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Default LG Eve GW620 Rogers rooting guide + Remove Rogers apps

OK, a while ago I said that I would start a thread on how to root the Rogers LG EVE GW620.
All of this information I found through other forums, so I just followed the steps and got a rooted Eve quite simply. All thanks go to the original rooters (Zacpod) and the fine folks over at XDA.
I was using Windows 7 so Vista or XP maybe slightly different, but not a whole lot. Also, I did this a few weeks ago so some of it is going from memory. If any edits are needed I will update this post.
Getting started

First, get yourself a copy of Android SDK (it's completely free) from here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Read the installation guide here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html
You only need to install the SDK, not the Eclipse plugin.

If you're using Windows, you'll also need the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) USB driver. Get it from here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html

Download the LG USB drivers from this link.
Linux and OSX users don't need a driver (lucky you!).

How to install the LG USB and ADB USB drivers on Windows.

This is the part that I had the most problems with, but that's mainly because I read the instructions wrong!
First, install the LG USB drivers from the link above.

Then, on the phone you need to enable USB debugging mode

Settings ---> Applications ---> Development ---> USB debugging (put a check mark here)
Connect the phone to your PC with the USB cable.

In Windows, you should hear the beep on a connected device and the LG drivers should find it OK. In Windows, open up Device Manager and you should see 2 devices with yellow exclamation marks beside it and the description "LG USB Modem" (I'm going from memory here, so that may not be 100% accurate).

Right click on the 2nd one, click "Update driver software", click "Browse my computer for driver software" then click "Let me pick from a list..." You should see "Android Phone" listed. Double click this and you should see a list of 3 options. Click on "Android ADB Interface" and click "Next". You'll probably see an "Update driver warning" box, so just click "Yes" to install it anyway.

If you don't see 3 options, click "Have Disk..." and select the Android USB driver (android_winusb.inf) you downloaded earlier.

After all this, you should now be able to get ADB shell access to your Eve. To check you have access follow these steps:
If you're on Windows, open a Command Prompt window but make sure you "Run as administrator" to get the privilegies needed. Linux users can use Terminal.

Navigate to your installed Android SDK (ie: "cd c:\SDK\tools\" if that's where you installed it).
Now type "adb devices" to see if your Eve is detected. If it is, you're good to go on.

Rooting (all credit to Zacpod)

Now onto the actual root. All this is taken from Zacpod's excellent post found here: http://androidnetwork.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=143 I'll be copying it almost verbatim, and I hope he doesn't mind

  1. Download the Superuser Whitelist (http://koushikdutta.blurryfox.com/Superuser/Superuser.zip) and unzip it somewhere safe such as c:\SDK\tools\
  2. On the GW620 dial "3845#*620#" to get in to the secret menu
  3. Tap "Module Test" then tap "Stability Test" then tap "Enable Root Permission"
  4. Open a Command Prompt on Windows by pressing Windows Key + R, then type "cmd" in the empty field. Note, you should also run this with Administrator rights. Linux users can use Terminal.

Navigate to your installed Android SDK (ie: "cd c:\SDK\tools\").

  1. Type "adb shell"
  2. You should get a #. If you get a $ then something didn't work. Shutdown the phone and PC and try again. If you get a # then all is well. Type "exit" to return to your PCs command prompt.
  3. Type "adb remount" to remount the GW620's file system as read-write so we can make changes.
  4. Type "adb shell cat /system/xbin/su > /system/xbin/su.original" [Note: This step may give you a "could not find path" error. Just continue on with step 5 and the root will still work.]
  5. Type "adb push bin/su /system/xbin/su"
  6. Type "adb push bin/su /system/bin/su"
  7. Type "adb shell chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su"
  8. Type "adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su"
  9. Type "adb install bin/Superuser.apk"
You will now have root access to your Eve and can now remove the Rogers apps.

Removing the Rogers apps (credits to the people of XDA)

  1. Make sure your phone is in USB debugging mode (see beginning of guide).
  2. In the Command Prompt (or Terminal on Linux), make sure you're in your SDK Tools folder (c:\SDK\tools\)
  3. Type "adb shell". You should see "#"
  4. Type the following commands:
Code:
adb remount
Code:
mkdir /sdcard/backup
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cd /system/app
Code:
dd if=MoxierMail-2.1.20.2-GW620-Rogers.apk of=/sdcard/backup/MoxierMail-2.1.20.2-GW620-Rogers.apk
This backs up the MoxierMail app onto your SD card.
Code:
rm MoxierMail-2.1.20.2-GW620-Rogers.apk
Code:
dd if=Linkbook.apk of=/sdcard/backup/Linkbook.apk
Again, creates a backup of the Linkbook app onto your SD card.

Code:
dd if=Linkbook.odex of=/sdcard/backup/Linkbook.odex
Again, creates a backup of the Linkbook app onto your SD card.
Code:
rm Linkbook.odex
Code:
rm Linkbook.apk
Code:
dd if=MySpace.apk of=/sdcard/backup/MySpace.apk
Code:
rm MySpace.apk
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dd if=RingsExtended.odex of=/sdcard/backup/RingsExtended.odex
Code:
dd if=RingsExtended.apk of=/sdcard/backup/RingsExtended.apk
Code:
rm RingsExtended.odex
Code:
rm RingsExtended.apk
You're done. Stay in the ADB shell for the next part.



Enable deleting of pre-installed bookmarks

In ADB shell, type:

Code:
cd /data/data/com.android.browser/databases
Code:
sqlite3 browser.db "update bookmarks set readonly=0;"
This will allow you to delete the Rogers bookmarks.
Type "exit" in the ADB shell to return you to the Command Prompt.


Hopefully this should help out a few people that want to root and remove the Rogers apps. You may have problems with the Windows USB driver getting recognized as I do all the time. I have to keep re-installing the ADB driver for some reason, but it get's there eventually.
Good luck!

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I'm going to try all this. I'll let you all know how it worked out for me when I do.
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http://csmg.lgmobile.com:9002/swdata/USBSW/GSM/EG/LGUSBModemDriver_WHQL_ML_Ver_4.9.6_All_091203.zip

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i would be more willing to send my device to somebody and have this done for me.

this seems unbelievably hard to me for some reason.
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I've updated the first post to the new link. The updated drivers can be downloaded here.

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i would be more willing to send my device to somebody and have this done for me.

this seems unbelievably hard to me for some reason.
Unfortunately, it's not as easy as jailbreaking an iPhone!

It looks like there's a lot of steps, but you can probably get through it in 30 mins. Take the time to read through the guide a few times to get yourself familiar.
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Just a quick one:

In the remove "Remove the Rogers App" section between steps two and three you need to do an "adb remount".

If you do not remount the phone as writeable you can not issue the "rm ***" commands.
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Just a quick one:

In the remove "Remove the Rogers App" section between steps two and three you need to do an "adb remount".

If you do not remount the phone as writeable you can not issue the "rm ***" commands.
Thanks maps. I was bound to forget something! Updated 1st post.
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I am working on this root kit right now.

Windows 7 64 bit
LG Eve, had it less than a week

I have installed the SDK, the USB drivers and have managed to get to step 2 under the section "Navigate to your installed Android SDK (ie: "cd c:\SDK\tools\")."
This is the part where you use "adb shell" and you should see the # sign. I always get the $ sign, even after multiple reboots of phone and computer.

The command line I am running has administrator access.
"adb devices" DOES return a device number
USB debugging mode is ON
I tapped the "enable root access" option in the hidden menu on the Eve

Any ideas? I was reading on a link about another phone and apparently if you get a $ sign then you do not have "su rights". For that particular example the instructions include typing su and then they get the # sign.
For the Eve it doesn't work that way. If you type su at the $ sign you get a
"su: permission denied" message.

Does anyone have an idea of how to get this to work? Has anyone got this work?

If you need additional information about my phone/computer I would be happy to list it.

I'm also going to go back to the beginning on this and make sure I didn't miss something in the instructions.

Thanks!
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I'm not 100% sure, but it sounds like you haven't enabled root permissions using the secret menu from step 2 at the beginning of my guide. I would try restarting the phone and your PC (BTW, I'm running Win7 64bit too and have never seen the $).

The "su" or "sudo" means superuser, basically full admin rights to change any file on the system, including root.
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I'm not 100% sure, but it sounds like you haven't enabled root permissions using the secret menu from step 2 at the beginning of my guide. I would try restarting the phone and your PC (BTW, I'm running Win7 64bit too and have never seen the $).

The "su" or "sudo" means superuser, basically full admin rights to change any file on the system, including root.
You were right. I must not have had the root permissions from the secret menu.

I went in, set them in the secret menu and restarted the phone. When I brought it up and connected I now have the # sign.
Thanks for getting me to try that again!

Now for some rooting.....
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Glad it worked for you. Enjoy your rooted phone!
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when i get to the step Type adb shell cat /system/xbin/su > /system/xbin/su.original
i get The system can not find the path specified
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when i get to the step Type adb shell cat /system/xbin/su > /system/xbin/su.original
i get The system can not find the path specified
I've replied to your PM and also updated the guide.
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ok so on step 5
adb push bin/su /system/xbin/su
i get- cannot stat 'bin/su': no such file or directory
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ok so on step 5
adb push bin/su /system/xbin/su
i get- cannot stat 'bin/su': no such file or directory
i feel like such a newb, im only hours from sticking my sim card back in my blackberry, love this eve but hate all the rogers crap on it.
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i feel like such a newb, im only hours from sticking my sim card back in my blackberry, love this eve but hate all the rogers crap on it.
You really hate the Rogers crap... personnally I just do not use it... I rooted my phone to install some software... I didn't even bother to remove Rogers software. But I will probably uninstall Telenav and Linkbook that I do not use.

I think it's not worth going back to your BlackBerry. I have nothing agains Blackberry. I just think Android offer more openness and flexibility. The problem is that Rogers does not respect the philosphy behind it. But is seem like Rogers is not alone in this case as I read from the commentaries of some other people here.
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You really hate the Rogers crap... personnally I just do not use it... I rooted my phone to install some software... I didn't even bother to remove Rogers software. But I will probably uninstall Telenav and Linkbook that I do not use.

I think it's not worth going back to your BlackBerry. I have nothing agains Blackberry. I just think Android offer more openness and flexibility. The problem is that Rogers does not respect the philosphy behind it. But is seem like Rogers is not alone in this case as I read from the commentaries of some other people here.
you know what i think that you might be right, what do i need to do to change the theme on this thing more like the hero?
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when i try to do step 5 in the guide, my command prompt window fills with ASCII characters and my lappy starts beeping. a few seconds after this, my system is totally locked up. Any ideas whats going on here?

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when i try to do step 5 in the guide, my command prompt window fills with ASCII characters and my lappy starts beeping. a few seconds after this, my system is totally locked up. Any ideas whats going on here?

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That's a very strange error! Can you try on another computer?
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For some reason, my XP system (32-bit) will not pick up the Android_winusb.inf driver file for my eve. if i take the phone out of USB Debug mode, my PC picks up the phone no problem. Anyone else having this problem or know why my PC isn't picking up the driver correctly?
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when we get updated to android 1.6 would we have to root the phone again? since the update should be here soonish, deciding if i should try this now or wait till we get upgraded
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when we get updated to android 1.6 would we have to root the phone again? since the update should be here soonish, deciding if i should try this now or wait till we get upgraded
Yes, we will more than likely have to re-root after 1.6.
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ok so on step 5
adb push bin/su /system/xbin/su
i get- cannot stat 'bin/su': no such file or directory
I get the same error..

Edit: LOL I got it. I just placed the bin folder in the wrong place in Windows.
OK, so now I am rooted. I have heard that this helps if you want to install paid applications. But if I look in Market now, I still get only freeware or adware..
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I download and paid for GolfCard with Google Checkout on my unrooted LG Eve. No problems here for buying apps!
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It depends on where in the world you are located. In Norway we can't access the paid section in Google Market. With an unrooted phone, I could install market enabler, then I managed to buy apps :-)
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I'm not 100% sure, but it sounds like you haven't enabled root permissions using the secret menu from step 2 at the beginning of my guide. I would try restarting the phone and your PC (BTW, I'm running Win7 64bit too and have never seen the $).

The "su" or "sudo" means superuser, basically full admin rights to change any file on the system, including root.
Hi, I'm trying to root my Eve as well, but I'm encountering the exact same problem as the person above. I've read through the first steps a few times to see if I've forgotten anything, but as far as I can see I've done exactly what I've read.

Your comment left me a little confused though, since RaymondR stated that he did indeed enable root permissions before posting here.

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I tapped the "enable root access" option in the hidden menu on the Eve
I am positive I've tapped the "Enable Root Permissions" as well. There was no prompt or confirmation of any sort short of the selection feedback though; is it supposed to be like that?

And if not, is there any other possible cause for this? Thanks.
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Hi, I'm trying to root my Eve as well, but I'm encountering the exact same problem as the person above. I've read through the first steps a few times to see if I've forgotten anything, but as far as I can see I've done exactly what I've read.

Your comment left me a little confused though, since RaymondR stated that he did indeed enable root permissions before posting here.



I am positive I've tapped the "Enable Root Permissions" as well. There was no prompt or confirmation of any sort short of the selection feedback though; is it supposed to be like that?

And if not, is there any other possible cause for this? Thanks.
RaymondR went back and made sure to "enable root permission" again, then he re-started his phone and it worked. Did you try restarting your phone?

When you click on "enable root permission" there is no feedback other than it high lights when you touch it, and it vibrates. There's no confirmation.
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Thanks for your help. I had restarted my phone, but for some reason I failed to read the part where you told me to restart my computer. After I did though, I was able to proceed.

I'm now at the "Removing Rogers Apps" step and I've encountered some more problems though.

After "adb shell", am I supposed to type "exit" before "adb remount"? And should the code I type following that be in front of the # sign?

During the "mkdir /sdcard/backup" step, I am told "The syntax of the command is incorrect". I didn't see any typos, am I doing something else wrong?

I wasn't too concerned about backing up MoxierMail though, so I tried to move onto the "rm MoxierMail" step. I did this in front of the # and was told "rm failed for MoxierMail, Read-only file system" despite my going back to remount.

How should I proceed? Thanks again for any help.
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The "rm failed for MoxierMail, Read-only file system" error is because you didn't use "adb remount" which is what allows you to make changes.

Try typing "adb remount" before entering adb shell. That worked for me the 2nd time I had to root. I'm not sure if it's because I updated the FW to 10f.

I think the "mkdir /sdcard/backup" error is because you're not in adb shell and/or you didn't enable "adb remount".
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b223/Skyline_Evo8/Screenshots/root.png

What do I keep going wrong?
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Old March 24th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #31 (permalink)
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It looks like your phone still hasn't enabled root permission from the secret menu:

  1. On the GW620 dial "3845#*620#" to get in to the secret menu
  2. Tap "Module Test" then tap "Stability Test" then tap "Enable Root Permission"
Do this again, and then "adb remount", then "adb shell".

If it still doesn't work, try restarting both PC and phone, and then enter the secret menu again.
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I thought I did enable root permissions. Multiple times with restarts too, but for some reason nothing ever worked.

After a few attempts though, I was finally able to remove MySpace, Linkbook, and the Moxier apps. Thanks for all your help, it really was appreciated. Just a couple more questions though.

Is it possible to remove TeleNav GPS Navigator at all? Also, the "Java Downloads" bookmark?

Other than that, everything seems to work fine and hopefully, the Eve will stop freezing and rebooting itself.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 07:24 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Is it possible to remove TeleNav GPS Navigator at all? Also, the "Java Downloads" bookmark?
Yes, you can remove the TeleNav app. On the Rogers Eve, the apk begins with tn*. I can't remember the rest, but it's a long filename. It's easy to find.
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Has anyone here done this root with XP?
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Has anyone here done this root with XP?
haven't tried, but it should work if you only log in as admin in the beginning.
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Thanks britbloke, I found your little guide easier to follow than other threads out there. This guide works for XP well enough.

Bye bye "Moxier" Mail, Linkbook and MySpace. I think it is totally ridiculous that Rogers would not allow the owner of this phone the option to uninstall this useless software. I have better things to hog my limited RAM with, like EasyTether for example (which works great on the EVE, BTW).

I want the 1.6 update (should it ever appear) but then I will have to go in and root out whatever crappy software they decided to burden me with again. I definitely want the fabled firmware update that supposedly fixes the space bar/texting issue and throttles down the home keys.

If anyone successfully roots out Telenav please post the code in this thread, I'm afraid I'm not intuitive enough, and a total noob to rooting to figure it out on my own.

I'm a fan of this little phone, but Rogers and LG seemingly decided to use Canada as a test market, and don't seem to care very much whether their customers are pleased with a) the unremovable software and b) a rapidly aging OS. Android 1.5 works, but clogging the RAM and slowing the processor with unnecessary software is pretty hard to forgive. This will have a major influence on my next phone and carrier purchase. Right now, I can't see sticking with Rogers, as they seem to be the major roadblock to a really enjoyable phone.
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If anyone successfully roots out Telenav please post the code in this thread, I'm afraid I'm not intuitive enough, and a total noob to rooting to figure it out on my own.
I did manage to find the TeleNav app and delete it from my phone. I can't remember the full filename now, but it beings with "TN..." and has some version numbers at the end of the file name. It's also quite a long file name. It's easy enough to spot if you do the "ls" command when you're in the apps directory.

When you find it, can you post the full file name and I can add it to the 1st post.
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The TeleNav app filename is as follows:

Edit: I believe this is the correct filename.

tn55-android-LG_eve-2003.apk


tn55-android-Houdini-signed.apk

I found it here.


To access the apps directory britbloke is referring to above, type "ls system/app" while in the adb shell.

I haven't been able to remove it myself, but only because I'm being told it's read-only, regardless of the number of times I restart my computer/phone or enable root permissions via the secret menu.

I also sort of regret removing Rings Extended. I was blindly following the guide and not thinking about what I was going, but with it gone I don't think I'm able to customize ringtones anymore. I found it in the Marketplace but I can't seem to reinstall it due to an "Incompatible update", which I suspect means I need to find an older version of it to use.

As for the v10f firmware update, it does indeed fix the space bar issue but I don't think there's a difference in the sensitivity of the home/return panels. =\

The link on LG's site is down, but if you really want it I've uploaded it here. It's pretty intuitive; if you can root your phone then updating shouldn''t be a problem.
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Do you really have to use ADB to delete apps? If you have root enabled and install better terminal pro, shouldn't it be possible to run the rm commands from that terminal? I tried but I only get that it is "read only". It must be possible to change this from terminal on the phone, so that you can do this without being connected to the computer, no?
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Do you really have to use ADB to delete apps? If you have root enabled and install better terminal pro, shouldn't it be possible to run the rm commands from that terminal? I tried but I only get that it is "read only". It must be possible to change this from terminal on the phone, so that you can do this without being connected to the computer, no?
It's possible that it may work that way. I might try it tonight to see how it goes.

However, purely for easy of use (bigger screen, easy copy/paste of commands) it maybe better to use a PC for adb shell.
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It's possible that it may work that way. I might try it tonight to see how it goes.

However, purely for easy of use (bigger screen, easy copy/paste of commands) it maybe better to use a PC for adb shell.
Yes, I know it's easier, but just for curiosity it would be fun to try. I couldn't do it with just "su" and the commands, but I think it would work by first installing Root Manager: Root Manager - This app has a read/write remount function.
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Hi! When I tap "Enable Root Permission" I'm asked to enter a root password. What can I do?
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Hi! When I tap "Enable Root Permission" I'm asked to enter a root password. What can I do?
I've never heard of that before. What firmware are you on?
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I am from Brazil.
Here's my phone info:

Model name: GW620f
Firmware version: 1.5
kernel version: 2.6.27 LGE@new1 #4
Software version: GW620f-V10a
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I would try using the official LG update tool to get a newer software version. I'm currently running V10f, so it seems like you have an older software version.

Try updating, then rooting again.
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Can Rogers apps be removed without rooting the phone?
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also, does rooting void the warranty on rogers?
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Yes, I know it's easier, but just for curiosity it would be fun to try. I couldn't do it with just "su" and the commands, but I think it would work by first installing Root Manager: Root Manager - This app has a read/write remount function.
I can confirm that this works.
After enabling root access on your GW620, you can use Root Manager and enable read/write remount. Then you can browse and delete what you want.
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Question Does rooted mean I could use another network (i.e. unlocked)

I am planning to root my device this weekend using this guide, does rooting my phone allow me to put SIM cards that are not rogers in it? or do i still have to look for an unlock code for that?
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I am planning to root my device this weekend using this guide, does rooting my phone allow me to put SIM cards that are not rogers in it? or do i still have to look for an unlock code for that?
No, rooting doesn't unlock the phone. You'll have to look on eBay for a seller that can give you an unlock code which is based on your phones unique IMEI.
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