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Old December 16th, 2011, 03:29 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I am stuck at step 7 under Flash Custom Rom. When I try I end up with a blue screen with "Fastboot mode started udc_start()" and then nothing. I can pull the battery and boot into my existing stock system but am unable to proceed with the custom ROM.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Edit: Got it, please ignore the above post.

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Okay, so since my last post, I downloaded Gingerbreak, and after a few days, I rooted it successfully--thanks, guys! Haven't done much since then, though. Here's my question--I see where I'm supposed to download Busybox from the market and run it. Is this necessary if Titanium Backup already has Busybox? I can see Busybox with TiBac open, and there's a green check by it, but do I need a version outside of TiBac? Sorry if I get annoying, but I really want to get this stuff right. Can't wait to get this bloatware off of my phone, sick of endless updates! I also want more available storage. I guess Link2SD would be next, yes? Thanks for any help.
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Titanium has a busy box built in, but other apps can't use it. If you install it from the market, it will be available system wide. You'll find that you need that for other apps.

And, link2sd would be a good next step. That way you'll have plenty of room for the other apps you wind up installing along the way.
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I downloaded BusyBox from the market, but it won't install. I tried 1.19.3 and 1.19.2, but each fail. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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A lot new users are running into this problem right now, AndyOpie150 and I have noticed. Are you comfortable with typing in commands? We're working on a workaround/fix, but it may have you playing in the terminal emulator.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #106 (permalink)
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I think we need to get bigsupersquid in on this as well.
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Agreed.
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thanks so much for this guide.. I think there's a few details that could be added for complete dummies like me, but overall it got me through the process smoothly.

the phone is so much more usable now.
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What refinements do you suggest? More input and feedback will only make it better.
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A lot new users are running into this problem right now, AndyOpie150 and I have noticed. Are you comfortable with typing in commands? We're working on a workaround/fix, but it may have you playing in the terminal emulator.
sounds like a linux shell script might be the way to go.
could be run with terminal, gscript, or sl4a.
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sounds like a linux shell script might be the way to go.
could be run with terminal, gscript, or sl4a.
Damn good idea! You feel like writing it, or shall I? My scripting skills are more than a little rusty, but I'm wiz with research, so I'm sure I could come up with something usable. Eventually....
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heh, you do it since you asked.
need any info, let me know.
one useful bit:
android shell scripts should start with the line (i believe)
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#!/system/bin/sh
so the terminal or whatever can identify what to run em with.
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Good to know (I probably would have nerfed that, I default to bash.) I'll get started on it tonight, but like I said I haven't written scripts in more years than I care to admit. It will take a little while between having to look up things in my old text books, and the wife's doctor appointments, but I should have something workable in a few days. When I'm done, would you be so kind as double check my work, Squid?

Edit:: Either I'm more out of it than I thought, or it was much easier than I thought. I'm reinstalling the Android SDK right now to test, I really don't want to test this on my phone! Could it possibly be as simple as five lines of code!? Or does it sound like I'm way off base here?
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Old December 21st, 2011, 08:48 AM   #114 (permalink)
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yes, it should be pretty small.
be happy to check it for you.
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4. Download and copy the recovery image VM670NH_recovery.img (works with new & old OV screens) onto your /sdcard.
I had some trouble figuring out what to do with this.. I think it needed to be flashed or something.. There was also something about "bumblebox" or whatever that I think was edited out, but I had trouble figuring out what to do with that.

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9. Wipe Data/Factory Reset, wipe cache partition, & under Advanced Settings, Wipe dalvik-cache, then format all partitions EXCEPT /sdcard.
And I think I had just had trouble finding where "format partitions" was located.. I think most of this can be figured out with simple intuition though.
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I downloaded BusyBox from the market, but it won't install. I tried 1.19.3 and 1.19.2, but each fail. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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I had some trouble figuring out what to do with this.. I think it needed to be flashed or something.. There was also something about "bumblebox" or whatever that I think was edited out, but I had trouble figuring out what to do with that.
I removed the step that requires installing busybox since I updated the link to Flash Image GUI app, which is the app that uses the .img file from the step before.

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And I think I had just had trouble finding where "format partitions" was located.. I think most of this can be figured out with simple intuition though.
I updated OP to make this clearer, it's under Advanced menu.
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That's good news for all new rooters!

Edit:: Good news for me too, my script wasn't quite...well, it didn't work. Never found my old text books, (I think my ex-wife did something with them.) Had to try from memory, and I haven't done anything like that in eight years. I may get back into it though, it's tickling parts of my brain long dormant!
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I really appreciate the help guys! thanks for the great guide
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Hey Whyzor, I have a question. If the flash_image GUI allows you to flash the recovery, then you don't need Busybox. Right?
By not having Busybox installed what can't you do/change? This is my question.
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without busybox, shell commands default to toolbox.
wimpy, commands barely there, horrid permissions... won't cp across partition boundaries... ugh.
busybox is like mini-Linux at the command line. you can actually build a working Linux install in a reasonable amount of space (MB instead of GB) with busybox replacing most of /bin.
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Oh, well in that case, Busybox is still a must have.
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Hey Whyzor, I have a question. If the flash_image GUI allows you to flash the recovery, then you don't need Busybox. Right?
By not having Busybox installed what can't you do/change? This is my question.
I'm trying to keep this guide easy & simple for the beginner, since busybox isn't required to flash another ROM anymore, I removed it. CM7 based ROMs have it installed anyway (may not be the latest bleeding edge release), but I never really had to install busybox separately.
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I'm trying to keep this guide easy & simple for the beginner, since busybox isn't required to flash another ROM anymore, I removed it. CM7 based ROMs have it installed anyway (may not be the latest bleeding edge release), but I never really had to install busybox separately.
yeah, really, installing busybox is only neccesary if you want to stick with your stock rom but amp up the scripting/terminal functionality. You can get around a lot of the toolbox limitations if you go more old-school with your commands (like cat /path/to/source.file > /path/to/destination.file instead of cp)
I've noticed that even with busybox installed, stock-based roms seem to be less responsive in the terminal than the cm-based roms.
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Still good to know.
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Ok, so if the CM-7 based ROM's have it installed then when someone has problems with getting Busybox installed, and wants CM-7 installed, then I can just have them try the flash_image GUI app.
They wont be missing anything if later they want to make some changes to the ROM. Right?
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right.
the cm7 roms have everything they might need already installed and properly symlinked.
busybox, flash_image, dump_image, and other non-standard (for aosp anyway) tools.
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Cool, I've been wanting to use this as a help option since it first came out.
Thanks!
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Hi, I just bought the Optimus today. I am trying to root it before activating it, but I can't figure out how to transfer the gingerbreak to the sd card. I feel really dumb since this seems to be a basic step, but it's not working for me.
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Do you have access to a PC? If so, then it's simple. Download Gingerbreak on the PC, connect your OV to the PC, turn on USB storage, and Bobs your uncle!
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I did all that, but when I turn on USB storage nothing pops up. I went into computer and got into the phone that way, but no matter where I put the file it doesn't show up on my phone. I tried taking the sd card out and installing it directly into my computer and doing it that way, still not working.
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What file manager are using to look for it on the phone?
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I feel dumb, I didn't search for it with the File Manager.

Ok so I got to this part: Then under Advanced Settings, format all partitions EXCEPT /sdcard.

I don't see a format option under advanced setting, but it does have an option for Partition SD card. What do I do?
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Don't worry about the sd card at all. Just keep moving forward with the guide and you'll be there in no time.
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How do I flash the zip? Do I use apply update from sdcard?
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NM, I see it says install zip from sdcard.

Sorry, I am a little nervous about this, lol.
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Ok I rebooted but I don't seem to have home screens anymore. What did I do wrong?
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Just take your time, and read the directions carefully. We're here to help if you need it.
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Something went wrong, I don't have any home screens, it installed all of my apps but I have no way of accessing them.
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Oh holy cow I did it!! Woohoo! You guys are awesome awesome awesome! Thank you so much!!!!
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Your welcome. Enjoy your newly rooted phone!
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What does the arrow in the upper right hand corner mean? It looks like a speedometer.
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Are you using a theme? It's probably the battery gauge.
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Are there themes other than the green machine one I installed?
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Oh yes! Check here! Or you could try the ones in my sig.
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Thank you for the How-To!!! I bought my Optimus V 2 days ago. I was searching around the net just browsing info on it when I saw the word 'overclock' and I may have got an erection.

I found your forum today and just finished successfully changing my phone to version 2.3.7 instead of 2.2.2 and CyanogenMod 7.2. Thank You!!!

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PLEASE HELP

I used gingerbreak...all good
I flashed a new recovery, seemed to work, rebooted and stock recovery is there???!!!
I then used the flashimage-gui, it did its thing, I went to recovery and STILL STOCK???
I tried rom tools and it flashed and said i had clockworkmod recovery and tried to boot to it and it was still stock recovery????!!!

What is happening?
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Download a terminal emulator if you don't have one already.

Type in su
Then hit the enter key.
If you got a # then your rooted.
If you get a $ then you need to run the gingerbreak.apk again.

If you get a # then make sure you go to the market and update su.
If you haven't installed Busybox yet, now is the time to do it. You can find a Busybox installer in the market. If it doesn't install to /system/bin(it might not), choose the alternate install location (/system/xbin)
When done go here Do not Factory Reset your Rooted Phone to finish.
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Nixie, is your OV brand new? Knowing the age of your handset will help us help you, as they aren't all entirely the same.....
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Everything went fine when I flashed last night, but I have found one problem today. I can't d/l apps from the market anymore. I have a connection to the internet through WiFi and 3G but it won't download. I have searched and seen suggestions for clearing the market cache. I checked but the Market Apps Installer cache says 0 and the buttons are greyed out. I also read you need Google Talk and I can't find it on my phone. Any suggestions? thanks...
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You don't need Google Talk. Did you flash Gapps?
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