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How To Update LG Optimus One P500 with Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware

By Pradeep Neela / November 23, 2011 / Optimus One P500 0

LG Optimus One LogoFor all those who wanted to customize their LG Optimus One P500 device then we will help you to do the same. It was just in the last article about LG Optimus One P500 we saw on how you can root the phone and also install the Clock Work Mod Recovery and now we will make use of the same to install the Custom ROMs. The biggest challenge as of now generally which is faced by the users of custom ROM firmware users are that if they don’t backup their original firmware then users tend to get into trouble, so you need to back up the current default firmware which we will see on how to do the same.

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 One P500 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully which are mentioned in this article.

Special Note: After applying this update, you will not be able to make use of LG PC Suite for updating the device, but if you go back to your original firmware which too we will see in this article then you can connect with the PC Suite. Also, since it’s an unofficial build there will be some bugs which may be encountered, so you need to ensure that  you report the same in the comments section so that we can then mention to the ROM developer “andy572” who is the developer of this spectacular looking ROM and we really grateful to the developer. Let’s check out on what are the feature sets this Custom ROM comes along with.

Features / Changes in Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware Version:

  • Gallery 3D App now works perfectly,
  • Light text color bug has been fixed,
  • Pinch to Zoom feature working absolutely fine,
  • Expanded Status Bar fixed,
  • Wi Fi works perfectly,
  • New Lock screen implemented,
  • GPS now works even indoors,
  • Contact import from sim card now possible,
  • Network provider search fixed,
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Styled Welcome screen,
  • Crash in Contacts (Force Close) has been fixed,

Few known Bugs:

  • By default No Ringtone is chosen, you need to choose the same from the Settings,
  • FM Radio Scanning has issues and USB / Wi Fi Tethering still has bugs,
  • Airplane-, Vibrate modes and audio volume settings change gets not detected in expanded status bar view toggles,
  • ROM Works only with Clock Work MOD recovery and with Old base bands.

So, these were the known bugs and enhancements which are there in this firmware, now let’s proceed to the next page where we will see on the screen captures of on how exactly this looks like followed by the list of pre requisites need to be followed.

73 thoughts on “How To Update LG Optimus One P500 with Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware”

  1. I have updated to this version(2.3.4). Every thing looks as in the screenshot. “NO NETWORk” always..You can install this if you don’t want to use network..Everything else wor(f**)king fine

  2. Getting various error messages when it reboots in recovery mode. Latest is SD card marker not found. The try again from the recovery mode – can’t open the file (bad). Have downloaded various versions of LGOptimusONE_P500_2.3.4.zip. Once it didn’t give the bad message, but aborted on something else. Also instructions here are not clear – the terminal with adb shell?

  3. my phone cuts of when i use internet on it then it take about a hour to get it back on inbetween that time every time i turn it on lots of numbers and stuff pop up then it turns of again can u help plz

  4. Hi, I tried to updating to Gingerbread 2.3.4 but there appears the message saying that I already have the latest version (in portuguese). Can you help me?
    Thanks

  5. hai my name nikhil am using lg phone lg p500 optimus i want to update my phone software i connected the phone to lap pc suite i click the update button first they can showing new updation is available but after showning u are using newer version pls help me

  6. do you have a available update which is O.S upgraded to 2.3.3.when the new firmware O.S 2.3.4 will be release at the philippines?
    please tell me if the same process will do..tnx

  7. I tried really hard to get my O.S upgraded to 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 but every time i click “BACKUP CURRENT ROM” option , a msg saying (you must root your phone for manager to function. Superuser was not found at “/system/bin/su” or “/system/xbin/su} is displayed ……. N if i do proceed further it say’s Install d recovery trugh ROM manager first ……. N asks for wi-fi connetivity.
    Plzzzzzzzzzzz Help me out of this coz i have already wasted 3 hours but yet not able to resolve this prob :’(

  8. I have tried all the procedures and it successfully installed gingerbread 2.3.4 but i don’t get any signal and it keeps on showing no service on my LG-P500 phone…

    let me know what to do to get back the signal…

    Thanks,
    Alex

  9. hi people.. my lg optimus 1 p500 has gingerbread 2.3 v20b…is there any way i can get the latest version or a later one??????

  10. This is the correct way to install a Rom to make it work, first you have to have v20? Installed and phone rooted make back up, i used Rom Manager get it from market really easy to use. When you have done all this follow these instructions exactly.

    Reboot Into Recovery and wipe Cache
    Then Wipe/Data/factory Reset
    And finally go to mounts and Storage-> Format System
    Now come back and Say Install Zip from SDCARD
    Choose the Zip
    IT will do the update and say Process Complete
    Then go back to Reboot Your Phone

    this is the correct way to get zipped versions of 2.3.4 or 2.3.7 working

  11. Hi there I cannot get past the colourful screen I have reapplied the update a few times please tell me what I can do

  12. anyone who cant get phone working again you will have to reinstall the original firmware using, pc usb lead and phone + KDZ updater software, i really wanted a flash of 2.3.4 to use KDZ but none around. i dont think all phones can be updated because of the phone shop who sold you the phone like carphone warehouse they have locked codes built in that you cant get rid of? i can only put v20e or v20b on my lgp500 none of the others work dont know why.

  13. followed instructions and stops halfway through colourfull start up display, same as others anyone got solution? does say boot fail before going into startup but tries. using 2.3.3 v20e open europe? with virgin flash display, dont know whats open about it.

  14. i was upgrading my lg optimus and suddenly software updater got crashed….. my cell is now into emergency mode… totally blank…none of the version of android is installed… wat to do??

  15. Hi I did the update twice, but it keeps getting stuck on the colorful welcome screen. I checked the rooting was fine and both times I flushed the cache?

      1. Hi there I have wiped cache and reapplied the update a few times and it still gets stuck at the colourfull screen please advise?

  16. I put this firmware on my lg p500h 2.3.4 and now its not catching mobile networks? any idea how to fix it

  17. my mobile lg optimus one p500 his version 2.2.2 then change my mobile version 2.3.4 so howz change plzzz hepl me

  18. You said that Network provider search was fixed, but after rebooting the device the features are working greatly EXCEPT NETWORK PROVIDER SEARCH & Video viewing. waiting for your precious reply

  19. Can i update latest firmware for LG P500 from the current Ginger bread 2.3.3 to 2.3.4? Is this update released for India?

  20. sir my phone model no LG p 500 is so my curent version 2.3.3 and i want update new version 2.3.4 but no update this version.when i start this update file say this your already update new version but my version 2.3.3 and new version 2.3.4 help me how update this

      1. sir i cheek now you reply ,but you say that follow my instructions,i try this but same problem(your already update new versio)show . sir i try follow instruction if that show this web page, but phone no work rom maneger this time pleae tell me how update new version 2.3.4

  21. Hi,
    I afollowed the tut and upgraded to Android 2.3.3, however, I was schoked to find that the device in unable to read / write Arabic lang and came to notice that it’s sorted in 2.3.4, but the procdure it’s too lenghtly and I’m afraid to brick my mobile.
    Question is, can I downgrade to Android 2.2, is there any tut availbe?

    Thanks a lot for your support :)

  22. After I followed the above procedure, twice the app got stuck at the welcome screen. I could see some flash objects moving here and there…and then…bang….the phone screen got stuck……..I removed by battery twice and inserted…both the times the same screen appears and stops at a point…phone not working :(

    1. Hi Rashmi,
      You can make your handset working again. Android advices has published a procedure with an article titled to how to unbrick your LG optimus one. just follow it.

  23. I cant get offical 2.3 update yet im from ireland … is there anyway i can fake it or something to pretend im from differnt country and get the update?

  24. Hi Mr.pradeep,
    Last night i tried to flash my stock ROM gingerbread after rooting and installing flash work mod recovery. Custom ROM 2.3.4 was installed but there was no gsm signal at all. What shall i do. I’ve restored it back to stick ROM. Waiting for your reply

  25. Hi, with LG Optimus One, i can’t seem to set up the internet connection without using wi-fi. I have tried but it wont let me use the internet just using the internet app. So if i am not where there is wi-fi connection i cant get onto the net which is very annoying…could i please get some help on how to do this please, doesn’t seem to show on the manual that you get with the phone….thanks

  26. Is the above procedure equally works for upgrade from 2.3.3 V20e to 2.3.4 ? Or should I downgrade to 2.2 and then upgrade to 2.3.4 ?

  27. Can I update from android 2.2 to 2.3.4, then root the LG Optimus One P500? or is it better to root my LG P500 android 2.2 first, then do the update?
    Thank you for any help~

  28. Hi….Pls advise whether I should update my LG Optimus One with Gingerbread. If yes from where I can update the Gingerbread.

      1. Ca you please tell me which it the latest official rom of andriod for LG optimus One??? I need to update it without rooting the phone as I cannot void my warranty.My current version is 2.3.3 and software version is LG-P500-V20e.PM me…Thanx….

  29. I’ve already updated to gingerbread 2.3.3 v20c which is having new baseband. So in that case how to update to andy’s rom. And one more thing is USB tethering not at all working?

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