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Root [Updated 11-20-12][BOOTLOADER][Windows][VS920]Bootloader Pwnage Tool for the LG Spectrum 4G

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  1. death2all110

    death2all110 Well-Known Member
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    1. <include/std_disclaimer.h>
    2.  
    3. /*
    4.  * Your warranty is now void.
    5.  *
    6.  * Neither Neph81, PlayfulGod, tdm, I, Jcase, nor anyone else
    7.  * in the LG Spectrum Development Community are responsible for
    8.  * bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, global warming,
    9.  * your GPS failing, spilling coffee on your work shirt, car problems,
    10.  * technical difficulties, or you getting fired because the alarm app
    11.  * failed.
    12.  *
    13.  * YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the
    14.  * finger at me, or anyone else for messing up your device, I will
    15.  * point and laugh at you for your own damn stupidity.
    16.  *
    17.  * UNDERSTOOD? Good. Now please continue....
    18.  *
    19.  */
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    We have thoroughly tested it and have put in every precaution we can to help prevent the unthinkable, but this is still on you if something goes wrong. ;)

    THIS WILL BREAK BLUETOOTH

    We all hate EULA (I know) But YOU HAVE TO READ THIS ONE!
    (Its in the script)

    Oh, and read the readme.

    OK folks, finally after countless hours of research, testing, and scripting, we have a unlocked bootloader for ICS.

    This uses the bootchain from GB with tdm's 3.0.8 kernel for cm9, and several tweaked files from the Spectrum's ICS itself.

    People to Thank

    The whole team really!! ;)

    Neph
    - countless hours of digging and pulling files and figuring out how to undo LG's black magic.

    tdm - for his awesome 3.0.8 kernel and input.

    death2all110 - working with Neph and designing the sleek batch file for windows install

    PlayfulGod - for the bash script for the Linux/OSX install

    JCase - For his assistance and input


    Whats this do?


    • Installs root
    • Installs the unlocked bootloader from gingerbread
    • Installs CWM Touch 6.0.1.1
    • Checks the md5sum (twice) on each image before flashing them to verify their integrity

    Requirements



    • Be on the ZV7 OTA or cab.
    • This is to ensure you get the new radio(s)
    • This has not been tested on Gingerbread nor supported for GB.

    How to Install

    This is for WINDOWS ONLY. PlayfulGod has posted the Linux/OSX one here:
    http://androidforums.com/spectrum-a...oot-cwm-lg-spectrum-4g-ics-linux-install.html

    1. Download & unzip file listed below
    2. Make sure you keep everything together in the bootloader folder. Don't even rename it.
    3. Connect Phone to PC via USB cable
    4. Have debugging enable on your phone
    5. Have phone in Internet connection mode
    6. Navigate to the unzipped folder you downloaded
    7. Run the bootloader_pwn.bat


    Download

    SpectrumPwnageTool.zip


    For people having issues with the above zip:
    SpectrumPwnageTool.exe (Installer)
    SpectrumPwnageTool.exe on VirusTotal

    Note: The above .exe has the same scripts as the zip does, just installs the scripts to the C:\ drive where it should always work, if not its your computer...


    Mirror(zip)
     

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  2. PrinceCorwin

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    :smokingsomb:Let's get this party STARTED!!!!!

    On the real though, I think I'll wait until tomorrow afternoon to install so I can sleep. I'm still dealing with problems from rooting.thanx D2A and the rest of the team.
     
  3. bones420la

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    ran script... then adb reboot recovery.. it deleted all my apps... gmail account and texts are still there o_O


    ran script again.. said no to are you rooted.. no difference...
     
  4. jcase

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    I approve of this message
     
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  5. Lykarsis

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    One thing i found, don't just stick it on your desktop. only place I got it to work was if i put the bootloader folder in C:\

    Idk if that's common knowledge or not but there it is.
     
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  6. Stackrat

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    I had that same problem. After running this, I was able to use ROM Toolbox to boot to recovery and make a CWM Backup, however...

    Once I installed the unlocked bootloader, I could not get the phone to be recognized but my PC. Reloaded drivers, rebooted PC, rebooted phone, mass storage, internet connection, debugging on/off... nothing. The ONLY way my PC would recognize the phone was to reboot and put it in "download mode", which I'm using now to re-flash the stock V7 cab.

    UPDATE: Weird. I thought that reflashing the cab would have done a complete wipe, but all my apps are installed and as they were. The only thing I appear to have lost was root access. But at least I can access the phone though the USB cable.

    [UPDATE #2} Tried it again with the same result (definition of insanity).
     
  7. death2all110

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    Then extract it to C:\..... is it that much of a problem? Also. This doesn't touch the data partition at all. So I know it didn't wipe the apps.
     
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  8. MrDangerous

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    Bones, were you running this from XP, Vista, 7 or 8?
     
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  9. flamvell

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    how you know if it worked
     
  10. Neph81

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    I ran this from my desktop just fine. I also ran it twice just to be sure on two different phones. It does not even require admin access to use.
     
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  11. Neph81

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    Reboot your phone with it plugged into the computer. Occasionally it will not be recognized if you just try plugging it into the PC. I found this happens most often when your battery is already topped off.
     
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  12. vj950

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    What should I do if I am already rooted on ICS OTA? Should the procedure be the same?
     
  13. Neph81

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    Yes, the script asks you if you are rooted. Just tell it yes.
     
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  14. Brandonson112

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    Works, just haven't tested the bluetooth
     
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    Yay I got to work, you guys are awesome. Oh and thank you Neph for the trick you said about rebooting your phone while it's plugged in, so it can read it.
     
  16. IMUcarmen

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    works! not sure why others are having issues but it worked for me perfect. Not one single issue and I even flashed google now in CWM already and thats working as well :]

    Thanks Team Spectrum Hackers 2012 ;]
     
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  17. Lykarsis

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    Mind posting a link to google now? I've been looking, but I can't find it.
     
  18. azoller1

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    thanks so much all of you developers!!!! for working so hard on this!! now we can make roms, backups, and flash lots of mods and tweaks!! this makes the ota update just that much better!
     
  19. TRAVI5TY

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    I put bootloader folder in C:/ and ran normally. No reboot on completion and I got errors on the last part of the bat where it tries to clean up after itself (unable to remove /something/something).

    Since I wasn't sure if it worked (errors and all) I downloaded Rom Manager and upon opening it, it said I had CwM 6.0.1.1 installed!

    Currently in CWM making a backup (using .tar format). Success!

    Thank you devs for all of your hard work! :highfive:
     
  20. IMUcarmen

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  21. dspl1236

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    Worked flawless.

    Doing backup now.


    You guys are the best!!
     
  22. bones420la

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    its the stock recovery. every time you enter it it removes apps under /data app

    xp... didnt work the first 2 trys for me... probably because it wasnt under C:/ but playfulgods linux script worked perfect
     
  23. MicroMod777

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    I had this same issue also with usb not working at all and had to do a .cab restore. Though I did the linux version. Also pulldown menu didn't say Verizon anymore. Anybody have this also?
     
  24. zlebors

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    I just need to wipe from setting and all good now
     
  25. Neph81

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    Issue already responded to:
    http://androidforums.com/spectrum-a...r-pwnage-tool-lg-spectrum-4g.html#post5137892

    As for the pulldown menu, mine say T-CDMA-64 now. Minor glitch and most likely something in framework not completely jiving with our kernel. Minor bugs that will hopefully get resolved in the near future, but current priorities are Bluetooth and getting wifi tethering working.
     
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