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Bootloader Bypassing: Loki ported to LG Lucid 2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sammyz, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    Ok, well as most of you barely post in your own forum (I'm being honest here), you may want to take advantage of loki.

    What is loki?

    It's something Dan Rosenberg wrote(the guy who rooted the LG Spirit, unlocked the Motorolla phones based on msm8960 processor, and rooted a ton of other phones). It was originally made for The Samsung Galaxy S4 for the AT&T and Verizon variants because those phones have locked bootloaders. What it does is bypass the bootloader by telling the aboot (bootloader)to check elsewhere for the boot.img's signature and then boots the phone (something like that) (signature is what keeps your device from getting a security error, if you were to flash boot.img that doesn't have LG's signed key or patched with loki, you would have gotten a security error and would need to unbrick).

    This loki patches recovery.img and boot.img so now you can have custom kernels and recoveries.

    Source: https://github.com/djrbliss/loki

    Good luck. :) This is your way to custom recovery and kernels.

    You're lucky the phone is supported. Please use it to your advantage.

    Once you have a custom kernel and recovery, you will never have to worry about what apps you delete ever again.

    If you would like to donate to drjrbliss for porting loki, please do so here:
    http://goo.gl/zBGb0

    Edit: you must be on the old firmware (VS87010a) to use loki and to flash loki.
     



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  2. SacredBloodlin

    SacredBloodlin Android Enthusiast

    What!? I must has! O.O
     
  3. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    Need a dev to build cwm/boot.img with a custom kernel.

    Then you patch the recovery.img/boot.img with loki.
     
  4. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  5. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    Ask shabbypenguin.

    I can get you any partition you need.
     
  6. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    delete
     
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  7. Nikguy

    Nikguy Member

    I'm not sure how any of this works yet but this Loki thing seems promising! Let me know if there is any way I can help.
     
  8. sortoh85

    sortoh85 Well-Known Member

    Would this work for any lg? I have lg optimus f7
     
  9. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    No. Would have to be edited for your phone.
    Is that the boost mobile version?
     
  10. sortoh85

    sortoh85 Well-Known Member

    Yes that is the only bad thing about boost, Ok phones but no dev love :sly:
     
  11. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    It would be up to bliss if he wants to port it, or you could try flashing vs870 aboot if you'd like to test. What did you root with?
     
  12. sortoh85

    sortoh85 Well-Known Member

    Motochopper, I don't mind testing anything but 1st I need to find the cab file for this phone that way of I brick I can reboot
     
  13. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    I have it already. Let me link you it..
     
  14. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

  15. sortoh85

    sortoh85 Well-Known Member

    When I get home I will try with goo manager I think
     
  16. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    You don't flash that with goo manager.....
     
  17. sortoh85

    sortoh85 Well-Known Member

    O Ok, how should I?
     
  18. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

  19. sortoh85

    sortoh85 Well-Known Member

    So i put the patch just as if I would b un bricking my phone?
     
  20. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    What? No. First you gotta try unbricking your phone. Follow the thread directions i linked you. The only thing you change is the firnware you are using. There are no patches. Loki you will try later after we know u are able to unbrick.

    Unrelated to unbricking: Do you know how to use adb?
     
  21. sortoh85

    sortoh85 Well-Known Member

    No my phone is not, I just wanted to have the just in case I do brick it.... As a precaution
     
  22. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    Is not what?
     
  23. sortoh85

    sortoh85 Well-Known Member

  24. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
    Thread Starter

    I know its not bricked, I just want to make sure the firnware works.
     
  25. sortoh85

    sortoh85 Well-Known Member

    The file work just fine, how do I try to use loki
     

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