[ROOT] One-click root for LG Connect 4G :: 3/3/2012

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  1. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    k0nane, Shabbypenguin, and bliss present...
    One Click Root for LG Connect 4G


    Oh hello, Connect users! I'll be brief - your phone is close to the LG Spectrum. It can be rooted the same way. So we didn't actually have to do anything! The talented Dan Rosenberg already rooted the LG Spectrum (see here) and was kind enough to post a one-click for Windows and OS X/Linux. Myself and Shabbypenguin don't have much to add - it works, Mr. Rosenberg (bliss/@djrbliss) did all the work, you all have him to thank.

    But, without further ado...

    How to Install

    Your device must be in USB Debugging mode. To turn it on, go to Settings > Applications > Development and check the box.

    Linux/Mac: Connect your device to your PC, unpack the archive, and run run.sh. You may need to chmod 755 run.sh.

    Windows: Install the LG Spectrum USB drivers (download), unpack the archive, and open run.bat.

    We do not use file hosts with waiting times or CAPTCHAs!

    Windows Download (Direct) | Mirrors :: Direct #2
    Linux/Mac Download (Direct) | Mirrors :: Direct #2


    • Dan Rosenberg: security researcher, rooter, friend of the Hit Squad, did all the work
    • markolo25: locating working drivers
    • Shabbypenguin: Shabbypenguin

    Don't forget to join us in the IRC channel! If you want to donate, donate to the EFF, Red Cross, or Mr. Rosenberg.

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  2. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

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  3. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    P-O-S-T :: R-E-S-E-R-V-E-D


    Original artwork by Pendulum via Gasolin3.

    ...for future use.

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  4. kidthai

    kidthai Well-Known Member

    Awesome job! That was quick and thanks!
  5. kidthai

    kidthai Well-Known Member

    Root success. Deleting bloatware with root explorer. Is it okay to delete the yahoo and Google apps?
  6. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    Yes, but do not delete Talk, or anything that starts with "Google" in its filename. Keep backups just in case.
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  8. kidthai

    kidthai Well-Known Member

    Alrighty thanks!
  9. brayan31

    brayan31 Active Member

    Thanks guys that was fast :)
  10. Matlon

    Matlon Well-Known Member

    This is great. Now, someone should make a custom rom =)
  11. brayan31

    brayan31 Active Member

    i cant get my phone to interact with the computer i have selected usb debugging and all the options in the connectivity area how did u guys do it?
  12. kidthai

    kidthai Well-Known Member

    Did u install the LG Spectrum's drivers in your computer?
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  13. prodman

    prodman New Member

    So this is safe for the Lg connect 4glte (metro pcs)...just pumped out 4hundo on this dang thing don't want to Fk it up
  14. budde2

    budde2 Well-Known Member

    I am waiting a while before i do anything cuz how the esteem was all fk up out the box
  15. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    you should do a google search for our names :p

    we like to get the ball rolling on phones that may not otherwise see any kind of dev love. myself and k0nane have been involved in the rooting/rom/cwming of a good number of phones. root is done, i have a test cwm that is available... however at this t ime with no return it makes it VERY risky in that you wont be able to get back to stock should something go amiss :/
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  16. drylakebed

    drylakebed New Member

    I downloaded the spectrum_drivers.zip file and extracted this file: LG VZW_United_WHQL_v2.4.1.exe .
    That's great, but my LG Connect is on MetroPCS.
    Do you have a spectrum driver file for MetroPCS?
  17. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    trust us the driver works, the one from lg doesnt
  18. drylakebed

    drylakebed New Member

    When I begin the run process on the Verizon executable, the first box states it's the Verizon app. I hit "cancel" to stop the installation at that point.

    Different network. Both are CDMA, but MetroPCS is a different network and I'm concerned that the Verizon LG Connect might have different Android OS tweaks than the MetroPCS LG Connect does.

    Did you create this .exe? If so, can you create one for MetroPCS LG Connects? Do you test on Connect phones from both operators?

    Looking to hear your thoughts...
  19. Rlwallace

    Rlwallace Active Member

    Yes it works i have it on my Lg connect 4g from metro , it works flawlessly trust them and us when we say it works with no issues, i trusted them enough to take control over my pc to try and get this rolling but we couldnt get ADB to work luckly someone else showed up that could and then boom we had root ive already deleted 18 bloatware apps also nothing will go wrong with ur phone

  20. drylakebed

    drylakebed New Member

    this makes me nervous now;

    "...i trusted them enough to take control over my pc to try and get this rolling but we couldnt get ADB to work luckly someone else showed up that could and then boom we had root ive already deleted 18 bloatware apps also nothing will go wrong with ur phone...."

    Why did someone need to remotely access your pc to get this to work? Also, what if I don't have someone else to show up? Do I freeze my pc, or brick my phone?

    Can you clarify why you needed remote access to your pc to get this to work?

    Also, I'm assuming Gingerbreak doesn't work on this phone like it did on my last LG. Yes?
  21. Rlwallace

    Rlwallace Active Member

    because they did not have the phone nor have they seen or messed with one yet what were they suppose to do magically make the exploit from scratch , they were gonna root my phone for me from my pc by doing their magic i watched everything they did and not once did i feel like they were doing something they should have not been , TRUST ME YOUR PHONE IS GONNA BE FINE , but do as you wish man keep the bloat if you like its your loss

  22. Rlwallace

    Rlwallace Active Member

    the other person was able to get adb working which helped that is all i meant by that, he showed up in the irc channel
  23. kidthai

    kidthai Well-Known Member

    Just follow their instructions. It works
  24. Jaredmh20

    Jaredmh20 Member

    Doesn't work for me.. it just stops on *Waiting for Device*

    Although the "Debugging" mode is grayed out when the USBs plugged in. That might be why isn't not working, but how do I check it?
  25. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    What rlwallace said has absolutely no connection to what you are going to do with what you see here. He was helping us test drivers and root methods.

    That's exactly why it's not working. As the instructions state, you have to check that box, which you can't do while it's plugged in.

    We are aware that the drivers have notes about Verizon in them. Trust us, they work for - and as of this time, are the ONLY drivers that work for - this device.
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