09-23-2013 07:42 PM
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  1. CHOCOLATEMALK's Avatar
    I have rooted this same phone twice before, once using superoneclick with rageagainstthecage exploit when the phone was running Gingerbread, and once again using the universal method with the "runme".bat when it updated to ICS. Since then I have had to factory reset and unbrick my phone because of the security error you get if you uninstall a google app (didnt know at the time) now after this happened nothing seems to work to root it, Superoneclick just stalls on step 7 forever and the universal method seems to work fine and even installs superuser and restarts the phone and goes to restore (although my restore screen looks different) But after it restarts and I use rootchecker it says I do not have root access, I verified this by attempting to use several different apps that require root, none of which worked. I have no idea why it wont root anymore, please help! Also as a side note, I even tried resetting the phone again and not updating to ICS and trying to root Gingerbread again and that didnt work either...
    02-15-2013 09:17 PM
  2. CHOCOLATEMALK's Avatar
    Self bump... Nobody? Please help... The OS on my phone is also using way to much battery, around 30%. Another reason I want to Root it again...
    02-17-2013 05:34 PM
  3. mharrison82's Avatar
    What version are you on? Zvi or zvk? Several people, myself included have posted elsewhere on this forum about not being able to root on zvk.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    02-17-2013 09:56 PM
  4. CHOCOLATEMALK's Avatar
    Android version 4.0.4 Kernel version 3.0.8 Build version ZVI.IMM76D Software version LS840ZVI, so I am assuming ZVI?
    02-18-2013 03:44 PM
  5. CHOCOLATEMALK's Avatar
    Damn.. I am stumped..
    02-21-2013 01:55 PM
  6. adamsmiley's Avatar
    I see that same thing. Can't root on zvk.
    02-21-2013 03:41 PM
  7. libertus77's Avatar
    Root ZVI and use ota root keeper. It works and you'll have zvk rooted.

    Sent from my V6Supercharged ICS-Flavored LG Viper using Tapatalk 2
    02-21-2013 05:50 PM
  8. Own3r's Avatar
    Root ZVI and use ota root keeper. It works and you'll have zvk rooted.

    Sent from my V6Supercharged ICS-Flavored LG Viper using Tapatalk 2
    Do I need to temp unroot be for I update?
    02-21-2013 06:44 PM
  9. libertus77's Avatar
    Do I need to temp unroot be for I update?
    Yep. Temp unroot with ota root keeper.

    Sent from my V6Supercharged ICS-Flavored LG Viper using Tapatalk 2
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    02-21-2013 06:55 PM
  10. libertus77's Avatar
    I got an error with the ota, and ended up tot-ing back to a clean zvi, rooting it, running ota root keeper, taking the ota and then restoring from my titanium backup. Hopefully you guys have better luck. It wasn't too bad, in any case.

    Sent from my V6Supercharged ICS-Flavored LG Viper using Tapatalk 2
    02-21-2013 06:58 PM
  11. Own3r's Avatar
    Yep. Temp unroot with ota root keeper.

    Sent from my V6Supercharged ICS-Flavored LG Viper using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks, I'll try this again. I don't think i did that last time an I lost root after I updated.
    02-21-2013 07:02 PM
  12. Own3r's Avatar
    Yep. Temp unroot with ota root keeper.

    Sent from my V6Supercharged ICS-Flavored LG Viper using Tapatalk 2
    That worked. Updated and rooted. Now I get to restore all my stuff with Titanium backup yay
    02-21-2013 07:30 PM
  13. CHOCOLATEMALK's Avatar
    I am already on ZVI and cannot root for some reason...
    02-22-2013 02:03 AM
  14. Own3r's Avatar
    Use XDA ICS root.
    Here is where you are messing up. You need to press Restore my data before your phone restarts.

    8.) Choose option 1 & hit enter
    Now the dos text should turn green and a file will start running,
    9.) Look on your phone and the Backup & Restore window should be open, press Restore
    Now the program will run and it will reboot your phone several times, do not disconnect until it finishes.
    02-22-2013 02:49 AM
  15. CHOCOLATEMALK's Avatar
    thats what I did
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    02-24-2013 02:13 AM
  16. Bradley Keefe's Avatar
    I am having the same propblem... I get to the screen (on phone ) as shown above I don't know the password and when I just hit restore it says started then right after ended and then nothing and all the rooting software I have tried just handgs... Help. I am trying to root the phone then flash it to Metro PCS . so any and all help on these subjects will be great!!!!! thanks.
    02-27-2013 06:26 PM
  17. jgkim's Avatar
    LS840ZVK Rooting Step
    1. LS840ZVK -> LS840ZVI downgrade
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...our-phone.html

    2. Rooting at LS840ZVI
    Root MANY ANDROID! [Upd: 18.12.2012] - xda-developers

    3. Temporarily unrooting - Voodoo OTA RootKeeper
    https://code.google.com/p/xdroidx/do...otKeeper-6.apk

    4. OTA update
    adb reboot recovery
    update from cache
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...pdate-zip.html

    5. Restore rooting - Voodoo OTA RootKeeper

    03-08-2013 08:22 PM
  18. Stanley Parker's Avatar
    You cannot as of 4/11/2013 Root software versions of LG Viper 4G LTE that are:
    LS840ZVK (Not possible, believe me i spent four FULL days trying... And So I flashed:

    LS840ZVI, And Wah Lah! ...

    Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v26 Package Rooted it ASAP!

    FYI, Enjoy ...!...

    - - - Updated - - -

    You cannot as of 4/11/2013 Root software versions of LG Viper 4G LTE that are:
    LS840ZVK (Not possible, believe me i spent four FULL days trying... And So I flashed:

    LS840ZVI, And Wah Lah! ...

    Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v26 Package Rooted it ASAP!

    FYI, Enjoy ...!...
    04-12-2013 01:03 PM
  19. Own3r's Avatar
    You cannot as of 4/11/2013 Root software versions of LG Viper 4G LTE that are:
    LS840ZVK (Not possible, believe me i spent four FULL days trying... And So I flashed:

    LS840ZVI, And Wah Lah! ...

    Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v26 Package Rooted it ASAP!

    FYI, Enjoy ...!...

    - - - Updated - - -

    You cannot as of 4/11/2013 Root software versions of LG Viper 4G LTE that are:
    LS840ZVK (Not possible, believe me i spent four FULL days trying... And So I flashed:

    LS840ZVI, And Wah Lah! ...

    Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v26 Package Rooted it ASAP!

    FYI, Enjoy ...!...


    04-12-2013 08:28 PM
  20. unknownnmr's Avatar
    i have the same exact phone model and all trying to learn to root and flash dont understand it yet but i got lg flash tools i know i will have to downgrade the firmware to root this lg viper but dont know how to use the lg flash tool and simpleoneclick stalls at step 7 for me too
    04-28-2013 07:49 AM
  21. Own3r's Avatar
    i have the same exact phone model and all trying to learn to root and flash dont understand it yet but i got lg flash tools i know i will have to downgrade the firmware to root this lg viper but dont know how to use the lg flash tool and simpleoneclick stalls at step 7 for me too
    Simpleoneclick only roots Gingerbread.
    Here's how to root ZVI.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=2286062
    04-28-2013 08:23 AM
  22. ashleymcgloin's Avatar
    how did you flash it from LS840ZVK to LS840ZVI the lg support tool does not seam to work
    05-20-2013 10:05 AM
  23. someguyatx's Avatar
    Just grabbed a Viper off ebay real cheap to play with. First thing I plan to do is root when it shows up next week. Are these instructions below the current best process, or is there a better method?

    LS840ZVK Rooting Step
    1. LS840ZVK -> LS840ZVI downgrade
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...our-phone.html

    2. Rooting at LS840ZVI
    Root MANY ANDROID! [Upd: 18.12.2012] - xda-developers

    3. Temporarily unrooting - Voodoo OTA RootKeeper
    https://code.google.com/p/xdroidx/do...otKeeper-6.apk

    4. OTA update
    adb reboot recovery
    update from cache
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...pdate-zip.html

    5. Restore rooting - Voodoo OTA RootKeeper



    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    06-01-2013 10:49 PM
  24. libertus77's Avatar
    Just grabbed a Viper off ebay real cheap to play with. First thing I plan to do is root when it shows up next week. Are these instructions below the current best process, or is there a better method?





    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    That should do it.

    Sent from my JellyBean-Flavored SGS-III running a Morphed & KT747-powered CleanBean4.0 using Tapatalk 4 Beta.
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    06-02-2013 06:04 AM
  25. someguyatx's Avatar
    Thanks libertus77, will update after the phone arrives.
    06-02-2013 09:06 PM
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