There are wonderful guides here that will tell you what to do, but none that tell you what NOT to do. There is plenty of good help to be found here when you brick your phone, but wouldn't it be better not to need the help in the first place? 1. DON'T assume your phone has the right hardware for the files you want to flash. There are different screens, and therefore different recoveries for our phone. Read this: http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-all-things-root/430626-different-gen-phones.html#post3336732 2. DON'T assume your files are all meant to be flashed together. Check file versions. 3. DON'T SKIM THE DIRECTIONS!!! 4. DON'T begin until you have all the resources you will need. This includes downloaded files (with correct instructions), a PC (or some other way of getting online), charger, sd card, etc. 5. DON'T pick your ROM based on how it "looks", with root access you can make any ROM look however you want. Each ROM has it's own performance characteristics and quirks. If said quirks involve hardware, make sure that there IS a solution before attempting. 6. DON'T combine steps from different guides. Each guide was written to be followed in order. Some methods may have you perform steps in different orders. It matters! Pick one guide and stick to it. 7. DON'T assume you'll remember the directions, where you downloaded that file, or what that bit of code you were supposed to type. Make bookmarks, print things out, write things down. It will be much easier to have a handy reference when you're in the middle of "operating" on your phone. Being prepared will save you SO much headache down the road, it's well worth the effort.