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Some root and unlock question before attmept

OP 4ringsa6

9th May 2014, 04:13 AM   |  #1  
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This phone is on latest version 4.4.2 kit kat.

I've seen the root videos on YouTube and haven't seen any of them unlock the bootloader. Is that not necessary?

Secondly if I mess up in the root process and soft brick it, what software can I use to restore back to normal. Is there one made by LG? Like apples "iTunes" and Samsung "Odin"

I'm wanting to root to unlock phone to use with tmobile.

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9th May 2014, 07:00 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by 4ringsa6

This phone is on latest version 4.4.2 kit kat.

I've seen the root videos on YouTube and haven't seen any of them unlock the bootloader. Is that not necessary?

Secondly if I mess up in the root process and soft brick it, what software can I use to restore back to normal. Is there one made by LG? Like apples "iTunes" and Samsung "Odin"

I'm wanting to root to unlock phone to use with tmobile.

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Use ioroot25 for root.

Use auto-rec for TWRP. Then follow unlock methods to use gsm carriers. Just know you will only get hspa. As the phone has different radios

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9th May 2014, 07:38 PM   |  #3  
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Use ioroot25 for root.

Use auto-rec for TWRP. Then follow unlock methods to use gsm carriers. Just know you will only get hspa. As the phone has different radios

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OK thanks. Auto rec is to get it out of a bricked state? Yes I am aware of no lte.

Also is this a factory unlock? Will I lose it if I need to do a restore to stock rom unrooted?

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9th May 2014, 07:44 PM   |  #4  
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OK thanks. Auto rec is to get it out of a bricked state? Yes I am aware of no lte.

Also is this a factory unlock? Will I lose it if I need to do a restore to stock rom unrooted?

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Auto-rec will install TWRP recovery. Unlock boot loader and give kernel that works with it.
With recovery you can backup and restore if something goes wrong.


http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2655133
This thread speaks about permanently unlocking Sim card. In which T-Mobile uses. Read up on it.

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Last edited by secret.animal; 9th May 2014 at 07:47 PM.
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