I've just rooted my Optimus V by following the HOW-TO guide at the top of this forum. GingerBreak went perfectly and I didn't have to wait long at all, In fact, the whole GingerBreak took about 2 1/2 minutes from start to finish, including reboot. After that, everything went fine until I reached Step 7... When I try to boot into Recovery Mode, the LG logo comes up for a second or so and then after that I get nothing but a black screen. (Backlight is on, just nothing displayed on the screen.) My phone isn't bricked because if I pull the battery I can reboot normally and everything works fine. Even though the how-to says not to use ROM Manager for anything after flashing the recovery image, I actually went back and tried reflashing. I've even used the "Reboot into Recovery" button in ROM Manager, to no avail. Any suggestions here would be very welcome at this point. Also, I'm just curious as to why the HOW-TO post says not to use ROM Manager after flashing the recovery image. If I can't find a way to get my phone into Recovery Mode, should I go ahead and use ROM Manager to attempt the backup and ROM install?