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    2.3 Gingerbread on the Optimus V

    Just in case anybody missed it, you can apparently run Gingerbread on the LG Optimus V now.

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    Find most of the info, and downloads, here
    ==> http://romrepo.info/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

    How
    I'm not completely sure about the install process, but if you're rooted you're already 90% there. Since the instructions offered were a bit vague, I eventually found the set that worked for me (after getting my darned phone stuck in a temporary bootloop):

    1. Download the kernel and the Google Apps, at the least
    2. Move them both to the root of the phone's SD card
    3. Restart the phone in recovery mode
    4. Wipe and clear everything possible.
      • Wipe Data/factory reset
      • Wipe cache partition
      • Format boot, system, data, cache, everything available
      • Wipe the Dalvik cache too
    5. Flash AoSP Mod
    6. Flash the GApps Mod
    7. Reboot the phone

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    MMS seems to be the only thing NOT working





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    This isn't really new. Gingerbread has been available since the phone was released. You can get cm7 or aosp.

    mms doesn't work, incoming only I believe, as well as some bluetooth problems. Also, battery seems to drain faster that the 2.2 ROMs.

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    Oops. It surprised me. Didn't see any posts or anything on it either, although a quick search of the forum did reveal that something was available. This is AoSP with CyanogenMod integrated, so it's the best of both worlds.

    And did MMS ever worked for Virgin Mobile? I'll forgo the ability for now, and just use URLy or TextFree to get that stuff across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiredofcontract View Post
    This isn't really new. Gingerbread has been available since the phone was released. You can get cm7 or aosp.

    mms doesn't work, incoming only I believe, as well as some bluetooth problems. Also, battery seems to drain faster that the 2.2 ROMs.
    Bluetooth issues screw that, i use the bluetooth all the time,i don't see any advantages to installing ROM's that make its basic functions of the phone useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primetechv2 View Post
    Just in case anybody missed it, you can apparently run Gingerbread on the LG Optimus V now.

    Get
    Find most of the info, and downloads, here
    ==> http://romrepo.info/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

    How
    I'm not completely sure about the install process, but if you're rooted you're already 90% there. Since the instructions offered were a bit vague, I eventually found the set that worked for me (after getting my darned phone stuck in a temporary bootloop):

    1. Download the kernel and the Google Apps, at the least
    2. Move them both to the root of the phone's SD card
    3. Restart the phone in recovery mode
    4. Wipe and clear everything possible.
      • Wipe Data/factory reset
      • Wipe cache partition
      • Format boot, system, data, cache, everything available
      • Wipe the Dalvik cache too
    5. Flash AoSP Mod
    6. Flash the GApps Mod
    7. Reboot the phone
    Why would you not install a custom recovery and make a backup of your current system, and then proceed to wipe all of the data and cache?
    You can either eat the two peanuts I gave to you, or crush them..

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    I like MMS right now so I will wait until LG releases their official 2.3 update via Virgin Mobile. But let's just say I have thought about doing this many times.

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    Been rockin CM7 ASOP Overclocked @864 for weeks now, love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAddict View Post
    Why would you not install a custom recovery and make a backup of your current system, and then proceed to wipe all of the data and cache?
    You probably should, yeah. But considering you cannot apply this "update" without having a custom recovery, and backing up and restoring should be done at the discretion of the user, I omitted those instructions here. Or maybe I just forgot them

    ...

    I would add it up there, but for some reason I dont have the option to edit my first post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallOfPromise View Post
    I like MMS right now so I will wait until LG releases their official 2.3 update via Virgin Mobile. But let's just say I have thought about doing this many times.
    I HAVE done it many times, then go back, cause' I miss my MMS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONE80ONEDAY View Post
    Been rockin CM7 ASOP Overclocked @864 for weeks now, love it!
    Doth this drain the battery more? (Is that a ridiculously obvious question?) At least, at the noticeable level, I mean...

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    Incoming mms is fixed in the aosp build. Bluetooth issues remain, but are being worked on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Hull View Post
    Incoming mms is fixed in the aosp build. Bluetooth issues remain, but are being worked on.

    Sent via the HowardForums Android app
    That is fantastic. Once Bluetooth is working, I think I'll delve into it. Native SIP support would be heavenly, as would the copy/paste improvements and the less-clunky app manager.

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