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LG Eve Android update

tarnrevick
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Does anyone have any information on when the LG Eve will get an update to Android 2.2?

 

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Re: LG Eve Android update

TenOfZero
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I'm not sure it will get 2.2, It JUST got 1.6.

 

It might get 2.1 considering the milestone got it and they have similar specs, however the milestone sold a lot more units than the Eve. The Droidd got 2.2 but with some features disabled, I supose this could also happen here.

Re: LG Eve Android update

tarnrevick
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Really, the Eve got 1.6?? Can I get that from the rogers site or do I need to go to LG? 1.6 will be ok. I read a bunch of stuff that said tha rogers and LG weren't going to go any higher with the Eve. So I will just wait for the warranty to end and then root it and play around with the roms that are out there.

Re: LG Eve Android update

hogger_jeff
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Are you kidding me, Rogers?  At the time I bought this phone, I thought it was state-of-the-art.  I have to say I love the layout, but seriously - OS 1.5 with a (still theoretical) upgrade to 1.6 ONLY???  2.1 is the standard now, and I'm stuck with a phone that was outdated the day I got it!  I can't even get new versions of apps anymore because most of them require OS 1.6 at a MINIMUM.

 

I honestly believe that Rogers should allow ALL EVE users a hardware upgrade when the new crop of Android phones is released.  I really hate the idea of being stuck with this outdated software for another 2.5 years... Smiley Mad

Re: LG Eve Android update

tarnrevick
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So I guess it is time to ask again as I have seen no formal or informal info... Where is the 1.6 update for the LG Eve? I have checked Rogers and LG websites and the only thing I can see is the updater software that applies the firmaware update. DOes this include 1.6. Does anyone know where to get the 1.6 update for the LG Eve? Thanks.

Re: LG Eve Android update

ahogan
I've Been Here Awhile

From another forum:

 

Hello michal, thank you for contacting LG Customer service.

On behalf of LG Canada, thank you for your inquiries regarding the LG Eve. LG Canada has been working to release the Android 1.6 OS upgrade for the LG Eve, which is now expected to be delivered to Rogers for testing in early September, 2010 due to internal delays. Once certified by Rogers, the upgrade will be made available for download from the LG website and will require a PC sync. We appreciate your patience and thank you again for your inquiries.

LG remains committed to investing in the Android platform and will have some exciting innovations for you this year. However, a 2.1 OS upgrade for the LG Eve will not be made available as the device cannot adequately support the features associated with it.

Regards
LG Customer Service
LG Canada

 

But I also read that there will NOT be an upgrade to 1.6 from Rogers so I am not expecting to get an update.  So sad as it's a decent phone.   

 

~Annie

Re: LG Eve Android update

Polar
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I got 3 eves for my family and did not know alot about droid at the time.If the guy would have told me they where outdated I would have got them something else.They are stuck with them and next time I get phones I will be thinking twice about customer service knowledge.

Re: LG Eve Android update

hogger_jeff
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I have a technical question for the community... does anyone know how to get around the requirement for Android 1.6 or better for most new apps so they can be run with 1.5?  Those of us with obsolete devices need to find some way to use them for more than just a phone.  After all, that's why we bought them in the first place, isn't it?

Re: LG Eve Android update

steveh
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@hogger_jeff

 

You can't. While it's true that app developers can lock out versions in the manifest file by specifying an api version even if it would compile fine on that OS, typically this is done because the app uses API calls which aren't available in older versions of the operating system.

 

If you want to remove yourself from the official upgrade stream there is a development community which will let you get 1.6 on your phone if you're prepared to do a little bit of work. In fact, it looks like they have Froyo (2.2) working on it now, although I'm not certain that's been made public yet. You can check it out at XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=585784

Re: LG Eve Android update

Mathieu
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Are we still waiting for a 1.6 update for the LG Eve? Android 1.6 is out since September 2009!
That make no sense at all to release a 1.6 update now.
If the 1.6 update happens one day, that will be the last official update from Rogers/LG.
Since LG is not helping the community to make Android ROMs working on this device, don't hold your breath for Android 2.x either from Rogers/LG or from the community.

Re: LG Eve Android update

ToxicDoom420
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Yes, 1.6 according to LG was pushed out this month to rogers (As they put it...."For testing") - so, i have no idea when it's gonna be launched. When it is, ya need the LG sync to get the update, as it won't be done OTA.

 

As for 2.2....yea, good luck! LOL! According to LG, the Eve "Isn't capable of the new features in 2.2, so 1.6 will be the last update"

Re: LG Eve Android update

Mathieu
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Just wanted to add that an open-source project called OpenEtna is trying to make Android 2.2 run on the LG Eve and it looks promising.

Re: LG Eve Android update

Chewy
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hi

my GF has this phone and she loves it

would have got her another phone if id known about lack of support

my acer is waiting.......for 2.2 also

yay rogers!!!

any updates-rumors?

Re: LG Eve Android update

RogersErin
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Welcome to our community forums Chewy!

 

Our forums provide a venue where customers can help each other with technical questions.

 

For device and upgrade updates please check out our blog at http://redboard.rogers.com or our Twitter handle at http://twitter.com/rogersbuzz.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

Re: LG Eve Android update

It is a technical problem for LG eve.

1.5 does not allow many apps. among other things

Functions are limited.

That's why posters above linked to custom ROM's for rooted phones.

Why else would people put so much time and effort into tweaking their phones.

Than to eek out the max from our investment.(2.2 seems to be going good on this phone with custom ROM's and 2.1 is VERY good...I have read...)

My GF still has her warranty and would like to keep it that way.

So she is waiting.

I will keep an eye on the red board but much prefer the forum format.

Redboard feels like a big advert and you(Rogers) control the content.

Here we are free  (er)....

 

Re: LG Eve Android update

RogersErin
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@Chewy

 

Thanks for participating 🙂

 

 

Re: LG Eve Android update

hogger_jeff
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Got the following response from LG on Oct. 11 - it looks almost identical to the one posted here near the beginning of the topic, but the dates have changed.  Funny how they say the update will be out "by October" when it's already a little late for that.  So... does Rogers have the update from LG or not? I'm getting really tired of the constant freezes and lockups on this phone - yes, I have the latest updates and have had the mainboard replaced once already.

 

 

Hello Jeff, thank you for contacting LG Customer service.

On behalf of LG Canada, thank you for your inquiries regarding the LG Eve. LG Canada is working to release the Android 1.6 OS upgrade for the LG Eve to Rogers for testing by October. It should be available for download from the LG website and will require a PC sync, as soon as possible thereafter. We appreciate your patience and thank you again for your inquiries.

LG remains committed to investing in the Android platform and will have some exciting innovations for you this year. However, a 2.1 OS upgrade for the LG Eve will not be made available as the device cannot adequately support the features associated with it.

Regards
Dave H.
LG Customer Service
LG Canada

 

Re: LG Eve Android update

andy
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Yeah I sold my lg eve because of this....I now have the Acer liquid e runing 2.2 froyo and I also have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S I9000...Both phones are amazing however if you plan on waiting for Rogers to update them you will be waiting for quite a while...I took my time and did the reserach and it was quite easy to update the acer....Now the Galaxy S on the other hand is not so easy...I am quite frustrated with it...There is no way to go in recovery mode as of yet therefore can't root it and therefore can't install a newer version of Android...I hope the captivate does not have the same issues...If you hear of any updates for the Eve let us know...I may pick another one up if they do..I kind of miss that old phone...lol

Re: LG Eve Android update

ahogan
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I have been reading since July that LG has released the ver 1.6 image to Rogers and that it would be available in Sept/Oct.   I love  this phone but oh my gosh... what a bunch of run around with it.   This was going to be my replacement for my home phone but I'm holding on 'til I can get something reliable.  

 

It's November now... please let us know whether the ver. 1.6 will be available any time soon.

 

~Anne

Re: LG Eve Android update

hogger_jeff
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OK - this phone was getting to be too much of a problem with lack of support for new apps, so I took the plunge and tried the OpenEtna update to 2.2.  Now, I'm absolutely no stranger to computers, hardware, software and the like, but it appears I now have a brick.  From what I understand, there are a number of these phones that have defective hardware that makes flashing them a destructive process - the file system becomes corrupt.  Unfortunately, mine was one of these phones.  The majority of Eves undergo the flash with no ill effects and many benefits.

 

This is advice to those who were thinking of going the OpenEtna route - only do so if you are postitive that you do not have a defective phone.  (Mine has had the mainboard replaced once already and was still flakey after that repair).

 

Rogers - your lack of support for this device forced me to attempt an upgrade on my own and now my phone doesn't work anymore.  I think I'm owed a warranty repair (or an early hardware upgrade) since it was a phone defect that caused the problem and Rogers/LG support policies that drove me to attempt an update.  Yes, the phone is still within the warranty period.

 

What does the community think, or will they have an opportunity to weigh in before this post is deleted?

 

Re: LG Eve Android update

ahogan
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You might find help here:  http://androidforums.com/lg-eve/

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