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  1. Neph81

    Neph81 Well-Known Member
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    I'm not sure why Jcase posted the root instructions for the Spectrum, but being as he did, we may as well share it. From what the article says, this will work for the leaked version, which, if VZW does not get their act together soon, I will be jumping ship for.

    [Exclusive] Here's How To Root The LG Intuition And LG Spectrum On ICS

    adb shell
    $ rm /data/vpnch/vpnc_starter_lock
    $ ln -s /data/local.prop /data/vpnch/vpnc_starter_lock
    $ exit
    adb reboot
    adb wait-for-device shell
    $ echo
     

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  2. kruzz902

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    Yea, i think i'll hold until either people say that it works well or until something official comes out.

    But in the article, under the LG Spectrum part, it says:
    "However, this is just for the leaked ICS builds, so it's likely to get patched in the final version. If you're running one of those builds right now, however, this one's for you."

    So does that mean that it's not for all Spectrum users and only for the ones that have the leaked build? Confused.
     
  3. Neph81

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    This is only for the leaked V7_05 .tot file that got released earlier this year to my understanding. I have not spoken to Jcase, so I do not know if this still works on V7_15 which is what VZW employees currently have access to.
     
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    OH sorry I'm illiterate. Studying for exams all day really messed with my head after. When I first read the title of this post, I thought it said something along the lines of how to get ICS with root... wow. Now it makes sense lol
     
  5. death2all110

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    Jcase is not sure either if it works for the V7_15 build. He posted the root because its the same on the LG Intuition, figured there's no use keeping it.
     
  6. 1linuxfreak

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    Does anyone still have the leaked ICS? :thinking:
    I know I do, but wasn't it bashed for rookies bricking their phones to the point it was pulled? :mad:
    Not nice to bash, then revive is it? :stupid:
    Fixed in the final build, if ever the final build gets released. :boring:
     
  7. Neph81

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    I, for one, have the leak, but I had no use for it without root. I also had no reason to ask for root as I didn't have time to work on my Spectrum this summer. For what it's worth, even the leak was fairly stable and I had no issues running it. I'd rather see CM9 on my phone thou, then the leak, but come December, one or the other is going on it if the official ICS is not out.
     
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    A mostly nooby question: I know that a couple of experts here were able to run ICS leak "successfully" eventually. Now that we have the root for it, wouldn't it be possible to create a ROM based on that? Or am I totally off the track?
     
  9. megaghostgamer

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    Once cm9 is done we might be able to make it into a flash able rom I got some friends that could help with that :)
     
  10. Neph81

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    No, the base kernel on the new LG ICS leak (7_05) and current (7_15) is locked down to the point that if it even detects that you removed some piece of stock software that it wants to always have there, it will lock up your phone and you will need to restore it via .cab/.tot file. This includes having a custom recovery on it.
     
  11. vj950

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    Sorry to keep asking, but you mean someone has the leaked 7-15 that they have tried to work on without success?
     
  12. darkXshadows

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    Yes. Do we have access to it? No. Just LG/VZW employees.
     
  13. 1linuxfreak

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    Or I will have a new phone, either one.:D
    The leaked ICS is great, I have spotty 4g here so the 3g/4g issue was not intolerable.
     
  14. remf4i

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    can someone please tell me where to download the ics leak ,I looked all over and all the links are dead
     
  15. dspl1236

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    The ICS leak will brick your phone if not done absolutely correct. Wait for the Devs to finish building/porting a reliable working ICS for us. ;)
     
  16. remf4i

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    I am a dev lol but cant find the leak anywhere
     
  17. Biotic

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    In D2A,s repository on his website
     
  18. MrB206

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    The leak is buggy, so why would anyone want to flash it? I could see it used as a source for pieces for ICS roms, tho.
     
  19. tdm

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    I've heard this mentioned, but I never ran it. I put it on my phone by extracting the files from the .tar archive and fixing things up so that my bootloader remains unlocked (no locked bootloader will ever touch my phone). But it didn't like that I don't have a sim card and I didn't try to bypass that screen.

    Anyway, what is buggy about it? I'm interested because I did exactly that -- I used quite a few libraries and apps from the leak to build cm9.
     
  20. phillip_viado

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    thats what i want to know too, the only thing that people said that was buggy is that there was no 4g. and it was very hard to go back to gingerbread. thats it. other than that it was a stable leak
     
  21. Neph81

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    TDM, when we are talking about the leak, we mean V7_05 that went out into the wild as a .tot file. It was buggy in that they hadn't worked out some graphics drivers issues, and if you didn't flash it right, you had a brick on your hands. The V7_15 archive that was shared with you is extremely stable and is the file that has been in internal testing for 3 months.
     
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    Ok, after geting this errror for flashing a recovery on ics, I did the .cab restore and imei restore. But my radeo is still shot. No 4g, 3g drops, and I cannot make any calls. Any help sure appreciated.



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  23. finndo77

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    Re: v7-15 I don't know where they got their info, but someone over on the LG forums just posted that Verizon said no to the latest LG ICS build and told them to try again...

    Might be worth monitoring for a different build number on the ftp site...
     
  24. Neph81

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    I'll an eye on the file daily. When a new build goes up, the old one goes down. I can't say I'm surprised thou given how many hacks and errors get thrown when booting this thing (v7_05 at least). It almost feels like they half *** ported the Nitro ICS again and tried to get it working on the spec.
     
  25. death2all110

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    That's my feeling on this too :/
     
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