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Tips Optimus M Update Available


  1. ahdunno

    ahdunno Active Member

    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:
    Mobile Support
    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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  2. ahdunno

    ahdunno Active Member

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  3. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    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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  4. ahdunno

    ahdunno Active Member

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  5. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    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 :confused: 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.
  6. bobdamnit

    bobdamnit Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Aplus

    Aplus Well-Known Member


    There's a new superoneclick over on xda. You should give it a try.
  8. bobdamnit

    bobdamnit Well-Known Member


    Didn't work. Rebooted the phone like it should, but failed to root my phone.
  9. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member


    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.
  10. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. BrandonOptimus

    BrandonOptimus Well-Known Member

    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 :D
  12. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member


    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. :rolleyes:
  13. BrandonOptimus

    BrandonOptimus Well-Known Member


    Well not all OM's are built the same :D
  14. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. ahdunno

    ahdunno Active Member

    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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  16. jlove8

    jlove8 Member

    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...
  17. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member


    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.
    Hope this helps. :)
  18. vigos

    vigos Member

    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
    thank you!
  19. BrandonOptimus

    BrandonOptimus Well-Known Member

    Has anyone seen issues with having many things open at once?
  20. zurdo002

    zurdo002 Active Member

    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???
  21. Misleadb4

    Misleadb4 Well-Known Member

    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.
  22. M4dRefluX

    M4dRefluX Member

    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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  23. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm saying. :rolleyes: 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.
    Have a nice day, And I hope you find you get what you want.
  24. jay239

    jay239 Active Member

    It says that to many people are trying to access the website so I can't download it :(
  25. BrandonOptimus

    BrandonOptimus Well-Known Member

    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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