December 14, 2012 By: Former Writer
There are a lot of toolkits out there, and we’ve covered many of them. These include mskip’s Samsung toolkits, hasoon2000′s HTC toolkits, and WugFresh’s Nexus toolkits. While there are ways to do everything in the toolkits manually, having all that functionality in one package has saved a lot of people a lot of trouble. Now, there is a toolkit for the LG Optimus 2x.
XDA Senior Member spyrosk released the toolkit for the Optimus 2x, and it looks to be a pretty handy one. There are a lot of simple features, including built a NFFlash root method, backing up and restoring your internal SD card, extraction of KDZ and AP.bin files, and the LG Update Tool. Its most unique feature, though, is quick partitioning.
Going from Gingerbread to ICS involves more than just a change in Android. It also requires a change in the partition structure of the device. This toolkit lets users change from ICS partitions to Gingerbread partitions and vice versa for easy upgrading or downgrading.
This is definitely a toolkit to try out if you own the Optimus 2X. It’s easy to use, and a few of the features can be really useful to new users and experienced users alike. For additional details, check out the original thread.
November 27, 2012 By: Former Writer
The last time we brought you news about CyanogenMod 10 on the LG Optimus 2X, it was a patcher tool that fixed a myriad of issues. It helped CM10 fans fix a lot of issues with the ROM on the Optimus 2X, but it didn’t fix all of them. There is an audio bug during phone calls that prevents users from hearing people they’re talking to. Now, there may be a fix for it.
XDA Forum Member marsgod has released a patch that should fix the audio issue. As marsgod explains:
As you can see,
1. when the call start, the ril send
LGE_SET_CPATH 1 (if you make the call via headset, it will be LGE_SET_CPATH 2)
2. during the call session, the ril send
3. after ending the call , the ril send
so, I make a fix for the LGEInfineon.java(thank rmcc provide the original code, if I didn’t remenber wrong…), try to simulate this command sequence in it(not very accu, but I think it will be OK).
Unlike most patches that are released to XDA, this one actually isn’t something you can flash. Developers building ROMs from source have to slip that LGEInfineon.java into their source before compiling. Thus, only a few people have given this a try. So far, those who have added it to their build have said the patch is working pretty well, but more testing is needed. To help users test it out, XDA Senior Member lipisak has compiled a quick, dirty build for users to test on their devices.
For more details and the ROM download, go to the original thread.
While there are scores of useful mods out there, there are few that are more important than unbrick tools. There is a pretty useful one for some HTC devices, and most Samsung devices have a USB jig method. Now, the LG Optimus 2X has something analogous.
This actually isn’t the first unbrick method for the LG Optimus 2X. This tool is based off of prior efforts, such as this tool by XDA Senior Member Homero2. XDA Forum Member ProgMag has improved previous efforts by including a number of features. As ProgMag explains:
The main advantage that don’t exists in other tool, is that in this case is included factory misc and lgdrg partitions.
The tool includes useful tools such as NVFlash, and the associated ROM and recovery files. Users then run the flash.bat and follow the instructions. Afterward, users will have a fully functional device with ClockworkMod Recovery and a clean slate to go flashing again. Interestingly enough, the ROM included actually isn’t factory stock. It’s a CM10 nightly from November 5th. So those who want some AOSP goodness after unbricking will actually get it.
For more details, check out the original thread.
November 13, 2012 By: Former Writer
Over the last five months, official and unofficial CyanogenMod 10 builds have popped up on more than a few devices. Even now, devices are still getting their first set of releases and users are still excited about it. The LG Optimus 2X has had CM10 releases for quite some time, but they haven’t been working as they should be. Now, there is a fix.
XDA Senior Member wkpark released a CM10 Nightly Patcher that fixes the known issues in the nightlies, and makes them work on the Optimus 2X. A list of features and fixes include:
This is a CM10 Official nightly patcher for SU660
this patcher automatically fix for SU660 stuff
- fix updater-script for CWM5 of SU660
- fix partition number from 9 to 10 in the vold.fstab
- fix HOME key in the Generic.kl gpio-keys.kl
and you can select kernel for SU660
- normal kernel (152MB carveout)
- 112MB carveout kernel
- 1500MHz overclocked kernel with OV/UV feature. (Please see attached files for kernel developer. It could be used for P990)http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1971350
If you couldn’t tell from the feature list, it also includes a selection of kernels, one of which features overclocking. To use the patcher, download the proper nightly build, and place it in the same folder as the patcher script. Next, run the script, and you’ll be given a new zip that flashes both appropriately.
For more details, check out the original thread.
The last time we brought you news about TWRP, it was to announce that TWRP 2.2.2 had been released. It had fixed a lot of bugs from the initial release of TWRP 2.2 and added a few new features. Very recently, TWRP has been updated again to version 2.3.
There were a whole bunch of awesome improvements with TWRP 2.2 and a lot of unique and brand new features as well. TWRP 2.3 promises no less. The official change log includes:
Rebased onto AOSP Jelly Bean source code
Rewrote backup, restore, wipe, and mount code in C++ classes for easier maintenance going forward
NOTE: backups from prior versions of TWRP are still compatible with 2.3
ADB sideload functionality from AOSP is included in 2.3, see this link for more info
Re-wrote fix permissions entirely in C++ and runs in a few seconds instead of a few minutes (thanks to bigbiff)
Improvements to zip finding in OpenRecoveryScript (should be a lot fewer GooManager automation issues)
Faster boot times
Added charging indicator while in recovery (only updates once every 60 seconds)
Additionally, XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy has reported that there is now support for spaces in backup names. Before, if you added a space to the name of a backup, it would not restore. Now users can use whatever naming convention they want.
One of the biggest changes, though, is all of the TWRP being rewritten in C++ and its move to recovery API 3 instead of API 2. With the code rewrite, it will allow TWRP to update more quickly and with more stability. With the API 3 change, it means that some flashable zip files may stop working because the developer needs to update the update-binary. If you don’t want to wait for the developer, or the developer has ceased working on the project, you can find one to use on TWRP’s official website. To install the latest TWRP, you can use the Goomanager application. Simply open the application, hit menu, and install open recovery.
If you want to check out the latest TWRP recovery for your device, check one of the links below.
When a device gets an OS leak, it’s usually a precursor to an official OTA update. They aren’t always good to flash, but they can give developers advanced insight as to how the next update will be or a base upon which to start working. To put it another way, when firmware is leaked, it’s like opening a Birthday present a few days early: It’s just a taste of good things to come. LG Optimus 2x owners now have an application that will automatically search for such leaks.
Released by XDA Recognized Contributor Stefan Gündhör, the tool intelligently scans LG’s websites and lets users know when a new leak has been uploaded. Obviously, this is not for the feint of heart, as you should never flash a leak until it has been deemed safe to do so. However, developers and users alike can benefit from knowing when a leak has been uploaded.
The app is very simple to use. Download it, install it, run it, and it will keep tabs on LG and let you know when something has been uploaded. Also, it is not a brute force script, thanks to XDA Forum Member marsgod.
If you’d like to keep track of the latest leaks, look no further than the original thread.
Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April’s release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries—where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI.
It wasn’t simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic file manager, and dual storage support for Nandroid backups. Additionally, TWRP added support for the open source scripting engine OpenRecoveryScript, which works in conjunction with the previously covered GooManager.
How do you follow up something as revolutionary as TWRP 2.1? With TWRP 2.2, of course. That’s how! The new release builds on the previous offering by delivering many recovery “firsts.” For starters, this is the first recovery to feature on on-screen keyboard. Why would you want such a thing? How about naming and renaming Nandroid backups! TWRP 2.2 is also the only recovery to split extremely large backups, allowing users to backup and restore /data partitions larger than the 2 GB FAT32 file size limit.
In the words of XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy:
- On-screen keyboard in recovery! — supports long press, backspace repeat, and swipe left deletes everything left of the cursor
- Name new backups and rename existing backups
- Rename files and folders in the file manager
- Pseudo-terminal emulator
- Support decrypting an encrypted data partition on Galaxy Nexus (enter password using keyboard)
- Backup archive splitting — allows backup and restore of data partitions larger than 2GB
- Simplified XML layout support between resolutions
- Added dual storage selection radio buttons to zip install, backup, and restore pages
- Improved zip install compatibility
- Updated update-binary source code
- Numerous small bug fixes and improvements
Eager to get started? I know I am. Head to the links below to obtain the appropriate version for your device:
The LG Optimus 2x was the world’s first dual-core cell phone. Similarly, the carrier-branded T-Mobile G2x variant was the carrier’s first dual-core phone. It launched with great expectations, but fell miserably short for many users. Luckily for G2x owners like myself, we have XDA-Developers.
The most recent addition to the list of device-saving mods is the TeamWin Recovery Project recovery by XDA Recognized Developer helicopter88. Unlike other aftermarket recoveries, TWRP was built with ease of use and customization in mind. They started from the ground with AOSP recovery and added all the standard recovery options, and then added a slew of their own. First, it is entirely controlled by touch—no more wear and tear on those hardware keys! Additionally, the GUI is fully XML-driven and can be themed. Just about anything can be changed to one’s liking.
If you’re a G2x owner and are ready for a totally different recovery experience, you can get started in the T-Mobile G2x thread. If you have the LG Optimus 2x, you can find the goods for your device in the Optimus 2x thread.
Also, I have thrown together a one-click NVFlasher for the T-Mobile G2x variant to make flashing a breeze. You can find the download link in my post.
With so much development work created and released, it is only a matter of time before development ideas collide and the awesomeness aggregates for end users. That said, we’ve already brought you coverage of PDroid to help promote privacy and BotBrew, a Linux-based package manager that gives users the ability to flash or create virtually anything. Now, BotBrew is being used to help port PDroid to a number of devices, including the LG Optimus 2x and the Barnes & Noble Nook Color.
XDA Senior Member pasttime1971 originally ported the PDroid application to the LG Optimus 2x, specifically for ICS. From here, XDA Senior Member mateorod used the universal package installation of the botbrew application to get users an easier way to install PDroid on their devices.
The concept of using the BotBrew application to install various scripts and mods is nothing we haven’t seen before. However, as the application has finally hit the Android Market, more and more devices can use it to spread the awesomeness everywhere. Says mateorod:
Porting PDroid through a package manager like Botbrew has several advantages. It allows users to have PDroid on their device while updating to the latest nightlies whenever they wish. It also happens completely on-device, which is a must for many people. Package management also allows users to remove the mods and restore their original system apps at any time. For the Nook, I also use package management to combine mods, such as PDroid and the V6 Supercharger.
This brings up a very cool point. Not only can these ports and scripts be installed on the device at any time from the device, but you can combine different modifications and create your own mega kanged modification. Then, if you ever need to, you can turn it all off. This has the advantage over the original port as there really isn’t a way to turn it off unless you dive into where it was installed and manually delete it.
For much, much more information, check out any of the links above or mateorod’s PDroid port post for more information about PDroid and botbrew.
Occasionally, a stock application or two doesn’t quite live up to the expectations of its end users. Whether it be an email application that isn’t themed to the rest of the operating system, mismatched overscroll glow colors, or simply an application that isn’t performing performing as well as it could, there is always room for improvement. For those carrying the LG Optimus 2x, you now have the ability to make said improvement in at least one application.
XDA Senior Member |ErosizeD| presents BR CameraMOD, which takes the stock camera and camcorder experience and gives it a reavamp. To start, the camera is now capable of taking higher quality pictures, and the camcorder can churn out a higher frame rate. How much higher depends on the resolution, but the stock 9 Mbps bitrate cap has now been replaced with 36 Mbps.
Higher Bitrates from 9 to 36mbps ( im trying to set 40mbps but the camera is weird )
While the modification is already quite an improvement over the stock camera and camcorder, that is not all |ErosizeD| has planned. In future releases, the bitrate should be boosted to 40 instead of 36, allowing for even higher quality and less blurry motion. However, the mod is not without its bugs. The current bugs reported so far include:
Sometimes the FPS went down to 24 or less when recording at ultra high bitrates.
Some kind of artifacts when zooming ( only sometimes ).
The phone may freeze if you dont have a fast micro SD ( when writing the video )
Some resolutions havent adjusted bitrate.
So if you can get beyond the issues, this is a fantastic improvement over the stock offering and should be taken advantage of.
For additional information, download links, discussion and more, check out the BR CameraMOD thread. As usual, don’t forget to make a backup prior to installation in case you need to revert to the stock camera app.
It’s always good news when a device gets MIUI. Along with CyanogenMod, it’s among the most popular ROMs out there and a “must have” for pretty much any Android device.
The features are pretty standard for an MIUI ROM and include a couple others:
*All features of Official MIUI
*Wi-Fi Calling (Yes it works!)
*Zipalign and Permission scrips by Team Kang
*Trinity Kernel by morfic
There is also a 2nd build with a different kernel in case you’re more into overclocking your CPU than you are saving on battery life so whichever fits your need better is available to you.
As with any ROM there is a few known issues. With this ROM there is a surprisingly low amount, just a few users getting an “invalid SIM” message when trying to use WiFi calling after a reboot. Nothing too bad and stormageddon has even taken the liberty to post patches that fix an annoying theming bug should anyone get it. Isn’t that just super nice of him?
So if you’re aching for some MIUI love, then you can head on over to the original thread for all the change log, shout outs, download links and discussion goodness. You can never go wrong running MIUI.
It’s always a little exciting when a developer gets Linux working on a phone. It’s a development on Android phones that are a little underrated in terms of pure awesomeness.
USING THE FOLLOWING WILL VOID ANY WARRANTY YOU MIGHT HAVE LEFT AND MIGHT ALSO BRICK YOUR PHONE!
Seriously, don’t do this if you don’t wish to risk the data on your phone.
So, this is more for those thrill seekers who understand that they flash this at their own risk and no one is responsible for it but them. However, for those who are willing (read: daring) enough to try it, here’s some stuff ergoen has working:
I have succeeded to boot and get the wifi, X11 and the touch screen sort-of working.
The installation instructions are pretty difficult and in order to get this working it will require a lot of patience and quite a bit of know-how in Android and Linux so, to reiterate, this is for advanced users only.
If you would like to know more, see more and check out this highly experimental piece of work-in-progress, you can head on over to the original thread and check out the latest and greatest in the Ubuntu for the Optimus.
December 26, 2011 By: liwen
The rollout will begin in the second quarter of 2012 with the LG Optimus LTE, Prada phone by LG 3.0, LG Optimus 2X, LG Optimus Sol, LG my Touch Q and LG Eclipse, followed in the third quarter by the LG Optimus 3D, LG Optimus Black, LG Optimus Big, LG Optimus Q2 and LG Optimus EX.
The exact dates, which may vary by country and carrier, will be announced separately, according to LG. However, since there’s no mention of the US-carrier branded versions, like the T-Mobile G2x, AT&T Thrill 4G and Nitro HD, their fate remains unclear.
Read the full statement on Facebook.