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Old August 20th, 2010, 05:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Notsure From 1.6 to 2.2

I'm getting an LG Optimus GT540 soon and it runs on Android 1.6. I've seen recently that 2.2 has now come out, and I've been looking for a way to update the Optimus to 2.2 but all I could find was the LG Updater Software but i'm not too sure about using this because when I check what the new firmware available for the GT540 it says that the latest firmware is V10a. Now I'm not sure if updating this way will replace Android 1.6 and put on some other new firmware from LG.


Now I also saw on the Android developer website, the Android SDK. Could I use this to update the LG to 2.2? If I can, can someone tell me how because it looked pretty complicated on the developer site. And also are there any specifications that the LG needs to have in order to run 2.2?

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Optimus won't be getting 2.2 I don't think. Just 2.1 this month, apparently.
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Hmm i guess it's better than nothing, how'd you know this?

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There are pictures of Thai and Russian GT540's with the firmware on it.

Also, there's another thread on this forum which I've posted a photo on.
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Okay cool, I saw the photo, i guess we just gotta wait till around the 15th, hopefully we'll get the update, just don't understand why 2.1 an not 2.2

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Everything needs testing, and this has been tested thoroughly.

It is currently available through the LG website, according the the folks over at MoDaCo, however it is unacceptable for the time being. It does point towards an update coming, I believe.
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Are you saying it is or isn't out yet?

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It is currently available through the LG website, according the the folks over at MoDaCo, however it is unacceptable for the time being. It does point towards an update coming, I believe.
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I'm saying the update is there on the website, but it isn't accessible... yet.

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Ahh yeah, I saw the 'forbidden' link on the site, I'm sure someone will get that link working soon and that email is just automated, i got the same thing :S

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If the 14th/15th/16th date is correct, then that part of the site will probably be unlocked in due course. One way or the other, I believe 2.1 is coming soon for some Countries, if not all. If it only happens in some Countries, then we simply update our phones with the ROM of the other Country.
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Yeah, i guess thats true. But wouldn't it be different or something if we use a different ROM?

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Well, yeah. There'll be bug-fixes and all that. The thing is, you can still pick a Language, so there wouldn't be a problem reading stuff.
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Okay cool, i'll be checking the updater for the next few days

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Come back if you find something, because I can't be arsed doing it myself.
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Hahahaha, okay will do

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well... just got off of the phone from LG.
The advisor there knew all about the upgrade. He said it's in the UK for testing, It has already been released in Ukraine, Russia, China and Northern Africa. But he assured me that the upgrade to 2.1 will ne available this week.... Good knews i think!!!!

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Its good to hear we ll be getting 2.1 soon but still we should be trying to get 2.2 on this baby. Have you had problems with the limited internal storage ? I sure have had a few. The 2.2 update is critical. Have you heard anything about it ? Do you know what the situation with the custom roms is concerning the LG GT 540 ?
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there is a bit of custom rom info on android.modaco.com
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Hahahaha, it's amazing how all of a sudden, they know all about the update. That's awsome news! I'll keep checking the site and the update tool and let ya know if it comes out!

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The advisor there knew all about the upgrade. He said it's in the UK for testing, It has already been released in Ukraine, Russia, China and Northern Africa. But he assured me that the upgrade to 2.1 will ne available this week.... Good knews i think!!!!

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Its good to hear we ll be getting 2.1 soon but still we should be trying to get 2.2 on this baby. Have you had problems with the limited internal storage ? I sure have had a few. The 2.2 update is critical. Have you heard anything about it ? Do you know what the situation with the custom roms is concerning the LG GT 540 ?
I'd rather just get 2.1 right now. I'm not bothered about 2.2.
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Hi Folks,

Please tell me the good news! this phone is awesome looking but runs a older version of Android. Even I checked with the local LG support and still waiting for their reply. The biggest advantages are google voice synthesis, maps and obviously capability to install applications on the SD card, as the internal memory on this phone is pretty bad. in few hundred MB's.

Dont forget to ping if anyone has any news on this!

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We are most likely only ever going to get android 2.1 on the GT540 officially , 2.2 might be unofficially ported to the GT540 at some point.

You need android 2.2 to get the install to the sd feature
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We are most likely only ever going to get android 2.1 on the GT540 officially , 2.2 might be unofficially ported to the GT540 at some point.

You need android 2.2 to get the install to the sd feature
Thanks for the correction man!, yeah then the only option would be unofficial porting with some risks isnt it?
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has anyone noticed that the two new optimus phones announced by LG have almost identical specs but are launching with 2.2 in about a month? they should port it to the gt 540 or maybe there's a way of installing their roms on the gt 540
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I want to buy one. But the OS 1.6......I'm so sad.
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I've been checking the updator software everyday, but the 2.1 doesn't seem to be out yet does anyone know a site I could periodically check for this update?
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I've been checking the updator software everyday, but the 2.1 doesn't seem to be out yet does anyone know a site I could periodically check for this update?
Yeah, that would be awesome. It's hard to find a solid source for the latest LG phone news as well as updates. (the LG blog isn't that informative)
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Another LG GT540 forum.

LG Gt540 rom updates from LG - Android @ MoDaCo
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There's an application that does just that...
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Yeah, but does the phone not have to be rooted, also the rooting on the gt540 does seem to work, I tried the easy rooting hack and it did not work for me.

I also tried the UniversalAndroot, and loads of utils that need root say my phone is not rooted.

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Yeah that's true. I'm following LG Blog UK on twitter, they're no use :S i guess we're gonna have to keep looking

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not good news,what i sent

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The type of inquiry : Software/Hardware updates
Product/Model No. : /GT540

Would like to know when there will be an update from 1.6 to 2.1/2.2 operating system for lg gt540 phone as i was told it would be this month by the man in the shop i bought the phone from.

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Dear Mr C

Thank you for your email. At the moment there are no updates available to upgrade to 2.2/2.1. There is no date available as to when this will be released.

If you have any other problem's please don't hesitate to call us.

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People asking about 2.2 - it's simply not going to happen. Don't ask for them to run before they've even began walking.
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A guide to backing up your data and apps, before you flash to 2.1

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yeah we all know that 2.2 is just not gonna happen, but i'm getting really annoyed with LG because they tell one person the update is coming this week then tell someone else there's no plans. These people really piss me off
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Im with you dudeman and it does annoy me i cant play flash on me phone but tbh i doubt LG care,if its in the pipeline then good and if not theres not lot else we can do(apart from phone and email to death lol)
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Of course LG don't care, all they care about is making money by making more expensive phones, thats why it takes so long for them to update really old firmware! :S
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Im with you dudeman and it does annoy me i cant play flash on me phone but tbh i doubt LG care,if its in the pipeline then good and if not theres not lot else we can do(apart from phone and email to death lol)
try skyfire browser man - it plays flash as well!

To be fair guys your not gonna get a whole lot more with 2.1 just the live wallpapers and some pretty icons. 1.6 on the optimus is a lot better than other phones - i had a few htc phones and none had bluetooth capabilities - the optimus has!
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try skyfire browser man - it plays flash as well!

To be fair guys your not gonna get a whole lot more with 2.1 just the live wallpapers and some pretty icons. 1.6 on the optimus is a lot better than other phones - i had a few htc phones and none had bluetooth capabilities - the optimus has!
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WTF i downloaded skyfire to try a flash game, didnt work :| FAIL.
And the 2.1 update provides more than just that, look it up.

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try skyfire browser man - it plays flash as well!

To be fair guys your not gonna get a whole lot more with 2.1 just the live wallpapers and some pretty icons. 1.6 on the optimus is a lot better than other phones - i had a few htc phones and none had bluetooth capabilities - the optimus has!
I've been using this for a couple of weeks, and it's really good. I have got rid and decided to use specific apps for YouTube, etc, but SkyFire was good. Might get it again when it's out of Beta.

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And the 2.1 update provides more than just that, look it up.
It plays flash videos.

And 2.1 won't offer flash games for the Optimus. That much I am sure of.
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Yeah i know 2.1 wont give the flash games, i dont really watch flash videos on my phone, i got youtube for that :P I just wanna know why LG are f*****ng with us on this update

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I've been using this for a couple of weeks, and it's really good. I have got rid and decided to use specific apps for YouTube, etc, but SkyFire was good. Might get it again when it's out of Beta.



It plays flash videos.

And 2.1 won't offer flash games for the Optimus. That much I am sure of.
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Well, it's either release an update that could potentially f*ck up, or release an update which has been thoroughly tested.

I know which one I'd prefer. I wouldn't want another instance of the whole 'Xbox 360 update causing RROD's' thing a couple of years back. Would you?

Patience. It's only really going to add a few more apps to the market place, in the grand scheme of things.
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WTF i downloaded skyfire to try a flash game, didnt work :| FAIL.
And the 2.1 update provides more than just that, look it up.
Enlighten me

The holy grail for android 1.6 users was bluetooth file transfer- but we already got this.

- multiple gmail accounts
I only got one
- voice controls
blah
- live wallpapers
yeah cool , but probably gonna suck the life ouuta your battery
- google earth
can get it anyways
- flash support
only videos which i can get already
- more homescreens
LG have already given us this

Have I missed anything?

Dont get me wrong I want the update but the phone is cool just the way it is
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what about app and game compatability?
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what about app and game compatability?
That's what I mentioned above. Really, this update is just to get more apps in the Market.
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I quote from the Android site:
'Android virtual keyboard:
An improved keyboard layout to makes it easier to hit the correct characters and improve typing speed.
The framework's multi-touch support ensures that key presses aren't missed while typing rapidly with two fingers.
A smarter dictionary learns from word usage and automatically includes contact names as suggestions.

Browser:
Refreshed UI with actionable browser URL bar enables users to directly tap the address bar for instant searches and navigation.
Bookmarks with web page thumbnails.
Support for double-tap zoom.
Support for HTML5:
Database API support, for client-side databases using SQL.
Application cache support, for offline applications.
Geolocation API support, to provide location information about the device.
<video> tag support in fullscreen mode.'

There would also be performance updates and you'll get more fps from a game.

You have been enlightened.


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Enlighten me

The holy grail for android 1.6 users was bluetooth file transfer- but we already got this.

- multiple gmail accounts
I only got one
- voice controls
blah
- live wallpapers
yeah cool , but probably gonna suck the life ouuta your battery
- google earth
can get it anyways
- flash support
only videos which i can get already
- more homescreens
LG have already given us this

Have I missed anything?

Dont get me wrong I want the update but the phone is cool just the way it is
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And also like he6rt6gr6m said, more apps in the market
Android 2.0 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
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Once 2.1 is released, will those not having an sim free gt540 , will we not have to wait for our mobile operators , O2 , Orange, T-mobile ect, to release their version?
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LGMobile Phone S/W Updater
This says 'GT540 OS upgrade guide (Software release soon)'
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