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  1. Sobralski97's Avatar
    I want to flash a rom to my rooted optimus v but am scared i'm going to brick my phone. What is the safest rom to flash?
    02-06-2012 08:11 PM
  2. anthonycr's Avatar
    I PM'ed you. And all the roms have equal risk, which is no risk if you do it right.
    02-06-2012 08:49 PM
  3. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Somebody posted somewhere, that this phone is almost Un-Brickable. So many ways to un-brick, it's marvelous. :P
    02-06-2012 08:51 PM
  4. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    The only roms you should focus on really are IHO and Harmonia (which has 2 versions, IHO Gingerbread or stock Froyo) and all of them work on all phones.


    There are three rules to never bricking your phone.
    1. NEVER do a factory reset from anywhere except recover. NEVER, EVER, EVER.
    2. Always backup from recovery before and after you flash anything.This is called a Nandroid backup.
    3. And last, but not least, when you flash, do only a rom or a recovery, never both at the same time. Do them one at a time, make sure one works before you mess with the other and it is pretty much impossible to brick the phone because each serves as a backup to the other.
    00_wrath_00 likes this.
    02-06-2012 09:07 PM
  5. MasterTec's Avatar
    And do NOT use ROM Manager with this phone!
    JerryScript likes this.
    02-07-2012 01:03 AM
  6. Badboytoast's Avatar
    also to be safe use terminal emulator to switch/put a recovery known to work on the LG optimus v 2.2.1 or 2.2.2
    02-07-2012 01:12 AM
  7. clodfelterac's Avatar
    i could never get terminal emulator to work for me so i just used flashimagegui.apk... much easier than bothering with commands... especially for noobs...
    02-07-2012 08:00 AM
  8. Badboytoast's Avatar
    yes that's true but with 3 clicks you could brick your phone, it its a bad download .......
    02-07-2012 11:07 AM
  9. thewraith420's Avatar
    yes that's true but with 3 clicks you could brick your phone, it its a bad download .......
    If you got a bad recovery download useing terminal or flashimagegui to flash it could brick your recovery. Flashimagegui is easier to use and leaves less room for typos or missed. Commands

    IHO Unofficial CM7. 2
    BACKside IHO 12212011
    clodfelterac likes this.
    02-07-2012 04:32 PM
  10. clodfelterac's Avatar
    it worked for me... as long as the recovery you want to flash is compatible with your phone, its in the root of your SD card, its extremely simple...
    02-07-2012 04:52 PM
  11. Eollie's Avatar
    The best method is how ever you feel comfortable doing it. There is a chance for problems either way. Remember tho flashimagegui is not compatible on all phones so getting use to the commands is never bad.
    Badboytoast likes this.
    02-07-2012 05:12 PM
  12. markusf21's Avatar
    The best method is how ever you feel comfortable doing it. There is a chance for problems either way. Remember tho flashimagegui is not compatible on all phones so getting use to the commands is never bad.
    The way I see it is like this. You have to walk before you run. Learn the commands (walk) then you can use shortcuts (run)

    Sent from next year on my CM 10ed G-Mobile Galaxy Note 2
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    02-07-2012 06:10 PM
  13. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Actually, doing i in recovery is MUCH safer.

    If it's a bad image it simply will not install, usually. This is true for either method, however you will get a notice in terminal. As for typos, it will either work, or it will not. If you misspell anything, it will simply error out and not flash anything.

    So far dead heat right?
    Flashgui works... For now. What happens on the next update? The terminal method is foolproof, it ALWAYS works, unless there is something wrong, and then it simply will not. There is no risk, no fear of someone else changing something.


    You guys sometimes may think doing some of this the old way is silly, but my phone is older, been flashed more and done things you haven't even dreamed of, yet still runs fine, and it is because of doing this stuff the right way as opposed to the easy way is why.
    Badboytoast and JerryScript like this.
    02-07-2012 06:28 PM
  14. technobear's Avatar
    you still didnt answer the question...
    Which rom is better CM7.1 or Harmonia 2?
    02-11-2012 12:09 AM
  15. anthonycr's Avatar
    The question is moot. There are benefits to both.

    As for the threads author, I assume she is gone, because she just wanted to install harmonia 2 so I spent a couple hours guiding her through the process so that now that its flashed successfully, I don't think she really needs the question answered.
    02-11-2012 12:16 AM
  16. JerryScript's Avatar
    you still didnt answer the question...
    Which rom is better CM7.1 or Harmonia 2?
    Harmonia 2 = CM7.2

    All IHO ROMs = CM7.2, and Harmonia 2 is built from IHO.
    02-11-2012 12:28 AM
  17. jganslein's Avatar
    Well I am definitely new to this and am wanting a sweet rom to put on my lg optimus phone. I want to get rid of all the crap like maps airg and junk. can someone do like a simple walkthrough on exactly what i should be doing in simple steps? Id appreciate it very much.
    02-16-2012 02:31 AM
  18. notown's Avatar
    Well I am definitely new to this and am wanting a sweet rom to put on my lg optimus phone. I want to get rid of all the crap like maps airg and junk. can someone do like a simple walkthrough on exactly what i should be doing in simple steps? Id appreciate it very much.



    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...ustom-rom.html
    02-16-2012 03:16 AM
  19. darthbauls's Avatar
    I haven't tried iho, but I'm loving harmonia 2 ..I just wish there was a larger collection of Roms for the optimus v
    02-16-2012 10:14 AM
  20. darthbauls's Avatar
    I haven't tried iho, but I'm loving harmonia 2 ..I just wish there was a larger collection of Roms for the optimus v
    02-16-2012 10:16 AM
  21. anthonycr's Avatar
    I haven't tried iho, but I'm loving harmonia 2 ..I just wish there was a larger collection of Roms for the optimus v
    What are you talking about... between froyo, gingerbread, and now ICS (taddaaa!!) There are over a dozeb different roms to flash. If you think a dozen (or more) isn't enough, I don't think youl ever be satisfied.
    You can find at least 6 current roms for the OV on the github page.
    02-16-2012 10:46 AM
  22. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    There are several OV roms, but most are extremely outdated and will use up a lot of space on updates, some don't work with newer phones either.

    And for Harmonia 2, it is an IHO rom.
    02-16-2012 04:40 PM
  23. nomammes's Avatar
    There are several OV roms, but most are extremely outdated and will use up a lot of space on updates, some don't work with newer phones either.

    And for Harmonia 2, it is an IHO rom.
    I wish an ics rom would come out!! the harmonia is bomb bay and bumblebee too bad gingerbread don't play skyfire video cause it's the best.
    02-17-2012 10:25 PM
  24. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    What are you talking about... between froyo, gingerbread, and now ICS (taddaaa!!) There are over a dozeb different roms to flash. If you think a dozen (or more) isn't enough, I don't think youl ever be satisfied.
    You can find at least 6 current roms for the OV on the github page.
    Don't forget the S roms. CM7 S roms.
    02-17-2012 10:27 PM
  25. stu310's Avatar
    And do NOT use ROM Manager with this phone!
    What is wrong with using ROM manager?
    02-18-2012 11:03 AM
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