RottenFoxBreath, 29 Jul 2010@ Jacobkidd,
It has been said that some operators and LG will be bringing 2.1 to the 540 quit... more@RottenFoxBreath
So is flashing the same as rooting and installing an Anroid ROM? If so then I might go down that route, that is if 2.1 is worth the hassle. I could just as well wait until it is released with a pre-installed 2.1. but that's likely to be a 2 month wait, I'm in need of a new phone now - my Nokia 5530 is just in need of a new home, the spares cupboard lol.
Jacobkidd, 29 Jul 2010@RottenFoxBreath
Thank you for your help, I've also seen around that some time in September... more@ Jacobkidd,
It has been said that some operators and LG will be bringing 2.1 to the 540 quite soon, but as to when individual providers do, only they know that at the moment.
You can flash, for example, the o2 540 version, to either an Orange sofware(you wouldnt want to, as the Orange version ic rubbish!! lol), flash it to an updated Balkan's version, carphone warehouses software, etc..the list goes on, so I would imagine that you would be in with a good chance of being able to flash to 2.1 as soon as it appears in one of these places.
The ones above are all unbranded, and apart from o2's pre-set APN's(which you can delete), they are all the same.
RottenFoxBreath, 29 Jul 2010@ Jacobkidd,
In the Market, type "Search by Voice", and it will let you download t... more@RottenFoxBreath
Thank you for your help, I've also seen around that some time in September 2010 the Optimus is being shipped with the 2.1/2.2 Android update - do you think I would be able to download the update when it comes out if I buy the phone now? Or should I wait until September to get a definite 2.1/2.2 shipped phone?
Thanks again, much appreciated to find somebody who can help.
Jacobkidd, 29 Jul 2010Is Google search via voice recognition available on this phone? This is the decider of keeping... more@ Jacobkidd,
In the Market, type "Search by Voice", and it will let you download the Google Inc. Voice Search for the phone.
It's free, so no cost, to download, or to use.
It seems to have been installed on most 1.5 Android Phones, but left out of the 1.6 OS, but this lets you put it back in.
It's about 367kbs, so it's very small, and should only take a few seconds to Download, and Install.
Is Google search via voice recognition available on this phone? This is the decider of keeping my current phone or buying the Optimus. Thanks, Jacob.
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RottenFoxBreath, 28 Jul 2010@ Freefaller,
Your account is linked to Google Mail, chat, and Market, and as the Market is ... more@ Freefaller,
If you do try something like aHome,
then for resetting it as the default, press the Menu button, go to "Home Selector", and select the Android one.(not sure if the LG home, would cause issues, so I changed back to the original Android one first.
Then go to Settings, Applications, Manage Applications.
Look for Home, then select "Clear Defaults".
Press the "Home" button on phone, and it should kick in asking which "Home" to use. You want aHome.
Also, make sure to select "Use as default for this action"
Libra, 28 Jul 2010I can download it from Android market?@ Libra,
Yes, you can download all those apps from the Market.
Freefaller, 28 Jul 2010Does anyone else agree that Android is the most over-hyped rubbish OS available. Everyone is p... more@ Freefaller,
Your account is linked to Google Mail, chat, and Market, and as the Market is the Google one, it makes sense to have a 1 click setup.
As for themes, Try either "aHome" or "Pandahome", for full customisation.
Search for aHome on the Market or see it in Google, for what it looks like.
Both programmes have plenty of themes, but aHome is a bit better, and has tons more themes/icons, etc.
If you do get it, just don't forget to reset default in your Application menu for home..which will stop it changing back to the original(if you have issues, some do, some don't).
Does anyone else agree that Android is the most over-hyped rubbish OS available. Everyone is praising it, but I've found it to be UGLY and AWKWARD to use.
To brighten it up I tried to use Android Market.com but found that you have to have a Google account to get on it ! Why ?
The OS is UGLY, and you can't just download new themes to brighten it up. I also have a Nokia 5800, and the Symbian S60 5th OS is SO easy to use, and I've downloaded 30 FREE themes for it. Android - Zero !
The menu is SO awkward to use, and this is after 3 weeks of working my way round it.
Anyone else agree ?
annoyed!!!, 27 Jul 2010ive got the lg optimus gt540 and loved it!! im on o2 and get unlimited text and internet, when... moreThe same thing happened to me on O2, but RottenFoxBreath sorted out the problem.
First of all make sure that you have a Wi-Fi connection at home. Then, use the left 'soft key' - Settings - Wireless Controls, and turn OFF 'Mobile Network'. Then turn Wi-Fi on and you don't get network charges, where all your money is going presently.
When you're finished - Wi-Fi OFF, Mobile Network ON.
BLESS YOU ROTTENFOXBREATH, YOU'RE COOL !
Libra, 27 Jul 2010does someone if the possible to swith-off camera sound? thanks!@Libra,
No muting that I can see, in the camera itself, however you can mute the phone, so i would assume that also mutes the camera itself.
Additionally, I use Camera 360 Pro, Vignette, and Picsay Pro, which turns your GT540 into a pretty good photo/photo editing handheld, with their varied fields of excellent features, and better camera performance, than the stock one.
(just a heads up, to make the most of your new toy!)
annoyed!!!, 27 Jul 2010ive got the lg optimus gt540 and loved it!! im on o2 and get unlimited text and internet, when... moreLook further down the posts for replies by RottenFoxBreath who has all the answers you'll need....
ive got the lg optimus gt540 and loved it!! im on o2 and get unlimited text and internet, when my usage ran out i was left with £25.60 credit 1 day later im left with nothing! i keep getting a msg saying i need atleast 17p to access internet but im not doing anything to access the internet. what is going on??????????? help please
I really wanna by this phone but i've heard that the screen isnt very responsive, and that the phone crashes after a couple of months is that true?
JAIN (INDIA), 24 Jul 2010once again something missing,?????? video call camera. always find something missing in each... morehere in macedonia with 24 month plan i pay for him 50 euro's. for this price this phone is totaly imba. video call camera? never use that.
with same plan iPhone will cost me 300 euro's. so atm this phone is price/quality no1 for me.