Jelly Bean has made its way across these forums at a fever-pitch. Practically every day, we report on another device receiving support in some form, and the list continues to grow. Now, thanks to Team EaglesBlood and XDA Recognized Developer doniqcc, T-Mobile G2x owners have received a pre-alpha AOSP build of JellyBean and now can join in on all the hype.
According to EaglesBlood, there will be no support provided for this release, as it is still in development. The guys from EaglesBlood just wanted to give the G2x community a taste of JellyBean and give users the chance to take the latest version of Android for a spin. This is a “barebones” AOSP build, and is not yet fully functional. The developerss are fully aware of what is working and what is not, and ask that users please not report problems or bugs at this time. According to their running list of things currently broken:
*Audio doesn't work *Data tends to cut off at times. A "hot-reboot" usually fixes it and this is due to audio not working. *Phone will not enter 'Sleep Mode', again due to audio malfunctioning. *Mobile Data Network: Data IS working, but you might need to cause the phone to hot-reboot (...easiest way is by connecting to non-encrypted network, which in turn usually fails.) It's due to a SIM-card thing... *On cold-boot the SIM card status is not correct.
If you have a G2x and want to get a glimpse of things to come, check out Team EaglesBlood’s ROM thread for their pre-alpha release of JellyBean 4.1.
May 16, 2011 By: mic_888
If you want to do more with the stock camera on your T-Mobile LG G2x, take a look at XDA forum member flexnix‘s DIY fisheye lens attachment.
The mod is completely removable as proven by the XDA member who has just used the same lens attachment from his Samsung Vibrant and attached it to his G2x (photo is of the Vibrant).
The lens has a magnetic ring on the rear which needs to attach to a ring on your camera which will need adhesive applied.
The forum member has mentioned only one issue in that the flash will be semi-blocked.
For more information, including lots more example photos using the lens, head on over to the modification thread.
Due to it being T-Mobile’s latest flagship device, it comes as no surprise to learn that the powerful LG G2x and its world-travelling cousin, the Optimus 2x, have been given their first official builds of the most popular custom ROM on Earth: CyanogenMod.
Nightly builds popped up for both the P990 (Optimus 2x) and the P999 (G2x) earlier today. Although they are official releases from the CyanogenMod team, as opposed to ports by other developers, the fact that these are only ‘nightlies’ hints that they may not at the moment be completely stable or bug-free. Known problems include issues with video capture, audio and auto-brightness.
Nonetheless, if you’ve been dying to try out the Gingerbread-based CyanogenMod 7 for your shiny new LG, it’s now a possibility. Download links can be found in this thread for the Optimus 2x and this thread for the G2x (make sure you pick the right one!).
As the battle of the dual cores rages on between our favorite (and not so favorite) manufacturers, and we are luckily stuck in the middle of this being showered with more and more options for our next purchases of mobile devices. The second phone to go live blessed with the technology of dual core processors (notice I said phones and not devices, as there are a few tabs with this in them already) comes from LG, who in coincidentally a late comer into the smartphone game. The LG Optimus 2X, also known as the T-Mobile G2x (thank you T-Mobile for the utterly confusing branding on this one) has finally been released by the US carrier. Neatly packed with features, and blazing fast performance, the G2x promises to be a good contender for the Atrix (minus the dock, that is) and the upcoming HTC Sensation, the latter being rumored to hit T-Mobile US as well upon its launch.
If you have gotten a chance to get your hands on one of these yet, please drop a few lines in the new forum that we created for it.
You can visit the T-Mobile G2x home on XDA here.