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16th April 2011, 10:40 PM   |  #1  
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SORRY GUYS I AM NOT UPDATING THIS THREAD ANYMORE IF U HAVE ANY QUERY LEAVE ME A PM! THANKS

Hi All! After huge search in the forum i found the guides scattered ,so i decided to put it in 1 thread helping all the newbies to install custom rom.

PROCEDURE INVOLVED

1.DOWNGRADING YOUR PHONE TO 2.2
2.ROOTING THE PHONE
3.CUSTOM RECOVERY
4.A2SD SUPPORT (NOT MANDATORY)
5.FINALLY INSTALLING CUSTOM ROM

I WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH ALL THE PROCESS IN DETAIL


GREAT NEWS : NO NEED DOWNGRADING JUST USE THE APK IN THE LINK AND ROOTING IS DONE IN ANDROID 2.2.1 AND LATER STILL I AM KEEPING THE DOWNGRADING DETAILS IF IT DOESNT WORK FOR SOME

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1044765
INSATALLATION PROCEDURE :
here are the procedure to install gingerbread root.
-copy all files from sd card to pc(backup)
-now format sd card fat32
-place the gingerbread apk 1.20 in sd card.
-now enable usb debugging settings-application-development -usb debugging (check the box)
-install gingerbread apk using file manger .
-press root and wait .the phone will reboot if it doesnt wait fr some time and see -if it works if not remove ur battery and reinsert ,switch on check if u have superuser icon in application.

INSTRUCTION ARE PROVIDED IN THE ABOVE LINK TOO AND IF THIS APK ROOT YOUR PHONE THEN NO NEED TO DOWNGRADE AND ROOT USING Z4ROOT AVOID BOTH THE STEPS OF DOWNGRADING AND ROOTING USING Z4ROOT PROCEED WITH INSTALLING CUSTOM RECOVERY


First remove nokia drivers or other phone drivers,nokia pc suite,microsoft visual ++ runtime environments installed in pc
Install lg pc suite http://www.multiupload.com/3YHPSRS4Z0 (NEW PHONE BUYERS WILL BE HAVING PC SUITE IN SD CARD PROVIDED BY LG)
Disable LGE VIRTUAL MODEM in device manager (RIGHT CLICK ON COMPUTER- SELECT MANAGE-DEVICE MANGER-SELECT LGE VIRTUAL MODEM-RIGHT CLICK AND DISABLE)
Download the rom file and keep it in a folder
Download kdz updater http://www.multiupload.com/OZTKT703D5
Extract the KDZ file in a folder
Install msxml
Remove sd card
Change your phone display timeout to maximum (settings-display-screen timeout 30 min) and your pc screen saver to 30 min
Connect ur phone to pc make sure u have usb debugging enabled (settings-application-development-check usb debugging)
Run KDZ_FW_UPD.exe (run as adminstrator)
Select Type:3GQCT | Phone mode: DIAG
Choose kdz file v10B from the option menu (THE FOLDER WHERE U DOWNLOADED THE FILE)
Click launch software update.
Wait for flashing to finish.
After the flashing is over the phone will reboot and if the phone doesnt get switch on just manually switch on the phone pressing the power button.
When the phone boots up just check the version is 2.2 then detach the cable from pc

INCASE IF FLASHING FAILS JUST TRY EMERGENCY/CS EMERGENCY(last option) AND TRY REFLASHING AGAIN

ALERT: Charge ur phone to 100 % and dont forget to disable LGE virtual modem,dont disconnect ur phone from pc until your phone boots up completely . If u want to backup contacts just enter into contacts and press menu-import export-export to sd card(u can restore ur contacts later just the same way choosing import contacts from sd card

FLASHING TIME :5 TO 10 MIN

I WONT BE RESPONSIBLE IF YOUR PHONE GETS BRICK WHILE THE FLASHING PROCESS AS FLASHING PROCESS HAS A HIGH RISK OF BRICKING THE PHONE,BUT IF YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTION CAREFULLY THEN EVERYTHING WOULD GO FINE.

FOR BRICKED PHONE CHECK THIS THREAD http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=883314 (BIG THANKS TO ERROR FOR THE GUIDE)


Download z4root from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953
Turn on mass storage and copy the z4root apk to the root of your sd card
Use file manager and choose the z4root apk and install.
Open z4root from applcation menu and click permanent root.
Now the phone will reboot and it will get rooted check for superuser icon in ur application menu.

IF U FIND THE SUPERUSER ICON IT MEANS YOUR PHONE HAS GOT SUCCESSFULLY ROOTED


INSTALLING ANDROID SDK IN ORDER TO USE ADB

First install JDK and JRE from here http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...ads/index.html (choose your appropriate os)
ANDROID SDK LINK:http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html (LATEST VERSION r10)
Install ANDROID SDK
Click next
Now it wont show next option to proceed just hit back once and click next again (you will be able to proceed with installation now)
Run android sdk manager(note :Run as Administrator orelse it wont download the packages) it will show various packages available just click cancel.
Click on available packages-android repository-uncheck SDK PLATFORM ANDROID ALL VERSION EXCEPT 2.2(U CAN LATER INSTALL THE VERSION U REQUIRE LATER WHEN U NEED IT)
Click install selected
Click select all and proceed with the installation.(this might take a long time depending on your connectivity)

NOTE:IF YOU DONT RUN AS ADMIN THEN THE INSTALLATION WILL FAIL

INSTALLING CUSTOM RECOVERY

update 7/05/2011: latest thunderg recovery can be found here http://androidforums.com/getitnowmar...ry-thread.html

UPDATE:13/05/2011 CLOCKWORK V3.1.0.0 LATEST RECOVERY CAN BE OBTAINED VIA ROM MANAGER DIRECTLY.

DOWNLOAD THUNDERG CUSTOM RECOVERY AND FLASH IMAGE FROM HERE http://www.multiupload.com/2XXSX4X2PX (I have provided all recovery in 1 file to save your searching time and prefer custom recovery 1.2. CREDITS GOES TO THE DEVELOPER
If u want to use clockwork recovery check out this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1024838 (instuction provided in the thread itself)
PROCEDURE TO INSTALL RECOVERY
MOUNT SD CARD
EXTRACT OR UNZIP THE FLASH IMAGE DIRECTLY TO YOUR SD CARD (ROOT OF SD CARD)
EXTRACT OR UNZIP THE RECOVERY IN YOUR PC ITSELF AND COPY IT TO YOUR SD CARD (ROOT OF SD CARD)
UNMOUNT SD CARD AND MAKE SURE USB DEBUGGING IS ENABLED
NOW OPEN COMMAND PROMPT AND RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR (START- ALL PROGRAMS-ACCESORIES-COMMAND PROMPT-RIGHT CLICK AND RUN AS ADMIN)
NOW TYPE IN THE COMMAND PROMT(PRESS ENTER AFTER EACH COMMAND)(JUST COPY AND PASTE,KEYBOARD SHORTCUT WONT WORK)

cd c:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools (by default it should be this only where the sdk is installed)

adb shell

su (it will ask for root permission in your phone screen just allow)

mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system

cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image

chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image

mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak (you will get an error just proceed)

mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system

flash_image recovery /sdcard/LGp500-recovery-v12.img (note just name the blue marked as the same as your custom recovery name and should end with .img)

reboot recovery

WAIT FOR SOMETIME AND IT WILL BE DONE AND AUTOMATICALLY BOOT INTO RECOVERY.



IF U WANT TO USE CLOCKWORK RECOVERY JUST FLASH THE SIGNED RECOVERY ZIP PROVIDED BY MIK FROM RECOVERY OPTION|NOTE : CLOCKWORK DOES NOT SUPPORT FLASHING EVERY ROM FOR THE TIME BEING

HAPPY FLASHING CUSTOM ROM JUST BOOT INTO CUSTOM RECOVERY
SWITCH OFF THE PHONE
PRESS 3 BUTTON COMBO ( HOME + VOL DOWN +POWER BUTTON )

ADD ON: FOR CHANGING RECOVERY USE THE FLASH RECOVERY IMAGE FROM HERE http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1065197


get a2sd file here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=715940 from this thread
boot into recovery
select partition sd card
choose swap size 0 mb,ext partition 512mb (IF U HAVE A LARGER SPACE SD CARD MAKE EXT 1024 MB)
select sd ext2 to ext3 (STABLE TO USE EXT3 PARTITION)
select sd ext3 to ext4(be careful in choosing this option as the rom should support ext 4)
finish with the setup
mount sd card and transfer the a2sd file to sd card
unmount sd card
select install zip from sd card choose the a2sd file and flash
reboot


NOTE: USE A2SD ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE A CLASS 6 SD CARD(RECOMMENDED),U CAN USE IT IN CLASS 4 SD TOO BUT SOMETIMES IT CREATES PERFORMANCE ISSUE IF U DONT HAVE A CLASSS 6 OR HIGHER SD CARD.
HOW TO KNOW THE CLASS OF SD CARD- JUST CHECK ON THE CARD IT MUST BE PRINTED ON A CIRCLE DESIGN, IF U DONT HAVE ANYTHING WRITTEN IT MUST BE CLASS 2 | AVOID USING A2SD IF U HAVE A CLASS 2 SD CARD IT MIGHT RESULT IN BIG PERFORMANCE ISSUE


IF YOU FIND YOUR PHONE INTERNAL SPACE DECREASING IS JUST BECAUSE OF THE DALVIK CACHE.IF YOU WANT TO MOVE DALVIK CACHE TO SD CARD ,OPEN TERMINAL EMULATOR OR ADB AND TYPE


su
a2sd cachesd (move dalvik to sd card)
a2sd cachesdreset (move dalvik to sd card and clears contents of dalvik-cache)
a2sd cachepart (move dalvik to cache partition)
a2sd cachepartreset (move dalvik to cache partition and clears contents of dalvik-cache)



Boot into clockwork recovery.
go to backup and restore -create a backup of your current rom (Note:If already backup has been done then avoid this step, backup created using amonra or thunderg wont support restoring using clockwork)
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition
wipe dalvik cache
mount and storage-format system
go to mount and storage-format sd card
advanced-partition sd card-choose 512 mb (preferable)or 1024 mb (it automatically creates ext 4 partition, class 6/4 is preferred)
mount and storage-mount usb storage (make sure usb debugging is enabled)
copy the rom zip file to the root of your sd card
unmount
install zip from sd card-choose the rom zip and install
flashing takes 3-5 min
reboot

IF U WANT A2SD AND TWEAKS TO BOOST PERFORMANCE CHECK POST 2.TO BE PERFORMED JUST AFTER INSTALLING THE NEW ROM

VOTE TO FRONT PAGE IN ORDER TO HELP THE OTHER NEWBIES AND DONT FORGET TO CLICK THANKS IF MY EFFORT HAD HELPED YOU

SORRY GUYS I AM NOT UPDATING THIS THREAD ANYMORE IF U HAVE ANY QUERY LEAVE ME A PM! THANKS
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UNGAZE DATA TO SD AND DALVIK CACHE TO RAM(ITS BUGGY FOR THE TIME BEING SO TRY AT YOUR RISK)
CHK THIS THREAD http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1#post13049131

Patched SQLITE3(libsqlite.so) for 2.2 and 2.3
CHK THIS THREAD http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1000899

FRANSICOFRANCO PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY TWEAKS
CHK THIS THREAD http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=999064

FOR GETTING BEST RESULTS APPLY THE MODS IN SAME ORDER AS ABOVE AND U WILL GET GREAT RESULTS. BIG THANKS TO THE DEVELOPER FOR THIS MODS AND TWEAKS. READ CAREFULLY THOSE THREADS AND CHECK IF IT WORKS PROPERLY WITH YOUR CUSTOM ROM NOTE: DONT FLASH THIS TWEAKS AND MODS UNTIL YOU ARE SURE THAT IT WILL WORK WITH YOUR ROM AS THE GUIDELINES ARE THERE IN THOSE THREAD

sorry! I am unable to update this thread anymore
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17th April 2011, 10:19 AM   |  #3  
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don't you think we already have enough guides over here?
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Kindly remove the installation of custom recovery via adb. Show it via terminal emulator. Its hassle free and from phone only.

Also attach the recovery 1.2 here. Also guide the user to unzip it.

Also attach darktremor script here.


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don't you think we already have enough guides over here?

we did had enough guides but at the end some info kept missing so i decided to make 1
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Originally Posted by lekhwani

Kindly remove the installation of custom recovery via adb. Show it via terminal emulator. Its hassle free and from phone only.

Also attach the recovery 1.2 here. Also guide the user to unzip it.

Also attach darktremor script here.


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thanks for your suggestion i will look into it as whatelse info can be provided and regarding terminal emulator it has been described by eichos quite nicely. So i will see if I want to update that orelse provide the link rather and regarding unzipping it already has been mention to extract the file to sd card
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This guide is wonderful, I was just about to post on another thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=844483 how they should try an clean it up a lil, it is quite a mess over there. My P509 should be here on 4/20/11, cant wait to get started since I already know it is coming preloaded with 2.2.1(1st time Android user coming from 5 year stint with WinMo). Ive been researching the P509 for about 2 months(4-8 hours a night) here on the Android side of XDA, and it has been a journey, anyway your guide will definately help the average noob, in my case I really appreciate the lessons I got from browsing through the different threads and forums associated with this phone. All in all best guide Ive seen so far really sums it up.
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Neat guide. I'd suggest one tiny thing. Its not really mandatory to install the adb. Mentioning that as an optional would keep things clear
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Neat guide. I'd suggest one tiny thing. Its not really mandatory to install the adb. Mentioning that as an optional would keep things clear

no if u use the pc to install recovery u need it.its mandatory in that case and it even helps a lot in later times to work on a lot of stuff.
well u have option to use terminal emulator too but its to the ppl prefrence
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Originally Posted by shhbz

Hi All! After huge search in the forum i found the guides scattered ,so i decided to put it in 1 thread helping all the newbies to install custom rom.

I really would like to believe the above mentioned statement and that you missed my thread [HOWTO] Rooting, Installing - Android SDK, Custom Recovery, Custom ROM's dealing with the same topics except for the fact that we exchanged multiple PM's during your attempt at following the instructions given in my post.

This post feels like an abridged and in certain respects incomplete version of my above mentioned post in most places except for the a2sd part which I chose not to include as certain ROM's include a2sd by default.

Anyway, I appreciate your attempt to help out newbies.

Regards
VTC
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