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HOW TO: Root Optimus V (Virgin Mobile)

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30th January 2011, 10:51 PM   |  #1  
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WARNING! I AM NOT LIABLE IF YOU EFF UP YOUR PHONE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE RISK BY CONTINUING!



Tutorial

Requirements:
Windows PC
ADB installed and working
Download The Following
http://www.mediafire.com/?fcjnvrmae6ccm9k flash_image.zip
http://www.multiupload.com/YLP39EICOP recovery-RA-GNM-thunderc-s-1.1.0.img.zip
http://www.multiupload.com/WGF93RR90X SuperOneClick
http://www.multiupload.com/7KCGPF6RBF Virgin Drivers
http://www.multiupload.com/SL4MFB928T Stock Rom Rooted and De Odexed minus Bloat

1. Extract the Drivers Zip to a folder on the desktop
Click on the installation file and install the Optimus drivers

2. On your phone (must be activated), Go to settings, then to Applications, then Development and enable USB debugging.

3. Unzip Super One Click to the same folder and run it. Click shell root.

4. Unzip the flash_image.zip and recovery-RA-GNM-thunderc-s-1.1.0.img.zip to the root of your phone's SD Card. Also Place Stock Rooted and Optimized.zip at the root (KEEP IN ZIP).

5. a. Open CMD.exe and navigate to the folder adb.exe exists in.
b. Type:

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adb shell
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /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
mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-RA-GNM-thunderc-s-1.1.0.img
reboot recovery

Your phone will now reboot into the custom recovery

6. Go to "Backup" (navigate with volume rocker and click with Home) , and click "backup nand" .

7. When It is finished, click back until you are at the main menu again. Click Flash zip from sdcard and flash Stock Rooted and Optimized.zip

8. IMPORTANT, return to main menu, navigate to Wipe. Click Wipe data/factory reset.
ONLY WIPE/FACTORY RESET IN RECOVERY. DO NOT USE THE PHONE WIPE
Note: Re-flash required as I could not maintain root after reboot.

Button Combo for recovery is Home+Down Vol.+Power. Hold these until recovery loads.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask below! I will try and read them all.
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1st February 2011, 07:07 AM   |  #2  
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Stock deodexed with crapware removed:
http://www.multiupload.com/SL4MFB928T
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now im getting it
i was thinking of getting the optimus v. now with fast develpement like this for it im definetly getting it. cant beat $25 a month right.... with this cheap plan i can keep my alredy cheap evo on metro jajajajaja

thanks man good work
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Wow that was fast! Props to sublimewulf! I plan on getting one of these soon. Is this gingerbread based?
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Damn! I'm a cheap bastard... now it looks like i'm gonna have to spend money
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Is this gingerbread based?

No, this is based off 2.2.1. Once I get the proper files, I'll begin compiling from source.
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Looking forward to this, thank you!!
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how does this phone run? i mean im not expecting it to be as smooth as the evo or anything but can i expect something better than the hero? can it be overclocked?
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how does this phone run? i mean im not expecting it to be as smooth as the evo or anything but can i expect something better than the hero? can it be overclocked?

It runs VERY smoothly. Overclocking is a horse a piece, some phones can do 864 mhz stable no issues, but some max out at 806 mhz and slightly lower. I am stable at 834 mhz right now. If you look at the Optimus S and it's over clocking habits, it's almost the exact hardware.
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Is this recovery like the one for the Samsung Intercept that you you have to use the factory reset inside the recovery and that you can't use the factory reset inside the privacy tab or it can brick your phone?

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