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    Default root>unroot>reroot=fail

    Long story short...purchased a supposedly new phone 6 weeks ago and it came rooted. I wasn't too worried because it functioned great otherwise. 2 weeks later a friend was messing around with it and "unrooted" it with SuperUser(accidentally, he said.) Now I am really comfortable with the phone and wanted to reroot it. I tried by using IORoot and during the procees got a message saying "abd cannot run as root in production builds...error: device not found". kept going anyway and got another fail message. When i first connected the phone to the usb and started the program it found my d802. Does this mean the firmware on my phone will not work with ioroot? Any other way to root this device? Advice please? Thanks! screenshot...
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    Towelroot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acejavelin View Post
    Towelroot?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 powered by Beanstalk ROM and Hellscore kernel
    I was going to try that next. When I followed a link to download the file it took me to a place that wouldn't let me go any further unless I clicked "donate'. Was that the right place? It made me a bit uncomfortable.

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    Just towelroot.com and click the red upside down y symbol... You will need to have Unknown Sources enabled... Then install and run, and cluck Make it Ra1n

    Sent from my Nexus 4 powered by Beanstalk ROM and Hellscore kernel
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    Thanks so much. I will try that!

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    Wow...Towelroot took about 10seconds. Root Checker says i'm rooted. SuperSU installed. From what I've read i now need a recovery. Not sure where to go from here. xda? Thanks again for the assist.
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    Towelroot?

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    AutoRec... Pretty much as easy as towelroot
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    This will sound stupid but...where do I get AutoRec? Also,from what I've read, that is for kitkat devices and my g2 is on 4.2.2(doesn't find any ota updates).Thanks for your patience.
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    AutoRec... Pretty much as easy as towelroot
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    Quote Originally Posted by mary beth hale View Post
    This will sound stupid but...where do I get AutoRec? Also,from what I've read, that is for kitkat devices and my g2 is on 4.2.2(doesn't find any ota updates).Thanks for your patience.
    You really should upgrade to KitKat using the TOT or KDZ method, most ROMs require the KitKat radios anyway.


    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2432476

    Otherwise use something like Flashify to install TWRP on your existing installation, but since your phone has been modified previously, it would be a good idea to get back to pure stock.
    Current Personal Phone: Google Nexus 4 on Cricket/Aio (Stock Lollipop with hells-Core Kernel)
    Current Work Phone: LG G2 VS980 on VZW (Snuzzo's Plain-Andy ROM)
    Current Tablet: iPad 4/Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
    Other phones "in the family": HTC One (M7), Moto G GPE, LG G2
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    You might want to go back to unrooted, stock I had just stock, rooted and wanted the latest OTA but it wouldn't take. I used the above instructions and it flashed stock kitkat, unrooted. I then took the OTA (knock code), and then rooted again with ioroot. I have the AT&T D800 and found the info on XDA. Since you have the D802 it would be different, but probably on XDA as well.
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    One last question. Off work tomorrow and going to get back to stock. followed your link to xda, read and reread everything and i'm comfortable with the mechanics of doing it. My(hopefully)last question is how do I know which firmware file to download? There is a long list of different countries when I click to download. The box says d802 RUS. There is an LG Assistant app on phone in Russian and a My Wind app that appears to be in Italian. You can see above what the firmware is currently. Don't know if any of that info makes a difference. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by acejavelin View Post
    You really should upgrade to KitKat using the TOT or KDZ method, most ROMs require the KitKat radios anyway.


    LG G2 Stock Firmware (Go Back to Stock) | LG G2 | XDA Forum

    Otherwise use something like Flashify to install TWRP on your existing installation, but since your phone has been modified previously, it would be a good idea to get back to pure stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mary beth hale View Post
    One last question. Off work tomorrow and going to get back to stock. followed your link to xda, read and reread everything and i'm comfortable with the mechanics of doing it. My(hopefully)last question is how do I know which firmware file to download? There is a long list of different countries when I click to download. The box says d802 RUS. There is an LG Assistant app on phone in Russian and a My Wind app that appears to be in Italian. You can see above what the firmware is currently. Don't know if any of that info makes a difference. Thanks!
    Sorry, on this question I'm not sure... I have the VS980 (Verizon variant) so I not familiar with d802 specifics.
    Current Personal Phone: Google Nexus 4 on Cricket/Aio (Stock Lollipop with hells-Core Kernel)
    Current Work Phone: LG G2 VS980 on VZW (Snuzzo's Plain-Andy ROM)
    Current Tablet: iPad 4/Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
    Other phones "in the family": HTC One (M7), Moto G GPE, LG G2
    Previous/Retired Android Devices: HTC Aria/Incredible 2/Rezound/DNA, Samsung Stratosphere, SGS2 Skyrocket, Nextbook 8P
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    Quote Originally Posted by acejavelin View Post
    Sorry, on this question I'm not sure... I have the VS980 (Verizon variant) so I not familiar with d802 specifics.
    Thanks for all the other info, though. I might post in the general "ask a question" area. Wasn't expecting a whole list of different countries to choose from for the firmware files.

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