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    Default [BRICK WARNING] - ROM Manager on the Optimus S = BRICK !!!

    I have noticed a large flood of new androidcentral users and I know the first place that they go to is the market. With that said I know lots of new users are tempted to use Rom Manager in the hope they will get root, recovery and a rom. This should not be used on the Optimus S. This device is not supported. The results of accidental usage is a brick aka broken. If you read thru the stickies and the most commented on threads you will find plenty of users with experience as well as detailed instructions on how to achieve root, custom recovery as well as some nice custom Roms.

    Good luck and welcome to Androidcentral.
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    Default Re: PSA - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    We should send some of our roms and recoveries to whoever is in charge of clockworkmod so that maybe we could get it supported. I remember trying to install a custom recovery with it back when i had just rooted my phone.
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Thank you, Had I not read this I may have bricked my phone. If we cant use Rom Manager, how does one go about installing a custom mod onto Optimus S? I am rooted and everything, but would like to get Gingerbread on there (if possible) I have been trying to find a way to do it, and was about to use Rom Manager, when I saw this post (only thing i have seen to use it)
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Quote Originally Posted by kmshadoze View Post
    Thank you, Had I not read this I may have bricked my phone. If we cant use Rom Manager, how does one go about installing a custom mod onto Optimus S? I am rooted and everything, but would like to get Gingerbread on there (if possible) I have been trying to find a way to do it, and was about to use Rom Manager, when I saw this post (only thing i have seen to use it)

    The Stickies have it all right there: http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...ls-themes.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmshadoze View Post
    Thank you, Had I not read this I may have bricked my phone. If we cant use Rom Manager, how does one go about installing a custom mod onto Optimus S? I am rooted and everything, but would like to get Gingerbread on there (if possible) I have been trying to find a way to do it, and was about to use Rom Manager, when I saw this post (only thing i have seen to use it)
    Go to the stickies and fine the thread:
    Custom recovery, Roms & kernals
    There is a step by step process for each one.

    I also have noticed the influx of these posts that start out with "I used Rom manger" even though we have said time & time again that it is not supported.

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    Yea this is why I posted this. Some don't read thru every post

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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    +Thanks very much for the info.
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    ROM manager = danger .. It's a great product, but can be seen as the "easy" way to flash. My suggestion is to read up, do some homework, then follow the excellent tutorials on this site.
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    Lol LG should start packing disclaimers with our phones saying not to use rom manager
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    I added a review on the Market warning about Bricking the optimus-S
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    Thanks. I have talked with Nick and he is gonna see what he can do to get ahold of zefie. Once we talk to him we will see about getting xionia included into rom manager so its supported and hopefully less bricks. Thanks Nick

    I assume next will be getting approval from the rom devs to post them as well in rom manager.

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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    There's honestly no point in having the ROMs in ROM Manager because (I think) you have to pay to flash/download non-CM7 ROMs. Honestly who is going to want to pay to get something that's free here?
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Newbies aren't reading this. I'm seeing more and more bricks than when I z4 rooted back on v9
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Yea i know buddy. But thats why it needed to be a sticky.. pass on the word. Ima add it to my signature I think....
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    noob question,
    i have flash rom cwm recovery via rom manager,
    now, my phone stuck in there,

    any idea?

    sorry for my bad english
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    Stuck where? Give some more info.... What recovery? What did u do step by step.

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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    wish i wouldve read this with my first Optimus...*big sigh* lol
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    I think you guys are being a little over zealous on this whole do not use Rom Manager. I read this thread before I rooted and put on CM7 using Rom Manager on my Optimus S with only one hiccup and it did not brick my phone. The first time I tried to flash CM7 with RM, I did get a boot loop at the CM7 logo. I rebooted into recovery and disabled the signature verification option, rebooted again after that and it booted into CM7 no problem.

    The Main thing to know is to tell Rom Manager you have an Optimus V and to diable the signature verification in recovery

    Oh and I rooted it earlier this week and got bored during math class yesterday and downloaded and flashed everything in class from the phone itself. Love AC Forums and sheer boredom lol
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Quote Originally Posted by cboekhoven View Post
    I think you guys are being a little over zealous on this whole do not use Rom Manager. I read this thread before I rooted and put on CM7 using Rom Manager on my Optimus S with only one hiccup and it did not brick my phone. The first time I tried to flash CM7 with RM, I did get a boot loop at the CM7 logo. I rebooted into recovery and disabled the signature verification option, rebooted again after that and it booted into CM7 no problem.

    The Main thing to know is to tell Rom Manager you have an Optimus V and to diable the signature verification in recovery

    Oh and I rooted it earlier this week and got bored during math class yesterday and downloaded and flashed everything in class from the phone itself. Love AC Forums and sheer boredom lol
    Yes you can use ROM Manager without bricking your phone, if you know what you are doing. The issue is that there are plenty of folks to don't know what they are doing and they choose the wrong option then they have a brick.

    Until the Optimus S is specifically supported in ROM Manager, the safest thing to do is tell people not to use it. Or at least use EXTREME caution.
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    Bottom line... It's not a supported method until like drew said... Til they have Optimus S as an option. Most that want to use ROM Manager are looking for an easy way out and are in a hurry and brick their phone. So I think the sticky is warranted.

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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Quote Originally Posted by jondevere View Post
    I have noticed a large flood of new androidcentral users and I know the first place that they go to is the market. With that said I know lots of new users are tempted to use Rom Manager in the hope they will get root, recovery and a rom. This should not be used on the Optimus S. This device is not supported. The results of accidental usage is a brick aka broken. If you read thru the stickies and the most commented on threads you will find plenty of users with experience as well as detailed instructions on how to achieve root, custom recovery as well as some nice custom Roms.

    Good luck and welcome to Androidcentral.
    I used Rom Manager and flashed the recovery for Optimus V. Boots right up into recovery, etc. I have had no issues so far.
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Is there any way to reverse what Rom Manager does? I read this a couple days ago before I really figured out what all was going on. The biggest problem I have is no Android Recovery. It just goes to the black screen. I uninstalled Rom Manager already and wondering if an unroot will do anything as well. (I didnt read closely enough...) PMs would be warmly accepted and some thank you's.
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    Question Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Quote Originally Posted by mabry77 View Post
    I used Rom Manager and flashed the recovery for Optimus V. Boots right up into recovery, etc. I have had no issues so far.
    I did the same thing, chose the Optimus V. As soon as I named my stock (custom) flash recovery everything went bad. No recovery for me.
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Yea u are fubar for recovery... Time to cross your fingers and walk thru Xionia Recovery steps til you get it. Rom Manager is the "easy way out" and DOESNT work 99% of the time. This is why this is a Sticky.... Good luck or hit me up on Gtalk if you need someones advise or just help walking thru it...
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    Default Re: [BRICK WARNING] - Do NOT use Rom Manager on the Optimus S

    Quote Originally Posted by jondevere View Post
    Yea u are fubar for recovery... Time to cross your fingers and walk thru Xionia Recovery steps til you get it. Rom Manager is the "easy way out" and DOESNT work 99% of the time. This is why this is a Sticky.... Good luck or hit me up on Gtalk if you need someones advise or just help walking thru it...
    So is there a way to COMPLETELY repair the damage to the recovery? I understand enough to break the phone so I could probably learn how to fix it. Gotta figure out how to get back into adb shell.
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