October 23, 2012 By: Former Writer
Not every Android device is everything it could be. If they were, we would have barely any reason to hack and modify them. There is always a little more performance that can be squeezed out and a little more battery life to attain. Most of the time these tweaks are added to ROMs, but in many cases there are also scripts to help get the job done. The LG Nitro HD has a new script that will help add performance and battery life.
Posted to XDA by Senior Member thomas.raines, the script goes by the name of Lightning Zap. It promises to bring increased performance across the board for LG Nitro HD users as well as improved battery life. The full list of features include:
Battery tweaks for awesome battery life
Governor tweaks for amazing speed and performance without sacrificing battery life
Memory and Ram tweaks
Internet speed tweaks
The installation method is simple as well. Simply download the zip and flash in recovery. It is also recommended that users make both a Nandroid backup and an app backup. After reboot, it is recommended to let the phone sit for a few minutes to let the tweaks settle in. After that, LG Nitro HD users should see the improvements.
For additional details, go to the original thread.
There aren’t many things in the world of Android that can inspire more fear than a bricked device. And for inexperienced users, soft bricked devices can be just as scary as actual hard bricked ones. And even if not explicitly scary, seeing the boot animation repeat itself over and over again or not going past the splash screen can be quite frustrating.
Usually troubleshoot is the same for everything: either flash a new ROM or restore a Nandroid backup in recovery. However, there can be complications, especially if one doesn’t make a Nandroid backup and doesn’t have a fresh ROM handy on their SD card. This is a problem that can be easily fixed on the LG Nitro HD. XDA Senior Member mattman86 has written up an extensive tutorial for LG Nitro HD users. Packed inside is a lot of information, but the theme of it is getting your LG Nitro unbricked and keeping it that way.
The key parts of the tutorial include:
Reviving the Phone
Flashing AT&T Stock ROM
Installing ClockworkMod Recovery
Creation of a Nandroid Backup (Entitled: Create First Recovery for Easy Unbricking)
Restoring Nandroid Backup After a Soft Brick
The guide includes the basic troubleshooting method for all soft bricks, and once again demonstrates how essential Nandroid backups are. What is unique about this guide, however, is that usually this information is spread out over three or four threads in any given sub forums. Also, should the reviving the phone not work, users can always fall back on the much more complex unbrick tutorial we posted a few months ago.
For more info, go to the original thread.
Simply put, bricking your device sucks. There is nothing quite like that gut-wrenching feeling when you hit the power button and the device just doesn’t turn on. It’s like being on a horrible roller coaster in a theme park called You’re Screwed, and leaving there can be a pain. However, for a lot of devices, there are fail safes. Many Samsung devices have their USB jigs, HTC devices can fix themselves as long as you can get into HBoot, and so on. The LG Nitro HD has now joined the club of devices that can, in fact, unbrick.
XDA Senior Member Machzelet has posted a very long, but very useful thread that contains a method that will help Nitro HD owners unbrick their phones. The process is very long and requires quite a bit of work, but when it comes to getting your phone working again, a little time is a small price to pay.
The method walks users through re-flashing every partition—from the boot.img to the system.img, performing a factory reset through the stock recovery in the process. The resulting work, if done correctly, should turn the phone back on. There are many quirks with this method, such as the firmware being restored to Korean by default, but Machzelet walks the users through each.
Those who have bricked Nitro HDs and want them revived can find all the information and downloads in the original thread.
January 24, 2012 By: Will Verduzco
Not too long ago, we added the LG Nitro HD to our forums. This was done with good reason, as LG’s LTE-enabled, 720p-capable, and dual core-toting beast is one of the most appetizing devices available for AT&T—at least until the Galaxy Nexus (possibly) arrives for the carrier. Now, all we need is some development activity to back up the great hardware.
Kicking open the doors for development activity, XDA forum member bytecode64 successfully ported ClockworkMod 5 Recovery to the device. Next, the Nitro HD had its /system partition de-odexed thanks to XDA forum member kernelpan1c, making it easier for ROM developers and themers to create the modifications they do best.
What’s next for the LG Nitro HD? That’s for you, the development community, to figure out!
The LG Nitro HD rounds out the trio of AT&T 4G LTE launch devices, which also includes the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and the HTC Vivid. The Nitro HD packs a high res 4.5″ 1280×720 IPS-TFT display, granting it a PPI of 326. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon APQ8060 CPU coupled with 1GB of RAM. It has a rear-facing 8MP camera that can take 1080p video, and a front-facing 1.3MP camera. Click on to the LG Nitro HD XDA forums!