At long last we now have a custom recovery for the LG Esteem, actually make that 2 recoveries, Clockworkmod and Raidzero. RZR is a Release Candidates and CWM is official and can be installed via ROM Manger.
- USB Mass Storage doesnt work!!.
- CWM, boot isnt listed in mounts and storage, thus cannot be wiped manually. This is normal for some phones.
- RZR, boot is listed but will not mount and wipe manually.
Both zips contain scripts for windows and linux, just download to your pc, unzip, and run the appropriate one for your OS. Both zips are All In One, meaning it will root and install CWM or RZR in one step.
- Download zip to your computer
- Unzip zip
- Connect phone to computer via USB cable
- turn on and put into Internet connection mode
- run the install script for your OS
Booting into recovery with the button combo is a lil tricky (gonna work on this) vol +- and power from power off, it will boot to the LG Reset screen, press power 3 times, dont freak out, it wont erase your data , and then recovery will appear. Some ROMs are already in the works n will be ready soon, one including reboot to recovery options in the power menu.
- Button Combo: VOL +- and POWER, press power 3x at LG Reset Screen.
- App - Quick Boot
- App - ROM Manager - no other features will work until CWM is submitted and officially built with RM support by koush.
NOTE: Root now works with either ZVB or ZVC thanks to djrbliss!!! Be sure to show him your appreciation!!!
Now for the goods
LG-Esteem-Revo_AIO.zip - Official CWM build for the Esteem available thru ROM Manager!
NOTE: I will be updating RZR as I get the few issues left fixed, but after that I wont be supporting it due to what all I already have on my plate. It is a nice recovery tho with a ton of features. Not for the novice or complete n00b IMO tho.
People to thank other than myself
mtmichealson - dev - help and assistance with development.
interdepth- dev -Transform - help and assistance in brain storming to find n fix for reboot issue.
djrbliss - for the new root for ZVC. Be sure to show him your appreciation!!
DRockstar - for his wonderful scripts I based my shell script from n borrowed snippets for the batch file
koush - for his awesome recovery.
Raidzero - for his RZ Recovery.
Testers - they all deserve major props for testing, bricking phones, patience, and understanding I/we have a life outside of Android.
Image - bricked 1 phone, had replaced.
youngnex - bricked 1, had replaced.
vistor831 - also donated an esteem to the cause, may it RIP! Much appreciated bro!!!
Ære - donated the Esteem I am currently using to dev with, well with vistor831's screen lol, much appreciated bro!!!
ShinySide - 1 brick, BOUGHT a new one.
nuttmeg - bricked 1 phone, had replaced.
Bigboyyumyum - bricked 1, got it back 98%, had replaced.
If I miss anyone plz let me know so I can add you. And again thanks guys, your testing helps more than most realize.