You can download it from the Android Market. Here you ave
I cant find the z4root app in android market but i have downloaded root explorer and android mate.. i'm new to this can someone explain how i can get the z4root app so i can root my phone to delete these apps metro put on here
I downloaded that zipped file to my PC, UNzipped it to my desktop, then attached it to an email to myself, which then popped it up on my phone. From there, clicking on the email, one of the options was to "INSTALL".
I'm choosing the temp root option for now in program.
Another good method to move things to the phone is to install Dropbox and sign up for a Dropbox acct:
Just copy the apk to your machine in the dropbox folder... and viola.. open it on the phone shortly after its "sync'ed"
Yes i would also like to know how to get the droid animation with the sound
If anybody here can help with a factory reset I would really appreciate it.
Any news on how install Flash 10.1 on the MS 690?... and...thanks to everyone for posting about the new ms 690...very helpful...
You can go here for more info about Flash 10.1:
Im lost onthis too... Help?
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What version is it that works because the one I got on this thread is also not rooting me?
An easy way is to download to your desktop, then attach it to a gmail (or other email account) that you send yourself. (Your gmail/other email account on the phone has to be active). When you send it to yourself, it shows up on the phone in that email account. Click on the attachment to install.
On the LG-MS690 with Andoid 2.2
Baseband version MS690_36.6040.1001
Kernel version 18.104.22.168 lge@android-build #1
Build number FRF91
SW Version MS690ZV3
HW Version 1.1
PRL Version 30141
ERI Version 1003
Using z4root version 1.30 (md5sum 46965bd41dac0e4988515aa2f9f95b19), temporary root runs through to completion without error, bu the device fails to grant any root permissions.
Permanent root works as expected.
I just wanted to update this. In case anyone did not hear, LG now says they WILL push 2.3 to our Optimus M phones. No specific date, but sometime.
Not yet. I think we would need a custom ROM with 2.3 integrated. 2.3 just came out this month.
LG says they will push 2.3 to LG Optimus One/M/S/T/U/A (after an outcry when they first said they would not).
Finnaly!!! Im not crazy then... anyone know of a work around? I dont want to go permanent as I work at a metro store and the phone is a demo.
how long did it take to root cause the program has been running for over a minute now
I did this and they still show up in the app drawer and still are working and i rebooted the phone
nevermind i had to uninstall the updates! thanks guys
what updates did you have to uninstall?
I am considering rooting my phone using this method. What do I do if it somehow bricks? I just want to cover all my bases because I love this phone too much to not be able to use it
ummm loopt, mocospace, anything that needed an update
Here is how I removed bloatware and rooted my lg optimus m.
1. First I downloaded z4root(free) from this page [APP] z4root - xda-developers, since it was not on the android app market
2. Then I downloaded Astro file manager(free) from the market.
3. Lastly I downloaded Titanium Backup(free) from the market.
4. After all the downloads, I copied the z4root.apk to the sd card from my pc.
5. Then put the sd card in my phone opened up Astro file manger > sdcard > z4root and installed it to the phone.
6. Then opened up z4root and hit permanent root.
7. After this I opened up titanium backup and clicked on "problems" it should install busybox and then allow you to use titanium backup.
8. Then open up titanium backup again and click Backup/Restore and delete apps in there.
The list of apps to delete is somewhere in this post, but I will paste it again.
MVC.MetroPCS.android02.apk = Virtual Card
MobileBanking.apk = Mobile Banking
MobilePosse.apk = MyExtras
SNS.apk = Facebook for LG, Twitter for LG
Boingo_Wo-Fi.apk = Boingo WiFi
Mocospace-1.2.4.apk = Moco Space
Uno_Demo_LG_MS690.apk = Uno Game
PGA_Android.apk = Free Games
LGMS690_MetroPCS_EasyWiFi_V4.0.90.apk = Easy Wifi
MPCS-MobileIM-0.4.24.2.apk = MobileIM
PEX-22.214.171.124-metro-rc.apk = Pocket Express
I'm keeping Easy WiFi for now, for the free access to 500,000 wifi spots. But all the rest you mentioned -- yeah toss them overboard. Especially that bothersome MyExtras!
Of course I replaced the Facebook LG app with the REAL Facebook app, which is better.
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