Last Updated: Jul 24,2010
Is there any way to easily root the ally on windows 7 or, if possible, without a computer.
Have you tried the Windows instructions posted in the forum? They work for Windows 7 - I just rerooted my wife's LG Ally after she received the V8 over-the-air update from Verizon (and subsequently lost her root privileges).
Pretty sure you're going to need to connect to a computer, so hopefully that's not an issue. Good luck!
yeah i tried the instructions, but i always end up with "success" and "$" so it doesnt work
Computerman, that's not a problem with using Windows. The process is working just fine for you. Everyone runs into this, and the answer is to just keep trying that command until you get the '#' prompt. Some people like to fiddle with things, like the SD card, or exiting and restarting the adb shell. I think it really just comes down to trying over and over until it works; if fiddling helps you stay motivated to try more times, fine.
Seriously Computerman, I've rooted an Ally 4 times now.
If it brings you back to the $, take out SD and try again.
Still $? Put SD in and try again.
Still? Take SD out.
Still? Put SD in.
Not working after 5-10 tries? Exit and restart adb shell.
SD in. SD out. SD in. SD out.
I would guess it has something to do with the phone's system trying to deal with the constantly changing file structure.
Sort of like when your kid asks: "Well... Can I not, not, not, not, not get a new toy?" and you're like... "Uhhh.....".
I was able to get it rooted, just a series of removing sdcard.
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