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[ROOT] Root your G2 [ATT|VZW|TMO|KT|RGS|BELL|TELUS|OPEN] [Yay!]

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18th September 2013, 05:41 AM   |  #1  
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Howdy everyone!

Here's another neat root!
What is this?

This is a very simply and easy to use root package for the LG G2.
For now I'm calling it IORoot, despite the fact that it's not really all that deserving of a name.
Which phones does this support?

Currently the following phones are supported by this root package:
  • AT&T G2 (D800) - D80010d
  • Verizon G2 (VS980) - VS98010B (Shipping ROM)
  • Verizon G2 (VS980) - VS98011A (OTA)
  • T-Mobile G2 (Shipping ROM)
  • KT F320k (Shipping ROM)
  • Rogers D803 (Shipping ROM)
  • Bell D803 (Shipping ROM)
  • Telus D803 (Shipping ROM)
  • OPEN D802 (Shipping ROM)
How do I use this?

Here's a video!


Or, in List Form:
  1. Ensure you have the proper USB drivers installed, and your phone is in the proper mode (For Verizon, use Ethernet mode on the PC settings menu)
  2. Enable Developer Mode on your phone and enable USB Debugging
  3. Extract this zip file somewhere on your PC
  4. Run root.bat
  5. The phone will ask you to disconnect USB, disable USB debugging, then re-enable it and plug the phone back in, do so when prompted
  6. You will then be asked if you would like to have a superuser package installed, which you can accept or decline
Why is it asking if I want to 'trip rootchecker'?

LG's phones come with some software loaded that detects the presence of root on a phone, and invalidates your warranty.
Rooting the phone, by nature, voids your warranty. You can put your phone in a special mode where ADB shell has root permissions, however your phone is not technically 'rooted' by app standards.

You will not be able to use 'root required' apps on your phone if you do not let the root script install Superuser.
Okay, where do I get this?

See @autoprime's post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=869

-- OLD VERSION --
I'll be keeping this link up to date, and changing the version number as new releases come out.
Please do not mirror this link, as it makes my life easier to keep everything under one roof. Thanks!
News:

NEW UPDATE: Now supports F320k on KT
NEW NEW UPDATE: Supports the VZW OTA, haven't confirmed yet, but this should do the trick.
NEW NEW NEW UPDATE: Thanks to DeamonFish in IRC, we now have a lovely howto video for this root!
NEW NEW NEW NEW UPDATE: Rogers AND Bell AND Telus AND D802 now supported!

Okay guys, so, @autoprime is taking over from here -- see his post http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=869 and be sure to thank him!
Help! I cant even! I accidentally a phone!

Calm down, don't panic. Join us in #lg-g2 on Freenode.
If you're new to IRC, click here http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#lg-g2 and it'll connect you to the channel.

I'm IOMonster on IRC, I still don't know why I have two nicknames. Personality disorder I suppose

PLEASE don't PM me on XDA asking for help. My inbox has exploded, and can no longer handle it. I will not be able to help you over PM of any sort (IRC or XDA, or even email).
Alright guys, let me know if you run into any issues!
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18th September 2013, 05:45 AM   |  #2  
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Howdy everyone!

Here's another neat root!



This is confirmed to work for the ATT and Verizon variants, I'll add support for T-Mobile as soon as I get someone in #lg-g2 in Freenode who owns one.

Simple:

  1. Ensure you have ADB drivers installed and USB Debugging enabled
  2. Extract this .zip file somewhere
  3. Run the root.bat file, and read the instructions

During the installation, you'll have to disable USB Debugging and re-enable it, then the app will ask you if you care about rootcheckerd (rctd).
If you don't want your phone to show "rooted" in download mode, or in settings, hit CTRL-C when prompted and you'll just have a root shell through ADB.

Personally, this is enough for me, but if you want full root, press continue and it'll install superuser and a superuser binary for you.

PLEASE do not mirror this! It makes my life easy if I can just edit the file on my server if need be instead of contacting all the mirrors.

First!!! Thanks IO and all the devs responsible
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18th September 2013, 06:01 AM   |  #3  
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Can you explain the difference between root shell (leaving it to say unrooted) and "full" root? Will this affect once we get a way to unlock the bootloader or get a recovery for roms? And is there a way to unroot? Thanks for this!!
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Can you explain the difference between root shell (leaving it to say unrooted) and "full" root? Will this affect once we get a way to unlock the bootloader or get a recovery for roms? And is there a way to unroot? Thanks for this!!

Root shell allows you to have root only through ADB. Apps on the phone will not be able to use the root functions of the device if you don't let my script install superuser.
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Originally Posted by djkinetic

First!!! Thanks IO and all the devs responsible

Most definitely thanks, I see I have USB debugging on but am not sure what is meant by:

command prompt and type adb devices, you should see your Serial Number and online.

Command prompt from where?

Thanks...

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Most definitely thanks, I see I have USB debugging on but am not sure what is meant by:

command prompt and type adb devices, you should see your Serial Number and online.

Command prompt from where?

Thanks...

Mike

What?
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Howdy everyone!

Here's another neat root!

I dont have the phone (yet) but thanks for rootz!
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Awesome. Now I'm gonna go buy a G2. Hehe.
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What can we do if we rooted with that weird Chinese exe?

How can I unroot so that I can use this?
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Originally Posted by thecubed

Howdy everyone!

Here's another neat root!

http://downloads.codefi.re/thecubed/...ot/ioroot2.zip

This is confirmed to work for the ATT and Verizon variants, I'll add support for T-Mobile as soon as I get someone in #lg-g2 in Freenode who owns one.

Simple:

  1. Ensure you have ADB drivers installed and USB Debugging enabled
  2. Extract this .zip file somewhere
  3. Run the root.bat file, and read the instructions

During the installation, you'll have to disable USB Debugging and re-enable it, then the app will ask you if you care about rootcheckerd (rctd).
If you don't want your phone to show "rooted" in download mode, or in settings, hit CTRL-C when prompted and you'll just have a root shell through ADB.

Personally, this is enough for me, but if you want full root, press continue and it'll install superuser and a superuser binary for you.

PLEASE do not mirror this! It makes my life easy if I can just edit the file on my server if need be instead of contacting all the mirrors.

what happened to the other thread (which links to this one) in which there were t-mobile variant rooting instructions? i mean i know what happened, they were deleted but why?

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