In my previous thread I voiced problems with rooting a brand new LG-P500 Optimus One, bought in New Zealand (but imported from HK) in May 2011.
Android version 2.2.1 (Froyo), Kernel version 188.8.131.52, Software version V10b-Dec-07-2010. Kingston 16GB Class 4 SD card inserted and formatted.
I can now confirm, that as of last night the phone is successfully rooted!
I am not an expert, just a guy that likes to have things set-up my way rather than the Google way.
I have used the GingerBreak-v1.20.apk
and followed simple instructions posted on XDA [26.04.2011][v1.2] GingerBreak APK (root for GingerBread) - xda-developers (Thank you, Chainfire, I am about to send some paypal donation $$ your way).
- Downloaded the above .apk to my desktop (booted to win xp running on 24" iMac via bootcamp - I normally use the OSX side for work)
- Used Advanced Task Killer
app to manually kill all the useless running apps.
- Connected the phone to the iMac (I already had the LG Suite and drivers), turned on USB storage and Debugging + ticked the Settings/Applications/Unknown sources (everything else off, phone only on 2G network).
- Copied the Gingerbreak to the phone then used Root Explorer
app to find it, installed it
- Again made sure no other apps were running before I touched the root button
- The .apk did its thing, only took about a minute before the phone rebooted itself and maybe 2-3 min. for the actual reboot to finish
- Everything fine, the .apk installed Super User
- Used Root Explorer
to go to "system/apps", touched the "mount R/W" button and deleted all the factory crap I didn't want on my phone: facebook, twitter, and a bunch of useless Asian business apps that all kept on launching in the background by default, all the silly ringtones I would never use and awful stock wallpapers
- Installed Ad Free Android
- Phone now runs nice the way I want it, happy!
Found a very good and easy software for one touch transfer of DVDs to the LG-P500 (for the kids in the car) - http://www.ripcat.com/dc4.0tr.zip
Keep up the good work all you clever computer geeks out there, cheers!