Sprint Optimus Elite ROOT achieved!!!


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  1. tatdaddy13

    tatdaddy13 Active Member

    Well, after 3 days, and much help from Giantpune and hashtag, we finally achieved root for the Sprint LG Optimus Elite. Right now its only for my phone, and his I think, but there is alot of compiling and bugs to wrok on, so hopefully it will be out and about for everyone else. I can not thank hashtag and Giantpune enough for all the help. You rock. ill keep you all posted as to any issues, which are none as of yet. Now if only we can get CMW to get going on a recovery for these phones.

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  2. Hashtag

    Hashtag Well-Known Member

    If I were LG, I would totally hire giantpune. He's successfully cracked their phone(source code level deep) on every carrier, by himself, within a super small timeframe. The man is like a cyborg or something.
  3. tatdaddy13

    tatdaddy13 Active Member

    LOL, how true, it took him like an hour to crack that baby. Just a few lines of code from the phone and Bam! Root access! All that with no formal schooling, just learning it on his own. I am thinking his brain was replaced when he was born, with a cyborg brain, Cyberdyne Corporations latest and greatest. Thanks again guys for all the help.
  4. louiedog

    louiedog Active Member

    This is great. Any idea when we might see some more info? I have a Sprint Optimus Elite on Ting with some limitations and bloatware that I'd like to get rid of through root. I've never attempted to root an Android device before, but I'm fairly comfortable with command lines and improving/unlocking other types of devices that I've used over the years.
  5. giantpune

    giantpune Well-Known Member

    What is Ting? And what version is your kernel? The sprint one we were messing with was LS696 with the v9 kernel.
  6. louiedog

    louiedog Active Member

    Ting is a no contract Sprint service reseller with flexible plans. They are pretty new and still seem like a very small outfit. They get phones directly from Sprint and to the best of my knowledge do nothing to them in terms of their own roms or apps. They even come with Sprint branding on them. I also believe that users have had luck rooting other handsets as if they were directly from Sprint. My software version is listed as LS696ZV9.
  7. skotep

    skotep New Member

    I have a LGOE from Ting -- I rooted it on day three (just didn't have a spare hour). I followed giantprune's method -- worked like a charm. The only issue I had was getting the drivers properly loaded. I believe I had to install the stock drivers from LG and then I could properly replace them and proceed with the exploit application.

    Very happy now -- no more Sprint ID and no more Sprint bloat.
  8. louiedog

    louiedog Active Member

    Thanks for letting me know. I just checked the linux guide and it seems straight forward enough. I'll keep an eye on here and the ting forums for more success stories as I haven't attempted to root a phone before and don't want to run into any surprises.
  9. pandacookie

    pandacookie Panda-riffic!

    I'll be keeping my eye on this. My son just got a Sprint OE and we're looking to root it.
  10. Hashtag

    Hashtag Well-Known Member

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  12. tatdaddy13

    tatdaddy13 Active Member

    I know we need one badly. I guess myself and a few others have sent messages to clockwork to see if they can get the ball rolling on one.
  13. FoxyDrew

    FoxyDrew Well-Known Member

    Could someone please post a stock kernel for the sprint version (or any kernel fir the sprint version) because when i flashed giantpunes kernel it Srewed up wifi and then i flashed the stock kernel but it was for VM so my wifi still didnt work so i need a sprint kernel so if anyone could post it that would be awesome and you would fix my phone

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