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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by junkatcher, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. junkatcher

    junkatcher Lurker
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    Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

    Really appreciate you being here and providing help, it seems bg4m3r is really lighting up the house in here ^_^

    I am running into a spot of trouble trying to root my stepson's Boost Mobile LG Volt (ZV6 running 4.4.2). I've been through the root process with several different phones at this point so I am not a *total* n00b but I am a bit stumped here. Details are as follows.

    BTW, I don't think this should be too relevant to the issue, but I am performing the root process through a Windows 7 virtual machine running on a Linux host -- I've done this with multiple roots in the past, I have proper USB-passthrough working and all drivers are appropriately installed.

    I've tried both DP Tools and the LG One Click Root several times now, they both will run all the way through the whole installation and report a successful root at the end without throwing any errors. However, upon rebooting the phone, Root Checker reports the phone does not have root. The above scripts managed to install SuperSU, but it reports the su binary is missing. I've run through the whole process a few times now and as I said it is not throwing any errors so I am a bit stumped on what to try next. Googling around a bit seems to show that this method consistently works for people on ZV6 and before that people were successfully using towelroot on ZV3. Other than that, I did not see any reports of this method being unsuccessful.

    I know my stepson briefly had kingroot installed on this phone a while back; could that somehow be creating an unexpected situation for these scripts? Seems unlikely to me, and I think he actually performed a factory reset after uninstalling it so it should definitely be a non-issue if that is the case.

    If anybody has any ideas or suggestions, it would be much appreciated by us.

    Many thanks,


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  2. Mikestony

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    Hiya Jun!
    I've moved your post into its own thread per your request. :)
    If you want to tweak the thread title you can, as I had to choose one when I created the thread.
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  3. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    Your issue could very well be with the virtual machine method. Only thing I can think of off hand anyway. Some of the devs might have better insight on that.

    You can use KingRoot to gain root and get TWRP installed (see the All Things Root post), then immediately uninstall KingRoot and install SuperSU with the zip available on its site, or install another ROM.



    As for me 'lighting things up', all the credit goes to the devs. I just try to keep things organized. :)
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  4. junkatcher

    junkatcher Lurker
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    Thanks a lot Mikestony :)

    I was thinking about the VM aspect of it, but I couldn't think of any reason why that would cause any problems. It is the same method I used to root my Galaxy Note 3 and I think also my Evo 4G back in the day. The virtual operating system can see and communicate with the device seamlessly because drivers for USB pass-through have been installed on the host. Unfortunately I do not have any native windows devices to test with though.

    Your idea for using KingRoot to install TWRP is a good one, though, thanks! I didn't think of that as I am not inclined to use something like Kingroot, have never trusted it much. I won't see him again for a couple of weeks, but when I do we will give it a try and let you know how it goes.


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  5. chrissie27

    chrissie27 Lurker

    I need help. I'm not very tech savvy. I've been reading for weeks to gain knowledge of how to root my phone. My purpose is to retrieve my photos and hopefully contacts, videos.. etc. I'm realistic that what if any recovery may be slim. But it's worth a shot. I have an lg volt from boost, I'm no longer using. I transferred my files to my new phone, in turn the screen bled and the warranty covered it to be fixed. When it was returned all info was lost. Please someone help me.
  6. andMego

    andMego Android Enthusiast

  7. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    So after copying the files to another device, one of them broke. The device was sent in for repair and came back devoid of your data?

    They probably just sent you a replacement without transferring your data, or did a factory reset on it. Either way, your stuff should still be on the other device shouldn't it?

    Getting that data wouldn't require root. If you aren't seeing it, it's not there. Even file recovery apps need to have been on the device before the data was lost.
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The LG Volt release date was May 2014. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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