1. WhippedKream's Avatar
    Hey guys, this my first time posting in the forums but I have been a WP central member for quite some time :). I have the LG Optimus 7 and found out the sad sad news of the discontinuation of LG because they suck hard... So I was looking for the alternative, since im not made out of money, which was custom ROMS for 7.8. Nobody seems to have answered this question yet, "What about the LG 7.8 custom ROMS?!?!" Anybody know what is up? Thanks ahead of time! I love windows phone so much and just want that goodness :(
    01-14-2013 02:43 AM
  2. MrSean490's Avatar
    There are no custom ROMs available for LG windows phones, and do not expect any to come; most/almost all XDA modders do not own these phones. Nevertheless, Microsoft can & will push out a 7.8 update to all phones, even if a particular OEM has moved on (LG, Dell) - you just won't get any firmware upgrades from the OEM as that WOULD require effort on their part. Same deal with 7.5 Tango.
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    01-14-2013 04:46 AM
  3. WhippedKream's Avatar
    If this is true, I love you for clarifying this for me :P thanks a lot man
    01-14-2013 08:56 AM
  4. The_Traveler's Avatar
    There are no custom ROMs available for LG windows phones, and do not expect any to come; most/almost all XDA modders do not own these phones. Nevertheless, Microsoft can & will push out a 7.8 update to all phones, even if a particular OEM has moved on (LG, Dell) - you just won't get any firmware upgrades from the OEM as that WOULD require effort on their part. Same deal with 7.5 Tango.
    Do you have a reference to support this claim? I was under the impression that my old LG Quantum was stuck on 7.5 forever.
    01-14-2013 09:12 AM
  5. Catholic Tech Geek's Avatar
    I don't know about the LG Optimus, but I have already figured out how to extract the parts of the rom image needed to make updated custom Roms for the LG Quantum. The part that I am stuck on is rebuilding the rom after adding the updated files. The LG rom image uses a format that's different from formats used with other windows phone device roms. Once I figure out the format and am successfully able to rebuild the (updated) rom, I will be happy.
    01-16-2013 07:18 PM
  6. The_Traveler's Avatar
    I don't know about the LG Optimus, but I have already figured out how to extract the parts of the rom image needed to make updated custom Roms for the LG Quantum. The part that I am stuck on is rebuilding the rom after adding the updated files. The LG rom image uses a format that's different from formats used with other windows phone device roms. Once I figure out the format and am successfully able to rebuild the (updated) rom, I will be happy.
    That's cool, thanks for the update. LG is re-entering the Windows Phone market, so I hope they will push out 7.8 as a result.
    01-17-2013 09:56 AM
  7. The_Traveler's Avatar
    I don't know about the LG Optimus, but I have already figured out how to extract the parts of the rom image needed to make updated custom Roms for the LG Quantum. The part that I am stuck on is rebuilding the rom after adding the updated files. The LG rom image uses a format that's different from formats used with other windows phone device roms. Once I figure out the format and am successfully able to rebuild the (updated) rom, I will be happy.
    Can you provide details as to the problem you're experiencing? I'm a developer also, perhaps myself or someone else can offer some input.
    01-17-2013 10:07 AM
  8. MrSean490's Avatar
    Do you have a reference to support this claim? I was under the impression that my old LG Quantum was stuck on 7.5 forever.
    Sorry for the slow response, but I suppose anything I would've said to further validate my statement is now moot. Within 3 weeks all LG Optimus 7 phones should receive the update. I expect the same for the Quantum.

    I cannot predict any unexpected behaviour from the telcos, but from what I understand, it should be a non-issue.
    01-31-2013 04:36 AM
  9. WhippedKream's Avatar
    Sorry for the slow response, but I suppose anything I would've said to further validate my statement is now moot. Within 3 weeks all LG Optimus 7 phones should receive the update. I expect the same for the Quantum.

    I cannot predict any unexpected behaviour from the telcos, but from what I understand, it should be a non-issue.
    Yeah, i wrote a post on my optimus 7 update :) thx for your input. Although I now have an HTC 8X (found it for a great price off kijiji), it is good to know it's still supported.
    02-04-2013 11:56 AM
  10. Simon McKenzie's Avatar
    I don't have advice about rebuilding ROMs, but if all you want is to get Windows Phone 7.8 onto an LG phone, I used this tool from windowsphonehacker to update my LG Quantum. It took about an hour (and many phone reboots), but it's working flawlessly.

    Cheers,

    Simon
    02-27-2013 05:57 PM

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