- 02-23-2011, 01:49 PM #226
ive been thru this with vm ever since i got their service. after you pay for your service, either call them *vm or go to there website and log on. on their site there should be a link to "restart" your plan. do that and data should be back up. i have to do this everytime i pay them.
- 02-23-2011, 06:19 PM #227
I've downloaded the zip twice today and both attempts to install the update give me a 'MD5 checksum error!!!' in clockwork recovery 22.214.171.124
This is the first such install which has given me problems. I wiped the system, data, cache, and dalvik cache before trying to restore this ROMset.
It's also the only ROM I've downloaded with the system folder not in an .img file, does that matter? I'm new to android, but not completely new to flashing.
I got the AOSP gingerbread rom for the V to install and work just fine, first try. Also a stock recovery ROM as well, plus my own backup from before I started messing with the flashing.
Do I need a different custom recovery, or to not unzip the Xionia file before plunking it in the /clockworkmod/backup/Xionia directory on my SD?
Sorry to be a bother but I'd like to test this one out too.
BTW, my stock setup's Linpack score was:
norm res 5.68
I'd like to post one after the flash...
Linpack output with stock VM ROM and (Xionia + VM Stock initrd) kernel by zefie (here) flashed over stock kernel, with no formatting/wiping:
8.768 MFLOPS, while overclocked to 806.4 MHz with SetCPU; overclocking higher reset my device. Seems stable at 806.
If you manually restart your plan on the VMUSA site, it'll want to charge you for a whole new month. You'll have to bite the bullet and call Crustomer Disservice to request that they restart the plan for you if the problem persists, unless you're willing to cough up another month's payment. Worked for me with my Rumor Touch which would go to the redirect of death every month on the morning of the day my payment was due by midnight.
- 02-23-2011, 06:23 PM #228
- 02-23-2011, 07:23 PM #229
- 163 Posts
Back to the battery charging issue.
I'm having the same issues as others here when doing A/C or USB charging.
However charging while off takes about 5-7 hours while phone on can take upwards to 15 hours with this rom.
Stock charges 3 hours max phone off or on.
I'm running stock mhz as I have given up on Setcpu as the phone is super buggy while I was using it.
Charging times where while phone was in AIRPLANE MODE and GPS & Wifi was off.
Haven't tryed any other custom Romz.
However I'm sure the charge issue IS with in this rom.
Still enjoying it though!
Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk
- 02-23-2011, 07:28 PM #230
- 02-23-2011, 08:48 PM #231
- 02-23-2011, 11:56 PM #232
I had the charge issue. Would take three hours to charge 15%. Now I just charge overnight so I haven't been able to keep an eye on the charging speed.
I will say though that my brother is experiencing the same thing but he is on 100% stock vanilla. Not rooted.
Might be a rom issue?
- 02-24-2011, 12:50 AM #233
Could not get the ROM to flash from zip. First a got signature error, so I turned off the signature check, but the ROM still wouldn't install, with another error preventing the installation...Build: RA-thunderc-v-1.2.0-GNM
Press Menu to confirm,
any other key to abort.
Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
E:Can't find update script
Was fun using adb to get clockwork bootloader back on the phone with the system wiped clean so I could restore my last backup... never backed up with this custom recovery. That won't happen twice!
Any suggestions? I'd still like to try this out.
And, re:charge time: I've had my V for almost 3 days now, and I've had slow charging while turned on, and fast charging while on, both speeds of charge while using the stock ROM and kernel... fast discharge on the AOSP gingerbread ROM (wifi and bluetooth were on overnight) but fast charge as well... and both slow charge and fast charge while device turned on using xefie's Xionia kernel for the V with stock ROM. Haven't tried any others yet.
- 02-24-2011, 01:46 AM #234
- 2,897 Posts
- Harmonia 3
Okay, I think I have tracked down an issue.
Whenever I lose data connection on 3g, the system will not downgrade to 1x, or even reconnect. I have to disable data, and then re-enable it in order to re-connect.
I tried wiping, I a fresh install, with a wipe.
It does not seem an issue on Rodimus rom, but is on this.
I haven't tried the AOSP though as it doesn't have wifi tether working yet.
All my old stock Virgin backups mean I woudl have to put in an older recovery to try, but since Rodimus works, I would think it's most likely Xonia doing it.
Can anyone verify this?
- 02-24-2011, 03:22 AM #235
start here (only download the files at the bottom of the first post, dont follow the guide as ive taken part of the instructions from it already)
The files the guide says to download put on the root of the SD card, and also unpack their contents into the root of the SD card as well (the unpacking is more important).
The first page of the "how to root the optimus v" has all the links to the stuff you really need but i included it without links in this writeup for you...
What You'll Need:
- Sun JDK
- The Android SDK, . Install this on the root of your computer so the path is C:/android. After you've installed the SDK, make sure it's up to date by launching the SDK Manager. This will be something like c:\android\SDK Manager.exe. It will ask you to update several things, but the only one that needs to be up to date is the SDK Platform for Android 2.2
- Drivers for the LG phone installed on your computer.
- SuperOneClick v1.6.3, which is available from xda-developers
- And the file I have attached to this post. Download it, unzip it, and put the 2 files inside in your android\platform-tools folder created from installing the SDK.
Step 1: Plug your phone into your PC with the USB cable.
Step 2: Make sure the phone is charge only (don't mount as USB drive) and USB debugging is enabled. Menu > Settings > Applications > Development > check mark USB debugging
Step 3: Run SuperOneClick.exe. Select the psneuter exploit on the right, and then click the Shell Root button. SuperOneClick will attempt to gain a temporary root for your phone. This may take several tries. Keep trying until you get a message that says "You phone has a Temp ADB Root". Leave this window open, do not reboot your phone, and continue to step 4.
Step 4: ADB into your phone.
# 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
Then once in recovery, wipe everything (cache, dalvik, whatever you want) then flash the Xionia-VM rom. Done.
- 02-24-2011, 04:28 PM #236
- 105 Posts
- Stock; Stock+Xionia b2
Just an update on this ROM. I have tried the aospCMod 2.3 ROM over at XDA but switched back to this. aospCMod does run well and is pretty responsive. It has some nice tweaks you would expect from a Cyanogen-type ROM--power notification toggles, screen on/off animations, etc.
I switched back to this rom because the aosp was pretty bad on battery for me. Others report pretty good if you calibrate the battery. Some probably have had just a tad less battery life, but nothing to cry to mommy about. My battery dies quickly. Battery drops from 100% - 60% in 7 hrs, and this is when it's idle/screen off when I'm sleeping. I thought that was horrible.
This rom, during that 7hr sleep time, only drops about 7-10%, So that is a major difference.
Also, on aospCMod, I haven't gotten wifi tether to work. It says it can work with apps, but not built-in function. Quick Settings, which I use to tether on this Stock+Xionia rom works flawlessly. But it doesn't work on aospCMod.
When coming out of screen-off, there is a bit of lag on aospCMod.
Overall, I like this rom better for its stability and performance. The only things I really miss from aospCMod are the Cyanogen tweaks and Gingerbread offerings. More specifically, trading the awesome screen off/on animations, Gingerbread keyboard with thumb cursor scroll in the aospCMod rom just for the huge battery life difference on this Stock+Xionia rom are worth it. I will go back once that rom gets another update, as it is the initial release. And being that it is quite an awesome first build.
Edit: I forgot to mention that I have backed up each ROMs nand via clockworkmod. So when I restored the Stock+Xionia backup from aospCMod, rebooted, updated with newer apps, settings, etc., and then backing up again (for an updated stock xionia rom), I did lose some apps after rebooting. It's the disappearing app issue like I posted earlier in this thread. However, once I restored all apps via Titanium and powered off and back on, all apps were retained. And just to double-check all apps are still retained via normal reboot. So all things are GO.
You have two options at the moment. Wait for the next version (which I'm actually working on believe it or not! lol.) or switch to a different recovery. Specifically, the S one that I've tested.
As of the next version Xionia Clockwork Recovery will be the official recovery to use.
- 02-24-2011, 06:09 PM #242
- 105 Posts
- Stock; Stock+Xionia b2
- 02-24-2011, 08:07 PM #243
- 02-25-2011, 01:54 AM #244
- 22 Posts
Does this rom support darktremor a2sd?
- 02-25-2011, 12:10 PM #245
- 12 Posts
I flashed this rom from a stock V, and when browsing the web the touchscreen seemed a lot more jittery and not smooth when dragging around the page. I noticed this in both dolphin and miren. Flicking the page was smooth, the issue was when continuously pressing down and dragging the page.
It could have been my imagination, but I flashed back to stock and no longer notice this issue.
- 02-25-2011, 03:17 PM #246
I like it so far.
Appreciate the help, info, and especially all the work put into the ROM here. Hopefully I can contribute more than text around this forum in the near future.
- 02-26-2011, 10:53 AM #247
- 6 Posts
I think this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find an answer. I browsed around the S forum for a while and read up on it but I wanted to ask here before I gave it a shot.
Does Darktremor apps2sd work with this set up? Also, I know revolutionred said ext4 is not yet supported, but is ext3?
I have the thunderc-v custom recovery, and it does not seem to want to convert to ext3 after I partition the card. Is there something I'm missing?
I have a class10 16gig card, and I wanted to try and free up some memory/get some performance. Just wondering if there are any additional steps I need to take to get this set up on the V or if it's even worth doing at this point?
- 02-26-2011, 11:58 AM #248
- 71 Posts
Apps2SD is built into Froyo. You don't need a custom kernel or script to enable it. It's already enabled by default in the OS.
Also, partitioning is not required for Froyo a2sd.
- 02-26-2011, 12:01 PM #249
- 02-26-2011, 03:35 PM #250