ZVD Software Update for MetroPCS LG Esteem

Well if you still use an LG Esteem, MetroPCS is rolling out a software update called ZVD. In the update is really nothing major, but it just shows that MetroPCS and LG haven’t dropped the LG Esteem off their update list yet. The only thing strange about this update is that it requires you to download the LG Update Utility from the LG site:

Or, you can visit any Corporate MetroPCS store and they should be able to complete the download for you.  LG Android Phones

How to Update MetroPCS LG Esteem to ZVD Steps:

  • Fully charge the battery.
  • Save any important data before updating the software on your device. Any data not saved on a micro SD card or PC may be erased; i.e. contacts, images, etc.
  • Remove the micro SD memory card.
  • Close all open applications on your computer before proceeding with the update
  • After downloading the Update utility to your Win XP or Win7 PC,  Run the installer.
  • To set the Connectivity setting, on your Esteem.  Open the Main menu from your home screen.
  • Choose “Connectivity”  mode and select Internet Connection…   DON’T  set it to Mass Storage.
  • Plug the Esteem into the USB Port.  Give it about a minute for Windows to configure the drivers and install them.
  • If the update utility isn’t running, Launch it now.  There is a progress bar at the bottom of the window, watch it to make sure that it fills with green.
  • The message in the middle of the screen should tell you that there is an update available for your Esteem.
  • When the Progress Bar is Fully filled, the Update Button is red, and the Model Number and the Version Number boxes are filled in with correct information. Press the Start Updating Button.
  • The Update process could take about an hour or longer depending on your internet connection speed.  This is a very large update.
  • Don’t try to use the phone or disconnect the cable while the update is in progress.
  • During the update, Calls and Texting will not be active.
  • Make sure you have suffiicent time to complete the process.
  • The phone will reboot during the update.  This is normal.
  • Don’t unplug the Esteem until the update until it is complete. LG Cell Phone Software

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