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  1. mmarz's Avatar
    Is there a sure fire way to make the phone not boot passed the bootanimation that doesn't involve a new kernel or rom?
    05-06-2011 12:31 AM
  2. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    I was on rooted stock (I've never flashed a different ROM or recovery) until a few minutes ago. I just moved all Virgin's extra APKs back to /system/app, rebooted the phone, and unrooted. When I downloaded the LG updater tool, it didn't see the phone as connected. I installed the drivers again, and it still doesn't think the phone is connected. Turned USB debugging officer; still doesn't register as connected.

    If anyone figures out how to get the updater tool to realize the phone is plugged in, maybe I can try out this update.
    When it gets to 25 percent on downloader and says something like please connect phone. Unplug phone plug it back in and click retry or continue. That may help.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2011 12:35 AM
  3. mmarz's Avatar
    Ok I did something risky that might work. I did a temp root using superone click. Then I manually deleted build.prop using adb shell. I then rebooted and it the phone gets stuck at the boot animation, but the correct drivers install and stick.
    The phone update is hard at work now.

    FYI back up your build.prop if you are going to try this.
    05-06-2011 12:43 AM
  4. El Schisne's Avatar
    I rebooted the phone into recovery. My computer took its sweet time installing drivers (one never finished), but the LG tool is now downloading the update. We'll see how it ends.

    I can confirm that the file size is 101.49 MB.

    Edit: The driver that supposedly failed to install was "LGE Android Platform USB Modem." That's probably not an actual problem--just a safeguard against USB tethering. I don't think anything went wrong until after the file downloaded (see my next post).
    05-06-2011 12:45 AM
  5. easyguy's Avatar
    Ok I did something risky that might work. I did a temp root using superone click. Then I manually deleted build.prop using adb shell. I then rebooted and it the phone gets stuck at the boot animation, but the correct drivers install and stick.
    The phone update is hard at work now.

    FYI back up your build.prop if you are going to try this.
    Waiting to hear good news.............
    05-06-2011 12:45 AM
  6. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    Waiting to hear good news.............
    As am I.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2011 12:48 AM
  7. El Schisne's Avatar
    I didn't get much further. After the file finished downloading, a message came up saying, "Updating is not possible any longer due to a fatal error while the LG Mobile Phone Software Update." False alarm, I guess. Sorry guys.
    05-06-2011 12:49 AM
  8. easyguy's Avatar
    I didn't get much further. After the file finished downloading, a message came up saying, "Updating is not possible any longer due to a fatal error while the LG Mobile Phone Software Update." False alarm, I guess. Sorry guys.
    You are the second person to get this error message. It's either LG is releasing an untested update or our rooted phones some how are not really "stock"?
    05-06-2011 12:51 AM
  9. El Schisne's Avatar
    You are the second person to get this error message. It's either LG is releasing an untested update or our rooted phones some how are not really "stock"?
    Yeah, I saw that earlier in the thread. As I said, I've never flashed another ROM/recovery, and I restored everything exactly as it had been before I'd rooted. So either superoneclick's "unroot" button doesn't do its job thoroughly enough, or there's something wacky going on at LG's end of things.
    05-06-2011 12:53 AM
  10. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    Maybe mmarz will have luck with his theory

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2011 12:54 AM
  11. easyguy's Avatar
    I saw a few articles stating the gingerbread will be released in the android market at the end of May....
    05-06-2011 12:56 AM
  12. Takenover83's Avatar
    I can confirm. I renamed build.prop to build.prop.bu and rebooted. The update is downloading (phone detected on stock/stock recovery).

    You have to temp root using Superoneclick and then
    Code:
    adb remount
    adb shell mv /system/build.prop /system/build.prop.bu
    adb reboot
    RESTORING
    You have to temp root using Superoneclick (you can still do it even though your system is not fully up) and then
    Code:
    adb remount
    adb shell mv /system/build.prop.bu /system/build.prop
    adb reboot
    But none the less. After downloading I got "Updating is not possible any longer due to a fatal error while the LG Mobile Phone Software Update".
    05-06-2011 01:01 AM
  13. mmarz's Avatar
    For those of you testing this out and you want to go back to your old setup:
    Get the temp shell root using superoneclick
    Flash the recovery
    Restore your backups.

    There's no need to manually root the stock rom again.
    Use this method if you have trouble flashing your recovery: http://forum.androidcentral.com/848500-post18.html
    05-06-2011 01:02 AM
  14. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    Worth a try. Guess we will have to wait.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2011 01:04 AM
  15. easyguy's Avatar
    Thanks for trying guys.

    Its time for bed, I'll be tuning in tomorrow at work. Hopefully not much to do tomorrow.

    This update might be to break wifi tethering....
    05-06-2011 01:06 AM
  16. mmarz's Avatar
    It's funny how eager we are to lose our rooted and customized system for a mystery V5 firmware. For all we know it only has a longer and louder boot animation.

    Good night folks!
    05-06-2011 01:10 AM
  17. JerryScript's Avatar
    Hmmm, this only shows available on the US website, on the AU or UK sites it shows unavailable.

    Edit: I did not go back to stock, I'm testing while still on aospCM7. I've had my phone hooked up to the software for 20 minutes now, and it still says "checking the model". Looks like you may have to go back to stock for any chance.
    05-06-2011 01:12 AM
  18. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    True true. Thanks everyone who tried.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2011 01:12 AM
  19. sd_matto's Avatar
    I didn't get much further. After the file finished downloading, a message came up saying, "Updating is not possible any longer due to a fatal error while the LG Mobile Phone Software Update." False alarm, I guess. Sorry guys.
    +1. Got same error. Twice. Both times, it prefaced the error with a screen that said "Necessary information not found".

    Gotta put out some better software, LG.

    Going back to Bumblebee for now.
    05-06-2011 01:32 AM
  20. lscaglio's Avatar
    This is driving me nuts. I could see the update just fine on a 2.2.1 rom (Nameless v1). But when I go back to stock/stock recovery, I can't get the program to see my phone.... Yet, adb see's it. It makes no sense. Crappy, crappy drivers...
    I had to have my phone shut OFF in order for the drivers to see my phone last time.
    05-06-2011 07:37 AM
  21. asadullah's Avatar
    We already went through a bunch a bs trying to figure this out in the other thread. Best bet is to call them at 1 (800) 793-8896 and tell them the issue but don't tell them your rooted. I called them and they were helping until that point. After that they pretty much just blamed me rooting the phone.
    05-06-2011 08:14 AM
  22. riggerman's Avatar
    Just got off a chat session with VM support. They say the update is not the Gingerbread update and have no info when this will be released. When I tried to get some info on what exactly this is they could not give an answer. They did ask for the current software version for my phone. Thankfully my wife is running stock(not rooted) and I was able to get it from her phone. The agent told me this is the current software version, and has no idea what this supposed update is for. Just throwing this out there, but do you think this might be a fix for the "50% time without signal bug" that has been affecting all our phones? And before you ask, no my wife will not let me touch her phone for any rooting, updates or anything like that. She deathly afraid of borking her phone beyond repair. Although I have been rooted and running AOSP without any issues for almost a month and running Rodimus before that, she is still convinced it suddenly crash and burn without warning. Sorry I can't help with trying out the update.
    05-06-2011 09:14 AM
  23. mmarz's Avatar
    Tell your wife there is Rom called Aphrodite created by a woman that is super stable and pretty much as safe as the stock firmware. What woman can resist that? Then, secretly put a test build of AOSP's CM7 on there. Depending on the technical expertise of your wife, this may cause marital problems, YMMV.
    05-06-2011 10:01 AM
  24. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    With all the info gathered Ill call LG back when I get the chance and see what they say. May have better luck with finding out what it is.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2011 10:09 AM
  25. easyguy's Avatar
    Just got off a chat session with VM support. They say the update is not the Gingerbread update and have no info when this will be released. When I tried to get some info on what exactly this is they could not give an answer. They did ask for the current software version for my phone. Thankfully my wife is running stock(not rooted) and I was able to get it from her phone. The agent told me this is the current software version, and has no idea what this supposed update is for. Just throwing this out there, but do you think this might be a fix for the "50% time without signal bug" that has been affecting all our phones? And before you ask, no my wife will not let me touch her phone for any rooting, updates or anything like that. She deathly afraid of borking her phone beyond repair. Although I have been rooted and running AOSP without any issues for almost a month and running Rodimus before that, she is still convinced it suddenly crash and burn without warning. Sorry I can't help with trying out the update.
    If it is not Gingerbread, what is it than? You did say VM support...most of the times they dont know what they are talking about or is reading from a script over in India...I think LG is the one that is producing the update, they should be better suited to answer updates questions. Tell your wife if you brick her phone you will get her the Evo 3D coming out sooon.
    05-06-2011 10:28 AM
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