1. colossus3874's Avatar
    I am pretty new to this and had seen not to use rom manager. I currently do because it's simple. I have Clockwork so if somebody could tell me exactly what to wipe from recovery I would gladly stop using rom manager
    03-03-2012 01:47 PM
  2. dwappo's Avatar
    Read this:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/opti...very-easy.html

    Do it now before you break something. (jk)
    03-03-2012 02:25 PM
  3. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    Say away from ROM Manager, it is not fully compatible with the V; and that link posted by dwappo works. ROM Manager's recovery is a false flash anyways.
    03-03-2012 02:50 PM
  4. colossus3874's Avatar
    i appreciate the help. I actually already have Clockwork recovery installed. Just want to make sure what to wipe before flashing a rom. Which cashe and such?
    03-03-2012 03:36 PM
  5. Discovered's Avatar
    It is so obvious that new users do not even try to read the forum before they even flash there phone... How is it that people are still trying Rom Manager?
    00_wrath_00, dwappo and technobear like this.
    03-03-2012 03:40 PM
  6. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Exactly. Dude's gonna break his phone. Totally not helping this.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    03-03-2012 03:44 PM
  7. colossus3874's Avatar
    Well sorry to say that people like you are why people say bad things about forums. I plainly said that I am trying not to use rom manager and clearly asked for help so as to not break my phone. If all you have time to do is pick on people or critisize them, then move along. You were new once too
    Shady24 likes this.
    03-03-2012 04:08 PM
  8. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    It is so obvious that new users do not even try to read the forum before they even flash there phone... How is it that people are still trying Rom Manager?
    It you are using the recovery that ROM Manager flashes to the phone, then you are going to have problems. Flash a different one and uninstall ROM Manager.
    03-03-2012 04:12 PM
  9. cmerlyn's Avatar
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...tart-here.html

    Read this. All of it. This is important information for people like you who are trying to learn something about their phones. Don't forget to thank the person who wrote it, Leslie Ann is very knowledgeable and was kind enough to write all that just to help other folks.
    03-03-2012 05:29 PM
  10. kcls's Avatar
    Well sorry to say that people like you are why people say bad things about forums. I plainly said that I am trying not to use rom manager and clearly asked for help so as to not break my phone. If all you have time to do is pick on people or critisize them, then move along. You were new once too
    They are yelling at you because the first person gave you a link that clearly explains what to do, giving the proper recovery to flash, and telling you exactly how to flash it, yet you still said you already had a recovery and wanted to use it. What they are all trying to tell you is to stay away from ROM manager because the clockworkmod recovery that it flashes does not work. It WILL mess up your phone. So follow that link and you can be well on your way to the happy world of flashing. These people ARE trying to help you, they are just sick of helping people fix their messed up phones that ROM manager broke. We get a lot of them around here. As of yet, you haven't broken your phone, so just keep reading before you do anything and stay away from ROM manager and you'll be safe.

    Tapatalkin it from my IHO CM7.2'd, MIUI Themed Optimus V
    Eollie likes this.
    03-03-2012 05:38 PM
  11. colossus3874's Avatar
    And I appreciate all efforts to help but I got the clock work recovery before I even installed rom manager. At least I'm not one who ruined their phone first and asked for help after
    03-03-2012 06:15 PM
  12. kcls's Avatar
    And I appreciate all efforts to help but I got the clock work recovery before I even installed rom manager. At least I'm not one who ruined their phone first and asked for help after
    Ah, I see now, you got the phone used? Just follow that link in the 1st post.

    Tapatalkin it from my IHO CM7.2'd, MIUI Themed Optimus V
    03-03-2012 06:31 PM
  13. Shady24's Avatar
    Ok, so I've had rom manager installed since I got my phone and have not had any problems. I'm not saying you guys are wrong or anything but dont jump down someone's throat when there's no need. I understand there are reasons not to use rom manager but its not like its the end of the world or anything if you do use it, you just run more of a risk of ending up with a brick. P.s. I'm currently updating to the new touch recovery.

    Btw, there's way to many people on these forums with bad attitudes. p
    03-03-2012 06:57 PM
  14. dwappo's Avatar
    Ok, so I've had rom manager installed since I got my phone and have not had any problems. I'm not saying you guys are wrong or anything but dont jump down someone's throat when there's no need. I understand there are reasons not to use rom manager but its not like its the end of the world or anything if you do use it, you just run more of a risk of ending up with a brick. P.s. I'm currently updating to the new touch recovery.

    Btw, there's way to many people on these forums with bad attitudes. p
    With Rom Manager, it is the end of the world for the devs. All you have to do is read, I mean the threads to root/install recovery/flash rom's are right at the top of this forum part. There's no need to even go through the hassle of Rom manager if you just read the threads instead of making it seem like a easy 15 min thing to do. I'll say reading all the material, maybe a hour to get everything done. and its all there,
    00_wrath_00 and JerryScript like this.
    03-03-2012 07:31 PM
  15. JerryScript's Avatar
    Spend 6 hours helping someone with zero technical knowledge attempt to fix their Optimus V after semi-bricking it with ROM Manager. Then do it again, then again, then again....

    ROM Manager supports so many devices, and many of them have multiple ROMs available, so the dev cannot check each one (not to mention he would have to have each phone in order to test). Any individual can put a ROM or recovery version on ROM Manager, and there is no method to insure it is their's to post, or that it's actually a ROM and not something else entirely. And if the dev has put something wrong in the manifest, and then for whatever reason becomes out of touch or unresponsive (the aospbot fiasco), the manifest remains borked, and the unknowing continue to use it's bad downloads, potentially semi-bricking their phones.

    Get the picture?
    dwappo likes this.
    03-03-2012 09:53 PM
  16. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Yeahh, I apoligize, pl0x? I misunderstood.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    03-03-2012 09:57 PM
  17. dwappo's Avatar
    It's ok just don't do it again, or when you do fix it the Devs will break your phone so it wont happen again. xD.
    03-03-2012 10:11 PM
  18. celestelugo0's Avatar
    {{Re: Shady24}}

    With Rom Manager, it is the end of the world for the devs. All you have to do is read, I mean the threads to root/install recovery/flash rom's are right at the top of this forum part. There's no need to even go through the hassle of Rom manager if you just read the threads instead of making it seem like a easy 15 min thing to do. I'll say reading all the material, maybe a hour to get everything done. and its all there,
    Ok, so maybe I was smoking alil to much earlier when I wrote this. I only used rom manager to install cwm recovery, although i have not removed the app yet. I've always got my downloads from here or somewhere the devs posted it. When I first got my phone and found out about all the cool stuff that could be done i extensively looked into it. I did the necessary research so i had to ask as little questions as possible and was able to do it myself, and look im still here! .

    I also think people need to understand that they were new at this once too and there will be noobs asking questions but before you get frustrated and jump all over them, remember that was you. Help dont criticize.


    Spend 6 hours helping someone with zero technical knowledge attempt to fix their Optimus V after semi-bricking it with ROM Manager. Then do it again, then again, then again....

    ROM Manager supports so many devices, and many of them have multiple ROMs available, so the dev cannot check each one (not to mention he would have to have each phone in order to test). Any individual can put a ROM or recovery version on ROM Manager, and there is no method to insure it is their's to post, or that it's actually a ROM and not something else entirely. And if the dev has put something wrong in the manifest, and then for whatever reason becomes out of touch or unresponsive (the aospbot fiasco), the manifest remains borked, and the unknowing continue to use it's bad downloads, potentially semi-bricking their phones.

    Get the picture?
    Jerry, I completely understand where your coming from, that had to be a huge pain in the butt. I appreciate your input and and thank you for your reply. I did not know the factors in play and why exactly everyone says not to use rom manager, all i can say is ive never had a problem with it. Now, i'm sure your aware, peoples stupidity is not your responsibility and if after all the devs have publicy stated not to use rom manager and people still do then that dont fall on you, its a bit more of a personal problem. Maybe it would be a real good idea to sticky a thread specifically about it?
    03-04-2012 04:31 AM
  19. samlin168us's Avatar
    using rom manager and dont had problem yet. that is lucky... i was brick my recovery twice before i read that warning. spend hours to fixed.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    03-04-2012 05:27 AM
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