LG GW620 will be getting an official 2.1 Android update


  1. acoole

    acoole Well-Known Member

    Confirmed by t-mobile:
    So there we have it, 1st of April for you guys with the GW620 who are on T-Mobile UK.

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  2. Jay-Eff

    Jay-Eff Well-Known Member

    1st of april

    T-mobile team goes Apppriilll foooool!!!!! lol

    Sale people will tell you what you want to hear in order to get a sale. Once you are signed in it will be " oh my bad sir, it is not 2.0 but 1.6".
  3. britbloke

    britbloke Well-Known Member

    I agree unfortunately.

    And the OP even stated in the chat with the sales rep " is the LG GW620 due for an update to Android 2.0/2.1 or watever?" To which the sales person simply "yes". No confirmation on what version of Android can be taken from that!
  4. acoole

    acoole Well-Known Member

    It was about my 5th chat with the same guy and I wanted to change my writing style so he didn't suspect that I wasn't actually going to buy any handsets.

    Whilst I agree, this could be a joke(however, it being a joke is very unlikely) it is more likely to be a sales tatic, go to here and say you want to join t-mobile, than you can just ask whatever questions you want about the handset.

    They say that all T-Mobile handsets will have 2.0 by May, which in my opinion could be true since the handsets they have are: Samsung Galaxy Spica, HTC Hero, T-Mobile Pulse Mini and LG GW620 all of which(apart from the GW620) are confirmed to be having 2.1 updates.

    So believe what you want, but ask them yourselves and post back with the results.
  5. britbloke

    britbloke Well-Known Member

    OK, I'll start a chat with them and ask.
  6. homeslice976

    homeslice976 Member

    It was confirmed for me as well..but again, confirmed by a sales rep who will say anything to make the sale...

    Edit:

    Just sent this email to LG UK support, will update when I have a response:

    LG UK Response:

  7. britbloke

    britbloke Well-Known Member

    The sales rep from your chat said that it comes with 1.6, which is wrong as confirmed with various reviews that have stated it has 1.5. Therefore, I would never believe that a rep said 2.X will be coming.

    Just thinking out loud, but I wonder that they would say it you weren't a new customer! ;)
  8. acoole

    acoole Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a T-Mobile UK GW620, maybe their one does come with 1.6? I don't know much about the GW620 though since I own a Galaxy i5700.
  9. britbloke

    britbloke Well-Known Member

    Watch the Youtube video I posted. It's a UK review of the T-Mobile GW620.
  10. acoole

    acoole Well-Known Member

    Sorry didn't see that.
    When I go to:
    LG Mobile

    And enter 'GW620' it says upgrade is avaliable?
    What's this?
  11. britbloke

    britbloke Well-Known Member

    This is a simple firmware update only. I believe it fixes some spacebar issue on the phone, plus other minor fixes. It's not an Android OS update.
  12. freeddom1

    freeddom1 New Member

    the update from LG is the phone software only - updates to 10c. Be careful updating, my phone went into a boot loop halfway through the update, Rogers refused to replace the phone - they sent it away for repairs refusing to providing me with another smartphone. (so much for customer service - was on phone all the way up to someone from the office of the president) repair center had it for a couple weeks before sending it back - they replaced the whole mainboard - good news is that it had the update to 10c
  13. dufourjm

    dufourjm Member

    I'm on Rogers myself and did the upate myself following the procedure described in this forum with success. But 10c is the one I had before and I had bugs (SD card unmounting frequently and sometimes a black screen. When I was getting that black screen bug, I had to remove the battery and restart the phone).

    Now if I check the software version it says GW620R-V10f and mostly everythings seems to work fine.

    I am quite intrigued when you state that 10c is the latest and I do not think that the fact that my locale languague is french would explain this. :confused:
  14. Jay-Eff

    Jay-Eff Well-Known Member

    I bought my phone on feb.22 2010 at Place rosemere and it come with the 10c firmware already in it.
    I also read that the upgrade on LG website is to 10f.
    I have to do it, I am just too lazy.. lol
  15. britbloke

    britbloke Well-Known Member

    I've had my Eve for a couple of months and it has 10f. My wife has had problems with a lot of dropped calls so I attempted to update to the latest version last night using the LG Update software. I was having lots of problems just getting the phone recognized in my Win7 64 bit PC, but it's done that all the time.

    I think I'll try updating on my laptop tonight. Hopefully 10f fixes the dropped calls issue.
  16. largecharge

    largecharge Well-Known Member

    i'm currently running 10c and i'm trying to update to 10f. every time i connect up with software and boot phone it says update available then when phone is fully boots up it kicks out and says phone disconnected. seems kind of like a driver issue conflicting? has anyone else had this problem ? the 800 number for lg canada will not work on magic jack either.
  17. britbloke

    britbloke Well-Known Member

    Here's what I just posted in another thread:

    You should try another computer if you can.
  18. largecharge

    largecharge Well-Known Member

    that's amazing you got yours to update to 10f brit; i now tried it on 3 different computers (2 on win xp and other on win vista) same thing so phone related i presume. the update is ready to install however it drops the connection on when the android splash screen is up and you hear the music on booting. this is really annoying. i even tried pulling out the sd card to see if that helps,nope. i wonder if the the 1.6 update from rogers will correct this and beef the software to at least 10f. i sure hope the o/s update is over 3g and not a download to give us more usb connection grief.
  19. largecharge

    largecharge Well-Known Member

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  21. britbloke

    britbloke Well-Known Member

    There's been no mention of what version of Android Rogers will be getting with the Spring update that's been officially announced. However, my guess is that it is at least 2.X as they are taking their sweet time in getting it to us!
  22. Jay-Eff

    Jay-Eff Well-Known Member

    The've said spring. The year was never mentioned... lol :p
    just kidding!
  23. mafiosd

    mafiosd Member

    I believe it will be an update to 1.6 and not 2.1....what I find hilarious is that the brand new sony xperia is getting a 2.1 android update this coming september while we Eve people have to suffer with just the 1.6...I think that is totally unfair and ridiculous
  24. fuchsix

    fuchsix Member

    Both Rogers and Lg have confirmed that the "spring" update will be 1.6.

    Everyone seems to forget that 2.0 and up requires better hardware than 1.5/6 needs. I'm not a hardware expert by any means, but could the processor in the 620W run the 2.0 OS at a decent speed?

    Of course "brand new" models can be upgraded. Phones with year old tech, maybe not.
  25. northyorkguy

    northyorkguy Active Member


    speaking of that, now I regret getting the LG Eve knowing what you have mentioned is most likely true. When I got the LG Eve, I was thinking it was a top of the line phone, has everything and more compared to other phones, and considering it's a "Smart-Phone" and the retail of the phone itself with-out contract is just as much as a Black-Berry or spend a little bit extra and get yourself an "I-Phone". Cause I'm actually disappointed with this phone. Battery life is crappy, and LG company won't acknowledge that, and now we're stuck with an crappy OS system. Don't get me wrong, the phone is not that bad, but as they say, "every little bit counts". And I was expecting alot more from this phone than it's actually worth.
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