An update just hit the Verizon Support docs site that details an upcoming OTA for the LG Revolution. Before we get into to the details of this update, (and you get your hopes up); no, it's not Android 4.0. Sorry, Revolution owners.

What it does bring though, is a bit of a curiosity. Listed as the solitary 'New Feature' of the device is the Verizon Remote Diagnostic Tool, a VNC-like application that will allow VZW customer support to remotely view and control the device for troubleshooting purposes, with the user's permission, of course. While I realize that many users will revolt against this type of software being installed on their device, I can actually see this being a highly useful tool to help those less savvy than your average Android geek. With that said, I do think it should be an optional part of the OTA, not mandatory.

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Aside from this tool, the update brings several enhancements and bug fixes (and, as always, some bloatware):

Device Enhancements

  • Resolved reboot issue found during operating system upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread.
  • Playing AVI video files through HDMI no longer causes display to flicker.
  • Placing an alarm on snooze while on a voice call will set snooze to 5 minutes.
  • Dolby presets have been updated to use loudness, bass and spaciousness to improve the user’s experience.
  • When placing the device into Airplane Mode, the 4G icon no longer appears.

Email, Messaging, & Web

  • Sending a text message to a 7 digit number will display as sent and received.
  • Improved device messaging to fix delays or incomplete sends.
  • Pressing the back key while browsing will take the user back to the previous page.

Applications & Widgets

  • Verizon Video is now preloaded.
  • Calendar widget now displays correct month for November.

The update should start rolling out within the coming days.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jaws

    Thank god they fixed the browser back button... so irritating!

  • Jaws

    BTW if you goto Check for update, it will push to your phone

  • Lavoisier1794

    I just installed the update. I have been a pretty persistent critic of this phone but I have to admit this update seems to have helped a lot. The phone had problems with random reboots and freezes (about once every three hours if just sitting there, but much more often under heavy use) and the stock browser often wouldn't respond correctly to the back button (it would act like a home button). Since I installed the update about an hour ago, it's been running pretty smooth. I've been running GO Launcher with 3 browsers open (stock, Dolphin HD, and Dolphin Mini - the last two with about 3-4 tabs each) and playing Google Music - and it's held up. Before this update, this was a guaranteed way to freeze up the phone. So for now, it's nice. I'll update this comment if it doesn't hold up.

    That said, I'm still pretty ticked about the fact it's not getting ICS and that it's binged (when I bought the phone it was my first android phone and didn't know what I was doing other than by getting the upgrade on July 2nd and giving my BB to my wife, I made sure we were both grandfathered into unlimited data - which is awesome for her now that she has a GNex).

    If anything this update shows what a good phone this could have been if LG hadn't messed it up so bad. Just 11 months until my next upgrade...

  • No ICS?

    I did the first update last year and it made it imposssible to root the phone, until recently when a new root method became available. Since this is not ICS, I'm skippping this new update.

  • Jaws

    the only issue I have is that if i go to Text somebody that has more then 400-500 messages saved, then it takes forever for me to type as it freezes and then takes forever to send

  • richard

    You are trying to send me updates and they are not being done error message. I called tech advised to go to store that is a joke if you are not buying they rush you out got no time for customer service.tech support is way to go

  • melissa

    this update--ruined my phone--i have had nothing but trouble since i downloaded it and updated my phone---