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Root Notes from the frontlines...(my conversation with LG about the bootloader)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by plasticarmyman, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Killah1994

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    Experiment with it dude.... we do have a unbrick guide ... that's like super Mario with alot of lives
     

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  2. sammyz

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  3. enigmadroid

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    How much did ya get for it? Mine's barely 4 months old now and it's become an IP phone. I JUST got the MS770 yesterday! I'm gonna tinker with it, rip up the framework and systemUI, see what makes it tick. I shouldn't have sold my x64 Ubuntu lappy. I've changed carrier name and boot animation and sounds so far. I have faith in the devs the bootloader and recovery part will be cracked soon :)
     
  4. chicle

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    I sent LG an email requesting an unlock tool for the bootloader, and this was their reply :

    10/05/2012

    Thank you for contacting LG Electronics

    ------Reply to Your Inquiry-------

    Dear Daniel Cabarcos Jr,

    We do not support or have any information about unlocking the bootloader or altering root level system files as this may void the warranty on the device.

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns. Thank you again for contacting LG Electronics.

    Jason F

    E-Mail Administrator Customer Interactive Center LGEAI (800) 793-8896

    I'm going to answer letting him know we've have root already, and that it would be in their benefit to provide us with the tools, as it would encourage development for the phone.
     
  5. quechon

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    I dont know why they are so worry about warranty if we brick the phone better for them i bekieve
     
  6. plasticarmyman

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    you're sending the e-mail to the wrong people
     
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  7. chicle

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    Who/where should I send them? I used the email on their site. I'll be glad to send them to the right place. Thanks.

    Edit : I just saw the address in your signature............. duuhhh! lol
    Edit 2 : I just emailed the right address
     
  8. johnnyolivares

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    Just to make sure, who should we be emailing?

    Edit: yeah never mind just same it too
     
  9. plasticarmyman

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    *looks at his signature*
    :)
    lol it's okay i skim the threads too...
     
  10. chicle

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    Here's another reply from LG :

    10/06/2012

    Thank you for contacting LG Electronics

    ------Reply to Your Inquiry-------

    Dear Daniel,

    Thank you for contacting LG Electronics. I am delighted to hear from you as our valued custome r, I do apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced and I will be glad to help you out here.

    Unfortunately the operating system that runs in the phone actually belongs to the carrier, this m eans that, if there would be an alteration to the software of the product it would require to be aut horized by both LG and Metro PCS.

    I hope this information is helpful. If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not he sitate to contact us again either via email, or by calling our customer service division at 800-24 3-0000 at your convenience.

    Joe B. E-mail Administrator Customer Interactive Center LGEAI

    This communication is confidential, intended only for the named recipient(s) above, and may co ntain trade secrets or other information that is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. An y use, dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication by anyone other than the na med recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. Thank you.


    I think this is from the "wrong" email address. I'll post any other replies.
     
  11. blaze420916

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    If this is the case good luck with metro releasing anything helpful...
     
  12. chicle

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    Here's LG's latest :

    Thank you for your interest about our mobile phone.

     
  13. plasticarmyman

    plasticarmyman Well-Known Member
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    here the latest from my inbox

    From: opensource​-mc@lge.com

    Dear Rory

    We are very sorry that we can’t give you the progress.
    Because we are still waiting for the response from Dev. team.

    We will inform you that when we receive any news about bootloader.

    Thank you.
    BR.


    From: Rory
    To: opensource-mc@lge.com
    Hello,

    I was wondering what the progress is on releasing a bootloader unlocking tool. I would love it if i could get a rough estimate of when we will be seeing it...that would be awesome.

    Rory
     
  14. plasticarmyman

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    yeah that is not from the correct e-mail address.....anyone who says we need to contact metro about it is not the right person to be talking to...they do not know what they are talking about...Metro did not make this phone...the bootloader unlocking is not a carrier issue
     
  15. enigmadroid

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    FWIW, I got the same canned we're looking for a safer more efficient way blah blah robot response. I'm thinking public key.
     
  16. plasticarmyman

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    i'll tell you this much...LG chat is a good way to get rid of frustration and anger
     
  17. Hellion420

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    Message i sent them, here is the response;

    Dear Eddie



    Thank you for your interest about our mobile phone.



    “We received your request on LG Open Source Code Distribution site(Open Source Main).

    This site is just for providing source codes of FOSS(Free and Open Source Software) we have used in our product.”



    We already delivered your request to relevant department and we are still waiting for response from the department.

    They are looking for a more efficient and safe method to unlock bootloader

    We regret to inform you that It’ll take more time.



    We hope this information will help you.



    Thank you.

    Sincerely yours,



    LGE MC Company Open Source Code Distribution Center



    those bastards. :p
    I am not a lawyer, but i always thought, and please correct me if i am wrong, that there was a law that prevents businesses from not releasing open source information.
     
  18. quechon

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    There is no point on sending email they a f-ing machine that answer the same crap all the time
     
  19. plasticarmyman

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    You know what...it's Freaking frustrating I know....but we gotta keep emailing them until they get sick Of us and finally release the tool....there's not much else we can do...
     
  20. nizlovelots

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    i think that lg could care less. we need to find a work around. there has to be some one out there with the skills needed 2 help. we need to start trying something else. i not saying to stop trying lg but lets not put all are eggs in one basket .
     
  21. jpizle

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    Who cares its a great phone the way it is! Not to mention I'm sure more than a few of us are gonna get the gs3
     
  22. nizlovelots

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    really i am gonna guess most the people on these message boards. i know i care. but hey your getting the gs3 then i guess your above all my petty lg motion wants. so your point is that you don't care then why comment at all.
     
  23. dharp1996

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    ^^^sensitive
     
  24. EarlyMon

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    Good thing to do with shirts - keep 'em on, ok. :)

    Cheers, thanks!
     
  25. nizlovelots

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    maybe im a little slow but you lost me. i don't get the keep your shirt on reference not being a smart a$$. i just don't get it what did you mean by that.
     
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