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  1. anthonycr's Avatar
    I am changing my mond on this update... I just flashed the bumblebee rom, where there's six bars instead of four, and I definitely have more bars than I used to have... seems like this actually mighta helped


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    03-29-2012 01:10 AM
  2. Whyzor's Avatar
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    While results like this is appreciated, I do notice the time difference in your two tests is about 2 hrs apart, VM's 3G data network is so flaky that the time of day and location can make a huge difference. I would say any test that is 30 minutes apart means it's likely testing network loads during different times rather than old radio vs new radio on the same phone.

    Also signal bars vary and what signals they mean across phones, ROMs, and even themes sometimes. It's more accurate to use Settings - About phone - Status - Signal in dBm
    03-29-2012 01:46 AM
  3. JerryScript's Avatar
    Or just set the status bar on CM ROMs to show db instead of bars.
    03-29-2012 02:02 AM
  4. mzxeternal's Avatar
    I just gave it to go, with bobzhome... i'm bricked. Damnit! Stuck on LG, can't get into recovery. Original Optimus V.

    Rest in peace.
    03-29-2012 02:35 AM
  5. brotherswing's Avatar
    Or just set the status bar on CM ROMs to show db instead of bars.
    I did.

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    03-29-2012 06:36 AM
  6. Cincy Dad's Avatar
    Hey Everyone, I have CWM-Based Recovery v4.0.1.5

    Can I flash with this? Or should I flash to something different?
    I flashed wife's phone using the same recovery version. No problems.
    03-29-2012 08:01 AM
  7. thewraith420's Avatar
    I just gave it to go, with bobzhome... i'm bricked. Damnit! Stuck on LG, can't get into recovery. Original Optimus V.

    Rest in peace.
    More info please. There have been phones revived after flashing with the touch recovery. And people have flashed it with Bobzhome recovery successfully So your not out of luck yet. But we need to know exactly what happened and What have you already tried? Can you get into recovery? How far does it boot to? Tried adb? Emergency mode?

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    03-29-2012 08:37 AM
  8. Timand1's Avatar
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    Check out your down and up tho even then vms signal may play more of a factor in your signal than you think I can move my phone two inches and it will drop from full to 1 bar soooo
    03-29-2012 10:19 AM
  9. brotherswing's Avatar
    I wasn't trying to say that this has definitely doubled my speed, it's just the only demonstrable evidence of any impact at all. Seeing as I'm on WiFi more than 90% of the time, I doubt I'll ever see any difference in the real world.

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    03-29-2012 10:44 AM
  10. mzxeternal's Avatar
    More info please. There have been phones revived after flashing with the touch recovery. And people have flashed it with Bobzhome recovery successfully So your not out of luck yet. But we need to know exactly what happened and What have you already tried? Can you get into recovery? How far does it boot to? Tried adb? Emergency mode?

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    I can't get into recovery or emergency mode. I flashed the update using bobzhome, and now i'm stuck on the original LG logo. I was previously running Harmonia 2. Same brick type as if I had flashed with a touch recovery, but it was bobzhome, I confirmed it before the flash.

    If anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated. I tried pulling the battery, I even left it out overnight on the off chance. Nothing, just stuck on LG, can't boot into anything else. I was using the same version of Bobzhome recommended for Harmonia 2.
    03-29-2012 04:04 PM
  11. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    I'm betting you had a bad download.
    Regardless, it stinks. Hopefully we can get you back up and going soon.
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    03-29-2012 04:48 PM
  12. mzxeternal's Avatar
    I'm betting you had a bad download.
    Regardless, it stinks. Hopefully we can get you back up and going soon.
    Yeah, i'm pretty much resigned to purchasing a new handset tomorrow night when I get paid. No phone until then, other than Google Voice at home.

    Hit me off guard, I never had a problem with anything before and I made sure to do everything right. Sometimes, stuff happens.
    03-29-2012 05:06 PM
  13. MarkD426's Avatar
    I patched my phone and noticed no increase or decrease in speed or service area.
    03-29-2012 05:19 PM
  14. thewraith420's Avatar
    Yeah, i'm pretty much resigned to purchasing a new handset tomorrow night when I get paid. No phone until then, other than Google Voice at home.

    Hit me off guard, I never had a problem with anything before and I made sure to do everything right. Sometimes, stuff happens.
    Just to clarify how did you try to go into emergency mode?

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    03-29-2012 06:01 PM
  15. mzxeternal's Avatar
    Just to clarify how did you try to go into emergency mode?

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    Vol down, Return & Power while plugged into USB. Phone doesn't even go into offline charging anymore, stays on LG logo the moment you plug in the USB.
    03-29-2012 07:21 PM
  16. Timand1's Avatar
    I haven't seen any problems with xionia so im going to try
    hopefully i dont brick
    03-29-2012 11:12 PM
  17. Timand1's Avatar
    Phones fine flashed quick and lets see if anything is different
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    03-29-2012 11:24 PM
  18. JerryScript's Avatar
    Yeah, i'm pretty much resigned to purchasing a new handset tomorrow night when I get paid. No phone until then, other than Google Voice at home.

    Hit me off guard, I never had a problem with anything before and I made sure to do everything right. Sometimes, stuff happens.
    Check out the threads on restoring data after bricking. You'll need to read several threads linked to from those threads, and learn to use QPST. You have to flash the Optimus S ZV9 firmware, then install the update, then follow the steps jcase worked out for rooting. It's a long and involved process, but at this point, you have nothing to loose.
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    03-30-2012 02:03 AM
  19. Cincy Dad's Avatar
    At first I didn't see any difference until I compared to my wife's phone. We both have the CM7.2 rom, both old phones, mine had the radio update. Driving around running errands, I noticed that I usually had one more bar than her, many times had 2 additional bars. At no point did she ever have a better signal than mine. I also noticed her 3G dropping off and on in lower signal areas where mine would always stay connected.
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    03-30-2012 08:07 AM
  20. Timand1's Avatar
    Calls sound clear and my signal seems the same. haven't seen another ov to compair side by side with yet
    03-30-2012 01:34 PM
  21. Whyzor's Avatar
    At first I didn't see any difference until I compared to my wife's phone. We both have the CM7.2 rom, both old phones, mine had the radio update. Driving around running errands, I noticed that I usually had one more bar than her, many times had 2 additional bars. At no point did she ever have a better signal than mine. I also noticed her 3G dropping off and on in lower signal areas where mine would always stay connected.
    Thanks, these side-by-side comparisons are useful. I hope they didn't just update so it displays more bars for the same dBm signal values.
    03-30-2012 09:39 PM
  22. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Thanks, these side-by-side comparisons are useful. I hope they didn't just update so it displays more bars for the same dBm signal values.
    They could have, but too many people are getting reception where they didn't before and calls are definitely clearer.
    03-30-2012 11:28 PM
  23. crickie's Avatar
    I maintain 2 OV's, an old Novatech, and a new Hitachi model. Both are running Bobzhome IHO w/ ClockworkMOD ROM Manager Recovery but I keep Xionia Recovery in a zip file in both phones. (just on case).
    I know both phones are different and I wonder if this update will work for both. I haven't installed it yet cause the new Hitachi phone is used for business. if I brick it I'm dead meat!!! (Virgin Mobile for business! someone needs a boss with a better budget!). Any thoughts on the different firmware issue here?
    03-31-2012 10:08 PM
  24. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    I maintain 2 OV's, an old Novatech, and a new Hitachi model. Both are running Bobzhome IHO w/ ClockworkMOD ROM Manager Recovery but I keep Xionia Recovery in a zip file in both phones. (just on case).
    I know both phones are different and I wonder if this update will work for both. I haven't installed it yet cause the new Hitachi phone is used for business. if I brick it I'm dead meat!!! (Virgin Mobile for business! someone needs a boss with a better budget!). Any thoughts on the different firmware issue here?
    I use my phone for business, I could afford more but why, when their plan works well for me.

    If I had to pay for an employees phone, they too would probably be on Virgin, it's hard to beat the price. Matter of fact, when I had my brother working for me, he too used Virgin.

    At any rate..
    Verify the MD5, and be 100% sure you are using Bobzhome, and you should be just fine flashing these. If it borks your work phone, tell the boss it just stopped. LOL So far I have only heard of one problem with the recommended recoveries, and chances are that it was a fluke or something else was involved.
    03-31-2012 10:45 PM
  25. a5pe4's Avatar
    Have we figured out if there is any correlation in 2.2.1 V's getting better signal and 2.2.2 V's noticing minimal difference before and after the update?
    03-31-2012 11:55 PM
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