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Old April 14th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have created a one click root method for WIndows, Linux, and MAC based off jcase's gordita root. Link to jcase's exploit at the bottom of this post.

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Install the drivers without the phone plugged in.


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Just to add a bit of info, this method is for the newest Virgin Mobile update and whenever they start rolling out Optimus V's with this update.

To determine your root method go to settings > About Phone and check your baseband version.

If baseband ends with ZV4 you can use SuperOneClick or Gingerbreak

If baseband ends with ZV5 you can use Gingerbreak

If baseband ends with ZV9 you will need to use the rooting method at the link in previous post
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Could you please post more detail on the ADB command lines? I can get the serial number of my phone from the adb list, but cannot get the push command to work. What were the actual directory paths that worked for you? Thanks!
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For a little clarification, ZV4 can be rooted with superoneclick or gingerbreak, ZV5 can be rooted using gingerbreak. If you have installed the ZV9 update from VM then you will need the gordita root by jcase. Check your baseband before you start to make sure what you have and the root method required. Read the stickies and follow the instructions.
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Could you please post more detail on the ADB command lines? I can get the serial number of my phone from the adb list, but cannot get the push command to work. What were the actual directory paths that worked for you? Thanks!
Try uninstalling/removing all emulators and unplug any other phones and this will work without needing the serial number. Just type devices to make sure your device is the only one there
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For a little clarification, ZV4 can be rooted with superoneclick or gingerbreak, ZV5 can be rooted using gingerbreak. If you have installed the ZV9 update from VM then you will need the gordita root by jcase. Check your baseband before you start to make sure what you have and the root method required. Read the stickies and follow the instructions.
I'm pretty sure this will root all the versions...
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I'm currently working on a one click root method for Linux and Windows (sorry no mac... I dnt rlly do mac) which should be posted either later tonight (REALLY late tonight) or tomorrow morning
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The issue with a one-click method is that you sometimes have to do a factory reset to get things to work. I don't like the idea of including a factory reset in a one-click solution, since that should definitely be a choice left up to the user (hopefully an informed choice).

And yes, the Gordita exploit should work on any android device with an accelerometer that has configuration files written to during the init process, and then init doesn't reset the permissions on that file. That's the magick behind the exploit, symlink the recovery partition to a partition that gets written to by init, and that doesn't have it's permissions reset by init afterwards. Init has root permissions, and normally sets all folder's owner/permissions properly, but not in this case. That's what needs to be patched, but since it requires a reboot, it's not a "we must keep this secret till it's fixed" type of security hole. They can fix it by adding a step to reset the permissions, or by changing the timing of when the accelerometer's config file is written (if done earlier, this hole wouldn't exist).

The exploit has been properly reported to AOSP, and accepted by those who should know about it. You can expect future carrier/vendor updates to include patches to fix the issue (just like they did with SuperOneClick and Gingerbreak).
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Well, tbh there's alot of people out there who just bought this phone, and who do want to root, but aren't familiar with adb or even android for that matter, this is for them... When that update comes, I'm sure most people will know not to update their phones unless they want to be stuck unrooted until a developer can come by and help them out you know... But anyways, I attached the file, and put more warning in there than I could count, just to make sure people know what they're doing before they do it. ... and you said any android device.. well htere are some unrootable (by Gingerbreak and SuperOneClick) Optimus Ms... do you think that with the right recovery files, those could be rooted? just my two cents...


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Well, tbh there's alot of people out there who just bought this phone, and who do want to root, but aren't familiar with adb or even android for that matter, this is for them... When that update comes, I'm sure most people will know not to update their phones unless they want to be stuck unrooted until a developer can come by and help them out you know... But anyways, I attached the file, and put more warning in there than I could count, just to make sure people know what they're doing before they do it. ... and you said any android device.. well htere are some unrootable (by Gingerbreak and SuperOneClick) Optimus Ms... do you think that with the right recovery files, those could be rooted? just my two cents...


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Nice work, I'm sure it will help a lot of users out!

I would definitely give the Gordita root exploit a try on those Optimus Ms that are supposedly unrootable. Any custom recovery known to work on the OM should be fine to use. However, being the first is dangerous, so testers should be warned and truly willing to chance bricking!
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Nice work, I'm sure it will help a lot of users out!

I would definitely give the Gordita root exploit a try on those Optimus Ms that are supposedly unrootable. Any custom recovery known to work on the OM should be fine to use. However, being the first is dangerous, so testers should be warned and truly willing to chance bricking!
You got a very good point there... I think the flashable zip is ok to work with... but I would really want to find an actually flash_image file... time to search the forums :P.. or make up my own lol
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Well, tbh there's alot of people out there who just bought this phone, and who do want to root, but aren't familiar with adb or even android for that matter, this is for them... When that update comes, I'm sure most people will know not to update their phones unless they want to be stuck unrooted until a developer can come by and help them out you know... But anyways, I attached the file, and put more warning in there than I could count, just to make sure people know what they're doing before they do it. ... and you said any android device.. well htere are some unrootable (by Gingerbreak and SuperOneClick) Optimus Ms... do you think that with the right recovery files, those could be rooted? just my two cents...


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i have a spare zv9 that i could test this on but would feel more comfortable with some directions,
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Decided to take the risk - rooted perfectly without a hitch! Thanks, EManU3LXX!
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Decided to take the risk - rooted perfectly without a hitch! Thanks, EManU3LXX!
No Prop! I wanted to be sue this would be easy to do and would work great, so I tested it with around 5 different phones before I uploaded it.
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i have a spare zv9 that i could test this on but would feel more comfortable with some directions,
The instructions are in the bat file.... You need to install drivers first...
Then run the RUNME bat file (should be a shortcut when you extract)
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wait.. I feel dumb and confused.. did it work with the OM or the OV?
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I have a thread in the OM section... check there and Ill be giving out instructions and an actual recovery made for the OM
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if the ZV4 can only use super one click or gingerbreak, and neither of them work any longer.....then what???
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if the ZV4 can only use super one click or gingerbreak, and neither of them work any longer.....then what???
You're a bit confused...

1) The Gordita Root exploit should work on any model Optimus V, regardless of radio/firmware version

2) OVs running the stock VirginMobile rom that comes with ZV4 baseband can still be rooted with either SuperOneClick or Gingerbreak

3) "What doesn't work anymore" is referencing Gingerbreak not working on the ZV9 based stock rom, so "it doesn't work anymore," for people using the ZV9 based stock rom.
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Thanks! New to android and picked an Optimus V. This one-click method worked perfectly. I was able to root my phone in just a few minutes.

Dumb question.... new to the android and rooting.... How would I go about unrooting if I ever need to?

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Thanks! New to android and picked an Optimus V. This one-click method worked perfectly. I was able to root my phone in just a few minutes.

Dumb question.... new to the android and rooting.... How would I go about unrooting if I ever need to?

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You can unroot using Gingerbreak.apk (Google it) or Super One Click (Google It lol); I haven't tested this though... and tbh I dnt think I ever will... If need comes, I'll borow another Optimus V and use it to test an unroot script... either that or just flash a nandroid backup of your stock rom (You did backup right :P)
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The easiest way to unroot now is to install a safe recovery (BobZhome's) and flash the VirginMobile security update, then do a factory reset, then flash it again.
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Anyone have a copy of the Windows version of this? The bandwidth has been exceeded for the download location and I'm unable to download it via the link in this thread.

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Just to add a bit of info, this method is for the newest Virgin Mobile update and whenever they start rolling out Optimus V's with this update.

To determine your root method go to settings > About Phone and check your baseband version.

If baseband ends with ZV4 you can use SuperOneClick or Gingerbreak

If baseband ends with ZV5 you can use Gingerbreak

If baseband ends with ZV9 you will need to use the rooting method at the link in previous post
My phone has zv5 I'm using gingerbreak but it seems frozen help!!!!
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As Jerry mentions ^ a safe recovery is needed. Under no circumstances should you try to do this with the Touch screen recovery or the MultiROM recovery, as it will brick your phone.
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My phone has zv5 I'm using gingerbreak but it seems frozen help!!!!
You need to post this in a new thread for two reasons: A. Not as many people will see your request for help with your problem posted here and B: This thread is a discussion on the Gordita root exploit and the one click zip the OP dveloped.

With the Gingerbreak Root exploit it will take quite a few try's (4-8) to finally get it to root. After 12 minutes if it doesn't reboot your phone you need to pull the battery and start over again. Make sure the phone is in USB debugging mode.
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He did and I was able to help him through his problem which was exactly what you just stated.
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He did and I was able to help him through his problem which was exactly what you just stated.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 02:18 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Glad we could help you with your problem. Another great source for info is the All Things Root Guide sticky at the top of this sub-forum. We guides try to keep it up to date with all the necessary info for doing an amazing amount of modding to the members phones.
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Does using this one-click root require connecting your phone via ADB? I can't get ADB to work on my Mac, but would like to try the new radio and see if it improves my reception.
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Does using this one-click root require connecting your phone via ADB? I can't get ADB to work on my Mac, but would like to try the new radio and see if it improves my reception.
Yes it does, maybe we can help you out, what's your exact problem?

EDIT: Try this video: ADB on Mac tutorial
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Emanu, can you update the procedure to say that USB debugging has to be enable. Any chance of updating the CWM to CWM green?
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Emanu, can you update the procedure to say that USB debugging has to be enable. Any chance of updating the CWM to CWM green?

That's simple, copy the name of the current recovery that's packaged into it, rename jerryscripts recovery the same as the one you just copied, delete the cwm and put in cwm-green renamed to cwm file. Sorry if this sounds confusing..
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I will try to do that the next time I run the procedure to root. Will report on findings thanks.
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This one-click method sound good to me since I'm totally new to modifying phones, and I'm interested in possibly rooting my ZV4 phone. I'm mainly looking to improve the speed/performance of my V and get rid of some of the junk programs to free up space. Will just rooting allow me to do this, or do I need to root and then also install a custom rom (Harmonia?) also? Any help or direction would be appreciated.
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Rooting allows you to get rid of the bloat, and also some other small things. But installing a rom.... now that's where the magic happens. I recommend Jeryscript's BACKside CM7 (Gingerbread). There's soooo many customizations that he has that no one else does (I always end up back with backside as I can't do without it's awesome features). Once you get comfy with that, if you wanted you can try Quattrimus CM9 (ICS) that just hit beta (with beta comes a few bugs) testing.

Some roms have built in performance booster options (overclocking) and some do not. Those that don't, you can download apps that do it on the market or from xda. BACKside has this feature built in.
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That's simple, copy the name of the current recovery that's packaged into it, rename jerryscripts recovery the same as the one you just copied, delete the cwm and put in cwm-green renamed to cwm file. Sorry if this sounds confusing..
The easiest way is to modify the batch file to run the CWM of your preference. Thanks Sammyz for your suggestions.
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The easiest way is to modify the batch file to run the CWM of your preference. Thanks Sammyz for your suggestions.
Yea I know that also works, but for noobs it's easier the way I just said....
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Rooting allows you to get rid of the bloat, and also some other small things. But installing a rom.... now that's where the magic happens. I recommend Jeryscript's BACKside CM7 (Gingerbread). There's soooo many customizations that he has that no one else does (I always end up back with backside as I can't do without it's awesome features). Once you get comfy with that, if you wanted you can try Quattrimus CM9 (ICS) that just hit beta (with beta comes a few bugs) testing.

Some roms have built in performance booster options (overclocking) and some do not. Those that don't, you can download apps that do it on the market or from xda. BACKside has this feature built in.
Thanks for the insight. Sounds like I should consider a new ROM for what I want. However, I'm still not clear on the basic process. Do I need to root my phone first (using the 1-click method above) no matter what, and then anytime after that I can see about putting in a custom ROM if I decide to? Or does the install process for installing a new ROM include the root steps?

BTW, can you also possibly recommend a simple step-by-step guide for installing ROMs that would be good for a beginner? Thanks.
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How we direct you is going to depend if you want to install the ZV9 update or not. IMHO you should probably wait on that. Reason being is once you install it you will only be able to use the ZV9 compatible recoveries/roms. I feel that someone new to rooting and roms may like the freedom to choose among a wider range of roms until you settle on something you will thoroughly enjoy. This may help later on in making the decision on weather or not you want the ZV9 update.

How do you wish to proceed?

Edit: sorry, forgot to answer your question hehe. Yes, you will need to root the phone first. After you root then you can decide what rom you wish to try. You can remain rooted without a custom rom also, if you so desired. I did that for awhile until I got up the nerve to install a rom. Go at your own pace, and don't do anything until you're comfy with it.
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If you root your phone you will need to install a custom recovery and then make a backup of your system/ROM using the backup option in said recovery (this is called a nandroid backup). If you mess something up all you have to do is restore the nandroid.

If you just want to delete the bloatware and overclock, you will need to flash the pica07remix kernel. It's in the All Things Root Guide sticky. Just put the kernel.zip on the root of your uSD card in the same place all the folders are in (root directory of the uSD card). Don't put it in any folder. In the recovery: wipe cache partition and dalvik cache (found in the advanced section). Go to the "install zip from sd card" option/select zip from SD card. Pick the kernel.zip. When done back out and reboot system now.
Go to market and No-Frills CPU control. Set min to 480MHz and leave set. Then start at 729MHz max and bump one setting at a time until it reboots on it's own. Set back down two settings.
Make sure you don't have the "set at boot" box checked until done.
If you go back down below 700MHz then set the min to 245MHz.

To root and get a the proper recovery go the the same ATR Guide already mentioned and in the Guide section look for the ZV9 update guide.

EDIT: Ninja'd by Petrah.
She has a very good point. You can use the first guide in the Guide section to root and install a recovery if you don't want the ZV9 update.
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The easiest way is to modify the batch file to run the CWM of your preference. Thanks Sammyz for your suggestions.
It doesn't run off a batch file anymore.... The easiest way would be what sammy z said, and rooting with this process install CWM for you, and most roms available are ZV9 Compatible... the way I see it, Just update to the ZV9, use this way of rooting, and from there Custom Rom....Sorry for butting in the convo :P
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I had to uninstall the lg new driver 3.7 to install the older driver found in this thread. When I install the older driver my phone isn't recognized or at least I can't use the USB. Should I just do it with the new LG driver.
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I had to uninstall the lg new driver 3.7 to install the older driver found in this thread. When I install the older driver my phone isn't recognized or at least I can't use the USB. Should I just do it with the new LG driver.
This program did not work for me it says some errors and that there are more than one device connected when there isn't and then it tells me to manually reboot into recovery but that is my main problem that my phone does not reboot into recovery it only turns on normally or I can put it in emergency mode.
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Your one-click doesn't work, but I was able to root successfully with its help.

I tried to run the root.bat file but I was getting file not found errors. I placed them in my android platform-tools folder to help, but it still couldn't find flash_image and recovery.img on my PC. I ended it before it could finish.

I decided to run each command manually and just use your batch file as a guide, and that worked great. I'm not sure what the difference is, as I copied each one word for word.
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For the person above, it could be timing, as I'm guessing you probably waited for the phone... as for people having problems with Drivers, these are just the ones that worked for me. If you have different drivers that already work, stick with those, they'll save you some headache. I'm glad I could help guys! Any more questions just reply to the thread or PM me.
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Trying to use this method and I ran into a problem. Everything went fine until it came time to select "install zip from SD card" now my screen a little top hat with a curved yellow arrow. Any guesses what happened and is it safe to unplg my phone and restart it?
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Use the camera button to select. Press the back button to return to the menu screen.
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