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Old June 10th, 2012, 07:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Guide: Root and install ClockWorkMod custom recovery on LG P690 (Optimus Net / Link / Spirit)




This guide is only for LG P690, not LG L45C.

Note, neither I nor Android Forums is responsible if you get your device bricked. Follow this procedure on your OWN RISK!

Please, read every line of the guide. Being careless can be dangerous!


Please note that, all the files are uploaded on my Google Drive and there's nothing like surveys, so don't worry.

Now let's start:

We'll be using a Microsoft Windows based PC.


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-: Rooting :-
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It's a complete guide for rooting LG Optimus Net P690.


1. Download these required LG Drivers:

>> LG Android Driver

>> LG United Mobile Driver
Restart your PC after installing drivers.

2. On your phone, Check 'USB Debugging'. Path: Menu > Settings > Applications >
Development > Tick 'USB Debugging'.

3. Again on phone, Unmount your SD Card. Go to: Menu > Settings > Storage > Tap on
'Unmount SD Card'. It'll give you a warning. Just press OK.

4. Then on phone, go to Menu > Settings > Storage and uncheck 'Mass storage only'. If it is already unchecked, you don't need to do anything for this.

5. Connect your phone with PC. Phone will ask you to 'Turn on USB Storage'. DO NOT TURN IT ON! You should see these two messages on phone's notification bar:
1. "USB Connected"
2."'USB Debugging connected'.



====Method 1: Using Unlock Root 3.0====


1. Download and install 'Unlock Root' on your PC from here:Unlock Root 3.0

2. Open Unlock Root and press 'Root' button, it may ask you to select online devices (devices connected with PC), just select LG P690.

3. Withing a few seconds, it'll ask you to reboot your phone, click on OK. When phone starts, go to menu and you'll find Superuser app there.

It means you're rooted now!



====Method 2: Using SuperOneClick 2.3.3====


1. Download the SuperOneClick 2.3.3 RAR Archive from here:SuperOneClick v2.3.3

2. Extract the archive and find the ADB folder in the folder you just extracted.

3. In ADB folder, press and hold Shift and right-click in any empty space and select Open command prompt window here from context menu.

4. Write following commands in the CMD window:
Code:
adb devices
adb shell
echo 1 >/data/local/lge_adb.conf
5. After entering above code, minimize the CMD window, DON'T CLOSE IT!

6. Now open SuperOneClick.exe from extracted archive and click on root button.

7. Your device will be rooted in few seconds and all done! You can close all windows now.




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-: Installing ClockWorkMod custom recovery :-
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Some new Android users may be wondering, what is ClockWorkMod Custom Recovery Image?
They can go here and find their answers:

What is ClockWorkMod Custom Recovery and how to use it on Android?

First, Your phone must be rooted.
If it's not rooted, use above guide of rooting.



1. Required downloads:
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Step 1:

First, Download this all-in-one RAR file: Recovery Tools.rar
The RAR Archive contains:
1. Fast Boot (folder)
2. flash_image
3. recovery.img
4. MD5 Hash.apk


Step 2:

Now extract the archive and copy all files (except Fast Boot Folder) to the root of your phone's SD Card (i.e. /sdcard/) and install the MD5 Hash(MD5 Hash.apk) application.




2. Checking the MD5 Sum of 'recovery.img' file:
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Now you must check the MD5 Sum of 'recovery.img' file.

First, What is MD5 Sum?
Answer: MD5 Sum of a file, is a string / series of characters that is used to check whether the file is corrupted or not.


Step 1:

Use MD5 Hash to do it.
Open MD5 Hash and select Calculate MD5 from file
Now click on ... button, browse to /sdcard/recovery.img and press 'Select button'.
Then click on Calculate MD5.


Step 2:

Compare the calculated MD5 with this MD5 Sum: 258e95cd2a697d902c2c139893d83063
(Now see if both the sums are same. If not, download the recovery.img and try checking MD5 again.)

REMEMBER, BOTH THE MD5 SUMS MUST BE SAME OTHERWISE YOU AND YOUR PHONE WILL DIE!!
(Different MD5 Sum means the recovery image is corrupted.)




3. Flashing the recovery image:
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Step 1: Enable USB debugging: Menu >> Settings >> Applications >> Development >> USB Debugging.

Step 2: Open the Fast Boot folder, press and hold Shift and right-click in any empty space and select Open command prompt window here from context menu.

Step 2: Now type following commands one by one in CMD window:
Code:
adb shell

su

mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system

cat /sdcard/flash_image> /system/bin/flash_image

chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image

mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak

mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system

flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

reboot recovery
Note!: The command, mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak will give an error: No such file or directory. Just ignore the error and continue.

Now your phone should boot into CWM.

* And.. TADA! The ClockWorkMod Custom Recovery is now installed! *


How to boot into CWM? : Turn off your phone completely and hold Power + Volume up + Home buttons together about 5 to 7 seconds.


Touch not working! How to navigate? :

Volume + = Move up
Volume - = Move down
Power / Search = Select
Back = to go back.




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Tips and Warnings:
==============



Tips:
------


Tip #1: Install Busybox:

Busybox is a wonderful collection of UNIX Operating System's useful tools. It's a must!

Link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox&hl=en



Tip #2: Nandoird backup:

Now you are rooted and have a custom recovery image installed.
Means you have access to file system of Android.

So, any system file can be accidentally deleted and it can cause a fatal error or worse!
And you know, taking a backup is always a good habit.

You can also backup whole Android system!

To do so, boot into recovery, then go to Backup and restore and select Backup.

Now whenever you experience any problems with OS, you can reinstall your OS by restoring the backup!



Tip #3: Uninstall some crappy system apps:

You can use Root Explorer to do it.
System apps' APKs are located at /system/app
Recognize the app you want to uninstall by its icons.

Put '.bak' behind the '.apk' extension.
For e.g., To uninstall Finance, rename it to Finance.apk.bak (orginal: Finance.apk)


These apps are safe to uninstall:

1. LG Remote Call
2. Email (not Gmail)
3. Finance
4. LG World
5. Smart Share

Whenever you want any app back, just remove .bak and you're done!




Warnings:
------------


Warning #1: Factory Reset

You have installed recovery image so you need to be very careful!

NEVER USE PHONE'S BUILT-IN FACTORY RESET OPTION. IT'LL BRICK YOUR PHONE!

If you need to perform a factory reset, it's available in recovery.



=====
NOTE!
=====

Rooting guide is working for these software versions:

1. Version: V10b-SEP-06-2011 Build: GRJ22 (It's mine)
2. Version: V10i-JAN-19-2012 Build: GRJ22

If you have used this guide and succeeded, then please post your software version and build number.

To check your software version and build, go to Menu > Settings > About phone

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You did such a good job on this I'm forced to put it in the All Things Root Guide sticky.
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This guide worked well for me.

Just one addition, as I had problems in using Terminal Emulator on my small screen phone, I wished to use Qtadb which is able to be run from a PC under Windows. I had all sorts of problems getting Qtadb to 'see' my phone and the installed files.
This is what I had to do:
1. Download and install Qtadb and Windows binaries Download QtADB
2. Download & install LG drivers http://www.junefabrics.com/bin2/LGDriver.exe
3. DL & install Busybox https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox&hl=en.

The last item was my problem, I had seen this on one of the many threads I checked & had DL but had NOT installed. When installed all problems solved.

Hope this helps someone.
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hey i have lg optimus net p690
i hv done the things as u hv said bt cwm is not coming instead emergency mode is coming
plzzzzzzzzzz..........help me or tell me how to open cwm recovery
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hey i have lg optimus net p690
i hv done the things as u hv said bt cwm is not coming instead emergency mode is coming
plzzzzzzzzzz..........help me or tell me how to open cwm recovery
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Please don't use key combo.
I already have mentioned to use QuickBoot app which is avaible on Play Store.
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I want to root my lg optimus spirit (LG-p690f), which i think is nearly the same as the optimus net (p690)

Will the same process work for my phone as the Net?

Edit... I tried these steps -But when I hit the root button, all I got was '' would you like to try and install driver'' or something similar. I hit 'yes' and same thing pops up again?? How can I fix this?
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Did you install lg drivers for your phone
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I want to root my lg optimus spirit (LG-p690f), which i think is nearly the same as the optimus net (p690)

Will the same process work for my phone as the Net?

Edit... I tried these steps -But when I hit the root button, all I got was '' would you like to try and install driver'' or something similar. I hit 'yes' and same thing pops up again?? How can I fix this?
I think LG Android drivers isn't enough for your phone. Then install LG United Mobile Driver from here:

Support for LG P690F

(You'll see three tabs there. Click the 'Download' tab then click 'Windows USB Driver' and download it.)

Try it and feedback here
If it works for you, I'll edit my guide.

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Okay...Ill try it later! (: If it fails though, Will it ruin my phone :/
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I don't think so.
It worked for me correctly.
I'm not sure though.
But it'll ruin your warranty.
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I want to root my lg optimus spirit (LG-p690f), which i think is nearly the same as the optimus net (p690)
Bro, LG P690F/P690, both are same, I think. Actually this model has three names:

LG Optimus Net, LG Optimus Spirit and LG Optimus Link
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I didn't actually realise they were the same /: And I was aware that it would void my wannaty. Haha, but I downloaded the other driver and it worked - But I am now rooted!! I Thank you! Now onto the CWM, I cannot check tjthe MD5, Code - It says access denied or something rather?
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Do you mean the same MD5 Code for the flash_image and the recovery.img?

For the second thing in the terminal emulator # cat etc...

I get a No such file or directory? Is that a problem?
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standard error,ignore it and continue.
the md5 of recovery should be same as the one given above not to flash_image
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Do you mean the same MD5 Code for the flash_image and the recovery.img?

For the second thing in the terminal emulator # cat etc...

I get a No such file or directory? Is that a problem?
Wait a minute!
You don't need to check MD5 Sum of flash_image.
I have mentioned that long click on recovery.img and select 'Properties'.
Last line will be the MD Sum. Compare it with the sum I've given in the guide.
Don't be so confused.
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Yes...i realise this now (: I feel stupid, The reason I was getting errors with the emulator was because I didnt read your guide properly, And I placed the the files on my internal storage of my phone in a section called root XD

But Ive got it all done now - Thanks for your help
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Yes...i realise this now (: I feel stupid, The reason I was getting errors with the emulator was because I didnt read your guide properly, And I placed the the files on my internal storage of my phone in a section called root XD

But Ive got it all done now - Thanks for your help
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Uhh Ohh, one more question. Is there anyway I can open Cwm without having my phone turned on? Like go straight to Cwm recovery from having my phone turned off?
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I'm not sure but the key combo might be like this: Volume Up + Home + Power.
If you try it, feedback here. But I'd recommend you not to use the combo.
If you see Android logo coming out from the white box (which means hard reset) after using key combo, then it'll brick your phone.

REMEMBER, NEVER USE ANDROID'S IN-BUILT FACTORY RESET WHEN YOU HAVE CUSTOM RECOVERY INSTALLED. IT'LL BRICK YOUR PHONE!!
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Yes...That was why I asked rather than messing around with that?? XD Haha, Okay - Thanks again! (:
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NooB me can understand most and have Rooted my lg p690f I have recovery image but when I long click on props it doesn't show a MD5 SUM just
Type:
Location:
Size:
Modified:

I also have Flash image unzipped on SD

I have terminal emulator and can input su

How do I copy/paste?......
Is my phone supposed to be connected to my PC to copy/paste or am I expected to be viewing this forum via my phone to copy/paste?????
Or do I need to manually write this info?

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks Glen.
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After long click you should see the option show checksum and then tick md5 and then tap calculate.
You are supposed to be browsing this on your phone and copy paste these lines from browser to terminal emulator app.
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NooB me can understand most and have Rooted my lg p690f I have recovery image but when I long click on props it doesn't show a MD5 SUM just
Type:
Location:
Size:
Modified:

I also have Flash image unzipped on SD

I have terminal emulator and can input su

How do I copy/paste?......
Is my phone supposed to be connected to my PC to copy/paste or am I expected to be viewing this forum via my phone to copy/paste?????
Or do I need to manually write this info?

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks Glen.

Copying and pasting would be easy if you browse on your phone or you'll have to type it if you're on PC. At the topic of MD5 Sum, I've mentioned about Root Explorer.
Download and install it, open, find recovery image, long click on it, select 'Properties'. You'll see last line: 'MD5'. Compare it with the Sum I've given in the guide. If it's same, then you're ready to go! If not, download the recovery image and try again.
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I'm struggling with this operation, I can't copy the recovery image over to the root folder...(failed to move recovery.img)

I have rootbrowser to view files

Still when I long click on recovery.img and select properties I dont get MD5 SUM

Now I get:
Size: 4.07MB
Last Modified: 2 Jul 2012
Permissions: ---rwxr-x (0075)
File path: /sdcard/download/recovery.img

Any ideas?
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# mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system
# cat /sdcard/flash_image> /system/bin/flash_image
# chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
# mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak
# mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system
# flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
# reboot recovery
To make entering the above easier, I saved the above into a text file, removed the # from the start of each row and copied that file to my phone, then copied and pasted from that file
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I have found another (easy) way of changing the LG P690F Bloatware from Au Telstra by installing Indian Version Rom V10E (requires PC) which is basically all I wanted to achieve. I had no luck performing the series of actions to achieve the mod in this thread, the V10E version is a stock rom and in english so all works perfect.
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So I've rooted my LG Optimus Net, and I followed the directions exactly. The MD5 sum checked matched up, and I did the copy/paste steps one by one. Nothing out of the ordinary.

But I can't seem to get into recovery. After the "reboot recovery" command the phone reboots and seems to hang on the LG logo screen. If I remove the battery and reboot the phone comes back up normally. I downloaded quickboot and tried that, same thing - LG logo, have to remove battery to get out.

Am I missing something here?

Edit: So I foolishly tried to just do a factory reset of it - now it can't get past the LG screen at all. Yay!
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So I've rooted my LG Optimus Net, and I followed the directions exactly. The MD5 sum checked matched up, and I did the copy/paste steps one by one. Nothing out of the ordinary.

But I can't seem to get into recovery. After the "reboot recovery" command the phone reboots and seems to hang on the LG logo screen. If I remove the battery and reboot the phone comes back up normally. I downloaded quickboot and tried that, same thing - LG logo, have to remove battery to get out.

Am I missing something here?

Edit: So I foolishly tried to just do a factory reset of it - now it can't get past the LG screen at all. Yay!

What the hell have you done!?
I've given a warning: DO NOT use phone's built-in option of factory reset option, as it will brick your phone!
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Oh well. I just bought it two days ago so I'll just take it back to the store.
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Oh well. I just bought it two days ago so I'll just take it back to the store.
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@Admin:

Thanks a lot for this walk-through.. I have successfully rooted my LG-P690!

But I face several problems with the phone now.

1. My phone hangs when I get calls (The screen is blank and it takes it forever to display the caller information and the option to answer the call.)

2. I downloaded DroidSail Super App2SD.. thanks to this app, I was able to generate upto 50MB of free space..
But it does not always transfer apps. For certain apps, it displays the msg
"Make sure you have ROOT access and enabled Root Debugging"

My phone is definitely rooted and the Root Debugging mode is activated, still these apps do not get transferred to the SD Card.

Can you please help me?

Thanks.
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Thanks for the work you did on this I followed the instructions and achieved root access. I got a little frustrated with the message the 'Error message' until I read the bit about ignoring that. It worked a treat. I have the LG P690f model.
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Thanks for the work you did on this I followed the instructions and achieved root access. I got a little frustrated with the message the 'Error message' until I read the bit about ignoring that. It worked a treat. I have the LG P690f model.
I'm glad that you succeeded using my guide.
I'd always recommend you to read before doing experiments on your Android.
Just read, read and read, read as much as you can.

I also followed some guides over here and on XDA. Then I succeeded and became able to create a proper guide for LG P690 users.

Best of luck for the future.
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@Admin:

Thanks a lot for this walk-through.. I have successfully rooted my LG-P690!

But I face several problems with the phone now.

1. My phone hangs when I get calls (The screen is blank and it takes it forever to display the caller information and the option to answer the call.)

2. I downloaded DroidSail Super App2SD.. thanks to this app, I was able to generate upto 50MB of free space..
But it does not always transfer apps. For certain apps, it displays the msg
"Make sure you have ROOT access and enabled Root Debugging"

My phone is definitely rooted and the Root Debugging mode is activated, still these apps do not get transferred to the SD Card.

Can you please help me?

Thanks.
Actually I'm not Administrator, I'm only a junior member

For your first problem, I'm not a full Android expert (for now, but will be).
Other experts may be able to help you. You can create a Thread on this topic, so everyone can read about your problem. Personally, I've never faced any problem after rooting.

For the second problem, are you trying to move system apps to the SD Card?
Have you allowed the Superuser permission to the App2SD app?
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I'm struggling with this operation, I can't copy the recovery image over to the root folder...(failed to move recovery.img)

I have rootbrowser to view files

Still when I long click on recovery.img and select properties I dont get MD5 SUM

Now I get:
Size: 4.07MB
Last Modified: 2 Jul 2012
Permissions: ---rwxr-x (0075)
File path: /sdcard/download/recovery.img

Any ideas?
I think you're trying to move the recovery.img in the Android file system.
But you have to move it to the SD Card but not in any folder.
Got it?

For MD5 Sum, you must use Root Explorer.


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I have followed the rooting procedure and at some steps and things are not going as expected.

Computer:
- OS: Win XP SP2

Phone:
- LG Optimus Net p690b
- Android v2.3.4
- Kernel v2.6.35.10-perf
- Build # GRJ22
- Software version : V10i-JAN-19-2012

Unexpected behaviors:
Step 6: The phone does not ask to 'Turn on USB Storage'. I don't know if the phone automatically "Turn on USB Storage" or not. On step 5, the "Mass storage only" is already unchecked.

Step 7: Start button > All programs > Unlockroot (folder) > Unlockroot (app) and as a result, no GUI appeared. After many attempts, once in a while, a dialog box can appear. The text is only squares as if it was unrecognized special characters. If I don't press the ok button the dialog box may eventually disappear.

I don't know how i can go further from here.

When searching on google, I have found the Superoneclick 2.2 method.
"adb devices" shows the device id
"adb shell" remains stand by without any $ sign.

I don't know how i can go further from here.

What should I do to root this phone?
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I have followed the rooting procedure and at some steps and things are not going as expected.

Computer:
- OS: Win XP SP2

Phone:
- LG Optimus Net p690b
- Android v2.3.4
- Kernel v2.6.35.10-perf
- Build # GRJ22
- Software version : V10i-JAN-19-2012

Unexpected behaviors:
Step 6: The phone does not ask to 'Turn on USB Storage'. I don't know if the phone automatically "Turn on USB Storage" or not. On step 5, the "Mass storage only" is already unchecked.

Step 7: Start button > All programs > Unlockroot (folder) > Unlockroot (app) and as a result, no GUI appeared. After many attempts, once in a while, a dialog box can appear. The text is only squares as if it was unrecognized special characters. If I don't press the ok button the dialog box may eventually disappear.

I don't know how i can go further from here.

When searching on google, I have found the Superoneclick 2.2 method.
"adb devices" shows the device id
"adb shell" remains stand by without any $ sign.

I don't know how i can go further from here.

What should I do to root this phone?

Problem 1: USB Storage

Please, read my guide lines again, I've edited them.
If 'Mass Storage only' is already unchecked, you don't need to do anything for that.
"Phone will ask to turn on USB Storage" means this:



If you're not getting anything like that image, that means your phone is not being recognized by Windows because maybe LG Drivers are not installed properly.
Download drivers using the links that I've given in the guide and try again.



Problem 2: UnlockRoot

I've given onther paths in guide.
If they don't work, download UnlockRoot again and try.

At the topic of SuperOne Click, It has never worked for me.
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There is something special with my phone. The "Usb connected" notification can't show up without the microSD card inserted, so I leave the microSD card mounted, until the "Usb connected" notification shows up before unmounting it.

I downloaded :
- Unlock Root of Android
- LG Android Driver
- Support for LG P690
a seccond time and did the mentioned steps, but the results are the same:
- When unlockroot.exe is executed, there is no GUI except once in a while a dialog box with unrecognized special character shows up.

Maybe this has something to do with the fact that I play Win XP in a Virtualbox vm.

I searched google and found out these 2 additional steps required to make the SuperOneClick solution work for me:
- If playing Win XP in a Virtualbox vm, "Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller must be unchecked. This allowed the "adb shell" command to show up a $ sign.
- Install .NET framework 2.0 so SuperOneClick.exe shows up a GUI.

From then, everything when fine.
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Sir support for lg p690 site doesnt exists.plzzz help.
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Sir support for lg p690 working now....thx
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There is something special with my phone. The "Usb connected" notification can't show up without the microSD card inserted, so I leave the microSD card mounted, until the "Usb connected" notification shows up before unmounting it.

I downloaded :
- Unlock Root of Android
- LG Android Driver
- Support for LG P690
a seccond time and did the mentioned steps, but the results are the same:
- When unlockroot.exe is executed, there is no GUI except once in a while a dialog box with unrecognized special character shows up.

Maybe this has something to do with the fact that I play Win XP in a Virtualbox vm.

I searched google and found out these 2 additional steps required to make the SuperOneClick solution work for me:
- If playing Win XP in a Virtualbox vm, "Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller must be unchecked. This allowed the "adb shell" command to show up a $ sign.
- Install .NET framework 2.0 so SuperOneClick.exe shows up a GUI.

From then, everything when fine.

That's nice you got your own solution.
My problem with SuperOneClick was that whenever I opened it, it showed ".NET Framework 2.0 or later required."

But I had already version 3.5.
That has never worked for me..
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what about the gl45c is it the same thing or did i hit a dead end please let me know
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LG L45C and LG P690 both are different.
I have created this guide only for LG Optimus Net P690, not for L45C.
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Looks like this phone will all ways stay unnotice there is no hope
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Congratulations! You've rooted your LG Optimus Net P690.
Hi !

Thanks for the easy instructions

I did the first part (didn't install the clockwork mod) because I don't know what it does. All I was after was being able to un-install some factory programs on my phone that don't give you the option to remove them.

I assumed that 'rooting' the phone would let me do this but some of the un-install buttons are still greyed out.

How does a person uninstall factory-type apps?
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Hi !

Thanks for the easy instructions

I did the first part (didn't install the clockwork mod) because I don't know what it does. All I was after was being able to un-install some factory programs on my phone that don't give you the option to remove them.

I assumed that 'rooting' the phone would let me do this but some of the un-install buttons are still greyed out.

How does a person uninstall factory-type apps?
Rooting doesn't give you direct benefits.
You can go here to see how to remove system apps:

http://jaxov.com/2010/09/how-to-remove-stock-default-android-apps-easily/

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You can go here to see how to remove system apps:

How To Delete Stock Android 2.2 Apps From Android Phone

Good luck.
OK, on my LG-P690b I've been able to remove;

Bell Remote PVR
Bell Tunes and Apps
Bell TVRadio
Bell/LG Self Serve (never worked for me - always busy)
ZoomPass
LG World
LG Remote Call (lgercui.apk) also had to be removed from /data/app
Google Books (booksphone.apk) also had to be removed from /data/app
Google Talk (talk.apk & talk.odex)
Google Play Movies also had to be removed from /data/app
GPS Navigator: GPS Navigation by BCE/Bell (Also called TeleNav)

with no issues.

What I've been doing is going into the /system/app folder and then renaming programs I'd like to remove from .apk to .bak and then re-starting the phone to see if it boots up.

Questions, so far all is well but what happens if one of the files I rename .bak is required and the fone no longer starts.

Is it possible for me to 'get into' the phone so that I can rename the file from .bak to .apk and revert back to where I was?

To me, this is the critical part.
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OK, on my LG-P690b I've been able to remove;

Bell Remote PVR
Bell Tunes and Apps
Bell TVRadio
Bell/LG Self Serve (never worked for me - always busy)
ZoomPass
LG World
LG Remote Call (lgercui.apk) also had to be removed from /data/app
Google Books (booksphone.apk) also had to be removed from /data/app
Google Talk (talk.apk & talk.odex)
Google Play Movies also had to be removed from /data/app
GPS Navigator: GPS Navigation by BCE/Bell (Also called TeleNav)

with no issues.

What I've been doing is going into the /system/app folder and then renaming programs I'd like to remove from .apk to .bak and then re-starting the phone to see if it boots up.

Questions, so far all is well but what happens if one of the files I rename .bak is required and the fone no longer starts.

Is it possible for me to 'get into' the phone so that I can rename the file from .bak to .apk and revert back to where I was?

To me, this is the critical part.

Sure. But it is very long process 'indirect' process though.
But you must have a recovery image installed.
If you don't have, you can consider my guide to install it.


1. To boot into recovery, open Terminal Emulator and type:

su (press enter)
reboot recovery (press enter)


2. After booting, select 'Backup and restore'
(How to navigate: Volume up to scroll up, volume down to scroll down, power button to select.)


3. Select 'Backup' and wait for a while. It will show the message, 'Backup successful!'. This backup will be stored in SD Card in a folder names 'clockworkmod'.


Now, whenever your phone does not start, boot into recovery by pressing Voulum up + Power + Home button together and restore the backup you have created.
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