[Q] Update using the official update tool
I've recently bought a GT540 pre-installed with 1.6 and have been trying for approximately 1week to update it to 2.1 before I start with custom ROMs etc.
The issues I've been having is that (a) I don't currently have admin access on the Windows PCs I have access to and (b) trying to use XP SP3 within a VirtualBox instance (Ubuntu Jaunty host) results in the errors described briefly within the support email I just sent to LG UK support staff.
Basically I'm just wondering whether 1) anybody here has faced these issues before 2) if it is a common issue (with a common fix?) 3) if it is a problem with my setup 4) whether these issues would also be a problem if I used the unofficial tools.
Researching around leads me to believe that it hasn't been asked much before and there are no answers other than "it has worked for me" / "I'm having the same problem" / "make sure you are using VirtualBox with USB support" (which I am, else the update process wouldn't even begin).
So yeah, thanks in advance for any help you guys provide and lets see how long it takes for LG UK support to respond (will forward any info to here).
I'm trying to use the LG Update Tool using following the instructions at < http://www.lg.com/uk/support/mc-support/mobile-phone-support.jsp > for the GT540.
I do not currently have access to a Windows PC that I have administrative access to (needed in order to install the update tool) so I am attempting to update from 1.6 to 2.1 from within a 'VirtualBox' instance of Windows XP SP3. The tool recognises and attempts to connect to my phone but keeps failing at the 'Checking the connections with the cell phone... (30%)' stage of the update stating with the error message "Problem with communication between cell phone and PC". I've followed the remedial instructions that it provides multiple times.
I see that at < http://www.lgforum.com/forum/boards/general/2008-2009-rumors-and-speculations/topics/gt540-android-1-dot-6-donut-to-2-dot-1-eclair > an LG rep states that there are issues with updating using XP SP3 and I would like clarification of the status of lSP3 compatibility.