1. .droid_grl.'s Avatar
    Ok, so I must be an android dummy lol. I have read how to root my phone and I seriously don't get it. I need step by step instructions on how to do it. I also downloaded something called androot or something that supposedly rooted my phone but I'm not seeing a difference. I also downloaded a rom manager. So I may need to delete these...I don't know. But my phone seems to actually be slower after installing those things. So could someone please help me with detailed dummy instructions on how to root? Thanks in advance
    11-07-2010 12:53 PM
  2. katvo's Avatar
    I would also love dummy instructions on how to root the Ally...
    11-10-2010 07:39 AM
  3. Menno's Avatar
    This is the most I've found:
    Root your LG Ally Android Phone Easily! | Gadgets DNA
    It's not "dummy instructions" but you most likely won't find those for this device.


    Androot doesn't work on the ally, it was built for specific devices. There won't be many custom roms either. The only one I've found is Dapper Duck. Phones like the Ally won't have a big development community because most developers will have a Galaxy S phone, or Droids or something similar.

    What rooting would give you is the ability to use root only apps, like setCPU to better manage your battery, and possibly wifi tethering apps.
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    11-10-2010 10:49 AM
  4. Ghosttown's Avatar
    I came across this one, have not tried it yet though, so I can not say for sure how or if it works.
    Android Ally
    There are also a couple themes and what not available too. There are also a couple pretty good how to videos on youtube that demonstrate with files from 4shared.com, using universal androot.apk.
    Once I try them I will let you know!
    11-12-2010 12:44 PM
  5. katvo's Avatar
    I ended up rooting my Ally last night with z4root from the market. To the OP, this is the easiest root ever. It's literally one click and takes all of 30 seconds.
    11-13-2010 06:55 AM
  6. muddy13's Avatar
    [QUOTE=menno;425924]
    Androot doesn't work on the ally, it was built for specific devices. There won't be many custom roms either. The only one I've found is Dapper Duck. Phones like the Ally won't have a big development community because most developers will have a Galaxy S phone, or Droids or something similar.QUOTE]

    Androot does work on the Ally, it's just not officially supported. Here is a thread on Velocity's Custom Rom. I use it and makes my Ally run a lot faster. There are also a custom Turbo JIT and overclocking kernel:

    [ROM] Velocity V0.3 | LG Ally | Fast | VZB | Android 2.1 | Stable - Android Forums

    Here is another custom rom also with custom Turbo JIT and overclocking kernel called Raptor:

    Raptor v0.1 Release super fast and stable - Android Forums

    Custom ROMs remove all the Verizon bloatware that slows the phone down.
    11-18-2010 09:44 PM
  7. drellisdee's Avatar
    There are several metods to root the ally.

    1. Flash my recovery via fastboot and flash superuser.zip

    2. Androot works great

    3. rageagainstthecage method

    4. z4root etc may work too but untested my me.

    There are a few roms and I have made some lib.so's that enable the jit compiler and have a overclovked kernel I made too for some extra performance.
    11-23-2010 08:53 AM
  8. droidfrk's Avatar
    I rooted a buddy of mines Ally bout a month ago and these were my exact steps:
    1 type this url in on your phones browser https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ndroot-1.6.apk
    2 Once downloaded and installed
    3 Download superuser from the market and install to ally
    4 Once you do this reboot phone, you are then rooted with superuser permissions.

    Then to install a rom you can use clockworkmod from the market
    The best rom we have found is velocity 3.0 - allthough its a build on 2.1 android it still supports wifi tethering and app2sd
    Hope this helps
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    11-24-2010 05:29 PM
  9. markespo55's Avatar
    Hey everyone. I'm having some trouble with this. I downloaded androot and when I click root. It loads and then keeps saying I failed....any pointers?

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    12-03-2010 02:40 AM
  10. Ratchet's Avatar
    I cheated and used Z4 root on a friend's Ally. Worked just fine. Grabbed Rom Manager from the market, flashed a recovery, did a full rom backup, then flashed a custom rom. All seems just fine.
    12-03-2010 06:37 AM
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