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8th March 2011, 01:47 AM   |  #71  
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Boot.img

Here is a link to a boot.img extracted using the instructions found in this thread for a Production Model Korean Optimus 2x (SU-660) (this is not a demo phone, but an actual store-bought phone). Version info:

Model Number: LG-SU660
Android version: 2.2.1 (didn't upgrade for fear of losing root)
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9
Build Number: FRG83.star.20110119
Software Version: LG-SU660-V10g Jan 19 2011

can anyone tell me if this boot.img is signed/encrypted/anything bad?
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cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 > /mnt/sdcard/tmp_images/boot.img

Can't we do the same ish like HTC to get perm root and security off.
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Boot image from optimus 2x global version.
Model Number: LG-P990
Android: 2.2.2
Kernel: 2.6.32.9
Build number: FRG83G
LGE Version: LGP990-V10a

If there is no encryption, can we add support for clockworkmod?

update:
I have requested source code from LG. Now waiting for answer.
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Originally Posted by mirsalimov

Boot image from optimus 2x global version.
Model Number: LG-P990
Android: 2.2.2
Kernel: 2.6.32.9
Build number: FRG83G
LGE Version: LGP990-V10a

If there is no encryption, can we add support for clockworkmod?

update:
I have requested source code from LG.

if this is true it would kickstart development for the 2x for sure, great news! Considering to get one if it will become well supported by dev/cm community for sure
8th March 2011, 12:21 PM   |  #75  
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So if i read this topic right, there is no encryption or signing of the LG optimus 2X bootloader (still i dont get the difference between locked and unlocked if in fact the signing or encryption prove to be the biggest deal).

Will it Therefore be only a matter of time (and hard work i guess) before the options arise to use custom roms on this device?
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So if i read this topic right, there is no encryption or signing of the LG optimus 2X bootloader (still i dont get the difference between locked and unlocked if in fact the signing or encryption prove to be the biggest deal).

Will it Therefore be only a matter of time (and hard work i guess) before the options arise to use custom roms on this device?

The difference between locked and unlocked is that unlocked you can write to system partitions (i.e. custom roms, recoveries, and so forth)

If you can't unlock the bootloader (i.e. fastboot oem unlock) then you're basically not able to make custom roms.

However, locked bootloaders have been easier to hack than signed or encrypted bootloaders.
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Originally Posted by FISKER_Q

The difference between locked and unlocked is that unlocked you can write to system partitions (i.e. custom roms, recoveries, and so forth)

If you can't unlock the bootloader (i.e. fastboot oem unlock) then you're basically not able to make custom roms.

However, locked bootloaders have been easier to hack than signed or encrypted bootloaders.

thanks for the quick response, and for making things clear.
So this device's bootloader is only locked?
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thanks for the quick response, and for making things clear.
So this device's bootloader is only locked?

I can't say for certain, it apears that it is pretty certain it's not signed or encrypted, but it likely will be locked.
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Originally Posted by domi007

The boot image is from a pre-sale sample.

The Hidden menu can be accessed by going to Settings--About phone--Hidden menu
You have to scroll down all the way to find it. It is enabled in my 2.2.1 testing ROM.

Sent from my LG-P990 using XDA App

Thanks! but in 2.2.2 hidden menu is disabled
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Originally Posted by cvitur1

Boot.img

Here is a link to a boot.img extracted using the instructions found in this thread for a Production Model Korean Optimus 2x (SU-660) (this is not a demo phone, but an actual store-bought phone). Version info:

Model Number: LG-SU660
Android version: 2.2.1 (didn't upgrade for fear of losing root)
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9
Build Number: FRG83.star.20110119
Software Version: LG-SU660-V10g Jan 19 2011

can anyone tell me if this boot.img is signed/encrypted/anything bad?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mirsalimov

Boot image from optimus 2x global version.
Model Number: LG-P990
Android: 2.2.2
Kernel: 2.6.32.9
Build number: FRG83G
LGE Version: LGP990-V10a

If there is no encryption, can we add support for clockworkmod?

update:
I have requested source code from LG. Now waiting for answer.

I can not see any sign of a signature or something similar in the boot.img from the global or korean version

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