Optimus 2x: Replacing a Cracked Screen

The butter fingers me dropped my phone about a month ago and it ended up looking like the picture shown on the right. After googling, apparently it is not that uncommon. It happens a lot when someone drops their phone on rough surfaces. In my case, I dropped it on the road. I learnt that phones have multiple layers. There’s a LCD layer for the display. On top of which, there’s the digitizer layer for touch interface, which is the piece of glass that cracked in my case. Frequently, due to the dual layer design, for impact cases, only the external layer would crack. I was lucky, other than the cracked screen, the phone retained full touch functionality.
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Custom Jelly Bean for LG Optimus 2x (root)

The Jelly Bean version of Paranoid Android for the Optimus 2X is amazing. The LG Optimus 2X was not a popular phone in Singapore but it served me well as a decent dual core Android phone, However, the lack of updates from LG has been plain disappointing. Till now, there is no official graphics driver support beyond Gingerbread Android OS 2.3 and official news releases of them publishing an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM has kept delaying. For this reason, I would not consider buying the LG Optimus 4x, despite the comparable hardware specs to the other top phones like S3 and HTC One X. Thankfully, the community is very strong and they have been very active in developing their own instead.

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