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[ROOT] G2x Root via SuperOneClick

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18th April 2011, 07:06 AM   |  #1  
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UPDATE:
The SuperOneClick rooting method outlined in this thread currently only works for Android 2.2. It does not work with Gingerbread 2.3.3.

To root 2.3.3 -
1) Install CWM (ClockworkMod Recovery): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1056847
2) Flash rooted ROM of your choice. Here is a stock rooted 2.3.3 ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1179748



Here's a brief guide on how to root the T-Mobile G2x. This assumes that you already have adb installed. If you do not, a quick search will point you in the right direction

Note: I take no credit for rooting the G2x. I am not the developer of SuperOneClick, and this is a simplified version of a guide already posted by domi007 in the O2x forum (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=953182). I am just posting a guide in the G2x forum because no one else has yet.


1) Install ADB driver: http://www.junefabrics.com/bin2/LGDriver.exe

2) Enable USB debugging on your phone (Settings->Applications->Development), and connect your phone to your computer via USB.

3) Run SuperOneClick: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

4) Choose the option "Root"


It's really that simple...enjoy

update:
jnichols959 has provided a simple solution to rooting the G2x for Mac and Linux users. We hope that keeping two separate threads will not add to forum clutter. On the contrary we think each thread will be less cluttered and therefore be more helpful to the end user.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1048309
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18th April 2011, 12:16 PM   |  #2  
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Perfect! Thanks for posting this.

(Now I just need to find a Windows machine...)
18th April 2011, 01:57 PM   |  #3  
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Perfect! Thanks for posting this.

(Now I just need to find a Windows machine...)

I apologize for the Windows only solution I've posted. Since I moved in with my girlfriend, Windows has weaseled it's way back into my household. However, there was a time when I wouldn't let a Windows box come within 100 yards of my place of residence.
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Thank you very much!

Edit: Thanks works really good!

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I apologize for the Windows only solution I've posted. Since I moved in with my girlfriend, Windows has weaseled it's way back into my household. However, there was a time when I wouldn't let a Windows box come within 100 yards of my place of residence.

Ha no problem. I can just install Parallels or Fusion today. I did manage to get SuperOneClick running on my mac using Mono. However, I don't see any way to install the LG drivers executable file on the Mac, so I doubt SOC will work in this manner without those drivers... not sure if I want to risk trying it.
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GOOD! i wanted to know if it really worked with our phones! (without test myself)

thanks alot

NOW all i gotta do is hurry up and wait for m phone to get here (some time today.......GRRR)
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Hey thanks for posting this! I currently own a G2, rooted with cm7. I'm planning on picking this beast up in-store on Wednesday and I'm already itching to root it and get a custom ROM on there.

One question though, does this method achieve a permanent root? My only experience with android thus far is the G2, which required an involved process to root. Is this phone just a lot easier to root for some reason??

And then as far as recoveries and ROM's I'm assuming those haven't been released for this phone yet, right??
18th April 2011, 02:37 PM   |  #8  
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One question though, does this method achieve a permanent root? My only experience with android thus far is the G2, which required an involved process to root. Is this phone just a lot easier to root for some reason??

And then as far as recoveries and ROM's I'm assuming those haven't been released for this phone yet, right??

Yes permanent root. This G2x is not as locked down as the G2, making the process a whole lot easier. And no, no recovery yet, just stay tuned to these forums.
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Oh god yes
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I already have ADB driver and SOC ready and I rooted few phones through this way.
It's good to know G2x can be rooted easily.
Rooted=no more junk!

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