What hacks to do to a Optimus S?

Young_Bon

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Hello,
I am new, and want to know what I should do to my optimus S. I just got it and a sprint rep UPGRADED IT WITH OUT ASKING ME....but thats other story.


What should we do to the Optimus S as in terms for hacks, such as rooting,roms, and kernals.

This is the order of thing to do...right?
1. Root
2. custom Rom
what else?

also are kernels in Roms?
 

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Whether you want to root or install custom ROMs depends on what you want to accomplish.

If Sprint upgraded you to VC already, then you probably will need to revert to V9 first before you can root.

Yes, kernels are in ROMs.
 
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You are going to want to:
1.) Root
2.) Custom Recovery
3.) up to you from here on out

Believe nROM and Thunderom (Sp?) include different kernels. Lego ROM doesn't include one (pretty sure its just a rooted stock), as the kernel is one of the 'lego blocks' you can decide on.

I'd suggest trying out the CyanogenMod (scott pilgrim thread). There are a few issues, but its definitely the best thing I've had on my phone (no offense meant to other developers).
 

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I more thing, I know this is a very newb question, but what/how is a custom recovery?

A custom recovery is used to replace what LG installs stock. It basically is used to do things such as: Back-ups, wipe data/cache (removes all of your apps, texts, contacts, etc.), fix issues with phone (boot loop, etc.), and install .zip files (which will be your kernels, ROMs, and other enhancements).

The one that i'm using and like is:
http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-optimus-s-rooting-roms-hacks/59359-custom-recovery-xionia-clockwork-cwma-v1-2518-4-a.html
 

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You could use Z4root with V9, but you'll gain so much knowledge in reverting to stock that you'll be able to easily upgrade to a rootable VC, and root that by yourself, (without Z4root, which doesn't work on VC upgrade yet).

When your phone boots normally, it boots right into a ROM. If you want to install a different ROM, you need to boot it into "Recovery", which is like a mini-ROM that hides in a separate part of your phone. LG's stock Recovery won't let you flash (install) any custom ROMs, so you'll want to install a *Custom* Recovery that will allow you to do just that.
 

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You could use Z4root with V9, but you'll gain so much knowledge in reverting to stock that you'll be able to easily upgrade to a rootable VC, and root that by yourself, (without Z4root, which doesn't work on VC upgrade yet).

When your phone boots normally, it boots right into a ROM. If you want to install a different ROM, you need to boot it into "Recovery", which is like a mini-ROM that hides in a separate part of your phone. LG's stock Recovery won't let you flash (install) any custom ROMs, so you'll want to install a *Custom* Recovery that will allow you to do just that.

Thanks for clarifying, I couldn't think of a way to completely explain it.
 

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