I'm thinking about getting a Motion soon..


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  1. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    Yeah, so I've been using the Optimus M for over a year now, which was plagued with random freezing, and reboots. That led to me not being able to rom or really do anything to the phone. Well, now I'm looking for a fresh start and the $55 unlimited plan sounds nice (even if I might not have 3g or 4g in my area).

    Anyways, I used to be on the OM thread like everyday, and I was even the one that found the root for the latest update on that phone. I'm looking forward to possibly romming the Motion when I get it, but with that we'd need a custom recovery.

    I know there is root for this phone, but I also know that it is from the LG Optimus 4X HD. ...Like the OM, there were certain "cousins" to the device, like Sprint's Optimus S, T-Mobile's Optimus T... and so on.

    I'm here to ask if anyone knows what or if there is a close relative to the Motion. Maybe the LG Optimus 4X HD is related, It already has a custom recovery. In a few cases porting roms and recoveries might be easier than starting from the bottom.


    btw, I'm taking computer programs and analysis at my college, so this is actually like fun to me, being able to program and edit things. :D

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  2. traajik

    traajik Well-Known Member

    the recovery is signed/boot loader locked.

    there are efforts going on to try and make lg politely unlock the boot loader. if i were you and looking for a new phone id pick it up anyway, its a great device even with out root, let alone a rom/kernel

    or wait x amount of time for the s3 to come out, but thatll also cost you several hundred dollars more :D
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  3. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    Ah. I forgot about that. Haha. it was already out on the OM once I got that. I guess I'll try to be more patient. :p

    Anyways, this phone seems to be too good a deal to turn down. Even if the S3 is faster, at 3 times more expensive, it doesn't seem like the phone for me. Oh, also the reason why I'm excited to rom and mod it, is because I like being able to change things and make them unique. (I'm pretty sure that's why most people are here and not on iPhone forums, if you know what I mean)

    I'm actually planning to order one of these next week, and hopefully the $55 plan will still be around. I'm also excited to see a phone that doesn't need to be OC'd to be fast. :D
  4. MotoTriumphant

    MotoTriumphant Well-Known Member

    Yes out of the box its like its already rooted. You can freeze most bloatware, turn off back key lights, shire battery percentage uninstall some bloatware and more!
  5. unnamedny

    unnamedny Well-Known Member

    You are answering your own questions =) you don't even need us here :D
  6. TheGoodMan

    TheGoodMan Well-Known Member

    Get it best 150 ihave spent all year.
  7. robertkoa

    robertkoa Well-Known Member

    Yes, I say get the Motion also-a great little phone.

    Best phone Metro
  8. pcgamer

    pcgamer Well-Known Member

  9. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    Well as far as the S3 and other "higher-end" phones, I think in practicality and saving. For example, S3 is like $400-$600. Motion is $150. The money that you save could buy you a cheap laptop or tablet(like the Iconia A500...which is like a laptop replacer).. then just tether the 3g/4g to it. That's how I think. :D

    but yeah, I guess I'll be waiting with you guys for LG to satisfy our wants. haha. Hope they do it fast. romming is fun! (minus the bootloops..)
  10. robertkoa

    robertkoa Well-Known Member

    Ha- 2 Gig is better , what I meant to say ......
  11. Hellion420

    Hellion420 Well-Known Member

    i just bought this phone yesterday and im in love i think, and this imo that lg motion is a way better buy for metro than S3. The S3 is an awesome phone, but to pay so much, when this phone can almost do all of the same crap, and its 400+ cheaper!
  12. genovdot

    genovdot Well-Known Member

  13. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    Oh, this is one question I forgot to ask. so I have Titanium Backup on my OM and there are a few apps that I would like to keep.

    Is it okay to backup a apps on one phone and restore them on another?

    I know apps like messenger, contacts, phone, and such probably wouldn't work, but I have a few that cost me, like TouchDaw and Root Explorer. :)
  14. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    If you bought them through the play store they should show up on any phone under my apps
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  15. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    +1
  16. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I did not know that. Though, what about data?
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  17. robertkoa

    robertkoa Well-Known Member

    @Genovdot-

    Thanks for the info on S3 being $499. plus tax.

    Very reasonable and after all these years Metro is finally stepping up with 2 great phones !

    There,s a really cool LG with a 13 megapixel camera and quad core and 4.7 inch screen

    that may even beat the Samsung S3 -would be cool if they get that one also.

    The 4G LTE works great in South Florida - We Wwwfast and great reception.

    The only slightly weird issue with LG Motion is I noticed clearing the RAM does not free

    as much RAM as turning phone off and on......

    And some sites still say I need a Flash Player even though as you guys suggested I was

    able to download Flash 11.1 and it works well but not on Vimeo.....
  18. traajik

    traajik Well-Known Member




    13mp? what phone is this? i thought the max was 8 or something
  19. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    LG Optimus G.
  20. traajik

    traajik Well-Known Member


    "Depending on the market, LG Optimus G will have a 13 or 8 megapixel camera"

    LG Optimus G To Underpin The Next Nexus, Release Date Is In 30 Days


    lol guess what one metro will get ;/

    what's the deal with the "lg optimus nexus"?
    http://www.android.gs/lg-optimus-g-...exus-release-date-in-korea-set-for-next-week/

    :eek:ooh rumors that google might choose lg to manufacture the next nexus? how does that even make sense why wouldnt they just call it the lg nexus...
  21. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    OMG. Optimus Nexus? that doesn't even sound good.
    anyways, given LG's credibility and customer response/support, I wouldn't really trust them with making such a high end device, to be the pinnacle of the OS. Sorry. :(

    On a lighter note. I finally got my hands on the Motion, I've been waiting all last week for it. lol. It's a great phone. only problem was finding the right Launcher... I gave up and went with Nova Prime. I like it. Totally worth $0.25. Yep. And so far ICS is like the best thing to hit Mobile phones, of course that and 4G. which is nice.

    Oh also, I told my girlfriend (she's an apple***, no offense) about this. Its so great of an OS, that I really feel like I dont even need to root or customize things. She has a $200 8gb Ipod.. can't do anything, its like paying to get into prison. (that's why people jailbreak iOS stuff) I have a $150 5gb ICS (+ $5 16gb microSD card)... which can do everything, but i choose not to because It already looks nice and stuff. I like it a lot. a lot. :D This is like the best deal ever. You guys should buy these for everyone you care about. Like for Christmas.. yay. I just want to take a moment to thank my mom, my grandma, my piano, the academy, and the Pell-Grant.. Okay. I'm done. Have a nice day.
  22. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    Well they are doing what Samsung did. They gave the name of there flagship series and added the nexus. Ex. Samsung galaxy nexus. LG Optimus nexus. Haha.
  23. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member


    No. Never.
    Tbh i bet LG would do something crazy, like crazier than the "curved screen".
    Maybe like a 6-core processor and an ultra-wide 6" 3D 1080p lcd.
    you never know.

    Now, stop talking about other phones, this is my thread. :mad:
    lol.
  24. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    That would be a phone that's better than my laptop
  25. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

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