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LG Optimus 2x India Gets Official Android 2.3 Firmware Update

By Pradeep Neela / November 21, 2011 / Optimus 2X P990 0

LG P990 LogoLG Optimus 2x P990 which is readily available in India with Reliance Mobile has now got an all new Gingerbread 2.3 update. So, in the due course of this article we will check out on how you can easily apply this update to your phone with few quick tips. Please note that this update of Gingerbread is the Official update from LG Electronics and not a beta or leaked version of firmware. Apart from the Visual changes, this update also brings in host of other improvements along with many bugs which are now fixed. The major bug of low battery life has been fixed and now is optimized for better battery life. Soon there will be an update of ICS Android 4.0 for LG Optimus 2x which we will be covering on AndroidAdvices.com. Please note that this update will only be available for LG Optimus 2x which has the model number as P990.

System Requirements:
Your computer should have minimum of 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, Windows 2000 or higher with Admin Rights on the PC for Software installation with Full Read / Write USB rights along with the high speed internet connection of 512Kbps+ so as to download the update. Just in case even if single requirement fails then there is a probability that the update may not be applied to your phone from that computer.

Procedure to update LG Optimus 2x P990 with Gingerbread 2.3:

  • In the due course of this article, you may lose all the data which is stored in the phone. So, its important to create a backup of all the data which is there in your phone. You can get more info on backup and restore from the below mentioned tips.

Notes – Copy all of them manually in the mail so that you can then restore the same
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Videos, Images, Videos & Filesetc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Note: Battery Charge left in your device should be minimum of 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

  • Now, once you have created the backup you now need to download and install the USB Drivers in your computer, ensure that at this time the phone is not connected with the computer.
  • Once the drivers are installed, connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable which you got at the time of purchase.

LG 2x Update Tool

  • After this download LG Software Update Tool and open to run the same in your computer to follow the on screen instructions for updating the phone with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3 release. Please note that in the process of the firmware update don’t unplug the connected USB cable or else there is a probability of bricking up the phone.

So there you go, you have now successfully updated your LG Optimus 2x with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3. Do let us know just in case if you face any issues in the comments section below as we will try our level best to sort out the same at the earliest.

34 thoughts on “LG Optimus 2x India Gets Official Android 2.3 Firmware Update”

  1. My phone runs now insted of stalling wow lg u are very nice thank u for the update my phone is smoother faster and processes qiuck the visuls also look great nice touch of colour no more sudden restarts and no more over heating and batteey life is also improved thank u again. raghubir kumar law student

  2. My phone runs now insted of stalling wow lg u are very nice thank u for the update my phone is smoother faster and processes qiuck the visuls also look great nice touch of colour no more sudden restarts and no more over heating and batteey life is also improved thank u again. raghubir kumar law student

  3. My phone runs now insted of stalling wow lg u are very nice thank u for the update my phone is smoother faster and processes qiuck the visuls also look great nice touch of colour no more sudden restarts and no more over heating and batteey life is also improved thank u again. raghubir kumar law student

  4. For upgrading Lg optimus 2x to gingerbread from where do we download the USB dirvers and LG software update Tool ???
    IS there any link or site that you can provide to download these two ???

  5. For upgrading Lg optimus 2x to gingerbread from where do we download the USB dirvers and LG software update Tool ???
    IS there any link or site that you can provide to download these two ???

  6. For upgrading Lg optimus 2x to gingerbread from where do we download the USB dirvers and LG software update Tool ???
    IS there any link or site that you can provide to download these two ???

  7. @karthik
    I have the same problem.
    can anyone help? I’m noob when it comes to updating phones etc :))

  8. the update gets stuck at 4% and after few mins says connections between phone and computer not proper something like this. Tried 4 times no use. Had to download 215MB every time to update. My first LG phone sucks. Should have gone for Sony Xperia Neo instead.

    1. I was able to fix this,
      take out the battery then hold the power button for like 5 seconds, start the phone, stop any applications that help with the battery life (juice defender etc) then do the updating process again.

      Hope this helps.

  9. Updated my Optimus 2x from v10e to V20e (2.3). In 13.36 minutes the download, update was complete. The phone looks fine after upgrade. Contacts, messages, apps are all working fine.

    Yet to check with battery usage, but seems fine…

  10. hey,
    i was trying to upgrade my lg 2x to 2.3 today,everything looked fine,but once the updating process reached 14% the connection was lost and my phone just displays ” s/w upgrading, please wait” this has not gone away for 2 hrs… i tried using the recovery option in the lg pc suite…no go..it says “the update does not support the phone” for some reason..unplugged the battery and tried a trick that works with a lot of other devices ” the epic flee power release” …NOPE! no go either….saw a bog about an NV FLASH…didn wana mess my phone up and void the warranty in any way…any suggestions? kinda skeptical about giving my 10 day old phone to a service center.. :(

  11. hey,
    i tried updating my LG optimus 2x to 2.3 from the base version 2.2..everything was working fine, the download was done and just when the update process was through 8%, or i think 14%,the connection was lost and the phone displays \ s/w upgrading, please wait \ , its been stuck on that,the phone gets detected,tried to use the \recovery phone\ option in the pc suite..no go, still stuck on that screen,decided to just hard shut down the phone.. any help would be highly appreciated.

  12. ITS SAYING TO DISCONNECT n Remove n connect the battery…power on ur phone and restart the update process..

    But Dude after doing all this stuff its still not working…

    and even in 2.2 froyo, SIM is not showing neither the battery level showing the sign of \sync\…

    plz help…

  13. hey i tried my O – black .. nd it showed update available,so when i downloaded it nd installed my phone still shoes 2.2.2.!!!!
    explain plz

  14. Hey Neal… Congrats for 2.3 but my concern is does 2.3 update improves pathetic battery life of LG Optimus 2x???…waitin for ur reply :)

      1. my sim card not working in lg service centre they are saying v10e only will work????/
        what to do now

        i tried two times my sim not working

        any help pls

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