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Work-in-Progress KitKat OmniROM with for the LG Optimus Black

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Google made a point to state that KitKat could run well on devices with as little as 512 MB of RAM. In the time since its release, we’ve talked about many projects that brought Android 4.4 to the most unexpected targets. And in addition to the memory requirements, the device must also have enough storage to house the ROM and GApps.

The  was released two-and-a-half years ago with Android 2.2 Froyo. Some devices simply refuse to find a permanent home in the drawer and gather dust, and the Optimus Black is one of these devices. A few weeks ago, XDA Senior Member Evisceration introduced an experimental build of OmniROM. Development is still at very early stage, so most of things aren’t w. . . READ ON »

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Guide for Porting the LG Weather/Clock Widget to any ROM

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The weather widget has, since the days of TouchFLO in Windows Mobile, become an iconic feature on most smartphones. Its main purpose in life is to make your life a little simpler by giving you snippets of information regarding the weather in your neck of the woods (or anywhere in the world). In this day and age, the Android ecosystem has spawned several different variants of the infamous widget, each one presenting different features and eye candy animations. Manufacturers also present their own versions of it and LG is no exception. The weather/clock widget from the LG UI is a nice looking, animated widget that pretty much looks great on any home screen (YMMV, of course).

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Convert LG KDZ ROMs to Bin/FLS with LG Automatic ROM Converter

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While there are tools available to convert ROMs from one type to the next, they sometimes require a number of steps, and are often complicated and frustrating. This is especially true for devices that have their own ROM file type such as Motorola’s SBF or LG’s KDZ. As development on Android continues, it was only a matter of time before developers found a way to switch from those proprietary file types to something a little easier to work with.

For the LG Optimus Black, and possible other LG devices as well, there is now a tool that automatically converts KDZ ROMs to Bin/FLS types with just one click. Developed by XDA Forum Member jes0411, the automated ROM converter also has a number of other feature. . . READ ON »

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LG Announces Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade Schedule, Begins In Q2 2012

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LG has announced their schedule for Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Similar to Samsung and Sony Ericsson, only their 2011 models will get the official update to Android 4.0.

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.

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LG Optimus Black Forums Added

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We hadn’t added anything in a while, so after much deliberation and tons of requests, we have decided to give LG Optimus Black owners a little spot to play, hack, develop, and do everything that is normally done on XDA. The device seems a bit on the medium to low end side, considering some of the other higher end devices that LG has been putting out lately. However, it still packs quite a punch with  a 1 GHz OMAP 3630 processor from Texas Instruments, 512 MB, and a few other features including a very slim profile, the “now” mandatory 5 MP camera, and a few other perks. The only downside of this device is that it comes loaded with Froyo 2.2.1, which is likely the more reason for so many people requesting . . . READ ON »

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