How to root LG OPTIMUS T?


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  1. kyaikhto

    kyaikhto Member

    Hello again to everyone from this froums, I am new here to LG OPTIMUS T first smart phone would like to root but can find any clue. Can Mod or someone :confused:from this site guide me step by step or basic instruction please asap!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks

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  2. orlando0563

    orlando0563 New Member

    If you have Android 2.2, go to 4Shared.com on your Phones Internet Browser and search for the z4 apk.
    Download it onto your phone.
    Install then Root.

    If you have Android 2.2.2, go to 4Shared.com on your Phones Internet Browser and search for Gingerbreak-V1.2 apk.
    Download it onto your phone.
    Install then Root.

    Easiest way to Root.

    Thanks
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  3. butthead818

    butthead818 New Member

    so does the ginger break root my lg and install ginger bread 2.3??
  4. edgegfx

    edgegfx New Member

    It won't break root if your Optimus T is permanently rooted.
  5. kyaikhto

    kyaikhto Member

    Hello Orlando0563, Thank you for rooting information, got download it from site and tried to installed it, but got stuck on something (USB Debugging must be enabled') with OK. Please tell me how to do usb debugging.

    Thanks
  6. kyaikhto

    kyaikhto Member

    Hello again Orlando0563, Thanks you......................
  7. jucrazy13

    jucrazy13 Well-Known Member

    anyone know how to do wifi tether on the LG otimous T
  8. RobertB-DC

    RobertB-DC Well-Known Member

    It's built in and not disabled (unless T-Mobile has changed their policy since June). No third-party app or rooting required.

    Settings / Wireless & networks / Tethering & portable hotspot

    That should set you up!
  9. sraxone

    sraxone New Member

    i got a question: ok so my lg optimus p509 isnt reading my sd card all of a sudden for like 3-4 days now. BUT. my buddys phone read it just fine AND my phone still works and it works fine exept for not reading my sd card and my friend can also hook up his phone to the mac computer at work and itll show my sd card folder EVEN with the name sraxone that shows up as the sd card driver icon name.. so i was wondering can i copy the driver to the desktop and then erase the sd card HIS phone with my sd card still inside HIS phone and then put the sd card BACK into MY phone and try to re-format it? THEN put my sd card back into my phone hook it up to the computer and jus copy all the info BACK onto the sd card and then i can get on with rooting my phone?? what do u all think? help will is greatly appreciated :n)
  10. RobertB-DC

    RobertB-DC Well-Known Member

    That sounds like a whole lot of trouble. Micro SD cards are cheap as nail clippings (and not much bigger) -- under $5 for a 4GB card ($10 for 8GB) at microcenter.com. Just get a new one and see what happens.

    Also, have you gone into Settings/SD Card/Unmount SD card? Does it show Mounted? If so, then the phone thinks it's got your SD card figured out.

    SD card misreads were a frequent problem on my Optimus T. It would find most of my apps, but a few (different each time) would almost always show up as "not installed". Once I got rid of the phone's bloatware, though, my problems mostly went away. I think the phone loses track of the SD card if it has to spend too much time with "activate at boot" applications.
  11. krs007

    krs007 New Member

    I followed these steps on my P905. It worked, but I noticed the battery is getting drained much faster.
  12. Zelly420

    Zelly420 New Member



    So i downloaded gingerbreak but it got quarantined as soon as i installed it onto my phone.. Should i just ignore that? And second, to activate the root do i need to connect it to a PC?
  13. larrykay

    larrykay Member

    Quarantined by what?
    PC is not needed,

    1. Download it.
    2. install it.
    3. run it.
    4. Done.
  14. Zelly420

    Zelly420 New Member

    My antivirus software claimed ginger break was "infected"
    Idk personally I'm a noob when it comes to this... i just want free apps lmao
  15. RobertB-DC

    RobertB-DC Well-Known Member

    You may not quite be understanding what root can do for you. I didn't root my phone for free apps -- there's plenty of those out there anyway, and there are also several apps that are worth paying for. Information wants to be free, but programmers (like me) want to get paid. ;)

    Root access gives you control over the phone and the underlying OS, so you can make your phone work differently. So you can install a new ROM so it looks cooler, or you can get rid of crapware apps. That was my motivation... I wasn't after free apps, I just wanted *fewer* apps!
  16. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

    Rooting will not make paid apps turn to free apps. Ignore the virus warning. Using AndoZip from the market, take it out of the download folder and put it on the root of your uSD card (not in a folder, just near the bottom of the list of folders). To move an item just longpress it and select move. Hit the back button and select the move here button.
    Tap on item then select install. When done, select done.
    Go to menu /settings/applications/development/make sure the USB debugging box is checked. This will help with the install.
    Go to app draw and open up app. Select run.
    It may take several attempts, if after 12min it doesn't reboot your phone, pull your battery and try again.
    On any failed attempt you must reboot the phone,pulling battery and starting over constitutes a reboot.
    Once it reboots your phone go to the market and update superuser. Then download a Busybox installer from the market. If it fails the first install, select the alternate install location.
    You now need to find a suitable recovery to install so you can make a backup of your system in the recovery (this is called a nandroid). This is important, if you accidentally delete something that borks your system, you can restore your backup and all is good again.
  17. Zelly420

    Zelly420 New Member


    Alright. You guys are awesome for responding so quick and vividly. I rooted my phone and all went well. Also I'm using titanium backup pro.. I'm not sure if that matters but i hear either that or a custom recovery... any input?
  18. clcsmooth

    clcsmooth New Member

    hi i have an lg p509 and when i download the gingerbreak i am not able to install it what am i doing wrong
  19. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

    Using AndoZip from the market, take it out of the download folder and put it on the root of your uSD card (not in a folder, just near the bottom of the list of folders). To move an item just longpress it and select move. Hit the back button and select the move here button.
    Tap on item then select install. When done, select done.
    Go to menu /settings/applications/development/make sure the USB debugging box is checked. This will help with the install.
    Go to app draw and open up app. Select run.
    It may take several attempts, if after 12min it doesn't reboot your phone, pull your battery and try again.
    On any failed attempt you must reboot the phone,pulling battery and starting over constitutes a reboot.
    Once it reboots your phone go to the market and update superuser. Then download a Busybox installer from the market. If it fails the first install, select the alternate install location.
    You now need to find a suitable recovery to install so you can make a backup of your system in the recovery (this is called a nandroid). This is important, if you accidentally delete something that borks your system, you can restore your backup and all is good again.

    If it still doesn't install try downloading a fresh apk, making sure you are on WiFi.
  20. Taildragger

    Taildragger New Member

    Hi all, I rooted my first phone (Vodafone 858) last November with SuperOneClick. Then my second one, LG Optimus T with Gingerbreak about two months ago. Now I can't find z4root, or Andozip, or gingerbreak in the "store", which has changed from Market to PlayStore. I did the Superoneclick on a Windows PC, the z4 thing directly on my phone. I have a new (another) LG Optimus T and having a heck of a time trying to root it. Any help?
  21. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

    Try using ES file explorer from Google play. Gingerbreak has never been on the Market or Play. It's over on XDA Developers , google it or go to the Sticky at the top of this sub-forum.

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