Upgrade your LG Optimus GT540 to Android 2.1!

November 11th, 2010 by LG Blog UK

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UPDATED 23/12/10:

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience the delay on the update has caused, but can confirm that the problems you have been facing with your upgrade have now been resolved.
If you have purchased your handset through Orange, O2, Tesco’s, Carphone Warehouse or Phones4u, you will now be able to upgrade successfully.
For those who have purchased through Vodafone, we will update you with further news about the software as and when it comes through.

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Wishing you all a happy Xmas and New Years

UPDATED 01/12/10:

Thank you for your comments and feedback- We apologise for the inconvenience you have been caused but assure you we are looking into the issues you have been experiencing. We will keep you updated with any progress as soon as this comes through. In the mean time, please refrain from upgrading until further notice.
In the event your phone failed to reboot after attempting your upgrade please contact Customer Services on 0844 847 5 847

UPDATED 24/11/10:

More news from LG regarding the upgrade process on the GT540:

“When a Web D/L is performed the device may freeze at 4%. This is normal behaviour and this status stays at 4% for about 4~6 minutes. So do not remove the USB cable during this step. After this period, the SW upgrade process goes on.”

UPDATED 23/11/10:

We are aware that some users have experienced problems while trying to upgrade their LG Optimus GT540 handset to the Android 2.1 operating system. The problem stemmed from not all networks having accepted the upgrade when the news was first posted here on the blog.

Having checked with our technical team we can confirm that all networks will now accept the upgrade, with the exception of any customers on O2 pay as you go (as of November 23 2010). We will post more news on an upgrade for O2 pay as you go handsets when we receive more information. Thanks to everyone for their patience and to those of you who have provided advice to other customers.

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Good news for all of you using the LG Optimus GT540 handset as today LG announce that an Android OS update is available.


The upgrade will enable the following on your handset:

  • Android Eclair (2.1)
  • Multiple Accounts
  • Quick Contacts Interface
  • HTML5 Support in Browser
  • Microsoft Exchange Support
  • Live Wallpapers
  • Bluetooth 2.1 Support

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  • Bharath

    Hi, can any body suggest me , i am using gt540 mobile now i want upgrade, the problem is I purchased mobile in london with orange, now i unlocked the mobile in india, if i upgrade the software means, does it work in india or not please let me know…….

  • Karen Antonio

    After upgrading from donut to eclair. my market app always displays :”The application market(process.com.android.vending) stopped unexpectedly”. What should I do?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6UKEON7QR6DL6ACE2KIOLSHSCA Mitchy Rain

     When i was upgrading my phone to 2.1 eclair it got stuck to 68% for an hour and half. and now my phone wont boot… what can i do to make it work again

  • Qasrina Ahmad

    how to? :s

  • Qasrina Ahmad

    how to upgrade the 2.1? i need help :s

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  • imed laajimi

    I am from Tunisia and I got my lg gt540 since 2 month. If I upgrade to 2.1 will I still have the arabic language in the phone?

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  • legenfa samja

    Im stuck at 4% update.
    I followed instructions, however, on my screen apears ” ! Emergency mode” not “!emergency / download mode”