- 03-02-2011, 07:46 PM #77
- 30 Posts
One more question before I do this. I don't have my phone activated yet (gotta wait till my Sprint contract is up first), which is why I haven't done anything daring yet and still have the stock ROM or whatever.
If I run this 'one.exe' and do that shell root, will this prevent me from activating with Virgin Mobile in a few weeks?
- 03-02-2011, 08:19 PM #79
- 93 Posts
And if anyone wants to know, Zefie has this to say about CWMA.
- 03-02-2011, 08:28 PM #80
- 30 Posts
- 03-02-2011, 11:52 PM #82
- 2,893 Posts
- Harmonia 3
You should just need the activation apk and you should be able to activate with any rom installed. Someone has a link to it, I don't have it handy.
It's not a bad thing to keep handy, anyhow, just in case, so you don't have to nandroid back to the stock rom, activate, then nandroid back again. If you used a different recovery, this could be even more of a hassle.
- 03-03-2011, 07:30 AM #83
Damn it I'm lost... still having the same problem.
- 03-03-2011, 11:26 AM #84
I need help. Mmmark111 if you could help that would be awesome. I can't seem to get this to work! And ever since I started, my phones slow now! It might as well be a brick! I open he menu and I have to wait like 5 secs for it to open. I hardly ever have 3g and most of the time when I do its a lie, it starts flipping back and forth from 1x. I get my txts late too.
- 03-03-2011, 10:57 PM #85
Took the step and flashed the VM-Xionia today using your flash rom to phone.
Everything worked 100%.
Used Setcpu for 790Mhz, the speed difference is very noticeable.
Excellent tool for people that don't like typing the commands.
- 03-04-2011, 11:26 AM #86
Can I use this application to root the phone? TIA!
- 03-04-2011, 11:48 AM #87
- 03-04-2011, 05:34 PM #89
- 03-05-2011, 01:02 AM #90
Hello all, and thanks for the excellent work mmmark111. I rooted my Optimus V earlier today, using RevolutionRed 's method here : http://forum.androidcentral.com/opti...optimus-v.html
And I know it was successful since I have TitaniumBackup working and su was showing # when I was using the commands and such.
Now, I am trying to get ROMTools to help me 1st make a full backup, and 2nd put on RevolutionRed 's Stock + Xionia ROM.
I have thusfar connected my phone (yes, USB debugging is on) and ran ROMTools.exe after extracting your zip. (PS- your instructions call it a different file name) When I selected "Flash recovery to phone" it checks to see if I have root, by running its daemon script in cmd. The script shows a $ for some reason, and says that I need to run the ROOT before I can flash.
Since I am already Rooted (nothing else has been done to my phone yet) is there any risk of selecting ROOT in ROMTools? I am pretty new to all of this and after reading hundreds of different postings throughout the forums, I am quite nervous of making any steps that aren't explicitly explained somewhere.
If and when I do get the flash recovery working, it should save the recovery to my SD at which point I can use the "Flash ROM to phone" option to put a new ROM on, correct? If something goes horribly wrong, how do I access and utilize the backup I will have made previous?
I know this is a lot to digest, and I appreciate anyone who can help.
- 03-05-2011, 12:34 PM #92
@manormortal hey can you help me? What did you do to make it work?
- 03-05-2011, 03:06 PM #93
@mmmark111 Ahh, bizzare-o. I absolutely ROOTed previously (Like I said, I got those Apps to work correctly which require su) but now it is showing $ and typing 'su' brings 'permission denied' .
I am curious how my phone could have lost it's root like this. Also, does it matter in the scheme of life whether I perma-root or root through ROMTools and flash a ROM right then and there? I would prefer a long-term solution over consistently having to re-ROOT honestly.
Thanks for your time.
- 03-05-2011, 03:52 PM #94
Does anyone have screen shots using this ROM? I want to see the theme.
- 03-05-2011, 04:15 PM #97
@mmmark111 Awesome work, thanks so much for this, now I have the recovery:
reboot system now
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition
I thought that I could do a Nandroid backup with this utility..? I feel like I am taking a lot of your time and I am sorry but I have found a real lack of explanation on how exactly one does a backup throughout the forum step by step.
Also, so that I dont mess anything up by hitting the wrong keys, which buttons do I press in the menu for down/up and to advance the menus?
Edit: When I actually finish all of this, I hope to write a comprehensive and explanitive topic on this forum for it. Seems that a lot of information is spread between this forum, android forums, and XDA. There is not really anywhere explaining the steps from recieving ones phone, to activation, to root, to custom recovery, to backup, and then the installation of ROMs.
- 03-05-2011, 06:26 PM #98
That looks like the stock recovery you have listed.
Go to post # 33, it will show you the options in the modified recovery.
- 03-06-2011, 10:24 AM #99
- 03-06-2011, 11:48 AM #100
I do believe that is what the very 1st. post on this forum is all about.
It just obtains permanent root, by adding a couple of files.
No recovery mods and no changes to the stock setup.
After that you could just get SetCpu and overclock the CPU.