How to Upgrade Android 2.3 Gingerbread in LG Optimus One P500

LG P500 android mobile phone 2.3.3 upgrade screenshot

LG Optimus One P500Android mobile phone is pretty good. It have many features more than other android mobiles in it’s price range. Now the LG P500 mobile has officially upgraded Android 2.2 Froyo into Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. Android 2.3 Upgrade is available in LG website. Here is a guide to update your LG Optimus One P500 to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread:

LG P500 android mobile phone 2.3.3 upgrade screenshot

Android 2.3 Gingerbread Features in LG Optimus One P500:

  • Working much faster
  • Touch sensitivity so smooth
  • Android Keyboard replaced with Gingerbread Keyboard
  • Some important updates than old Android 2.2 froyo

How to install Android 2.3 Gingerbread in LG P500:


LG Mobile Support ToolDownload

Before this process please take a Backup your phone with LG PC Suite.

Steps to install:

  • Download the above Tool and install it.
  • Connect your LG Optimus One P500 with PC. (Check you are in “USB debugging” mode. Or Go to Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging).
  • Your phone model and Version will be shown on the tool.
  • Now click “Start Updating” Button

LG mobile support tool lg p500 android gingerbread upgrade

  • This will download the Updates from LG website. You can see the download progress in the next window.
  • In the upgrade process your phone shows a message “Emergency Mode” with Yellow color background.
  • After the download was finished, it will install the updates.
  • Once the window shows to remove the USB cable from PC and remove battery from mobile, please remove it.
  • After that, insert battery and connect the phone with PC using USB cable. And switch on Phone. Now click the Restart button in the LG Mobile Software Support Tool window.
  • Now Android 2.3 Gingerbread has installed on your LG P500.

Now we successfully learnt to install / update / upgrade LG Optimus One P500 Android 2.2 Froyo into Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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  • Aabc

    Is it okay for LG P970(optimus black)?

    • Yes bro. You just try. This method will perfectly work for LG Optimus Black P970 too.

  • Sunil Chandran

    wat to do in case of a dell phone ???? i own a dell xcd35 !!

  • Green Hoops

    when i connect my phone, the lg mobile support tool still says that it’s still disconnected. I’ve tried to install the usb driver from it, it just says that it doesnt support p500

    • Make sure, you have enabled USB Debugging mode in your mobile.

      • hazel

        how would i do if my lg optimus one p500 cannot enabled USB debugging? ๐Ÿ™

        • Without enabling USB debugging, you can’t install with this method. You can enable usb debugging via Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging

        • hazel

          sorry my bad. it’s now working .. but i have another question, where can i see the lg pc suite for my phone? thanks!

          • Download and install from LG Product Support for LGP500.

          • Mark

            example for UK then normally you should get LG_PCSuiteIV_Setup (last advice for update, use the basic usb port native on mains board)

  • suneel

    really very very very thanks it helps me a lot might be i m the last one who upgraded thank you

  • S_atifhassan

    I have followed the instruction.But after completiion its still showing 2.2.2

    • You just try to restore factory settings. After that check your phone if it shows the version 2.2 then again do the upgrade process.

      • ive tried this and still not working ๐Ÿ™

  • Suhas


    • Search on google play store and you will find a good keypad app.

  • J3r0drules

    ok so is this update available in South Africa? or do we have to do it a different way? im using 2.2 and the tool says im up to date? Please help… ๐Ÿ™

    • That means the update is still not available for South Africa.

  • Leo

    Download link of “LG Mobile Support Tool โ€“ Download” not working

  • vagos dj

    lg mobile support tool not working for me because it says that my internet is slow

  • which is correct sequence? root the phone and then upgrade to 2.3 or first upgrade and then root lg p500.

  • nikunj

    LG Optimus One P500 me latest Android Version ICS 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) support krta hai ke nai ???

  • paul

    Hi. I want to upgrade my lg-p500h but my sim was unlock because i will be using it hete in the philippines. If i do this, will my sim be reverted and locked again?

  • Sanket

    My phone has been stopped working there are problems coming saying that the application messaging , android , n stuffs are not working plz help me.. ??

  • jimmm

    sir the tool says that im at latest version but still its android version 2.2 froyo ??? what can i do for this sir?

    • jim


  • Udar Rastogi

    hey sir, when my cell to update it stops on 4% & then after 10 to 15 minutes , it stop to update & then show ” restart ” …..what can i do tell me fast…

    • sanjay kaushik

      bro mera mobile bhi 4% hone k bad stop ho gya n ab mobile switch on nhi ho rha h kya kru

  • daniyal

    mine only upgraded to 2.2.2 can u plz help

  • daniyal

    has pakistan got the 2.3 update? if not is there any other way possible plz help me i’ve got 2.2.2 but no 2.3 plz help

  • kitch

    how to backup my phone?

  • Andris

    i hope it will work!

  • Ana Ahmed Torky

    ??? ???? ???? ????????? LG P500 4.1