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Old February 25th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to root your LG Spirit 4G

Ok so here is a nice little script that will root your device, youll need to follow a few simple steps

Ensure you have the latest drivers for the spirit
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Thanks to the rooting guru that is bliss!!!

I have added CWMT installation to spirited_away, and updated with the Official build to boot.

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Ok so here is a nice little script that will root your device, youll need to follow a few simple steps

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So I looked at the script, why does it look like LG flopped making it hard to root??

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quick question. does it matter what the phone is in? ie media sync..charge only..
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Guys...I have a problem...I own a mac XD
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Guys...I have a problem...I own a mac XD
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to a certain extent i might need guidance in some places but i do have it set up
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thats not gunna happen. lg hads been locking devices for a few months
not even recovery? I don't see how they can legally do that. US government says root and all is legal.
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right. its not illegal for you to do it why on earth should teh company let you tho?



if you open the batch youll see teh commands if you run them one at a time you should be fine, just have the android sdk properly setup for adb access
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quick question. does it matter what the phone is in? ie media sync..charge only..
I did it with charge only. Just make sure latest drivers are installed
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right. its not illegal for you to do it why on earth should teh company let you tho?
umm they want people to buy their phones... and the government says so lol

If I were a Cellphone manufacture. not only would I allow it, I'd even offer the root exploit and recovery, maybe even have ROM's and tweaks people could buy for 99cents
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when it sais "adb shell 'touch /sdcard/d1l_security'" what do i do?
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If I were a Cellphone manufacture. not only would I allow it, I'd even offer the root exploit and recovery, maybe even have ROM's and tweaks people could buy for 99cents
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If I were a Cellphone manufacture. not only would I allow it, I'd even offer the root exploit and recovery, maybe even have ROM's and tweaks people could buy for 99cents
One thing about this idea that I read in the past was people messing up their phones and bringing too many problems to the manufacturers, So they decided to lock their phones to stop all the problems.
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just for a moment imagine how many people bricked their spirits and went to get them swapped out? now imagine that per device on teh OEM. with the sgs3 i can count at least 5 people who have bricked that posted on the forums that is $2500 in lost profits AT LEAST. a business is not going to be stupid enough to let people possibly brick their devices.
if the manufacture roots it and puts the recovery on. then you wouldn't have people bricking it. Stop standing up for the manufactures lol you aren't helping haha
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thats teh issue tho you have people who do stupid crap and overwrite their bootloader because they can.... or something stupid...
don care they f up their phone that's on them. no replacements. here's how you deal with that. to be able to have root and recovery you have to sign that you use it at your own risk and the manufacture wont replace it.

anyways back on topic. thanks for helping us get root. it's to bad the motion recovery wouldn't work.
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Got rid of those ads and that horrible Metro bloat. Since there's no recovery, should I hold off on theming, or would it be safe to make a backup of systemui, and framework and go ahead with it?
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who said it wouldnt?

i was taking that with a locked bootloader we couldn't have recovery.... if we can than I may try it.

This is my first time having a phone at the beginning of root.. usually I don't buy till its all set up. So bootloaders and finding root, finding recovery is new for me.
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the motion cwm is 2nd init controlled by an app so you will still have a locked bootloader just get to temp boot into a recovery like mode



youll need to pull them deodex, then remove the stock files and push the themed ones back. you should be fine didnt sammyz release a unbrick guide? has anyone tried it?
Ok, thats what i thought, i just use 7zip for all that. And no, haven't tried it but I promise I will if I brick!
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Shabby, thanks for everything you do. I'm sure I can speak for many of us. Although I give Bliss cred for the root, it wouldn't have been possible without you. Thank you for looking out for us small guys with the non-popular phones.. Without you, we would be ******.. Not kissing your ass bro just speaking truth..
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you guys prolly would have had to wait until the next big lg device to come out to get root but you may have gotten it eventunally
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Ok so the Recovery they used on the Motion does work on the Spirit. Though it doesn't seem to be able to read the external sd card, only internal. Unless I just don't know how to get it to read the external one
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Ok so the Recovery they used on the Motion does work on the Spirit. Though it doesn't seem to be able to read the external sd card, only internal. Unless I just don't know how to get it to read the external one
By read the external sd do you mean switching from internal to external, if so, press the home button.

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Ok so the Recovery they used on the Motion does work on the Spirit. Though it doesn't seem to be able to read the external sd card, only internal. Unless I just don't know how to get it to read the external one
press the home button...

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By read the external sd do you mean switching from internal to external, if so, press the home button.

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ha son of a gun. lol I got so use to touch recovery I forgot how to use the button controls.
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I terminated that thing as soon as Bliss disconnected from me, haha
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Ok so the Recovery they used on the Motion does work on the Spirit. Though it doesn't seem to be able to read the external sd card, only internal. Unless I just don't know how to get it to read the external one
So there is a recovery that works? I never had a Motion...
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