LG Optimus L9 gets second shot at Android 4.1.2 update

LG Optimus L9 gets second shot at Android 4.1.2 update
The LG Optimus L9 has started receiving its second attempt at the Android 4.1.2 update. The first time, problems with the battery and Wi-Fi calling forced the update to get scratched before it could be completed. This time around, the P76920f software version is what is being sent out OTA.

Those who managed to get updated to Android 4.1.2 before the process was halted, will still receive the update. This will keep the device at Android 4.1.2, but will add new security features. Those whose LG Optimus L9 is still running Android 4.0.4 will finally get the Android 4.1.2 OS build which brings Project Butter for smooth scrolling, Google Now for information you need when you need it, and time saving actionable notifications.

The only way for owners of the phone to snare the update is through the OTA download. The update started getting sent out on Wednesday and is being sent out in waves which means that if you haven't received it yet, you will soon. If you can't wait for the OTA download, you can try to pull the update out by going to the home screen and  clicking on Menu > Settings > About device > System update. From there, follow the prompts.

source: T-Mobile via AndroidCentral

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Optimus L9 T-Mobile
  • Display 4.5 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4430, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2150 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



17. shelleb27

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

I may be late in the discussion but can anyone help? I first bought the LG Optimus L9 in Dec 2012 and about 7-8 months later I got a "system update" message and installed it. The phone went so completely haywire that it could even be reset or repaired - it had to be replaced and replace all my music and apps. Now I'm getting another system update message and, honestly, I'm a little scared! The T-Mobile guys tells me definitely not to (he didn't say why) ... the LG rep told me there shouldn't be a problem. Does anyone know ... do I want to install this? Thanks!

18. tyger11

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I installed the latest 4.1.2 update (I think this is the third one for me) last week, and it seems to work fine. I was hoping it was 4.2 or 4.3, but no such luck. I did notice one of my security scanner apps reports a security vulnerability that has been present on my phone forever has finally been fixed with this update (which the two previous 4.1.2 updates did NOT), so there's that. YMMV.

15. chaiced6

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Still didnt get the update? Goto settings >apps > all > google service framework > clear data till all zero'd out > back > clear data again. Then goto software update> date for last checked should be the year of 1969. >Check now.AND IT SHOULDVE WORKED! Got this from somebody else online and decided to share it! Your welcome!

16. SolidGold69

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

It worked! My phone is a little speedier, apps load faster. Now if only I could save my apps to the SD card....

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Please LG provide faster updates just like Sammy.

11. SolidGold69

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I bought my L9 three (3) weeks ago and it came with Android 4.1.2, version P76920d already installed. The story mentions version 'f'. Besides the letter 'e' between them, does anyone know whether or not there is a discernible difference between the 'd' and 'f' versions?

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The 'd' version was the first version of the Jelly Bean released back in April, it was stopped because many people were complaining of multiple bugs like connectivity issues as well as slow down, so T-Mobile paused the update and sent it back to LG for maintenance. The 'f' version is the revised update, that fixed all of the bugs people were reporting and also brings security enhancements. You should definitely install it.

10. tyger11

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Well, not with a P769 L9, that is.

9. tyger11

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I just want there to be a way to root my phone; nobody has come up with a way (that I know of) to do that with an L9 on 4.1.2. *sigh*

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1425; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Maybe you should move out of your mom's basement. Cause the connection is bad out there in the country. And pick up a better phone brand than LG, it might help. @Birds

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

For one I'm a minor.... #2, I got what was the best value for the money in this region...#3, I'm not disappointed with the phone considering the price at which I got it...#4 We have a tin roof so that explains a portion of the signal issue...#5 How the hell do you know this info?

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I got my update quite early but LG needs to fix the issue with WiFi connectivity. Every time I lose cellular signal, my WiFi signals drops the resets after about twenty seconds. It can get very activating when the signal always goes out st a constant rate. And even when my signal is solid, my WiFi still acts funny.

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1425; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Wow, LG is slow with updates... The Samsung OG-Note has this already a long time.

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

What does the Optimus L9 have to do with the original Note? You're talking about two completely different classes of devices.

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

IKR. The L9 is a good device for it's price but for Topcat to say that is plain dumb. I just want LG to fix these damns issues...Anyways, if T-mobile gets the LG Optimus L9 II, I'm so on-board.

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1425; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Even the Galaxy S2 have had this Jellybean since a YEAR... Now is that a better comparison. LG is slooooooooooow, Hahahahaha.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

No. That's not a better comparison. The Galaxy S2 was once a flagship device & no, it hasn't had Jellybean for a year. I'll remember your name, so I make sure to never take your comments seriously again.

19. tankapotimus

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

It's not a bad comparison if you look at hardware specs and price they are pretty close to each other.It was a flagship device IN SEPTEMBER OF 2011! The lg was released over a year later, six months after the s3. And now that there booth available off contract through prepaid carriers... I think its a good comparison... If you know about phone specs not advertisements.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The international Galaxy S2 didn't even get Jelly Bean until April 2013, much less a full year ago. The Optimus L9 was released in October, the first Jelly Bean update was released in April, 6 months after, and the revised update was released in July, 9 months after the initial release of the device. That's pretty average for updates.

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