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Alcatel One Touch Elevate Discussion / Does anyone have this phone?
« on: March 23, 2016, 10:48:58 PM »
Considering getting this as a backup phone. Not worried about root for this piece. My reason is that lately my LG G Stylo's screen been flaky when least expected. It's not happened much since I bought the phone last January, but here's the 411:

The flakiness involves the screen becoming contrasty and washed out in gray. The only way I've remedied the problem is to shut the Stylo off for about five minutes and unplugged from the charger, then the problem clears up. It's happened eight times all together.

So again, does anyone have this phone? It does seem to have enough RAM available for some user apps. I've seen some user reviews on YouTube, and I'm fine with it not being able to crank the intense 3D games. My G Stylo is surprisingly capable with those things. I'm also considering getting the LG Tribute, as I gave mine away to a relative recently. Plus, there are a few good stock based ROMs available for the Tribute.

So there we have it: Elevate with 5.1.1, and more internal RAM on tap out of the box, or the root friendly LG Tribute.

LG G Stylo Discussion / Quite good so far...
« on: January 26, 2016, 01:31:58 PM »
But not without a few issues.

In some forums (esp. Android Forums), I've noticed people having issues with upgrading to Marshmallow. One of the nags is that it's difficult to move more than a few apps to external SD while on MM. The other one is not having TWRP recovery available to fully back up the device. Most people that have rooted their G Stylos have stuck to 5.1.1, as MM is currently unrootable. If you're a MetroPCS user, you have the best version of this phone with the 16GB internal memory and 13 MP camera, plus TWRP support. (MM is also unrootable for that version AFAIK.)

Still, I'm happy with mine, despite these issues. The screen is very clear for me, so it's great for reading. I have no trouble reading newspaper sized fonts on it. AFAIK VM is the only provider so far that will let users add extra high speed data when needed. Had to do that after the VM servers randomly downloaded my G Stylo the MM update. I haven't installed the MM update... not sure if I will.

Also found some backup software for LG devices. Haven't tried it, but one of the admins at Android Central said it can be useful for backing up. Will give it a try, at least it's actually LG's so it should just work.

LG Tribute Discussion / Want root for your Tribute?
« on: March 10, 2015, 12:29:53 AM »
It appears that a developer named Unjustified Dev posting in the XDA forums has gotten root for this phone, and its variants. UD got it running with a MetroPCS phone.

Here's a one click tool that refined the original method. I recommend this for most users as it saves you from typing commands.

This is the page where Unjustified Dev says he rooted it (post #375)

Also have a working TWRP here (post #492)

I managed to root it, and install TWRP. Pics:

LG Tribute Discussion / I like this phone
« on: November 03, 2014, 06:12:07 PM »
Even with the subpar screen resolution, I love this phone. In fact, I think the screen is just fine. So far, for me it has performed like a more expensive phone. This is really the first time I can confidently state that. It looks like a slightly smaller G3 or Nexus type phone. I was befuddled at first with the three buttons being on screen, but they do get out of the way when watching videos and games, so I'm okay with that 'quirk' now.

Haven't found any root methods for it yet. There are some folks bugging the creators of the stump root exploit at xda to consider adding support for the Tribute. Given the $80 price, I might wait until it goes on sale to get another one before I consider rooting at all. The phone just runs so well, and at least a few of the bloat apps can be uninstalled or disabled. As it is, many apps can be moved to external SD, just like Android 2.2/2.3/4.0. If rooted, Link2SD, Titanium, and GL2SD would work wonders with this phone. The CPU and GPU are good enough to run most games out now AFAIK.

LG Optimus F3 4G LTE Discussion / F3 for gaming
« on: May 01, 2014, 09:47:44 AM »
(Xposted from forum)

I play a small selection of games, from chess to first person shooter.

Here are the ones I have loaded so far on my F3:

Pool Billiards Pro
Flow Free Bridges
Glow Hockey
Chess for Android by Aart J.C. Bik
Garfield's Escape Premium
CSR Classics (street drag racing)*
Lego Star Wars : The Yoda Chronicles*
Dead Trigger*
Snoopy Tennis
The Big Top Free (circus style)

(* running with GL2SD)

I haven't felt the need to run robaho's overclock kernel yet. Still, the F3 is an awesome gaming device once it's rooted and has at least Link2SD and either GL2SD or androidguy1991's swap script installed.

What games do you have on your F3?

Introductions / What's up, Doc?
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:43:15 AM »

I'm on several Android forums with this username, and also have an account at xda-developers. I'm not a dev, though I am a dedicated user of a LG Optimus V phone (v. 1 with the Novatek screen, ZV4 baseband), and a happy customer of 1+ years with Virgin Mobile USA. Like plenty of Op V owners, I've had my phone rooted and ROM'd for some time now.

I come here for the great company and expertise of other dedicated users and devs.

I may migrate to another phone by the end of the year. I'm looking at the Op Elite, and HTC One V. I did consider the Evo V at one point, but I'm not too interested in the 3D camera... I don't want to own a pricey phone, only to not use one of its more interesting features regularly enough.

I would really love it if VM could release another phone that has a physical QWERTY keyboard on it. I'm okay with typing on a touchscreen, though; I did get my dad into a smartphone this year by recommending the Op Slider. That's a great phone, though not having a LED flash for the camera is a deal breaker for me.

Hope my stay here is a good one.  :D

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