1. MrMACHOMAN86's Avatar
    Ok, I've tried everything to root my Optimus V and I finally got root after using Gingersnap.

    Now im trying to install a custom recovery but ROMtools wont's work. I tried to install the SunJDK at the root of my pc and that doesn't work either. (When I install it in program files the Android SDK app did not recognize it)

    What do you recommend I do?

    *Can I install the custom recovery from my phone? If so can someone guide me through?*
    06-18-2011 11:15 PM
  2. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    If you have root, this works from inside the phone.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/opti...very-easy.html
    06-18-2011 11:26 PM
  3. MrMACHOMAN86's Avatar
    If you have root, this works from inside the phone.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/opti...very-easy.html
    I did what you instructed, didn't work. So I scrolled down to Picasticks post and typed
    find / -name flash_image into my phone only to get
    find: not found.

    So I followed his other commands to get cp not found.

    Now I think I have to install busybox, can I do this from my phone.

    EDIT: I solved it!!


    *I want to kill myself lol, I cant root this Optimus V, but I rooted my other one with no problem!*
    06-18-2011 11:56 PM
  4. marco562's Avatar
    im having the same problemmm...i installed custom recovery to my old optimus v with no problem then i got a replacement phone and i cant install custom recovery menu...i rooted my replacement phone using gingerbreak..does any one know why this is happening??? i even tried using rom manager from the app market to install custom recovery but wasen able to install the recovery..i also tried the super one click n nothing
    09-01-2011 07:12 PM
  5. G.Monroy.92's Avatar
    I am experiencing the same problem. I have rooted my phone and I can't install the custom recovery I tried flashing it and install it with RomTools and still no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    12-23-2011 09:34 PM
  6. linzoill's Avatar
    Same here. Can't install using terminal emulator. Says "not found " when typing the recovery name. I installed it to root of my SD card and followed step by step but can't flash it this way. No idea. Using Jerry Scripts iho latest Backside Rom.

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    12-23-2011 09:55 PM
  7. notown's Avatar
    I ran into this issue with my recent OV i got. I figured out that I was missing the flash_image file... so just a recap . theres TWO files that you need in order to flash the recovery. Thats the flash_image file and the actual recovery ZIP... Also, if you make a mistake ( on terminal emu ) then I would recommend to start over from the top!
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    12-23-2011 10:28 PM
  8. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Or Flash Image GUI.
    12-24-2011 12:03 AM
  9. thewraith420's Avatar
    Or Flash Image GUI.
    I'll 2nd that. If your having problems with terminal emulator flash Image gui works fine

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    12-24-2011 11:14 AM
  10. linzoill's Avatar
    I'll 2nd that. If your having problems with terminal emulator flash Image gui works fine

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    Can someone give me steps on this? What must I download? How do I do this? Is this a stand alone operation or do I need a computer?

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    12-25-2011 06:22 AM
  11. thewraith420's Avatar
    You get flash Image gui from the market. It's a stand alone app you will just need a proper recovery img to flash

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    12-25-2011 08:41 AM
  12. thewraith420's Avatar
    http://www.mediafire.com/?vzc5k8taj9smmll

    This recovery will work with old or new screened optimus v

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    12-25-2011 08:48 AM
  13. notufatjesus's Avatar
    Thanks going to give it a try

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    12-25-2011 09:06 AM
  14. jabak3's Avatar
    I have an optimus v. bought it black Friday at target. I used the root thread at the top of the forum.

    I rooted my phone using gingerbreak.
    used root checker: Rooted

    I installed the recovery img from link above.

    super user, busybox are installed.

    I heard that Flash image gui is a good tool for completing this part of rooting. However I have no credit card. is their a free app that does the same as flash image gui.
    12-25-2011 10:15 PM
  15. thewraith420's Avatar
    Not one I know of... There are however prepaid visa cards you can get. We have them at the speedway gas stations here.

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    12-25-2011 10:53 PM
  16. RG570's Avatar
    Unless I am misunderstanding you, but the Flash image gui app is free, just go into the "simplified root + recovery" sticky the links on page 1 in the. Install recovery step
    I have an optimus v. bought it black Friday at target. I used the root thread at the top of the forum.

    I rooted my phone using gingerbreak.
    used root checker: Rooted

    I installed the recovery img from link above.

    super user, busybox are installed.

    I heard that Flash image gui is a good tool for completing this part of rooting. However I have no credit card. is their a free app that does the same as flash image gui.
    12-28-2011 02:19 AM
  17. thewraith420's Avatar
    Unless I am misunderstanding you, but the Flash image gui app is free, just go into the "simplified root + recovery" sticky the links on page 1 in the. Install recovery step
    Awww lol I paid .99$ for it on the market. Oh well... It was well worth it. The dev deserves it :-)

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    12-28-2011 01:58 PM
  18. jabak3's Avatar
    Yeah atm fyi flash gui app is 99¢ But it should be free gingerbreak should be the 99¢ one am I correct lol.

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    12-29-2011 03:56 AM
  19. thewraith420's Avatar
    Yeah atm fyi flash gui app is 99¢ But it should be free gingerbreak should be the 99¢ one am I correct lol.

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    Like rg570 said its free in the sticky above.

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    12-29-2011 07:56 AM
  20. thewraith420's Avatar
    Here ya go

    http://www.mediafire.com/?bj10jcokraw7dh8

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    12-29-2011 07:58 AM
  21. xyp's Avatar
    Wow, okay, so I'm wiping this post cuz I'm an *****.

    The phone isn't the OV... it's the Optimus Slider. DDDDEEEEEEERRRP.

    Sorry everyone.

    -x-
    02-04-2012 02:59 PM
  22. kcls's Avatar
    Here's my complete adventure- any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

    The phone: LG Optimus V on Virgin Mobile running Android 2.3.4 OTA update (fairly recent, as far as I know...)

    None of the existing root methods were working (Gingerbreak, SuperOneClick, etc.) after trying them multiple times. I was successful in gaining root by using a one click script written for the LG Esteem.

    I have now tried to flash multiple recoveries multiple different ways, including:
    - The "Flash Recovery" script written by GNM
    - Manually thru adb shell
    - From terminal emulator in the phone

    Everything works fine with all of the above methods as far as I can tell (with pushing things where they are supposed to go, etc.), but then the phone bootloops at the LG screen when trying to boot into recovery. The phone will boot into android just fine, and I've updated the superuser and busybox apps... it just won't boot into recovery at all.

    I've searched all over the web at this point and I can't find anyone having this problem. I suspect that all my issues have to do with changes to the system configuration after the 2.3.4 update. Sooo... has anyone been successful in rooting and installing a recovery after the 2.3.4 update?

    I'm familiar with adb and rooting many other devices, and it's pretty frustrating to be getting stumped by this device.

    Any help, anyone? Thanks.
    -
    Er, there is no such thing as a 2.3.4 OTA Update. Virgin doesnt push updates OTA, they don't push updates at all. Did you buy the phone used? Ate you sure it isn't an older version of CM7? What does it say in the about phone settings menu?

    Tapatalkin it from my IHO CM7.1'd, MIUI Themed Optimus V
    02-04-2012 03:42 PM

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