LG Volt now availableGeneral


  1. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    Light Flow would likely be a great app for this phone. It allows you to control the LED for notifications, assign different colors and blinking rates for different types of notifications. The author of the app also has been very good at responding to questions and issues with the app. There is also a free version, with less options, if you want to try it out.
  2. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    Yeah but what I want it to do is blink rainbow colored like how it does when you power on the phone. Light Flow just let's you change it to one color


    Also can this phone use 64GB Micro SD cards? And if so would this work with it?
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IVPU7AO/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_iV.Etb0CCXFXM
  3. mikeca

    mikeca Well-Known Member

  4. yogosans14

    yogosans14 Active Member

    Just got the s3 and I love it! The display is enough to buy it compared to the LG volts display.
  5. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Well-Known Member

    I just got this from Boost, and I have to say I'm not disappointed. It is a big improvement over the Galaxy S2 (my last phone). Granted, it probably doesn't measure up to the S3, but it's easily worth the $180 price tag, especially when the S2 was $250 and the S3 is $300. The battery life is incredible. If I had to complain about anything, it would be that the speakers (yes, it has stereo speakers) are on the bottom of the phone, which means I end up covering them since I usually put a finger on the bottom of the phone to hold it. It does not have a light sensor or gyroscope, which is disappointing, but not a deal breaker for me. It has a hardware home button, for some reason and the LED is behind it, which makes for a neat effect.

    All in all I totally recommend this phone to anyone that doesn't have the cash for a top end phone. Someone mentioned that the S3 screen was enough to make the difference, but I have to disagree. It's barely any bigger, and I've found that resolution on a phone is really kind of irrelevant, IMO. I'm adding a link comparing the Volt to the S3, S5 and HTC One SV. The differences are minor in most cases.

    Compare the LG Volt™, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Samsung Galaxy S® 5 and HTC One SV | Boost Mobile

    One more thing, for anyone looking for rooting information, the model number is LG LS740.
  6. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Well-Known Member

    Just attempted this on my Volt. Was able to connect to the device via adb and issue the reboot recovery command from an elevated command prompt, but the phone just rebooted (yes, USB debugging was on). There doesn't seem to be a recovery in the kernel (or more accurately, it's blocked). I tried booting into it with Vol +/- and Power and Home combo and it didn't access anything either.
  7. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    Disregard that. I thought our phone was the LG L90 But it's actually a LG F90.
  8. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I figured it was worth a try anyway. :p
  9. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    Has anyone tried Cydia Impactor to try rooting this phone?
  10. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Well-Known Member

    Yup...I tried that and Kingo. Both failed. :/

    That's not to say I might not have done something wrong, but I don't think so. I believe those are both designed for Jellybean. KitKat has a lot of new security stuff in it, and recovery mode seems to be locked out on this phone.
  11. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    Darn it. I really hope we get root soon
  12. Dejmeister

    Dejmeister Active Member

    Used it for a week, works great. Major upgrade from my VM Supreme. Looks feels and runs like a $400 big name phone. Definitely recommend it over the Supreme, can't speak for the s3 tho
  13. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Well-Known Member

    Me too, but honestly, aside from being able to remove the bloat, there really isn't anything I feel I NEED to have root for. Most of the extraneous apps can be disabled in the app manager, and with all the customization options that are built in, I can't complain about much. The biggest annoyance was not being able to restore the data I backed up from my old phone with Ultimate Backup, but that was just contacts, wifi settings, and a Subway Surfers save.
  14. larrycl

    larrycl Well-Known Member

    There's another thread discussing root here http://androidforums.com/f90-all-things-root/849037-root-developer-options.html
    You'll see that I was able to get into recovery using 'adb reboot recovery', and although I haven't tried it yet, it seems like it should be straightforward to get root simply by flashing a superuser zip file.

    FWIW, I had about 4GB free when I got the phone (less now as I've installed lots of apps)
  15. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Well-Known Member

    Well, I tried this, after installing drivers from UsbDriverTool (clockworkmod LG drivers did not work), I was able to boot into recovery, but I keep getting errors in Windows saying the device malfunctioned and it is not recognized by ADB at this point. Load update from external SD fails to mount the sdcard.

    Soo....got into recovery, then everything goes to sh*t.

    This also triggered all the Boost apps to reassert themselves. >:|

    UPDATE: Formatted sdcard to ext2, but now getting signature verification error on SuperSU zip, superuser.zip and kk_root.zip. Computer is still losing the device once it boots into recovery mode. This is also trying the IOroot method on XDA.
  16. TheConcertKing

    TheConcertKing Well-Known Member

  17. dave_b_18

    dave_b_18 New Member

    Can't wait to get out of the Evo design 4g. Damn thing is only 4g capable through WiMax and boost pretty much is strictly on 4g LTE in Northern Michigan and most of the U.S. for that matter (never once got to use the 4g capabilities). 3g just isn't cutting it for tethering anymore (gaming) and for some reason isn't working at all now with barnacle tethering.

    Super excited about the Volt since it's one of the VERY few Boost phones with Enhanced LTE. I'll be patiently waiting for root since that's the only reason I'm upgrading (tethering), unless someone knows a better way with the Volt... -Cheers-

    ****SHOOOOOT!!! I'm sorry guys, this is for VM and I was talking about Boost. I will try and create a new post and delete this one but I'm a noob so, we'll see what happens.
  18. mikeca

    mikeca Well-Known Member

    My wife used her Volt all day today ( her first full day of it at work, where there is not a great signal no wifi) and had 80% battery left after a normal day's use, gotta say that's pretty incredible. Couple phone calls, about 15 texts. Some Youtube, facebooking etc. nothing extrene but moderate usage for sure. The Volt said there was still 40 hours of battery remaining!
  19. ZAXIS

    ZAXIS Well-Known Member

    Can anyone verify this link??? I search at best buy site but only find boost version. Bought this off of vm website but will deff return if I can save twenty at bb. 8500 quadrant score on this thing!!!!! We need devs
  20. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    I searched and found the VM one. So I'll be getting that in the coming week.
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  21. ZAXIS

    ZAXIS Well-Known Member

    Sweet thanks
  22. TheConcertKing

    TheConcertKing Well-Known Member

    Verify it? Try clicking on it? It goes right to the Volt listing on the Best Buy website...
  23. ZAXIS

    ZAXIS Well-Known Member

    Tried that just found it odd that if I went to best buy directly and searched for phone it wouldn't come up...gave them a call and can only buy at store in my area, gave them sku# off your link and they couldn't find it either, they did finally find it and my store was out, nearest only had one, next nearest had three. just being cautious with links that ask for credit card numbers
  24. ZAXIS

    ZAXIS Well-Known Member

    Things I've noticed so far... Kit Kat has no flash support, tho dolphin browser provides a work around, only bottom left speaker gives sounds, while not as sharp it does go louder than my evo does with hd sound enabled,think the right is just for show, was loving this until I activated it today, even tho map shows coverage in my area, phone won't stay locked onto spark, been reading that a lot of tri band phones are having issues, most are having to toggle airplane mode to reconnect, 3g is horrible compared to my evo at home, will try at work tomorrow, actually fearing I'll be missing wimax. Netflix is really the only place I've really noticed some pixelation, but nothing extreme, you can natively remove some of the bloat that gets put on, but not all, all theGoogle apps are there for keeps, ....vm wouldn't price match and wanted me to cover shipping for return, so after expressing some frustration I got them to top me up 20 bucks, they wouldn't budge on giving me the actual difference of 30 bucks.....
  25. ZAXIS

    ZAXIS Well-Known Member

    Any body figure out how to screen shot on this yet?
    Edit: nvm got it

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