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Rooting an LG Optimus Elite without connection to the Play Store... is it possible?
This is my first time attempting to root any device, so please bear with me!
As anyone who has ever traveled with this phone has probably noticed, whenever you leave the country the clock reverts back to 1980 and the the majority of your apps won't open. Based on everything I've gathered, the only way people have been able to successfully fix this problem is to download a clock sync-ing program and update the time manually. However I also read this is only suppose to work on a rooted phone.
I'm living abroad, and won't be back in the States for at least another 6 months, so I'm trying to figure out if there is anything I can do to fix this problem myself, rather than buying a new smart phone here. I already downloaded ClockSync onto my phone through my browser (WiFi still works, Play Store does not).
Now I'm looking into the process of rooting my device. I've been following this guide (Rooting Your Optimus Elite The Easy Way), which seems straightforward enough. During a freak occurrence, my phone had connection over here on its own (green wifi bars as opposed to white), during that time I downloaded Ministro II before my phone froze. I rebooted it, and reverted back to its typical no-connection-to-the-server state. However, I was able to download poot as an apk file using the browser on my phone.
I have reached the point where Ministro is updated, I have "clicked here to poot" and everything is set to go. The problem is I cannot connect to the Google Play Store to download Superuser. I've tried the same method, downloading it as an apk using my browser, but nothing has worked so far. Every time I try installing it from the Google Store website on the browser my phone kind of freezes, and every time I try to download a third party file, nothing happens.
So, what I'm wondering is if there's any way possible for me to do download this app without another freak "green bar" occurrence, or am I just wasting my time? Although, I've already gotten this far...
And, if I do find a way to download it, will it automatically sync with poot or could I mess things up?
Is there any way to download the file onto your computer (which I've done) and install it onto your phone when it's connected with a usb cable?
Sorry for all my probably stupid sounding questions. Like I said, I'm new at this, please bear with me. I appreciate the help!