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    LG Spectrum 2: ESSENTIAL TIPS & TRICKS

    Hello Every One!
    LG Spectrum II 4G VS930
    LG SPECTRUM 2 VS930 ESSENTIAL TIPS & TRICKS
    (UPDATED JUNE 16, 2013)

    CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS BELOW

    USER GUIDES FOR THE SPECTRUM 2 VS930
    VPN SERVICES / GUIDE
    BLOAT-WARE REMOVAL / GUIDE
    WIFI TETHER FOR ROOT USERS / GUIDE
    OPTIMIZE BATTERY LIFE / GUIDE
    VS930 USER MANUEL / GUIDE (Jelly Bean)
    VS930 USER MANUEL / GUIDE (ICS)
    STATUS BAR ICONS / GUIDE
    RINGTONE BASICS / GUIDE
    MANUALS & DOCUMENTS
    USING THE LG TAG+ / GUIDE
    TITANIUM BACKUP / GUIDE

    HOW TO BACKUP YOUR SPECTRUM 2 DEVICE
    BACKUP & RESTORE APPS/DATA TO SD CARD, CLOUD OR PC
    BACKUP MUSIC & VIDEO "GOOGLE PLAY" "AMAZON" "PICASA"
    HOW TO FLASH CWM RECOVERY FOR ICS "ROOT" USERS ONLY
    JELLY BEAN CWM RECOVERY DOWNLOAD AND LINK "ROOT USERS ONLY"

    ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ROOTING YOUR SPECTRUM 2
    REASONS FOR ROOT AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN
    ROOTING YOUR SPECTRUM 2 PHONE: FAQ
    HOW TO ROOT THE LG SPECTRUM II VS930
    HOW TO UN-ROOT YOUR SPECTRUM 2
    AFTER ROOTING & OTA UPDATES
    ANDROID SECURITY FOR ROOT USERS (NEW)
    CUSTOM ROMS - NONE AS OF YET

    TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR YOUR SPECTRUM 2
    REPAIR OR UPDATE YOUR SPECTRUM 2 WITH THE "LGMobile Support Tool"
    UNABLE TO ROOT NEW JB 4.1.2 UPDATE
    HOW TO DO A "SOFT RESET" OR "HARD RESET"
    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO "BRICK" YOUR PHONE?
    PANIC ROOM - NEED TO CONTACT A MOD / ADMIN
    RESTORE YOUR SPECTRUM 2 BACK TO CLEAN FACTORY STOCK
    INSTALL .APK FILES FROM YOUR PC ONTO YOUR PHONE
    SOLUTIONS FOR DELETED SYSTEM APPS
    SOLUTIONS FOR BATTERY ISSUES

    PHONE & ACCESSORY DEAL'S FOR YOUR SPECTRUM 2

    1. PHONES
    SPECTRUM 2 PHONE - AMAZON
    SPECTRUM 2 PHONE - VERIZON
    SPECTRUM 2 PHONE - WIREFLY

    2. CASES
    TRIDENT CASE w/TAG+ OPENING
    BODY GLOVE TACTIC CASE
    SHELL COMBO W/HOLSTER & KICKSTAND
    TRIDENT AEGIS BUNDLE PACKAGE
    BLACK HARD CASE WITH Y SHAPE STAND
    SILICONE COVER - GLOW IN THE DARK
    SOFT SILICONE BLACK SKIN COVER

    3. SCREEN PROTECTORS
    SCREEN PROTECTOR (CLEAR) - AMAZON
    SCREEN PROTECTOR (ANTI-GLARE) - AMAZON
    SCREEN PROTECTORS - EBAY
    SCREEN PROTECORS - NEWEGG

    4. BATTERY'S & CHARGERS
    UNIVERSAL RAPID BATTERY CHARGER
    2 BATTERY'S PLUS CHARGER
    CAR + WALL + USB DATA CHARGER

    5. SD MEMORY CARDS & ADAPTERS
    32 GB SANDISK ULTRA
    16 GB SANDISK ULTRA

    6. BLUETOOTH HEADSET
    LG ELECTRONICS TONE+ HBS-730

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    RootzWiki LINK> LG SPECTRUM II VS930 ESSENTIAL TIPS & TRICKS
    Last edited by xXxGeek; 06-16-2013 at 01:30 PM.
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    Great post! As a new owner of the Spectrum 2, this should definitely come in handy. I'm sad to see mostly crickets regarding the modification of this phone. For me, the specs and wireless charging made it a no brainer. I'm oming from a long line of Palm phones, with my last device being the Pre 2.
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    I know that I'm bumping an old thread, but how do I unroot this thing? It was dead easy to root, but how can I undo it? Apparently Google Wallet/ISIS Wallet refuse to work on a rooted device. I've found ways to unroot the Spectrum, but not the Spectrum 2. Will these programs for the original Spectrum work on the Spectrum 2, or no?
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    Just follow the steps to fix a soft bricked device, you will lose your apps and settings so back them up, there is a thread about it.
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    HOW TO UN-ROOT THE LG SPECTRUM 2 VS930

    LG Spectrum 2 VS930 will have to be unrooted if you find yourselves returning over warranty issues.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    Most of the time rooting your phone simply adds a couple files without changing any others, if you haven't frozen, >>replaced or removed a file inside the system, then you should be able to accept the unroot process. charge the battery of the handset to full, install >>usb drivers to connect to your pc, use a laptop that works only with Windows and create a backup >>using this guide. Once the above have been performed, now you can start on the steps below.

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. Download on your computer >>Root Package. After the folder is placed on your desktop, you will need to unzip the files that are inside it.
    2. When you are done, turn on USB debugging; this option can be enabled if you go to the Menu opt for >Settings, access >Developer options and then tap on >USB debugging.
    3. Now plug the handset into your pc with the USB cable and >>drivers installed, then initiate the execution of a root-tool; to run, double-click on Run.Me bat file from the folder on your the desktop.
    4. Once you have gained access to the root tool, needed to opt for Unroot, the Spectrum 2 is going to begin its unrooting stage. This will take some time for this to complete, then reboot your phone when you notice that the process is over.
    5. After the reboot has completed, go into your phone’s App Drawer and look for an app called Superuser. If you see that it is gone from that place, you are successively unrooting.

    You will also find that the warranty of the VS930 is back in action. Also, the root-only apps that you have on your phone will need to be uninstalled from your Spectrum 2 after you have completed this tutorial. Root applications will no longer work on your phone now that your no longer rooted.

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    Last edited by xXxGeek; 05-14-2013 at 02:22 AM.
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    I have a question, xXxGeek, While using the tool, my phone came up with this error after it had success with pushing the superuser.apk pkg.

    * Rooting phone.....
    * This may take a few minutes.
    * Success!
    Bad Option '--install' <argc 1>
    /data/local/tmp/su: Non-recoverable failure in name resolution
    Cannot handle "host" cmdline arg '/data/local/tmp/su' on position 1 <argc 1>
    * Cleaning up...
    * Exploit complete. Press enter to reboot and exit.
    Press any key to continue....
    What could be causing this? I know it has to be the main reason I cannot get my phone rooted again.
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    How To Root All Spectrum 2 VS930

    HOW TO ROOT THE NEW JB 4.1.2 UPDATE AND ALL SPECTRUM 2


    FOLLOW THE GUIDE BELOW TO ROOT YOUR SPECTRUM 2
    Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk.
    Credit: djrbliss

    HARD RESET THE LG SPECTRUM 2
    Always do a backup, Link >How to Backup & Restore
    Remove and reinsert the battery.
    Press and hold both the "Volume Down" and "Power" button until you see a message "Factory Hard Reset" then let go of buttons.
    It will ask you if you want to do a factory reset. Confirm with Power Button.
    When asked are you sure, confirm with power button
    Your Done. Factory Restored!

    REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Enable USB debugging in your phone's settings, >Settings >Developer Options >OK >USB debugging.
    2. USB Connectivity set to internet connection, >Settings >Programs >Connectivity >USB Connection Type >Internet >Ethernet, if this doesn't work, try >Media Sync
    3. Download >"LG Spectrum 2 USB drivers" for your pc
    4. Always do a backup before rooting, Link >How to Backup & Restore

    STEPS TO ROOTING YOUR LG SPECTRUM 2:

    1. Download and unzip this file >motochopper.zip
    2. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable
    3. Ensure that you have the correct USB drivers installed for your Spectrum 2 device.
    4. Make sure to have debugging enabled
    5. Run the script for your OS ("run.bat" for Windows, or "./run.sh" for Linux)
    6. Enjoy!

    IF THE ABOVE ROOT PROCESS WONT WORK, TRY THE METHOD BELOW::
    1. Download this ROOT application ->root_LTE2_final-Aiopk.com
    2. Connect your Spectrum 2 to your pc to install required drivers.
    3. Make sure to have debugging enabled ">Settings >Developer options, tap "OK" check the box >USB debugging, then tap "Yes"
    4. Go to ">Settings >PC connection >USB connection type >Internet connection >Ethernet"
    5. Extract the downloaded file and run "Root.exe" and follow the instructions.

    Before pressing "any keys" unplug your device from pc.
    Turn off Debugging mode, turn it on again and connect your device to pc again and press "any key"
    If you did not get any error message, your device will be rebooted automatically and your Spectrum 2 is Rooted.
    Your Done!!

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    Last edited by xXxGeek; 09-30-2013 at 04:15 AM.
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    Repair or update your spectrum 2

    REPAIR OR UPDATE YOUR SPECTRUM 2 WITH THE
    “LGMobile Support Tool”

    SECURITY ERROR OR OTHER ISSUES
    If you want to update to the latest Jelly Bean, but you’re running into a few issues like, updating, getting root, received a “Security Error” or even soft bricked your spectrum 2.
    The method below will restore your Spectrum 2 to the latest Jelly Bean.

    BACKUP YOUR SPECTRUM 2
    Always backup your Spectrum 2 before updating, rooting or a hard reset.
    See this post for more information >How to Back up Your Spectrum 2

    REQUIRMENTS: The process below will take some time to do, it’s not a 5 minute job.
    1. DOWNLOAD >Spectrum 2 USB Drivers
    2. DOWNLOAD >LGMobile Support Tool
    3. Make sure to charge your battery to 100%

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    * Pull Battery and SD Card
    * Replace Battery “Not SD Card”
    * Hold Down Both "Volume Up + Volume Down" Buttons
    * Connect USB Cord to CP & Phone
    ** Wait for “DOWNLOAD MODE” to show on your phone
    ** now you can release the Volume Buttons

    * Double Click on “LGMobile Support Tool” on your PC to Start Program
    ** You will see a dialog box pop up checking for new updates
    ** Now you should see the LGMobile Support Tool box

    * Click on >“Customer Support” in the upper left corner, then >”Recovery Phone”
    ** A dialog box will pop up, in the first box it should show your phones “MEI” number
    ** Next to this is a button, Click on >“CHECK”

    * Now you will see the LGMobile Support Tool start “Analysis” your phone then “Downloading the LG Mobile Phone Software Update Program”
    ** This will take some time to complete.

    During the “UPDATE” process
    ✓ “Do not disconnect the USB cable and battery from your phone until Upgrade Complete Message Appear”
    * you will see your phone reboot several times,
    * One’s the LGMobile Support Tools says “LG Mobile Phone Software Update completed”
    * Click on >”Exit” a dialog box will open asking you “Do you want to quit the LG Mobile Phone Software Update?” Click >”Yes”
    * Click on >”File” >”Quite” and unplug your USB cord from your computer.

    Now you should see a normal boot process and your phone is back to stock.

    ROOTING YOUR SPECTRUM 2
    * If your Spectrum 2 was already rooted before you updated or recovered from a security error, you will need to do a "Hard Reset" before rooting again.
    * After you have updated to jelly bean and your looking to Root or want to know more about root, click on >Rooting Your Spectrum 2 Phone Faq
    * If you would like to root your Spectrum 2, see the above post for more information

    HOW TO "HARD RESET" THE LG SPECTRUM 2
    1. Remove and reinsert the battery.
    2. Press and hold both the "Volume Down" and "Power" button until you see a message "Factory Hard Reset" then let go of buttons.
    3. It will ask you if you want to do a factory reset. Confirm with Power Button.
    4. When asked are you sure, confirm with power button
    5. You’re Done. Factory Restored!

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    Last edited by xXxGeek; 06-16-2013 at 12:22 PM.
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    XXX, Your "RESTORE YOUR SPECTRUM 2 BACK TO CLEAN FACTORY STOCK" link shows that the New JB and the old ICS have the exact same firmware name?
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    Hello all..

    I have a question... HOw do I go about rooting my LG Spectrum 2 AFTER installing the VS93022A firmware update? Is it the same process as the pre 22a update? If the proceedure is different, what do I have to do?

    Thanks
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