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Can I upgrade my Android OS?

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Can I upgrade my Android OS?

I have android Froyo and was wondering if I can upgrade it to Gingerbread? Or Honeycomb?
My Android is so slow :( Probably because I have so many apps on it :(
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First of all, what phone is it?

You probably have to spend a bit of time at XDA forums if it does.



Or it's time to upgrade XD
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coriolis wrote: First of all, what phone is it?

You probably have to spend a bit of time at XDA forums if it does.



Or it's time to upgrade XD
I just got an upgrade a month ago. :(
This was the only phone they had which fit my budget. LG optimus one.
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I think there's quite a lot that can be done with the Optimus One. Check xda forums for more information. Neat little phone.

(How much more was a HTC One V or even the Galaxy Ace?)
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I just moved a family member's O1 to Ginger Snap 1.3

Installation was quite easy, root with SuperOneClickv2.3.3-ShortFuse, backup with Titanium Backup, get Rom Manager from market and flash amonra recovery, boot into recovery and flash your GS1.3 (do full wipe, bootlooped on my 1st run flashing because of this), go back to recover to flash the other addons like GAPPS.

If it can't get carrier signal (likely the case if you are on stock from Koodoo), go to Terminal Emulator app and type in "su" with quotation marks, then type fixbb, reboot, and you should have a fairly snappy O1.

I currently have it overclocked to 768 Mhz (tested stable, also try recording a video/take pictures to test), but YMMV.
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kanaires wrote: I just moved a family member's O1 to Ginger Snap 1.3

Installation was quite easy, root with SuperOneClickv2.3.3-ShortFuse, backup with Titanium Backup, get Rom Manager from market and flash amonra recovery, boot into recovery and flash your GS1.3 (do full wipe, bootlooped on my 1st run flashing because of this), go back to recover to flash the other addons like GAPPS.

If it can't get carrier signal (likely the case if you are on stock from Koodoo), go to Terminal Emulator app and type in "su" with quotation marks, then type fixbb, reboot, and you should have a fairly snappy O1.

I currently have it overclocked to 768 Mhz (tested stable, also try recording a video/take pictures to test), but YMMV.
Sounds like a s**tload of work. >_<
Any other alternatives?
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copperprincess wrote: Sounds like a s**tload of work. >_<
Any other alternatives?
Yes. Pay someone to do it. Or buy a new phone.

If an upgrade isn't available through your carrier, you have to do the legwork to get an update.

Honeycomb is a tablet-specific version of Android so you wouldn't want that on your phone. Also, having a lot of apps installed doesn't slow down your phone.
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psyko514 wrote: Yes. Pay someone to do it. Or buy a new phone.

If an upgrade isn't available through your carrier, you have to do the legwork to get an update.

Honeycomb is a tablet-specific version of Android so you wouldn't want that on your phone. Also, having a lot of apps installed doesn't slow down your phone.
Do you know anyone who can do it? Please PM! :D Thanks!
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I was wondering the same thing for my phone.
I'm on a Samsung Apollo (GT-I5800) that I picked up while I was in the UK last fall. While Android is alright and I didn't expect much to be honest (in terms of user experience), the lack of any updates especially a working version of Kies (Which Samsung has broken after updates), has really made me not want to get another Android.
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copperprincess wrote: HEY
Thanks for that site.
After installing the driver, I snooped around and found a way to upgrade my phone! I have a gingerbread now! Kickass xD
OP, now that you have been indoctrinated into ROM updates on android phones, take the next step, root it and install CM7. I am running that on my optimus one. I find it to be faster than the koodo ROM. Another big advantage is I don't have to see the stupid splash screen and jingle again. I am also able to overclock it and get a bit more performance that way. Most importantly, I am able to use s2e to put apps onto the SD card. The biggest weakness of the optimus one is lack of storage space for apps. Once the storage reaches below 30 megs, things slow to a crawl.
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i fricken hate XDA


everytime i go there i find a rom i want to try flashing. then just when i get it setup nice and get used to new features, i find another rom.


fk that site. lol
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jimmy-j wrote: i fricken hate XDA


everytime i go there i find a rom i want to try flashing. then just when i get it setup nice and get used to new features, i find another rom.


fk that site. lol
Most are quite similar except for themes.

The really good ones are from established devs from that certain device (like designgears had for captivate, or leebear roms for most HTC phones etc, these came off the top of my head, there are many more)

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