Easiest way to root for a newb


  1. joebek424

    joebek424 Member

    OK- I have a LG Optimus F6 on T-Mobile and I'd like to root it to get rid of some of the bloatware and free up some space on the phone. I have NEVER rooted a phone before. I have been reading and reading, and some things make sense and others seem like they're in a different language.

    Would someone be willing to help me out, and explain it to me step-by-step? I'd appreciate it.

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  2. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Its changed not hard as it seems:eek::D
  3. joebek424

    joebek424 Member

    Tried it and when it goes to download the saferoot.apk, it says can't display the webpage
  4. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Where is this at . and did u enable the USB debugging
  5. joebek424

    joebek424 Member

    Tried to download it from the link on that page you sent me and yes USB debugging is on
  6. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Try downloading over the WiFi
  7. joebek424

    joebek424 Member

    I am downloading over WiFi
  8. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Do you have the 10i or 12b
  9. joebek424

    joebek424 Member

    Is that the software version? Mine says D50010h
  10. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Hmmmmm never seen this are you updated to the correct firmware
  11. joebek424

    joebek424 Member

    It said its up to date on both the OTA and when I plug it into the computer
  12. I have same version...D50010h...

    Use the alternate rooting method w/ vroot etc. follow it exactly. can't go wrong. At worst, you'll miss a small detail n have to start over a couple times.

    A few days ago was my first rooting (besides bricking an ebook reader) and I've messed it up several times and had to reroot.

    the worst I got into was a boot loop when I was experimenting yesterday.

    I repeat, if you follow the instructions for alternate root method, it works for the D50010h. I tried other ways that sounded simpler... However, if it doesn't work for your phone, it is not simpler. Use what these guys who know what they're doing have figured out.
  13. joebek424

    joebek424 Member

    Thanks for the help guys, I ended up getting it rooted with the saferoot app. I was finally able to download it and installed it and rooted it with one click.
  14. hey joe, in case you're not sure where to find the alternate root guide for your F6, here's where it is:

    LG Optimus F6 (TMobile) All Things Root Section


    oops nevermind... I'm re-rooting mine as I type,
    I just keep gettin too curious and/or greedy
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