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How to copy a stock ROM from one OpV to another OpV?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bunanson, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. bunanson

    bunanson Well-Known Member
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    I have an OpV running ZV9 and cannot root, or not easy to root, so running stock ROM. I went to Walmart today, and bought an OpV for $39.95. It is brand new, NIB, came with 2G sd card, adapter and USB cable. This compared quite favoribly to ebay and selling old/used OpV for $60.

    Anyhow, the new OpV running zv5, in no time, it is rooted, CWM installed, and is ready for any custom ROM I should choose. My question, can someone give me a step by step instructions, how to copy my new zv5 OpV to the old zv9 Opv, so that I can root and play with custom ROM on my old OpV? TIA,

    One very dumb question, can I rename the backup image from CWM into update.zip, copy this to an sd card, and inserted into the old zv9 OpV and use the native recovery command, "... install update from SD." , would that work?


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  2. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL *

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  3. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

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  4. bunanson

    bunanson Well-Known Member
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    OK, I will give it a shot, it looked quite intimidating, :(, oh well, what do i got to loose. I cannot get pass the adb because of USB driver, "device not found..." I may have to install the whole sdk to get it going.

    Will report back,

  5. AndyOpie150

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

    I have an SDK folder with all the needed folders inside to get adb working.
    Here: https://app.box.com/s/k3tdofc40xzizfu9gd5g
    This is for Windows. Put it on the root of the C: drive.
    Then copy down the path to the adb.exe (example: C:/SDK/platform-tools).
    Go to your environmental variables. Select "path". Select to edit. Put path into new box that pops up (example: ;C:/SDK/platform-tools).
    Note: You need the ; in front to seperate the paths or everything will be messed up.
    Reboot computer. Plug phone in. Open Command Prompt (CLi) and type in:
    adb devices
    If your path is set properly , the LG drivers are installed properly, and you turned on USB debugging in the phones settings, then you will get the phones s/n displayed.
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  6. bigsupersquid

    bigsupersquid Well-Known Member

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  7. bunanson

    bunanson Well-Known Member
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    I hope you all using virgin mobile at some point. I want to extract the virgin mobile activate.apk as one go with custom ROM, you lost the app. You need that app if your phone is out of circuit, or swap phone or whatever, it is important to have it around. I looked over /system/apps and did not find it. Anybody know where is the activate.apk?


  8. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL *

    If you made a backup of your stock rom, just restore that, or flash any froyo rom they also have it.

    What rom did you flash? ;-)
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  9. AndyOpie150

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

    You can't make the activate app work in Gingerbread. ICS, or Jelly Bean ROMs.
    Use your stock ROM or the Resurrected Bumblebee ROM (fastest Froyo ROM).
    I have my stock rooted ROM backed up in case I ever need to use the activate app.
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