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    Default Re: [ how to ] root the lg viper

    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    I have never experienced this problem before but to fix it try going into recovery and wiping your caches.
    How exactly do I get into recovery mode with this phone? I tried using the ROM Manager option for this, but it just reboots the phone normally w/o going to the recovery screen.
    I'm not a stranger to wiping Cache and Davlik, as I had an HTC Hero with CyanogenMod for a few years, and actually tried to do this to the Viper before you suggested it, but I keep hitting road blocks. Outside of this weird reboot I posted about earlier, the phone works great, so hopefully this is just a simple fix. Thank you for your time.
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    Try using droidgrams reboot app, if you boot into recovery using the hardware buttons it will take you to a factory reset screen, the recent update for the s3 on sprint included some files that would rewrite a custom recovery with the stock if it was allowed to boot completely(could be the case here). I was able to get into recovery through adb as well. You didn't flash a custom rec though did you?

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    thanks for this. worked perfect after i finally got the ratc exploit in the right folder. mcafee wouldnt let me foreverrr, but i got it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    Try using droidgrams reboot app, if you boot into recovery using the hardware buttons it will take you to a factory reset screen, the recent update for the s3 on sprint included some files that would rewrite a custom recovery with the stock if it was allowed to boot completely(could be the case here). I was able to get into recovery through adb as well. You didn't flash a custom rec though did you?
    No, I just rooted the phone using the method you listed and haven't flashed any custom recovery. I have ROM Manager installed, but most of it isn't functional with just having the phone rooted (can't fix permissions, etc.)

    I wiped the cache and Dalvik cache through adb...
    Cleared cache with:
    adb shell
    su
    mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl7 /cache
    cd /cache


    Cleared Dalvik with:
    adb shell
    su
    mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl6 /data
    rm -r /data/dalvik-cache/*


    Then turned the phone off and back on and it still went into the loop. Had to pull the battery twice before it became functional again. I installed DroidGram Reboot and it rebooted with no issues.

    The only thing I'm thinking might have caused this issue is that I installed ROM Toolbox and changed the boot screen animation. Once I got the phone functional again, I uninstalled both the animation and the program altogether.
    I think I'm going to try and turn the phone off and on again to see if this fixed the problem. I'll keep you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popelulz View Post
    1. I downloaded busybox installer pro do i install v.1.18.2 or the newest v.1.20.1 ?

    2. Do i install to /xbin or /bin ?

    3. At the bottom of thebusybox installer pro screen there are 2 check boxes, symlink applets which is checked and advanced install which is unchecked. Do i leave it as is or change them? If so to what?
    1. Most you can update is 1.20.0, increment update from 1.19.1, after you install that version.

    2. /xbin works - you will kill root if you do /bin (learned the hard way)

    3. Leave it as-is.

    Hope this helps
  6. #81  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shabbypenguin View Post
    do not use any recovery on rom manager until i can actually get one going for you guys. i still need the files in order to make it
    What all do you need? I think I've got a working recovery.img that should work, it's cwr based, via Koush's builder, but the good part is, I pulled apart the stock recovery after I figured out which partition they stuck it in, and pulled both recovery.fstab's under /etc - yeah, there's 2, not sure why.. they're exactly the same except for fs type labels, and the emmc one has absolute paths, not partition labels. One has EMMC where the other has mtd. However, I included the recovery.mmc_fstab one since it has the absolute /dev paths. I even pulled apart the new recovery.img that the builder built, and examined it closely, it included the recovery.fstab as needed.

    (yeah, I've been busy, lol)

    My only problem is I'm not quite sure how to flash the recovery to test it, since this thing has no fastboot like my ns4g - via adb maybe?
    Last edited by wickid_d; 07-16-2012 at 07:01 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSU Rugby Hooker View Post
    No, I just rooted the phone using the method you listed and haven't flashed any custom recovery. I have ROM Manager installed, but most of it isn't functional with just having the phone rooted (can't fix permissions, etc.)

    I wiped the cache and Dalvik cache through adb...
    Cleared cache with:
    adb shell
    su
    mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl7 /cache
    cd /cache


    Cleared Dalvik with:
    adb shell
    su
    mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl6 /data
    rm -r /data/dalvik-cache/*


    Then turned the phone off and back on and it still went into the loop. Had to pull the battery twice before it became functional again. I installed DroidGram Reboot and it rebooted with no issues.

    The only thing I'm thinking might have caused this issue is that I installed ROM Toolbox and changed the boot screen animation. Once I got the phone functional again, I uninstalled both the animation and the program altogether.
    I think I'm going to try and turn the phone off and on again to see if this fixed the problem. I'll keep you posted.
    ROM Toolbox is a great program, actually. No need to have uninstalled it. I have jared (the dev of that app) on my gtalk. I don't think he's aware (or just hasn't implemented it yet) of the setup for doing the boot animations in this phone yet. I'll try contacting him later about a fix for it, but I'm fixing to head to bed. I've been up all night working on this thing.. Neither my girl (who the phone belongs to) or I, care for the long startup animation.. We know how you feel about that, lol.

    Peace,
    ~WickiD~
  8. #83  

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    I'm pretty sure its power + volume down but that just brings up the hard reset menu or boots past it, I've only been able to do it using adb.
    Hard reset the phone and while the bar is going hold the Power + Vol Down buttons until recovery menu shows. And someone please give me a copy of the stock firmware to flash with Odin. I'm not gonna pay for a new phone or wait until another update comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popelulz View Post
    I`m having problems updating my binary.
    Installed version is = 3.0.3.2
    latest version is =3.1.1
    I press update everything is OK until it gets to copying su to system then it fails.
    Is this something i did wrong?
    Can it be fixed or is it not my problem ?
    I'm having the same problem. Can Superuser be uninstalled then reinstalled to get it to update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista_J View Post
    I'm having the same problem. Can Superuser be uninstalled then reinstalled to get it to update?
    Quote Originally Posted by popelulz View Post
    I tried that and it didn't fix it.
    Checkout the thread I started in this forum. I posted a response to Mista_J that tells how I did things to get them to work.

    I hope that helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanwinston27 View Post
    Hard reset the phone and while the bar is going hold the Power + Vol Down buttons until recovery menu shows. And someone please give me a copy of the stock firmware to flash with Odin. I'm not gonna pay for a new phone or wait until another update comes.
    AFAIK, there is no loose copy of it. You can download the source and compile it. :P TBQH, my first build with this phone is going to be the stock firmware, just so I can make sure we have something like this. I can gather the .img files after I compile, but I'm not sure if Odin is compatible with LGs, or at least, this one (as I've stated in other posts, this is my first time dealing with one). Don't you need a PIT or MAP file for Odin? I wouldn't know where to get them as I've never (this is going to sound silly, but I can explain) used it outside of 'per-tutorial'.

    Peace,
    ~WickiD~
    Last edited by wickid_d; 07-20-2012 at 05:09 AM.
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    In regards to busybox.
    1) either is fine
    2) advanced install lets you choose your own applets, leave it on the default install setting its a good move to have all of them installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popelulz View Post
    I`m having problems updating my binary.
    Installed version is = 3.0.3.2
    latest version is =3.1.1
    I press update everything is OK until it gets to copying su to system then it fails.
    Is this something i did wrong?
    Can it be fixed or is it not my problem ?
    If your having problems with superuser try supersu it works just as well and is developed by acclaimed dev chainfire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickid_d View Post
    Checkout the thread I started in this forum. I posted a response to Mista_J that tells how I did things to get them to work.

    I hope that helps.



    AFAIK, there is no loose copy of it. You can download the source and compile it. :P TBQH, my first build with this phone is going to be the stock firmware, just so I can make sure we have something like this. I can gather the .img files after I compile, but I'm not sure if Odin is compatible with LGs, or at least, this one (as I've stated in other posts, this is my first time dealing with one). Don't you need a PIT or MAP file for Odin? I wouldn't know where to get them as I've never (this is going to sound silly, but I can explain) used it outside of 'per-tutorial'.

    Peace,
    ~WickiD~
    You'd be correct I use Odin for my s3 to flash recoveries you need the tar img for recoveries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    In regards to busybox.
    1) either is fine
    2) advanced install lets you choose your own applets, leave it on the default install setting its a good move to have all of them installed.

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    In regards to your 1, trust, I learned the hard way not to use /bin (with this phone) - like I said before, it killed the root on the phone and I had to start over with short fuse's s-o-c. The /xbin install works without flaw, though.

    I totally agree with you on 2, tho.

    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    You'd be correct I use Odin for my s3 to flash recoveries you need the tar img for recoveries.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    Yeah, the only times I've ever used odin was on my samsung captivate and on my ns4g, and both times, it pulled the pit (or was it map? or both? too long ago to remember clearly) from the phone and I was going by a tut (I prefer one-click solutions, even if they use odin tech, because those are usually heavily tested before being published anywhere, and basically fool-proof), which I'm guessing has something to do with the partition table? I'm sure I could find how to write a pit or map, but I'm really just trying to getting through compiling the source so I have something to recover my girl's phone with, should something happen from me screwing around with it, lol.

    Peace,
    ~WickiD~
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    It's been a while since I've had to root a phone, can someone post up links to the downloads required for this phone. I have superoneclick, but cannot find appropriate links to the lg universal drivers, and the rage exploit.

    Edit: Nevermind I got it, worked like a charm
    Last edited by sandraabsent; 07-21-2012 at 01:59 PM. Reason: SOLVED!
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    gollum18,

    First of all, thanks for posting this and figuring it out. Happily rooted and ready to go. One thing, I'd like to request is if you could update the OP for a solid picture of the current status of things. The OP says that ShabbyPenguin has gotten the official Recovery online for the phone, then in the thread Shabby says don't use recoveries from ROM Manager until he figures it out. I saw that many used a CWM for another phone, but I'm not clear in reading the thread if that works flawlessly or if I should just wait on installing a Custom Recovery.

    With no solid brick fix methods and low dev involvement so far, I want to be careful.

    Any help or guidance would be appreciated!

    Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertus77 View Post
    gollum18,

    First of all, thanks for posting this and figuring it out. Happily rooted and ready to go. One thing, I'd like to request is if you could update the OP for a solid picture of the current status of things. The OP says that ShabbyPenguin has gotten the official Recovery online for the phone, then in the thread Shabby says don't use recoveries from ROM Manager until he figures it out. I saw that many used a CWM for another phone, but I'm not clear in reading the thread if that works flawlessly or if I should just wait on installing a Custom Recovery.

    With no solid brick fix methods and low dev involvement so far, I want to be careful.

    Any help or guidance would be appreciated!

    Thanks again!
    Don't do it! You will surely brick your phone!
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    Mista J,

    Thanks! So, we are in a holding pattern on a custom recovery still. Got it. That's what I was thinking, but the OP and the thread contents left me not entirely clear.
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    Thanks to Shabbypenguin and gollum18, I was able to root my new Viper LTE, but using Shabbypenguin's installer busybox and cwm did not install. I had to install them manually.

    Now if just we could get some custom roms for this phone. It seems like a nice device and I like it better than my Iphone and the MyTouch 4G I had.
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    hi by any chance do you still have lg viper root files please
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    Quote Originally Posted by throonis View Post
    hi by any chance do you still have lg viper root files please
    Google.... its how we found them
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    www.lgforum.com/resources
    that's where i found the lg universal drivers
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    i lost recovery and my lg viper is stuck on the lg logo please help i can't afford another phone my son tried to root it but if i get instrucitons i can fix it i tried lg updater didn't it says software is current and also recover mode didn't work don't i did get these files from lg updater i turned off my internet i it wouldn't pull them back LS840_WD_1_0_0_0.dll ,LS840ZVD_02.bin and LS840ZVD_02.SD_02.P25002.wdb please help
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    Tried this method over and over for the past 6 hours with no luck. Followed directions to the t same results everytime. Super one click freezes I close it reopen it change exploit hit root and then it gets to step 5 of rooting the device and then fails to continue. Super one click doesn't stop responding it just quits doing anything just says waiting for device... any help?
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    put this file rageagainstthecage-arm5 in your superoneclick>exploits file then close

    then open one click on your left corner you have a drop box choose rageagain now press shell wait for it to work if it freezes close it out then open again now hit root and your phone should be rooted now or follow gollum18 instructions again and it should work i did for me many times
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