1. jstevens74's Avatar
    Does anyone have a way to root non activated Optimus V? I Have tried several ways and no luck. I want to fiddle w/ roms and am not activating phone.
    11-19-2011 10:45 AM
  2. jSterling's Avatar
    I didn't think it has to be done on a activated phone. I'm pretty sure I've rooted and flashed a non working ov before.

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    11-19-2011 10:54 AM
  3. jstevens74's Avatar
    you remember which method you used???
    11-19-2011 11:20 AM
  4. asadullah's Avatar
    which version of android software comes on the phone? Do you have adb set up on your computer?
    11-19-2011 11:30 AM
  5. jSterling's Avatar
    Honestly I can't really remember but I know I didn't use adb, I think there was a software suite called romtools that I used to root and install a custom recovery.

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    11-21-2011 08:06 PM
  6. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    try gingerbreak from xda. might take a few tries but should work eventually.
    I've read it prefers the stock sd card.
    after it's rooted you can use flash_image gui (also on xda) to flash a recovery.
    11-21-2011 09:01 PM
  7. Growjunky's Avatar
    I used gingerbreak a month ago on my brothers brandnew optimus v and it worked fine.

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    11-21-2011 11:41 PM
  8. saxrulez's Avatar
    Gingerbreak worked fine on this phone.i have not activated it yet.

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    11-22-2011 01:22 AM