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Root Optimus V won't boot into Bootloader/Fastboot mode?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by the_kwa, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. the_kwa

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    Code (Text):
    1. adb reboot recovery
    brings me to recovery

    Code (Text):
    1. adb reboot bootloader
    just reboots the phone

    I'm not finding anyone else with these issues? How can I get to bootloader/fastboot mode?
     

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  2. lunatic59

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    *moved to All Things Root forum*
     
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    Hmmmm, did you update to ZV9? Maybe they made the bootloader no longer accessible? On my optimus M it's only accessible by flashing a bad recovery...
     
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    i'm VM670VZ5.

    i wanted to flash recovery via fastboot and make a backup before rooting and changing rom's.
     
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    The v with ZV5 has the bootloader locked so you can't get to fastboot and stuff. You have to root the phone and use Flash_image to install a custom recovery.
     
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    Can you share which versions are unlocked?
     
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    I think ZV4 is, but im not sure I have never owned a zv4 ov. They don't sell them with zv4 anymore.
     
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    Just follow that zv9 rooting guide posted here.
     
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    What for? No one wanted to install the zv9. He/she was asking a questoin about bootloader.
     
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    If you read the guide then you would understand why I said to follow the guide. The Guide is for rooting via flashing a custom recovery on stock zv9. he/she wants to install a custom recovery before rooting and the guide for flashing the recovery well work on zv4 ans zv5.
     
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    Zv4 fast boot works.
     
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    Read the 3rd post. He/she does want to root but via bootloader.
     
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    My bad, I was really tired.
     
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    Lol, he/she is a he...

    Yeah, rooting isn't an issue... I was hoping to boot into cwm from the bootloader and make a 100% stock backup before. I started. It's all good though and thanks everyone for the help!
     
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    There are two stock nandroid backups in the all things root guide, the title is something like return to stock and unroot.
     
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