1. Zeldster's Avatar
    Hi, I know there are lots of posts on the forums about this, and I've looked, but I couldn't find any detailed answers..

    I did find a guide on how to unbrick my optimus v after it is stuck in a recovery loop with clockworkmod, but I don't understand how to do it exactly.. Please read this guide then answer my questions.

    So,In the nandroid instructions, for placing BCDS-20110203-0357 into the /sdcard/nandroid/mem=477M
    Do I have to do that, or step 2a if I have Clockworkrecoverymod, "For Clockwork Recovery, place the BCDS-20110203-0357 dir into /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup"

    Also, how do I put this directory into the /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup folder or /sdcard/nandroid/mem=477M

    Do I use ADB? And if so, how do I, because I have no idea about what commands/etc to use.. or could somebody please link me to a guide on how to push a file/folder into a folder like the ones I previously mentioned (/sdcard/clockworkmod/backup folder or /sdcard/nandroid/mem=477M)

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    (THIS IS THE GUIDE! From XDA, linky here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1090687)

    So everyone says never do this, but what can I say, I was curious

    My Optimus was previously rooted using sublimewolf's method: HOW TO: Root Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) - xda-developers
    I then proceeded to brick it by using the Factory Reset found in the Privacy Screen. This forced my phone into a recovery loop.
    If you can't even get to your custom recovery, your phone might be your newest paperweight But as long as you can both get to recovery and access the phone via adb, you'll be okay.

    So here's how to unbrick it:

    This is the flash_image: flash_image.zip
    And here's the stock recovery image + nand backup: optimusV_stock_nandroid_and_recovery.zip

    (In my case, I was able to skip to Step 4 in the Nandroid Instructions because I had performed a Nand Backup when I rooted, therefore the necessary files were already in place)

    Nandroid Instructions:
    1) Unzip both downloaded archives
    2) Move the BCDS-20110203-0357 dir into /sdcard/nandroid/mem=477M (also extract recovery.img and flash_image to root dir of your SD card, as you will need to later anyway)
    2a) For Clockwork Recovery, place the BCDS-20110203-0357 dir into /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup
    3) Mount SD into phone if it isn't already, boot into recovery if your phone isn't already there
    4) Go into the "Backup/Restore" menu, and select "nand restore", confirm and wait
    5) Reboot, proceed to Recovery Instructions below

    Recovery Instructions:
    1) Extract recovery.img and flash_image to root dir of your SD card if you haven't already done so
    2) Connect to your phone via the adb shell and input the following commands:
    # su
    # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
    # cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
    # chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
    # mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5
    # flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
    # reboot recovery

    3) If everything was done correctly, your phone should boot up normally to the OS

    If the links above go down, let me know and I'll re-up



    (thanks to tankhull for putting this info together)
    (oh and you're welcome for being a guinea pig )
    surphymurphy likes this.
    07-02-2011 10:06 AM
  2. dRoach's Avatar
    Unfortunately, you are going to have to use adb...I got out of the loop on my friend''s V by using mmarz's guide listed below. I would reccommend trying this first because it was simpler. http://forum.androidcentral.com/opti...ory-reset.html

    Also, here is a guide to adb commands ADB - Android Wiki

    I see this is also posted over at XDA, I believe mmarz is trying to help; let us know how you're doing
    07-02-2011 03:11 PM
  3. Dublack420's Avatar
    Listen guys, i have the optimus c with cricket. i am having the bootloader issue after using rom manager to manually go to adb, this did not work it rebooted my phone and now i am permanently stuck on the LG splash screen, completely bricked, no button combination will work to factory reset or to get into emergency mode, nor any method to reload the .rom onto the sd card (unable to connect and read my phone through cpu). i reinstalled drivers and nothing, also tried mmarz method, asadullah's fastbootroot, and kdz. since i am unable to connect phone and extract anything to sd card, i am completely lost. is there any other methods that you may know of or is there anyone that has experienced this issue??????? please let me know
    10-24-2011 10:00 AM
  4. susefl's Avatar
    First off, I am a newb. My phone is stuck in a recovery loop and I've been reading on this for 2 days now with no success.

    History: I rooted my LG Optimus V running 2.2.2 with gingerbreak a couple of months ago, mainly (at that time) so that I could perform serious backups on my phone and never be in a position to have lost anything. Per all instructions I could find, I installed SuperUser, Rom Manager, Titanium Backup, I also have another backup by Rerware, but I can't remember the name of it.

    So, being the data-hoarder that I am and the fact that I need more room for more apps , my husband bought me a 32 gig micro card for Christmas. So, as per instructions found elsewhere, I made a backup to my sd card, (several in fact on each backup software), copied my sd card to my hard drive, partitioned my new sd card, and loaded the new sd card with the old sd card data. At that point everything looked fine. But the instructions said to restore from my backup which I did with clockworkmod and now I am stuck in a recovery loop. I did not do an android system restore, which seems to be most people's problems with boot/recovery looping.

    I completed Kionia CWMA install 1..4 and performed "Fix Recovery Boot Loop" but it did not fix the issue.

    I completed Kionia CWMA install 1..6 and performed "Fix Recovery Boot Loop" but it did not fix the issue.

    I completed the abd shell instructions "strings/dev/mtd/mtd8" and "flash_eraseall /dev/mtd/mtd8" but it did not fix the issue.

    I do not know what to do next...please remember that I am a newb...I don't want to be an android programmer (I was a windows programmer in a LONG AGO previous life and do not wish to return...) but I will do anything to get my phone back at least functioning. I was careful when I was installing the new sd card and am now SOOOOO disappointed that I thought I was covered with the backups I had, only to find out that the backup program does not even work properly...

    Thanks to whoever is out there for any help...
    12-18-2011 04:05 PM
  5. dinkydonky's Avatar
    when i try the "mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
    " i get this : mounting /dev/block/mtdblock5 on /system failed:Invalid Arguement how do i fix
    07-03-2012 03:41 PM
  6. inceyet's Avatar
    we'll first off sounds like most of you used the dreaded rom manager which is a HUGH NO NO that will brick your phone its not intended for the ov (trust me I found out the hard way ) but sounds like adb is probably the only fix when your fixed get your self a nice iho rom like harmonia 2.08, MiRaGe, or backside just don't start out with a ics just yet get your feet wet first.good luck

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    07-03-2012 06:25 PM
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