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  1. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    The instructions here are outdated. Use the new Gingerbreak, install .apk and run it on the phone (no need to even connect to a PC, except to transfer the .apk file for installation.
    Does everything work with Gingerbreak? Like all apps and phone functionality?


    Sent from my VM670
    07-27-2011 03:39 PM
  2. krings's Avatar
    I got a replacement phone from VM. They gave me OS version 2.2.2.

    The only method that worked is the gingerbread exploit method. I checked using terminal emulator and it showed the su command worked fine.
    07-27-2011 04:07 PM
  3. Whyzor's Avatar
    GingerBREAK is an .apk to root the Optimus V among other devices, not to be confused with Gingerbread (Android 2.3)

    [26.04.2011][v1.2] GingerBreak APK (root for GingerBread) - xda-developers

    After that, I would suggest installing ROM Manager from the app market, and from there install a recovery (either xionia recovery image for flashing Harmonia Froyo 2.2 based ROM, or clockworkmod recovery image for flashing IHO/BACKside CM7.1 (Gingerbread 2.3 based ROM).

    To summarize:

    1. GingerBREAK to root the phone
    2. ROM Manager to flash a recovery image (xionia or clockworkmod)
    3. In recovery mode, wipe data, cache, dalvik cache, format /system, /data...etc.
    4. Flash custom ROM in recovery mode (recommend Harmonia or IHO/BACKside)
    07-27-2011 04:12 PM
  4. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    GingerBREAK is an .apk to root the Optimus V among other devices, not to be confused with Gingerbread (Android 2.3)

    [26.04.2011][v1.2] GingerBreak APK (root for GingerBread) - xda-developers

    After that, I would suggest installing ROM Manager from the app market, and from there install a recovery (either xionia recovery image for flashing Harmonia Froyo 2.2 based ROM, or clockworkmod recovery image for flashing IHO/BACKside CM7.1 (Gingerbread 2.3 based ROM).

    To summarize:

    1. GingerBREAK to root the phone
    2. ROM Manager to flash a recovery image (xionia or clockworkmod)
    3. In recovery mode, wipe data, cache, dalvik cache, format /system, /data...etc.
    4. Flash custom ROM in recovery mode (recommend Harmonia or IHO/BACKside)
    Thanks for the breakdown. Unfortunately, a lot of that is still Greek to me. And I have read a lot already on rooting.

    Basically, all I want to do is root so I can use link2sd to make more room available for apps on my Optimus V. Really not interested in custom ROMs or anything.

    What's the best way for me to accomplish that? I don't want my phone to look or act any different, and I definitely cannot risk bricking.
    07-27-2011 04:44 PM
  5. Whyzor's Avatar
    Thanks for the breakdown. Unfortunately, a lot of that is still Greek to me. And I have read a lot already on rooting.

    Basically, all I want to do is root so I can use link2sd to make more room available for apps on my Optimus V. Really not interested in custom ROMs or anything.

    What's the best way for me to accomplish that? I don't want my phone to look or act any different, and I definitely cannot risk bricking.
    One runs the risk of bricking as soon as they have root. Installing a recovery image actually allows you to make a backup of the original ROM before changing things. In your case you could just use gingerbreak to get root & then install link2sd, but if you don't make backups (via a custom recovery image), who knows if a buggy link2sd app released in the future could brick your system (since it has root access, it has the possibility of doing more damage than a non-rooted phone.

    Actually Froyo already has the feature to move some parts of apps (if the developer allows it) to the sdcard. In the settings - applications - specific app, there's a 'move to sdcard' button. It's probably safer to just use that.
    07-27-2011 04:51 PM
  6. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Actually Froyo already has the feature to move some parts of apps (if the developer allows it) to the sdcard. In the settings - applications - specific app, there's a 'move to sdcard' button. It's probably safer to just use that.

    I've already used the built in utility to move everything that can be moved to the sd card. Unfortunately if I have everything installed that I want to use it leaves me with 10-20MB free.
    07-27-2011 05:25 PM
  7. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    The instructions here are outdated. Use the new Gingerbreak, install .apk and run it on the phone (no need to even connect to a PC, except to transfer the .apk file for installation.
    So does Gingerbreak do essentially exactly the same thing as the step by step in this sticky? Are there any differences in results or risk?
    07-27-2011 05:34 PM
  8. Whyzor's Avatar
    So does Gingerbreak do essentially exactly the same thing as the step by step in this sticky? Are there any differences in results or risk?
    I believe Gingerbreak is simpler, so there's less chance of messing up (risk?). If it doesn't work (maybe in the recent VM 2.2.2 ROMs), then you'll have to try another method. The ultimate goal here is to gain root access (think of it as hacking into a windows machine to get Administrator rights).
    07-27-2011 11:30 PM
  9. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I believe Gingerbreak is simpler, so there's less chance of messing up (risk?). If it doesn't work (maybe in the recent VM 2.2.2 ROMs), then you'll have to try another method. The ultimate goal here is to gain root access (think of it as hacking into a windows machine to get Administrator rights).
    Cool. I fully understand rooting. I have some unix/Linux experience. The part that's unclear is flashing a custom recovery. I know the term "flashing" as in flashing a BIOS, which would be updating/replacing a bios in a computer motherboard. When you flash a custom recovery, are you replacing the software on the phone? Or is it something different?
    07-28-2011 05:48 AM
  10. Whyzor's Avatar
    Cool. I fully understand rooting. I have some unix/Linux experience. The part that's unclear is flashing a custom recovery. I know the term "flashing" as in flashing a BIOS, which would be updating/replacing a bios in a computer motherboard. When you flash a custom recovery, are you replacing the software on the phone? Or is it something different?
    The recovery image is a separate bootsector (not exactly sure if that's technically correct). It's separate from the main OS. Custom recovery images have basic features that the stock recovery image that came with LG doesn't, like backup/restore images, flashing newer zips by name, wiping partitions...etc. So flashing a custom recovery image allows the main OS partition to be modified without using it. Even if the main OS partition gets corrupted or hosed, one usually can boot into the recovery image to restore an older backup. BTW 'flashing' is the term used because on phones the permanent storage is the ROM.
    07-28-2011 10:12 AM
  11. txrngr's Avatar
    everytime i run superoneclick i get this msg any idea what i need to do
    Could not load type 'AdbInterface.AdbCommands.RunExploit' from assembly 'AdbInterface, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.
    FAILED
    07-29-2011 07:41 AM
  12. psnowatzki's Avatar
    Yada yada post
    07-31-2011 09:02 AM
  13. koopakid08's Avatar
    everytime i run superoneclick i get this msg any idea what i need to do
    Could not load type 'AdbInterface.AdbCommands.RunExploit' from assembly 'AdbInterface, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.
    FAILED
    It sometimes takes 5 to 10 times for it to work. Just keep trying.


    Sent from my LG Optimus V using Tapatalk
    08-01-2011 01:02 AM
  14. Whyzor's Avatar
    everytime i run superoneclick i get this msg any idea what i need to do
    Could not load type 'AdbInterface.AdbCommands.RunExploit' from assembly 'AdbInterface, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.
    FAILED
    I hate to sound like a broken record, but use the newer GingerBreak to root instead of superoneclick, it's easier and less chance of messing up.

    [26.04.2011][v1.2] GingerBreak APK (root for GingerBread) - xda-developers
    08-01-2011 11:34 PM
  15. SecularSanity's Avatar
    The LG tool downloads but i keep getting some message that says it will be down for maintenance from 7-3 to 7-4. It won't load. Any suggestions?
    08-17-2011 02:39 PM
  16. allcaps33's Avatar
    thank you revolutionred!!! it worked... but after a few modded steps.... for whatever reason i had to go back and chmod superuser. i also had to chmod my wifi tethering app too. at first i thought that didn't work. but i remembered seeing somewhere that if i had difficulties with anything, to try booting in "recovery" mode. Unfortunately, I don't know the difference between "recovery" and "Safe" mode... but I was able to boot into "Safe" mode. BAM! right when the home screen loads there they were, superuser and wifi tether. (For those who don't know, only stock apps appear in "Safe" mode, which means if you downloaded an app, it will NOT appear when booting into "Safe" mode.) It took some work, but I finally got it! Thank you very much for this How-To!!!
    08-21-2011 04:12 PM
  17. allcaps33's Avatar
    This add-lib assumes you use Windows.

    Here's what I did:

    Followed all instructions... (duh)
    It actually took 2 or 3 times. All with negative results. I shut down the program and rebooted my phone. For some reason- when I reconnected my phone, it installed several sets of drivers that did not install before...

    After that, I unrooted my phone. Then I started all over, this time I only went through the process once.
    I clicked "Shell Root", followed the instructions. When I tried several apps that required root, they did not work. I ran the root checker (available in the Android Market) and it said I was rooted. Hmm...

    Most people think you need the Android SDK to use adb. This is a lie. Since you've already downloaded SuperOneClick, open the folder. Copy the "ADB" folder, and paste it to C:

    Make sure your phone is connected, and SuperOneClick is STILL RUNNING.
    Open up the command line (cmd.exe), cd to C:\ADB.
    Now type:

    adb shell
    cd data
    cd app


    Now find the app you want to run with root permissions.
    I wanted to run my wifi tether to so I typed this:

    chmod 4755 android.tether-1.apk

    Now find the superuser file (it should be something like "android.superuser-1.apk") and chmod to 4755.

    Now close SuperOneClick, unplug the phone and shut it down completely. Press and hold the camera button, the home button, and the volume up button. While HOLDING all of these, turn the phone on. If done correctly, the phone should boot into "Safe" mode.

    Any apps that you've changed the permissions on should appear on the home screen, or where ever you keep them.

    Run Superuser, then press the home button. Now run the app you want to give permanent permissions to. Just before the app starts, you will get a screen that asks if you want to allow or deny the app to run. Click allow for the apps you want run. Now reboot your phone.

    Now run the program(s) again, and superuser will pop up, asking if you want to allow the app to run.

    Whew, that's it! you're done! Hopefully I have helped in some way. I did right this addendum a bit fast, so if you have any questions, please post and I will re-write what I did.

    I am new to the site, but if its possible for you to email, or PM me, then go ahead, I will explain it in better detail.

    Thanks again RevolutionRed!!!
    08-21-2011 04:45 PM
  18. teameno2's Avatar
    i am good with computers but i cant get this to work at all from super1click. this is what keeps coming up on the screen.
    SuperOneClick v2.1.1.0
    Checking drivers...
    Killing ADB Server...

    OK 0.08s

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

    OK 4.19s

    Waiting for device...

    OK 130.62s

    Checking if rooted...
    False
    OK 0.70s

    Getting manufacturer...
    LGE
    OK 0.06s

    Getting model...
    VM670
    OK 0.08s

    Getting version...
    ZV5.41C0E845
    OK 0.03s

    2.2.2
    Rooting device... - Step #1
    523 KB/s (585731 bytes in 1.092s)

    OK 1.22s

    Rooting device... - Step #2

    OK 0.03s

    Rooting device... - Step #3

    OK 0.05s

    Rooting device... - Step #4


    property service neutered.

    killing adbd. (should restart in a second or two)


    OK 0.03s

    Rooting device... - Step #5

    OK 8.19s

    and that is it. does not do nothing else. i then tried to do the command promp. i get to the part where i enter adb shell and it comes back saying closed. can someone pleae help. thank you
    08-22-2011 05:11 PM
  19. jdcnosse's Avatar
    Just curious...I tried searching the forums but apparently my search terms are too short.

    Does it matter if I install the x86 or x64 version of the JDK? I figured to install the x86 since my phone isn't 64-bit...
    08-22-2011 07:51 PM
  20. zedorda's Avatar
    If the host desktop has a 64-bit OS use the x64 drivers. There is a better way to root check the sticky threads.
    08-22-2011 09:56 PM
  21. jbustamovej's Avatar
    The steps worked great for me RevolutionRed. Thank you!

    Does anyone know why Windows prompt me to reinstall my phone drivers after the reboot in Step 4? Windows finds the drivers after I tell it not to go look for them, but I'm just curious.
    08-24-2011 06:37 PM
  22. irish79pride's Avatar
    im getting ready to root my lg optimus v...im getting ROMTools v2.3.1,& asopcwmod recovery v3.0.2.4,& backside-IHO ROM. MY PROBLEM IS I DONT KNOW HOW TO GET STARTED, IM NEW AT THIS AND HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I DOWNLOAD TO MY COMPUTER AND WHAT I HAVE TO DOWNLOAD TO MY PHONE, THERE ARE POSTS AND FORUMS ON THIS STUFF BUT THEY DONT MAKE SENSE TO ME, SO IF ANYONE CAN GIVE ME A STEP BY STEP STARTING WITH ROMTOOLS TO THE ROOTING OF MY PHONE TO INSTALLING THE ROM, I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL..
    08-27-2011 11:16 PM
  23. caelyngg's Avatar
    I want to try it
    08-28-2011 04:14 PM
  24. chucksaysblah's Avatar
    im getting ready to root my lg optimus v...im getting ROMTools v2.3.1,& asopcwmod recovery v3.0.2.4,& backside-IHO ROM. MY PROBLEM IS I DONT KNOW HOW TO GET STARTED, IM NEW AT THIS AND HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I DOWNLOAD TO MY COMPUTER AND WHAT I HAVE TO DOWNLOAD TO MY PHONE, THERE ARE POSTS AND FORUMS ON THIS STUFF BUT THEY DONT MAKE SENSE TO ME, SO IF ANYONE CAN GIVE ME A STEP BY STEP STARTING WITH ROMTOOLS TO THE ROOTING OF MY PHONE TO INSTALLING THE ROM, I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL..
    Go to the first page of this thread and read the directions and follow them to the letter like i did and you can root your phone easily. I took me three times l9onger to install all of the drivers and stuff than it did to actually root it. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE DETAILED TUTORIAL ON THIS as it was extremely easy to follow and extremely effective!
    09-03-2011 04:53 PM
  25. saldroid's Avatar
    Getting manufacturer...
    startIndex cannot be larger than length of string.
    Parameter name: startIndex
    FAILED

    something went wrong for me
    09-04-2011 08:17 PM
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