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By Justinchi, Senior Member on 2nd September 2013, 06:17 AM
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Ok fellow MetroPCS users, I figured out the easiest way to root our phone with locked bootloader, praise the Lord!!!

Requirements:

LGMS769 (METROPCS VERSION ONLY, or other U.S. GSM companies that use T-Mobile's spectrum)

Latest LG Drivers>> http://www.multiupload.nl/XEY2YR3L0I

Knowledge of how to flash a KDZ >> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2085344

KDZ V20F >> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2107971

LGPwn.apk>> http://www.4shared.com/android/pfMf3ySw/LGPwn.htm

BusyBox>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ricson.busybox

Super SU>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...infire.supersu

Script Manager>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tmanager&hl=en


Steps:

Enable USB Debugging in Settings>Developer Options and also enable "Unknown Sources" in Settings>Security on your phone

Install LG Drivers before connecting phone to computer

Connect your phone to your computer with the USB cable in each mode (MTP, LG Mode, etc...) and allow the drivers to install.

Put the phone in LG Mode and flash KDZ V20F. This will give you the T-Mobile USA JellyBean ROM. Has all the same features as the MetroPCS ROM except different bloatware. (TMobile account stuff rather than MetroPCS)

Install LGPwnapk and follow the steps (Starting at Step 15).>> http://www.droidkube.com/how-to-root...timus-l9-p76/#
This will root your phone.

Install BusyBox and SuperSu

Enjoy!!!


Further Comments:

I recommend installing PimpMyROM from the Play Store. Has lots of great tweaks like improving battery life and speed of device. Battery life is notably longer for me.>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...uide.pimpmyrom

Use "SD Card as Internal Storage" script, attached below. Extract the file and run it in Script Manager "as a Script" with "SU" and "Boot" and reboot your phone.
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5th September 2013, 04:52 PM |#2  
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Lgpwn.apk is the best thing to happen to our L9. Thanks to it, I have my phone looking almost like a Nexus.

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22nd November 2013, 10:25 PM |#3  
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Recommend the Update?
Nice straightforward instructions! Thanks a ton.

Now I just have one question. Do you recommend we download the updates it asks you about? I believe it is to update v20F.
I just want to know if it would work out fine, especially if it still works with metro
24th November 2013, 01:51 AM |#4  
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V20f is JB and is the KDZ most, if not all MetroPCS phones were on since this year. Now, if it's asking you to update to V20h, I heard it breaks root for some people so I'd say no. The KDZ above is V20f which is T-Mobile. The updates work whether you're T-Mobile or MetroPCS though.
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Thanks for the step by step instructions.

Tried on my roommates phone and worked like a charm
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Originally Posted by Swa9ga

Thanks for the step by step instructions.

Tried on my roommates phone and worked like a charm

Awesome
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Tutorial Awesome info, but need a little help...
"Use "SD Card as Internal Storage" script, attached below. Extract the file and run it in Script Manager "as a Script" with "SU" and "Boot" and reboot your phone."
How, exactly, do I do this? Where is "Script Manager" and how do I access it?
Love the info and the idea of this, as I am limited as heck with the built in memory and can't get apps to use the SD card and CONSTANTLY have to remove apps. This would make life a heck of a lot easier!
Thanks!
Tim
30th January 2015, 02:01 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by timmathews

"Use "SD Card as Internal Storage" script, attached below. Extract the file and run it in Script Manager "as a Script" with "SU" and "Boot" and reboot your phone."
How, exactly, do I do this? Where is "Script Manager" and how do I access it?
Love the info and the idea of this, as I am limited as heck with the built in memory and can't get apps to use the SD card and CONSTANTLY have to remove apps. This would make life a heck of a lot easier!
Thanks!
Tim

Script Manager here>>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tmanager&hl=en

Will add to OP. Sorry about that.
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