Page 1 of 21 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 508
Like Tree1Likes
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    drellisdee's Avatar
    ROM Developer

    Posts
    32 Posts

    Default [Custom Recovery] Optimus S/ Thunderc-sprint

    Updated recovery 5/05/11: Fixed & and updated many issues. Will work on all device lcd panels both novatek & hitachi




    Its very hard for me to keep up with posts all over so questions/comments in this thread will not be monitored all the time by me.

    Lets start the custom roms!!



    To use copy flash_image and recovery-RA-GNM-thunderc-s-1.1.0.img to the root of your sdcard.

    To flash: via adb shell or terminal type this from root # shell

    Code:
    # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
    
    # cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
    
    # chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
    
    # mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak
    
    # mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
    
    # flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-RA-GNM-thunderc-s-1.1.0.img
    
    # reboot recovery
    Key combo to boot custom recovery from powered off is vol_down + home + power and release keys at LG splash.

    Recovery Features:

    ADB as root user

    USB-MS Toggle :mounts sdcard as mass storage

    Backup/Restore:
    Nand Backup : runs a nandroid backup of data, cache, boot, system
    Nand Backup + .android secure : backs up above plus .android_secure on sdcard (froyo native apps on sd)
    Nand + ext backup : data, cache, system, boot, plus apps2sd on ext partition (old style apps2sd)
    Nand Restore : browse to and select nandroid backup to restore

    Flash Zip From Sdcard: Update.zip must be in root of sdcard

    Wipe Menu:
    Wipe data/factory reset: wipes data & cache
    Wipe cache
    Wipe Dalvik cache : Wipes Dalvik cache in all possible locations if moved by apps2sd
    Wipe SD:ext : Wipes Apps2sd ext partition
    Wipe Battery Stats
    Wipe rotate settings
    Wipe .android secure : Wipes froyo native .android_secure on sdcard

    Partition Sdcard:
    Partition SD: Partition's sdcard for apps2sd (this formats card so all non backed-up data is lost)
    Repair Sd:ext
    SD:ext2 to ext3 : coverts apps2sd ext2 partition to ext3 (requires kernel support for ext3)
    SD:ext3 to ext4 : same as above but ext3 to ext4 (requires kernel support for ext4)

    Mounts:
    Gui mounts to avoid typing in terminal to mount and cd into a dir to mount system, data, cache, sd-ext (if exists), sdcard

    Other:
    Fix apk uid mismatches
    Move recovery log to SD
    Toggle Signature Verify : Turn of signature checking on flashing zips
    Key Test : Output keycodes for debugging recovery

    Recovery Key mapping:
    Up & down : vol-up and vol-down
    Select : Menu
    Backup : Back

    Thanks to :
    zefie for dumps
    Amon_Ra for his awesome source and a few pointers. His original
    Worstenbrood's desire recovery

    Donators Thank You List:
    None Yet

    Donation link to Buy me an Energy Drink is below:



    Md5 = 6e1afcbcebda3adda43aa76a408ec705

    BRICK WARNING DO NOT FLASH A RADIO.IMG WITH RECOVERY
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Last edited by drellisdee; 05-06-2011 at 11:38 AM.
    Thanked by 56:
    + Show/Hide list of the thanked
  2. #2  

    Default

    I followed the steps above both via adb push and downloading files to sd card. When I go into recovery mode I am not given the option to install from sd card, only the following choices:

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard: update.zip (which does not exist on my sdcard)
    wipe data/ factory reset
    wipe cache partition

    Recovery mode does not give me the option to flash from sdcard like the example shown in post above. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?
    Thanked by 3:
    biden71cswuitony 
    biden71 likes this.
  3. #3  
    zefie's Avatar

    Posts
    860 Posts
    ROM
    CyanogenMod 9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dvine1 View Post
    I followed the steps above both via adb push and downloading files to sd card. When I go into recovery mode I am not given the option to install from sd card, only the following choices:

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard: update.zip (which does not exist on my sdcard)
    wipe data/ factory reset
    wipe cache partition

    Recovery mode does not give me the option to flash from sdcard like the example shown in post above. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?
    that's LG's recovery, so you lost the custom recovery. Did you remove the install-recovery.sh?
  4. #4  

    Default

    I'm not sure if I did or not I just followed thr steps above. How is that file removed? Man, my EVO was a breeze to root, but this phone is weird (smh)!!!
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  
    drellisdee's Avatar
    ROM Developer

    Posts
    32 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dvine1 View Post
    I'm not sure if I did or not I just followed thr steps above. How is that file removed? Man, my EVO was a breeze to root, but this phone is weird (smh)!!!
    this step renames that file

    mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak
  6. #6  

    Default

    Ok. Just went back into adb and now I'm getting the $ instead of # but the phone still seems to be rooted. Do I need to re-root or how can i get to the # prompt and insert this command line?
  7. #7  
    kalex's Avatar

    Posts
    446 Posts
    Global Posts
    725 Global Posts
    ROM
    Original 2.3.4

    Default

    i had same thing but was able to use su

    so first u do adb shell
    that takes u to $
    then type su and press enter
    it should change to #
    Thanked by 2:
  8. #8  

    Default

    @kalex1114: ur post worked, thanks!
    @drellisdee: I went into adb and typed: mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak

    Booted phone into recovery mode and still got lg recovery screen!
  9. #9  
    ichihollow's Avatar

    Posts
    379 Posts
    ROM
    CM 7 v9 radio

    Default

    The author of this post(ichihollow) is an *****, everyone please remember to EXTRACT BOTH FILES to the root of your sd card, just copying the files you download from this post is not enough the contents of both zips MUST be extracted to the root of the sd.

    again i'm pretty much an ***** at this point, or at least feel like it.
    Last edited by ichihollow; 11-26-2010 at 02:01 AM.
    Thanked by 4:
  10. #10  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ichihollow View Post
    The author of this post(ichihollow) is an *****, everyone please remember to EXTRACT BOTH FILES to the root of your sd card, just copying the files you download from this post is not enough the contents of both zips MUST be extracted to the root of the sd.

    again i'm pretty much an ***** at this point, or at least feel like it.
    No, you're not an *****. It's a simple mistake that anyone can make. Hopefully you'll keep an eye on this thread now and assist someone in the future who also has the same problem.

    Cheers and congrats on the custom recovery!!!
    [CENTER][URL="https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KPSmith/posts"]Follow me on Google +
  11. #11  
    Kalums's Avatar

    Posts
    134 Posts
    ROM
    Hydro Rom

    Default

    ok so...

    Custom recovery :: check
    ThundeROM installed to root of SD ::check
    Backup ::

    When i go to do a backup it gives me this: "Error: run 'nanadroid-mobile.sh' via adb!" Ideas? or what am i doing wrong?
  12. #12  
    kalex's Avatar

    Posts
    446 Posts
    Global Posts
    725 Global Posts
    ROM
    Original 2.3.4

    Default

    I was able to create nandroid backup from the recovery screen with no issues. Do you have enough space on the sd card to hold backup? Its about 170MB in size
  13. #13  
    Kalums's Avatar

    Posts
    134 Posts
    ROM
    Hydro Rom

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kalex1114 View Post
    I was able to create nandroid backup from the recovery screen with no issues. Do you have enough space on the sd card to hold backup? Its about 170MB in size
    Yeah no prob there, 2gb of freshly formatted card. i did the most extensive backup the last one before "backup google prop..." but when i do any of the other three it works fine.

    all ive got on the card is ThundeROM now
  14. #14  
    kalex's Avatar

    Posts
    446 Posts
    Global Posts
    725 Global Posts
    ROM
    Original 2.3.4

    Default

    Oh i just did first option nandroid. it created all i needed. not sure if u even need that one
  15. #15  
    Kalums's Avatar

    Posts
    134 Posts
    ROM
    Hydro Rom

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kalex1114 View Post
    Oh i just did first option nandroid. it created all i needed. not sure if u even need that one
    I'm just tryin to back up everything...just in case, hehe take the extra min..etc.
  16. #16  

    Default

    The only backup you need is the very first one called nand backup. The others are for people who are using ext partitions on their SD for data and apps or people who may be running CM stuff and need to backup gaps due to the proprietary crap and CM not allowed to include them.

    backing up nand will grab everything in system and everything in data.
    [CENTER][URL="https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KPSmith/posts"]Follow me on Google +
    Thanked by:
    Kalums 
  17. #17  
    Kalums's Avatar

    Posts
    134 Posts
    ROM
    Hydro Rom

    Default

    oh, cool. Thank you.
  18. Thread Author  Thread Author    #18  
    drellisdee's Avatar
    ROM Developer

    Posts
    32 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by KSmithInNY View Post
    The only backup you need is the very first one called nand backup. The others are for people who are using ext partitions on their SD for data and apps or people who may be running CM stuff and need to backup gaps due to the proprietary crap and CM not allowed to include them.

    backing up nand will grab everything in system and everything in data.
    android_secure will back up the stock froyo apps on sd so they will be restored too with nandroid without it you wont restore your apps on sd if .android_secure is wiped on sdcard.

    The gapps backup is way outdated and I'll update if someone wants to give me a tested list of all the needed proprietary google stuff for optimus. The gapps backup backs up to /cache fyi not to sdcard
  19. #19  
    sammyesb's Avatar

    Posts
    7 Posts
    Global Posts
    18 Global Posts

    Default

    i am so confused,

    Am I suppose to install andriod SDK to get the shell?

    also once I am inside shell it doesnt locate any of the files...
  20. #20  
    sammyesb's Avatar

    Posts
    7 Posts
    Global Posts
    18 Global Posts

    Default

    sorry ignore my last post..

    I am now using a mac because connecting to PC wont work anymore (it says i need to install a driver)

    Anyway in terminal i get the error mount: exec /System/Library/Filesystems/yaffs2.fs/Contents/Resources/mount_yaffs2 for /System: No such file or directory

    Am I suppose to copy paste the entire command prompt?

    Did I make the mistake of rooting my phone first before doing this custom recovery?

    I am sorry for sounding like a total noob. I am able to build PC's, install/repair and I know about dos, but when it comes to andriod this is completely new to me. I also have a feeling I am missing some steps from this tutorial but I could be wrong.

    I appreciate any help you guys can provide! Thanks!
  21. #21  
    sammyesb's Avatar

    Posts
    7 Posts
    Global Posts
    18 Global Posts

    Default

    i figured it out guys! I found the drivers at this link:



    also i figured you need to install super user on the andriod phone to get the su command to work...

    I hope this will help newbies like myself who missed those steps
  22. #22  

    Default

    I finally got the recovery file to install correctly around midnight! I got ao excited I passed (went to sleep... probably was the rum cake!). Anyway thanks to everyone for your help. Now I can't wait for all the custom roms to start showing up......!
  23. #23  

    Default

    anyone plans to do a one click install for this?
    that would be greatly appreciated. thank you
  24. Thread Author  Thread Author    #24  
    drellisdee's Avatar
    ROM Developer

    Posts
    32 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ercsliberty View Post
    anyone plans to do a one click install for this?
    that would be greatly appreciated. thank you
    I prefer that you don't. For one its good to understand terminal commands if you are tinkering with your phone. Also, when people make such apps and .bat files and I issue an update on recovery many people end up using the older version embedded in it and miss important bug fixes etc.
  25. #25  
    watters33's Avatar

    Posts
    7 Posts
    ROM
    ThuneROM v1.5 / Xionia 5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kalex1114 View Post
    i had same thing but was able to use su

    so first u do adb shell
    that takes u to $
    then type su and press enter
    it should change to #
    question, any idea why when I go to adb shell it gives me the $ sign but when I enter su to change to # it says denied??
Page 1 of 21 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

B