MoDaCo is undergoing planned maintenance. Site functionality may be reduced - follow @modaco or @paulobrien on Twitter for updates.

  • Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such software
      Nintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)


      CUSTOM ROMS

      You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not be hosted directly in topic via the MoDaCo attachment system
      ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)
      ROMs must give full credit to the original author
      This decision has been taken in light of the huge amount of interest in this area of device customisation within the community, and member feedback! Please note that custom ROM discussion should be kept in specific device sub-areas, (e.g. Kaiser.MoDaCo.com for Kaiser based devices). ISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact me directly via PM. P
    • Support MoDaCo by signing up to a MoDaCo Silver or Gold membership

      To sign up to an annual MoDaCo Silver subscription which will eliminate all ads from the site (as well as giving you access to the MoDaCo Online Kitchens for Android) for only £9.99 using PayPal, Credit or Debit Card, ensure you are logged in to the site, and then click the link below, which will take you directly to the subscription store! You can also sign up to an annual MoDaCo Gold subscription for £29.99, which adds the benefits listed below! PURCHASE A MODACO SUBSCRIPTION - FREE Titanium Backup Mobile for Android worth $5.99! - FREE 1 year PrivateInternetAccess.com worth $39.95! - FREE 1 year LastPass Premium worth $12! - FREE CalcConvert for Pocket PC from Binaryfish worth $17.95! - FREE Calendar Bar for Pocket PC from OmegaOne worth $9.99! - FREE CamerAware for Pocket PC and Smartphone from MoDaCo worth £19.99 / $30! - FREE Chronos for Pocket PC from ActiveKitten worth $14.95! - FREE CodeWallet Pro for Smartphone and Pocket PC from DeveloperOne worth up to $24.95! - FREE Concentrix for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE FlexMail for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE FTouchSL for Pocket PC from Vekoff s.r.o. worth 10 euro / $12.50! - FREE Jewel Challenge for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE John Cody's Alerts Pro for Smartphone from Omnisoft worth $14.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Dutch for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> French for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> German for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Italian for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Spanish for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Dutch for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> French for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> German for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Russian for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Turkish for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE Note2Self for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $19.90! - FREE Opera 8.60 for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Opera Software worth up to $48! - FREE Pocket Informant for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE Pocket Launcher for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Conduits worth $9.95! - FREE PTab for Pocket PC and Smartphone from z4soft worth up to $60! - FREE Resco Explorer for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Resco worth up to $49.90! - FREE Safemode for Pocket PC from monocube worth $12.95 - FREE SplashPhoto for Pocket PC and Smartphone from SplashData worth up to $59.90! - FREE Sprite Backup for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Sprite Software worth $29.95! - FREE Teksoft Glyphs UI for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €9.95! - FREE Teksoft HeadsetRemote for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €4.95! - FREE Traffic Jam for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE unlock (1 per year) from imei-check.co.uk - DISCOUNT of 10% at MoDaCo FairDeal - DISCOUNT of 10% at Semsons.com - FORUM - AD FREE SITE - FORUM - custom rank / title - FORUM - double competition entries - FORUM - double post attachment space - FORUM - no search flood control - FORUM - priority event registration - FORUM - triple PM space
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspensions / ban.

[TUTORIAL] How to root and install Custom ROMs!

17 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

NOTE: THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY. ALSO, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY BRICKED/DAMAGED DEVICES WHEN YOU ARE DOING THIS PROCESS. YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ARE WARNED.

So you want to root and install Custom ROMs. The previous way to install custom ROMs was to flash a fastboot ROM, but not anymore. I've knew about this method for a while, but never tried it, but I tried it and it works, so here is how to do it.

First of all, if you haven't, update to Android 2.1 either using LG's official update tool or KDZ Updater.

Next, you need to root your phone.. I recommend Z4root, as it's simple, automatic and done right on the device. (For people using the V20C software, please use "SuperOneClick" instead.)

Download z4root.1.3.0.apk from here.

Put the file on your SDcard. Then, using a file manager (for example Astro) or APKInstaller, install the file. Open the app and then select "Permanent Root" Wait for the phone to reboot.

Congrats, your phone is now rooted.

Now, we need to flash Recovery, which will allow us to install Custom ROMs. Download the recovery image of your choice (I recommend that you use ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.1.8 which can be found here.) and put the recovery_clockwork_x.x.x.x_swift.img on your SDcard (Rename it to recovery.img so it is easier to work with.)

Next, install YaffsExpert from the Market. (It's free ;)) Open it and in the first dropdown box, choose "Restore" and in the next, select "Recovery" press "Browser" next to the Operation File field. Select the recovery.img file. Make sure the "Target Device Model" is set to "All other" then press "Operation" wait for it to finish.

Ok, so Recovery is installed, Now we need a ROM to install. Select ANY rom you want, and download it's Recovery version (Either a recovery backup or update.zip) and install it in the normal way.

NOTE: If the ROM you want is only available in fastboot format, take a look at my guide on turning Fastboot images into recovery backups.

Any questions? Just ask below.

Hope it helps,

Jack

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

[remove post]

Edited by De@n
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

hi. i follow what your tutorial. i already install the recovery but the problem. every time i open my device it always enter recovery even i did'nt hold the home key. any idea how to exit the recovery?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

hey

im have no access to a windows machine and i dont have fastboot on my phone. am trying to upgrade to a new rom but it is proving difficult. does anyone have any more info on this process particularly the app mentioned above, never heard of it.

is it possible to flash custom recovery using terminal emulator on gt540? flash recovery recovery.img or similar command?

can anyone offer any other help? irc room?

thanks

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

hey

im have no access to a windows machine and i dont have fastboot on my phone. am trying to upgrade to a new rom but it is proving difficult. does anyone have any more info on this process particularly the app mentioned above, never heard of it.

is it possible to flash custom recovery using terminal emulator on gt540? flash recovery recovery.img or similar command?

can anyone offer any other help? irc room?

thanks

yes it is. the name of the shell command is flash_image

usage: flash_image partition_name partition.img

Note: you need a rooted phone, and use su first.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

yes it is. the name of the shell command is flash_image

usage: flash_image partition_name partition.img

Note: you need a rooted phone, and use su first.

ive tried that

su

flash_image revovery recovery.img

i get flash_image: not found

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

ive tried that

su

flash_image revovery recovery.img

i get flash_image: not found

it should be in /system/bin.

if you dont have it... hmm then maybe its part of the cyanogenmod rom. in this case download a clockwork mod update version of the rom and you can extract the binary file from the archive zip and copy it on your phone. hopefully it doesnt have other library dependencies.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

ive tried that

su

flash_image revovery recovery.img

i get flash_image: not found

You need to do ./flash_image, like you would do on Linux.

Jack

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

You need to do ./flash_image, like you would do on Linux.

Jack

i cannot get this to work.

i have phoned rooted with z4root and busybox installed. i have clockwork mod img saved on root of sdcard and am using terminal emulator i use these commands

su

flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

apparently i dont have permissions

help please?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

i cannot get this to work.

i have phoned rooted with z4root and busybox installed. i have clockwork mod img saved on root of sdcard and am using terminal emulator i use these commands

su

flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

apparently i dont have permissions

help please?

"Not found" is definetly not about permissions. Did you check if you really have that binary installed in /system/bin?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

"Not found" is definetly not about permissions. Did you check if you really have that binary installed in /system/bin?

i didnt, but i do now. i type my commands in terminal emulator now and i have no errors, just presents me with another command line. i did reboot and tried to enter recovery by pressin home during boot process. but this did not work.

tried several times. just boots up as normal.

i have run out of ideas

rom manager seems to think i have clockworkmod flashed correctly, but i take that with a pinch of salt. is there away that i can check?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

i didnt, but i do now. i type my commands in terminal emulator now and i have no errors, just presents me with another command line. i did reboot and tried to enter recovery by pressin home during boot process. but this did not work.

tried several times. just boots up as normal.

i have run out of ideas

rom manager seems to think i have clockworkmod flashed correctly, but i take that with a pinch of salt. is there away that i can check?

[Q] Is there a way to flash a recovery.img without a pc or fastboot on baltic 2.1 rom

ive tried using yaffsexpert and it says operation successful but when I try to boot phone into recovery my phone just starts in safemode.

Ive also tried using terminal

I copied the Flash_image file to system/bin

I typed into terminal

su

flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

then i get an error saying

flash_image no permitions

any help would be appretiated Im trying to get into a recovery so i can install android swiftdroid 2.3.3 update.zip

Im new to this and need help please

Sent from my GT540 using Tapatalk

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

sorry for double post

Edited by thugimmortal
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Ok, so Recovery is installed, Now we need a ROM to install. Select ANY rom you want, and download it's Recovery version (Either a recovery backup or update.zip) and install it in the normal way.


So what is the normal way?
I installed [color=#4E565E][font=Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=3]ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.1.8 using yaffasexpert and now I have a [/size][/font][/color][color=#222225][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]Recovery update.zip I want to instal[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#222225][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]How do I go about it?[/size][/font][/color]
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I have a gt540 which I want to use as a mifi. I've tried to follow this post to root and flash CWM to the handset but get stopped at flashing recovery.

I've tried looking for yaffsexpert but can't find it. Is there an alternative available that would do instead.
I've also tried installing manually using terminal editor but to no avail. I think i'd prefer a one click root and flash option if anyone knows of one

thanks in advance
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi guys I am trying to manage a IOS rom to my lg gt540.. but when i press browse ,as you say in your step about YaffsExpert usage , my phone says forced shut down. not the entire phone system . just the app .. so it always stops there.. I cannot continue the proccess .. any ideas ?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='marvin027' timestamp='1308645637' post='1737425']
hi. i follow what your tutorial. i already install the recovery but the problem. every time i open my device it always enter recovery even i did'nt hold the home key. any idea how to exit the recovery?
[/quote]
Did you find anything about your problem .. ? Because I GOT THE SAME.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.