Sprint is rolling out a small over the air update to the LG Mach this morning, software version LS860ZV7. The update brings a new Sprint TV icon (oh boy!) and "California battery standards compliance," whatever that entails.

LG Mach Software Update - LS860ZV7


- California battery standards compliance

- Updated Sprint TV icon

The update will be rolling out over the next 5 days. For more information, check out the Sprint community post regarding the update, here.


Image courtesy of mgamerz

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David Ruddock
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  • mgamerz

    It has a new radio, new recovery image, updates Magazines, Chrome, and LGBookmarksProvider, as well as some general patches around the system partition and weights in at ~78MB. I don't have a link, I tried (and failed), and now I can't even install the update anymore cause it says I'm up to date again.

    Also you have the update titled wrong:

    • mgamerz

      Also I'm pretty sure it breaks root.

      • sIXfiNgeRedMAn

        Confirmed, this breaks root. I didn't want to do the update but it was bloody annoying having the phone pop up every 20 minutes to tell me an update is available.

        Bin4ry_v18 Root with Restore also appears to be no longer working following the update, any advice?

        • mgamerz

          Would have had to do ota root keeper. I haven't updated cause I broke the updater.

          • sIXfiNgeRedMAn

            i guess it is too late, but just for my info, what is ota root keeper?

          • mgamerz

            It seems to move the su binary to somewhere where it doesn't get killed by an OTA and then restores it post OTA. It works when it doesn't reflash system entirely.

          • Dustin Mantei

            If ANYONE knows how to get around this travesty..please post it...I have a previously rooted LG Intuition that, after LG's 11B update, is no longer rooted and Bin4ry screen is identical to this one....cannot get it re-rooted.

        • sIXfiNgeRedMAn

          = This script will root your Android phone with adb restore function =
          = Script by Bin4ry (thanks to Goroh_kun and tkymgr for the idea) =
          = Idea for Tablet S from Fi01_IS01 =
          = (18.12.2012) v17 =

          Device type:
          1) Normal
          2) Special (for example: Sony Tablet S, Medion Lifetab)

          x) Unroot

          Make a choice: 1
          Checking if i should run in Normal Mode or special Sony Mode
          Please connect your device with USB-Debugging enabled now
          Waiting for device to shop up, if nothing happens please check if Windows ADB-dr
          ivers are installed correctly!
          remote object '/system/app/Backup-Restore.apk' does not exist
          remote object '/system/bin/ric' does not exist

          Normal Mode enabled!

          Pushing busybox....
          1940 KB/s (1085140 bytes in 0.546s)
          Pushing su binary ....
          2878 KB/s (91980 bytes in 0.031s)
          Pushing Superuser app
          4159 KB/s (996704 bytes in 0.234s)
          Making busybox runable ...
          Please look at your device and click RESTORE!
          If all is successful i will tell you, if not this shell will run forever.
          Running ...
          Successful, going to reboot your device in 10 seconds!
          Waiting for device to show up again....
          Going to copy files to it's place
          mount: permission denied (are you root?)
          You can close all open command-prompts now!
          After reboot all is done! Have fun!
          Press any key to continue . . .

        • forzando

          I have get rooting on LS860ZV7, using motochopper tool (following URL).


          • Gary Hartman

            {I am sIXfiNgeRedMAn}

            I was actually so unhappy with this update that after 3 weeks of
            repeated phone calls to support, 3 hard resets, and 4 visits to the corp
            Sprint store they simply replaced my phone. Luckily, the replacement
            was a brand-new Mach, and I immediately rooted the phone and spoofed
            that the update was done. I am not convinced the minor "improvements"
            listed in this update are worth risking losing root again, even though I
            have purchased SuperSU and have OTA root protection enabled, I am not
            willing to take that chance yet.

            At least it sounds like forzando
            had success regaining root with the motochopper tool, so I have
            downloaded and archived it for future reference (Thanks :).

            am happy with the LS860Zv6 firmware, and will stay with it until there
            is a compelling enough reason to allow the OTA to rape my phone again.
            So if Jelly Bean appears, I may yet allow OTA. Until then, Zv6 will
            remain on my device, and I will stay away from California with my phone
            so that I don't break any energy compliance laws :P

          • lgphone

            Can anyone confirm this works?

          • mkone

            Confirmed this does work! Anyone know how to get tething working or an app that does this?

          • phil

            thanks worked great

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Cheers for the correct version, I've also gotten in touch with Sprint about this. LS970 is the Optimus G.

      • mgamerz

        I was going to reply but since my LG Mach doesn't have service I don't have a sprint number so it wouldn't even let me sign up to reply.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          A Sprint forum rep informed me that she fixed it in their announcement.

  • mgamerz