HOW TO Install Custom Recovery in LG Optimus One P500

Installing Custom Recovery lets you flash custom ROMs and Kernels on your phone. Hence, if you wish to try out any custom ROM for your LG Optimus One, you will need to have Custom Recovery installed. You can also call this one as the ClockworkMod Recovery for LG Optimus One. Before this, make sure you check my tutorials for Rooting your device.

After this, we can proceed to the tutorial to install Custom Recovery.

LG P500 OPTIMUS ONE

 

DisclaimerBlogoTech is not responsible for any damage that might be caused to your device during this process though the possibility of any damage is negligible. Try this at your own risk. This process requires rooting and hence voids the warranty of your device.

Prerequisites

  1. Back up all of your applications before you proceed. Since your phone needs to be rooted, you can make use of Titanium Backup
  2. Back up all contacts and SMS to SD Card.
  3. Enable USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and make sure USB Debugging is checked.

Requirements

  • Rooted LG Optimus One P500
  • Android SDK Installed

Prerequisites

  1. Back up all of your applications before you proceed. Since your phone needs to be rooted, you can make use of Titanium Backup
  2. Back up all contacts and SMS to SD Card.
  3. Enable USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and make sure USB Debugging is checked.

Steps to Install Custom Recovery

  1. Download ClockworkMod Recovery Image file from here.
  2. Extract the files to a separate folder on your PC.
  3. Connect your phone to the PC with USB Debugging enabled.
  4. Open Command Prompt in the location where you have extracted the files and enter the following commands one by one:
    adb shell
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
    cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
    chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
    mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
    reboot recovery
  5. After you enter the last command, your phone will reboot into recovery which is known as the ClockworkMod Recovery.

If you face any issues, feel free to comment below. Also, stay updated with us to be notified for future developments in LG Optimus One P500.

  • http://www.thelolnews.com LOL news

    haha the whole blog is full of rooting and android, i think you should start a rooting tutorial blog ..something like androidrooting.com or something, what do you say?

  • jazmine

    i’m stock on the cyanogenmod logo. what should i do?

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      Re-insert battery, boot into recovery and wipe cache and then reboot again!

  • PRASAD

    #cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image gives me the following error. Any suggestions to proceed further ?

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      What is the error?

  • PRASAD

    #cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image gives me the following error. gt not found. Any suggestions to proceed further ?

  • PRASAD

    Mistake in by earlier posting …..

    #cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
    gives me the following error.
    gt not found.
    Any suggestions to proceed further ?

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      Place the images in Platform-tools folder and then try!

  • lloyd

    wheres the clockwork image link, where can i download it