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Can't active phone after root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by generalyou, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. generalyou

    generalyou Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am trying to activate my phone after rooting, but the virgin mobile instructions aren't working. I already established service, now I need to program my phone. What do I do?
     


  2. bigsupersquid

    bigsupersquid Well-Known Member

    you're probably using a cm7 rom.
    boot into recovery, back up your custom rom, then
    restore your stock backup, or install Harmonia from android central, then follow vm directions.
    then restore the cm7 backup.
     
  3. generalyou

    generalyou Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I tried installing activate.apk and it keeps forcing close.
     
  4. generalyou

    generalyou Newbie
    Thread Starter


    I'm sorry, I don't know what any of this means.
     
  5. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    Ok. Tells us what you have done to your phone, from bone stock to this problem.
    The more info you give us, the better.
     
  6. generalyou

    generalyou Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok. I just purchased the phone yesterday. I used gingerbreak and installed the green machine theme. It works great, I'm pretty excited about it. I was nervous about rooting the phone so I did it before I activated it so I would have a functioning phone (my old one). I went to activate it today, and the instructions virgin mobile gave aren't working. So now I have an awesome phone that I can't activate.
     
  7. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    Ok. No problem.
    If you haven't gone into your recovery and selected the backup option in the backup and restore section, do so now. This will make a nandroid backup of you new ROM (everything exactly as it is right now, apps on a particular page and everything) .
    When thats done download the Harmonia ROM from here [ROM] Harmonia 1.6.1c (Aphrodite+Picasticks) 21Sept11 - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    Then make sure you wipe cache partition, dalvik cache(advanced section), and data/factory reset.
    Go to mounts and storage section and format boot,cache,data,and system.

    Go to install zip from sd card. Select zip from sd card. Navigate to where the Harmonia ROM zip is at and select it. It will be in the download or downloads folder.

    When you get your phone activated just go back into your recovery and wipe and format the same things. Then go to the backup and restore option. Select restore. Choose the date stamp for the backup you made.
     
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  8. generalyou

    generalyou Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I backed up and restored successfully.

    Now the computer isn't recognizing the phone when I attach with the usb and when I try to download directly from the phone it is unsuccessful because it says it isn't compatible.
     
  9. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    You might need to download and install the lg drivers for the phone again.
    What steps did you take to hook up the phone to your computer. Be very specific.
    You do know you can download the ROM from the browser on the phone right?
    All I have is my phone.
     
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  10. generalyou

    generalyou Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok I had to reboot the computer then I was able to connect it.

    Your instructions were impeccable, I got it done and I got the phone activated. I am waiting for my number to port, should I wait until that is completed before I restore the backup?
     
  11. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    Absolutely.
     
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  12. generalyou

    generalyou Newbie
    Thread Starter

    You are awesome, thank you so much!
     
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  13. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    I am the way I am because of all the awesome members that helped me out.
    Thank you.
     
  14. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female


    That's not the reason. It's all that spinach you eat!
     
  15. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    That and whatever is in the pipe, Olive Oil. Yach, ach, ach, ach!
     
  16. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert

    andy seeing as you know what my phone can and cannot run.. would armonia be a good rom if i wanted to step back to froyo? she clames good battery life
     
  17. brotherswing

    brotherswing Android Expert

    If battery life is what you want in a froyo rom, Harmonia is probably the best choice.
     
  18. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert

    well i have he newer one with the cheesy hitachi screen and the cwm 4.x.x.x.x is irt compatable?
     
  19. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar

    Newest version is just make sure you have the right recovery for your screen.
     
  20. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert

    is it a good alternitave tio backside
     
  21. brotherswing

    brotherswing Android Expert

    You're comparing apples to kumquats. Both ROMs are good, but built around different goals. You should decide what features are important to you, then chose accordingly. You can always flash Harmonia, and if you miss all of the tweaking options you can return to the BACKside of the Force. If you have the time and are really curious, you could also try Bumblebee. The beautiful thing about rooting is the freedom to do just that. If you change your mind in two weeks, you can change your ROM. It's almost like getting a different phone!
     
  22. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    Cammy, ain't nothing like an IHO ROM.
    I liked Harmonia while I had it installed as my first ROM.
     
  23. brotherswing

    brotherswing Android Expert

    Thread=hijacked ;)
     
  24. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    Thread was done anyway. Now it's taking a cammy direction.
     
  25. generalyou

    generalyou Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Meanies, taking the glory away from me and my beautiful new rooted (and working!) phone. :p
     

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