May 14, 2016

LG G Stylo - Official Metro PCS Marshmallow Version Update Available

If you have Metro PCS LG G Stylo you should received or will receive Marshmallow update notification.


1. Make sure you are connected to Wifi

2. Make sure to backup important files to EXTERNAL SD card or cloud server.

3. Make sure you have the current version of ROM and Data backed up (TWRP backup)

Mar 9, 2016

How to Install Marshmallow on your Metro PCS LG G Stylo

As you may aware T-mobile just rolled out Marshmallow update for LG G Stylo.

Unfortunately Metro PCS users have no luxury to have that. As usual Metro PCS's software update is no-exists.

But fortunately most of newer phones that came out after T-Mobile and Metro PCS merger are same phone with only cosmetic differences. They are same phones except whether you have T-mobile branded apps & icons or Metro branded ones. Thus (most of the time) you can safely install T-mobile ROM to Metro and vice versa.


Once you install T-mobile software to Metro PCS phone and make it to be recognized it as T-mobile phone. You will be able to download Marshmallow software update.

Let me provide you step by step to do so. I am assuming you know how to root and how to make back up / restore. I am not responsible for bricking your phone or any damage done to yours.



Pre-requirements

1) Wifi connection
T-mobile sends update through Wifi, even if you have strong 4G LTE signal you can't install MM without Wi-fi connection.


2) Enough Battery on phone at least 25% - 30%
T-mobile web site recommends at least 50% though.


3) T-mobile KDZ file
To go back to T-mobile stock


4) LG Flash Tool 2014
To Flash T-mobile KDZ


5) Backup all important files to PC or external SD card.


6) USB cable, computer, backup/restore/stock files in case anything goes bad.




Go back to T-mobile Stock (H63110I)


1. First check this unbrick guide from GameTheory

http://androidcreations.weebly.com/lg-g-stylo-update.html


2. Download T-mobile 10j KDZ file. If 10J is not available use 10I instead.
T-mobile 10i KDZ link
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B69dMfqyU4n9VlBiODZrNXlqdlU/view?usp=sharing


3. Download LG Flashtool 2014


4. Follow the unbrick guide and install T-mobile 10i KDZ to your phone. Your Stylo has to be either T-mobile or Metro PCS brand.


5. Reboot


6. Now you have T-mobile LG G Stylo.


7. Set up phone as usual; check internet connection, connect to wifi, sign up



Hello Guy Fieri :) What a screenshot....



8. Go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time  -> Uncheck Auto-date & time.

9. Manually set time 11:30 PM. Hit OK then reboot





10. Setting -> General -> About Phone -> Update Center ->  System Updates.


11. You should see there's Android System Update.





12. Download the update. While downloading, do not unlock developer option or apply root, this may permanently block MM update. The only update on phone should be this System update and couple of automatic app updates.

Again, just patiently wait until download finishes.


13. Once download finishes apply the patch. Phone will reboot to recover session and install the patch automatically.


14. There should be total 2-3 minor patches until you see 700MB Android 6.0 update. If you don't see those patches, repeat step 9; reset time 11:30 PM, reboot phone, check system update.


15. Once you install final patch (means you have software H63110L), you should see large update, almost 700mb and message saying T-mobile presents Android 6.0. This is the Marshmallow patch.

16. Download the patch and update.

17. Phone reboots. Now you have Marshmallow LG G Stylo.



Not much difference though...


Marshmallow YAY!






Further Reading

Official T-mobile Page
https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-21859#requirements


GameTheory Stock Restore Guide
http://androidcreations.weebly.com/lg-g-stylo-update.html


T-mobile Stylo 10I KDZ
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B69dMfqyU4n9VlBiODZrNXlqdlU/view?usp=sharing



Mar 8, 2016

LG G Styloe (T-mo) Marshmallow rolling out.

Official T-mobile site link here.

https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-21859#update_download


Not sure when Metro PCS will roll out their version of LG G STylo MM sofware. 

The hardware specs are same on both Tmo Stylo and Metro Stylo so hope we can see the update soon.




Feb 23, 2016

Metro PCS New Promo - Buy S7 and get a new Gear VR Free

Similar to T-Mobile promo, Metro PCS is advertising free Gear VR for S7 purchase.

Although the web doesn't have ANY details about the phone and there's no mention about S7 Edge. So I am not sure what would be the final price of S7. BTW T-Mobile sells S7 for $669.99 and S7 Edge for $779.99 so this will give you rough estimate of MPCS version of the phone.


Since no information is available and it's limited time offer, you have to move quickly.

1. Pre-register now

2. Purchase S7 by 3/18 (S7 Edge not available??)

3. Fill out online form and upload receipt image by 3/31




https://www.metropcs.com/samsung-coming-soon.html


Galaxy S7




Gear VR


Nov 4, 2015

Completed Church Homepage



You can see the completed design from following links below.

www.JesusforYou.org

www.xl.KCUMCDallas.org

Sep 30, 2015

Almost finished creating a new homepage for my church.

I've been working on new Word Press homepage for my church.

Here's the latest update.

XL.KCUMCDALLAS.ORG




Jul 1, 2015

Metro PCS LG F60 (MS395) Custom ROM Eva V1



INTRO


Let's get going!!


This is a modified stock ROM for Metro PCS LG Optimus F60 (MS395). Since this is a stock based rom (4.4.2 KitKat), it's stable and you can use it as daily driver.


Apps are Zipaligned and Debloated. You can immediately feel the phone is snappy and fast. Most of LG and Metro apps are removed, that will give you close to 4GB of internal space.





ROM FEATURES

Everything working - 4G LTE, Wifi, Camera, App Store, Hot Spot

Zipaligned, Deodexed, Debloated

Rooted, Busybox, Xposed Installer

Replaced LG Apps with Googles (Setup, Calendar, Keyboard)

LG G4 Sounds (Ringtones, Notifications, Alarms sound, UI)

Updated Apps, Ready to use



MANY THANKS TO

MikeHoncho - Updater Script
IncaKola - Custom Boot Animation, Updater Script




DOWNLOAD

Coming Soon!!



INSTALL

Your phone must be rooted and TWRP installed.

1. Copy ROM file to External SD card
2. Reboot to Recovery
3. Make a backup of your current phone
4. Factory Reset
5. Install downloaded Eva ROM
6. Make sure you see all steps completed from 1-6
7. Reboot System
8. First Boot will take couple of minutes
9. Follow the setup guide from the screen
10. Enjoy





SCREENSHOTS








DONATION

Not necessary but always welcome :)
Available from my blog @ www.projectkyle.com






Jun 30, 2015

Working Update-Script for Metro PCS LG F60

# updater-script-00_HEAD
# This updater-script has been automatically generated through ArchiKitchen (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2597220)
run_program("/sbin/mount", "-t", "auto", "/system");
delete_recursive("/system");
show_progress(1.0, 1961);
package_extract_dir("system", "/system");
# updater-script-10_SYMLINKS
symlink("/firmware/image/mba.b00", "/system/etc/firmware/mba.b00");
symlink("/firmware/image/mba.mdt", "/system/etc/firmware/mba.mdt");
symlink("/system/lib/modules/pronto/pronto_wlan.ko", "/system/lib/modules/wlan.ko");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.b00", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.b00");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.b01", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.b01");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.b02", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.b02");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.b03", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.b03");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.b04", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.b04");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.b05", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.b05");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.b06", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.b06");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.b07", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.b07");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.b08", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.b08");
symlink("/firmware/image/adsp.mdt", "/system/etc/firmware/adsp.mdt");
symlink("/system/etc/wifi/WCNSS_qcom_cfg.ini", "/system/etc/firmware/wlan/prima/WCNSS_qcom_cfg.ini");
symlink("/system/etc/wifi/WCNSS_qcom_wlan_nv.bin", "/system/etc/firmware/wlan/prima/WCNSS_qcom_wlan_nv.bin");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b00", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b00");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b01", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b01");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b02", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b02");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b03", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b03");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b04", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b04");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b05", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b05");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b08", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b08");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b15", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b15");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b16", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b16");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b17", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b17");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b18", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b18");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b19", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b19");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b20", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b20");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b21", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b21");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b22", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b22");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b25", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b25");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b26", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b26");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.b27", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.b27");
symlink("/firmware/image/modem_fw.mdt", "/system/etc/firmware/modem_fw.mdt");
symlink("/firmware/image/wcnss.b00", "/system/etc/firmware/wcnss.b00");
symlink("/firmware/image/wcnss.b01", "/system/etc/firmware/wcnss.b01");
symlink("/firmware/image/wcnss.b02", "/system/etc/firmware/wcnss.b02");
symlink("/firmware/image/wcnss.b04", "/system/etc/firmware/wcnss.b04");
symlink("/firmware/image/wcnss.b06", "/system/etc/firmware/wcnss.b06");
symlink("/firmware/image/wcnss.b07", "/system/etc/firmware/wcnss.b07");
symlink("/firmware/image/wcnss.b08", "/system/etc/firmware/wcnss.b08");
symlink("/firmware/image/wcnss.b09", "/system/etc/firmware/wcnss.b09");
symlink("/firmware/image/wcnss.mdt", "/system/etc/firmware/wcnss.mdt");
symlink("libGLESv2.so", "/system/lib/libGLESv3.so");
symlink("libuicc.so", "/system/lib/libusim_aka.so");
symlink("mksh", "/system/bin/sh");
# symlink("/persist-lg/firmware/widevine.b00", "/system/vendor/firmware/widevine.b00");
# symlink("/persist-lg/firmware/widevine.b01", "/system/vendor/firmware/widevine.b01");
# symlink("/persist-lg/firmware/widevine.b02", "/system/vendor/firmware/widevine.b02");
# symlink("/persist-lg/firmware/widevine.b03", "/system/vendor/firmware/widevine.b03");
# symlink("/persist-lg/firmware/widevine.mdt", "/system/vendor/firmware/widevine.mdt");
symlink("Roboto-Bold.ttf", "/system/fonts/DroidSans-Bold.ttf");
symlink("Roboto-Regular.ttf", "/system/fonts/DroidSans.ttf");
symlink("/system/etc/install-recovery.sh", "/system/bin/install-recovery.sh");
symlink("/system/lib/modules/pronto/pronto_wlan.ko", "/system/lib/modules/wlan.ko");
symlink("/system/xbin/busybox", "/system/bin/busybox");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/cat");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/chcon");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/chmod");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/chown");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/clear");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/cmp");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/cp");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/date");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/dd");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/df");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/dmesg");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/du");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/getenforce");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/getevent");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/getprop");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/getsebool");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/grep");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/hd");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/id");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/ifconfig");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/iftop");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/insmod");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/ioctl");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/ionice");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/kill");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/ln");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/load_policy");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/log");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/ls");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/lsmod");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/lsof");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/md5");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/mkdir");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/mkswap");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/mount");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/mv");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/nandread");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/netstat");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/newfs_msdos");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/notify");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/printenv");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/ps");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/readlink");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/renice");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/restorecon");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/rm");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/rmdir");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/rmmod");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/route");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/runcon");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/schedtop");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/sendevent");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/setconsole");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/setenforce");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/setprop");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/setsebool");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/sleep");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/smd");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/start");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/stop");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/swapoff");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/swapon");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/sync");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/top");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/touch");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/umount");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/uptime");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/vmstat");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/watchprops");
symlink("toolbox", "/system/bin/wipe");
symlink("/system/xbin/su", "/system/bin/su");
# updater-script-20_PERMISSIONS
ui_print("Permission");
set_perm_recursive(0, 0, 0755, 0644, "/system");
set_perm_recursive(0, 2000, 0755, 0755, "/system/bin");
set_perm(0, 3003, 02750, "/system/bin/netcfg");
set_perm(0, 3004, 02755, "/system/bin/ping");
set_perm(0, 2000, 06750, "/system/bin/run-as");
ui_print("Line 142");
set_perm_recursive(1002, 1002, 0755, 0440, "/system/etc/bluetooth");
set_perm(1000, 1000, 0640, "/system/etc/bluetooth/auto_pairing.conf");
set_perm(3002, 3002, 0444, "/system/etc/bluetooth/blacklist.conf");
set_perm(1014, 2000, 0550, "/system/etc/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-run-hooks");
ui_print("Line 147");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.audio.sh");
ui_print("Line 149");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.bt.sh");
ui_print("Line 151");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.coex.sh");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.efs.sync.sh");
#set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.fm.sh");
#set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.modem_links.sh");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.post_boot.sh");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.sdio.sh");
ui_print("Line 158");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.ssr.wifi.sh");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.zetaw.wifi.sh");
ui_print("Line 158");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.lge.zramswap.sh");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/last_kmsg_backup.sh");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.qcom.ftm_module.sh");
set_perm(0, 0, 0644, "/system/etc/init.qcom.ftm_module_out.sh");
ui_print("Line 162");
set_perm_recursive(0, 0, 0755, 0555, "/system/etc/ppp");
set_perm_recursive(0, 0, 0777, 0777, "/system/etc/init.d");
set_perm_recursive(0, 2000, 0755, 0644, "/system/vendor");
set_perm_recursive(0, 2000, 0755, 0755, "/system/xbin");
ui_print("Line 167");
symlink("/system/xbin/su", "/system/bin/su");
set_perm(0, 0, 06755, "/system/xbin/busybox");
set_perm(0, 0, 06755, "/system/xbin/su");
set_perm_recursive(0, 0, 0755, 0644, "/system/app");
# updater-script-80_EXEC
run_program("/system/xbin/busybox", "--install", "-s", "/system/xbin");
# updater-script-85_USER
# This updater-script segment isn't touched by ArchiKitchen
# You can add your own entries here
# updater-script-90_KERNEL
package_extract_file("boot.img", "/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/boot");
# updater-script-91_MODEM
# updater-script-99_TAIL
unmount("/system");

May 11, 2015

How to extract System.img and Boot.img from LG F60


Make sure to enable ADB option from your phone setting.


Start ADB Shell

SU

If phone asks permission from your computer check yes.



root@e2nam:/ # dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/boot of=/storage/external_SD/boot.img

root@e2nam:/storage/external_SD # dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/system of=/storage/external_SD/system.img bs=4096

Apr 28, 2015

Compiling LG F60 Metro PCS Kernel from the source (WIP)


Assuming you have Ubuntu64 installed and prepared Android ROM / Kernel build environment setup.

Created a folder named android under your Ubuntu Home (/home/kyle/android)




Go to LG Open Source homepage. Search for MS395.

http://opensource.lge.com/osSch/list?types=ALL&search=ms395


Download LGMs395_Android_L_V20a

Copy the Kernel source under /android.







Extract here.

You will have all sources extracted under /android/kernel

I will refer /home/android/kernel as KERNEL ROOT folder from now.






*** Preparing build env ***


export ARCH=arm

or

ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=~/arm-linux-androideabi-4.7/bin/arm-linux-androideabi- make e2nam_mpcs_us


*** Tool Chains (various versions) ***

export CROSS_COMPILE=~/android/kernel/toolchains/arm-eabi-linaro-4.6.2/bin/arm-eabi-

export CROSS_COMPILE=~/android/kernel/toolchains/arm-linux-androideabi-4.7/bin/arm-linux-androideabi-

export CROSS_COMPILE=~/android/kernel/toolchains/arm-linux-androideabi-4.9/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/arm-linux-androideabi-

***


make e2nam_mpcs_us_defconfig

make menuconfig




make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=~/arm-linux-androideabi-4.7/bin/arm-linux-androideabi- menuconfig



make -j4 CONFIG_NO_ERROR_ON_MISMATCH=y




Mar 9, 2015

LG F60 Root Method Available Now

Thanks to the developers who worked hard to get this device rooted.

Detailed guide can be found from XDA and Android Forum

http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/development/guide-root-method-lg-devices-t3049772

http://androidforums.com/threads/root-guide.907565/

Feb 25, 2015

LG F60 Root - getting close

Developers are working hard to get LG F60 rooted.

It's not confirmed yet but they are getting very close.

Here's the link to the Android Forum thread.

http://androidforums.com/threads/lg-f60-metro-pcs.882857/page-5#post-6892096

Jan 2, 2015

How to turn on CPU1 (=2nd Core) on LG F6 Permanently

This method will permanently turn on CPU1 during the phone boot. (Don't worry you can restore easily)

By enabling CPU1, you may get slight performance increase on general phone usage (switching screen, accessing app drawer, open & close apps) and gaming (little better performance) by sacrificing the battery.

Whether it's really worth to do it is... highly doubtful and debatable. Some people say they notice the difference but others say they don't notice the performance increase and it's not worth to do it to sacrifice battery.

But anyway if you have rooted F6, you may try it and see if you like it or not.


-- DIY method --
Your phone must be rooted.

1. Use your root text editor (I use Rom Tool Box's RB Editor), find init.qcom.post_boot.sh file @ /system/etc folder.

2. Make backup / copy of the file such as init.qcom.post_boot.bk

3. Scroll down until you see below lines @ case "$target" in "msm8960" coding block.


chown root.system /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online
chown root.system /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu2/online
chown root.system /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu3/online
chmod 664 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online
chmod 664 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu2/online
chmod 664 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu3/online


3. Insert echo 1 command and change chmod to 444


chown root.system /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online
chown root.system /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu2/online
chown root.system /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu3/online
echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online
chmod 444 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online
chmod 664 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu2/online
chmod 664 /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu3/online


4. Save the file. Reboot the phone.

5. Using CPU / Kernel app (like Kernel Tuner), check if your CPU1 is online.

6. If CPU1 is on all the time, you are good. Check various phone functions and battery consumption.

7. If you don't like this mod, simply delete the modified init.qcom.post_boot.sh then restore the premade back up init.qcom.post_boot.bk to .sh file.



-- Easy Method --

1. Download this file

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B69dMfqyU4n9RVNhVGdjSXo1cGc/view?usp=sharing

2. Use your Root Explorer app, go to /system/etc

3. Back up your current init_qcom.post_boot.sh to something else (ex. init_qcom_post_boot.bk)

4. Copy & past the modified .sh file you just downloaded.

5. Restart phone.

6. Using CPU / Kernel app (like Kernel Tuner), check if your CPU1 is online.

7. If CPU1 is on all the time, you are good. Check various phone functions and battery consumption.

8. If you don't like this mod, simply delete the modified init.qcom.post_boot.sh then restore the premade back up init.qcom.post_boot.bk to .sh file.


-- Screenshot --

Before mod
You can see CPU1 goes off during idle status.




After mod
CPU1 is still on even idle status.