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  1. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    Hey some advice do NOT boot into any recovery using the hardware buttons as u will only get an option to do a factory reset. With a custom recovery installed this will only SB ur phone, a new security measure LG has implimented to prevent modders/devs from accessing root access. Always use a root app or reboot app to get into recovery. Trust me, I soft-bricked my viper a....couple of times before I figured that one out. Happy modding!

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Tapatalk 2
    And my recovery doesn't brick you. You've just stepped on a lot of toes my friend.
    11-01-2012 04:04 PM
  2. nateloc's Avatar
    Actually I didn't step on anyone's toes. I just use a reboot app and no your recovery doesn't soft brick the phone. Instead of being pretentious u could read into my post and see the error that I myself made. And until there is a recovery that can properly do a Nand without an md5 mismatch get over yourself. Props for the recovery on a still experimental device, shut your mouth on the accusational statements.

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Tapatalk 2
    11-01-2012 06:18 PM
  3. cwolf06's Avatar
    Thanks this helped a lot had to restore phone to get it to work and run the root twice but every thing is running smoothly thanks alot keep up the work cant wait for ICS
    11-02-2012 08:51 AM
  4. n0ve's Avatar
    Actually I didn't step on anyone's toes. I just use a reboot app and no your recovery doesn't soft brick the phone. Instead of being pretentious u could read into my post and see the error that I myself made. And until there is a recovery that can properly do a Nand without an md5 mismatch get over yourself. Props for the recovery on a still experimental device, shut your mouth on the accusational statements.

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Tapatalk 2
    Easy with the language, we've been there and don't tolerate it here, nigel has been a lifesaver for this community, His statement of you stepping on a lot of toes, A- by definition is surely not pretentious, and b- 100% true, your's on the other hand, no need to tell someone dedicating time and effort who doesn't even OWN a viper, to shut their mouth. Stick around and sharpen up, or go elsewhere.
    wormy987123 likes this.
    11-02-2012 03:35 PM
  5. lmoore55's Avatar
    Actually I didn't step on anyone's toes. I just use a reboot app and no your recovery doesn't soft brick the phone. Instead of being pretentious u could read into my post and see the error that I myself made. And until there is a recovery that can properly do a Nand without an md5 mismatch get over yourself. Props for the recovery on a still experimental device, shut your mouth on the accusational statements.

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Tapatalk 2
    Please take your 5 posts and just leave. There are some people working hard to get the bugs out of the "experimental" custom recovery we have and Nigel is working harder at that than anyone. We do not need anyone around here that is rude and inconsiderate about someone taking their free time and spending it to make our device better.
    wormy987123 likes this.
    11-02-2012 04:39 PM
  6. gollum18's Avatar
    Not to interrupt the conversation here, but can anyone who's willing to sacrifice root test to see if the method still works, I'm pretty sure it won't I'd just like to know so I can get to work on a workaround

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    11-03-2012 01:24 AM
  7. MrDroid's Avatar
    No thanks to me I guess? :P Lol, j/p.
    I'm sorry nigel that I did not include you in my thanks, but thank you very much for all that you have done as well! I am not on here as much as others but reading other posts I see that you have been a big help and do not even have a Viper...that is very commendable!
    11-04-2012 10:54 PM
  8. crashfactoryx's Avatar
    trying to root using the method described in the OP (same as I used to root GB), but I get to shell root step #5 and it crashes when rooting....I get SU, but it won't update...tried the XDA-ICS root, but it failed also...any ideas?
    11-06-2012 01:14 AM
  9. trailz's Avatar
    switching back to zvd. not impressed by ics.

    i plan on trying to root just to get rid of some bloatware, then gonna just hang out there for awhile. i have a question about using the exploit though.

    when i extract the rageagainstthecage. do i put all the files into the exploit folder or just the rageagainstthecage-arm5 . bin file in there?

    also any other dos or don'ts? i read about the recovery stuff, and just not 100% on whats going on there, im just gonna stick to de-bloating the stock rom
    thanks in advance
    11-06-2012 11:28 AM
  10. wickid_d's Avatar
    switching back to zvd. not impressed by ics.

    i plan on trying to root just to get rid of some bloatware, then gonna just hang out there for awhile. i have a question about using the exploit though.

    when i extract the rageagainstthecage. do i put all the files into the exploit folder or just the rageagainstthecage-arm5 . bin file in there?

    also any other dos or don'ts? i read about the recovery stuff, and just not 100% on whats going on there, im just gonna stick to de-bloating the stock rom
    thanks in advance
    You just need the .bin file if I remember right. As for recovery, a handful of people are still working on it, but I've yet to see any fully working results. Then again, it's been a while since I've been on either ac or af forums - that's actually what I came to check out, but saw your post and stopped by to respond. :-)

    ~WickiD~
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    11-06-2012 11:46 AM
  11. trailz's Avatar
    thanks for the quick reply i greatly appriciate it!

    ** back to zvd now and rooted!
    11-06-2012 11:49 AM
  12. millyon's Avatar
    SuperOneClcik with ratc exploit method did not work after update to ics...tried many times

    found this method tho and it worked and I am now rooted on ICS-

    Root MANY ANDROID! [Upd: 13.10.2012] - xda-developers

    hope this helps
    tommyjoesanders and gollum18 like this.
    11-07-2012 11:39 AM
  13. wickid_d's Avatar
    thanks for the quick reply i greatly appriciate it!

    ** back to zvd now and rooted!
    Np man. :-)
    11-07-2012 04:35 PM
  14. wickid_d's Avatar
    So ics ota's been released?? When did that happen? (and furthermore, why hasn't my girl's phone prompted for an update yet?..) lol
    11-07-2012 04:38 PM
  15. gollum18's Avatar
    SuperOneClcik with ratc exploit method did not work after update to ics...tried many times

    found this method tho and it worked and I am now rooted on ICS-

    Root MANY ANDROID! [Upd: 13.10.2012] - xda-developers

    hope this helps
    Thanks for the info, figured it wouldn't work.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    11-07-2012 06:08 PM
  16. tommyjoesanders's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, figured it wouldn't work.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    are talking about what Millyon posted not working not working or the super oneclick?
    11-07-2012 06:24 PM
  17. catchjeff's Avatar
    I can confirm that this method does indeed root the LG Viper with ICS update installed.

    Root MANY ANDROID! [Upd: 13.10.2012] - xda-developers
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    11-08-2012 10:13 AM
  18. slinkies's Avatar
    Would Z4 root work on the viper with ics? I don't have a computer right now so looking for in phone app to root with

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Android Central Forums
    11-09-2012 09:22 AM
  19. gollum18's Avatar
    are talking about what Millyon posted not working not working or the super oneclick?
    Superoneclick/ratc

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    11-09-2012 10:24 AM
  20. gollum18's Avatar
    Would Z4 root work on the viper with ics? I don't have a computer right now so looking for in phone app to root with

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Android Central Forums
    No z4root only works with 2.2.1 froyo phones/back. It was fixed with the second release of froyo

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    11-09-2012 10:25 AM
  21. slinkies's Avatar
    Do u know of any apps like z4 root that would work I'm out of a computer for the moment and don't really have access to one regularly took me a week to get to use on to do the manual update lol

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Android Central Forums
    11-09-2012 04:21 PM
  22. crashfactoryx's Avatar
    I ended up going back to GB then rooting, then using Voodoo OTA root and then installing ICS and using Voodoo to restore root...
    11-10-2012 09:05 PM
  23. LulzSec's Avatar
    Which busybox should I use?
    Busybox
    Busybox installer
    Or other?

    LG-LS840 using Xparent ICS
    11-14-2012 04:28 PM
  24. Dannyman3819's Avatar
    I used busybox by stephen. Just open and click install (dont use the smart install)
    11-14-2012 10:27 PM
  25. StephenUtterback's Avatar
    I know this thread kind of died, but is there a functioning CWM for the ICS OTA?
    12-11-2012 11:10 PM
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