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

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 March 26th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default LG Optimus V will not boot or enter recovery mode

Heres what happened... A good friend of mine did a factory reset soon after I rooted her phone because sms stoped working. now it wont boot to anything other then Download mode and only after many trys to even get it to do that. I have flashed and mods lots of phones before but I cant get anything to work with this phone. the one program I found and thought might work has a dead link and no where on the net can I found it. if anyone has any ideas please help or even the ROMTools v2.3.1 (ex-recoveryflasher) I could try all that I have collected.. Thanks

Thanks
Chris

ReBTECH is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 26th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,469
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/Bean_Whiz-CM10v2.2.2CX ROM
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,030
Thanked 1,491 Times in 1,142 Posts
Default

Factory resetting a rooted V usually spells brick!
Did you install a custom recovery and backup the system in the recovery after you rooted it? If yes, can you get in recovery mode? Doe's your PC recognize it with the LG Optimus V drivers installed? Do you already have ADB established in your system path(I'm assuming you do because of the reference to ROMTools)?

If no custom recovery and a backup made in the recovery, then you have a paperweight.

The only chance (slim though it be) is if the phone is recognized by the PC. If not, buy her another one and use that one for spare parts.
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The PC will see it and has installed the right drivers... when i try to boot phone into recovery mode its just a black screen... but my PC tells me its connected.. and when I try like the KDZ upgrader it will start the steps... it even boots phone to emergency mode and then I get a error of 502. Its like I dont have the right kdz file. I hope there is still a chance with it knowing the PC will talk to it.. but everytime I try to do a command line ADB its status is unknown. Thanks for helping.. This phone is really pissing me off
ReBTECH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,469
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/Bean_Whiz-CM10v2.2.2CX ROM
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,030
Thanked 1,491 Times in 1,142 Posts
Default

Black Screen in the recovery. Hmm, what recovery did you install? It might be the wrong recovery for your screen version. You probably have the Hitachi screen which can only use the Xionia v1.2518.6 (not the .4) , the VM670NH, and the IHO. Anything else gives you a black screen.
Not a problem, I figured out a workaround.
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I dont know which one I installed... I was having problems rooting it and tried different ones. what work around did you come up with... I have been trying everything.. this is the only phone a good friend of mine has and its been a week without it.. anything will help Thanks
ReBTECH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 28th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
AndyOpie150's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,469
 
Device(s): LG Optimus V/Bean_Whiz-CM10v2.2.2CX ROM
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2,030
Thanked 1,491 Times in 1,142 Posts
Default

Try looking here The Truth About ROM Manager the workaround for the black screen in the recovery is near the top. You can't miss it.
Make sure you have a custom ROM.zip(and the Gapps.zip if a Gingerbread ROM) and The Bob Zohme modified CWM recovery(VM670NH_recovery.img) on the Root of the uSD card (not in a folder,just near the bottom of the list of folders).
Once you have the ROM installed, download a Terminal Emulator and install the recovery.
Install instructions for the ROM and recovery can be found here Do not Factory Reset your Rooted Phone
AndyOpie150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2012, 06:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Thank you so much... worked like a champ
ReBTECH is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ReBTECH For This Useful Post:
AndyOpie150 (April 2nd, 2012)
Reply


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 08:08 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.