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  1. smankins's Avatar
    I tried to use ROMTools to root my phone and now I am stuck on a step. I went through this thread and did not see anyone else with this problem so I guess I will hope someone can help me out here. I was doing the recovery (I did rename the recovery file to vrecovery.img) and my phone stopped on a blue screen with these messages:
    Fastboot mode started
    gpio_i2c: invalid khz: 0
    bl: i2c write error
    wdc_start()
    -- suspend --
    -- reset --
    -- portchange --
    -- reset --
    -- portchange --
    STALL GET_DESCRIPTOR 128 6 1006 0 18
    -- reset --
    -- portchange --
    -- reset --
    -- portchange --

    I did load the drivers through ROMTools so I don't know what happened. I tried using adb through a command line but it does not see any devices connected through USB. Can anyone help me with this? I have not disconnected the phone from the PC yet and I can't out of this screen, much less try to flash recovery again. Thanks.
    04-13-2011 01:02 PM
  2. smankins's Avatar
    OK. I finally decided I had to try something with this phone since it is the only phone I have in the house. I unplugged it from the computer and pulled the battery. I then put the battery back in and all appears to be normal again. I was worried that might brick the phone or do something else but the phone has just been sitting here useless for quite a while. Maybe I will try this root process again later. I don't know if there was a driver problem during the process or what.
    04-13-2011 05:31 PM
  3. dvrvarma1's Avatar
    I am a newbie and have this phone. Can any one explain in lay terms why do we need to root the phone ? Any advantages ? Also How will I do that. I see the first page but still I dont know what I need to do ? Do I need to downlaod some other ROM s before doing this ? Any step by step instructions ? Thanks for the help
    04-13-2011 09:04 PM
  4. mrk442's Avatar
    Just FYI not sure it applies to every one or not but The tool was not working for me it seemed like it was running on the comp but never actually did anything to the phone. My rooted optimus s running Nrom but when i copied the adb.exe from the latest android SDK and replaced the one included with this package it works just find now.

    I might have done something wrong but i figured i would mention it in case anyone else has an issue with it not working just try the adb from the SDK

    I went ahead and zipped the adb i used in case anyone needed it and did not want to download the entire SDK and go through the trouble!
    04-14-2011 06:55 PM
  5. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    I'm coming from an optimus s to an optimus v. Is this the best way to get a custom recovery on the v? And does it contain the latest recovery?


    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    04-14-2011 09:38 PM
  6. toddm27's Avatar
    so I installed this on my optimus V, added the custom recovery, but forgot to rename it, renamed it, and it gets to the custom recovery, but I have lost all data somehow, the 3g icon doesn't show up on top and it won't connect to anything, I then flashed to aphrodite 1.3.3, no change, tried restoring to a nandroid backup, still no network, any suggestions?

    edit: ok, apparently there was a network outage at the exact moment I rooted my phone, all is well, thanks much, lmao
    04-17-2011 09:22 PM
  7. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    Used this yesterday when I got my v. It took me 10 min to root flash recovery and rom compaired to an hour with my optimus s with adb. Great job. Keep up the good work.

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk
    04-20-2011 04:49 PM
  8. xanous's Avatar
    Have to admit it was all my fault for not renaming the included recovery.img to vrecovery.img.
    For whatever reason I thought the included recovery.img was automatically renamed by the options for the different phones during the process.
    Not sure if it helps anyone else, but it all worked fine after the rename.

    Thank you for all your work on this, sorry for the obvious newbie mistake.
    YES! Thank you. I was having the same issues this worked. How did we all miss this?
    04-23-2011 11:11 AM
  9. darktower805's Avatar
    @mmmark111, I just wanted to say thanks for making this great program. I used it to root and install a stock vm rom + xionia kernel. It took me a lot of reading posts of what to do and what not to do, but I managed to get it done. Thanks again.
    04-29-2011 10:10 PM
  10. samusishere1's Avatar
    I cant boot into clockwork with this program. when the program finishes installing it it just hangs at the LG logo and i cant get into recovery. can you please help me
    05-07-2011 08:24 PM
  11. awfalafel's Avatar
    Hello, I used these instructions to boot from stock.
    (Optimus V, 2.2 original ROM)
    Install from Stock Optimus - ROMRepo

    I had the drivers.
    The phone roots without a hitch.

    1. Move aospMod and gapps to phone's SD card
    I left these as .zip files.
    I put them in the sdcard's root folder.

    2. Place phone in USB debug mode >setting>applications>development>USB debugging
    3. Connect phone to computer
    4. Extract ROMTools
    Did all this.

    5. Move CWRecovery to ROMTools directory
    6. Rename CWRecovery to vrecovery.img
    I put copies of CWRecovery in the ROMTools root folder and the ROM folder.
    In each, I put a copy of vrecovery.img and then recovery.img as well.

    7. Execute ROMTools
    8. Select 'Flash recovery to phone'
    9. Select 'Optimus V'
    10. Select 'Flash Recovery and Drivers'
    11. Follow prompts
    Did all this.
    Phone reboots to a screen with four options in bluish-purple.
    Below is status written in yellow.
    The four options are along the lines of:
    'reboot'
    'load update from sdcard' (which requires update.zip)
    'wipe to factory default'
    'wipe cache'
    I rebooted, which just restart the phone as normal.

    12. Once phone has booted into recovery 'MAKE BACKUP'!!!
    13. Preform factory/data reset
    I then assumed the four options screen, was the rebooting.
    I performed the reset.
    My phone now reboots into factory default.
    Not an issue, but, I'd still like to get to the updated mod : j
    Any ideas where I went wrong?

    14. Under Mounts & Storage Format boot, system, data, cache.
    15. Now we get to install the ROM! Choose "install zip from sdcard"
    16. Navigate to the aospCMod you copied to your phone's sd card.
    17. Select it, and let it flash.
    18. Now, go back to install zip from sdcard. We now need to flash the Market.
    19. Flash "Gapps"
    20. Reboot
    I never saw options for anything like this.

    Also, the phone doesn't go into recovery mode from holding home+power.
    05-08-2011 12:45 PM
  12. robynlee7's Avatar
    i can get the phone to custom recovery, but i cant get the ROM onto the phone... sorry for being a noob, but can someone give me specific directions for flashing the ROM to the SD card? i also get an error when i try to extract the rodimus ROM into the ROM folder... help???
    05-14-2011 09:31 AM
  13. Csappey's Avatar
    thanks for the great post....first time trying to root this phone
    05-19-2011 07:49 PM
  14. donjjones's Avatar
    Anyone have an alternate link for ROMTools v2.3.1 with Optimus V drivers ? Appears the host no longer is working

    Thanks
    05-24-2011 08:34 PM
  15. slow88lx's Avatar
    Hello, I used these instructions to boot from stock.
    (Optimus V, 2.2 original ROM)
    Install from Stock Optimus - ROMRepo

    I had the drivers.
    The phone roots without a hitch.

    1. Move aospMod and gapps to phone's SD card
    I left these as .zip files.
    I put them in the sdcard's root folder.

    2. Place phone in USB debug mode >setting>applications>development>USB debugging
    3. Connect phone to computer
    4. Extract ROMTools
    Did all this.

    5. Move CWRecovery to ROMTools directory
    6. Rename CWRecovery to vrecovery.img
    I put copies of CWRecovery in the ROMTools root folder and the ROM folder.
    In each, I put a copy of vrecovery.img and then recovery.img as well.

    7. Execute ROMTools
    8. Select 'Flash recovery to phone'
    9. Select 'Optimus V'
    10. Select 'Flash Recovery and Drivers'
    11. Follow prompts
    Did all this.
    Phone reboots to a screen with four options in bluish-purple.
    Below is status written in yellow.
    The four options are along the lines of:
    'reboot'
    'load update from sdcard' (which requires update.zip)
    'wipe to factory default'
    'wipe cache'
    I rebooted, which just restart the phone as normal.

    12. Once phone has booted into recovery 'MAKE BACKUP'!!!
    13. Preform factory/data reset
    I then assumed the four options screen, was the rebooting.
    I performed the reset.
    My phone now reboots into factory default.
    Not an issue, but, I'd still like to get to the updated mod : j
    Any ideas where I went wrong?

    14. Under Mounts & Storage Format boot, system, data, cache.
    15. Now we get to install the ROM! Choose "install zip from sdcard"
    16. Navigate to the aospCMod you copied to your phone's sd card.
    17. Select it, and let it flash.
    18. Now, go back to install zip from sdcard. We now need to flash the Market.
    19. Flash "Gapps"
    20. Reboot
    I never saw options for anything like this.

    Also, the phone doesn't go into recovery mode from holding home+power.
    Same problem here.
    05-27-2011 12:23 AM
  16. ojab562's Avatar
    I also got the same problem.....................................
    05-27-2011 02:50 PM
  17. hyruu's Avatar
    i can get the phone to custom recovery, but i cant get the ROM onto the phone... sorry for being a noob, but can someone give me specific directions for flashing the ROM to the SD card? i also get an error when i try to extract the rodimus ROM into the ROM folder... help???
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/opti...t-started.html
    05-27-2011 04:44 PM
  18. demoptimus's Avatar
    This is where worries are for me, I want to be able to install roms but I am a little afraid of losing my new phone on this. Not to be a stiff but a little paranoid.
    05-27-2011 10:14 PM
  19. demoptimus's Avatar
    I did root my phone last night and install super-user and root check. I am confident in my ability to do it I just want to know it has been done.
    05-27-2011 10:16 PM
  20. hyruu's Avatar
    If you follow the directions to a T you should all be OK.
    05-27-2011 10:42 PM
  21. ojab562's Avatar
    After it confirms temp root I start and flash custom recovery and once the progress bar get a little passed half the phone boots into stock recovery. Retried it a bunch of times and same results.
    05-27-2011 11:04 PM
  22. natrensland's Avatar
    ok maby im just missing somthing but when i go to to push rom to phone it say access denied? and i know im rooted its a lg optimus s can u give me a hand?

    Remount failed: operation not permitted
    and a couple other little things
    06-15-2011 10:41 PM
  23. JerryScript's Avatar
    To test if you are rooted, download Terminal Emulator from the Android Market. Once installed, open it and type:

    su

    If you get a # sign as the prompt, you are rooted. If you still have a $ sign as the prompt, you are not rooted.
    06-16-2011 12:01 AM
  24. natrensland's Avatar
    yup im rooted and still says access denied
    06-16-2011 09:47 AM
  25. natrensland's Avatar
    ok this is gettin me no were fast lol Yes indeed i am rooted tested and true but i can not get it to flash a rom it says access denied so hmm any other idies? optimus s
    06-17-2011 12:03 AM
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