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Topic # 100215 5-Apr-2012 11:04
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A workmate just got an Optimus Black and inside the caseback is an odd raised area with a wavy pattern printed over it which looks like some sort of antenna. I would assume it's not NFC or they'd be making a big deal about the fact it has it, any ideas what else it could be? Maybe it's just purely decorative and/or some sort of reinforcing?




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  Reply # 605664 5-Apr-2012 12:28
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Does yours look like the one in this picture? If so, I doubt it's for NFC or anything as there are no contacts to pass the signal through. It looks more like it's there to help keep the battery in place when the back cover is on.



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  Reply # 605677 5-Apr-2012 12:49
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It looks pretty similar to that, yeah. Now you mention it, the battery does sit slightly lower than the main casing, so the "sticky-out bit" may well be just to help the battery stay put. Seems odd that they'd "decorate" it as they've done, but presumably it's just cosmetic.

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  Reply # 605732 5-Apr-2012 14:27
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And I just found out the hard way that LG's official firmware updating software is unreliable rubbish, just soft-bricked the phone and had to use a 3rd party flashing tool to force-flash the correct firmware onto it.

A few tense moments there as it wasn't my phone...

Must be old stock as the firmware update was released quite a while ago, and it's only 20B.




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  Reply # 605774 5-Apr-2012 15:36
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stevenz: And I just found out the hard way that LG's official firmware updating software is unreliable rubbish, just soft-bricked the phone and had to use a 3rd party flashing tool to force-flash the correct firmware onto it.

A few tense moments there as it wasn't my phone...

Must be old stock as the firmware update was released quite a while ago, and it's only 20B.


20B is the brand new firmware, it only came out ~6 weeks ago.

The LG software is junk, you have to enable USB debugging in the phone to make it work.



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  Reply # 605788 5-Apr-2012 16:13
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The v20 variants started being released in Europe in mid-late January. Still not _that_ long ago in the world of Android firmware updates though.

Seems a pretty nice little phone.




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