How To Update LG Optimus One P500 with Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware

Procedure to update LG Optimus One P500 with Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware:

  • Before proceeding, download the LG Optimus One P500 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Package from here to your computer. After this, connect the phone to the computer using the USB Cable which you got at the time of purchase. Note that after downloading the same in your computer you should not unzip the same or modify / rename the files or else there is a high probability that you may end up with issues in updating as the file may not be recognized.
  • After this you need to follow the instructions which are mentioned below so that you can root and install the Custom Recovery image in your LG Optimus One P500. Without following the instructions which are mentioned in the below link, its not recommended to proceed to the next step.

Procedure to Root and Install Custom Recovery Image in LG Optimus One P500

  • Open the ROM Manager and you will find an option called “Backup and Restore” and then choose “Backup Current ROM” after which the image of the current firmware will be backed up and then proceed to the next step.

ROM

  • Once the ROM is backed up, you now need to proceed to turn Off the phone so that you can then enter into the recovery mode.
  • The recovery mode in the LG Optimus One P500 can be entered by pressing the “Volume Down + menu Key and then simultaneously press the Power button to turn ON the device in the Recovery mode”. Please note that if the device boots in the normal mode then you need to try again to enter into the recovery mode.

LG optimus One recovery

  • Now, once you get into the recovery mode you will then need to proceed to clear the cache which is there in your phone. One can clear the cache by selecting the option of “Wipe” or “Wipe Cache Data”. Once you do the same you will again land up on the recovery mode screen after clearing the cache.
  • After this with the help of Volume buttons, select the option of “Flash Zip from sd card” by pressing the Power button and select the file which is named as “LGOptimusONE_P500_2.3.4.zip”.
  • Once you select this file, you will see that the process of firmware update will be commenced and after around less than 5 minutes the process will be finished.
  • Once the firmware is applied successfully, you will either see that device will be restarted automatically or will again land up in the recovery mode page itself. If you again come back to the Recovery page, you need to select either “Power Off” or can select “reboot system now” as per the options which you can see on the screen. If you have chosen the “Power off” then you need to turn the device ON after that manually by pressing the Power button.

So there you go, you have now successfully applied this latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.4 version in your phone. 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.

73 comments

  1. I have updated this version(2.3.4)

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. how do i downgrade to froyo again?
    i am using lg optimus one

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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  10. 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 :’(

  11. 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

  12. 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??????

  13. 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

  14. ok now my gsm not working cannot get my sim to work no network or signal

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Hi, Where is the link to follow and update the 2.3.4 version for lgp500

  19. 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??

  20. 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?

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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Hello Neal,

    Does this upgrade have Turkish language support?

  25. 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?

  26. also no gsm signal , can not comunicate with any network , any help?

  27. i got an error saying status bar crashed and its not working

  28. 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

  29. Upgraded to 2.3.4and GSM isn’t working?, any idea

  30. 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 :)

  31. 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 :(

    • 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.

  32. My location is India

  33. 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?

  34. erm why after i reboot my phone get stuck at the colourful welcome.screen reply me asap thanx

  35. Why after i did this i stuck on the welcome screen???!!!!

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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 ?

  39. 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~

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

  41. 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?