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How to : LG Optimus One P500 Gingerbread update

September 6, 2011 7 comments

LG P500 Optimus One - frontImage courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

LG rolled out Gingerbread update for LG Optimus One(LG P500) on August 28 , 2011 in India and other various countries.  I have heard about this update from the post on MoneyControl and from that time I am waiting to update my mobile to Gingerbread.

What is new in Android 2.3.3

  • Better performance
  • Increased battery backup
  • Better UI

More details can be found here

How to upgrade

LG officially upgrading LG Optimus One to Android 2.3.3 version using LG Desktop Client or LG PC Suite tool which is available only on windows. Yesterday i tried to update using LG PC Suite IV Initially it went fine till updating the mobile , but during installation of new ROM it fails  😦 .

See the attached screenshots

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If the upgradation using PC suite fails how to upgrade to the new OS? It is very simple. Just contact the LG Service center which is located all over India . Service center details can be accessed from the (Select the state from the drop down). It is absolutely free of cost, if your mobile has a warranty and will take maximum of 30 minutes.

Please note down the below points before upgrade

  • All Phone contacts and data will be lose during upgrade
  • All installed software needs to install again after upgrade.

Better take the backup of all contacts and important notes before upgrade.

Happy androiding 🙂


Malayalam on android Mobiles

June 13, 2010 67 comments

Wow… Finally i can read Malayalam on my samsung spica i5700 (android 2.1 OS). You can also enable Malayalam (most probably all non latin languages) by installing Opera Mini Beta 5 for android. Opera Mini Beta 5 is avaiable in android market.

Once downloaded do the following tweak to enable Malayalam

1. Open Opera Mini Beta 5 browser

2. Type “config:” (without quotes and don’t forget to type colon at the end of the command) on address bar and press OK

3. Change entry for ‘Use bitmap fonts for complex scripts’ to ‘Yes’.

That’s it. Now you can read all unicode Malayalam websites(except atomic chillu characters)  from your mobile phone.

Try and enjoy Malayalam Wikipedia by visiting this:

Samsung Spica i5700 review

May 11, 2010 2 comments
Samsung Spica

Samsung Spica

Last week i bought Samsung Spica i5700 mobile from Bangalore. It is powered with Android 2.1 Operating System. Here is the some of the features of Spica.

OS : Android 2.1

Processor : 800Mhz

Screen : 65K colors , 3.2″ HVGA TFT LCD , capacitive touch

Expandable Memory : Yes , microSD , 2gb card provided, upto 32GB supported

Camera : 3.2mp without flash.

GPS : Yes

Bluetooth : Yes , File transfer is possible with Android 2.1 version

WiFi : Yes

Divx Support : Yes

3.5 Audio jack : Yes

Other features : DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine), Accelerometer .

Browser Chrome-Lite

Weight 120g

Dimension (HXWXD) 115 x 57 x 12.9mm

at first look phone i am impressed with the phone. The features that are available with Android 2.1 is really awesome. Once you enable Net connect on this mobile a large number of free applications can be downloaded from android market. The following are some of the applications that you can use.

1. APNDroid – Enables/disables APNs to connect to internet on Android OS. It is very much required app if you are using bandwidth limited net connections.

2. Twitaroid – A twitter and client applications for andriod platforms. A great app for twitter lovers.