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19th June 2015, 09:12 PM |#51  
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Well that helped but it still didn't root. I did all the steps and when it got down to the SH command (which I assume means SHELL that appeared to work but when I pulled the battery to get out of the download mode and rebooted my phone I ran a little app that checks the root status and it said it was not rooted. Don't know where to go from here. All the steps seemed to work correctly but it didn't root the phone.

Hmm. About the only thing I can think to suggest is maybe try installing SuperSU, and see if it can run.
 
 
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Hmm. About the only thing I can think to suggest is maybe try installing SuperSU, and see if it can run.

That won't install because it can't get root access.
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That won't install because it can't get root access.

Edit...This looks more promising, and probably safer than kingroot:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...98&postcount=1

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Bummer. I thought maybe the process had given you the permissions but not the actual binary, and that maybe SuperSU could install it.

I've seen some reports that kingroot works on the Volt. You might give that a try. It doesn't even require a PC. I have actually used an older version of it to root a Kindle Fire.
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Oh well, guess I won't get it rooted for awhile. Is there any place that actually explains the rooting process? I'm fairy knowledgeable with Windows (all versions) but don't know much about androids or Unix commands which is what ABD commands look like to me. I would think there would be someplace that explained the basics. I understand what root means just not the process to get it.

Thanks for you help anyway.
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Oh well, guess I won't get it rooted for awhile. Is there any place that actually explains the rooting process? I'm fairy knowledgeable with Windows (all versions) but don't know much about androids or Unix commands which is what ABD commands look like to me. I would think there would be someplace that explained the basics. I understand what root means just not the process to get it.

I'm a long-time Windows guy myself. I've developed Windows programs going back to Windows 286 in the late 80's.

Rooting Android basically just means acquiring access as the root user, roughly the equivalent of Administrator access in Windows. This consists of somehow gaining permission to write to a certain directory, so that the su binary (an executable that allows you to perform tasks as the root user) can be copied there. SuperSU, and the couple of other similar apps, are cautionary tools that let you control which apps are allowed to use the su binary.

For some devices, like the Google Nexus devices, rooting is simple. You install a custom "recovery," which you might think of as vaguely like the Windows preinstallation environment. It has complete access to the device, and allows you to "flash" a copy of su to the proper location.

Other devices may have a "locked bootloader," which means it can be tricky to install a custom recovery. In those cases, you use a program that takes advantage of a bug, usually called an "exploit" in this context, to either gain access to install su, or access to install a custom recovery.
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I'm a long-time Windows guy myself. I've developed Windows programs going back to Windows 286 in the late 80's.

Rooting Android basically just means acquiring access as the root user, roughly the equivalent of Administrator access in Windows. This consists of somehow gaining permission to write to a certain directory, so that the su binary (an executable that allows you to perform tasks as the root user) can be copied there. SuperSU, and the couple of other similar apps, are cautionary tools that let you control which apps are allowed to use the su binary.

For some devices, like the Google Nexus devices, rooting is simple. You install a custom "recovery," which you might think of as vaguely like the Windows preinstallation environment. It has complete access to the device, and allows you to "flash" a copy of su to the proper location.

Other devices may have a "locked bootloader," which means it can be tricky to install a custom recovery. In those cases, you use a program that takes advantage of a bug, usually called an "exploit" in this context, to either gain access to install su, or access to install a custom recovery.

Wow, that was pretty simple. I myself go back to pre-PC days on the IBM 360/40 as a Cobol programmer and got into PC when they came out with the x86 in the 80's. As 286 was the XT and that was a great step up from what I started with. Now I'm running on a notebook with Windows 7 (I removed Win 8.1) with 12 GB memory and 1TB storage and a quad processor. I have written code on the MF in Cobol, Assembler, and RPG. On the PC's I started with VB and didn't like it and moved to Clipper (this was on an 286) then later moved back to VB 3.0 and then into Visual Studio (now using 2013). I've used IMS, DB2 and IDMS on the mainframes and DB2, SQL and the PC's.

So I've been around a few years but never really got into the Android world or Unix world. Thanks for your help.

I did finally get my LG Volt rooted. After going through all the steps and having it not work it evidently put all the files on the phone and then as a last chance I tried running the LG One Click Root again (didn't work the first time) and it ran. I listed all the same steps EXCEPT when you found the Com Port (there were 2 Com3 and Com4) I used Com4 and it didn't work and it used Com3 and it did work. Not sure why it worked other than I did a lot of the file copies in the manual way.

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Oh well, guess I won't get it rooted for awhile. Is there any place that actually explains the rooting process? I'm fairy knowledgeable with Windows (all versions) but don't know much about androids or Unix commands which is what ABD commands look like to me. I would think there would be someplace that explained the basics. I understand what root means just not the process to get it.

Thanks for you help anyway.

Look at the OP HERE for a complete list of root methods
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Hey Guys! I know I'm a noob and whatnot, but i did find an easy way to root the phone.

There's a website called, "Kingroot" (I'm not trying to advertise, it's legit)

You go on the website on your phone, download the apk, hit root, and wait like 2 minutes, then your phone will be rooted.

I tried this yesterday, and now I'm rooted. I downloaded Root Checker to verify, and i am.

So, if you want to root, try that, I assure you it works, and it's free.


(I've included some screenshots of the apps, and of root checker to show you that it does in fact, work.
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