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Arrow [ROM][4.4.2][V500][Flashable] Stock LG build KOT49I.V50020b US + BusyBox + ROOT

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5th April 2014, 10:44 AM   |  #1  
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Stock LG build KOT49I.V50020b US + BusyBox + Root
for LG G Pad 8.3 V500 ONLY!
Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat


Disclaimer:
Use this at your own risk. I have personally flashed and tested this build on my own device successfully.
I am not responsible for any damage or data loss encountered due to whatever reason.
Please ensure that you make a full backup of your system before flashing anything.



Features:

  • Official Stock 4.4.2 LG build KOT49I.V50020b US + Stock 4.4.2 Kernel
  • NO Data Wipe
  • Doesn't flash over existing Recovery or ABOOT (you keep TWRP and retain loki-exploit)
  • SuperSU 1.94 + su binary Installed
  • BusyBox 1.22.1-Stericson Installed
  • Wipes Dalvik-Cache and Cache partition
  • External SD R\W fix


Downloads:
LG-V500_KOT49I.V50020B_US_Stock-BB-Rooted.zip (hosted on AndroidFileHost) **NEW**


Mirrors:
LG-V500_KOT49I.V50020B_US_Stock-BB-Rooted.zip (hosted on Copy.com)


md5:
c6016a8e387e3d3983a75532d4963c00




KDZ file for those that want to Flash using that method
(these are unmodified KDZ files, so they are not rooted):


V50020b_00.kdz (From Official LG Servers)



Prerequisites:
  • TWRP 2.7.0.0 Installed and working (not tested on CWM recovery)
  • FULL nandroid Backup
  • At least 3GB free space on internal memory (not including ZIP file)


Install:
  1. Boot into TWRP recovery.
  2. *** Make a Full backup before proceeding. ***
  3. Flash .zip file in TWRP recovery.
  4. Go take a walk, make some coffee, pace around nervously. Keep Calm... this will take a while! Be patient!!
  5. Flash TWRP 2.7.0.1 for 4.4.2 in recovery (if not already installed)
  6. Reboot device.
  7. Enjoy!!



Many Thanks to
@autoprime - for 4.4.2 initial root method
@Drgravy - for TWRP for V500
@Chainfire - for SuperSU and install script
@jazzruby - BusyBox install script
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5th April 2014, 10:44 AM   |  #2  
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my precious...2nd post.

Original build.prop from release (unmodified)




Known Issues & Fixes:

Boot loop when booting into TWRP with USB plugged in
Quote:

  • FIX: Install TWRP 2.7.0.1 for 4.4.2, this fixes bootloop while USB plugged in, and also fixes screen dimming issue.
  • Workaround: If running TWRP 2.7.0.0 for 4.2.2 - Unplug USB after device reboots. It should boot into Recovery without issue. Replug USB after TWRP has booted.

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5th April 2014, 10:47 AM   |  #3  
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Can you make an EU version too?

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Do we only have to change the build.prop (like in previous version) to make it the eu version?
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5th April 2014, 10:56 AM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nsmart

Do we only have to change the build.prop (like in previous version) to make it the eu version?

Not sure if that's the only change.. However I do have the official KDZ for GB (which hasn't been released yet) as well.. Can look into it tomorrow. In the mean time I can post the unmodified build prop from that build.
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build.prop on this one is wierd..

Locale is set to US and English by default:

ro.product.locale.language=en
ro.product.locale.region=US


Yet target country is SCA

ro.build.target_country=SCA
ro.build.target_region=SCA




Anyways, for those waiting. Upload failed halfway through and had to restart it.. Going to bed now and leaving it uploading..
It will appear in this folder when it's finished. I'll update the OP in the morning.

http://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=13555
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Is that bug present when rebooting to recovery while device is plugged into USB port?

Downloading now, I see the file is ready...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by id10terror

build.prop on this one is wierd..

Locale is set to US and English by default:

ro.product.locale.language=en
ro.product.locale.region=US


Yet target country is SCA

ro.build.target_country=SCA
ro.build.target_region=SCA

Anyways, for those waiting. Upload failed halfway through and had to restart it.. Going to bed now and leaving it uploading..
It will appear in this folder when it's finished. I'll update the OP in the morning.

http://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=13555

So how certain are you that this is really the US KK if the build.prop says otherwise?
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You are the man! Downloading now

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First of all, many thanks for the quick work. It installed smoothly and without a hitch. At first view, it is all working fine.

After installing, it did display English (US) as the primary language, though the Keyboard layout was strangely in Portuguese by default. The LG Apps are all good except one: QVoice is missing.

Another sign this is not the real US version is the QRemote. The US Qremote usually has TV and Cable Box. This one has the European defaults TV+DVD+Blu-ray.

That said, the version is unquestionably KitKat, but my initial suspicion is that this is a doctored European version, hence the lack of English language QVoice, and the above details.

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