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    Default Help! ClockworkMod Recovery Optimus S

    I wasn't aware that ClockworkMod Recovery doesn't work on Sprint phones, and installed it a while back without even realizing it. It restarted and now it's stuck in ClockworkMod Recovery and I can't navigate the menu... I use the volume up and down and it works, but when I press the home button on an option it does nothing.


    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Guessing you can't boot into Android either. Here...

    [HOW-TO]Un-Brick Your Lg Optimus S
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    Excuse me for being incorrect, but the Optimus S....is that a new phone? And if not, look for the RUU of the phone and at least be able to boot into HBoot. Then just flash a recovery built to that phone and you shouldn't be having any more difficulties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OperationA7X View Post
    Excuse me for being incorrect, but the Optimus S....is that a new phone? And if not, look for the RUU of the phone and at least be able to boot into HBoot. Then just flash a recovery built to that phone and you shouldn't be having any more difficulties.

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    Lol no...the Optimus S is a couple years old. He basically soft bricked it with an unsupported recovery using Rom Manager. We get threads like this about every other day. The thread I posted should help.
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    Exclamation Re: Help! ClockworkMod Recovery Optimus S

    (shakes head) Noob mistake. Always, always, do research before installing custom firmware.


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    Default Re: Help! ClockworkMod Recovery Optimus S

    It was my first noob mistake ever. =/ I'm pretty good at rooting and such. I just made a horrible mistake. I'm using the link posted by Zhara.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OperationA7X View Post
    Excuse me for being incorrect, but the Optimus S....is that a new phone? And if not, look for the RUU of the phone and at least be able to boot into HBoot. Then just flash a recovery built to that phone and you shouldn't be having any more difficulties.

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    LG phones do not have RUU's or HBoot.

    The Optimus S has been out since late 2010.
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    Default Re: Help! ClockworkMod Recovery Optimus S

    I'm pretty good with rooting and hacking, too. I've written some of the guides here, rooted and ROM'd about a dozen different devices at this point. Last week a vanilla Acer A500 landed on my desk and the owner wanted me to look at putting a custom ROM on it. It's still on my desk, because I'm not done reading up on it yet. I assume nothing about it is like the Optimus S, because it is a completely different device, with different hardware, made by a different OEM. It's actually kind of fun becoming a novice again.
    If you are inclined to spend a lot of money and want a pretty trophy with which to pass the next few years of your life that talks to you in a condescending voice, can't navigate to save its life, expects full control over all you do, demands $13 for a $3 purchase, allegedly has a single recessed button, needs an expensive computer and a credit card to do anything, hates your music and has purses designed just for it...

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    Used ROM Mangler on your Optimus S and having problems? Try this.
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    Default Re: Help! ClockworkMod Recovery Optimus S

    Well I need to "unbrick' is on Mac OS... the link by Zhara is a Windows tutorial. Any more light to shine on the subject?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mykehdoom View Post
    I wasn't aware that ClockworkMod Recovery doesn't work on Sprint phones, and installed it a while back without even realizing it. It restarted and now it's stuck in ClockworkMod Recovery and I can't navigate the menu... I use the volume up and down and it works, but when I press the home button on an option it does nothing.


    Any help would be appreciated.
    Have you tried the camera button, to select!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykehdoom View Post
    Well I need to "unbrick' is on Mac OS... the link by Zhara is a Windows tutorial. Any more light to shine on the subject?
    Ugh...idk if anyone has written one up for a Mac or not. I'm at work or I'd help you look...

    I'm not even sure it can be done on a Mac...
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    Default Re: Help! ClockworkMod Recovery Optimus S

    Quote Originally Posted by mykehdoom View Post
    Well I need to "unbrick' is on Mac OS... the link by Zhara is a Windows tutorial. Any more light to shine on the subject?
    Quote Originally Posted by Zhara View Post
    Ugh...idk if anyone has written one up for a Mac or not. I'm at work or I'd help you look...

    I'm not even sure it can be done on a Mac...
    Yeh unbrick method uses kp500 which requires windoze (vm might work).
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    Default Re: Help! ClockworkMod Recovery Optimus S

    Use Wine? (Linux program for running windows apps?). Stick a small linux distro on a flashdrive, boot using the flashdrive, insert a second flashdrive with Wine and kp500, install wine, run kp500? That might work, but couldn't you just borrow a friend's pc? Or go to a library?
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    Default Re: Help! ClockworkMod Recovery Optimus S

    Quote Originally Posted by Va1ha11a View Post
    Use Wine? (Linux program for running windows apps?). Stick a small linux distro on a flashdrive, boot using the flashdrive, insert a second flashdrive with Wine and kp500, install wine, run kp500? That might work, but couldn't you just borrow a friend's pc? Or go to a library?
    Could try it but WINE isn't exactly famous for hardware driver support. Would have to install the drivers in WINE first (assuming that's even possible lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Va1ha11a View Post
    Use Wine? (Linux program for running windows apps?). Stick a small linux distro on a flashdrive, boot using the flashdrive, insert a second flashdrive with Wine and kp500, install wine, run kp500? That might work, but couldn't you just borrow a friend's pc? Or go to a library?
    Nope. Needs legit Windows with legit LG drivers.

    Source: I've tried it.
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    Damnit... ugh.
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    Default Re: Help! ClockworkMod Recovery Optimus S

    As old as this phone is, it can work pretty well with a good custom ROM. I moved on to a better and faster phone long ago, but I still keep the Optimus around as a backup, for example if I want to listen to podcasts but have forgotten to recharge the battery in my Samsung.

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