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[Q] Rooting: I have no idea?

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19th April 2012, 11:56 PM   |  #1  
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I've tried rooting this damn phone twice, followed the steps yet every time my phone just resets completely.

I honestly don't know what I'm doing wrong ... Is there a guide that's VERY specific in the steps to root? I tried youtube, couldn't find anything, and the method of going into boot was different so I'm lost...


Here's the questions I have on the steps...

1. Install latest Clockworkmod Recovery using NVFlash, if you haven’t already done so. - What do I do with this file ?

2. Download the root zip package referenced above.

3. Put the zip package on your internal or external sd card on your G2X. Do not unzip the package.

4. Turn off phone and boot into Clockworkmod Recovery by pressing volume down and power and hold until the fancy LG (second one) appears. - Isn't this the phone reset method? The youtube video I watched said to press "volume up + volume down"


5. Select install zip from sd card. Select and flash the root zip package. Note: You navigate in Clockwordmod Recovery by using the volume keys up and down and commit the action by pressing the power button. - Install the zip or clockword mod?

6. Reboot your phone. You are now rooted.

- I just need something really in depth, step by step by step ... If anyone is willing it'd be nice >.<

-Thanks
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20th April 2012, 12:03 AM   |  #2  
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use this video
the rom selection is your choice I dont know what you want to do, obviously since you just stated you want root (SU permissions)
if you know what you basically want let me know in here or PM and I'll help you out. Only cause you kind of searched, yet you are obviously brand new to all of this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUT5J...eature=related
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use this video
the rom selection is your choice I dont know what you want to do, obviously since you just stated you want root (SU permissions)
if you know what you basically want let me know in here or PM and I'll help you out. Only cause you kind of searched, yet you are obviously brand new to all of this.

Well that video is what completely confused me ... the process seemed different in its steps to root. I followed the steps in that video, and the steps in the original post but still couldn't get into the root..

Now I will say I have no idea on which ROM to pick. In fact, that's probably what messed me up in the first place.. Do you have any suggestions? The Hellfire ROM seems to be popular amongst users on the forum. Basically, I just want a stable ROM that's going to allow me to remove stock applications, free up bloatware, and make my phone just run overall smoother.. and of course ability to over clock, under clock. Extra goodies are a plus ..
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Originally Posted by Rovon

Well that video is what completely confused me ... the process seemed different in its steps to root. I followed the steps in that video, and the steps in the original post but still couldn't get into the root..

Now I will say I have no idea on which ROM to pick. In fact, that's probably what messed me up in the first place.. Do you have any suggestions? The Hellfire ROM seems to be popular amongst users on the forum. Basically, I just want a stable ROM that's going to allow me to remove stock applications, free up bloatware, and make my phone just run overall smoother.. and of course ability to over clock, under clock. Extra goodies are a plus ..

-Rooting takes 15 minutes if you follow directions, after you get all the downloads.

-Get the apx drivers first install them regardless of everything it helps connect the phone and makes sure the process goes smoothly, if you do not know how to install drivers for a phone... Google it.
http://www.mediafire.com/?kgfk5234e4hhggc

I will suggest this since it easiest now a days. Read the directions over and over. then proceed to attempt.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1566681

after power up with the recovery select wipe/ format data (this will wipe the phone so your apps and settings are kaput so, make sure you have your google contacts and what not backed up with regular sync through settings. Your texts will be gone also, there are apps to back those up, search them if you want. After booting up and wiping select to install rom from which ever area you put the zip files at (DO NOT PUT THEM IN A FOLDER JUST LAY THEM ON THE THE SD-CARD WITH DRAG AND DROP.) First rom then kernel, if you choose to use it. then power on.

The rom I suggest for you, it is easy one step to install, then boot... LET SET FOR 10 MINUTES AFTER YOU BOOT UP! This allows the phone to adjust itself and all it's new entities and what not.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1400620
For the kernel to over-clock and under-clock (if you do not know then Google it).
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1065
Make sure the rom and kernel are on the external sd-card if that is what you are using or vice versa.

I think that covers everything I don't know if it does or not right now as I just winged this altogether. Any questions ask I'll answer in a timely matter as I'm just watching Californication right now, lol.
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ive followed what you said and it wont let me download the links that videos says to. takes me to a site and ask for money. help
20th April 2012, 03:34 AM   |  #6  
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I gave you all the links, you said the video didn't help so disregard that. Idk what else to tell you.

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This is my take, to help. This is as dumb as it gets to install CWM and root (optional). Click Thanks when you're done.

Step 1.
Download the APX Drivers from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?q0hn0d6etw9hg8b

I mirrored it to my mediafire. Thanks go to TGA_Gunnman!

OPTIONAL: to root, read this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=182

Step 2.
Turn off your phone, pull the battery.

Step 3.
Connect a microusb cable to your computer.

Step 4.
Extract the "One-Click-G2x-recovery-flasher-09-23.rar" to a folder. You'll see 2 folders, NVFlash and APX.

Step 5.
Right click My Computer, click on Manage. Go to Device Manager. Open up the APX folder you extracted, as well as the NVFlash folder (see Step 8).

Step 6.
Push and hold Vol Up+Vol Down. Plug in the USB Cable to your phone. Your computer will beep, indicating device plugged in, unless you have it on mute. This does NOT reset your phone in any way. You SHOULD get a dialog telling you to install drivers or something. If not, switch to Device Manager and you should see an uninstalled device.

Step 7.
Install those drivers (in the APX folder).

Step 8.
Open up the NVFlash folder and locate "OneClickRecoveryFlasher.exe". Run it.

Step 9.
Take your pick if you want internal recovery or external recovery (w/ sdcard), then click it. You'll see a S/W download on your phone. Wait until the blue screen finishes. If no errors pop up, see Step 10. If an error does pop up, redo install (as instructed).

Step 10.
Let go of Vol Up+Vol Down. Pull out USB cable. Get into CWM recovery using Vol Up+Power when phone is off. Let go when you see the blue wavey LG logo.
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the problem i am having is trying to get that flasher to download
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Rooting is not for everyone. If you are having this much trouble, you should find a friend that has done it and let them go at it.
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I gave you all the links, you said the video didn't help so disregard that. Idk what else to tell you.

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Different guy mate :P

I'm the OP, and the guide worked beautifully. You're a legend, thanks!
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