The latest V10G_00 update for LG Optimus One, unfortunately, is not yet the one I’ve been waiting for. It got me excited the moment the notification popped out telling me a new update is available a week ago. Wishful thinking as it is, but the G in the update name was a good sign because it is the same as the first letter as Gingerbread. However, it is only Android 2.2.3 folks!
The Android app for the LG Application Store is broken! While it works well when viewing the available apps, once I try to download one and is prompted to sign-in, it won’t let me. The authentication process doesn’t work. It keeps on telling me that the ID and/or password does not match. Of course, I have registered and already have used that same account on my desktop.
This was the question I’ve asked myself after Google announced its new smartphone Nexus S, successor to the Nexus One, earlier this week. As every Android fan may already know, Google has already released the latest iteration to its popular Android operating system. Also known as Gingerbread, this latest major version release as of this writing is only available on the Nexus S.
ROOTing a LG Optimus One Android Phone is easier now, thanks to z4root by Ryan ZA. All you have to do is download/install the z4root application from the Android Market.
The z4root is a one-click-root type of app for dummies that seems to have been made specially for non-developers and/or those who dread the alien-like instructions of how to root an Android manually. I would sure like to try it manually but don’t want to mess up my “kinda new” LG Optimus One. I remember those days when I tried to re-compile a kernel for Red Hat 9 just to get the pretty bootsplash screen working on my machine. It was a success after only how many hours of getting it wrong.