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Root Restore Vortex to stock

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  1. OhSeven

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    Skip these, use this process instead


    Disclaimer: I hardly know the ins and outs of this. This is just putting together all the info I’ve gathered from the web and from the mistakes I made doing this. That also means there might be a much easier or more efficient way to do this. Easy procedures are out there for other phones, but I don’t know how to prepare the materials to do that for the Vortex.


    OVERVIEW: This assumes the phone is rooted with a custom ROM and recovery.
    -Flash stock ROM
    -Flash stock recovery
    -Remove Superuser app
    -Remove root access

    REQUIRED FILES
    -Stock 2.2.2 ROM provided by Geofferey. unzip the files into a folder without spaces in the name. Place folder in /sdcard/nandroid/mem=447M/ (not sure if folder name is variable, use what you have there. If the directory doesn't exist, perform a nandroid backup and it will be created)

    -Stock recovery provided by getitnowmarketing. unzip and place in root directory of sdcard

    -flash_image provided by drellisdee. unzip and place in root directory of sdcard)

    -Gingerbreak 1.2
    -A file manager from Market to install Gingerbreak
    -Terminal Emulator from Market or adb


    Step 1 Flash stock ROM
    -Enter custom recovery mode. Typical way is to hold HOME+VOL_DOWN+POWER when the phone is off.
    -Go to backup/restore, and create a nand backup of what you have now if you like
    -Use nand restore, select the folder of the stock ROM you placed there earlier
    -Go back to main menu > wipe, and wipe 3 things: Data/factory reset, cache, Dalvik cache
    -reboot from main menu

    Step 2 Flash stock recovery
    Install Gingerbreak, enable USB Debugging (Settings > Applications > Development), and root the phone. Then enter these commands from the prompt. You can use adb for the commands in this section, but I can’t so I used the Terminal Emulator app.


    Step 3
    Remove Superuser app

    As before, use adb or the Terminal Emulator to enter the following commands:


    Next, perform a factory reset (enter recovery as before or Settings>Privacy>Factory reset)

    Step 4
    Removing root access*
    Install and use Gingerbreak 1.2 to unroot. Don't forget to enable USB Debugging. After the phone restarts, uninstall any apps that were added for the process.

    Edit: *Step 4 might not be necessary. I thought I had to do it once before, but going through it now, it was not required.
     

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    It seems that megaupload is no more, or at least it is down. Can you upload the files to mediafire please?
     
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    Changed the link, and I think the all-in-one recovery thread could work with the stock recovery to make it easier. I haven't gotten around to checking
     
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    Yeah, it works quite a bit better.
     
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    I have the BreakNeckMod3 custom ROM on the LG Vortex using the recommended Custom Recovery Vortex/Thunderc-xzw. I am trying to get the phone back to stock so I can sell it.

    I have tried using the nand restore option as directed in the OP and it starts and then says "oops...something went wrong! Please check the recovery log!" which I have not done because I'm not sure where the log is.

    I have tried the later suggested zip method and I get a message that says "Zip verification failed! Zip isn't signed correctly! Installation aborted"

    If anyone has any suggestions or thoughts I would appreciate hearing them...or in this case reading them.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
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