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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Video Tutorial - How to Root, Install Recovery, and Install Custom ROMs on LG Optimus T / One

In order to supplement my previous blog post where I provided general information and links on how to root, install a custom recovery, install a custom ROM, and overclock your LG Optimus T / One, I have created two new videos. Please use this video in conjunction with my previous blog post (http://tablet-crunch.blogspot.com/2011/01/lg-optimus-t-rooting-recovery-rom.html). Please do this at your own risk as there is the possibility of bricking your phone (damaging it). I am NOT an expert or a developer, just someone who struggled through this process and thought people could really benefit from a more clear and concise guide on how to do this (instead of random information from different sources that is hard to follow). If you have problems or comments PLEASE post them in this blog and go to the XDA developers forum and search/post there!

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/user/canadabboy?feature=mhum#p/a/u/1/WEu6vK1vVLE


Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/user/canadabboy?feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/jD5tevq4dg4

30 comments:

  1. nice post



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  2. good post. useful info, thanks a lot :)

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  3. now all i need is an optimus lg.

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  4. Thats a nice phone!

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  5. I installed the kernel and my phone still wont go to 864mhz without freezing. Did i do something wrong?

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  6. Hey man, the only thing you did wrong was miss some of the fine print. The kernel ALLOWS you to set the clock speed up to 864 mhz, but it doesn't make it stable. I have mine set to 806 mhz, with a minimum of 245 mhz (using setcpu I bought from the market). I tried setting mine up to 825 mhz and was actually able to use it for a few days without any problems, but I started getting random freezes when playing the game Pocket Legends. I have since then clocked it back to 806 mhz and that is where I stay because it's nice and stable for me.

    I would recommend 806 mhz, and if you are feeling lucky you can try 825 mhz, but I would not go higher than 825 mhz. Also do NOT click setcpu to set the frequency on boot, you want to do that manually each time you start up your phone. That way you don't get into an unstable boot loop. Remember that even though each phone has the 'same' hardware, each chip is slightly different and can handle different overclocks. Some phones can'y handle 806 mhz, but then some phones can handle 825 mhz.

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  7. Thanks, its clear to me now. One more thing though, whats a good benching tool for this phone?

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  8. The standard ones seem to be "linpack", "Neocore", and "Quadrant Standard".

    You can search for those on the market and they are free. I am getting around 9 or so on linpack, around 1150-1350 on quadrant, and around 50 fps on neocore.

    If you take a look at my other blog post I put up my numbers before and after (stock rom from LG, and then with all of these tweaks) and it's a big difference!

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  9. Great post Eric. I don't have any Class-4 micro SD cards on hand. Did you personally use a C4 or the stock SD card that came with your Optimus T (presumably a C2)?

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  10. thanks Eric, i've just finished installing custom recovery and i've also run the full back up, next will install megatron

    i must say i'm digging this phone. I had a bad experience with Nokia 97 32GB worst phone i ever got...

    but thank again for this...

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  11. i'm loving Megatron on my Optimus P500. thanks again man

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  12. Hi. I am using an lg p500 as well. yesterday, it got updated to android 2.2.2 and now it wont allow me to root it. please help me downgrade it so i can root it. thanxx in advance.

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  13. What is the developer forum he has been repeatedly mentioned in the video

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  14. http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=836

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  15. Great blog. Me i was worried that How to Root, Install Recovery, and Install Custom Roms on LG Optimus?. You explain it in detail by this video .Now each and ever thing clear now .

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  16. hi buddy,
    im trying to install gingerbread on LG optimus one, im in india.
    i did follow all the steps till i got stuck with terminal emulator

    i tryed typing su and then enter....got error msg permission denyaed.
    pls adv me how to get out of this obstacle u can mail me on stock.world@gmail.com

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  17. every time i go to install the Custom recovery Thunderg and flash image it wont let me it will say something about verification failed...it fails the same way for both...plz help because i want to overclock my rom but i dnt think i can just do it by rooting my phone

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  18. Awesome job. Do you think all of this will work on the LG Optimus S for Sprint? Thanks in advanced.

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  19. hey man,
    I'm trying to install gingerbread on LG optimus t.
    i did follow all the steps till i got stuck with terminal emulator

    i tried typing su and then enter....got error msg permission denied.
    please tell me how to get out of this obstacle. plz E-mail me on johnite767@hotmail.com

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  20. When I try to execute flash_image through terminal I get an error saying it isn't found. I tried installing Clockwork recovery to do it that way but it wouldn't take megatron afterwards.

    Any ideas?

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  21. 2 anons with SU problems. YOU DIDNT ROOT YOUR PHONE!!!!!
    go back to step one!


    Let's make it happen- flash_image needs to be in the root directory of your SD card, i.e. NOT in a folder and NOT zipped up

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  22. Hey I watched your video and I noticed that it uses HTC interface. Its cool. How did you do it?

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  23. where is the link for the z4root

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  24. can u pls post how to root v10e version.i am a newbie to android pls i want to overclock my op1

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  25. Hi! I wanna try to root my lg optimus but i cant find the app z4root. I also search for it on XDA developers but couldnt find anything. Any place where I can find it? or is there any other app that would work as same as z4root?
    Thank you

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  26. Question from a Noob. I have a new Optimus T running 2.2. Assuming I can still find z4root on the xda site, it seems a great advantage of installing a custom ROM (say Megatron)is the ability to store apps on the sdcard. Does the custom ROM install take care of the partitioning process needed to do this. It seems the xda partioning instruction are complicated for someone with minimal tech skills like myself so I hope to avoid having to do it manually. Thanks much, Noob.

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  27. hey eric can you email me the commands line by line which i have to enter in that terminal emulater.it'll be a great help.my email address is navodbhagyarox@gmail.com

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  28. I tried to do this but now my phone doesn't turn on anymore. LG sign comes on and then goes off and on again. Is there anyway to undo the recovery flash? Shit...

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  29. ive dowloaded z4 root and tried running it several times, but the app always crashes when it is in the second step of rooting. anyway to stop this?

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  30. My phone is LG P509 v10s and would not allow root

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