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    Never mind .. finally got it
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    Hey... my samsung galaxy ace is not working now. black screen and cpu is running. downloading mode is working and when i install from odin its sucks. not working... any idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tenzin jinpa View Post
    Hey... my samsung galaxy ace is not working now. black screen and cpu is running. downloading mode is working and when i install from odin its sucks. not working... any idea...
    Sorry, this is the lg optimus v forum, you should check out the specific forum for your device.
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    Hi, just got a optimus V with Virgin mobile. First smart phone, so sort of new to rooting and custom ROMs and I was wondering if anyone know if I should root the phone first before activating or after activating the phone with Virgin Mobile?

    Also with the newer ROMs (2.3 or CM7) will I get text message that threads (for easier reading) similar in newer phones?

    TIA.
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    I would activate it first. The gb, ics and jb roms won't let you activate, though Leslie Ann's froyo rom will. Easiest thing is to activate before modding.

    Most of the newer roms have text message threads.

    As someone new to this stuff, I advise that you read, read, and then read some more before you do anything. This thread (simplified root, rom, and recovery)has great info. Also read Leslie Ann's guide to the optimus v (also in the stickies). If you run into problems, and you can't find the answer by googling, don't be shy about asking for help. There's tons of helpful people around this forum. Welcome to the ov forum!
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    Haha, I see the Android character just backed up and flash me his goods!
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    Hi, I'm just wondering if there is a way to get the ORIGINAL recovery for the Optimus back if I ever want to the sell it. Does the FlashRecovery program keep your original recovery for the phone, or does it delete it when you flash the VM670NH? If if stores it, how do you get it back? Along with this, do you clear the Dalvik and the Cache during the FlashRecovery stage? It wasn't in the instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrosones View Post
    Hi, I'm just wondering if there is a way to get the ORIGINAL recovery for the Optimus back if I ever want to the sell it. Does the FlashRecovery program keep your original recovery for the phone, or does it delete it when you flash the VM670NH? If if stores it, how do you get it back? Along with this, do you clear the Dalvik and the Cache during the FlashRecovery stage? It wasn't in the instructions.
    You can flash the zv9 update from vm670nh recovery and it'll remove root and leave you on stock u unrooted recovery and all

    Tapatalk'n it from my VM670 running OM-Mandylion on LS670ZVJ firmware
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    +1 ^

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    Ok I've got a Optimus V 2.2.1. all i want to do is install apps on the SD card to free up mem on phone. i guess i need to root it. correct. that is all i want to do, don't have time for roms, recoveries, themes, fancy stuff. just root and install an app to move apps to card is all. I know enough to get into trouble but am a complete newb to Android hacking. i definetly need my hand held since there is sooo much stuff on the net i can spend another week just reading post after post. here's how far i've gotten (or not gotten!). followed the steps in the 1st page about rooting. turned on debugging, read somewhere to allow non market apps, downloaded Gingerbreak from the xda-developers.com link, placed in on the root of the SD. I've read in other post that you leave the .zip alone but read about installing apps that are .apk, the files inside the .zip are .c. i've tried different apps and can't figure out how to install. am i missing something?
    i'm on Win 8 if that matters. when i try and download the .apk files further down the xda-developers.com page Windows warns me of MALWARE and won't download. please help!

    update: downloaded the .apk down the page in the xda-developers.com post on an XP machine, installed! but got an error to reboot manually, did but superuser didn't install. downloaded two super user apps from the market, one from clockworkmod won't run, the other from ChainsDD does. how to verify if it worked?
    thanks in advance!
    Last edited by nonocheese; 03-28-2013 at 04:29 PM.
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    You can override windows and force it to download it. You need the .apk on your sd card. You can install it with many different apps. For a non-rooted phone, I would recomend app installer. Install it from the play store, open it and point it to the gingerbreak.apk. That will install gingerbreak. Open it, run it, and it should root your phone. Make sure your baseband is vz4 or zv5 before you try that. In settings, phone info it should list your baseband.
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    Thanks! yes got it to install from dl from an XP machine. the baseband is vz4. got an error after install but it said to reboot manually, didn't install superuser. see my edited post above.
    Thanks!
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    HELP!!!

    Okay, I followed all these steps and I rebooted and now it is stuck at blue screen that says this:

    Fastboot mode started
    gpio_12c: invalid khz: 0
    bl:i2c write error
    udc_start()


    I have researched everywhere to solve this and I am stuck...

    Please help!!!!!!!!!!
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    What step did you make it to? Your in fastboot it's not a brick so try not to panic. Turn it off and back on (pull battery if needed) if it just goes to the blue screen again. Pull the battery, put it back in and attempt to boot recovery mode (home+volume down+power)

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    So I've rooted my phone. And when I log-in to Google for the market, it says "can't establish reliable data connection to the server" so I restore the backup created before flashing (on a whim). Then I repeated everything, except the one with the recovery image file. This time, I didn't install gapps. Now I don't even have the market app. I'm a total noob and this phone's from another country (kinda picked up by my dad) so I'd like to know if the issue arises from that fact.

    And I don't see the apps I had before rooting. Is this natural or because I don't have the market app? In the browser Google play it says those apps were alreasdy installed, but I can't see them
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    What phone exactly did you root?

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    VM670
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    if it's from another country then there is your problem. It probably has that country's radios for whatever network type they are. Here VM piggybacks off the Sprint towers so we have the CDMA network type radios. They are hardware not software.
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    Some more info would be helpful. In settings - about phone what baseband and software version does it say? What rom are you trying to flash?

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    Im sorry if this is the wrong place to ask but im having a problem. I tried to flash a custom rom to my optimus v the other day and when in recovery mode there is no recovery image. If I try to do anything CWM recovery says that the installation was aborted. What do I do to fix my phone? I need my phone as it is my only one...
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    can you still boot into your rom?

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    Ive used almost every one from google play that was above 3.5/4 stars. ES File explorer is good cuz its free, but for a couple bucks FX explorer with root add-on is my reliable go-to. I think I just feel comfortable with it's setup, but sometimes I need to find something quickly and if Im looking for something specific that Im not sure how to specify I'll use OS scripter/explorer or something called ghost explorer, they might cost money too.
    ES if no will to pay
    FX if you have extra bucks on card
    I am new to this but I would suggest this, download every single one try it out, uninstall it, go down the list until youve experienced each one then just hit the menu key on your device and bring up MY APPS and just go find the one you like. I am constantly switching my apps though when I find the set that handles the most functions with the least ram and memory this forum will be 1st to know
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    Hi. I have a old vm670 I've been using as a bluetooth remote, and wifi adapter. I no longer have 3g service to it.

    When I followed the 1st post instructions, I got as far as the Flash Custom ROM section. Problem is that when I boot into recovery mode, all I have is a blue screen. I can still boot the phone in normal mode though. Do I need an alternative custom recovery image, or custom recovery install method?
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    Did you check the md5 sum of the recovery.img after you downloaded it? If you used the VM670NH-recovery.img then the md5 sum should be:
    4196aac89f95ee7b468c53b5ffacf9db
    If that checks out ok, then try to manual install the recovery using a terminal emulator on the phone (do not move the terminal to the sd card).
    Code:
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /system /system
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/(exact full name of the recovery.img as it's spelled out on the sd card).
    (if you did not get any errors then do the next line in the code)
    reboot recovery
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    Okay.

    I re-downloaded the file and verified the md5 sum using the Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier.

    Everything matched, so I went to try flashing the image from the command line only to realize that flash_image isn't present by default in Android OS. I simply re-flashed using the recommended GUI app and it worked!

    I first tried using a tutorial to install the flash_image binary by itself outside of installing the Android SDK, and found out that I didn't even have the necessary copy command (cp) at the terminal. For those not wanting the hassle of dealing with the Android SDK, you can find your basic Linux binaries on the app store under BusyBox. ie - cp, mv, etc.

    Thanks for the help AndyOpie.
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