How to Update LG Optimus One P500 to Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS

LG Optimus One P500 was launched last year and till then it gains lot of achievements from all over the world. When LG launched this device with Android Froyo 2.2 OS, they said that very soon they will announce Gingerbread update for the Optimus One P500 and keeping up the promise last month they rolled out the Gingerbread 2.3 Update for Optimus One P500 in India via OTA option.

After upgrading Optimus One P500 to Gingerbread, the device owner will able to experience better text editing, Gingerbread Keyboard, More fast and neat interface, better SIP integration that helps to make internet calls easily and also improves the camera drivers.

How to Update LG Optimus One P500 to Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS

Getting Started with Optimus One P500 Gingerbread Update:
• To begin with upgrading Optimus One P500, user need to have a LG Mobile Support Tool, this tool will help to update the device and also to download the latest update available for the same. (The download link for LG Mobile Support Tool is provided below).How to Update LG Optimus One P500 to Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS
• After downloading the tool, run the tool and in the welcome screen set your country name and language.
• Now navigate to Menu bar->Customer Support->Application-> Manual and USB Download. From here download the PC sync and USB drivers for Optimus One P500.
• After downloading both the files, the files will be saved in C: drive under LGP500 folder name (by default).
• Now disconnect the device, and install both the downloaded files on PC.
• Again launch LG PC Suite and first of all create backup of phone’s data to the PC.
• After completing the sync process, go to Android upgradation point and now the software will auto detect the upgrade process is available for the Optimus One P500 or not.
• Before beginning with upgrade process, make sure that Optimus One P500 device is charged more than 70%.
• During the upgrade process, Optimus One P500 will show emergency mode and yellow background, but you need not to worry.
• Once the upgrade process is complete, it will switched off now switch on the device and it will take upto 10 minutes to restart Optimus One P500 before you start using the all new Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS on it.
• In the last step, simple wizards will pop-up all you need to do is simply configure it according to your need.

All done, enjoy Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS on Optimus One P500 and in case if you lost any data during upgradation process then simply sync it from the previous data backup. If you face any problem while upgrading Optimus One P500 then please let us know in your comments below.
Download LG Mobile Support Tool from here.

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12 Responses to How to Update LG Optimus One P500 to Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS

  1. amruthesh December 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    HI, i followed ur above said steps for upgrading my lg optimus one to 2.3.

    Everything went well and i could download the s/w update using the toll.. after downloading my phone turned in to emergency mode with yellow background.. Then it showed me a connection problem and asked me to remove usb cable and battery and start the device and press ‘restart’ button provided there. i tried this and my phone is not restartinh again. please help me!!!! please!!!

    • Abhishek Shukla December 14, 2011 at 11:31 am #

      If your phone is stucked in Emergency mode then, you can try pressing vol+ and home button and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds to turn on the device, if this works then you can retry installing 2.3 OS on it otherwise you have to contact LG service center.

  2. Tanish February 17, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Hey its saying that the upgrade is not supported for the model…..!
    What to do????????/
    Plzzzzz help me!!!!!!!

    • Abhishek Shukla March 5, 2012 at 12:50 am #

      Hey Tanish!
      There might some technical issue has occurred that says upgrade is not available for the device as Gingerbread for Optimus One is already available worldwide. So, redo the upgrade process once again if any problem by following the above tutorial occurs let us know, we will more than happy to help :-).

      • Bogdan Beleski March 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

        Hey Shukla,
        I have same problem as Tanish, when it starts Analizing after a wile it says: upgrade its not supported for the model
        Other problem is that I must firts instal the driver because in application menu of Lg tool says connect phone and its not regrecognized so I dl driver from lg support and pc suite too
        and after all steps, in last step when i lunch the tool to recognize the upgrade other thing says your cell phone is on latest version, i use lates tool version, But i found some guide which is doing on other whay whit same tool but i lost the link.
        1.step is dinstaling drivers form the tool whitout connecting phone and after instaling the drivers when window pomp whit: connect your phone and press ok and then i got the upgrade and i got same problem as Tanish
        PLS help me as soon as poseble i try it a lot of times
        Ty in advance

        • Abhishek Shukla March 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

          Well if you are not able to upgrade the device from the official link then you can try the manual procedure to upgrade Optimus One to 2.3.
          • Download the Gingerbread firmware from here
          • Now download the firmware updating software from here:

          • Download the pc driver from here:

          Now once you are done with downloads uninstall all LG related software from the PC and install the drivers that you have downloaded from above link. After that reboot the device and extracts firmware file i.e. KDZ FW UPD and run the file “msxml”.
          Now enable USB Debugging from phone settings, connect the phone with PC and run KDZ_FW_UPD and once the software window pops up select “3GQCT” and after that select the phone mode to “DIAG” and select “V20E_00.kdz” file in the KDZ file and hit “Launch Software update” button.
          If everything went perfectly then your device will be running on 2.3 once the update process gets over in around 10-15minutes. If you get any error message then reset the phone and repeat the installation process once again and make sure to take a backup of the device before you begin. All the best  !!

  3. nil August 23, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    After official upgrade 2.3 OS in my P500 handset, sometimes my handset screen becomes blank means mobile goes in sleep mode, I can hear ring while incoming call, but I can’t see anything,
    Is it Gingerbread OS problem?
    plz help me

    • Abhishek Shukla September 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      Yes, Nil, there are some bugs in LG Optimus Gingerbread update because of it you are facing this problem.

  4. timi October 7, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    i’ve installed this to , and after everything it’s done , i want to start my phone and it gets stuck by the “andorid” logo. i’ve waited 1 hour and nothing changed , please help me

    • Abhishek Shukla October 23, 2012 at 2:27 am #

      Try holding back+volumeup button to boot your device to emergency mode.


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