- 01-14-2013, 03:43 AM #1
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, 05:46 AM #2
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.
01-16-2013, 08:18 PM #5
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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.
- 01-31-2013, 05:36 AM #8
I cannot predict any unexpected behaviour from the telcos, but from what I understand, it should be a non-issue.
- 02-27-2013, 06:57 PM #10
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.
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