LG Spectrum one stop download shop
Latest Update – March 3rd 2013
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 [...]
LG Spectrum one stop download shop
Latest Update – March 3rd 2013
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)
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
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.
These can be downloaded directly to your phone once rooted with CWM installed.
Other files related to The Broken Out Rom
There is are some known acceptable (at this time) issues with my minimal and EvenLess versions of this Rom
- +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.
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.
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.
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.
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
LG Spectrum Unbricking/return to Stock methods
The full unbricking set, plus some of the individual packages included in that file.
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!.
LG Spectrum stock hosts file
I have also found there are some useful files located here:
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
- 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.
- 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).
- neph81 at Android Forums for making a Touch based version of ClockWork Mod available for the LG Spectrum.
- MrB206 for generally just being Awesome and all the things he doesn’t get enough credit for.
- brianmaedche for all his hard work and testing assistance.
- 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.
- Android Forums, for providing a location for all of us Android freaks to get our fix on!
- 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.
So I downloaded Robotek HD much against my my first thoughts after reading the reviews, but I was curious. A very simple game that really does not deserve the HD in it’s title, yes the graphics are high enough rez to display well on a larger tablet sized [...]
So I downloaded Robotek HD much against my my first thoughts after reading the reviews, but I was curious. A very simple game that really does not deserve the HD in it’s title, yes the graphics are high enough rez to display well on a larger tablet sized screen; however those graphics are sub-par cartoon for 2 year old quality. The game itself is actually quite fun and I’ve put a good 20 hours or so into it already over the last 4 days (even though it has been on my Notion Ink Adam tablet for close to two and a half months already). The basic concept is that the world has been taken over by computers and you are the last human, you have to hack into all the worlds mainframes and defeat their defenses to take possession of them back.
To defeat the mainframes you have to spin a slot wheel (yes a slot wheel…) there are 3 different wheels to spin and choosing the right one at the right time will determine if you win or lose at any point in the game, sure you can do things differently, but there are key moments where a bad roll can cause you to have a very bad day. Each wheel has three icons, you get to choose the first, the second and third are random, their effects increase if you hit more than one of a kind, and they occur in the order that you received them (starting with the one you pick, it is easy to select it, you get about a 70%/30% shot at the one you want). The Developer relies on you spending money through the in app purchasing system (it uses google check out) to buy your self some VERY minimal advantages at a cost of what I consider to be more than the game is worth if I had to buy it. Without spending money, you find yourself constantly struggling, the farther you climb the greater the gap between your skills and your opponents. The good news is that the system is similar to an Emperor style card game (anyone who played Magic the Gathering will understand), the “droids” get trashed first, THEN your main system can be attacked; however there are certain abilities that will bypass this on the wheel, and when your droids go boom, you can take residual damage.
To quickly give a strategy to use to win, I recommend first putting 1 point (you gain 1 point for skills per level up) in each of the following (preferably in this order):
- Firewall Deflector
- Energy Superboost
- Critical Hit
- Messy Hack
- Repulsor Armor
- Lucky Strike
- Firewall Deflector
- Energy Superboost
- Firewall Deflector
I say this for several reasons, first off, the firewall is the only way to survive once you start fighting systems above your level, without the firewall all your droids will be destroyed before your next turn basically wasting those droids. Next is the Energy Superboost, this decreased the damage your enemies do on their next attack (immediately after the wheel spins) and increases the damage your droids will do for the next attack also. The other options I selected will benefit you in various ways, some more than others and you can pick however you want after level 9. This is not how I did it, as I really had no plan going into the game, since I really had no idea how to play (there is a tutorial and it is short, and only shows you the basics). If I had put less time into the game at this point, I would restart to follow this guide.
The next thing you need to know to survive are these simple tips:
- Round one, summon the Tankbot, he has the most HP and does the most damage (hope for an advanced one)
- Get your firewall up, firewall=life, and you may get a quick hack that steals one of your opponents droids to your side of the battle
- If you hit three of a kind you get another spin, I have seen the computer get 4 spins in a turn an decimate me
- If you have no droids and no firewall, go for a hack, you may get lucky and get a buffer AND a firewall, summoning droids at this point is not helpful, the enemies will just kill them and rank up.
|AppBrain link – Free||http://www.appbrain.com/app/robotek/net.hexage.robotek.hd|
|AppBrain link – Paid||free game with in game purchases, no ads|
Marketplace direct DL links
|Free Version||https://market.android.com/details?id=net.hexage.robotek.hd||Paid Version|
I’ve been doing a bit of work lately,
- I have a new Rom installed on my HTC Evo, the MikG 2.3 Rom with Sense 2.1+3.0
- I’ve added the poorly placed in the top left corner Google +1 button to the site
- I am going to flash a new Rom on my Notion Ink Adam here in about three hours
- Finally got my Xbox 360 setup so I can get audio and video on my PC monitor (HD TV) and my TV
- Reimaged my laptop, three times… still having issues with it, going to have to spend most of tomorrow on it I fear
- Finally ordered a replacement fan for the top of my Thermaltake PC case, it has been acting up for about 12 months now!
- Not to mention a bunch of housework
All my apps are reinstalled, but not yet configured, Thank you Titanium Backup for helping with that, just bought the Pro License, a bit pricey, but’ll just eat at home this week!
It was either that or the bottom left… haven’t figured out where else to put it with this theme, but I’m looking.
I have to go mow the lawn first, it looks so bad I’ve started singing “Welcome to the Jungle” every time I go outside!
Video has been working for a couple of months, but I couldn’t find the adapter I needed to do the audio, so I bought another yesterday, paid too much for that too..
I hope it fits, the manufacturer claims they are 230mm fans in there now, but when I measured it with my tape measure it was only 203mm (fan size) and about 214mm from end to end of the case opening and I’m afraid I’ll have to remove the Motherboard to replace it…
So, deal with the Google +1 button where it is, I’ll probably not get around to moving it for 3 -12 months (I say that as I have a baby due in less than 4 months), I’ll try and get another 5 or so Android apps posted up this week, a write-up on my Evo and Adam Roms, and maybe I’ll even finally get pictures put up for the apps pages! I did take 383 screen shots on my Adam using the ShootMe app, but they all came out as blank black screens… so I’ll try again later. I’ve also added and updated my Notion Ink Adam Roms page, a LOT the last week or so, now make sure you head over and take a look! Doubt I’ll do the same for my Evo though, as they seem to have things well in hand on their own.
So, my Notion Ink Adam, PixelQi WiFi model, finally arrived, and let me tell you it sure came quick! I got shipping notification on March 28th, that it was travelling from the factory in china to the shipping depot in china. It arrived in Hong Kong on the [...]
So, my Notion Ink Adam, PixelQi WiFi model, finally arrived, and let me tell you it sure came quick! I got shipping notification on March 28th, that it was travelling from the factory in china to the shipping depot in china. It arrived in Hong Kong on the 29th and UPS dropped it off at my door on the 31st! It was apparent by looking at the packaging that my Adam was returned to the factory and had the update applied, as you can see where they re-stickered the box.
I spent some time messing around with it, but mostly went right into installing and testing apps! So, I’ll get right to it and make a list of what worked and what did not. Then as I get the app pages up I’ll link each one to their respective pages so you can connect and access them. I am looking for a way to link to them on the Amazon app store also (shouldn’t be too hard) and I’ll get links up for both Google and Amazon. Note, this was all done with the stock OS install, I have not modified the OS in anyway.
Had a couple of issues already, I was using a 2GB USB stick to do some app side loading, and when I removed it, added some more files to it, and replaced it, the sniffer showed the used and max size correctly, but was unable to browse the contents, I had already added Android Mate and tried to use that to browse the contents, but it had the same issue. only a complete shutdown and restart got the USB reading correctly (yes I tested it on my Desktop Ubuntu system and it was still working fine from there). Also, all the leaves I open in the Ribbon are closed after switching to the desktop view of the apps. I also have issues getting the notification bar to disappear and when trying to get it back. And having issues getting the leaves view to go away and the desktop/home screen to come up. you are supposed to do a two finger swipe down, but that doesn’t work. If I tap on the time in the alpha leaf, then I get the desktop.
- Android Mate
- seems to work good, only noticed one glitch, when you first start up the file explorer it gives you a standard view, if you go into the SD card, thn go up a level it shows you the Actual view for the Adam (adds the USB device option and the second SD card option, neither of witch are available when it launches to the root explorer view
- installs fine, settings screen works, can assign it as the default keyboard, but when going to use it it force closes every time.
- installs and works pretty good, although on first test it appears the Adam has a VERY short range, my HTC Evo picks up 6-8 wifi’s in my house, the Adam found 3
- Better Terminal Emulator Pro
- on first launch it is supposed to download extra components, this process fails. I’ll have to check by reinstalling it on my Evo to see if this is just the app
- Su File Manager and Terminal
- installed and launches with no issues; however I never ended up using it on my Evo, decided I liked another app and never got around to trying this one, so I have no idea how to use it! I did notice that the buttons at the bottom of the screen are 80% off the screen, so I cannot tell what they do without pressing them. I also could not get the on screen KB to display when trying to use this app, so it got uninstalled.
- Remote VNC Pro
- Seems to be working fine;
however the connection was refused when trying to view my desktop. I’ll have to mess with it some more as I use it on my HTC Evo all the time and have not had issues there… scratch that, just tried and it was refused on my Evo also, probably something not running after my last reboot I just need to check my Ubuntu machine. Will update this after I do soOk, so after turning on remote desktop again (must have been an update that reset it, or an involuntary restart of the system , I have had a couple over the last 2 months, and those were the only times my system has been restarted, except after a kernel update… this app is working perfectly, I love the extra large display the Adam gives me over my HTC Evo, making it much easier to see what is going on with my desktop machine. Only issue is that I wish it supported dual monitors, but I think that is a limitation of VNC not the App, still it would be nice to put a switch display option in the app.
- Installed with no issues, was able to log in and it showed my contacts, will test a call and some texting later
- Bank of America app
- received message “failed to install” from my archived version off my HTC Evo, will try to DL from the BoA website later.
- Flight Director
- installed and played a game for about 15 minutes or so with no issues. It seemed to not want to register my touches when the planes were too close to the edges of the screen, but otherwise worked fine (I just made sure to let the planes fully on screen), also the graphics were just about stretched to the max, edges were just starting to get blurry, but was completely playable.
- Amazon App store
- first thing I installed, of course! And the first thing I noticed, after logging in was that all the apps I purchased for my Evo were sitting right there for me to Download!
- Angry Birds Rio
- Using the Amazon App store, I downloaded AB:Rio and it is fantastic! huge improvement in the game, although most things are subtle. On the Adam I can zoom out and actually see the entire board, on the HTC Evo even zoomed out all the way, I still had to slide the screen left and right on some levels. Have not had that yet on the Adam. plus the larger display is great! I wish I could have a 10.1″ cell phone! It is so easy to see everything on the larger display, no Idea how I existed with a 2.1″ WinMo phone! (I’d use a BT headset of course…) I also put AB:Seasons on my Adam
- Fruit Ninja
- Already bought this from the Google Market, but it was a freebie on amazon, so I added it to my Adam, plays great, but seriously need a graphical overhaul! not made for large screens! made me feel like I was playing an NES on a 55″ display!
- System Panel
- bought this app for my Evo also, I love this app a lot! It is definitively my most used app, a memory manager, CPU/RAM/Battery charge monitor, apk installer/uninstaller, and it does app archiving! However, it is not able to tell me the current CPU speed (blame that on the dual core Tegra2!)
- Battery Time Lite
- Another fantastic App that I have on my HTC Evo, my wife’s old Samsung Moment, and her new HTC Evo Shift, not sure if I can live without it! even though I cannot make a widget on my Adam, having the notification bar information is more than good enough! It even has a setting in the newer version for the Notion Ink Adam so it correctly determines remaining battery life!
- Robo Defense
- The first game I ever bought for Android and either the first or second app too, I love this game, finding out that it works on my Adam is the greatest thing ever. Even though I am on level 1600+ on my HTC Evo, I’ll give it all up to start over on my Adam, just to play on the larger screen! Next I want to play it in windowed mode, so once I get to the point where I can fire it up and leave it sit till the end of the level, I’d love to be able to do something else while waiting!
- Diner Dash 2
- Never heard of it, but it was an Amazon.com freebie, so I gave it a shot. The background graphics are a set size, so it only sets up the top left corner of the screen, the bad news is that anything that pops up in game (the cook, tables, customers) are all set to % of the screen locations, instead of set locations, so you end up with the background image in the top left, tables way off to the right, the cook is hanging out in the bushes, and customers are in the far bottom left corner. All easily fixable by the dev, and issues that can be dealt with while playing. I actually prefer fixed settings instead of stretching as the game retains its look and feel, vs. getting all stretched out and the graphics turning to poo.
- I really like the concept of this style game so I bought it hoping for some updates, the only thing that has been updated that was useful is the ability to use the search button in place of pressing the trackball to get more info about things. The graphics are very low res and do not stretch to the Adam’s screen size, or ration, so all circles become ovals and the images are very fuzzy, still playable, but gave me a headache after two levels. also the restore feature fails to maintain your place if you exit the game for any reason, so you will have to start the level over. Also wants to connect to the Android Market which I have not installed yet, gave me an error that it was “cannot bind to Market” more or less word for word.
- Network Discovery
- installed fine, took a couple of tries to get it to launch the first time, all of the settings work, was able to download the NIC database with no issues, but the scan finds nothing, nada, zero, zip, zilch!
- FallDown 3D
- Fun 3D accelerometer based game, seems to work pretty good, although the graphics could afford to be higher res. A very addicting game, I found myself playing 4 levels at midnight last night before I could put it down and go to bed! Glad I did too, as I learned the accelerometer in in my Adam is not so good… I could not get to center, I had to go left, right, up, down, but could not stay in the center, and diagonals failed to work most of the time too, needless to say I did not get very far in the game.
- The Engadget app works fantastic, except you are stuck in portrait mode… upside down (the Adam grip is on the right instead of the left), everything else worked great!
- I love Bubbles, great for the kids, or killing 30 seconds for yourself! worked perfectly, the graphics were a good resolution, could be better, but most won’t notice. It also utilizes the entire display, so good job there on the coding! I did play with it a bit to look at the accelerometers and discovered that all directions seemed to work fine, including the diagonals, except down (in landscape orientation with the camera at the top), this seemed to bring me to center and the bubble stopped moving. the diagonals worked fine in the down/left and down/right, but just tilted down did not work at all. may need to calibrate my Adam? after all I had to calibrate my HTC Evo when I first powered it on back on launch day…
- Gem Miner: Dig Deeper
- Great Game, I love it on my phone, killed many hours there, not so great on the big screen, again gives me deja vu of playing an NES on a movie theatre screen… really big and really out of focus… while it would be nice to see a larger area of the map (even though it is mostly black during a majority of the game, I’d be just as happy if the game played at a set size instead of stretching. All features seemed to work however.
- Everything seemed to work fine, since I am planning on wiping my Adam and installing a different rom in the next 24 hours, I did not configure a connection, but tried the quick connection and it seemed to work well, but I have the timeout a bit too fast for me to type my password on a virtual KB! so my Ubuntu desktop closed the connection before I could get completely connected.
- Wolfram Alpha
- installed, launched, and connected to the site quickly and efficiently. worked exactly the same as on my HTC Evo, just wish I could do widgets (soon!)
- installed fine, failed to load. Used a version pulled off my HTC Evo, not available on the Amazon Marketplace yet… I tried going to facebook.com to see if I could DL it from there, but the default Adam browser only sends out desktop mode, and has no setting to change to Android, so websites don’t know I am on an android device, just a generic desktop webkit browser, I may take the time to add Dolphin HD (also not on amazon, not sure I feel like pulling it off my HTC Evo at this point) to my Adam before wiping it to see if I can get Facebook direct from the site and if it will work
- Shoot U!
- love it, bought it, works great on the Adam!
- Smart Keyboard Pro
- Much better than the stock one, takes up less space, has transparency mode, but they replaced the enter key with a search key, wtf
- Installed, worked great until I hit the EM Spectrum tab, as I have no 3G module in my Adam it just hung on trying to contact it. The wifi data continued to update, but all I could do was wait for the force close window (non-responsive) to pop up and kill the app.
- Rainy Days
- Failed to install
- ShapeWriter Keyboard
- Installed and worked great, although I was incapable of entering a highly complex password using the keyboard and had to switch back to one of the other KB’s installed. Also of note, it has a set size and does not stretch; however it still takes up the entire portion of the screen as if it did stretch…
Ok, well I am going to stop testing here and go to a new Rom next. I wanted to use EdenX as my default Rom, as I wanted to keep the Eden UI while also having more traditional Android options available to me, but the recent announcement of the lead hacker on EdenX quiting work on it kind of makes me want to skip it… we shall see, I have everything setup so I can flash back to stock, so I am not worried.
again, I will get back to adding proper reference links to this post in the future, I guess I’ve either been getting lazy on my writing, or I just have more to say than time to say it in!