Verizon LG G3 Finally Gets CM11 Nightlies


If you’ve ever thought of flashing a custom ROM, CyanogenMod’s name more than likely rings a bell. This custom ROM project is one of the most popular on XDA. Its developers have created dozens of device trees and kernels used by many other developer teams. As such, CyanogenMod is often used by developers to create the first functional source built ROM for quite a few devices.

Most flagship devices already received quite functional CM nightlies some time ago. One device has had to wait a little bit was the Verizon LG G3. The Korean OEM decided to lock the bootloader for almost all variants of the LG G3, and the only variant with an unlocked bootloader was T-Mobile’s version. Thanks to XD. . . READ ON »

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LG G3 Oversharpening Fix Just Got Simpler with Aroma Script

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A couple of days ago, we reported on a much needed and welcomed fix to the oversharpening issue LG G3 owners have been reporting about their screens. The issue seems to have manifested from the high resolution quad HD display of the device, which on the software side, has a noticeable sharpening effect (much like in software like Photoshop). This, just until recently, could not be removed.

This improved fix comes from the same creator of the originally reported fix, XDA Recognized Developer Skin1980, who explains that the original fix consisted of kernels built from source. This means that they weren’t as good as stock kernels, as evidenced by the issue of a long boot time. Hence, Skin1980 has come up with an AR. . . READ ON »

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LG G3 Receives Oversharpening Fix via Modified Kernel

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Nothing is perfect, as they say. No matter how alluring or seemingly perfect, everything has some or the other flaw. When the flagship LG G3 was released earlier this year, it outdid all the company’s previous attempts at far. Cutting edge hardware, narrow bezels, appealing design were expected, but the Quad HD screen made the phone stand out among it’s competitors. Sure, it did take it’s toll on the battery, but that was an arguable sacrifice for the crisp, high resolution display the device packed.

Ultimately, it was this strength that turned out to be the chink in the G3’s armor. Besides the battery consumption, apps on the device that weren’t built for the high resolut. . . READ ON »


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Bump! Workaround for the LG G3 Locked Bootloader – XDA TV


The LG G3 is a power house device. It’s been a favorite of many people. However, the Bootloader is sticky. If you want to unlock the bootloader so you can flash a custom recovery or ROM, you have your work cut out for you. LG did not make this easy by any means. Of course the brains at XDA have found a way to bump a custom recovery on the LG G3. Even then, the process isn’t the easiest to follow.

There is no need to fear! In today’s video, XDA TV Producer Jared shows you how to Bump! your LG G3 so that you can unlock the bootloader on your LG G3. Jared shows you a way to make the process even easier using Flashify. He gives you a step by step demonstration of how to bump your LG G3. So grab your LG G3 and check out this . . . READ ON »

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Bump Your LG G3 Kernel On-The-Fly


The LG G3 is one of the best devices released so far in 2014. Despite many hoops to jump through, its developers managed to root this phone and then release the Bump! utility to bypass the bootloader protection. With Bump!, developers can finally create custom ROMs and users can flash them on their devices.

To make the LG G3 compatible kernel with Bump!, it has to be signed with the correct key. Developers can either patch them manually or use the specially prepared Web service made by XDA Recognized Developer thecubed. The website prepared by thecubed and members of Team Codefire bumps the kernel on the go, so all you need to do is upload the boot image and wait for the signed version.

This site is useful especial. . . READ ON »

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Android Lollipop Leaked for the LG G3

LG G3 Lollipop

Earlier today, we talked about how LG was gearing up to release Android 5.0 Lollipop for its flagship LG G3. The upcoming update, which is slated to reach consumer devices in Poland later this week, is undoubtedly in the final stages of preparation and testing. But since it’s so close to release, you may be wondering where exactly are the leaks. Well folks, a leaked firmware has now surfaced for the F400S variant of the LG G3.

Today’s leaked firmware comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member timmytim, who mirrored and posted the KDZ on the forums. The firmware is only compatible with the F400S variant of the LG G3, but you can start placing your bets as to when the firmware will be ported to other varia. . . READ ON »

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LG G3 Set to Receive Lollipop This Week

LG G3 Android Lollipop

It hasn’t even been a full week since Android 5.0 Lollipop was officially released and its source code was made public. But in that short time, we’ve already seen quite a bit of progress on the OEM update front, with an incredibly early Motorola Lollipop Soak Test that was quickly captured, Sony’s efforts on the AOSP front, and other update news from Samsung. Now, LG is entering the early update fray with Lollipop for the flagship LG G3 set to arrive this coming week.

News of this upcoming Android Lollipop update for LG’s current flagship comes straight from LG’s Newsroom, with the Korean giant stating that the update will first reach devices in “Poland this week, t. . . READ ON »

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New LG Octa-core SoC, Ubuntu 14.10 – XDA TV


LG is set to release the Octa-Core “Nuclun” SoC on the LG G3 Screen! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement of the official release of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and be sure the check out the article talking about damping the thermal throttling on the LG G3! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK does an Android App Review of Google’s New Inbox. XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video talking about the Big Android Giveaway. And if you missed it be sur. . . READ ON »

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Damp the LG G3 Thermal Throttling

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As our mobile devices grow thinner and more powerful with each passing generation, it’s inevitable that we start to run into their thermal limits more frequently. Although past devices were slow and thick enough to run full tilt practically indefinitely, this is no longer possible on today’s devices like the LG G3, which are really meant to only run at full speed for small packets of time. And while shrinking die processes have helped cooling considerably, this still can’t really keep up with our high power mobile SoCs in demanding circumstances such as gaming.

Luckily, ever since the now archaic Pentium 4, mainstream processors have employed increasingly intricate methods of the. . . READ ON »


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