[Virgin Mobile/Sprint] (Virgin/Sprint) Optimus F3: All Things Root Guide UPDATED 01/15/2015

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  3. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    overclock kernel V4 !
    [Rom][Stock]VM v5 & v6 Stock Roms 4.1.2
    [Rom][Stock/CM]Psycho Billy Cyanogen Flavored Rom 4.1.2
  4. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Well-Known Member Contributor

  5. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

  6. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Sorry. Overlooked it.:eek:
  7. deadwolfrillex1

    deadwolfrillex1 New Member

    Hey, is there any up to date explanations of how to use uot kitchen? I'm so confused.
  8. gherkaul

    gherkaul Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately UOT Kitchen doesn't work with our device. Our system uses an extra resource apk (lge-res.apk) that the kitchen does not recognize. It's needed to decompile the SystemUI for modding. Sorry to bare bad news.
  9. xclusive36

    xclusive36 Well-Known Member Developer

    [GUIDE] How to make a theme using apktool
    This method will work, but you will need to use linux.
  10. gherkaul

    gherkaul Well-Known Member

  11. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Hey now. The forums are here to provide guidance and help for all. If you ignore suggestions/comments you might miss learning something new. :D
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  12. gherkaul

    gherkaul Well-Known Member

    I agree. I was just poking a friend in light of the context. Sorry for any confusion. :)
  13. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I know. I was just returning the favor.
  14. JustAlfo

    JustAlfo New Member

    So I've looked for this answer everywhere but can't find it. Since the last it update to V7 safer out etc. doesn't work due to a patched kernel. Is there no other way to root this phone now or am I just stupid? I can't go back to V6 because I was having major connectivity issues with missing calls and texts since before updating. That plus the annoying system update notification every 15 mins killed my battery.


    ** Finally found a solution, if you want to add it here its Called Towelroot by geohot, located at towelroot.com. Worked like a charm for V7 of the OTA!!
  15. zanon fawkes

    zanon fawkes New Member

    I've tried the app. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. When I click root it flashes "rooting" for 1 second and does nothing. I've got the optimus f3 with 4.1.2 and kernel 3.4.0. Any suggestions please? Would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  16. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Towelroot will work. Be sure to follow the instructions. Should install app then when open start 'make it rain'

    Takes just a second. Next install SU (superuser) and busybox from play store. Also download a root checker just to confirm
  17. jgray85

    jgray85 Well-Known Member

    Towel root didnt work for me
  18. gherkaul

    gherkaul Well-Known Member

    Towel root works on zv7 firmware, Stump root on zv8 and you must have a good internet connection when using both. With no more detail then "it didn't work for me", it's hard to know what might be causing the issue. :rolleyes:
  19. Mitchell17

    Mitchell17 New Member

    Hello, I've tried just about everything to root my Optimus F3 and nothing seems to work.. My model number is LG-LS720 and my version is 4.1.2, pleaasseee help :confused:
  20. gherkaul

    gherkaul Well-Known Member

    What firmware version are you on? ZV5, 6, 7 or 8. Look in phone setting, under About phone, Software information.
  21. Mitchell17

    Mitchell17 New Member

  22. gherkaul

    gherkaul Well-Known Member

    ZV8 can be rooted using Stump. I don't have the link handy. Just put in a search over on xda and you'll find it.
  23. roadkill42

    roadkill42 Well-Known Member

    is there an apk that will root an v8 optimus f3
  24. ravollmer

    ravollmer Well-Known Member

    As above said search for stump root apk over on xda
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  25. roadkill42

    roadkill42 Well-Known Member

    thanks I do that I didn't see it any were els ):
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