[CWM Recovery][Stock ROM/Radio] LG C800 (T-Mobile MyTouch Q, Bell/Virgin Eclypse)
ClockworkMod Recovery (Unofficial)
Finally we have fully functioning CWM recovery
for the LG C800, also known as the T-Mobile USA MyTouch Q, also known as the Bell/Virgin Canada Eclypse! After many said it couldn't be done... here we are!
How to Install
You will need:
- ADB and fastboot (http://dottech.org/downloads/adb_fas...ther_tools.zip
- LG's ADB drivers, available here
Optionally, you will need:
- Root. (Use SuperOneClick
root) Note: Root is not required for flashing via fastboot, but may be required for recovering should anything go wrong!
1. Back up your old recovery! ROOT REQUIRED
Open up a shell on your device by using adb shell
or running your terminal emulator.
If you see a $ prompt, type
to get root. Otherwise if you see a # prompt you are ready to proceed.
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 of=/sdcard/stock-recovery.img
to write the stock recovery to your sd card. This will take about 8 MB of space.
2. Prepare the phone for future awesomeness
First, we must get the device into fastboot mode. In order to do this you must be able to have ADB access to the device. ADB is accessible when you are on the charging screen
and when the phone is fully booted
. You can enable ADB (debugging) access in the Application settings to access the adb service while your phone is fully booted.
Get the phone to the charging screen or enable ADB in the OS. Now, plug in the phone and verify you have adb access from your computer:
If your phone is not showing up, go into device manager and make sure the LG ADB drivers are properly installed.
Once you have ADB access, run this command on your computer:
adb reboot bootloader
This brings the device into fastboot mode. What does fastboot mode look like? Well, it looks like a whole lot of nothing, mainly. If your phone boots up at this point and hangs out at the LG logo for a while, you're in fastboot mode. To verify it's in fastboot mode, run
it should show something like
C:\androidsdk\platform-tools\> fastboot devices
If you see this, you are ready to flash!
To flash, first run
fastboot erase recovery
This erases the recovery partition and ensures that everything is zeroed out so nothing gets in the way.
fastboot flash recovery C:\Path\to\downloaded\lgc800-recovery-cwm-chui101.img
protip: Tab autocompletes. It saves a lot of key strokes if you have a lot of long folder names like I do!
It should almost instantaneously transfer the recovery image, and pause just a few seconds more to write the CWM recovery image. When done, you can type
to reboot the phone back into the main OS.
4. Reboot into recovery!
To reboot into recovery:
- Issue an adb reboot recovery
from your computer wherever you have ADB access (charging screen, stock recovery, or the main Android environment if you have it enabled there.)
- Or, from the phone's powered off state, hold down VOL DOWN
, and A
, and press the power button. Once the LG logo appears, you can release the power button. Once the LG logo disappears and reappears, release all the the buttons.
Welcome to CWM recovery! You can take a nandroid backup, mount USB storage, and flash zips from here! Hopefully this opens the door to CM9 and other custom ROMs on this device!
MENU or VOL+ = up
HOME or VOL- = down
GENIUS or ENTER = select
BACK or DEL = back
Note: If anything goes wrong, you can return to stock recovery by using
dd if=/sdcard/stock-recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17
, or by using the CWM flashable zip available below. Note: Above command REQUIRES ROOT.
It is recommended that you check the MD5 sum of your downloads!
CWM 188.8.131.52 Fastboot Image
CWM 184.108.40.206 CWM Flashable ZIP
USB functionality has been fixed as of 25 August. If you downloaded 220.127.116.11 before then, you might need to flash the update! If you are having any additional issues with this recovery please let me know!
CWM 18.104.22.168 Fastboot Image
Stuff to Flash from CWM
CyanogenMod 9 (Unofficial) Thread
Stock 2.3.6 ROM (V10V)
NOTE: You should perform a wipe/factory reset if you are coming from a ROM other than the stock 2.3.4 that shipped with the phone.
Stock 2.3.4 ROM (V10D, bloatware and CarrierIQ removed)
NOTE: This image contains issues due to CIQ removal such as unreliable MMS/SMS retrieval. This should be only used as a last resort.
Stock Baseband for T-MOBILE MyTouch Q ONLY
Stock Recovery (from LG V10V 2.3.6 ROM)
misterfamilyguy for getting the ball rolling
vtinoc for getting the ball rolling again
mudtub for helping build all those recovery images and deodexing