1. SomeoneVeryConfused's Avatar
    Okay, let's go over all of this... I'm relatively new to hacking, and try as I might, I haven't found much of anything in the answer department. This has left me very confuzzled.

    I have a brand-new Virgin Mobile Optimus V with a ZV5 baseband and stock Android 2.2.2 Froyo. It has been rooted using GingerBreak 1.2, but that is the farthest I have gotten. My old phone needs to be sent in since it's busted, and I will get to that after my new one is ready to go. I have a week to get the old one back.

    For the operation, I am trying to follow these sets of instructions:
    Installing a Custom Operating System on an LG Optimus V with Cyanogenmod | Technology Plus
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...ustom-rom.html

    First, Recovery. Even after abusing ROM Manager, I keep getting the stock recovery. After ROM Manager failed, I decided that I want this:
    http://forums.projectopencannibal.ne...-08132012)-42/

    To get that, I need this:
    [GUIDE] Flash any recovery easily on the phone using flash_image - xda-developers

    I renamed the .img to "recovery.img" - it's in the main index of /sdcard. But... when I crack an ADB Shell...
    Code:
    $ su 
    su 
    # mount -o remount, rw /system 
    mount -o remount, rw /system 
    # cd /sdcard 
    cd /sdcard 
    # cp flash_image /system/bin 
    cp flash_image /system/bin 
    # cd /system/bin 
    cd /system/bin 
    # chmod 777 flash_image 
    chmod 777 flash_image 
    # cd /sdcard 
    cd /sdcard 
    # flash_image recovery /recovery.img 
    flash_image recovery /recovery.img 
    [1] + Stopped (signal)        flash_image recovery /recovery.img 
    #
    My su binary is up to date. My Superuser is up to date. I have tried this with both an ADB Shell and a Terminal Emulator. Same result. Terminal Emulator will sometimes spring up "Illegal Operation" as well. What the hell is this?

    I also need to know more about S-OFF. How do I check that? Do I need recovery for HBOOT?

    After recovery is taken care of, I want this ROM:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...7132013-a.html

    What's the best way to flash it? ROM Manager hasn't been friendly to me.. so...

    Yeah, I am lost. Any help here would be appreciated!
    07-20-2013 11:43 AM
  2. badblue1__'s Avatar
    Follow this guide to the letter, you'll be golden ...http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-a...rom-theme.html

    Then read this for F.Y.I.http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-a...m-manager.html

    That first guide is absolutely noob proven, if you read it over a few times to familiarize your self with it. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask, this forum is loaded with very friendly and knowledgeable people that will help.

    Good luck ;-)
    07-20-2013 12:16 PM
  3. bjzapp's Avatar
    Read ALL the stickies as far as anything ROM/Recovery related. You shouldn't have any problems.....DO NOT USE ROM MANAGER!!

    The ROM gets flashed via Recovery---NO OTHER APP !!
    07-20-2013 01:14 PM
  4. SomeoneVeryConfused's Avatar
    Follow this guide to the letter, you'll be golden ...http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-a...rom-theme.html

    Then read this for F.Y.I.http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-a...m-manager.html

    That first guide is absolutely noob proven, if you read it over a few times to familiarize your self with it. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask, this forum is loaded with very friendly and knowledgeable people that will help.

    Good luck ;-)
    Thank you very much!

    I replaced the flash_image file I had with the one in the topic you linked. That turned out to be the problem. I have a legit recovery now!

    Going to see if I can flash the ROM itself later on. Sort of complex, but I definitely need to see what all I can understand before I do it. I don't want a brick.

    Thanks a lot, once again
    badblue1__ likes this.
    07-20-2013 02:06 PM

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