[Manual Download] T-Mobile G2X Gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Again


The HTC Sensation 4G isn’t the only Android handset for which T-Mobile has started pushing an OTA update this week. T-Mobile has also officially announced that an over-the-air update is available for the LG-made T-Mobile G2X handset. The new firmware update will bring the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile G2X handset once again. Yes, T-Mobile is simply restarting the rollout of the Gingerbread update to make sure everyone has received the update successfully. The new firmware update will bring the following goodies for the T-Mobile G2x handset:

  • # Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS.
  • # Improved battery life.
  • # Improved front-facing camera operation when using Qik record and share.
  • # Improved disabling of Car Home.
  • # Helps address unexpected reboots.


As far as the OTA update process goes, T-Mobile G2X users can sit back and wait for the update notification to arrive on their handsets. But until then, you could always force the update by heading to Menu –> Settings –> About Phone –> System Updates.

Users of the T-Mobile G2x can also manually apply the update via the LG updater tool by following the instructions provided here at below.

# Download LG Updater Tool (hit the link).
# Download T-Mobile G2X Android USB Driver (hit the link).
# Install both the above downloaded files on your PC machine.
# Remove SD card from the handset.
# Take a full backup and connect the fully battery charged T-Mobile G2X handset to PC via an USB cable.
# Launch the LG Updater  Tool on your PC.
# Select the “LGP999DW (T-Mobile)” on the Tool.
# Select the “start updating” button to initiate the update process.
# Your handset might reboot multiple times.
# Wait for some time until the process gets finished and your phone will automatically reboot one final time after showing the update completion message on the screen.

Source: T-Mobile, LG

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