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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.


  1. how can i downgrade this version? It is because wifi is not working and I am really looking forward to work and I think the only way is by downgrading it. Could u tell me how to do it?

  2. Hi NeaL l treied many times, but the phone is booting normally. It seems the none physical Home key is not triggering anything. Is there any other software application to bring phone into Recovery Mode?

  3. How do I boot this Lgp970 into RECOVERY MODE In order to CLEAR CACHE?

  4. Can someone guide me on How to downgrade this buggy Chinese test firmware back to stock FROYO V10G.

  5. How to enter RECOVERY MODE LGP970, WHAT KEY COMBINATION? Help me please plase!!!

  6. Thanks, So is there any way of enabling these Google Apps? or I have to downgrade back to Froyo or Flash with a different ROM.

  7. What are the key combinations for lgp970 to enter into RECOVERY MODE?

  8. Thanks, so is there any way to enable these Google Apps? or i have to wait for the downgrade back to Froyo?

  9. Wifi not working. it can detect the the available networks But when you try to connect to any network its Force Closing Wifi. So Pradeep how can I fix this bug?

  10. There is a bug in this Rom, when ever I get a MISSED CALL the phone force closes. (The process.com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly. please try again. FORCE CLOSE.) when I force close it, it keeps on poping up again and again. When I press the missed call notification icon. The force close goes away but the phone will loose network for some time, then later gains the network. So NeaL tell me how to solve this problem.

  11. I successfully upgraded LG P970 to G B v20A. in less than 5 minutes. did not face any problems. phone now more smooth than before. But this is Chinese Firmware however one can change the language in settings for English. But NeaL can u tell me why there is NO Gmail, Android Market, Google maps, Gtalk.? Installed Gmail from market but not blocked from mobile. Google + also blocked from this Chinese firmware. Battery icon not gingerbread. Why Pradeep.

  12. how to root this 2.3.4 rom?

  13. How do i fix the WIFI to work, realy need a working wifi

  14. Hi Neal Pradeep, still i want to know where and how to downgrade LG p970 from v20a GB to v10g Froyo. Is it available as of now?

  15. Is it the real official gingerbread update for LG Optimus black?
    It’s suprising that there is no sign of this update on LG’s official site but on this site.
    Do you recommend to update this way?
    I’m very afraid of bricking my phone

  16. its chinese and wi-fi doesn’t working!!! dont update!!!

  17. I want to give it a try Is it stable and usable for daily use. i am asking from the one who tried it. and using it. if any problem my current verision is V10g where can i get this version of froyo? for downgrading?

  18. Ya, Do we need to remove Sim Card first before flashing the phone? or flashing with Sim Card would brick the phone? Again if getting stuck in bootloop, what will be the solution to get out of that loop or flashing back to froyo?

  19. Ya, so do we need to remove the sim card first before flashing the phone? or leaving Sim Card would brick the phone? Again if get stuck in bootloop what will be the solusion to go back to froyo?

  20. Firstly turn off your phone.connect the usb cable while pressing the volume up button..wait for some time….your device will show

  21. bagaimana saya bisa mendapatkan LGE mobile device?

  22. yes dont flash d phone with dis as it is having lots of bugs and also u may stuck in bootloop

  23. All USB Drivers are installed and the phone can be detected by official LG firmware update, Why is your flash software not detecting the comms ports? Nothing to select from the drop down menues. Stuck on that. could you provide the the link for the working usb drivers if different from that from LG

  24. This is test rom from China… I wouldn’t recommend anyone to use it for daily use unless they know chinese ( :) english is included) and are pretty familiar with recovery and flashing… a lot of users were stuck in a bootloop after flashing this rom an trying to go back to stock! be WARE!

  25. I tried, but no COM port recognized by the smart flash tool. Also, There’s no LGE mobile USB serial port.
    What should I do?

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