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[REPO][ALL THINGS GUIDE] How to Root, Roms, Recoveries, All U Need To Know in 1 Place

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Exclamation [REPO][ALL THINGS GUIDE] How to Root, Roms, Recoveries, All U Need To Know in 1 Place

Lets begin shall we? You are reading this, because u bought an amazing tablet and u have good taste just like me

In this thread i will mantain updated all the development stuff and guides related to our G Pad 8.3 (LG-V500 Only) all in one place, making it easyer if u are a new user to learn essential things about G Pad, and if u are a normal user to find what you were looking for easyer and faster.

If u have doubts about whats rooting custom roms, custom recoveries, flashing see this thread

First thing to do install our device drivers



How To Root G Pad?




Currenttly Available Methods - two methods are know so far, other can be added as our tablet is only now beggining is life

1st Method - Kingo Root App Method

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1 - Have Drivers Installed.
2 - Turn on Developer Mode on your G Pad, System Settings-->About Tablet-->Software information-->Tap Build number 7 times.
3 - After Developer Mode is enabled, go to System Settings-->Developer options-->and place checkmark next to USB debugging.
4 - On your PC, go to the Kingo Root website, download and install the program.
5 - Plug your G Pad into your PC via USB cable, run the Kingo Root software and follow the prompts.
6 - Done!
However exist some discussion around this method as some say that this method injects code on your phone that retrieve some data and sent it to a server in china

Thanks goes to @oesjmr the Kingo People & joshuadjohnson22 for bringing this up.

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2nd Method - Rooting Script By dalingrin

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1 - Have Drivers Installed.
2 - Turn on Developer Mode on your G Pad, System Settings-->About Tablet-->Software information-->Tap Build number 7 times.
3 - Run root.bat and Follow The Prompts (Linus & Mac Users should read root.bat and run the same commands on their systems)
Thanks goes to @dalingrin

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Warning: Root will most certainly void your warranty. To get your tablet serviced best would be best to flash back to a stock ROM.



Current Custom Recoveries And How To Install Them - There are two existing custom recoveries at the moment




1st - TWRP 2.6.3.2 or Team Win Recovery Project ( Official - 10.12.2013 )

Detailed Instructions on How To Install Here

Credits: @Drgravy

Note: To use flashify to flash latest update just change the file type from .lok to .img and now u can flash it at ease.



2nd - CWM 6.0.4.5 or Clock Work Mode Recovery ( Unofficial - 2.12.2013 ) Dropped Support

Detailed Instructions on How To Install Here

Credits: @mustbepbs


3rd - Philz Touch

Detailed Instructions on How To Install Here

Credits: @Phil3759

Note: Some user reported that flashify can also be used to back stock recovery and also to flash both custom recoveries




Curent Available Custom Roms



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CMB ROM - RC2 - 4.4.2 ( Official - 12.12.2013 )

ROM Thread Here

Credits: @nycbjr / @Drgravy / @otisbartleh / @termleech

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CM 11 - 4.4.2 Nightlies ( Official - 11.12.2013 )

ROM Thread Here

Credits: @dalingrin

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AOKP 4.4.2 ( Unofficial - 12.12.2013 )

ROM Thread Here

Credits: @Drgravy

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Paranoid Android - 4.4.2 ( Official - 10.12.2013 )

ROM Thread Here

Credits: @drgray

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Slim Kat - 4.4.2 ( Unofficial - 10.12.2013 )

ROM Thread Here

Credits: @Demetris

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Mahdi Rom 4.4.2 ( 25.12.2013 )

ROM Thread Here

Credits: @Moose0704


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Carbon Rom 4.2.2 ( 24.1.2014 )

ROM Thread Here

Credits: @Demetris


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Malladus 1.2.5 ( 5.1.2014 )

ROM Thread Here

Credits: @okibi


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LRS G PAD ( 23.1.2014 )

ROM Thread Here

Credits: @letschky


Current Availabe Custom Kernels - 2 Many More To Come :b


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Gpe-ish kernel

Kernel Thread Here

Credits: @Demetris


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dyn. Kernel r2

Kernel Thread Here

Credits: @reborn90


How To Return To Stock Rom?




1st Method - Details Here Credits: @hyelton



2nd Method
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- Install LgMobile Support Tool
- Do An Upgrade Recovery and It Will Remove Root and Update Your FW To The Latest Available
Detailed Instructions Here



Stock Kernel And Recovery
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- Flash Them Using Flashify


Stock Kernel img file: http://sdrv.ms/1aNYDXc

Stock Recovery img file: http://sdrv.ms/1aNYLWD





Key Combinations



Factory Reset Mode
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- With Device Powered Off And Unplugged
- Press and hold Power Button + Volume Down
- When the LG logo shows up, release the power button only
- Now press and hold the Power and Volume Up button while keeping your hold on the Volume Down button
- When the factory reset screen appears, release your hold on all buttons
- Follow On Screen Indications

Download Mode
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- With Device Powered Off And Unplugged
- Press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down
- Now Plugg In USB Cable


Recovery Mode
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Warning - Only Latest TWRP and CWM support boot to recovery on stock recovery and previous versions of twrp youll ended up erasing all your data

- Press and hold Power Button + Volume Down
- When the LG logo shows up, release the power button only
- Now press and hold the Power and Volume Up button while keeping your hold on the Volume Down button
- When the factory reset screen appears, release your hold on all buttons
- And Select Up and Up Again






And Thats It ... as soon as more things appear or current things get updated also this thread will!
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nice thread! keep up your good work by updating it often!
Thanks for starting this thread. Eagerly awaiting my Gpad from Newegg's Monday deal.
 
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Great work! Thanks for setting this up. I just received my G Pad today and I'm in the process of setting it up right now. You're guide is right on time!
 
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I tried to run Titanium backup and it says I am mot rooted. I know I am rooted because I see that Superuser is installed now
 
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Why are you quotting the whole post?
That's very unnecessary and it makes the thread unpleasant to read
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Install supersu and update binary and please do not quote de the whole post :b

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Install supersu and update binary and please do not quote de the whole post :b

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When I open Supersu, it says, there is no SU binary installed and SuperSU cannot install it

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