thank you very much anonymous.. but if i do the upgrade to gingerbread myself using any of the 2 ways you said, will it void my warranty?
just got ma fone, there is a very smal n tiny spot on d screen which is very visible mostly in dark backgrounds...pls any info on dis?
I am having an Issue with the Phone, where when friends family call, they get a msg My Phone is off when I Play games, hear Music or browse net, Is this an issue with the Phone
How to update your LG Optimus Black to Gingerbread
For those of you who own an LG Optimus Black, you don’t need to go to LG service centers just to have it updated. You can do so on your own as long as you have a stable internet connection and the LG PC Suite that came with your phone installed on your machine.
The update is around 238MB so if you have a slow internet connection, make sure you have the time to download it.
Here are the simple steps involved in updating your phone:
Make sure that your phone is set NOT to ‘Mass Storage only’. To do this, go to ‘Settings > SD card and Phone Storage’ and un-tick the checkbox that say ‘Mass Storage only’.
Connect your device to your PC and wait for the LG PC suite to detect your phone.
Once detected, you will see on the left hand side of the window 2 colored boxes Orange (Phone) and Green (PC). On the Orange box there is a button that says “Check for Phone Update”.
Once it detects the update, it will prompt you to “Update and Back Up the Files” or “Update Without Backing Up the Files”. The choice is yours.
Afterwards, just follow the succeeding instructions.
Note: There is a prompt that will tell you that the upgrade will delete previously downloaded apps. This is NOT true (in my case at least) as I still have all my applications/games after the upgrade.
Consequently, if you don’t have LG PC Suite with you, here’s an alternate solution.
Visit the LG Philippines homepage (http://www.lg.com/ph)
Select “Support > Mobile Phone Support”
Find the model number of your phone (LGP970).
Click on and install “WINDOWS USB Driver”
Click on “Software Update” and execute the “.exe” file
The LG Mobile Support Tool will be installed automatically
Connect your smartphone to the PC using the USB Cable
Click on “Start Updating”
After completing the upgrade, unplug the phone.
That’s it. Enjoy your Gingerbread Optimus Black! hope it helps
kirang100, 15 Feb 2012Go to nearest lg service center they will upgrade it to 2.3 for free U can play almost all h... morepls therz no service centre around my area...any way i can run d upgrade maself?
king obi, 14 Feb 2012pls kirang, jus got my fone, how do i upgrade? is rooting my phone necessary?? can i install H... moreGo to nearest lg service center they will upgrade it to 2.3 for free
U can play almost all hd games provided u download from the market because all the bugs will be fixed.
Please donot root the phone that will violate the warrenty agreement
Nice review! Very informative. I also came across an review which also help me lot to buy this phone. http://enzag.com/technology/gadgets/smartphones/lg-optimus-p970/
kirang100, 14 Feb 2012dude u hold both the phones in your hand & use it neov has only slcd which is duller whe... morepls kirang, jus got my fone, how do i upgrade? is rooting my phone necessary?? can i install HD apps and games without rooting?? wat about juice defender? tanx dude for ur reply is highly anticipated
undead citizen, 10 Feb 2012Buddy, how can you say that neo v's display is not that good when its led, while black's its l... moredude u hold both the phones in your hand & use it
neov has only slcd which is duller when compared to lg OB's nova display SEE carefully it is IPS lcd the same used in iphone 4
U cannot see the specs & come to a conclusion
I agree video recording is not that good
But the images is better is much better
It also plays Divx videos which is known to be a high quality format after up grading to 2.3.4 it even plays 720p mkv videos with increased battery performance
you may be disappointed by the speakers but I'am not the kind of guy who plays music on the speakers all day my guess is no body dose that
Santos, 13 Feb 2012LG optimus black and sony ericsson xperia neo which is the best?LG OPTIMUS BLACK P970. neo v has hdmi n OB has dlna support...
Great phone, has good camera, Performance & UI...sound quality & video is not that bad, battery is what i have expected...bought a week ago for P14,000 Phil.
Santos, 13 Feb 2012LG optimus black and sony ericsson xperia neo which is the best?lg optimus always
my screen keeps turning on and out every 2 mints when its in stand by mood ,,,,any help will be apreciated
Ray, 13 Feb 2012I just use the software update program that was downloaded from their website. I connected the... moreray tanx 4 d info, buh pls hw do i download d software upgrade program, nd frm which website??? Tanx bro