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Unhappy Trying to root P930 from Bell and failing miserably :(

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26th December 2013, 07:47 AM   |  #1  
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I've been trying to root the LG P930 from Bell for the last couple of days, and I've tried essentially all the guides and nothing works
It's running 4.0.4 and s/w version is LG-P930-V20e-Jul-22-2012.

I'm at wits end now, trying to root it!

I tried the latest Framaroot, it didn't work, I also tried the "Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v33" method, and that kept getting an error along the lines as "couldn't find ric" folder. Another common one I tried, where I had to copy "LG_SystemBackupTest.apk" and then reboot, etc kept getting an error where it was permission denied copying superuser and busybox.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I can try??

Thanks!
26th December 2013, 04:08 PM   |  #2  
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Did you try Matman's unbricking guide? I don't think there is any way to root unless you go through the unbrick process.
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26th December 2013, 06:47 PM   |  #3  
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Did you try Matman's unbricking guide? I don't think there is any way to root unless you go through the unbrick process.

I haven't tried that yet, but I guess I will try that! I thought these other ways would work, but oh well! Thanks for the tip, I'll report back if it works/doesn't work
27th December 2013, 03:05 AM   |  #4  
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I haven't tried that yet, but I guess I will try that! I thought these other ways would work, but oh well! Thanks for the tip, I'll report back if it works/doesn't work

I believe you need to revert back to GB in order to unlock the bootloader and get root access which the unbrick process requires.

I highly recommend using a WinXP x86 machine if possible. I didn't have much luck with x64 machines.
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27th December 2013, 06:46 AM   |  #5  
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I believe you need to revert back to GB in order to unlock the bootloader and get root access which the unbrick process requires.

I highly recommend using a WinXP x86 machine if possible. I didn't have much luck with x64 machines.

Sounds good! Is this the unbricking guide you mentioned? There seems to be a few on the forum!

Thanks!
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Sounds good! Is this the unbricking guide you mentioned? There seems to be a few on the forum!

Thanks!

This is the one I used on 3 different Bell P930 phones: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1784709

Is your phone unlocked? If not, it might be best to unlock it first, then install a custom rom. With a custom rom, you may not always get the prompt to enter a network unlock code.
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This is the one I used on 3 different Bell P930 phones: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1784709

Is your phone unlocked? If not, it might be best to unlock it first, then install a custom rom. With a custom rom, you may not always get the prompt to enter a network unlock code.

Yep, it is unlocked already...I'm gonna try this out tonight, internet is a bit slow here to download
28th December 2013, 01:48 PM   |  #8  
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Yep, it is unlocked already...I'm gonna try this out tonight, internet is a bit slow here to download

This guide worked for me great http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2044645
And that was my first time rooting a phone so I guarantee you this one also works and you don't have to type cmd commands, have a quick read and decide which one to use. In the end both methods will have your phone rooted.
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This guide worked for me great http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2044645
And that was my first time rooting a phone so I guarantee you this one also works and you don't have to type cmd commands, have a quick read and decide which one to use. In the end both methods will have your phone rooted.

So I tried the Hereric method and I'm getting stuck on Step 7:

7 - Run TPSparkyRoot.bat, following the instructions in the window.

When I run the bat, it gets this error: cannot create /data/local.prop Permission denied

Any ideas?
6th January 2014, 09:26 PM   |  #10  
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So I tried the Hereric method and I'm getting stuck on Step 7:

7 - Run TPSparkyRoot.bat, following the instructions in the window.

When I run the bat, it gets this error: cannot create /data/local.prop Permission denied

Any ideas?

Try the method here under JB ROOTING. Works for me. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=
Also I have a new way of installing cam so you don't need to follow Hereric's guide. I have the thread here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2598278

Sent from my LG-P930 using xda app-developers app
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