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    Default Root System Tool

    Anyone have any experience using the "Root System Tool" from android market?
    I get a "/$" prompt but I don't know what to do next. TIA
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    My computer stops responding after the second or third pop-up.
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    posting to see attachment
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    just wanted to say thanks!!
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    Worked great but had to used SOC ver. 1.95 which worked better with XP.
    Thanks! Also donated to the SOC developer team.
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    Ok. n00B question here: now that my wife's LG Vortex is rooted, how do I remove the bloatware?
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    Ok. Rooting my wife's LG was my first root experience. It seemed easy enough. I got a message with SOC saying that it was rooted.

    I spied Root Checker in the market. I DL it and tried it out and it says that I DO NOT have root access???

    What gives? How can I verify that the rooting took? Help! I am lost here. All I want to do is root her LG so that I can remove the bloatware for my wife.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    Quote Originally Posted by dlhstick View Post
    Ok. Rooting my wife's LG was my first root experience. It seemed easy enough. I got a message with SOC saying that it was rooted.

    I spied Root Checker in the market. I DL it and tried it out and it says that I DO NOT have root access???

    What gives? How can I verify that the rooting took? Help! I am lost here. All I want to do is root her LG so that I can remove the bloatware for my wife.

    Thanks in advance!

    On a lark I did a battery pull (I am an ex-BB abuser) - it now says I do indeed have root access.
    Sorry. I am a n00b when it comes to this so far...
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    I am also a noob! Just got a Vortex.

    My wish list: root it, remove bloat, remove bing, install google search and maps. I don't need overclock, games, music, tethering, facebook, or texting. I do need phone, search, email, GPS, and maybe a few useful or productive apps.

    1. Do I need a ROM for this, or can I streamline the oem ROM into what I want?


    1. I want to be able to return to original factory configuration if necessary. But I don't understand exactly how all of this is done. Is there a recovery image specifically for the Vortex? Do I need one? Do I need to make a nandroid backup? If so, where do I keep this stuff: on the SD card or on a PC? Basically - how do I back up the factory state, and how do I restore if necessary?


    1. How do I make occasional backups of current settings(contacts, apps, etc) so that I can restore my favorite setup once I have it?


    1. Do I need an app for communiction between phone and PC?


    1. Why are there two date storage media on the phone? Can someone distinguish for me what can and cannot be placed on the internal memory vs. the SD card?


    1. What data management app do I need: Titanium Backup, Ghost Commander, or Root Explorer?


    1. What's the best approach to root-n-clean? Is it backup and then delete the bloat, or freeze the bloat and leave it on the phone in frozen state? I'd really prefer the backup-then-delete approach (seems cleaner), but maybe there's a valid reason to do the freeze-and-keep approach?


    1. How do I know what is bloat and what is essential software? Is there a list somewhere distinguishing between the two?


    1. Recommend a clean, efficient theme?


    WOW! Lotta questions, I know, sorry! But I've been reading for days and this is the stuff I can't quite get sorted.

    THANKS!!!
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    Quote Originally Posted by ichihollow View Post
    I'm not responsible for you bricking your device. These instructions worked for me, but they may cause your phone to play tic-tac-toe or thermonuclear war, I don't know you'll have to ask wopper. So please keep in mind this is a standard do at your own risk kind of thing. You screw up your phone, it's your responsibility. I will work with you and try to get you up and running again, but i'm not obligated for repairing your phone and will only offer help at my choosing. now that the dumb part is out of the way.




    First off i just want to say this is kind of annoying but it works and you don't have to go through the process of downgrading your firmware just so you can root and be stuck with a lower firmware.

    So once you're sure your firmware is up to date and that you're ready to proceed, first you need to download the attachment, I'd really prefer you head on over to the XDA developer's page and get it there, but if you don't have an XDA forum account, which you should, i've provided a link here, just make sure you head on over then and say thanks one way or another.

    Next you need to be on your home screen, click the menu button, below the screen all the way to the left, and click settings, select applications, then development. Here you need to check USB Debugging mode, you're going to hate that button in a minuet, and also check stay awake, you can check allow mock locations if it makes you feel better but it's not needed. Stay on this screen, don't go anywhere i'll explain in a bit.

    Now back to the computer. Now that SuperOneClick is downloaded, unzip it some where that you're going to remember, desktop is a good place for most people, and run SuperOneClick.exe, usually just by double clicking, don't touch anything just yet.

    Plug in the provided USB cable, and wait for your computer to recognize/install drivers for your phone, then immediately eject the drive, BUT DO NOT UNPLUG IT!!!. You can do that by either going to Computer (vista/win 7) and right click eject, or by going to safely remove hardware in the task bar (xp/vista/win 7). Again do not unplug your phone.

    Time for SuperOneClick again, first look at your cell phone, uncheck the box for USB debugging mode, and then check it again, then on your computer click on the very large button that says "ROOT". It's going to start flashing a bunch of very fancy commands on the screen don't worry about them. The process should kick up a few pop-ups, the first should be asking you to install Busybox, click yes, the second should be superuser, again click yes, and finally it should ask if you want to donate, this is up to you, you're not donating to me, you're donating to the people who made SuperOneClick, if you can, please do so. Then another box should tell you that this succeeded, just click ok. Now before we close SuperOneClick. Click on the very large box that says "Allow Non Market Apps (requires root), I'm telling you to do this because I didn't bother to check if you could or couldn't install non market apps i just went ahead and clicked the box to be safe, and it doesn't hurt.

    Now, if for some reason SuperOneClick didn't ask you if you want to install Superuser or Busybox they are available in the market.

    On a closing note, I'd really recommend installing getitnowmarketing's custom recovery, even if you don't plan on roming your phone. Reason being, if you try to start the VORTEX in recovery mode, you will flash your entire phone back to stock, and you'll have to repeat this process. I do have a way to get you 100% back to stock and i'm going to write a thread on how to install the recovery because there are a few things i want made very clear, so that people can return to stock for warranty work and such.

    Please let me know if you guys have any questions. If this helped you please click the thank button attached to this post. There is also a rom for you guys, which can be found here the download link is to the left, says "download rom".

    I'll be posting a custom recovery thread in a bit though i may wait until i've gotten some sleep this is a very busy week for me and i'm actually swamped i just felt like helping this phone out on here, because there is not a lot of conversation going on around here.
    This was posted about 4 months ago. Is it still viable?
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    For me to get it to work on my LG Vortex i had to backup my SD card and the reformat it and kept it in Modem Mode and had debugging mode on and stay awake on and then it worked for me

    if any problems message me or email me at abutton1205@gmail.com
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    For my self to get the phone rooted i had to create to folders on my desktop named (Exploits) & (Root) in the Exploits folder i had to out the files named in there: psneuter & in the Root Folder i put the files of thes names in there: busybox, Superuser.apk, su-v1, su-v2 & su-v3 i and at the busybox dialog window i clicked no to INSTALL and at the Su test dialog window i pressed YES and i just install busybox from the market and it worked perfect for me if all that does not work backup sd card on desktop and then unmount it from phone and reformat and it should work like a charm

    Good luck

    if needed further assistance contact me at abutton@gmail.com
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    It doesn't work. I tried everything I can think of, but it does not work, it simply hangs on "detecting device" . . . this is frustrating!#$%@$^T$%^
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    doesnt work with my MAC... please advise
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    Stuck on "waiting for device..." Saw someone else have this error a couple of pages ago, never a response for it

    Windows 7 64 bit and running Android 2.2.2.
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    Join the club . . there is no one here to offer any help unfortunately . . I got tired of waiting
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    Default Re: [How To] Root the LG-Vortex VS660

    SOC v2.2 is locking up on me after it tells me that daemon has started successfully. Does anyone have any other help or ideas on how to get this to work? I really need to root this thing and get rid of the bloat!
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    Sooo can this process be done wout a comp?
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