[HOW TO] Install USB drivers for the LG Optimus One
This was a major PITA to figure out, but doing it is pretty easy.
1. Download the LG Mobile Support Tool to your Windows computer from LG right here.
2. Install it, and while the phone is DISCONNECTED open the program.
3. Under the Options & Help menu, choose Country & Language. Set Singapore as your country, and English as your language (unless you prefer another of the listed languages. Hillbilly was not listed.)
4. Next, on the main window choose to install the USB driver, and choose LGP500 as the model number.
5. Wait while the app downloads and installs 4 or 5 separate drivers.
6. On your Optimus One, enable USB debugging and plug it in.
You now have the ADB driver, and the USB modem drivers installed. You know what to do next.
- 11-08-2010, 06:17 AM #2
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- 11-10-2010, 06:47 PM #5
This was figured out before the Optimus phones were being sold by Sprint or T-Mobile. I had to find a country that was selling the unbranded version (the Optimus One or LGP500) but still used English in the LG program's UI. Singapore was the first one I found
- 11-12-2010, 08:18 AM #7
- 11-15-2010, 12:59 PM #8
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- CyanogenMod 9
lgmobile is easy to decode.
http://csmg.lgmobile.com:9002/csmg/b...USV&country=SG exposes this:
Yay, no more clunky app
Even better, direct download drivers:
- 11-19-2010, 10:27 PM #9
- 12-03-2010, 12:06 AM #10
Maybe its just me but Im running Ubuntu 10.10 and installed/opened this using Wine. Ive tried a few different configurations of Wine but I still cant get the menu bar to show up, so I cant change the language. Is there another way I can change the language or something Linux specific?
Im not sure how to use directly downloaded drivers
sudo su *password* cd /home/path/to/sdk/tools/directory/ ./adb-kill server ./adb-start-server exit
- 12-03-2010, 12:26 AM #12
- 12-04-2010, 12:17 PM #14
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It's hard for me to believe that Sprint is selling a phone that takes this much work just to connect to the PC. I have to imagine that many average users won't be able to figure this out. It seems like an awefully huge fail on LGs part considering this phone is currently being pushed by Sprint as it's #1 non-4G phone.
- 12-04-2010, 12:21 PM #15
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- 02-12-2011, 04:22 PM #22
When I first connected my phone to the computer it did nothing but charge, so I then downloaded the drivers from LG's website, and now it comes saying that USB is connected, then it brings up a screen that USB connected, with a button that says turn on USB storage, so i click it and it comes on, but I still do not have the icon of the USB that lets you decide what you want to do. What am I missing??
Also I am running Thunderom
- 02-12-2011, 04:51 PM #23
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- 02-20-2011, 11:02 AM #25o_O
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All the linked drivers which I could find and tried weren't recognized by my Optimus V (virgin mobile LGVM670)
I used the LG download tool and specified the VM670, and it brought me this and put it in my hard drive root
hopefully, this will save others from having to install the lg download tool just to get the handset drivers...
btw, I'm runnig windozeXPsp3.