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Old April 2nd, 2011, 05:05 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Just curious, is ext backup and .android_secure important? i tryed to run the option with all and i got Error :run 'nandroid-mobile.sh' via adb.

just doing Nand backup alone worked perfectly.

if the others arnt important i wont bother with it

Its not from lack of space on Sdcard since i have 14Gb free
Seems what that means is you do not have the sd card formated to ext
So no its not important.
You do not need it formated to ext however some are working on a way to format part of the card to linx style ext2 and ext3 filesystem to allow the phone to use part of the card for internal memory. And virtual memory.

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Just curious, is ext backup and .android_secure important? i tryed to run the option with all and i got Error :run 'nandroid-mobile.sh' via adb.

just doing Nand backup alone worked perfectly.

if the others arnt important i wont bother with it

Its not from lack of space on Sdcard since i have 14Gb free

good question and one i'm also interested in. the more information the better
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Hey guys,
I just rooted fine following the directions provided but I can not seem to have the ability to finalize the custom backup..... it errors out stating mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00220000, error closing recovery: no space left on device.....??? i have 54mb's free? Please see pic, I have shut down devices on numerous attempts and pulled battery as well... what am I doing wrong, please assist. The files are extracted at the root of my sd card with 854mb avail.
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Ok folks. I removed the original custom recovery and image. Redownloaded and finally see the joneidy build.
and on a side note i'm glad you changed the background. helps confirm we have the right recovery running.
hav0kk, I'm kinda in the same boat.
I rooted my stock v2.2.1 prior to seeing this thread so I flashed thunder recovery.
I'd like to flash joneidy's custom recovery and wondered if you'd share how you removed thunder recovery.

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hav0kk, I'm kinda in the same boat.
I rooted my stock v2.2.1 prior to seeing this thread so I flashed thunder recovery.
I'd like to flash joneidy's custom recovery and wondered if you'd share how you removed thunder recovery.

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You can just flash my recovery on top of the other. It would work with no errors
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Woo Hoo!
Thank you for the response joneidy.

Adding that tid bit, along with a few hundred others, to my Android data repository.
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Thank you for the response joneidy.

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I went through the entire rooting process of a second phone without a hitch until I tried to flash the custom recovery img
I keep getting this error:

flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-2.2.1-joneidy.img
flash_image: permission denied
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I went through the entire rooting process of a second phone without a hitch until I tried to flash the custom recovery img
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flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-2.2.1-joneidy.img
flash_image: permission denied
First make sure you get # then make sure that you pushed flash_image. Heres the command
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# mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system

# cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image

# chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image

# mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak

# mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system

# flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-2.2.1-joneidy.img
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jabbawest - you need to go back one step to "toggle signature verify"; hit enter and at the bottom it will say "verification disabled". then try flashing again and all should run smoothly.
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jabbawest - you need to go back one step to "toggle signature verify"; hit enter and at the bottom it will say "verification disabled". then try flashing again and all should run smoothly.
# toggle signature verify
toggle signature verify
toggle: not found

Is is safe to start this over?
Frankly, I'm considering the thunder recovery just to get data back and then proceed with trying to flashing joneidy's recovery.
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Nevermind, I missed one important command.
chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image

After receiving permission denied I thought it had to do with RW permissions and sure nuff, I complete missed that one command.
WAY too much coffee this morning.

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I'm having an issue. No matter how many times I edit the "environmental variables" to the C:/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
I always get "error: device not found"

My phone is plugged in. I've tried it with the usb storage activated and deactivated.

I am using admin privileges on CMD prompt.
I'll even manually change the location to look for "adb shell" into the C:/android-sdk...etc location and it still gets the same error.

What am I doing wrong? My phone is flashed. But my service is goneeee. I'm pretty upset. I just thought I could get rid of bloatware and be on my merry way. But apparently you need to be a comp whiz to do everything without effing up. :/

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I have recovery and flash 2.2.1 file in the root directory for the phone. Maybe it's stuck only in the sd root? Idk. I can only open the drive when it's in storage mode. Otherwise it comes up transparent.

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and everyone who gets the answer never seems to fully explain how they did it... It's pretty frustrating.
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I'm having an issue. No matter how many times I edit the "environmental variables" to the C:/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools
I always get "error: device not found"

My phone is plugged in. I've tried it with the usb storage activated and deactivated.

I am using admin privileges on CMD prompt.
I'll even manually change the location to look for "adb shell" into the C:/android-sdk...etc location and it still gets the same error.

What am I doing wrong? My phone is flashed. But my service is goneeee. I'm pretty upset. I just thought I could get rid of bloatware and be on my merry way. But apparently you need to be a comp whiz to do everything without effing up. :/

Anyway.
I have recovery and flash 2.2.1 file in the root directory for the phone. Maybe it's stuck only in the sd root? Idk. I can only open the drive when it's in storage mode. Otherwise it comes up transparent.

I don't get the
$ su
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and everyone who gets the answer never seems to fully explain how they did it... It's pretty frustrating.
OK check you Personal Messages.
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OK check you Personal Messages.
I really appreciate all of your help.
You're awesome! ^_^
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NICE
I'll be trying it on
my old Android 2.2.1
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@joneidy,dude everything you have on here works 100% ive installed all the roms and i must say sir; YOU ARE A GOD THANKS ALOT FOR EVERYTHING,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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everything was smooth but the # does not apear so i am stuck here, my phone has no service i type adb shell on the CMD nd a "$" comes up then i type su nd the "#" never apeers if u could help pls
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no i have not gotten service
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Here is updated 2.2.1+ recovery All In One Recovery Thread
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How did you get the "#" sign. After i punch in adb shell i get a "$" sign.
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after adb shell hit enter then su enter
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after adb shell hit enter then su enter
I did. It read permission denied then gives me the $ dollar sign. I am running it under the cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools. Then i punch in adb shell. then su then it give me the "permission denised" then it returns to the "$" sign.
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if your running the commands like this cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools make sure it's like that in environmental variables and reboot your pc
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if your running the commands like this cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools make sure it's like that in environmental variables and reboot your pc
By "environmental variables" you mean that i should make sure that the folder and files i am trying to access are in correct locations?
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I did. It read permission denied then gives me the $ dollar sign. I am running it under the cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools. Then i punch in adb shell. then su then it give me the "permission denised" then it returns to the "$" sign.
When you type su, you've have to watch your phones screen because Super User will pop up and you need to hit Allow.

C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb shell
$ su
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Permission denied (Make sure your screen is on so you can let SU allow, then you'll get the # and not Permission Denied)
$ su
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when i type "flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-2.2.1-joneidy.img" it gives me a message saying "failed to link flash_image CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE"...PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS...THIS A GREAT TUTORIAL BTW! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!
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So when I type in cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools and hit enter it just pops up again? Is this correct?

When I type "su" it has an error
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Okay I have no concerns, I have "rooted" my phone, removed all bloatware, partitioned my 32GB card ( swap=512, ext3=1024, fat32=remaining), move all application in the /data folder on the "sdcard", and have gotten rid of the low memory error for good. I always have 115MB of internal memory no matter how much I download and install apps.

By the way all new phones from MetroPCS (the LG Series) ship with Andriod 2.2.1 and z4root130.apk willnot work, use GingerBreak-v1.20.apk for all 2.2.1 phones,

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Besides that the stock phone is okay but limited. My new rooted, custom phone rocks. I have been able to make my phone a mobile hotspot for my laptop, so when I connect to a WiFi network I can share that connection with other devices. Does not work with the MetroPCS 1xRTT connection as of yet but anyway it is to slow usually 100Kbps to 200Kbps at max generally around 117Kbps or 2 time dialup at best. But that is one reason I bought this phone because I can use Wifi as well as the mobile network at the same time, I can be on a call and surf the internet without dropping a heartbeat.

I was able to update everything from these postings, and everything worked as laid out. I love this phone, I had the Samsung Caliber and that phone sucked royal. Was going to get the Craft, but I found that the craft is a want-ta-be smartphone.

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Hello everyone I am new to this board, and just would like to thank everyone for the support they have put up here, you guys rock. If you need donations please just post to me I can PayPal the donation immediately.

Okay I have no concerns, I have "rooted" my phone, removed all bloatware, partitioned my 32GB card ( swap=512, ext3=1024, fat32=remaining), move all application in the /data folder on the "sdcard", and have gotten rid of the low memory error for good. I always have 115MB of internal memory no matter how much I download and install apps.

By the way all new phones from MetroPCS (the LG Series) ship with Andriod 2.2.1 and z4root130.apk willnot work, use GingerBreak-v1.20.apk for all 2.2.1 phones,

DO NOT TRY
z4root130.apk it will muck up the phone.

You will only need this software (GingerBreak, Root Explorer and Terminal) all can be gotten from the app@store, or market, if you need the files post to me and I will give you access to my FTP and you may download them from there.

Besides that the stock phone is okay but limited. My new rooted, custom phone rocks. I have been able to make my phone a mobile hotspot for my laptop, so when I connect to a WiFi network I can share that connection with other devices. Does not work with the MetroPCS 1xRTT connection as of yet but anyway it is to slow usually 100Kbps to 200Kbps at max generally around 117Kbps or 2 time dialup at best. But that is one reason I bought this phone because I can use Wifi as well as the mobile network at the same time, I can be on a call and surf the internet without dropping a heartbeat.

I was able to update everything from these postings, and everything worked as laid out. I love this phone, I had the Samsung Caliber and that phone sucked royal. Was going to get the Craft, but I found that the craft is a want-ta-be smartphone.

Thanks and remember post for donations and or FTP for newbies who need software to root phone.

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Hi I would like to point out that having a swap is not always a good thing, I believe the consensus on that is no swap. Other then that looks very good.
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Hi I would like to point out that having a swap is not always a good thing, I believe the consensus on that is no swap. Other then that looks very good.
I know there has been some debate, but for me it works, it maybe for now, and later the consensus might be correct and it will cause me issues. I have tried with swap and without and with swap works better for my application of the phone. So maybe I should have stated that.

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( I have 2 - 32GB card ) that I inter change for testing, and the one with swap seems to work better for me in the way I am using the phone. So for all readers go with the consensus and don't add a swap.

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with all those stuff on that picture... so what's next? Backup/restore?
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Joneidy, between you and a couple of other guys, all of your advice has not led me wrong, after using this tutorial (I did it all through the terminal, for some reason, the SDK just didn't work right, it seemed to want to accept the commands before I was done typing them...?) but, regardless, rooted thanks to blaxicans' tutorial, and now recovered with this tutorial, and about to get flashed with the sense ui!
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Round 2, my lady's Phone, thought I bricked it because I forgot to wipe before flash. ADB console commands not working until I used my AMAZING POWERS OF OBSERVATION and noticed you had included a couple commands. Badda bing badda boom, back to recovery, and reflashed. An hour of fearing the proverbial 'doghouse' and about 15 minutes of work and Sense UI is up and running. Thanks! Again!
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keep on getting installation abort???? any help
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ok so I installed this and I'm going to return my phone because the crashes won't stop so is there anyway to uninstall this? I already unrooted and stuff and this is the only one that I can't remove. what should I do?
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As another item to add to my arsenal of stuff to be able to revert back to stock, does anyone know how I might at some point, if I wanted to, be able to put the original recovery back on the phone? You know, the one that doesn't let you play with anything? Seems to me if I wanted to, I would first use custom recovery to put the stock rom back on. beyond that, would using LGNPST change EVERYTHING back, or would I need to find flash_image and a *.img to reinstall the stock recovery rom?

EDIT: found this other thread for the LG ally that seems to provide a perfect answer....except not for the MS690. HOW TO: Flash stock recovery

so the answer to my question seems to be getting a copy of the original recovery to flash onto the phone. However that opens up the next question: Unless there's another method, where can I find a copy of the original recovery?
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Yes this finally worked for me!
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so the answer to my question seems to be getting a copy of the original recovery to flash onto the phone. However that opens up the next question: Unless there's another method, where can I find a copy of the original recovery?
I PMed you a link for a copy of Metro Stock. Within that you will find the original Recovery image.

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Thanks so much boys! I had a bit of technical difficulties at first, but i successfully rooted and restored service to my phone. I shat brix for awhile, but I read through everything carefully and was able to pull it off. Thanks so much to everyone. Especially Joneidy!
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Hey guys,
I just rooted fine following the directions provided but I can not seem to have the ability to finalize the custom backup..... it errors out stating mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00220000, error closing recovery: no space left on device.....??? i have 54mb's free? Please see pic, I have shut down devices on numerous attempts and pulled battery as well... what am I doing wrong, please assist. The files are extracted at the root of my sd card with 854mb avail.
I have the same exact problem only difference is that I got bad block at 0x00080000
Could someone help please!
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I have the same exact problem only difference is that I got bad block at 0x00080000
Could someone help please!
IF you actually have a bad block on the NAND this is a physical problem that is not correctable. It's a similar error that we are use to seeing on hard drives where a sector of the disk is bad.
The first suggestion I have is to continue trying to flash recovery, you might get lucky and it will eventually bypass or ignore the bad block.

If the above suggestion doesn't work, you really should consider unrooting and then returning the phone because this is a problem that will not resolve itself.
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IF you actually have a bad block on the NAND this is a physical problem that is not correctable. It's a similar error that we are use to seeing on hard drives where a sector of the disk is bad.
The first suggestion I have is to continue trying to flash recovery, you might get lucky and it will eventually bypass or ignore the bad block.

If the above suggestion doesn't work, you really should consider unrooting and then returning the phone because this is a problem that will not resolve itself.
I was thinking the same thing. Unfortunately, in order to unroot it I am gonna need to unbrick it first
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when I try flash_image recovery /sdcard/recoveryimage.img img is not found

when I try this method
# cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image

After I enter this command, it reads:

"cannot create . . . read only file system."
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when I try flash_image recovery /sdcard/recoveryimage.img img is not found

when I try this method
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After I enter this command, it reads:

"cannot create . . . read only file system."
Is it possible you may have missed a command?

# mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system

# cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image

# chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image

# mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak

# mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system

# flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-2.2.1-joneidy.img
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ALL my problems have been solved. Now running the Sense ROM. THANK YOU to everyone who helped me, and special thanks to joneidy for the ROM.
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After the # symbol type:

# mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system

# cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image

# chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image

# mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak

# mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system

# flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-2.2.1-joneidy.img

after the bolded command i get a message No such file or directory... I disregarded assuming it worked the same as mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak...but it each time after completion i get the stock recovery system not the custom...hoping to get some help please...thx ^^
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After the # symbol type:

# mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system

# cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image

# chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image

# mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak

# mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system

# flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-2.2.1-joneidy.img

after the bolded command i get a message No such file or directory... I disregarded assuming it worked the same as mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak...but it each time after completion i get the stock recovery system not the custom...hoping to get some help please...thx ^^


Shot in the dark but are you typing the # symbol because you. Dont
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