LG Optimus 2x India Gets Official Android 2.3 Firmware Update

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.

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