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    First off is rom manager not a good thing for the optimus s? Are there any similar apps besides rom manager to stay away from such as flash image gui and goo? Is there any easier way to install roms than your basic backup-wipe-flash-boot?

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    ROM Manager is horrible for the Optimus S. The stickies at the top of the forum try to alert new users to that in big, capital letters.

    GOO Manager actually works IF one has the correct recovery options on their phone. I think that it can be used with Cannibal Open Touch, and with one or two other custom recoveries for the OptiS. What it does, however, is lets you find a ROM that one of the OptiS developers uploaded to Goo.IM, lets you select it, then itself kinda accesses the recovery, backs up, wipes, flashes, boots. So . . . it's a bit like a script, and in a fair number of cases you're better off NOT using its "dumb" options. Some ROMs require you to wipe a few more things than the norm.

    You really should take the time to do it the long way around. It's darned simple, and the difference is about the same as pressing "1 3 0 Start" on your microwave instead of just pressing "Popcorn". Popcorn button will often work, but if you need to change anything about the way it works . . . you can't.
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    I have done it the long way. I've been playing with some roms but was curious about rom manager still being a paper weight creator for the phone. I don't know why
    the dev doesn't put out warnings for people who have no idea on how to get the app to work. I also found a cyanogenmod roms application in the Google play store :rolleyes: I guess anything to make people get a rom without having to download it straight to your computer.

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    Another thing, goomanager isn't compatible with my phone :banghead:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerc76 View Post
    Another thing, goomanager isn't compatible with my phone :banghead:
    Really? I'm a bit surprised. Last I knew, it was a confirmed method for scripted-ish ROM installation on the Optimus S/LS670.

    As for ROM Manager still bricking, I think the dev just doesn't give two flips if he's making his two dollars. That's one man's opinion.
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    That might be because there is not yet an official version of twrp or other openrecoveryscript recovery. Regardless, it does work even it not available thru the play store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thraeryn View Post
    Really? I'm a bit surprised. Last I knew, it was a confirmed method for scripted-ish ROM installation on the Optimus S/LS670.

    As for ROM Manager still bricking, I think the dev just doesn't give two flips if he's making his two dollars. That's one man's opinion.
    Is there a way to obtain goomanager since it's saying for me it's not compatible.

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    I have it packaged with DanteRom. If you have a copy of it you could just pull it out of it.
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    It is not compatible with anything below gingerbread

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    So getting back to goo, you can only use twrp recovery only and not xionia cmw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerc76 View Post
    So getting back to goo, you can only use twrp recovery only and not xionia cmw?

    Sent from my LG-LS670 oh hush
    TWRP and COT both work I don't know of any others

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    How do you remove xionia to put twrp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerc76 View Post
    How do you remove xionia to put twrp?

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    Flash it the same way you flashed xionia...... You don't actually remove the old one just flash over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewraith420 View Post
    Flash it the same way you flashed xionia...... You don't actually remove the old one just flash over it

    Tapatalk'n it from my Cold As Ice VM670 running LS670ZVJ firmware
    So i can still flash the twrp even though I'm not on 2.2.2.1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerc76 View Post
    So i can still flash the twrp even though I'm not on 2.2.2.1?

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    2.2.2.1 is a version of twrp so I'd hope you don't have to be on it to flash it. Most recoveries are .IMG files that you flash using terminal emulator or flash image gui. Some come as a flashable zip that can be flashed directly using your current recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewraith420 View Post
    2.2.2.1 is a version of twrp so I'd hope you don't have to be on it to flash it. Most recoveries are .IMG files that you flash using terminal emulator or flash image gui. Some come as a flashable zip that can be flashed directly using your current recovery

    Tapatalk'n it from my Cold As Ice VM670 running LS670ZVJ firmware
    So just flash it over xionia or do a cache/dalvik wipe first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerc76 View Post
    So just flash it over xionia or do a cache/dalvik wipe first?

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    No wipes necessary.
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    Is twrp better than COT? Also do you necessarily have to have twrp or COT to use goo?

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    You've asked the second question already and wraith answered it above.

    Ss for the first question, that's a matter of preference. I like twrp better because I think the tappable buttons are nicer than having touch buttons at the bottom. Also less risk of holding the button and overshooting the option you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerc76 View Post
    Is twrp better than COT? Also do you necessarily have to have twrp or COT to use goo?

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    You don't have to be on one of those recoveries to use it to download packages but you do to use it to flash them

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    Well I don't know what I did wrong but tried to get twrp on and said was an error, same for COT. :banghead: I don't understand. I thought I could easily flash over xionia since xionia is a custom recovery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerc76 View Post
    Well I don't know what I did wrong but tried to get twrp on and said was an error, same for COT. :banghead: I don't understand. I thought I could easily flash over xionia since xionia is a custom recovery?

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    What method are you using to try and flash

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewraith420 View Post
    What method are you using to try and flash

    Tapatalk'n it from my Cold As Ice VM670 running LS670ZVJ firmware
    I'm flashing this as if this was a rom. I guess i need adb but why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerc76 View Post
    I'm flashing this as if this was a rom. I guess i need adb but why?

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    Ok then the file you were trying to flash is a .zip right? Either way you can use the img file for either of them with an app called flash image gui
    It's on play store for 1$ or free on xda if you Google it

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewraith420 View Post
    Ok then the file you were trying to flash is a .zip right? Either way you can use the img file for either of them with an app called flash image gui
    It's on play store for 1$ or free on xda if you Google it

    Tapatalk'n it from my Cold As Ice VM670 running LS670ZVJ firmware
    I used flash image gui and it said something about missing. IMG file. Maybe the download for COT was a wrong one. Do you or someone have the correct download since the one in the forum didn't seem to work for me? Thanks in advance!

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