Official ICS Update for LG Optimus Black P970 Rolling Out – Install Manually on Your Device

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The LG Optimus Black P970 is receiving official ICS update though it is too late for LG to roll out this update. It has been reported that these updates are rolling out in a few countries now and there is no idea about when this update will be available in your region. To check if it is currently available for your region, go to Settings>About phone and tap “Check for updates”. If an update is available for your device, you should see it as a notification. Just download the update and install it via WiFi. Installation of these updates will wipe all data on your device so please make sure that you backup everything to your external memory.

In case you do not receive any notification of the OTA (Over The Air) update, we’ll let you know how to install this update on your phone using a KDZ updater, thanks to the folks at XDA for providing a flashable KDZ file and a zip file for this update.

ICS for LG Optimus Black P970 Official ICS Update for LG Optimus Black P970 Rolling Out   Install Manually on Your Device

Before you proceed with the installation, you need to backup all data.

[box_light]You will not be able to flash CWM after this update because the bootloader is locked. It may be possible in future though. To root the device after this update, read this. You can get CWM on your device and flash CyanogeMod 9 or CyanogenMod 10 by rolling back to Gingerbread using this guide.[/box_light]

 Prerequisites

  • Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  • Back up all contacts to SD card.
  • Backup SMS on Android.
  • Backup call log on Android.
  • Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  • Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
  • Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.

DisclaimerHack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.

Steps To Install Official ICS on LG Optimus Black P970

[box_light]If you have recovery mode on your device, just flash this zip file via the recovery mode. Make sure you wipe data, cache and dalvik cache. If this doesn’t work, follow the procedure given below.[/box_light]

Flash Using SmartFlash Tool

Quite a lot of them are facing issues with the KDZ method, hence I recommend this method to get ICS on your phone. In this method you will be using SmartFlash Tool.

  1. Download SmartFlash Tool (mirror) [password: radkor@XDA] and unzip the files.
  2. Download .bin and .fls files for the official ICS ROM from this link and unzip them to get the two files.
  3. Run B_SmartFlashTool_Extern.exe
  4. In SmartFlash Tool (SFT) select ROM copy D/L
  5. In select mode, choose “Normal mode”.
  6. In CP bin, select the .fls file. In AP bin, select the .bin file
  7. The next step is to put your phone into s/w update mode. To do this, remove the battery of your phone and re-insert it (don’t turn it on). Press and hold Volume Up button and connect the phone to PC via USB. It should now show S/W upgrade Please wait.
  8. Choose COM port.
  9. choose LGE Mobile USB Serial Port in Communication Driver.
    The SmartFlashTool must look like this (Ignore the file names)
    iowx3 Official ICS Update for LG Optimus Black P970 Rolling Out   Install Manually on Your Device
  10. Click on Start button and wait for the firmware to be flashed. You should see the following screens:
sf2r Official ICS Update for LG Optimus Black P970 Rolling Out   Install Manually on Your Device

 

Finally when the process is complete, you should see this:

sf3 Official ICS Update for LG Optimus Black P970 Rolling Out   Install Manually on Your Device

 

If you face any issues with this, you can try the KDZ method given below. If both don’t work, leave a comment below. (Source)

Flash Using KDZ Updater

  1. Download KDZ updater and install it on your computer. Download this KDZ file.
  2. The zip file has a Microsoft XML parser, make sure you run it and restart your PC. This will solve the wparam 100 and lparam 6 issue.
  3. The next step is to put your phone into s/w update mode. To do this, remove the battery of your phone and re-insert it (don’t turn it on). Press and hold Volume Up button and connect the phone to PC via USB. It should now show S/W upgrade Please wait.
  4. Run KDZ updater as Administrator.
  5. Choose the following options in KDZ Updater: Type: 3GQCT Phone Mode: DIAG and KDZ file is the one you downloaded in step 1.
  6. Click on “Launch Software Update” button.
  7. This process is usually long. It take quite a long time for the firmware to be flashed on your phone.
  8. If everything goes well, you will see “Finished” written in the log screen and your phone will change to switched off mode from Emergency mode.
  9. The next time you turn it on, your phone will take a lot of time to reboot. This is normal!
  10. The phone may start in Arabic language but do not do anything for a while after the phone boots up and then you will be able to select your desired language.

If you face any issues, you can comment below or refer this thread for more tips and help.

  • http://Dell.com Micheal Dell

    Yes Updates are available.

  • kourosh

    thank you

    i have 1 question about this update

    does this firmware has "Farsi فارسی" languages?

  • Lalit Indoria

    Since it is pfficial, it should be having but I am not sure. You can make a nandroid backup and then proceed.

  • raj

    how to put the phone into emergency mode?
    the instruction that you stated is not working for my lg p970.
    help please.

    • Lalit Indoria

      I apologize, the post has been updated. Please recheck.

  • adam

    the step for emergency mode doesn't work for me.

    • Lalit Indoria

      Thanks for pointing that out. The post has been updated. You need to Press volume up button and connect the phone to PC via USB simultaneously.

  • amith

    can you help me.

    on kdz updater.

    occur 3 minutes after the launch software update is clicked.

    pop up appear. "MOD Up testEX MFC Application has stopped working"

    • Lalit Indoria

      That's an issue with your Windows, may be because of less memory or some other program is interrupting.

      • Yeti_Rider

        I'm having the same issue. My pc has loads of memory, and I closed down progs running in the background (even tried safe mode), but it comes up with the same message,

        The LG Updater prog sits there for a while saying "not responding" and then comes up with “MOD Up testEX MFC Application has stopped working”.

        Win 7 x64

    • Lalit Indoria

      Did you run the msxml file that is present inside the zip from where you had extracted KDZ updater?

    • Lalit Indoria

      Did you run the msxml file that is present inside the zip from where you had extracted KDZ updater?

      • Yeti_Rider

        Not yet. I will give that a go and get right back to you.

        Thank you.

      • Yeti_Rider

        I overlooked the "read me" file but followed everything else perfectly.

        I just have the same error come up again after going through it again AFTER running the msxml. I do see a zip file icon on the desktop for a few seconds, but then it disappears again.

        Thanks for helping.

      • amith

        already done all step you listed.

        but still the got the problem.

        pop up appear. “MOD Up testEX MFC Application has stopped working”

        kdz updater not responding.

        • Lalit Indoria

          I’ve updated the post. Try using SmartFlash Tool now :)

  • jkn

    when i try kdz updater to run as administration all option become disable. I cant able to select any file as options are disable.

    kindly help

    • Lalit Indoria

      If you can not run it as admin, run it normally.

  • ismail

    can i use this process to upgrade directly from 2.2

    • Lalit Indoria

      Yes you can.

  • javal

    hi,

    Thanks for your help but i am also facing the same issue which amith is facing.

    kind give urgent reply

    • Lalit Indoria

      I’ve updated the post. Try using SmartFlash Tool now :)

    • Lalit Indoria

      I've updated the post. Try using SmartFlash Tool now :)

      • Yeti_Rider

        Thank you again, I'll try again tonight and let you know what happens.

      • Yeti_Rider

        All my issues disappeared with the new method.

        Thank you very much for your time and assistance.

        • Lalit Indoria

          Glad to see you on ICS :) We'll post a tutorial to root the device on ICS soon.

  • ismail

    Am using rom converter to convert the first kdz file i downloaded will it work that way??

    • Lalit Indoria

      Sorry Ismail, I don't know about that.

  • ismail

    thanks man it worked (smart flash tool)

  • akim

    hai , are you sure about this method. because i've tried several time and still get same error (not responding). i already follow all method that you have sugested. any other method to overcome this problem? help please

    • Lalit Indoria

      Which method are you talking about? The SmartFlash Tool method has been reported working well already.

  • Cheykki

    I successfully updated my LG P970 but I am unable to use my mobile internet. I cant save my mobile provided APN. Any solution for this? I already followed the settings my local mobile provider sent to me. It still don't want to save the settings. It always say "authentication unsuccessful" Please help me. THanks

    • Lalit Indoria
      • Yeti_Rider

        It's me again ;)

        I will have to try this again as my phone has been going completely flat after sitting there with no use, in as little as 5 hours.

        So I will reload it again and see what happens.

        • Lalit Indoria

          DO you mean the battery is draining pretty fast?

          • Yeti_Rider

            Yes, it drained completely in under 5 hours with NO use whatsoever.

            I reloaded the O.S last night and charged it, so I'll see how it goes this morning.

          • Yeti_Rider

            The re-install seems to have fixed the issue.

            All the same apps are installed as last night, but battery usage is now normal.

          • Lalit Indoria

            You can also get Jelly Bean from here – http://wp.me/p2lb1s-SN The CyanogenMod 10 is stable CM 10.1 is in nightly stage. So this means you get a stable Android 4.1 and will get a stable Android 4.2 soon!

        • da da

          im getting the same problem as yours what did you do to solve it?..What you mean by reloaded the O.S? did you do the same step as mention above again ?

          • Yeti_Rider

            I did follow the steps, but both my wife’s phone, and mine now have terrible battery lives.

            By reloading the O.S, I meant that I reflashed the whole thing again.

            I’m looking at going back to the previous version, or maybe trying the nightly build of Jelly Bean. It also keeps unloading the SD card, then the phone heats up and flies through the battery.

        • da da

          so you mean redoing the same steps as mention above.. How to go back to previous version? or if you plan to do JB update just let me know whether you rooted your phone before :)
          Mine no problem with SD mount only problem with battery :S

          • Yeti_Rider

            I will try the JB nightly first.

            And no, my phone has never been rooted.

      • Zzzz

        mobile internet and wifi not working.

        “Try this app http://www.appszoom.com/android_applications/tool…
        which app??

  • ajib mustang

    hi, thank you for the tips.

    smartflash tool method work for my lg optimus black. P970, Malaysia.

    currently i'm still monitoring the phone performance.

    hopes that it will function well.

    • Lalit Indoria

      Le our readers know how it performs :)

  • Paul Mitchel

    before I update wit smart flash tool my notification bar doesent work please help

    • Lalit Indoria

      Did you mean that the notification bar was not working before updating it with SmartFlashTool? What happened after updating it?

    • Paul Mitchel

      after I update

      • Paul Mitchel

        sorry for bad English after I update it doesent work

  • bb

    Bravo!

    Work nice!

    Tnx for help and bye from Serbia!

  • MJ

    I'll be updating my phone now….hope this will work,,,:)

  • Paul Mitchel

    please help me with notification bar

    • Lalit Indoria

      You will have to re-flash the ROM.

      • Paul Mitchel

        how do I do that?

    • Lalit Indoria

      Also, please tell me did you see any notification like "Notification bar has stopped working" or something like this?

  • Paul Mitchel

    no when I try to pull it down it doeszt go it stays in a place

    • Paul Mitchel

      please help

    • Lalit Indoria

      Do a hard reset. Pull out the battery and reinsert it. While the phone is turned off, press and hold Home + Volume down button. While you are holding them both, press the power button and turn it on. All data on your phone will be wiped.

      • Paul Mitchel

        it stiil not work I tried step by step what you told me but it still doesent work

        • Lalit Indoria

          Which method and what error do you get?

          • Paul Mitchel

            so I updated with smart flash tool and after I did the update everithig is fine but I can not pull down the notification bar

          • Lalit Indoria

            Well, just see is that part of the screen is responding. Try to use an app in full screen mode and see if the app recognizes your touch in that area. Also try to install a custom notification bar app from the play store and see if it works!

          • Paul Mitchel

            if i download a custom notification bar in works

          • Paul Mitchel

            but if I use that custom notification bar the phone works werry slowly.plese help to fix that notification bar

          • Lalit Indoria

            Try to flash the CyanogenMod 10 stable ROM from here http://www.hackmyandroid.com/cyanogenmod-10-1-nig

          • Lalit Indoria

            You will get Jelly bean and it must be stable.

  • MJ

    hi i just want to ask, when you upgrade to ICS is it normal that u can't slide the upper part of the screen to see some shortcuts? thanks!

    • Lalit Indoria

      Slide the upper part of the screen? Sorry, I don't get you.

    • javal

      Hi,

      U mean a notification Bar ?

      Jst run factory rest than it will work

      • Mel

        same here..my function buttons aren’t working too..

  • reem

    Hi. i have just updated to ICS using your methods and it is really charming. Seems like it improve a lot for my phone. However, i have slight problem with my dialler. When i press the '0' or '#', the 'Phone test mode' and 'Hidden menu' will appear. So i have trouble when i want to insert new contact starting with number '0'. Hope some can help resolve my problem.

    • Lalit Indoria

      Can I see a screenshot please?

    • Flavio Vicente Pinto

      Hi. I had the same problem. I have a LG p970 and i have updated my android using the oficial ics 4.0.4 from LG. Everytime I need to dela a number starting with “0”, it opens the phone test menu. Did anyone else have the same problem?

      • Dav

        Same is happening to me, i havent find a solution yet. It seams that happenes only to some.

      • “Herman

        I have the same problem. Any solution?

        • Luis

          I just update my phone to ICS using the oficial app and have the same problem . I´ve solved using the international format “+xx” in place of “0” for exaple for my country is +58 xxx xxx xx xx
          (xxx code of operator and
          xxx xx xx is the phone number)

          I hope you can use this.

  • Paul Mitchel

    how to flash this rom?

  • Raju

    Hi

    Recently installed the ics os but the issue is battery gets drained to fast, and when clicked on home button and apps button it shows loading loading the phone is very slow, still there is 594 mb free on phone and 0.93 mb out of 8gb. pls help

  • Luc

    Thanks. Update was a succes thanks to KDZ!

  • rj

    Hi

    Having problem with battery drains fast, and when lg smart world does not Work error service unavailble, loading menu takes long time.

  • rj

    Hi

    Drains battery fast and lg Smart world does not work, loading of menu takes long time having enough memory overall Phone is very slow.

    • Lalit Indoria

      Do a factory reset.

  • rj

    Hi

  • Lalit Indoria

    Someone commented that re-flashing the firmware solved his battery issue.

    • Yeti_Rider

      That was me, and yes it did.

      What i find now is that my SD card gets randomly unmounted. The same thing happens on my wife's phone which I also updated. I happens once every couple of days.

      We have to reboot the phone to re-mount the card as it does not remount via storage options.

      • Lalit Indoria

        Does it happen even after factory reset?

        • xogori

          Same on my wife’s phone (maybe wife’s phone curse? ;))
          Everything is ok, but SD card randomly unmounted and the only solution is reboot.
          It occurs every 18 – 36 hours.

  • micks

    do i need an internet connection to do this process except for downloading the necessary files?

    • Lalit Indoria

      Once downloaded everything, you don't need it!

  • batuganaz

    hi.i have problem using smart flash. during process of updating, i keep getting red error status, usually on log 30sec. keep saying time out. how do i fix this?

    • Lalit Indoria

      I need to see the full log or perhaps the screenshot.

      • batuganaz

        ok i will provide later the log. now my phone stuck on SW mode. i remove battery also still on SW mode. realy sad. lol

        • batuganaz

          00:00.0 Sec :Download Start…

          00:02.0 Sec :RomBinary Download start

          00:02.2 Sec :PSI RAM writing start

          00:02.3 Sec :Trying to communicate with IFX modem

          00:07.3 Sec :Confirm IFX communication

          00:07.3 Sec :PSI RAM writing end

          00:07.3 Sec :Start PSI RAM

          00:07.3 Sec :EBL writing start

          00:23.5 Sec :Start EBL

          00:23.5 Sec :Set capabilities to be used

          00:24.6 Sec :Baudrate Change: 115200bps ===> 3000000bps

          00:24.6 Sec :Set flash ID complete

          00:24.6 Sec :Set Infineon CFI Information 1

          00:24.6 Sec :Set Infineon CFI Information 2

          00:24.6 Sec :PSI Download start

          00:24.7 Sec :Set FLASH address

          00:24.9 Sec :PSI Download success

          00:24.9 Sec :SLB Download start

          00:25.0 Sec :Set FLASH address

          00:26.5 Sec :SLB Download success

          00:26.5 Sec :Aeneas Download start

          00:26.9 Sec :Erase was executed rightly!

          00:27.0 Sec :Set FLASH address

          00:29.9 Sec :Aeneas Download success

          00:29.9 Sec :Code Download start

          00:30.1 Sec :Erase was executed rightly!

          00:30.2 Sec :Set FLASH address

          00:41.2 Sec :Timeout error is occured

          00:41.2 Sec :error!

          00:41.4 Sec :Code Download fail

          00:00.0 Sec :Download Start…

          00:02.0 Sec :RomBinary Download start

          00:02.0 Sec :PSI RAM writing start

          00:02.0 Sec :Trying to communicate with IFX modem

          00:07.0 Sec :Confirm IFX communication

          00:07.0 Sec :PSI RAM writing end

          00:07.0 Sec :Start PSI RAM

          00:07.0 Sec :EBL writing start

          00:23.4 Sec :Start EBL

          00:33.4 Sec :Timeout error is occured

          00:33.4 Sec :fail to set capabilities to be used

          this is my 2 try. usually it failed on this time. appreciate your help.

          • batuganaz

            nevermind. somehow i succesfully use smartflash. i think some ppl need to download older version of usb driver, depend on your pc. then try hook it for some time b4 start.

  • king

    Hi I tried the Smart flash tool method but after selecting the files in CP Bin and AP Bin in the COM PORT Drop down its empty.no options are there to select.

  • mirsil

    did you find solution. I have exact problem

  • touyink

    I have the same problems with the notification bar and the "0" dial button. But now the problems are all gone. Just have ur phone factory reset which bring u back to setup wizard. Follow the wizard through. But note that factory reset will delete ur data and downloaded apps. Hope it will help.

  • Stephen

    Hey thanks for this, I have a question. and here it is. So my phone updated and works fine the IMEI is present but the other IMEI SV (Software Version) is not present. IMEI SV shows 00.

    I know the IMEI SV version is not too important, but id like it to appear. I used the SmartFlash method. Is there a way to make it re appear?

  • Lan

    Hi, I've downloaded the KDZ updater file, but when i click on it, it says "windows cannot find this file" What do I do? Thanks.

  • Lan

    Hi, I've downloaded the KDZ updater file, but when i click on it, it says "windows cannot open this file" What do I do? Thanks.

    • Lan

      Nevermind I've figured it out, thanks for the guide! ICS is so much smoother on this phone :)

  • asad alam

    hello bro.i have understand the method to install official ics in lgp970.but one thing i need to know that after updating the phone language will remain in english or in some other language.can i make changes in language or it will remain the same by default.as in the image u posted it is showing some other language not english.plz reply asap.

    • Raymond

      It will give you a list of language to choose from when you first boot up the phone after flashing. Default is English. Hope it helps. :)

    • wasem jabbar

      alot of options but by default i will b english

  • asad alam

    after updating whether the language will remain in english by default or it can be changed to english.as in snapshot it shows some other language

    • Lalit Indoria

      That language is used only in the settings menu.

      • asad alam

        dude i didnt get u. the language will remain as it is in the whole settings menu or only in settings>about phone. menu.

        • Lalit Indoria

          Only in the settings>about phone menu.

    • asad alam

      hi dude.i have installed ics in my phone with smart flash tool.but when i tried to install the game asphalt 7 heat it doesnt run.previously on gingerbread it was running smoothly.plzhelp me.other games are also not working.

      • Lalit Indoria

        It's an official update, you can try using CyanogenMod 10 (Jelly Bean) ROM and see if it works :)

      • asad alam

        hi dude. do you know how to root lg optimus black p970 running official ics.i want to root my phone.

        • Lalit Indoria

          There will be a post on this shortly!

  • Raymond

    Backing up all my data now and downloading the necessary files, will try this later. Just like to know if there's anyway to revert back to the original LG-P970-V10b?

    • Raymond

      Oh yes ICS on my LG Optimus Black! =)

      Smart Flash Tool works! If the com port not showing anything for you, change a USB port, worked for me.

      Notification bar works without factory reset. Blue light upon pressing softkey don't lit up anymore which is consistent with all the feedback, but that doesn't affect any functionality so it's ok. Surprised that all contacts are retained. Will update on the battery drain and performance. Thanks a lot!! :)

    • Lalit Indoria

      Yeah the procedure is the same you only need to download the necessary files for the firmware and flash via SmartFlash Tool.

      • Stephen

        Please shade some light on the IMEI SV i would like to know how to make it show, instead of appearing 00. I've searched on the net about it and its not that important. My IMEI is there and its correct i would like to know more about the IMEI SV, Please help

      • Raymond

        Oh no, Menu & Home softkey buttons are NOT responding! Back & Search softkey are not very responsive. Factory reset done twice. BUT when I plug in the micro-usb cable into the phone, all softkey suddenly work! And once I unplug, the issue immediately returns. Any idea how to solve? Anyone facing this?

        • Raymond

          Oh, my IMEI SV is also 00, does it affect anything?

          • Lalit Indoria

            It is just the software version. It's normal.

  • eugene

    my notification area doesn't slide down. any ideas to fix it.

  • wasem jabbar

    why can't we directly update ics while using lg mobile support tool…as we do it before for gingerbread….actually i don't understand how to extract kdz file while using ROM converter and to patch it with cwm or not…headache bro…

    • Lalit Indoria

      This tutorial is for those people who can not update it in the way you mentioned. You see it was being rolled out only in Japan and maybe a few countries more. With this tutorial, people all over the world can update their phones to ICS.

  • samrat

    Really its a good job what u have done. Thanks a lot for this. But i have been face a problem after update this verson that is the camera zooming problem. When i m take a photo the slide bar key(volume up n down) is not working as zooming key. This key's action like a photo capturing. Can any one face this problem or fixed it or how i can fix this problem. Pls help me to figure out this problem, otherwise everything is okay now.

  • Lalit Indoria

    Use this same method.

  • adam

    do you have the v30c version?

    fls & bin file.

  • ibrahim

    i flashed mine but no network help

    • Lalit Indoria

      Reboot once and see.

  • euphorcimoron

    hi i hv downloded v30c kdz file can u pls tel me how to update it to my LG P970..

    • lalitindoria

      Follow the KDZ method given above and select the file you have downloaded!

  • Mel

    I’ve updated it to ICS BUT my buttons ddnt respond to me..I mean they aren’t functioning..

    • Raymond

      It’s been 3weeks since I flashed to ICS, and yes the softkeys are almost non-responsive. I do not know why and no one else have responded to me that they are facing the issue. I have learned to live with it. Just press on it about 40 times rapidly and firmly, you should get a hit. Installed a home shortcut in the notification bar too. Camera occasionally will hang after taking a few pictures. Restarting the phone will solve it. Overall, I can live with all these irritations and I think the ability to run new app is worth it on this old phone. :)

      Ibrahim, which network/country are you on? After a factory reset, are you still facing the issue?

      • Mel

        I’ve done resetting it a couple of times but still their not responsive..plus I’ve downgrade it again to gingerbread..but the thing is,the same problem occurs..:/

        • Raymond

          Yup, I have downgraded it to a few versions before but the softkey non-responsiveness issue is still there. So I figured either way I am going to face the issue, I rather flash it back to the latest version. ;)
          Anyway, I found a way that statistically made the BACK softkey almost always responsive: Grip the phone tight on it’s sides when pressing it! Works for me well, do try it and let us know! Also, I installed a Home Button shortcut in the notification bar for ease of access. ;)

  • rivan

    15+ minutes… and still on the same state. With no error and no freeze..
    This was my 2nd attempt.. with the same result.. What should I do?
    oh.. and I am on Windows 8 (64 bit)

    • Lalit Indoria

      Which method are you trying? Please give us some more details.

      • Mel

        Bro,the keys are not functioning..what should I do?

      • rivan

        i mentioned it on my first comment. I tried with the SFT method. :)

        • Mel

          yep..I’ve done that..and still..the same problem occurs..

      • rivan

        My first comment is still awaiting for moderation.
        Let me repost here.

        Hi, I’m trying to update my P970 with the SFT method.
        but, it’s been already 10 minutes stuck on this state (attached link). I’m not sure if I’m on the right track or there is something wrong. Please help me..
        screenshot: http://db.tt/4dV4OTc1
        Log: http://db.tt/oi7sPalg

        • rivan

          And.. when the processing completed 100%
          there was an alert poping says
          “Magic number does not concide”
          screenshot: http://db.tt/sfafrHDV

        • Lalit Indoria

          Okay on Windows 8, there is something known as “Driver signature verification”. I suspect that could be the cause. Does your PC recognize the phone when it is connected? Right click on My Computer>Manage Devices and see that there is no yellow triangle with exclamation mark on it.

  • Dean

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    I then found this web site and followed your very easy instructions and now my fone is like new, it is so much faster, the reason i wanted to root my fone in the first place was that it was getting slow and really laggy and i couldn’t get the GPS to work properly.

    Thankyou so much for taking the time to share your knowledge with people.

    Thankyou

    • Lalit Indoria

      I appreciate it. Thanks :)

  • da da

    Hi, if i do that update and get problems afterward is there a possibility to roll back and get it to normal ( to gingerbread)?

  • https://www.facebook.com/WaQas924 WaQaS

    when i start the KDZ updater, it started “unpacking KDZ” after a while it says “Not responding” :( :(
    plz help me, i have LG Ku-5900
    waiting 4 ur reply

    • Lalit Indoria

      It will respond after a while. Disable anti virus (if any).

  • Julius

    Thanks body, works great!

  • Jay

    Any idea how to open recent apps or running apps on LG p970 ICS upgraded??

    • Lalit Indoria

      Long press home button or search button.

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  • Vitor Nery

    Both methods aren’t working for me. The kdz updater always stop working and the smart flash tool says that timeout error is occured. Can I do something?

    • Lalit Indoria

      Maybe an issue with your drivers and KDZ usually responds after a few minutes of freezing!

      • Vitor

        Ok, I’ll try again the KDZ mode. The file “this KDZ file” is just the V30B_00.kdz, it’s not a zip file, so I use this one or the first on smart flash tool method?

        • Lalit Indoria

          For Smart Flash Tool, you need to use .bin and .fls files.

      • Vitor Nery

        But the KDZ updater stop working and closes, there is nothing I could do?

        • Lalit Indoria

          Disable the anti virus and try.

          • jay

            Hey there as i click on the start button i get this…

            00:00.0 Sec :Download Start…
            00:02.0 Sec :RomBinary Download start
            00:02.0 Sec :PSI RAM writing start
            00:02.0 Sec :Trying to communicate with IFX modem
            00:07.0 Sec :Confirm IFX communication
            00:07.0 Sec :PSI RAM writing end
            00:07.0 Sec :Start PSI RAM
            00:07.0 Sec :EBL writing start
            00:23.3 Sec :Start EBL
            00:23.3 Sec :Set capabilities to be used
            00:24.3 Sec :Baudrate Change: 115200bps ===> 3000000bps
            00:34.3 Sec :Timeout error is occured
            00:34.3 Sec :Set Flash ID error!

            Help please!

          • jay

            after i make several tries i get different errors such as code download fail….or failed to set capabilities to be used. what m i doing wrong?

          • Utkarsh Aggarwal

            Try using another port. Worked for me.

  • Chaz

    I currently have an unlocked phone (able to use in any network) will this update make me lose my unlocked status?

    • Lalit Indoria

      No, this is for unlocked phones only!

      • Michael26

        Might be a really stupid question, but my phone doesn’t seem to even be able to get into s/w update mode — does my phone need to be rooted in able to even get to that screen? When I plug my phone in while holding the vol + key, nothing happens, the screen just comes on to show that the phone is charging, but that’s it. Maybe I’m not doing something, or maybe my phone just needs to be rooted first. Any help would be great. Thanks! :)

        • Lalit Indoria

          Try to remove the battery and then plugin USB cable while holding the Volume+ button.

          • Michael26

            Unfortunately I have tried that as well — all I get is an empty battery symbol with a large red exclamation mark in the middle — obviously showing that no battery is present. I guess I technically don’t have a P970, but rather an AS855 (LG Ignite / Marquee) — it is the same phone, just under a different carrier, but I’m guessing that shouldn’t make a difference. I’m running Android 2.3.4 — also don’t think that’ll make a difference. But I’ve tried updating through the LG Mobile Support Tool, but it says I already have the latest version for my phone. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be for me, or maybe I’m just not doing something right.

  • jisan

    after the process my phones dead what should i do pls help

  • frenzy4ruby

    I upgrade my lg-p970 to 4.0.4 but if I put my simcard is not showing network what should I do

  • Nadeem

    Hi, I have successfully updated my cell to ICS. The only issue I am facing is with the “drop down screen”. It’s not coming. Could you please advise ….

    • Sachin S

      Nadeem,

      once u upgraded..just do factory data reset again..everything will work fine

  • Nadeem

    Hi, The issue with the “drop down menu” is resolved……
    I found an inbuilt software update app, but when I try to check for updates it gives an error that “The phone is not registered yet”….could you adivice on this….

  • http://www.goejaza.com sehs

    Thank you Lalit very much…
    I update using the flashing software and it’s working good.
    It’s only dosent have Arabic Language for the interface.
    otherwise it’s pretty good so far.
    better than GB version for sure I hate that version :)

  • Jimmy

    I installed the Official ICS version from LG with LG Support Tool, everything is ok, except that my 4 buttons, under the screen work very hard or sometimes don’t even work… What should I do? It’s getting very annoying… It’s a software related problem because before they worked amazing, now they’re not even blue like under Android 2.3.4… I’m very disappointed in Android and LG… Nokia and Sony Ericsson are better, never had problems with their phones or with their updates… Shame on LG !!!

  • Pat

    Hi,

    Have tried upgrading on a laptop with windows 8 but get the blue screen driver error when phone goes into s/w upgrade screen. And that’s using both the KDZ updater and the lg updater tool. Tried updating using KDZ updater on another laptop with Ubuntu, I get KDZ tool going but when it connects to phone, it doesn’t recognize my phone.

    Please help.

    • Lalit Indoria

      You may need to install the drivers again in Ubuntu, however I am not sure about it – never used Linux much :/

      • Pat

        Cheers for the reply. Still having trouble with install on both laptops. Definately a driver issue with Ubuntu, just don’t know how to resolve it. Just after a upgrade, been on froyo since I got this phone. Will check out cyanmod 10, process looks a whole lot easier.

  • Rashid Mahmood

    I m trying to install ICS Official Version on LG P970 but facing followin problem. each time it gives me following error. kindly suggest anybody

    00:00.0 Sec :Download Start…
    00:02.0 Sec :RomBinary Download start
    00:02.0 Sec :PSI RAM writing start
    00:02.1 Sec :Trying to communicate with IFX modem
    00:22.1 Sec :Timeout error is occured
    00:22.1 Sec :error!

    • Lalit Indoria

      Looks like a driver issue to me. Make sure you disable anti virus programs and try again.

      • Rashid Mahmood

        i did not installed any anti virus on my machine. Actually once before i had done this. ICS was installed successfully via B_SmartFlashTool_Extern. But dont know what happend, just got stuck my LG P970 and after restarting only black display with blinking key board left. Now i am trying again to install ICS official Version but could not be doing that and facing above mentioned error.

  • Frenzy4ruby

    @lalit indoria please help me,i am facing big problem after i installed 4.0.4 in my lg-p970 no imel and no service.what should i do

  • william

    hellow! i have lg optimus p970, i wanted to update it to ics,by following procedures with smartflsher i did, but my lg is now showing no network,no baseband or imei, i rolled back to earlier version that came with my phone but still no network and imei,but a baseband is shown, what should i do,beacause i have already tried 3 different custom roms

    • Lalit Indoria

      Was your device locked to a network?

      • william

        i would not know,because, i purchased this device from a second hand store as it was a bit cheaper there,so i couldnt ask. what if it was locked? can it be the same reason to why i imei number is blank aswell?

        • william

          can you please help me like i know you can….otherwise i think my lg is now mp3 player

        • Lalit Indoria

          Yes, possible!

          • william

            then what do you recommend that I do?

  • Kamlesh oraon

    This .bin file is shown as corrupt file while extracting from the zip file downloaded from mentioned link.

  • Punit Singh

    I updated my optimus black using smart flash tool.
    But after the update the status bar is not working and the screen blinks out when home button is pressed. Please help me in this out.

  • Mart

    Thanks. Am so grateful my phone has come alive.

  • Mart

    My home, back, search buttons are not working. Tried hard resetting but nothing. Please advice.

    • iay

      wha did you do

  • aneesh

    my lg p970 is locked(pattern lock) my brother accidental tried and now it is blocked how i can solve this..that google acount signing is not working

    • Lalit Indoria

      How do you say that Google sign in is not working? Reset your password online if it does not work.

      • aneesh

        data service is off in my phone…..and i rooted it with sft now it showing security error

  • Nabeel

    Dear Lalit,

    I have tried to flash my LGp970 but the rom that I have installed is not suitable the phone now is completely Dead I can not enter the emergeny mode at all is there any way to recover it! I have tried all ways (volum up +power then insert the usb cable but no any action) would you please help me

  • sujith

    after installing ics using smart tool i didnt get network signal ..so plz help me..

    • Lalit Indoria

      Reboot and try.

  • sujith

    i m tried so many times but i didnt get signal..is this firmware for india or nt

    • mj everts

      I think I have the same problem.. After I successfully updated my phone, I didn’t get service on any sim that I put on my phone. I tried rebooting the handset 3times but nothing happened.. And also, downloading videos always fail.. help pls.

  • diane

    I have same issues with Edin Edisa Zunic . I can no longer cannot my phone as mass storage nor via bluetooth on my pc. Please help.Thanks

  • Gean Lima

    I’m having the following problem:

    00:00.0 Sec: Download Start …
    00:02.0 Sec: Download Start RomBinary
    00:02.1 Sec: EMMC start writing
    00:02.1 Sec: Success to erase
    00:02.1 Sec: Partition size is 128 KBytes
    00:02.1 Sec: Success to erase
    00:02.1 Sec: Partition size is 128 KBytes
    00:02.2 Sec: Success to erase
    00:02.2 Sec: Partition size is 512 KBytes
    00:02.3 Sec: Success to erase
    00:02.3 Sec: Partition size is 4352 KBytes
    00:03.5 Sec: Success to erase
    00:03.5 Sec: Partition size is 5888 KBytes
    00:05.7 Sec: Success to erase
    00:05.7 Sec: Partition size is 2048 KBytes
    00:07.0 Sec: Success to erase
    00:07.0 Sec: Partition size is 2048 KBytes
    00:07.6 Sec: Success to erase
    00:07.6 Sec: Partition size is 8192 KBytes
    00:10.1 Sec: Success to erase
    00:10.1 Sec: Partition size is 660 480 KBytes
    02:45.2 Sec: Partition size is 0 KBytes
    02:45.2 Sec: Success to erase
    02:45.2 Sec: Partition size is 65536 KBytes
    03:00.9 Sec: Partition size is 0 KBytes
    03:00.9 Sec: Success to erase
    03:00.9 Sec: Partition size is 128 KBytes
    03:01.0 Sec: Success to erase
    03:01.0 Sec: Partition size is 128 KBytes
    03:01.1 Sec: PSI RAM writing start
    03:01.1 Sec: Trying to communicate communication with IFX modem
    03:21.1 Sec: Timeout error is occured
    03:21.1 Sec: error!

    Any solution? I’ve tried the procedure several times, but without success
    (P970H V30A)

  • Rui

    My P970 was using 2.3.4 version of android. After update to 4.0.4 it turned very slow changing Windows, displayng lists and so on…what could be wrong with it? What should I do?
    Thank you

  • Alan

    the kdz method didnt work for me because the “phone was not found” how do i fix this?
    android version:2.3.4

    • http://lalitindoria.com/ Lalit Indoria

      That is a driver issue. Also try disabling anti virus programs.

    • AJ

      Connect your phone to Port-1

  • KSR

    Thank you so much. I don’t have words to express my sincere thanks to you for sharing this information. My LG P970 was bricked and thought it will be no use to me, but with this instructions my phone is back to normal.

  • Sachin

    Hi , I started updating my Lg p970 using LG suite. It errored out in middle. Phone screen is ” S/W Upgrade Please wait”.
    then I searched and tried your method, it is resulting in timeout error:

  • AJ

    Flash Tool method is simply awesome!!! I’ve no words to describe how happy I’m!!!!!! Flash method works if it is done correctly,for me it worked seemless!!! Very much thanks to uploader! EVERYTHING just works fine!!! I’m feeling like I’ve bought a new phone :-P