- 02-06-2011, 01:22 PM #26
- 48 Posts
- Stock - Unrooted for now.
Thanks for the instructions made rooting my first Android easy. I've already a recommended that some users over on XDA come here for rooting too since their instructions require downgrading to 2.2. When I get enough posts in I'll throw in a link to this sticky or maybe you could place a sticky over there.
- 02-06-2011, 05:45 PM #27
- 2 Posts
- 02-09-2011, 04:46 PM #28
- 02-09-2011, 08:33 PM #30
I managed to root and uninstall some bloat.
Problem is I lost google voice search, apparently when I removed the default browser, which it is hard coded into. My titanium backup isn't letting me recover, and I can't even find any of the deleted apps in the directory, eventhough I backed everything up.
Any ideas on how I can just put the browser back on?
I reinstalled Voice search from market, which updated the version to 2.1.1, but I still have the same problem.
Last edited by tzzoooma; 02-09-2011 at 08:43 PM.
- 02-09-2011, 11:20 PM #32
- 10 Posts
This question may betray my newness to Android (I bought my first device four days ago and rooted it tonight), but here it goes anyway:
I followed these directions to create a stock boot and recovery image before rooting my device:
HERE for example. Download the nandroid backup, and you'll be able to extract with 7-zip to grab the stock images.
- 02-10-2011, 12:43 AM #34Banned
- 99 Posts
- RodimusROM v1.2.2
Curious question, I am a newb to all of this so I do apologize if this was already answered in another thread on the forum or what not, though I figured with all the helpfulness that this thread has provided thus far, more could be found with my said inquiry.
I just bought my Optimus V about 3 or 4 days ago, I love it, I didn't root it via this thread's directions (Though from reading it they do sound very easy and helpful) but none the less I figured out how to root it and I installed a custom recovery etc etc etc. My question is... with all these kernels and ROMs floating about, I've yet for the life of me been able to figure out how and where to download Gingerbread and upgrade my phone from Froyo.
Yeah I have a custom ROM and kernel... but what I really want is the latest and greatest updates... and perhaps some apps that you would normally have to pay for, for free... lol.
Anyone have any need to know information on how I would go about getting Gingerbread for my phone? All I've been able to find is the developer's platform for Gingerbread, but not the actual upgrade.
- 02-10-2011, 01:23 AM #35
- 02-10-2011, 06:27 AM #36
- 02-10-2011, 12:09 PM #37
- 10 Posts
Again, thanks for all of the help! I'm documenting things as I go along so that I can help other newbies in the future.
boot.img - Operating System Kernel, images, and configuration files necessary to start the phone (e.g. fom the time you press the power button, to the time the virgin mobile logo goes away)
recovery.img - Contains the program that helps restore your phone in the event of failure. When your press power+home+down when you boot, the menu you get is running off of the recovery.img. Alternatively, you can go to your platform-tools folder and type "adb reboot recovery" to get here. A custom recovery is flashed to this partition.
system.img - Contains the applications and drivers for the system. Basically, once your phone is booted (after the virgin mobile logo disappears) it's running off of the system.img. This isn't strictly true, because the kernel is still running, but it's a general guideline to help you understand what's where.
- 02-10-2011, 04:42 PM #40
- 02-10-2011, 05:02 PM #41
Is it possible to undo this, because what it seems like is being done here is just uploading two applications (busybox & su) and then changing the permissions on them?
So undoing this should be fairly easy, by removing the applications (busy box & su)? This seems like very non-destructive and good way to root the device.
- 02-10-2011, 06:49 PM #43
When ejdme says some people at XDA are porting gingerbread to our phone, what he means is they are trying to create NEW parts to Android that do not yet exist (since LG has not created them yet) in order to make gingerbread work on the optimus. This is a slow process. It may not be done before LG gets around to putting gingerbread on the phone. In the meantime, the best you can do are custom roms, or join up with a group attempting to do it and code some of it yourself. Addtionally, there are people in this forum working on it, but as far as I know, it's not functional yet. I hope that helps explain the situation.
- 02-10-2011, 07:58 PM #45
Thank you for this very elegant tutorial. I think it's one of the best rooting guides.
- 02-10-2011, 08:05 PM #46
- 02-13-2011, 12:53 PM #47
- 2 Posts
I went through all of the directions and TitaniumBackup is still showing that I do not have it rooted.
SO I'm confused as to where I am going wrong.
Sorry I am a completely new to any of this. Any help will be appreciated.
- 02-13-2011, 12:55 PM #48
- 02-13-2011, 03:51 PM #49
- 02-13-2011, 04:32 PM #50