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    Default So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    I am SO overwhelmed right now.. But I am SO tired of the low memory warning on my phone.. You pay almost 200 $ for a phone just to be told you cant have more then 4 apps on it lol. (not being literal but still.. ) I DID move all I could to my SD card.. I remove my cache & anything I can often (using Android Assistant) But still..

    SO I am going to take the leap & root my phone.. I am reading all the helpful tips & threads. but I dont know where to start. One thread says go here X then that thread says Dont do this unless you need to do that and if you dont know what your cats middle name is dont advance any further..

    please point me to a step by step thread lol. please.. total newbie as far as this stuff goes but I am good at following directions.. my phone is a virgin.. it is totally clean and 100% stock lol. I am proud to say that My Baseband is: LS670ZVJ :-p

    okay thanks for your time & assistance..
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    Default Re: So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    I can understand what you're going through being that I felt the same way. But rooting your phone is pretty simple. All you have to do is follow the instructions in this thread and download the program that is in this thread and you should be good to go. [How-To] Rooting LS670ZVD/ZVH (100% automated) + ZVJ (automated)

    Keep in mind you will have to unroot your phone when you go back to sprint (for things like repairs, upgrading to a new phone, etc.) as rooting your phone voids your warranty.
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    Default Re: So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    Thanks! Heading that way now! I have no warranty any ways so it doesnt matter :-)
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    Default Re: So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    Ugh I cant find my cable now.. grrrrrrrrrrrrr lol

    K Found my cable.. Installing GingerRom.. But I dont know what they mean by : 5 - Flash ROM then powermod.zip

    How do you Flash something?? they dont give directions lol. I THINK I am almost done though.. maybe..
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    Default Re: So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    Before you do anything, make sure you have both the ROM and the powermod.zip on you SD card.
    You have to go into recovery (If you haven't already done so) by powering off the phone then holding the home,power, and volume down buttons at the same time until you see the LG logo appear. Use the volume up & down keys to navigate. Press the volume down key to highlight "Install zip from SD Card". Press the menu button to select it. Navigate to the Rom then select the menu button. Scroll down to yes and it'll flash the ROM. Repeat the process for powermod.zip. Then select reboot
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    Default So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    Not to throw another wrench in the gears, but you also should perform a backup from recovery, then a full wipe prior to flashing (installing) your rom of choice.
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    Default Re: So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    ok in recovery mode all my choices are:

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache/partition

    I have done the update already.. do I need to keep that on my SD card?

    I have also done the bottom 2 but I have never seen the Cache one with the funny word in front of it.. Only the one I typed above.

    Oh & Gingerbread and Powermod are both on my SD card.. I didnt see anything about backing it up before I wiped it out.. I did save my contacts & pictures but I dont have a back up... nor do I know how to get one. lol.
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    Default Re: So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by hlxanthus View Post
    Not to throw another wrench in the gears, but you also should perform a backup from recovery, then a full wipe prior to flashing (installing) your rom of choice.
    THIS. Can't believe I forgot about this
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    Default Re: So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    Why would upgrading to a new & different phone require the old phone to be stock/unrooted? Wouldn't any stock-based ROM work just as well? (I thought someone mentioned service can be added to ROMed phone as long as the ROM is stock-based.)
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    Default Re: So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by wittymomma View Post
    ok in recovery mode all my choices are:

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache/partition

    I have done the update already.. do I need to keep that on my SD card?

    I have also done the bottom 2 but I have never seen the Cache one with the funny word in front of it.. Only the one I typed above.

    Oh & Gingerbread and Powermod are both on my SD card.. I didnt see anything about backing it up before I wiped it out.. I did save my contacts & pictures but I dont have a back up... nor do I know how to get one. lol.
    That is stock recovery. You need a custom recovery like xionia or cannibal open touch to proceed with any romming

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    Default Re: So what is the Very First thing I need to do to Root my phone?

    I believe the rooting tools install a custom recovery, so you may have to make sure you are indeed rooted. If you are, DON'T DOWNLOAD ROM MANAGER!!
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