I am in no way responsible for what you do to your phone. Use at your own risk! At long last we now have a custom recovery for the LG Esteem, actually make that 2 recoveries, Clockworkmod and Raidzero. Both are Release Candidates and still have a couple of minor issues to be worked out yet. USB Mass Storage doesnt work on either recovery yet. CWM, boot isnt listed in mounts and storage, thus cannot be wiped manually. Think I know the reason for this and I am looking to see if it can be bypassed. RZR, boot is listed but will not mount and wipe manually. Both zips contain scripts for windows and linux, just download to your pc, unzip, and run the appropriate one for your OS. Both zips are All In One, meaning it will root and install CWM or RZR in one step. Download zip to your computer Unzip zip turn on and put into Internet connection mode Connect phone to computer via USB cable run the install script for your OS Booting into recovery with the button combo is a lil tricky (gonna work on this) vol +- and power from power off, it will boot to the LG Reset screen, press power 3 times, dont freak out, it wont erase your data , and then recovery will appear. Some ROMs are already in the works n will be ready soon, one including reboot to recovery options in the power menu. Button Combo: VOL +- and POWER, press power 3x at LG Reset Screen. App - Quick Boot App - ROM Manager - no other features will work until CWM is submitted and officially built with RM support by koush. NOTE: Root doesnt work for the ZVC update, just ZVA and ZVB, but the root method will be updated as soon as one that works is available. Now for the goods CWM RC RZR RC NOTE: I will be updating RZR as I get the few issues left fixed, but after that I wont be supporting it due to what all I already have on my plate. It is a nice recovery tho with a ton of features. Not for the novice or complete n00b IMO tho. People to thank other than myself mtmichealson - dev - help and assistance with development. interdepth- dev -Transform - help and assistance in brain storming to find n fix for reboot issue. Testers - they all deserve major props for testing, bricking phones, patience, and understanding I/we have a life outside of Android. Image - bricked 1 phone, had replaced. youngnex - bricked 1, had replaced. vistor831 - also donated an esteem to the cause, may it RIP! Much appreciated bro!!!