1. G6Pilot2B's Avatar
    Hello, all. I'm about to root and flash my ROM for the first time. I've already located all the instructional posts to complete the process, but still have one question before I get started. Currently I do not have service with any wireless providers as I just bought this phone from a friend of mine. Will I be able to root and flash the ROM without having service? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    03-10-2011 04:26 PM
  2. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Thread title changed. In the future if you could try to use more accurate titles we'd all greatly appreciate it. Your question is valid and I'm sure others have the same question now or may at a later time but the chances of them searching "Noob needs help" is slim to none meaning any info shared here would then be lost. Thanks!
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    03-10-2011 04:30 PM
  3. uberjam545's Avatar
    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to
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    03-10-2011 04:32 PM
  4. G6Pilot2B's Avatar
    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to
    Thanks for the info. This being my first time trying this, I just didn't know if that could affect it.
    03-10-2011 04:37 PM
  5. uberjam545's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. This being my first time trying this, I just didn't know if that could affect it.
    Yea a new update was just released though so make sure you know what your radio is before you try anything
    03-10-2011 04:53 PM
  6. G6Pilot2B's Avatar
    Yea a new update was just released though so make sure you know what your radio is before you try anything
    Ok, you just lost me there. Can you explain what "radio" means, or point me to the respective post for it?
    03-10-2011 05:57 PM
  7. uberjam545's Avatar
    Ok, you just lost me there. Can you explain what "radio" means, or point me to the respective post for it?
    i would love to tell you what it means but i dont really know myself. But i do know that unless its version v9 you have to force flash to v9 before you can do anything

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...diag-mode.html

    then you must do this:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...-ls670zvd.html


    to check your radio its under settings<about phone< scroll down a bit to baseband version/ sw version
    03-10-2011 06:05 PM
  8. G6Pilot2B's Avatar
    i would love to tell you what it means but i dont really know myself. But i do know that unless its version v9 you have to force flash to v9 before you can do anything

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...diag-mode.html

    then you must do this:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...-ls670zvd.html


    to check your radio its under settings<about phone< scroll down a bit to baseband version/ sw version
    Can't get into settings. Phone is telling me to install an ID before it gives me menu access.
    03-10-2011 06:28 PM
  9. uberjam545's Avatar
    Can't get into settings. Phone is telling me to install an ID before it gives me menu access.
    hmm well you can't install a sprint id without without the phone being active but maybe theres another way to figure out what version it is.

    Or maybe you can just force flash v9 even if the radio currently is v9 but i never tried it and wouldn't know but somebody else probably does
    03-10-2011 06:40 PM
  10. FreddyFredFred's Avatar
    I would just assume it has VC and force flash to V9. If it's already at V9, I wouldn't think it would matter. Then, you'll know it's V9! hehe
    03-10-2011 06:43 PM
  11. uberjam545's Avatar
    yea thats what i was thinking but i would feel very bad if i wreaked his phone even if its not active
    03-10-2011 06:47 PM
  12. sfhub's Avatar
    Hello, all. I'm about to root and flash my ROM for the first time. I've already located all the instructional posts to complete the process, but still have one question before I get started. Currently I do not have service with any wireless providers as I just bought this phone from a friend of mine. Will I be able to root and flash the ROM without having service? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Yes you will be able to do so, but it is slightly more hassle.

    To get around Sprint ID you can use the voice command button on the right side of the phone.

    Press and hold the voice dialer until the prompt pops up and say "Application Settings". Confirm on screen that is what you want. Navigate to Application Settings->Development->USB debugging and enable it.

    You can also enable WiFi that way, say "WiFi Settings"

    To tell what version you are currently running say "Phone Status"

    I think you can also say "Sprint ID" and choose one of the options and Sprint ID will stop bugging you, but I never tried it and I've since removed Sprint ID so can't try now.

    KP500 and Force Flashing works as long as you have USB debugging turned on. Phone doesn't need to be activated.
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    03-10-2011 06:47 PM
  13. G6Pilot2B's Avatar
    A huge thanks to you guys. I'm gonna try the suggested solutions and indicate which one works.
    03-10-2011 07:15 PM
  14. G6Pilot2B's Avatar
    Well, it seems that using the voice dialer and voice commands works the best for accessing everything without having a Sprint ID. I also found out how to stop it from requesting the Sprint ID.

    Using the voice dialer say "Sprint ID" and then choose Switch ID. On the next screen that comes up choose "My ID" and the Sprint ID screen is no more.
    03-10-2011 07:26 PM
  15. G6Pilot2B's Avatar
    I would just assume it has VC and force flash to V9. If it's already at V9, I wouldn't think it would matter. Then, you'll know it's V9! hehe
    BTW, you were right. Version is VC.
    03-10-2011 07:30 PM
  16. G6Pilot2B's Avatar
    i would love to tell you what it means but i dont really know myself. But i do know that unless its version v9 you have to force flash to v9 before you can do anything

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...diag-mode.html

    then you must do this:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...-ls670zvd.html


    to check your radio its under settings<about phone< scroll down a bit to baseband version/ sw version
    So, I have to force flash to V9 to be able to root and flash a custom ROM, right? Just trying to get a clear understanding of all this.
    03-10-2011 07:55 PM
  17. sfhub's Avatar
    So, I have to force flash to V9 to be able to root and flash a custom ROM, right? Just trying to get a clear understanding of all this.
    Yes, full VC (android + recovery) can't be rooted, so you need to force flash V9 first.
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    03-10-2011 08:02 PM
  18. FreddyFredFred's Avatar
    1) Force flash V9
    2) root V9
    3) FLASH STOCK V9 RECOVERY (NOT OPTIONAL)
    4) update to VC using the LG update tool
    5) Root VC using either the manual method or the Control Center
    These are the steps you need to do.
    Good luck!
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    03-10-2011 08:05 PM
  19. G6Pilot2B's Avatar
    Wow, thanks to all. I'm planning on starting the entire process tomorrow since I'll be home all day. I have to say, though, with all the support here, I'm no longer all that worried about attempting this.
    03-10-2011 08:34 PM
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