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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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  1. Aabc

    April 20, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Is it okay for LG P970(optimus black)?

    • Panneer Selvan

      April 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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

  2. Sunil Chandran

    May 1, 2012 at 8:40 am

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

  3. Green Hoops

    May 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    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

    • Panneer Selvan

      May 13, 2012 at 1:56 am

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

      • hazel

        June 12, 2012 at 3:46 am

        how would i do if my lg optimus one p500 cannot enabled USB debugging? 🙁

        • Panneer Selvan

          June 12, 2012 at 4:00 am

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

        • hazel

          June 12, 2012 at 5:08 am

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

          • Panneer Selvan

            June 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

            Download and install from LG Product Support for LGP500.

          • Mark

            June 14, 2012 at 7:09 am

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

  4. suneel

    May 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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

  5. S_atifhassan

    June 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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

    • Panneer Selvan

      June 30, 2012 at 2:43 am

      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.

      • Lauren Emily

        July 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

        ive tried this and still not working 🙁

  6. Suhas

    August 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm


    • Panneer Selvan

      August 15, 2012 at 1:26 am

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

  7. J3r0drules

    August 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    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… 🙁

    • Panneer Selvan

      September 2, 2012 at 3:06 am

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

  8. Leo

    August 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Download link of “LG Mobile Support Tool – Download” not working

    • Panneer Selvan

      September 2, 2012 at 3:05 am

      Go to lg mobile support page and you can find it.

  9. vagos dj

    October 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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


    December 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm

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

  11. nikunj

    January 30, 2013 at 9:11 am

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

  12. paul

    January 31, 2013 at 5:47 am

    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?

  13. Sanket

    February 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

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

  14. jimmm

    March 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    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

      May 15, 2013 at 3:41 am


  15. Udar Rastogi

    March 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    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

      October 31, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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

  16. daniyal

    March 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    mine only upgraded to 2.2.2 can u plz help

  17. daniyal

    March 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    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

  18. kitch

    April 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    how to backup my phone?

  19. Andris

    January 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    i hope it will work!

  20. Ana Ahmed Torky

    December 13, 2014 at 1:44 am

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

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