OK, a while ago I said that I would start a thread on how to root the Rogers LG EVE GW620. All of this information I found through other forums, so I just followed the steps and got a rooted Eve quite simply. All thanks go to the original rooters (Zacpod) and the fine folks over at XDA. I was using Windows 7 so Vista or XP maybe slightly different, but not a whole lot. Also, I did this a few weeks ago so some of it is going from memory. If any edits are needed I will update this post. Getting started First, get yourself a copy of Android SDK (it's completely free) from here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html Read the installation guide here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html You only need to install the SDK, not the Eclipse plugin. If you're using Windows, you'll also need the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) USB driver. Get it from here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html Download the LG USB drivers from this link. Linux and OSX users don't need a driver (lucky you!). How to install the LG USB and ADB USB drivers on Windows. This is the part that I had the most problems with, but that's mainly because I read the instructions wrong! First, install the LG USB drivers from the link above. Then, on the phone you need to enable USB debugging mode Settings ---> Applications ---> Development ---> USB debugging (put a check mark here) Connect the phone to your PC with the USB cable. In Windows, you should hear the beep on a connected device and the LG drivers should find it OK. In Windows, open up Device Manager and you should see 2 devices with yellow exclamation marks beside it and the description "LG USB Modem" (I'm going from memory here, so that may not be 100% accurate). Right click on the 2nd one, click "Update driver software", click "Browse my computer for driver software" then click "Let me pick from a list..." You should see "Android Phone" listed. Double click this and you should see a list of 3 options. Click on "Android ADB Interface" and click "Next". You'll probably see an "Update driver warning" box, so just click "Yes" to install it anyway. If you don't see 3 options, click "Have Disk..." and select the Android USB driver (android_winusb.inf) you downloaded earlier. After all this, you should now be able to get ADB shell access to your Eve. To check you have access follow these steps: If you're on Windows, open a Command Prompt window but make sure you "Run as administrator" to get the privilegies needed. Linux users can use Terminal. Navigate to your installed Android SDK (ie: "cd c:\SDK\tools\" if that's where you installed it). Now type "adb devices" to see if your Eve is detected. If it is, you're good to go on. Rooting (all credit to Zacpod) Now onto the actual root. All this is taken from Zacpod's excellent post found here: http://androidnetwork.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=143 I'll be copying it almost verbatim, and I hope he doesn't mind Download the Superuser Whitelist (http://koushikdutta.blurryfox.com/Superuser/Superuser.zip) and unzip it somewhere safe such as c:\SDK\tools\ On the GW620 dial "3845#*620#" to get in to the secret menu Tap "Module Test" then tap "Stability Test" then tap "Enable Root Permission" Open a Command Prompt on Windows by pressing Windows Key + R, then type "cmd" in the empty field. Note, you should also run this with Administrator rights. Linux users can use Terminal. Navigate to your installed Android SDK (ie: "cd c:\SDK\tools\"). Type "adb shell" You should get a #. If you get a $ then something didn't work. Shutdown the phone and PC and try again. If you get a # then all is well. Type "exit" to return to your PCs command prompt. Type "adb remount" to remount the GW620's file system as read-write so we can make changes. Type "adb shell cat /system/xbin/su > /system/xbin/su.original" [Note: This step may give you a "could not find path" error. Just continue on with step 5 and the root will still work.] Type "adb push bin/su /system/xbin/su" Type "adb push bin/su /system/bin/su" Type "adb shell chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su" Type "adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su" Type "adb install bin/Superuser.apk" You will now have root access to your Eve and can now remove the Rogers apps. Removing the Rogers apps (credits to the people of XDA) Make sure your phone is in USB debugging mode (see beginning of guide). In the Command Prompt (or Terminal on Linux), make sure you're in your SDK Tools folder (c:\SDK\tools\) Type "adb shell". You should see "#" Type the following commands: Code (Text): adb remount Code (Text): mkdir /sdcard/backup Code (Text): cd /system/app Code (Text): dd if=MoxierMail-22.214.171.124-GW620-Rogers.apk of=/sdcard/backup/MoxierMail-126.96.36.199-GW620-Rogers.apk This backs up the MoxierMail app onto your SD card. Code (Text): rm MoxierMail-188.8.131.52-GW620-Rogers.apk Code (Text): dd if=Linkbook.apk of=/sdcard/backup/Linkbook.apk Again, creates a backup of the Linkbook app onto your SD card. Code (Text): dd if=Linkbook.odex of=/sdcard/backup/Linkbook.odex Again, creates a backup of the Linkbook app onto your SD card. Code (Text): rm Linkbook.odex Code (Text): rm Linkbook.apk Code (Text): dd if=MySpace.apk of=/sdcard/backup/MySpace.apk Code (Text): rm MySpace.apk Code (Text): dd if=RingsExtended.odex of=/sdcard/backup/RingsExtended.odex Code (Text): dd if=RingsExtended.apk of=/sdcard/backup/RingsExtended.apk Code (Text): rm RingsExtended.odex Code (Text): rm RingsExtended.apk You're done. Stay in the ADB shell for the next part. Enable deleting of pre-installed bookmarks In ADB shell, type: Code (Text): cd /data/data/com.android.browser/databases Code (Text): sqlite3 browser.db "update bookmarks set readonly=0;" This will allow you to delete the Rogers bookmarks. Type "exit" in the ADB shell to return you to the Command Prompt. Hopefully this should help out a few people that want to root and remove the Rogers apps. You may have problems with the Windows USB driver getting recognized as I do all the time. I have to keep re-installing the ADB driver for some reason, but it get's there eventually. Good luck!