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    Default [How-To] Root your G2X

    First read THIS ARTICLE BY GBHIL. That's Jerry for you podcast fans.


    Still going to root? Ok...


    These instructions are for Windows only.

    You must have ADB installed. It's simple. Here's how:

    1. Go HERE and download the EXE file.

    2. Install once it's done downloading.

    3. You don't need to install any packages. ADB comes with the initial install. For our purposes you don't need to know file paths for anything.


    Next you will need to install the LG usb drivers for the phone. Here's how:

    1. Download THIS file.

    2. Extract it using a program like 7ZIP.

    3. Install the program.

    4. Plug the phone into the computer using the USB cable.

    5. Open the program you just installed and click on install drivers.


    Now that that's done we can move on to actually rooting your phone.

    Make sure you have USB Debugging enabled. In your app drawer go to Settings>Applications>Development>check the box next to USB Debugging.

    1. Go to THIS thread and skip to the bottom of the first post. You want to download the third file down (the bottom one). SuperOneClickv1.9.1-ShortFuse.zip

    2. Extract the zip using 7Zip (or a similar program, but 7Zip is awesome).

    3. Run the app.

    4. Click Root.

    5. Let it work. You'll know when it's done.
    Last edited by iamlilysdad; 05-26-2011 at 10:42 PM.
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your G2X

    This method is outdated and should be updated.
    If you are on GB 2.3.3 (most likely are at this point) it will not work. Wasted an hour on this as the page it links to also is out of date.

    Edit: Found this link over at XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1255214
    I'll post my results.

    Edit2: These instructions worked flawlessly. It is a lot of steps but if you were like me and needed a way to effectively backup app data prior to installing a new ROM this is the route to take.
    Last edited by roberte1342; 09-10-2011 at 02:53 AM.
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your G2X

    I'm rooting this phone for a friend...you have to install CWMR before rooting? I have a OG Droid and my process was completely different.

    Kinda confused because I thought you had to be rooted prior to flashing a custom recovery...
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your G2X

    Yea i am kinda stuck too...I rooted the phone using the method from the OP.
    This method doesn't install the Clockswork Recovery does it? Everytime i hold down the power button and vol down button it resets my whole phone....annoying!
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    someone help me root my lg g2x??
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    Hey i had rooted a custom rom my g2x...but win i was driving i was messing round with the recovery an was tryna go back to stock so i could redo rom....but datz win it got bricked did something wrong.....my screen is stuck on black an white lg logo...ive tried the nvflash but im using windows 7(thing said has to be xp)....win i try to flash stock my phone is not found so it stops........can anyone help me or tell me how to get my phone from unbricked using window 7 or does it have to be xp...kinda new to this so if helpful make it kindergarden talk lol
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    Follow @Roberte1342 post...it worked flawless and only took 10 min...I rooted using a Win 7 machine too
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    Sweet got my device rooted finally, hopefully it'll run a lot smoother.
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your G2X

    Ok so i was able to download and install the APX driver, but when i try using the flash clockwork mod i get a black screen when im suppose to be seeing the S/W Update. Pls Help?

    I do have GB 2.3.3.
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your G2X

    Quote Originally Posted by Hchave52 View Post
    Ok so i was able to download and install the APX driver, but when i try using the flash clockwork mod i get a black screen when im suppose to be seeing the S/W Update. Pls Help?

    I do have GB 2.3.3.
    Are you holding both Volume up and down during the Flashing process. I am not sure the S/W screen will appear.
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your G2X

    Yea here is exactly what i do;
    *I remove the battery,
    *I Go to NvFlash directory and Double Click "OneClickRecoveryFlasher.exe".
    *Make sure the USB cable is unplugged from my phone.
    *Hold Volume Up and Volume Down at the same time keeping them held down. (Keep them held until you see the "S/W Upgrade" screen on your phone after you complete step7!).
    *Plug in the USB cable to my phone.
    *Click the "Flash CWM" button.

    but when i click the button i see the screen on my computer send a bunch of files but it says bootloader download failed!!! and then it says click any button to continue so i do. then when the nvflash screen is finished my G2X is on a black screen for a while until i unplug andput in my battery!

    So im wondering isn't it suppose to say "You should see it send a bunch of files to the device and the phone screen should say "S/W Upgrade - Please wait while upgrading...". Once the files are sent and the program is finished running in the command window, you can just pull the USB cord while it still says "S/W Upgrade - Please wait while upgrading..."."
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    I think that is a mistype. If you hold the volume keys down without a battery in you will see nothing (no power). Power will be applied when you plug in the USB cable. I remember just a blank screen till I entered the commands. You should also be holding the volume key till the flash is finished and you unplug the USB cable.
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    Well it says in the directions to remove the battery, hold the volume buttons down, and then connect the usb to the computer from the phone. Then click the flash cwm button of your choosing, then the computer should send files to the phone, AND THEN thats when the screen on the phone is suppose to show "S/W Upgrade - Please wait while upgrading..."

    The part I get stuck on is when i click the flash cmw button, it sends the files and says bootloader fail i think and my screen stays black.

    So I mean it says to keep the battery out but should i try with the battery in? If so, do I hold the volume buttons before connecting to the computer or after?
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your G2X

    No do not have the battery in. You may need to head over to XDA and post in the General section for help from the Pros.
    T-Mobile LG G2x - xda-developers
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    Thanks ill do that.
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    ok well i tried rooting again but when i try installing Flash ClockworkMod Recovery the bootloader says it downloaded succesfully and i still have a black screen and no S/W upgrade screen on my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hchave52 View Post
    ok well i tried rooting again but when i try installing Flash ClockworkMod Recovery the bootloader says it downloaded succesfully and i still have a black screen and no S/W upgrade screen on my phone.
    Ok, have you tried putting the battery in and booting into CWM. Hold the power button and volume down until you get to the second LG screen with the Blue color around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTWalling View Post
    Ok, have you tried putting the battery in and booting into CWM. Hold the power button and volume down until you get to the second LG screen with the Blue color around it.
    I thought that was the process for installing a rom To the phone. Im still in the rooting process. I am just having problems installing the clockwork mod
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    "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery the bootloader says it downloaded succesfully"

    The question still stands. Have you tried to boot into CWM? To boot into CWM, with the battery in the phone and it turned off, hold the Volume DOWN and the Power button untill it gets to the SECOND LG screen with the blue color at the LG Logo. Yes this is where you would install a rom from. You can not install a rom without booting into CWM first.
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    Yea thats what im trying to do, to boot into CWM first and im just stuck on the step where i need to see the upgrade screen on my phone and i just get a black screen. I am using windows XP on my computer idk i tyat will help. So for sure i leave the battery out, hold the volume buttons, plug in to computer, and try and wait for the upgrade screen?
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    I don't think I am making myself clear. You stated it downloaded OK. Now forget the computer. Put the battery in the phone. Hold the Volume Down key and the Power button til it boots to the Second LG boot Logo. You WILL NOT see the S/W screen, it should boot into CWM, looks kind of like a DOS window. It should look like the attached image.
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    OK so it would be OK to continue to the next step of rebooting the phone as you described above? Because yes on my computer screen it says "bootloader downloaded successfully" and i don't get the S/W upgrade screen on my phone, and i have a black screen while this is happening. I also dont see the "S/W Upgrade - Please wait while upgrading...".
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    Oh ok ok i got it sorry man i did what you said just reboot my phone and when i did it showed the CWM ready on my phone . I was just concerned that it didn't show the S/W upgrade screen but yes i got it now thanks a lot man. Ill let you know if there are any more problems I have.
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    Hey I just wanna give a shout out and thank you to GTWalling for helping me root my phone, i am finally rooted and ready to move on from here
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your G2X

    Everytime, I try to download the Clockworkmod Recovery using NVFlash file it does not download it keeps saying download interuppted!!! Any suggestions? Windows7
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