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CSX321

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JimReid

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When they are talking about v3 vs v4 I'm assuming that they mean the build number. I just got a new LG Volt and it's running 4.4.2 and kernel version 3.4.0+ Build KOT49LLs7402V5! Is this the next version after v4? If V4 can't be rooted what hope do I have for V5?
 

CSX321

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When they are talking about v3 vs v4 I'm assuming that they mean the build number. I just got a new LG Volt and it's running 4.4.2 and kernel version 3.4.0+ Build KOT49LLs7402V5! Is this the next version after v4? If V4 can't be rooted what hope do I have for V5?

Try the method from the link in my post above. I think it works on any version, and in fact on most LG phones.
 

JimReid

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LG Volt V5

Try the method from the link in my post above. I think it works on any version, and in fact on most LG phones.
No that didn't work either. There is a step where it pushed to a folder on the phone that doesn't exist. I tried that first thinking that it would work. I even tried to create the folder on the phone but couldn't. I'm very junior at doing roots.

Jim :p
 

CSX321

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No that didn't work either. There is a step where it pushed to a folder on the phone that doesn't exist. I tried that first thinking that it would work. I even tried to create the folder on the phone but couldn't. I'm very junior at doing roots.
Ah, probably the /data/local/tmp part. Yes, I think that didn't work for me, either, but it's just needing a temporary place to put the files. Anywhere should work, really, so long as you always substitute the same location for /data/local/tmp in the instructions. Steps 5 and 10 are the ones that would change. Any path where you have read/write permission should work. I don't have my wife's Volt handy to check right now, but probably /sdcard would do instead of /data/local/tmp.
 

JimReid

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LG Volt root

Now I can't find the prior postings with the process. I really am not used to this website. It seems very hard to find things. (Like you prior posts).

Jim


No that didn't work either. There is a step where it pushed to a folder on the phone that doesn't exist. I tried that first thinking that it would work. I even tried to create the folder on the phone but couldn't. I'm very junior at doing roots.

Jim :p
 

JimReid

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Well that helped but it still didn't root. I did all the steps and when it got down to the SH command (which I assume means SHELL that appeared to work but when I pulled the battery to get out of the download mode and rebooted my phone I ran a little app that checks the root status and it said it was not rooted. Don't know where to go from here. All the steps seemed to work correctly but it didn't root the phone.
 

CSX321

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Well that helped but it still didn't root. I did all the steps and when it got down to the SH command (which I assume means SHELL that appeared to work but when I pulled the battery to get out of the download mode and rebooted my phone I ran a little app that checks the root status and it said it was not rooted. Don't know where to go from here. All the steps seemed to work correctly but it didn't root the phone.

Hmm. About the only thing I can think to suggest is maybe try installing SuperSU, and see if it can run.
 

CSX321

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That won't install because it can't get root access.
Edit...This looks more promising, and probably safer than kingroot:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59496298&postcount=1

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Bummer. I thought maybe the process had given you the permissions but not the actual binary, and that maybe SuperSU could install it.

I've seen some reports that kingroot works on the Volt. You might give that a try. It doesn't even require a PC. I have actually used an older version of it to root a Kindle Fire.
 
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JimReid

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Oh well, guess I won't get it rooted for awhile. Is there any place that actually explains the rooting process? I'm fairy knowledgeable with Windows (all versions) but don't know much about androids or Unix commands which is what ABD commands look like to me. I would think there would be someplace that explained the basics. I understand what root means just not the process to get it.

Thanks for you help anyway.
 

CSX321

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Oh well, guess I won't get it rooted for awhile. Is there any place that actually explains the rooting process? I'm fairy knowledgeable with Windows (all versions) but don't know much about androids or Unix commands which is what ABD commands look like to me. I would think there would be someplace that explained the basics. I understand what root means just not the process to get it.

I'm a long-time Windows guy myself. I've developed Windows programs going back to Windows 286 in the late 80's.

Rooting Android basically just means acquiring access as the root user, roughly the equivalent of Administrator access in Windows. This consists of somehow gaining permission to write to a certain directory, so that the su binary (an executable that allows you to perform tasks as the root user) can be copied there. SuperSU, and the couple of other similar apps, are cautionary tools that let you control which apps are allowed to use the su binary.

For some devices, like the Google Nexus devices, rooting is simple. You install a custom "recovery," which you might think of as vaguely like the Windows preinstallation environment. It has complete access to the device, and allows you to "flash" a copy of su to the proper location.

Other devices may have a "locked bootloader," which means it can be tricky to install a custom recovery. In those cases, you use a program that takes advantage of a bug, usually called an "exploit" in this context, to either gain access to install su, or access to install a custom recovery.
 

JimReid

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I'm a long-time Windows guy myself. I've developed Windows programs going back to Windows 286 in the late 80's.

Rooting Android basically just means acquiring access as the root user, roughly the equivalent of Administrator access in Windows. This consists of somehow gaining permission to write to a certain directory, so that the su binary (an executable that allows you to perform tasks as the root user) can be copied there. SuperSU, and the couple of other similar apps, are cautionary tools that let you control which apps are allowed to use the su binary.

For some devices, like the Google Nexus devices, rooting is simple. You install a custom "recovery," which you might think of as vaguely like the Windows preinstallation environment. It has complete access to the device, and allows you to "flash" a copy of su to the proper location.

Other devices may have a "locked bootloader," which means it can be tricky to install a custom recovery. In those cases, you use a program that takes advantage of a bug, usually called an "exploit" in this context, to either gain access to install su, or access to install a custom recovery.

Wow, that was pretty simple. I myself go back to pre-PC days on the IBM 360/40 as a Cobol programmer and got into PC when they came out with the x86 in the 80's. As 286 was the XT and that was a great step up from what I started with. Now I'm running on a notebook with Windows 7 (I removed Win 8.1) with 12 GB memory and 1TB storage and a quad processor. I have written code on the MF in Cobol, Assembler, and RPG. On the PC's I started with VB and didn't like it and moved to Clipper (this was on an 286) then later moved back to VB 3.0 and then into Visual Studio (now using 2013). I've used IMS, DB2 and IDMS on the mainframes and DB2, SQL and the PC's.

So I've been around a few years but never really got into the Android world or Unix world. Thanks for your help.

I did finally get my LG Volt rooted. After going through all the steps and having it not work it evidently put all the files on the phone and then as a last chance I tried running the LG One Click Root again (didn't work the first time) and it ran. I listed all the same steps EXCEPT when you found the Com Port (there were 2 Com3 and Com4) I used Com4 and it didn't work and it used Com3 and it did work. Not sure why it worked other than I did a lot of the file copies in the manual way.

Thanks again for all your help.
Jim Reid
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Oh well, guess I won't get it rooted for awhile. Is there any place that actually explains the rooting process? I'm fairy knowledgeable with Windows (all versions) but don't know much about androids or Unix commands which is what ABD commands look like to me. I would think there would be someplace that explained the basics. I understand what root means just not the process to get it.

Thanks for you help anyway.
Look at the OP HERE for a complete list of root methods
 
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Rooting LG Volt v5

Hey Guys! I know I'm a noob and whatnot, but i did find an easy way to root the phone.

There's a website called, "Kingroot" (I'm not trying to advertise, it's legit)

You go on the website on your phone, download the apk, hit root, and wait like 2 minutes, then your phone will be rooted.

I tried this yesterday, and now I'm rooted. I downloaded Root Checker to verify, and i am.

So, if you want to root, try that, I assure you it works, and it's free. :D


(I've included some screenshots of the apps, and of root checker to show you that it does in fact, work.
 
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Hey Guys! I know I'm a noob and whatnot, but i did find an easy way to root the phone.

There's a website called, "Kingroot" (I'm not trying to advertise, it's legit)

You go on the website on your phone, download the apk, hit root, and wait like 2 minutes, then your phone will be rooted.

I tried this yesterday, and now I'm rooted. I downloaded Root Checker to verify, and i am.

So, if you want to root, try that, I assure you it works, and it's free. :D


(I've included some screenshots of the apps, and of root checker to show you that it does in fact, work.
Thank you for guidance of "Kingroot"! I'm succesifuly rooted my son's vs740zv5 with this app.
The purpose of this procedure was the use of OTG devices, but I cannot do that.
On your screenshots I sow USB symbol in status bar. Do you solve problem with OTG? What can you advise me if you done?
 

plauornot

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root LG Volt after V4

Has anyone found a way to root lg volt after Z4 update. I wish I had never installed the new update. Hopefully the devs that made towelroot will add support for the volt with update.
Have a similar problem with LG-L90 (sibling of LG volt). Was able to downgrade the L90 to an earlier version RevC (Vs RevD), and then successfully root.
Not sure about the scope with LG volt, but I think the process could be similar. Here is a text link of that (I cannot post outside link yet)
google for: download to c firmware for root on d415
Will receive a Volt in a few days, and will update if I have to go through this process
 

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    Have you guys been able to get full root with this app? I can get get supersu to install correctly ?

    Sent from my LGLS740 using XDA Free mobile app
    Another thread on the androidforums.com saya installing the SuperSU apk from the xda-developers thread worked fine...not sure if it is the lg f90 or volt it worked on...Another on the same thread said it didn't work for them...They were wondering if it was Virgin Mobile causing the issue...

    EDIT:
    At this point, the SuperSU in Play Store has been updated (Version >= v2.00) so that it works properly with our devices.
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    I did it!

    Another thread on the androidforums.com saya installing the SuperSU apk from the xda-developers thread worked fine...not sure if it is the lg f90 or volt it worked on...Another on the same thread said it didn't work for them...They were wondering if it was Virgin Mobile causing the issue...

    YEEEEEHAWWW I did it! i installed the version of supersp in the zip file here: http://download.chainfire.eu/447/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.99r4.zip and tada it worked!

    To recap install and run the apk here: http://towelroot.com/
    Then install the version of supersu listed above.
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    It's the LS740ZV4 update that's the problem.

    Sent from my LGLS740 using XDA Premium HD app

    Is there an easier way to root this phone?
    The current process of reverting back to rv3 and flashing rv4 has too many steps and seems risky for a novice.

    I have a galaxy note2 that also runs on 4.4.2 that was hard to root, but someone has released a variant of the towel root, called ghetto root.
    Could someone make use of the same technique to do a easier root for the Volt?
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    Has anyone found the solution?

    Solution to what, rooting this phone?

    If so, follow the instructions in the guide linked below. It may seem intimidating at first, it definitely did to me, but by just following along closely, it is easy and painless, just might be a little bit time consuming. If you have questions or something confuses you, NEVER be afraid to ask, we're all here to help.

    If not, what are you looking for a solution to?

    http://androidforums.com/threads/guide-rooting-guide-for-volt-ls740-zv3-4-5.893332/
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    Rooting LG Volt v5

    Hey Guys! I know I'm a noob and whatnot, but i did find an easy way to root the phone.

    There's a website called, "Kingroot" (I'm not trying to advertise, it's legit)

    You go on the website on your phone, download the apk, hit root, and wait like 2 minutes, then your phone will be rooted.

    I tried this yesterday, and now I'm rooted. I downloaded Root Checker to verify, and i am.

    So, if you want to root, try that, I assure you it works, and it's free. :D


    (I've included some screenshots of the apps, and of root checker to show you that it does in fact, work.