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Rogers E971 helper thread

26th November 2012, 06:00 AM   |  #1  
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Alright so the point of this thread is to help people with their LG Optimus G for Rogers Wireless in Canada, also known simply as E971
Here are the official specs:

from LG:
http://www.lg.com/ca_en/cell-phones/lg-LGE971-optimus-g
from Rogers:
http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirel...USGBLK&N=52+11

The main difference from this phone and the E973 version is the 700/2600mhz LTE frequency for Rogers as opposed to 700/1700 for Bell/Telus/Sasktel
The 2600MHz LTE spectrum (2x20MHz band) is the frequency used for LTE that has the most bandwidth available making it the fastest LTE band. Typical download speeds experienced will range from 12 Mbps up to 40Mbps. -from the Roger's site

This means that LTE will not work with other LTE such as BELL or TELUS unless they roll out a 700/2600mhz network, Fido piggy backs on Rogers and *should* work

Here are some of the more important threads to have your phone rooted and have a unlocked bootloader, up to know i do not know of any custom roms available for the E971
Give these guys your thanks and donate if you can
You'll have to root first then unlock the bootloader

Root:
Bin4ry's Root MANY ANDROID
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460
(confirmed working on E97120D)

unlocked bootloader:
Team Codefire's Project FreeGee
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2007961
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....shell.freegee (Donate)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.freegee_free (Free)

If you want to keep your root and unlocked Bootloader do not update to the latest OTA (E97110E_00), you will lose root permanatly and Bin4ry's methode will not work anymore the previous version is linked at the 2nd post (E97110D_00)
more info here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2053880

to disable the OTA app:
"Disable" via Settings > Apps > All > Software Update > Tap Disable.
or freeze with Titanium Backup "Software Update 3.1.0"

Removing carrierware (only do if you have v0.5+ of FreeGee and Root or else you'll get a the security error bootloop)
You'll also receive the Security error if you tinker with the Google Apps that come with this phone (ex, google movies, google books, etc)
remove or delete the .apk , freezing with Titanium works as well

Locations
/vendor/apps-rgs/
/system/vendor/apps-rgs/
/data/app-system

Other Stuff
E971 wont work with Bell LTE
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2000629

USB Drivers:
http://www.lg.com/ca_en/support-mobile/lg-LGE971

[STOCK ROM] LG Optimus G CANADA E971 E973 Firmware / Service Manual
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2036404
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26th November 2012, 06:00 AM   |  #2  
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working Roms:
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CyanogenMod 10.1 by chadouming
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[4.2.2] AOKP - geeb CDN *unofficial* by Paulicat
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[UNOFFICIAL]AOSPA-3.69 :Hello Halo by x10forevers
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2383089
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A nice debloated stock rom found here (based off E)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2098777

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Jelly bean is here for root and unlocked bootloader users:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2#post37437712

follow instructions exaclty as described in OP

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26th November 2012, 07:31 AM   |  #3  
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This makes me even MORE glad I bought an E970 instead of the E971. The Rogers phone doesn't even support both THEIR OWN FREQUENCIES, because the AWS band would mean the phone could easily be used on Telus or Bell. So the E971 doesn't actually get better LTE coverage than Galaxy S2s or iPhone5s by offering both bands Rogers supports.

The E971 supports 2600 and 700, 700 being the main frequency for AT&T in the US which is shared with the E970 but not supported by ANY carrier in Canada until after the 700mhz spectrum auction which isn't for another YEAR. But with an E970 on Rogers I still get the AWS band , and it is ALSO usable on Bell or Telus!

So overall, the AT&T phone gives just as good coverage out of the box, and better options for changing carriers and roaming than either regular Canadian model.

**** you, Rogers.
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26th November 2012, 07:58 AM   |  #4  
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Thank you! This is very helpful!
26th November 2012, 05:29 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by amrando

This makes me even MORE glad I bought an E970 instead of the E971. The Rogers phone doesn't even support both THEIR OWN FREQUENCIES, because the AWS band would mean the phone could easily be used on Telus or Bell. So the E971 doesn't actually get better LTE coverage than Galaxy S2s or iPhone5s by offering both bands Rogers supports.

The E971 supports 2600 and 700, 700 being the main frequency for AT&T in the US which is shared with the E970 but not supported by ANY carrier in Canada until after the 700mhz spectrum auction which isn't for another YEAR. But with an E970 on Rogers I still get the AWS band , and it is ALSO usable on Bell or Telus!

So overall, the AT&T phone gives just as good coverage out of the box, and better options for changing carriers and roaming than either regular Canadian model.

**** you, Rogers.

With all due respect, unless you plan on changing carriers, then the E971 does in fact have the fastest up/down speeds. 2600 is basically empty right now, like driving a Ferrari down an empty highway. Not many people buy a phone knowing they'll be switching carriers - I certainly don't.

On a separate note, anyone else get a little happy tingle inside everytime the LTE icon comes on?

26th November 2012, 05:40 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adzidek

With all due respect, unless you plan on changing carriers, then the E971 does in fact have the fastest up/down speeds. 2600 is basically empty right now, like driving a Ferrari down an empty highway. Not many people buy a phone knowing they'll be switching carriers - I certainly don't.

On a separate note, anyone else get a little happy tingle inside everytime the LTE icon comes on?

im in Winnipeg = no LTE lol
fingers crossed for 2013
26th November 2012, 07:56 PM   |  #7  
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im in Winnipeg = no LTE lol
fingers crossed for 2013

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27th November 2012, 05:48 AM   |  #8  
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I thought Rogers uses AWS frequencies for LTE... How else would the Nexus 4 get LTE? Because I know the Canadian mobile industry has an upcoming 700Mhz auction coming up and everyone wants the small 3 to win it.

Proof: http://mobilesyrup.com/2012/03/14/ot...foreign-rules/

More proof: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...ient=firefox-a
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Quote:
Originally Posted by geokilla

I thought Rogers uses AWS frequencies for LTE... How else would the Nexus 4 get LTE? Because I know the Canadian mobile industry has an upcoming 700Mhz auction coming up and everyone wants the small 3 to win it.

Proof: http://mobilesyrup.com/2012/03/14/ot...foreign-rules/

More proof: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...ient=firefox-a

as far as i know the optimus g specs from LG/Rogers say the phone uses 700/2600 bands, im sure rogers has 700/1700 AWS deployed as well for other lte capable phones,
well that would be my best guess
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From what I've read Rogers has the standard AWS frequency LTE, but is also rolling out an additional 2600MHz network in addition to AWS, providing a nice empty spectrum and supposedly better coverage in rural areas. This is supposed to be in partnership with Bell, but Bell is apparently not supporting the frequency at this time. This lead to my issues with Bell LTE linked in the OP.

In theory, if you have 2600MHz coverage, you should be able to get better throughput due to the empty spectrum, but in practice (from my limited testing) you get generally the same speeds as any other Rogers LTE phone (such as the iPhone, which is not using 2600MHz).

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