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By designgears, Inactive Recognized Developer on 11th September 2011, 07:13 AM
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Thanks to Trekfan422991 for cluing me in on the Optimus 3D recovery.

Working:
Nandroid
ADB (after special driver install, need to tweak recovery for it to work with normal drivers)
Mounting USB to computer
Flashing zip files

Dangerous:
Fix Permissions (caused lots of crazy issues, fix by wiping data if you use it)
Sdparted (the sdcards are mount incorrectly, this will probably destroy your device)

I am in the process of making a recovery specifically for our device, it is mostly done and will be posted here when it is ready!

What you are going to need:
ADB (and know how to use it, don't ask in here)
Rooted Phone (again, that will not be covered, don't ask in here)
Optimus 3D recovery image [Download]

If you don't understand something in that list, DO A SEARCH AND LEARN, don't clutter the thread with crap!

Lets get started!

Lets start by getting the recovery.img file on the phone. Open up a cmd prompt and type:
Code:
adb push recovery.img /data
The rest of this will be done on the phone shell. In the cmd prompt type:
Code:
adb shell
We will need to have su access, In the cmd prompt type:
(If you haven't allowed shell su in SuperUser now would be a good time to accept the root request on the phone.)
Code:
su
Now we are going to backup your current recovery to your sdcard. In the cmd prompt type:
(make sure your sdcard is not mounted to your computer)
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p6 of=/sdcard/mmcblk0p6.backup bs=4096
After that is done we are going to flash ClockWorkMod Recovery! In the cmd prompt type:
Code:
dd if=/data/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p6 bs=4096
Congrats! You now have ClockWorkMod Recovery! In the cmd prompt type:
(each line is single command)
Code:
rm /data/recovery.img
reboot
How to enable ADB access: (only if it's not working already)
Quote:


Download and install: (unzip and install the 2 exe files)
http://www.mediafire.com/?j5m1plnvzb8r0zc

While booted into ClockWorkMod Recovery, go into your device manager, you should see an "LGE Android Composite Device" with a yellow triangle on it.

right click on it, update driver software...
select browse my computer for driver software
select let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
click the "Have Disk" button
click the "browse" button

browse to;

for 64bit:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LG Electronics\LG Android Driver\64BitADB

for 32bit:
C:\Program Files\LG Electronics\LG Android Driver

and select lgandadb.inf
click "ok"

From that list select "Android Sooner Single ADB Interface"
click "next"
click "yes" on the popup

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11th September 2011, 07:19 AM |#2  
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Awesome Great Work. Did you figure out the Bootloader? Or is there even one should more be the question I suppose. Good thing I am having issues with permissions with this didn't notice the SD Card Mounting issue till just now. That I can't deal with atm.
11th September 2011, 07:21 AM |#3  
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Awesome Great Work. Did you figure out the Bootloader? Or is there even one should more be the question I suppose.

I found a few modes, but no drivers yet so I don't know what they are. Even if we break stuff the kernel and recovery are separate, so technically we should always be albe to get back into recovery to fix stuff.
12th September 2011, 03:08 AM |#4  
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thankyou DG for getting this started..

so now with my clockworkmod i just made a backup of stock rom... if i say change the framework and I get boot loop.. will this clockwork mod be able to restore the original rom without any problems???
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tiny problem... might just be missing something... but after i made my backup and i choose reboot system now... it just goes back to recovery... how do i boot up my phone!!!

sorry if it is obvious... im super tired...
12th September 2011, 03:58 AM |#6  
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tiny problem... might just be missing something... but after i made my backup and i choose reboot system now... it just goes back to recovery... how do i boot up my phone!!!

sorry if it is obvious... im super tired...

I got mixed up as to what partition to flash, you just flashed a recovery image over the kernel... its ok tho.

follow my instructions to the su part, then do this.

// this will restore the kernel
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p5.backup of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 bs=4096

// this will backup recovery
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p6 of=/sdcard/mmcblk0p6.backup bs=4096

// this will flash cwm
dd if=/data/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p6 bs=4096

OP is fixed!

edit--

and you have no adb access, this is going to get interesting!
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haha... i shoulda noticed






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LET THIS BE A LESSON FOR ALL OF YOU!!!!

THIS IS WHY YOU ALWAYS ALWAYS MAKE BACKUPS!!!!!!

NEVER SKIP THE BACKUP STEP!!!! haha
12th September 2011, 04:50 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Trekfan422991

LET THIS BE A LESSON FOR ALL OF YOU!!!!

THIS IS WHY YOU ALWAYS ALWAYS MAKE BACKUPS!!!!!!

NEVER SKIP THE BACKUP STEP!!!! haha

LOL! For sure that is why I always say, " Save early, save often, save to multiple locations!" haha.
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LOL! For sure that is why I always say, " Save early, save often, save to multiple locations!" haha.

sorry just side note:
how you liking your thrill compared to the evo 3d???
12th September 2011, 06:05 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by designgears

What you are going to need:
ADB (and know how to use it, don't ask in here)
Rooted Phone (again, that will not be covered, don't ask in here)
Optimus 3D recovery image [Download]

Thanks so much to DG & Trekfan, I've been looking everywhere for CWM!

I cannot find the download link to the recovery - in the quote above from the OP, where it says download, is that supposed to be a download link? I don't know if there's a typo or if I'm just missing something, but the "download" word doesn't link to anything for me. Instead, I thought I'd try searching for it in the optimus 3d forums, but search is down too Does anyone have a link?
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