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Can I update to Froyo or Gingerbread without rooting?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by silvertone1481, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. silvertone1481

    Thread Starter

    Hey everybody-

    1- Can I update my Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V to 2.2 or 2.3 WITHOUT rooting?

    2- If yes, how do I do it?



  2. Trilla

    Trilla Newbie

    The Optimus V comes with Froyo 2.2 You can't get Gingerbread 2.3 without rooting
  3. yogi-4

    yogi-4 Android Enthusiast

    But if you want gingerbread, check out the 'all things root' forum. There are plenty of 'How to' instructions and knowledgeable people to help you. Just read before you do anything and ask if you have any questions. My 'How To' is in my signature ;)
  4. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    If you use yogi4's tutorial in the" all things root " sub forum you will be able to install a custom recovery and any Gingerbread ROM you want. This tutorial is all about how to use ROMTools, that will allow you to do those things mentioned,but, it will use a temporary root that goes away at the first reboot. This tutorial is very informative and designed specifically for new members that don't know a thing about how to do the things mentioned. Using this tutorial is easy and is spelled out so well that you should not be able to mess anything up.
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  5. kzrdr

    kzrdr Lurker

    As Andy said,
    I used Yogi4s write up and it worked flawless.
    if you thinking about rooting, this the way to go.
    just make sure to do your homework.
  6. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    ROMTools does not establish a full root. Please never use the ROOT selection on SuperOneClick as this will mess up your phone. With the "V" you have to use the Shell Root selection and the push su and Busybox with a command prompt(or you could use a terminal emulator). This method of establishing a full root will only work on the "V"s with the 2.2.1 OS.
    If you have a 2.2.2 OS then you will have to use the Gingerbreak.apk found in the "Rooting with out a computer" tutorial.
  7. 613M0

    613M0 Lurker

    just a quick question, approx. how long does gingerbreak take to root optimus V?
  8. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Total root time when I did mine was less than a minute or two, but I followed a different root method.

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