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  1. yaras1979

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    Hi everebody, i need step by step instr to change ROM, i have lg optimus m rooting, 2.2.1 and what the reason for new rom?
    Many Thanx!!!
     

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    Better layout and get more control of ur phone. If u need help. In installing a new rom I can help u. :)
     
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    Man many thanx, im realy need you help, my email: djysab@gmail.com
     
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    "Better layout and get more control of ur phone", you mean new Rom it is absolutely new system? Or its just upgrade old system? Ok man I'm ready for you instructions! :)
     
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    A new rom is a mostly new system. the CM7 roms are based off android 2.3.5.

    Your already on 2.2.1 so you will just need to run gingerbreak to root.

    Then I would suggest signing up at XDA developers and searching there for FlashImageGUI, open said program, set to flash recovery and use this file as your recovery:http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?aakz6aupmxbxyk0

    Once you get to this point power off the phone and hold home, voldn, and power until it boots into recovery. From here choose backup, make a complete backup with no ext, then save your ENTIRE SD card to PC before continuing.

    This can be done by toggling USB MS in recovery.

    Next you will want to partition your sd card, find the menu in recovery, choose 0mb for swap and 512 for ext, once this is finished, find the option and convert ext2 to ext3.

    Now you can move your SD card backup back to the phone from the PC.

    At this point you have a rooted stock phone with a custom recovery installed and a backup of everything.

    All thats left is choosing a rom and booting to recovery and installing.

    Optionally you could install titanium backup also and back your apps up, but I would recommend not doing that until you are running a CM7 rom. It can lead to problem if you restore the wrong stuff from a stock to a custom rom.
     
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    Alot more features. CM7 has a whole set of settings in the settings area. You can overclock. IT comes already rooted. Has Gingerbread (2.3.5) (not sure the number but its not 2.2.1. Also, by gingerbread is way better....the keyboard and the multitasking. (just found out if you hold the Home button, it'll switch apps lol)

    ALSO, you can start making backups and never worry again. Once you flash a new rom, just restore the data backup. And your good to go. New rom same apps, contacts, ect.

    Good luck.
     
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    Thanx man, ok i need downloads file from link file.img, this is it? Am i understand right? And copy on my new sd card (quickly question bro, how format my sd card, i have mac osx), right?
    Sorry man, do you have link for FlashImageGUI, please...i need
     
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    Here is flashimagegui, you just rename the zip file apk and install it like any other app:
    [APP] Flash Image GUI - xda-developers

    As for your other ques. You needed to DL that .img file then put it on root of sd card, then open flashimage select flash recovery, and browse to the .img file and choose it.
     
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    Thanx man, i got it, put .img to sd card, open flash image, making recovery image and push flash image and....but nothing, no results, may be mistaken?
    And my next step?
     
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    If it finished with no errors it should be good.

    Power down the phone, then press and hold home, voldn, and power until recovery menu pops up.

    Once in recovery you can make a backup of your system and then back your sd card up to pc.
     
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    Ok system: Fastboot mode started
    udc_start()
    Next step, bro, please
     
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    How long waiting, or need push button? Please help
     
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    STEP 1: ROOT PHONE WITH GINGERBREAK.APK

    STEP 2: Get titanium backup to backup all ur apps if u dont care proceed to next step.

    STEP 3: GET CUSTOM RECOVERY
    There are different custom recoverys joniedy, GNM, and CWM from playfulgods. U'll need a flash_image and recovery.img. put those on root of ur SD card. Then register with sdx developers to get flash image GUI by joeykim. After u got flash image GUI installed click recovery and browse for ur recovery image not ur flash_image.

    STEP 4: GET NEW ROM
    There are 4 roms I know of right now. Playfulgods cm7.2, bobzhome cm7, joniedys sense rom, teamchicken eater. Reppards cm7.1 rom. Pick which u prefer. After u pick what rom u want download it place it in the folder /sdcard/android/urzipfile.zip

    STEP 5: RECOVERY MENU
    Reboot into custom recovery menu. Press HOME+VOLDOWN+POWER BUTTON. RELEASE POWER BUTTON AND HOLD THE VOLDOWN+HONE UNTIL THE LIGHTS TURN ON. THEN LET GO. U will want to first backup ur files. Look for backup and restore.

    STEP 6: WIPE SETTINGS
    WIPE DALVIK CACHE
    WIPE ALL USER DATA/FACTORY RESET
    WIPE CACHE
    WIPE ANDROID SECURE
    WIPE BATTERY STATS
    WIPE ROTATE STATS

    STEP 7: TIME TO INSTALL
    Now go to install zip from SD card. Disable verication notice. Go to android folder click the rom u put on ur SD card and wait for it to be done installing. And first boot up usually takes awhile.
     
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    That shouldn't have sent you to fastboot. The recovery must not have written. Pull the battery and reboot and try again to flash the recovery with FlashImageGUI.
     
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    How make emergency mode, because phone was freeze on LG and this is it, how return in factory mode, i m remove battery, how long waiting
     
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    did u brick ur phone? Ill install aim to guide u threw the steps in unbricking it. If u did brick it.
     
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    The phone will not boot normally, with no buttons pressed?
     
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    My phone freeze on LG and this is it
     
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    Thank you, I don't have time to help anyone debrick tonight. Glad to see someone else who feels comfortable enough with the process to help.
     
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    Add me on aim if u got it. Blitz800@AOL.com I help as much as I can cause I know how it feels to not have ur phones.
     
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    Sorry man i have only Skype, please help i can not unfreeze LG, HELP
     
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    Ill install Skype right now lol. Brb
     
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    Are you really got it? Please bro..i really need you help
     
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    its probably to late.. but when stuck in fastboot mode.. you can use fastboot to flash a recovery and then just flash a rom from there.. no need to go through the whole unbrick from lg screen process... that is.. IF it shows up as a fastboot device in windows
     
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