i finally got around to trying this on my gf's LG Revolution V9.
there was a lot of prep work that i had to do first.
1- download and install the phone's drivers
2- set USB mode to Internet
3- set Debug mode to Enable
4- run the EXE file as Administrator
after all these prepped, i was able to Root, but not install CWM. the following is my log from trying to Root + CWM:
Pwning Root stage 1
Waiting for device
Pwning Root stage 2
Waiting for device
Installing Root files
Cleaning up the mess
Pushing Recovery Files
3188 KB/s (5345280 bytes in 1.637s)
Backing up Original Recovery
/sdcard/mmcblk0p14.backup: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
Flashing CWM Recovery
10440+0 records in10440+0 records out5345280 bytes transferred in 4.411 secs (1211806 bytes/sec)
Rebooting into CWM
Error - No Devices Connected
afterwards, i tried to just install CWM, but i received a permissions error. i was able to confirm that Superuser was then installed, so Root went through.
i then tried to follow another user's post to install ES File Manager and update the permission settings, but i couldn't get to the folder/file in question. the app would only let me go as far as the SDCard. i can use Astro File Manager to see this folder/file, but i wasn't able to apply any permission settings.
my next thought was to download ROM Manager. with this, i selected LG Esteem to install the CWM Recovery, which it said it was successful. but i still can't boot into it.
currently, the phone is stuck at the LG boot screen. i'll still be messing around to see what i can do.
so i was able to fix the boot loop with the "LGNPST" program, and restored the phone back to stock V4 Froyo. then afterwards i upgraded it to stock V8 Gingerbread.
but after doing this, i'm unable to root the phone anymore. from V4, i can root just fine tho. any thoughts?