08-24-2013 09:15 PM
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  1. jibby's Avatar
    Alrighty,

    I've searched for answers to my problem, but it seems as though anyone else who made this mistake at least had root.

    I hardly know what I am doing.. and anything I achieved (in regards to rooting & flashing) was simply by luck.

    I can't really remember all that I did but it went something like this...

    -I rooted my LG Optimus V using Gingerbreak.apk.

    -I Installed ROM Manager from market

    -Flashed ClockworkMod Recovery (Which came with Rom Manager (I think))

    -Made a backup

    -I downloaded a CM7 ROM & GAPPS to my SD Card

    -Booted into recovery

    -I successfully flashed CM7 & GAPPS.

    -Decided I didn't like the ROM after 10 minutes

    -Went back to recovery and restored my back up

    -I unrooted using gingerbreak --->This is where I think I may have made the biggest boo-boo.<---

    -Realizing that none of this rooting or flashing was for me I decided to factory data reset. Thinking it would just bring it back to it's "out of the box" state...

    Now I'm stuck in recovery, and can't restore my back-up. I think it may be because I removed root. I don't know.

    Also, on my SD card I still have the CM7 and Gapps zip folders.. but they wont flash.

    -Suggestions?
    gera818 and The Word like this.
    08-09-2011 03:18 PM
  2. Whyzor's Avatar
    Have you tried these steps courtesy of Eollie from another thread:

    Pull the battery out wait 5 minutes.

    Put battery back in. DONT TOUCH POWER YET.

    Hold down the volume down, home and push power.
    Keep them held down until you see the LG screen flash on and then off.
    Release the buttons.

    This should put you in custom recovery.
    Plug your phone into the computer with the usb cable
    Using the volume buttons to go up and down to mounts and stoarage select it with the camera button.
    Go down to mount sdcard using the camera button select that.

    You should now see a pop-up on your computer asking what to do do with the new drive.
    Select view folder.

    Now download this file.
    Xionia_CWMA_12518.4_VM_Recovery.zip

    Once you get it downloaded DO NOT UNZIP IT.
    Copy it to the root of your sdcard.
    No back on the phone select unmount sdcard.

    Use the back key to go back to the main screen, on it you should see a option to flash zip from sdcard.
    Select it, then choose zip from sdcard choose that.
    It will open your sdcard up, scroll down until you see the zip you downloaded and transfered to you sdcard.

    Select it. You will be prompted with are you really sure. Select yes.

    Go to the main menu again. Scroll to advanced then select reboot recovery.
    It should reboot to the new recovery.

    In the xionna recovery there is a option to fix bootloop. Select that and wait till its done. then reboot your phone.
    08-09-2011 03:55 PM
  3. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    If you still want to get you phone back to stock,go here http://www.lg-phones.org/how-to-retu...-to-stock.html
    EDIT: You can also go here http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-a...ml#post3067525
    08-09-2011 04:05 PM
  4. jibby's Avatar
    I still can't get anything to work... Maybe USB debugging is also disabled?

    Would that make a difference?


    edit:

    Nevemrind, I tried the Xionia route, and it got me out of loop!

    But, now i am using CM7 again and would like to return to stock. Should I now follow through with the "return to stock" post? Or is there something else i should do before hand?
    08-11-2011 10:47 AM
  5. legitsniper95's Avatar
    omg thanks(:
    08-16-2011 08:38 PM
  6. fineboi2009's Avatar
    Have you tried these steps courtesy of Eollie from another thread:

    Pull the battery out wait 5 minutes.

    Put battery back in. DONT TOUCH POWER YET.

    Hold down the volume down, home and push power.
    Keep them held down until you see the LG screen flash on and then off.
    Release the buttons.

    This should put you in custom recovery.
    Plug your phone into the computer with the usb cable
    Using the volume buttons to go up and down to mounts and stoarage select it with the camera button.
    Go down to mount sdcard using the camera button select that.

    You should now see a pop-up on your computer asking what to do do with the new drive.
    Select view folder.

    so i did all that my phone is stuck in a loop i cant get out the loop i tried reseting it restoring the back up still nothing and now i plug my phone in it makes some weird noise on the pc but it doesnt show up somebody please help!
    10-13-2011 04:29 AM
  7. fineboi2009's Avatar
    Have you tried these steps courtesy of Eollie from another thread:

    Pull the battery out wait 5 minutes.

    Put battery back in. DONT TOUCH POWER YET.

    Hold down the volume down, home and push power.
    Keep them held down until you see the LG screen flash on and then off.
    Release the buttons.

    This should put you in custom recovery.
    Plug your phone into the computer with the usb cable
    Using the volume buttons to go up and down to mounts and stoarage select it with the camera button.
    Go down to mount sdcard using the camera button select that.

    You should now see a pop-up on your computer asking what to do do with the new drive.
    Select view folder.

    so i did all that my phone is stuck in a loop i cant get out the loop i tried reseting it restoring the back up still nothing and now i plug my phone in it makes some weird noise on the pc but it doesnt show up somebody please help!
    10-13-2011 04:30 AM
  8. donboy71's Avatar
    Hell yes that worked for me! Optimus V stuck in recovery (Thunderc) now back to factory. Will update in a few days and let ya'll know how it's going!
    12-02-2011 05:52 PM
  9. rev101's Avatar
    I dont Know how much i can thank u but THANK YOU. You saved my phone
    12-19-2011 09:27 PM
  10. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Have you tried these steps courtesy of Eollie from another thread:

    Pull the battery out wait 5 minutes.

    Put battery back in. DONT TOUCH POWER YET.

    Hold down the volume down, home and push power.
    Keep them held down until you see the LG screen flash on and then off.
    Release the buttons.

    This should put you in custom recovery.
    Plug your phone into the computer with the usb cable
    Using the volume buttons to go up and down to mounts and stoarage select it with the camera button.
    Go down to mount sdcard using the camera button select that.

    You should now see a pop-up on your computer asking what to do do with the new drive.
    Select view folder.

    Now download this file.
    Xionia_CWMA_12518.4_VM_Recovery.zip

    Once you get it downloaded DO NOT UNZIP IT.
    Copy it to the root of your sdcard.
    No back on the phone select unmount sdcard.

    Use the back key to go back to the main screen, on it you should see a option to flash zip from sdcard.
    Select it, then choose zip from sdcard choose that.
    It will open your sdcard up, scroll down until you see the zip you downloaded and transfered to you sdcard.

    Select it. You will be prompted with are you really sure. Select yes.

    Go to the main menu again. Scroll to advanced then select reboot recovery.
    It should reboot to the new recovery.

    In the xionna recovery there is a option to fix bootloop. Select that and wait till its done. then reboot your phone.
    I started scrolling through everything, and I found this, can I just flash this in recovery and it will be my new recovery? I'm using the thunderc recovery by Zefie atm. And I know this thread I old... but feedback is welcome.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    12-20-2011 01:07 AM
  11. Whyzor's Avatar
    I started scrolling through everything, and I found this, can I just flash this in recovery and it will be my new recovery? I'm using the thunderc recovery by Zefie atm. And I know this thread I old... but feedback is welcome.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    Yes, that should work.
    12-21-2011 05:22 PM
  12. Quoros's Avatar
    Thanks whyzor that fixed my phone... Not sure what happened but did a factory reset and got stuck in recovery loop.. Working again. Thanks again for the steps to fix
    03-16-2012 04:42 PM
  13. gearsofwar23's Avatar
    Who ever made this recovery really needs to be thanked he saved the life of so many poor lil optimus vs its not even funny.
    03-16-2012 04:49 PM
  14. xxAcTiV9xx's Avatar
    new link please..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    06-25-2012 03:54 PM
  15. Badboytoast's Avatar
    Its on this thread! http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=113762
    good luck

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    06-25-2012 10:30 PM
  16. Hocus Focus's Avatar
    The Xionia_CWMA_12518.4_VM_Recovery.zip was key! Thank you so much for the info.
    07-27-2012 07:10 PM
  17. jezzie bumatay's Avatar
    any other options if i cant flash Xionia because the device turns off after 2 sec in the recovery loop then back on again to lg logo for a few sec then back to the recovery again then off and on again... have to take the battery out to stop the loop.. this loop happens on optimus elite btw i didnt know not to factory reset from the settings. i have a nandroid back up but no way of restoring it not even through adb because of it turning on and off in the loop. did some research and somehow keep ending on this page. can someone help? or at least point me to the right direction?
    06-29-2013 10:13 AM
  18. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    any other options if i cant flash Xionia because the device turns off after 2 sec in the recovery loop then back on again to lg logo for a few sec then back to the recovery again then off and on again... have to take the battery out to stop the loop.. this loop happens on optimus elite btw i didnt know not to factory reset from the settings. i have a nandroid back up but no way of restoring it not even through adb because of it turning on and off in the loop. did some research and somehow keep ending on this page. can someone help? or at least point me to the right direction?
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...ping-mtd8.html
    06-29-2013 11:25 AM
  19. jezzie bumatay's Avatar
    Thnx bigsupersquid for the response, however, i only get 1 of two results ...
    1. device not found
    2. /sbin/sh: flash_eraseall: not found
    /sbin/sh: adb: not found
    06-29-2013 11:36 AM
  20. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    ah, I forgot, flash_eraseall is only included in xionia recovery itself.
    wait. I'll try to find it.
    get flash_eraseall <here>
    put it in the same directory as adb.
    copy and paste this whole block of code in your command prompt instead of the one in the other thread:
    Code:
    adb wait-for-device
    adb push flash_eraseall /sbin/
    adb shell flash_eraseall /dev/mtd/mtd8
    adb reboot recovery
    let me know if it works.
    06-29-2013 11:41 AM
  21. jezzie bumatay's Avatar
    ah, I forgot, flash_eraseall is only included in xionia recovery itself.
    wait. I'll try to find it.
    get flash_eraseall <here>
    put it in the same directory as adb.
    copy and paste this whole block of code in your command prompt instead of the one in the other thread:
    Code:
    adb push flash_eraseall /sbin/
    adb shell flash_eraseall /dev/mtd/mtd8
    adb reboot recovery
    let me know if it works.
    could you possibly provide a different link 4shared dont seem to work for me..
    ignore that i got it downloaded.. trying it now
    06-29-2013 11:53 AM
  22. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    ok, lots of people gripe about 4shared, but it's always worked for me.
    download the attachment and remove the .zip extension. It's not really a zip file, but you can't attach files here on AC with no extension. Pfui.
    Attached Files
    06-29-2013 12:00 PM
  23. jezzie bumatay's Avatar
    all im getting now is device not found, ive even tried spamming it
    06-29-2013 12:22 PM
  24. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    it takes perfect timing to get this to work.

    you can also try
    Code:
    adb kill-server
    and connect the phone again.
    Then try this.
    Code:
    adb wait-for-device
    adb push flash_eraseall /sbin/
    adb shell flash_eraseall /dev/mtd/mtd8
    adb reboot recovery
    06-29-2013 12:31 PM
  25. jezzie bumatay's Avatar
    C:\Users\jezzie\Desktop\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130522\adt-bundle-windows-x8
    6_64-20130522\sdk\platform-tools>adb push flash_eraseall /sbin/
    4029 KB/s (74273 bytes in 0.018s)

    C:\Users\jezzie\Desktop\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130522\adt-bundle-windows-x8
    6_64-20130522\sdk\platform-tools>adb shell flash_eraseall /dev/mtd/mtd8
    /sbin/sh: flash_eraseall: Permission denied

    C:\Users\jezzie\Desktop\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130522\adt-bundle-windows-x8
    6_64-20130522\sdk\platform-tools>adb reboot recovery

    I think i got the timing right this time but this is what i got
    06-29-2013 12:35 PM
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