How can I update my LG GT540 Optimus to the latest stable Android? Is if safe to update, or I could "brick" my phone? Or it does it by auto? How are the installed softwares (from Android Market) updated? I have to do it by hand or is it done automagically?
This method was found in the AndroidForums. There is also a Youtube tutorial on rooting the GT540.
Bricking is always a possibility when modifying software that doesn't come directly through the intended channels
That said, the methods here have been proven to work and your risk is significantly less if you perform these steps correctly.
Let us know if you need any help!
You probably need download and install LG tools and drivers from lg web site. And follow the software instructions.
Also this is the site for ireland http://www.lg.com/ie/android/index.jsp, mentioning Upgrade of GT540 to Android 2.1 Eclair.
You may also check these two references: - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1032744 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803695
I learned a lot from xda forums and beware most of things in xda are on your responsibility, meaning yes, there is a chance you can brick your phone.
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