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    I'm stuck at step 4. when I type the first line, I don't know if I'm suppossed to press "enter" then continue writing the rest? or what should I do.....I rooted my evo and it was alot easier than this phone and help will be much apreciated....

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    is it too much to ask for a simple step by step video??????
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    Hey all- two questions:
    1) It seems like this is a pretty safe way to root- I mean, you would have to do something really wacky during the process to potentially brick the phone, right?

    2)Am I to understand from an earlier post that there is a recovery function built into this phone as stock (boot with correct keys depressed & you get a recovery menu)?

    Sorry- have a rooted Nook color but still pretty new to this and have never used adb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eflitevic213 View Post
    I'm stuck at step 4. when I type the first line, I don't know if I'm suppossed to press "enter" then continue writing the rest? or what should I do.....I rooted my evo and it was alot easier than this phone and help will be much apreciated....

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    is it too much to ask for a simple step by step video??????
    Vic.
    No step by step video that I know of.. And yes, you press enter after every command.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcsrich View Post
    Hey all- two questions:
    1) It seems like this is a pretty safe way to root- I mean, you would have to do something really wacky during the process to potentially brick the phone, right?

    2)Am I to understand from an earlier post that there is a recovery function built into this phone as stock (boot with correct keys depressed & you get a recovery menu)?

    Sorry- have a rooted Nook color but still pretty new to this and have never used adb!
    1. The brick probability is very low, I don't know of anyone that's done it yet. You are basically just sending two files to you phone, so I think something would have to go terribly awry in order to brick the phone.

    2. Yes, there is a recovery function built in. In you screw up the phone, there is a chance you can get it back with the built in recovery. The built in recovery has a couple of limitations though, one is that you can only use it to flash genuine LG updates. This means that in order to install third party roms, you'll need a need custom recovery function. There's a link to one in the main V forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolutionRed View Post
    1. The brick probability is very low, I don't know of anyone that's done it yet. You are basically just sending two files to you phone, so I think something would have to go terribly awry in order to brick the phone.

    2. Yes, there is a recovery function built in. In you screw up the phone, there is a chance you can get it back with the built in recovery. The built in recovery has a couple of limitations though, one is that you can only use it to flash genuine LG updates. This means that in order to install third party roms, you'll need a need custom recovery function. There's a link to one in the main V forums.
    Many thanks RevolutionRed! The phone is rooted and annoying bloatware removed. My only point of confusion during the process was the installation of the Android SDK- it took me a while to figure out that I just needed to select the 2.2 package for install, but probably just my unfamiliarity with it.

    Cheers!
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    Hi Great tutorial! One thing I would do though is tell them some where in the description. To download the attachment at the bottom cause I for one didnt see it and since it wasn't in the instructions anywhere didnt download it. So I couldnt get the su commands to work and it was driving me crazy till I read a few posts and realized I needed the attachment or maybe I'm just an ***! LOL (good possibility)

    also anyone not knowing where the spaces go in the commands? Should just copy and paste word for word each command. thats what I did and it worked perfectly! Thanks again!
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    awesome info
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    Thanks for the info worked perfectly first time. Making a backup now, before i dive in deeper.
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    Hello first time user of android

    I was wondering after doing this will i be able to put my apps on my SD card?
    Last edited by SGH360; 02-20-2011 at 03:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGH360 View Post
    Hello first time user of android

    I was wondering after doing this will i be able to put my apps on my SD card?
    You can already move apps to your sdcard with the phone as is. Go to manage apps and select the move to sdcard option. Rooting in and of itself does not add extra features to your phone, but it DOES give you permission to mess around with your phone and change things, like trying out custom themes, advanced features for moving apps to sdcards, and so on.

    In short, no. Rooting will not do anything special to your phone, but it is the gateway to be able to do such things.
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    I tried that but it does not completely move the app to the SD card, just 3/4 of it. i would not mind this if the Internal Memory was not less than 200mb. what will i need to do after rooting the device?

    (I thought having a bigger memory card meant you can have more apps to have at the same time) hopefully this is not a permanent case, i saw that moving to SD card was not an option back 2.1 i doubt 2.3 is going to have installing apps in SD option that would be cool though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolutionRed
    Additionally, for everyone that cares, there's a port of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) for the S that's reported working on the V.
    oh, yeah.
    look
    after a little thrashing around and teeth-gnashing finding info on getting a root prompt through adb (watch the phone screen while requesting su through adb to tell the superuser app to allow root for adb-shell or adb shell says denied) I got the rom installed...
    haven't played with it much yet but the specs say everything but incoming MMS works.
    looks good to me so far!
    And, thanks to everyone for the rooting info. I had to mix-and-match methods to find what worked for me, but it's done and I'm on gingerbread with my brand-new optimus v. Drool.
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    Can someone PLEASE help me. Everything goes smooth until i have to CHMOD the files, for some odd reason it cant find it or whatever, and im sure im doing it right. Please someone reply quick, since im in the middle of the process D:

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    [How-To] Root the LG Optimus V-chmod1.jpg
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    I was able to root from Linux. Instead of Step 3, above, do the following:
    First, unzip the SuperOneClick zip file and copy psneuter to the directory with adb. I used version 1.6.5

    Now run these commands from the directory with adb:

    ./adb push psneuter /data/local/tmp

    ./adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/psneuter

    ./adb shell /data/local/tmp/psneuter

    You can now continue with Step 4
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    EDIT:nevermind. i guess i did not save the sdk to c:\android like i thought i did. silly me :P




    when i try to push su it says "failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': read-only file system.

    same thing when i try pushing busybox.

    what am i doing wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGH360 View Post
    I tried that but it does not completely move the app to the SD card, just 3/4 of it. i would not mind this if the Internal Memory was not less than 200mb. what will i need to do after rooting the device?

    (I thought having a bigger memory card meant you can have more apps to have at the same time) hopefully this is not a permanent case, i saw that moving to SD card was not an option back 2.1 i doubt 2.3 is going to have installing apps in SD option that would be cool though.
    Check out an app on the marketplace called "Move to SD Enabler." It will let you set default location of downloaded apps to the SD card. I just tried it and it seems good.
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    ok looks like i screwd up my phone, i did all that, there was a small cursor on the left hand top screen and then it went away. screen is all black and nothing comes on..what do i do?
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    Didn't Work On My LG Optimus V Gets Stuck On Waiting For Device any ideas? I Installed The Drivers And Enabled USB Debug And Install All The Other Stuff But Still No Luck .
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxslashxxdroid View Post
    ok looks like i screwd up my phone, i did all that, there was a small cursor on the left hand top screen and then it went away. screen is all black and nothing comes on..what do i do?
    Sorry for the long time to get back to you. What's the status of your phone now? Can you reboot? Is it still completely dead?

    If it really is bricked, you can always try the unbricking method posted for the Optimus S. The process is similar for the V. Here's the link:

    Unbrick your phone

    There is one important thing. In step 15, don't use the S nandroid dump the forum links to, use the V stock dump provided by takehull in the V forum.
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    I don't understand why you can't click Root in SuperOneClick.

    If it doesn't work, why doesn't somebody report it so I can fix it?
    If it does work... then use it.

    :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortFuse View Post
    I don't understand why you can't click Root in SuperOneClick.

    If it doesn't work, why doesn't somebody report it so I can fix it?
    If it does work... then use it.

    :-D
    Didn't work for me. I don't know why. It DOES get a temp root, but fails when copying the files for the perm one. Consider it reported
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    Worked great for me. Thanks OP for the step by step.
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    Question su issues?

    Hey there, thanks for the work on this. I'm on an Optimus V with stock ROM, version Android 2.2.1, here's what I'm getting:

    From "adb shell"
    # ls -l /system/bin/busybox
    ls -l /system/bin/busybox
    -r-xr-xr-x root root 1926944 2011-02-26 17:18 busybox
    # ls -l /system/bin/su
    ls -l /system/bin/su
    -rwsrwxr-x root root 26264 2011-02-26 17:18 su
    #



    From terminal on the droid:

    $su
    Permission denied
    $


    The file permissions look fine to me, anyone have any ideas?

    Solved:

    Needed to select Notification type: Notification (instead of Toast) in the Superuser app.

    Thanks again!
    Last edited by tehbnt; 02-26-2011 at 11:39 AM.
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    EDIT2: I'm having another problem now.. I installed everything and everythings updated and I put the files in the folder, etc and super one click says i have a temp root.. I'm at the CMD window and I type the c:\android\platform-tools thing and hit enter, then i type adb shell and it says "'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." so idk what to do now lol.

    EDIT: I was trying to install the .exe file and it wouldn't let me install it.. so I downloaded the zipped version and it seems to be working, I'm running the SDK manager right now.. so I'll see.. :P

    I've never done this before, and I install the "Java Platform JDK" from this page like it says to and when I try to install the Android SDK it says that the Java SE Development Kit is not found.

    Am I doing something wrong? I'm on a 64-bit Vista computer, so I'm installing the 64-bit version of JDK. If that even makes a difference in the process..
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    Quote Originally Posted by omgwtfmason View Post
    EDIT2: I'm having another problem now.. I installed everything and everythings updated and I put the files in the folder, etc and I'm at the CMD window and I type the c:\android\platform-tools thing and hit enter, then i type adb shell and it says "'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." so idk what to do now lol.

    EDIT: I was trying to install the .exe file and it wouldn't let me install it.. so I downloaded the zipped version and it seems to be working, I'm running the SDK manager right now.. so I'll see.. :P

    I've never done this before, and I install the "Java Platform JDK" from this page like it says to and when I try to install the Android SDK it says that the Java SE Development Kit is not found.

    Am I doing something wrong? I'm on a 64-bit Vista computer, so I'm installing the 64-bit version of JDK. If that even makes a difference in the process..
    make sure you have your platform tools downloaded from the SDK manager
    for JDK, hit back where it says you don't have it installed, and then hit next and it will show it as installed.
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