I was seriously unhappy with LG for not providing us an update for so long and lack of base ROM was not allowing us to start cooking ourselves.
Pissed off wondering why I bought my LG Expo at full price and not buy one of those HTC alternatives, today I got down to see if I can scoop some info from their website/ update utility/ etc etc. I fired up WireShark, Fiddler2 and some of tools I wrote myself.
Going thru various network packets, I found a perticular XML snippet that looked interesting. It had a URL that was pointing to an exe called: LG_SmartPhone_SW_Upgrade_GW820_V10d_Ship.exe .
Though we are already on V10d and it is not a update for us, it meant that if that path was accessible and I was able to download the file, we will have the original ROM that our phone was shipped with
So here are the URL's:
Once you download the exe and launch it, it starts extracting the phone image. Do not click 'Start Update' button.
It extracts to
On Windows 7 it translates to something like:
With this I think I can say: