1. elijahbowie's Avatar
    So i rooted my LG Optimus V over Christmas, but today decided i want to reset the the phone so i used the factory data reset without knowing it would mess up my phone. I'm only 16 and do not have another $130 to spend on a new phone. When I boot the phone after it shows the LG sign the screen is just blank and stays there. I can't boot into recovery mode using volume down+home+power. When i do that the screen just stays blank. PLZ SOMEONE help! I don't see how the phone can be fixed if i cant see the screen!
    PLZ HELP MY PARENTS ARE GOING TO KILL ME IF I CANT FIX IT.
    01-20-2012 09:10 PM
  2. kwknott's Avatar
    Was phone stock with exception of root or had you flashed a custom ROM or Recovery? If so what were they? Most newer custom ROM's (If not all) have the factory reset option removed from the settings Menu.

    Just a thought but wondering if when you rooted you may have used ROM Manager to load clockworkmod recovery but still have stock ROM? If so the version of recovery that was loaded is for older V's and will cause a black screen after LG logo on newer V's. Not saying you did this but trying to think of what may be happening.

    Please let us know all steps you took prior to performing the factory reset so we can give you the best info!
    01-20-2012 10:58 PM
  3. coolbryan22's Avatar
    01-23-2012 10:40 PM
  4. pbailey212's Avatar
    Get a job and take responsibility for your mistake, I was bagging groceries when I was 16. Yes you screwed, lucky for you these phones are *almost* unbrickable, follow the link posted above and more importantly READ EVERYTHING

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    01-23-2012 11:16 PM
  5. fenrix's Avatar
    If you're in the St. Louis area I can help =P
    Basically since your phone MUST be rooted for this
    to happen, you just need to load your phone to fastboot(mine has it)
    or possibly through adb on that blank screen, simply flash the restore, it can be done via fastboot I think, but adb should find your phone even though it's just a blank screen. after that just go from there,
    put a rom zip on the sd & flash, viola.
    Just trust me ALWAYS keep your restore working
    And to do that ONLY wipe data via the Restore menus & never use LG style resets
    01-27-2012 08:36 PM
  6. d-fitzpatrick's Avatar
    Can you boot into recovery by holding down the: volume down, home and power buttons?
    01-27-2012 08:45 PM
  7. crickie's Avatar
    There are PLENTY of video instructions on how to fix your Optimus V on YouTube. just type in " How To.." and whatever info your looking for will probably be there. You phone has a very large community out here so there is a lot of info available to help you. Check out those instructional videos, they are very helpful. Good Luck.
    02-02-2012 09:08 AM
  8. anthonycr's Avatar
    There are PLENTY of video instructions on how to fix your Optimus V on YouTube. just type in " How To.." and whatever info your looking for will probably be there. You phone has a very large community out here so there is a lot of info available to help you. Check out those instructional videos, they are very helpful. Good Luck.
    The user that started this thread is gone.

    His phone is already a cold, unfixable brick. Thanks for trying to help him though.

    Maybe next time though, you could post a link to the videos you are referring to.

    02-02-2012 09:36 AM
  9. MediocreBadGuy's Avatar
    guess he wasn't lying about the parents..
    02-04-2012 10:08 AM
  10. cotylee1991's Avatar
    guess he wasn't lying about the parents..
    LMFAO, that made me laugh. Kids these days, they rush into the whole rooting scene, and don't read before they attempt. They just go at it. Luckily, yes the OV is practically un-brickable, so he may have a chance to fix it thru ADB, depending on which ROM he had flashed. Granted, were all here to help, there's a large community of people willing to offer help. But hell, maybe he wasnt joking about his parents! Anyways, your reply made me laugh

    Sent from my LG Optimus V.
    IHO BACKside CM7.2
    "Cracker for fun, hacker for LIFE!"
    02-05-2012 02:19 AM
  11. Badboytoast's Avatar
    I kinda feel sad for the kid, but you can't blame him for trying sometimes you got to learn the hard way.....
    ..............................
    02-06-2012 01:01 AM
  12. tsunamio's Avatar
    I have the same problem...how do i unbrick it? any help would be appreciated!
    02-06-2012 10:38 PM
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