April 29, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
As we’ve mentioned before, keeping root through an OTA update can sometimes be tricky. If users are not vigilant, they may end up “upgrading” to an OTA where the root method has been patched, leaving tinkerers in the cold until a new root method is discovered. It’s generally always best to wait for a rooted update. While a rooted version of the latest update isn’t yet available on the LG Revolution, you can now retain root through the OTA update.
XDA Senior Member mtmichaelson, who’s already brought some helpful tools to the Revolution before, has written up a nice, easy and short method to help users keep root through the OTA update. The method is pretty simple. First, users need to be on the ZV7 firmware. From there, you flash a quick mod in recovery and flash the OTA. Finally, you flash an included .bat that gets you back onto a custom recovery.
You can find the full tutorial and more in the original thread.
March 7, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
While being rooted and having a custom ROM with all kinds of goodies are great, some users prefer the stock feel of their Android devices and like how they felt right out of the box—bloatware and all. It is with this in mind that XDA Senior Member mtmichaelson created an application to re-install any stock app that was removed with Gingervolt on the LG Revolution.
The application is pretty simple to use, and should be a process everyone is familiar with. Download the .zip, extract it, connect the phone, and run the installer. From there, simply follow the step-by-step instructions in the installer. It should be noted that the installer is in .bat format, so for now it’s for Windows only.
There are a couple of drawbacks, however. You must be on the stock kernel that comes with Gingervolt or on mtmichaelson’s own kernel. Additionally, some of the applications aren’t too compatible with being deodexed, and may not work. As, make a backup before doing anything, just in case something goes wrong.
You can find the full instructions, download links, and further explanation in the original thread
The LG family of devices seems to be growing stronger and larger as time goes by and as such, their penetration into the smartphone market is becoming a force to be reckoned with. A few months back, LG introduced a new device that was going to revolutionize their brand, the LG Revolution. Most specs are rather common for the device, which boasts a 4.3 inch screen with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor on it, a 5 MP camera, and other not-so impressive specs. However, this is the first LG device equipped with LTE technology, which can take advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The stock rom is Android 2.2.1 (Froyo), so there is the very high possibility that people who have it and have been able to crack it open, are currently running Gingerbread roms on it.
If you have one and would like to share whatever bits and pieces of knowledge you have on this device, be sure to share it with the rest of the community.
You can visit the LG Revolution home on XDA here.
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