Last Updated: Jul 06,2012
Do we need to switch to the Gingerbread CM7 Rom to use this?
it was made for gingerbread but this specific exploit may work on various Froyo and Honeycomb versions as well.
You have to be rooted before you can use cm7 so...you wouldn't need this.
lol,i was thinking the same thing..and after all the hell we all went through to root our 2.2.1 phones,i have a feeling this wont work for them..but i could be wrong..it would be nice to have a ONE CLICK ROOT option for the 2.2.1's though.
This actually worked it rooted my optimus m. I had to reformatted my SD card tho
glad it worked
I meant it as in do you need to have gingerbread to use this, or would it work for 2.2.1. I already went through the heartache of rooting 2.2.1 the long way. It be nice to use a one click option on a few friends phones.
with the oneclick method you would not have the custom recovery but you could still get rid of the metro bloat and use the root only apps.
but once you root you can download ADB and flash the recovery..
yes this works on the optimus m
I rooted with gingerbreak. can you install custom rom after using this program or is there any way to customize?
worked on the optimus m for metro pcs
i posted steps to flashing custom recovery and flashing a new rom at the bottom of post
The GingerBreak WORKS!!!! it rooted my stock optimus m 2.2.1 in like 30 secs. since im no good at rooting my phone the hard/long way, i waited for someone to make a ONE-CLICK root kit for the optimus m! rooted my optimus m with just ONE-Click of the GingerBreak at 1:41am on 5/22/11
Stock 2.2.1 optimus rooted with just a CLICK!!!
it works, trust me!
THANK U SOOOOO F**K**G much for this dude!! thank you thank you
I'm new to all this so this will prob sound like a real noob question but how do I get the apk on my phone? And does it matter which file I use? Thanks
place the apk on your sd card then download AppInstaller by FunTrigger from the market then open app installer and scroll down tell you see the gingerbreak apk and install it.
This is by far the easiest method to root - it took me like 5 mins or so. Thank you so much!!
I did it on my LG Optimus One P500 (India) which came with 2.2.1.
I followed all the steps - and finally when I powered up the phone, it gets stuck showing the LG logo, nothing happens after It doesn't matter if I press only the power button or along with home/volume down buttons.
Please help! Thanks.
OK I unbricked it, if that's the term - thanks to this post: [Resolved] [HOW TO] Unbrick LG Optimus One P500 from fastboot mode started udc_start().. - xda-developers. Now the phone has stock rom. But what did I do wrong? The only step where I got an error was when it could not find the install-recovery.sh. I found from some other place that it's not there in all roms, so I thought it was OK. Well, I am going to root it again of course and get a custom rom, but I need some help here to understand what could have gone wrong. Thanks.
this part of the forums is for lg optimus m and the recovery was made for the optimus m
If the phone is frozen, hard reset it through buttons
1. Turn the power off. If the phone is frozen, pull the battery out and inplace it back again
2. Hold the Home and Volume Down button
3. Press and hold the Power button until the phone turns on
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to hard reset the phone handset
heres recovery for your model
I finally got it to work - thanks to blaxican25. Two mistakes - used the wrong recovery and tried to use the wrong rom - the sense again was done for the optimus M and it didn't work for me, but thankfully I had the correct recovery at that time, so I just downloaded the correct rom for my phone (went with Prime) and everything worked out fine. I am a happy man
Thanks man. This is awesome!! Props. I was about to root my friend's 2.2.1 today the hard way. Man am I relieved. haha
glad it helped:d
Ok So I got to the point where i'm installing joneidy's custom recovery when I got to the step of
mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak
it gave me error message
failed on '/system/etc/install-recovery.sh' - No such file or directory
i did everything exactly... what should i do here?
Ok I got past that point. But when I got to the last line:
flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-2.2.1-joneidy.img
it gave me the following error message:
mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00120000
error closing recovery: No space left on device
I have 35 megs available on the device the img file is about 5 megs. I've already restarted various times. what advice can i get.
Thanks in advance.
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