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  1. sneakysqueesh's Avatar
    06-09-2011 02:30 PM
  2. dvlsfvrsn's Avatar
    Thanks so much for this.
    06-09-2011 03:10 PM
  3. joliver99's Avatar
    view attached file
    06-09-2011 03:58 PM
  4. RebootUrMom's Avatar
    Thanks for you post it really helps. One question if I update the Android SDK to 2.3 will it mess up the rooting process?
    06-09-2011 04:27 PM
  5. kr338r's Avatar
    thank you for this!
    06-09-2011 05:16 PM
  6. sonicphobia's Avatar
    Thanks for all the effort guys. OpenSource ftw
    06-09-2011 05:20 PM
  7. bdell117's Avatar
    Just did it to my lg optimus v. Thanks again!
    06-09-2011 07:40 PM
  8. Bodhaguru's Avatar
    Gonna do it now guys. wish me luck. Thanks much.
    06-09-2011 07:49 PM
  9. Murdechai's Avatar
    Thank you for the guide, will do this tonight!
    06-10-2011 02:59 AM
  10. quietlydismantled's Avatar
    one post to download attachments? ...done.
    06-10-2011 09:42 AM
  11. devinhicks56's Avatar
    im really hoping i can do this. I am very much a modding noob when it comes to android. PSPs are so much easier!!
    06-10-2011 12:31 PM
  12. Platrycus's Avatar
    Thanks for doing this thread!
    06-10-2011 12:38 PM
  13. Gonzofreak's Avatar
    I can't say thanks enough. I looked at a few other sites, but your detailed instructions made it very easy to follow and root my phone. I already backed up what I need and deleted all the crap off my Optimus V. Thanks again.
    06-10-2011 01:25 PM
  14. bemax8124's Avatar
    Trying on Metro PCS LG Optimus M. HAving problems with SuperOneclick 1.9.1 gaining ShellRoot. Tried several times and get this message.
    ---------------------------------------------------
    SuperOneClick v1.9.1.0
    Killing ADB Server...

    OK

    Starting ADB Server...
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *

    OK

    Waiting for device...

    OK

    Pushing psneuter...
    1881 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.304s)

    OK

    chmod psneuter...
    error: closed

    FAILED
    --------------------------------------------------------

    Any suggestions?
    06-10-2011 02:31 PM
  15. asher81's Avatar
    sure hope this works , have tryed everthing to root....thx
    06-10-2011 07:12 PM
  16. solistus's Avatar
    Thanks for the awesome guide! I'm trying it now for the first time. The USB drivers auto-installed when I plugged my newly bought Optimus V in for the first time. Not sure if they're the right ones. If the SD card mounts to Windows and USB debugging is showing its notifier, I assume that means I've got the right USB driver?

    Edit: SuperOneClick decided to hang on 'waiting for device' and skimming some earlier pages leads me to believe that I have a generic driver that doesn't include modem driver capabilities. Found a link to the official LG drivers, ran the installer, tried again and got my shell root on the first try with no issues. I'll edit again if I hit any more snags.

    Edit2: Smooth sailing after that, TitaniumBackup got root privileges successfully and pushed a full backup to the SD card. Pushing the stock ROM to the SD card now.
    06-11-2011 02:14 AM
  17. tainteddonut's Avatar
    Just wanted to say thank you! Just picked up my Optimus V today, so hopefully I don't screw this up!
    06-11-2011 03:43 AM
  18. sb2uk's Avatar
    This guide will show you how to get a permanent root on your Optimus V, WITHOUT flashing a custom recovery.

    Much of this post comes from KSmithInNY's Guide to rooting the Optimus S which can be found HERE. Thanks to KSmithInNY for letting me use his guide as a base.

    WARNING - This is a cat and mouse game we play with manufacturers. I guarantee you an update will come from LG that patches this exploit and will prevent people from rooting. It will also close your root access if you've already rooted using this method. Long story short, NEVER ACCEPT OTA UPDATES FROM THE CARRIER OR MANUFACTURER.

    What You'll Need:
    - Sun JDK, FOUND HERE
    - The Android SDK, FOUND HERE. Install this on the root of your computer so the path is C:/android. After you've installed the SDK, make sure it's up to date by launching the SDK Manager. This will be something like c:\android\SDK Manager.exe. It will ask you to update several things, but the only one that needs to be up to date is the SDK Platform for Android 2.2
    - Drivers for the LG phone installed on your computer. Instructions can be FOUND HERE courtesy of our favorite android hacker, modder, developer, blogger (jack of all trades) gbhil
    - SuperOneClick v1.6.3, which is available from xda-developers HERE.
    - And the file I have attached to this post. Download it, unzip it, and put the 2 files inside in your android\platform-tools folder created from installing the SDK.

    Before you go any further, make sure you have downloaded/installed/updated everything in the list above, or will you not be able to complete the root.

    Ready?
    Step 1: Plug your phone into your PC with the USB cable.

    Step 2: Make sure the phone is charge only (don't mount as USB drive) and USB debugging is enabled. Menu > Settings > Applications > Development > check mark USB debugging

    Step 3: Run SuperOneClick.exe. Select the psneuter exploit on the right, and then click the Shell Root button. SuperOneClick will attempt to gain a temporary root for your phone. This may take several tries. Keep trying until you get a message that says "You phone has a Temp ADB Root". Leave this window open, do not reboot your phone, and continue to step 4.

    Step 4: Open a CMD window and type the following:

    cd c:\wherever-your-sdk-tools-folder-is (mine for example is C:\android\platform-tools).
    (After entering the next line, adb shell, you should have a "#" prompt, if instead you see "$", SuperOneClick has not been able to gain access to your phone. Go Back to step 3 and try again).
    adb shell
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /system /system
    exit
    adb push su /system/bin
    adb push busybox /system/bin
    adb shell
    cd /system/bin
    chmod 4755 su
    chmod 555 busybox
    exit
    adb reboot


    (Your phone will now reboot)

    Step 5: Go to the android market on your phone and download "Superuser"(free). The developer will be listed as ChainsDD. You can then download TitaniumBackup and attempt to backup your phone. It will also check to make sure your phone has been rooted correctly. It you don't get any errors, your phone has been rooted correctly!

    Donations:
    What I ask is, if this helps you root, tweak, or modify your phone, please watch this thread and help someone who may be experiencing issue. Yes, I am asking you to donate your time. The same donation I made while writing this so you could root your phone

    Simple Explanation of commands and programs:
    busybox - busybox is collection of Linux utilities to manipulate files and many other things. Many programs that require root use busybox to copy files and move them around, among other things.
    su - su allows programs to run with higher (e.g. root) permissions.
    adb shell - Logs you into your phone and allows you to enter commands directly
    exit - Logs you out of your phone
    adb push - Sends a file to your phone
    mount - Allows you set up file systems as read/write instead of read only, among many other things
    cd - Changes to whatever directory is specified
    chmod - Changes the permissions for the file specified. the number 4755 simply tells the linux system that anyone can run the file.
    thanks!
    06-11-2011 07:53 AM
  19. ComputerScienceMajorInProgress's Avatar
    will this superone click work with Optimus M as well?
    06-11-2011 11:07 AM
  20. jblack627's Avatar
    Thanks for editing the instructions specifically for the Optimus V! It will help out so much!
    Thanks!
    06-11-2011 01:57 PM
  21. sircle's Avatar
    I've had my Optimus V for a month now, and I really enjoy using it. Light years beyond my old Windows phone, the Samsung BlackJack II. This will be my first attempt at rooting, I'm hoping it will be a good one. Wish me luck!
    06-11-2011 02:23 PM
  22. tyha22's Avatar
    thanks
    06-11-2011 02:35 PM
  23. jbrown0's Avatar
    thanks
    06-11-2011 03:41 PM
  24. supermanstwin's Avatar
    any newer then feb ..
    06-11-2011 05:37 PM
  25. Ascariath's Avatar
    Thanks for this info
    06-11-2011 05:50 PM
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