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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ajikan81, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. ajikan81

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    Hi everyone,

    I followed the directions in this thread to flash a custom recovery to my phone after rooting.
    http://androidforums.com/getitnowmarketing/221388-custom-recovery-optimus-one-p500-thunderg.html

    After the last step, the phone shut off and won't reboot or boot into any kind of recovery using the home+on+down volume key. It only flashes the LG screen over and over. When it's plugged in via USB it flashes and the computer does not recognize the drive any longer. Any suggestions on how I can start to fix it, or is it now a paperweight?

    I'm not really sure what I did wrong, but I am by no means experienced in this at all, so I'm sure it was a mistake on my part, either on the file I flashed with or commands I uses.

    It's an LG optimus t, running 2.2.2, and I used the thunderg recovery file.
     

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  2. ajikan81

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    Can anyone please help or point me in the right direction? I've downloaded the shell to talk to the phone with my computer, but have no idea how to use it. Help a noob out?
     
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    Did you catch that thread you linked was marked "outdated" and gave this link? I don't know if that makes a difference.

    As far as learning to use adb (I assume that's what you mean by shell) I googled how to use adb and the first few hits look promising. I do use adb but only a couple of commands in it usually.

    The hardest part will likely be getting adb to talk to the phone. If it's stopping at LG I don't know if that's far enough to get adb talking even if your adb installation is good. My box linux. If you mentioned what OS your computer is running I missed it.
     
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    Perhaps that's why I messed it up

    I'm on windows XP, and the only thing I've managed to do is get the phone into emergency mode. Not really sure what good that does me though.
     
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    The only time I have seen "Emergency Mode" on my wife's Optimus is when I did a software update on it with their software update tool: Mobile Support

    I wonder if trying to use that would help get the phone back to a usable state. I kinda doubt it would work, but its worth a try.
     
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