1. op t must's Avatar
    I've read a bit here (including THE BASICs) and there about rooting, though honestly, it's been a while. I'd like to hear from fellow Optimus LG670 users on the pro's and con's. VM support recently updated/refreshed network connection a few weeks ago, which seemed to improve internet connectivity/speed.

    You are part of a great communityThen I inquired about 4G service in my area. The rep said it was currently available in some nearby small towns, but tonight, there's nothing showing on the coverage map less than a 45 minute drive. I wonder if they are even building

    I use Android Assistant's Quick Boost several times a day.

    I understand rooting's legal. Can I still get support from VM?

    A few goals: gain space for apps on phone
    improve internet performance

    improve general performance speed
    06-30-2013 12:33 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I've read a bit here (including THE BASICs) and there about rooting, though honestly, it's been a while. I'd like to hear from fellow Optimus LG670 users on the pro's and con's. VM support recently updated/refreshed network connection a few weeks ago, which seemed to improve internet connectivity/speed.

    You are part of a great communityThen I inquired about 4G service in my area. The rep said it was currently available in some nearby small towns, but tonight, there's nothing showing on the coverage map less than a 45 minute drive. I wonder if they are even building

    I use Android Assistant's Quick Boost several times a day.

    I understand rooting's legal. Can I still get support from VM?

    A few goals: gain space for apps on phone
    improve internet performance
    improve general performance speed
    I don't have the Optimus, but rooting does pretty much the same thing across all devices.
    Rooting grants superuser control over the device. While you won't increase performance over the internet, you can increase the performance of the device for general issues. You can overclock the CPU, you can tweak the kernel, however, I would advise against doing such things, as they can overheat the device. Sometimes a different kernel can increase performance. Rooting allows for flashing different ROMs to the device, and that can improve overall performance.

    Rooting does void any warranties, and you would no longer be able to update from OTA.

    A different launcher may be what you need. Doesn't require root, and they are often smoother than the launcher that OEMs provide.
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    06-30-2013 09:17 AM
  3. badblue1__'s Avatar
    I would say root, Right now the MiRaGe rom is the most stable for our phone, it is very smooth and fast. With links 2sd you will have more room than you need.

    As far as support from virgin mobile, you could always go back to stock rom or flash a froyo rom with the activate app.

    Before you root, read read read don't be afraid to ask questions and make sure you always back everything up before doing anything!

    And always follow directions to the letter and you'll do just fine.

    I rooted well over a year ago and have no regrets w
    hatsoever.

    The people on this forum are very friendly and knowledgeable so you came to the right place to start your journey into the darkside!

    I was a nervous wreck when i first rooted, but it is so much easier than it sounds.
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    07-01-2013 06:08 PM
  4. flapjack.fiasco's Avatar
    You can overclock the CPU, you can tweak the kernel, however, I would advise against doing such things, as they can overheat the device. Sometimes a different kernel can increase performance. Rooting allows for flashing different ROMs to the device, and that can improve overall performance.
    Just for clarification: I haven't seen any direct evidence of anyone on this forum experiencing overheating problems. A modest amount of overclocking has seemed to damage my phone in the slightest. I've had it for over two years now, the majority of that time running at 148 MHz over stock clock speed with no ill effects. I'm hesitant to go much higher than that, but others seem to be able to do so without any complications.

    Additionally, rooting by itself does not enable you to install a custom ROM. This requires the installation of a custom recovery as well. This is a minor point, seeing as all the rooting guides direct you through this process as a follow up to rooting, but it's probably a distinction that's worth understanding from the get go. I know that when I first starting researching the rooting process myself, the terminology was a bit confusing, so I see it as being important to distinguish the differences.

    No offence meant to Golfdriver97. Your advice is surely appreciated, I just wanted to add a little clarification.
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    07-09-2013 09:22 PM
  5. gollum18's Avatar
    At this point, I'm pretty sure the v isn't receiving any more otas. So you should probably should go ahead and root. You could always flash the kravens cai rom. He's an awesome dev and provides excellent support for his roms. Virgin mobile instructiins are in his thread.

    Sprint GS3 Running TN's Msg and Chubbs
    07-09-2013 10:52 PM
  6. BryceAllen51's Avatar
    Definitely root man. Just make sure you know what youre doing before you flash roms or anything of that sort. Goodluck. Gingerbreak is a pretty good root.
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    10-19-2013 12:28 PM
  7. op t must's Avatar
    He's baaack... A while back I read with interest
    A different launcher may be what you need. Doesn't require root, and they are often smoother than the launcher that OEMs provide.
    Rooting doesn't sound like its for me... 20 years ago maybe... not now.

    My phone is barely functioning for essentials like tasks, since Google Play "forced" me to install Play (memsuck) Services. I tried to install a visual app like google Keep and of course the good old Low on Memory! message popped up.

    If a different launcher could help me in this situation, how can I learn more? Is lack of Rom the biggest issue? What's the simplest way to address the core problem, aside from buying a new phone on, say, MetroPCS?

    Rick
    07-21-2014 08:24 AM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    He's baaack... A while back I read with interest

    Rooting doesn't sound like its for me... 20 years ago maybe... not now.

    My phone is barely functioning for essentials like tasks, since Google Play "forced" me to install Play (memsuck) Services. I tried to install a visual app like google Keep and of course the good old Low on Memory! message popped up.

    If a different launcher could help me in this situation, how can I learn more? Is lack of Rom the biggest issue? What's the simplest way to address the core problem, aside from buying a new phone on, say, MetroPCS?

    Rick
    Is there anyway you can show your storage stats?

    What version of Android are you running? Go to Settings>about phone to find out.
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    07-21-2014 08:43 AM
  9. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Rooting allows you to install a custom recovery so you can make a complete backup (nandroid backup) of the stock ROM with all your user data and apps.

    Rooting allows you to install an overclocking kernel for better battery life.
    It allows you to install Busybox which is essential for some important rooted apps.

    It allows you to install Link2SD which allows you to link apps to a partition that's made on the SD card which allows you to have more apps with more free internal storage space available. It also allows you to delete non-essential pre-installed apps to free up RAM.

    It also allows you to install an app which will backup all your user apps to the SD card in case an update to one is borked (just reinstall old version that was saved to SD card).

    It will allow you to install an app that allows you to control the permissions any given app can have (you would be shocked to learn what some apps can get away with).

    Rooting is the only step forward.

    Need help, just post here. Will walk you thru everything.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    07-21-2014 11:55 AM
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    07-21-2014 06:43 PM
  11. op t must's Avatar
    Golfdriver97, you ask reasonable questions. I'll be glad to answer soon, after I get past the lock-screen. Android 2.1 or 2.2.1.
    08-09-2014 10:08 PM
  12. Hugh Johnson's Avatar
    Only negative I know to rooting is it leaves your entire system somewhat vulnerable. For example, all your wifi access point passwords are visible if you know where to look - and an attacker will.
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    11-22-2014 03:23 PM
  13. op t must's Avatar
    2.2.1
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