03-14-2013 05:03 AM
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  1. Chris Burns's Avatar
    I just rooted my optimus v and i am looking for a rom. I cant find rom manager that works with my phone. So how should i backup before i install a rom. What roms are out right now?
    03-13-2013 05:28 AM
  2. adamhos's Avatar
    Last I heard Rom manager is still a big no no.


    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...108282
    [HOW-TO] Simplified Root + Recovery + Custom ROM


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    03-13-2013 06:18 AM
  3. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Flashing the recovery that's in ROM manager is a no no. Downloading and installing the two Gingerbread ROMs listed is still bad news.
    That's it.

    I use ROM Manager very effectively to manage my backups.
    I can rename or delete an existing backup.

    I can name a backup before backing up the ROM, back up the ROM, and have it boot back into current ROM all from the app, Basically pick a name, select ok, set phone down for 5-7 minutes, come back to phone already booted back into ROM with everything done.

    I can set up ROM Manager to auto backup my Currently installed ROM at scheduled intervals during the Week (premium version).

    The Fix permissions option works, same as opening up a terminal and typing it in.

    You can flash a ROM that doesn't require any Gapps, and then have it auto boot into new ROM.
    You can flash a ROM and Gapps with the premium version and obijohn's or LeslieAnn's wiper zips and have it auto boot into new ROM.
    Everything is set up from the app, set the phone down, come back in 7-10 minutes with everything done and phone booted into new ROM.

    All this and a little more can also be done with the ZenGarden recovery, not just a ClockworkMod recovery.

    I wrote a sticky over at AF that explains everything.
    It started out as a watch out sort of tutorial, but I am honest to a fault, so I posted just the facts.
    I learned it was pretty cool for doing several things while saving time and energy.

    Just don't flash the recovery, or the two Gingerbread ROMs.
    The two Froyo ROMs are ok to flash as they where submitted by there developer.


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    03-13-2013 08:37 AM
  4. badblue1__'s Avatar
    The Zengarden recovery and the MiRaGe rom are probably the best choice for the op v right now
    03-13-2013 08:46 AM
  5. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    The Zengarden recovery and the MiRaGe rom are probably the best choice for the op v right now
    Absolutely the best choices.

    For the most informative tutorial on how to get these on your phone go here: http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-a...rom-theme.html
    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    03-13-2013 08:52 AM
  6. Redchigh's Avatar
    I prefer clockwork recovery... And PAC ROM from the optimus S forum. (Don't forget to grab the int2sd script as well)

    I love jellybean :P
    03-13-2013 11:14 AM
  7. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    You have to remember, the OP just rooted. Let him take it easy and learn a few things.
    Let him install the best recovery for our phone with the most functionality of any recovery we have ever had.
    Let him install the fastest, smoothest, most reliable ROM for our phone, backed up by the aforementioned recovery.

    Then he has something to compare everything else to.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    03-13-2013 12:34 PM
  8. Chris Burns's Avatar
    How do i go about installing what you have mentioned in lamens terms? I am trying to get ahang of all this..
    03-13-2013 01:50 PM
  9. upconvert's Avatar
    How do i go about installing what you have mentioned in lamens terms? I am trying to get ahang of all this..
    The directions are in the sticky "simplified root + recovery + custom ROM" The methods there are good but the files are out of date.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...ustom-rom.html

    Before you start you may want to download titanium backup or mybackup root from the play store to back up you apps and all of their data. You can restore these once you have your new rom working.

    Since you are already rooted, you can start at step 4. Instead of the recovery image listed there, get the zen garden recovery image here (download the image (.img) not the zip):

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...30-2013-a.html

    You can download and install Flash Image gui from the play store. You can then use that to flash the zen garden recovery image.

    Download the rom.zip and gapps.zip (they will have longer filenames) from here:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...3122013-a.html

    You can pick up the steps from the guide using those two files. Basically, you will boot to your new recovery, make a nandroid backup of your current rom, wipe(format) the boot, system, data, cache and dalvik cache. You will then install the rom.zip and gapps.zip. When you reboot your phone, you should have a new working rom. You can go through ans set it up like you like it, and restore your apps with titanium.
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    03-13-2013 02:23 PM
  10. Chris Burns's Avatar
    so i was playing with it and got cm7 installed on it. but my gapps isnt working keeps saying server error. do i have the wrong apk for gapps?
    03-13-2013 04:18 PM
  11. bjzapp's Avatar
    Are u getting to the sign in screen? What is the gapps .zip dated?
    03-13-2013 04:36 PM
  12. upconvert's Avatar
    so i was playing with it and got cm7 installed on it. but my gapps isnt working keeps saying server error. do i have the wrong apk for gapps?
    Gapps come as a .zip that should be flashed in recovery, just like the ROM.

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    03-13-2013 05:12 PM
  13. Chris Burns's Avatar
    I got it all figured out and everything is working fine. Sofar I love cm7. What else is out there?
    03-13-2013 07:30 PM
  14. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    I got it all figured out and everything is working fine. Sofar I love cm7. What else is out there?
    If you read the last link I left, all questions will have been answered. Inside that link is a link to a repository of Guides, recovery's, ROMs, kernels, and other goodies.

    That's why I left it. The most help, in one link that's possible.

    Edit: Sorry. I made mention of the All Things Root Guide sticky but forgot to leave a link. Fixed.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    03-13-2013 08:00 PM
  15. Chris Burns's Avatar
    I think I have a good understanding of it now. The only problum I am having now is the computer will not recognize the phone anymore. Thanks for all your help..
    03-13-2013 10:45 PM
  16. Chris Burns's Avatar
    Is there a ics theme i can put on cm7??
    03-13-2013 11:40 PM
  17. _alexkta's Avatar
    forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1313722

    Try this one

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    03-13-2013 11:50 PM
  18. _alexkta's Avatar
    And also if you ever want to go to ics I would suggest Paranoid Android by thekraven its stable enough to be a daily driver

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    03-13-2013 11:52 PM
  19. Chris Burns's Avatar
    how would i install ics theme on cm7
    03-14-2013 12:07 AM
  20. _alexkta's Avatar
    how would i install ics theme on cm7
    Download the apk, install it, and then in theme choser app choose the ics theme

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    03-14-2013 12:18 AM
  21. Chris Burns's Avatar
    awesome got it ty
    03-14-2013 12:39 AM
  22. Chris Burns's Avatar
    Now that i have my phone where i want it! Can i back it all up and save all of it to my pc. every app the rom my contacts. So i can expierament with other roms but revert back to this one if i want to?
    03-14-2013 02:07 AM
  23. nus's Avatar
    Now that i have my phone where i want it! Can i back it all up and save all of it to my pc. every app the rom my contacts. So i can expierament with other roms but revert back to this one if i want to?
    Make a backup via recovery. This will make a complete backup of everything on the phone. I use GO Backup Pro for app/bookmarks/contacts etc, but there are other options. The best way to backup contacts is by syncing contacts with Google servers.
    03-14-2013 02:24 AM
  24. A-android-B's Avatar
    A nandroid will backup everything. Contacts settings emails messages apps data your whole current system as is. They are easily transferable to your PC. If you can't get USB to work you could try airdroid. Thats what I use anyway. and your SD ext partition is backed up too if you have one. Not your pics or videos or regular SD partition though

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    03-14-2013 03:30 AM
  25. Redchigh's Avatar
    Nandroid backs up to your sd card. Youll also want titanium backup for app settings and data.



    If you like, try jellybean (the newest android is)

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...a-build-6.html

    Three-quarters down the page, PAC ROM.
    Wipe data and dalvik
    Wipe everything except your SD card
    Flash rom, gapps, VM fix.

    Flash ro
    03-14-2013 03:50 AM
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