1. MWisBest's Avatar
    I made a custom ROM due to the fact of the lack of ROMs for this phone. I think people need some choices so I figured I would give them 1 more choice.

    This ROM is based on Android 2.2.1, more specifically getitnowmarketing's 2.2.1 update, thanks man!

    To Install this ROM you must have installed the custom recovery, go here to do that: Custom Recovery Vortex/Thunderc-vzw - Android Forums

    Once you install the recovery, boot in to it and do the following:
    Make an Nandroid Backup: (Nandroid + android.secure)
    Wipe: Data/Factory Reset, Dalvik-Cache
    Install: LightningC-v1.0.zip (downloaded ZIP that is placed on your SD card)

    Android 2.2.1
    -Latest Superuser-
    -Latest su-
    -Latest Busybox (with run-parts support)-
    DeOdex'd + Zipaligned all APKs
    All Bloatware Removed
    -Except for Visual Voicemail, just incase you use it-
    JIT + Hardware Acceleration
    -Faster than stock or ADW EX-
    Updated Apps
    No Bing
    -Includes search button on hardware!-
    Custom Boot Animation
    Bash + Nano
    Easy System Mount/Unmount
    -Go to terminal/shell and type sysro for read-only, sysrw for read-write-

    Special thanks to:
    dsixda for speeding up the process: [KITCHEN][MAR. 12 '11] HTC Android Kitchen, v0.141 [Linux / Mac / Windows] - xda-developers
    Dysgenic for the boot animation: [BOOT ANIMATION] The Droids - xda-developers
    getitnowmarketing for the base ROM: Rooted 2.2.1 Update - Android Forums and for the recovery linked to above
    roping5--, jaxoracing and DiG DuG like this.
    03-14-2011 12:05 AM
  2. MWisBest's Avatar
    Place in root of SD card and follow instructions in post 1


    v1.2 [3/14/2011]
    Fix Force Close Error

    v1.1 [3/14/2011]
    Remove My Verizon + Useless .apk's
    Use default Android SetupWizard
    Shaved off 2MB!

    v1.0 [3/13/2011]
    Initial release

    Known Bugs:

    v1.1 broke the Backup Assistant because it requires My Verizon apparently. Bug is in v1.2 also. I will be adding it back but for now just install it from the Market.
    jaxoracing and DiG DuG like this.
    03-14-2011 12:06 AM
  3. roping5--'s Avatar
    Just installed it had breakneckmod installed before, i'll get back to you on how I like this one. Thanks a lot for the effort!
    03-17-2011 11:55 PM
  4. roping5--'s Avatar
    Seemed to mess up my phones connection with my computer although did run faster then breakneckmod, it seems less stable but did accomplish more if what it said it would do. Could no longer access files on the the sdcard through windows explorer switching back to breakneckmod for now.
    03-20-2011 08:03 PM
  5. ike0507's Avatar
    YES! this is what i've been looking for. God there's so little support for the vortex. its sad. Great job
    03-21-2011 01:18 AM
  6. steele ferwick's Avatar
    Nice job, definitely like the smaller rom gives me a little more room on the tiny bit of internal memory we've got. Also dig the boot screen and FINALLY NO BOOT SOUNDS! one major issue I'm having is video playback seems to be broken. there's no video player and finding one that works is proving to be difficult. Trying to play 3gpp and mp4 from phone.
    03-30-2011 09:57 AM
  7. sonicbluemustang's Avatar
    there's no video player and finding one that works is proving to be difficult. Trying to play 3gpp and mp4 from phone.
    try RockPlayer and see if that will play em.
    04-04-2011 10:21 PM
  8. TRDRoLLa's Avatar
    thanks for this rom, works great on my gf's phone
    04-09-2011 04:30 AM
  9. DiG DuG's Avatar
    Amazing work! Had breakneck and hated it, this ROM has blown me away! THANK YOU!
    palms99 likes this.
    04-11-2011 11:11 PM
  10. AStormy's Avatar
    I've tried a couple ROM's and so far this is my favorite. Very simple and clean. Thank you.
    06-13-2011 02:05 AM
  11. pb5525's Avatar
    My phone turns on, sprint logo flashes, then the word "android" Thats it, 5min go by and it goes black. My computer says it is an unknow device. I cant do anything, how can I load a custom recovery when it is a BRICK!? It is a softWARE issue. I read that I can re-install the O/S froyo 2.2.2. I can not locate this one file - LS679ZVC_11.SC_11.P60674.cab does anyone have a clue?please help - pb5525@live.com
    07-28-2011 10:59 AM
  12. TyMiles2012's Avatar
    Sprint? Did you flash an LG Vortex ROM on the Optimus S?
    09-03-2011 12:27 PM
  13. jase.5273's Avatar
    Are there any screenshots for this ROM by any chance?
    11-11-2011 12:19 PM
  14. jase.5273's Avatar
    For some reason I cannot get my phone into recovery mode. I tried pressing the Home+Vol Down+Power buttons until I saw the Android guy with the box on it. Once I released the keys, it reset my phone and powered up to the main screen. Any thoughts/ideas?
    11-11-2011 01:09 PM
  15. Ussmundo's Avatar
    What's up everybody? noob here with first time thread EVER! I know this thread is old but. I'm in desperate need of unbricking my vortex phone and I. Don't know/understand anything of what to do what anything means how to filter my questions so if this thread is still active could someone please reply back to let me know that someone is still alive and is willing to help first time rooter/bricker!?! Thank you
    10-24-2013 07:17 PM