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Old December 3rd, 2011, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've posted a new thread on LG Forums, stating that a new SW Version is available. It is version MS690ZV7, if your's is ZV6 do the update. It's still Android Version 2.2.2, but the "Software Version" has changed. It's definitely helped my phone.

On the LG Forum there was a lot of negative stuff and mention of an upcoming maintenance update, but nothing of any certainty until now.

Just to clarify, on your phone, press the menu button, select "Settings", go to "About Phone"(very bottom of page), once you select "About Phone", scroll and look for "SW Version", if yours ends with ZV6, you need the update.

You'll need the LG Mobile Update Utility which can be found here:
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Follow the instructions and load all the drivers. There are 3 drivers that load on your computer. After you have them loaded, you connect the phone via USB and it updates. Mine took about an hour. The software download is just over 125mb.

I originally posted this under "Possible Fixes for Freezing/Rebooting Issue". benalmighty suggested posting it as a new topic because of its potential importance to Optimus M users that were experiencing the negative issues.

I see now that I should have put Freezing/Reboot in the title. This was meant to inform frustrated Optimus owners. It was not meant to be a "pissing match" over the pros and cons of rooting or ROM flashing. Some of those owners would be content just to have a stable, stock phone.

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I've posted a new thread on LG Forums, stating that a new SW Version is available. It is version MS690ZV7, if your's is ZV6 do the update. It's still Android Version 2.2.2, but the "Software Version" has changed. It's definitely helped my phone.

On the LG Forum there was a lot of negative stuff and mention of an upcoming maintenance update, but nothing of any certainty until now.

Just to clarify, on your phone, press the menu button, select "Settings", go to "About Phone"(very bottom of page), once you select "About Phone", scroll and look for "SW Version", if yours ends with ZV6, you need the update.

You'll need the LG Mobile Update Utility which can be found here:
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Follow the instructions and load all the drivers. There are 3 drivers that load on your computer. After you have them loaded, you connect the phone via USB and it updates. Mine took about an hour. The software download is just over 125mb.
So I took your word and just updated it, yeah you're right about the ZV7 part. I hope it really helps. Thanks. I'll try to post anything that might happen.

Edit: I did notice though, that when looking at the phone info it shows the Kernel version: 2.6.32.9, lge@android-build #2, Wed Nov 2 04:11:27 KST 2011. So this is a new kernel made about a month ago. Also, LG included a Rhapsody app. Weird.
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Actually when i first tried the update it messed up, and when I tried the update everything went right and the phone ran though I had no signal. So i looked up the PRL and it said 6553, I was like I then installed the 3023 plr cause I know that one was good for me.

Anyways, the update has been running solid now since my last post. No freezing or reboots. I haven't really been using it too much, though. I haven't set up my Google account and i don't have Wi-Fi right now. I'll test it more tomorrow when I can get all that set up.
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Tried this for a full 14 hours today. Isn't rootable with anything I tried. It did fix my force close and reboot problems though, even though the newer OM's don't seem to suffer from this. (My experience.)

Tried this on one OM (2.2.2 originally) and it seems to be doing fine. Also, doesn't seem to have CIQ files that I can find.
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Tried this for a full 14 hours today. Isn't rootable with anything I tried. It did fix my force close and reboot problems though, even though the newer OM's don't seem to suffer from this. (My experience.)

Tried this on one OM (2.2.2 originally) and it seems to be doing fine. Also, doesn't seem to have CIQ files that I can find.

There's a new superoneclick over on xda. You should give it a try.
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Didn't work. Rebooted the phone like it should, but failed to root my phone.
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There's a new superoneclick over on xda. You should give it a try.

I just tried the superoneclick and I wasn't able to root it. At times it would show "waiting for device", the program would go unresponsive, or it would work until the reboot then just stop. I even tried Zerg Rush, but that did the same too.
I'm sure there is a way to root this version, and I'll be looking for it.
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Didn't work. Rebooted the phone like it should, but failed to root my phone.
Same happened to me many times. I'm trying GingerBreak where as I read others had success rooting 2.2.2 with it. Though, its been going on for like 30mins now, unlike 2.2.1 would root in like 5 minutes. I'm beginning to doubt GB's ability. Though, i'm sure this can be rooted eventually.
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What's the point of updating to 2.2.2? I load a custom rom and never get reboot issues. Don't got bloatware on my phone so eh, 2.2.2 is somewhat my last resort. Until it get's rooted I'll stay with my CM7 rom
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What's the point of updating to 2.2.2? I load a custom rom and never get reboot issues. Don't got bloatware on my phone so eh, 2.2.2 is somewhat my last resort. Until it get's rooted I'll stay with my CM7 rom

The issues seem to have been caused by different reasons. Flashing a rom never help prevent the rebooting. I tried all of the CM7, The sense, and even Kelso's rom to stop the reboots. But so far this update has helped the most. I haven't even had one force close. I would appreciate root, but I'd rather have the annoying metroware than a phone that reboots and freezes constantly and unexpectedly.
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The issues seem to have been caused by different reasons. Flashing a rom never help prevent the rebooting. I tried all of the CM7, The sense, and even Kelso's rom to stop the reboots. But so far this update has helped the most. I haven't even had one force close. I would appreciate root, but I'd rather have the annoying metroware than a phone that reboots and freezes constantly and unexpectedly.

Well not all OM's are built the same
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Well not all OM's are built the same
True, the OM's were built differently and differently enough to promote LG to release two different maintenance updates (and I doubt this is the last, though I hope this permanently fixes my problem) to secure stability. Oh, also I meant flashing a rom never helped for me, I didn't mean everyone. I wish it did help me so I could be using a CM7 now, but even if I managed to root this version then flash a rom, the problems would come back. I'm convinced it had a lot to do with the kernel, that I'm sure it would get flashed over, unless there was a way to extract it and flash it over a Cyanmod. That's something i should look into. O.o well I'd have to find a way to root it first.
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What's the point of updating to 2.2.2? I load a custom rom and never get reboot issues. Don't got bloatware on my phone so eh, 2.2.2 is somewhat my last resort. Until it get's rooted I'll stay with my CM7 rom
I originally posted this under "Possible Fixes for Freezing/Rebooting Issue". benalmighty suggested posting it as a new topic because of its potential importance to Optimus users that were experiencing the negative issues.

I see now that I should have put Freezing/Reboot in the title. This was meant to inform frustrated OM owners. It was not meant to be a "pissing match" over the pros and cons of rooting or ROM flashing. Some of those OM owners would be content just to have a stable, stock phone.
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Just updated my M690 which was previously rooted and now it's stuck on the Android load screen. I tried waiting (about 30 minutes) as well as taking out the battery but it won't fully turn on, i'm clueless...
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Just updated my M690 which was previously rooted and now it's stuck on the Android load screen. I tried waiting (about 30 minutes) as well as taking out the battery but it won't fully turn on, i'm clueless...

This happened to me twice, but I found out mine was caused by my internet connection randomly dropping out. So I never installed the complete update, and thus the phone bootlooped. If you can, continue to try the update. If the software thinks your phone has the newest update, you might have to downgrade back to what you were to update again and then try the update again. Also, if you have a wired connection, that would be preferred and do not allow the computer to fall asleep during the downloading process.
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I installed this on my wife's phone without issues... so far no reboots (after half day) but I'll post back if everything goes just as well after some time
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Has anyone seen issues with having many things open at once?
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hi. i just updated my phone but it is stuck on the boot screen, it's been like 10 minutes and it doesn't do anything! i had the sense rom by joneidy installed. Any ideas of what could be happening???
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i used this link to update my girls stock om with fc issues ans since shes had no problems, with fc or re booting. thanks.

Edit; its been about 5 days now without issues.
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We really need to push LG to release the source code for this particular version, they have an obligation to since it's GPL'd software. My gut tells me the constant lockups followed by a reboot are due to a faulty kernel that doesn't play well with a certain batch of OMs, I happen to be one of the unlucky ones. They apparently fixed the bug in this latest update, so far no kernel panics.

I would really love to compile that kernel into a Cyanogenmod ROM.
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We really need to push LG to release the source code for this particular version, they have an obligation to since it's GPL'd software. My gut tells me the constant lockups followed by a reboot are due to a faulty kernel that doesn't play well with a certain batch of OMs, I happen to be one of the unlucky ones. They apparently fixed the bug in this latest update, so far no kernel panics.

I would really love to compile that kernel into a Cyanogenmod ROM.
That's what I'm saying. But I personally have no idea how to do that. Lol. Oh also, on the SuperOneClick page, there is a post stating that they are releasing an update soon particularly for the newly updated LG devices, the post is from yesterday. So that's good.
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It says that to many people are trying to access the website so I can't download it
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Is it me or is the guy who says metropcs like sped up lol. Also how long does it take to start up?


Nvm bootlooped. Time to unbrick it.

Well got it unbricked, restored service. Ehhhh back to trying it again xDD
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i doubt the update will make the phone perform better than cm7.1 or some of the other roms.

i mean, the way i see it is, the update is coming from the people who created the problem in the first place.....
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i doubt the update will make the phone perform better than cm7.1 or some of the other roms.

i mean, the way i see it is, the update is coming from the people who created the problem in the first place.....

Yeah. And also, isnt the easy wifi and all that a major battery hog? You guys are talking about the fix for rebooting. I wanna see how it is overall. Im not here to start a war I'm js. There should be a list of the good outcomes of 2.2.2 update. And not just the Fixed my reboot thanks choice. And also, some of us managed to not upgrade our phones to 2.2.2 which caused it to bootloop. Show a process on how to get back to normal if the bootloop failed just in case and explain how it got bootlooped in the first place. Im just saying, I see many people barge in and try new things for the hell of it. I just wanna hear good things about the update. An overall review. Is it worth it or not? Should we wait to update until its rooted? Do any roms compare with the stock rom? Not here to cause trouble. But if you guys are saying it fixed rebooting then prove it. State the facts.
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Actually none of the roms that I have flashed onto my phone have made it any better on the other hand it just gets worse. So IMO if u dont want to upgrade your phone or don't need to just let others be? I think that would help alot
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I rather have the metro bloatware than have a phone that reboots every 5 minutes lol.
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Yeah. And also, isnt the easy wifi and all that a major battery hog? You guys are talking about the fix for rebooting. I wanna see how it is overall. Im not here to start a war I'm js. There should be a list of the good outcomes of 2.2.2 update. And not just the Fixed my reboot thanks choice. And also, some of us managed to not upgrade our phones to 2.2.2 which caused it to bootloop. Show a process on how to get back to normal if the bootloop failed just in case and explain how it got bootlooped in the first place. Im just saying, I see many people barge in and try new things for the hell of it. I just wanna hear good things about the update. An overall review. Is it worth it or not? Should we wait to update until its rooted? Do any roms compare with the stock rom? Not here to cause trouble. But if you guys are saying it fixed rebooting then prove it. State the facts.
If you had the issue at one time, you'd understand. This is from my point of view: I had a Motorola bar phone a while back...it kinda stopped working so I wanted to get a new one. Found the OM at a decent price and ordered it online. Waited. ...Delivered. (I was so excited when I finally got it.) Open box. Turn the phone on...and in less than 5 minutes it had rebooted twice. That same day, about 6 times. The phone has been (freezing then) rebooting *at least once a day since I got it in July. I've tried every rom on the OM, including the Sense, Kelso's, TCE, Bobzhome, Reppard, Playfulgod, and even CM7beta. Every recovery and OC kernel too. You have no idea how frustrating it was. Reboots while texting, while talking, surfing the web, anything. I couldn't even play a game without it rebooting.
...then I heard about this...I updated and to my surprise it worked. My phone hasn't rebooted or even froze...not even one force close since my first post on this thread. And to me, I'd rather a stable phone than a rooted one.
That's my facts. You could ask others who had the issue before the update, they'd tell you the same.
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Im js. I never experienced and reboot issues. But my other phone has, but it was on 2.2.2 so thats why I find the update to have no effect. Its not even like a memory issue. It does it barely but it will soon happen!
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The phone I use primarily has the reboot issues, and the two other phones my employees have do not have the reboot problems.

This update from LG definitely fixed the phone with the problem. I don't use it because the phone lacks features that the CM7 ROMS have but it did fix the force close/freeze/reboot problem. Downgraded and ROM'd, the problem returns.

I never tried it on the other phones. Why fix what isn't broken lol

I'd like to find out what is different with this update that stops the reboot problem. If we can figure that out and apply it to our custom ROMS that would rock because as far as I can tell the update doesn't affect OM's that don't have the issue.
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Im js. I never experienced and reboot issues. But my other phone has, but it was on 2.2.2 so thats why I find the update to have no effect. Its not even like a memory issue. It does it barely but it will soon happen!
If your phone had the reboot issue, then this update should fix it. If it doesn't fix it, then your phone's issue isn't like the rest. This update's 2.2.2 isn't the same that was released in like August or that was sold with some of the newer phones. (even some of the newer phones, shipping with 2.2.2, had the reboot issue) This update is newer, if you read the build.prop or any of the info on the kernel you'll see that the updated 2.2.2 was built less than a month ago, and released just recently. So I'd say, if your 2.2.2 OM is still suffering with chronic reboots/freezes/force closes, update it. Also, saying that its not worth it is kind of far fetched. As far as rooting and roms, I have faith that this can be rooted. ShortFuse is currently working on a SuperOneClick to root the newly updated LG phones. I can wait.
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Anywhoo. Has anyone gotten good battery? Or better yet. Provide details why some people werent able to successfully update to 2.2.2? And lets not jump to wrong drivers installed and all that. I installed all 3 lg drivers. And didnt work for me. So if anyone could please post a fix around this?
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Anywhoo. Has anyone gotten good battery? Or better yet. Provide details why some people werent able to successfully update to 2.2.2? And lets not jump to wrong drivers installed and all that. I installed all 3 lg drivers. And didnt work for me. So if anyone could please post a fix around this?
Hey, I was just being informative.
But yeah the battery, I'd say is pretty much the same as stock. The background services don't drain the battery too much. And without the ability to OC, the battery would last longer than a lot of what we're used to, I guess. It lasts a full day on one charge and I mostly just text. Though, now that I find myself using my phone more, the battery does drain faster, but nothing to really be concerned about.

About the drivers, it wouldn't be that cause the update finds and installs the drivers for you, without them the software wouldn't even download the file.

Myself and others have found that similar problem of it not working or boot looping. The file is around 100mb...and on my connection it took forever to download. I found out the problem with mine was that my internet connection kept dropping out and the download progress would continue, collecting null data. So when it came to install, the install file had been corrupted causing the bootloops. So I decided to stay at my computer and make sure it didn't disconnect. Make sure you have a solid connection. Also, don't allow your computer to fall asleep while its downloading.
Hope that helps.

Also there are some other things I've noticed: this build has a WMA codec, CM7* doesn't. (I found that out when I copied music from WMP) This doesn't allow you to stream videos, such as MP4 and 3gp, whereas CM7 did. (I don't remember the earlier builds but I guess they were similar.) This update has the Rhapsody App. YouTube, Maps, Search and Market were already updated. I don't think any other apps were updated. *References to Reppard's CM7.
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Damn. So basically theres more bloat? And I cant live with the stock battery. Im constantly texting outside lol. As for the internet dropping, it never did. Installation of downloading and updating took more than 10 mins. I would try again but the 2nd and 3rd time didnt work for me.
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Guys - PLEASE make a new post about it if this new kernel ever gets compiled into CM7.... PLEASE? I too have tried them all, and I apparently have one of the bad OMs as well. Reppard's CM7 is the most reliable so far, but it still FC's/reboots several times a day... annoying as all hell when it happens during a call.
I just can't afford to deal with all of metro's bloatware... I need this little phone to multitask better than what a stock OM can do with all that extra Metrocrap running in the background.

Of course, the FC's/reboots never happen unless I'm in the middle of an important call. In fact, some of my family members/colleagues are accusing me of just using it as an excuse for hanging up on them. (which I've never done... yet. But the thought HAS crossed my mind. lol)
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Folks, the reboots are not caused by the ROMs themselves. The kernel used in all of the CM7 roms is the same kernel used in the 2.2.1 stock rom. That kernel is faulty. Yeah it works fine for some OMs, but if you have one like mines, your phone doesn't play nicely with that kernel. If your phone reboots, absolutely nothing will fix it besides the kernel in this update.
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I'm convinced that this phone will be rootable in the next few weeks. So that being said, you just root, then flash a recovery, followed by the rom. Couldn't you remove a kernel from a ROM so that it doesn't flash over this new kernel? I mean like you wouldn't be able to OC, but you would have a CM7 without the reboots.
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I'm convinced that this phone will be rootable in the next few weeks. So that being said, you just root, then flash a recovery, followed by the rom. Couldn't you remove a kernel from a ROM so that it doesn't flash over this new kernel? I mean like you wouldn't be able to OC, but you would have a CM7 without the reboots.

If it does get rooted. Imagine the time to create the recovery and flash a rom. Or better yet.. How long it would even take to get the 2.2.2 kernel to a cm7 or any rom. If this does get rooted. It wouldnt be as simple as just rooting then flashing a rom instantly.
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I'm convinced that this phone will be rootable in the next few weeks. So that being said, you just root, then flash a recovery, followed by the rom. Couldn't you remove a kernel from a ROM so that it doesn't flash over this new kernel? I mean like you wouldn't be able to OC, but you would have a CM7 without the reboots.
Could the fix to having the best of both worlds really be that simple?
Anyone?
If so, I could actually start growing hair again.
I've pulled out more than my fair share over this crappy phone since the day I got it. lol
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I just Updated my phone. sooo goodbye root and roms for now. and hopefully this helps me out with the rebooting and freezing.
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If it does get rooted. Imagine the time to create the recovery and flash a rom. Or better yet.. How long it would even take to get the 2.2.2 kernel to a cm7 or any rom. If this does get rooted. It wouldnt be as simple as just rooting then flashing a rom instantly.
Don't assume that.
Just as 2.2 and 2.2.1 was able to be rooted, I'm sure this will be able too. I don't think the recovery would be too hard as the getitnow and the clockwork recovery are rather general when it comes to versions. And the roms should be simple to flash, as long as the hardware is the same. Though, I do agree the kernel's configuration would be different and I see where that could be a problem. But I'll still try it. I've recovered the phone before. No biggie.
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I am running Reppards CM7 and I have reboot issues. How do I install the update? I mean do I do some sort downgrade first?

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No need to downgrade. Just download the lg mobile support tool from here, install it on your pc, then plug in your phone to the pc. The software will recognize your phone and will tell you there is an update available. Start the update (will take awhile), and once it restarts you will have 2.2.2 on the stock ROM, bloatware and all
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Both Shortfuse and DooMLoRD (and a few others) are working on methods of root for the newly updated LG devices. Shortfuse developed the SuperOneClick and DooMLoRD does the ZergRush. Just like this version, people were skeptical of 2.2 and 2.2.1 being rooted.
I'm sure it can and will happen, just not sure when.
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Well, let's see for quite some time people have been saying they can root there 2.2.2. I personally don't know of anyone being successful. You HAVE to take it back to 2.2.1 first to get root. When you do use gingerbreak. IT works. Once I did that everything was fine. I also put Reppards custom from on and it is great. Everything works, NO issues. Now my Optimus fly. Wow. Welcome to the new and improved Opt M. Oh yeah if you wanna by a new one I hear they have now put Gingerbread 2.3.4 on them, LG has NO plans for an update.
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Oh yeah, the new Opt M having Gingerbread on it comes straight from Metro just check out the spec's.
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I rooted my Optimus M after updating to 2.2.2 just fine... with no issues whatsoever.
AND, it's rock-stable now with the new kernel.

Rooted 2.2.2!
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