Last Updated: Jan 10,2012
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any particular reason my phone would NOT have the install-recovery.sh file? this is the file that restores stock recovery after a reboot, right? (and possibly removes root?)
i just rooted using these instructions, and that's all i've done... i've searched everywhere with root explorer and can't find that file (or anyone like it) anywhere
i went ahead and finished the instructions since that step simply renames the file, and it works fine, but still i wish i knew why my phone didn't have that file...
That file (install-recovery.sh) only exists after an OTA update.
Hey, saw your post on XDA.
Sorry that you weren't credited.
I'm gonna try and root tonight, and have downloaded from this source.
Buying you a drink, too!
Thanks a lot. In these tough times it really helps.
So it's nothing to freak out about then? If not, sweet! You rock! Bought mine today, activated it about an hour ago and decided to root and install the recovery.
Just donated. Thanks for the great work.
Any plans to update recovery with additional functionality now that Optimus V source has been released? Thanks for letting us know.
thanks for the info... a few drinks headed your way - the money i save by having this phone vs. a droid x or incredible, or whatever, and being able to play with it like i could play with those, thanks to guys like you, is easily worth a few drinks!
Hey another quick question...
I'm replacing my wife's OptV, and on her old one, I'm trying to revert everything back to stock, including the recovery. However I'm stuck. I can't get the phone to boot beyond thunderc... no matter what I do, when I power down, reboot, battery pull, etc. - it goes right back into thunderc.
How did I get here? Well, I uninstalled Superuser and did a factory data reset - forgetting about the custom recovery, like a dummy... It then booted into thunderc, wiped data/cache, and now I'm stuck. I've tried restoring a nandroid from another thread, but it didn't work. I have a recovery.img (supposedly stock) and flash_image on the sd card, but can't seem to get the right ADB code to work simply through thunderc (I'm no ADB expert, but semi-familiar).
I'm searching but no luck so far...
In the "Flash zip from SDCard" menu, I can't seem to scroll the directory listing. I can move the selection bar up and down the list of presented directories, but I can't see directories past what is displayed initially. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug?
I'm having the exact same problem. I have rodimus.zip on the sd card but i can't scroll past all my music folders to get to it. seems to be a bug. will try with a different sd card that only has the rodimus.zip on it.
in your walkthrough:
flash_image recovery /sdcard/ recovery-thunderc-v-1.2.0-GNM.img
flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-thunderc-v-1.2.0-GNM.img
The extra space wouldn't work for me so I got it through trial and error.
I installed thunderc-v-1.2.0 for optimus v and flashed a couple of custom roms. No big issues. I finally went back to my first original nandoid backup I made right after flashing this recovery.
I was having issues with the data dropping constantly and so I went to the phone's normal android settings menu and under security told the phone to wipe all data. Not in your recovery under the normal android settings security menu, which I had used before I had rooted my phone and it worked fine.
Now the phone keeps on booting to the thunder optimus v 1.2 recovery. I tried flashing to a stock nandroid backup I found, it flashes but goes back to thunder rec. I flashed to the nandroid backup I had previously made and tested working previously, loop to thunder recovery. Everything keeps on going to the thunder boot recovery.
Can anyone help or recommend another thread to post in? I see other threads along the same line as my issue with no solutions other than to return the phone. My phone is over 30 days old so I am screwed. Funny thing is I was basically running stock just wanted to remove the crapware installed and get access to my titanium backups from my old phone
I see some mention of the KDZ updater to unbrick but I don't believe there is an optimus v image available?
I had a stock rom and when you wipe from the menu it must flip a flag on the bootloader or something. This Recovery dosn't flip that "Flag" to done after it has wiped in recovery. Thankfully this recovery has ADB and I just flashed a stock rom and manually pushed the stock recovery which stopped the boot loop. Not sure why there is a radio flash warning above and not a wipe warning.
Hello everyone, I just bought the Optimus V from Virgin Mobile and love it. The problem I'm having is that when I went into the system recovery mode (Home-Vol Down-Power) it only gives me 4 options, reboot system now, apply sdcardupdate.zip, wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition. I dont have any option to back up to SD. Any ideas or options I've missed?
I have the same issue. All I want to do is get cyanogenmod 7 on my optimus v, and I have all of the downloads, but I can't figure out how to get custom recovery
My android has died, when the installation finished, when reboot starts:
I was waiting arround 30 minutes and dont anything, now i can't acces in recovery mode nethier OS.
I've rooted my phone. Super User says its all fine, no errors. So know I'm trying to get this new ROM to overclock but every time I try to follow these instructions it either says flash_image is a read only file when I try to use the terminal emulator or if I use cmd prompt it says permission denied....
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image I can't get past that. I have both files in the root directory of my sd card. I don't know where to go from here??? If you could give me any suggestions I would really appreciate it
Thank you for the quick response but I'm still having the same issues. With terminal and from cmd prompt(Using superoneclick to gain access hope thats what I'm supposed to use) but when I put the commands in its still the same even when I try 'su'. The only way I can get past the first part was if I added a '.zip' to the end of flash_recovery but I'm assuming thats not right either lol because I get to where I got to flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-thunderc-v-1.2.0-GNM.img and I either get a syntax error or permission denied when I add the '.zip' to the end of flash_image. I'm stumped. When I use the terminal emulator and put in 'su' the phone notifies me that it got permission granted but doesn't do that from the comp.
Can u update the instructions and tell us how to do it starting ALL THE WAY from plugging the phone into your computer, I'm a noob and this is very confusing the CMD doesn''t find anything you tell me to type in!
Thanks so much! I thought I was about to brick my phone. lol. Praise the lord!
I am getting "invalid length" when running
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
This... I am in the exact same boat as this guy. I can't get it to do what the instructions say from the terminal. I don't know what directories I should be started from, whether or not the phone should be in debugging mode or storage. Need some more concise step-by-step please.
# mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
#cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
/sdcard/flash_image: invalid length
This is what I get. Any suggestions? I have the flash_image unzipped that I extacted and same for the recovery file. I use terminal emulator on The optimus V. Please help, I don't know what this means.
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