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  1. mmmark111's Avatar
    I apologize for my noob-ness and stupidity. Here is exactly what I did:

    Install ROMTools (with drivers). Ran files "1", "2", "3".

    Download a bootanimation.zip (contains a file called desc.txt and a folder called "part0" with lots of jpg's in it)

    Put bootanimation.zip into "ROMTools > bootanimation" folder alongside the placeholder.txt file

    Plug in Android to PC using USB cable

    Put Android into USB Debugging mode

    Opened ROMTools.exe. Selected option 7 "Push bootanimation.zip"

    Get following message:
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    rm failed for /data/local/bootanimation.zip, No such file or directory

    Phone reboots and the default bootanimation is shown, not the new one.


    That's the exact order I'm doing things in. If I'm missing a step or something, please let me know.




    I'm not sure what this means. In the bootanimation.zip, there are none of those files you mentioned. If it did, i wouldn't know how to access /system/media anyways or even know where it is. That's not in my phone's SD card, and if that's a folder on the phone, I dunno how to access those then (my phone is not rooted, if that makes a difference).

    Again, I apologize for being slow, I'm new to this so I don't really know how to figure it out on my own, although I did get it through the adb previously.
    The error you are getting is caused by not having root access. If you have installed the recovery only and not a ROM then you most likely do not have root.

    Run 'one.exe' in the ROMTools folder, hit 'shell root', wait till it finishes, and try again.
    Mirth likes this.
    03-02-2011 07:13 PM
  2. Mirth's Avatar
    The error you are getting is caused by not having root access. If you have installed the recovery only and not a ROM then you most likely do not have root.

    Run 'one.exe' in the ROMTools folder, hit 'shell root', wait till it finishes, and try again.
    Thank you for your quick reply.

    One more question before I do this. I don't have my phone activated yet (gotta wait till my Sprint contract is up first), which is why I haven't done anything daring yet and still have the stock ROM or whatever.

    If I run this 'one.exe' and do that shell root, will this prevent me from activating with Virgin Mobile in a few weeks?
    03-02-2011 07:46 PM
  3. mmmark111's Avatar
    Thank you for your quick reply.

    One more question before I do this. I don't have my phone activated yet (gotta wait till my Sprint contract is up first), which is why I haven't done anything daring yet and still have the stock ROM or whatever.

    If I run this 'one.exe' and do that shell root, will this prevent me from activating with Virgin Mobile in a few weeks?
    Nope.
    03-02-2011 08:02 PM
  4. Hugh Johnson's Avatar
    If I run this 'one.exe' and do that shell root, will this prevent me from activating with Virgin Mobile in a few weeks?
    You might not be able to activate if you put a different ROM on though. I wasn't able to with Cyanogenmod 7. I had to go back to stock first.

    And if anyone wants to know, Zefie has this to say about CWMA.
    CWMA comes with LG Sprint recovery to handle the factory reset, VM's might be different.
    So you may want to stay away from the factory-style reset in the recovery mod. I thought I'd add this in since ROMTools uses CWMA as a recovery loader.
    Mirth likes this.
    03-02-2011 08:19 PM
  5. Mirth's Avatar
    Nope.
    Okay, that seemed to do the trick, works like a charm!!! Thanks!


    You might not be able to activate if you put a different ROM on though. I wasn't able to with Cyanogenmod 7. I had to go back to stock first.
    Thanks for the advice. I think I'll wait until I put on a different ROM then.
    03-02-2011 08:28 PM
  6. mmmark111's Avatar
    Okay, that seemed to do the trick, works like a charm!!! Thanks!

    Thanks for the advice. I think I'll wait until I put on a different ROM then.
    But that's no to say that you can't make a nandroid backup and just restore it when it comes time to activate :P

    That's what I did.
    03-02-2011 08:55 PM
  7. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    You should just need the activation apk and you should be able to activate with any rom installed. Someone has a link to it, I don't have it handy.

    It's not a bad thing to keep handy, anyhow, just in case, so you don't have to nandroid back to the stock rom, activate, then nandroid back again. If you used a different recovery, this could be even more of a hassle.
    03-02-2011 11:52 PM
  8. tony5593's Avatar
    Damn it I'm lost... still having the same problem.
    03-03-2011 07:30 AM
  9. tony5593's Avatar
    I need help. Mmmark111 if you could help that would be awesome. I can't seem to get this to work! And ever since I started, my phones slow now! It might as well be a brick! I open he menu and I have to wait like 5 secs for it to open. I hardly ever have 3g and most of the time when I do its a lie, it starts flipping back and forth from 1x. I get my txts late too.
    03-03-2011 11:26 AM
  10. AQAA's Avatar
    Took the step and flashed the VM-Xionia today using your flash rom to phone.
    Everything worked 100%.
    Used Setcpu for 790Mhz, the speed difference is very noticeable.

    Excellent tool for people that don't like typing the commands.
    Many thanks!
    03-03-2011 10:57 PM
  11. pspOPT's Avatar
    Can I use this application to root the phone? TIA!
    03-04-2011 11:26 AM
  12. manormortal's Avatar
    @devgru82 What do you mean?

    Oh and when i revert to stock, it goes back to normal, no freezing.
    i too am having this problem when trying to install Zefie's CM7 rom
    03-04-2011 11:48 AM
  13. mmmark111's Avatar
    i too am having this problem when trying to install Zefie's CM7 rom
    I think another user fixed this by wiping everything and trying again.
    03-04-2011 05:24 PM
  14. manormortal's Avatar
    I think another user fixed this by wiping everything and trying again.
    finally got it working, thanks.
    03-04-2011 05:34 PM
  15. BorisBadinov's Avatar
    Hello all, and thanks for the excellent work mmmark111. I rooted my Optimus V earlier today, using RevolutionRed 's method here : http://forum.androidcentral.com/opti...optimus-v.html

    And I know it was successful since I have TitaniumBackup working and su was showing # when I was using the commands and such.


    Now, I am trying to get ROMTools to help me 1st make a full backup, and 2nd put on RevolutionRed 's Stock + Xionia ROM.

    I have thusfar connected my phone (yes, USB debugging is on) and ran ROMTools.exe after extracting your zip. (PS- your instructions call it a different file name) When I selected "Flash recovery to phone" it checks to see if I have root, by running its daemon script in cmd. The script shows a $ for some reason, and says that I need to run the ROOT before I can flash.

    Since I am already Rooted (nothing else has been done to my phone yet) is there any risk of selecting ROOT in ROMTools? I am pretty new to all of this and after reading hundreds of different postings throughout the forums, I am quite nervous of making any steps that aren't explicitly explained somewhere.

    If and when I do get the flash recovery working, it should save the recovery to my SD at which point I can use the "Flash ROM to phone" option to put a new ROM on, correct? If something goes horribly wrong, how do I access and utilize the backup I will have made previous?

    I know this is a lot to digest, and I appreciate anyone who can help.
    03-05-2011 01:02 AM
  16. mmmark111's Avatar
    Hello all, and thanks for the excellent work mmmark111. I rooted my Optimus V earlier today, using RevolutionRed 's method here : http://forum.androidcentral.com/opti...optimus-v.html

    And I know it was successful since I have TitaniumBackup working and su was showing # when I was using the commands and such.


    Now, I am trying to get ROMTools to help me 1st make a full backup, and 2nd put on RevolutionRed 's Stock + Xionia ROM.

    I have thusfar connected my phone (yes, USB debugging is on) and ran ROMTools.exe after extracting your zip. (PS- your instructions call it a different file name) When I selected "Flash recovery to phone" it checks to see if I have root, by running its daemon script in cmd. The script shows a $ for some reason, and says that I need to run the ROOT before I can flash.

    Since I am already Rooted (nothing else has been done to my phone yet) is there any risk of selecting ROOT in ROMTools? I am pretty new to all of this and after reading hundreds of different postings throughout the forums, I am quite nervous of making any steps that aren't explicitly explained somewhere.

    If and when I do get the flash recovery working, it should save the recovery to my SD at which point I can use the "Flash ROM to phone" option to put a new ROM on, correct? If something goes horribly wrong, how do I access and utilize the backup I will have made previous?

    I know this is a lot to digest, and I appreciate anyone who can help.
    In cmd, can you 'cd' to your android sdk tools directory or the ROMTools directory, and enter 'adb shell' and check for #. If you don't get a # try typing 'su' and let me know your results.
    BorisBadinov likes this.
    03-05-2011 10:42 AM
  17. tony5593's Avatar
    @manormortal hey can you help me? What did you do to make it work?
    03-05-2011 12:34 PM
  18. BorisBadinov's Avatar
    @mmmark111 Ahh, bizzare-o. I absolutely ROOTed previously (Like I said, I got those Apps to work correctly which require su) but now it is showing $ and typing 'su' brings 'permission denied' .

    I am curious how my phone could have lost it's root like this. Also, does it matter in the scheme of life whether I perma-root or root through ROMTools and flash a ROM right then and there? I would prefer a long-term solution over consistently having to re-ROOT honestly.

    Thanks for your time.
    03-05-2011 03:06 PM
  19. OptimusVBoy22's Avatar
    Does anyone have screen shots using this ROM? I want to see the theme.
    03-05-2011 03:52 PM
  20. mmmark111's Avatar
    @mmmark111 Ahh, bizzare-o. I absolutely ROOTed previously (Like I said, I got those Apps to work correctly which require su) but now it is showing $ and typing 'su' brings 'permission denied' .

    I am curious how my phone could have lost it's root like this. Also, does it matter in the scheme of life whether I perma-root or root through ROMTools and flash a ROM right then and there? I would prefer a long-term solution over consistently having to re-ROOT honestly.

    Thanks for your time.
    The temp root you can achieve with ROMTools will allow you to flash a recovery that lets you flash a pre-rooted ROM. This will give you a "perma-root" The only way to lose root is to flash a non-rooted rom.
    03-05-2011 03:57 PM
  21. mmmark111's Avatar
    Does anyone have screen shots using this ROM? I want to see the theme.
    Huh?
    03-05-2011 03:58 PM
  22. BorisBadinov's Avatar
    @mmmark111 Awesome work, thanks so much for this, now I have the recovery:

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition


    I thought that I could do a Nandroid backup with this utility..? I feel like I am taking a lot of your time and I am sorry but I have found a real lack of explanation on how exactly one does a backup throughout the forum step by step.

    Also, so that I dont mess anything up by hitting the wrong keys, which buttons do I press in the menu for down/up and to advance the menus?

    Edit: When I actually finish all of this, I hope to write a comprehensive and explanitive topic on this forum for it. Seems that a lot of information is spread between this forum, android forums, and XDA. There is not really anywhere explaining the steps from recieving ones phone, to activation, to root, to custom recovery, to backup, and then the installation of ROMs.
    03-05-2011 04:15 PM
  23. AQAA's Avatar
    That looks like the stock recovery you have listed.
    Go to post # 33, it will show you the options in the modified recovery.
    BorisBadinov likes this.
    03-05-2011 06:26 PM
  24. RavenSEAL's Avatar
    Can i simply root the phone and OC with one of the apps in the market instead of having to use a custom ROM? All the ones that are out at the moment seem to have issues that interfere with the main usages of my phone.
    03-06-2011 10:24 AM
  25. AQAA's Avatar
    I do believe that is what the very 1st. post on this forum is all about.
    It just obtains permanent root, by adding a couple of files.
    No recovery mods and no changes to the stock setup.

    After that you could just get SetCpu and overclock the CPU.
    03-06-2011 11:48 AM
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