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Old April 20th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Honestly, I'd prefer that wasn't the case. I figure if someone knows how to flash a rom, they should know taking an ota will remove root and also know how to reroot. Just my take.
Mr.B, you're more then free to edit the build.prop file inside of the recovery module. Bear in mind thou, that each new build, you'd have to update the build.prop with the new number to get the next update. This is why the install-recovery.sh script exists when an update gets flashed. It's to make sure the recovery files get updated as well and report back the correct info to the update do the asset check. For example, here is what the V4 to V5 update looks for:

assert(file_getprop("/system/build.prop", "ro.build.fingerprint") == "Verizon/lge_iproj/VS920:2.3.5/GRJ90/VS920ZV4.4797A970:user/release-keys" ||
file_getprop("/system/build.prop", "ro.build.fingerprint") == "Verizon/lge_iproj/VS920:2.3.6/GRK39F/VS920ZV5.47B73CE9:user/release-keys");
assert(getprop("ro.product.device") == "VS920" ||
getprop("ro.build.product") == "VS920");

Now you mention that you don't mind root being gone, but you also have to take into consideration that because install-recovery.sh ran, you also have lost CWM recovery, so if anything went wrong in the update (like you had a system file frozen that is now required to run) you are stuck with a semi-bricked phone. I realize that we have ways around this, but that is even more headaches that I would rather not deal it.

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With the update so close I am not going to do it right now. Possibly after the update lol. That tool was a fun one to write from scratch, took a day off sick to get me to do it lol.
That makes perfect sense to wait till after the update. In the meantime, doors anyone know of a tutorial to get the stock apks to install correctly?
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That makes perfect sense to wait till after the update. In the meantime, doors anyone know of a tutorial to get the stock apks to install correctly?
While I know this may not be a perfect fix, but have you tried doing a backup of all your apps using Titanium Backup or Rom Toolbox on the stock OS, and the trying to restore them once you update to another Rom?
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I backed them up from stock with titanium before installing broken out. However, titanium won't restore system apps. It just hangs till I restart the phone.
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Has anyone tried the following: use the one click root and select option #6(Unroot and stock recovery)? If so did it work? Now this question may sound dumb so I apologize in advance So selecting this will restore my phone entirely to stock with no CWM correct? Thanks
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It does work and took quite a lot of work around for Mt and I to get it just right.... every option in the aio has been tested and retested by myself as well as a lot of collabo between myself and mtmichaelson in writing this and Neph81 for providing the recovery images... Any questions you can pm me if you'd like...
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I've already rooted my LG Spectrum, but I want to try Broken Out. That means all I have to do is install CWM and do a ROM update just like on my old DROID Incredible, right?

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Wipe dalvik wipe cache format system and data then install from sdcard
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Yeah, I know how to install ROMs.

My issue is getting Clockworkmod Recovery working. I've installed ROM Manager on my LG Spectrum but every time I try looking for ROMs I'm told I have to flash Clockworkmod Recovery. When I click OK the list of phones doesn't include the LG Spectrum, just the Nitro. That's not good enough for me, especially if I have to do a bunch of adb stuff to get it working.

So I guess I'll just leave well enough alone and wait until I can do more with root access than simply remove Verizon's bloat.
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You manually flash Cwm with the all in one and download brokenout to the sdcard flash from within recovery
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Flashing CWM is litterally just as easy as rooting, and for the most part the same process. No adb commands and such. Then you will manually boot into CWM to wipre data and flash the rom. before to backup app and do a nandroid in cwm.
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I've already rooted my phone. But if I'm understanding this correctly, this one click package will apply root (over my already existing root) and install ROM Manager and Clockworkmod Recovery Touch?

After successfully running this package on my LG Spectrum I will have a fully functioning ROM Manager, Touch Recovery, and will be able to install ROMs just like on my old DROID Incredible?

Sorry I'm being such a weenie here, but I rooted the old DInc a year after it came out. The developers were incredible (no pun intended). I'm getting into rooting much earlier in the Spectrum's life cycle, so I'm just not as self-assured as I was last year with my old phone. Don't get me wrong, Spectrum developers are great too... it's just things are still settling down here whereas the DInc community was settled by the time I came around.

Know what I mean?

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I've already rooted my phone. But if I'm understanding this correctly, this one click package will apply root (over my already existing root) and install ROM Manager and Clockworkmod Recovery Touch?

After successfully running this package on my LG Spectrum I will have a fully functioning ROM Manager, Touch Recovery, and will be able to install ROMs just like on my old DROID Incredible?

Sorry I'm being such a weenie here, but I rooted the old DInc a year after it came out. The developers were incredible (no pun intended). I'm getting into rooting much earlier in the Spectrum's life cycle, so I'm just not as self-assured as I was last year with my old phone. Don't get me wrong, Spectrum developers are great too... it's just things are still settling down here whereas the DInc community was settled by the time I came around.

Know what I mean?

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You won't lose root it will assure you have root and install the custom touch recovery...from there boot into recovery using ROM manager and do a back up... And then you can install brokenout... Also I recommend trying the popcorn kernel... It's spectacular...
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OK, tomorrow then.

No matter what kernel I use I'll still not be able to use the full dual cores, right? Because we're still on Gingerbread... But certain kernels are better than others, I'm sure. I used to "test" kernels on my old DInc and post my unscientific findings on XDA. Maybe I'll do the same with my Spectrum, but here instead.

After I successfully get Broken Out working, I'll start looking for kernels just for fun. We'll see how it goes.
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I ran one-click and it claims to have installed recovery. I installed ROM Manager from the Play Store. When I run it to look for ROMs, it tells me I have to have Recovery installed. I click to install and the Spectrum is not included on the list of available phones.

Am I supposed to choose the Nitro?

So instead I told ROM Manager to boot into recovery. It booted into Recovery like it should. I figured out how to navigate using my volume buttons, capacitive buttons, and the power button (which is basically like it was on my old Droid Incredible). So why exactly is it telling me Recovery isn't installed? And do I need Touch Recovery?

Putting this all together, it seems to me that if I can get my hands on some ROMs without going through ROM Manager, I can still use Recovery to flash them (so long as they're on my microSDHC card).

Have I got this right? And if this is correct, I can just uninstall ROM Manager then, too, huh?

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I ran one-click and it claims to have installed recovery. I installed ROM Manager from the Play Store. When I run it to look for ROMs, it tells me I have to have Recovery installed. I click to install and the Spectrum is not included on the list of available phones.

Am I supposed to choose the Nitro?

So instead I told ROM Manager to boot into recovery. It booted into Recovery like it should. I figured out how to navigate using my volume buttons, capacitive buttons, and the power button (which is basically like it was on my old Droid Incredible). So why exactly is it telling me Recovery isn't installed? And do I need Touch Recovery?

Putting this all together, it seems to me that if I can get my hands on some ROMs without going through ROM Manager, I can still use Recovery to flash them (so long as they're on my microSDHC card).

Have I got this right? And if this is correct, I can just uninstall ROM Manager then, too, huh?

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One click should have installed touch recovery.. also ROM manager is only used to reboot into recovery we don't have official support from Koush yet... The only ROM so far is brokenout.... Other than that you don't have many options yet...
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OK. Thanks for verifying the process.

Now I've got to download Broken Out Spectrum and see where I can get a few kernels to try out. Blitzkreig and Popcorn are the only two I've heard mentioned. I'll cruise around looking for them.

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OK. Thanks for verifying the process.

Now I've got to download Broken Out Spectrum and see where I can get a few kernels to try out. Blitzkreig and Popcorn are the only two I've heard mentioned. I'll cruise around looking for them.

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blitzrieg comes with brokenout.... so far ive noticed the 1.2.1 brokenout runs better with blitzkrieg... hopefully the popcorn dev guys will catch up soon
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i did the root and tried to do the cwm and its not doing anything as soon as i click it, it exits out. i downloaded rom manager but its saying cwm isnt installed. i've never put a rom on before and am confused as hell to try and get a rom on here. thanks
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Even if you flash cwm, rom manager will say it's not installed. Choose 'reboot into recovery' and if it does, you'll know you have it installed.
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He's absolutely correct. I was concerned that the process didn't work, but on a whim I rebooted to recovery. It worked.

There you go. Instant verification. Well, maybe not "instant," but you get the idea.

It works just like he said.
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It didnt boot into recovery so how do i install cwm? Dont i need that to do a rom? im using rom toolbox now. i need cwm.to do.it though
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With our phone, you have to use the all in one tool to install it. Neph might have some advice, but I'd just try to install it again.
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So do i have to go back to stock then when i root again hit 2 imstead of 1. 1 just said root and 2 i think was root and cwm recoveru
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if you are rooted already, just use the option for cwm only. Make sure all the correct drivers are installed. also make sure your phone is in internet/ethernet connection, and make sure debugging is enabled.
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It didnt boot into recovery so how do i install cwm? Dont i need that to do a rom? im using rom toolbox now. i need cwm.to do.it though
Ok, by your posts, you say you have root, which gives me hope. Now for the fun part. Open the all in one package with the phone connected to the computer and choose option 7 (reboot into recovery). One of three things will happen.

If your phone reboots and you see a box with an curved arrow coming out of it with the android robot standing next to it and no text, then wait for the phone to reboot and install CWM recovery with the all in one tool.

If your phone reboots into CWM recovery, then you are good to go.

If the program just hangs and your phone doesn't reboot, then either you forgot to turn debugging on in your phone, or you are set on the wrong connection mode. Make the appropriate corrections and try option 7 again.
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ok i hit number 7 and its saying the system can not find the path specified
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i think it worked. i did option 7. i saw the box with curved arrow and little robot next to it. then i did option 2. its installing now. now i can go into rom toolbox and install the rom?
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i think it worked. i did option 7. i saw the box with curved arrow and little robot next to it. then i did option 2. its installing now. now i can go into rom toolbox and install the rom?
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I just joined this forum, and there is a lot of great info. I appreciate all the people who came up with this process for rooting. I ran through the process as stated. I put my phone into usb connection through ethernet and had usb debugging enabled. I ran the .bat file and it successfully flashed CWM Recovery, but it froze after it said "Pushing exploit" and then "waiting to reboot again" Now it will charge when plugged into usb mode, but no options for connection type came up, and I can't run the .bat file again because it won't recognize through usb. Any ideas?
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Please don't ridicule me haha, the problem was with my computer. Somehow the USB malfunctioned and it just happened to be during the process of rooting my phone. I rebooted my computer, and now I am running the .bat file again.
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Is there a Linux package available to root? I see that one was going to be uploaded the first week of April, just haven't seen it around yet. Thanks!!
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stupid question, but-- if I root the Spectrum, will I need to unroot in order to receive the official ICS ota update [in the advent that it FINALLY frakking arrives]? If I can update with root active, are there any preinstalled apps I need to make sure I haven't removed from the phone? (that sports crap, bitbop, nfl mobile and tunewiki etc)
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No, you won't. Just make sure you freeze bloatware rather than delete it. Deleting those apps will prevent you from taking the ota.
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No, you won't. Just make sure you freeze bloatware rather than delete it. Deleting those apps will prevent you from taking the ota.
Really, you mean even the preinstalled games?? Bummer, I loath to keep crappy apps just sitting around all frozen on my phone There is something distinctly satisfying about putting the total banhammer on bloatware.

If I remove them, and then reinstall them when ICS comes out, I should then be able to receive OTA updates, yeah?
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Best bet would be to do a complete backup in clockwork before freezing or deleting anything. Then COPY that backup to your PC. For safe keeping.
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Really, you mean even the preinstalled games?? Bummer, I loath to keep crappy apps just sitting around all frozen on my phone There is something distinctly satisfying about putting the total banhammer on bloatware.

If I remove them, and then reinstall them when ICS comes out, I should then be able to receive OTA updates, yeah?
You can try, but if they're installed as a system app, you'll need to reinstall them as system apps. That's why it's best to freeze... Unfreezing restores the apps as they were.
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Thanks, y'all. I swear Android users by default are generally awesomesauce. *wrinkles nose* Unlike inferiority complex driven iPhone users. :P

I switched to the Spec from my prepaid Lg Optimus V, which was built like a friggin TANK and thanks to buying it before a certain VM push to kill free mobile hotspot, I was even able to tether on the old bastard without rooting.

But alas, the shiny called, and here I am. I was tempted by the iPhone, I really was, because the whole choir of singing angels thing at how sleek it looks, but really. I could not justify the spec fail compared to this bad boy.

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Err.. anybody have any tips re: battery life and/or general snappiness? I have it rooted, but still on the stock rom, and i have setcpu installed and set to conservative. Except last night, I somehow ****ed up and it got switched to OnDemand, which by the way NOT BAD, I went to bed with it on 85% unplugged and aside from a quickie 10 minute crap charge in the car, it made it until 10pm tonight before it hit 12% with occassional use.
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I've had that happen before. Are you running rom toolbox? If so, it sometimes overrides setcpu, so you'll want to set the governor in rtb.
Make sure 'set on boot' is selected... The system will revert it otherwise.
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I've had that happen before. Are you running rom toolbox? If so,tit sometimes overrides setcpu, so you'll wwantant to set the governor in rtb.
Make sure 'set on boot' is selected... The system will revert it otherwise.
I think the latter is what happened; that day I woke up with ondemand running, set on boot wasn't checked. I fixed it after that and I had it unplugged @ 100% at 11:30 this morning and didn't touch it until 3:30, to my surprise, the battery was still at 100%
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Got my Spectrum a week ago and knew nothing about installing custom ROMS and/or rooting. Thanks to everyone one on here for making this so very easy to do. BrokenOut Rom is amazing.
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so i flashed the CMW and after it says "remount succeeded" it says this:

rm failed for /system/etc/install-recovery.sh, no such file
rm failed for /system/recovery-from-boot .p no such file

did it still fully install ok?

Edit: picking option 7 makes my phone reboot into a black screen..
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Those two failed messages are ok, it is just there for removing the files IF they exist
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will this work with the V6 Firmware?
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will this work with the V6 Firmware?
V6?
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LG Spectrum Set to Receive Major Update to VS920V6, Still Isnít Ice Cream Sandwich Ė Droid Life
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I'm confused. So they renamed v5 to v6? this looks the same as the promised v5 update. They need to igonre this junk and just get on with ICS already.

I just hope they don't botch the ICS upgrade like they have the 2.3.6 ginger update
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Kinda seems like v6 is a fixed version of v5.
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