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Old July 22nd, 2011, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is a guide to rooting and installing a custom recovery on your Optimus V without using a computer. All steps are performed using the phone only.

READ THIS ENTIRE GUIDE FIRST AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND ALL THE STEPS BEFORE STARTING.
Before we get started, be aware that rooting does void the manufacturer’s warranty. Although this guide is as complete as I can make it, you do this at your own risk and I accept no responsibility for damage to your phone, sd card, or mental stability.

First, you will need to install Terminal Emulator from the market. The files you will need to download are linked at the bottom of the post. After you download them, move them to the root of your sd card (just on the sd card, not in any folders). You will find: Gingerbreak.apk (the root app), flash_image (which you will need to install the recovery), IHOrecovery.img, and xioniarecovery.img (xionia cwma recovery version 1.2518.6). Before starting, go to setting-applications make sure unknown sources is checked, this will allow you install Gingerbreak from you sd card, then click on development and turn on usb debugging.

1. Click on Gingerbreak and select install.

2. - Open the Gingerbreak, press the root button
- Wait a few minutes. If there are no problems, the device will reboot (note that the reboot itself can take like 10 minutes due to cache wipe)
- Make sure the Superuser app is installed(look in the app drawer to make sure it is there)
- Install BusyBox from Market (I personally prefer the stericsson installer)
- Optional: Uninstall GingerBreak, you don't need it on your phone anymore
Note: Sometimes it takes a few tries.

Note: Before starting the next step you can rename the recovery you plan to use to recovery.img so you don't have to remember the whole name when typing it into the code.
Hint: You can rename the Xionia recovery to Xrecovery.img, and the recovery for the CM-7 ROM's to IHOrecovery.img. When you get to that part of the code all you have to type in is either Xrecovery.img for the Froyo ROM's or IHOrecovery.img for the CM-7 ROM's.
3. Open Terminal Emulator and type the following commands (spaces are red)

su(return)
mount_-o_remount,rw_-t_yaffs2_/system_/system(return)
cat_/sdcard/flash_image_>_/system/bin/flash_image(return)
chmod_755_/system/bin/flash_image(return)
flash_image_recovery_/sdcard/recovery.img(return)
reboot_recovery(return)

(return) means to just hit the return key, do not type this in.
Note: Make sure you enter the name of the recovery exactly as it appears on you sd card in place of "recovery.img"
If you get any error's in the code do not enter the last line, instead start over. If you try to proceed after getting an error you will be stuck in the fastboot screen when you type in the last line.

4. This should bring you to your new recovery menu with the following options:
reboot system now
apply sdcard:update.zip
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition
install zip from sdcard
backup and restore
mounts and storage
advanced

5. BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE, MAKE A BACKUP. IT WILL SAVE HOURS IF NOT DAYS OF HEADACHES IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE. Using the volume up and down to navigate and the camera button to select, click on backup and restore. Select backup and let it do its thing. Once the back up is complete it will take you back to the main recovery screen, then select reboot system to take you back to your android system.

6. Congratulations, your phone is now rooted and ready for you to find and flash any of the custom roms designed for the Optimus V. This is crucial, only use roms specifically designed for the Optimus V. Roms for other phones either will not work right(at the least) or brick your phone(at the worst). DO NOT USE THE FACTORY RESET FOUND IN THE PRIVACY MENU TO REST YOUR PHONE. THIS WILL RESULT IN A BRICK.

These methods have been in many different forums, but scattered around and not in a concise form. I take no credit the steps involved; all I did was bring them all together in one place. If anyone spots any mistakes, typos,or has more info to add please feel free. I will edit this post any helpful tips.

Thanks to Chainfire for the Gingerbreak.apk
Thanks to jerryscript for posting terminal emulator commands


I recommend using the xionia recovery to flash the 2.2 roms and the IHO recovery for the various IHO ROMS(Backside, MiRaGe, Bobzhome). These recoveries have been updated to work on both the older and new screens to avoid the black screen of death.

Edit: Sorry guys, I have upgraded to a Sumsung Exhibit II 4g with TMobile. I will still try to check in here occasionally, and I will keep the downloads available on my Box account for those who wish to use this guide. I'm sure there are plenty of good people here who will be able assist with questions or problems you may have.

xioniarecovery.img - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage
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where are the zip files?
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Well alllriight mkbkr1 Good job! Thats what I'm talking about. I was just discusing this very idea with another member. You did a fine job of presenting all the facts and giving clear direction toward accomplishing the goal as stated. You also did a fine job of letting them know what they were getting into and the possible consequences for taking said action. You did an outstanding,and my hat is off to you. well done.EDITops! maybe might want to edit and give download links.
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Sorry guys, for some reason the upload didn't go through the first time. lets hope it works this time.
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One thing I thought I would mention: when I first used this method not to long ago I had problems changing the permission of the flash_image file to rwxr-xr-x(chmod 755) with the terminal emulator(it was either me or the emulator I downloaded) so I used SuperManager which has that option in it's tool bar in the File Explorer section
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Hey,mkbkr1 I just thought I should let you know that the Root files zip that's posted is corrupt. I downloaded to my PC and tried to open it(extract all files)twice and got the same thing. Folder looked empty as well. EDIT: After following mkbkr1's instructions in the 1st post(using my phone and not my computer to download the files) I had found the Root Files.zip to be just fine and I was able to install all three items to the root of the SD card.
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You must have gotten a bad download. I just downloaded the zip and opened with winzip. All three files are there. When try to open it, just click on the zip and select open with winzip. I also downloaded to my phone and opened it with androzip. Again, no problem, all three files are there.
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I just downloaded it as well... all 3 files were there. Your isp might not like you?!
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I'm using firefox as my browser on a PC with windows vista 32.Question? what type of file is it. Maybe that's my problem(I hate being a "Nuub" sometimes).It happened again,and if it can happen to me, then it can happen to anyone not real computer savvy.EDIT: I'll try and download it to my phone which is the whole point of this thread. Sorry mkbkr1
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This guide is designed for use on your phone. If you'd like to test it install androzip from the market, and follow the instructions. I tested all the download steps and adrozip steps to put the files in right place on the sd card. Just tested it again on my work pc. Either open with winzip or extract all worked fine. Must be a problem with your download or browser. What program are you using to open it?
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O.K. I downloaded Androzip from the market. Downloaded the Root files zip. Went to downloads folder,not there.Went to download folder,it was there. Tapped Root Files.zip,chose Extract to...,Hit the back button to get to root of SD card,tapped extract here,got unpack zip operation failed, 3 times. Went back to download folder and tapped on Root Files.zip, chose Extract file here,it worked. I noticed the xionia_cwma_12518.4_virgin.zip was all ready renamed vrecovery.img,Cool! Moved it to root of SD card.Moved flash_image,and GingerBreak-v1,20.apk to root of SD card. O.K. all files are now where they should be. Sorry for all the Overthinking mkbkr1 (I'm not just a member,I'm a worry wart.).EDIT: Again my apologies for stirring up undue stress. Some times in my zeal and desire to help I can be a bit annoying. You have done a fine job with presenting and preparing this thread,and it should allow all the members a fool proof way to root and install a custom recovery
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No problem. Glad you got it figured out.
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Per are previous discussion on function keys when in recovery. I'm running xionia_cwma_12518.4_virgin.zip and my selection key is the menu key. I had to mention this in case someone couldn't get their home key to work to make a selection and it caused their screen to go blank.All they have to do is hit the home key again to get the menu back and use the menu key instead. It seems odd that this should happen with the same version of xionia, unless the difference is in the phones.
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Wow, kudos to mkbkr1 for putting this all together! *applause*

Also, I agree w/ Andy-my menu button is the select button when using xionia recovery

Also, I just want to add: make sure you have a large-ish amount of space on your sdcard before you make your backup (mine was over 500mb!). If you don't have space, make room, or get a bigger sdcard before you even try this stuff-do NOT proceed w/o a backup!
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The recovery I uploaded (xionia 1.2518.4) is the one I am using on my phone. It is same one I used when rooting my phone. The home button will select on this recovery, which is why I wrote it the way I did.
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Something else I just remembered. The GingerBreak .apk is kinda picky about the SD card that's used. With my install I had to take out the 8G card and reformat to default settings the stock SD card. Then it worked.
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I tried several other ways to root, this one did it for me. Thanks! All I really wanted to do was free up internal space, but will look into other root options.
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Rooting by itself will not free any space. Also all the bloat is in the system apps, so deleting them will not give you any more usable memory. If you want more app space you will have to look into installing a rom. Just make sure they are for the Optimus V and follow the instructions for installing.
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Harmonia is a really good rom for more space! I have over 120 apps (give or take a few) and around 90mgs internal space, just by moving apps to sd (the normal Froyo method, and using titanium backup to move a few others that couldn't be moved naturally)
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okay -- I have an LG Optimus V. I installed GingerBreak, followed all the instructions up to that point. GB tried to root my phone and it said that either the rooting failed or the reboot failed. I rebooted my phone manually and no superuse (went to Terminal to see), and no Superuser app.

I kept my phone active as GingerBreak tried to work.

Not sure what's going on here -- can anyone help?

I am trying it again to see if it will work the 2d time.

edit: 2d time didn't work. Running GingerBreak v1.2, whatever came in the zip file that the OP put up.
The message follows: GingerBreak -- Not sure what happened here. Either the exploit failed or the reboot failed. Please reboot manually and see if you have Superuser !


Gratefully my phone still works at this point

Any other ideas on how I can root my phone, if GingerBreak v1.2, didn't work?
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You could always try SuperOneClick. That's what I used for my first root. Couldn't hurt to try!!

EDIT: But that only gives you temp root. Root goes away when you reboot.
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is there a way to get SuperOneClick to give permanent root?

Where can I find instructions on how to use SOC?
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Did you have usb debugging turned on? This is the most common mistake. Make sure it is checked, and try again. Sometimes it tasks a few tries.
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okay -- I have an LG Optimus V. I installed GingerBreak, followed all the instructions up to that point. GB tried to root my phone and it said that either the rooting failed or the reboot failed. I rebooted my phone manually and no superuse (went to Terminal to see), and no Superuser app.

I kept my phone active as GingerBreak tried to work.

Not sure what's going on here -- can anyone help?

I am trying it again to see if it will work the 2d time.

edit: 2d time didn't work. Running GingerBreak v1.2, whatever came in the zip file that the OP put up.
The message follows: GingerBreak -- Not sure what happened here. Either the exploit failed or the reboot failed. Please reboot manually and see if you have Superuser !


Gratefully my phone still works at this point

Any other ideas on how I can root my phone, if GingerBreak v1.2, didn't work?
Did you remember my advice on how picky the Gingerbreak .apk can be towards SD cards. Be patient. Be careful. Be thinking. Gingerbreak will not mess up your phone. I have a paper weight because I messed up using SuperOneClick. Take your time and go thru the checklist that I gave you in the last post of your thread:Support freeing space. It will work. Try to find the stock 2g SD card, reformat in your phone then download the apk and try again. Also you have to power off and power on your phone after each failed attempt(this is called rebooting). If it does not work on the next try after reformatting,Reboot and try again(if it doesn't work after 12min,pull battery(this will be the same as rebooting)and install battery,power on,and try again. If for some reason it doesn't work on the third attempt, Reformat the SD card by inserting it in your PC. go to start/computer/right click on SD card a window will pop up. select format. another window will pop up. Select restore device defaults, then select start. when it's done put the card back in your phone and start over. remember to reboot at each failed attempt. This will not mess up your phone but it will eventually work. It worked for me after I reformated using my PC.
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Yes, I have it turned on -- but not connected to a computer. The instructions didn't say to do so, but having to have USB debugging on at least implies that there should be a computer involved. But yeah, the title of the thread is "rooting without a computer." So.

Just want to make sure that I should do this without a computer
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Did you remember my advice on how picky the Gingerbreak .apk can be towards SD cards. Be patient. Be careful. Be thinking. Gingerbreak will not mess up your phone. I have a paper weight because I messed up using SuperOneClick. Take your time and go thru the checklist that I gave you in the last post of your thread:Support freeing space. It will work. Try to find the stock 2g SD card, reformat in your phone then download the apk and try again. Also you have to power off and power on your phone after each failed attempt(this is called rebooting). If it does not work on the next try after reformatting,Reboot and try again(if it doesn't work after 12min,pull battery(this will be the same as rebooting)and install battery,power on,and try again. If for some reason it doesn't work on the third attempt, Reformat the SD card by inserting it in your PC. go to start/computer/right click on SD card a window will pop up. select format. another window will pop up. Select restore device defaults, then select start. when it's done put the card back in your phone and start over. remember to reboot at each failed attempt. This will not mess up your phone but it will eventually work. It worked for me after I reformated using my PC.
okay, I forgot the "gingerbreak is picky " part. My bad.

The 2g card I'll have to look for tomorrow.

So what I'm hearing from you is that I should keep hammering on GingerBreak and not use SuperOneClick at all, right?

At any rate, I'll keep at it. Thanks for the additional advice.
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If you really want to give SuperOneClick a try I can give you a link to that tomorrow(I got to get to sleep. It's to easy to make errors in the command line,unless you know where to put the spaces. But it is doable, It's just that Gingerbreak won't mess up your phone if you don't get it right the first time. Try the SD card thing first,then get back with me in the evening after 8:30 my time if you still want to do the SuperOneClick method(I'm sure you will be Rooted before then)
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If you really want to give SuperOneClick a try I can give you a link to that tomorrow(I got to get to sleep. It's to easy to make errors in the command line,unless you know where to put the spaces. But it is doable, It's just that Gingerbreak won't mess up your phone if you don't get it right the first time. Try the SD card thing first,then get back with me in the evening after 8:30 my time if you still want to do the SuperOneClick method(I'm sure you will be Rooted before then)
heh, no I don't particularly want to try SOC -- I want root, I don't want it to go away should I have to reboot my phone (and that happens when I drop it and the battery pops out. Happens a little too often for my comfort.)

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You can use SuperOneclick to establish a Shell Root with the "V",then the rest of the way you have to use command lines to establish a full Root. It's doable, just a little more risk involved. Got to get to sleep
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You can use SuperOneclick to establish a Shell Root with the "V",then the rest of the way you have to use command lines to establish a full Root. It's doable, just a little more risk involved. Got to get to sleep
I might want to have those instructions in my toolbox just in case I can't get GingerBreak to work. I have a low tolerance for frustration )

You were suggesting I find the stock 2G card and put thought in -- will all the apps and whatnot I have on the 4G card I have now work find after I put that one back in? That is, will the phone just find them all again, or will I have to do something special?
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You just need to use the stock 2g card to run the Gingerbreak exploit,and install a recovery. Once you do that you can re-install the 4G card.
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Is this a working method for other phones such as the galaxy's? I have no access to a computer,so I am hoping this will work!
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Is this a working method for other phones such as the galaxy's? I have no access to a computer,so I am hoping this will work!
You might want to check first and see if the Gingerbreak .apk is compatible with your phone. Then see what procedure for flashing a recovery is best for your phone. Last but not least, which is the best recovery for your phone. For all the answers to the above questions try looking in the sub-forum that is best for your phone.This way you don't accidentally brick your phone. I hope this has been of some help.
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I am not sure I can find the stock 2g card. I found the ADAPTER that came in the box, but the microSD card wasn't in it. I might have recycled it accidentlly, I don't know.

If I keep hammering on GingerBreak -- if I keep activating it and rebooting -- will it eventually work?

If not, do you have any other ideas? Maybe use SOC and the later commands?
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I am not sure I can find the stock 2g card. I found the ADAPTER that came in the box, but the microSD card wasn't in it. I might have recycled it accidentlly, I don't know.

If I keep hammering on GingerBreak -- if I keep activating it and rebooting -- will it eventually work?

If not, do you have any other ideas? Maybe use SOC and the later commands?
I would only give it two more try's with GingerBreak. Try moving everything out of your SD card into a new folder on your PC. Then reformat the SD card in the phone. Then download the zip file from the tutorial and go thru the steps one more time. Remember to have USB debugging turned on. Your not using your PC,but you have to have it on for the exploit to work. If it does not work after 12min,pull battery and try one more time. If you get an error then it does not like your SD card and you will have to use SuperOneClick. I will be rounding up all things for use of SuperOneClick just in case.
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I would only give it two more try's with GingerBreak. Try moving everything out of your SD card into a new folder on your PC. Then reformat the SD card in the phone. Then download the zip file from the tutorial and go thru the steps one more time. Remember to have USB debugging turned on. Your not using your PC,but you have to have it on for the exploit to work. If it does not work after 12min,pull battery and try one more time. If you get an error then it does not like your SD card and you will have to use SuperOneClick. I will be rounding up all things for use of SuperOneClick just in case.
I got GingerBreak to work! Yay I cleared the data for it, ran it one more time and it worked great. Phew.

I am now at step 4; typing in the mount command. I did that and got a usage error -- the unix system was telling me that I was using the mount command improperly. I went and verified that I typed everything in correctly 3 times and could not find any errors.

Should there be a space between the dash and the 'yaffs2' part?

What's next, then? I installed BusyBox, I have the Superuser app on there ... now I am stalled whilst typing in the first mount command.

And yes, I typed in 'su' first and got the superuser hash prompt
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OK not a problem. I had the same trouble with that as well. Try: su
(return)(there should be an su here) mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /system /system(return)(there should be an su here) then follow the rest of the command lines
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If the chmod 755 command for the flash_image doesn't work then download Super Manager from the market. Open it up and go to settings. Make sure Enable ROOT function box is checked. Then go to select Busybox file. Select where you have Busybox installed. Scroll down to Show Hidden Files and make sure that's checked. Hit the backbutton and go to File explorer. Select: Back up level folder twice.scroll down to system and select. when you do a window will pop up select R/W. scroll down to bin and select. scroll down until you see the flash image that you installed and select it(it will have the date of install next to it). go to the tool bar and scroll right to left until you see a icon with three red 7's.click on it a window will pop up make sure only : Owner read,write,execute are checked ;Group read,execute are the only one's checked ;Other read,execute are the only one's checked. Then Hit OK...Exit super manager and go back to the emulater and type su(return) ,finish the last two lines of command, then you should be in the recovery were you can make a backup. Scoll using the up/down volume, select using the home key(if you hit home key and the screen goes blank hit home again and use the menu key instead). I've got to go help a friend will be back in an hour. If you are still having problems someone might help before I get back.
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the syntax for the mount command is somehow flawed. I tried the new command you gave me and got the same error message.

I tried getting the man page for the command but it doesn't exist on the phone ... don't know what the exact name/version of the OS is so I can't look it up.

Nyargh. Maybe I should go use the Super Manager?

what does BusyBox do? I don't have a BusyBox app; I only have the installer.
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That line always confuses people! Here it is with red dashes in place of the spaces:

mount_-o_remount,rw_-t_yaffs2_/system_/system

That's a total of 6 spaces
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mount_-o_remount,rw_-t_yaffs2_/system_/system

That's a total of 6 spaces
it worked that time. not sure what I did different, but no error... thanks!

edit: okay it all worked -- finally! Thanks to all of you for your invaluable help.

But ... NOW WHAT? You say to install ROMS only for the Optimus V --cool, where can I find those? How do I install them? And how can I move apps off of phone storage onto the SD card, the ones that were 'stuck' on there before? That's one of the main reasons I wanted to root my phone anyway ... the ROMs and such are all gravy, as I'm happy enough with the stock ROM and LauncherPro.

also -- what is BusyBox FOR, and do I need to keep it around? Even with it installed on the phone I seem to have more space already (yay!) but if there's no reason to keep it ....

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it worked that time. not sure what I did different, but no error... thanks!

edit: okay it all worked -- finally! Thanks to all of you for your invaluable help.

But ... NOW WHAT? You say to install ROMS only for the Optimus V --cool, where can I find those? How do I install them? And how can I move apps off of phone storage onto the SD card, the ones that were 'stuck' on there before? That's one of the main reasons I wanted to root my phone anyway ... the ROMs and such are all gravy, as I'm happy enough with the stock ROM and LauncherPro.

also -- what is BusyBox FOR, and do I need to keep it around? Even with it installed on the phone I seem to have more space already (yay!) but if there's no reason to keep it ....

thanks again,.
I'm sorry I forgot to put in where the spaces specifically go. JerryScript saves the day again. If you really want some space for apps and be able to safely overclock so you can play games(Angry Birds is a whole lot smoother and faster),and make browsing faster, Try the Bumblebee ROM. If you just want a lot of app space,try Harmonia. All of wich can be found here [Reference Guide] Optimus V Modding (READ THIS TO GET STARTED) - Android Forums. Make sure you make a backup in recovery before you do anything else to your phone. Even if you never chang your ROM. Just in case you accidentally delete something you weren't supposed to. for a list of the peinstalled apps that you can remove(never remove a google framework services app) go here List of Bloatware on the LG Optimus V instructions for safely installing the ROM's go here [How-To] Install a Custom Recovery, Install a Custom Kernel or ROM and change Boot Animation and start on step #17 any questions on installing a ROM ask there. You can use App2SD for the easy stuff. Titanium Backup for the hard stuff,plus you can Backup all your apps with it if you decide to change your ROM(Harmonia 1.3 will totally amaze you with the amount of app space) that way all you have to do is download it from the market once in the new ROM and reinstall you apps a whole lot quicker(just don't ever reinstall a system app from Titanium Backup). Busybox has to stay where it is. It has the necessary binaries for doing things when rooted. Also leave su where it is. I hope this helped. Sorry for not being specific about where the spaces went in the command line.
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To elaborate (well not really) on what Andy said about busybox: it just sits there and does its thing behind the scenes. You don't 'do' anything with it, or anything like that. Just leave it where it's at. I did uninstall the busybox installer app tho-you shouldn't need it, once busybox is installed (i don't think, anyways-you guys feel free to correct me)
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hello i just rooted my phone using this method and was wondering if i can delete the root files. i know it says i can uninstall gingerbread but i just wanted to make sure
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ok now i have a problem. i installed link2sd. it said i dont have a second partition on my memory card. so now i cant move some apps i wanted to move onto my sd. not any of the stock apps just ones that normally are phone only. the problem might have come about when i copied a backup of my card i had on my comp back onto the card.
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ok now i have a problem. i installed link2sd. it said i dont have a second partition on my memory card. so now i cant move some apps i wanted to move onto my sd. not any of the stock apps just ones that normally are phone only. the problem might have come about when i copied a backup of my card i had on my comp back onto the card.
Yes you can delete the Gingerbreak.apk app on your phone.

For a more comprehensive tutorial on link2sd go here Link2SD and you (a tutorial) If you have any questions on this subject this is this best place to ask them.
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For a more comprehensive tutorial on link2sd go here Link2SD and you (a tutorial) If you have any questions on this subject this is this best place to ask them.
andy, you beat me to it. I was about to answer the exact same things you did

Did you ever answer me about the Harmonia ROM patch? What should I do with that?

And I've been hearing a lot about MIUI ROM -- can you say anything about that?
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andy, you beat me to it. I was about to answer the exact same things you did

Did you ever answer me about the Harmonia ROM patch? What should I do with that?

And I've been hearing a lot about MIUI ROM -- can you say anything about that?
If you have a couple of reboots on Harmonia then go to recovery and wipe cache partition,and dalvik cache. Then go to install zip from sd card, then go to select zip from sd card, scroll up to get to bottom quicker. Select the patch zip that you put on the root of your sd card. After it installs reboot system.

I've heard of it, but will wait till it gets ported over to the "V" and the bugs worked out.
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just wanted to say thanks to the original poster. worked easy and was a charm. kinda makes me wanna learn android now. rooted the phone and uninstalled the bloatware apps. will wait on a rom till tomorrow. lol
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