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  1. Yunqo's Avatar
    I am dealing with this bootloop problem on my lg optimus s. I have tried nearly all I could do and nothing is working..

    I cannot flash anything onto it because no matter what button i press on my phone nothing selects, its really frustrating because im out of town and if I dont get this fixed im ed!!!
    07-03-2012 02:20 PM
  2. Zhara's Avatar
    I'm going to hazard a guess and say you used Rom Manager?
    07-03-2012 02:21 PM
  3. Yunqo's Avatar
    Well, I downloaded it then it seemed to risky. Therefore I never actually downloaded any roms or used them. Last night while I was on the computer my phone ramdomly shut off and went into recovery, I thought nothing of it until this morning when I could get it out
    07-03-2012 02:30 PM
  4. Yunqo's Avatar
    I really need this fixed now! I am out of town without a phone or someone I know, all my numbers are in my contacts on the phone!!!
    07-03-2012 02:42 PM
  5. Zhara's Avatar
    So where did you download cwm recovery from?
    07-03-2012 02:45 PM
  6. Yunqo's Avatar
    I backed up my ROM, wouldn't that have installed it? Unless it installed with my root possibly?
    07-03-2012 02:47 PM
  7. Zhara's Avatar
    I backed up my ROM, wouldn't that have installed it? Unless it installed with my root possibly?
    No, you have to install a custom recovery yourself. And you couldn't have made a nandroid backup without a custom recovery.
    07-03-2012 02:49 PM
  8. Yunqo's Avatar
    No, you have to install a custom recovery yourself. And you couldn't have made a nandroid backup without a custom recovery.
    Well, that says it then. Before I backed-up my rom I installed it.
    07-03-2012 02:50 PM
  9. Zhara's Avatar
    Well, that says it then. Before I backed-up my rom I installed it.
    Yeah, but from where? Did you dl it from here, another site, or did you let Rom Manager do it?

    In any case, you probably need a different recovery. I recommend this one: [RECOVERY] Cannibal Open Touch v1.2 (latest update: 06/24/2012)

    Then you can flash a new rom.
    07-03-2012 02:54 PM
  10. Yunqo's Avatar
    I let rom manager do it.

    But how do I select options on the recovery mode when its not working for me? I click the camera button and it just blinks then hovers over reboot system now.
    07-03-2012 02:57 PM
  11. Zhara's Avatar
    I let rom manager do it.

    But how do I select options on the recovery mode when its not working for me? I click the camera button and it just flashes then hovers over reboot system now.
    Ok, as you know now, rom manager is bad news. Does pressing the menu button select anything or is it not doing anything?
    07-03-2012 03:00 PM
  12. Yunqo's Avatar
    Menu button does nothing.
    07-03-2012 03:01 PM
  13. Zhara's Avatar
    Menu button does nothing.
    Ok...do you know how to use adb? Does your computer recognize your phone when you plug it in via usb?

    I'm sorry to tell you but this probably isn't going to be a quick and easy fix...
    07-03-2012 03:04 PM
  14. Yunqo's Avatar
    it recognizes it when I turn it off and allow it to charge, and never used adb before.

    I dont care if its long and hard I need this fixed before I get stuck in this city.
    07-03-2012 03:06 PM
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    Actually, no its not recognising it now. I thought it was, I can hear the sound though when I'm turning it on
    07-03-2012 03:07 PM
  16. Zhara's Avatar
    Ugh...

    Ok, so, you can't boot into your rom at all, and the recovery won't let you select anything.

    One sec, let me check out some links. I've never bricked my phone like this so I'm kinda leading you by what info I've picked up. Brb...
    07-03-2012 03:10 PM
  17. Yunqo's Avatar
    Ugh...

    Ok, so, you can't boot into your rom at all, and the recovery won't let you select anything.

    One sec, let me check out some links. I've never bricked my phone like this so I'm kinda leading you by what info I've picked up. Brb...
    Thank you so much.

    Why is mine so bad though? I don't understand. I installed rom manager and then last night my phone restarted at random.

    Idk if this helps but, the button did work once and it just rebooted it. but that was hours ago
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    07-03-2012 03:13 PM
  18. Yunqo's Avatar
    I tried this tutorial:

    [HOW-TO]Un-Brick Your Lg Optimus S

    But there must be a language problem because when I get to the last part I get some errors about missing pictures and all I see is tons of ????'s
    07-03-2012 03:16 PM
  19. Zhara's Avatar
    Rom Manager just does all kinds of bad voodoo to our phones bc they aren't supported. You're lucky you can get to recovery at all, even though it doesn't work.

    Alright, this thread you posted in: [HOW-TO]Un-Brick Your Lg Optimus S

    You were on the right track. To get into emergency mode, turn the phone off completely. Then hold the button combo mentioned in the post (if that combo doesn't work it's something like home+ both volume buttons+ camera+ power, you may need a helper monkey to help you press them all). When you do it right the phone will power on to a screen saying something about emergency mode

    This method is the only one I know of that will work when you can't access recovery or android. Try everything you can to get your computer to recognize your phone. If you do, it can be fixed. You may need to install the drivers for our phone onto your computer.
    07-03-2012 03:19 PM
  20. Yunqo's Avatar
    Rom Manager just does all kinds of bad voodoo to our phones bc they aren't supported. You're lucky you can get to recovery at all, even though it doesn't work.

    Alright, this thread you posted in: [HOW-TO]Un-Brick Your Lg Optimus S

    You were on the right track. To get into emergency mode, turn the phone off completely. Then hold the button combo mentioned in the post (if that combo doesn't work it's something like home+ both volume buttons+ camera+ power, you may need a helper monkey to help you press them all). When you do it right the phone will power on to a screen saying something about emergency mode

    This method is the only one I know of that will work when you can't access recovery or android. Try everything you can to get your computer to recognize your phone. If you do, it can be fixed. You may need to install the drivers for our phone onto your computer.
    Please read what I posted in the thread just now.
    07-03-2012 03:22 PM
  21. Zhara's Avatar
    Please read what I posted in the thread just now.
    Right, I know your buttons aren't working in regular recovery, but emergency mode is different.
    07-03-2012 03:24 PM
  22. Yunqo's Avatar
    No, it's not that. I posted something different.

    I'm getting question marks when I try using the program.

    Let me take a screenshot..
    07-03-2012 03:29 PM
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    here
    07-03-2012 03:35 PM
  24. Zhara's Avatar
    Oh ok, the post in THIS thread, before mine...just saw it. You must've posted it while I was posting...lol.
    07-03-2012 03:35 PM
  25. Yunqo's Avatar
    Any solutions, I feel like im screwed..
    07-03-2012 03:39 PM
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