Noob Friendly!!!Root, Custom Recovery and Rom FlashingSupport


Last Updated: 2011-07-30 00:01:18
  1. Miniassassin23

    Miniassassin23 New Member

    HEYYY!!!!

    Lets get down to business!!

    Root

    First Download a File Manager
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.metago.astro&hl=en

    The go to settings and application and check unknown sources

    Then Download GingerBreak
    GingerBreak-v1.20.apk - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download

    The put the file on your sd card and then go into astro and install the app and run!!!

    Custom Recovery

    First download a terminal emulator from the market

    2.2 http://androidforums.com/getitnowmarketing/256286-custom-recovery-ms690-optimus-m-2.html

    2.2.1 http://androidforums.com/optimus-m-...nally-custom-recovery-2-2-1-stock-phones.html

    then get the files from the links and put on root of sd card
    Code (Text):
    1. # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
    2.  
    3. # cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
    4.  
    5. # chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
    6.  
    7. # mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak
    8.  
    9. # mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
    10.  
    11. # flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-thunderc-m-v1.2.0-GNM.img
    12.  
    13.  
    Rom

    froyo
    http://androidforums.com/optimus-m-all-things-root/301073-rom-teamchickeneater-2-2-1-a-2.html

    Gingerbread
    http://androidforums.com/optimus-m-all-things-root/335405-rom-gb-cmod7-beta.html

    Wipe all user data then flash the zip!!!

    Video up in a week

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  2. MindlessZombie

    MindlessZombie Active Member

    This is probably a really dumb question, but do I have to be plugged into a PC in order for this to work?
  3. Mikenly

    Mikenly Well-Known Member


    Depends. What exactly are you trying to do?
  4. MindlessZombie

    MindlessZombie Active Member

    Get into recovery... but I think I found a way. I will keep you posted.
  5. kris0933138

    kris0933138 Well-Known Member

    you could power your phone off. hold the home the volume down button and the power button would get you into recovery
  6. alfick3

    alfick3 Well-Known Member

    I think this would be a better, and newer, recovery to link to: All In One Recovery Thread by getitnowmarketing. It is a recovery for both the Android 2.2 and 2.2.1. I have 2.2 and have flashed that one as my recovery and works really well.
  7. thanks for being noob friendly. so much of this site seems to be stuck in quasi developer speak, abbreviations and assumptions and all. it has been helpful but not completely.i'll get there. just need custom recovery for dummies. lol i only found out what flashing was last night, prior to that i though it was dirty old men in Macintosh's exhibiting their unmentionables.* blank stare* ok back to the drawing board

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