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  1. Valentinejr237

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    I rooted my phone a few days ago (Virgin Optimus Elite). All has been fine. I was playing a game on phone when it shut off and started up the boot (lightning,dancing) graphic came up and will not go away. I remove the battery and re-install and it does the same thing. It will not change from that screen.

    I used superuser,poot to root the phone. I think everything is backed up on my sd card. I don't know. I do know I have no drivers. I tried the un brick thing at top of forum but desktop wont open file, I don't have drivers if it did. I don't even know if it will go into download mode.

    I am a noob and should not have taken the chance but it seemed so simple?!?

    Please help me. This phone is my buisness and life. I need it really bad and asap.

    Thanks
     

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    Have you tried a factory reset in recovery(volume down + power)?
    Do you have custom recovery and nandroid?
    For the unbrick guide you need the Optimus Elite drives (can get easily on LG's site).
    And for download mode press and hold volume up and down, and plug in computer at same time.
     
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    I just tried the factory reset and got a a screen with what looked to be options? after not the phone not doing anything I touched the menu button and it rebooted back to where it was before and is stuck.

    I have no idea what custom recovery or nandroid is. As I stated earlier I think I backed up the phone onto the sd using titanium.

    I cant get the pc I am on to open the download in the first step of the guide. I am in a pickle here.

    I do thank you for the reply, any more suggestions?
     
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    its been awhile since i used stock recovery but to navigate use home button.
    what OS is the pc, Windows 7?
    A nandroid is a backup up of the phone(System, Data, and Boot)
    I cant really explain a custom recovery. Its like the stock recovery(vol down + power), but more advanced. you can install a custom OS, make a nandroid, and wipe anything on the phoe(System, Data, EMMC(internal SD), sdcard, cache and dalvik)
     
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    I got it started. I have the drivers and the phone in download mode. when I tried to run the LGFLASHTOOL file I am getting an error message saying ordinell not found. I have no idea what that is or how to fix this or get around it.
     
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    OK,
    you have all the necessary files and everything set up properly right?
     
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    I was able to do factory reset and note have the phone running. I have a lot to learn. I am going to learn this stuff, its gonna take time. I have some issues still. I am going to make some posts and see if I can get some answers. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Let's see if the following helps:
    1. Firstly, welcome to the forums!
    2. If the phone rebooted due to overheating, it is likely that it may have gotten so hot as to actually damage the storage drive in the device itself causing it to not boot past the boot animation (the animated Virgin Mobile logo).
    3. If #1 is not the case, some games or apps may corrupt the /data partition, which would prevent you from booting past the bootanimation into where you can actually see and use your apps.
    4. Poot works so well that it works on other devices than the Optimus Elite alone, and I don't think that's the problem.
    5. To open the .zip files provided by the un-brick method, you need WinRAR, WinZip, or 7-zip programs (all of which are free). The drivers are included for you, if I recall correctly.
    6. Noobs should take chances, it's how they leave the realm of noob-dem and learn much more effectively than simply reading, though a lot of reading is involved (and when using a custom ROM, try taking a look through the ROM's thread on the forums, perhaps the answers you seek are already there). Additionally, much of the end-user stuff is very simple, just time consuming to get it done right, lol :) Performance is the reward for leaving complacency behind. Fortunately, unless it is a problem with the hardware itself then on Android it's very easy to recover when things go wrong, and we have a wonderful community here to help you with that.
    7. There are three guides you will want to study for more information, with one of them having already been mentioned, and all were written so that even a caveman could understand them, lol :):
    8. What root apps did you use after having become rooted? If you had used ROM Manager or ROM Tools, the problem might be there.
    9. Lastly, rather than creating multiple threads, what about continuing on in this one? We'd be happy to answer all questions as they come up, and I'm sure a mod would be happy to edit the title of the thread for you if you're unable to do so yet.
     
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    Thank you. I do appreciate your help. I am learning and enjoying it, don't know why but I am. I didn't know if I needed a new thread each time and I do apologize for all the threads, I wish I could get them combined with this cause they are all related to my recent issues it seems. I use superuser, root checker, Ed file manager and titanium for back up. I installed quarantine and that's when it did it first. When I done the factory reset the first time I didn't reinstall quarantine but it done it again. Don't know?

    is titanium the best way to backup? Seems like the process for backing up and restoring shouldn't be that time consuming or aggravating. I use the free version, need to find some extra funds for play.
     
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    What did you freeze with quarantine?
     

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