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  1. freshlyfe436

    freshlyfe436 Active Member

    hi every body im nt really new at this but it been a while since i rooted a phone bt im having some problem rooting my lg esteem 4g metro pcs i need help with rooting i tried majority of the files they dont work also i dont kno if my computer is the proble but i have a windows computer PLZZZZZZZZ SOME ONE HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:confused: :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

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  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Hello freslyfe436,
    Welcome to android forums!

    Here's the link to the lg esteem all things root page:
    Esteem - All Things Root - Android Forums

    Now, I don't know too much about LG devices, but do you have ADB installed on your computer? If so, you can plug in the phone and issue a command like this
    Code (Text):
    1.  adb shell
    that'll tell you if your phone is connecting...

    If that works, then I'd *guess* that the computer isn't the issue.

    I was just thinking, is it possible that one of the files is bad. have you done a md5 of them to verify that the files are all good? If you need a md5 program, I use md5deep on windows.

    Hope that helps.
    -9to5
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  3. freshlyfe436

    freshlyfe436 Active Member

    9to5cynic so how do i connect my phone to it plz and thank u
  4. freshlyfe436

    freshlyfe436 Active Member

    so how do i connect my phone to it
  5. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I was thinking just with the USB to phone cable that it came with. If you have ADB then you should be able to issue one of the commands (I forget which) to test if a device is connected.

    EDIT:

    Okay, so I pulled up my adb and looked through the help, this is the command to read what devices are attached:

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. adb.exe devices
    3.  
    it should spit out something along the lines of:
    List of Devices attached:
  6. freshlyfe436

    freshlyfe436 Active Member

    i dint wanna sound dumb but how do i open command prompt
  7. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    No problem. If you have windows 7, hit the window button and type 'cmd'. In XP click Start > Run and type cmd.exe

    Then you'll need to change to your adb directory. For me, that was:
    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools

    You *could* add that to the windows path, but I didn't. It's fine either way. If you don't have that directory, then you will need to get adb first. That all being said, to root your device you might not actually need adb. I'm not 100% on that.

    Hope that helps.
  8. freshlyfe436

    freshlyfe436 Active Member

    ok i got adb and open command prompt i typed adb and enter a bunch of thing came up so after i typed adb devices and it keeps saying offline so now im stuck
  9. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    I would post this in your device forum for proper support, you will get much quicker help and more eyes to resolve your issue, as 9 to 5 already mentioned, good luck. This is a welcome thread so you wont get as many eyes helping you.

    Esteem - All Things Root - Android Forums
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  10. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Hmm.. just to verify, the device is plugged in at this point yes?

    If it is, the only thing I can think of is to make sure the device drivers are installed and working properly.

    ???

    You know, I think Don got it right, the folks on your device forum will likely be able to help you out a whole lot more than I could.

    Best of luck!
    -9to5
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