Optimus One P500

How to Update LG Optimus One P500 with ICS 4.0.4 Cyanogen Mod 9 Firmware

LG Optimus One LogoLG Optimus One P500 smartphone users can now rejoice as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest firmware of latest ICS based Cyanogen mod 4.0.4 firmware in your device. Please be informed that this is the custom ROM firmware and not the Official firmware released by LG Electronics. This all new custom ROM firmware which is developed on the Cyanogen Mod ROM platform ropes in all the goodness of not just visual changes but also comes with many other features like app2SD, added applications and also all the apps are updated till June, 07, 2012.

Please note that you will have to make sure that you follow all the pre requisites mentioned in this article so to facilitate smoother firmware update. To apply this firmware, you need to ensure that your phone is rooted and is installed with the custom recovery image which is the prime pre requisite. Since this firmware is still in the beta stages, there will be some issues, but there will be many more new updates and stability fixes which will fix all the issues.

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of applying this rooting process in your device. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.

Caution: This update should be strictly applied to the UNLOCKED Optimus One P500 devices and not on to the network locked devices.

What Works:

  • Functional camera (preview, taking photo, recording video, no panorama)
  • Full H/W acceleration with new adreno drivers, 3D modelling (yamato)
  • Tethering & Hotspot (Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi tethering)
  • Usb Mass storage, Usb debugging
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BT headset (music only)
  • Funny SIM (128k USIMs)
  • Calls, SMS, MMS, 3G/2G, Mobile data
  • Data limit, IPv4, IPv6
  • Stereo audio, headset
  • GPS, Sensors, Lights, Touch screen
  • Off-mode charging
  • Browser, GMail, GPlay
  • Youtube LQ/MQ
  • FM Radio: not implemented in CM yet, use Spirit FM

What doesn’t work:

  • Everything works
  • Don’t report CM bugs!


  • Fix wi-fi tethering
  • Fix deep sleep (guilty: bluetooth)
  • Get rid of init logo
  • New boot animation which is only 200KB
  • CM9 Lock screen calendar
  • CM9 New screen on/off animation
  • Allow interfaces to get IPv6 address when tethering is enabled
  • Fix BT tether IP renew issue
  • Recent LCD Patch which saves power

Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your LG Optimus P500 phone should be backed up manually with below mentioned instructions to ensure that just in case if the data gets corrupted or gets wiped, you can easily restore the same with the help of below steps.

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

  • You need to have at least have one custom recovery installed in your phone (Amonra or CWM). Hold down VOL DOWN + HOME + POWER keys to enter LG Optimus One P500 recovery mode and clear all the data by clearing and wiping the same.
  • Now in the recovery mode, select the partition SD Card option – swap-size: 64MB, Ext2-size: 300MB, Continue partitioning, SD:ext2 to ext3.
  • Also, enable the USB – MS toggle in your device. V20G firmware should be installed in your device before you proceed to apply this update.
  • Up next charge in your battery should be a minimum of 60% so as to make sure that it doesn’t turn Off in the middle of firmware update. Enable the USB Debugging in your device from the Development tools section in Settings so as to connect your device with the computer.
  • Also, disable all the security suites present in your phone as these tools interrupt the process of update.

Assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned instructions, it’s now time to proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this update of ICS in your LG Optimus One P500.

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  1. rajesh patel

    May 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    update my lg500 in new softwear

  2. Roman

    October 25, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Works fine? Could someone tell me about? Have someone noticed that have your phone “bricked” by this ROM?

  3. Alireza

    October 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I installed it, but can not connect to mobile network!

    It`s a big bug

  4. jesse

    October 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

    everything seems great except i keep getting this message “unfortunately, browser has stopped.” any tips on how to remedy this? thanks!

    • jesse

      October 11, 2012 at 6:30 am

      also noticed the screen is now taking up 70 percent of the battery , any idea why? thanks again

  5. goldenhark

    October 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    there’s no network…the bar is empty..I went to the settings,wireless and network,mobile network,network operators.giving me error

  6. jho

    October 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Hi! found this useful but i need to know whether to root my device first.?thanks for the help!

  7. Jay

    September 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Do I need to unlock my phone and if yes how would I?

  8. Jay

    September 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Does my phone need to be unlocked and is yes how would I go about doing that?

  9. Vrish

    September 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

    That’s really cool.. everything works just fine..
    Again as a sign of relief due to “increased battery life”.. (viz above expectation)

    Thanks a lotttt 🙂

  10. Alan Burgon

    September 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Will the Android 4.0.4 work on the mobile phone in Australia.
    I have at present Android 3.2.2 V20c Build Number GRI40

  11. Ankur Sachdeva

    September 9, 2012 at 11:40 am

    giving problem in playing video.,.,.,

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      what is the error message?

  12. Ankur Sachdeva

    September 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Thanx .,.,its work

  13. Tudor

    September 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    hi, it works fain!!! Thx for the ROM.

  14. Kira

    September 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Is this true as in everything works? The camera and gallery?

  15. Ravi

    September 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Download link is taking to 4shared website but doesn’t helps with the file download please look into it.

  16. Ragavendran

    August 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Dude…Firmware link seems to be broken….Help!

  17. awais

    August 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Lg p500 update

  18. Tapan

    August 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    ICS package firmware Link is empty. There is no file in your hephappy folder to download.. Pls check it.. and Re-upload it..

  19. Chris

    August 23, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    download for rom is broken 🙁

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      download links have been fixed

      • Tapan

        August 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm

        ICS firmware link is empty.. Pls re-upload the ICS firmware..

      • Rohit Agrawal

        August 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        The link is not yet working???

        • Pradeep Neela

          August 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm

          link is now working

          • Tudor

            September 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

            no firmware file in that folder

          • Pradeep Neela

            September 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

            its the zip file

  20. Chris

    August 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Will installing this on the koodo optimus one cause a brick? Why does network locked change anything?

  21. partik

    August 15, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Can someone tell me how can i update my lg p500

  22. jk

    August 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    why I can’t download the custom firmware?

  23. Raman jatt

    July 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    thanks very much its working fine,smooth&fast

    previously i had cm9 in which camera does not work but this is stable version with least or no bugs

    • Rohit Agrawal

      August 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      i installed this version and i am having a lot of trouble

  24. Raks2204

    July 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    how to rocover mode my mobile

  25. Jake_escopete38

    July 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

     do you have video of this instruction? can i view?

  26. Nimitbhawani

    June 11, 2012 at 10:24 am


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    June 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

    How to update LG Optimus Net P690 with ICS

  28. Md Rafeeque

    June 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

    How to update LG Optimus Net P690 with ICS

  29. Md Rafeeque

    June 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

    How to update LG Optimus Net P690 with ICS

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 11, 2012 at 9:30 am

      we will very soon be coming up0 with the procedure

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