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30 responses to “Sprint Releases LG Rumor Update”

  1. Brad Taylor

    Acutally, go to Menu > Settings > Tools > Update Firmware

  2. Tim

    Well there back in stores today.

  3. Sprint LG Rumor gets firmware fix

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  4. Ashley

    i’m gettng very agitated. every time i do it it says “server timeout” or some garbage like that.

  5. Edward

    Do you know if there is a data charge if you update this from your phone?

  6. Edward

    Thanks, the update worked for my phone!

  7. Ronen

    Hi,
    Does anyone know what will happen if the battery dies during this update?
    Does it wipe or change any applications I have installed, or my data/contacts?
    How big is the file that it will download, is there enough room on the phone for that?
    How long will it take to run this update and can I use the phone during the update?

    Thanks,
    Ronen

  8. Pat

    Christopher, I bought the rumor last week and really like it but am getting worried about the problem of data erasing. I have talked with Sprint and was advised they have no software “fix” as of today. I went to “update firmware “on my phone and the indication was there was no update for the firmware. Do you supposed my phone had the “fix” already on it?
    Thanks,
    Pat

  9. Sprint Updates LG Rumor Firmware Again (Updated) | PhoneNews.com

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  10. Susie

    this phone rocksssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. lay

    what happens when you update your phone? everytime i do it, it says that it’s already updated when i know it’s not.

  12. Al

    A couple of days ago my LG Rumor informed me that there was a firmware update and asked me if I wanted to install it. I plugged it in, answered yes, and walked away. When I came back an hour later, the phone was displaying the power-on screen (Rumor trademark and LG logo). About ever 10 seconds, it would go blank for a split second. I could not turn the phone off and it would not charge. Before I drove over to my local Sprint store to raise hell, I pulled the micro SD card, and all of the sudden I was presented with an update completed message! So I plugged the SD card back in and didn’t think anything more about it, until I tried to turn the phone back on this morning (having turned it off overnight). Same power-on screen, blinking off for a split second ever 10 seconds. Again, I couldn’t turn the phone off. Again, I pulled the SD card and the phone came up and found service. If you use a micro SD card in your LG Rumor, DON’T UPGRADE TO THE LATEST FIRMWARE unless you want to pull your micro SD card every time you turn your phone on. Common guys! Test it before you release it. (P.S. I’m a software engineer with 27 years of experience. Want some help with your micro-code?)

  13. Ben

    So if I were to upgrade to the version .09, I would have to to take my sd out ever power-up? Thanks sprint, but no thanks. There is a different type of update that is available that allows your phone to detect newer towers that have recently been built by sprint. Does anyone know the name of the update. I did it on my last celly but have forgotten since the name of the update. email me aggressivesk8ter2002@yahoo.com.

  14. erich

    A couple of days ago my LG Rumor informed me that there was a firmware update and asked me if I wanted to install it. I plugged it in, answered yes, and walked away. When I came back an hour later, the phone was displaying the power-on screen (Rumor trademark and LG logo). About ever 10 seconds, it would go blank for a split second. I could not turn the phone off and it would not charge. Before I drove over to my local Sprint store to raise hell, I pulled the micro SD card, and all of the sudden I was presented with an update completed message! So I plugged the SD card back in and didn’t think anything more about it, until I tried to turn the phone back on this morning (having turned it off overnight). Same power-on screen, blinking off for a split second ever 10 seconds. Again, I couldn’t turn the phone off. Again, I pulled the SD card and the phone came up and found service. If you use a micro SD card in your LG Rumor, DON’T UPGRADE TO THE LATEST FIRMWARE unless you want to pull your micro SD card every time you turn your phone on. Common guys! Test it before you release it. (P.S. I’m a software engineer with 27 years of experience. Want some help with your micro-code?)

    this guy doesnt know anything. you think everyone with a micro sd card ill have that issue?? STUPID. just cuz you do doesnt mean i did.

  15. Philene

    so today i got a notice from my phone to update it. I did and 30 minutes later it still hasnt updated. I tried taking the battery out and powering it back on but every time i try to the Rumor & LG logo pop up for 5 seconds, go blank, then pop up again.
    what should i do?

  16. dave

    My phone prompted me this morning (11-11-08) and the update appears to have been applied flawlessly. It also worked without incident on my wife’s Rumor.

    What was the update for?

    Thanks,
    Dave

  17. Danee

    this guy doesnt know anything. you think everyone with a micro sd card ill have that issue?? STUPID. just cuz you do doesnt mean i did.

    No need to name call. Many of us are having that issue so Al is correct!! I cannot power up my Rumor (post update) with my SD card in. It will power up if I use an LG SD card but will NOT with the brand I used prior to the upgrade. If you research, you will see the same complaint.

  18. allison

    i also have the same issue with being unable to turn on the phone without removing the micro SD card. additionally, every time this happens the card’s memory is erased so i lose any pictures i took and saved to the card. i shouldnt have spent that 20 dollars on the memory card since i lose everything every time my battery dies! the rumor would be a cool phone if it weren’t for this bug.

  19. Stephen

    As i type this my Rumor is initializing the update and all that i hope this update thing works

  20. Tasha

    My boyfriend has a LG Rumor and it will go at times were he don’t receive any text messages until he makes a call. If there anyway of fixing this. He already tried downloading the updates.

  21. chelsea

    does anyone know if it costs yo update it?

  22. jim

    It fried my sd card. I can use any sd card it just fried the one I had in. I think the key is to not update with an SD card in.

  23. Vile

    my update completed @12AM this morning without a hitch. i even pulled the battery out while it was happening because i needed to make a call in the hopes the update would be cancelled after i powered it back up………… but it went straight back to updating (it was at 77% when i pulled it out, and was in the exact same place after i put it back in.) no issues with sd cards or anything. i guess my phone is just better than all of yours.

  24. justin

    I had the same damn problem with the sd card so that jackass that said the software engineer is stupid someone should ask how is a software engineer stupid?! you sir are a genius.