Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > LG Optimus One (P500) > Optimus One - Support and Troubleshooting

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 8th, 2011, 04:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Angry LG Optimus One bricked after ROM flash

So, I decided to install Void-Forever. Well, first I installed Clockworkmod which seemed to destroy the recovery partition or something. So I managed to repair that using KDZ updater by booting into Emergency mode and flashing the original V10b onto the handset. This kinda worked... but it kept bringing up errors saying "Android.process.acore" kept dying. I managed to install Void-Forever after this, which seemed to work alright, but then I decided to install a different rom because Void-Forever doesn't support mobile internet or something?
Anyways, Clockworkmod gave an error about scripts not being supported or something, so I searched around and tried a different one, Xionia CWMA, which I had to install through the terminal emulator. That all seemed to work well, except when I rebooted my phone, it got stuck on the LG logo. I restarted and managed to get into Emergency Mode again, but KDZ updater gave the error 100 and 1002 every time I tried. I unplugged my phone and tried to restart, but now it just doesn't work at all. No recovery, emergency mode, nothing.

No signs of life after plugging into socket charger, either.

So, my question is: Is my phone completely destroyed? Is there anything I can do to undo whatever it is I did that ended up breaking it?

Oh, and I made sure I disabled the LG Modem thingy before I used KDZ updater, so I'm fairly sure it wasn't that.

blobbydude1 is offline  
Last edited by blobbydude1; November 8th, 2011 at 04:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 8th, 2011, 05:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 194
 
Device(s): LG P500 Optimus One
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 86 Times in 55 Posts
gremaldin@gmail.com
Default

Your phone doesn't turn on at all? The screen doesn't show anything (just like a phone with its battery removed)? If thats the case, your phone is now bricked, like really permanently bricked. Don't loose all hope yet. If you're still within warranty period, take your phone to an LG service center, say it isn't turning on, but never ever mention about rooting, installing another ROM, or even using KDZ. Most probably they will replace the motherboard (for free of course).

Some other things I would like to say:

1. KDZ might brick your phone even if you do all the steps right.

2. When KDZ gives you the error and you're stuck at emergency screen, I'm guessing you removed the battery. That when your phone got bricked. Now don't ask me what you should have done at emergency mode, the thing is, as long as the screen is on and it shows something, there is always a chance you can fix your phone yourself.

3. If a ROM gives you an error, the best thing to do is boot into recovery and restore your backed up stock ROM or if you didn't do that, flash a new ROM or reflash the old one. Thats the whole point of flashing a recovery - it makes your phone almost unbrickable.

4. The "Android.process.acore" kept force closing because you didn't flash properly with KDZ. Never remove the USB cable untill KDZ shows "finished". You probably removed when it showed 100% or something.

5. KDZ is not the best way to recover your phone, always keep it for last.
__________________
Hit the thanks button below if I helped
Visit this link for a free dropbox account with 2.5GB cloud storage
Visit this link for a free sugarsync account with 5.5GB cloud storage
Visit this link for free 25GB space on Minus
Gremaldin is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gremaldin For This Useful Post:
blobbydude1 (November 8th, 2011)
Old November 8th, 2011, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 30
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

if your phone cannot power up then your phone is bricked, you destroyed your mother board , same happened with me, thats why i donot suggest people to use kdz, i prefer to use lgmdp method instead.
Any way if you have warranty goto service center and repair your phone for free, they cannot make out whether your phone had custom rom or recovery as its totally bricked ( i did the same and got a new handset).
mak.3736 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ah. That's... unfortunate.
I didn't know there was any other way apart from KDZ updater to repair it once it got to that stage.
Is there any advice anyone can give me for when I get another one of these phones? I would return it but I bought it cheap off of eBay and I can just buy another one. After all, it was my fault, not the sellers that I broke it.
So yeah, Any tutorials that are easier to follow? Can you recommend any ROMS?
blobbydude1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 30
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

follow Flash recovery from lgmdp - xda-developers
to install custom recovery for lg optimus one/p500
there should not be any problems to boot into custom recovery after using above method.
mak.3736 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2011, 04:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 194
 
Device(s): LG P500 Optimus One
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 86 Times in 55 Posts
gremaldin@gmail.com
Default

Andy's CM7 port is super stable and awesome. You can also try Andy's Phoenix ROM, it has a few bugs, but the ROM is beyond awesome! For both these ROMs, search XDA.
Gremaldin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gremaldin View Post
Andy's CM7 port is super stable and awesome. You can also try Andy's Phoenix ROM, it has a few bugs, but the ROM is beyond awesome! For both these ROMs, search XDA.

None of the CM7 ports ones that were based on it supported mobile internet; though, and that was what I basically bought the phone for in the first place. I first tried the CM7 port and then void-forever, then I tried Lightv2, but that was when I managed to destroy the phone.

Are there any good ROMS that support data?
Sorry for going a bit off-topic here.
blobbydude1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2011, 08:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 194
 
Device(s): LG P500 Optimus One
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 86 Times in 55 Posts
gremaldin@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blobbydude1 View Post
None of the CM7 ports ones that were based on it supported mobile internet; though, and that was what I basically bought the phone for in the first place. I first tried the CM7 port and then void-forever, then I tried Lightv2, but that was when I managed to destroy the phone.

Are there any good ROMS that support data?
Sorry for going a bit off-topic here.
I've used the latest version of both Andy's and Mik's ROM, and data worked fine for me for both ROMs. Ask your operator to send gprs settings or something.
Gremaldin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gremaldin View Post
I've used the latest version of both Andy's and Mik's ROM, and data worked fine for me for both ROMs. Ask your operator to send gprs settings or something.
It wasn't that it didn't work at all, it was that it wouldn't connect past the Edge/2g network here (Australia, provider I was using is Telstra).
I didn't think to try a different provider, though
blobbydude1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Same situation here-- phone is bricked-- no other solution but to JTAG unbrick...

Same issue here: phone bricked after freezing up during KDZ flashing of Gingerbread V20H ROM. Initially it hung at Emergency Mode, and I was able to connect to it via KDZ and LGMDP, although both software was unable to do anything to it. The LG Software complained about the primary partition and couldn't erase or reflash or anything...

After that, I took out the battery to try to do a hard reset. Well, that's when the phone bricked for good. No power, doesn't charge with USB Cable plugged in, no emergency mode, no reset, nothing...

It sounds to me like I have to JTAG unbrick it and there is no other solution. I can't even take it to LG for Warranty Repair because I bought an unlocked UK Orange P500 and I live in the USA, and they never sold that version of the phone here...
mike325ci is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 10th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mak.3736 View Post
if your phone cannot power up then your phone is bricked, you destroyed your mother board , same happened with me, thats why i donot suggest people to use kdz, i prefer to use lgmdp method instead.
Any way if you have warranty goto service center and repair your phone for free, they cannot make out whether your phone had custom rom or recovery as its totally bricked ( i did the same and got a new handset).
I have the same problem how I can fix LG P500h it has gone dead as device is without battery. And according to u it has burnt its mother board. Can u help me in fixing.
userlg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 11th, 2011, 03:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have the same problem. I have destroyed my phone with my own hands. And LG is not caring for its customers. It has very difficult procedure to upgrade.
Any how if any body knew the exact procedure so kind mail me at: rainisarhaider@gmail.com
userlg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2012, 08:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Thanks to LG

Quote:
Originally Posted by userlg View Post
I have the same problem how I can fix LG P500h it has gone dead as device is without battery. And according to u it has burnt its mother board. Can u help me in fixing.
I had Same problem they replaced my motherboard for INR 1,200 which is cheap considering its Original price of Motherboard INR 8,000/-

Thanks to LG !!!
kdpandian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > LG Optimus One (P500) > Optimus One - Support and Troubleshooting
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:05 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.