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Old February 15th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if the LG Esteem will be getting the ICS upgrade? I read that is was and it wasn't. Can anyone clarify please?

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metropcs isnt interested in giving out free ota updates now with that being said perhaps since android is prettymuch an open source operation system perhaps some1 will do a custom ics firmware for us metro users?
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metropcs isnt interested in giving out free ota updates now with that being said perhaps since android is prettymuch an open source operation system perhaps some1 will do a custom ics firmware for us metro users?

Pg is in the process of porting CM9, which is based off Android 4.0
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metropcs isnt interested in giving out free ota updates now with that being said perhaps since android is prettymuch an open source operation system perhaps some1 will do a custom ics firmware for us metro users?
Has Metro actually came out and said that? I mean besides some bonehead that works in a store? Wasn't the Optimus M updated to Gingerbread OTA? If it wasn't there's other ways for an official update anyway.
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Has Metro actually came out and said that? I mean besides some bonehead that works in a store? Wasn't the Optimus M updated to Gingerbread OTA? If it wasn't there's other ways for an official update anyway.
The Metro version of Optimus was not updated to Gingergread 2.3. It's still officially on Froyo. LG rolled out Gingerbread to other Optimus around the world, and even to the Sprint version here in the USA but Metro discontinued it on purpose before LG could give it to us -- so we would have to buy an HTC Wildfire or Samsung Admire to get 2.3 with an Android phone with similar specs to the LG Optimus.
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Has Metro actually came out and said that? I mean besides some bonehead that works in a store? Wasn't the Optimus M updated to Gingerbread OTA? If it wasn't there's other ways for an official update anyway.
I work for metropcs corp and I know for a fact the esteem will not be getting the ics update. The connect has a better chance. Metropcs will be getting a device with 4.0 during the 3rd quarter of 2012.
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Has Metro actually came out and said that? I mean besides some bonehead that works in a store? Wasn't the Optimus M updated to Gingerbread OTA? If it wasn't there's other ways for an official update anyway.
Negative. The Optimus never got a Gingerbread update.
Likewise, Metro will never give the Esteem an official update to ICS... there's no profit in that from their POV.
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sucks for the customers of metro PCs I guess that's their way of nickel and diming their customers not that they lose any real money by approving an update. oh well that's what root is for.
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What might that device be?
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MetroPCS LG Connect 4G hands-on (video) -- Engadget
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Also, I contacted Samsung about an update of the indulge to 2.3, from almost ancient 2.2, and they kindly explained to me, jumping through some hoops and legalese, that the update was ready for release on both metro and cricket, and only cricket went ahead and rolled out the update to their indulges, while Metro took theirs and squatted over it... Now the indulges on cricket (no less), have gingerbread, while all metro indulges are stuck on either 2.2.1, if you bought early, or 2.2.2 if you waited until the second half of last year.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Like i said metro aint gonna be giving out free os updates they only interested in making you spend more money on new phones instead of giving you a reason to stick to your 8 month old phone
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Never, MetroPCS never released an update. So only hope lies in custom ROM
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I work for metropcs corp and I know for a fact the esteem will not be getting the ics update. The connect has a better chance. Metropcs will be getting a device with 4.0 during the 3rd quarter of 2012.

Are they really releasing a handset running 4.0 by the end of this year? Is it confirmed?
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Well they released the update for ascend which we never though it would be possible .
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Well they released the update for ascend which we never though it would be possible .
Not saying its impossible what we saying that metro pcs dosnt want to and for money making reasons, even if they made us pay for it they probaly know some1 would just extract the tar file and release it free for everyone lol.
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Not saying its impossible what we saying that metro pcs dosnt want to and for money making reasons, even if they made us pay for it they probaly know some1 would just extract the tar file and release it free for everyone lol.

And as android is open sourced, I doubt metro could legally charge us for a 4.0 upgrade lol

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I tried to root my old phone (Asend) and i messed it up pretty bad and i really like this phone so i dont think i will be doing that. Hopefully metro will get smart and get a device with 4.0 if not im switching to someone who is smart
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4.0 ics for esteem is not going to happen.
Most likely . But then again , you can't be 100% correct.
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Most likely . But then again , you can't be 100% correct.

from what was said on their facebook page esteem not going to be upgradable.

Also i found this, and we can only hope it comes, lol




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And as android is open sourced, I doubt metro could legally charge us for a 4.0 upgrade lol

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u damn right but i dont think they would care if we got around that since they dont seem to care about us installing custom roms into our phones. their main concerns would be wifi tethering and probaly getting around data speed limits.
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Does anyone know if the LG Esteem will be getting the ICS upgrade? I read that is was and it wasn't. Can anyone clarify please?
LG is not releasing ICS for the Esteem. The LG Revolution (same phone w/Verizon) is not even getting it. In fact any LG handset that is not in the list below will not be getting it.

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LG will be offering the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS upgrade for a range of LG smart-phones which were introduced this year. The global upgrade schedule will begin in the second and third quarters of 2012, which will be followed by a global roll out.

During the second quarter of 2012 upgrades will begin for the following smartphone models: the LG Optimus LTE, Prada phone by LG 3.0, the LG Optimus 2X, the LG Optimus Sol, the LG my Touch Q and the LG Eclipse. These upgrades will be followed by upgrades for the following smartphone models during the third quarter of 2012: the LG Optimus 3D, the LG Optimus Black, the LG Optimus Big, the LG Optimus Q2 and the LG Optimus EX.

LG will be taking all possible measure to offer a smooth OS upgrade in a timely manner. The exact start dates can vary by market, as each country can have different requirements, depending on the carrier and the smartphone model.

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sucks for the customers of metro PCs I guess that's their way of nickel and diming their customers not that they lose any real money by approving an update. oh well that's what root is for.

I'm sure its a marketing/business tactic. All companies do it and not all androids get their promised updates either. I'm sure the company has to decide if its worth the production for an existing model vs a new line of better handset? There are to many different types of hardware in each seperate android device. That's an advantage with the iPhone their all built the same and act the same. One update for the same device.

My question is, will Google make it faster and easier with their updates to new OS version for phone manufactors and/or a software update tool on a PC/mac/Linux os to sync the update? So users can have that control and Google directly work with all phone manufacturers and chipset manf and get all info and let the update tool do all the work. But that might leave room for a lot of errors...lol
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I'm sure its a marketing/business tactic. All companies do it and not all androids get their promised updates either. I'm sure the company has to decide if its worth the production for an existing model vs a new line of better handset? There are to many different types of hardware in each seperate android device. That's an advantage with the iPhone their all built the same and act the same. One update for the same device.

My question is, will Google make it faster and easier with their updates to new OS version for phone manufactors and/or a software update tool on a PC/mac/Linux os to sync the update? So users can have that control and Google directly work with all phone manufacturers and chipset manf and get all info and let the update tool do all the work. But that might leave room for a lot of errors...lol
That n paid carrier customers are locked into a 2yr contact, so carriers have to make it worth it for them to stay.
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And that is where we benefit from. People start to port ROMs over different phones.
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eh dirty ports maybe But when a prepaid phone has a paid cousin then you get more dev support.
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honestly i think we should stop stressing this we get or we dont but we still got great people work on a port for us so just be happy and support them and they will continue to do good thing for are phone
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I think there are more "underdog" devs that dedicate their work for the best than regular paid devs. What you guys think ?
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LG is not releasing ICS for the Esteem. The LG Revolution (same phone w/Verizon) is not even getting it. In fact any LG handset that is not in the list below will not be getting it.

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=334420639902596
I honestly have zero faith in Facebook or Twitter updates from manufacturers especially LG, I remember when they said the Optimus line would not get updated to Froyo or Gingerbread(think Gingerbread) because the devices couldn't handle it on Facebook, but they sent the update anyway.
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The Metro version of Optimus was not updated to Gingergread 2.3. It's still officially on Froyo. LG rolled out Gingerbread to other Optimus around the world, and even to the Sprint version here in the USA but Metro discontinued it on purpose before LG could give it to us -- so we would have to buy an HTC Wildfire or Samsung Admire to get 2.3 with an Android phone with similar specs to the LG Optimus.

I know what a load of sh*t Im glad I got the lg esteem for free in a trade.. best thing thats ever happened to me. Now if I can get ICS or some non bloatwared version of android on this phone thats the ultimate goal!. My poor GF has the wildfire and holy f*ck its loaded to the rim with crap and youtube and on here = 0 results in fixing the crap
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I know what a load of sh*t Im glad I got the lg esteem for free in a trade.. best thing thats ever happened to me. Now if I can get ICS or some non bloatwared version of android on this phone thats the ultimate goal!. My poor GF has the wildfire and holy f*ck its loaded to the rim with crap and youtube and on here = 0 results in fixing the crap
Yea best bet to find a root method for it and get all that bloatware removed.
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I honestly have zero faith in Facebook or Twitter updates from manufacturers especially LG, I remember when they said the Optimus line would not get updated to Froyo or Gingerbread(think Gingerbread) because the devices couldn't handle it on Facebook, but they sent the update anyway.
Tell the whole story, if you are going to tell that much.

Not quite right. At FIRST LG said it wouldn't get an update, allegedly due to CPU limits. But within 24 hours LG had to reverse and PROMISE the Optimus would indeed get a 2.3 update because Google Android team said LG was full of bull that the CPU in the Optimus couldn't handle Gingerbread.

Who knows better, LG or the actual Gingerbread team?

Read more here:

LG Optimus One WILL Get Gingerbread, After All
http://phandroid.com/2010/12/09/lg-optimus-one-will-get-gingerbread-after-all/


And in fact all the 600 MHz CPU Androids STILL coming out (HTC, Samsung) show the LG Optimus (aka Optimus One to the rest of the world) can in fact handle Gingerbread 2.3. So, LG then promised it would, THEREFORE the "revised" Facebook/Twitter announcements were correct.

Metro discontinued the LG Optimus before the update could happen, then are now selling HTC, Samsung and upcoming ZTE Androids with the same/similar specs.

Metro: "You want Gingerbread? You gotta pay us for Gingerbread."

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Metro did allow the Huawei Ascend to upgrade from 2.1 Eclair to 2.2 Froyo, but that's only because it was such a sucky phone, Froyo could only improve it and help sales. Plus, it was the only Android in like the whole world that launched during that time with ancient 2.1 Eclair instead of 2.2 Froyo. So, 2.2 just made it not be pre-historic at that point.

Metro won't do that again, I'm sure.

You want ICS? You'll have to pay for ICS.
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It'll be funny if they do indeed release ics to the esteem.
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Ill pay for the ics but i dont see how metro would would advice us to buy it when they cant even stop exploits on their custom made firmware from android.
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Ill pay for the ics but i dont see how metro would would advice us to buy it when they cant even stop exploits on their custom made firmware from android.
If they ever do or encourage something that benefits the customers, there will be surely people supporting metro. In this case , if the do encourage us to pay for our own ics upgrade with fairly good affordable prices then we all happy and agree .
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I tried to root my old phone (Asend) and i messed it up pretty bad and i really like this phone so i dont think i will be doing that. Hopefully metro will get smart and get a device with 4.0 if not im switching to someone who is smart
That's not really realistic thinking imho.
Show me one other carrier who won't throttle and/or charge for extra...zero, zip, zilch....
And someone who wants ics & belongs to modding community will likely not be very happy with someone else...unless if they have really deep pockets...but even then which carriers even allow unlimited & uncapped usage 'even if the customer is willing to pay whatever'?
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