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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Root apk for L38C

This is an apk for rooting the L38C, which I'm told is basically the same thing as the L3 E400 and L35C. I didn't see a specific section for the L38C, so I'm putting this here. It uses a bug in the backlight driver to gain root, which affect several models from LG. This apk specifically checks for the buildprop for "LG-L38C" and "LGL35G", but if an owner of a L3 E400 want to try it out, I dont mind adding that property to my whitelist.


How to use it? Install the apk from the bottom of this post. It should show up as "L38C_NoobTool" in the apps. Install ministro 2 from the play store. Start the "L38C_NoobTool" app, it will start ministro which will download a few mb of c++ libraries, and hopefully show you a button that says "Root Me". Click that button, and if everything works, it will write the su binary to /system/xbin/su. Then install the superuser app (supersu won't work with this su binary).

After its done, neither my app or ministro are needed for root to keep working.

If you want to use superSU instead of superuser, follow the directions as above, and then install the superSU app. Then open that app, and tell it to update the su binary. After that, superSU will work, and superuser will not.


L38C/L35G root app - http://www.sendspace.com/file/6dljxo
Ministro 2 app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kde.necessitas.ministro&feature=sea rch_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5rZGUubmVjZXNz aXRhcy5taW5pc3RybyJd
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Thank you for the root apk.
I currently have someone making a patch for the onandroid app to support my phone.They have asked if I knew where to find the partition layout for my device.Can you point me in the right direction?
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I'm stuck on CWM & we already have it for that phone at androidarea51.com
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Default Re: Root apk for L38C

Hey kingmt were you speaking of the root apk or the partition layout for onandroid backup?
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We built a One Click that will root, push Superuser, & CWM to that device months ago. It does everything in seconds.
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Found it. Thanks.
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Ok so I tried to install the one click from androidarea51 and this is what I saw:
Rooting device......

Specified path not found
Specified path not found

Device found.....Good

Then it flashed thru a bunch of command lines and then I got the thanks screen. Nnothing happened on the phone side. Yes debugging and stay awake were checked. Yes I downloaded the drivers. Any suggestions?
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please help......
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Is Superuser on the phone?
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Backup everything on the phone. Get quick boot from Play & select recovery. If the one click worked you will have CWM if not it will do a factory reset & you should follow the guide again.
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Default Re: Root apk for L38C

Yes. The phone was rooted using giantpunes apk. Then both SU and TB were downloaded and installed. I've taken out 13 apps but afraid to go any farther as far as modding until I manage to get the cwm installed.
Probably shouldn't have gone this far with out it:-) thanks for replying.
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Just saw your post from 20 minutes ago. Will try that thanks.
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I tried that quick boot and things went hinky. That app froze and eventually I had to reboot the phone and redownload all thirty apps. Still stock boot. So I will try the one click,cwm,kernel again. Will let you know how it turns out.
P.s. Finally just said the heck with it and payed some one to install it for me.
Done.
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So i have a question. those steps you have up there, i went throught them completely then when i went to superuser and everything went through process assept where it would say "Gaining root access" and I've been waiting more than 2 hrs and it hasn't gained access yet, what do i do?
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If youre using the noob tool I would suggest using the one click method as you will not have cwm with the noob tool.
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Ok i did everything u said to do on my l38c and when i tried to root it said cannot create system/xbin/su text file busy
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My install also said file busy please help
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I got it. Poot apk with ministro 2 and an outdated superuser apk. Just make sure usb debugging is check in the settings
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how/can i root my LG L38C. it is on straight talk (pay as you go). i am currently running version2.3.6. i would prefer to root it without using my pc, if possible. i dont know if the kernel is needed, but its 2.6.38.6-perf+
just trying to snag free apps and get the newest version of droid on my crappy phone. thanks!
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how/can i root my LG L38C. it is on straight talk (pay as you go). i am currently running version2.3.6. i would prefer to root it without using my pc, if possible. i dont know if the kernel is needed, but its 2.6.38.6-perf+
just trying to snag free apps and get the newest version of droid on my crappy phone. thanks!
welcome to AF!!!!!!

not sure on root method for this phone. have you tried the method in the first post?

also just an fyi.....being rooted will not mean you will get free apps. i do not agree with obtaining free apps because:
1) this is considered piracy
2) i believe in supporting the devs who work hard to provide android phones with great and amazing apps. depriving them of money they truly deserve in just plain wrong.
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I used the Noob Tool to root my L35G and it worked great, but i could not obtain Shell Root and the SU only updated the binary code on the initial root, after that (ab a day later) it would just freeze every time i open the SU. Any Ideas?
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So please, I been trying so hard with no result. Downloading Dan Rosenberg guide to
root LG E400 nothing works when unzipping with RAR the RUN.BAT , showing always
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DDer BEFEHL ADB ist entweder falsche geschrieben......was meint das Programm damit? Was mache ich falsch??? Muss ich die zip Datein nicht auf dem Windowsdesktop ausführen (vielleicht auf dem Händy direkt?)

spectrum.root windows.zip.....
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Sorry I found that LG E400 will not enable debuging !!!
ANWENDUNGEN:ENTWICKLUNG: USB DEBUGGING nicht möglich das Häckchen setzen....
whats that???
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not sure on root method for this phone. have you tried the method in the first post?

also just an fyi.....being rooted will not mean you will get free apps. i do not agree with obtaining free apps because:
1) this is considered piracy
2) i believe in supporting the devs who work hard to provide android phones with great and amazing apps. depriving them of money they truly deserve in just plain wrong.
Uhhhh, I think he meant the FREE apps that devs release for FREE, not pirated apps. I'm sure you've noticed that there's TONS of 'em at the Google Play Store. Confucius say: "He who thinks before he speaks is much wiser than he who speaks before he thinks."
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I have lg l38c rooted just need a link to get cwm so i can get roms rooted with noobtool worked great but need cwm recovery please help
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all i get is a no app found after following the instructions to a tee and repeated many times to make sure it was done proper.
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Any one know where to find clockworkmod Recovery
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superuser not rooting anything
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Root apk for L38C
Go to this link it will tell you how to root
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ok so i tried to root my phone last night and it wouldn't let me move my apps from my phone to the sd card i tried to follow the second set of steps for the "one click" method but got frustrated. could someone please make it a little easier to understand for me. my mom and stepdad have both asked me to root there phones for them to , but i would like to completely root mine before i root there's.

also i really dont care about a single thing that is on my phone it can get completely wiped for all i care.
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if it helps i am on the straight talk (pay as you go) my android version is 2.3.6 and the software version is L38CV10b
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Hi guys. I have a similar problem. I suspect I might be missing something. Have rooted using app in first, I am confirmed rooted. Except whenever I download an app it (Superuser) won't give permission... What am I doing wrong?
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