1. theboyshort's Avatar
    Hey. I was having trouble flashing roms and somebody suggested to flash ZV9. It went great and perfect except for the fact that my phone is no longer rooted. I tried Gingerbreak width no success. My computer has a virus and is not in usable condition. Is there any suggestions? Any apps that work like Gingerbreak?

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    06-25-2012 05:02 PM
  2. vB396530's Avatar
    Hey. I was having trouble flashing roms and somebody suggested to flash ZV9. It went great and perfect except for the fact that my phone is no longer rooted. I tried Gingerbreak width no success. My computer has a virus and is not in usable condition. Is there any suggestions? Any apps that work like Gingerbreak?

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    no not yet
    Always read before doing anything & use the search tab

    PC format hard drive reinstall operating system no more virus
    06-25-2012 05:31 PM
  3. bjzapp's Avatar
    continue to read and scroll down thorough the threads on ZV9 rooting...it's there---Gingerbreak WILL NOT work now!
    06-25-2012 05:32 PM
  4. theboyshort's Avatar
    Is there any way to remove the update?
    06-25-2012 05:36 PM
  5. bjzapp's Avatar
    Is there any way to remove the update?
    only if you made a back-up of what you had before and can restore to that in recovery....
    06-25-2012 05:40 PM
  6. cole2kb's Avatar
    only if you made a back-up of what you had before and can restore to that in recovery....
    That is incorrect. You can not revert to the old radio. You might be able to follow the new guide posted a few threads down (Unbricking your Optimus V - NOOB PROOF!) to restore the old radio, but you need a PC to do so. There is also no current way to get root on ZV9 without a PC. I'd say you should look into getting your computer cleaned up.
    06-25-2012 05:44 PM
  7. bjzapp's Avatar
    That is incorrect. You can not revert to the old radio. You might be able to follow the new guide posted a few threads down (Unbricking your Optimus V - NOOB PROOF!) to restore the old radio, but you need a PC to do so. There is also no current way to get root on ZV9 without a PC. I'd say you should look into getting your computer cleaned up.
    Yeah, yeah good look man
    Yes, a PC would be needed to root the ZV9 after that update. The radio update that the update puts in IS irr-reversible (like my underwear!!) lol
    Good luck
    06-25-2012 05:48 PM
  8. anthonycr's Avatar
    That is incorrect. You can not revert to the old radio. You might be able to follow the new guide posted a few threads down (Unbricking your Optimus V - NOOB PROOF!) to restore the old radio, but you need a PC to do so. There is also no current way to get root on ZV9 without a PC. I'd say you should look into getting your computer cleaned up.
    He still has the old radio unless he flashed the update twice.
    06-25-2012 06:19 PM
  9. cole2kb's Avatar
    He still has the old radio unless he flashed the update twice.
    I know. However, if he didn't actually flash the update properly, wouldn't he still be able to use Gingerbreak?
    06-25-2012 06:31 PM
  10. anthonycr's Avatar
    I know. However, if he didn't actually flash the update properly, wouldn't he still be able to use Gingerbreak?
    No I don't think, because the radio has nothing to do with blocking ginger break that would be the way they built the rom. Then again Iay be wrong.
    06-25-2012 06:46 PM
  11. ThatGuyLurkin's Avatar
    What makes you say you need to flash it twice?

    I flashed it once and I'm on ZV9.
    The update contains some files patched, so Gingerbreak wont work.

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    06-25-2012 07:02 PM
  12. cole2kb's Avatar
    You're not on zv9 then. Custom recoveries won't write the radio, so you flash once with custom recovery which writes stock rom and recovery, then flash again in stock recovery to write the actual radio.

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    06-25-2012 07:05 PM
  13. dzdzjb's Avatar
    Before you get back root, if you want zv9, you should flash the zv9 update.zip at least one more time (since, as has been mentioned before, the update.zip needs to be flashed through the stock recovery to update the radio).

    Then, to get root again, since your computer is not in a working state:

    Acquire a Linux LiveCD; there are many, but since Ubuntu seems to rule the world lately (especially where Google/Android is concerned), I would suggest just using the Ubuntu installer disc, since it's a reasonably complete live CD. Boot to the CD, download the Android SDK (which has ADB). If you can't connect with ADB you may have to change a file (on my computer it is /etc/udev/rules.d/50-android.rules and most Linux distributions should use something similar) to use the correct vendor ID (see the Android documentation pages for hints).

    You should then be able to access the device, and apply the Gordita root procedure that JerryScript describes elsewhere in this forum.

    or

    Borrow a friend's computer.

    or

    Experiment and see if you can do it all on your phone (install a Terminal Emulator app, but be very careful with spelling!); I have no idea if this can work.
    06-25-2012 07:28 PM
  14. ThatGuyLurkin's Avatar
    You're not on zv9 then. Custom recoveries won't write the radio, so you flash once with custom recovery which writes stock rom and recovery, then flash again in stock recovery to write the actual radio.

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    I tested and had all the problems ZV9 had. It says ZV9 everywhere too. o_o

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    06-25-2012 07:31 PM
  15. cole2kb's Avatar
    I tested and had all the problems ZV9 had. It says ZV9 everywhere too. o_o

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    The update changes a file in the /system folder that reports the baseband version, but it doesn't write the radio unless in a stock recovery, so your ROM could be saying ZV9 when you're not running the update radio When did you do the update? Looking at your previous posts, you state having an Optimus replaced in June, and the problems with the update were fixed back in late April / early May. Not trying to play snarky detective at all, don't take it that way, just trying to figure it out, because every single other report, including my own experience, has proven that the radio update does not take until a second flash in stock recovery, confirmed by the developers / maintainers of our recoveries, because they do not include the ability to write the radios at all.
    06-25-2012 08:15 PM
  16. BuggerZ's Avatar
    If you want to root ZV9, Google search Gordita Root. (Make sure to flash ZV9 in the stock recovery first though, otherwise ZV9 won't flash to your baseband correctly).
    06-25-2012 11:32 PM
  17. cole2kb's Avatar
    If you want to root ZV9, Google search Gordita Root. (Make sure to flash ZV9 in the stock recovery first though, otherwise ZV9 won't flash to your baseband correctly).
    OP stated he doesn't have access to a PC, which is required to root ZV9.
    06-25-2012 11:39 PM
  18. dzdzjb's Avatar
    OP stated he doesn't have access to a PC, which is required to root ZV9.
    I don't see why the Gordita Root procedure requires a PCthough it would certainly require very accurate typing in a Terminal emulator and interpreting the instructions for where to put the files. I should probably not encourage this sort of behavior, though, so I'll shut up now :P
    06-26-2012 12:21 AM
  19. josh2903's Avatar
    Cole2kb in a previous forum you assisted me with installing the stock recovery on my phone through a virgin mobile link. If I flashed that link and restored the stock recovery, which gave me the Zv9 baseband am I running the updated radio or am I able to root without having the flash the Zv9? Thanks!
    06-26-2012 12:27 AM
  20. cole2kb's Avatar
    If I gave you instructions to flash the ZV9 update while you were in stock recovery, then you are already on ZV9 and you will need to follow the Gordita Root procedure. If the radio update didn't take, I always thought you could still just use Gingerbreak, but according to the OP, that isn't the case. So, if you're looking to root again, I'd try Gingerbreak first, and if that doesn't work, go for Gordita Root. You shouldn't have to flash anything else in preparation for it.
    06-26-2012 03:24 AM
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