Virgin Mobile released an “upgrade” last month for the LG Optimus V. I originally thought that it would be an upgrade to Android 2.3, but this is not the case.
There have been some spotty reports that a few phones have been upgraded officially to Android 2.3, but this update is not it.
This article is not nearly as comprehensive as I would like it to be, as I have honestly just not had the time to go through the whole process on one of my spare phones as of yet.
However, I assume that upgrading the phone patches items like the ability for the first generation of LG Optimus V phones to be used as a hotspot among other things.
Since Virgin Mobile is pretty “vague” about the whole thing, I usually assume in these cases that the patches serve the service (Virgin Mobile) more than the consumer.
I’ve collected a few links for you to continue to do some research into the update for the LG Optimus V – If any of you hear anything about updating to Android 2.3, let me know.
Virgin Mobile FAQ
Software Update Instructions
NOT AN UPGRADE to Android 2.3