1. DDUBYO's Avatar
    Hey I'm a little confused. Gingerbreak isn't working for me.

    I restarted my phone before I used it.
    I'm running 2.2.2 software version and VM670ZV5
    Baseband version VM670ZV9_60401001

    Is there anything I could do? Or am I missing something?
    05-15-2012 04:18 PM
  2. bkttk2's Avatar
    Hey I'm a little confused. Gingerbreak isn't working for me.

    I restarted my phone before I used it.
    I'm running 2.2.2 software version and VM670ZV5
    Baseband version VM670ZV9_60401001

    Is there anything I could do? Or am I missing something?
    For the V9 radio the method is a little different. Take a look at the thread located here

    Good Luck!!
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    05-15-2012 04:26 PM
  3. DDUBYO's Avatar
    For the V9 radio the method is a little different. Take a look at the thread located here

    Good Luck!!
    Thanks. I'll try this out. I'm just confused cause gingerbreak is supposed to work for ZV5, "If baseband ends with ZV5 you can use Gingerbreak." I'll try the zv9 method as well


    EDIT: Wait nvm I see what you mean. I'm running VM670zv9. Thanks!
    05-15-2012 04:32 PM
  4. epicb0dyc0unt's Avatar
    Edit: didn't notice your basebands were off some. Nvm
    05-15-2012 08:04 PM
  5. thewraith420's Avatar
    Hey I'm a little confused. Gingerbreak isn't working for me.

    I restarted my phone before I used it.
    I'm running 2.2.2 software version and VM670ZV5
    Baseband version VM670ZV9_60401001

    Is there anything I could do? Or am I missing something?
    The strange part here is they both should say zv9... I'd flash the official update.zip again from the stock recovery then follow the link bkttk2 provided

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    05-15-2012 09:12 PM
  6. curtis1973's Avatar
    after seeing a number of individuals who have new phones with zv9 already on it and others having major issues re-rooting after installing this piece of trash software i dont think anyone should install it that doesnt have it on their phones. especially if they want the option of being rooted,etc.. in my opinion(and it is just that. my own) the vm "security" update should not be installed by anyone who does not currently have it on their device. the "security hole" their updating isnt because of viruses,malware,etc. its to deter rom use,etc. some security update..they went through all that to cause our community issues versus releasing a decent gingerbread update for their customers. i like virgin mobile,but on this issue. i think they suck. they whined and complained to anyone asking about a gingerbread update about how costly it was,etc..or even flat out lied and told customers it was coming..which never happened. and yet in the end..this is what we got. a bork causing "security" update. excuse my frustation,but really..a security update??? really??? what does it fix??? answer me that..outside of deterring rom use that is. it fixes nothing..and the radio portion in my opinion improves squat. there are as many people saying it improved reception none at all as there is that thought it did. to me..thats a placebo effect. i cant help what others suggest when it comes to the zv9 update,but for me. im suggesting to leave it sitting right where it needs to be. on virgin mobiles website. unused!!
    05-16-2012 02:27 PM
  7. LeoLawliet's Avatar
    Why not use SuperOneClick or zergrush? You'd need a PC for those but they will definitely work.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 running IHO MiRaGe using Tapatalk
    05-16-2012 02:31 PM
  8. curtis1973's Avatar
    you could,and they do work. but why even have to go to that extent for something that really doesnt help your device one way or the other? zv5 works as good as zv9 from everything ive read. so there really is no need to install the "update". its garbage software that will cause more headaches than its worth.
    05-16-2012 02:35 PM
  9. Eollie's Avatar
    curtis Im sorry but you are WRONG. I guess you dont remember the exploit that would root your phone and do things you had no idea it was doing do you? That was from installing a app on the play store.

    Read this, it explains why gingerbreak was patched to not work in this update.
    Evolving Android Malware Shows How Evil Apps Will Evade Google's Scans - Forbes

    Please also we all know you dislike VM's way of updating and what not but atleast research the reason for fixes before making yourself look like a ***.
    05-16-2012 03:23 PM
  10. tvall's Avatar
    If you can run gingerbreak and get root, any app can too. Simple as that.
    05-16-2012 03:32 PM
  11. kwknott's Avatar
    Yeah they did stop us from rooting. That was the security update. When you run Gingerbreak, etc you are taking advantage of an exploit in the code to gain root access to Android. If you can take advantage of it gain root access, a rouge app can use it to do bad things to your phone. When Jerry posted about the new Gordita root method by jcase he said they reported it to AOSP to be fixed as it is a security vulnerability so that method will probably be fixed some day

    Sent from my Optimus V running BACKside IHO using Tapatalk2
    05-16-2012 03:39 PM
  12. thewraith420's Avatar
    ... Back on topic... The reason I suggested the op do the update is cause he's already running the zv9 software. Gingerbreak will not work for it. Since it still says zv5 for the SW version. It looks like it was only applied once from a custom recovery and needs to be run again to be completed. Once that's done. He should be able to root gordita root style.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    05-16-2012 04:04 PM
  13. curtis1973's Avatar
    curtis Im sorry but you are WRONG. I guess you dont remember the exploit that would root your phone and do things you had no idea it was doing do you? That was from installing a app on the play store.

    Read this, it explains why gingerbreak was patched to not work in this update.
    Evolving Android Malware Shows How Evil Apps Will Evade Google's Scans - Forbes

    Please also we all know you dislike VM's way of updating and what not but atleast research the reason for fixes before making yourself look like a ***.
    hey its still a garbage update. as for looking like an ***,youre the clown that looks like an *** for calling someone an *** for stating their opinion...***!! as for me being uninformed on any actual security flaw....that doesn't seem to be an overwhelming issue for anyone by the way...well that may be true,but calling someone an *** for being uninformed is a bit childish. and for the record,security issue or not..its STILL not worth installing. ill take my chances :thumbup:

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    05-16-2012 04:15 PM
  14. DDUBYO's Avatar
    Stop fighting people. Really. And I've actually noticed some improvements in the browser and signal strength for the virgin mobile update.

    The link bkttk2 provided (second post) worked like a charm. Not as easy as gingerbreak, but it works for sure. I got quattrimus 10 running and everything is working great.
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    05-16-2012 04:27 PM
  15. curtis1973's Avatar
    im glad it worked for you,and my apologies for taking your topic..off topic.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    05-16-2012 04:29 PM
  16. morenoa48's Avatar
    I agree with Curtis, I flashed the ZV9 update and did not notice one single difference in reception or anything else for that matter. BTW, brotherswing has a kick a** tutorial on how to flash and root this update. I followed his instructions and was re-rooted within minutes. Thanks brotherswing!
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    05-17-2012 08:33 AM
  17. Eollie's Avatar
    curtis I had a post written up and then figured I would just say this. I would rather look like a informed educated *** then somebody without a clue and has a ax to grind.
    05-17-2012 10:37 AM
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