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    Default [ how to ][root][GB] root the lg viper GB/ics

    GB ROOTED ONLY HERE {*-* thx to uvstr36, we know that "voodoo ota root keeper" - search in play store - will work to keep root with ICS. *-* Note - must be rooted on GB for it to work.}

    Here's a link to the ICS root thread for those interested.
    ICS Universal Root -XDA

    FIRST: Go read my brick warning post, it explains a known method of bricking the viper and how to avoid it.

    DISCLAIMER: If you dont know what root is I highly suggest you find out before you do this to your phone. Doing so WILL VOID your phones warranty. I am not responsible if you brick/destroy your phone. Please know what you are doing before you try this.

    After 2 days of method after method I have succeeded in rooting the viper.

    First) Make sure you have lgs universal drivers installed.

    Second) Make sure you have .net framework 4.0 installed.

    Third) Make sure you have superoneclick v2.3.3.0 installed.

    Third) Download the rageagainstthecage-arm5 exploit.

    Fourth) Go to where you installed superoneclick and place the exploit in the folder labeled "Exploits".

    Fifth) Open superoneclick and on the upper right where it says exploits, change it to the rageagainstthecage exploit.

    Sixth) Plug the phone into USB on charge only with USB debugging on.

    Seventh) Click on "SHELL ROOT" first, it will hang but will gain shell root, close superoneclick when it hangs or freezes, next reopen superoneclick change to ratc, and click "ROOT". ( May or may not be needed try just clicking root 1st you'll save a step, my PC is dated. )

    Eighth) Confirm that su was installed by opening the app drawer on your phone.

    Ninth) Confirm the binary was installed by going to Superuser->"Menu Key"->Preferences-> then scroll down to where it says update binary, if it doesnt say vnull then you have the binary installed.

    Tenth) Update the binary to its latest version 3.0.3.2

    NOTES:

    -For some reason busybox doesnt install, use busybox installer from market install 1.18.2

    THX to Sebastian Kramer for the exploit.

    UPDATE: Project Panda custom recovery is now released head over to it and flash it with instructions in op, THX to mynameisnigel.
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    Default Re: [ how to ] root the lg viper

    Heres the PROOF!







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    how.. how the hell did ratc work? that was blocked when gb came out. we have been sitting in irc waiting for someone to join with an lg viper so that we could try various exploits. i already have cwm build for teh device just needed to exploit it
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    Did you figure out how to flash CWM, and is it possible for you to unroot?
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    I didn't try unroot but superoneclixk has it built in, go ahead and try it, ill post some screenies later have to get ready to go to school. Also would you care to post cwm.

    I believe it worked because it is the zvc baseband because zergrush, gingerbreak, and gingersnap did not work. ill explain the rest later.
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    no what your not understanding is rageagainstthecage targets adbd, it finds out how many shells your phone can handle and spawns that many plus one... causing it to crash and give you root shell in that one more. this was a HUGE bug and the crappy part for oem's was the only person who could patch it was google, and they did in gingerbread. from there they started to apply the patch back to some froyo phones which is why phones like the optimus s worked iwth z4root and then had to switch to gingerbreak.

    and im well aware of what didnt work, my team had access to a viper months before launch to try and root it and get cwm going (we did but they got an ota blocking teh root we used)
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    As far as flashing cwm I'm almost positive you can flash it by using terminal emulator and a root browser. But well have to wait until a recovery is released to flash and test it.
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    Well i know that ratc works. Period
    Btw I've had the opti s since it was first released( I'm posting from it now) z4root never worked for me it just crashed the phone.
    Don't test it if u don't believe ill be posting screenshots.
    And didn't you just told you were sitting on irc waiting for someone who had the viper to join( which you claimed to have exclusive access to before it was released) don't contradict yourself
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    I can't see the pictures that you posted.
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    if your claims are true then you can use a batch script to flash cwm. i dont have the device i said my team had access to one pre release but the did an ota to block the root we had. i didnt say we still had the viper.

    Clockwork Mod Recovery - Android Forums
    [ROOT] Flashable Odin tar - Android Forums
    Clockwork Recovery 5.5.0.4 - Android Forums
    Root and Recovery - Android Forums
    [ROOT][T769] Rooted kernel for Blaze 4G :: 4/9/12 - xda-developers
    [CWM] Clockworkmod Recovery for the Samsung Blaze 4G - xda-developers

    i have the title rom builder because i earned it, believe it or not i actually know what im doing. i dont have access to a viper currently, hence my disbelief and not testing it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista_J View Post
    I can't see the pictures that you posted.
    There you go theyre fixed.
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    How do you boot into stock recovery on this phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shabbypenguin View Post
    if your claims are true then you can use a batch script to flash cwm. i dont have the device i said my team had access to one pre release but the did an ota to block the root we had. i didnt say we still had the viper.

    Clockwork Mod Recovery - Android Forums
    [ROOT] Flashable Odin tar - Android Forums
    Clockwork Recovery 5.5.0.4 - Android Forums
    Root and Recovery - Android Forums
    [ROOT][T769] Rooted kernel for Blaze 4G :: 4/9/12 - xda-developers
    [CWM] Clockworkmod Recovery for the Samsung Blaze 4G - xda-developers

    i have the title rom builder because i earned it, believe it or not i actually know what im doing. i dont have access to a viper currently, hence my disbelief and not testing it myself.
    Sorry for getting offended, which recovery is the right one for the viper.
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    well you could use the connect one just fine or the lucid one (the installer wont work for ya tho, id have to edit it or do it manually). if you could do me a favor and in terminal emulator do the following command?

    dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 of=/sdcard/boot.img

    and upload that?

    sorry for getting teste its just ratc was blocked with the release of gingerbread and for it to suddenly work seems fishy. but overall glad it worked out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shabbypenguin View Post
    well you could use the connect one just fine or the lucid one (the installer wont work for ya tho, id have to edit it or do it manually). if you could do me a favor and in terminal emulator do the following command?

    dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 of=/sdcard/boot.img

    and upload that?

    sorry for getting teste its just ratc was blocked with the release of gingerbread and for it to suddenly work seems fishy. but overall glad it worked out
    Will do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista_J View Post
    How do you boot into stock recovery on this phone?
    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.
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    Gollum18, I can confirm that your method works! I just rooted my Viper!
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    rom manager and quickboot work fine for recovery, the hard reset will cause the phone to detect cwm and get in a cwm loop, i had a delooper zip you can flash but its best to avoid using those buttons

    i have a test cwm script that will install busybox (drockstars awesome one and root ya using teh newest su/superuser.apk
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    Congrats

    Hey shabby I tried flashing the recovery through term emulator and it says "error scanning partitions: no such file or durectiry exists" this is what I entered

    Flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

    I have flash_image in bin already any ideas?
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    Hey Gollum18, do you mind if I reference your root guide on Android Forums?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista_J View Post
    Hey Gollum18, do you mind if I reference your root guide on Android Forums?
    Go right on ahead
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    Hey, Gollum18, can I use quickboot to boot into recovery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista_J View Post
    Hey, Gollum18, can I use quickboot to boot into recovery?
    Yeah shabby said to either use rom manager(requires flashing cwm) or quickboot as a workaround.
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    recovery is on mmcblk0p13 for the lucid and connect (your sister phones)


    http://www.shabbypenguin.com/ACS/dev...G-Viper-4G.zip

    best case scenario is it works fully, worst case my script is screwy and does nothing :/

    this should reroot ya and install a nice busybox and cwm
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    When I tried to boot into recovery using quick boot, I quickly saw the Android man with an exclamation point inside a triangle, then it rebooted to the os.
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