1. matterlord1's Avatar
    So i got a new phone and was going to give my old optimus v to my friend. i had personal data on there so i went to factory erase it in privacy settings, it rebooted (i thought this was normal at the time) and it opened the clockwork mod menu. I had the stock ROM for it from a previous flash so i just tried to flash that ROM, it installed successfully and i rebooted the device from the menu. The LG logo started and once again to the clockwork mod.

    I tried several different ROMs and spent a good 7 hours scouring forums in search of a fix and I am hoping that someone here can help me with this issue.

    And also on a less important note and why I'm giving my phone to my friend is his ZTE Warp "exploded" as he put it, I haven't actually seen it but he said the battery contacts were burnt, the screen was cracked and the battery door flew several feet in the other direction. i have never heard of this happening especially with just about every newer phone having overvolting protection.
    01-30-2013 03:59 AM
  2. adamhos's Avatar
    You need to install a custom recovery with the "bootloop fix"

    Zen gardens, xionia, and cot all have it.

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    01-30-2013 05:15 AM
  3. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    It's not just a matter of installing the recovery, it's how you insall it.

    It has to be flashed thru the messed up recovery.

    Download a ziped recovery with the "fix recovery loop" option like Zengarden, put it on the root of the sd card.
    Once card is in phone, boot into recovery. Go to the "install zip from sd card" option and flash the ziped version of ZenGarden like you would a ROM.

    When done go back to recovery menu and choose the advanced options. Select to reboot recovery.
    After it boots into the ZenGarden find the "fix recovery loop" option and apply.
    Flash new ROM (and Gapps if needed).

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    01-30-2013 06:51 AM
  4. tli's Avatar
    ...

    And also on a less important note and why I'm giving my phone to my friend is his ZTE Warp "exploded" as he put it, I haven't actually seen it but he said the battery contacts were burnt, the screen was cracked and the battery door flew several feet in the other direction. i have never heard of this happening especially with just about every newer phone having overvolting protection.
    This is a common problem with cheap knockoff batteries... there is no built-in protection as with OEM batteries.
    01-30-2013 08:46 AM
  5. adamhos's Avatar
    It's not just a matter of installing the recovery, it's how you insall it.

    It has to be flashed thru the messed up recovery.

    Download a ziped recovery with the "fix recovery loop" option like Zengarden, put it on the root of the sd card.
    Once card is in phone, boot into recovery. Go to the "install zip from sd card" option and flash the ziped version of ZenGarden like you would a ROM.

    When done go back to recovery menu and choose the advanced options. Select to reboot recovery.
    After it boots into the ZenGarden find the "fix recovery loop" option and apply.
    Flash new ROM (and Gapps if needed).

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    ????

    Man that seems difficult

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    01-30-2013 11:08 AM
  6. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    It may seem difficult, but it's not near as difficult as saving a stone cold brick.

    In the past two years this has proven to be the most effective way to save a phone from a recovery loop.

    If you have stumbled on a better way, by all means let use know.

    The only other way that might could be tried is updating with the ZV9 update. That has not been proven or even tested. Might make matters worse.

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    01-30-2013 04:19 PM
  7. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    It may seem difficult, but it's not near as difficult as saving a stone cold brick.

    In the past two years this has proven to be the most effective way to save a phone from a recovery loop.

    If you have stumbled on a better way, by all means let use know.

    The only other way that might could be tried is updating with the ZV9 update. That has not been proven or even tested. Might make matters worse.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    One of the things I've notices is that if in a recovery-loop and trying to fix it with multiple install of ROM zips sometimes causes more problems to where even the fix boot-loop option does not work; but I suspect it has more to do with the recovery used and have seen it more with either CWM 3.x or CWM4.x.
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    01-30-2013 04:29 PM
  8. matterlord1's Avatar
    it was the OEM battery
    01-30-2013 07:02 PM
  9. matterlord1's Avatar
    could someone send me a link to one of those bootloop fixes?
    And Adamhos i upgraded to the ONE V as well, have you tried using hotspot on it yet?
    01-30-2013 07:05 PM
  10. matterlord1's Avatar
    so i found zen garden but it does the same thing but it with the zen garden interface.
    01-30-2013 11:39 PM
  11. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    You have to select the "fix recovery loop" option.

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    01-31-2013 12:02 AM
  12. matterlord1's Avatar
    i looked for that option and didnt see it
    01-31-2013 01:33 AM
  13. thekraven's Avatar
    It's usually under advanced, then fix recovery boot loop in Xionia.
    And if using Zengarden, advanced, debugging, quick fixes, then fix recovery boot loop

    If you can get adb going, this does the same thing

    Code:
    adb shell erase_image misc
     adb shell erase_image persist
     adb reboot
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    01-31-2013 04:23 AM
  14. matterlord1's Avatar
    i dont have a the phone with me now but i will try when i get home.
    02-01-2013 11:47 PM
  15. matterlord1's Avatar
    No that doesnt work, i tried like 5 imes.
    02-04-2013 01:23 AM
  16. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Edit: Bad info.

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    02-04-2013 07:24 AM
  17. _alexkta's Avatar
    Btw don't flash the radio update with the zen garden recovery, use bobzhomes recovery

    Sent from my VM670 using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    02-04-2013 12:19 PM
  18. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Wow! I'm sure glad you caught that. Flashing the ZV9 update with anything other than a CWMod recovery ( BobZohme modified is included) or the Xionia recovery, could cause a brick.
    I'll delete that info from that post.

    Thanks for catching that.

    To OP: Try flashing the Xionia recovery in it's zipped form found here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...stom-roms.html it's at the very bottom of the first post under: attachment.

    Then if the fix recovery loop option doesn't work try flashing the ZV9 security update found here: http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-a...step-step.html.
    Make sure to flash it once in the custom recovery and once in the new stock recovery.

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    02-04-2013 02:46 PM
  19. shimmy50's Avatar
    I just flashed that Zv9 update zip, got stuck in boot loop, then while reading your posts pulled out the sd card, rebooted, stock came up with no problems.......
    02-10-2013 09:26 AM
  20. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Cool. Glad to see it worked.
    Which recovery did you install it with? Don't forget to install with stock recovery as well.

    If you want to root the ZV9, then go here: EManU3LXXX Optimus V Root.zip
    Try the "even more mirrors" first
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    02-10-2013 01:52 PM
  21. matterlord1's Avatar
    ill try it
    02-10-2013 06:31 PM
  22. matterlord1's Avatar
    Xionia worked, but i can't install any roms, well atleast not any non-stock roms. what happens is that the rom says it installs fine then when you go to reboot (this is with cyanogenmod) it gets to the swirl circle thing and wont get past that. any ideas.
    02-10-2013 09:05 PM
  23. thewraith420's Avatar
    Xionia worked, but i can't install any roms, well atleast not any non-stock roms. what happens is that the rom says it installs fine then when you go to reboot (this is with cyanogenmod) it gets to the swirl circle thing and wont get past that. any ideas.
    Sounds like you didn't do a full wipe before flashing?

    Tapatalk'n it from my VM670 running OM-Mandylion on LS670ZVJ firmware
    02-10-2013 09:13 PM
  24. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Did you install the ZV9 twice as instructed.
    If you did then you shouldn't be seeing Xionia.
    If you used the root zip I linked you to you would have the BobZohme recovery installed?????

    Please tell me in detail everything you did to install the ZV9 update. Start right after you got the Xionia recovery.zip flashed.

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    02-10-2013 09:17 PM
  25. matterlord1's Avatar
    I installed Xionia and it went to the bootloader so from there i went to install my stock rom that i have, it booted just fine so i ddnt think anythin of it, then i decided i didnt want the stock rom and put a canogenmod 10 rom on and thats where i am.
    02-10-2013 10:06 PM

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