December 19, 2012 By: Haroon Q. Raja
PACman ROM seems to be on a roll. After making its way to popular devices including the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, MyTouch 4G Slide, Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Desire S and Desired HD, T-Mobile Galaxy S III and HTC One S, the popularity of this blend of CyanogenMod, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid seems to be increasing. The latest devices to join the PACman club are LG Optimus 3D and HTC Droid Incredible, getting fully working ports courtesy of XDA Senior Members berni987654321 and zachf714 respectively.
For those of you unfamiliar with PACman, it’s an AOSP-based Android ROM that takes the best customization options added by CyanogenMod, AOKP and Paranoid Android, and bundles them together in one package so that you can access to the settings interface of all these popular ROMs and customize your device to your heart’s content.
Leaks can be both good and bad. They give users and developers to a chance to check out what OEMs have in store for their devices. However, they can be fraught with danger, like the dreaded Atrix 2 ICS leak of 2012. Sometimes, it’s difficult to downgrade to a more stable previous release. This happened to the LG Optimus 3D, and there is now a fix.
XDA Senior Member berni987654321 released a method that helps get users safely back to Gingerbread. When flashing to ICS, it changes a few of the partitions and makes it difficult to flash back to Gingerbread. Here’s berni98765431′s explanation on how it was fixed:
Half a hour I read xbsals post the one whiches phones don’t boot
after flashing the gb bootloaders would need a special bin which nobody has
because nobody made a backup. But then I remembered my post in samnos thread about downgrading from wrong flashed ics leaks with my first 4 partitions attached.
The method involves downloading the partitions and flashing them. After that, it’s a matter of fixing the IMEI. Once that’s done, it’s possible to downgrade the device back to a stable Gingerbread ROM.
For more info, check out the original thread.
If developers have proven anything since the release of Android 4.1, it’s that it can run on just about any device. Recently, two LG devices have gotten the port. The first is the LG Optimus 3D, which is a dual-core device. The other is the much older LG Optimus Me P350, with it’s 600 MHz single-core processor.
XDA Senior Member keyur2maru released the unofficial CM10 port for the Optimus Me P350. The Optimus 3D received an official release from the CM Team, announced by Ricardo Cerqueira. The thread is maintained by XDA Senior Member mivv.
Both ROMs work fairly well. The official release doesn’t have a working or not working list, but users are reporting some occasional network loss, some issues with root, and a few other minor issues. The CM Team is releasing nightlies, so expect the issues to lessen over time. The P350 port is a little more rough around the edges. The current list of things not working includes:
Not Working or Partially Working:
Reboots When End Button is Pressed [We're Trying]
Sensors [Will be Fixed]
Native Usb Tethering – use an external app
Reboots When End Button is Pressed
Panorama – It Captures But it is Blank Image
So it’s not daily driver material yet, but it’s getting there.
The ICS rush is, for the most part, over with thanks to Jelly Bean coming to our devices like flies on sugar. Manufacturers have kept, after tremendously long delays, their promise to update devices to the frozen treat. However, due to the long time they have taken in doing this, many have fled what people consider “sinking ships” of devices that are seemingly forgotten by their manufacturer. The LG Optimus 3D (P920) is one such device that, to this date, has yet to see an official ICS firmware update. Any and all attempts to port ICS to the device have been through the magic of AOSP-derived projects. However, just like with HTC’s EVO 3D, the use of the 3D feature is limited, if existent at all.
Not all is lost, however. As it turns out, there is a Korean version of the P920, also known as the SU760. Sometime not too long ago, this device did see an ICS ROM surface. A few devs got their hands on this new ROM, but due to obvious hardware and software differences, it could not be directly flashed on the device—until now. XDA Forum Member xbsall has successfully ported the ICS- and 3D-loaded goodness for those people who decided to stay loyal to the LG 3D device. The new ROM has its set of quirks (mainly because it is a port), but for the most part, these are somewhat minor and have workarounds (if needed).
The dev warns that the flashing of this ROM, which is unrooted and full of LG’s bloat, will wipe out all the partitions of your device, including your Internal SD card. So, it would be wise to create a backup in case you have not done it yet. Lastly, the dev has posted several guides in the opening post of the thread for all your flashing and rooting needs, so please refer to those if you require any help with it.
I guess you have read the news in the [ALL ICS / JELLYBEAN] Related Topics / Requests / Questions [xbsall has ported ICS]
This is what you have all been waiting for the last 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? months… (or more)
This is the FIRST ICS FULL 3D ROM for the P920.
This is a direct port from SU760 (KOREAN O3D) modified to work on the P920.
This one is NOT rooted NOT cleaned from bloatware its 100% STOCK V30B.
You can find more information in the original thread.
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[Thanks GlossGhost for the tip!]
Some of the best mods, hacks, and leaks have been hidden on websites that XDA members don’t usually go to. Thankfully in most cases, those methods do eventually make it to the XDA forums where everyone can enjoy it. Sometimes its something new, like a leak for a device, but sometimes it’s an easier way of doing something we already know how to do. One instance is a Russian website that’s been hiding a much easier way to root the LG Optimus HD.
Posted to XDA by Senior Member Eklovya, the method should bring an easier alternative to root methods already in place. It should also work on most variants of the Optimus 3D, including the LG Optimus 3D Max P720, LG Optimus 3D Max P725 AND LG Opitmus Cube SU870.
The method really is very simple. You download and install an APK, run it, reboot your phone, then run the included root.bat file. After that, it’s a matter of getting SuperSU and the binaries updated, getting Busybox and pretty much anything else you need. Eklovya is also working on getting ClockworkMod recovery support for the variants of the Optimus 3D that don’t have it.
If you’re looking to root and want the easiest way, check out the root thread.
September 6, 2012 By: Haroon Q. Raja
If you have an LG Optimus 3D, you’ve surely noticed the music controls in your notifications bar. While those may come really handy for quickly controlling your music playback, they can be a waste of space if you don’t listen to music much or would prefer to use a different media player. Unfortunately, even uninstalling the stock music player doesn’t really remove these controls. That’s why XDA Member [Headcrash] has shared a method to get rid of these once and for all.
The hack involves extracting and decompiling your SystemUI.apk file. For those who don’t mind decompiling and recompiling APKs, the method is simple, clear, and straightforward.
You can find the complete instructions in the original thread.
As devices are released, the first and foremost achievement to be gained is root. First root methods are often messy and include a lot of ADB commands and complicated procedures. As development for a phone evolves, so does the root method—one click methods come out, and eventually simple guides are written that allow even the newest users gain root, recovery, and get ready for their first ROM and kernel flashes.
The LG Optimus 3D now has one such guide courtesy of XDA Forum Member MANBEARPIG69. The guide helps users through the first root using the Optimus 3D’s easiest one-click root method, and then shows users how to install ClockworkMod Recovery using ROM Manager. Of course, this is all that users need if they’re only after root and recovery, but for those looking to install some custom ROMs and kernels, MANBEARPIG69 continues the guide by suggesting some good, stable ROMs and kernels. MANBEARPIG69 also provides short explanations of what the ROMs and kernels do and how to install them. Lastly, the guide gives users a list of a few root-enabled apps besides the typical (but awesome) Titanium Backup. This is an excellent way for new Android users to really get inside their Optimus 3D, and even for more advanced users looking for the latest and easiest root methods.
If you’re looking for Optimus 3D root, recovery and more, hit up the original thread for download links, screen shots, step by step instructions and everything else you’ll need to make the Optimus 3D work how you want it.
April 17, 2012 By: Former Writer
XDA Senior Member Paki0402 has developed a tool for Windows computers that allows users to install any of the currently available recoveries for the LG Optimus 3D. The application features an easy to use GUI that will, as mentioned, flash any one of the three recoveries currently available for the Optimus 3D.
The options currently include ClockworkMod Recovery, ClockworkMod Recovery Touch and the stock Android recovery for those looking to unroot their phones. Basically, the users press which recovery they want to install and the application will slow walk them through the steps to ensure they don’t mess anything up. It’s a very pleasant application with a number of uses, specifically for those who’ve rooted their devices and have not yet ventured to flash a custom recovery.
The version is called “XDA-Edition” because the integrated help links are going directly to this thread.
You can find the download links, screen shots, and more in the original thread.
April 7, 2012 By: Former Writer
Once a mobile device earns its tenure, there often comes a point when someone compiles all of the great development work into a simple, easy-to-find post. In addition to aiding contributors to better help new users, these compilation threads even serve as a quick reference for experienced users looking to snatch up a tool or a root method.
XDA Recognized Developer The Dark Lestat has done exactly this for the LG Optimus 3D, thanks to a thread with a variety of tools and instructions to help, well, pretty much anyone. The list of tools present is pretty much your starter kit if you’re interested in rooting and modding your Optimus 3D, including the latest one-click root method, the LG flashing utility for flashing stock firmwares, and Recovery Manager. Instructions on how to use all of them are included as well.
Additionally, there’s a micro guide on changing one’s APN. This guide is still a work in progress, so there’s bound to be even more tools and tutorials to come, so users of the Optimus 3D would do well to bookmark the thread and check up later.
For additional information, many, many download links and full instructions on pretty much everything, check out the compilation thread.
Rooting a device for the first time is exciting. However, that is unfortunately not where the battle for root typically ends, despite end user wishes. When new OS or bootloader updates are released, root access is often lost. Unfortunately, the push to root the new firmware isn’t always as fervent as on the original ROM.
Luckily this isn’t the case for the LG Optimus 3D, as XDA Member darkoctavius has posted about a method that will root those LG Optimus 3Ds that lost root when they were updated to Gingerbread. Unfortunately, it only works for the V20x firmwares, so if you’re running V21 or later, you may be out of luck for the time being. For those who are on V20x, you simply plug in your phone with charge only and USB Debugging on and run the run.bat file. Because it’s a .bat, that means it’s only compatible with Windows PC at this time.
For more information, the download link and additional information, you can find all that and more in the original thread. As usual, root methods can be pretty dangerous, so be sure you read all the instructions and are doing it right.
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.
The 2011 line up of devices is hitting us fast and furiously and with new requests daily, we have to keep up with times and with what the users want and need. With this in mind, we have added a forum for the brand new LG Optimus 3D, which LG’s entry into the world of dual core devices with a 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual core CPU. On top of that, the device has the unique ability to shoot and display video in 3D thanks to the stereoscopic camera that this devices is equipped with. Needless to say a unique experience.
If you already have the device or are considering getting this, please leave some reviews, tips, or hacks that you may have come across.
You can visit the LG Optimus 3D home on XDA here.