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    Any chance for an update on this process? Neph, any more luck recently? This thread seems abandoned
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    I haven't given up hope, but I am hitting some serious walls each time I try a new path. Here is where I am currently at.

    The .bin file is a full flash of the nand in YAFFS2 file system with ext4 and fat pages (partitions). So far, no one has had any luck reading this file system out side of a developers nand board. I also found out that while reading the raw binary info of the file, I had it laid out wrong. It is 32 bit, not 16, which makes reading the file much easier. It also makes mounting the image that much harder. The S2 apparently uses the same file structure and people have been fighting for ways to mount these images since early last year.

    I will be getting in contact with the guy that broke the Droid4 to see if he'd be willing to do a bounty as I'm running out of options unless I can see the guts of the system soon.
  3. #53  

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    New here, want to root my Spectrum as well. As stated by someone earlier, I will kick in twenty bucks to the pool as well. . . I love this phone, will not give it up, don't care for rooting (had problems with my old Moto Droid when rooted), but must remove the bloatware! Please keep working on this guys as I am too stupid to figure any of this stuff out! Thanks!
  4. #54  

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    OMFG... 5 minutes with access to my phone and Dan J. Rosenberg was able to root my phone. I will post a link to it as soon as he publishes it. The dude is just scary good....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neph View Post
    OMFG... 5 minutes with access to my phone and Dan J. Rosenberg was able to root my phone. I will post a link to it as soon as he publishes it. The dude is just scary good....
    Here is the link: http://vulnfactory.org/blog/2012/02/...e-lg-spectrum/

    MyColorScreen

    Sent from my Droid Incredible 2
  6. #56  

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    I have the latest drivers, phone set to USB Debugging and Charge only. WiFi off. When I run the .bat file, it just goes to waiting for device and never progresses. Help!
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    You need to be in USB debugging mode. Do this by connecting USB and selecting Internet connection and connection type Ethernet
  8. #58  

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    Quote Originally Posted by saluki17 View Post
    I have the latest drivers, phone set to USB Debugging and Charge only. WiFi off. When I run the .bat file, it just goes to waiting for device and never progresses. Help!
    As I stated above, I have USB Debugging on. I have done more work and now it does the following:

    adb server is out of date. killing...
    *daemon started successfully*

    And then it stops.
  9. #59  

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    Saluki, if you are in charge only, you are not in debug mode. To be in debug mode, you must be in internet connection -> ethernet. If you do not see the little debugging icon in the upper right corner, you do not have it set correctly. By the message you are posting, you are hanging where ADB talks with your phone. I would honestly start at the above. If you do see the little android bug icon, then make sure you are using the official cable that came with the phone.
  10. #60  

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    OK, I changed to Internet Connection/Ethernet and I AM using the cable that came with the phone and still no luck. I am wondering if the ADB drivers aren't installed correctly. I downloaded them, how do I install them? There are three files in the download folder.
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    Saluki, i dont say this often, but i do not recommend that you root your phone. adb is the most basic of android tools to set up. If you are having issues with it, i can guaranty that you would not be able to set up you system to flash you phone should you do something with root permission that shouldnt be done (ie. deleting the launcher).
  12. #62  

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    I have successfully rooted two HTC phones prior to this, but have not had these sort of basic connection issues. I am certainly capable of dealing with handling a rooted phone, but I do appreciate your concern
  13. #63  

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    I have figured it out. As I found in a post in another thread here, the connection should be set to Modem, not Ethernet.
  14. #64  

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    Woo-hoo! it works! Saluki17 is right, I couldn't get it to work until I switched the internet connection mode to "modem". . . In case anybody is interested, a neat little tool to check if your Android is rooted is Root Checker Basic from the Android Market.
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    what do you guys mean when you say abd? sry I'm new
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    adb - Android Debug Bridge. A command line tool that lets the computer communicate with your Android device. Well, it does more than that, but in this case it is necessary for the root tool to be able to communicate with your device.
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    Which roots willl work on my optimus s? I want an easy fast root that doesnt take a pc unless their isnt one out yet. PLEASE HELP ME GUYS IM NEW!!!!!
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    Saluki, I know you are not crazy, I had the exact same issues. I tried it on every computer I own (one with Windows 7, one with XP, and even a Linux just for kicks) and nothing worked. I was about to give up and take it back to Verizon, but was able to do a quick Google search and find something called the "AllinOnePackageSpectrum.zip" and it was like magic. It installed CWM as well and was incredibly quick and painless to get done. If you still haven't rooted your phone and somehow can't find it, let me know over PM and I can e-mail you the .zip file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by therealpk View Post
    Saluki, I know you are not crazy, I had the exact same issues. I tried it on every computer I own (one with Windows 7, one with XP, and even a Linux just for kicks) and nothing worked. I was about to give up and take it back to Verizon, but was able to do a quick Google search and find something called the "AllinOnePackageSpectrum.zip" and it was like magic. It installed CWM as well and was incredibly quick and painless to get done. If you still haven't rooted your phone and somehow can't find it, let me know over PM and I can e-mail you the .zip file.

    Ok, I've been at this for about an hour and half; and its saying *daemon started successfully*. So, where did I go wrong or does it take this long???
  20. #70  

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    That usually means you're either using the wrong USB driver (there are several) or your phone isn't in modem mode.
  21. #71  

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    Quote Originally Posted by liteon163 View Post
    That usually means you're either using the wrong USB driver (there are several) or your phone isn't in modem mode.
    I found the problem. The LG Spectrum doesn't come with the debug option. you have to download "USBDebug" from the Market.

    "I'm Rooted Now Baby!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by vclemons22 View Post
    I found the problem. The LG Spectrum doesn't come with the debug option. you have to download "USBDebug" from the Market.

    "I'm Rooted Now Baby!!!"
    Yes it does come with the debug option.
    You fine under setting-applications-developent. You issue may have been you werent in the proper connection mode.
    Sent from my VS920 4G using Tapatalk 2
  23. #73  

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    Hey guys. Let me just tell you that if any of you are having problems with permission denied errors try this.
    If you're using the LG drivers, make sure that their red icon isnt showing up in the system tray. If it is then right click and exit it. Apparently, for me at least, this software must block some commands sent to the device from 3rd party apps. Exiting it fixed all permission denied problems I had on my LG Ally and now my LG Lucid...


    Hope this helps some of you because it was frustrating as hell for me!!
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