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    Default [HOWTO] Root The LG Esteem

    This is a guide on how to root your MetroPCS LG Esteem.

    Code:
    #include <std_disclaimer.h>
    /*
    * Your warranty is now void.
    *
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    */
    Credit goes to AndroidNerds.net

    REQUIREMENTS:
    LG USB Drivers
    Android SDK
    LG Esteem


    Step 1: Go to Settings - Applications - Development and make sure that "USB Debugging" is checked
    Step 2: Connect phone to your PC
    Step 3: Download this zip: LG_Esteem_Root.zip
    Step 4: Unpack
    Step 5: Double Click run.bat
    Step 6: And watch the magic happen!
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    Default Re: [HOWTO] Root The LG Esteem

    can i do this on mac?
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    Default Re: [HOWTO] Root The LG Esteem

    Quote Originally Posted by laurenboliek View Post
    can i do this on mac?
    Not with this method. There is a method for Mac coming soon from what I hear.


    Android Central Advisor August 2011 - Late September 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosser View Post
    Not with this method. There is a method for Mac coming soon from what I hear.
    If you plug it into the mac, what you do is use the mac version of the sdk, and do the commands in the bat file in order (the adb one's) with terminal, just extracting the LG Esteem zip. It worked for me without a hitch on linux.

    EDIT: Make sure you extract in the same dir as ADB is installed.
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    Default Re: [HOWTO] Root The LG Esteem

    my root black screen says not recognized on almost the whole list and my phone has nothing different about it when i use it why?
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    Default Re: [HOWTO] Root The LG Esteem

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscaarr_ View Post
    my root black screen says not recognized on almost the whole list and my phone has nothing different about it when i use it why?
    Is USB debugging enabled in the Settings --> Applications --> Development menu?


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    When I hit the run button it says permission denied and then my phone reboots I can't root it plz help
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    Quote Originally Posted by superuser100k View Post
    When I hit the run button it says permission denied and then my phone reboots I can't root it plz help
    I have tried this on a friends esteem and run into this as well. It will do this over and over but will not root.

    Are there any other methods to root not mentioned here?
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    ADB must be a common sense thing- everyone mentions it, but there is not a single freaking site that offers a download for it... not for LG Esteem. Links for everything else... but nothing for ADB... yet they all require it. Getting very frustrated!
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    Having problems with rooting? Go on Android Forums, then on LG Esteem, then to "everything root" & you will have all the info you need. They have roots for ZVB, ZVC,& ZVD
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    i try to root my lg ms910 and said permission denied help!!!
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    Default Re: [HOWTO] Root The LG Esteem

    Make sure you have USB debugging on through the notifications.
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    I followed all the instructions... all I get is a dos window that says adb server out of date... killing. my drivers are all up to date. I don't know how to get past this point... definitely don't wanna brick my phone. can anyone help please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoSabin View Post
    Make sure you have USB debugging on through the notifications.


    Sent from my LG-MS910 using Android Central Forums
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    the scrreen stops on started daemon succesfully and wont go any foward with the process why is that '?
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    Metro PCS just pushed a new up date on my phone yesterday and of course unrooted my phone. Now we have ZVE and the one click root won't work.
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    This doesn't work on ms910 zve.
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    http://vulnfactory.org/public/LG_Est...v2_Windows.zip



    Is a working link for Rooting......
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    I don't know what to do with the USB connection, do i leave it on internet connection or put it on mass storage? I've tried leaving of on internet but nothing comes up on the computer screen about the phone but when i put mass storage the files show up but debug comes off. I'm so confused, help.

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