2.3 Gingerbread date confirmed Finally!!General

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  1. Snokio

    Snokio Member

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  2. VOR

    VOR Member

    Got the following reply when I complained about the time its taking to release Gingerbread for the black:

    "We apologise for the delays for the release of Android 2.3. We have been spending an bit more time than usual troubleshooting and assessing the stability of the software on our handsets to ensure that it is working as trouble-free as possible once released. This and negotiating with the networks for them to release the software for their customers does unfortunately take some time."

    Their latest date is December 12th - will believe it when I see it.
  3. Snokio

    Snokio Member

    True, but they didn't state what year :eek:
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  4. PinkPantherRO

    PinkPantherRO New Member

    I was beginning to wonder... Just got my Black yesterday, and hoped I could upgrade, and now this...
  5. Snokio

    Snokio Member

    Should still be on for the 12th December, the update tool said it was down for maintenance, so it could be
  6. Snokio

    Snokio Member


    ..........still no update :mad:

    korean ROM is available though
  7. VOR

    VOR Member

    Contacted LG again this is what they said:-

    The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update was released by ourselves on the 12th of December. However, some networks including T-mobile and Orange have yet to release it to their customers. Because of this we would suggest contacting your network provider to see when they will release the update to their customers.

    We hope this information has been useful to you, if you have any further queries please feel free to contact ourselves again via e-mail or on 0844 8475454.

    When I try to update it still says I have the latest version.

    Anybody got it yet for the black?
  8. Callistus

    Callistus Active Member

    Must not have been and honest answer.

    Using LGMobile Update, try browsing the EUROPE/OPEN (in Options, set country to "EUROPE" and in the menu to the left select the "Supported Models" dialog). There's NO V2xx there for ANY P970. P920 and P990 have their V2xx.

    They were pretty clear that "open models in Europe" would get the update 1st.
  9. Callistus

    Callistus Active Member

    I believe that LG has exhausted its research budget for the year and OB will not get the GB update. ICS will be available for the Optimus series in 2012 Q1.

    Let's just *hope* that OB won't be in the end of the line when the tickets get sold out (*again*).

    I'm seriously considering NOT buying another LG phone.
  10. VOR

    VOR Member

    Just got off the phone to LG support. He confirmed that the update has been delayed again (SURPRISE SURPRISE!!) and has promised to ring me back later with an update.

    Another promised release date missed by LG :mad:

    Will let you know later if they call back.
  11. VOR

    VOR Member

    To my surprise he did ring back, but all he could tell me was the release had been held as it didnt fix the battey issue. His words "release is imminent".

    I am new to LG but am unlikely to get anything else from this company - in my opinion they havent go a clue about customer service and seem prepared to lie regarding release dates and reasons for delays. They even tried to tell me to contact my network provider to find out when the release would be!
  12. Snokio

    Snokio Member

    Looks like we are close again, I believe Germany and HongKong already have it along with other countries
  13. cpoticha

    cpoticha Member

    Don't hold your breath. I went through this with my HTC a couple years back. Don't believe any rumored release dates. It will probably come at some point maybe, but it could be another year. They just don't have any vested interest in providing these updates when most users (in Europe, at least) just replace their phones for free every 2 years or so.
  14. VOR

    VOR Member

    I have seen a post on another forum suggesting that you can upgrade to Gingerbread by logging into the LG site in the Phillipines where it has been released. Anyone tried it? Does it work?
  15. Callistus

    Callistus Active Member

    Yes you can. I made an upgrade to Brazil/Open ROM using Fiddler to emulate the expected responses for my IMEI if it were Brazil/Open. Thus now I have V20A Brazil which is the latest stock ROM for my country (but not for my phone, which comes from TIM).
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  16. themaniac

    themaniac Well-Known Member

    I want to update my android O.S from 2.2 to gingerbread, don't know yet for sure how risky it is.
    Is there a chance to damage, or to recover the lost data.
  17. Snokio

    Snokio Member

    GB now released in UK, mines currently downloading :D

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