note before attempting any of this that rooting does void your warranty. I also am not reponsible for any damage that is done to your phone but am more than willing to help you solve a problem in IRC. See my signature on how to get on #ally IRC channel. I do not actually use the Clockwork Recovery (i use drellisdees).
Guide to flashing roms on the LG Ally with screenshots. First off. Make sure your phone is rooted. If your phone is not rooted see the following options.
so to start off let me go into detail with my personal experience with the Rom Manager and ClockworkMod applying Velocity .2: After getting my phone up and running with the new Velocity .2 (Don't forget to tell Trident how awesome he is) I decided to get my girlfriends Ally going with it as well. Her Ally had Drellisdee's 1.2.2 Recovery already installed so I tried to apply the ROM via that, I was halted by a signature verification error. No big deal, I just flashed it with ClockWorkMod on my own Ally so I downloaded the RomManager to go about using the other Recovery.
After installing the ROM Manager I tried to flash the recovery, it requested SU Permissions which I allowed then it force closed. I reopened the program then flashed the recovery again with no errors. I then downloaded the Velocity .2 ROM from the manager and attempted to apply. First thing I noticed is the manager did not give me an option to clear Dalvik Cache. I tried to proceed anyway. When the phone rebooted it got stuck on the LG Logo, scary, very scary. I pulled the battery, held SEND MENU END, and again, got stuck at the LG Logo. Pulled the battery again, powered on normally and it booted up (not to recovery though) so I ended up flashing the ClockWork Recovery manually...........
Drellisdee has a post on here that makes it easy just download his recovery and do this. just do steps 4 5 6 and 7 over again. its that easy, but make sure you at least have a copy of the 1.2.2 in both the root of the SD card and the tools folder. and MAKE SURE YOU RENAME FROM 1.13 to 1.2.2
I reflashed back to stock recovery to try a different rom and now I can't seem to boot into recovery. I was using velocity 0.2 with the JIT OC kernel and rom manager using the clockwork mod recovery. after flashing back to VS740ZV6_01 and rerooting and reapplying the clockwork mod recovery I cant seem to load any new roms or backups because the phone hangs at lg screen on reboot. have to pull the battery and it will then reboot normally but no recovery. also trying to hard reset results in hanging at lg screen. in addition, market app is missing.
Alright guys, latest OTA update just hit my phone. I'm curious if I'm in a safe position to update? I'm using drellisdee's recovery v1.2.3 and Velocity 0.2 From what I've read, Amon-ra and clockwork custom recoveries will block this update from installing. I just want to be sure before going ahead and telling it to install. I assume this will keep my recovery and rom intact, and stop the notifications? Are there any other ways to stop the notifications? Just want to get a definitive answer from someone that's already done this with a custom rom and recovery.
So today I reverted from v9 to v6. Afterwards I flashed the recovery rom. I recieved the OTA v8 notification shortly after. (btw i am not rooted). When I told it to restart and install, it went straight to the recovery boot and did not install. How am i supposed to install v8? can I remove recovery image?
I downloaded the velocity 0.3 and I tried to install the ROM but when it goes to the boot it shows an exclamation mark and the android robot thing. Then it goes away and reboots the system again. Its also the same when I try to access recovery mode via ROM manager. I read somewhere it's the signature for the ROM is missing and to change the settings manually but I can't get to recovery screen.
I felt it was a bit hard to follow the directions posted on how to restore your recovery after clockwork or allyRR (custom recovery) on a rooted ally so that ota updates will work correctly.
-If you are not rooted install a app called astro from the market and install universal androot from your sdcard ( Universal Androot Beta )
Anyway, here is my simplified version. It was tested on windows 7 x64 and x86 props to drellisdee im just restating his work (http://androidforums.com/ally-all-things-root/146564-ally-recovery-img-here-custom-roms.html)
The file links are on his post and elsewhere on the fourm
-Download- android sdk (found on official android site) flash-image (needs to be unziped) stock_recovery.img (thanks to drellisdee)
install android sdk to C: install Lg Usbdriver - if needed copy flash_image to the root of your sdcard (remember to unzip it) copy stock_recovery.img to the root of your sdcard
run cmd (windows command shell) as administrator by left clicking it
/ cd C:androidsdk ools (sdk's tools directory)
/ adb shell
/ $ su
you should have root # prompt on you phone, allow acess.
/ # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
now your done ... wasn't that easy....if you wanted to completely revert to a stock 'out of the box' ally flash the lg v6 rom first then fix your recovery second thanks to death2all110(How-To: Flash Stock LG Rom)
Finally i have to recommend flashing first the vzb deodexed and radio rom, then velocity 2, then the new v4 jit oc kernel and install adw launcher and set cpu @ 740mhz for max performance/max stability if you want a rooted ally... personally i used allyRR to achieve this, it personally gives me less trouble than clockworkmod... all of these file can be found on this forum or market.
phone was back to Velocity .1 as it was before I re flashed! She said she didn't do anything, didn't touch recovery or ROM manager. She said the battery had died so she connected it to the charger, and when she plugged it in it came up with the Yellow ! with the android (as if it was doing a factory reset) but only for a second, then booted her OLD ROM. She didn't hold down any keys or anything and I cannot imagine how this happened. I'm not going to touch it for a while... I think it might be haunted/cursed
I have been able to flash velocity 0.2 and then decided to upgrade to 0.3. When I did, I looked into flashing the turbo kernel for ally. Followed the instructions as said and now I have the choice to boot to recovery or if I let the boot go all the way through it gets stuck after the verizon logo. When I try to flash a different ROM, I hit install from SD card and everytime, no matter which ROM I pick, it starts updating but says opening file, then like 2 more lines saying opening, then it stops the install.
For the life of me, I can't seem to flash the stock recovery using my phone. I've used terminal, rebooted in recovery and tried to flash zip. Nothing works, just using my phone. I see a flash alternate recovery option in ROM manager but idk how to activate it?
I'm feeling the itch to go beyond the standard settings in Android and get into rooting. I'm following along with a lot of the developments here, but I often feel like I'm missing a lot of the background knowledge and vocabulary (what is recovery, how does one access it, what are all these different programs - nandroid, adb, etc.) to have a really strong grasp of what's going on here.
Now, if this were my computer, I'd just hop right in and start following along as best I can and mess things up along the way, no biggie, I have multiple computers and I'm competent to fix them.
I don't have a landline though, so I want to be a little more prepared before I accidentally brick my link to the outside world. Is there a good "tinkering with Android primer" out there that any of you would recommend?
Also, how easy is it to get back from whence I came on the Ally? I read the thread on unrooting, and I honestly didn't understand a lot of it, so I'm just looking for a "not gonna happen" or "it'll be easy when you finally understand."
Well I got bored again and made a recovery flasher for linux. Amazing Flashing SH Script! This a a very simple script with 3 functions, to flash clockwork, amonRA, and reboot into recovery. Simply unpack the zip and chmod +X flasher (or chmod 777) This has ADB included. I dont have an ally to test, but I tested it with my incredible from a liveCD environment at work, so I know you dont need adb or drivers for this to work.
flasher -c Flash Clockwork flasher -a Flash AmonRA flasher -r Reboot to Recovery
Your phone will need to be plugged into the pc via USB, with debugging on and the sdcard not mounted on the pc
this isnt the same as all the others, i rooted my phone and was able to download apps for a few minutes, after that all my apps would sit at "starting Download" i would wait hours for it to work but nothing ever changed. i paniked and reset factory settings on my phone so i only have stock apps and SU, the catch is it wont let me delete SU so my warrantee is void. also when i try to reboot recovery it looks like it will then goes black and starts normally. is there a way to remove SU or reboot recovery another way? i would be fine if the market started working again please help.
I installed velocity .3 but didnt like it so I reverted to my backup in clockwordmod recovery. How do I remove clockworkmod recovery because I want to go back to stock. In rom manager their is an option to install RA_GNM recovery 1.2.4 is that stock?
1. I've been reading posts for an hour now and can't find a direct answer. Or maybe there is one and I'm missing it due to my lack of rooting knowledge. I am using velocity .2 and clockwork mod recovery. I am getting a system update notification, Update now/Later, etc. What do I do? I am reading some of the posts and some seem like they pertain to it. Since Im rooter and on velocity.
2. Can I update? Do I have to go to the stock LG rom in rom manager and apply that first?
Do I have to do a factory reset? Am I supposed to lose root. Some help on how to apply the update with velocity .2 and clockword mod recovery tutorial to apply the update without bricking phone please.
I am trying to figure out why my app forces close immediately on a nexus one (recurring comment which is dragging my rating down). Ironically, I heard a rumor that if I had just a half star more (up to 3.5 from 3), I would qualify to get a free nexus one from google. If anybody has a nexus one and can connect it up to get the logcat dump of the stack trace of the error. You can find my app by searching for "Compass Ball" on the market.
With all the talk in this forum of SD cards & class differences, I thought this was worth passing along (Available free in the Market)I came across this app & tested my SD card. Sure enough it detected my Class 6 card, etc.SD Card Speed Tester - Android app on AppBrain I'm using a Centron 16GB Micro SD HC card 27% full
I have an early version of my app that I want some testers to take a look at. But I am not ready to put it on Market. How do I distribute it to my testers and how do they install it on their phones. One of the beta testers has a Asus eeePC with Android 2.0 installed and I would like him to try it too.
I've recently published a new release of my compass "DGT Compass" but unfortunately. I'm receiving some negative feedback from Droid owners. Not very useful those feedbacks just saying "it doesn't work on Droid!". I would appreciate more details from some Droid tester.