Bell LG Optimus 4G LTE upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich now available

Ian Hardy

August 13, 2012 4:22 pm


Bell customers who have the LG Optimus LTE can finally upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. This is OS 4.0.4 and to the update should be waiting for you OTA. hit up your device: Menu >> Settings >> About phone >> System software updates >> Check now.

Bell released the Optimus LTE back in November of last year and was one of their first LTE-enabled devices. To reminisce, check out our review here.

Source: Twitter

  • Aiden

    Finally.

  • Lil Wayne

    Does anyone even have this phone…

  • Overlook

    Nice, I’ve been waiting for this.

  • Brad F

    Does this make the battery life any better than the original 3 hours?

  • Vengefulspirit99

    They still update LG phones?

    • Ron Mexico

      Better question, they still SELL LG phones?

  • Optim

    Updated mine, you need use LG mobile tool. OTA does not work.

  • candy287

    how about for SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 LTE HD??? WHEN WHEN WHEN…….

    • fogman_white

      Me too, I’m waiting !!! Just bought this phone and still wondering if I need to exchange it for a S3 before the 14 days exchange period…

  • Sean

    LG phones are crap. Can’t believe people actually got this last year. They never update their devices so this is a huge surprise

  • Kc187

    LG phones are fast, power, and have amazing screens . they used to be “crap” but they improved since being with android. the only problem is there battery’s, thats because they were new to lte chips , it kills battery like the htc one v

  • LG lmao

    They didn’t want to repeat the same failure that was the LG Optimus 2X in terms of updating…

  • Meow Meow

    Wow what a different experience!!! Gingerbread was slow and laggy,but ICS is slick and quick! Too bad it didn’t come put sooner. As for battery life,is good for me.

    • bp4321

      I agree with Meow Meow the user experience is off the charts for me, I’m just sad I can’t use face unlock or at least play with it since Im on an exchange server my company disabled that functionality!

      the customization of the contacts sold me on this software, took a long time to come but I’m impressed so far.

  • Bob

    Have any of you guys had success with ota because my computer has a problem with the drivers and software update cannot see my phone

  • Joe

    updated the phone. i feel i have a new phone again. Yes the OTA doesn’t work. You need to go to the LG Canada website and download the driver and do the upgrade from there. took about 40 minutes from start to finish.

  • Meow Meow

    I don’t think OTA is a option. I had to reinstall the LG USB app about four times till it worked on my PC. You can always sweet talk on of your friends into using their PC.

    By the way this is ICS 4.0.4. My buddy with a Galaxy Nexus is stuck on 4.0.1. Ha ha. So much for Pure Google experience!!!!

  • tbone

    Is anyone else unable to download the LG update software from their website?

  • Kim

    I cannot for the life of my figure out how to update my optimus lte. The new software check comes up with nothing.

  • Baseman

    For those of you who can’t find the update as described by mobliesyrup, that’s because Bell isn’t releasing it that way. You have to have LG’s mobile update program on your computer. When you plug in your phone, select ‘software’ or ‘program’, I can’t rememebr what it was on version 2.3.5. On ICS version 4.0.4 it’s called ‘LG software’. The update program finds you phone and then you can select to upgrade it.

    As for Bell’s upgrade…it sucks! Bell has once again hacked away and something great and made it their own! Eye candy you see when you YouTube ICS, isn’t there. Some basic options like being able to select where your stock camera saves its images is not available.

    I can’t wait until my Optimus is out of warranty. I’m going to root it and get a hacked ROM. Most likely JellyBean (Version 4.1.x)

    Personally, I think Gingerbread, version 2.3.5, was better than this ICS, version 4.0.4, Bell has dished out! Shame on you Bell!!!!

  • Nagu

    Android or iPad tablet. Planned 4G and caleullr data versions of the tablet are also in limbo or canceled outright, such as the Sprint WiMax version and the AT&T HSPA versions previously announced for release