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Old September 10th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #251 (permalink)
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Is it safe though? i'm afraid of bricking my phone without data etc. I've seen good responses but the bad bricks (on pg 2-3 and 4 i think) freak me out. How successful has this been for most of you guys? Also i used a CPU widget and my phone is clocked at 1512MHz
What if i get stuck in a boot loop (soft brick)?

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Is it safe though? i'm afraid of bricking my phone without data etc. I've seen good responses but the bad bricks (on pg 2-3 and 4 i think) freak me out. How successful has this been for most of you guys? Also i used a CPU widget and my phone is clocked at 1512MHz
What if i get stuck in a boot loop (soft brick)?
Yes it is safe. People have only bricked by deleting apps...

There's an unbrick guide.....everyone is back on their feet. No one is stuck in a brick/bootloop/etc. The unbrick guide works flawlessly. Just make sure your battery is charged before you start unbricking it.

http://androidforums.com/motion-4g-all-things-root/610609-guide-unbrick-lg-motion-unroot-getting-1-5ghz-kdz-wip.html
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My battery is at 85% and its charging as i'm watching the "How to root" video just to be safe, thanks sammy!
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85% is plenty.
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I got it!11! Now time to do that other WIP guide! thanks so much and to the guy who made the video and op too
Oh and my camera and camcorder is taking everything fine, thanks so much.
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Great job, just bought motion yesterday and its rooted and running custom roms already. Now the nexus and admire are taking a backseat till the newness wears off..........thanks to all of you devs for making phones so much fun!!!
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Great job, just bought motion yesterday and its rooted and running custom roms already. Now the nexus and admire are taking a backseat till the newness wears off..........thanks to all of you devs for making phones so much fun!!!
hey when u do finish up that rom share it with us
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Great job, just bought motion yesterday and its rooted and running custom roms already. Now the nexus and admire are taking a backseat till the newness wears off..........thanks to all of you devs for making phones so much fun!!!
You made a ROM already what version of android
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There are no ROMs to run????? What are you talking about
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There are no ROMs to run????? What are you talking about
he apparently has 1 and running it
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Well how the heck did he flash it??????? You would soft brick before you could say you booted into custom recovery......I'm guessing he just doesn't know what he's saying
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Well how the heck did he flash it??????? You would soft brick before you could say you booted into custom recovery......I'm guessing he just doesn't know what he's saying
im sure he doesnt have a rom i get excited to when i root stuff but that just consists of dancing at home
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I think he's just theming
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Easily, painlessly rooted.

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I followed this video...clean..simple, no issues at all.
Note- YOU MUST get the LG drivers from their website.
how to root lg motion 4g metro pcs - YouTube

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Before I ran the rooting procedure, I set the phone to Installer, and installed the drivers right from the phone itself. I thought that was neat. No issues at all on Win 7.
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Before I ran the rooting procedure, I set the phone to Installer, and installed the drivers right from the phone itself. I thought that was neat. No issues at all on Win 7.
Phone has its installation drivers built in?? O.o that's neat!
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Phone has its installation drivers built in?? O.o that's neat!
Yes; in the Settings menu, under connectivity, there are specific USB modes you can select, one being "Installer".

When set to installer, Windows AutoPlay will run the LG driver installation package and install various drivers to the computer. Then the drivers all updated on my next reconnect out of Installer mode. Drivers that failed to retreive from Windows Update initially were then successfully updated from the copied/installed files automatically.
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it worked for me...second try, for some reason on the first try it didn't push anything through...so i just tried it over it again and it worked.

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can you guys post the LGdrivers please? i don't know what to look for, so many pages right now some links are not working.

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can you guys post the LGdrivers please? i don't know what to look for, so many pages right now some links are not working.

thanks!
The phone has the drivers, just put it in install mode like plasticarmyman said.
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hhmm...mine is freeze after i typed "root", it only says:


DON'T TOUCH THE DEVICE OR UNPLUG WHILE ROOTING!
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* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *


and it has been like that for like 5 mins..... what should i do?
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hhmm...mine is freeze after i typed "root", it only says:


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* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *


and it has been like that for like 5 mins..... what should i do?
Restart the process. Make sure you have the drivers installed.

I think people are getting hung up at the part where you run the system backup test app. The point of the app is to kill some core system processes, so that the root files and binaries can be pushed. If you wait too long after running the app and rebooting to plug your phone in and run the script, the root will fail because those processes start coming back online.

Hence why some people have had to try multiple times before it worked for them.
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I am following this step by step, and I am in the command prompt, and when I type root and hit enter, nothing happens...says it is not recognized as a internal or external command
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nevermind i got it

somehow the folder got into another folder of the same name so it wasn't looking in the right folder
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It's hanging on

Daemon Started Successfully
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I've tried this several times

It's still hanging on daemon started successfully

When I open the backup test app, all it says is Hello world....and nothing else...

so I'm assuming once it says that, you power down and reboot

Debugging is on

I ran the command prompt , and it's just hanging.....
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rm failed for /data/local.prop no such file or directory ......
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ok...i give up....following directions to a tee....
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It says that at the end right? Did the phone reboot?

I had an error like that as well, but it still rebooted and had a successful root. It flashed by so fast, though, that I couldn't read it.

Is the phone sluggish after rebooting with the test app?

Sure the phone is in Charge Only USB mode?
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It says that at the end right? Did the phone reboot?

I had an error like that as well, but it still rebooted and had a successful root. It flashed by so fast, though, that I couldn't read it.

Is the phone sluggish after rebooting with the test app?

Sure the phone is in Charge Only USB mode?

It says that at the end, and says reboot, and reboots the phone....it did not push anything to the phone so it can't be rooted....and it's not


a tiny bit sluggish, not much...and yes...in charge mode only...
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Worked like a charm!!
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Yea...

Turns out it did actually root even with the error message.....

I am going to wait until someone posts a awesome rom, and I am going to try a custom rom for the first time, but that is only if there is a way to go back to stock if need be.
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Yea...

Turns out it did actually root even with the error message.....

I am going to wait until someone posts a awesome rom, and I am going to try a custom rom for the first time, but that is only if there is a way to go back to stock if need be.
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- First of all make sure you got the motions drivers all installed and the phone is in usb debugging.
- Download these.
*the rooting folder (o4xr)- http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1297942&d=1346603576
*the apk - http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1245330&d=1344276357

- Put the apk in your sd card and install it.
- Open the apk called "SystemBackupTest" and then restart your phone.
- Plug your phone to your pc and make sure its in "charge only" mode.
- Run cmd as administrator.
- Type without quotes "cd C:\o4xr" and press enter. MAKE SURE THE ROOTING FOLDER (o4xr) IS IN THE ROOT OF YOUR "C" HARD DRIVE.
- Type without quotes "root" and press enter.
- It might fail, just run again after phone reboots.
- that should be it.

Any questions just pm me.

I'm trying to run it, and followed exactly these steps (and there's s youtube video with the same steps too).

Problem is when i enter the "root" script, it hangs.

Code:
DON'T TOUCH THE DEVICE OR UNPLUG WHILE ROOTING!
PUSH FILES
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
- that's it. Just stays there. I'm guessing it can't find my device? Do I need to install specific LG Motion drivers or should that be installed on connecting it?
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I'm trying to run it, and followed exactly these steps (and there's s youtube video with the same steps too).

Problem is when i enter the "root" script, it hangs.

Code:
DON'T TOUCH THE DEVICE OR UNPLUG WHILE ROOTING!
PUSH FILES
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
- that's it. Just stays there. I'm guessing it can't find my device? Do I need to install specific LG Motion drivers or should that be installed on connecting it?
Go to the LG website and download the drivers for the LG Motion then run the script. Should work, I had the same problem.
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I cant get my phone to root. I followed the directions. When I type root, this is what is says..Root is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Please Help!!
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I can't find the drivers on the Lg website. Does anyone have a link??
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I can't find the drivers on the Lg website. Does anyone have a link??

I found the drivers, root worked.

LG MS770 Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG USA

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I followed the instructions listed as the xda site for the LG Optimus, which I believed would work for my LG Motion....the script failed when I ran it at the prompt. It did reboot. But not rooted? What am I doing wrong?
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I followed the instructions listed as the xda site for the LG Optimus, which I believed would work for my LG Motion....the script failed when I ran it at the prompt. It did reboot. But not rooted? What am I doing wrong?
Did you install the backup system app?
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having done this a couple of times on a couple of different pcs i can now say that the driver install ( the right ones ) are very important . i would advise all to not plug the phone in your pc before you have installed and rebooted the drivers . also , if you receive a error check for supersu icon anyway as the root may have taken .
thanks to all for your input .
now for a guide to get this down to a basic ics looking home screen with app tabs would be nice .
what are the must haves and must get rid of to clean up this metro mess ?
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@aaronmy, I think maybe you should give better instructions on how to root....it seems people keep messing up...
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Did you install the backup system app?

Yes I installed that. Ran it. Got "hello world" hit power off/reboot. Ran the c:\root script and it says can not install box, superuser, superuser.adk or something like that. the phone reboots.
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Yes I installed that. Ran it. Got "hello world" hit power off/reboot. Ran the c:\root script and it says can not install box, superuser, superuser.adk or something like that. the phone reboots.
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Here are the steps I followed from the XDA Forum. Of course the files needed are attached at that site.

GUIDE
  1. Download, Unzip and Install the LG USB Driver.
  2. Download and extract the Root kit (o4xr.zip) to "C:\o4xr"
  3. Download and copy "IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk" to your phone
  4. On your phone, go to "Settings -> Security" and make sure "Unknown Sources" is TICKED
  5. Go to "Settings -> Developer options" and make sure "USB debugging" is TICKED
  6. Install "IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk"
  7. Open the "SystemBackupTest" app you just installed.
  8. Hold the power button and choose "Power off and restart".
  9. When you can see the lock screen, you may notice that the phone is running very slowly, this is normal.
  10. Connect your phone via USB to your computer.
  11. Make sure the phone is in "Charging Only" mode.
  12. Open a command prompt (may need admin privelages, right click, run as administrator)
  13. Type without quotes "cd C:\o4xr" and press enter.
  14. Type without quotes "root" and press enter.
  15. Wait while the script runs, and the phone will reboot automatically.
  16. You should then see the command prompt "C:\o4xr>".
  17. Uninstall the "SystemBackupTest" app on your phone. (Do NOT re-open it, or you will need to run the script again).
  18. On your phone, open up Google Play Store and search for "SuperSU".
  19. Update SuperSU then open it.
  20. Press OK to update the SU binary.
  21. You now have root and can safely restore the "Unknown Sources" and "USB debugging" settings back to how you had them!
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I finally got it. I had to run systembackup then reboot first before running root. thanks man.
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