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newbie needs a hand
Hey guys i'm new to the forum, i've been wanting to root my optimus s for a while, and recently decided to go ahead with it, but my head is spining from all the directions im being pointed in from the many articles and threads im reading so i need a hand.
As said before, my phone is an optimus S, here is any and all info in my settings that i think may or may not be relevant from my searchs. Android version (2.3.3) Baseband Version (LS670MVJ_6150) Kernel version (220.127.116.11-perf lg-electronics@si-rd10-BLD165 #2) SW Version (LS670ZVJ)
Automated would be awesome, but step by step will get the job done, thanks for any and all help!
- 05-22-2012, 08:08 PM #2
- 05-22-2012, 08:18 PM #4
- 05-22-2012, 08:19 PM #5flashaholic
- 393 Posts
- Stock for now
Re: newbie needs a hand
this [How-To] Rooting LS670ZVD/ZVH (100% automated) + ZVJ (automated) would be a good start you will have to revert to ZVD(MVD) and root that then update to ZVJ(MVJ). its easy as pie and only take about 30 minutes or so.
- 05-22-2012, 08:20 PM #6
- 1,772 Posts
- RasbeanJelly/DanteRom v4
You need to start by returning to a previous version of stock operating system. Use this thread to get back to stock zvd baseband. http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=1314752
It is fairly straight forward, download a file to the root of the sdcard (not in any folder), boot to recovery (power down, then hold volume down, home, and power till you get into stock recovery). Then choose "install sdcard: apply update.zip" (don't remember exact wording, but should be one of four choices). Simply follow all prompts. After that is up and running, I would boot back into recovery and perform a factory reset/wipe data then reboot.
Then go here http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=1702510
This automated tool, once set up will then in turn be used to root zvd using option "a". This step is important. You must be on a rooted version of the zvd or zvh stock to achieve rooted ZVJ. Once you are all rooted thru the tool using option "a" you will proceed with the same tool using option "b" there is a small portion that will have to be applied your self, but the tools instructions will walk you thru it. Assuming everything goes as planned, again boot to recovery and perform a backup of the current system (under backup and restore). Then you are ready to choose a rom. There are a few decent roms for the baseband, hydro rom, ginger rom, and Dante rom. I am a little biased to Dante rom as its developer
Last edited by hlxanthus; 05-22-2012 at 08:30 PM.
- 05-28-2012, 12:06 PM #7"The Button Pusher"
- 591 Posts
- Cold as Ice - CM9 kraven
Re: newbie needs a hand
Just like everybody else says, revert to stock ZVD, ROOT ZVD using GingerBreak 1.20.apk (you can find it on XDA Developers; just Google it).. then you need to use ZVJ update.zip and ZVJ recovery to update to ZVJ. Then just root ZVJ using ZergRush.. check all of this thread's posts for a link to find the automated ZVJ rooting utility.Please click the like and thanks buttons if/when I help you out... Also, If you like my work, please consider donating. I greatly appreciate it! Donations are via PayPal, and you may use your debit/credit cards, as well as Bank accounts to help me out with the funds of continuing development of the LG Optimus S.