Rooting LG Optimus F3 - Virgin Mobile (Mac Users)
[STORY TO ROOTING MY DEVICE AND 2 ISSUES THAT I ENCOUNTERED]
I got my LG Optimus F3 last week and searching everywhere on the internet to know how to root my device, I did not find anything but only how to root other devices that are LG Optimus. I posted on here XDA Developers and richardpwnsner recommended Motochopper. I tried using it on a Windows it failed, maybe because I followed steps that were for a LG Optimus F5 but it caused some glitches on my phone so I had to factory reset my device.
Rooting device using Windows http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2334544
What I first followed.
I tried it on my mac on Friday (August 25th, 2013). I have rooted my device successfully and these 3 days I did not have any issues but two.
*My main issue on android*
I had only one issue when trying to change my Superuser by CLOCKWORKMOD since I was accustomed to Superuser by CHAINSDD on my old device (Kyocera Event). The binary did not want to update. I tried SuperSU by CHAINFIRE same issue occured. I sticked to the original Superuser that was installed and the features are much better and no issues, binary did update on it.
*My other issue on my Mac but totally worth it*
I rooted my phone using my mac, when I downloaded Motochopper, I unzipped the file and opened the file's folder and it froze my computer, I attempted other times and it kept freezing my computer. I believe it is due to my virus scanner (Kaspersky) due to it freezing/crashing my mac anytime there is a (.exe) file but not 100% sure. So take your risk as I really don't give a c**p and accomplished my goal.
[STEPS TO ROOTING]
I rooted my device by following these steps and I take no credit for anything of this, I'm just sharing information from othersand I'm not responsible for anything that occurs to any of your devices and have no experience on this so don't be asking me questions since I'm no developer just someone who truly loves the concept of rooting. The steps that I followed were by how to root a Samsung Galaxy S3.
: Download Motochopper from anywhere you like here are some posts that have the file:
Author of this tool
Make sure when you download the file unzip the file to your desktop.
: Enable USB Debugging is Enabled (Settings>Developer Options>USB Debugging)
: Make sure you have a password on your Mac.
: Connect your device having it on and USB Debugging Enabled
: Open Terminal Window and type in each of the following commands in ordered by pressing Enter one after the other.
- cd Desktop
- cd motochopper
- chmod 755*
- sudo sh run.sh (After this it will ask for your password, input your password it looks like this)
Press enter on your mac and then this will pop out:
Phone will automatically reboot and you may disconnect the device from your Mac. If you rooted successfully you should see Superuser on your LG Optimus F3.
Here is my information on my Mac and Android if you desire to know.
Mac: Macbook Pro OS X Mountain Lion Version 10.8.3
Android LG Optimus F3 (Virgin Mobile) Android Version 4.1.2 Jellybean
Full Tutorial: http://gs3.wonderhowto.com/how-to/ro...y-way-0148043/
THE VIDEO I FOLLOWED TO ROOTING MY PHONE
2 pictures of my device rooted including Today's date (August 25, 2013):