The update is available via LG Mobile Update Tool for carrier-free devices
LG Optimus 2X owners have been patiently waiting for the South Korean company to deploy the promised Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for more than a year.The company kept its promise only partially and offered the upgrade less than four months ago in South Korea, but the rest of the world was skipped.
Well, it looks like those who still own the Optimus 2X are in luck after all, as LG has quietly kicked off the rollout of the ICS upgrade in Europe.
While we don’t have an official confirmation yet, the folks over at XDA Developers have just published a LGMobile Support Tool screenshot where a certain V30a firmware version for LG P990 is now available for download.
The V30 firmware version is also known as the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Optimus 2X, so those owning the smartphone should check the availability of the update via LG Mobile support tool.
Aside from bringing the phone’s software to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the update adds lots of new features and improvements, as well as the latest LG launcher, which is already available on most of the new LG smartphones.
The bad news is that Ice Cream Sandwich may be the last major software update for LG Optimus 2X.
Although the South Korean company has yet to confirm its Jelly Bean roadmap for some of the older Android devices, we doubt LG will have time to ready one more update for the Optimus 2X.
Even though the update should be live in most European countries, it will take some time until LG actually releases the source code for this upgrade.
Android developers, tinkerers and tech savvy will probably have to wait a few more weeks to grab the ICS kernel source code for Optimus 2X and cook their own ROMs. Stay tuned for more updates on this one.