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LG Optimus Black P970 – Steps to Install Official Gingerbread V20A 2.3.4 Firmware

LG Optimus Black LogoLG Optimus Black P970 which advertises itself as a phone which outshines the Sun can now be updated with the latest Gingerbread version which is 2.3.4. So, in the due course of this article we will look on the same, but before that you need to follow all the instructions which are mentioned in this article. Also, in the due course we will also see on what are the enhancements which come along with this version of firmware. Since this is the global update, anyone with their LG Optimus Black P970 phone can apply this firmware easily. This version of firmware is dubbed as V20A and is the Gingerbread 2.3.4 version.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your LG Optimus Black P970 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

Please note that this update should ONLY be applied to the phone which has the model number LG Optimus Black P970 and not to any similar looking phones or the network locked handsets or else it can brick the phone.

In the due course of this article we will see on what are the list of Pre Requisites you need to follow in the next page and then followed by the procedure to apply this firmware.


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  1. Hi I cant turn my LG Prada ku5400 on I tried to fix it with SDCard Zip (lg software) and then it stuck on 1 file and then it turned off and now i cant turn on! can someone help!!!!

  2. Congratulations on the net site, it seems amazing. I would really like to send you some notes for this article that you will dsicover of good use if you’ve time.

    • Hi I cant turn my LG Prada ku5400 on I tried to fix it with SDCard Zip (lg software) and then it stuck on 1 file and then it turned off and now i cant turn on! can someone help!!!!

  3. i’ll vill be glad update my lg p970 thanx to lg team.

  4. In “Communication Setup” select the COM PORT as Com 17 or the appropriate COM PORT if automatically selected and in the “Communication Driver” select the option of “LGE Mobile USB Serial Port”.
    Once you are done with all the settings you are now ready to click on the “Start” tab, once the process is completed the device will be restarted. The maximum time it will take to apply this update is around 10 minutes and the minimum time is 1 minute as it depends on different parameters.

    In this part in Communication setup in COM PORT it shows nothing i cant chose anything…

  5. Tried using software update on phone. but says wifi disconnected even though it isnt. so to sum it up. softwre update on phone and using mobile support software will not update the phone. any ideas

  6. Tried everything,, Update will not install. says it completed but when phone reboots. nothing. still says it needs to be updated. please help

  7. Com port is not selected bydefault.
    blanck shown

    • please check with the USB ports

      • hi pradeep, i tried to update from the lg pc suite itself. after many processes( like setup of lg software update agent/ lg support tool/ fetching new udates etc..). it came to the notice “update now”. i clicked and then my phone displays “

        • hi pradeep, i tried to update from the lg pc suite itself. after many processes( like setup of lg software update agent/ lg support tool/ fetching new udates etc..). it came to the notice “update now”. i clicked and then my phone displays “ please wait while upgrading software”. I waited but its like eternity, i cant use any function of the phone. what should i do dudes? very grateful 2 u.

  8. Can you provide the steps to degrade the 2.3 to 2.2. Because after upgrade LGP97 is not working.

  9. The COM port give nothing, It is empty,
    How to solve it

  10. The COM port give nothing, It is empty,
    How to solve it

    • You have to set the P970 in update mode: turn the p970 off and connect the usb while pressing the volume + on the p970.

  11. The COM port give nothing, It is empty,
    How to solve it

  12. hi.. i tried all the upgrade and nothing works. I have a LG p970h fillware and V10a and want to change to gingerbread 2.3. can someone help me?

  13. hi everyone. samsung mobiles can be updated via wifi. can optimus black be updated via wifi? and how?

  14. My phone is bricked so now what….. not helpful better not to upgrade stay on what u have version now and wait for the official 2.3.4 Gingerbread for LG P970 Black

    That’s All

  15. I tried to run the Smart Tool, but the Com port is empty, the Driver first wasn’t installed,
    I installed it and Restarted the computer, still the COM and Communication Driver lists are empty,

    please help.

  16. How to root 2.3.4 v20b

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