How to Install Gingerbread 2.3 Firmware Update in LG Phoenix P505

Sanjana February 13, 2012 0

Cheers to LG AT & T Phoenix P505 users as they can now install an official Gingerbread 2.3 update in their device. This new update comes with a number of improvements such as you can now move all your apps to the SD Card. Applying this update will not root the device in any manner since it is an official update and not a leaked version.

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We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to LG AT & T Phoenix P505 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models or device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Do not select the device “Mass storage only” mode. Navigate to Application -> Settings -> SD card and enable Phone Storage. Remove the SD Card and SIM Card from your phone so that the data remains safe.

Must Have:

Download LG United Mobile DriverDownload LG Mobile Support Tool

Steps to Update Gingerbread 2.3 Firmware in LG P505:

Before proceeding into the instructions, it is to be noted that calling and messaging functions are not available during the update process. The entire upgradation process takes 30 minutes depending on internet connection and pc configuration and the handset is automatically reset during this process. Enable USB Debugging Mode from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.  Make sure to tick the USB Debugging option.

enable usb debugging

Step-1: Download and install LG United Mobile Driver from the Must Have section to your computer. After installing the drivers, restart the computer so that all the tools are successfully installed in your computer.

Step-2: Next download and install LG Mobile Support Tool in your computer by following the on screen instructions. This tool will operate only on Windows 7, XP and Vista based computers. Now connect your device to the computer via original USB Cable and as soon as LG Mobile support tool opens up, tap on “Start Updating”.

Step-3: When the phone is powers on, you will see that the device has been successfully updated successfully. To check whether the firmware has been successfully applied or not, navigate to the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where it will display the current firmware as Gingerbread 2.3 firmware. In case any other version is being displayed then re-apply the entire procedure again from the beginning.

Thus you can easily update your LG AT & T Phoenix P505 smartphone with the latest Gingerbread 2.3 firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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