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  1. cereal killer
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    Welcome to the LG Spectrum 2 Forums everyone! This phone is a great follow up to the Spectrum. It's packed with some great specs and awesome features. Here's a quick overview:

    SPECS:
    • Wireless charging capabilities thanks to the unique battery cover included in the box
    • 4.7-inch True HD Advanced High Performance (AH) In-Plane-Switching (IPS) display
    • Global Ready™ so customers can have voice and data service in more than 220 countries
    • Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
    • Mobile Hotspot to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
    • 16 GB of internal storage (formatted capacity is less) with microSD memory card support of up to 32 GB
    • QuickMemo™ allows customers to capture screenshots and add their own personalized commentary or drawings with a finger
    • Bluetooth® Version 4.0
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    Hi CK

    Are we the only two that own this phone?:) I've only had it 3 days, came from Droid X2, this is so much better.
    I hope more people realize how great this phone is and we get some developers to make some roms.
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    I don't own it but I'm surprised not more people are jumping on it. It's an awesome phone. Post up a video if you have time, I'd love to see you take us on a test drive
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    I am working on getting one to DEV on......
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    LG Spectrum 2: ESSENTIAL TIPS & TRICKS

    Great Phone! I've had It for some time now,
    and there's a good collection of information for the spectrum 2 (UPDATED MAY 10, 2013) @--> LG Spectrum 2: ESSENTIAL TIPS & TRICKS
    Please feel free to add or update any information on eather links you visit....Thanks!
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    xXxGeek I used your tips and tricks to root my Spectrum2 the day I got.:biggrin: Worked great.

    Thanks

    Art
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    Just picked up a Spectrum 2 and am loving it so far coming from a droid 2, it is worlds a part. Never really knew much about it but decided that it seemed to have decent specs and for $50 I couldn't beat the price, hopefully we will see some custom roms for it once more people discover it.
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    Spectrum2

    I moved from a DroidX2 running JB rom (CM10). This phone on ICS is miles ahead of the X2.
    The speed is great, 4g in my area is spotty, but wifi is very stable and finds all networks, the X2 only finds some and has issues connecting at times.
    This is a work phone, so I was limited in what I could choose for my upgrade. The Spectrum1 was the best phone on the list, under $50 (works limit).
    I was amazed when I opened the box and there was a Spectrum2 can't believe a two month old phone for $50. The price should make it attractive to a lot of people, hopefully some devs :biggrin:
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    I don't have any experience with making custom roms, but I have a few old phones I will try to learn on and at least see if I can get a stock version of ICS running on the spectrum 2 as well as CWM.
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    I am also a proud owner of the wonderful LG2. I'm not a real techie when it comes to rooting phones but even stock this phone rivals the S3 and I5 in terms of screen size clarity camera etc.etc. I had the DroidInc prior and so glad I bought this phone instead of the higher end phones this phone is Great in my opinion.
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    New Owner

    I will be getting my Spectrum 2 Wed. I'm coming from Rezound and getting this phone as a replacement. Everything I read has been good about this phone. One question, since we have root, has anyone been able to get Wifi Tether to work. I use it religiously with the Rez to tether my work laptop to surf the net. Is there any good tether app, wifi, bluetooth, or USB?
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    I do thank you. That is the same wifi tether program I am using with my Rez. I have 3.2 beta 2. Is that the one you are using? I'm getting stoked now for this phone.

    Edit: I just read that you want to see about getting ICS AOSP running on this phone. If the bootloader is locked, do we need to used the 2nd INIT method? Wonder if that would be easier to build a custom ROM like Motorola devices?
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    I am using the 3.1 beta 14 but I would imagine the version you are using will work just the same, I am not sure how I will go about getting custom ROMS on the device as it was just an idea I was playing with if there is no one else that makes anything for this awesome phone. I am soon going to start my next semester so I won't have much time to work on it, but if there is still nothing by May I might start developing something myself so keep fingers crossed for a better dev to pick up this phone and make something.
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    Thanks for your answer... now i am trying to leave work early to get my phone. You may want to head over to androidforums to see what was posted about the LG Optimus LTE2. There is someone that did get 2nd INIT recovery to boot and has a working CM10 rom in his github. I'm not sure if it would work on the Spec2, but the recovery has worked on the LG Motion. May take a swing after the weekend, I just hate to brick this new phone until I get to have some fun with it.

    Edit: Been playing with this phone for 3 hours. Rooted it with no problems. Thanks micrors4 again for Wifi Tether help. I had to downgrade to the market version but it is working great. Now time for some BLOPS 2 online.
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    If this wasn't my main phone I would try it but without a known way to unbrick these devices I'm not sure I want to try this, but let me know if you do try it and how it works out.
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    You can recover from a Soft Brick from the link below, but I can understand your concern. I am due to receive mine today, after rooting I will see about what else can be done. I am just hoping someone figures out how to unlock the bootloader, then we can have some fun.


    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/lg-spectrum-2/232208-rooting-lg-spectrum-2-essential-tips-tricks.html#post2346847
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    I'm going to look around this weekend about the 2nd init recovery for the LTE2, if I have time. I am going to look at the Droid X source for thier 2nd INIT bootstrap. I still have my Droid X. I will also clear my Rezound build box and pull the LTE2 CM10 code from github to see if it's compatilble. I'm not a programmer by any means but this phone needs to get some love. I see that Neph is a good guy to talk to about this phone. Is there any other LG guys that we could talk to? Someone that is up for a challenge.
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    Alright. I did find the 2nd init bootstrap to recovery. The guy who did all the work is 95hPaKicK. Seems like this guy is very busy. He's a Korean dev that has a lot of phones. He setup a github with his work. Just go to github and look up his work. He does have a stable CM10 for the LTE2, the Korean version of the Spectrum 2. I did take a peek at the code. I'm not a 100% percent if it would work. This is my first LG smartphone, so I'm not sure the compatiblity with the US\foreign couterparts. I did load up the bootstrap recovery. It is same bootstrap program as the Droid X. It does say Success when I had it flash the recovery. It does reboot but I get a black screen. This could be happening since I grabbed the recovery from a thread for the Motion 4g. I was able to reboot the phone by hitting the power button twice, so something is there lurking in the dark. I did PM 985hPaKick at XDA but he has not been logged in since Nov. Hopefully he will pop in over there and shoot me a message. I may have some time to tomorrow to look at more but I may be hitting my limit also. Let's hope for the best with this phone.
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    Good luck looking forward to see what you dig up.
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