1. joearaujo5488's Avatar
    Most ICS/JB devices now accepting XDA universal root method


    If you lost root because of ICS or unrooted, this method works....its a batch file...just choose option number '4. other'...and your phone will ask to restore..jus hit restore..and you have root..easy stuff
    11-01-2012 11:17 PM
  2. progranade's Avatar
    Thanks for bricking my phone moron.
    11-01-2012 11:41 PM
  3. joearaujo5488's Avatar
    How Did it brick?

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    11-01-2012 11:48 PM
  4. joearaujo5488's Avatar
    Was USB debugging enabled?

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    11-01-2012 11:49 PM
  5. mharrison82's Avatar
    Most ICS/JB devices now accepting XDA universal root method


    If you lost root because of ICS or unrooted, this method works....its a batch file...just choose option number '4. other'...and your phone will ask to restore..jus hit restore..and you have root..easy stuff
    Can you confirm this? While there is no need to result in name calling. Posting up something and saying it works is a bit different from proving it works.
    11-01-2012 11:53 PM
  6. joearaujo5488's Avatar
    yea i did it myself..and it worked perfectly fine
    11-01-2012 11:57 PM
  7. joearaujo5488's Avatar
    How to root ICS-uploadfromtaptalk1351828855814.jpg

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    11-02-2012 12:01 AM
  8. joearaujo5488's Avatar
    im trying to see now if the google now feature they have for jellybean only will be able to run on the viper..hopefully it does
    11-02-2012 12:03 AM
  9. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    im trying to see now if the google now feature they have for jellybean only will be able to run on the viper..hopefully it does
    They have a zip that you can flash for it on ICS ...

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    11-02-2012 12:12 AM
  10. joearaujo5488's Avatar
    but i would need cwm no? or could i flash that from the stock recovery? ive seen they have a apk version and zip flashable version....but i need my phone to be deodexed as one of the requirements and cwm..everything else looks good..
    11-02-2012 12:21 AM
  11. d_mcknight's Avatar
    no problems here, ran with debugging enabled and rebooted with su installed
    11-02-2012 12:29 AM
  12. wolfygang's Avatar
    joearaujo5488 I found the original XDA thread you have to run cmd as an administrator and thats an old version I made a new post with a video link and stuff
    11-02-2012 12:33 AM
  13. progranade's Avatar
    Sorry, I got yelled at by my Dad and when that happened it made me so mad the camera wouldn't work and I had the Face login on and it didn't put up anything and just automatically crashed.
    11-02-2012 10:44 PM
  14. mharrison82's Avatar
    So I just tried this method and I was not able to click restore. It was asking me for the phones encryption password, and since my device is not encrypted, I have no clue what it is asking me for, so I had to bail on it.
    11-02-2012 11:24 PM
  15. tommyjoesanders's Avatar
    So I just tried this method and I was not able to click restore. It was asking me for the phones encryption password, and since my device is not encrypted, I have no clue what it is asking me for, so I had to bail on it.
    I haven't tried it yet. sorry I couldn't help you with this matter
    11-02-2012 11:27 PM
  16. mharrison82's Avatar
    I haven't tried it yet. sorry I couldn't help you with this matter
    You can't be everything to everyone man....no worries....not really in a big hurry to root anyways...the bloat isn't as bothersome in ICS as it was in GB to me. Diggin' the stock right now....Perhaps as I get older I just become more of a simple man, or I just am happy to get the update so I'll deal with stock right now....not that I'm a custom rom guy or anything...just don't like having to see the NBA and NASCAR apps....I don't watch either sports so why do I have to have apps for them!? lol.
    11-02-2012 11:31 PM
  17. joearaujo5488's Avatar
    So I just tried this method and I was not able to click restore. It was asking me for the phones encryption password, and since my device is not encrypted, I have no clue what it is asking me for, so I had to bail on it.
    You just hit restore...leave the fields blank..and it will do its thing

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    11-03-2012 05:12 AM
  18. rigdon420's Avatar
    This method was fast and easy thanks for the quick discovery

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    11-03-2012 06:06 AM
  19. mharrison82's Avatar
    You just hit restore...leave the fields blank..and it will do its thing

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    Re read my post....restore is grayed out...it won't let me click it.

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    11-03-2012 08:00 AM
  20. libertus77's Avatar
    Re read my post....restore is grayed out...it won't let me click it.

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Tapatalk 2
    Hmm. That happened to me once, but I think I just reran it and it worked. Doing that every time?

    Sent from my ICS-Flavored LG Viper using Tapatalk 2
    11-03-2012 09:24 AM
  21. mharrison82's Avatar
    Hmm. That happened to me once, but I think I just reran it and it worked. Doing that every time?

    Sent from my ICS-Flavored LG Viper using Tapatalk 2
    So far it has...I'll try it again later when my son goes down for his nap

    Sent from my LG-LS840 using Tapatalk 2
    11-03-2012 09:28 AM
  22. joearaujo5488's Avatar
    Hmmm thats weird..harrison..are both buttons grayed out? I.e., "restore" and "restore all"...i don't see how that could happen...but there are other methods on this forum..try those...i only used this one because it was fast and the least amount of steps (maybe 2 or 3)...but I'm sure the other methods should work if your having problems with this one

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    11-03-2012 12:10 PM
  23. trailz's Avatar
    soooooo. i have been lurking since i found out that rumors were going around that we were going to get ics since august. checking for any info as to when we would get it. when the updatezip file finally showed up after the ota started i registered so i could dl the file and start the update. it worked perfectly. now i wanted root. and now im rooted! sweet! so i just wanted to chime in and say that this worked for me.
    very fast the whole process might have taken 5 mins.

    just some notes.
    lg-ls840. was completely stock. then updated to ics yesterday.
    when i did the updatezip, i had installed all the lg drivers on my computer. used the adb recovery method.(so probably need those drivers if you dont have them already)
    also had the phone in usb debug mode.
    when using this xda program to root, and was prompted for encryption codes i just left them blank and hit the restore button at the bottom.

    after the phone rebooted i used the root checker app and according to it im rooted.

    thanks for everything AC and thanks to the members that find this info and put it here for me to find!
    11-03-2012 12:50 PM
  24. mharrison82's Avatar
    5th times the charm it seems. I tried a different USB cable (with debugging turned on of course) and this time around, the root took just fine. Thanks for the info.
    joearaujo5488 likes this.
    11-03-2012 12:57 PM

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