Root After z4 temporary root, my phone still says it isn't rooted?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by user54321, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. user54321

    user54321 New Member

    Oct 30, 2012
    I have an LG Optimus T, and I downloaded z4root 1.3.1; I selected the Temporary Root, it went through the process, and then z4root closed and brought me back to my home screen. I looked in my App browser and there is no Superuser app. I also tried to use an app that needs rooting and it tells me that my phone isn't rooted. What's the problem here? What do I need to do? As it's a temporary root, I can't turn my phone off or the rooting will go away (right?).... am I doing something wrong?

    Oh - and another detail - when I try to click on the z4 app, it "transparentizes" to show that it recognizes that it's been pressed, but then doesn't open. I pressed it a couple times and then I got this black screen, which I "home"d out of, and that's that. That's the most I get when I try to open it again.

    I've been trying this over and over again, rebooting and uninstalling and reinstalling and shutting down and rebooting and I keep getting here. Stuck at a non-root even after I can finally get z4 to "work".

    -- Would I need to permanently root it in order to reboot it and see if it can finish the root and download superuser? I'm afraid that if I permanently root it I won't be able to unroot it because of the problems I'm having with opening z4 after I've "rooted".


  2. downthemachine

    downthemachine Developer Incognito
    VIP Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Mobile Electronics Installer/Shop Manager
    I was just given one of these, you have to use the rageagaintstthecage root.
    I think I had to Google it to find it. These forums are not that active.
    Anyways, I also had to use a Motorola tool to flash cwm, then rom manager to get cm7
    Rom manager didn't work for cwm
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    Oct 28, 2009
    Graduate Research Assitant | That part time IT guy
    3rd Rock
    Hi, user 54321.

    I've taken the liberty of moving your post to the Options T root forum for better help from other T users.

    Good luck!
  4. teddyearp

    teddyearp Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2010
    Store Manager
    Pinetop, AZ
    And user 54321, I will also welcome you. I don't have the answers, but just an observation or two. downthemachine mentioned the rageagainstthecage.bin exploit. However I think that is the same one that z4root uses as well.

    You might look into the "S-OFF" for an LG phone; I actually think this might be key, and/or try the perm root with z4root.

    good luck
    johnlgalt likes this.

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