Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > LG Optimus V > Optimus V - All Things Root

New Forums: Nexus 6 | Nexus Player | Nexus 9
test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old February 20th, 2012, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default LG Optimus V Need Help Please

Okay, so I've been up for the last 20 hours trying to get this fixed. This forum seems to be the most helpful, so I'm posting this here.

I believe that I've bricked my OV. I bought it new on Amazon about 4 days ago, so it's new. But I'm not sure if I'll be able to return it, so I really need to get this fixed.

The backstory:
Got my OV, loved it, but wanted to tweak the appearance, settings, etc. I installed the BACKside IHO version of CM7, all went well. I spent the whole day tweaking it, getting things just right, etc. Later that day I decided that I wanted to install a theme. Somewhere along the line something went wrong, and I decided that I wanted to restore it to factory settings. I (for some god awful reason) completely forgot the rule: don't use the factory restore button. Not only did I USE the factory restore button, I also formatted my SD card. At some point I got stuck in recovery mode, unable to start my phone. I restored from a backup, and then tried to flash a new rom. I think that this rom was one made for the wrong screen, because now I have the following symptoms:

Black Recovery Screen
Black Emergency Mode
Phone only boots to the LG logo, then freezes there

Please understand, I've been scavenging the web for every possible solution. I've tried ADB, Android Screencast, and Droid@Screen. I've also tried flash_image, Xionia, and a dozen other solutions that haven't worked. One main problem, apart from the black recovery screen, is that I can't connect my phone to my computer via USB, it never gets recognized. Also I should mention I'm completely new to Android, but I've done my best to read tutorials thoroughly.

FYI I believe I have the newer screen model, as my phone is brand new and came with Froyo 2.2.2 If there's any way to tell on the hardware just let me know and I'll check, but I haven't found anything yet.

Again, please help me, my girlfriend just bought this phone and can't afford a new one. Sadly, I couldn't afford the first one. I'll be checking this thread throughout the day, so I'll try to reply as quickly as possible.

Advertisements
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: is everything!
Posts: 97
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Ring w/Root
Carrier: I'm not a carrier!

Thanks: 36
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Read THIS THREAD
TheRealKTFO is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I didn't use ROM Manager at any time. I never even downloaded it.

EDIT: Also I've tried ADB and Droid@Screen. Neither of them can recognize or discover my phone. Plugging it into the usb gives it power, because it turns it on, but it seems that it doesn't transfer any data.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Last edited by MonsterNo7; February 20th, 2012 at 08:16 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: is everything!
Posts: 97
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Ring w/Root
Carrier: I'm not a carrier!

Thanks: 36
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsterNo7 View Post
I didn't use ROM Manager at any time. I never even downloaded it.
I'm trying to help you recover your phone. I asked you to read the thread.

Here is what you need to read..


"If you already flashed the recovery from ROM Manager and or a ROM and got a black screen, here's the way to workaround the black screen in the recovery and allow you to still flash the proper ROM and Gapps.
Go here first http://www.support-4-you.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60:ne w-pre-packaged-adb-installation&catid=40:how-tos&Itemid=57
After installing the ADB then go here Download Free Java Software
After install go here Droid@Screen | RiboComments
The droid at screen will allow you to connect your phone to the PC and see your recovery menu screen on your PC, even though you can't see it on your phone. Without having to put an app on the phone, which you just can't do.
There is a slight lag so you need to slow down, but if you make sure you have the proper ROM and Gapps on your sd card then you just have to follow the normal wipe and format procedure as well as the proper install of ROM and Gapps.
Once you get the ROM installed and rebooted twice, then download the proper recovery (VM670NH) and a terminal emulator and follow the recovery install procedure here Do not Factory Reset your Rooted Phone"
TheRealKTFO is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsterNo7 View Post
EDIT: Also I've tried ADB and Droid@Screen. Neither of them can recognize or discover my phone. Plugging it into the usb gives it power, because it turns it on, but it seems that it doesn't transfer any data.
Do you have LG USB Drivers installed?
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I tried to install the drivers, but it wouldn't let me without plugging in my device. I did, and it didn't recognize it.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Okay, just took a second look. I never tried to install the drivers, I tried to install LGMobile Update. I'm going to install the drivers now and try again. Lack of sleep is bad for the brain.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Ok. Installed USB drivers. Tried again with android screencast on Windows, couldn't find the device. Droid@Screen only works on my Mac, and I can't install the drivers to my Mac.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsterNo7 View Post
Okay, just took a second look. I never tried to install the drivers, I tried to install LGMobile Update. I'm going to install the drivers now and try again. Lack of sleep is bad for the brain.
Unplug your phone and after you install, reboot and then plug in your phone.

And get some sleep.
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 09:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Sorry, I'm at work so I have to run away often.

Did you get the LG drivers to work?

What have you downloaded and installed for Droid@Screen on your PC?
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 20th, 2012, 09:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I had my phone unplugged while installing. I booted it up into recovery (black screen) and plugged it in. I've also tried plugging it in while it's frozen at the LG logo, neither got me anywhere, on Windows or Mac.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I followed the instructions, I installed the adb SDK, and when I try to run adb a Command window opens up for a second, flashes through some code and then closes. Same thing when I try to run Droid@Screen, except it only takes half a second. AndroidScreencast just times out because no devices are found. And yes that's all with the drivers now installed.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsterNo7 View Post
I had my phone unplugged while installing.
After you installed the drivers, did you reboot your computer then plug the phone in?
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MacFett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sietch Tabr
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,230
 
Device(s): OnePlus One (Stock CM 11) & Samsung Galaxy Tab3 8" (CM11)
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 391
Thanked 740 Times in 559 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsterNo7 View Post
I followed the instructions, I installed the adb SDK, and when I try to run adb a Command window opens up for a second, flashes through some code and then closes.
You have to open a command window and use line commands within it. You can't double click adb.
__________________
Sign up for dropbox and we each get a bonus 500megs

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind," H.P. Lovecraft 1890-1937
MacFett is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,625
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/LG Optimus L70
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 1,530 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

Did you install the Java 6 as instructed, will not work with Java 7? this is important. I have got Droid@Screen to work with Windows Vista and XP. Windows 7 should work as well. You have to install the Java 6 and watch the video tutorial in the Droid at screen site.
I have it working flawlessly right now and all I did was follow the instructions in the Droid@Screen site, and watched the video.
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
Windows 7 should work as well.
It does.

I had to download the Java Developers kit to install ADB though.

Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,625
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/LG Optimus L70
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 1,530 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

Good to know if someone with a windows 7 OS needs to install ADB.
I'm surprised the Pre-packaged ADB installer didn't work on the windows 7 OS.
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 12:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
I'm surprised the Pre-packaged ADB installer didn't work on the windows 7 OS.
The zip worked. The installer_r16-windows.exe required the JDK.
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #19 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,625
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/LG Optimus L70
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 1,530 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

If the Zip worked you shouldn't need the SDK installer. If you did everything the video asks to do then ADB should be in your system path. You should already had an SDK folder on the Root of your C: drive, with the path to the adb.exe in your enviromental variables set.
I confussed?
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
If the Zip worked you shouldn't need the SDK installer. If you did everything the video asks to do then ADB should be in your system path. You should already had an SDK folder on the Root of your C: drive, with the path to the adb.exe in your enviromental variables set.
I confussed?
I meant the zip works as far as using adb. I can just open a command window in platform tools and run it that way. The env file in the zip would not set the enviromental variables. It doesn't really need to anyway because the .jar from Droid@screen will let you select the path to the adb.exe. Even so, I couldn't get the .jar to work with just Java 6 and the adb.zip file.

After downloading the adb.exe and the JDK, I was able to use the .jar and point it to the adb/platform tools path. Possibly it has something to do with Norton 360. I'm not sure. I'm going to experiment some more when I have time.
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 20th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,625
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/LG Optimus L70
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 1,530 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

You have to point the Droid at screen to the path to the adb.exe. If it's not established in the system variables already you can't point it at it. It has to be in the system path for it to work as planned, with just the things downloaded that where in my tut.
I don't know why the Env File didn't work. It should have. That's what's wrong.
You did extract all the files for the ADB installer like the tutorial said, Right? Your continually referring to it as the adb.zip is confusing me.
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Last edited by AndyOpie150; February 20th, 2012 at 02:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
You did extract all the files for the ADB installer like the tutorial said, Right? Your continually referring to it as the adb.zip is confusing me.
Sorry, I guess I should have said the sdk.zip. Yes, they were extracted.

I'm at work now. I'll have to check when I get home and see if adb is in the variables from running the installer.exe. I think maybe I'll delete everything and start over. I was just thinking, maybe I should have tried selecting the Env file and 'run as administrator' since just double clicking did not work.
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 03:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,625
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/LG Optimus L70
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 1,530 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

Okie Dokie. Keep me posted.
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #24 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Okay, sorry guys I fell asleep. I really do appreciate everybody trying to help. So I still haven't gotten Droid@Screen to work on Windows. I should mention that when I say Windows, I mean my Mac running Parallels. Windows is a virtual machine, not a separate PC. Anyways, that Windows was running 7, so I'm going to downgrade it to XP (my preferred version anyway) and try again.

In the meantime, the video on Droid@Screen clearly shows that he's doing it on a Mac. And I can get Droid@Screen running, and I targeted the adb file, and all that is good. I just can't get my phone to connect. Does anyone have any ideas for that? This is all going to be pretty moot if I can't get the phone to be recognized.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #25 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsterNo7 View Post
Does anyone have any ideas for that? This is all going to be pretty moot if I can't get the phone to be recognized.
I'm not sure which way to go. Maybe AndyOpie will have some idea. I looked for some LG Mac drivers to see if that might help but haven't found any. I did find this from someone else who was looking for the same thing.

Quote:
*Plug it into your pc/mac, I use a mac
*Download the LG Mobile Driver for the Optimus V, its on google bud.
*Run appinventor
*Open block editor
*Connect to device
*select your lg optimus v
Is appinventor something on a Mac?
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #26 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I just did some research on AppInventor. It was a Google program for creating apps. I guess MIT was working on it as an educational material. It looks like Google shut it down, and I can't find a download for it.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #27 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,625
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/LG Optimus L70
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 1,530 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

I think you need to do this from the MAC side. You will not need the LG Drivers for the phone. Google how to set up ADB on a MAC. I'm going to look around as well. Did you install the Java 6 ?
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #28 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

My virtual machine is having serious troubles. I'm going to try going through my Mac as suggested. Looking up adb on Mac now. Yes I have Java 6 installed.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #29 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Ok I got adb and Droid@Screen running successfully on my Mac. I typed "adb devices" into terminal, and got back:

List of devices attached

And nothing else. Device is in recovery mode (still black) and plugged in. Not sure where to go from here.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #30 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Update: tried adb devices again while in emergency mode, and frozen at the LG logo. Still nothing. Somebody help me. I just want my phone back. Dear Jesus: I swear I'll never root it again.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 20th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #31 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,069
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,907 Times in 1,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsterNo7 View Post
Ok I got adb and Droid@Screen running successfully on my Mac.
So you don't see anything in the droid@screen? When you click on 'show' on the droid@screen control panel does it do anything?
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #32 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

No it didn't do anything. Also it doesn't show anything in the Droid@Screen device list.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #33 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,625
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/LG Optimus L70
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 1,530 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

Pull battery on phone. Re-install battery. Hold down home+volume down then power,all at the same time. This will put the phone in the recovery.
When you get the Droid@screen operating, with your phone hooked up to you MAC, you will see you recovery menu. If you put a ROM (and gapps if necessary) on the sd card that is for the Hitachi screen, then you will follow the normal install procedure. Instead of looking at you phones screen you will be looking at the MAC's screen. There will be a little lag in any button selection and what you see,so go slow.

Once you got the ROM installed and rebooted twice, then download a terminal emulator and install the recovery, VM670NH recovery.img,that you put on the sd card.
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #34 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,625
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/LG Optimus L70
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 1,530 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

We need to get the Droid@Screen working. ADB is not recognizing your phone either, I think this is the problem to getting it running.
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #35 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Andy, that's correct. Neither applications are recognizing my device.

Here's a shot of Droid@Screen, with my phone plugged in in recovery mode:
Screen Shot 2012-02-20 at 9.31.10 PM | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Here's a shot of my Terminal when I type adb devices:
Screen Shot 2012-02-20 at 9.30.06 PM | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #36 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 414
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V running BigSuper ROM KitKat 4.4.4
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 154
Thanked 110 Times in 79 Posts
Default

Are you sure your phone is entering recovery mode, and not just freezing at a black screen, just before entering it?
nitestalkr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #37 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 66
 
Device(s): GSM Galaxy Nexus,Galaxy S Fascinate,Galaxy S 4G,Motorola Triumph,Optimus V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Sorry i'm not familiar with macs, but from the phone being off, then powering it on while plugged in - does it at any point show something about installing device drivers? (That's what happens on windows). Or if something pops up - even briefly - on mac's device manager.

If it never comes up, then it means there's simply no signal being sent to the PC at any point, which means you're pretty screwed. This occurred with my Galaxy S 4G - where I was able to use a USB Jig to get it into download mode (Samsung's version of emergency mode), but no signal is sent to the PC so it's never recognized - which means there's no way to fix it.

Basically, only thing drivers will do is, understand what is sending the signal, but if no signal is sent in the first place - there's nothing you can do from the PC to fix it.
wonshikee is offline  
Last edited by wonshikee; February 20th, 2012 at 11:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #38 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I suppose it's possible, but I don't think so. It shows the lg logo, then goes black, same as it would when it goes into recovery, except the recovery mode never shows.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 11:42 PM   #39 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I've plugged in my phone plenty of times before, it didn't have any trouble and no driver info showed up. As far as I know Macs don't require drivers, could be wrong but I've never needed any before.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #40 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 66
 
Device(s): GSM Galaxy Nexus,Galaxy S Fascinate,Galaxy S 4G,Motorola Triumph,Optimus V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonsterNo7 View Post
I've plugged in my phone plenty of times before, it didn't have any trouble and no driver info showed up. As far as I know Macs don't require drivers, could be wrong but I've never needed any before.
Of course macs require drivers - they're the link between hardware and software, it just might not tell you that it's installing it (I don't know, I don't use one).

Have you read this thread? Sounds like your problem.

http://forums.androidcentral.com/optimus-v-rooting-roms-hacks/113762-fix-black-screen-custom-recovery-custom-roms.html
wonshikee is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 21st, 2012, 12:37 AM   #41 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I think wonshikee is right. I'm pretty sure Macs install drivers in the background. Again, don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure that's what happens.

I have read that thread, multiple times. The problem is all of those require my phone to get recognized in usb mode, and I can't do that. If I can get that fixed, and get it connected with Droid@Screen, everything else is easy.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 12:52 AM   #42 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Ok so I found a couple of places in my city that flash phones. I'm gonna make some calls tomorrow. In the meantime if anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate them.

Thank you everyone who tried to help.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 01:01 AM   #43 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 414
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V running BigSuper ROM KitKat 4.4.4
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 154
Thanked 110 Times in 79 Posts
Default

The only thing i could think of at this point (and sounds a bit tricky/risky) is boot into recovery, even though you cant see what your doing, navigate the menu as you normally would, wipe/format(would be easier if someone had the same recovery as you, so they could tell you how to navigate.. kinda like telling a blind person how many times to press a button) and make sure to clear out your SD card as best as you can (keep all files in folders except the ROM.zip so when you chose the option 'install from sd' you just press up once, and select) place a compatible ROM.zip on the root, and install.

do you remember what recovery, and version you have?
and this is the only thing that i could think of at this point...

and at least if this works, then you should have a ROM that you could boot into, and we can proceed from there.
nitestalkr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 01:46 AM   #44 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Well if someone could suggest the easiest rom and recovery to use, I'll use that. I'm really new to this, not sure which one would be most likely to work. Chances are I'd have to go through a new recovery before I could even flash a rom right?

I do know that I used the IHO recovery from the "Rooting Without A Computer" guide in this forum.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 03:25 AM   #45 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 414
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V running BigSuper ROM KitKat 4.4.4
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 154
Thanked 110 Times in 79 Posts
Default

Ok, try this, Download BACKside ROM here: BACKside-IHO-VM670-02192012.zip
and place it on your sd card (and make sure any other file is in a folder and that the .zip file you downloaded is the ONLY THING on the root of your sd card)
Boot into recovery
wait about 15 seconds..
press the Volume down button 2 times
press the camera button one time
press the Volume up button 4 times
press the camera button once
wait about 10-15 minutes (while it formats your phone)
press back button
press the volume down button 3 times
press the camera button once
press the volume up button 4 times
press the camera button once
wait 5sec (while it wipes the cache partition)
press back button
press the volume up button 2 times
press the camera button once
press the volume down button once
press the camera button
press volume up 4 times
press the camera button
wait 5sec(while it wipes your dalvik cache)
press back button
press volume down 4 times
press camera button
press camera button
press volume up button 1 time (it is very important that only the BACKside-IHO-VM670-02192012.zip file, was the only file on the root of your sd card.)
press camera button
press volume up button 4 times
-press camera button once-
wait 10-15minutes(while it installs the BACKside Rom)
press back button
press camera button
hopefully this will install the BACKside rom for you.. if not, im not sure what to tell you.
nitestalkr is offline  
Last edited by nitestalkr; February 21st, 2012 at 02:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 12:25 PM   #46 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ATX
Posts: 95
 
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Sorry mate. I followed your instructions to the absolute letter. Still nothing. I appreciate your help though.
MonsterNo7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 12:30 PM   #47 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,625
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/LG Optimus L70
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 1,530 Times in 1,172 Posts
Default

What recovery are you using? I'll try to do the button count with it once I install it(I have a 2.2.1 so I can install anything). There's also a workaround that might be easier if I can find it. You just have to push two buttons from your recovery. Back in a bit.
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 02:14 PM   #48 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 414
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V running BigSuper ROM KitKat 4.4.4
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 154
Thanked 110 Times in 79 Posts
Default

He's usingthe IHO recovery, ClockworkMod 4.0.0.9
And now that I'm reviewing my steps, I may have accidentally left out one button press combo..
I will edit the post now.
Updated the button presses.. (forgot 1 button press that confirms the install of BACKside.)
nitestalkr is offline  
Last edited by nitestalkr; February 21st, 2012 at 02:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 02:44 PM   #49 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 66
 
Device(s): GSM Galaxy Nexus,Galaxy S Fascinate,Galaxy S 4G,Motorola Triumph,Optimus V
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitestalkr View Post
He's usingthe IHO recovery, ClockworkMod 4.0.0.9
And now that I'm reviewing my steps, I may have accidentally left out one button press combo..
I will edit the post now.
Updated the button presses.. (forgot 1 button press that confirms the install of BACKside.)
LOL yeah that last confirmation step might help . Hopefully this fixes the problem!

Also I would personally recommend being a little more generous with the wait times.

Another tip, one I still don't get why everyone continues to follow.

After you factory reset via cwm, it empties data and cache, there's no reason to re-empty cache again, just need to empty dalvik-cache.
wonshikee is offline  
Last edited by wonshikee; February 21st, 2012 at 02:58 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2012, 02:59 PM   #50 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 414
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V running BigSuper ROM KitKat 4.4.4
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 154
Thanked 110 Times in 79 Posts
Default

Yea, it was late when iwrote that out.
And 15 minutes seems to be a perfect wait time.
It usually takes no more than 5 minutes of wait time for me with the big stuff, and only a couple se onds for wiping the caches.
nitestalkr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Tags
black, brick, emergency, optimus, recovery, root


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > LG Optimus V > Optimus V - All Things Root
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 03:45 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.