Category: GW620

  • AmonRa Recovery for the GW620

    Soooo…. I’ve been beta testing a new phone, and to ease the testing I ported Amon RA’s recovery ROM to it.  It works beautifully. As a result, I’m much more comfortable messing with RA’s recovery, so I took a few hours and got it working on the GW620 too. Use Volume+ and – to navigate.  […]

  • Google Reader, OpenEtna, and My Phone

    First:  So I spent some time setting up Google reader yesterday, and I have to say it’s a powerful product!  Combined with FeedR on my phone I can now read up on all my frequented sites from wherever I am.  It’s a thing of beauty!  I’d highly suggest anyone reading this give Reader a try.

  • Froyo for the GW620!

    The gang at OpenEtna have managed to get Froyo (Android 2.2) running on the GW620!

  • 2.1 Firmware V4.2

    The fine folks over at OpenEtna have released version 4.2 of their excellent 2.1 based firmware for the GW620. Mostly a bugfix release, but they have introduced the JIT from 2.2 in to this firmware, which makes things MUCH faster. Sound is fixed, GPS works again, but Call Display is still messed up. I’m hosting […]

  • 2.1 Firmware

    Through a lot of hard work and modifying the frameworks, Polytheus has managed to get Android 2.1 working on the GW620! I’m hosting the file here, and I’d also encourage you all to go to the project page and click the donate button to buy him a beer for all his hard work.

  • New 1.6 Firmware

    This one is based off the Korean KH5200 V10T.

  • Working on a new 1.6 image

    Update: The image based on V10T is almost done.  Everything is working except Wifi won’t connect.  🙁  Once I get it figured out I’ll upload the image.

  • Trying to Compile 2.1

    Update 2: Murphy was an optomist.  OSX 10.6 is having some issues building Android.  Gah!

  • KH5200 1.6 Source Code

    LG has released the source code for the KH5200 (the Korean version of the GW620.)  The source has the 2.6.29 kernel sources included, so hopefully we can get a newer android of Android running soon!  We’re targetting 2.1 to start, but may try to get 2.2 going if 2.1 isn’t too tough.  

  • The Android 1.6 Image + some ideas

    So, I’ve been running my 1.6 Apps2SD image for a few days now, and I’m loving it so far! 

  • ADB Source Code

    Here’s the source for the version of ADB that works in Linux. I don’t think I made any major changes to it – I was trying to make it work properly in OSX when I still thought the problemdetailed here was an issue with ADB. It turned out to have more to do with LG, […]

  • Android 1.6 Apps2SD+SSHD

    Update: Something seems to have gone horribly wrong with the first image. Give this one a try instead. A few people have confirmed that it works.  It’s a slightly smaller repack of the same image – I reduced the size by removing a few of the apps I’d crammed in to /system/app, so you’ll have […]

  • ADB for the LG Eve’s 1.6 Image in Linux

    ADB mysteriously stopped working in Linux for the 1.6 version of Android on the LG Eve. Here’s an adb that should work on the new image. As always, let me know if you have any problems!

  • Rooted Rogers 1.6 ROM

    Update: Don’t use this unless you really have to – the new Korean 1.6 image is WAY more stable. This one crashes, apps don’t work, and it basically sucks.

  • Getting ADB access to the LG GW620 on MacOS

    Fixed! I can now use ADB to talk to the phone in OSX! Turns out that it’s a problem with the way that LG designed the phone’s composite device vs the way that OSX recognizes composite devices. USB devices all present a class and a subclass to the OS when they’re plugged in. For composite […]

  • GW620 Serial Console

    CyrilLD over at XDA found the serial console header on the GW620! It’s the 5 contacts in a row underneath the SIM card. The center one is the TX pin. This is a 3.3v serial port, so you’ll need a level converter of some sort to connect it directly to a PC’s serial port, but […]

  • Full of Fail


  • Trying to merge LGs changes to Kernel 2.6.27 in to 2.6.29

    To quote King Crimson: “Frustration will be my epitaph.”

  • LG GW620 Source code released

    LG Just gave us access to the GW620’s open source code!

  • Apps2SD for the LG Eve GW620