1. mykehdoom's Avatar
    I wasn't aware that ClockworkMod Recovery doesn't work on Sprint phones, and installed it a while back without even realizing it. It restarted and now it's stuck in ClockworkMod Recovery and I can't navigate the menu... I use the volume up and down and it works, but when I press the home button on an option it does nothing.


    Any help would be appreciated.
    07-08-2012 02:49 PM
  2. Zhara's Avatar
    Guessing you can't boot into Android either. Here...

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=158673
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    07-08-2012 02:58 PM
  3. OperationA7X's Avatar
    Excuse me for being incorrect, but the Optimus S....is that a new phone? And if not, look for the RUU of the phone and at least be able to boot into HBoot. Then just flash a recovery built to that phone and you shouldn't be having any more difficulties.

    Sent from my HTC Vivid WCX using Android Central Forums
    07-08-2012 03:02 PM
  4. Zhara's Avatar
    Excuse me for being incorrect, but the Optimus S....is that a new phone? And if not, look for the RUU of the phone and at least be able to boot into HBoot. Then just flash a recovery built to that phone and you shouldn't be having any more difficulties.

    Sent from my HTC Vivid WCX using Android Central Forums
    Lol no...the Optimus S is a couple years old. He basically soft bricked it with an unsupported recovery using Rom Manager. We get threads like this about every other day. The thread I posted should help.
    07-08-2012 03:13 PM
  5. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    (shakes head) Noob mistake. Always, always, do research before installing custom firmware.
    07-08-2012 03:48 PM
  6. mykehdoom's Avatar
    It was my first noob mistake ever. =/ I'm pretty good at rooting and such. I just made a horrible mistake. I'm using the link posted by Zhara.
    07-08-2012 04:16 PM
  7. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    Excuse me for being incorrect, but the Optimus S....is that a new phone? And if not, look for the RUU of the phone and at least be able to boot into HBoot. Then just flash a recovery built to that phone and you shouldn't be having any more difficulties.

    Sent from my HTC Vivid WCX using Android Central Forums
    LG phones do not have RUU's or HBoot.

    The Optimus S has been out since late 2010.
    07-08-2012 04:22 PM
  8. epidenimus's Avatar
    I'm pretty good with rooting and hacking, too. I've written some of the guides here, rooted and ROM'd about a dozen different devices at this point. Last week a vanilla Acer A500 landed on my desk and the owner wanted me to look at putting a custom ROM on it. It's still on my desk, because I'm not done reading up on it yet. I assume nothing about it is like the Optimus S, because it is a completely different device, with different hardware, made by a different OEM. It's actually kind of fun becoming a novice again.
    07-08-2012 05:27 PM
  9. mykehdoom's Avatar
    Well I need to "unbrick' is on Mac OS... the link by Zhara is a Windows tutorial. Any more light to shine on the subject?
    07-08-2012 06:14 PM
  10. Badboytoast's Avatar
    I wasn't aware that ClockworkMod Recovery doesn't work on Sprint phones, and installed it a while back without even realizing it. It restarted and now it's stuck in ClockworkMod Recovery and I can't navigate the menu... I use the volume up and down and it works, but when I press the home button on an option it does nothing.


    Any help would be appreciated.
    Have you tried the camera button, to select!

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    07-08-2012 06:31 PM
  11. Zhara's Avatar
    Well I need to "unbrick' is on Mac OS... the link by Zhara is a Windows tutorial. Any more light to shine on the subject?
    Ugh...idk if anyone has written one up for a Mac or not. I'm at work or I'd help you look...

    I'm not even sure it can be done on a Mac...
    07-08-2012 06:47 PM
  12. sblood86's Avatar
    Well I need to "unbrick' is on Mac OS... the link by Zhara is a Windows tutorial. Any more light to shine on the subject?
    Ugh...idk if anyone has written one up for a Mac or not. I'm at work or I'd help you look...

    I'm not even sure it can be done on a Mac...
    Yeh unbrick method uses kp500 which requires windoze (vm might work).
    07-08-2012 07:10 PM
  13. Va1ha11a's Avatar
    Use Wine? (Linux program for running windows apps?). Stick a small linux distro on a flashdrive, boot using the flashdrive, insert a second flashdrive with Wine and kp500, install wine, run kp500? That might work, but couldn't you just borrow a friend's pc? Or go to a library?
    07-08-2012 07:24 PM
  14. sblood86's Avatar
    Use Wine? (Linux program for running windows apps?). Stick a small linux distro on a flashdrive, boot using the flashdrive, insert a second flashdrive with Wine and kp500, install wine, run kp500? That might work, but couldn't you just borrow a friend's pc? Or go to a library?
    Could try it but WINE isn't exactly famous for hardware driver support. Would have to install the drivers in WINE first (assuming that's even possible lol).
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    07-08-2012 07:32 PM
  15. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    Use Wine? (Linux program for running windows apps?). Stick a small linux distro on a flashdrive, boot using the flashdrive, insert a second flashdrive with Wine and kp500, install wine, run kp500? That might work, but couldn't you just borrow a friend's pc? Or go to a library?
    Nope. Needs legit Windows with legit LG drivers.

    Source: I've tried it.
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    07-08-2012 07:49 PM
  16. mykehdoom's Avatar
    Damnit... ugh.
    07-08-2012 08:02 PM
  17. Dark Penguin's Avatar
    As old as this phone is, it can work pretty well with a good custom ROM. I moved on to a better and faster phone long ago, but I still keep the Optimus around as a backup, for example if I want to listen to podcasts but have forgotten to recharge the battery in my Samsung.
    03-13-2014 09:48 PM
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