So, I've taken a look at this application, and while it appears to do what it says on the tin, I can't be 100% sure that it doesn't provide some 'value added' services as well. There's code in the app to do automatic updates, collect personal information ( http://pastebin.com/pxtDsGbC
), potentially listen to things like your SMS messages ( http://pastebin.com/yruveH33
), and even change your wallpaper.
It also injects .so files into system_server and servicemanager, both of which appear at quick glance to possibly persist across reboots.
This is compounded by the fact that this application will have full root permissions after executed. In short, I don't trust it.
I have confirmed that jcase's root for the Moto X ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=45598679
) can be adapted to this device quite easily. (DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE UNMODIFIED MOTO X ROOT ON YOUR G2)
When jcase returns back to IRC I'll detail my observations to him so he can post a new root.
Also, as usual, Team Codefire continues to support this new LG device, and we look forward to having an announcement for an unlock or bypass in the next few weeks.
Thanks y'all for your patience!
EDIT: I've just confirmed there's a no-brainer root in the ATT shipping ROM, which I take no credit for finding. I'm going to run it by jcase tomorrow to ensure that I'm not spoiling anything if I post it.
If you're planning on rooting your phone, just wait until tomorrow (Tuesday afternoon at least!)
EDIT2: There also appears to be a LOT of root checking going on in this phone, the stock recovery binary blows some qfuses if you've rooted your phone, and there's no known way to reset those.
Basically, don't root yet. Please!
EDIT3: My previous statement about qfuses in recovery is incorrect.. it is *READING* them