Monday, 15 April 2013

Install ICS ON LG Optimus L3 E400 CyanogenMod 9

How To Install ICS ROM On LG L3 E400 Using CyanogenMod 9

[Updated with Blurred Screen Fix- Check bottom of post]




LG Optimus L3 E400 is a great entry level android phone. It comes with a 830 MHz CPU , 
350 MB RAM, 3 MP camera, 1GB internal Memory, Adreno 200 GPU and many more at
budget level. It comes with Gingerbread. It can easily handle ICS, but requires 
rooting to do so. 



Warning:

Before Installing The ROM You have To Install CWM Recovery. It can be done only after rooting your phone. Backup all your Data since installing new rom will erase phone data.

How To Install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM)


  • First Root Your Phone
  • Next Go to Google play-store to download ClockworkMod ROM manager app.
  • Then you have to enable USB Debugging by ; Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging
  • After doing these steps correctly, Open ROM Manager App in your L3 E400
  • Now click the “Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery“. This process will download the ROM from ClockWorkMod. Better have Internet connection ready in your device.
  • After clicking, you will have to choose your phone model. Select your phone model from list and it will download the ROM. Then Reboot your phone.


"With that you have installed CWM recovery On L3 E400"


How To Update ICS ROM On LG L3 E400
 


  • First Root You Device
  • Next Install CWM Recovery
  • Download Official ICS CM9 ROM
  • Using USB Connect Your Phone To PC
  • Now Transfer Downloaded ROM to SD Card
  • After that you need to restart your phone in Recovery mode. Switch off the phone and restart in Recovery mode by pressing, Power Button + Volume Down + Menu button together. 
  • Now You will reach ClockWorkMod Recovery page. 
  • Now select Wipe option and make Wipe data. And also do Wipe Dalvik Cache. (Navigate by volume up and down keys, and select by home/menu buttton)
  • Next select “Install Zip from SD Card” and select “Choose zip from SD card”.
  • Now browse and select your downloaded ICS ROM
  • After some time ICS will be installed in your phone. 
  • Next select " Go Back" after ICS is successfully installed and then select “Reboot System Now”


[Update- Kernel + Screen FIX]
Many have experienced a blur screen or graphics corruption . Modaco developer have created a STOCK CM9 KERNEL WITH THE FIX FOR THE BLURRED SCREEN ISSUE.

Download : LINK






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You have updated L3 to ICS ROM Using CyanogenMod 9.

233 comments:

  1. I did everything you said and it worked perfect the cynogen mod come on the phone looked awesome, but i cant get the damn mobile network to work. i think its not reading my sim. Can you Please help me.....

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  2. That is quite strange, because the LG L3 E400 we checked didn't have any network reception problems like that.

    Quite a few have reported similar issues.

    Let's see what we can do and we are sure that we can solve the issues ASAP.

    Thank you for your patience. Keep visiting for more updates.

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  3. Everything Works Perfectly But My Phone Can't Read Its External SD Card...

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  4. Everything Works Perfectly But My Phone Can't Read Its External SD Card...

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  5. Dear Saurav Yadav,

    No need to worry.

    Can You View The Files In Your SD card in Recovery Mode?
    Check it and reply.

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  6. Dear Saurav Yadav,

    The problem you are experiencing is common for many devices running CM9 ICS. They wont be able to load SD card.

    Here is what you have to do-

    Go to Google play-store and download a file called" ICS SD Binder".

    after downloading run the app. When the home page is shown, tick the first option shown. ( " Bind SD to the new mount point" )
    you can also select " Delayed mounting".

    when you done this press " Save and reboot".

    There you go, when system reboots your SD card will be loaded as the mount point you named on Binder.


    I am positive that this will help you to solve the problem.

    Keep visiting for more help and advices and newest updates.



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  7. To Diarick Horton,

    I think you can solve that problem by flashing a baseband 10a radio file.

    Do that exactly like you did flashing CM9.
    I haven't used the file, so do it at your own risk, keep a nandroid backup.

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  8. ervin martinez7 May 2013 18:56

    You should try the sd binder. It really works. Solved my issue.
    Anyway great tutorial. Loving my ics rom.

    Please post more lg l3 tweaks and updates.
    Thanks admin.

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  9. Vishnu Nandan7 May 2013 20:00

    Thank you Ervin for your valuable support. Glad to hear that the tutorial helped you.

    Keep visiting . More focus will be given to l3 as it is one of the most popular android budget devices.

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  10. During updation to ics my phone shud be connected to pc?? plz answer

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  11. Dear najia nida,

    you need to connect with pc only to transfer your ics rom to sd card.

    To install ics you dont require pc

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    1. Plzz to me I updated my phone to ics but where is Google play store plz help me

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    2. Plzz Vishnu do to fst even Polaris viewer nd gmail us also nt present plzz :(

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  12. Dear najia,

    Its normal as CyanogenMod doesn't come with preloaded gapps( Google Apps). You have to download them and flash them the same way you installed ICS ROM.

    For CM 9 signed gapps go to :-
    http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip

    1. Place the files on your SD card
    2. enter recovery mode
    3. select install zip from Sd card
    4. slect the gapps file.
    5. wait for it to flash completely
    6. reboot

    And all the google apps will be installed. For The Polaris viewer problem, just download any file manager from playstore and you are on your way.

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    1. Vishnu how to move zip file to SD card I can't even view the SD card contents as Polaris viewer isn't present plzz do reply nwplzz

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  13. Vishnu Nandan10 May 2013 00:34

    Transfer using pc.

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    1. Thank Vishnu but Gmail isn't present in dot fioe also nd play store is too slow nd I downloadsed file manager apk file from my default browser but my phone can't open it y??? Ppzz do reply

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    2. Vishnu plzz to y play store is soon slow its showing downloadingbut there isn't NY notification dot its downloading plzz do reply fast

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    3. Vishnu my phone is rooted but when I run titanium backup which is root app its showing" ulv cudnt aqurire root previlages on ur phone??
      Plz help

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  14. Vishnu Nandan10 May 2013 10:22

    to najia,

    you can download the aroma filemanager.zip file from net.

    2. copy to sd card using pc.

    3. enter recovery mode

    4. flash the zip file like you did before

    after you installed aroma file manager, install apps throug it.

    let me check about playstore problem.

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    1. Thank Vishnu everything us perfect now:);)

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  15. Vishnu Nandan11 May 2013 21:45

    Dear najia,
    i am extremely happy as i was able to help you. whenever you have any issues with rooting and tweaks just post a comment.
    Nw focusing on overclocking and related stuffs. Stay tuned. I am not at home now, but will be able to post answers throug my phone.
    Newer posts will start comingfrom middle of tis month.

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  17. Hello guys!...

    I upgraded my L3 E400 perfectly but I want to increase my Internal Memory cause still I can't install many applications like before!...

    What should I do to increase my Internal Memory?

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  18. how does one fix the graphics and the play store problem?

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  19. ics sd binding wont work for me please help....

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    1. Vishnu Nandan14 May 2013 08:07

      Tick the delayed mounting option on binder. And check whether it works.

      I will explain hw to increase memory on l3. Its a bit lengthy, but done correctly, works flawlessly. Wait for a 5 days, as i am not at home. So cant make the post nw. Expect it on 20th of may. Loads of lg l3 customisation are available

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  20. does anyone know anything about the wifi not working with this? I am having trouble turning the wifi on.

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    1. Try rebooting the device, the turn on wifi. Do this a few times. It may help.

      Download any wifi app which can turn it on. Check it.

      If none of these work comment

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  21. Just wanna say that the upgrade to ICS (gapps version) works like a charm... Thanks for the post.

    Ed

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  22. ok sir ill wait for may 20th! thank you so much its a big help...

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    1. What about sd binder? Did it work? Does it mount?

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    2. Vishnu ma phone is lagging (it hangs) plzz tl a remidy for it plzz

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    3. Vishnu ma phone is lagging (it hangs) plzz tl a remidy for it plzz

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    4. The lagging is not common, but i think you can increase performance by overclocking.

      I might be able to post few tweaks tomorrow, as i may get a pc to work. Can you wait a little bit more.
      Thankz in advance

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    5. Thanku Vishnu do reply as fast as possible

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    6. Dear najia,

      there seems to be maintenance at college internet centre. I will be posting only on or after 20th. I wil reach home on 20th after exams.

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    7. Ok vishnu plzz do reply as fast as possible plzz my phone is lagging frequently

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  23. ok sir ill wait for may 20th! thank you so much its a big help...

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  24. Vishnu how to play high graphics games such assubway surf nd all other games when I run it my phone lags plzz help

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  25. Yeah Vishnu it seems that some games aren't working.
    I have the same problem with najia ...
    when i play nimble quest it only show NimbleBit and then afterwards it becomes black .

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  26. somebody help me to upgrade my phone plzzz

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    1. What help do you need?

      Rooting?
      Custom rom?
      Overclocking?

      Tell us what kind of upgrade?

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    2. Vishnu i also need help rooting my phone ..i have tried the spectrum but it keeps saying permission denied and reeboots 3 times without succes.i also tried using intercept root tool and gingerbreak but nond is working...pliz help me

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  27. Vishnu .. pls HELP ME .. I am having serious problems because my phone keeps stopping unexpectedly .. leaving me no choice to remove the battery ..
    Please help ..
    Thanks in advance

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    1. Did you factory reset? Or did anything like that?

      Tell me, was it fine after flashing process?

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  28. Everything was fine during the process ..
    When im using the browser it stops and then I waited because i thought it was just loading but it really stopped ..
    I tried pressing the home key , power button , and back ..
    but none of them worked .. so in order to make it work again I remove the battery and put it in again

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    1. Is this problem specific only to the browser. Or does it happen with other cases also

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  29. Well It happens when the wifi is on ..
    And when i'm playing apps

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  30. Vivusnu plzz do reply tomorrow plzz do find a solution to this problem

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  31. Sir by the way!... How can we know that the CIS SD Binder is working?

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  32. Vishnu my phone is lagging frequently while playing games and apps help me if had reached home plzz

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  33. Dear Najia,

    i heard there is a software called Lagfix available in playstore. Which solves the common issues of lagging in many devices based on 'trim bug'. Its available for free , i reckon you should try it out. May be it can fix the issue.

    If not we have to go for kernel updates and in final attempt reversal to stock rom.

    Reply the result.

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  34. Dear Jhuon,

    if sd card binder worked , you could see the mounted sd card with the name you have given.

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  35. @jhuon,

    check the file manager

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  36. Dear Najia,

    here is an overclocking kernel for LG L3 E400 based on CM9-check it out. Use it to increase CPU speed and check whether lag still persists.

    http://rootlord.blogspot.in/2013/04/install-ics-on-lg-optimus-l3-e400.html

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    1. Vishnu there's only rooting link that where is overlocin kernel and that lag fix isn't workin

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  37. @ najia,

    my mistake, pasted the wrong link.
    here is the link;

    http://rootlord.blogspot.in/2013/05/how-to-overclock-lg-optimus-l3-e400.html

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  38. sir i think sd binding is not working! i cant see the name of my sd

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  39. Dear Jhuon,

    check whether the memory card can be detected in recovery mode.
    can you view all the files in the sd card?

    try to enter "install zip from sd card" option and check whether you can see any SD crad file/folders....

    reply

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  41. @ Jhuon,

    Enter Recovery mode by pressing, Power Button + Volume Down + Menu button together when booting.

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  42. yes sir! the sd card has beem detected i can see the folders inside

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  43. sir, my usb storage data not detected on my pc after installing ICS,can you help me ? sorry for bad languages

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  44. Try to unmount your SD card and then using any other methods ( Card reader.....) connect SD to PC. check if its working

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  45. Dear Jhuon,


    Do you mean you have the issue solved / you can view your SD card on Recovery Mode??

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  46. Also the overclocking kernel i posted ( How To Overclock CM9 Lg L3 E400 ) has an USB FIX with it. You may try it if you want.

    Check first whether SD card gets detected on pc using card reader.

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  47. I already check using card reader and it works!... And also the one that you said regarding Recovery mode I tried it and I can see inside the SD card..

    Before in gingerbread there's an application named PolarisViewer wherein we can see inside the SD. But in CM9 Polaris can't be installed and I need to know what other methods we can use...


    There's another problem in CM9 the Loudspeaker... Before in ginger the loudspeaker is working perfectly but now there's no loud speaker in calling... But when I played music it works

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  48. Hey Vishnu ...
    it seems that some games are having graphics problem..
    is there anyways of fixing this?

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  49. Guys, my Lg optimus L3 is about 8 months old (rooted). Its perfect now ! I want to upgrade to ICS rom but thinking twice as i cant afford a new one incase the process goes wrong.

    Admin, other users out here, Is the abv method working ? what all safety precautions we need to take ? Please tell. In case the phone bricks, can we bring it back to normal ? Seriously i want to use ICS rom but these issues bugging off me as i cant get a new one easily ~~

    Waiting for your replies !!

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  50. @Swarop sir its easy to upgrade just follow the stepss above... thats what i did and now its working perfectly....

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  51. Phani
    Hi Vishnu.I am using this costum rom .but I am not able get to view my media files in sdcard.I didn't get any play store app.;please resolve my isue

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  52. @ phani,

    to get google apps, just flash a gapps zip file like you did with the rom.

    For CM 9 signed gapps go to :-
    http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip

    for viewing your files in SD card, download aroma manager zip file and flash with the gapps( after gapps finishes)

    aroma file manager zip--- available on internet

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  53. @ jhuon,

    download any file manager available on the playstore to view your SD card files just like Polaris viewer

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  54. on my phone ics working perfectly but play store is missing so i just installed play store manually its also wont work plz help me

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  55. @Vishnu

    Sir my phone worked perfectly now thank you so much. My CPU frequency is set 1.1mhz and I can install many applications and games cause I can move it to my SD card.

    The only problem that I have now is the Loudspeaker

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  56. @Shifaz

    Try to restore factory settings maybe that will help.

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  57. @Shifaz,

    where did you install playstore from--- Gapps????

    flash a different gapps version, to get the playstore.
    http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip

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  58. @Vishnu

    Sir do you have any idea regarding the Loudspeaker of the phone? When I call and click the loudspeaker it doesn't work.

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  59. @ Jhuon,

    i am sorry, but i am don't know whats causing such an issue. Must be a bug.

    i will try my best to solve your issue.

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  60. @ jhuon,

    how is the battery level holding up at 1.1GHz?
    Good?? Bad?? Intermediate??

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  61. Good Day,
    Im having problem with rooting my phone, the tool kept saying permission denied while in process. any solution? thanks in advance

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    1. Is your phone e405?

      Which is your carier?, rogers?

      Which versin is ur phone?

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  62. For general info,

    The version of lg l3 - V11 or one with Rogers as carrier has made the system files read only.

    That makes it hard to try out this method.

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  63. The main solution for the read only problem is to try reinstall the LG United Mobile Driver and try again. Also you can use Linux to root your L3.

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  64. from where do i Download Official ICS CM9 ROM? please reply

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    1. http://get.cm/?device=e400

      download rom from here.

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  65. thank u.i have successfully updated. but from where will i get play store and file manager? plz reply

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    1. Search for aromafilemanager.zip

      flash it like you flashed the rom. Then downld gapps for cm9. (link already given in post as a comment to shifaz)

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  66. @Vishnu

    The battery is Intermediate but sometimes the phone will restart..

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  67. Vishnu I over locked my phone to 1GHz but how to play high graphicsgames such as subway surf and temple run??? Do reply

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  68. Vishnu how to increase internal memory

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  69. i have a problem regarding the CWM flashing on lg l3 e400 i've downloaded the app which is rom manager but it says on top recovery setup then gone into the next page selected my phone then flash recovery then got the downloading window btw im connected via wifi but after 30 mins its still downloading with 0% then error came up error downloading

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  70. @glenn

    it should have shown some progress, check with a different wifi hotspot.

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  71. Hi Vishnu
    Have you made any progress with instructions on how to increase the internal storage?
    Cheers

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  72. @ Everyone

    guys i have finally found a way to increse system memory using Links2SD on LG L3. I had tried this method earlier on HTC Explorer and worked fine. Just some modifications from there and it worked on LG L3 finely. checking it out a little more for any bugs/errors during the course of using. I will post the method soon. Be patient.....

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  73. is it safe to my phone............................................................................ please reply

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  74. i tried the ics sd binder bt it doesnt help. what to do?

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  76. Hello Vishnu
    I'm Farhan from India, Chennai. I was really excited reading your blog that I followed all the steps clearly and tweaked my E400 Android 2.2 in to ICS9 4.0.4. It was wonderful and I enjoyed having it. I was even able to download Google play store with your instructions. Later when I started downloading the apps that I normally use, it was prompting me that since I have a custom ROM Installed the apps might not perform well and it was true. I did not had patience as I'm not a Dev so I restored everything back to the same. I would rather suggest all the Devs tools in one place where we can explore more and enjoy it. But still with your precious bits and pieces I had a nice day. I really appreciate your minds and talent. I'll be reading your blog frequently. Thanks Vishnu.

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  77. Hey Vishnu,
    There is one thing I forgot to ask you, My E400 which is running on Android 2.2 is not working properly. When I perform any task quickly, it restarts and there is no network at all when it comes back and I have to restart it again. But in ICS CM9 it wasn't happening. What should I do? Any suggestions or guidelines from you that I can get rid of this Issue?

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  78. @ Sanu,

    are you facing graphics issue on your screen?? like blurry??

    reply....

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  79. @ Apurv ,

    try installing aroma filemanager.zip from internet and flash it the same way as you did ics.

    It will give you a file manager similar to Polaris viewer

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  80. @ Ajay Sharma,

    Yes this method is safe and must follow the entire steps carefully, there is no margin for any error.

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  81. @ Syed Farhan,

    It's nice to know that my article was able to guide you successfully.

    About the issue you were talking about...

    I assume that your phone is still rooted. Let me search for any kernel which can solve your problem. Keep in touch...

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  82. The mod worked, but it messed up my Phone's color contrast. The contrast turned really high and images doesn't look interesting anymore .

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  83. Sir Vishnu can you teach me how to expand the external memory of LG e400? its to low. do you have any idea how to make it bigger so that i could download more apps?

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  84. Hello, Vishnu Nandan. Could you instruct me in how to install apps with aroma file manager? Thnak you in advance.

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  85. yes i tried tht too bt it wont give me any app in my drawer like polaris viewr bt instead opens the file manager whn i hd flashed it n thn i go back to the recoverymod screen. i jst cant do it again n again if i hv to manage somthing. in addition i m faceing another problem. my cell hangs too much now. atfirst i thot it ws bcoz i hd chnged the cpu governer to performance so i reverted it back n it worked for me. but now it hs started again. i do wonder it might b batry problem coz i had faced some earlier too bt since i had replaced my battry recently i dont think this might b it. PLEASE HELP. bt still thanx for all the help for rooting. u r doing a gud job. keep it up (Y). :)

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  86. try the kernel provided in my post.

    its meant for overclocking,but has lots of fixes too for CM9.

    http://rootlord.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-to-overclock-lg-optimus-l3-e400.html

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  87. http://www.nairaland.com/1249623/lg-optimus-l3-e400-how

    This website shows you the method to expand internal storage or ROM space to 1GB.

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  88. http://www.nairaland.com/1249623/lg-optimus-l3-e400-how

    This website shows you the method to expand internal storage or ROM space, by merging the system memory and internal memory so we have 1.14GB total space of internal storage in total.

    Be sure to back up all your data.

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  89. Vishnu if that kernel's for me, then i have already flashed it earlier but didnt install any overclocking app as earlier i was thinking that it was due to the changes i made in performance settings. Plus what about any other file browser.

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  90. I have installed ICS successfully but my internet is not working, no google play store and no polaris viewer...What do i do now??Plz help its urgent...!!!

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  91. Thank you for this article...wonderful....!!!!

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  92. my wifi doesnt work what seems to be the problem?

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    1. The lg e400 has a problem with wifi even in the stock version

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  93. like manan have said i also encountered having a problem with enternet cant connect to the wifi
    and i have no google play store

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  94. thanks for the link on installing google play store.

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  95. Swaroop Narayanam its working so nicely just follo the steps and download the links.

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  96. im using lg e400 and i want to root it,
    i try to root it using
    spectrum_root_windows
    and it dosent work..
    i've got;
    ________________________________
    [*]
    [*] LG Spectrum Root Exploit (Windows version)
    [*] by Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)
    [*]
    [*] Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled, that you
    [*] have the latest LG drivers installed, and that your tablet
    [*] is connected via USB.
    [*]
    [*] Press enter to root your phone...
    Press any key to continue . . .
    [*]
    [*] Waiting for device...
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    [*] Device found.
    link failed Permission denied
    [*] Rebooting device...
    [*] Waiting for device to reboot...
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    [*] Rebooting device again...
    [*] Waiting for device to reboot...
    [*] Attemping persistence...
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy 'busybox' to '/system/xbin/busybox': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/Superuser.apk': Read-only file sy
    stem
    [*] Cleaning up...
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/gpscfg/*, No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /data/: Operation not permitted
    [*] Rebooting...
    [*] Exploit complete!
    [*] Press any key to exit.
    Press any key to continue . . .

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  97. plz help me vishun

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  98. plz help me i am waiting for your reply sir

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  99. I followed the instructions and then my phone is in ICS now :)

    It is cool to have the ICS because i think the phone is in better shape plus i really have the choice to install the apps that i want.

    Thank you sir.

    Just a tip, when you have an apk file, you can send it to the phone via bluetooth and you can install it. that is what i did even if i had no file manager.

    thank you again.

    *i am still exploring my phone now.

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  100. http://www.ninjaromeo.com/update-lg-optimus-l3-e400-ics-official-cm9-rom/

    btw, this is where i got the ROM that i used, around 120mb :)

    enjoy guys.

    Credits to the owner of the site.

    Thank you sir for the beautiful tutorial

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  101. There are no google apps (play store,gmail,talk, etc.) installed when you flash your phones, it is up to you to add, even the polaris viewer, you can download apk then send it to your phone via bluetooth or pc connection.

    for people having problems installing ICS, take note:

    1. root your phone. (instructions provided)
    2. connect to your pc.
    3. enable usb debugging.

    but first, make sure also that your phone is the lg l3 e400 - my software before was v10j-XXXXX

    and one good tip, this is what happened to me, without installing the CWM,and even before rooting, (in short,still the normal lg l3), i tried to shutdown my phone, then i tried to enter the recovery page, then all of a sudden,my phone was like reset to factory default,no files,apps in my storage (except for the external SD), the i started,rooting, CWM, then ICS, then boom, here it is, LG L3 - e400 with ICS

    Thanks guys

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  102. fedg demaala1 July 2013 03:39

    http://www.nairaland.com/1249623/lg-optimus-l3-e400-how

    i did this and my phone stays in the lg loading screen :(

    and i cant go to the recovery mod.. please help :(

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  103. You have flashed the SDMergE400 step 1, 2, cm9, and step 4 and then stuck at lg loading screen???

    Plz mention after which step the screen stuck.

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  104. pls help...once i install the ics 4.0 i lost my file manager polaris viewer fm radio and cannot acces to mass storage.lost of apps is force close

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  105. aromafile manager dont appear in my phone but i installed it correctly pls help...once i install the ics 4.0 i lost my file manager polaris viewer fm radio and cannot acces to mass storage.lost of apps is force close...pls hel-

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  106. i install http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip but still no polaris viewer file manager and fm radio and task manager..

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  107. You can go to Google Play and find a file manager to install???

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  108. I also have a missing FM radio and polaris viewer upon installing ICS. Pls. post the link in which I can download the application. Thanks in Advance

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  109. other apps are force close..pls help...cant access to my masstorage..but the phone works fine...pla help to reinstall my polaris viewer fm radio and task manager..thnks for help

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  110. hey .. i updated my phone and ics is so cool . but i cant find the rom manager and the app store . where can i retrieve it ? pls help / i need to download apps especially viber asap . thanks so much

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  111. hey .. i updated my phone and ics is so cool . but i cant find the rom manager and the app store . where can i retrieve it ? pls help / i need to download apps especially viber asap . thanks so much

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  112. I am low on space on my LG l3 so I can't text or add any games to my phone.

    please could you help me! :)

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  114. This article is very nice i like it

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  115. i m vikram ........sir please tell me the whole proceess in email id or give your contact no. i will contact u.....i really want to update my lg e400......vikram 9873680812

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  116. vikkurazz@gmail.com......plz help me...

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  117. guys pls help me...ics works fine in my phone in just two weeks..now i having problem my is always rebooting by its own..espicially if i turn on the bluetooth..guys pls help...what will i do...

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  118. Any update for E400 in CM10 sir?

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  119. i am having this problem when i'm trying to root my lg e400


    LG Optimus L3 E400 Root Tools (Windows version)
    By Zeref_Dragneel
    Instructions:
    1. Install LG Mobile United Driver to Your PC
    2. Enable USB Debugging on your Phone
    3. Connect to PC with USB Cable
    4. Run this Script
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Waiting for device...
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    Device found.
    link failed Permission denied
    Rebooting device...
    Waiting for device to reboot...
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    Rebooting device again...
    Waiting for device to reboot...
    Attemping persistence...
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy 'busybox' to '/system/xbin/busybox': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/Superuser.apk': Read-only file sy
    stem
    Cleaning up...
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/gpscfg/*, No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /data/: Operation not permitted
    Rebooting...
    Rooting Complete!
    Press any key to exit.
    Press any key to continue . . .


    how can i root it please someone tell me asap thanks

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  120. @Jhuon

    CM10 is in progress i think. Cyanogen guys will come up with something. I hope

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  121. @Savraj,

    So far the only person who has successfully confronted the similar problem is pacman. We haven't yet received any words on Pacman on how he successfully evaded the error.

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  122. @ Vikram,

    the entire processes are given in this post for installing CM9 and rooting in other one.

    contact me at
    dgbaero@gmail.com

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  123. Pliz help me ..spectrum is not working ..i also tried intercept root tool and gingerbreak and nothingis working...pliz help me i need to root my phone badly

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  124. nonilol2008@gmail.com16 July 2013 09:11

    plz help me . i did all the steps successefuly but my moblie stucks in loading screen .. what can i do ? i can't open my mobile

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  125. Arnab Mandal, arnabdeiep@gmail.com:-
    hello vishnu nandan , i have updated my lge400 into ics throuh cynaogenmod9 and also overclocked my cpu speed to 900mhz .I did it according to your above mentioned blog that you stated . but my problem is sometimes my phone gets switched off without notifying me it means i dont push the command to switchoff , but without knowing me it gets switched off . @please do help me about my problem . i am regular reder of your blog . thanks in advance

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  126. i got problem my e400 stock on cyanogen picture after i install the ics.... what i need to do? pls help...

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  127. i got problem my e400 stock on cyanogen picture after i install the ics.... what i need to do? pls help...

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  128. @ arnar,

    try clocking at something lower than 900MHz, may be 880-890MHz or try clocking at higher nearly 1 GHz..

    Try it and comment on your result.If it didn't work we have to try some other methods.

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  129. well how can i get back in to gingerbread 2.3.6?

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  130. OR Is there a way i could improve the memory of lg optimus l3. I am currently at ics?

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  131. The dosen't support the sd card. What can i do?

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  132. @vishnu nandan i have overclocked it min320mhz & max1ghz .but the problem is still there , and in this nightly custom rom i dont have any local fm/radio aps .please do help

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  133. hey vishnu can u just temme how to install google apps after ics installation. i read in previous comments but m nt able to understand what exactly to do? plz reply asap

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  134. Hey tethering and hotspots doesn't work what to do? Please reply asap

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  135. Hey tethering and hotspots doesn't work what to do? Please reply asap

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  136. long did it take you to upgrade to cm9?
    mine is taking like more than 30mins and all buttons don't work.. can I take out the batery and restart...

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  137. i can't get the l3 into recovery mode.
    any help please

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  138. help plz Vishnu Nandan i have problem my lg e400 after i upgrade to ics when i connect my phone to PC can't read its charging only

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  139. Settings-->Storage-->left soft key(USB computer connection)-->Mass Storage-->done

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  140. Dear Vishnu Nandan,i have problem with your zip file,i did put it on sd card,went to recovery mode installed it,and rebooted,and after rebooting i cant unlock my keyboard

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  141. I Need Some Help..!!!
    I Have Flashed CM9(14th JULY 2013) With SDMerge400 And Google Now Zip...
    Now I Have 1.4 GBs Of Space For My Apps And I Have Installed More Than 140 Apps...
    The Problem Is That The Phone Is Lagging...And Suddenly, It Reboots...
    Whenever I Try To Turn On The WiFi, All The Apps Try To Update Their Status And Phone Freezes And Reboot. Moreover, After The Reboot, It Lags Again And Then Reboot Again.
    I'm Using Roehsoft Ram Expander, SetCPU And Clean Master For Boosting...
    I Have Tried To Format The Memory But The Phone Have No Access To Internal Memory Because Of SDMerge400...
    Please Help To Make That Phone Stable...
    Thanks,

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  142. @ Luke

    please make it clear. are you saying that you cant unlock home screen???

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  143. hey can i also reverse tether my device now? coz it requires device drivers and i don't think they would work with this cm9

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  144. sir, after the reset that i have done with my phone (LG L3 E-400) the SD card cannot be read and there is no mobile network also. i know you can help me with these problems, thank you in advance.

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  145. after rebooting cyanogenmod9 had stuck on loadscreen.what should i Do? i cant reboot it

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  146. after rebooting cyanogenmod9 had stuck on loadscreen.what should i Do? i cant reboot it

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  147. Where can I find recovery mode? Please reply ASAP.... TNX

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  148. Because my rom manager is wiped out too when I updated my cm9... please help me..... and also my gooleplay,polaris viewer,radio and other apps...... help me please "Vishnu nandan"

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  149. vishnu please...............

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  150. please need ur help..............

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  151. please do reply sir.......really need ur help:(

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  152. Hello Vishnu
    First really really thanks for the awesome tutorial... it really helps me alot making my phone looks awesome ;D but I got an hilarious problem :3
    and that is GRAPHICS problem.. my graphics are so low and my screen are bit bluer.. idk how to fix it :S Help me

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  153. After CM9 update data doesn't work. :(

    APN settings don't save: I enter APN info, click save, and APN list still empty.
    Programs like APN database etc. say like "unrecognized sim card".
    I did factory reset but it didn't help.

    I still can make phone calls and use wifi. Data was working before this upgrade!
    any ideas? Thanks!

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  154. @ vishnu nandan..
    Si please reply ....until now I dont have my gapps....after upgrading my cm9 last week....hope u can help me....

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  155. to glenn:

    You can go to CWM webpage to download the rom manager back and install it. Then you can flash gapps and then download other apps from google play.

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  156. CWM webpage:
    http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager

    Click "ROM Manager APK"

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    1. Thanks but it always says download unsuccessful..... what will i do...?

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    2. When it's about 95% it always stop,,, and I kept on trying but always same result....failed...
      :(

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    3. What should I do?
      :(

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  157. After following all the steps. Stock in recovery mod. :( Please help me... I really do appreciate your help.

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  158. i do all this steps but stopped in boot screen ( cyanogenmod9) and i can't access to any thing
    please help me !

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  159. thanks for the help.it works great............
    but my display is not clear it got worst.and i cant find wifi hotspot option.please help me

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  160. it shows light colours with high brightness......
    i can see only black,white and sky blue colours clearly on my mobile.......
    please help me.......................

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  161. Thank you Vishnu nandhan for the steps...
    Everything works fine exept the rebooting when i tried to switch bluetooth ON...
    can you help me

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  162. Dear admin..
    i was flash cm9 nightly rom for many times.. its successfull but the problm its same.. my phone stuck on screen.. n i should replace battery n turn on my phone..it happens over and over again.. tell me pls..

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  163. sir vishnu my phone struck on blue robot animation can u plz help wat to do i cant access any thing

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  164. @ Satya,

    You can Reflash The Rom, or flash a stock rom to return to original state.

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