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  1. Whyzor's Avatar
    will this method work for an LG optimis t phone. I'm a noon and each time I try this I factory reset my phone. I have flash_image and it was extracted to a folder flash_image. I also have my recovery thunderc but am I supposed to extract the thunderc recovery file to my SD card root? also, can i use clockworkmod instead of the thunderc recovery file I have?
    Gingerbreak is a generic rooting method, you could try it on the Optimus T, but not sure if it'll work (you'd have to try it multiple times, just like on the Optimus V). Once rooted, then flash_image should work, and flashing a clockworkmod recovery should also (assuming it's supported on the Optimus V, you'd have to search for that info).
    08-28-2011 02:05 AM
  2. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    hey whyzor,
    I can't get a sticky like yours, but can you add a warning to your op about the new sprint screens coming out with some new v's?
    they use different kernel drivers right now only available in xionia kernel.
    [FIX]Black screen with custom recovery and custom roms
    09-05-2011 08:49 AM
  3. Whyzor's Avatar
    hey whyzor,
    I can't get a sticky like yours, but can you add a warning to your op about the new sprint screens coming out with some new v's?
    they use different kernel drivers right now only available in xionia kernel.
    [FIX]Black screen with custom recovery and custom roms
    I added your link to the OP.
    09-05-2011 11:51 PM
  4. nineinchneil's Avatar
    Has anyone else had an issue with Swype completely vanishing after completing installation? I don't seem to have that functionality on my Optimus V anymore.
    09-08-2011 05:04 PM
  5. Whyzor's Avatar
    Swype is something built-in to the stock ROM by Virgin Mobile. Custom ROMs don't include it, you'll have to go with a different keyboard or find a way to get a copy installed onto that ROM.
    09-09-2011 03:31 PM
  6. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    Has anyone else had an issue with Swype completely vanishing after completing installation? I don't seem to have that functionality on my Optimus V anymore.
    search for Swype beta on google and sign up, verify your email, and download the beta.
    works fine.
    09-09-2011 05:00 PM
  7. nineinchneil's Avatar
    Swype is something built-in to the stock ROM by Virgin Mobile. Custom ROMs don't include it, you'll have to go with a different keyboard or find a way to get a copy installed onto that ROM.
    Learn something new everyday! Thanks guys, and thank you Whyzor for this guide. My phone's running like a dream!
    09-09-2011 06:12 PM
  8. K0RYL33's Avatar
    I got 'su' on my phone and rom manager with clockwork. I went to install Harmonia, it turns on, does the lg logo anf then has Harmonia writen in green, but wont go past that. i cant get it to boot to recovery and im using ubuntu.

    i didnt see "Only Harmonia ROM requires Xionia recovery" untill after I ( think) flashed harmonia.

    Did i just brick my OV after having it for less then 3 days?
    09-14-2011 08:25 PM
  9. jdept's Avatar
    I want to say this is the best How-To I have came across yet. There's too many out there, but the fact that it applies to my VM LG Optimus V was a big clarifier on how to get the ball rolling. I ended up using your guide and using backside IHO. So far everything works. Just I really don't like how small the keyboard is and my battery life sucks. I didn't install the greenmachine theme. Is it good, is there anything else I can do to better my battery life and improve the keyboard. I do like the fact that I can choose where to place my cursor before I begin to type ...Grrreatt for deleting. This was my first root and flash!!!

    A couple of questions:

    I mainly did this to improve battery life and to use VOIP settings, but another feature which is interesting is it has it's own internet tethering feature. I use PDANet and was wondering if the benefits of using PDANet are greater than using the built-in tethering feature? I believe PDANet uses proxies for anonymity and so VM and other carriers can't monitor your bandwidth? Is this correct? This would be the reason to still use PDANet if it's true, no?

    Also I hooked up my GVoice to do the VOIP and was wondering if there's a way I can configure access to both my GVoice voicemail and VM voicemail. As of right now my call settings uses my GVoice voicemail which I believe forwards my VM voicemail, but I am not sure? Just completed this less than 24hrs ago.
    09-15-2011 03:49 PM
  10. Whyzor's Avatar
    I got 'su' on my phone and rom manager with clockwork. I went to install Harmonia, it turns on, does the lg logo anf then has Harmonia writen in green, but wont go past that. i cant get it to boot to recovery and im using ubuntu.

    i didnt see "Only Harmonia ROM requires Xionia recovery" untill after I ( think) flashed harmonia.

    Did i just brick my OV after having it for less then 3 days?
    I believe the latest 1.5E+ Harmonia works with CWM recovery too, so you may just have to boot into recovery (vol-down, home, & power), then reflash IHO or Harmonia ROM again, but be sure to wipe everything.
    09-15-2011 04:08 PM
  11. Whyzor's Avatar
    I want to say this is the best How-To I have came across yet. There's too many out there, but the fact that it applies to my VM LG Optimus V was a big clarifier on how to get the ball rolling. I ended up using your guide and using backside IHO. So far everything works. Just I really don't like how small the keyboard is and my battery life sucks. I didn't install the greenmachine theme. Is it good, is there anything else I can do to better my battery life and improve the keyboard. I do like the fact that I can choose where to place my cursor before I begin to type ...Grrreatt for deleting. This was my first root and flash!!!

    A couple of questions:

    I mainly did this to improve battery life and to use VOIP settings, but another feature which is interesting is it has it's own internet tethering feature. I use PDANet and was wondering if the benefits of using PDANet are greater than using the built-in tethering feature? I believe PDANet uses proxies for anonymity and so VM and other carriers can't monitor your bandwidth? Is this correct? This would be the reason to still use PDANet if it's true, no?

    Also I hooked up my GVoice to do the VOIP and was wondering if there's a way I can configure access to both my GVoice voicemail and VM voicemail. As of right now my call settings uses my GVoice voicemail which I believe forwards my VM voicemail, but I am not sure? Just completed this less than 24hrs ago.
    I get very good battery life on the IHO ROM (up to 7 days with little use), if anything it may be due to an app that you installed that's draining it in the background. Use BetterBatteryStats to find out what's causing it. Look in apps -> running services, & uninstall apps that you think could be causing the problem, reinstall 1 by 1 to narrow it down.

    As for tethering, I just use the built-in tethering. VM will have throttling after 2.5GB in october anyway, doesn't matter if it's from the phone's use or tethered (throttled speed is 200kbps, which is not too bad compared to the current speeds most people get without throttling).

    I use the GV app to check my GV voicemail, and hold 1 in the dialer to dial my VM voicemail (sometimes GV doesn't catch it and sends the caller to Virgin's voicemail). Just use the same greeting so it sounds the same to the caller. But I don't think there's a way to setup Virgin's voicemail to forward to GV's voicemail.
    09-15-2011 04:13 PM
  12. jdept's Avatar
    Thanks. I think I'll keep my VM voicemail setting and will just give my GV number primarily to friends and family. GVoice will txt me anyways when there's new voicemails.

    First 5 hours of use with IHO and the battery was dead, but yeah I have installed a bunch of apps. It does turn the screen off in a sec after I am done though. I will look into the stats and see what's running that doesn't has to be.

    ~J
    09-15-2011 05:38 PM
  13. K0RYL33's Avatar
    I believe the latest 1.5E+ Harmonia works with CWM recovery too, so you may just have to boot into recovery (vol-down, home, & power), then reflash IHO or Harmonia ROM again, but be sure to wipe everything.
    i tryed booting into recovery like you said, and im geting a blank screen. what do i do now? im going to see about doing an exchange at best buy tomorro, its been 6 days, i belive your aloud 14, and my buddy should be working tomorro.
    09-16-2011 09:49 PM
  14. CloudBusterr's Avatar
    Thank you! This tutorial was exactly what I needed! Everything went flawlessly. A newbie's dream!
    09-17-2011 01:00 AM
  15. Whyzor's Avatar
    i tryed booting into recovery like you said, and im geting a blank screen. what do i do now? im going to see about doing an exchange at best buy tomorro, its been 6 days, i belive your aloud 14, and my buddy should be working tomorro.
    Your phone may have a new LCD screen, see this thread.

    [FIX]Black screen with custom recovery and custom roms
    09-17-2011 03:02 PM
  16. K0RYL33's Avatar
    Your phone may have a new LCD screen, see this thread.

    [FIX]Black screen with custom recovery and custom roms
    i cant figure out how to adm with linux and my girlfriend lost her charger for her laptop wtih windows, any tips?
    09-18-2011 09:29 PM
  17. Whyzor's Avatar
    i cant figure out how to adm with linux and my girlfriend lost her charger for her laptop wtih windows, any tips?
    I use windows mainly, google "android adb linux". Also any usb to micro-usb connector should work.
    09-19-2011 12:46 AM
  18. testshoot's Avatar
    one silly little question...do you need to activate first?

    When I try to enter the code for virgin, it dials? I never get the programming menu and didn't see a step for activation?

    thanks!
    09-19-2011 04:01 PM
  19. Eollie's Avatar
    one silly little question...do you need to activate first?

    When I try to enter the code for virgin, it dials? I never get the programming menu and didn't see a step for activation?

    thanks!
    Yes you must activate the phone before flashing a gingerbread rom.
    09-20-2011 05:40 AM
  20. K0RYL33's Avatar
    alright so i got my girlfriends windows laptop (its a mini laptop thing and my hands can cover the whole keyboard) i plug in the ov and a popup saying new hardware found, thats something right?

    -edit-
    i got andriod sdk installed, its having problems geting "addons" and what not
    i plug the ov into the windows laptop in what should be the recovery menu (blank screen for me) and windows installed like 7 new drivers and one says "andriod adm driver"
    09-22-2011 10:23 PM
  21. Whyzor's Avatar
    alright so i got my girlfriends windows laptop (its a mini laptop thing and my hands can cover the whole keyboard) i plug in the ov and a popup saying new hardware found, thats something right?

    -edit-
    i got andriod sdk installed, its having problems geting "addons" and what not
    i plug the ov into the windows laptop in what should be the recovery menu (blank screen for me) and windows installed like 7 new drivers and one says "andriod adm driver"
    yes I think that means windows recognizes the device. You should be able to go into your C:\android\tools\ dir and run 'adb shell' to get into the phone and run other commands.
    09-23-2011 03:15 PM
  22. bdieu17's Avatar
    can i flash my own recovery instead of the default CWM in the ROM Manager?
    09-26-2011 08:00 PM
  23. Whyzor's Avatar
    can i flash my own recovery instead of the default CWM in the ROM Manager?
    You can technically, but not through ROM manager. You have to download & use a tool called 'flash_image' I would also suggest you make sure the recovery works with the custom ROM that you plan to install. It's better to just go with the CWM 3.2.0.1 since it's most compatible with other ROMs to start out with and get comfortable with backing up/restore, flashing ROMs first.
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    09-27-2011 01:07 AM
  24. bdieu17's Avatar
    You can technically, but not through ROM manager. You have to download & use a tool called 'flash_image' I would also suggest you make sure the recovery works with the custom ROM that you plan to install. It's better to just go with the CWM 3.2.0.1 since it's most compatible with other ROMs to start out with and get comfortable with backing up/restore, flashing ROMs first.
    i have the new OV, so i'm planning on flashing the recovery from the blackscreen sticky by supersquid
    09-27-2011 06:00 AM
  25. ultramanjones's Avatar
    FYI. The driver found at the link on this sticky is broken. At least it would not run/install on my Windows XP installation. Try this instead -

    General Official Full Optimus V Driver Download From LG - Android Forums
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    09-29-2011 04:23 PM
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