LG Optimus 4X HD and Optimus L7 will receive Jelly Bean, Optimus LTE gets CM10.1 nightly build

Daniel Bader

February 9, 2013 12:30pm


LG has confirmed that it will bring Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to its 2012 lineup, including the Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus L7, both of which were released in Canada. The Optimus 4X HD was quickly overshadowed by the Optimus G, but the Tegra 3-powered device was a great flagship for Wind’s network. And while it, and the less powerful L7, shipped with Android 4.0.4, LG’s Hong Kong division has confirmed that both devices will be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in due time.

Obviously this doesn’t mean that Canadian users will see the updates anytime soon; Wind doesn’t have a great track record of pushing updates to devices, and LG has little incentive in building new versions for Canadian users, but at least the updates have been confirmed. It’s a good first step.

In other LG-related news, CyanogenMOD 10.1 has been released for the LG Optimus G. This phone was released on Bell and Telus last year, and though it was underpowered for its 720p screen and first-generation LTE chip, it was a great device nonetheless.

Canadian users should download the version compatible with the AT&T Nitro HD, which is the same hardware under a different name.

So, LG devices getting some love in different ways today. Hit up XDA-Developers for information on how to flash CM10.1 on your Optimus LTE, and keep a look out for more information on the Optimus L7 and Optimus 4X HD. The Optimus G is also expected to get an update to Jelly Bean some time in early March.

Source: Google+, UnwiredView

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  • Uzair

    I never see new author posting anything.

    He’s not longer with mobile syrup anymore or he just provides information?

  • HTC

    “..LG has confirmed that it will bring Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to its 2012 lineup..”

    -In 2015!

    LOL! we all know the game now: Buy a Nexus or a Samsung and you will keep the phone for up to 2 years with great/decent upgrades; buy a Sony. LG, Moto, HTC etc and you will keep the HOPE for up to 2 years.

    The Sony James Bond phone just launched in Dec was going to be updated soon, then very soon and in Feb still nothing!

    The HTC one S on Telus said that JB was on “Telus Labs” to be released on Jan 2013, and still nothing!

    Can you think of other examples??

  • Tom

    Hey LG, many 4xHD and L7 users don’t really need an official JB update, they need their bootloaders unlocked.

  • Aiden

    I have the 4x hd and honestly it’s a very good phone. Finally a lg phone that I like!

    • JohnN

      AMEN! to that!
      What would the upgrade give me, anyways?

  • Mathieu

    Optimus G, underpowered!?!? What the hell are you talking about. The phone is a beast!

  • Darknut

    Optimus G underpowered? I think you mean over powered off anything, the new 1080p phones are releasing with the same processor.. Optimus G is still imo best phone in the market. Its ICS rom outperforms the GS3 on jellybean.. Once the G gets Jellybean it’ll be insanity.

  • Jon

    These phones get official 10.1 nightlies and not the HTC One X (XL), oh no…

  • Andrew

    i hope LG release’s a software update for the camera

    BTW Where can i get a TPU case for LG Optimus 4X HD ?

    • JohnN

      Hey, Andrew: Ever hear of eBay?

  • AndroidRootGuy

    Correction needed: CyanogenMOD 10.1 has been released for the LG Optimus LTE, not optimus G.

  • Sal

    TODAY, FEB 12, 2013 –

    I saw a post on LG’s Facebook page that they are NOT pushing the update to Jellybean through on their previous models including the Optimus 4x HD in Canada. LG MAKES ME SICK!