November 18, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
Most users get really excited when source-built, AOSP-based ROMs show up for their devices. When CM, AOKP, or ParanoidAndroid hit a new device, it’s a pretty big deal. Afterward, modders and tweakers try to make it even more customized. LG Optimus One users now have a tool to help customize the CM experience.
The tool is called CM10 ROM Editor, and it’s a pretty easy tool to use. It was released by XDA Senior Member bill.weckel, and it’s compatible only with the members of the LG Optimus One family. CM10 ROM Editor is, as stated, pretty simple. According to bill.weckel, here are the features:
Remove system apps or convert them to user apps
LatinIME Keyboard Editor – Create a mini LatinIME.apk from the language dictionaries you choose
User Apps Manager – Manage system apps converted to user apps as well as including apps from your local filesystem
Recycle Bin – Restore files accidentally removed from the current build
More to come…
This is a nifty tool for those who want to cut down on the ROM size even or perform other minor tweaks. After all, with older devices like the LG Optimus One, every megabyte counts. For more details, check out the original thread.
For those unfamiliar, TWRP stands for Team Win Recovery Project. It’s an open source recovery for Android devices that offers an advanced touch-based UI and Open Recovery Script support, as well as several other features not offered in other recoveries.
This port comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member Ron G, and based on the user response, it is working virtually bug-free on the device. Installation is as simple as flashing the provided file from your existing recovery.
You can find more information, the complete feature list and the download link in the forum thread.
August 19, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
In many cases, when you update to a new version of Android, it can be difficult to climb back down to an older version. We’ve brought you coverage on various methods for different devices, and some of them are downright dangerous. However, if done correctly, you can update in a manner that will let you go back should you want or need to. One such method has recently been released for the LG Optimus One P500.
The method is a modified version of a dual booting application originally developed by XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar. Called MultiROM, the original app couldn’t support different kernels. In essence, you had to run both ROMs on the same kernel. And naturally, you can’t use the same kernel for Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich. Thus, the application was modified by XDA Senior Member arnab321 to allow for multiple kernels—one for each ROM. This then allows for ROMs from different versions of Android to be flashed.
It is not difficult to use. Users need to install the application and follow the prompts to get a ROM installed to the SD card. From there, you can run multiple ROMs, and thus give Ice Cream Sandwich a try without losing the ability to go back to Gingerbread if things don’t work out. For further instructions and download links, go to the application thread.
Although LG’s latest addition to the Optimus family and Virgin Mobile exclusive Optimus V is yet to have its own official home here at XDA, work in the Android Software Development section of the site has demonstrated that the device can easily be rooted – and within a week of its release!
The device is actually very similar to Sprint’s Optimus S, and is a variant of the Optimus One (whose section on the forums is located here). As a result, it isn’t a shock to learn that the Optimus V is also rootable using the SuperOneClick method.
LG announced last year that they would be rolling out Gingerbread updates for all Optimus One phones at some time in the future.
XDA member sublimewulf discoverer of the compatibility of the V with SuperOneClick, has created a thread with quick instructions on how to root your newly purchased LG and some useful modifications that let you get more out of it than Virgin Mobile had originally intended. The developer promises that he will soon release a line of stock ROMs for the device to remove much of the bloatware found within.
To learn how to root the Optimus V, read the developer’s thread.
Well, all of you P500 owners that were suffering due to the device not exactly performing the way it should have, we have news for you. Most of your functionality issues are due to a bug in the stock kernel that causes the CPU usage to shoot up all the way to 100% whenever the screen is tapped. This basically translates into your device begging for mercy whenever you try to use it for anything, and don’t get us started on playing games. Luckily, XDA member mik_os has come up with a fixed kernel that addresses this issue and therefore brings new life to this device. The kernel itself is still being thoroughly tested, but once its finished, it promises to be that which you have been desperately waiting for.
Have you used the dev’s kernel yet? If so, please leave some feedback, particularly if you run into any issues with it.
Now hack is not dirty, just found that driver has native implementation of “sleep”.
Result: 15-30% cpu use with tap down.
You can find more information in the kernel thread.
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November 17, 2010 By: egzthunder1
It seems that the little green guys keeps taking on different forms and shapes, and as a result of that, we keep finding new places for them to live and prosper. The latest 3 to grace the wonderful xda-developers with their presence are the Motorola Droid Pro, which resembles the offspring of a Blackberry and a Droid, another member of the LG family, the Optimus P500, and finally, our second tablet forum ever the Viewsonic G. Each and everyone of these devices has its unique features that characterize them, which have given them a home on XDA. If you have some ideas, know about some developments going on for any of these, or simply would like to write down your thoughts, make sure that you visit the different fora.