Uh-oh. According to a support doc released yesterday, T-Mobile has paused the Optimus L9's update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean because of the new software's less-than-stellar stability. Several users have reported significant battery drain, difficulty receiving calls, and frequent app crashes. Accordingly, T-Mobile wants to "improve performance" before resuming the OTA upgrade.


T-Mobile announced and began rolling out the Optimus L9 Jelly Bean upgrade on April 22nd, so it's somewhat surprising it took so long to identify problems with the update. Still, better late than never.

As far as ETAs go, T-Mobile unfortunately doesn't know when the fixed update will begin rolling out. Stay tuned for the latest.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Zetta

    As a previous G2x owner, I can't say I didn't see this coming.

  • Kevin Wong
  • wellstexs

    I have had absolutely no stability problems, but when I was using Google Now I did notice a significant battery drain so I disabled it. I did uninstall a couple of wierd things that seemed to install during the upgrade, Polar Bear? The Little Prince? WTF? Plus, upgrading gave me the ability to disable Slacker which I could not do before. Overall I am very happy with it.

    • Karen

      So your phone worked fine after uninstalling Polar Bear and TheLittle Prince?

  • Barry West

    Mine works fine, it did come with some additional bloatware

  • Mohamed


  • Lupe

    My l9 has been absolutely horrible. Its done all things metioned above and then some.

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