Simplified Guide to Rooting Your Optimus Elite!


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  1. Tejer

    Tejer Well-Known Member

    I take no credit for any of this, all thanks go to jcase, WhisperPntr, and others. Please pm me if you contributed to the rooting so I can give credit. I also only take responsibility if this works 100% and successfully roots your phone and causes ZERO problems. Otherwise, I’m not responsible.

    This guide is simply a more in depth guide taken straight from the guide jcase and WhisperPntr have made, but some people like myself have no clue how to use several of the things that the guide sort of glosses over and assumes you know the LGNPST program. I am writing this guide based off my Windows Home Edition x64 OS, so sorry if there is something a little different on Mac, Linux, etc. I have no experience with those OS. I will try to update this guide once feedback is given.

    You will need to have your 6 digit MSL before starting the root process. The easiest way to obtain this is by calling Virgin Mobile and telling them you have gotten an error 67 on your phone. They will walk you through a simple process that took me about 30 minutes on the phone to complete. Thanks to LeslieAnn for pointing this method out. If you’re hardcore and want to do it the hard way, there is a guide to obtaining your MSL on your own here.


    OK! Let's get started!

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  2. salvy512

    salvy512 Well-Known Member

    the only one I had to register when I did it was
    This is because you only use that one.
    although it will not hurt to register them all and possibly is beneficial which I do doubt but it is up to who does it/who makes the directions.
    regsvr32 "C:\LG Electronics\LGNPST\Model\VM696.dll"
  3. Tejer

    Tejer Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to cover both bases on that one so it would help keep the guide a little shorter and avoid less confusion and question if everyone who follows this does it anyways. I pulled these recommendations from several threads and combined them into one, making them mandatory so people have less a chance of running into an error hopefully. :)
  4. kaivorth

    kaivorth Well-Known Member

    Looks solid. I'll root when there is a recovery and ROM's for this.
  5. JayySkittles

    JayySkittles Member

    I followed all of the instructions and Root Checker says my phone is Rooted! :D But.. Whenever I try to use an app that requires root access it doesnt work :/ And also my wifi is acting a little funky now, I havent exactly pinned down the issue yet though. My main concern was the Root access issues.

    Any Ideas?
  6. Tejer

    Tejer Well-Known Member

    Have you updated and run Super User? The apps you are running may require BusyBox, an app you can get free from Play Store. See if that helps for starters.

    As for wifi, I don't have any issues and haven't heard of anything like that yet. Worst case is you can factory reset and still have root.
  7. thricemin

    thricemin New Member

    Is there a thread on the development of CWM for this? I will feel much safer. :p

    Is this worth doing or should I wait?
  8. This is the source to the tutorial above I believe, I've been looking over it for a few days now.

    [Exclusive] How To Root The Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Elite

    It's also formatted a bit nicer, easier to read. :)

    I'm going to give this a try at some point, will report back here if I have questions. :)
  9. Tejer

    Tejer Well-Known Member

    There is a thread for it, the thread is called ClockWorkMod. There is not version available yet, it's still WIP. Probably wont have a working one for a good while from the way things are looking.

    I'll be honest, the rooting for this was a complete pain the butt! I went off the original guide and it was very hard to understand things that were sort of glossed over and assumed that you know. Fortunately I knew enough to finally figure it out after a full 2 weeks of frustration. :mad:
  10. Tejer

    Tejer Well-Known Member


    That is the source, it may be prettier than what I quickly came up with mostly due to the excitement that I had finally learned how to root this bad boy and out of eagerness to simplify it for the next poor soul that does not know a whole lot about this kind of stuff.

    BUT! My guide does cover quite a few things that are not explained in the source that are quite key to knowing if you want to have this thing done right. :D Please let me know how things go for you or if you have any questions!
  11. abc08234

    abc08234 New Member

    hello, thanks for all the hard work. Will this work for Sprint OE too?
  12. kwknott

    kwknott Well-Known Member Developer

    The tot file used in this guide is for the Virgin Mobile version. Nothing has been tried on the Sprint version yet.
  13. MattWeed9

    MattWeed9 Active Member

    Any chance someone can upload these to a friendlier site? All downloads fail on me for some reason... Would greatly appreciate it.
  14. Tejer

    Tejer Well-Known Member

    No, as of now this will not work and will brick your phone I believe.
  15. Tejer

    Tejer Well-Known Member

    Are you downloading from a computer? I'll see what I can do when I get off today.
  16. slutyman

    slutyman Well-Known Member

    the program backsup all the phone settings to activate it where would i find it

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