Go Back   Android Forums > Archived Android Devices > Archived Tablets > LG Eve

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 1st, 2010, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 36
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default is there a way to update?

my eve is on 1.5 and it seems like even 2.2 is available. how do i upgrade?

Advertisements
gherre is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 1st, 2010, 07:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 22
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

OpenEtna has all the details, use the Installation link and follow carefully.

You will need to make sure you have Java installed (java.com: Java + You).
johnsolo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2010, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 36
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnsolo View Post
OpenEtna has all the details, use the Installation link and follow carefully.

You will need to make sure you have Java installed (java.com: Java + You).
Will i have to root? and is this and official update
gherre is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2010, 03:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 23
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Yes, you will have to root, please refer for this at LG Eve GW620 Rogers rooting guide + Remove Rogers apps

And this is a unofficial release and a beta one. It works well but some things are not working perfectly, like the camera is limited to 3 MP for now, video mode does not work, the FM radio does not work yet but most of the stuff works well with a few bugs. Since this is beta software, don't expect everything to work always.

My opinion is that the developpers have made a wonderful job and for me, 2.2.1 with a few bugs is definetely better than the 1.5 firmware provided by LG. It is more responsive and it is quite stable.

I suggest that you take the time to read the documentation on OpenEtna website before deciding if you want to try the update. Or, if you prefer, you wait for long months before LG issues out an hypothetical 1.6 or a "too beautiful to be true that we'll probably never see the light" official 2.2.
dufourjm is offline  
Last edited by dufourjm; November 1st, 2010 at 05:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dufourjm For This Useful Post:
gherre (November 1st, 2010)
Old November 2nd, 2010, 06:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
billpayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 52
 
Device(s): Samsung Note HTC Legend LG GW620 running 2.2.1 from openetna
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

you dont have to root. i did this yesterday and all is well heres my thread How far can you push the LG GW620?
billpayer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2010, 02:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 8
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Indeed, rooting is not required. The OpenEtna website has a video on how to upgrade. I'd never done jack to my phone prior to flashing OpenEtna and it was easy as pie.
ch0g0nda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 14th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 36
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billpayer View Post
you dont have to root. i did this yesterday and all is well heres my thread How far can you push the LG GW620?
but on your thread you said that you have to root?
gherre is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 14th, 2010, 02:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 36
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

im really bad at stuff like this if anyone could give me the steps ill be grateful.
gherre is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 23
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

There are no better documentation than the one provided on OpenEtna site:

Essentials - OpenEtna

Make sure you read carefully the procedure once or twice at least before trying anything. And if you encounter any problems, you can also consult the OpenEtna forum which is more complete regarding this unofficial update :

OpenEtna Forum - Index

Good luck !
dufourjm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 19
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

You won't need to root, but you will need ADB access to the device to utilize the fastboot tool. I put a walkthrough (attached) together from all the information I've gathered on the web. I take no credit for any of the information in the .pdf, all I did was piece together the different things I've found in a way that I could best understand. It starts with getting ADB access (installing SDK, drivers, etc), flashing OpenEtna's 2.2 firmware, downgrading current firmware if you don't have fastboot, and also a guide to root the device (however if you flash to OpenEtna I believe it's already rooted, at least Superuser is already installed. Feel free to correct me if this isn't correct)
Attached Files
File Type: pdf GW620.pdf (367.0 KB, 30 views)
homeslice976 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to homeslice976 For This Useful Post:
gherre (November 19th, 2010)
sponsored links
Old November 17th, 2010, 03:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 31
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJMOv1OEKws
illm4tic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

will i be aable to get the official 1.5 version back if i faced problems or not??

sorry guys but im new to these stuff!
midomansour is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 19
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by midomansour View Post
will i be aable to get the official 1.5 version back if i faced problems or not??

sorry guys but im new to these stuff!
There are stock Rogers 1.5 boot and system images floating around, if you need them PM me with your email address
homeslice976 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Archived Android Devices > Archived Tablets > LG Eve
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.