Filed Under (LG Android Phones, LG Cell Phone Software, LG Optimus Series) by lg-phones on 03-07-2011

We have a good news for the man who has updated their LG Optimus M to the latest Android v2.2.1. This thread is originally posted by joneidy which I found on LG Android forum. It works great without any problem, since I installed this custom recovery on my LG Optimus M last night. So what are you waiting for, buddy? Right. now! LG Android Phones

This is a adapted or modified version of getitnowmarketing custom recovery for the LG Optimus M. Fixed by joneidy to make it work on LG Optimus M Android 2.2.1 phones. LG-Optimus info

Note: By following this tutorial at your own risk. I will not be responsible for any damages, injury or death resulting from use of these instructions. However I promise that you won’t take any risk If you follow the steps exactly as described. LG Cell Phone Software

To Install the the Custom Recovery on LG Optimus M Android 2.2.1 steps:

  1. Download the recovery image and flash_image here extract it and copy it to your sdcard
  2. Connect your phone to the computer and enable usb debugging (settings > aplications > development and click on usb debugging)
  3. Open up cmd and get adb shell to work
  4. After the adb shell command type: su to get root priviledges (the # symbol)
  5. After the # symbol type:
    # 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-2.2.1-joneidy.img

Do not type the # symbol it’s just for reference

If there is an error after mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak just ignore it. It will not make a difference or give a problem.

If you get an out of memory error; reboot your phone and try it again.

After all those commands recovery is installed.

To access recovery shut your phone off. When it`s completely off press these buttons to go to recovery: Vol down+ Home +Power until recovery appears. Or on adb type: adb reboot recovery. Also you can download anreboot from market to get to recovery.

To move on recovery use the vol-up and down to navigate in the menu. Menu button is used to select something or as an OK button. The back button is used to go back.

Every time you enter recovery you will see a boot error ignore it, it’s just normal.

Via http://androidforums.com

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josh on 18 July, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

dude you are the bestomfg u saved my phones life lol love u no homo

Anonymous on 15 August, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

sos la hostia, mano, felicidades, me dio brega pero finalmente lo logré. gracias por el aporte

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