LG Optimus Black P970 - user opinions and reviews

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hey any one help me plz how to install su binary is possible to 2.2.2 to jelly bean verson how to used to recovery plz help me

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  • 2013-08-24 14:53
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> In reply to Babi @ 2013-08-10 20:53 from N7Dn - click to readYes you can. Press the on / off button and the home key simultaneously.

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  • 2013-08-17 13:35
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-13 14:33 from fmMJ - click to readmany thanks, it was really helpful.

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  • 2013-08-16 07:17
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my p970 runs gingerbread and i really want to
update it to ics.... plss help me ;(

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  • 2013-08-15 11:25
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> In reply to Babi @ 2013-08-10 20:53 from N7Dn - click to readPress your volume(-) and Power button together to screenshot..

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  • 2013-08-14 17:05
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> In reply to Babi @ 2013-08-10 20:53 from N7Dn - click to readIm still using it on froyo. To take a screenshot press home & power key together

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  • 2013-08-13 14:33
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i had this phone for about 3 months ... i mostly used it for gaming but it worked awful ... can't play any new games like Temple Run 2 or Subway Surfers without lag ... i do not reccomend it for gaming . Mostly usable for music / calls / internet .

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  • 2013-08-12 15:58
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Can you take a Screenshot using this phone? If yes, how?

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  • 2013-08-10 20:53
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> In reply to ben breem @ 2013-08-07 05:17 from tCQg - click to readHey Breem,

Thankx
I will try Jelly bean as per guidelines...Hope it would work for me too in India..

Hey I have a bug in my OB from beginning(Past 2 Years) sometimes my phone signal stregth is slighty weak...Is der any way to incrase tat...???
I'm sure tat fault is not on my network cos... once in my friend's home...My mob network signal displayed as 2 point...where as my friends who were having the same network was having full signal...each of them having different handsets(Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung)...
So I wanna knw whether this is a prob with OB or ALL LG PHONES ???

Is there any option in rectifying it...???

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  • 2013-08-10 12:20
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Ive used this ph 24 mth now..and will upgrade to another android touchscreen ph later this mth. Mine is on a redbull contract with RBM software inside. OK! for first 12 mths it worked perfectly. then suddenly it began with problems ..wouldnt connect, became slow, when typing in whattsap the curser just goes anywhere in the text and the message is a mess..plenty nonsence.. (im not a power user, hardly use any apps but do use whattsap... never been dropped or got wet). i upgraded to gingerbread, performance improved but all RBM software vanished.. ok thats no problem...now since 3 months the screen flickers ..bright and dull..no one knows why.. im not happy but ph keeps working..this ph has just survived 24 mths...WOW..still use orrig batt get 24 to 30 hrs per charge.. my pics are good.. even on my laptop.. i got no prob with hardkeys.. but sometimes the "reload" is very slow ..im unlikely to go ICS.. u guys having too many problems..Other than diff of froyo and ICS with LG L7 series 2 it seems the black is slightly more powerfull.. so ill prob get a Mini S3 or 4..Besides the price of a ph whats incl by way of mins /mg's sms/mms also applies. I'm in S Africa

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  • 2013-08-09 19:54
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> In reply to Geeyoh @ 2013-08-05 00:57 from 9LHT - click to readMine is working just fine after upgrading to ics, the only issue here is weak signal and i don't know what to do with it

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  • 2013-08-07 12:28
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> In reply to JJ @ 2013-06-06 22:54 from wc7c - click to readguys here is the steps in installing custom firmware (cm 10.1 - jellybean 4.2.2) to your OB !

first make sure you are running official firmware gingerbread or froyo.
root your device. how?. in froyo download gingerbreak and install it. in gingerbread refer in xda tutorial for more detail instructions.
after you're OB is rooted install rom manager in google play, open that and choose install recovery LG P970.
then download cyanogenmod 4.2.2 nightly http://get.cm/?device=p970. also download google apps here http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-2...-signed.zip.
then put downloaded files on your sd card. then after that reboot your phone and boot from recovery- to do that just go to rom manager that you have been downloaded and choose boot from recovery.
once you are in recovery mode choose wipe data/factory reset (hold down volume button and choose by pressing power button) after that choose and select wipe cache partition
also choose and select advanced menu and select wipe dalvik cache then go back and select install zip from sd card and select cyanogenmod nightly zip file.
( wait until its finish installing ) and after it is already installed choose and select from sd card google apps zip and wait until its finish installing.
and after its done just select reboot your phone and yes ! you just install cyanogenmod 10.1 (jellybean 4.2.2)

note: you must running official lg firmware froyo and gingerbread only or else you will get security error in rebooting from recovery .

note: i am not responsible for any damage to your phone ( just follow the instructions step by step and everything will be fine )

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  • 2013-08-07 05:17
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hi guys i need help i have the korean version (ku5900) and its on ics but the battery drains as fast as a bullet train! how can i downgrade to gingerbread? because it seems that most of the comments here said that battery drains fast after upgrading to ics. please i need help how to downgrade it - i went to a mobile phone shop and they said it will cost php800! wtf! please send me an email at gio_nimbus88@live.com

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  • 2013-08-05 00:57
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> In reply to poor man @ 2013-08-02 01:34 from 9LHT - click to readKorean version

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  • 2013-08-04 11:11
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> In reply to adi d @ 2013-02-02 10:33 from rAUs - click to readim using go launcher and its still the same it drains sooooooo fast for just an hour connected to WIFI and the rest just texting and playing games everyday.... :(

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  • 2013-08-03 07:05
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i just bought a 2nd hand optimus black but i just noticed that there is physical radio antenna on the right side which is inserted like a stylus pen - but i hav noticed that on the review and pics it doesnt have that.... can anybody confirm that their phone has the same as well....?

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  • 2013-08-02 01:34
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I have been using this phone for over a year now. every thing is ok but the problem is its too slow. some times you cant even answer the calls because the phone gets stuck. also the camera feature is a mess. once you take a picture you have to hold it in the same position for over 2mins till the picture is processed this leads to regular blur of pictures. please help solve this?

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  • 2013-07-30 07:50
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> In reply to ben breem @ 2013-06-03 13:02 from tCQg - click to readHi Breem,

How to change the phone ROM into a custom ROM??

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  • 2013-07-28 22:06
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How do u upgrade from froyo to ice cream sandwich?

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  • 2013-07-28 06:18
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using this phone for more than 1 year.
too much lagging. i have uninstall lot of apps and still lag.
sometimes i can't pick up incoming call, cos the phone lag to display calling app.

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  • 2013-07-28 05:05
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