01-22-2012 05:11 PM
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  1. anthonycr's Avatar
    New to Rooting? Want to break your newly purchased Optimus?
    Follow these steps and you'll be well on your way to having a lovely dead phone that can be used as a chew toy for your dog.

    Step 1: Root your Phone (Theres numerous ways to do this and unfortunately theres not a huge risk of breaking your phone here)

    Step 2: Download Clockwork ROM manager. This is one of THE best apps out there that is capable of singlehandedly breaking your phone... Muhahaha!!!

    Step 3: (This is important) attempt to flash a recovery using ROM manager. If youre lucky, you will be unable to see the recovery when you try to boot into it because you have a new 2.2.2 optimus with a new screen, or better yet, ROM manager didnt flash anything. If you can see your recovery and it flashed correctly, you probably wont be able to break it. Sometimes trying to flash a rom and a recovery at the same time will also do a decent job of bricking your phone.

    Step 4: Now that you are panicking because you booted into recovery and only have a black screen, the best possible thing to do is to pull the battery and boot the normal way. Then slowly find FACTORY RESET in the settings and click on it. This will effectively wipe the ROM off your phone and you will be unable to turn the phone on.

    With the afore mentioned steps completed, you will have an entirely unusable phone. You will hopefully not be able to boot into recovery and hopefully your ROM will be completely wiped. Now you don't have to feel bad when you let your dog chew on it

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    All that said... I don't take any responsibility if you do break your phone, because all those steps are almost a surefire way to do it.

    My Real advice to noobs: READ ALL THE OTHER THREADS THOROUGHLY!!!!
    01-16-2012 12:58 PM
  2. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    OMG this is POTY (post of the year) quality right here. This is too damn funny. But so true!

    I really hope nobody does this by following this guide...
    PatrickAkridge likes this.
    01-16-2012 01:06 PM
  3. epidenimus's Avatar
    Where's the mega-like button?

    Now if only there were a one-click app to do this for me...
    01-16-2012 01:47 PM
  4. watskyhotsky's Avatar
    can we somehow get the OV files taken off Rom Manager? that would help sooo much with the newbs

    I dont even have an OV anymore but i keep coming back here to help with people who screwed up with Rom Manager...
    Vishwar likes this.
    01-16-2012 02:49 PM
  5. dwappo's Avatar
    Right, it's weird that there's been an increase in bricked phones and it all comes down to listening to some dude on youtube instead of reading up on rooting/flashing, searching forums (it would lead you here), and reading the steps like 10-20 times before doing anything (and reading it while going through the steps). When I first heard of rooting and flashing custom roms, the only thing I messed up on was flashing Harmonia 1.7, I didn't flash the Pickasticks Kernel to make it work for my screen.
    01-16-2012 04:21 PM
  6. watskyhotsky's Avatar
    Right, it's weird that there's been an increase in bricked phones and it all comes down to listening to some dude on youtube instead of reading up on rooting/flashing, searching forums (it would lead you here), and reading the steps like 10-20 times before doing anything (and reading it while going through the steps). When I first heard of rooting and flashing custom roms, the only thing I messed up on was flashing Harmonia 1.7, I didn't flash the Pickasticks Kernel to make it work for my screen.
    I find it very strange that more and more often do I see friends and family go to youtube to look up stuff from the internet more than google.

    and they will still use the term "I need to google something" or stuff like that, but head right on over to youtube.....
    01-16-2012 04:52 PM
  7. anthonycr's Avatar
    can we somehow get the OV files taken off Rom Manager? that would help sooo much with the newbs

    I dont even have an OV anymore but i keep coming back here to help with people who screwed up with Rom Manager...
    I just emailed the dev that made rom manager and asked him to either fix the problem or make the app not work at all for the Optimus so that newbs would not be able to find it and break their phones.
    JerryScript likes this.
    01-16-2012 05:19 PM
  8. dwappo's Avatar
    I think that's another problem with ROM Manager, lack of dev support.
    JerryScript likes this.
    01-16-2012 05:24 PM
  9. pbailey212's Avatar
    I thaught it was how to fix a bricked phone, that was just worded funny. Nice write up!

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    01-16-2012 06:03 PM
  10. Eollie's Avatar
    I just emailed the dev that made rom manager and asked him to either fix the problem or make the app not work at all for the Optimus so that newbs would not be able to find it and break their phones.
    I can tell you the response.

    Those are the Sprint and Virgin Mobile variants of the P500. We don't support either, so if you have CWM for them it doesn't come from our repos...
    01-16-2012 06:42 PM
  11. anthonycr's Avatar
    I can tell you the response.
    Darn. Thats lame. If they cared they would make it so optimus users can't download it.
    01-16-2012 08:21 PM
  12. anthonycr's Avatar
    I think that's another problem with ROM Manager, lack of dev support.
    Maybe if we all flood the Dev with emails, he'll listen.
    01-16-2012 08:56 PM
  13. epidenimus's Avatar
    Maybe if we all flood the Dev with emails, he'll listen.
    I can't help grinning at your idealistic innocence here.

    Look, I don't like to talk down on anyone in the Android community, but the dev (Koush) for this app seems like kind of a... [rhymes with Koush].

    He purports his app to be universal solution for ROM-ing, without any mention of supported or unsupported devices:[BOX="Quote from ROM Manager Android Market Page"]ROM Manager is THE MUST HAVE APP for any Android root user. (Over 3 million downloads and counting!)[/BOX]
    Even though it bricks any number of devices and coalitions of concerned users and devs have sent him numerous e-mails, facebook messages, and comments... he does not respond or care. Further, there have been instances of him including the free work of other developers in his paid application without their consent.

    The way this guy handles himself speaks volumes.
    01-16-2012 11:04 PM
  14. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Help! My phone bricked.


    Am waiting for a comment like that... :rolleyes:

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    01-16-2012 11:09 PM
  15. epidenimus's Avatar
    Help! My phone bricked.

    Am waiting for a comment like that... :rolleyes:

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    Hey! That's kinda like sitting outside in August waiting for a mosquito to bite.
    01-16-2012 11:25 PM
  16. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Hey! That's kinda like sitting outside in August waiting for a mosquito to bite.
    LOL, good reference.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    01-16-2012 11:37 PM
  17. anthonycr's Avatar
    I can't help grinning at your idealistic innocence here.

    Look, I don't like to talk down on anyone in the Android community, but the dev (Koush) for this app seems like kind of a... [rhymes with Koush].

    He purports his app to be universal solution for ROM-ing, without any mention of supported or unsupported devices:[BOX="Quote from ROM Manager Android Market Page"]ROM Manager is THE MUST HAVE APP for any Android root user. (Over 3 million downloads and counting!)[/BOX]
    Even though it bricks any number of devices and coalitions of concerned users and devs have sent him numerous e-mails, facebook messages, and comments... he does not respond or care. Further, there have been instances of him including the free work of other developers in his paid application without their consent.

    The way this guy handles himself speaks volumes.
    I can't help myself!! Idealism is what gets things done one the world!!!
    01-17-2012 07:52 AM
  18. one80oneday's Avatar
    Most forums have a sticky, in bold, at the top saying ROM manager will brick your device. I used to use it because it was the quickest and easiest way to root and install CWM but don't dare to install ROMs using it. I've bricked and unbricked my phone more times than I could count, not very fun.
    01-17-2012 09:35 AM
  19. anthonycr's Avatar
    Most forums have a sticky, in bold, at the top saying ROM manager will brick your device. I used to use it because it was the quickest and easiest way to root and install CWM but don't dare to install ROMs using it. I've bricked and unbricked my phone more times than I could count, not very fun.
    Ours doesn't so I made this guide in protest.
    epidenimus likes this.
    01-17-2012 11:55 AM
  20. Badboytoast's Avatar
    Oh no I brick my phone following this guide, trying to root,flash recovery, once I stall rom manager I selected optimus c!!! Lol just playing. Hopefully NO ONE WILL FALLOW this brick guide
    01-17-2012 01:03 PM
  21. JerryScript's Avatar
    I sent the following to Koush, let's hope he responds favorably.


    Hello,

    Someone is once again putting up ROMs built for the Optimus V VM670 on ROM Manager without permission, and the recovery is once again soft-bricking phones.

    I have never submitted BACKside-IHO-VM670 to ROM Manager, nor have any of the other IHO devs, yet their ROMs continue to appear on ROM Manager.

    The Optimus V LG VM670 has two different versions of lcd screens. If you flash a recovery without the proper drivers configured, you end up with a black screen. This can be fixed by blind flashing via ADB, but of course most users don't understand ADB commands.

    There is currently a small number of people so upset over this issue, they want to start spamming ROM Manager's review section in the market with bad reviews. I have held them off, letting them know who you are and how much you have done for the community with your work on CWM, CM, and other projects. Some think it's a malicious attack agains IHO itself, and I've assured them that is not true.

    Until such a time as there is some method to ensure the actual ROM dev has at least approved posting their work to ROM Manager, please remove BACKside-IHO-VM670 (any build date) from ROM Manager.

    Thank you,
    Jerry Jasuta
    http://github.com/JerryScript
    kcls and anthonycr like this.
    01-17-2012 01:37 PM
  22. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Could that be a reason why my phone reads as a Optimus C? They took the V off?

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    01-17-2012 03:51 PM
  23. moregt13's Avatar
    well I just tried it with my Optimus V today cause i honestly dont know nothing about any rooting, roms, etc. But i never would have if it didnt say my correct phone!
    01-17-2012 04:41 PM
  24. anthonycr's Avatar
    Where in the app itself does it tell you what it thinks your phone is?
    01-17-2012 05:08 PM
  25. Eollie's Avatar
    Where in the app itself does it tell you what it thinks your phone is?
    Some of the older versions of RM had the Optimus V in its option to manually change your phone. It looks like the current version doesnt allow you to change the model of your phone. /shrug.


    Jerry I really hope you get a better response than I did.
    01-17-2012 07:17 PM
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