LG Spectrum – one stop download shop

LG Spectrum one stop download shop

last updated December 15th 2013

All links are permanently down,

I am sorry to say that after a good long run, all files were forcibly removed from my website by my webhost. Apparently the storage array I was hosted on was low on space, and they did an audit of all the sites on it and went through and analyzed the files there. There seems to be a clause in my hosting agreement wherein “file sharing” and “personal file storage” are forbidden. All files were delete pertaining to this device and all other Android devices that I had shared.

I apologize for the inconvenience this will cause some people, I do not even have a local backup of the files as I cleared my local copy off after I sold my Adam. I wish those of you still using this awesome and ground breaking Tablet the best of luck. I just wish there had been more devices made by Notion Ink as I still miss the ability to switch to eink mode and despise constantly hunting for a charger to keep my large screen devices running.

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I have moved all the blah blah blah to the bottom of this page, so you can more easily get to what you are looking for. Additionally for those who skip this page and just go to the files (joelperryproductions.com/spectrum) I have started adding a text file into each directory with the url for support/the source where I obtained the files. This will also be there for files I have not yet received approval to mirror, so if you are hunting something and I do not have authorization to distribute it, you will find a directory for it with a text doc that will direct you to the location to obtain the file and support. Last but not least, I want to give a special thanks to MTMichaelson for giving us our first Rom, the one all others were built from until ICS, and PlayfulGod, Death2All, and TDM for all their hard work on getting us ICS. Click their names if you want to donate to them.

I have not modified any files unless otherwise noted (currently, only EvenLess files are modified from the source)


Rooting
These files contain everything you need to root an LG Spectrum, pick a “linux” file if you are not using Windows, those are based on the official one for Windows, only I have modified it somewhat and re-written it for linux. Please act consciously and READ THE SCRIPT! before running it. Please note, the Linux scripts have been updated on May 27th, 2012 again on May 30th 2012.

Note for Linux users: if you have not configured your computer to recognize the LG Spectrum via USB, these scripts will do it for you when run using sudo or as a root user. This is the only thing the script does that requires root access. If you do not run the script as root, it will only work after you manually configure your computer.
This can be done by copying the line that requires root access and pasting it after typing “sudo”, then run the script without root access and it will error and skip the part requiring root, all of the rest of the script will work without root.

Official All in one Root file
AllinOnePackageSpectrum.zip
linux-spectrum-root-hosts-CWM-touch-bootloop-fix.7z
linux-spectrum-root-hosts-touch-bootloop-fix.7z
linux-spectrum-hosts-CWM-touch-bootloop-fix.7z


IceCream Sandwich Roms
These can be downloaded directly to your phone once rooted with CWM installed.

files removed as they were all pre beta and not at all useful any more.

GApps
gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip


GingerBread Roms
These can be downloaded directly to your phone once rooted with CWM installed.

Black Plague

Broken Out Rom
BrokenOutSpectrum3.0.zip
EvenLess-v3.0.zip+
broken3.0-removed.7z
EvenLess3.0-added.7z

Other files related to The Broken Out Rom

UnCenterClock.zip

Archived Broken Out Rom files

There is are some known acceptable (at this time) issues with my minimal and EvenLess versions of this Rom

  1. +Since I am not yet familiar with modifying .apk files, after the SIM activation and language selection setup app runs (the Verizon setup app), it will force close, then run itself again. you may press home to get out of the app AFTER the force close popup, then uninstall it later with your choice of system app uninstallers, it is not necessary but to run one time. The force close is caused by a call upon exit of the Verizon setup app that loads the Google Setup App, which I have removed to save 1.6MB or so on the Rom size.

HoLoS

Please note that all HoloS Rom files have been renamed to remove the “space” in the name, this makes working with it in linux a bit easier, and me happier.

HoLoS-3.2.6.zip
HoLoS-3.2.5.zip
Holo_S_v2.zip

Plagued Ninjroid

Please note that all plagued Ninjroid Rom files have been renamed to remove the “space” in the name, this makes working with it in linux a bit easier, and me happier.

LGs-GingerCream-v2.0.zip
plagued-NinJroid-v1.1.zip
plagued-NinJroid-v1.zip


Kernels

Black Plague Kernel

BlitzKrieg Kernel
BlitzKriegKernel3.0.zip

Popcorn Kernel – Also has a home on Rootz.
PopcornKernel-v2.0-FiNAL.zip
PopcornKernel-v1.0-FiNaL.zip
PopcornKernel-v0.1_rc1.zip


Tools
various things you may find useful that may or may not be included in other files available here, I cannot guarantee they are up to date, or that I will update them when newer versions become available. They are just here, because they “might” be useful to someone, older versions have been removed due to the recent dual zero day exploits released, but I will only use links for the newest on this page to keep the page length down. Also, the Android NDK & ADT files and Java JDK .rpm files are also located on the server, but not linked here.

Android SDK
installer_r21.1-windows.exe
android-sdk_r21.1-linux.tgz

Oracle Java 7
I also have the jre files in the same folder, you can navigate to it and download them if you wish. http://joelperryproductions.com/spectrum/tools/java
jdk-7u15-windows-i586.exe
jdk-7u15-linux-i586.tar.gz
jdk-7u15-windows-x64.exe
jdk-7u15-linux-x64.tar.gz

ClockWork Mod Touch Recovery
cwm_touch.img
cwm_bootloop_fix.zip
BlockOTASpectrum.zip
CWM-Root-Installer-LG-Spectrum-4G.zip


LG Spectrum Unbricking/return to Stock methods
The full unbricking set, plus some of the individual packages included in that file.
Full_Spectrum_un-brick_tool.zip
LG_Tools.zip
LG VZW_United_WHQL_v2.4.1.zip
SYSTEM_DUMP-VS920-ZV3.zip
SYSTEM_DUMP-VS920-ZV4.zip
V6_stock_rooted.zip
spectrum_boot.img


Stock files
a collection of files taken from the stock installation on the LG Spectrum, made available just in case you need them. There have been issues getting these installed, I recommend adding them to a Rom and flashing that Rom over your current without wiping first. warning the EvenLess Rom Installs and others MIGHT wipe your data automatically on install. Please make backups/nandroids of your system first!.

Stock Apps

Hosts File
LG Spectrum stock hosts file

Audio Files
LG Spectrum stock system/sounds files
LG Spectrum stock system/media files


Revert to Stock V4 or V6
LG Spectrum stock V4 Rom restorer
LG Spectrum stock V4 Rom
LG Spectrum stock V6 Rom

I have also found there are some useful files located here:
http://androidinvasion.us/apps/


below you find all of the info that used to be at the top of this page, moved for your convenience…

Early in March I left Sprint, my cell phone carrier since 1997. Even though they have great plan rates, unlimited data at the same price of approx 2GB plans with other carriers. I finally got rid of my HTC Evo. Sprint really messed up, and I am sure they had a lot of subscriber loss because of it. Ok, here is some back story for those that don’t know what I am talking about. Sprint (first) removed the 1 year upgrade ability from anyone without 10 years of service to them (I was on another persons account until 2004, so did not qualify any more), they did this right before everyone who pre-ordered (or bought at or shortly after launch) the first HTC Evo was able to upgrade on the one year upgrade schedule. Then they shortly thereafter removed the one year upgrade plan completely, I am not sure on the timing, so I don’t know if they screwed everyone that bought an Evo out of the one year upgrade. But, what they did at the same time was to completely screw themselves by changing to a 21 month upgrade time. Then Sprint waiting until 1 month AFTER the 21 month upgrade window for HTC Evo first month purchasers, before they announced a new model available exactly 2 years after the original Evo. I was more than ready to get rid of my phone at that time, and did.

So I bought an LG Spectrum and moved to Verizon, bad news for me, it has the same class processor as the original HTC Evo (Qualcomm SnapDragon S3), only in a dual core and higher clock speed. Not to mention the “New” HTC Evo model coming to Sprint exactly 2 years after the original, has the “next” generation model of said processor (Qualcomm SnapDragon S4), with LTE on chip and at a 28nm die process, improving battery performance and computational power. Needless to say I am a bit upset, although… I now have 4G LTE service anywhere I go around my house within a 30 minute drive, and most everywhere else, vs. only having 3G, on Sprint, Everywhere, except in my house where I had 1x or roam only service. I moved at the beginning of this year and my Sprint phone frequently drops to 1x or no signal in my home. On Verizon I have seen my phone drop to 3G, but never for more than 3 seconds and to tell the truth, only once or twice at that. Not to mention Verizon gave me $85 to trade in my HTC Evo, and I bought the Spectrum for $19.99 on Newegg (at the time it was $50 on Amazon), although Amazon.com and a few other places now sell it for $0.00 or $0.01. (update 6-4-2012 the prices have gone back up)

Now I am happy with my purchase; however I see a MASSIVE phone envy coming my way by the end of this year. The Qualcomm S4 will most likely be around for 2-3 more years, unless Android changes to “requiring” 4 core CPUs in order to run Android 5.0 or 6.0 (or 4.5 if they go that route), then the S4 will get pushed aside for an S4.5 with quad core (if technically possible), else an S5 chip. According to Wikipedia’s page on the SnapDragon, the Quad Core S5 2.0-2.5GHz processor will be available in Q1 2013. So unless Google makes such a requirement in a soon to be released future version of Android, It looks like I may have to hold out for 3 years before I upgrade, unless I want to get stuck with the “old model” CPU as my only upgrade options, similar to what happened to me this time, as I could not wait, and my cell service is horrible in my new home (I’ll probably be moving anyway at the end of the year, this is just a rental).

Thanks go out to

  1. Security Researcher Dan Rosenberg for rooting the LG Spectrum quite quickly (exactly 1 month after the phone launch and 3 weeks before I bought it.
  2. mtmichaelson over at Android Forums for creating the first LG Spectrum Rom and adding a custom Kernel. Also, for putting together the All in One rooting and CWM install method for the LG Spectrum, using the vulnerability found by Dan (djrbliss).
  3. neph81 at Android Forums for making a Touch based version of ClockWork Mod available for the LG Spectrum.
  4. MrB206 for generally just being Awesome and all the things he doesn’t get enough credit for.
  5. brianmaedche for all his hard work and testing assistance.
  6. Koush for creating the CWM Touch version for the LG Nitro that the LG Spectrum version is based off. Sorry but I cannot find a link for info on it; however if you have a Nitro and Rom Manager, you can download it through the Rom Manager App.
  7. Android Forums, for providing a location for all of us Android freaks to get our fix on!
  8. Secure Mecca for the blocking hosts file that I use with my linux rooting install scripts, and have been using on my personal systems for almost 2 years now.

The links above will take you to the forum pages at Android Forums or Dan’s blog page, referencing all of the information I thanked everyone for. I will also link to these below again as I share the files from here as a mirror location and will continue to do so, and add new files for as long as I own my Spectrum (which looks like at least October 2013…) I also have a couple of addition/modified files I will post here that I use personally; however I probably will not provide most of them elsewhere. Easier to maintain that way, sorry for anyone who doesn’t like that idea. If I have any files below that you are responsible for providing to the community and do not like me providing it from my website, let me know, and I will take it down, no questions asked.

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