Root LG Vortex....ROOTED!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fu@k apple, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. fu@k apple

    fu@k apple New Member
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    The app is called z4root. Find it in the market and install. Go into the settings and MAKE SURE YOU HAVE USB DEBUGGING CHECKED.

    Run the app and VOILA! Root!

    Now will someone please come up with some ROMS?



    P.S.

    One of the main reasons that I got this phone is because it reminded me of the very first Android ever.....my long gone and VERY sorely missed Sprint HTC Hero.
     

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  2. Mattdawg18

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    Excuse my noobishness, but what does it mean when the phone is rooted???
     
  3. jjl1911

    jjl1911 Active Member
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    Rooting gives you superuser access to the phone. With that you can remove bloatware, install custom kernals, and install custom ROMs. You can also install apps that will turn your phone into a wireless hotspot, without paying the ridiculous fees charged by some carriers to use that feature. Try using the search feature of this site, it will give you tons of info. Welcome to the forum.
     
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  4. Djshocks1

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    the z4root not showing up in market place
     
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  5. richb82

    richb82 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah I think I had to download it from a website and then use ES File Explorer to install it once it saved to the SD card.
     
  6. jjl1911

    jjl1911 Active Member
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    Try a google search for it. Or just click here---->Let me google that for you. Real easy root for this phone. No ROMs yet though, that sucks.
     
  7. tswill2

    tswill2 New Member
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    OK, I got the .zip file downloaded and extracted to it's folder containing 3 folders and 3 files. I am guessing that the next step is to get that folder onto the SD card in my Vortex - Right? Then what? Don't want to screw this up...
    New to Android and Vortex, years of PC experience. This looks like a blast, but I want it to be from the right end!
    tswill2
     
  8. alchemistshadow

    alchemistshadow New Member
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    I am at the same point how do we get the z4root to appear or "run" when i extract and rename it doesnt show up under downloaded apps is there a file that i click on to initiate the process? i have z4root.apk on sd card but what now? help!
     
  9. alchemistshadow

    alchemistshadow New Member
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    It doesn't work with 2.2.1 any other suggestions
     
  10. bhast2

    bhast2 Active Member
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    yeah downgrade
     
  11. prowakeskater

    prowakeskater Member
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    problem is keeping it downgraded. the update requests to apply daily, and if you dont hit "defer" in a timely manner, it automatically applies the update. wtf
     
  12. Zanone

    Zanone New Member
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    My lg vortex runs 2.2.1 and I used gingerrbread to root it
     
  13. Zanone

    Zanone New Member
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    Gingerbread works for 2.2.1
     
  14. netizenmt

    netizenmt Well-Known Member
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    Actually, it is Gingerbreak. I used 1.2 to root mine.
     
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