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LG Optimus L5 E610

Is LG Optimus L5 Value for money?


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prasad12ka4

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As the Name states this thread specifically belongs to LG Optimus L5

Official Site:

lg-optimus-l5-new.jpg


Specifications: (Credit GSMAreana.com)

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Body Dimensions 118.3 x 66.5 x 9.5 mm
Weight 125 g
- Touch-sensitive controls
Display Type Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 4.0 inches (~144 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB storage (2.5 GB user available), 512 MB RAM
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
NFC Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus
Video Yes, [email protected]
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon
CPU 800 MHz Cortex-A5
GPU Adreno 200
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Document viewer
- Organizer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 900 h (2G) / Up to 900 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 9 h 20 min (3G)

Detailed Review:

Video Review:

PC Suit: (Credit: misha007)

Drivers: (Credit: misha007 / dragnan)

Updater Tool (Credit: dragnan)

Firmware: (Credit: misha007)

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Development
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Note: Beyond this point at your own RISK

Development:

Stock ROM for L5 (ICS 4.0)


Kernel

1. Android buid
- Download original android source code (Ice Scream Sandwich Version mr1_4.0.3) from http://source.android.com

- Untar opensource packages of E610_android_opensources.tar.gz into downloaded android source directory
a)$tar xvzf ./E610_android_opensources.tar

- And, merge the source into the android source code(IcsScreanSandwich)

- Run following scripts to build android
B)$source build/envsetup.sh
c)$choosecombo 1 generic 1
d)$make -j4

- When you compile the android source code, you have to add google original prebuilt source(toolchain)
into the android folder

- If the android is built successfully, you can find output at out/target/product/generic

* "-j4" : The number, 4, is the number of multiple jobs to be invoked simultaneously.

2. Kernel Build
- Install Sourcery G++ Lite 2009q3-68 toolchain for ARM EABI.
Visit http://www.codesourcery.com/, download and install the toolchain.

- Untar the kernel source using following command at the android folder
a)$tar xvzf E610_kernel_opensources.tar.gz

- Run following scripts to build kernel
B)$make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-eabi- m4eu-perf_rev11_defconfig
c)$make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-eabi- zImage -j4
(arm-eabi- : the directory which arm-eabi-gcc is installed)

- If the kernel is built successfully, you can find the build image at arch/arm/boot

* "-j4" : The number, 4, is the number of multiple jobs to be invoked simultaneously.

Enter Stock Recovery

ROOT

Method 1: (Credit: ragequitindustries)
Video

Method 2: (Credit: pryskito)
Link

Method 3: (Credit: jimhon)
Link


Video (Credit: ragequitindustries)
Play



UNBRICK GUIDE (Credit: KreGgiants)

New Unbrick Guide

NFC & Non NFC Guide (Credit: vitorfrost)

BOOTLOADER ACCESS (Credit: Ron G)

Silent Stock Camera
Method 1: (Credit: cocconut)
Link

Method 2: (Credit: ldeleeuw)
Link

Change DPI (Credit: Quacktop)

This phone uses secure boot, hence is locked, no custom recovery is to work on this handset as far as its locked

Firmwares of L5 (Credit: mrjabol61)

[Recovery] Stock Recovery Backup (Credit: dario97818)

[Firmware] Unofficial (Credit: Chaka Ivanov)

[Flasher] Unofficial Flasher

[Source]Open Source for L5 from Official LG page (Credit: np_pwr)

[BOOTLOADER] Unlock Referance Threads
Link 1 (Credit: marto_55)
Link 2 (Credit: gatocapbr)
emmc_appsboot(Credit: urobbot)

[RECOVERY] CWM (Credit: Russian Community / ldeleeuw)

All related info for this handset goes here.

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Thread Rules:
1. No Argument
2. No hate speech
3. No Abuse
4. Respect other members
5. New members to be helped and guided
6. Search before posting
7. Test before posting any ROM,Tweak,Patch,MOD,etc
8. For the rest of rules click HERE

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Aug 2, 2012
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I purchased a LG Optimus L5 from Bell.

But the model number is LG-E617G

Is this model incompatible with E610 guides? :confused:

I really want to get my phone rooted.
 
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Aug 2, 2012
9
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no
your model is the same
just the difference is nfc
you can use the guides :)
can you provide reviews about this handset? how do you feel using it?

Sent from my Dell Venue using xda premium

So if I was to use the 610 kernel... would NFC functionality go away?


Review:

Absolutely love this handset.

Everything runs smooth. Great at multi-tasking. This is my first android phone. I bought it because of the $150 price tag.

It has all the bells and whittles you would expect in a more expensive phone.

Amazing performance for what some dub as a lower end phone.

Whats left? A root is needed so I can clean out some apps which are locked down.

Cyanogenmod would be nice too.
 
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prasad12ka4

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So if I was to use the 610 kernel... would NFC functionality go away?


Review:

Absolutely love this handset.

Everything runs smooth. Great at multi-tasking. This is my first android phone. I bought it because of the $150 price tag.

It has all the bells and whittles you would expect in a more expensive phone.

Amazing performance for what some dub as a lower end phone.

Whats left? A root is needed so I can clean out some apps which are locked down.

Cyanogenmod would be nice too.

yes chances if loosing the NFC

Sent from my Dell Venue using xda premium
 

prasad12ka4

Senior Member
So if I was to use the 610 kernel... would NFC functionality go away?


Review:

Absolutely love this handset.

Everything runs smooth. Great at multi-tasking. This is my first android phone. I bought it because of the $150 price tag.

It has all the bells and whittles you would expect in a more expensive phone.

Amazing performance for what some dub as a lower end phone.

Whats left? A root is needed so I can clean out some apps which are locked down.

Cyanogenmod would be nice too.
Start posting for Cynogenmod here:

http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topic/56891-lg-optimus-l5-lg-e617g/

Also,

Try playing HD games on this mobile, HD videos via MOBO Player, just tell if it supports as it will be helpful.
 
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gustlik

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Sep 24, 2011
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Warsaw
Hello,
I am wondering is it possible to root our phone using method for lg optimus l7 from this topic but i didn't have time to check it.
I tried few other methods but with no luck :/.

Regards,
 
Aug 2, 2012
9
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Any progress... the L7 model has an extensive rooting thread.. Why not l5.

I'm getting tired of waiting.

---------- Post added at 01:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:31 PM ----------

Common! Root please.
 

prasad12ka4

Senior Member
[RECOVERY] Hard Reset Process

When the phone is switched off, press and hold the Volume down key + Power key with your left hand.
When the LED on the bottom of the phone lights up, release Volume down key + Power keys and press and hold the Home key (for about 2 seconds) at the same time.
The phone will turn on and perform a factory reset immediately.
Do not operate your phone for at least a minute, while the hard reset is carried out.
You will then be able to switch your phone back on.

If you perform a hard reset, all user applications, user data and DRM licences will be deleted. Please
remember to back up any important data before performing a Hard Reset.

To reset your LG Optimus L5 hard reset phone to factory settings and erase all the data on your phone, touch Menu > Settings> Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone.

Resetting the phone does not erase any system software updates you have downloaded or any files on your microSD card, such as music or photos. If you reset the phone in this way, you are prompted to re-enter the same information that you did when you first started Android.

or

You can use LG Mobile Support tool to repair your LG cell phone, after download select menu Customer Support > Recovery Phone

Go to Support > Mobile Phone Support > Select the Model (LG-E617g). L5

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jimhon

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Hi Guys,
Permission to join the LG E610 thread, just want to inform you that I also tried to root my new LG E610 L5 (my wife's actually coz I got rooted L7 v10c) but failed three times using the L7 root bat on L7 thread (BDGonline script)..I thought it should work coz it has also almost with the same specs, guess we should wait for a while to get the proper root method...Good to hear that this thread is developing..;)
 

prasad12ka4

Senior Member
Hi Guys,
Permission to join the LG E610 thread, just want to inform you that I also tried to root my new LG E610 L5 (my wife's actually coz I got rooted L7 v10c) but failed three times using the L7 root bat on L7 thread (BDGonline script)..I thought it should work coz it has also almost with the same specs, guess we should wait for a while to get the proper root method...Good to hear that this thread is developing..;)
Actually L7 has a better and different processor.
Also can you provide some inputs for L5, usage, battery backup , etc,etc
 

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    As the Name states this thread specifically belongs to LG Optimus L5

    Official Site:

    lg-optimus-l5-new.jpg


    Specifications: (Credit GSMAreana.com)

    General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
    Body Dimensions 118.3 x 66.5 x 9.5 mm
    Weight 125 g
    - Touch-sensitive controls
    Display Type Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size 320 x 480 pixels, 4.0 inches (~144 ppi pixel density)
    Multitouch Yes
    Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes
    3.5mm jack Yes
    Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
    Internal 4 GB storage (2.5 GB user available), 512 MB RAM
    Data GPRS Yes
    EDGE Yes
    Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA
    WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
    Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
    NFC Yes
    USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
    Camera Primary 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
    Features Geo-tagging, touch focus
    Video Yes, [email protected]
    Secondary No
    Features OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    Chipset Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon
    CPU 800 MHz Cortex-A5
    GPU Adreno 200
    Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
    Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
    Browser HTML
    Radio Stereo FM radio
    GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
    Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
    Colors Black, White
    - SNS integration
    - MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
    - Document viewer
    - Organizer
    - Google Search, Maps, Gmail
    - YouTube, Google Talk
    - Voice memo/dial
    - Predictive text input
    Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
    Stand-by Up to 900 h (2G) / Up to 900 h (3G)
    Talk time Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 9 h 20 min (3G)

    Detailed Review:

    Video Review:

    PC Suit: (Credit: misha007)

    Drivers: (Credit: misha007 / dragnan)

    Updater Tool (Credit: dragnan)

    Firmware: (Credit: misha007)

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Development
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Note: Beyond this point at your own RISK

    Development:

    Stock ROM for L5 (ICS 4.0)


    Kernel

    1. Android buid
    - Download original android source code (Ice Scream Sandwich Version mr1_4.0.3) from http://source.android.com

    - Untar opensource packages of E610_android_opensources.tar.gz into downloaded android source directory
    a)$tar xvzf ./E610_android_opensources.tar

    - And, merge the source into the android source code(IcsScreanSandwich)

    - Run following scripts to build android
    B)$source build/envsetup.sh
    c)$choosecombo 1 generic 1
    d)$make -j4

    - When you compile the android source code, you have to add google original prebuilt source(toolchain)
    into the android folder

    - If the android is built successfully, you can find output at out/target/product/generic

    * "-j4" : The number, 4, is the number of multiple jobs to be invoked simultaneously.

    2. Kernel Build
    - Install Sourcery G++ Lite 2009q3-68 toolchain for ARM EABI.
    Visit http://www.codesourcery.com/, download and install the toolchain.

    - Untar the kernel source using following command at the android folder
    a)$tar xvzf E610_kernel_opensources.tar.gz

    - Run following scripts to build kernel
    B)$make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-eabi- m4eu-perf_rev11_defconfig
    c)$make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-eabi- zImage -j4
    (arm-eabi- : the directory which arm-eabi-gcc is installed)

    - If the kernel is built successfully, you can find the build image at arch/arm/boot

    * "-j4" : The number, 4, is the number of multiple jobs to be invoked simultaneously.

    Enter Stock Recovery

    ROOT

    Method 1: (Credit: ragequitindustries)
    Video

    Method 2: (Credit: pryskito)
    Link

    Method 3: (Credit: jimhon)
    Link


    Video (Credit: ragequitindustries)
    Play



    UNBRICK GUIDE (Credit: KreGgiants)

    New Unbrick Guide

    NFC & Non NFC Guide (Credit: vitorfrost)

    BOOTLOADER ACCESS (Credit: Ron G)

    Silent Stock Camera
    Method 1: (Credit: cocconut)
    Link

    Method 2: (Credit: ldeleeuw)
    Link

    Change DPI (Credit: Quacktop)

    This phone uses secure boot, hence is locked, no custom recovery is to work on this handset as far as its locked

    Firmwares of L5 (Credit: mrjabol61)

    [Recovery] Stock Recovery Backup (Credit: dario97818)

    [Firmware] Unofficial (Credit: Chaka Ivanov)

    [Flasher] Unofficial Flasher

    [Source]Open Source for L5 from Official LG page (Credit: np_pwr)

    [BOOTLOADER] Unlock Referance Threads
    Link 1 (Credit: marto_55)
    Link 2 (Credit: gatocapbr)
    emmc_appsboot(Credit: urobbot)

    [RECOVERY] CWM (Credit: Russian Community / ldeleeuw)

    All related info for this handset goes here.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Thread Rules:
    1. No Argument
    2. No hate speech
    3. No Abuse
    4. Respect other members
    5. New members to be helped and guided
    6. Search before posting
    7. Test before posting any ROM,Tweak,Patch,MOD,etc
    8. For the rest of rules click HERE

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    L5_E612 Rooted Successfully!!!!

    Hello guys I finally rooted my phone and here are the steps originally from Russian forum 4pda.ru..

    Thanks to Shvandiura (of 4pda.ru)

    And here the steps..

    Root for LG l5 E612

    1. Download the archive and unpack it (create a folder on desktop named L5_root or whatever you like): Root kit (http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1271318&d=1345457528..

    2.Download "IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk" attached below and copy to root of your phone (internal storage)

    3. On the phone in the "Options -> Security" enable "Unknown sources"
    In the "For Developers" enable "Debug on USB"

    4. Install "IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk"

    5. Then open the installed "SystemBackupTest" and not closing
    Hold down the power button and reboot the device.

    6. When phone completely rebooted connect your phone to your computer via USB (note: must be charge only option)

    7. In the folder you've created (L5_root) «o4xr» run the file «root.bat»,
    wait until the script is executed and the phone will reboot.

    8.Then on the phone, open the Google Play Store and you will find "SuperSU"
    Upgrade "SuperSU", and then open the program asks updates ... Click OK, to

    9.Update SU binary ...

    10.Now you have a root-law. You can delete an application «SystemBackupTest» ...


    Please see attached photos for proof Enjoy...;)
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    Lg l5 e610 rooted

    Just got my LG Optimus L5 rooted and working.

    - Phone conected throught USB on developer mode
    - Download attached file o4xr.zip and extract to desktop
    - Run root.bat
    - Wait phone to reboot.

    Congrats, your L5 finally is rooted!

    Greatings from Spain. I hope it helped

    PS. The "russian method" adds a IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk file which I didnt need. All thanks to the russian forum 4pda . ru (I cant attach URL to orginal method)
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    [GUIDE] Flash Stock Firmware

    I am not sure if this has been posted before here.
    But I am posting, do comment if you find it helpful.

    Credit goes to the website: hackmyandroid.com

    Steps:

    1. Download LG Optimus l5 USB Driver for Windows | Mac.

    2. Download official LG Optimus l5 stock firmware from this page. The file would be a .kdz file. Download the appropriate firmware according to your network provider and country.

    3. Download KDZ updater and install it on your computer.

    4. The zip file has a Microsoft XML parser, make sure you run it as an administrator and restart your PC. This will solve the wparam 100 and lparam 6 issue mentioned in a comment below.

    5. The next step is to put your phone into emergency mode. To do this, remove the battery of your phone and re-insert it (don’t turn it on). Press and hold Volume Up button and Volume Down button. While you are pressing the two buttons, press the Power button. So now, you must be pressing all three buttons together.

    6. Your phone will boot into emergency mode and you should see a yellow screen with Emergency mode written on it.
    Pick up the USB Cable and connect your phone to the computer via the USB Cable.

    7. Pick up the USB Cable and connect your phone to the computer via the USB Cable.

    8. Run KDZ updater as Administrator.

    9. Choose the following options in KDZ Updater: Type: 3GQCT Phone Mode: DIAG and KDZ file is the one you downloaded in step 3. See the image below,

    Root-LG-P350-LG-Update.png


    10. Re-check with the image above and ensure that you have the appropriate settings on the KDZ updater.

    11. click on “Launch Software Update” button.

    12. This process is usually long. It take quite a long time for the firmware to be flashed on your phone.

    13. If everything goes well, you will see “Finished” written in the log screen and your phone will change to switched off mode from Emergency mode.

    14. The next time you turn it on, your phone will take a lot of time to reboot. Stay Cool! its normal.
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    [SCRIPT][WINDOWS] Bootloader Unlocker Optimus L5 E612 E610

    Guys this is a bootloader unlocker please test,
    you must have all lg mobile drivers and a rooted device.

    Activate debugging mode in developers options and after that->

    Extract zip file and execute:
    Bootloader_unlocker.bat

    You going to see 2 options
    -Backup partition
    -Flash bootloader unlocker
    -Exit


    The backup is located in your internal sdcard if you wanna flash it again execute the comand in terminal emulator:
    dd if=/sdcard/bootloader_backup.bin of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5

    Congrats! you have the boot secure disabled and we can flash recoveries or kernels images without boot secure error message

    Thanks 4 chacha ivanov for emmc_appsboot.bin although he ignored to me. lol.