Lemon_Drop A Debloated & DeGoogled Stock Oreo Rom for the H910 & Most Lgv20 phones. VoLTE and WiFi-Calling working.

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Darnrain1

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I can tell you this no matter what I did leading up to v9.8 & v8.8 the phone still had issues, very slow. There is a partition on the phone named "fota". I think that's where the phone downloads all the firmware updates to and flashes new firmware for the phone. Before I was using DD to wipe that partition. It was not blocking the firmware updates. So I got the idea to just format the partition to NTFS windows format. That did the trick no more firmware updates and the phone is running at full speed now. I would not run this phone with out thermal throttling, may get way to hot. But you do need to do a full install again with this version, because you need to be on the original firmware like v20g for the phone to run at full speed.

Also I formatted the "rct" partition to fat.

It's been fun, I set out to make the Lgv20 phone faster and that is exactly what I accomplished. Enjoy everyone. take care
 

Darnrain1

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My phone is stuck on boot on us996 model after the last update but the h910 works gr8 and significantly faster
Yeah my H910 is so much faster also. Because I only have an H910 I cant test out the v8.8 version.

Give me a little more info on what version Of Stock Oreo 8.0, Kernel, Magisk, Modem drivers and twrp you flashed on the us996 phone.

Also did you format before you installed Auto_Debloat v8.8? And did you do a fresh install or an update? Sounds like maybe you didn't flash the Kernel?

Also I forgot to let everyone know that v8.8 you need to start using the ezV2020 kernel. link

Just go into twrp and flash the ezV2020 that may fix your issue.


Update: You also may have to start off with Magisk-v19.0.zip (direct link to github) Of magisk and then update. I know v23.0 works.
 
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Darnrain1

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I updated the Install guide to download the ezV2020 kernel for Oreo with v8.8 and install it. Sorry about that. Must have slipped my mind. It is required for the speed mod to work correct. link
 
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Darnrain1

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I updated the requirement for Auto_Debloat_v8.8 and the install guide.


Requirements:
Lgv20
Auto_Debloat_v8.x
Stock Oreo 8.0 rooted rom, for your Model of Lgv20
ezV2020 kernel for Oreo link
Magisk-v21.4.zip (direct link to github)
Latest version of twrp link at the bottom of page
Optional: Oreo Modem drivers for you Model of Lgv20. For finger print scanner if it's not working. If it's working you don't need to flash the modem drivers.



1. First download
Auto_Debloat_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v8.x_flashable.zip

2. Then copy the files to the micro sdcard on the phone
3. Reboot into twrp
4. Click Wipe
5. Format Data Partition (this will erase your internal storage on the phone)
6. Click back and reboot into recovery again. aka twrp
7 Flash Your version Of Stock Oreo 8.0, Kernel, Magisk v21.4, Modem drivers and twrp
(The modem img file you can flash with twrp you just need to select Install Image, select the file and choose modem)
(The twrp img file you can flash with twrp you just need to select Install Image, select the file and choose recovery)
8. Flash Auto_Debloat_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v8.x_flashable.zip
9. Un-mount all partitions
10. Reboot run setup
11. Don't update Magisk to v25.1 it does not work with Oreo rite now
12. Good idea to reinstall your EFS to get cell signal working see FAQ & Troubleshooting guide. Under "Is there a guide I can root my Lgv20 with Dirtysanta?"
13. Optional you can DeGoogle if you want. Under I want to "DeGoogle after Auto_Debloat, can I do that?"
 
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Darnrain1

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I just did a Auto_Debloat v8.8 install on my H910. Everything works, But I did update the install guide as it can be a little complicated. The trick is to install Magisk v21.4.

You just have to give it time when you reboot, it will restart two times and then it looks like it's hanging up give it 3 min or so.

Auto_Debloat v8.8 should be just as fast as Auto_Debloat v9.8 they are almost the same. It's just with Auto_Debloat v8.8 there are more install steps to do.
 
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Darnrain1

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Update: I am having trouble with the latest version of Magisk I think v25.1 Phone is locking up.

If your stuck like I was uninstall Magisk first in Android. Reboot to twrp flash the uninstaller, Then flash the Magisk-v21.4 reboot that should fix the issue. Stay on that version for now.
Magisk-uninstaller-20210117.zip
Then flash
Magisk-v21.4.zip
 
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Darnrain1

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New v9.9 & 8.9
It's even faster than v8.9 & v8.8. I found an OTA file that is needed by the phone to do updates. I deleted that. And also I downgraded Magisk from v23.0 to v21.4 in v9.9. I think for now we should just stay on Magisk v21.4 it seems to work the best with Oreo. Only thing is you need to do another full reinstall again, for this new version. I am getting close to being done with Auto_Debloat.
 
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Darnrain1

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GPS signal takes forever to get a lock?

You just need to copy the gps.conf link to /system/vendor/etc/ folder permissions are "0 0 0644" reboot
The GPS should connected in about 15 to 40 seconds.

I don't think I will put this in Auto_Debloat because it's for North America only. And I want to make some more for other countries.
 
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Yoshi_523

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Hi,
Please can you tell me know if VoLTE works in Australia for Telstra which it the largest mobile network carrier in this country? Other companies rent the same network such as Boost. The reason this is really important to know is that all the main carriers here are discontinuing 3G service in mid 2024. I just found this article from Telstra which says that once they discontine their 3G network that the only way to send and recieve calls will be with VoLTE in a 4G area. Here is a link if anyone wants to read that article.
https://www.telstra.com.au/support/mobiles-devices/enable-volte-mobile-phone#compatible-device

Please can anyone tell me if they've had success making VoLTE calls on the LG V20 especially using any of these inluded Rooted ROMs from this post? The Telstra network (also rebranded Boost & other 3rd party companies which rent the network form Telstra).
 

tonycu

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lg v20 ls997 sprint is in this software version, can you unlockbootloader, root?
 

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The secret menu doesnt work for lineageos. I'm on 11, what should I do to downgrade back to oreo so I can use this rom and get volte? Can I even downgrade? Please help, thanks.
 

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The secret menu doesnt work for lineageos. I'm on 11, what should I do to downgrade back to oreo so I can use this rom and get volte? Can I even downgrade? Please help, thanks.
I would root your phone again. Use LGUP to flash the stock KDZ file and use dirtysanta or what ever method you use to root. And then follow my guide once you get twrp back installed on your phone. If your rooted already then you don't need to check to see if you can root. Your good. You need to find a rooted Oreo rom for your model of phone. They should be on XDA. Just do a google search.

Update: don't forget to format data once you get twrp installed to remove encryption.
 
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    Hey everyone I just made a new Magisk Module Force_Doze_Mode

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    You almost had it. It was just that you had an old version of twrp installed. Don't forget to format data before you update twrp. You only need to format once to remove the encryption.

    Update twrp. twrp-3.6.2_9-0-h910.img
    Nice catch I was using the TWRP that comes with the “h910_root_pkg.zip” which is “twrp-3.0.2-1-us996.img” anyways to save some time I modified the “step3.bat file to install “twrp-3.6.2_9-0-h910.img”. After rooting I installed “H910_20g_Oreo_full_rooted.zip” and “Auto_Debloat_H910_20g_only_v9.12_flashable.zip”. The problem came when I rebooted the phone, it required a password. I tried factory resetting, formatting, and the password screen would reappear again. After much trial end error what let me clear the password requirement was downgrading to “twrp-3.0.2-1-us996.img, and re-flashing “h910-10r.zip” Once the password was cleared, I updated TWRP to the latest version, flashed Oreo and debloat 9.12, android loaded but I noticed LG music was not there. So, for now I am having the best results sticking with “twrp-3.0.2-1-us996.img” and de-bloating with “Auto_Debloat_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v8.10_flashable.zip”. Anyways thanks to your great work. I can now have the best Mp3 player, one that can connect to a large SSD, and have Hi def music played on the go, all that with a removable battery. I love it.
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    So, this is my fix for the camera and torchlight not working coming from los based rom. I flashed AO rom, rebooted. Then rebooted back to recovery and then wipe data, cache and system. Then i flashed your rom and viola the camera and torchlight is working perfectly well. Seems AO installed the complete stock firmware.
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    It's not re

    It's not really much of a prob... Are you using any gcam mod? If yes what version and app?
    Okay well if it's not a problem. No I just use the stock cam that's with Oreo.
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    New Code Name for this rom is: Lemon_Drop

    Just if you were wondering it's the Lemon Drop Candies not the drink. They were always my fav as a kid.
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    STANDARD DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any damages caused to your phone. Use Audo_Debloat and or FAQ & Troubleshooting guide at your own risk there is no warranty or guarantee.


    Auto_Debloat is a twrp flashable file I created, it's very unique in that you flash in twrp after you have already flashed Stock Oreo v8.0, kernel, magisk ect. This will transform Stock Oreo 8.0 into The Lemon_Drop Rom. Auto_Debloat mods the build.prop file and updates the GPU drivers and some fixes with Oreo. This project was a little over a year in the making. In my opinion, it's a phone worth saving from extinction.

    You may want to read FAQ & Troubleshooting guide at the second page before rooting your Lgv20 or installing Auto_Debloat.



    My other xda pages




    Change Log Notes:



    New v9.17 & v8.17
    New Name for the Rom: Lemon_Drop
    Added name to Android Version 8.0.0_Lemon_Drop

    v9.17 & v8.17 are the final versions. It was quite a challenge to get the Lgv20 running at full speed. Recommend everyone do a factory reset and reinstall Oreo and Auto_Debloat.

    Just if you were wondering it's the Lemon Drop Candies not the drink. They were always my fav as a kid.

    New v9.16 & v8.16
    Added United States GPS Fix
    To: /system/vendor/etc/gps.conf

    New v9.15 & v8.15
    Changed the swap file to 512MB, It's more like 488MB but it should be plenty.

    New v9.14 & v8.14
    Added a 341MB swap file to /cache/swapfile
    This is something I wanted to do for a long time but I did not know where to put it at. The cache directory is the best place for it. Flashing the Speed Mod will remove the swap file. If that happens just flash Auto_Debloat again.

    On v9.14 & v8.14
    You may want to do a format data & reinstall of Oreo And Auto_Debloat. My phone is running faster, sound is great, I am getting close to the final version, this may be it.

    New v9.13 & v8.13
    Added AdAway default blocklist to /system/etc/hosts

    New v9.12 & v8.12
    Added a cool Droid startup animation no sound.

    New v9.10 & v8.10
    Updated speed mod to v5.8, a lot faster now. I think this is the max speed I can get out of the Lgv20.

    New v9.9 & 8.9
    It's even faster than v8.9 & v8.8. I found OTA file that is needed by the phone to do updates. I deleted that. And also I downgraded Magisk from v23.0 to v21.4 in v9.9. I think for now we should just stay on Magisk v21.4 it seems to work the best with Oreo. Only thing is you need to do another full reinstall again, for this new version. I am getting close to being done with Auto_Debloat.

    New v9.8 & v8.8
    Formatted the RCT and FOTA devices. Before I was just wiping them. Now there is no way the phone can download FOTA updates. Not in less Android knows how to read a NTFS file system. I think this new version has improved the speed of the phone a lot. Full reinstall is required for this version. Also found out how to unmount all the partitions after Auto_Debloat is done.


    New v9.7 & v8.7
    Updated to Speed mod v5.7 some other fixes. Enjoy.
    I think this is it for awhile. I just keep finding thing to tweak. I am having fun.


    New Stable versions of Auto_Debloat

    v9.6 & v8.6
    Updated the speed mod to v5.6

    v9.5.1 & v8.5.1
    I spent a lot of time changing the Auto_Debloat install script to get a perfect install of Stock Oreo Debloated. The trick is to un-mount all partitions after Auto_Debloat is done and before you reboot from TWRP into system. It's recommended to do a full reinstall with this version. Lot's of changes to the install script. Also Updated twrp to twrp-3.6.2_9-0-h910.

    v9.2.2 & v8.2.2
    Sable Branch version also. Has no add-on mods installed. It's recommended to do a full reinstall with this version. Lot's of changes to the install script. Un-mount all partitions after Auto_Debloat is done and before you reboot from TWRP into system.


    v9.4 &v 8.4
    Updated the Speed mod from v5.4 to v5.5. Moved Auto_Debloat_log to /system and moved build.prop.stock to /system.
    Also there was an issue with Auto_Debloat v9.3 & v8.3 where it was not backing up the original build.prop file. Also my phone was getting hot with v9.3 & 8.3 IDK why? But this new version phone seems to be running a lot cooler.
    This version there is some other changes I made to improve the install of Stock Oreo. I would recommend doing a full reinstall with this version, if anything to get your stock build.prop file backed up.


    v9.3 & v8.3
    I wanted to Include some of my Add-on Mods in Auto_Debloat.

    What's included is in v9.3
    24_BIT_Deep_Buffers_Enabler_v4.1_Lgv20_Oreo
    DAC_Enabler+LGMusic_v1.3
    Speed_Mod_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v5.4
    Thermal_Engine_Mod_v7.0_70c
    System wide Quad DAC support. V6.2 in build.prop file

    What's included in v8.3
    24_BIT_Deep_Buffers_Enabler_v4.1_Lgv20_Oreo
    Speed_Mod_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v5.4
    Thermal_Engine_Mod_v7.0_70c
    System wide Quad DAC support. V6.2 in build.prop file

    You can always just flash the version of the mod you want. Theses are just what's included.

    You can update if you want, it's always best to do a full reinstall. Update instructions are down below.


    v9.2 & v8.2
    I was having an issue with my sdcard, my files were getting corrupted. I think I fixed the issue with v9.2 and v8.2. You can update if you want, it's always best to do a full reinstall. Update instructions are down below.

    I think it had something to do with Oreo wanting to encrypt the sd card. But it's a issue I have been dealing with for a long time. Let's hope I got it this time. Always backup your sdcard just in case.


    v9.1 & v8.1
    This version is 95% Vanilla Stock Oreo Debloated to the max. Same for v9.2 & 8.2. This version there is a bug that may corrupt your sd card. Best use v9.2 or 8.2 if you want a Vanilla Stock Oreo Debloated.



    8-3-22
    Auto_Debloat v9.17 Final Version for H910 Install Stock Oreo & debloat.



    This is my custom made debloat script. I designed this with the H910 in mind. I got tired of having to flash all the files and debloat every time I reinstalled Oreo. If you guys want to use it, that's cool. The Lgv20 is a great phone.


    ****Warning ONLY flash on the H910****

    What's included in v9.17?
    Modded boot.img
    Triton removed
    LG RCT removed
    twrp-3.6.2_9-0-h910
    Updated Oreo Modem Drivers
    Magisk 21.4
    ezV2020 Kernel v1.0
    New GPU drivers 313.0 V11
    24_BIT_Deep_Buffers_Enabler_v4.1_Lgv20_Oreo
    DAC_Enabler+LGMusic_v1.3_Oreo
    Speed_Mod_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v5.8
    Thermal_Engine_Mod_v7.0_70c
    System wide Quad DAC support. V6.2 in build.prop file
    New Droid boot animation
    Added AdAway default blocklist to /system/etc/hosts
    Added A 512MB Swapfile
    Added United States GPS Fix
    Added Name for Rom Lemon_Drop under Version Number

    Requirements:
    You must to have TWRP v3-3-1.0 or higher for the H910. Or Auto_Debloat will not install, it checks to make sure you have an H910 phone.

    Update twrp. twrp-3.6.2_9-0-h910.img

    With the phone off hold vol down plug USB into phone and computer.
    type:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.6.2_9-0-h910.img
    fastbboot reboot
    take battery out
    put back in
    go into twrp by doing a factory reset. How to factory reset the Lgv20

    Also if your curious what I changed in the boot.img you can go to my guide and see exactly what I modded and how I accomplished the process. link


    Upgrade Instructions:
    v9.17 & v8.17 are the final versions. It was quite a challenge to get the Lgv20 running at full speed. Recommend everyone do a factory reset and reinstall Oreo and Auto_Debloat.


    Installation instructions:

    If you are having issues downloading the rom you can try this download manager for Firefox.
    Turbo Download Manager


    1. First download
    H910_20g_Oreo_full_rooted.zip
    Auto_Debloat_H910_20g_only_v9.x_flashable.zip

    2. Then copy both files to the micro sdcard on phone
    3. Reboot into twrp
    4. Click Wipe
    5. Format Data Partition (this will erase your internal storage on the phone)
    6. Click back and reboot into recovery again. aka twrp
    7. Flash H910_20g_Oreo_full_rooted.zip
    8. Flash Auto_Debloat_H910_20g_only_v9.x_flashable.zip
    9. Reboot into system, run setup
    10. Don't update Magisk app to v25.2, it does not work with Oreo. You can update Magisk to v22.1 it works.
    11. Good idea to reinstall your EFS to get cell signal working see FAQ & Troubleshooting guide. Under "Is there a guide I can root my Lgv20 with Dirtysanta?"
    12. Optional you can DeGoogle if you want. Under "I want to DeGoogle after Auto_Debloat, can I do that?"


    Notes:
    Auto_Debloat is very proficient at removing OEM Specific bloatware, however vendor specific bloatware has not been programmed in for all vendors. You can use an app like package manager to debloat the rest of the apps on your phone. Auto_Debloat was designed with the H910 in mind. It was ported over for ALL Lgv20 phones.


    LGClock is removed I use DeskClock

    DeskClock F-droid

    Also I removed LGWeather I use

    Forecastie

    Also I removed Google Calculator I use

    Simple Calculator

    Google keyboard removed, LG Keyboard still there I use

    AnySoftKeyboard

    Google Maps are removed I use

    Organic Maps

    Youtube is removed I use

    NewPipe GitHub Page

    Google Chrome is still there,
    I no longer use ungoogled-chromium I just use chrome.

    I removed LGMail it only works on pop3 I don't use it.




    8-3-22
    Auto_Debloat v8.17 Final Version for most Lgv20 phones, Install Stock Oreo & debloat



    This is my custom made debloat script. I designed this with the H910 in mind. I have ported it over to the Lgv20 msm8996 aka Snapdragon 820. I got tired of having to debloat every time I reinstalled Oreo. If you guys want to use it that's cool. The Lgv20 is a great phone.


    NOTE: The Updated gpu drivers are custom made for the msm8996 aka Snapdragon 820 Stock Oreo 8.0.


    What's included in v8.17?
    New GPU drivers 313.0 V11
    Disable MLT/LDB
    Removed Triton
    Disabled LG RCT
    Disabled LG Backup
    Disabled ccmd
    With out having to Mod your boot.img
    24_BIT_Deep_Buffers_Enabler_v4.1_Lgv20_Oreo
    Speed_Mod_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v5.8
    Thermal_Engine_Mod_v7.0_70c
    system wide Quad DAC support. V6.2 in build.prop file
    New Droid boot animation
    Added AdAway default blocklist to /system/etc/hosts
    Added A 512MB Swapfile
    Added United States GPS Fix
    Added Name for Rom Lemon_Drop under Version Number

    You can however use my guide to remove LG RCT from the boot.img and some speed tweaks link but with v4.0 or higher it's not necessary


    Upgrade Instructions:
    v9.17 & v8.17 are the final versions. It was quite a challenge to get the Lgv20 running at full speed. Recommend everyone do a factory reset and reinstall Oreo and Auto_Debloat.

    Installation instructions:

    It's best if you can flash a vanilla version of Stock Oreo 8.0 rooted. Make sure it says rooted you don't want to go back to Stock with no Root. If anything Alpha Omega should work as long as it's Stock Oreo 8.0. You will need TWRP v3-3-1.0 or higher. Also I have learned from experience that v20h has kernel panic green screen errors. Best to use v20g if you can. At least that is true on the H910.


    If you are having issues downloading the rom or any large files, you can try this download manager for Firefox.
    Turbo Download Manager


    1. First download all the Required files.
    Auto_Debloat_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v8.x_flashable.zip
    Stock Oreo 8.0 rooted rom, for your Model of Lgv20
    ezV2020 kernel for Oreo link
    Magisk-v21.4.zip (direct link to github)
    Latest version of twrp link at the bottom of page
    Optional: Oreo Modem drivers for you Model of Lgv20. For finger print scanner if it's not working. If it's working you don't need to flash the modem drivers. They may be included in the Stock Oreo Rom already.

    2. Then copy all the files to your micro sdcard
    3. Reboot into twrp
    4. Click Wipe
    5. Format Data Partition (this will erase your internal storage on the phone)
    6. Click back and reboot into recovery again. aka twrp
    7 Flash
    A. Your version Of Stock Oreo 8.0 rom
    B. ezV2020 Kernel
    C. Magisk v21.4
    D. Modem drivers (optional)
    (The modem img file you can flash with twrp you just need to select Install Image, select the file and choose modem)
    E.
    Twrp
    (The twrp img file you can flash with twrp you just need to select Install Image, select the file and choose recovery)
    F. Auto_Debloat_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v8.x_flashable.zip
    8. Reboot into system, run setup
    9. Don't update Magisk app to v25.2, it does not work with Oreo. You can update Magisk to v22.1 it works.
    10. Good idea to reinstall your EFS to get cell signal working see FAQ & Troubleshooting guide. Under "Is there a guide I can root my Lgv20 with Dirtysanta?"
    11. Optional you can DeGoogle if you want. Under I want to "DeGoogle after Auto_Debloat, can I do that?"


    Notes:
    Auto_Debloat is very proficient at removing OEM Specific bloatware, however vendor specific bloatware has not been programmed in for all vendors. You can use an app like package manager to debloat the rest of the apps on your phone. Auto_Debloat was designed with the H910 in mind. It was ported over for ALL msm8996 Lgv20 phones.

    LGClock is removed I use DeskClock

    DeskClock F-droid

    Also I removed LGWeather I use

    Forecastie

    Also I removed Google Calculator I use

    Simple Calculator

    Google keyboard removed, LG Keyboard still there I use

    AnySoftKeyboard

    Google Maps are removed I use

    Organic Maps

    Youtube is removed I use

    NewPipe GitHub Page

    Google Chrome is still there,
    I no longer use ungoogled-chromium I just use chrome.

    I removed LGMail it only works on pop3 I don't use it.




    Download Auto_Debloat
    Latest & older versions of Auto_Debloat & All My Mods and Tweaks MEGA



    SHA1 =0dac1a007437d99ed1a91b4ce84030aadbfac24c
    Auto_Debloat_H910_20g_only_v9.17_flashable.zip

    SHA1 = 40e6eab8f3beaa5e722b9ac9d4163eb866fbbc15
    Auto_Debloat_Lgv20_msm8996_Oreo_v8.17_flashable.zip




    Credits, A Special Thank You
    @ezzony - for the ezV2020 kernel. XDA
    @askermk2000 - for the MK2000 kernel. XDA
    @me2151 for DirtySanta. XDA
    @clsA for the H910 v20g rom. XDA
    @darkknight200 for the H910 Oreo modem drivers. Download Link
    @gavin19 for providing the Adreno 530 GPU drivers 313.0 V11 non-treble-use Download Link
    @HelloG3_MotoNoMore For the cool Droid startup Animation XDA
    at the people over at AdAway Hosts List GitHub
    at the people over at Magisk, for an Opensource Root.
    at XDA, for a Great Platform.


    And everyone else that I may have missed that helped with the Lgv20.
    Thank you all, for helping make the Lgv20 phone one of the best rooted phones of all time.


    The latest version of Auto_Debloat, you can Download it from XDA or the MEGA server.
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    FAQ & Troubleshooting guide

    Updated on 8-7-2022


    Questions (please read first before rooting, or installing Auto_Debloat)




    What's the #1 Rule I should know before I try and root my Lgv20?
    Before you flash the KDZ to root your phone, make a DUMP of all files, you don't need to dump system or cache. Put it in a very safe place, like google drive. I cant stress how important this is. It will have your EFS and that is what makes your phone work. With out the EFS there is no way that I know of to get VoLTE or wifi-calling working. You may not even get a cell signal. Most of the time flashing the stock KDZ will corrupt your EFS, when downgrading your firmware to root.



    Can I just edit step3.bat and install the Latest twrp in there?
    No. You need the old version of twrp to format data, then you can update twrp to the latest version. You only need to remove the encryption on the data partition once, when rooting your phone. The old version of twrp is the only version I know of, that can remove the encryption on the data partition.


    My camera does not work after Auto_Debloat?
    When flashing crDroid or LOS it can mess with the camera, if your flashing Stock Oreo rom afterwords. You will need to flash all files of the stock KDZ again and root your phone. That's what I did on my H910. Make sure you go into airplane mode no internet and skip setup. This is also a great way to remove viruses from the phone.


    What is EFS in Android?
    "EFS stands for Encrypting File System, which is really important part of networking and communication for Android Smartphones, It also contains your device IMEI data."


    What is the MSM8996?
    It's just the technical term for the Lgv20's Motherboard. You can install CPU-Z to make sure you have an MSM8996 at the very top of CPU-Z. But if you have an Lgv20 it should be an MSM8996 in less it's an international model that I am not aware of.


    How do I format my sdcard for the Lgv20 & copy over my data?
    Note: Formatting will delete all you data on your microsd card. So you may want to make a backup first before formatting.

    I have found that it is best to format the sdcard in twrp.
    Click on Wipe
    Click Advanced Wipe
    Check Mark Micro SD card
    Click repair or Change file System
    Click Change File System
    Click on exFAT
    Swipe to format

    It's best to just Mount the Usb Storage in TWRP to copy over your data to you micro sd card. I was having issues with my sdcard reader in my laptop. I think it was corrupting the files on the sd card. This way you don't ever have to take your card out of your phone.


    Can all Lgv20 phones be rooted?
    Most but not all.
    How to check to see if you can root, lgv20 Anti-Rollback Version ARB


    Can my LS997 phone be rooted?
    Sprint LG V20 Model (LS997): Comprehensive Overview of Guides and Resources (and why most LS997 phones are unrootable)


    End of questions.




    Is there a guide I can root my Lgv20 with Dirtysanta?



    Yes, this is how I rooted my H910 and installed Auto_Debloat v9.x.

    Basically I rooted my H910 again, formatted data, updated twrp and then flashed Auto_Debloat.

    1. Disable real time scanning, on the windows virus scanner. Download all the files, save terminal emulator to your microsd card the other two save on your computer, unzip dirtysanta, install usb drivers if using windows. Root your H910 with this guide.

    h910_root_pkg.zip "DirtySanta root package"
    usb drivers for windows
    Terminal Emulator for Android "f-droid Download APK at bottom of page"

    2. [ROOT] HOWTO: AT&T H910 up to v20g (FULLY TESTED) Note: before you flash the KDZ to downgrade your firmware make a dump backup first. It will have your EFS. When flashing the stock KDZ to root disable all internet, skip setup, go into airplane mode.

    3. Very important, on step3.bat wait for phone to reboot from fastboot mode, when you see the LG logo, pull the battery. Do a factory reset and that will load TWRP How to factory reset the Lgv20, in two or three min, it's not fast.

    4. Then format data. Very important, you format data with the older version of twrp that is with dirtysanta.

    5. Then power off phone.


    Note: This next part is for the H910, you need to get your version of twrp for your model of Lgv20. Latest version of twrp link at the bottom of page

    6. Download twrp for the H910 twrp-3.6.2_9-0-h910.img

    7. With the phone off hold vol down plug USB into phone and computer.
    type on your computer:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.6.2_9-0-h910.img
    fastbboot reboot
    take battery out
    put back in
    go into twrp by doing a factory reset. How to factory reset the Lgv20

    8. Then you want to format data once more with the new version of twrp.

    9. power off phone

    10. Now would be a good time to reinstall your EFS. Just scroll down tell you see Manually reinstall your EFS on the Lgv20.

    Note: After you type in fastboot reboot, take battery out and put it back in, then you can install Auto_Debloat on the Top Page.


    Getting an error on step1.bat "dirtysanta no such file or directory"?
    Just disable real time scanning in windows defender, and try again. You will have to unzip the files again as windows defender will eat up dirtysanta. Dirtysanta was created by the Lgv20 community at XDA, it's not a virus.


    I am stuck in fastboot mode on step3.bat, I get an error?
    You most likely have a driver issue in windows. Just stay in fastboot mode fix your windows drivers and run step3.bat again.
    [GUIDE] V20 Fastboot access in Windows.


    Getting Secure Start up when booting?
    Secure start-up issue. If your getting this screen do not try and type in a password. After 30 attempts it will brick your phone. What's going on is your data partition is still encrypted. You need to do a format in twrp on the data partition. Some versions of twrp will not remove the encryption correct for the Lgv20. I know the twrp version that is with dirtysanta will remove the encryption from the data partition. Then you can just update twrp again, you only need to format once.


    Stuck at boot screen after flashing Nougat rom to root?
    After flashing the rom to downgrade your firmware to root, if your stuck at the boot screen. Factory reset that should fix the issue.


    When flashing the stock KDZ to root my Lgv20, I cant skip setup?
    Be sure to sign out of Google first and then take your sim card out, that should allow you to skip the google setup.


    Manually reinstall your EFS on the Lgv20.
    No Cell Signal, VoLTE not working or fingerprint scanner not working after Auto_Debloat.

    You need to find your Original DUMP of the rom your Lgv20 phone was on, before you downgraded your firmware for rooting.
    Note: COM21 is what ever com port you were using at the time.

    With the phone powered off, hold the down vol and plug in usb to computer.

    fastboot flash fsg fsg_COM21 fastboot flash misc misc_COM21 fastboot flash modemst1 modemst1_COM21 fastboot flash modemst2 modemst2_COM21 fastboot reboot

    Note: the modem file has to be the one made for Oreo. Auto_Debloat v9.x already flashes the correct modem file for the H910. You need to find the correct one for your Lgv20 model. Or the fingerprint scanner may not function in Oreo. At least that is true with the H910, if your fingerprint scanner is working then you don't need to flash the modem file for Oreo.

    fastboot flash modem modem.img fastboot reboot


    What options do you recommend for a twrp backup?


    Boot
    Recovery
    System Image
    data (excl. storage)
    EFS
    LAF/Download Mode


    What about a twrp restore?
    You should format data first, then reboot & run Auto_Debloat
    Then do a twrp restore.


    End of dirtysanta guide.




    I want to DeGoogle after Auto_Debloat, can I do that?



    yes you can, I will show you how to install microG witch is an alternative to Google Play Services, with out all the bloatware.

    It's best if you do a fresh install of Auto_Debloat. Make sure you have Magisk working. No need to do any updates. Your phone is going to get hot doing all this, it's best to take a break now and then and let your phone rest and cool down.

    1. First thing you want to do is Open up Contacts and backup all your contacts to the SIM Card. Only do this once, I am not sure what happens if you do it twice. It may duplicate all your contact.

    2. Choose Manage contacts, copy, From your email address to your SIM card.

    3. Now would be a good time to download all your paid apps, Your not going to be able to once we remove google. Make sure you open each of them to make sure they work. You can still download the free apps from Aurora Store (aka Play Store).

    4. Then you want to remove your google account in settings, accounts. Un-Check Auto-sync Accounts.

    5. Then reboot into twrp. Mount system & data, make sure read only is not checked. Open file manager and delete the following folders.

    /system/priv-app/GmsCore
    /system/priv-app/GoogleServicesFramework
    /system/priv-app/Phonesky

    /data/app/com.android.googlequicksearchbox (then some letters and numbers) May not be there.
    /data/app/com.android.vending (then some letters and numbers) May not be there.

    6. Then restart phone into system, Close all the errors.

    7. Then power off the phone.

    8. Download the three files.

    NanoDroid-microG-23.1.2.20210117.zip
    NanoDroid-patcher-23.1.2.20210117.zip
    NanoDroid-fdroid-23.1.2.20210117.zip

    NanoDroid Main Page


    9. Put them on your sdcard.

    Note: Now would be a good time to let your phone cool down.

    10. Boot into twrp.

    11. Install NanoDroid-patcher

    Note: this takes like 10 min, so make your self a cup of coffee or tea.

    12. Install NanoDroid-microG

    13. Install NanoDroid-Fdroid

    14. Wipe Dalvik cache

    Note: Now would be a good time to let your phone cool down.

    15. Reboot into system.

    16. Open F-droid, update.

    17. Update to the latest version of aurora store from f-droid

    18. Open up Aurora Services and click on Whitelist check mark Aurora Store.

    19. Open Auroa store choose anonymous. Just choose the default settings for install.

    20. Give microG all the permissions it wants. Open microG and enable Google Device Registration. Then restart your phone. After your phone restarts, wait 1 min, open microG and check mark Cloud Messaging and the Location Modules.

    All done, your phone is now DeGoogled.

    I have found only Google chrome is working in microG. Gmail does not work, Google Keep does not work, Google Assistant does not work that well. But you can use Microsoft Outlook to get your google email and sync google calender. Chrome seems to work just fine for me. If you need an assistant, Amazon Alexa assistant works.


    Push Notifications not working?
    They do work, it just takes a little tweaking to get them working. Clear all data on microG. Give it all the permissions it wants. Open microG and enable Google Device Registration. Click back, wait for 30 sec then restart your phone. Open microG wait about 1 min it should be registered. Now enable Cloud Messaging and Location Modules so your network gps will work. You may also have to uninstall and reinstall your apps that use Push Notifications to have microG see them.



    Under Self Check Play Store Phonesky Has correct Signature, is not checked.

    First disable Chrome and then download Chromium from F-Droid for a Web Browser, or what ever Web Browser you like.

    Note: You don't have to update Google WebView it should work just fine with the older version, may even run faster than the updated version.

    Download Termux or another terminal app and type:


    su
    pm grant com.android.vending android.permission.FAKE_PACKAGE_SIGNATURE

    Or use adb

    adb shell pm grant com.android.vending android.permission.FAKE_PACKAGE_SIGNATURE

    Phonesky should now be checked.


    Network Location not working with microG DeGoogled phone?
    You have to install Apple UnifiedNlp backend from f-droid and enable it in microG under location modules. Or just do a search for microG you will find it.

    You may also need to just enable Apple WI-FI and disable Deja Vu Location Serivce.


    Is there a free and OpenSource GPS application?

    yes

    Organic Maps


    The TTS Voice is not working in Organic Maps

    You need to download the free open source TTS voices.

    RHVoice

    Install them and go to android settings and search for speech. Enable RHVoice. You can also install Speech Services by Google.


    Can I remove WebView and Replace it with bromite webview?

    Yes
    There is a magisk module you can download and install.

    [MAGISK] [MODULE] Webview Manager

    Once you have installed the Magisk module and phone has restarted. Go into Developer options and click on WebView Implementation. Choose Bromite System WebView.


    I want to have Speech to text on AnySoft Keyboard.

    Because we removed google we have no speech to text. But there is an open source little app you can download to get it back. It's not as accurate as google, but it does work, sometimes. Open app give it permission for your mic, then click back restart your phone. Should be working then.

    LocalSTT Github

    LocalSTT-en-us.apk



    Can I uninstall more google apps or disable them after I have DeGoogled?

    Yes, you can use an app like Package Manager

    Do a search under system for "google" you can disable or uninstall the following.

    com.android.hotwordenrollment.okgoogle
    com.android.hotwordenrollment.tgoogle
    com.android.hotwordenrollment.xgoogle
    com.google.android.apps.cloudprint
    com.google.android.apps.work.oobconfig
    com.google.android.backuptransport
    com.google.android.ext.services
    com.google.android.ext.shared
    com.google.android.gm
    com.google.android.marvin.talkback
    com.google.android.partnersetup
    com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
    com.google.android.setupwizard
    com.google.android.syncadapters.calendar
    com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts

    You want to leave the following installed, under the google search in system.

    com.google.android.gms
    com.google.android.gsf
    com.google.android.packageinstaller
    com.google.android.webview



    End of DeGoogle Guide.




    How do I install EdXposed on Oreo?



    It's a little tricky but I was able to do it. You need some files first.

    Download the following. All files are from GitHub.

    EdXposedManager-4.6.2-46200-org.meowcat.edxposed.manager-release.apk
    EdXposed-v0.5.2.2_4683-master-release.zip
    riru-v25.4.4-release.zip

    Using Magisk Install the following in this order.

    1. riru-v25.4.4-release.zip
    2. EdXposed-v0.5.2.2_4683-master-release.zip

    Reboot

    3. Install EdXposedManager-4.6.2-46200-org.meowcat.edxposed.manager-release.apk

    EdXposed should now be installed on Oreo.

    Note: don't update Riru. You need the older version for EdXposed.



    End of how to install EdXposed.





    Troubleshooting




    How can I pass SaftyNet?
    Open Magisk Click on settings scroll down to MagiskHide check that. Click back go to MagiskHide under the shield icon. Check mark Google play services.


    I can`t Download Netflix from the play store?
    It's becasue your phone is rooted. You can download Netflix from apkmirror.com or you can Degoogle your phone and download it then.



    GPS takes for ever to get a lock?
    You need to find and install the correct GPS fix for your country. Default is United States.

    You just need to copy the gps.conf to /system/vendor/etc/ folder permissions are "0 0 0644" reboot. GPS should connected faster.


    GPS Fix


    Help I updated to Magisk 25.2 now Magisk will not load?
    If your stuck like I was, uninstall Magisk first in Android. Then you have an option to update to the latest working version for Oreo or downgrade to the original version. This bug only affects the app, You can update to Magisk v22.1, it seems to work just fine.


    Magisk-v24.3.apk

    Or flash the original version

    Magisk-v22.1.apk


    What if i think I downloaded a virus?
    You have to root your phone again. Flash the stock KDZ all files. That's the only way I know of how to get rid of a virus from the phone. When you are flashing the stock KDZ to root, do not connect to the internet. Just skip setup disable all internet, go into airplane mode. I am thinking the phone downloads a firmware update then. If we can prevent the phone from downloading the firmware update then the phone will run a full speed after Auto_Debloat v9.10.


    I want a perfect install of Stock Oreo Auto_Debloat. Or my camera does not work after Auto_Debloat?
    Some times when flashing crDroid or LOS it will mess with the camera, if your flashing Stock Oreo rom afterwords. You will need to flash all files of the stock KDZ again and root your phone. That's what I did on my H910. Make sure you go into airplane mode no internet and skip setup. This is also a great way to remove viruses from the phone.

    Security PIN not working, or I forgot my PIN to login.
    This can happen if you are restoring a twrp backup. Just delete your pin & set it back up again.
    How to Delete Your Android Security PIN


    "Improve Location Accuracy" keeps popping up when wifi-calling is enabled?
    I enjoy putting my phone in airplane mode and turning on wifi calling, so I am not using any cellular signal. This is how you fix the google popup message.

    Note: 910 is the model number of your phone

    dial
    *#546368#*910#

    Field Test
    GPRI VoLET/VoWiFi
    IMS
    Common
    VoWiFi
    Use Geolocation Information (Uncheck)
    press back, tell you get to home screen
    Restart phone


    End of Troubleshooting guide.




    Frequently Asked Questions




    How can I save battery power on the H910 & all phones?
    You can turn off AT&T Auto Connect under WIFI. Then under NFC Disable Tag Reading. Also you can download Force_Doze_Mode, this is for all phones.

    Force_Doze_Mode Force your phone into doze mode to save battery. (root only) With Google or with out, like LineageOS or a DeGoogled phone.

    Also one of my favorite programs for all phones

    SuperFreezZ "making it possible to entirely freeze all background activities of any app."

    Also if you wan to prolong your battery, you can limit the charge to 80 or 90%.

    Battery Charge Limit "set the charging limit of your phone, after it reaches that limit you set then your phone will stop charging and beep."



    Do you think it's possible to make a full auto-deglooged version?
    That's a good question. I guess why I made it like it is, some people enjoy having Google. Others like a DeGoogled phone. This way everyone can get enjoyment out of one program. Also I like to download my Paid Apps before I DeGoogle my phone so I don't know if that would work for me, going straight to a DeGoogled phone. The way it is now, we have the best of both worlds. Just takes a little longer to setup your phone. Once I get my phone setup the way I like, I always make a twrp backup.


    Can I see some benchmarks for Auto_Debloat v9.17 & v8.17?
    I have an H910 so I can show you benchmarks from Auto_Debloat v9.17 DeGoogled Oreo v20g. I am still using the LG OEM 2018 battery, so a new battery may show better performance.








    This is geekbench 5.



    Screenshot_2022-08-09-01-54-02.png


    Screenshot_2022-08-09-01-54-10.png


    SD Card Tester

    Screenshot_2022-08-09-01-57-50.png


    3D Mark

    Screenshot_2022-08-09-02-18-30.png


    Screenshot_2022-08-09-02-18-39.png


    Screenshot_2022-08-09-02-18-53.png







    What options do you recommend for a twrp backup?


    Boot
    Recovery
    System Image
    data (excl. storage)
    EFS
    LAF/Download Mode


    What about a twrp restore?
    You should factory reset, then restore only if you were already on Lemon_Drop.


    In your opinion what's the best Hi-Res Music Player for the Lgv20?
    I would have to say Poweramp v3.x. But that's only my opinion. I like to be able to skip music with vol buttons, also I like the EQ that Poweramp has built in and I like that it plays at a true 24bit 44.1 kHz.


    What is the differences between Auto_Debloat 9.x & Auto_Debloat 8.x?
    Not much they are almost identical. Auto_Debloat 9.x has the H910 boot.img, twrp and modem drivers. Auto_Debloat 8.x does not have the boot.img, twrp or modem drivers, so it can be used on most Lgv20 phones, running Stock Oreo 8.0.


    Can I use my Unlocked Lgv20 on another carrier, after Auto_Debloat?
    You will need to make sure your APN is setup. Access Point Names, Go to settings, Mobile Networks, Access Point Names. If you do not see your carrier there you need to manually type it in. Do a google search to find your APN carrier settings. Other than that you will need to find out if the Lgv20 model phone you have is compatible with the carrier you are using it on.


    What does Auto_Debloat change on the Lgv20?
    It removes a lot of bloatware on Stock Oreo, disabled all logging on the phone. Disabled MLT/LDB that slows your phone down. Removed LG Root Checker tool. Disabled all FOTA updates, when your phone is rooted FOTA updates will break your phone. Oh and there is my very own custom build.prop tweaks I have put together. Also Auto_Debloat will update the GPU drivers. All these changes will speed up the Lgv20 and bring it back to life, so you can use it for years down the road.


    Why did I make Auto_Debloat and the extra-add on mods?
    I love my Lgv20 phone. I cant stand it when my phone or computers don't run perfect. That's why I run Stock Oreo, everything works.


    I am a developer may I port Auto_Debloat to another phone?
    Yes you may, I only have an Lgv20. But if you want to take the time and port Auto_Debloat over to another phone, go for it.


    Is LTE going away because of 5G?
    "LTE, which stands for Long Term Evolution, will be around for at least 10 years, so 5G will not make LTE obsolete any time soon. May 20, 2020"


    Does Auto_Debloat work in other countries?
    I don't see why not? You need to restore your EFS for your Cell Signal to work after rooting though.


    Can I change my Lgv20 from CDMA to LTE/GSM?
    Depending on your version of firmware.
    LG V20 CDMA to LTE/GSM switch via Hidden Menu


    Can I go to LineageOS from Stock Oreo 8.0 Auto_Debloat?
    Yes you can, you need to downgrade to Nougat first before flashing LOS, because you need to be on the Nougat firmware before LOS will work correct. Make sure you have a Nougat rom that is rooted, you don't want to go back to stock with no root. You may have to reinstall your EFS also.

    H910 Nougat firmware rooted h910-10r.zip

    What did you do to make the phone faster?
    I can tell you this no matter what I did leading up to v9.8 & v8.8 the phone still had issues, very slow. There is a partition on the phone named "fota". I think that's where the phone downloads all the firmware updates to and flashes new firmware for the phone. Before I was using DD to wipe that partition. It was not blocking the firmware updates. So I got the idea to just format the partition to NTFS windows format. That did the trick no more firmware updates and the phone is running at full speed now. I would not run this phone with out thermal throttling, may get way to hot. But you do need to do a full install again with this version, because you need to be on the original firmware like v20g for the phone to run at full speed.

    Also I formatted the "rct" partition to fat file system. So it's ether the fota NTFS partition or the rct partition formatted to fat that did the trick.



    The End.







    Credits, A Special Thank You
    @vlad48 for the CDMA to LTE/GSM Guide
    @Vexamus for the fastboot windows drivers Guide
    at Christopher Roy Bratusek for NanoDroid
    at u/C---D for the guide on the LS997.
    at appuals.com for the guide on how to delete the security PIN.
    at hardreset.info on how to factory reset the Lgv20

    EdXposedManager GitHub
    EdXposed GitHub
    Riru GitHub
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    There is no link to the flashable zip file? Or am I missing something here?
    Yeah give me 5 min I was putting the final touches on Auto_Debloat v8.3 and v7.3. Uploading now.
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    Hey man just to update :)
    The install went smooth as, everything seems very snappy and the battery seems to be lasting nicely, no greenify or anything else installed.
    I did get an issue I had before when installing AlphaOmega - I had no modem (phone didn't recognize it had a sim card in the slot). I installed as per instructions formatting and rebooting, coming from my previous AO (also Oreo) installation. Fortunately, I solved this problem, wrote a detailed write up and still had my modified modem file from 3 years ago. Here is that detailed write up for if anyone else should have the problem of only having Modem (cell signal) or Fingerprint working after flash. Doesn't seem to happen to many people, but a few have had the same problem as me.
    Now in the long process of getting the phone back as I want it :)
    Thanks again for your time and effort on this - it is so nice to boot into a debloated, snappy phone.....just playing with all your recommendations now, the screen ghosting zip seems to have worked well, battery is great, phone is quick....I'll keep playing and reporting anything interesting etc :) Subscribed, too of course!
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    hey everyone I have updated the Thermal mods today 5-5-22 and I have updated the speed mods 5-4-22. The thermal mods are most likely the final version, I am very happy with how they turned out this time. Sometimes I have one of those aha moments and everything just comes together. That's how it was with the thermal mods today.