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    Default [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    You will most likely be receiving a message from Virgin Mobile soon, stating that a security update is available for the VM670. You would be wise to avoid it for now!

    [WARN]This update will remove root, replace your custom recovery, and install a radio that currently is only known to be compatible with the update it comes with.[/WARN]

    Give the devs a week or two to investigate this package, and we might find something useful in it.

    [INFO]Note - anyone with a spare OV willing to break their radio, PM me, I'm pretty sure we can flash this new radio without loosing root.[/INFO]
    Last edited by JerryScript; 03-15-2012 at 02:21 AM.
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    Bump.. lets try to keep this towards the top and maybe get a sticky for now

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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    thanks for the info.
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    I noticed that a new update has been posted for the V on Virgin's OV page towards the bottom right along with an installation guide. I put it on a stock OV and it updates the phone to 2.2.2 android version. Is this the same security update? Anyone have a change log for the stock ROM?
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    what if we are on a rom allready? nd how do we know this?
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tejer View Post
    I noticed that a new update has been posted for the V on Virgin's OV page towards the bottom right along with an installation guide. I put it on a stock OV and it updates the phone to 2.2.2 android version. Is this the same security update? Anyone have a change log for the stock ROM?
    Believe it is the update Jerry is talking about, and since it is up on Virgin Mobiles site they well most likely be pushing it to us OTA soon. I say give it a week and we well be seeing people that lost root after installing VM update.
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    i was looking into it and basicilly it temporarily unborkes the update system?
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    burt klike i have ICS i wont get the updzate
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    I doubt anyone will get this OTA, I'm pretty sure that part of the upgrade process is broken.
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    I bet that radio has some type of transmitter to track more of ur data. Either that or its what they will use to help throttle peoples data. I don't see how or why they decide to do something now when they should be updating the rom to gingerbread. That update should be called gingerbreak killer zip cause that's what it does to begin with
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    There has been a radio update straight from LG fro a while.

    Please people, stop with the conspiracies.

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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    Conspiracys,have u installed this yet, as a rom Dec u already know what they can do, buts even more since their backed from the government. Go ahead and install this and see if u don't get ur data hacked by vm and try to reroot ur device. Conspiracy I don't think so its just hard evidence have u ever saw what vm did to the rumor touch through security updates its gonna be the same here to stop people from hacking it. That's the point of it isn't it.
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    Transmits usage data? What?

    Honestly now...
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    Quote Originally Posted by gearsofwar23 View Post
    Conspiracys,have u installed this yet, as a rom Dec u already know what they can do, buts even more since their backed from the government. Go ahead and install this and see if u don't get ur data hacked by vm and try to reroot ur device. Conspiracy I don't think so its just hard evidence have u ever saw what vm did to the rumor touch through security updates its gonna be the same here to stop people from hacking it. That's the point of it isn't it.

    It restores the device to stock, so yes, it unroots. It's not a conspiracy, almost every company issues updates and breaks root when it does, that was how the phone shipped.

    The government was involved with the telephone system from almost the get go, not just cell. Sprint has already said they are removing all traces of the old spyware, which was never installed on the OV anyhow and was a minimal version even when they did install it.


    Also, for your information, I have the update and and have already taken much of it apart.

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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    I would rather hire a greedy lawyer and fight than give up my OV and CM7!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieAnn View Post
    It restores the device to stock, so yes, it unroots. It's not a conspiracy, almost every company issues updates and breaks root when it does, that was how the phone shipped.

    The government was involved with the telephone system from almost the get go, not just cell. Sprint has already said they are removing all traces of the old spyware, which was never installed on the OV anyhow and was a minimal version even when they did install it.


    Also, for your information, I have the update and and have already taken much of it apart.
    Do you happen to know if there are any worthy changes? It does seem odd they would update at a point where the V would be close if not at the end of it's life. Then again it is their most popular and arguably best phone, asides from the outdated triumph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryScript View Post
    I doubt anyone will get this OTA, I'm pretty sure that part of the upgrade process is broken.
    I heard that the OTA feature on stock Vs was borked. Hence why LG told me months ago I'd have to send my phone in if I wanted their update :/
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    I wake up this morning and find this thread created... I love the irony of a warning about something that should (but may not) us.

    We're so punk... not downloading the security update :smirk:
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieAnn View Post
    There has been a radio update straight from LG fro a while.

    Please people, stop with the conspiracies.
    I want to be your best friend after that last sentence.
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    I heard that if you take your updated phone to Stonehenge, the radio will unlock a 4th demension populated by the aliens that shot JFK. You can't make this stuff up

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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    The update is a pretty large file, so it may have the flux capacitor radio to open up a time portal.
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    Quote Originally Posted by pbailey212 View Post
    I heard that if you take your updated phone to Stonehenge, the radio will unlock a 4th demension populated by the aliens that shot JFK. You can't make this stuff up

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    hahahaahahahahahahaha love it!
    but serious cut the crap dont install it.
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    its all a consparicy maaaaan :smirk: were a bunch of rebels not installing the update only if VM knew...
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    Default Re: [Warning] Do Not Install Virgin Mobile Security Update!

    Quote Originally Posted by EarthnFire78 View Post
    The update is a pretty large file, so it may have the flux capacitor radio to open up a time portal.
    Only once the GPS updates your speed to at least 88MPH!

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