08-30-2012 01:17 AM
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  1. Whyzor'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.

    WATYF
    Back up the contents to a PC folder, or just try gingerbreak multiple times, wait 10 mintes each try, then pull battery to reboot & retry. It should automatically reboot if it's successful.
    11-26-2011 01:58 AM
  2. WATYF's Avatar
    It finally worked. For anyone else having a problem with this, mine was solved by plugging in the USB cable while trying the hack. I wasn't doing that the first time. Yeah, I know that should have been obvious by the fact that enabling "USB Debugging" was a required part of the hack, but since nobody actually spelled that part out, I was just sittin' on the couch with my phone next to me not plugged into nothing trying to get it to work. Eventually the light bulb went on. :Op

    WATYF
    11-29-2011 06:21 PM
  3. Dannemand's Avatar
    It finally worked. For anyone else having a problem with this, mine was solved by plugging in the USB cable while trying the hack. I wasn't doing that the first time. Yeah, I know that should have been obvious by the fact that enabling "USB Debugging" was a required part of the hack, but since nobody actually spelled that part out, I was just sittin' on the couch with my phone next to me not plugged into nothing trying to get it to work. Eventually the light bulb went on. :Op
    I don't think that it's normally required when rooting with gingerbreak. I never connected a USB cable to my phone (other than charging ;-) not when I rooted either. Same when we rooted my wife's phone.

    But that's a great tip for anybody having problems running gingerbreak.

    Sent from my LG Optimus V CM7/IHO
    11-29-2011 10:23 PM
  4. xips's Avatar
    Gingerbreak rooted and now market tells me Superuser has an update available. Is it ok to update Superuser via market?
    02-09-2012 01:40 PM
  5. MidtownHD's Avatar
    Gingerbreak rooted and now market tells me Superuser has an update available. Is it ok to update Superuser via market?
    Yes, also update the binaries as well, if you haven't done so

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    02-09-2012 01:50 PM
  6. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    I update it from inside Superuser, since it needs special permissions, though I never had a problem doing it through market.

    Doing it from inside is kind of neat and places it in your apps directory where it won't use space.
    xips likes this.
    02-09-2012 07:34 PM
  7. JJClark8301's Avatar
    Just used process metioned above on lg optimus one p504 from walmart family mobile, worked like a charm.
    Thanks
    03-16-2012 10:25 AM
  8. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    Just updated OP. This will not work with the new ZV9 BASEBAND. If you have ZV4 or ZV5 it will work.

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    clodfelterac likes this.
    03-16-2012 12:58 PM
  9. urbantreckker's Avatar
    This method worked PERFECTLY. Though I didn't bother to back up anything.(risky business ) I thankyou,thankyou,thankyou...
    05-06-2012 07:24 AM
  10. rebel69ization's Avatar
    The first time I tried rooting my ov, I tried z4 mod, it did not work. Then I tried gingerbreak and it worked! It took less than a minute! Mind you my ov was stock zv5 baseband. After I flashed the zv9 update I had to use the j.case method and it worked flawlessly! But only with a PC and following the instructions to a tee!

    Sent from my VM670 using Xparent ICS Blue Tapatalk 2
    05-06-2012 02:27 PM
  11. gunna30's Avatar
    Am I the only 1 who doesn hv permission 2 install gingerbreak apk v1.2
    06-12-2012 02:24 PM
  12. gunna30's Avatar
    Sum1 plz tell me wat I'm doin wrong
    06-12-2012 02:33 PM
  13. vB396530's Avatar
    Allow unknown sources in settings
    06-12-2012 03:14 PM
  14. gunna30's Avatar
    Iv allowed install frm unknown sources

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    06-13-2012 06:22 AM
  15. riggerman's Avatar
    We need a little more info. How exactly are attempting to install it? What is the error message you are seeing?
    06-13-2012 07:22 AM
  16. gunna30's Avatar
    Iv chosen to install frm unknown sources in settings. I dnt hv CPU. Whn I try 2 download gingerbreak apk v1.2 it starts but says download unsuccessful n my pull dwn bar

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    06-13-2012 07:44 AM
  17. gunna30's Avatar
    Iv attempted 2 install it frm android forum. Google search 4 Optimus V vm670 upgrade. It showd all steps required. lol I cnt get 1st step done.

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    06-13-2012 07:50 AM
  18. gunna30's Avatar
    Sry I'm such a noob @ this. I need it 2 hold more apps n play rage of bahamut. If u guys hvn tried it yet. Plz chek it out its most addictive Cygnus evr lol


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    06-13-2012 07:52 AM
  19. gunna30's Avatar
    *card trading game not Cygnus lol


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    06-13-2012 07:52 AM
  20. gunna30's Avatar
    Has ne1 got ne answers or conclusions? They'd b greatly appreciated

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    06-13-2012 09:05 AM
  21. sellers86's Avatar
    Has ne1 got ne answers or conclusions? They'd b greatly appreciated

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    first, quit spamming the thread. second, download opera mini or dolphin browser and download it with that. the stock froyo browser doesnt have the ability to download apks.
    06-13-2012 09:41 AM
  22. gunna30's Avatar
    So download 1 of those frm play store or is it avail frm diff place

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    06-13-2012 01:09 PM
  23. curtis1973's Avatar
    heres link. tested and working. http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...1&d=1303829207

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    06-13-2012 02:44 PM
  24. gunna30's Avatar
    Thanx iv installed gingerbreak did root. Downloaded img. N now I'm tryn 2 download GUI frm oi managr however whn I tap recovery frm SD card it asks open with. Wats it opened with

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    06-13-2012 05:13 PM
  25. curtis1973's Avatar
    here's flash image gui. http://www.joeykrim.com/android/apps/FlashImageGUI.apk here is a good place to start for the files you need and a guide to walk you through it all. http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...ustom-rom.html :thumbup:

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    06-13-2012 06:05 PM
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