LG Esteem takes forever to bootSupport


  1. ex0r

    ex0r Active Member

    I have zvb root on my phone (No custom rom, just root), and whenever I turn my phone off and back on, it takes like 5 minutes to boot up. it sits at the 'metroPCS' screen (black screen, white text), for about 3 minutes before it finally loads up.

    Me and my phone both have the same phone, and both rooted the same way, and have the same problem on both phones. Any fix for it? I don't remember it ever taking this long to boot up unrooted.

    Also, does anyone know when these phones are going to at least get ICS? I mean, seriously, jellybean is out now and we still have gingerbread. It's the equivalent of having windows 98 or 2000 right now.

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  2. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    i too have zvb and my boot takes less than 50 sec try to see what programs you have to start with boot and eliminate the ones you dont need
  3. ex0r

    ex0r Active Member

    i dont have anything on my phone other than default. All I did was zvb root it and that's it. No custom roms, no custom apps, etc. I haven't even used root on my phone since i've gotten in, I could probably go back to stock if I still had the stock image for it. If I download the LG update drivers and app and update to zvd, will it restore me to original with zvd, or will it mess up since i have a rooted system?
  4. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    well if ur on stock ill tell u what im using im on the broken out rom with pg black plague kernel so that might be helping me boot up pretty quick.
  5. ex0r

    ex0r Active Member

    hmm, im not usually too big on themes, I prefer to stay stock usually. I only rooted it to have it rooted, but I may be going back to stock and see if it helps bootup time.
  6. xlegitimate

    xlegitimate Well-Known Member

    I'm also on ZVB, phone takes about a minute before it boots up. Do you have a lot of programs installed?
  7. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

    The only way to get it back original stock with no root privileges is you need to update your phone to zvd using LG update tool, let us know if you need help thx.. and good luck;)
  8. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Its not the phone or the rom its something wrong with cwm it has a folder in the download called blob and it has 3,000 things in it if you can clear that folder out it will boot much faster . That is causing the slow boot cause its reading all them messages . Check it out go to both cwm folders and see them blobs
  9. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

    ?:confused:
  10. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    when i updated to the touch CWM i had the blob file also. dono what it is.
  11. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    If you go to the app you see they say its a bug they working on but delete the file and reboot watch how fasr it is and the file will be back
  12. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

    K but that doesn't have nothing to do with your phone booting up;)
  13. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member


    actually it did boot up quicker after i deleted that file.;)
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  14. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member


    they do have stock ROM's in the all thing root thread :D
  15. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Yes it is you have to change the boot animation to break time taker up that is a metro security
  16. redhook

    redhook Well-Known Member

    Nope, CWM isn't even touched during a normal boot. I and many others have verified that having a ton of apps installed slows bootup since many of those apps will load in the background.
  17. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Ok so what happen if you remove the bloat junk now what happens why would it be slow i think if he has stock rom the boot animation needs to be changed its a security .....
  18. amakaris

    amakaris New Member

    I just got a new esteem and unlike my other ones, this one boots up in about 30 seconds!!!! versus 4 minutes for my other ones!!!! What is up with that and how can I get my other one to do this?!?!?!? This is awesome. Before, I would dread the moment when I would have to reboot because of lack of internet service, etc. It has ZVD like the old ones, but is HW rev 1.1 (but I hear that is only for changing the battery cover). This phone rocks now!!! There has to be some other reason for this...anyone?
  19. Charlie27444

    Charlie27444 Member

    My Esteem was taking over 5 minutes to start as well. Was zvd and rooted. I just installed a new rom, Number 2 rom, and boom now my phone boots in a minute. Was nervous about messing with it, but so far so good.
  20. MetroPOS

    MetroPOS Well-Known Member

    I actually just upgraded from ZVB to ZVD hoping it would help the boot up speed...and it didn't.
  21. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    In my experiences I've found that that's just the way stock is. Plain and simple. Root and add a custom ROM to speed up boot. That's te only thing you can do. I think it has something to do with stock not being deodexed and zipaligned bit not really for sure...
  22. MetroPOS

    MetroPOS Well-Known Member

    I was rooted on ZVB...and then the ZVD upgrade broke root but I just re-rooted ZVD. Still slow boot on rooted ZVD. Not interested in installing custom ROM. Oh well. I'll just have to live with slow boot. Not like I reboot the phone that often anyway...
  23. MetroPOS

    MetroPOS Well-Known Member

    Found solution for my phone after reading another thread in the Esteem All Things Root forum.

    It used to take 3 - 4 minutes for my phone to boot up, but afer doing the following, it only takes at most 1 and a half minutes now:

    From home screen hit Menu key and go to Manage apps...go to On SD card and move as many of your apps/games as possible to your SD card. You have to go to each one on the list and hit Move to SD card. They should each have a checkmark next to them when they're done being moved. Don't move critical stuff like Root Explorer/calculators/file management apps to your SD card...and you probably shouldn't move apps you use very very frequently. But the rest of your games and miscellaneous apps are good to go.

    After you do this you should reboot your phone...and you may even have to reboot twice, cause after my first reboot, a bunch of my apps didn't load up properly, but a second reboot fixed this.
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