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how can i upgrade it to ics?

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  • 2013-01-05 11:40
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guyz plz help me out....i hv bought black yesterday nd it has 2.2.2 froyo. when i connected my phone to computer and clicked check for updates in lg pc suite..it shwd no updats available.....i hv heard that it caan be updated to ics..bt it turned out dat i can update via flashing..also most of the users are experiencing problms with ics..bt saying gingerbread is working fine....so is dere a way i can upgrade it to GB???

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  • 2013-01-05 06:29
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Official ICS update now available.
For European, it can be updated via ota. For other countries, you can follow this guideline:

http://www.android.gs/update-l...oid-4-0-ics/

I've done it and horrayy..

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  • 2013-01-05 05:16
  • RJib
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> In reply to Sumedh Pendse @ 2013-01-03 20:52 from KFNA - click to readChose one from the list below that suits your preferences :D

http://alchemistar.blogspot.ro...st.html#more

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  • 2013-01-04 08:00
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Folks,

Can you please the links for the custom roms. and once I flash my phone with a custom rom and LG goes onto release a better version, is it possible to port the new version into my phone??

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  • 2013-01-04 05:04
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> In reply to Rahab @ 2013-01-03 20:38 from 0CYQ - click to readThanks bro. Still custom roms by xda developers are best. Guys, can any1 provide me best 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 custom rom links?

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  • 2013-01-03 20:52
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Does anyone know when it will reach North America?

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  • 2013-01-03 18:41
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for all who are waiting for Lg ice it weill never happ aat least for another 4 months trust me all what big deal with half backed 30b it has so many bugs and flaws no one will fix the at lg
try cm10 stable and nightly bets thing that i did and am very happy performance is good fast and smooth and games like most wanted work so well that never workon lg v20g
and now even work is going on cm 10.1 that is android 4.2 which is oly come out for nexus trust me cm mod will have 4.2 jelly bean latest ver fix in few weeks by the way 4.1 is stabel have benn using for 3 weeks now
Thanks cm and all you guys at xda for hard work keep it up
and thanks for lg for hardly working
Lg is on p0t

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  • 2013-01-03 15:15
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> In reply to Rahab @ 2013-01-02 20:42 from 0CYQ - click to readDude, where did you get the info that v30b is not final release? can you please post a link here?

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  • 2013-01-03 09:05
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To everyone out there: V30B it's just a test firmware, not the final build for ICS on this device. So don't complain if there are things missing. Just wait, just like me, for the final release 4.0.4.

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  • 2013-01-02 20:42
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> In reply to Mohab Ahmed @ 2013-01-02 12:20 from fkZQ - click to readHi dude,
http://lg-phone-firmware.com/i...php?id_mod=1
here is the link for all official firmwares. I have flashed v30I korean version and currently replying you.:) That means lg hardwares are not country specific for firmwares. Download france v30b and try to flash it again using smartflash tool. Unfortunatly, V30I korean version is also not so good. So now i will again switch to custom rom

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  • 2013-01-02 20:16
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> In reply to sumedh @ 2012-12-30 20:51 from 7tLG - click to readdude u've said that u r from india how did u get the ics v30b and even it's not in your county , PS: when i downloaded V30b of another country of mine it's told me securty error

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  • 2013-01-02 12:20
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> In reply to sumedh @ 2012-12-30 20:51 from 7tLG - click to readYes I also didnt satisfy with ICS, No face unlock, no blue led on touh button, no equalizer on music, no Hindi/Nepali support on application but support on browser, no battery, music, power control, widget, no setting shortcuts

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  • 2013-01-01 02:08
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-29 09:32 from Hkqs - click to readhttp://androidromupdate.com/20...ndwich-v30b/
or do to this site step by step installation guide much safer.......................njoy

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  • 2012-12-31 08:35
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> In reply to jigsaw @ 2012-12-30 07:48 from utaY - click to readyeah awesome......

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  • 2012-12-31 08:26
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-29 09:32 from Hkqs - click to readhttp://forum.xda-developers.co...p?p=35058235
go to da link n download bin/fls files.zip or .rar n xtract remember da location.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR3K12sh1OM
go to da youtube link download smart flash tool in description n drivers
select da bin n fls files repectively in da smart flash tool.........remove battery sim mem card......hold volume up button n plug simultaneously to da usb........u will enter software update mode on ur cell......now start installation using smart flash tool.........after process is over factory reset.....v30b ics finally.......do it on ur own risk.........dont blame me its da safest way.....njoy.......

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  • 2012-12-31 08:25
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Hi guys,
This is me sumedh. A proud owner of lg optimus black. Here is the list of all official firmwares.
http://lg-phone-firmware.com/i...php?id_mod=1
Go to link, download firmware, extract using lg kdz extractor tool and flash via smartflash tool. I am a user from india-mumbai. Flashed both ICS versions v30b and v30i. ICS fr lg optimus black sucks. Gingerbread is best os fr our phone. Only good thing about ICS is lock screen. ICS is laggy which reduces performance. Its a childish look. Not much widgets are present. PPI gets reduced to 217 from 233. Music player equilisers are reduced. Also, we dont get the artwork service in ICS fr music player which is activated when we keep phone in horizontal position in gingerbread and froyo. Try ICS if you want. We can flash any available using smartflash tool. If you really need ICS or Jellybean, root your mobile and try custom roms. Those are better. Thanks guys and happy new year to all.

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  • 2012-12-30 20:51
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> In reply to ysolee @ 2012-12-29 02:45 from 6iTP - click to readthx pal.. Qmemo must be awesome rite??

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  • 2012-12-30 07:48
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> In reply to tanmaytman @ 2012-12-29 07:33 from K6jB - click to readthx pal.. Qmemo must be awesome rite??

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  • 2012-12-30 07:47
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