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Upgrading Android version

Hi all,
I have an LG phone running Android version 2.2.1. Is it possible to upgrade the software? If so how? Thanks in advance!

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That's very dated. And you didn't share the LG model.

Even without you telling I can tell you I find XDA Developers to sometimes have a newer version.

BUT A BIG HOWEVER!!!! If the hardware is some old low RAM single core CPU you should never do that!

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LG model

How can I find the model of my phone?

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Remember that's an oft asked question.
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VM670

Okay my phone is VM670.
Is it possible to upgrade it?

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A google finds priors.
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VM670

Can I upgrade this phone?

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I don't know if you can.

All skill levels are out there. Some can, some can't. I supplied links to ROMS and more so if you could, you would know how.

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VM670

I am sorry but I do not understand.
What is a ROMS?

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That means you can't.

Since you don't know what those are and the prior discussions don't help that means you can't do this.

That's a good thing in my opinion given the discussions I read.

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VM670

Why do you not suggest an upgrade?

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I noted why in my last reply.

You can also read what happened to others as I supplied how I found out the details.

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VM670

I am sorry but I do not understand.
Why can I not update my phone?

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You can't because it's too technical for you.

Give yourself more time to read the links and prior discussions until you understand it all. My advice is to not do this.

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Have to agree...

Bob's advice to not try to upgrade your phone operating system is the best advice anyone can offer. You might be able to upgrade it, but you could easily make the phone a paperweight if you make a mistake during the process if you do something wrong.

Such OS upgrades are not for the faint of heart.

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To repeat why.

1. The phone is a single core CPU. (Today you want dual or more)
2. There is little memory in this model. For happy Android users today I want 1GB RAM and 8GB Flash as the starting point. This model had a measly 160MB (0.16GB)
3. Given the machine the OS might run but performance would be annoyingly slow. Not a good move.
4. The upgrade process is beyond most today. If you read the upgrade articles you can see why this is.

I'd rather sum it up again as "Don't."

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