1. rosser's Avatar
    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!
    mustafu and Thugblue14 like this.
    11-05-2011 02:15 PM
  2. laurenboliek's Avatar
    can i do this on mac?
    02-04-2012 08:02 AM
  3. rosser's Avatar
    can i do this on mac?
    Not with this method. There is a method for Mac coming soon from what I hear.
    02-05-2012 07:55 PM
  4. rallias's Avatar
    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.
    02-05-2012 11:09 PM
  5. Oscaarr_'s Avatar
    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?
    02-10-2012 12:29 AM
  6. rosser's Avatar
    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?
    02-11-2012 08:30 PM
  7. superuser100k's Avatar
    When I hit the run button it says permission denied and then my phone reboots I can't root it plz help
    03-03-2012 01:23 AM
  8. matt_s989's Avatar
    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?
    03-04-2012 03:00 PM
  9. athalahelm's Avatar
    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!
    04-05-2012 04:24 PM
  10. jtw1216's Avatar
    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
    04-15-2012 01:48 PM
  11. swagg12's Avatar
    i try to root my lg ms910 and said permission denied help!!!
    05-26-2012 04:23 PM
  12. NeoSabin's Avatar
    Make sure you have USB debugging on through the notifications.
    06-27-2012 09:51 PM
  13. calypso1's Avatar
    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?
    09-08-2012 02:10 PM
  14. jsanderson5's Avatar
    Make sure you have USB debugging on through the notifications.


    Sent from my LG-MS910 using Android Central Forums
    11-12-2012 02:41 AM
  15. Maricela Alonso's Avatar
    the scrreen stops on started daemon succesfully and wont go any foward with the process why is that '?
    11-28-2012 12:45 PM
  16. bituser's Avatar
    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.
    06-27-2013 08:28 AM
  17. babybearcc's Avatar
    This doesn't work on ms910 zve.
    07-29-2013 09:29 PM
  18. Nw Thomas's Avatar
    08-09-2013 12:33 PM
  19. Android_user714's Avatar
    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.
    01-21-2014 07:30 PM
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