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  1. dennyc23's Avatar
    Hello,

    I was wondering if the very first post in this thread is the most updated guide for this root or should I read through the entire thread for various updates and ideas?

    Thanks
    The first post is completely up to date and works perfect so long as you have already done the security update from Virgin.
    Just make sure to read all the steps carefully.
    04-19-2012 06:32 PM
  2. nvg500's Avatar
    Can someone please help, it keeps booting into CWM-based Recovery v4.0.1.5
    04-19-2012 08:19 PM
  3. dennyc23's Avatar
    At what point? What have you done already???
    04-19-2012 08:30 PM
  4. nvg500's Avatar
    I was attempting the Gordita1Click, it all finished but I wasnt rooted so my plan was to factory reset then try again. When it rebooted it got stuck in this loop. I believe I do have adb access.
    04-19-2012 08:36 PM
  5. nvg500's Avatar
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    04-19-2012 08:38 PM
  6. dennyc23's Avatar
    I was attempting the Gordita1Click, it all finished but I wasnt rooted so my plan was to factory reset then try again. When it rebooted it got stuck in this loop. I believe I do have adb access.
    Oh I'm not familiar with the one click method of this root. I'm sure someone will be able to help you out though if you hang in there.
    04-19-2012 09:53 PM
  7. Dannemand's Avatar
    I was attempting the Gordita1Click, it all finished but I wasnt rooted so my plan was to factory reset then try again. When it rebooted it got stuck in this loop. I believe I do have adb access.
    Oops, sounds like the classic no-no: Never use factory reset in the privacy menu after a custom ROM is installed. That command relies on the stock recovery to complete. Lots of people done it, it's one of the first rules after you root your OV and flash a custom recovery: Only use the factory wipe in the recovery menu.

    Check LeslieAnn's 2012 Reference Guide to the OV under stickies in this forum. I believe it has the steps (and/or links) to get you back on the horse. There are also many other threads on the subject. I haven't done it myself, so I'm afraid I have no first hand experience.

    Edit: Just saw riggerman's post. Yes, of course, now that we have VMU update.zip (AND Gordita root), simply running that is an easier way to fix bootloop issues -- assuming you can boot recovery.
    04-19-2012 10:31 PM
  8. nvg500's Avatar
    I have searched and tried everything I have come across, no luck. I think its dead
    04-20-2012 12:06 AM
  9. riggerman's Avatar
    If your in the recovery, try to install the update. Click on install update, let it install and it should reboot you back to stock with the stock recovery. Then install the update again from the stock rom.
    04-20-2012 12:35 AM
  10. nvg500's Avatar
    It installed the update.zip but still booted into cwm recovery after
    04-20-2012 01:41 AM
  11. JerryScript's Avatar
    It installed the update.zip but still booted into cwm recovery after
    While in recovery, can you access the phone via ADB?
    Code:
    adb shell
    04-20-2012 01:44 AM
  12. nvg500's Avatar
    yes I can
    04-20-2012 02:24 AM
  13. Luniz2k1's Avatar
    1st time that I have rooted an Android phone (LG Optimus V). Instructions were very well written and had no issues.
    04-23-2012 08:42 PM
  14. JerryScript's Avatar
    yes I can
    Then you can flash a recovery via adb:
    Code:
    adb push c:\PATH_TO_RECOVERY.img /sdcard/recovery.img
    adb shell
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
    exit
    adb reboot recovery
    04-24-2012 12:26 AM
  15. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Then you can flash a recovery via adb:
    Code:
    adb push c:\PATH_TO_RECOVERY.img /sdcard/recovery.img
    adb shell
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
    exit
    adb reboot recovery
    That's new to me, and will come in handy!!!


    I just used this on my replacement, not ZV9, and I find it alot easier than having to go through the Gingerbreak process, and terminal
    04-24-2012 11:14 AM
  16. cammykool's Avatar
    Noob... how many phones is this now? Lol
    04-24-2012 11:15 AM
  17. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    3. How many have you been through? :P


    I'm avoiding Radio.
    04-24-2012 11:34 AM
  18. cammykool's Avatar
    including my last go 6 OVs
    04-24-2012 11:36 AM
  19. Dannemand's Avatar
    That's new to me, and will come in handy!!!

    I just used this on my replacement, not ZV9, and I find it alot easier than having to go through the Gingerbreak process, and terminal
    Didn't you have to root first?!? How could you could install flash_image and a custom recovery without Gingerbreak'ing first (or Superoneclick or some other root)?

    Sorry if I misunderstood you.
    04-24-2012 11:44 AM
  20. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    That's what I wondered. I thought you could only adb push if you were rooted to mount the system as r/w

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    04-24-2012 12:38 PM
  21. Dannemand's Avatar
    That's what I wondered. I thought you could only adb push if you were rooted to mount the system as r/w
    You can adb push without root, but not to the system partition (as you said). Seriously, they must've sent you a refurb that was already rooted. I cannot think of another explanation.
    04-24-2012 12:43 PM
  22. nijel's Avatar
    You can only adb push if ro.secure=0, or if ro.secure=1 but ro.debuggable=1 after "adb root" command. These properties are build into kernel. Root doesn't mather. Run these commands to see what are yours:
    Code:
    adb shell getprop ro.secure
    
    adb shell getprop ro.debuggable
    04-24-2012 03:14 PM
  23. Eollie's Avatar
    You can adb push without root, but not to the system partition (as you said). Seriously, they must've sent you a refurb that was already rooted. I cannot think of another explanation.
    This is probably the answer. Which begs to ask what DOES Vm do to returned phones?
    04-24-2012 03:16 PM
  24. Dannemand's Avatar
    @nijel: Thank you. The context was CuriousNoob receiving a "new" phone from VMU and being able to flash a custom recovery without rooting, possibly even without installing flash_image. That's what puzzled me - and made me wonder if he received an already rooted phone - not that he was able to adb push.
    04-24-2012 05:14 PM
  25. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    I just plugged the phone up, cmd, then copied and paste. o_o

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    04-24-2012 06:34 PM
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