My phone is 24 hours old. I dig it. I did the kitkat OTA. Verizon. Was 12A when i got it, now it's 24A.
I don't like being put in a box, so I rooted the phone. I have a problem though. Here's what i did:
Lot's of reading and research.
I downloaded and installed the ADT bundle for sdk and adb on my Windows 8 desktop.
I downloaded and installed drivers from LG.
I downloaded and unzipped autoprime's IOroot25.
I achieved a good handshake between adb and the phone. (adb devices command).
I set USB connection to Internet/Ethernet, enabled Debugging, airplane mode.
I ran the root.bat.
It stopped right away and asked me to sideload the desired file. I freaked out.
Then i moved the kk-root.zip to my adb/sdk/platform-tools folder and sideloaded it. It rooted the phone in 5 seconds and asked me to reboot, so I did. The phone now says it's rooted.
BUT - the autoprime routine didn't finish. So it never steered me to backing up the EFS.
I think I should do that next.
Can anyone steer me to a tute, or tell me how?