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[HOWTO] root Koodo version of Optimus One P500h 10v

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21st March 2011, 08:35 AM   |  #1  
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!!ATTENTION!!

THIS INFORMATION HAS BECOME OUTDATED.

There are probably newer and easier ways of accomplishing your goals that are now available. Read the entire thread for tips from other people about how to get your phone rooted - their suggestions are likely to be better options for your needs. I will not be maintaining this thread, but I will leave it up as a record for others to read. Good luck!


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Hi. I had trouble getting my Optimus One from Koodo Mobile rooted. So, here is some info that I hope will help others get through the process a bit faster. I mainly followed the instructions in various threads from XDA, but I needed to do things differently.

!!! REMEMBER, THIS IS INFORMATION FROM A BIT OF A NOOB. I'M JUST TRYING TO HELP.
!!! ALSO, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILTY FOR ANYTHING GOOD OR BAD THAT COMES FROM APPLYING WHAT IS SAID IN THIS THREAD.
!!! THIS INFORMATION IS ONLY INTENDED FOR USE ON THE OPTIMUS ONE FROM KOODO MOBILE RUNNING FIRMWARE VERSION 10v.


It is probably not worth asking me any questions, since I barely got through the process properly myself.
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Drivers
So, first I installed the LG PC Suite software because I think that gets you the USB drivers needed for this phone. I think LG calls it "Download LG Mobile Support Tool to PC" on their support site at:

http://www.lg.com/sg/support/product...e-mobile-redux

Telus 2.2 firmware version V10G_00
So, since android 2.2.1 is not rootable on Optimus One, I had to downgrade to android 2.2. I found a link to a Telus version of P500h that is android 2.2 at the following link (make sure you download the one that ends in "V10G_00.kdz"):

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...0#post12253960

Installing Telus firmware using KDZ
I followed steps #2 through #8 from the following link:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=875881

KDZ worked well, just so you know.

Rooting
Now I used "z4root" to permanently root. It was super easy (way easier than rooting my MT3G Slide). z4root is NOT in the market anymore so you need to sideload it onto your SD storage, then install it with any apk manager.

This site:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=901247

led me to this site, where I downloaded z4root from:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953

After that, I was all rooted up... finally.

So, I obviously am NOT trying to take any credit for the real efforts made by others. I want to say thank you to all people involved with the links and programs I referred to. I really appreciate what people do for others here at XDA. My phones would not be rooted or other kinds of fun without those people.
THANKS!

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On a bit of a side note, you might want to unlock you phone too... so you could use it with FIDO, etc. So, I used a site called "mobileincanada". It was $20 and took less than 24 hrs to get the code. I was happy with that.
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21st March 2011, 12:28 PM   |  #2  
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Nice write-up, I had to follow a similar path. The most trouble I had was finding a firmware that worked.. I ended up using the same TELUS firmware. It works great, much faster than the original Koodo firmware.
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Sorry for my question: what is the difference between your P500h and the other P500 devices? is it a branded device with special firmware?

I thought, all P500 can be flashed with every P500 *.kdz (for country) or XDA ROMs
for P500
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I wished you wrote this yesterday but thanks. I figured it out yesterday . This is the sickest 150$ phone I have ever had. I get 1100 quadrant score :eek:
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If you want a stock, rooted 2.2.1 (Telus V10S - same as Koodo's stock V10v)

You'll need a custom recovery to flash it: [DEV] Custom Recovery P500/Thunderg

http://zubu.ca/o1/LGP500hAT-00-V10s-...011_signed.zip
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kwen

If you want a stock, rooted 2.2.1 (Telus V10S - same as Koodo's stock V10v)

You'll need a custom recovery to flash it: [DEV] Custom Recovery P500/Thunderg

http://zubu.ca/o1/LGP500hAT-00-V10s-...011_signed.zip

Hi. Thanks for that.

Also, if you want to, feel free to answer any of the questions that come up in the thread. You definitely are better equipped than I am.
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22nd March 2011, 02:28 AM   |  #7  
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i downgraded to 22
rooted

now i want to install the custom fw.

copied both files from the link for custom flash.

and i can't get into adb

device not found

win7 64bit

all the drivers are installed and yet I have yellow ! icon on adnroid single adb platform
22nd March 2011, 02:38 AM   |  #8  
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i had to manually sign the adb driver on w7 64
using
dseo13b.exe


after signing the driver, adb connects and I loaded custom recovery

I am installing custom rom now.

thnkas.
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22nd March 2011, 04:02 AM   |  #9  
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downgrade
hi im from philippines
i want to downgrade from 2.2.1 to 2.2
can i use the firmware above?
if not can you help me find a suitable fw that i can use here in philippines?
i found some links where dead
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leegoon84

i downgraded to 22
rooted

now i want to install the custom fw.

copied both files from the link for custom flash.

and i can't get into adb

device not found

win7 64bit

all the drivers are installed and yet I have yellow ! icon on adnroid single adb platform

Ok. I don't really get why you mentioned this stuff.

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