[Q] Trying to root
I'm sure this gets asked so many times, but I can't seem to find any instructions that work to simply root my phone.
Android version: 2.3.6
I've tried using Doomlord's easy rooting toolkit, which failed as I believe the exploit used was patched in the latest update.
I then tried the recovery method, detailed here
I placed the update.zip on in the root of the internal sd, but when I go into recovery mode the volume keys do nothing. Only when I click the home button a few times do I see some yellow text which says installing update, but it fails with: "can't access system/VIR ...Rebooting" or something close (reboots too quick for me to see) There's no menu. Could be VIR standing for virgin, which is my service provider?
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?