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[ROM] LGP500 AmberHome V1.1 (02.12.2010)

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LGP500 AmberHome ROM

This is the first ROM I have ever created and its very close to the stock one. Only some preinstalled apps are removed and some features added. I don't have the time to make much modifications so don't expect much "killer features" in this ROM.

The main intention for creating this ROM was that I was low on internal memory all the time so the main feature for me is the Darktremor Apps2SD support.

If you want to overclock, install this kernel:

This ROM ist based on the original european Firmware and you can download it here:

For the german version of this thread look here:


  • hardware acceleration enabled
  • raised Dalvik Heap Size to 40M
  • more complete APN-List from Cyanogen ROM
  • ES File Explorer added
  • ADW Launcher updated to 1.3.3.
  • Based on V10c EUR
  • Root
  • Superuser
  • Bash
  • Everything deodexed
  • All APKs zipaligned
  • JIT enabled
  • Dalvik Heap Size 32MB
  • Memory parameters for auto taskkiller optimized
  • LG Launcher replaced with ADW Launcher 1.2.0 (deinstallable)
  • Many preinstalled apps removed or made deinstallable
  • Google Maps updated to 4.7.0
  • Darktremor Apps2SD
  • Dalvik Cache moved to SD-Card


Custom status bar:
THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH STOCK ROM! Your ROM needs to be deodexed!

Many people wished a black status bar (including me) so I took a look into it. The tricky part of making a black status bar is to get the clock, date and ticker text color to white. There are some tools here in the forum for doing this automatically but none of them worked for me so I searched for a description, how to make this manually. I found it in a youtube video.

The easier part is changing icons, battery symbol etc because there is the great Ultimate Online Theme Kitchen. This is really great. Just click together what you want and let this kitchen cook your theme. . Most features should work but I have not tested them all.

If you want to create your own status bar feel free to extract the framework-res.apk from one of the following files. If you want to create a black status bar use the first one, if you want to create a white status bar use the second one.

These files are flashed like a ROM. (First reboot takes very long)

Black status bar:

White original status bar:

Credits and Donations
Though it took me some nights to create this ROM and to create the black status bar I only used tools created by others. So if you want to make a donation please make a donation to them, not me.

drellisdee for the great recovery and the first OC Kernel. Thank you very much!

dsixda for the great and simple kitchen. Everybody can create a ROM with it. Thanks very much!

The team behind the Ultimate Online Theme Kitchen. This makes it possible to create great simple themes. Thank you very much.

And a big thanks to the others who developed the tools I used. Mainly: Windows Enabler, DZExtract, unyaffsmbn, nandroid, ...
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27th November 2010, 11:33 PM |#2  
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1. Root

Rooting the phone is very simple. Look this thread: [APP]SuperOneClick v1.5.5 (Root, Unroot, Enable Non-Market App, Get UNLOCK code) - xda-developers

You can also root the LG P500 with the z4root market app.

2. Install custom Recovery

See here to install custom recovery: Custom recovery Optimus One P500/Thunderg - Android Forums

3. Partition SD-Card

Because this ROM uses Apps2sd you need an ext3 partition on your sd-card.
  • Make backup of sd-card
  • boot into recovery (HOME+VolumeDown+Power)
  • select "Partition sdcard"
  • select "Partition SD" and confirm with menu
  • set swapsize to 0 with volume-down (no Swap-Partition) confirm with menu
  • create EXT-Partition with 512MB (confirm with menu)
  • after partitioning select "SD:ext2 to ext3" and convert ext2 to ext3
  • restore backup of your sd-card
4. Wipe

For first installation of this ROM you should do a full wipe:
  • boot into recovery (HOME+VolumeDown+Power)
  • select "Wipe"
  • select"Wipe data/factory reset"
  • select "Wipe cache"
  • select "Wipe Dalvik-cache"
  • select "Wipe SD:ext partition"
  • back to main menu to flash ROM
5. Install ROM

Copy Zip of ROM to SD-card. Do NOT extract!
  • boot into recovery (HOME+VolumeDown+Power)
  • select "Flash zip from sdcard"
  • select correct zip of ROM from list
  • confirm with menu
  • reboot phone (Reboot system now)
28th November 2010, 03:24 AM |#3  
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Thanks for sharing. I will try when i got it. And I have some question. This is work for asia version?
28th November 2010, 08:05 AM |#4  
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Very nice, waiting for APS2SD.
28th November 2010, 10:21 AM |#5  
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thanks for you great job!
but I also want to know if the rom work for all device including asian version, mine is HONGKONG version.
waiting for your reply!!thanks
28th November 2010, 10:37 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by Wextercz

Very nice, waiting for APS2SD.

In this ROM Apps2sd working. Great job. With 50 apps I have 117 MB free memorry (30 MB before).

Thank you
28th November 2010, 01:24 PM |#7  
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I'm having problems figuring out the difference between Froyo's native app2sd functionality and the methode that's used here (seperate partition on the external sd card). Could someone please explain it to me?
28th November 2010, 01:39 PM |#8  
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APS2SD work like a charm ! Thank you !!
28th November 2010, 08:05 PM |#9  
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Thank you for the work on this ROM!

Just flashed, everything worked well. Coming from the USA Tmobile stock rom, the aesthetics are much better in this

Linpack MFLOPS score went from 3.6 to 7.4!

Everything is tops so far. Any problems I will post, but so far so good!

Thanks again from the US!
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28th November 2010, 08:41 PM |#10  
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Good job, I did exactly the same with my personal ROM, also through the no-brainer dsixda's kitchen.
I suggest you enable hardware accel, change vm.heapsize to 48mb and replace ADW with LP.
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28th November 2010, 08:49 PM |#11  
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i am using ADW, so ADW is ok. LP cost money, btw
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