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!
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
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 of=/sdcard/stock-recovery.img
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:
Once you have ADB access, run this command on your computer:
adb reboot bootloader
C:\androidsdk\platform-tools\> fastboot devices ? fastboot
To flash, first run
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot flash recovery C:\Path\to\downloaded\lgc800-recovery-cwm-chui101.img
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
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, F, 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
It is recommended that you check the MD5 sum of your downloads!
CWM 22.214.171.124 Fastboot Image MD5: b8d15a0ee9486f0a9662dd5747c50c43
CWM 126.96.36.199 CWM Flashable ZIP MD5: 44ec9d19d5814fcfac8397c7d9a77559
USB functionality has been fixed as of 25 August. If you downloaded 188.8.131.52 before then, you might need to flash the update! If you are having any additional issues with this recovery please let me know!
CWM 184.108.40.206 Fastboot Image MD5: 3f5661d6120eddfd7c436c439805a310
Stuff to Flash from CWM
CyanogenMod 9 (Unofficial) Thread
Stock 2.3.6 ROM (V10V) MD5: f71cac4b1b534d94bb29d5c21a4ed8a1
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) MD5: b6d8c04fb19cd9847027930dfb9fa7e8
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 MD5: 2c2dcaeb6d75b37ff0b41f311665814c
Stock Recovery (from LG V10V 2.3.6 ROM) MD5: c9f606bc9033264d967ae98516cc044b
misterfamilyguy for getting the ball rolling
vtinoc for getting the ball rolling again
mudtub for helping build all those recovery images and deodexing