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Root CM7 is -EPIC- on the O2X (sort of guide thing)

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  1. brezzo

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    At first I was reluctant to root/put a custom rom onto my O2X, but wow. It is so worth it. You really don't notice how horrible LG's software is until you use something else.

    I will post a video of the speed soon! It's incredible. I can also help out if anyone has questions (i may be fairly nooby, but we can work out the answers together).

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    2. Basically, I rooted with [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682"]superoneclick [/URL](as the name suggests, it was very easy. Plug, click, rooted).
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    4. Then it was as simple as downloading the latest stable build of CM7 ([url]www.cyanogenmod.com[/url]), and using rom manager to reboot into clockwork mod recovery.
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    6. There is a guide [URL="http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/LG_Optimus_2X:_Full_Update_Guide"]here[/URL], just ignore the root part as superoneclick does that.
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    8. I am a complete noob, and I managed to do it, so can you. :)
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    10. WARNING: OBVIOUSLY YOUR WARRANTY WILL BE VOID AS SOON AS YOU ROOT. I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY OF ANYTHING HAPPENING, ETC. I AM JUST POSTING THIS TO SHOW YOU HOW FAST YOU CAN MAKE YOUR LG OPTIMUS 2X (AND GET GINGERBREAD).
    That's my sloppy guide, I really don't suggest you use it other than for some basic info of how easy it is to do (the reason I wrote it). I strongly suggest you look around on youtube and xda for guides and stuff for the o2x.

    Doubt this is helpful >.>
     

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    It's worth it for the ring locksreen alone.
     
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    Yeah, that is nice. I personally prefer the slider from left to right at the moment, but occasionally I change to the ring and I use the ring to answer calls with.
     
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    Good guide. Simple and easy :)
     
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    CM 7.1 is now 'stable' and officially supports the O2X.
     
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    Yep! Just updated earlier. It's just as stable as the last nightly so far, haven't seen any bugs or anything :) Definitely worth losing a warranty over (which to my knowledge can be restored if you put back the stock rom/unroot).
     
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    Super one click has been stuck for me on "Waiting for device". I have the same phone I tried solutions When I click super One Click it goes "Not Responding". I guess It isnt as simple as you said.:(
     
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    Is USB Debugging enabled in Settings > Applications > development?

    Also make sure the SD card is not mounted.
     
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    Tried it with all. It just gets stuck at "Waiting for device". then get to (Not responding)

    should I unmount all of these cards? Or just the external one?

    Edit*
    OK I Fixed that Waiting for device problem and now I am facing a new one (facepalm)
    I get this:
    Rooting device... - Step #4
    startIndex cannot be larger than length of string.
    Parameter name: startIndex

    Then I tried again and It says "Automatic version checker failed. Is your OS version 2.0 or higher?
    I click Yes. and it says:
    Device Properties could not be read! ( you should try rebooting your device)

    I did that and nothing changed.
    DAMN YOU ROOTING WHY YOU SO COMPLICATED????

    EDIT 2**
    I just rooted my phone and installed cyanogenmod 7. I just fillowed the cyanogenmod instructions on how to root my phone and it worked better than superoneclick lol.

    Anyways on topic What do you suggest I do next after I installed cyanogenmod? I already installed my market app.
     
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    You'll probably want the google apps, you can flash them separately with Rom manager (cwm) or you can install from the market :) There's also a bunch of themes on xda-developers, and other stuff for cm7!
     
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    Also, sorry for no video yet :( I don't have a good quality recorder, and my digital (still) camera seems to make all the text blurry! I'll try again in better light but it might not work, sorry guys!
     

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