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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SapphireGrove, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. SapphireGrove

    SapphireGrove Newbie
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    So it's been sometime and I've decided to Root my Optimus V. I've been reading tons about rooting but I feel I've read too much. I'm scared to try a guide that's outdated. I understand that if I brick my phone its at my own risk, so spare me the talk. But I need some guidance from someone, because there's just way too much info out there.

    I don't know how much info do you need to help me, but I'm running (2.2.1) and I yet to update my phone to the new required update that VMobile has sent to everyone on their phone by text.

    I do not know what ROM I want yet, but maybe you can recommend me one? I wanted better battery life and little more performance out of it. I've tried being a heavy user but its performance limits me not to. Thank you very much.
     



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  2. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar

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  4. SapphireGrove

    SapphireGrove Newbie
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    Awesome, I'll get to reading now. Thanks :) Backside, hmm.
     
  5. SapphireGrove

    SapphireGrove Newbie
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    Random suggestion, I backed up my contacts, messages and pictures to my computer. I wanted to reset my phone to factory settings, and activate it. So that I can start fresh before rooting my phone. Would it matter if I did so?
     
  6. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar

    I would recommend activating before rooting if your going to do it right away. You don't need to have it reset to factory to activate it.
     
  7. SapphireGrove

    SapphireGrove Newbie
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    Alright, I reset it and texts & calls work fine. So its activated. I read more on the "Virgin Mobile VM9 Radio Update" I believe I still haven't installed because I never download anything from any of their texts that I have received. Should I update and try to flash the update for the better quality talk time? I mean to me its fine as it is, unless the quality really makes a HUGE difference. Oh, and if I did update it, is there a way I can check on my phone? To be 100% sure.
     
  8. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar

    If you did you'd know it's complicated. But look at in menu about phone baseband version, android version.
     
  9. SapphireGrove

    SapphireGrove Newbie
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    Android Version: 2.2.1
    Baseband Version: VM670zv4_60401001

    Is that okay?
     
  10. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar

    Your good then. As for the update no one has given a real definitive answer on if it is better. I would wait until someone has a definite answer until then you can root and flash a rom using the tutorial in that link I gave you.
     
  11. SapphireGrove

    SapphireGrove Newbie
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    Freaking Amazing, LOL! I just finished Rooting and installing my ROM. I followed "[HOW-TO] Simplified Root + Recovery + Custom ROM" Guide and it worked flawlessly. So far I've noticed a difference in speed, load times for menus and animations are much smoother. Thank you very much for you help :)
     
  12. SapphireGrove

    SapphireGrove Newbie
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    Ohh, wait a minute. I've trying to figure out how can I get on the Market place, but I can't seem to find anything on this phone that leads me there....Hmm.
     
  13. fightingirish

    fightingirish Well-Known Member

    Market changed its name to Play Store. Delete the Market icon from the desktop and add the "Play Store" icon in its place.
     
  14. SapphireGrove

    SapphireGrove Newbie
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    Looks like I fell asleep as soon as I fixed it. I just redid the instillation with the Backside ROM, then I also installed Gapps.zip version 20110828. It allowed me to sign in to my gmail and download apps. Cheers! :)
     

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