Optimus Black P970

Update LG Optimus Black P970 Official ICS Android 4.0.4 Firmware – Guide

LG Optimus Black LogoLG Optimus Black P970 smartphone can now be easily installed with the latest and Official Ice Cream Sandwich, though as of now there is no official word on by when there will be an official firmware update of Jellybean, but till then you can make the most out of this update. So, before we proceed, let’s check out the detailed list of pre requisites which you need to follow so as to make sure that the firmware update happens safely. The best part is that this is the official firmware update and not the custom ROM firmware.

This firmware of ICS Android 4.0 V30B is now available for European countries – France, Italy, Baltics, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Poland etc. So, just in case if you haven’t got it, you can apply the firmware update manually by following the below mentioned steps. There are some new updates which comes along with this firmware update;

  1. Gesture Features have been updated,
  2. Boot animation is slicked by LG,
  3. Blue LED is not working on the boot,
  4. Lock Screen Choosing option has now been enabled

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your LG Optimus Black P970 smart tablet so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

Note: Don’t create a backup of all your data with the help of ROM Manager as it may completely brick the device.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

  • From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging, ensure that the USB debugging option is ticked.

So, let’s proceed to the next step wherein you can apply this firmware update in your device once you have followed all the above mentioned pre requisite instructions.

Procedure to Update LG Optimus Black P970 with ICS Android 4.0 Firmware:

  • Download the KDZ File from here to your computer. Once downloaded, you need to open the same as it’s an executable file. Once the application is opened, set “Type” and “Phone Mode” to select the .kdz file in your computer which you have earlier downloaded.
  • Once the software is launched, you need to wait for the firmware update process to get over. Please note that you will have to make sure that it will take around 4 -5 minutes for applying the update.
  • To check on whether the ICS Android 4.0 firmware has been updated or not, you need to check the same from the path “Settings > About Phone” where you will see that the current firmware version is ICS Android 4.0 firmware.

Note: Just in a rare case if the device doesn’t boot up or show the home screen then remove the battery and reinsert the same to boot the device again in the normal mode.

Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same. We will very soon also be coming out on how you can root LG Optimus Black P970 smartphone on V30B ICS Android firmware.





  1. jonathan

    December 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    hola yo lo actualice a 4.0 ics pero la beteria me dura 2 horas maximo como se puede arreglar

  2. Kannan

    December 9, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    All functions are gone well but final step after 3mins phone was not restarted… my phone is bricked :'( help me to get back my phone.

  3. Bicky

    August 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I tried to open it with Winrar. i get the following error : ‘the archive is either in unknown format or damaged

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 28, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      just download the package once again and then there shall be no issue

  4. Saad

    August 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Doesnt work, winrar is not able to open it. Neither is it some executable file…

  5. zeeshan saifi

    July 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I wanT to update my android version of lg optimas black p970

  6. phil

    July 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    this post is so bogus

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      hey phil, any error message?

  7. punit

    May 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    the kdz file is not executable,
    plz help to execute it

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      its a WinRAR File, you need to open with the WinRar

  8. prince adjei

    May 11, 2013 at 5:37 am

    How to update mmy lg p970

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      WE will come up with the same for your LG P970

  9. Bryant

    April 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

    “Once downloaded, you need to open the same as it’s an executable file. ” What do you mean? I downloaded it to my computer.. now what?

  10. Akshat

    April 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Can this be done by the pc suite???

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      no, it needs to be manually updated

  11. Hourani

    December 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I have installed the file but I couldn’t open it didn’t launch by itself nor by me. It looks just like a file that windows cannot open. Please email me if you have a solution

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 30, 2012 at 12:05 am

      any error messagE?

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