions. I never had any problems with mine like so many others did, but now my G2x is just blazing fast. My wife wants one now and I plan to get her one.

    • Onebirmingham

      no

  • zps

    has anyone gotten the OTA update yet?   

  • trendkill

    Well I am on my 2nd G2X and have had any and all of the problems that everyone else has been saying since I picked my first one up on day one of its release.  I went to check for the OTA update and got the “connection failed because of server authentication error” and when i installed the new drivers and restarted and then installed the updater (and restarted again for good measure) I am now getting a message saying that my phone is up to date with the current version….2.2 is not the current version obviously? Anyone have any advice as to what the hell I do now, do i get to spend MORE time on the phone with TMOBILE and LG?

  • Glenn

    I purchased my G2X the day it was released. Since then, I have been plagued with one issue after another. I am on my third G2X. After contacting T-Mobile regarding the issues, they refused to do yet another exchange until after LG released the firmware update (Gingerbread). Now after getting the update, I am still plagued with the same issues. (Random reboots, overheating, dropped calls, screen freeze, forced closed apps, bad camera quality, etc.). 
    Do you guys feel this is acceptable?Here’s the options T-Mobile offered me as of today:1. Exchange for another G2X. (refurbished)2. Exchange for an HTC G2.3. Upgrade my phone (here’s the catch) locking me in to a new contract for 2-years.What do you guys think I should do? 1. Switch carriers? (Verizon)2. Stick to the G2X. (Deal with the issues)3. Sell my G2X on Ebay and buy a regular flip phone. =PThanks 

    • Briguydj32

      or 3: stop crying

      • Yeah, stop complaining that you got a piece of crap phone. *rolls eyes*

  • O>O

    You guys and gals all need to take a breath and relax. Let the update come to your device. Stop trying to rush it cause all you will get is “your current version is up to date” Everything takes time just like me getting the new android market. 

  • O>O

    You guys and gals all need to take a breath and relax. Let the update come to your device. Stop trying to rush it cause all you will get is “your current version is up to date” Everything takes time just like me getting the new android market. 

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  • ohmanitsgingerbread

    Lol I just checked out the software up and guess what I had the gingerbread OS but needed to back up my data so I push cancel so I backup and when I went back to check it wasn’t there. Will it comeback lol?

  • ohmanitsgingerbread

    Lol I just checked out the software up and guess what I had the gingerbread OS but needed to back up my data so I push cancel so I backup and when I went back to check it wasn’t there. Will it comeback lol?

    • Keinpry

      Thats what happened to me too. Now I keep on checking the update like crazy.

      • Ianmf28

        The same thing happened to me, I checked this morning and it said update available. I was in my apartment, so I cancelled the update, turned on wi-fi to get on my network to speed things along.  Then when checked for the update after I connected to my network, it said I had the latest version.  Please come back…..

        • Ohmanitsgingerbread

          I know right I keep on checking it and hope that it was back in couple hours but it’s not so I guess I have to wait. I was planning to do the lg update tool thing but I rather let tmobile do it then me.

        • Ohmanitsgingerbread

          I know right I keep on checking it and hope that it was back in couple hours but it’s not so I guess I have to wait. I was planning to do the lg update tool thing but I rather let tmobile do it then me.

  • Alyssamarievalentine

    just checked the software update on my phone n found a new version im downloading now  hope this works

  • Alyssamarievalentine

    just checked the software update on my phone n found a new version im downloading now  hope this works

  • Surfeast

    Got update over air this am. All smooth. The cam app has a faster response in my opinion . The 2.2 cam was really sluggish. Overall phone seems peppy

  • Longthickstick916

    For all the retards trying to do update on phone and getting the “authentication error” Maybe if you actually read the post you could figure out that you need the LG updater tool off the LG website! I did the update and it definitively is way better, much improved battery life!

    • Guest

      We’re so proud of you boy genius…

  • Herefishey

    Gingerbread ota this morning. 10min to freedom.

  • Alyssamarievalentine

    got my gingerbread but now we gotta figure a way to get back that lg camera format cause this one sucks

    • Carl

      Right now this is the golden question. 

    • Carl

      Right now this is the golden question. 

  • Alyssamarievalentine

    got my gingerbread but now we gotta figure a way to get back that lg camera format cause this one sucks

  • Swaggaboystackz

    Did anyone from the new york area get the update

    • Alyssamarievalentine

      Yes bx tremont

    • Alyssamarievalentine

      Yes bx tremont

  • Pv107

    Woke up this morning with an alert to update my phone with gingerbread! Southern California here.

    • zps

      CRAP!  i’m in socal too, and nada.

      • zps

        i wonder if juice defender is blocking my update?

      • zps

        i wonder if juice defender is blocking my update?

      • Pv107

        I hope its working for ya now! GB has been great so far! A lot of people are complaining about the Android camera but its not THAT bad. Still, I’d rather have the LG camera instead.

      • Pv107

        I hope its working for ya now! GB has been great so far! A lot of people are complaining about the Android camera but its not THAT bad. Still, I’d rather have the LG camera instead.

  • Benzworld

    Hey everyone, woke up this morning went over to my G2X and what did I see? A message saying T Mobile has sent you an update BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just updated my G2X to GINGERBREAD! Everything is running smooth love all the new features, color schemes and lay of the key pad. I was one of those individuals who didn’t have an issue with my G2X. No rebooting, no screen bleeding, no freezing or other issues. This the icing on the cake. @ Swaggaboystackz I live in NYC Manhattan

    • Jabombardier

      I did a check for an update and got it this morning myself.it has made the touch screen smoother and precise and also prolonged battery life. My G2X issues were far and few in between and now seems like gone for good. Only time will tell. Camera interface sucks though.

    • Swaggaboystackz

      wtf so why i didnt get it i live in the bronx and the funny thing about it is like everybody thats getting the OTA it seems like its only coming in the morning time everybody keeps saying when they wake up they have it

    • Swaggaboystackz

      wtf so why i didnt get it i live in the bronx and the funny thing about it is like everybody thats getting the OTA it seems like its only coming in the morning time everybody keeps saying when they wake up they have it

    • Alyssamarievalentine

      I’m I’m the bronx n got mine this morning

      • Swaggaboystackz

        im pissed off now how we both in the same area and i didnt get the update 

    • Alyssamarievalentine

      I’m I’m the bronx n got mine this morning

  • Berty

    Just did mine with the LG tool last night.

    Worked great!

  • Berty

    Just did mine with the LG tool last night.

    Worked great!

  • Brandon Dean

    Mine was still having reboot issues after the update. But it turns out if you turn the phone on and at some point manually shut it down, then turn it back on again, the reboot issue goes aw COMPLETELY. I have gone 2 days without a single reboot or crash, all because of the tip a T-mobile rep gave me. It totally worked and now my phone is fully functional.

  • Brandon Dean

    Mine was still having reboot issues after the update. But it turns out if you turn the phone on and at some point manually shut it down, then turn it back on again, the reboot issue goes aw COMPLETELY. I have gone 2 days without a single reboot or crash, all because of the tip a T-mobile rep gave me. It totally worked and now my phone is fully functional.

  • Brandon Dean

    Mine was still having reboot issues after the update. But it turns out if you turn the phone on and at some point manually shut it down, then turn it back on again, the reboot issue goes aw COMPLETELY. I have gone 2 days without a single reboot or crash, all because of the tip a T-mobile rep gave me. It totally worked and now my phone is fully functional.

  • Brandon Dean

    Mine was still having reboot issues after the update. But it turns out if you turn the phone on and at some point manually shut it down, then turn it back on again, the reboot issue goes aw COMPLETELY. I have gone 2 days without a single reboot or crash, all because of the tip a T-mobile rep gave me. It totally worked and now my phone is fully functional.

  • Brandon Dean

    Mine was still having reboot issues after the update. But it turns out if you turn the phone on and at some point manually shut it down, then turn it back on again, the reboot issue goes aw COMPLETELY. I have gone 2 days without a single reboot or crash, all because of the tip a T-mobile rep gave me. It totally worked and now my phone is fully functional.

  • Brandon Dean

    Mine was still having reboot issues after the update. But it turns out if you turn the phone on and at some point manually shut it down, then turn it back on again, the reboot issue goes aw COMPLETELY. I have gone 2 days without a single reboot or crash, all because of the tip a T-mobile rep gave me. It totally worked and now my phone is fully functional.

  • Brandon Dean

    Mine was still having reboot issues after the update. But it turns out if you turn the phone on and at some point manually shut it down, then turn it back on again, the reboot issue goes aw COMPLETELY. I have gone 2 days without a single reboot or crash, all because of the tip a T-mobile rep gave me. It totally worked and now my phone is fully functional.

  • Brandon Dean

    Mine was still having reboot issues after the update. But it turns out if you turn the phone on and at some point manually shut it down, then turn it back on again, the reboot issue goes aw COMPLETELY. I have gone 2 days without a single reboot or crash, all because of the tip a T-mobile rep gave me. It totally worked and now my phone is fully functional.

  • Brandon Dean

    Mine was still having reboot issues after the update. But it turns out if you turn the phone on and at some point manually shut it down, then turn it back on again, the reboot issue goes aw COMPLETELY. I have gone 2 days without a single reboot or crash, all because of the tip a T-mobile rep gave me. It totally worked and now my phone is fully functional.

  • Abel2fresh4u

    HELP PLEASE!! If my g2x is bricked will I still get the ota update?

    • Izzybrexx

      No…u have to get a refurbished one and play the waiting game
      .the ota to b exact ..I’m going through the same thing

    • Izzybrexx

      No…u have to get a refurbished one and play the waiting game
      .the ota to b exact ..I’m going through the same thing

      • abel2fresh4u

        what a shame. thanks

      • abel2fresh4u

        what a shame. thanks

      • abel2fresh4u

        what a shame. thanks

      • abel2fresh4u

        what a shame. thanks

    • Muna_og

      Yes, you can. Try this…
      I bricked my phone during the update using the LG Tool. It was stuck on the “S/W blah blah…” screen for hours! Couldn’t even boot into recovery.

      This unbricked it and upgraded me to 2.3.3

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1180331

      P.S.: YOU LOSE ROOT WITH THE UPDATE

  • Abel2fresh4u

    HELP PLEASE!! If my g2x is bricked will I still get the ota update?

  • John Freymann

    Got my Update this AM; Tethered WiFi is faster; The browser doesn’t crash on the Washington Post site any more; Hasn’t rebooted on a call today; Runs cooler; Not sure about battery life yet, but so far good news on the update!

  • John Freymann

    Got my Update this AM; Tethered WiFi is faster; The browser doesn’t crash on the Washington Post site any more; Hasn’t rebooted on a call today; Runs cooler; Not sure about battery life yet, but so far good news on the update!

  • Hslxsmd

    I am running Launcher Pro plus and updated my G2x through the LG website. so far its seeems much faster but already i hit a bug. not a major one and i think its in part to launcher pro and not the phone. in the app drawer when you flip the phone onto its side, all the app icons are on top of each other (so its one icon behind another and its all jumbled) until you scroll. Also my phone has already rebooted once but i was pushing it to the limit so that might have been a forced reboot on my part.  Extended controls widget only takes you to the page where the option is to change data/gps. music+ widget does not work. LOST MY ROOT =( will update if i find more bugs.

    • Hslxsmd

      Agreeing with Zps idea ill start a list:

      1) Lost Root2) Phone has rebooted twice within a few hours3)Extended Controls widget only takes you to the option page to change data/gps4)Music + widget does not work
      5)App drawer on Launcher Pro Plus glitches when it is turned on the side

      • Hslxsmd

        sorry it seems this forum pushes all lines together so no scroll list 

  • Hslxsmd

    I am running Launcher Pro plus and updated my G2x through the LG website. so far its seeems much faster but already i hit a bug. not a major one and i think its in part to launcher pro and not the phone. in the app drawer when you flip the phone onto its side, all the app icons are on top of each other (so its one icon behind another and its all jumbled) until you scroll. Also my phone has already rebooted once but i was pushing it to the limit so that might have been a forced reboot on my part.  Extended controls widget only takes you to the page where the option is to change data/gps. music+ widget does not work. LOST MY ROOT =( will update if i find more bugs.

  • zps

    Please post bugs under @233d88db3bf4ef70646e5550ead3bdd9:disqus ‘s post below.  we should keep a tally for troubleshooting!

  • zps

    Please post bugs under @233d88db3bf4ef70646e5550ead3bdd9:disqus ‘s post below.  we should keep a tally for troubleshooting!

  • BigMixxx

    My update is downloading now for my G2X…..:-)…Software is validating. (Damn 42 meg in 1 mintue)  let’s see what happens…

  • remister

    I just got a notification to update through my phone. 
    I don’t think I’m going to update, going to retain my camera settings… until LG pushes an update for the new camera.

  • remister

    I just got a notification to update through my phone. 
    I don’t think I’m going to update, going to retain my camera settings… until LG pushes an update for the new camera.

  • Herafbs243

    Did anyone in miami fl get an update yet

  • Herafbs243

    Did anyone in miami fl get an update yet

  • Herafbs243

    Did anyone in miami fl get an update yet

  • j b

    Just an FYI anyone with the G2X authentication error, it means you have a l999DWP phone. This means that the LG updater will not work for you, and possibly not even the OTA will save you for awhile. Fear not, I have found the solution, it is on the XDA website, and it will fix even a bricked phone. Look for G2X authentication error fix. Let me know how it works for you! Cheers to gingerbread, on the best phone blessed with android! 

  • j b

    Just an FYI anyone with the G2X authentication error, it means you have a l999DWP phone. This means that the LG updater will not work for you, and possibly not even the OTA will save you for awhile. Fear not, I have found the solution, it is on the XDA website, and it will fix even a bricked phone. Look for G2X authentication error fix. Let me know how it works for you! Cheers to gingerbread, on the best phone blessed with android! 

  • j b

    Just an FYI anyone with the G2X authentication error, it means you have a l999DWP phone. This means that the LG updater will not work for you, and possibly not even the OTA will save you for awhile. Fear not, I have found the solution, it is on the XDA website, and it will fix even a bricked phone. Look for G2X authentication error fix. Let me know how it works for you! Cheers to gingerbread, on the best phone blessed with android! 

    • Astrid

      I have an authentication error but my phone is LG-P999 so don’t make the assumption it is only DWP phones that have this issue.

      I tried updating manually last night but it wouldn’t work. First it said my phone doesn’t support the s/w update and then it said my phone e was up to date. No OTA received yet either……bummer!

    • Astrid

      I have an authentication error but my phone is LG-P999 so don’t make the assumption it is only DWP phones that have this issue.

      I tried updating manually last night but it wouldn’t work. First it said my phone doesn’t support the s/w update and then it said my phone e was up to date. No OTA received yet either……bummer!

  • j b

    By the way this is the OFFICIAL build, all you need is a windows computer, the LG updater, and the two programs the developer put together. Here is proof from my about phone section. Android Version: 2.3.3 Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9 Build number: GRI40 Software Version: LG-p999-v21e. This is a stock build, not rooted. 

  • Ahlala

    These phones are still being sold in the store. My last phone crashed to the black screen of death lol. So I looked it up online and seen a lot of ppl were saying they were taken off T-mobile selves. If so I was going to rip T-mobile a new one when I called them, but decided to check the store and they are still on display and being sold. I Love my G2x even though I’ve been through 3 of them. When it works its the best phone ever!! Hoping this replacement lasts. I don’t do anything or dl anything abnormally on this phone. My husband just got the update for gingerbread, but I have yet to get it. His phone seems cooler!!! I want the update!!!

  • Marquez1369

    Miss my LG camera and root…. lovin gingerbread otherwise.

  • Marquez1369

    Miss my LG camera and root…. lovin gingerbread otherwise.

  • Jonathanquigley

    My girlfriends updated OTA last night but mine said “package corrupted” and hasn’t updated. Mine is rooted hers is not. What can I do now? Will the PC method work for me?

    • j b

      Look at my post below, Jonathan, your answer is right there. :)

  • Fredderrick17

    This update was delivered straight to my phone. Installed without any problems phone is way more faster! Looks way more better! Big improvement (:

  • Fredderrick17

    This update was delivered straight to my phone. Installed without any problems phone is way more faster! Looks way more better! Big improvement (:

  • Fredderrick17

    This update was delivered straight to my phone. Installed without any problems phone is way more faster! Looks way more better! Big improvement (:

  • Fredderrick17

    This update was delivered straight to my phone. Installed without any problems phone is way more faster! Looks way more better! Big improvement (:

  • Fredderrick17

    This update was delivered straight to my phone. Installed without any problems phone is way more faster! Looks way more better! Big improvement (:

    • Sam

      You got the ota version and when I still haven’t gotten mine yet

    • Sam

      You got the ota version and when I still haven’t gotten mine yet

  • Fredderrick17

    This update was delivered straight to my phone. Installed without any problems phone is way more faster! Looks way more better! Big improvement (:

  • bbsher

    how do i go back to my Froyo camera? 

    i updated my phone this morning to Gingerbread but the camera really SUCKS !
    my front facing camera takes super grainy pictures, and is zoomed in by default, lame.

    • zp

      keep blasting LG’s twitter page.  retweet this:  @LGUSAMobile pls respond re #G2x #gingerbread camera app. it’s terrible compared to froyo. many complaints on @tmonews bit.ly/phexru

    • zps

      i am blasting lg’s twitter page with requests for info about a camera app update.  i don’t want to lose the froyo app.

      • bbsher

        please do!! the froyo camera app was the best!

        the update made everything else run smoother, i no longer have random reboots since Gingerbread (so far) but the camera quality is really bothering me because i use it pretty often :(

        • zps

          i do too.   sad that they didn’t put any effort into the gingerbread cam app.  why would it be hard to port the current app to g’bread??

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think this phone ever had the FROYO camera did it? When I tried it previously, it had this very nice LG UI for the camera, but I remember when there was an early update to GB, it wiped out the LG Camera app in favor of the Android one. Me thinks this might make the system work better.

        • zps

          sorry i meant the LG froyo cam app.  

      • bbsher

        please do!! the froyo camera app was the best!

        the update made everything else run smoother, i no longer have random reboots since Gingerbread (so far) but the camera quality is really bothering me because i use it pretty often :(

  • bbsher

    how do i go back to my Froyo camera? 

    i updated my phone this morning to Gingerbread but the camera really SUCKS !
    my front facing camera takes super grainy pictures, and is zoomed in by default, lame.

  • bbsher

    how do i go back to my Froyo camera? 

    i updated my phone this morning to Gingerbread but the camera really SUCKS !
    my front facing camera takes super grainy pictures, and is zoomed in by default, lame.

  • Tattooscalp

    I got my G2X as an exchange on my My Touch 4G and the G2x was a reman. Fortunately I am one of the lucky one’s that didn’t have too much trouble with reboots or anything like that. I did the GB update through the LG updater and it’s almost twice as fast. I have had the update for about a week and a half with absolutely no problems at all and my battery life is greater as well. Thank you GB. 

  • Tattooscalp

    I got my G2X as an exchange on my My Touch 4G and the G2x was a reman. Fortunately I am one of the lucky one’s that didn’t have too much trouble with reboots or anything like that. I did the GB update through the LG updater and it’s almost twice as fast. I have had the update for about a week and a half with absolutely no problems at all and my battery life is greater as well. Thank you GB. 

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  • J. Williams

    On my nexus s my signal and battery were green. but the G2x with gingerbread, my signal bars are not green. is it like this for any of you?

  • J. Williams

    On my nexus s my signal and battery were green. but the G2x with gingerbread, my signal bars are not green. is it like this for any of you?

  • Anonymous

    TMO retention let me upgrade free to the G2X today so we’ll see how it works out. I may do a factory reset after logging into my google account on startup, and go through it again before letting apps load up. 

  • Guest

    if I did the GB update from the LG site will I still get the OTA update? (i did notice that although the new keyboard is in my messenger, when I am on the web or a couple other apps it goes back to the old keyboard…also my battery life did not improve much, if at all)

    • Pre03

      You wont need to, they are one in the same. And my battery life improved by like a million times. It would drain like crazy before update, now its actually decent.

  • Tej_mangat

    Still rebooting ……..itself piece a crap….

  • NewForumAddict

    I have a LGP999dw and I have random shutoff’s but, only once a week. That’s the only issue i have with my phone. Is it worth the update? I don’t believe i want to lose my camera. How could the camera be that much worse? That sounds crazy!

  • NewForumAddict

    I have a LGP999dw and I have random shutoff’s but, only once a week. That’s the only issue i have with my phone. Is it worth the update? I don’t believe i want to lose my camera. How could the camera be that much worse? That sounds crazy!

    • Pre03

      You wont be able to use LG update tool cause you have a refurb unit, but you should def do OTA upgrade. GB is way faster than 2.2.2, even though the Camera is downgraded. You cant do a few extra features that came with LG app, and the scrolling feature is a little buggy. No one from Tmobile or LG is letting us know if they plan on returning our camera

  • Clint

    so i just got off the phone with retentions due to a problem with my accounts billing and i brought up the G2X being free right now for new customers and she said “the only reason we can offer that phone for free is because they are being discontinued” … uh, i had no idea. They just got it  Anyway, she might be wrong but she came off steong and certain.

  • Clint

    so i just got off the phone with retentions due to a problem with my accounts billing and i brought up the G2X being free right now for new customers and she said “the only reason we can offer that phone for free is because they are being discontinued” … uh, i had no idea. They just got it  Anyway, she might be wrong but she came off steong and certain.

  • Souljourney

    Both our phones got the OTA update yesterday… no problems so far. I don’t mind the camera app really. It’s easier to access the settings one-handed.
    No overheating so far or shut downs. Battery life was fine on ours after a while before we got this update anyway. We’ll see though. My gf’s phone had a few more glitches than mine. 

  • Souljourney

    Both our phones got the OTA update yesterday… no problems so far. I don’t mind the camera app really. It’s easier to access the settings one-handed.
    No overheating so far or shut downs. Battery life was fine on ours after a while before we got this update anyway. We’ll see though. My gf’s phone had a few more glitches than mine. 

  • Dfireballwow

    My battery goes down a lot faster.

    • Dfireballwow

      So far today I have had to charge my phone 3 times. This sucks.

    • Dfireballwow

      So far today I have had to charge my phone 3 times. This sucks.

  • pushi1245

    I didn’t get mine yet :( who else didn’t?

    • Guest

      i didnt get mine…i am in orlando. but i did do the LG update from their site…will i still get OTA?

      • Pre03

        It’s the exact same. You won’t need OTA. They have same Kernel / software version

      • Swaggaboystackz

        I live in new york and still didnt get the update soo its just a waitin game

    • zps

      still nada.  i’m in los angeles.

    • zps

      still nada.  i’m in los angeles.

    • zps

      still nada.  i’m in los angeles.

  • pushi1245

    I didn’t get mine yet :( who else didn’t?

  • Hslxsmd

     as of last night i have froze/rebooted 5 times within hours after the update. I then thought it might be launcher pro plus. I have had no issues since i turned launcher pro plus off. any others have issues with launcher pro/g2x gingerbread?

  • Hslxsmd

     as of last night i have froze/rebooted 5 times within hours after the update. I then thought it might be launcher pro plus. I have had no issues since i turned launcher pro plus off. any others have issues with launcher pro/g2x gingerbread?

    • Pre03

      I haven’t

  • Hslxsmd

     as of last night i have froze/rebooted 5 times within hours after the update. I then thought it might be launcher pro plus. I have had no issues since i turned launcher pro plus off. any others have issues with launcher pro/g2x gingerbread?

  • Velanche Stewart

    Just to keep people in the loop…

    I’ve received a replacement G2X a few days ago. I’ve experienced reboots and crashes since (several times a day for battery pulls). 

    I’ve spoken with T-Mobile several times, and have spoken with LG several times. I’m currently unable to use the LG Mobiel Update because I get a message that my software is the latest version. LG says that the software being pushed out was not official. I have version V10f, and the updater’s software version for my phone was match.

    Back to T-Mobile, who told me that the rollouts are going out by IMEI number, but that she didn’t had access to a list of IMEI groups or dates. She did mention that it would be sometime between now and August 10th that I would get my update.

    I will be patient; again, just wanted to keep people here informed of the goings-on.

  • bbsher

    i don’t have a twitter :( 

    what’s LG’s twitter page? 
    i’m a twitter newbieee ><

  • Dp4609

    So the ota began its wonderful journey, downloading the update to my phone yesterday morning…until it reached 79%…And from there, became unresponsive for an hour. Never moved past 79% and I couldn’t cancel the download. So try to guess what happens next…It’s no brain buster, not by a long shot…The phone freezes up and reboots randomly. I thought that “hey maybe the percentage thing just got screwy and it finished downloading, and now its installing my holiday cookie os. Nope, still left in the cold with my frozen yogurt. Now when I try to update the phone through settings. It says I have the current version, and the only thing that got updated was the market layout. After I figured maybe restarting the phone, then later factory resetting it would lead for the servers to recognize that in fact froyo is not gingy. I’ve got an original g2x at time of when it originally came out with minimal screen bleed. So I’d imagine if the updating is going by imei number I shouldn’t have to wait long at all, which originally I didn’t but now do. My question is: Has anyone else had a problem with downloading and trying to restart the update? And if so how did you get around the “current version” bull honky if you even did?

  • Dp4609

    So the ota began its wonderful journey, downloading the update to my phone yesterday morning…until it reached 79%…And from there, became unresponsive for an hour. Never moved past 79% and I couldn’t cancel the download. So try to guess what happens next…It’s no brain buster, not by a long shot…The phone freezes up and reboots randomly. I thought that “hey maybe the percentage thing just got screwy and it finished downloading, and now its installing my holiday cookie os. Nope, still left in the cold with my frozen yogurt. Now when I try to update the phone through settings. It says I have the current version, and the only thing that got updated was the market layout. After I figured maybe restarting the phone, then later factory resetting it would lead for the servers to recognize that in fact froyo is not gingy. I’ve got an original g2x at time of when it originally came out with minimal screen bleed. So I’d imagine if the updating is going by imei number I shouldn’t have to wait long at all, which originally I didn’t but now do. My question is: Has anyone else had a problem with downloading and trying to restart the update? And if so how did you get around the “current version” bull honky if you even did?

  • Dp4609

    So the ota began its wonderful journey, downloading the update to my phone yesterday morning…until it reached 79%…And from there, became unresponsive for an hour. Never moved past 79% and I couldn’t cancel the download. So try to guess what happens next…It’s no brain buster, not by a long shot…The phone freezes up and reboots randomly. I thought that “hey maybe the percentage thing just got screwy and it finished downloading, and now its installing my holiday cookie os. Nope, still left in the cold with my frozen yogurt. Now when I try to update the phone through settings. It says I have the current version, and the only thing that got updated was the market layout. After I figured maybe restarting the phone, then later factory resetting it would lead for the servers to recognize that in fact froyo is not gingy. I’ve got an original g2x at time of when it originally came out with minimal screen bleed. So I’d imagine if the updating is going by imei number I shouldn’t have to wait long at all, which originally I didn’t but now do. My question is: Has anyone else had a problem with downloading and trying to restart the update? And if so how did you get around the “current version” bull honky if you even did?

  • meh

    I tried using the LG Updater last week and that bricked my phone (probably my fault for not making sure I had all the drivers needed). Went to the store on Friday and they offered to replace. Received replacement on Monday. My original G2X was flawless, I loved it. The replacement felt faster for whatever reason but it has noticeable screen bleed. When I say noticeable I mean I can notice it, no one else can.

    So Tuesday I read this article and my heart sinks because I know refurbs have issues with being identified by the updater tool (“current version” crap) and waiting for OTA sucks. Had I been patient I could still have my original phone and maybe been OTA updated by now.

    So I headed over to XDA and read and read and read. I was against rooting/flashing/modding (thought “hey my phone is stock and I like it like that”). I figured if I had rooted, flashed a recovery, and then tried updating I wouldn’t have had any issues cause if it got stuck updating i could boot into recovery and get my phone back. So instead of waiting for OTA I followed some simple directions and, voila! I’m running GB. Phone is snappier, faster, more responsive. My battery life was good before now is better. Only complaint would be the screen bleed but I can live with that (even though I shouldn’t cause I paid a premium for this phone).

    Would I buy another LG phone? Probably not. Am I happy with the carrier? Not really. TMO/LG dropped the ball with this phone. Too bad cause it’s really an awesome phone.

  • Jordan Wight

    I wish I had not updated my phone. Now the UI is less smooth, more jumpy, it freezes a lot, and the app drawer doesn’t work-at all. I updated my rooted phone via usb to my PC.

  • Jordan Wight

    I wish I had not updated my phone. Now the UI is less smooth, more jumpy, it freezes a lot, and the app drawer doesn’t work-at all. I updated my rooted phone via usb to my PC.

    • i had similar problems too.  Then i factory reset my phone and its back to being awesome!  Try that… 

    • i had similar problems too.  Then i factory reset my phone and its back to being awesome!  Try that… 

  • O.O.

    Any Houston, Tx G2x owner with gingerbread? 

  • O.O.

    Any Houston, Tx G2x owner with gingerbread? 

  • Swaggaboystackz

    Anymore people from new york got the update

    • Will_Blake

      i did a factory reset on my phone, and clicked the software update button in the settings and it was there. I’ve had it for almost a week now, in Brooklyn NY

  • Swaggaboystackz

    Anymore people from new york got the update

  • Swaggaboystackz

    Anymore people from new york got the update

  • Caplive

    I did the LG update,went very well and now better battery life and no reboots,so far,:)

  • O>O

    @ Caplive, was your phone ever rooted before you updated it?

  • Swaggaboystackz

    Im gettin soo tired of waitin for this ota man can somebody tell me what it looks like when u get the update

    • MrMr

      Ditto. Still waiting.. 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Gator

    The new update for the camera looks a lot better in my opinion.  it seems to move faster on video than it did on froyo and it much smoother.  This is definitely a big improvement.

    • Apparently you never used the LG Camera app, so let me give you a rundown of why the new one sucks. Although you may like the UI, which I guess is subjective, I don’t see a reason for them to put borders around the screen and waste that space with unnecessary UI elements.  At 8mp, Superfine quality the images the Gingerbread app is saving are a little over 1mb jpgs. The LG camera app saved them as 4.5 mb jpgs. I regularly had people commenting about how good the photos coming out of my phone were (for a phone.. I use a Canon 5d MkII and have no delusions that a phone camera can compare even to a decent point-and-shoot). 

      The photos from the Gingerbread camera app are garbage compared to the LG app. Maybe all they really need to do is use less agressive jpg compression in Gingerbread.

  • D2broker

    My camera now suck! We need to complain to  get the camera back in the next update. why would they change  it to such lame looking camera? This update sucks! 

  • Daniel Dumandan

    can we get an article on this camera problem please.  the gingerbread camera is nowhere near as good as the stock LG cam that was on.  FFC is terrible now, mad grainy.  much less options all around. camera out of date with update.

  • Anonymous

    I’m running CM7 on my phone. My 2 brothers running rooted stock 2.2 (I did it for them). Just wondering will they get update from T-mobile OTA, or I have to update it manually? I asked my brother a couple time but he said didn’t get any message from Tmobile yet.

  • Anonymous

    Just received my new FREE G2X yesterday and configured it like I did my Nexus One. No reboots, not issues at all. Battery life isn’t quite as good as my Nexus One on android 2.3.4 but it’s fine. Thus far it’s one sweet machine. I set it to WCDMA only and my battery is at 86% after just under 6 hrs of light use today with a live wallpaper, and the CELL STANDBY is at 14%. Prior to setting it to WCDMA only, cell standby would be 22-28% approx. After first day of setting up and using it more than usual, it was at about 30% battery after about 10 hours. For those doing the update, do a factory reset right after the update is completely done. Before you add your apps back in.  Not all your apps will be listed in MY APPS in the market so make a list of them so you can hunt down those that didn’t populate MY APPS in the store. I have many apps (mainstream) like Dropbox, Note Everything, etc. and no issues at all. Mine was upgraded by T Mobile or LG and given me as a free upgrade with Gingerbread already installed. Maybe that’s the best way to go? I used the previous LG camera UI and seem to recall you could zoom photos or video while shooting with the volume rocker. Androids UI doesn’t do this, and that is one feature I miss. I like the border so I know what is in the shot vs outside the shot window. Otherwise, it’s fine….I use a real camera when it really really matters. I thought the camera was quick in its focus and shoot so very pleased with the G2X thus far. I had returned the first one due to screen bleed….not worried about this one at all as yet. 

  • Anonymous

    Just received my new FREE G2X yesterday and configured it like I did my Nexus One. No reboots, not issues at all. Battery life isn’t quite as good as my Nexus One on android 2.3.4 but it’s fine. Thus far it’s one sweet machine. I set it to WCDMA only and my battery is at 86% after just under 6 hrs of light use today with a live wallpaper, and the CELL STANDBY is at 14%. Prior to setting it to WCDMA only, cell standby would be 22-28% approx. After first day of setting up and using it more than usual, it was at about 30% battery after about 10 hours. For those doing the update, do a factory reset right after the update is completely done. Before you add your apps back in.  Not all your apps will be listed in MY APPS in the market so make a list of them so you can hunt down those that didn’t populate MY APPS in the store. I have many apps (mainstream) like Dropbox, Note Everything, etc. and no issues at all. Mine was upgraded by T Mobile or LG and given me as a free upgrade with Gingerbread already installed. Maybe that’s the best way to go? I used the previous LG camera UI and seem to recall you could zoom photos or video while shooting with the volume rocker. Androids UI doesn’t do this, and that is one feature I miss. I like the border so I know what is in the shot vs outside the shot window. Otherwise, it’s fine….I use a real camera when it really really matters. I thought the camera was quick in its focus and shoot so very pleased with the G2X thus far. I had returned the first one due to screen bleed….not worried about this one at all as yet. 

  • zps

    still no OTA update.   most likely i’m only buying nexus androids after this.   pure fail, t-mobile and lg.  

    • Infonaught

      It’s rolling out in waves. If you haven’t got it yet, you will soon.

      • zps

        when?  this wait is ludicrous.  

    • Infonaught

      It’s rolling out in waves. If you haven’t got it yet, you will soon.

  • Demj1308

    its now august 5th and still no update for me, called customer support and they said there not even sure if the ota update is still being done, anyone else still waiting ?

    • Swaggaboystackz

      The same goes for me im still waitin and I also called tmobile and they keep sayin I gotta wait for the OTA soo annoyin

      • MrMr

        Yup. Same here (in Seattle, next to T-Mobile’s headquarters… *sigh* )

    • zps

      SAME.  los angeles user, and VERY frustrated.  the communication from t-mobile is appallingly bad.  why buy anything but a nexus phone with experiences like this.

  • Demj1308

    its now august 5th and still no update for me, called customer support and they said there not even sure if the ota update is still being done, anyone else still waiting ?

  • zps

    finally bit the bullet and upgraded with the LG tool.  worked fine.  took about 10 minutes.  the new camera app sucks hard.  such a shame to lose that great froyo cam app.  damn.  

    • zps

      holy crap does gingerbread look better, though.

  • Antoinette

    i upgraded to gingerbread,but i agree with A LOT of people…this camera,front facing especially really sucks bad! Grainy pics. I want my 2.2 camera back. Even taking pics,forget taking any at night,can’t see a damn thing…help!!

  • Velanche Stewart

    I’m writing an update about my G2X tales. I’m planning to blog about my overall experience, but here’s the gist of my story. 

    A replacement G2X was delivered to my home last Monday because I wasn’t able to get the Gingerbread update to fix the crashes and reboots on the previous device; the replacement has Gingerbread installed. The first evening was all cool. I installed a number of third-party apps, and asides from an unexpected reboot, the phone held steady. 

    The next day, everything fell apart: the reboots and weird sleep modes happened again, a few times the home screen displayed nothing but the wallpaper, and when I was able to get the home screen up, all of my widgets were broken. 

    Shortly after I’ve done a factory reset so that I can make the phone usable with just the bare minimum, I called T-Mobile, told them I had it, and I was being shipped a G2. I called late afternoon here on the West Coast, meaning that the overnight shipping was going to be a two-day affair. 

    Yet, a funny thing happened: for those 48 hours of waiting, the phone was the most stable it’s ever been. I had a few third-party apps installed too, and absolutely no problems sprang up. Curious, I called LG’s tech support. I had a really good convo with the rep, who told me that the main reason that most of the G2X phones freaked out has to do with compatibility issues with some third-party software. He said that yes, Google did pull out a number of bad apps, but with over 300,000 apps in the Android Market, it’s not an easy thing to find out which apps didn’t play nice with others, or with other software, or even with the handset. He said that T-Mobile knows about this issue, and doesn’t understand why this is not passed on to G2x customers. 

    He’s asked me to pass on some advice, which is sound. So here it is: start with the stock install, and add one app at a time and wait for two days (I’d say even 24 hours would be fine). If your phone holds up, add another; if not, then the app may be a bad apple. Remove it, and see if the issue clears up. It might be a laborious process, and I dare say that there are apps that you can trust and know are rock solid and stable enough that you can go ahead and add without testing anyway, but it’s a good first step to find out if it’s a phone issue or a software issue. Granted, there has been some hardware issues that have been known, but I think this is an approach worth trying for G2X users. 

    Now that I’ve done it, it’s been four days with a number of third-party apps running and no glitches. I did had problems when I randomly tried T-Mobile TV (it rebooted my phone), but I know what not to use. 

    I hope this helps some of you; otherwise, this is potentially a great handset. Don’t give up easily, if you can help it.