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  1. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Still loving this Rom! Another question.

    The first time I flashed, I'm pretty sure I had around 175mb free. The 2nd time I flashed I had about 146mb. I wiped everything before both flashes. Any ideas where that ~30MB went?

    Edit: I tried flashing again cause the curiosity is killing me. Sure enough, I had 141mb free after flashing Harmonia. I should have 176, right? That's 25 precious megabytes gone. Any ideas on what happened or how to get it back?

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk
    08-25-2011 07:17 AM
  2. mewikime's Avatar
    OK, so I think I screwed up my phone.

    I used ROMtools, read all the literature, followed [How-To] Install a Custom Recovery, Install a Custom Kernel or ROM and change Boot Animation - Android Forums but something went wrong.

    I used xionia cwma 12518.4 virgin.img and renamed it "vrecovery.img", used ROMtools okay, wiped and formatted everything like I was supposed to but when I went to 'choose zip from sdcard' and chose the Harmonia zip I got the message

    E:Can't open /sdcard/Harmonia1.5E_Edify.zip
    (Unknown error: 0)
    Installation aborted.

    I tried rewiping and reinstalling a couple of times but I still get the same message.

    When I rebooted now all I get is a blue screen. Luckily I'm well within my return period at Target because I actually just exhcanged this handset with my old Optimus that had a scratched screen, so if that's what I have to do I will but what did I do wrong so I don't ruin the phone next time?
    08-25-2011 10:58 AM
  3. riggerman's Avatar
    Try downloading Harmonia 1.3.1, same rom different scripting. Boot into your recovery; remove battery, wait 10 seconds, replace the battery, press and hold volume down, home and power buttons. When the LG logo comes up release them. You should be in your recovery now.
    Connect your phone to your computer with the usb cord. Under mounts and storage select mount usb storage. It should show up as a removable drive, now copy the rom zip to the card and then unmount.

    Wipe everything you did before, then go to mounts and storage; format boot, system, data, and cache. Then flash the rom.
    08-25-2011 12:03 PM
  4. mewikime's Avatar
    Try downloading Harmonia 1.3.1, same rom different scripting. Boot into your recovery; remove battery, wait 10 seconds, replace the battery, press and hold volume down, home and power buttons. When the LG logo comes up release them. You should be in your recovery now.
    Connect your phone to your computer with the usb cord. Under mounts and storage select mount usb storage. It should show up as a removable drive, now copy the rom zip to the card and then unmount.

    Wipe everything you did before, then go to mounts and storage; format boot, system, data, and cache. Then flash the rom.
    I tried doing that, although I used 1.3 not 1.3.1, and I still got the same error message. I wondered if it was a faulty download, but when it happened with both of them I'm not so sure. Anyway, I'll download them all again just to make sure. I already returned my messed up phone back to the store, so I'll try it with the new one.

    Still, is there any explanation for why this happened in the first place?
    08-25-2011 12:20 PM
  5. zedorda's Avatar
    When u said "used ROMtools okay, wiped and formatted everything" did this include the SD card?
    08-25-2011 01:47 PM
  6. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Still loving this Rom! Another question.

    The first time I flashed, I'm pretty sure I had around 175mb free. The 2nd time I flashed I had about 146mb. I wiped everything before both flashes. Any ideas where that ~30MB went?

    Edit: I tried flashing again cause the curiosity is killing me. Sure enough, I had 141mb free after flashing Harmonia. I should have 176, right? That's 25 precious megabytes gone. Any ideas on what happened or how to get it back?

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk
    Make sure you wipe dalvik cache in the advanced area as well.


    OK, so I think I screwed up my phone.

    I used ROMtools, read all the literature, followed [How-To] Install a Custom Recovery, Install a Custom Kernel or ROM and change Boot Animation - Android Forums but something went wrong.

    I used xionia cwma 12518.4 virgin.img and renamed it "vrecovery.img", used ROMtools okay, wiped and formatted everything like I was supposed to but when I went to 'choose zip from sdcard' and chose the Harmonia zip I got the message

    E:Can't open /sdcard/Harmonia1.5E_Edify.zip
    (Unknown error: 0)
    Installation aborted.

    I tried rewiping and reinstalling a couple of times but I still get the same message.

    When I rebooted now all I get is a blue screen. Luckily I'm well within my return period at Target because I actually just exhcanged this handset with my old Optimus that had a scratched screen, so if that's what I have to do I will but what did I do wrong so I don't ruin the phone next time?
    Copy the zip file to your SDcard, boot into revcovery and then flash from there. Also, do not unzip the file, leave it just as it is. Also,make sure in recovery that is says xionia, otherwise, your recovery did not install.

    Also, if you have a newer 2.2.2 Optimus, Romtools will not work.
    08-25-2011 03:06 PM
  7. mewikime's Avatar
    When u said "used ROMtools okay, wiped and formatted everything" did this include the SD card?
    Well, no. That seems kinda weird. Like I said, I did my best to follow the step-by-step guide over at Android Forums that I linked to in my initial post. It said to run ROMtools and then move the rom to the sd card via usb, then do the necessary wiping and formatting. If I wiped the card, which the instructions didn't say to do, then it would have wiped the rom off the card, no?
    08-25-2011 04:01 PM
  8. mewikime's Avatar
    Make sure you wipe dalvik cache in the advanced area as well.




    Copy the zip file to your SDcard, boot into revcovery and then flash from there. Also, do not unzip the file, leave it just as it is. Also,make sure in recovery that is says xionia, otherwise, your recovery did not install.

    Also, if you have a newer 2.2.2 Optimus, Romtools will not work.
    Yup, it wasn't unzipped. How do I make sure in recovery it says Xionia? Where's the menu option for that? Anyway, I returned that phone for a new one so now I just want to make sure it doesn't happen again, and I just checked and it's 2.2.1, so I'm good there.
    08-25-2011 04:19 PM
  9. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Yup, it wasn't unzipped. How do I make sure in recovery it says Xionia? Where's the menu option for that? Anyway, I returned that phone for a new one so now I just want to make sure it doesn't happen again, and I just checked and it's 2.2.1, so I'm good there.
    Most will say at the bottom while in recovery.
    08-25-2011 06:54 PM
  10. jdcnosse's Avatar
    I'm not sure if this is a problem with the ROM or my own stupidity...or possibly my recovery. lol I have the latest version of ClockworkMod Recovery (v.3.2.0.1) and I've flashed Harmonia 1.5E twice now (Harmonia, then back to stock, then Harmonia again) and I also have the "missing memory" problem. It's not a really big deal, ROM works and I'll have to play around with it tonight but when I go look on my phone it states there's only 142MB of space.

    Judging from the posts above I'm thinking I was supposed to have more but if not then oh well (with stock I had around 160MB)
    08-25-2011 08:16 PM
  11. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I'm not sure if this is a problem with the ROM or my own stupidity...or possibly my recovery. lol I have the latest version of ClockworkMod Recovery (v.3.2.0.1) and I've flashed Harmonia 1.5E twice now (Harmonia, then back to stock, then Harmonia again) and I also have the "missing memory" problem. It's not a really big deal, ROM works and I'll have to play around with it tonight but when I go look on my phone it states there's only 142MB of space.

    Judging from the posts above I'm thinking I was supposed to have more but if not then oh well (with stock I had around 160MB)
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one. I too have been flashing my ROMs with ClockworkMod Recovery 3.2.0.1. Not sure if we can pin the blame on CWM or not. Because when I flash Bumblebee 2.4 with CWM I have the full 176MB after a fresh flash. Hopefully someone might have an idea on this.
    08-25-2011 08:27 PM
  12. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one. I too have been flashing my ROMs with ClockworkMod Recovery 3.2.0.1. Not sure if we can pin the blame on CWM or not. Because when I flash Bumblebee 2.4 with CWM I have the full 176MB after a fresh flash. Hopefully someone might have an idea on this.
    I'm starting to suspect Clockwork has some issues with it.
    It wasn't really designed for our phone, which doesn't help.
    08-25-2011 09:19 PM
  13. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I'm starting to suspect Clockwork has some issues with it.
    It wasn't really designed for our phone, which doesn't help.
    It's been reliable so far for me in regards to making backups and restoring them, including Harmonia. But maybe.

    What recovery would you recommend?

    And will another recovery be able to restore a backup made by ClockworkMod?
    08-25-2011 09:44 PM
  14. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    It's been reliable so far for me in regards to making backups and restoring them, including Harmonia. But maybe.

    What recovery would you recommend?

    And will another recovery be able to restore a backup made by ClockworkMod?
    I'm using the IHO recovery. Will it work on old backups, that I can't say.


    I flash recoveries, make a nandroid. Flash a rom, make a new Nandroid.
    This way I always have a compatible one right away. So long as you can get into one or the other, you will be fine.
    08-25-2011 09:49 PM
  15. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Thanks. Can you point me to a link with info on getting and installing the IHO Recovery?
    08-25-2011 09:52 PM
  16. DF3's Avatar
    Thanks. Can you point me to a link with info on getting and installing the IHO Recovery?
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...very-easy.html
    08-25-2011 11:18 PM
  17. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Recovery is in teh downloads at the end of post 3, here:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...l-cm7-1-a.html

    It's labeled Blarf's new recovery.

    The nice thing with this, is that you can flash IHO Gingerbread roms, including Harmonia 2.0 and Harmonia 1.5 without switching recoveries.
    08-26-2011 12:49 AM
  18. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Recovery is in teh downloads at the end of post 3, here:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...l-cm7-1-a.html

    It's labeled Blarf's new recovery.

    The nice thing with this, is that you can flash IHO Gingerbread roms, including Harmonia 2.0 and Harmonia 1.5 without switching recoveries.
    Thanks! Can I flash this exactly the same way as in the post above yours? (using terminal emulator?).
    08-26-2011 02:21 AM
  19. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Recovery is in teh downloads at the end of post 3, here:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...l-cm7-1-a.html

    It's labeled Blarf's new recovery.

    The nice thing with this, is that you can flash IHO Gingerbread roms, including Harmonia 2.0 and Harmonia 1.5 without switching recoveries.
    Just tried this and i thought i killed my phone. lol.

    Blue screen, said fastreboot mode started, then some other jazz, blue screen. couldn't do anything. pulled the battery for a few minutes. and then booted ok into bumblebee. then i reflashed CWM from ROM Manager. Everything seems to be ok again. that was a little scary. lol.

    Not sure what could have happened when trying to flash that other recovery.
    08-26-2011 02:37 AM
  20. jdcnosse's Avatar
    I'm just curious, where is all the boot stuff located? Specifically the start up sound...I did install the sound pack that was in one of those beginning posts to get all the default ones back, but I don't really like the boot up sound so I was hoping to be able to change it by just replacing the sound file, and maybe find a sound file that fits the boot up image better
    08-26-2011 08:30 AM
  21. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    I'm just curious, where is all the boot stuff located? Specifically the start up sound...I did install the sound pack that was in one of those beginning posts to get all the default ones back, but I don't really like the boot up sound so I was hoping to be able to change it by just replacing the sound file, and maybe find a sound file that fits the boot up image better
    System/sounds/poweron/PowerOn.mp3
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    08-26-2011 03:20 PM
  22. jdcnosse's Avatar
    I was actually just going to reply that I thought changing it inside the sounds zip might be easier so I went looking for it.

    However my "space" problem wasn't solved by using the IHO recovery. I was using the CWM, then flashed IHO and re-installed Harmonia and still only 142MB free. *shrugs* dunno what it could be but it's not a high priority on my list lol
    08-26-2011 04:46 PM
  23. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Bummer, if you figure it out, let me know, please.

    As for the zip...
    It's not a bad idea, since that leaves you with an easy way to put the sounds back without that next time you flash instead of having to go back after with a file a manager each time.
    08-26-2011 04:53 PM
  24. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I was actually just going to reply that I thought changing it inside the sounds zip might be easier so I went looking for it.

    However my "space" problem wasn't solved by using the IHO recovery. I was using the CWM, then flashed IHO and re-installed Harmonia and still only 142MB free. *shrugs* dunno what it could be but it's not a high priority on my list lol
    Thanks for posting the followup on the missing memory thing. I'll stick with bumblebee for now but it does bother me that its still a mystery.

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    08-26-2011 05:14 PM
  25. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    I was actually just going to reply that I thought changing it inside the sounds zip might be easier so I went looking for it.

    However my "space" problem wasn't solved by using the IHO recovery. I was using the CWM, then flashed IHO and re-installed Harmonia and still only 142MB free. *shrugs* dunno what it could be but it's not a high priority on my list lol
    since IHO is based on cyanogen mod and CWM recovery is built with cyanogen mod source, there's probably not much perceptible difference between those recoveries. maybe blarf changed something.

    the only variants I know of are xionia cwma and thunderc recoveries.

    you could use ADB shell to format /system and /data manually while booted into recovery if you want.
    don't try it with a ROM running!
    from your pc command line with data cable connected and phone in recovery:
    Code:
    adb shell
    cat /dev/zero > /dev/block/mtdblock5
    cat /dev/zero > /dev/block/mtdblock6
    mtdblock5 is /system and mtdblock6 is /data
    that should clear all the cruft out of those partitions.
    the cat lines will execute and each end with an error. that's because those commands fill each partition with 0s until out of space.
    try it if you dare! then format cache and dalvik-cache in recovery and flash your ROM as usual.
    if you type the wrong partition numbers on the cat lines you will probably have to use fastboot to recover from formatting the wrong partitions, so be careful.
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    08-26-2011 05:34 PM
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