My Charging solution
When I bought my OV I decided to buy a slightly more powerful battery, as I had gotten it used and was worried about the battery that came with it.
I bought one from Amazon, and it came with a free external charger. When my battery gets really low, I turn off the phone, pop out the battery, pop in a freshly charged one, and put the other battery into the charger. Turn the phone on, 100% charged. Takes a minute or so. Doens't matter if the phone will charge the battery or not. BTW, turns out the battery that came with it is better than the 1600mah battery I bought.
Turns out the charger will do most cell phone batteries, I have a Motorola Razr and charge that battery the same way.
Optimus V, not activated but working great.