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Root [HOW-TO] Simplified Root + Recovery + Custom ROM

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  1. bigsupersquid

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    right.
    the cm7 roms have everything they might need already installed and properly symlinked.
    busybox, flash_image, dump_image, and other non-standard (for aosp anyway) tools.
     

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  2. AndyOpie150

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    Cool, I've been wanting to use this as a help option since it first came out.
    Thanks!
     
  3. generalyou

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    Hi, I just bought the Optimus today. I am trying to root it before activating it, but I can't figure out how to transfer the gingerbreak to the sd card. I feel really dumb since this seems to be a basic step, but it's not working for me.
     
  4. brotherswing

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    Do you have access to a PC? If so, then it's simple. Download Gingerbreak on the PC, connect your OV to the PC, turn on USB storage, and Bobs your uncle!
     
  5. generalyou

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    I did all that, but when I turn on USB storage nothing pops up. I went into computer and got into the phone that way, but no matter where I put the file it doesn't show up on my phone. I tried taking the sd card out and installing it directly into my computer and doing it that way, still not working.
     
  6. brotherswing

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    What file manager are using to look for it on the phone?
     
  7. generalyou

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    I feel dumb, I didn't search for it with the File Manager.

    Ok so I got to this part: Then under Advanced Settings, format all partitions EXCEPT /sdcard.

    I don't see a format option under advanced setting, but it does have an option for Partition SD card. What do I do?
     
  8. brotherswing

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    Don't worry about the sd card at all. Just keep moving forward with the guide and you'll be there in no time.
     
  9. generalyou

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    How do I flash the zip? Do I use apply update from sdcard?
     
  10. generalyou

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    NM, I see it says install zip from sdcard. :)

    Sorry, I am a little nervous about this, lol.
     
  11. generalyou

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    Ok I rebooted but I don't seem to have home screens anymore. What did I do wrong?
     
  12. brotherswing

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    Just take your time, and read the directions carefully. We're here to help if you need it.
     
  13. generalyou

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    Something went wrong, I don't have any home screens, it installed all of my apps but I have no way of accessing them.
     
  14. generalyou

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    Oh holy cow I did it!! Woohoo! You guys are awesome awesome awesome! Thank you so much!!!!
     
  15. brotherswing

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    Your welcome. Enjoy your newly rooted phone!
     
  16. generalyou

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    What does the arrow in the upper right hand corner mean? It looks like a speedometer.
     
  17. brotherswing

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    Are you using a theme? It's probably the battery gauge.
     
  18. generalyou

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    Are there themes other than the green machine one I installed?
     
  19. brotherswing

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    Oh yes! Check here! Or you could try the ones in my sig.
     
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  20. Atma

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    Thank you for the How-To!!! I bought my Optimus V 2 days ago. I was searching around the net just browsing info on it when I saw the word 'overclock' and I may have got an erection. :D

    I found your forum today and just finished successfully changing my phone to version 2.3.7 instead of 2.2.2 and CyanogenMod 7.2. Thank You!!!

    Now the fun begins .. :cool:
     
  21. nixie21

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    PLEASE HELP

    I used gingerbreak...all good
    I flashed a new recovery, seemed to work, rebooted and stock recovery is there???!!!
    I then used the flashimage-gui, it did its thing, I went to recovery and STILL STOCK???
    I tried rom tools and it flashed and said i had clockworkmod recovery and tried to boot to it and it was still stock recovery????!!!

    What is happening?
     
  22. AndyOpie150

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    Download a terminal emulator if you don't have one already.

    Type in su
    Then hit the enter key.
    If you got a # then your rooted.
    If you get a $ then you need to run the gingerbreak.apk again.

    If you get a # then make sure you go to the market and update su.
    If you haven't installed Busybox yet, now is the time to do it. You can find a Busybox installer in the market. If it doesn't install to /system/bin(it might not), choose the alternate install location (/system/xbin)
    When done go here http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-...tory-reset-your-rooted-phone.html#post3263770 to finish.
     
  23. brotherswing

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    Nixie, is your OV brand new? Knowing the age of your handset will help us help you, as they aren't all entirely the same.....
     
  24. Atma

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    Everything went fine when I flashed last night, but I have found one problem today. I can't d/l apps from the market anymore. I have a connection to the internet through WiFi and 3G but it won't download. I have searched and seen suggestions for clearing the market cache. I checked but the Market Apps Installer cache says 0 and the buttons are greyed out. I also read you need Google Talk and I can't find it on my phone. Any suggestions?:thinking: thanks...
     
  25. brotherswing

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    You don't need Google Talk. Did you flash Gapps?
     
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