Sometimes making the jump to the next version of Android introduces more cons than pros. This reality caused T-Mobile to pause and take a step back the last time it started to roll out Jelly Bean to the LG Optimus L9. Users complained of excessive battery drain and difficulty receiving calls, among other things. It's been a couple of months since that debacle, and now the carrier is ready to try again.


The update is up to 355.7MB in size depending on which version you're currently running. In addition to Jelly Bean, the update brings in the usual assortment of unspecified security enhancements. Since this is an over the air update, all you should have to invest in it is a stable WiFi connection and patience. The update has been rolling out for a few days now, so chime in if your experience has already gone smoothly for you.

Thanks, Andrew LeRoy.

Source: T-Mobile

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Heon Jun Park

    I don't understand why they pulled the update on the last one..... I didn't find anything too bad about the software... but then again bugs seem to disappear when I try to mimic it...

    • agl82

      From what I've read, lots of people had major Wi-Fi and Battery issues. I bought my Optimus L9 after the last update was paused, so I'm pretty stoked about the new one.

  • agl82

    You're welcome!

  • Cribb

    Can anyone confirm if this update allows app to SD?

    • Trent

      Most likely doesn't. I'm unlocking my bootloader as we speak and I'm just going to flash PACMAN. /:

      • Techette

        Got info on the boot loader? I'm rooted but can not find clear unlocking directions.

      • Joe Hawthorne

        What do I need to unloack boot loader so I can flash and root? Im having issues finding direct instructions that work

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      It doesn't, the changelog only lists security enhancements both in T-Mobile page and LG Italia Facebook page's notes.

  • nyc boy aka tmo4life

    Well they need to come out with the update where I can save apps to the sd card. Because it makes no sense that I have a huge sd card and i can't save anything to it and the phone is only 4 gigs.