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Old November 28th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New LG Optimus M (MS690) - Root Achieved!

I just got a new LG Optimus M about a week ago. This is my first android phone.

I downloaded z4Root in the android market and it said the root was successful and installed the superuser manager app.

How do I test that the phone is Actually rooted? I'm trying to remove all the bloatware apps that MetroPCS has included in the phone.

I downloaded the app named Android Mate (free) and it lets be browse to the /system/app directory and when I select the app and choose delete, it displays a notification that the file was deleted however it never actually gets removed.

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OK, after installing Root Explorer and mounting the /system/app directory with read/write access I was able to remove all the bloatware.

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OK, after installing Root Explorer and mounting the /system/app directory with read/write access I was able to remove all the bloatware.

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I have two on the way from FedEx for me and my wife.

Custom ROM available soon, I hope? I know there's one for Sprint's Optimus S. Surely should not be too hard for experts to modify for our M...
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I too am getting one for my wife (smart phone inept) I wanted to know if MikesToolz can let us know about the phone, like a review of it, he is the only one i know of who has one...lol
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Yep, well I got the phone last Tuesday by finding an "authorized dealer" that would sell it to me without making me come in on friday or saturday durring the crazyness of black friday shoppers. We got two of them and so far they have been great.

This is my first android phone so I wont be of much help as far at compairing other android phones to this one.

I used to have an iphone 3G and 3Gs before switching over to metroPCS, I still have an iPad to keep me up to date with the latests iOS updates and have made a few iPhone/iPad apps that are in the apps store. With this new android phone I may end up making some android apps, depending on how much free time I have this year.

Back to the phone, the screen size is pretty close to what I was used to with my iPhone, its not one of those huge jumbo screens that saw with the HTC android phones on display at places like t-mobile and Sprint.

The phone has a sticker on the back that says "Qualcomm 3G"However in my area the phone has only shown the X1 indicator up on the menubar. I dont know if this is because MetroPCS is not currently supporting the 3G or if its just not in my area.

I performed a speedtest with he app: speedtest.net and got the following results:
130kbps up
324kbps down

The speeds are not supper fast however its acceptible. Plus you have the option of connecting to wifi if you need to.

this is hands down the best phone available to metroPCS, The 4G phone doesnt even have anything compaired to this. The new 4G craft or what ever its called that is coming out is not a true smartphone like this one is.

All I can say is that I am super happy with this phone and the low monthly bill that I have from metro.

The phone is very responsive, no lagging or jitters like I was affraid there would be.

Camera is good, here is a picture I took with phones camera. http://lh4.ggpht.com/_kCkDPrMyGPs/TPPr5KekJeI/AAAAAAAACk0/izQ47FdN8pQ/s800/112710150832.jpg
also the auto fucus on the camera is great for the barcode scanning apps.

battery life lasts me probably about 75%-85% of my day before I have to recharge it. This should get better over time after I stop playing with it ALL DAY LONG.

the phone comes with a 2GB micro SD memory card, I purchased an 8GB one from target on black friday for $14.

Rooting the phone was very simple. The app in the android market named z4Root worked with the Optimus M both rooting and unrooting. It was just a click of a button and the rooting was done.



One REALLY big downside to this phone that makes me mad is that this phone is loaded full of bloatware. Its got a ton of metroPCS apps loaded on it that are useless, and the bad thing is that you cant remove or unistall the metroPCS apps. There are 3 in particular that were starting to drive me crazy. MetroPCS Easy Wifi, Boingo Wifi, and My Extras. The my extras app randomly just pops up advertisments on the screen, while the other two wifi apps constantly display notifications and play the alert sound when you get in range of any wifi. The metoPCS apps both cant be removed or turned off unless you root the phone and manualy remove the files.

On top of that they incluse the MetroPCS app store where you can download all the apps that come with the phone and cant be removed. Sorry but If I cant remove the apps why would I need to download them agian?






One last thing, I have now become addicted to the app called ShopKick. You walk into stores and get points for both just walking in and also for scanning products in the store with your phone. If you want to give it a try send me a MSG and you can use my referal code so we both get a free 100 points (i dont want to post it on her as some will see it as spam)
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Hey I copied your first post over to the new LG Optimus M subforum.... Seemed like a good post to start over there!

http://androidforums.com/lg-optimus-m/227411-lg-optimus-m-rooted.html#post1934619

Why don't you go over and copy/paste the review you just wrote? Thanks for the information.
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Thanx for the reply Mike!!

You might have to use ADB to get rid of the metro apps. When i get my wife's phone, i will play around with it and post here in the Optimus M forum.

Just reading some things on the inter-web, it seems that z4root from the market with "Chinese" writing may in fact be malware...

You can get the app form the XDA site directly.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953
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Sharing some knowledge from another forum. Newbie who figured out how to do it:


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OK, for anyone wanting to root their LG Optimus M phone, apparently you have to be a little more specific in the instructions on how to do this. That is if you want to actually uninstall programs.

This is my first Android phone, and I don't know what rooting is, other than it unlocks folders and features that are generally hidden from casual users. Obviously you can totally screw up your phone if you uninstall or rename a file. Just don't go killing apps willy-nilly.

Here's the breakdown... a first time noob to android phones and rooting in general can do this, with 3 steps.

1. Go to Android Market download z4Root (Free)

2. Then Download Android Mate (Free) This allows you to see what's running, and view the actual file path and what the name of the file is when it's in the System Folder. For instance the Twitter App is called "SNS" not Twitter anything.

3. Download Root Explorer ($3.88) This is the actual program that allows you to make your hard drive read/writeable. Obviously you have to click Read/Write in order to actually delete something. You see things in list view and can go straight to the System/Apps folder and select stuff to delete the metro crap and other bloatware.

Make sure you stop the application from running through Android Mate before you attempt to delete in Root Explorer. Otherwise you will have to do a hard shut down. Yeah, BoingoWiFi locked my handset up when I tried to delete it, because it was running in the background.

All in all, it was easy, and I figured it all out on my own given the little tid-bits of info from this thread. I've never done this before, and it was easy and fine. I don't know all the other stuff you can do with a rooted phone. perhaps over time I will learn. But my main goal was to remove the Metro stuff. I'd like to kill the Metro start-up screen someday, and maybe add a few graphical features. But, I'm in no hurry, as I really like this phone. I almost bought an EVO on Black Friday for $99, but I'm glad I didn't. No reason to pay more for phone/data/web services than $50 per month
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Root Explorer was the key to me being able to remove the bloatware yesterday.
It lets you very easily mount the directory with read/write access just buy clicking the Mount R/W button. You can then delete the system apps(bloatware). No need to type any long commands into terminal.

and like ChazzMatt said, Android Mate told me what each apps actualy path and filename was. Some are simple to understand but a few of the metroPCS apps have names that make you think (what where they on when they named the app file something like z4sdf3r32fdf)


So you guys actually ordered the phone? did they not have them in the store? I got two of them at the store, then a friend went to a different metro store on friday and they refused to sell him one, saying that they would only sell the new Optimus to NEW customers.
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Now, are there any free apps that are like root explorer that I would be able to use? Or will I have to painstakingly wait another 7 days to be able to remove this bloatware??
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So you guys actually ordered the phone? did they not have them in the store? I got two of them at the store, then a friend went to a different metro store on friday and they refused to sell him one, saying that they would only sell the new Optimus to NEW customers.
I ordered two online last Wednesday night (the same day they officially went on sale). The corporate store near me closes at 7pm (store was already closed), and the next day was Thanksgiving (I assumed Metro stores were closed). I had to work Black Friday, so I figured if I waited until AFTER I got off work the supply of these phones at the store might be gone. So, I just ordered online Wednesday night. FedEx tracking says they will be delivered Tuesday (tomorrow) sometime.
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So what you guys are saying is that theres no need to use sdk or any cmd lines to root a 2.2, or is this process that everyones talking about for removing metro apps not really considered rooting? I had a hero for a week befor this and this is only my second android phone, im just trying to gain some knowledge...
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Oh thats good to hear, i hope to get one for christmas.
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In reply to jhanley2525, I didnt have to use any cmd lines or anything, and I've had my Optimus M since Wednesday. I asked a friend of mine who had his Incredible rooted the same way with z4root, only he used the permanent root option and it is considered rooting. In the version of z4root I used the temporary root option, opened android mate to find the location of said bloatware, then used root explorer to navigate to the location and delete the .apk (and it .odex if applicable) and it worked like a charm. Already gained roughly 20 to 24 MB of memory back.
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i did the temporary root bt my optimus rebooted so it un-rooted and now i cant findthe z4root without the chinese symbols and i really wanna get rid of the bloatware... im new to androids... HELP PLEASE
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i did the temporary root bt my optimus rebooted so it un-rooted and now i cant findthe z4root without the chinese symbols and i really wanna get rid of the bloatware... im new to androids... HELP PLEASE
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Just reading some things on the inter-web, it seems that z4root from the market with "Chinese" writing may in fact be malware...

You can get the app form the XDA site directly.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953
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yep, two z4Root apps came up, i did not pick the chinese one.
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sorry for asking so many questions but do i download it directly frommy phone or is there a certain method to get the app?
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nevermind i found the app in the market without thew chinese letters thanks tho guys
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Thank you...did it to mine...also added setCPU and phone is running like a champ. no lag at all, battery running great. just need a custom rom to get this baby where i want it to be. did a test with quadrant got about 459 to 467. dont know if thats good. but w/e. as per the results its better then a droid, htc variant and some other thing. right below the nexus
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do you have to get root explorer for this to work? and can you use another free app?
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I dont want to advocate piracy..but I am sure if you look hard enough(i.e google it) you can find it for free. But the 3 or 4 bucks is well worth it.
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The two phones (and accessories pack) I ordered last Wednesday were delivered by FedEx last night. Haven't even had time to activate them online. I have a work deadline in two days. I can't spend hours (right now) playing with a new toy. But this weekend....





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Bought LG Optimus M in a MetroPCS store last monday ($229) yesterday saw this post and did everything as MikesTooLz said. Download z4Root and intalled, download Root Explorer and installed. Got rid of all Metro Bloatware in less than 3 minutes. Hard thing is to find Metro apps names but just click in every app and press install and you will get a menu showing the app name, click cancel and return to previous menu to continue finding the ones you want to remove, when you got it move it to sdcard. Great work MikesTooLz!
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MVC.MetroPCS.android02.apk = Virtual Card
MobileBanking.apk = Mobile Banking
MobilePosse.apk = MyExtras
SNS.apk = Facebook for LG, Twitter for LG
Boingo_Wo-Fi.apk = Boingo WiFi
Mocospace-1.2.4.apk = Moco Space
Uno_Demo_LG_MS690.apk = Uno Game
PGA_Android.apk = Free Games

These are just the ones I removed. I found that you can reinstall most using the normal reinstaller. But for SNS.apk it will not reinstall. I simply just copied the apk file back under /system/app and change the permissions to rw-r--r-- , rebooted and the SNS apps came back after that.

Has anyone made a "backup image" of the full ROM just in case?
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If you are rooted (and I've not touched mine yet, will do that this weekend), when 2.3 Gingerbread comes out later this month -- will it be easy to install on our phones?

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Funny story -- Sony and LG both released Android phones in October. LG's is the Optimus and has Android 2.2 Sony's super expensive phone, the Xperia X8 had Android 1.6. Yes, released in October 2010 and two versions behind. Yesterday, owners of those phones were overjoyed Sony started pushing Android 2.1 to their phones.

Release
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2.1 update
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Still not 2.2. Ours came with 2.2.

Side by side comparison of the two:

http://goo.gl/SyQZL

Android 2.3 will be publicly released this month, but I know it may be a few months before LG pushes it to us, so just wondering how hard it will be to install it ourselves with root?
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If you are rooted (and I've not touched mine yet, will do that this weekend), when 2.3 Gingerbread comes out later this month -- will it be easy to install on our phones?

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Funny story -- Sony and LG both released Android phones in October. LG's is the Optimus and has Android 2.2 Sony's super expensive phone, the Xperia X8 had Android 1.6. Yes, released in October 2010 and two versions behind. Yesterday, owners of those phones were overjoyed Sony started pushing Android 2.1 to their phones.

Release
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 finally starts shipping | ZDNet

2.1 update
Android 2.1 rolling out to Sony Ericcson Xperia X8, depending on product code -- Engadget

Still not 2.2. Ours came with 2.2.

Side by side comparison of the two:

Compare phones: Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, LG Optimus M - Phone Arena

Android 2.3 will be publicly released this month, but I know it may be a few months before LG pushes it to us, so just wondering how hard it will be to install it ourselves with root?
From what I've read rooting the phone will prevent over the air auto update, but you can manually make it update to the new OS.
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From what I've read rooting the phone will prevent over the air auto update, but you can manually make it update to the new OS.
Yeah, but I've read when 2.2 Froyo came out back in May people with rooted phones were able to install it without waiting for the official manufacturer OTA update. (also because people wanted "stock" Android and not Motoblur and other OEM crap) Maybe because they installed a custom ROM that had 2.2 integrated?

So, we would have to get a custom ROM with 2.3?

I'm a newbie at this, I admit. But I read a lot.
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I'm glad this phone was so easily rooted, but has anyone heard any word on getting recovery? I tried looking around on XDA, but no luck there. If anyone finds any news on recovery, let us know!

ChazzMatt- A lot of android phone manufacturers have a really bad track record of releasing updates anywhere near to when google updates. So when google releases updates, community developers will take the source and make custom roms WAAAAY before the manufacturers make their own updates (I guess bloatware takes forever to update!). But we need recovery on the Optimus M in order to flash new roms. Most people had 2.2 on their phones well ahead of the official updates thanks to the community developers.
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Thank you guys ! , couldn't believe how easy it was to get rid of all that bloat/crapware that metro kindly gave us .... I love this phone, reminds me of when I had the iphone 2g, but 1000x better !!! specially the monthly cost !!!
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How to Speed Up Your Android Phone Without Task Managers Android says here if you delete programs updates wont run in the future. seems its better to stop them from loading only
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That shouldn't be a problem, but if you're really worried about it, just make a titanium backup of the programs, then use titanium backup to uninstall them. That way you can just reinstall them from the sd card later. But again, that shouldn't really be an issue. If an update gets pushed over the air, as long as you aren't running a custom ROM or kernel (or sometimes even if you are) you'll get the notification and the update will install. Along with all the bloat again...
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But for SNS.apk it will not reinstall. I simply just copied the apk file back under /system/app and change the permissions to rw-r--r-- , rebooted and the SNS apps came back after that.
Praise be!!! An actual forum where there is active discussion about this phone. Bought one last week.

Anyway in all honesty the Facebook app that comes already installed should be called Facebook Lite. The Facebook app in the market seemed more feature filled (example: Check in's seem non-existent in Fackbook for LG but was present in the Facebook for Android available in the market.).
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Praise be!!! An actual forum where there is active discussion about this phone. Bought one last week.

Anyway in all honesty the Facebook app that comes already installed should be called Facebook Lite. The Facebook app in the market seemed more feature filled (example: Check in's seem non-existent in Fackbook for LG but was present in the Facebook for Android available in the market.).
Yeah, LOL there is an app already made by facebook, yet LG feels that they should make their own version with less features. Do they plan on keeping up with all of the facebook changes and updates down the road? probably not.

Just let us download the official app instead of giving use this limited app that cant be removed without rooting the phone.
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can some one just tell me exact 123 instructions about how to remove metro easy wifi, metro extras, boingo wifi,and lg facebook and all the otha crap
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MVC.MetroPCS.android02.apk = Virtual Card
MobileBanking.apk = Mobile Banking
MobilePosse.apk = MyExtras
SNS.apk = Facebook for LG, Twitter for LG
Boingo_Wo-Fi.apk = Boingo WiFi
Mocospace-1.2.4.apk = Moco Space
Uno_Demo_LG_MS690.apk = Uno Game
PGA_Android.apk = Free Games
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can some one just tell me exact 123 instructions about how to remove metro easy wifi, metro extras, boingo wifi,and lg facebook and all the otha crap
Wouldn't you need at least one of those Wi-Fi programs in order to connect to a Wi-Fi source?
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Wouldn't you need at least one of those Wi-Fi programs in order to connect to a Wi-Fi source?
android has its own wifi management.

The easy wifi app is something that metro added in.

what its doing is constantly scanning for wifi hotspots. when it finds one it will flash a notification alerting you that there is one in the area(but it wont auto connect to them)

also behind the scenes its getting the GPS location of hotspots that it finds and sending them in to some location where they have a big database of hotspot locations.

android itself can do this with google but you have to turn it on. companies with large databases of hotspot locations can then enable devices to get their current location via wifi wouthout the use of GPS.
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So I tested this app and it worked..pretty good. Until I noticed that my wifi got turned off afterwards. It wouldnt turn back on. I rebooted and it started to work after that...need to try BT tether see if that works w/o out messing with my connections.
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So if i was to root, i could just un-root it and everything would be good as new? and on the z4root type of your root your using, could we still be able to update our phones when the next android version is released??
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What can i do if i root my lg optimus m? does it let me download apps for free? sorry im a nooby noob =]
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What can i do if i root my lg optimus m? does it let me download apps for free? sorry im a nooby noob =]
Rooting in Linux/UNIX terms is very much like system "Administrator" for Windows, "jailbreaking" for iPhone. It lets you do anything you want.

On a locked-down corporate/school Windows PC you can't do anything the administrator has said you can't. At work, we are not allowed to install or uninstall programs, change screen savers, wallpaper, display properties. (Well, I can do some of that anyway, but that's another story. Shhh... ) Whereas if you ard admin, you can do what you want -- it's now YOUR computer. You OWN it. (This is where PWNED came from, it was a typo of "OWNED!" -- meaning this guy now had complete control of someone else's system.)

On iPhone, control freak Steve Jobs won't let users download and install apps that he/Apple haven't approved. But if you jailbroke your iPhone, now it was YOUR iPhone, not Steve Jobs. You OWNED it and could install what you wanted. For a long time, Jobs wouldn't let Google Voice on iPhone, because it gave free phone calls and bypassed AT&T. Both Apple and At&T denied that was the reason, but insiders said of course that was the reason. It took the Feds investigating for Apple to recently approve Google voice. Whereas, two years ago jailbroken iPhone users could easily install Google Voice on their iPhone.

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Jailbreaking[1] is a process that allows iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to gain root access to the command line of the iOS operating system, thereby removing usage and access limitations imposed by Apple. Once jailbroken,[1] iPhone users are able to download extensions and themes that are unavailable through the App Store (via installers such as Cydia) and perform other tasks that are not possible on store-bought devices, including installing non-Apple operating systems such as Linux.[2] A jailbroken iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS can still use the App Store and iTunes and other normal functions, such as making telephone calls.
Same with rooting on Android. Android is a more open system, based on Linux, but still manufacturers like Motorola (with their MOTOblur gui) and carriers like Verizon and now Metro put on stuff they don't want you to take off. Stuff that either helps them with branding or makes them money, one way or the other. So what if it slows down your phone and sucks up your memory? THEY don't care. Well, if you root it, you now OWN it, not them.

You can do what you want.

Earlier this year, when Android 2.2 came out many Android phones were still running 2.1 or even 1.6. Rooted owners could install 2.2, but regular owners had to wait for their manufacturer to push out 2.2. Sometimes it was MONTHS later, in some cases it never happened. Those people are stuck on 1.6. "Sorry, you want newer Android operating system, then you have to buy a new phone from us!"

We have a phone with 2.2, but later this month Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be made public. LG/Metro will push it out to us, but when? Next April or May?

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Rooting is a process that allows users of cellphones running the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's Linux subsystem, similar to jailbreaking on Apple devices running the iOS operating system, overcoming limitations that the carriers and manufacturers put on such phones.

Rooting makes it possible to use custom versions of the Android system such as CyanogenMod, supporting features unavailable in stock ROMs. It also allows for newer versions of Android not supplied by the original device manufacturer. In contrast to iOS jailbreaking, rooting is not needed to run applications not distributed by the official Android Market with the exception of AT&T phones which are locked from installing third party applications. (see? Die, AT&T, die!)

It is needed however, when trying to access paid Android applications from countries which are not part of the paid applications market. Rooting is also necessary for certain applications and widgets that require additional system and hardware rights such as for rebooting the phone, certain backup utilities and hacks for hardware LEDs.
We don't have an LED on our phone, but still rooting gives you complete control as it lets it totally be YOUR phone.
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I have just got my lg optimus s from sprint yesterday. I am unable to find the z root in the market. Is there any other way to get this app. Can someone help please.
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I have just got my lg optimus s from sprint yesterday. I am unable to find the z root in the market. Is there any other way to get this app. Can someone help please.
[APP] z4root - xda-developers

Please keep in mind that while similar, the Optimus M and Optimus S are 2 completely different phones.
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ok ok... let me put this out here now.. im a super noob.. i juss got my optimus m and i stil haven sett anythin up cuz im tryin to learn the keyboard and ive gone ape#### tryin to root this thing...the guy at metro know how to do it but wants to charge m 50 bucks (he crazy) and it seems like everyone here has done it. i can find z4root in te android market. and idk how to do this thing. can someon please help seeing how i only join this forum just to learn this thing... PLEASE I BEG YOU
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ok ok... let me put this out here now.. im a super noob.. i juss got my optimus m and i stil haven sett anythin up cuz im tryin to learn the keyboard and ive gone ape#### tryin to root this thing...the guy at metro know how to do it but wants to charge m 50 bucks (he crazy) and it seems like everyone here has done it. i can find z4root in te android market. and idk how to do this thing. can someon please help seeing how i only join this forum just to learn this thing... PLEASE I BEG YOU
just read the posts above.

z4root is no longer in the android market.
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ok ok... let me put this out here now.. im a super noob.. i juss got my optimus m and i stil haven sett anythin up cuz im tryin to learn the keyboard and ive gone ape#### tryin to root this thing...the guy at metro know how to do it but wants to charge m 50 bucks (he crazy) and it seems like everyone here has done it. i can find z4root in te android market. and idk how to do this thing. can someon please help seeing how i only join this forum just to learn this thing... PLEASE I BEG YOU
The z4root that is still on the market is not the original one. The description is in Chinese. Don't know if it's a fake or what but it ain't the original. If you want the original, I posted a link to it in the post above yours.
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The z4root that is still on the market is not the original one. The description is in Chinese. Don't know if it's a fake or what but it ain't the original. If you want the original, I posted a link to it in the post above yours.
everytime i click on the attached file its brings me to a new webpage that tells me this "you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation. "
am i pressing the wrong thinng? like do i need something installed to open this file?.. ive tried it on 3 different computers and laptops.
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everytime i click on the attached file its brings me to a new webpage that tells me this "you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
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am i pressing the wrong thinng? like do i need something installed to open this file?.. ive tried it on 3 different computers and laptops.
Go to this page and download it from the post I made.

http://androidforums.com/lg-optimus-m/228290-metropcs-hello-hello-goodbye.html
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