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  1. autobotguy's Avatar
    This worked beautifully for me! I tried the SuperOneClick method and since my Optimus V has the new firmware V5, SuperOneClick rooting doesn't work.
    06-25-2011 06:02 PM
  2. oner14's Avatar
    what recovery install method would u recomend i know theres alot of your choices...
    07-10-2011 02:27 AM
  3. sblood86's Avatar
    what recovery install method would u recomend i know theres alot of your choices...
    I would recommend Xionia recovery, it's going to be the most tested with any of the active froyo roms I think and pretty much required for the gingerbread/cm7 builds.
    07-10-2011 03:10 AM
  4. oner14's Avatar
    soooo all i have to do is download gingerbread to the root of my sd then dl a file manager from the market then simplie run gingerbread with the file manager and thats it its rooted??
    07-11-2011 07:21 AM
  5. wch_one's Avatar
    I got root with this method, on my stock install. Thanks for the info!

    Here's how I did it:
    1. Download Gingerbreak 1.20 apk file onto computer.
    2. Copy it onto phone's SD card via USB.
    3. On computer, unmount the phone's SD card and unplug USB cable.
    4. With a file manager on phone, run/install the Gingerbreak apk file.
    5. Wait for a while. I waited about 10 minutes, and then accidentally exited the Gingerbreak program. After this, my phone was acting weird, so I rebooted it and ran Gingerbreak again. This time it took about 30 seconds and rebooted.
    6. Run Gingerbreak again, and it'll tell you if you have root.

    It turns out that this didn't erase my SD card.
    07-11-2011 02:56 PM
  6. mmarz's Avatar
    I recently rooted 10 phones in one day. I had no interest in setting up a google account on each to download a file manager. The easiest way for me was:
    Code:
    adb install G.apk
    Obviously, I renamed the apk to G.apk. Sometimes the stock phone doesn't connect via adb when booted up. The work around was to use the adb install command while the phone was still booting.
    07-11-2011 03:39 PM
  7. oner14's Avatar
    I got root with this method, on my stock install. Thanks for the info!

    Here's how I did it:
    1. Download Gingerbreak 1.20 apk file onto computer.
    2. Copy it onto phone's SD card via USB.
    3. On computer, unmount the phone's SD card and unplug USB cable.
    4. With a file manager on phone, run/install the Gingerbreak apk file.
    5. Wait for a while. I waited about 10 minutes, and then accidentally exited the Gingerbreak program. After this, my phone was acting weird, so I rebooted it and ran Gingerbreak again. This time it took about 30 seconds and rebooted.
    6. Run Gingerbreak again, and it'll tell you if you have root.

    It turns out that this didn't erase my SD card.
    its there a way that u can do step 3 without a computer ... Its cause i dont have acces to one ... Lol
    07-11-2011 03:40 PM
  8. wch_one's Avatar
    its there a way that u can do step 3 without a computer ... Its cause i dont have acces to one ... Lol
    If you don't have a computer, there's no need for that step. The purpose is just to disconnect the phone from the computer.
    07-11-2011 04:08 PM
  9. oner14's Avatar
    If you don't have a computer, there's no need for that step. The purpose is just to disconnect the phone from the computer.
    ooo ..so i can just skip step 3 if i can do the first 2 steps directly from my phone ... Thanks for answering the question .. Im some what new to the whole rooting thing but i was wondering .. Whats the best and fastest rom you have used
    07-11-2011 04:16 PM
  10. amishfury's Avatar
    been running for at least 10 minutes and nothing... was running for more than 10 previously

    i've even rebooted the phone and tried again...

    all i want is to get this rooted and use link2sd
    07-17-2011 05:07 PM
  11. Manicor's Avatar
    Gingerbreak also works on the Motorola Triumph!
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    07-17-2011 07:29 PM
  12. cbill's Avatar
    I have a few questions: I have rooted my phone with Super One Click, using my computer to transfer the needed files to my phones' SD (No ROM change or system apps deleted, but some apps moved to SD), however, this system looks simpler and more convenient to me as I feel I may need to periodically root and unroot in the future.

    My questions are:

    Should I reroot my phone with Gingerbreak, or does it use the same files, utilities and techniques to accomplish root and unroot as SOC?

    If I should unroot, before installing Gingerbreak, do I have to unroot my phone with "Super One Click"? I believe unrooting with SOC requires a computer connection: which I would rather not do.

    I want to be able to explore several ROMs and therefore be able to both "restore" and "switch" with the least probability of problems.
    I think I understand conceptionally what is happening in the rooting process, but, while I feel quite comfortable working on computers, obviously I am new to mobile phones and Android.

    Therefore I am trying to proceed with caution.

    Your assistance and patience is appreciated.

    Cbill[/B]
    07-23-2011 04:16 PM
  13. bunanson's Avatar
    Gingerbreak also works on the Motorola Triumph!
    That was the 1st thing I tried. It did. Same as OV, just ran the .apk, and my MotoTriumph is now rooted.

    TIA,

    bun
    07-29-2011 10:08 AM
  14. Whyzor's Avatar
    I would recommend Xionia recovery, it's going to be the most tested with any of the active froyo roms I think and pretty much required for the gingerbread/cm7 builds.
    The IHO CM7.1 (and probably other CM7) ROMs recommends clockworkmod recovery, which has more thorough wiping of our Optimus V's partitions, unlike Xionia recovery which was made for Optimus S's partitions. Not wiping the partitions correctly results in weird unreproducible bugs after the ROM is flashed.
    07-29-2011 10:57 AM
  15. Whyzor's Avatar
    I want to be able to explore several ROMs and therefore be able to both "restore" and "switch" with the least probability of problems.
    I think I understand conceptionally what is happening in the rooting process, but, while I feel quite comfortable working on computers, obviously I am new to mobile phones and Android.

    Cbill[/B]
    I would suggest just keeping the phone rooted. The only reason to go back to unroot is if you're going to send it to VM for service. Keeping it rooted, you can backup ROMs in recovery mode, flash another ROM, and you don't like it, or it doesn't work, flash a different ROM or go back & restore a working ROM. This is all done in recovery mode (requires root).
    07-29-2011 11:00 AM
  16. androidnewbie2's Avatar
    been running for at least 10 minutes and nothing... was running for more than 10 previously

    i've even rebooted the phone and tried again...

    all i want is to get this rooted and use link2sd
    Getting nervous...trying to root using GingerBreak 1.2 and it's been running for 30 minutes and still running...I am using LG Optimus V and have 32 GB SD card. What should I do? Thanks in advance.
    08-29-2011 02:03 AM
  17. Whyzor's Avatar
    Pull out the battery, wait 1 minute, and put it back in and try again.
    08-29-2011 11:40 PM
  18. riggerman's Avatar
    It may be your sd card. If it doesn't work the second time, try using the original 2 gig card. I've seen a few times when gingerbreak did not work with the larger sd cards.
    08-30-2011 12:20 PM
  19. terrorine's Avatar
    worked for me. easy as cake. went right from stock
    11-03-2011 02:34 PM
  20. terrorine's Avatar
    i will say that i did have to try doing it two or threee times as it got stuck on the rooting device screen
    11-03-2011 02:35 PM
  21. crickie's Avatar
    It worked on my 6 mo. old OV with a 16g SD card, no problems. And it worked the first time
    I tried it. Maybe it's a problem with the card format. I did mine on the PC first, then transfered everything from the original 2g card manually. No problems.Luck ?
    11-03-2011 04:52 PM
  22. WATYF's Avatar
    I tried using Gingerbreak on my stock Optimus V. It's running Android v2.2.1, build FRG83, Kernel 2.6.32.9. When I click on "root" it runs (with the message about how it's running the exploit and that it will take a few minutes) and after about half an hour, I get this message:

    "Not sure what happened here. Either the exploit failed or the reboot failed. Please reboot manually and see if you have superuser."

    After a manual reboot, I still don't have the Superuser app (nor do I have access to su in Terminal Emulator).

    I enabled USB Debugging before running the Gingerbreak root and I have the stock 2GB SD card mounted... is there anything else I need to do to get this to work?

    If not, is there another simple root process that will work on my phone/version?

    WATYF
    11-25-2011 04:59 PM
  23. Dannemand's Avatar
    I tried using Gingerbreak on my stock Optimus V. It's running Android v2.2.1, build FRG83, Kernel 2.6.32.9. When I click on "root" it runs (with the message about how it's running the exploit and that it will take a few minutes) and after about half an hour, I get this message:

    "Not sure what happened here. Either the exploit failed or the reboot failed. Please reboot manually and see if you have superuser."

    After a manual reboot, I still don't have the Superuser app (nor do I have access to su in Terminal Emulator).

    I enabled USB Debugging before running the Gingerbreak root and I have the stock 2GB SD card mounted... is there anything else I need to do to get this to work?

    If not, is there another simple root process that will work on my phone/version?

    WATYF
    Had similar problem when rooting my wife's OV 2.2.1. Solution was to use a newly formatted sdcard when running gb. We also uninstalled some apps first (Lookout among them) but only when we used that reformatted sdcard did the root succeed.

    Sent from my LG Optimus V CM7/IHO
    11-25-2011 05:51 PM
  24. WATYF's Avatar
    Had similar problem when rooting my wife's OV 2.2.1. Solution was to use a newly formatted sdcard when running gb. We also uninstalled some apps first (Lookout among them) but only when we used that reformatted sdcard did the root succeed.

    Sent from my LG Optimus V CM7/IHO
    Is there any way to root the phone without losing all the stuff I have on it? I didn't think it required formatting the SD card and losing all my apps.

    Really, I'm only doing this to move some stuff from the internal memory to the SD card. I'm constantly running out of disk space, so I just wanted to get rid of some of the bloatware that comes with the phone and move some other apps to SD that don't allow it by default.

    WATYF
    11-25-2011 06:49 PM
  25. Dannemand's Avatar
    Is there any way to root the phone without losing all the stuff I have on it? I didn't think it required formatting the SD card and losing all my apps.

    Really, I'm only doing this to move some stuff from the internal memory to the SD card. I'm constantly running out of disk space, so I just wanted to get rid of some of the bloatware that comes with the phone and move some other apps to SD that don't allow it by default.
    Back the contents of the sdcard up on your PC (either using a card reader or by connecting the phone with USB).

    I would do this regardless before starting to mess with the phone.

    Of course if you have a spare sdcard, you can use that while you root. I'd swap the cards with the phone turned off, then turn it on, unmount, format, reboot, now try to root.

    That said, I've only done this twice. I don't know for a fact that gb needs a blank card. Only that my wife's phone wouldn't root until we used a blank card.

    Sent from my LG Optimus V CM7/IHO
    11-25-2011 11:24 PM
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