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Old September 23rd, 2011, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Notsure Simple Question About Updating Formerly Rooted LG Optimus.

I have an LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) that was rooted. I unrooted with Gingerbreak successfully and confirmed it with RootCheck. But BusyBox stayed installed. I heard that recently Sprint started rolling out the 2.3 (Gingerbread) update for the LG Optimus S (Sprint) and since Virgin is owned by Sprint, it probably means that Virgin is not far behind in releasing the update. My question is: When I get the update on my phone, will it be safe to accept the update, having BusyBox installed and being formerly

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 11:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would delete Busybox,then go here How to restore your Optimus V to almost original condition - Prepaid Android
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Old September 24th, 2011, 05:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How would you delete BusyBox? Cause I know if you uninstall it from the Market it doesn't really remove it from your phone. Do I have to restore the phone to original condition? Cause I don't want to lose everything.
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Old September 25th, 2011, 02:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Use a File Manager to painstakingly remove all of the Busybox items in your /system/bin or /system/xbin which ever it's located.
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Old September 25th, 2011, 07:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok thank you. But removing it is necessary to be able to safely update right?
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I've never updated before, but it would be better to play it safe,wouldn't it?
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That's for sure. Thanks man!
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One other thing. I have heard when I first joined this forum,that if you updated,you might not ever be able to root your updated device. Something to think about. If they ever get around to updating to 2.3 it will never be as good as the Gingerbread ROM's we have now. Plus when the update comes out the devs will be all over it,pulling it apart to make even better ROM,s
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I heard that. I guess I just wanted to officially update cause Im a little hesitant on installing a custom rom. I found some pretty good ROMs for the V here: https://github.com/inferiorhumanorgans/android_device_lge_thunderc/wiki/Binary But you wouldn't happen to have a link to a How to install a custom ROM on the V for a total newbie, would you?
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Old September 26th, 2011, 12:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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By the way, this part here: "Those with newer (purchased in or after August 2011) or refurbished phones should use Xionia CWMA 1.2518.6 to avoid a potential black screen. Xionia recoveries sometimes create problems so it is only recommended if you will be flashing a build with Xionia kernel built in." Mine was bought in August. I'm not sure I want to install a ROM with a Xionia kernel. Anyways around this?
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Well I decided to just go for it and installed IHO-Purity ROM with Clockworkmod Recovery and it worked like a charm. I love it! But all my apps that were installed on my SD aren't showing up on my app list. How do you get them to show up?
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Well I decided to just go for it and installed IHO-Purity ROM with Clockworkmod Recovery and it worked like a charm. I love it! But all my apps that were installed on my SD aren't showing up on my app list. How do you get them to show up?
Did you make a backup of your stock ROM? Tell me you did.
The easiest way to get all your apps back is with Titanium backup which you should have used in the stock ROM before installing the New ROM. If you did not, then you will have to download all of them again from the Market. The only other option is to restore your stock ROM and download and run Titanium backup. Then in the New ROM go to the market and download Titanium backup. Install all backed up apps from the options inside Titanium Backup.

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Yeah of course I backed up my stock ROM.
I think I'ma have to reinstall the stock ROM and backup with Titanium, cause I lost some pretty important locked sms messages I had also. Thank you for all your help man, I really appreciate it.
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You can go to the backup and restore option and then hit your menu button. Select the backup all user apps.
When you have Re-installed the new ROM go to the market and download titanium backup. Go to the same place as before, only,scroll down to restore all missing apps and data(this is only the apps data). You must not use any other option. Never install a system app or data or it will corrupt the new ROM.
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Yeah I had to try it a couple times to get it right. I tried backing up SMS with Titanium but I guess you can't or I didn't find it. Backed up messages with GOSMS though. Good backup feature on it for messages.
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