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  1. mehndi's Avatar
    Doesn't matter, just active before flashing to a Gingerbread ROM.
    Thanks for replying. I can root, do a recovery, then activate the phone before I flash a ROM?
    11-19-2011 04:54 PM
  2. Whyzor's Avatar
    Thanks for replying. I can root, do a recovery, then activate the phone before I flash a ROM?
    Yes.
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    11-19-2011 04:57 PM
  3. mehndi's Avatar
    so.. ive followed all the steps, now i am running superoneclick after clicking shell root this happens..

    Killing ADB server... killserver 0.15s
    starting ADB server.. StarterServer 24.43s *daemon not running. starting it now on port 5...

    and then superoneclick stops responding.. any advice?
    @Whyzor

    Where does it say anything aobut Superoneclick? Did I miss that in your guide?
    11-19-2011 04:59 PM
  4. jnip87's Avatar
    @mehndi

    Step 3: Run SuperOneClick.exe. Select the psneuter exploit on the right, and then click the Shell Root button. SuperOneClick will attempt to gain a temporary root for your phone. This may take several tries. Keep trying until you get a message that says "You phone has a Temp ADB Root". Leave this window open, do not reboot your phone, and continue to step 4.
    11-19-2011 05:02 PM
  5. Whyzor's Avatar
    @Whyzor

    Where does it say anything aobut Superoneclick? Did I miss that in your guide?
    Superoneclick is the old method of rooting. and as stated many times here, this thread is outdated. Use my guide and Gingerbreak to root.
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    11-19-2011 05:03 PM
  6. jnip87's Avatar
    Superoneclick is the old method of rooting. and as stated many times here, this thread is outdated. Use my guide and Gingerbreak to root.
    thnx... 88 pages didnt feel like reading threw all of them lol i probably would have seen it if i had tho
    11-19-2011 05:05 PM
  7. mehndi's Avatar
    @Whyzor

    It says the drivers for the Optimus V are optional? Should I download the drivers to my sd card on my phone? Where can a find a free file manager app to install Gingerbreak apk to my phone? Can I root, install a custom recovery and then wait for a while to flash a ROM? Can I use Harmonia or Bumblebee ROM? I really don't know what any of these ROMS are, I have just been reading a lot about them.
    11-19-2011 05:06 PM
  8. mehndi's Avatar
    @Whyzxor

    Isn't this what I should be following? Nothing about Superoneclick.

    This is what I see in Simplified Root, Recovery, Custom ROM Thread:

    This is a simplified guide for those new to rooting & flashing a custom ROM on the Optimus V. No need to type complex commands that are hard to follow and prone to mistakes. Basically there are 3 main steps: Root, Install custom recovery, & flash custom ROM.

    Windows Drivers for the Optimus V (Optional, but suggested):
    http://www.lg-phones.org/wp-content/...-Optimus-V.zip

    Rooting

    Rooting is the process of gaining administrative rights to the phone so one can do customizations that aren't normally allowed. Root by itself doesn't do anything interesting, unless there's an app that needs it. The fancy stuff comes from custom ROMs. Just remember Virgin Mobile Activation only works on Froyo ROMs, so do it before going to Gingerbread. The easiest way to root nowadays is to use GingerBreak. It can be found here:

    [26.04.2011][v1.2] GingerBreak APK (root for GingerBread) - xda-developers

    Instruction Steps:

    1. Turn on USB Debugging (Settings - Applications - Development)
    2. Copy the GingerBreak.apk to a /sdcard dir, then using a 'file manager' app (search for one in Android Market) install it like a regular app.
    3. It can take up to 10 minutes, and will reboot automatically when complete (rooted), if attempt fails, reboot manually & run it again.
    3a. In App Market, find & install 'busybox' & run it.

    Install custom recovery image

    The recovery image is an alternative bootup instead of normal Android Operating System. It allows low-level operations such as backup/restore a ROM, wipe partitions, and flash ROMs.

    4. Download and copy the recovery image VM670NH_recovery.img (works with newer OV screens) onto your /sdcard.
    5. Install the Flash Image GUI app (save the .apk to a /sdcard directory, then open it with file manager). Run the app & select 'Recovery Image' option with the file above.


    Flash Custom ROM

    [ROM+Kernel] Inferior Human Organs unofficial CM7.1 (Gingerbread)

    6. Copy the unextracted ROM .zip that you wish to install to the /sdcard dir. Also if installing a CyanogenMod Gingerbread ROM, the unextracted gapps.zip also needs to be placed in the same dir to flash right after the ROM .zip.
    7. Boot into Clockworkmod recovery mode (From powered off state, hold vol-down, home, and power button until the LG logo appears).
    8. FIRST, BACKUP ORIGINAL ROM! Don't continue until this is successful. use vol-up/down, camera, & back keys to navigate in recovery.
    9. Wipe Data/Factory Reset, wipe cache partition, & under Advanced Settings, Wipe dalvik-cache, then format all partitions EXCEPT /sdcard.
    10. Flash the custom ROM.zip from sdcard and gapps.zip too if going to a CyanogenMod ROM
    11. Reboot and enjoy the new ROM, the first boot takes longer than usual, also some problems may disappear after rebooting.

    NOTES:

    - NEVER use the Android Settings 'Factory Reset' from now on, only do factory reset & wipes from within recovery mode. Most ROMs should have this option removed from the Android settings.

    - Some newer Optimus V screens hardware changed, see link: [FIX]Black screen with custom recovery and custom roms (BobZHome's IHO recovery from the Wiki binary -> recovery page also works with newer screens.)

    - If restoring a backed up ROM in CWM recovery gives 'MD5 mismatch' error (likely caused by renaming a ROM backup). Try this fix:
    # cd /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/<name_of_backup>
    # rm nandroid.md5
    # md5sum *img > nandroid.md5

    - If you ever want to restore to original stock ROM (ONLY on OV's with older screens), with original recovery and UNrooted:
    http://www.prepaidandroid.org/index....inal_condition
    11-19-2011 05:10 PM
  9. Whyzor's Avatar
    mehndi, I suggest you use the stock ROM for a week or two to get familiar with concepts and things, then the instructions will make more sense. Otherwise every step will be foreign to you and I don't have time to answer every single question.
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    11-19-2011 05:17 PM
  10. jnip87's Avatar
    @Whyzor

    Where can a find a free file manager app to install Gingerbreak apk to my phone?.
    i use esfileexplorer but astro is a good one also
    11-19-2011 05:22 PM
  11. mehndi's Avatar
    i use esfileexplorer but astro is a good one also
    Where can I find these file managers?
    11-19-2011 05:42 PM
  12. jnip87's Avatar
    Where can I find these file managers?
    on your phone click "market" icon then when it opens click the magnafy glass and search file manager
    11-19-2011 05:53 PM
  13. jnip87's Avatar
    @whyzor

    i used your guide .. ran gingerbreak .. it rebooted. downloaded busybox installer.. when i run it it sais i do not have root
    11-19-2011 05:55 PM
  14. Whyzor's Avatar
    Download & install 'terminal emulator' run it and type 'su', you should see a # prompt if phone has been rooted properly, otherwise rerun gingerbreak. There could be something wrong with latest busybox installer too, if the above worked, maybe try a different busybox installer. google it or search on market.
    11-19-2011 06:31 PM
  15. jnip87's Avatar
    I got it , thanx . What rom would you recomend?
    11-19-2011 11:47 PM
  16. Whyzor's Avatar
    IHO CM7, Mirage build, it's what I use.
    11-20-2011 03:39 PM
  17. jnip87's Avatar
    Ok thanx ill give it a try, how big of an sd card should I have to do this? For all the backing up and stuff
    11-20-2011 06:23 PM
  18. jnip87's Avatar
    I feel dumb, Im browsing the iho cm7 thread but cant seem to find the proper download

    Edit: would this be it ?
    http://www.mediafire.com/?j9tdba0z3xcig4a
    11-20-2011 06:42 PM
  19. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    you have to get from the iho wiki.
    it's linked in the first post of the iho thread, download page linked at at the end of the first paragraph.
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    11-20-2011 06:50 PM
  20. goodgreve's Avatar
    Does not work here.

    First I get error that psneuter does not work on Android newer than 2.3.3 (I have 2.2.2)
    and then it stops @ step #5 waiting for device.

    I have rebooted the phone more times than I care to count. I have tried with formatted SD card and without one. I have reset to factory default, all to no avail.

    Any suggestions?
    12-03-2011 10:06 AM
  21. celestelugo0's Avatar
    Does not work here.

    First I get error that psneuter does not work on Android newer than 2.3.3 (I have 2.2.2)
    and then it stops @ step #5 waiting for device.

    I have rebooted the phone more times than I care to count. I have tried with formatted SD card and without one. I have reset to factory default, all to no avail.

    Any suggestions?
    Use Gingerbreak.apk --- GingerBreak-v1.20.apk - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
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    12-03-2011 11:54 AM
  22. goodgreve's Avatar
    Any instructions for using Gingerbreak??
    12-04-2011 09:17 AM
  23. kcls's Avatar
    Any instructions for using Gingerbreak??
    Download it, and download a file manager form the market. Then click on it from within the file manager, and install it. When it's finished installing, run it (press "Root") and wait. It can take anywhere from 2-15 minutes.
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    12-04-2011 09:28 AM
  24. celestelugo0's Avatar
    Download it, and download a file manager form the market. Then click on it from within the file manager, and install it. When it's finished installing, run it (press "Root") and wait. It can take anywhere from 2-15 minutes.
    Thanks kcls, I should have added the instructions when i made my last post.
    12-04-2011 10:54 AM
  25. paulkruger's Avatar
    - Drivers for the LG phone installed on your computer. Instructions can be FOUND HERE courtesy of our favorite android hacker, modder, developer, blogger (jack of all trades) gbhil
    The link goes to the page on LG to download these drivers but the very phone that this thread is about, Optimus V cannot be found on the list to download?

    Does this render this set of instructions null and void? Do I need different instructions now to root my VM670?
    12-14-2011 09:09 AM
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