HOW TO Install Custom Recovery on LG Optimus Me P350

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LG Optimus Me P350 is a mid range Android device and also affordable. I own an LG Optimus Me and a few hours back I had to install Custom Recovery on the phone. I would like to share the same with you. The custom recovery is based on AmonRA-GNM 2.2.1 but I used the same for 2.2.2 and it worked fine.   Before you proceed with the steps to flash custom Recovery , make sure you check out my guide on how to root the device. The guide has two methods, the first one works when you have not updated the firmware and the second one is for the updated phones.

Please note that custom recovery on an Android phone lets you install custom ROMs and you can also install customized linux kernel. Also, you need to root your phone before you proceed. For better understanding, I have made a video which you can view at the end of this post.

Update: There is an easier way to do this, check this.

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 Me P350
  • Android SDK installed

Steps to Install Custom Recovery

After you have rooted your LG Optimus Me, you can proceed with the steps given below.

  1. Download customrecovery.rar from here.
  2. Extract the contents to a new folder on your PC with password “blogotechblog.com”
  3. Copy recovery-RA-pecan-2.2.1-GNM-drap.img and flash_image to the root of your SD Card.
  4. Enable USB Debugging and connect your phone to the Computer using USB cable.
  5. Open Command Prompt in your Computer and type adb devices. You should see your device connected to the PC listed on the screen. Proceed to the next step is you see your device listed.
  6. Change the directory to the folder where you have extracted the contents of the downloaded file. You can do this by the cd command.
  7. Enter the following commands in Command Prompt:
    adb push recovery-RA-pecan-2.2.1-GNM-drap.img /sdcard/
    adb push flash_image /sdcard/

    If you face any issues with this, please check the comment by Daniel below.

  8. Now enter the following commands to install flash_image:
    adb shell
    $ su
    # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system
    # cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
    # chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
    # sync
  9. Disconnect your phone from the Computer and restart it. If you proceed without restarting, you would perhaps face errors like not enough memory on device.
  10. After restarting, connect your phone to the Computer again with USB Debugging enabled.
  11. Enter the following commands in Command Prompt:
    adb shell
    $ su
    # flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-RA-pecan-2.2.1-GNM-drap.img
    # sync
  12. Reboot your phone using the following command:
    # reboot recovery

Your phone must show the recovery mode screen now. You can navigate using the volume buttons and select an option using the Menu button.