LG Optimus 2X gets custom recovery, kernel, and ROM

The LG Optimus 2X is one beastly piece of hardware. The spec sheet on the handset reads like a sexy dream, and is one of the few dual-core smartphones you can purchase today. Well, if you were wondering just how easy it would be to hack the device, you’ll be happy to hear it’s already received about everything you could wish for.

Over the past few weeks, Paul from MoDaCo has been hard at work getting the 2X rooted, installing¬† a custom recovery, and cooking up a custom ROM, all of which have been successful. Not only is this good news for some potential Optimus 2X buyers, this bodes quite well for the US version, the T-Mobile G2x, too. Once this device hits the US, all the real work will likely have been done, allowing anyone to grab the G2x, go home, and get their “root” on. That’s the best case scenario, though.

The Optimus 2X is one of the best handsets we’ve seen, as it’s not too large, it’s ultra-powerful, and it’s design is simple. Sporting the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 4 inch display, 8 megapixel camera, and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, the 2X is nothing short of amazing. If you’re looking for one of the most powerful Android handsets available, aren’t looking for annoying custom skins (The G2x will ship with stock Android) on top of the software, and aren’t yet sold on this 3D business yet, the Optimus 2X may be your perfect companion.

We know that the handset will eventually receive the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, but it may happen unofficially first. Being able to install CyanogenMod 7 on the 2X will be one hell of a feature, but let’s not forget who made this all happen.

[Via: Phandroid, XDA]

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