d-man, 30 Mar 2011this phone has given me nothing but trouble since day one, touch screen issues, crashing, HORR... moreI agree this phone made me hate LG due to a bunch of technical issues, bought the phone two weeks ago and I have made 2 trips back to the store already to have it fixed.. So its now added to my list of hated phone manufacturers which already included Motorola & Samsung now added LG
Nik, 04 Apr 2011To which recent version of Android could this phone be updated to?
I am planning to buy this ... moreHey. It is upgradable to 2.2.1 Android !
This mod here actually its even better then the official one for any Android Phone (CyanogenMode), because its very customizable:
It is containing this super mod:
To which recent version of Android could this phone be updated to?
I am planning to buy this phone, I heard that 2.1 maybe coming to this phone is it true?
That will surely improve its performance and would make a good phone for its price.
i love this phone. some 2.x applications couldnt run by the system but its still my fav phone ever. it has smooth design and its made with the best quality materials. lg makes great phones. i dont need 2.x update because 1.5 is the best version ever( 1.5 is the smootest android ever, no lagging, no crash). im only looking for skype which doesnt have 1.5 support yet, other non-working 2.x apps are nothing more than junk, i open them via my galaxy tab, new apps looks just for kids) i strongly recommend using this phone with Android manager, MemoryUp Personal and Advanced task manager.
The official update for whole Europe is coming in max afew weeks.
Its just that the update is ready by LG, but all network operators who soled and personalized GW620 must send LG thei custom logos again and software that they want to appear in the menus.
Hi, I just wrote to LG on Official Froyo update for GW620:
Hi LG, I have been using LG GW 620 for almost a year now. I think it is a great device in its class; an android qwerty phone with 5 MP camera with flash. However its obsolete OS version brings dismay to us loyal "etna" users. Hence some of the users resorted in rooting despite of its complexity; yet had to cope with few malfunctions. Many prefered to switch to different brands as we can witness in online transactions. Last month, Korean users can finally be relieved by the release of official froyo update for LG GW620. This news is rather unexpected and rekindles the pride in using one of the first generation android phones. Rumour mills mix in heavy expectations on the availability of the official updates in Indonesia. I would like to ask whether the official update will be enjoyed by Indonesian etna users in due time. Perhaps a rough estimate on the time will suffice for now. Thank you for your attention. Best, Rozar.
Here's what I got as a reply:
Please be informed GW620 in Indonesia can't be upgraded to android version 2.1 since it's hybrid type (combination between keyboard and touchscreen), not pure touchscreen.
Thank you for trusting LG.
We do apologize for any convenience.
Costumer Relationship Management
LG Electronics Indonesia
this phone has given me nothing but trouble since day one, touch screen issues, crashing, HORRIBLE battery life! im never buying LG again simply because of this phone
ATTENTION! Allways use this method for install Android 2.2 on Gw620. It is called FASTBOOT and asures that you can revert bakc to Original Firmware that you had when buying the phone!:
And follow the video posted, that shows exactly what to do!
Whe need the same update for South America Gw620 2.2 who knows?? when its avaliable for Argentine and Bolivia.Please LG faster Faster We are waiting....boliviantec
i have km900 arena .its good one but i see this phone wanna buy it.wanna know which is better (arena or gw620)
fg999, 28 Mar 2011Yes, that is the official update for Netherlands and Belgium!Android 20E
Official Android 2.2 from LG to EUROPE users here (scroll down the page to the link!!)
Official LG - Froyo 2.2 Android is out in Belgium and Netherlands: http://zezke.xtreemhost.com/2011/2/froyo-released/
Just use LG Update tool from LG page.
Soon in whole Europe!
And then Bluetooth will work!
i have this wonderful phone but there is no blutooth file transfer how can i repair i wanna use the blutooth for sending and receiving files can any ome help me plz?
where could i get a screen for this phone cause mine broke and i cant locate none in jamaica ?
This phone absolutely rocks!
There's an open source firmware community project available - called OpenEtna.com - therein developers ported Cyanogen Mod for the LG Eve.
Just awesome, I did (without any knowledge about anything) the flashing within 2 minutes after reading the superb documentation.
CyanogenMod rocks and it's stunning fast now. Everything on the phone works fine, also the Tethering (Android 2.1+ is USB, Android 2.3+ is Bluetooth, too) is useful for me.
I paid only 110EUR for such a stunning device... it was the last I expected that this phone is that awesome.