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.
not too much content this time (unless I get carried away again). couple of neat articles I read today (not the most trusted sources for news, but you have to make your own decisions… (both the things I started this post to talk about came from
not too much content this time (unless I get carried away again). couple of neat articles I read today (not the most trusted sources for news, but you have to make your own decisions… (both the things I started this post to talk about came from blogs.zdnet.com ) (another note, all links on my site “SHOULD” open in new windows, for some reason they never implemented “open link in a new tab” feature to HTML, or I just haven’t found it yet)
VirtualBox 3.1 - has been released with it’s new “big” feature… “teleport”. some people might recognize this as being extremely similar to IBM’s Power System’s Live Partition Mobility. in a nutshell this means:
Partition mobility provides the ability to move a logical partition from one system to another. Live (or active) partition mobility allows you to move a running logical partition, including its operating system and applications, from one system to another. The applications do not need to be shut down. Inactive partition mobility allows you to move a powered off (or deactivated) logical partition from one system to another.
Live Partition Mobility
Live partition mobility allows you to migrate running AIX and Linux partitions and their hosted applications from one physical server to another without disrupting the infrastructured services. The migration operation, which takes just a few seconds, maintains complete transactional integrity. The migration transfers the entire system environment, including processor state, memory, attached virtual devices, and connected users.
(actually quoted from the IBM training manual for IBM course AU78 “System p LPAR and Virtualization II: Implementing Advanced Configurations” a training class I took in July of this year) and so it goes on… (I guess I just killed the “no long post” part at the beginning…) This has to be the coolest thing I have ever seen/witnessed/done in my life. I setup an LPAR (logical partition) on a System p server, installed AIX 6.1 on it, then while another person in the training class was logged in and doing something in the server, I migrated it to another physical machine in less than 15 minutes with less than 5 seconds of down time (monitored with a CPU and HDD activity monitors running on the virtual server and a custom script that basically played the worm game and changed colors when the host system changed so we knew when it had actually made the switch)
Words cannot describe watching a multi-gigabyte installation of a server migrate to another physical box and keep working with less than 5 seconds of down time over the course of 12-15 minutes. I am guilty of not having checked the total used size of the data drive, so I do not know how large the transfer was). now to have this option in a freeware app that I can run on my Quad-core at home is very cool. Especially since VirtualBox is currently my VM-app of choice. Don’t get me wrong, I do/have used Virtual PC from Microsoft quite a good bit, but the configuration options and multiple VHD file format compatibility make VirtualBox the winner in that contest hands down. Also, I have nothing against VMWare personally; however it is intensely confusing to go from Virtual PC to a VMWare workstation application and figure out what is going on and how to set it up without going back to “what already works… and is simple to use.” Press release for VirtualBox 3.1
ok, after over 550 words, lets move on to the second half of my post (definitely not going to be a quick post… but then I always have a lot to say about stuff…)
OS and Web Browser share reports… Windows XP and Vista and MAC OS X are down, Win7 and Linux are up. Firefox and IE8 usage are up, IE6 and IE7 are down, and everybody else, well no comment was made… original article is here on ZDNet - FYI how/where this info came from is sited on the ZDNet page.
right few comments about the above, first interesting how Firefox #’s are combined for all versions, does that mean Mozilla does a better job getting people to upgrade? or that Firefox users are less likely to fall very far behind on versions? same thing goes for the Safari #’s. yes Safari and Chrome are mentioned in the #’s, but no comments were made as to their rise or fall.
(completely unrelated, but I am listening to Pandora right now on my Sprint HTC Touch and they just played “Coloured Rain” by Slade, whom I have never heard before, at least not knowingly. They are a British Rock band from the 70′s and I could have sworn it was The Beatles when it started playing…) (a note on that note, I Bing’d “wikipedia the beatles” and on the first page I got the Wikipedia page on the Beatles in the following languages, but not English… in order: sco, simple, nl, fr, ro, it. I know what all of those are, except ro (Russian? it doesn’t look Russian)… there were other results, including 2 Beatles albums’ pages on Wikipedia in English…)