Originally Posted by chrisutpg
So I plan to head over to At&t tomorrow to pick up a G2.. First thing I want to do is root and rom it. I run a small business so I need to make sure the thing is A+ stable by Sunday AM.. Just want to make sure I have this all correct here.
Check the firmware, anything that is not 80100d I'll need to just revert to that firmware before rooting correct?
If it is running 80100d, I can go ahead and download IOroot and follow prompts?
After IOroot I want to adb philzclockword recovery and loki correct?
After that I can just boot into philz and flash a rom?
Can it be any rom? I read that it needs to loki patched somewhere i think?
If I am missing anything please let me know.. also is anyone running ASOB 4.4.2 on the G2?? Because I've got this on my Gnex and this thing blazes and is general a great stable rom. Please let me know. Thanks.
Root is now achievable on the KitKat version using ioRoot25. I just did it yesterday after resetting back to 80010d and updating all the way up to 80020k and then rooting. You won't have a custom recovery, but with root and Xposed you can customize the heck out of things on the stock ROM.
If you want to keep it A+ stable, stay away from AOSP, CM, and "ported" (802, GPro, GFlex, etc.) ROMs. While they are very good and stable, you can run into issues with SMS/MMS not working, LTE not working, etc.