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Old February 18th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Spectrum V8 update coming (and found)

Small OTA Update For The LG Spectrum Coming Soon, Gets Rid Of Some Bloatware, Fixes Some Stuff

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I guess its good news for those still using stock. But CM10.1 is where it's at now :]
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Cool, may not apply to most of us. It's good to see the phone isn't completely forgot about yet, albeit minor fixes.
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I guess its good news for those still using stock. But CM10.1 is where it's at now :]
I look at it from the point that they updated some .so files, which may give us better audio/video performance if TDM wanted to incorporate them into CM and AOKP.
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Anybody get update? Its schedules for today!
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I don't think anyone is on stock anymore :-P

We are all rocking cm10.1 with the latest android update 4.2.2
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How's the dna been micro? I see you've been making roms for it over on xda.

Did they get cm10 fully functional yet?
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How's the dna been micro? I see you've been making roms for it over on xda.

Did they get cm10 fully functional yet?
Its the best phone ever. Love the DNA. Nice big screen with quad core fast! :-)
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Just got it, freaked me out, Software Update?
Cool looking Andy update icon.
Latest 10.1 preview 1 is having problems, was going to jump on-board but radio and data problems swayed me from it.
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The update is downloaded and installed. Long presses in swype still haven't been fixed. What gives?
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Root exploit still works, will loose root, rerun exploit, get root again. Phew!
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Root exploit still works, will loose root, rerun exploit, get root again. Phew!
Were you on a CM or AOKP before you got the update? Are you saying that the update came and blew out root? If so, I would really like to force this to not run on my phone.
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Were you on a CM or AOKP before you got the update? Are you saying that the update came and blew out root? If so, I would really like to force this to not run on my phone.

This will only run if you are on stock.
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That's a pretty big update
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The update is downloaded and installed. Long presses in swype still haven't been fixed. What gives?
Yep, still sucks doesn't it!
The LG Swype style keyboard is okay but prefer Swype best, except for the long press problem.
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time to update my stock ics rom now, im sure IMUCarmen will be excited for my update, lol.....
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Does Voodoo root keeper work across the update or does it have to be a re-root?

[Edit] Couple more questions:
- Do frozen apps need to be unfrozen before the OTA? Some like Blockbuster are going away, so would it be a problem if it's frozen?

- Anyone checked if FoxFi works after the update?
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Root exploit still works, will loose root, rerun exploit, get root again. Phew!
Phew is right.

Having problems with Nova Launcher taking time before the homescreen icons can be pressed. I'm gettng the message "App Not Loaded" unless I wait a bit after bootup.

Boo hoo.
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Does Voodoo root keeper work across the update or does it have to be a re-root?

[Edit] Couple more questions:
- Do frozen apps need to be unfrozen before the OTA? Some like Blockbuster are going away, so would it be a problem if it's frozen?

- Anyone checked if FoxFi works after the update?
To answer my own questions:
- Voodoo worked great across the update. (Defrost apps, hide root, take OTA).
- FoxFi is now part of PDANet+. Still doesn't work with WiFi (Bluetooth does work).
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Wife got the update at work, she said it applied, but when I checked it says "Failed" in the Status query, everything shows the correct numbers, but she still has all the bloatware. I did a restart, no joy, battery pull -- restart, no joy, factory data reset I guess is the next logical step.
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I know, I know, CM 10.1, got to test on mine first.
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That's a pretty big update
Not particularly large, considering the full size of the v7 cab is over 700mb (or was that v6?)
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I was prompted this morning around 3am. I chose not to install.
A few hours later when my alarm went off it said the install was successful despite me telling it not to install. In rooted but still on stock os and boot loader.
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That happened to me when I first bought the phone, it came with v3 and tried to update to v4 that night while I was sleeping. I woke up in the middle of the night to find the screen on with a count down to install. I said no, and then it installed itself later that day while the battery was only at 15% and the phone was in my pocket. Bricked the phone and I had to go get a hardware replacement that afternoon, less than 20 hours after I bought it.
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Wife got the update at work, she said it applied, but when I checked it says "Failed" in the Status query, everything shows the correct numbers, but she still has all the bloatware. I did a restart, no joy, battery pull -- restart, no joy, factory data reset I guess is the next logical step.
Any ideas anyone?

I know, I know, CM 10.1, got to test on mine first.
Yeah I had to V8 cab it.. Sad my spectrum can't have root or it'll go crazy. I'm on V8 right now I cabbed it, cab is pretty big, close to the V7, didn't have to wipe data either. Although on first boot it did go into safe mode, just reboot and update should go smoothly

Quick question, would it be ok for me to upload the V8 cab? I have it on my laptop and I'd be more then happy to share it with everyone

Cab Name: VS920ZV8_10.S8_10.P58017.R5
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Let me know if y'all need anything else also the battery is a lil better I'm at 17H 11m on battery and at 17%. Also it seems a little smoother.
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Yeah I had to V8 cab it.. Sad my spectrum can't have root or it'll go crazy. I'm on V8 right now I cabbed it, cab is pretty big, close to the V7, didn't have to wipe data either. Although on first boot it did go into safe mode, just reboot and update should go smoothly

Quick question, would it be ok for me to upload the V8 cab? I have it on my laptop and I'd be more then happy to share it with everyone

Cab Name: VS920ZV8_10.S8_10.P58017.R5
Cab Size: 585,757KB

Let me know if y'all need anything else also the battery is a lil better I'm at 17H 11m on battery and at 17%. Also it seems a little smoother.
I updated the links for the cab restore process a few days ago to include the v8 link. If possible, I could use a rip of the v8 /system and boot image. This would save me the aggravation of having to cab back to stock just to get them.
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I updated the links for the cab restore process a few days ago to include the v8 link. If possible, I could use a rip of the v8 /system and boot image. This would save me the aggravation of having to cab back to stock just to get them.
Alright, I can't root though.. If I do my phone will have problems booting up.
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I updated the links for the cab restore process a few days ago to include the v8 link. If possible, I could use a rip of the v8 /system and boot image. This would save me the aggravation of having to cab back to stock just to get them.
I'll re-cab my phone later today and grab these for you.

Just to make sure I dd the right partitions, which partitions are they?
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I'll re-cab my phone later today and grab these for you.

Just to make sure I dd the right partitions, which partitions are they?
If you're rooted, it would be this
adb pull /system
adb shell "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 of=/sdcard/bootv8.img"
adb pull /sdcard/bootv8.img

Even without root, you should be able to pull /system with ADB and those are the files I'm most interested in.
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If you're rooted, it would be this
adb pull /system
adb shell "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 of=/sdcard/bootv8.img"
adb pull /sdcard/bootv8.img

Even without root, you should be able to pull /system with ADB and those are the files I'm most interested in.
Sounds good, I'l pm you a dropbox link for the boot image, and system zip in probably about an hour.

Hopefully you don't mind me doing it from CWM once i'm rooted. Tried unrooted during boot and got quite a few "Skipping special file: xxxxx" lines. Don't really want to send you a partial pull.

Well, the system files. Boot obviously needs to be done before unlocking >.<
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Files Uploaded and PM sent.

I explained a few issues I had in the PM. Lemme know if there's any issues.
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Yeah I had to V8 cab it.. Sad my spectrum can't have root or it'll go crazy. I'm on V8 right now I cabbed it, cab is pretty big, close to the V7, didn't have to wipe data either. Although on first boot it did go into safe mode, just reboot and update should go smoothly

Cab Name: VS920ZV8_10.S8_10.P58017.R5
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also the battery is a lil better I'm at 17H 11m on battery and at 17%. Also it seems a little smoother.
Man forgot to grab update file off mine, was late and was tired.
If I can talk her into letting me Cab hers I will, right now she wants to get another phone though, she was having some strange problems before the V8 update might be a good idea, it is a Referb anyways, her first Spec crapped out on her couple months after she got it.
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Anyone have a clean stock feel of V8 nandroid backup?

Or just a system.IMG for that matter?
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Anyone have a clean stock feel of V8 nandroid backup?

Or just a system.IMG for that matter?
I've got a zip of the system and an image of the boot that I sent to neph81.

I'll pm you a link off my dropbox. Don't want it public because a lot of people will download just because there's a link... and being a personal dropbox... that would lock my account.
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Man forgot to grab update file off mine, was late and was tired.
If I can talk her into letting me Cab hers I will, right now she wants to get another phone though, she was having some strange problems before the V8 update might be a good idea, it is a Referb anyways, her first Spec crapped out on her couple months after she got it.
Yeah I'm thinking cab I did it to mine and as long as you don't root or unlock boot loader it should be okay. I didn't wipe data coming from v7 to v8 with cab but in her case it is suggested. I'd just cab it play with it for a while if it acts dumb then wipe it :-)
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How to flash this .bin file? Sorry for this noob question, because I already downloaded LGNPST, but it only can read .cab file.
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How to flash this .bin file? Sorry for this noob question, because I already downloaded LGNPST, but it only can read .cab file.
I do not recommend using LGNPST to flash anything unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing. A bad flash will wipe your IMEI. Also, there are safer methods to flash .cab files then LGNPST. As for this file, it's an update package, much like update.zip . This was posted here just for the devs to see it. The official update was pushed out days later.
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I do not recommend using LGNPST to flash anything unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing. A bad flash will wipe your IMEI. Also, there are safer methods to flash .cab files then LGNPST. As for this file, it's an update package, much like update.zip . This was posted here just for the devs to see it. The official update was pushed out days later.
IC...I've downloaded the .bin file from link above, because mine can't update OTA maybe because I'm not in US. So my option is to manually flash this .bin file...what should I do or what application should I use to flash this update?
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Yeah I had to V8 cab it.. Sad my spectrum can't have root or it'll go crazy. I'm on V8 right now I cabbed it, cab is pretty big, close to the V7, didn't have to wipe data either. Although on first boot it did go into safe mode, just reboot and update should go smoothly

Quick question, would it be ok for me to upload the V8 cab? I have it on my laptop and I'd be more then happy to share it with everyone

Cab Name: VS920ZV8_10.S8_10.P58017.R5
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Let me know if y'all need anything else also the battery is a lil better I'm at 17H 11m on battery and at 17%. Also it seems a little smoother.
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If you really want to get v8, then use this link. You are a lot less likely to lose your IMEI with this method.

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If you really want to get v8, then use this link. You are a lot less likely to lose your IMEI with this method.

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Any other suggestion how to flash? From what I read the easiest way is to use LGNPST. Mine already rooted...
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Any other suggestion how to flash? From what I read the easiest way is to use LGNPST. Mine already rooted...
If Neph's saying to do it the way he linked... Your best bet will be to do it that way.

*edit*

You should probably have mentioned that you're doing some swapping with things as well though.

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Swapping your SIM/RUIM may have some effect on the method Neph's telling you to use. He'd know better than I would about that though.
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If Neph's saying to do it the way he linked... Your best bet will be to do it that way.

*edit*

You should probably have mentioned that you're doing some swapping with things as well though.

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Swapping your SIM/RUIM may have some effect on the method Neph's telling you to use. He'd know better than I would about that though.
This afernoon I tried to program my phone with DFS...as I remember I change the NAM entry in RUIM Card to NAM 1, and after that restart the phone. Now my phone stuck in boot loop right after 4G logo, I tried to hard reset its not working, I tried to flash it to V8 using Neph's method mention above still not working either, after restart the phone still in factory reset mode.

I'm not using CWM, should I flash it to V3 first? Because I see that V3 firmware has bigger size than V8 is that means it has firmware for the phone not just the OS. Or is there any other method to unbrick the phone?

Need help here...

Already tried flashing the V3 but no luck, I still have bootloop...is there by chance when in charge mode or download mode or any other mode other than normally on, I can get into phone setting (in DFS or LGNPST) and can make everything set back to where it was? I remember only change the NAM from 0 or nothing to 1, after that I click reset and the phone reboot then it start doing bootloop when it gets to 4G logo.
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This afernoon I tried to program my phone with DFS...as I remember I change the NAM entry in RUIM Card to NAM 1, and after that restart the phone. Now my phone stuck in boot loop right after 4G logo, I tried to hard reset its not working, I tried to flash it to V8 using Neph's method mention above still not working either, after restart the phone still in factory reset mode.

I'm not using CWM, should I flash it to V3 first? Because I see that V3 firmware has bigger size than V8 is that means it has firmware for the phone not just the OS. Or is there any other method to unbrick the phone?

Need help here...

Already tried flashing the V3 but no luck, I still have bootloop...is there by chance when in charge mode or download mode or any other mode other than normally on, I can get into phone setting (in DFS or LGNPST) and can make everything set back to where it was? I remember only change the NAM from 0 or nothing to 1, after that I click reset and the phone reboot then it start doing bootloop when it gets to 4G logo.
Unless you made a backup of your NV settings, your probably not going to fix this yourself. When in download mode, LGNPST will see the phone, but I do not remember if it allowed NV editing from there. It is probably your only hope at this point, short of taking it to VZW and seeing if they can fix it.
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Unless you made a backup of your NV settings, your probably not going to fix this yourself. When in download mode, LGNPST will see the phone, but I do not remember if it allowed NV editing from there. It is probably your only hope at this point, short of taking it to VZW and seeing if they can fix it.
Okey thanks will try it later...I can't take it to VZW because I'm in Indonesia, I guess this will be my last hope...

I did it!!! I did bring my Spectrum back to life hehehehe...

After I tried to connect to NV Settings and did not work, then I flashed it using LGNPST with V4 firmware, and the phone can boot into the system...hahaha what a relief.

I guest if you messed up with the phone setting you can always fix it using LGNPST but as always...you will get zeroed out MEID...
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btw just realize that *#*#4636#*#* is not working in V8...does anyone know how to get to service menu?
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btw just realize that *#*#4636#*#* is not working in V8...does anyone know how to get to service menu?
try downloading pimp my rom; it has an option in it to show the hidden menu
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try downloading pimp my rom; it has an option in it to show the hidden menu
Okey thanks...downloading it right now...

It replied error "The application does not work on this device"...has anyone with V8 can get through the hidden menu? need to change the preferred system to cdma auto prl because the signal is not stable.
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They most likely patched this the same that they did with the Lucid. The only way you are going to get back into that menu is flashing a V7 based from.
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