How to Update Firmware of LG mobile phones [Guide]

Guide to update your LG mobile phone firmware – It is advisable to have the latest software version aka firmware installed on your phone because a new update may include bug fixes, new features, applications, and improves performance of your device.

Tutorial – Updating LG mobile phone or smartphone firmware

Requirements – You need a Windows PC, USB cable and high speed Internet connection.

Note – Please backup all the phone data (using PC Suite) before upgrading the phone.

1. Download LG Mobile Support Tool and install it on your computer.

2. Run the tool and Click ‘Install USB Driver’ and select the model which you want to update. The correct USB driver will then be installed.

 LG Mobile Support Tool

Note: Mobile phone should NOT be connected to PC while drivers are installing.

usb driver_dialog

3. Once the USB driver is installed, connect your phone to your PC using the bundled USB cable.

4. Click ‘Start Updating’ button on LG Mobile Support Tool.

5. LG Mobile Phone Software Update will appear with a confirmation dialog. Click Yes.

phone update_software

6. It will then analyse and download the software update for your phone. (This may take time depending on your Internet connection speed).

updating firmware

Do not disconnect the cable or disturb your handset during the update process. Also, it may ask to disconnect the phone and re-insert the battery while updating.

7. Watch the process patiently and wait for the update to get completed.

update completed

Click the Exit button when phone gets updated. Then power on your phone and wait for a while to get it properly loaded. You can then check the new firmware version by going to Settings > About Phone. Check LG’s website for more details.

Hope you find this guide useful. 🙂


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

7 Responses

  1. laurentiu says:

    my phone doesn’t open after updating:(

  2. billpoon says:

    Anything for Mac users??

  3. ganesh says:

    is it ok if disconnect the internet after downloading the update, as i m using internet with lg phone as modem

  4. Grizlly says:

    hi, I have LG Optimus One with Android 2.2.2, Version: V10a-FEB-04-2011. Why I can’t update on v10d? Do u have any information when 2.3 will be relased for this phone, thanks?

  5. rejith says:

    hii i am u sing android 2.3.4 in my lg p500 i need Install Official V20B Gingerbread custom rom so pls refer me a link so that i can use via clock work mode

  6. Alan Burgon says:

    I download the LG Support Tool and I get is Checking for LGMobile update program. Is suppose to happen.

  1. August 29, 2011

    […] 1. Install the LG P500 USB drivers on your PC. Note: Do NOT connect the phone to PC while drivers are installing. Alternatively, you can install the drivers using LG Mobile update tool. To do so, check the Step 1 and 2 mentioned here. […]

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