04-24-2011 01:39 PM
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  1. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    Just to be Clear,currently I'm running ZV9 (which i flashed using KP500) and have root access with xionia recovery. I'm being prompted with a OTA upgrade to ZVC. Im assuming once I do that I'll be prompted again to go to ZVD Will I loose root access if I go to ZVC OTA and then to ZVD? and will I still have Xionia recovery or will everything go to stock?(or maybe Brick). Also, in step 7,u have to do a facory wipe/data reset, will i lose all my apps? (some i paid for which i know i can reinstall). If i move all my apps to my sdcard will they be safe? I have Titanium Backup Pro.
    If you install ANY OTA update you will (a) lose root access and (b) have to force flash V9 and start all over again.

    Let me repeat myself more clearly: DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT INSTALL ANY OTA UPDATES!!! USE THE LG UPDATE TOOL ONLY!!!

    Use the LG Mobile Update tool on your computer and you will update to ZVD skipping ZVC.

    EDIT: Step 7 in which Part/Chapter? It looks like you're running stock, so no Factory Wipe/Data Wipe is needed.
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    03-23-2011 04:30 PM
  2. them0dster's Avatar
    My baseband is LS760MVD. Is it possible to root this? if so then how?
    03-23-2011 07:35 PM
  3. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    Rooting guide in the stickies.
    03-23-2011 07:37 PM
  4. Onyoursix's Avatar
    Anyone have an issue with the LG update tool? I have about 50 optimus s's that I rooted and installed a custom recovery on, they all had V9 baseband. I've almost finished upgrading all of them, but now my LG software tool can't update them anymore =( I noticed that when I would load the LG updater it would show the Model as I believe LS670 and it would show the version as LS670ZV9. Now when I load it it shows "Model: Model:LG-LS670" and the "version:" is blank. When I click on "start updating" it fails on the analysis and says "Software update is not supported for this model" so far I've had about 5 optimus s's fail on this.

    I really don't think I'm doing anything wrong seeing as I've done the same steps over and over and over for the past few days on all these phones. I've tried reboot computer/phones reinstalling update tool, reflashing phones with different custom roms. Anyone have any other suggestion? I've also tried to reflash the V9 using the KP500.

    This all started last night, just curious if anyone else has had a similar problem and had any suggestions.
    03-23-2011 07:56 PM
  5. Onyoursix's Avatar
    Okay maybe I spoke too soon, but I swear I tried like 3 hours to fix this. I found a link

    Cell Phone Support - Mobile Phone Customer Service & Cell Phone Information - LG Electronics US

    and I downloaded the "LG Android Software" it looks like it did a reinstall of all my drivers. That seemed to fix it. This isn't the LGMobile update utility.
    03-23-2011 08:17 PM
  6. arrogant437's Avatar
    I dont know i think i got confused........................ At this poiint (Currently rooted with xionia running V9) all I have to do is update with the LG mobile update tool, (i.e. wont loose apps). I did back up everything with Titanium Pro, but all my apps are Internal on the phone should i move em to the sdcard? (I know this can be risky) Also, I havent installed a custom ROM yet, so once I update to VD with the Mobile updater tool, I can refer to the "Part 3: If you wish to simply update to the VD radio and run a custom ROM" part In the "Rooting the LG Optimus S with software version LS670ZVD" post This is the section that has the wipe data/ factory reset in it
    03-23-2011 08:52 PM
  7. Onyoursix's Avatar
    I dont know i think i got confused........................ At this poiint (Currently rooted with xionia running V9) all I have to do is update with the LG mobile update tool, (i.e. wont loose apps). I did back up everything with Titanium Pro, but all my apps are Internal on the phone should i move em to the sdcard? (I know this can be risky) Also, I havent installed a custom ROM yet, so once I update to VD with the Mobile updater tool, I can refer to the "Part 3: If you wish to simply update to the VD radio and run a custom ROM" part In the "Rooting the LG Optimus S with software version LS670ZVD" post This is the section that has the wipe data/ factory reset in it
    As long as you have the custom recovery installed you will be okay updating to the VD. As far as Titanium Pro goes, I believe when you do a backup it backs up all your apps and data to the SD card so you don't really need to move them over. I don't use Titanium Pro, I use Mybackup pro, but I would guess it does the same thing.

    After you update to VD then you download the custom rom, put it on SD card, boot into custom recovery and reflash. That should do it for you. Hopefully I answered your question =)
    03-24-2011 03:25 PM
  8. arrogant437's Avatar
    Ok Drew,or anybody, the weirdest thing just happened to me, here goes.......I follwed all the steps to Root my phone, install a custom recovery and a Custom ROM. Everything was fine until I installed the custom ROM.....From the beginning, I was running stock zvd with no root, I force flashed back to ZV9 succesfully, Installed CWMA successfully, Force flashed to ZVD sucessfully with KP500. So next, I flashed Thunderom. As stated in the post , [ROM] ThundeROM V1.8.2 3/19/2011.page 1, I.....
    Download ROM, do not open it, do not extract it, do not rename it.
    place on root of sdcard
    boot into recovery
    make a nadroid backup
    wipe data,cache,dalvik
    flash rom
    reboot
    I successfully installed thunderom, however I did not have any of my previous downloaded apps and still had root. Before I flashed thunderom, I moved all my apps to the sdcard and backed them up as well as my data.(Where did my Titanium backups go?) Next , I booted into recovery to restore my apps and settings from the nandroid back up. As a result, Thunderom is no longer active, however,my apps and data are back and my phone says Im running software version ZVD, Baseband version MV9, and Build FRG83.(Isn't this stock v9 ?) If this is ZVD, my hotspot widget shouldnt work, but it does.

    I guess what im asking is do I have to forceflash back to ZV9 and do it all again? Once I flash thunderom, how do I access my titanium backup if the app isnt visible? Do I really need to do the wipe data,cache and dalvik bofore i flash thunderom? I think this is what caused ny problem
    03-24-2011 03:44 PM
  9. CarrieK's Avatar
    I believe you should be able to reflash TR 1.8.2 without doing the three wipes.
    03-24-2011 04:04 PM
  10. arrogant437's Avatar
    HA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just reflashed thunderom again without the wipes and now all my apps and data are visible. WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    03-24-2011 04:19 PM
  11. lifelessraptor's Avatar
    I'm curious. I just flashed ThundeROM on 1.8.2 to my Optimus running V9. Can I just install VD with the updater without switching back to the stock ROM and keep my root access?
    03-27-2011 07:14 AM
  12. CarrieK's Avatar
    Use the LG Updater tool to update to ZVD, then reflash TR 1.8.2.
    03-27-2011 09:08 AM
  13. lifelessraptor's Avatar
    And if I use the updater I won't lose my root as long as I have the custom recovery?
    03-27-2011 10:41 AM
  14. CarrieK's Avatar
    And if I use the updater I won't lose my root as long as I have the custom recovery?
    Once you are finished updating with the LG Updater tool, use your custom recovery to flash TR 1.8.2. When your phone is rebooted after flashing you will have root and TR 1.8.2. There is a thread called "How to update to VC/VD without losing your data." It has a lot of information and it is the method I used to update. I have had absolutely no problems and am enjoying this rom!
    03-27-2011 11:25 AM
  15. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    Once you are finished updating with the LG Updater tool, use your custom recovery to flash TR 1.8.2. When your phone is rebooted after flashing you will have root and TR 1.8.2. There is a thread called "How to update to VC/VD without losing your data." It has a lot of information and it is the method I used to update. I have had absolutely no problems and am enjoying this rom!
    Ah yes, the Robchaos method. Incidentally that method also served as the base for the VD rooting method, but we didn't know it at the time

    Link for those who need it.
    03-27-2011 11:35 AM
  16. lifelessraptor's Avatar
    Thanks a bunch. That was gonna be my first guess but none of the forums seemed very clear as to if I could just install the update from ThundeROM and let it flash over it or if I had to return to stock first because unfortunately I believe I forgot to make an backup.
    03-27-2011 12:28 PM
  17. CarrieK's Avatar
    Ah yes, the Robchaos method. Incidentally that method also served as the base for the VD rooting method, but we didn't know it at the time

    Link for those who need it.
    Lol, yeah I was one of the guinea pigs
    03-27-2011 01:13 PM
  18. Error420's Avatar
    Thanks for the super great guides. I know this is pointless since cricket came out with the Optimus C but I used these guides to end up with a fully flashed to cricket Optimus S. Got a mint phone for cheaper than I could a Optimus C. Anyway everything is working with cricket using ThundeRom, Android version 2.2.2 Baseband Version LS670MVD_60401001, Kernel 2.6.32.9, that should give a good idea of what I have going on. Thanks again guys

    Well after a little sleep and more time with the phone think everything works but the MMS, guess I kinda jumped the gun but its still working very well and I'll get the mms issue figured out before to long.
    03-28-2011 08:26 PM
  19. chiefhowie's Avatar
    I would like to unlock Optimus LS760 s. I have the code. I was told to phone 2945#*7601# didn't work. I'm a newbee
    any help thanks.
    03-29-2011 03:14 PM
  20. jcwxguy's Avatar
    guide worked great, got it on my first try with my new phone. (old phone i tried, but then got stuck on lg spash screen-took to sprint, they said it was defective (i said it did that after after the ota update lol-i didnt tell them i was rooting)
    03-30-2011 12:16 AM
  21. GeorgeNYer's Avatar
    I'm having trouble with the abd drivers so I cant use the command promt to reboot into recovery so I'm stuck on stock VD. I'm guessing I need a 64 bit driver but can't any. Does anyone another work around or how to make the driver work?

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    03-30-2011 09:42 AM
  22. sonicbluemustang's Avatar
    I'm having trouble with the abd drivers so I cant use the command promt to reboot into recovery so I'm stuck on stock VD. I'm guessing I need a 64 bit driver but can't any. Does anyone another work around or how to make the driver work?

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    Do you have USB debugging on in Menu/Settings/Applications/Developement?
    03-30-2011 11:25 AM
  23. mr griffon's Avatar
    Hey guys new to forum,so much info here.Have a question I have been reading this thread and cant figure out what I need or dont need to do. I have the optimus s never rooted, my hot spot widget worked before, I received the new update ls670zvd now it doesn't work. What steps do I have to take to root this phone. I already downloaded lg updater and use pdanet so I should have drivers installed. Would appreciate the help thanks.
    03-30-2011 12:42 PM
  24. GeorgeNYer's Avatar
    Do you have USB debugging on in Menu/Settings/Applications/Developement?
    Yes I do, my computer recognizes my phone in debug mode but adb driver doesnt install properly

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    03-30-2011 12:58 PM
  25. sfhub's Avatar
    Hey guys new to forum,so much info here.Have a question I have been reading this thread and cant figure out what I need or dont need to do. I have the optimus s never rooted, my hot spot widget worked before, I received the new update ls670zvd now it doesn't work. What steps do I have to take to root this phone. I already downloaded lg updater and use pdanet so I should have drivers installed. Would appreciate the help thanks.
    Revert to V9. Instructions are in my signature. Skip step (u) if you have no need for root and aren't upgrading to latest ZVD ROM.

    If your phone came with VC, then revert to VC instead or your LCD might not display (even though your phone otherwise works ok, including touch screen) Instructions are the same as reverting to V9 except a few substitutions in the reference section.
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    03-30-2011 05:46 PM
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