Good news for all the LG Ally fans on Verizon, Android 2.2 is ready. The update (VS740ZVD) will bring all Ally devices up to the now mainstream Android 2.2 (Froyo).

The update should be pushing soon, and with it, the mid-range Android device will be sporting features that have become a commonplace in today’s mobile world.

Joining the ranks of the now 50% Android users on 2.2, the LG Ally further brings Verizon’s line-up up to date, or at least one OS behind. Now only if another phone, from another company can follow suit.

[Via IntoMobile]


  1. I like everything about the new update with the exception of two items 1. Before when phone was plugged in and charging it would tell you what percentage and the battery icon recognized that you were charging now it does not do either. 2. The calander widget is now non exsistant you can still add the app shortcut but I’m sure I will be downloading an app to correct this. I’m sure these will be resolved as more bugs are found but overall its much nicer

  2. 2.2.1 update broke calendar and contact connected to exchange.. Corporate Calendar is no longer listed… Phone is a bit smoother but wasn’t worth losing my calendar and contacts… Dont they test these updates before pushing them out?

  3. If you want to use the 3g wireless hotspot you have to pay 20 more bucks a month. I got excited and did it to my laptop but the only internet page you’ll see is the sign up from verizon.

    • Goto settings/ applications/ manage.remove
      If app2sd available, the move button will be there.
      You have to check all apps independately
      I just checked my largest apps

  4. Ok yeah additional 20 bucks a month no thanks. And if you go under manage applications and choose an app most of them will say move to sd card but there are still a few that can’t be moved

    • I put the update on tonight and now I can not send text messages. I get a message saying the text is unable to send and I have good signal. I tried sending a message using the email app with my hotmail account configured and my message was not sent, and nothing showed up in my sent items folder.

  5. Ally runs faster, swipe is smoother, love Facebook update. Super frustrated that all of my ringtones reverted to the default, virtual keyboard went back to auto-correct, and not a huge fan of the white-on-light-blue text message background. Will take having to play with settings for the faster interface any day, though.

  6. i had that problem too. upgraded like an hour ago.. finally working! i think it’s just lagging a bit. maybe do this upgrade right before you go to sleep so you won’t be wanting to text for a couple hours haha.

  7. To Valerie and Amanda:

    I had the same issue and had a hell of a day yesterday dealing with it. Bad news: it crashed our phones. The only solution tech support and the Verizon store had was to factory re-set it. I did that, and then I still couldn’t send/receive texts or make phone calls. Turns out, the update crashed something causing me to lose connection with Verzion as a provider. Meaning, my number wasn’t being reconized. In order to actually text (but still can’t really call) is to *228 pressing option 1(to activate phone as if it was new) every couple hrs. It is extrememly frustrating and I have had a horrible weekend dealing with it. The conclusion is that the phone is ultimately crashed due to this horrible update which I hate anyway, and they are now sending me a “certified new” (meaning refurbished and I am pissed) phone.

    Hope you have better luck than me. Not sure why the update screwed some of us over.

    • I had the same problem only my phone would not even turn on it just kept going between Verizon Wireless screen and LG without even making a sound. I went to the verizon store and they did a factory re-set still nothing. now I’m waiting for them to send me a different phone. Very frustrating. Should of just left it alone.

  8. I have two questions:
    1) Is there a way to delete the News and Weather and the new 3G apps (or any of the other junk that they’ve cluttered my phone)?
    2) Is there a way to stop aps from automatically starting (like Yahoo)?

  9. i got this update last night. i could not send or recieve any messages of phone calls for an hour. i have a habit of force closing any running APP in the running services settings, and i guess i forced closed the LGDunService and Google Messaging Service, which is why i could recieve phone calls, but when i leave them running, all is well.
    Also, i hate the new white and blue messaging template. -.-
    everything seems to be working fine.
    but if i do a factory reset…do i lose any of my data and settings at all?

  10. Is there any way to force the update… mine doesn’t seem to want it.

    Everyone wondering about the 3G hotspot… VERIZON WILL RAPE YOU FOR DATA, just root and use barnacle for free.

  11. Good job reading, Andrew! (sarcasm)

    Update: Verizon says that LG has placed a “critical mass flag” meaning many people complained about the crashes and are trying to fix it. We will either A) receive another update to fix the bugs B) Be issued replacement phones ONLY if you call tech support and they flag your account about the bugs AND if LG decides that is the path they will take.

    More than likely we will receive another update and we just have to wait 😛

  12. My paid ringtones have been deleted, so I’m very upset about that. Also, I have never before had problems connecting to the internet and now, although I was able to connect with some difficulty last night, I can’t connect at all right now with any application. Not pleased.

  13. Got the update yesterday morning and installed fine. Now, I have lost all my picture frames. It kept saying my text messages were full and I couldn’t receive any until I deleted some. I deleted about 2000 messages and it still said I was full. It keeps saying I am running out of space even after I moved about 25mb worth of apps to the SD card and deleted some. I only have about 5 apps that I have installed since getting the phone and my pic gallery is empty so not sure where i can get more space. It keeps running apps I don’t want running (like mail). My notifications are screwed up. It continues to start the mail app and ding when I get a new email. I have changed the settings 5 times and it still comes up. WTF? Other than that the new interface looks good.

    • I couldn’t send or receive text yesterday, and I got the update on Sunday morning..after Trying everything short of a hard reset, nothing worked, by the evening I was literailly watching the internal memory disappear ..finally went to my Hotmail and seen I had 345 emails in the TRASH FOLDER…deleted those,problem solved, did the same for my Gmail account also..everything is fine and i gained almost 14megs of memory back…hope this helps….

  14. I am quite unhappy with a few of the newer features of the update. I do not like how all notifications have to have the same ringtone. I used to have a different sound for email and texts now they are all the same and there is no way to separate them. Also, there is no need for adding the profile pictures to the text feeds.

  15. I also don’t like my background on my text or call log. I could have done with out the news and weather that’s y I got the weather channel app. Also the hell with a hot spot if they going to charge u a arm and leg it should be free if u got unlimited data and internet already on your phone

  16. Downloaded the update 2 days ago, seemed ok, then last night touch screen stopped working – can’t unlock the screen, can’t turn phone off. Can hear and see that calls and texts are coming in, but can’t access them. Can use my car’s phone screen to access voice mail with this phone. While doing this, i could view the phone’s screen, but no touch controls were functional.

  17. what i dont like the most is how i can no longer put my phone on silent!!!!
    and now my text notification color is blue instead of white ugh

  18. This update completely sucks. My phone is lagging it freezes constantly and it just sucks all around. My phone halfway sends messages and my screen gets unresponsive! Please fix asap I don’t wanna lose all my stuff getting a new phone. Thanxs!

  19. I am having the same problem as shanna above. The Touchdown exchange app has stopped syncing, so I can no longer see unread exchange emails. Sending emails is causing the screen to freeze and to Force Stop. Very frustraing. Question: can Verizon help with the Touchdown issue or do I need to go to touchdown support?

    • yeah they deff are peace of shit phones i have one that will not get a signal at all so i cant even use my damn phone and no one wants to fix it and i cant find out how to fix the problem WTF

      • Wow! Looking at the grammar and spelling of this string has left me feeling as though I may have dropped a few IQ points just from exposure. I have had my LG Ally for about 2 years.I have never had an issue with my signal or the phone. However I am also running Velocity 1.2 . I suppose anyone that is able to assemble a complete sentence might consider using an alternate ROM. With this ROM, the Ally becomes much faster and more powerful. Perhaps some of you could look into a solution rather than trashing LG AND VERIZON because you are too cheap to buy a top shelf product.

    • Yours won’t show stupid. Do you have yourself saved as a contact? Oh… you don’t. Geeze maybe that’s why!

  20. Ya my fuc… phone never worked they just keep giving me a new phone and the new one works worse then the last pieace of shit phone I would like to smash this thing

  21. So sick of this stupid phone…there’s always some isuue with it. They replaced my first one with a “factory approved” replacement…meaning its a used phone. Now its doing the same damn thing the first one was doing. It does great fot awhile but then slowly gets worse. It gets really slow…takes forever to load pages and when it does load it hesitates so it messes you all up. Ugh!!!

  22. Has anyone had a problem with sending texts only? I can’t make and receive calls. And receive texts but I can’t send texts. They just come up as unable to send message. The little red triangle with an exclamation point. The only way I can get it to work now is by pressing send then making a call which allows my signal bars to go to full. But when I send a text the bars go down and up but still won’t send. Thanks for help in advance!

  23. I have found that as long as I don’t download that update and completely shut off my phone and then turn it back on once a week, my phone works perfectly. I had the lagging, skipping, and freezing so I deleted the update and then do the restart once a week and I have NO problems. Take my advice-ignore the update…it will screw up your phone

  24. Does anyone know how to empty e-mail trash?  I have emptied it on my computer, but it’s still on the phone.  It is taking up all my stroage space.

  25. I have no signal in my house… my hubands verizon phone works EVERYWHERE and my old envy had signal all day but the Ally… i have to stand outside to talk or i have to search for the two spots upstairs that i have a signal in. I cannot wait to get rid of this phone!!!

  26. I have no signal in my house… my hubands verizon phone works EVERYWHERE and my old envy had signal all day but the Ally… i have to stand outside to talk or i have to search for the two spots upstairs that i have a signal in. I cannot wait to get rid of this phone!!!


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