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[CWM][RZR][ROOT] AIO Root and recovery for the LG Esteem MS910

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12th December 2011, 08:00 PM   |  #1  
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I am in no way responsible for what you do to your phone. Use at your own risk!

At long last we now have a custom recovery for the LG Esteem, actually make that 2 recoveries, Clockworkmod and Raidzero. RZR is a Release Candidates and CWM is official and can be installed via ROM Manger.

  • USB Mass Storage doesnt work!!.
  • CWM, boot isnt listed in mounts and storage, thus cannot be wiped manually. This is normal for some phones.
  • RZR, boot is listed but will not mount and wipe manually.

Both zips contain scripts for windows and linux, just download to your pc, unzip, and run the appropriate one for your OS. Both zips are All In One, meaning it will root and install CWM or RZR in one step.

  • Download zip to your computer
  • Unzip zip
  • Connect phone to computer via USB cable
  • turn on and put into Internet connection mode
  • run the install script for your OS


Booting into recovery with the button combo is a lil tricky (gonna work on this) vol +- and power from power off, it will boot to the LG Reset screen, press power 3 times, dont freak out, it wont erase your data , and then recovery will appear. Some ROMs are already in the works n will be ready soon, one including reboot to recovery options in the power menu.


  • Button Combo: VOL +- and POWER, press power 3x at LG Reset Screen.
  • App - Quick Boot
  • App - ROM Manager - no other features will work until CWM is submitted and officially built with RM support by koush.

NOTE: Root now works with either ZVB or ZVC thanks to djrbliss!!! Be sure to show him your appreciation!!!


Now for the goods

LG-Esteem-Revo_AIO.zip - Official CWM build for the Esteem available thru ROM Manager!


NOTE: I will be updating RZR as I get the few issues left fixed, but after that I wont be supporting it due to what all I already have on my plate. It is a nice recovery tho with a ton of features. Not for the novice or complete n00b IMO tho.

People to thank other than myself

mtmichealson - dev - help and assistance with development.
interdepth- dev -Transform - help and assistance in brain storming to find n fix for reboot issue.
djrbliss - for the new root for ZVC. Be sure to show him your appreciation!!
DRockstar - for his wonderful scripts I based my shell script from n borrowed snippets for the batch file
koush - for his awesome recovery.
Raidzero - for his RZ Recovery.


Testers - they all deserve major props for testing, bricking phones, patience, and understanding I/we have a life outside of Android.

Image - bricked 1 phone, had replaced.
youngnex - bricked 1, had replaced.
vistor831 - also donated an esteem to the cause, may it RIP! Much appreciated bro!!!
Ære - donated the Esteem I am currently using to dev with, well with vistor831's screen lol, much appreciated bro!!!
ShinySide - 1 brick, BOUGHT a new one.
nuttmeg - bricked 1 phone, had replaced.
redhook
Bigboyyumyum - bricked 1, got it back 98%, had replaced.
aplus
ManlyParasite

If I miss anyone plz let me know so I can add you. And again thanks guys, your testing helps more than most realize.
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13th December 2011, 09:38 PM   |  #2  
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Hello all, we are working on porting CWMR to the LG Esteem. We have it booting and able to flash a boot.img. Problems we seem not to able to figure out tho is CWM reboot about 2min after booting into it resulting not being able to preform backups and testing of other functions.

Does anyone have insight to offer us on what may be causing the rebooting?

Hope it can be figured out
17th December 2011, 01:45 AM   |  #3  
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Why do I get the feeling noone wants to deal with this device? Is there something special? I would think some devs would be replying here. Cmon guys I know its a metro phone but geesh. Spread some knowledge if you can...thanks.

Thank you PlayfulGod and mtmichaelson for all you have already contibuted...
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Why do I get the feeling noone wants to deal with this device? Is there something special? I would think some devs would be replying here. Cmon guys I know its a metro phone but geesh. Spread some knowledge if you can...thanks.

Thank you PlayfulGod and mtmichaelson for all you have already contibuted...

Its ok, we got it anyhow
24th December 2011, 06:30 PM   |  #5  
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[KERNEL] Plague Overclock Kernel for LG Esteem MS910
no dedicated section yet, so i'll just add this in here

Ok folks, as we know have CWM working I can now post my custom overclocked kernel.

Its build from LG source and modified by myself with assistance from mtmichealson. It has a max oc of 1708Mhz (1.7Ghz) with scaling inbetween and even some lower settings added.

Its been running and very stable @1.7Ghz for all I know who are running it. It has 2 additional governors added, smartass2 and interactive. Smartass2 has been reported to revert back to ondemand or performance. I will correct this in a future build or make sure thats what its suppose to be doing.

I would like to thank our team of testers, they been a great help to me and mt, thanks guys!!!

The goods:

Plague Kernel

Download and copy to your sdcard and install with CWM or RZR. No wipes needed. Get SetCPU or similar app to set overclocking.


USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!! I am not responsible for anything you do to your phone!
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25th December 2011, 02:13 AM   |  #6  
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Now we just need an esteem forum here on xda
30th December 2011, 08:01 AM   |  #7  
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i am looking forward to further development on this device!! i plan to purchase one soon and im more than willing to contribute!!!
5th January 2012, 04:39 AM   |  #8  
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Upon updating the Kernel. I noticed that the camera's UI has changed/ reverted to a earlier version. In my case its not allowing me to change the Megapixel settings. just giving you a heads up. I suspect this being the kernel because I have 2 Esteems. updated on with the plague. then updated the other phone got the same UI on the camera.
5th January 2012, 09:40 AM   |  #9  
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i cant seem to get into recovery after rooting.... am i just too slow?

Disregard that last message, i got recovery working fine and running the Esteemed rom as i type this, first i must say this rom is lightning fast... very stable and responsive. love it and looking forward to more development on this device!!!!
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[ROM] GingerSteem Extreme for LG Esteem MS910

DISCLAIMER: This is a MODDED' ROM! Use at YOUR OWN RISK!!! By using this ROM, you understand that that I am not liable for any or all consequences of using this ROM. If you don't know what you're doing, DON'T TRY IT. Use at your own risk!


Here ya go folks, GingerSteem Extreme!!! It has been debloated, deodexed, and tweaked for better performance and speed.
  • Version: 1.1
  • Developer: mtmichaelson - GingerSteem
  • Developer: PlayfulGod - GingerSteem Extreme
  • Description: Modified Stock ROM for the LG Esteem M910
GingerSteem Extreme w/ Plague Kernel

What is this?

This is a very lightweight ROM built both for speed and stability. This ROM is based off of the LG's ZVB update to Gingerbread. It is fully deodexed, and debloated. Swype has also been changed to the 3.26 Beta. A few items have been replaced with AOSP versions to increase speed and decrease size. Also included is the appwidgetpicker to clean that up.


Changelog

  • v. 1.0 Initial Release
  • Based off of ZVB Gingerbread 2.3.4
  • Deodexed
  • Zipaligned
  • Heavily Debloated
  • ADW Launcher
  • Astro File Explorer
  • ROM Toolbox - overclocking/underclocking can be set with this app among many other features.
  • Droid RAZR Boot Animation & sound
  • AOSP Lockscreen
  • Accurate Battery Mod
  • CRT Screen Shut Off
  • Swype Beta 3.26
  • Fixed Recovery Not Sticking
  • Build.prop Tweaks
  • Init.d tweaks
  • Battey Charging Animation
  • V6 SuperCharger Tweak
  • Loopy Smoothness Tweak
  • Blocked All CIQ Logs From Carrier and Google (Requires Reboot After Install)
  • Other Tweaks for Speed and Battery Life
01052012
  • Plague Extreme oc'd to 2Ghz max
  • ADWLauncher - CM7 version
  • GingerFusion Theme added.




Plague Kernel:

  • Overclocked to 2Ghz
  • Underclock settings added as well
  • Interactive governor added
  • Smartass2 governor added
  • Tun.ko support
  • CIFS support
  • SDCard Read Ahead Speed Tweak




Screenshots






How do I install this?

  • 1.) Download the .zip & copy to phone or sdcard (make sure 4g is enabled if dl'd from phone).
  • 2.) Zip can be installed from either internal or external sd in CWM
  • 3.) MAKE A BACKUP
  • 4.) WIPE DATA!!! (You do not need to wipe if already on GingerSteem!)
  • 5.) Go to install zip from sdcard
  • 6.) Select GingerSteem_Extreme_signed.zip
  • 7.) Do not wipe data after flashing!!!
  • 8.) Reboot!
  • 9.) To Block Carrier Logging Requires Reboot After Initial Boot




Downloads

*md5sum: 03201d5f800076c8b483054e4ccffc19


Special Thanks!!!


  • Dev's
    • mtmichaelson - help and assistance with development, and the use of his ROM as a base for mine.
  • Testers - they all deserve major props for testing, bricking phones, patience, and understanding I/we have a life outside of Android.
    • EvoImage
    • youngnex
    • vistor831
    • Ære
    • ShinySide
    • nuttmeg
    • redhook
    • Bigboyyumyum
    • aplus
    • ManlyParasite
    • spooky
    • sticky
  • Themer
  • spc_hicks09 for allowing me to include his GingerFusion Theme.



Donations

Official Donate link if you like my work and would like to show your appreciation and support. All donations are greatly appreciated!!
Last edited by PlayfulGod; 5th January 2012 at 08:46 PM.

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