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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jamjam775, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. jamjam775

    jamjam775 Lurker
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    After the many updates to the optimus F3, My sister was unable to use her phone because of a lack of space. She allowed to attempt to root it, I was unsuccessful the first couple times. However, I found a new root method working for (at least) the T-mobile version of the Optimus F3! Download Bin4ry root from here xda-developers thread =1886460
    And then run the Runme.bat file, use 0 ( Xperia root method) everything will do its thing and then the phone will reboot and all you have to do is install the SuperSU binary and you have root! If this does not work, try doing a factory reset and then following the process again.

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  2. WarSong

    WarSong Lurker

  3. This may work, but if you use Saferoot it will install Superuser and busybox for you with no additional steps required.
  4. aijazkhan81

    aijazkhan81 Lurker

    Does rooting also unlock the phone? Can I also use other networks after I put up a custom rom in it?
  5. No, your carrier still has to unlock the phone for use on a different carrier's network.
  6. XxHaimBondxX

    XxHaimBondxX Member

    Not that I'm an expert in rooting or hacking, however, I was able to root the F3 in 5 seconds with Kingo. It did take me a couple of hours to partition an SD card, however, it turned out to be SD card issue. After I formatted it properly with SDFormatter, it worked flawlessly.
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  7. Sythriox

    Sythriox Lurker

    Hnnng I had to make an account to thank you. I've been messing around with this thing trying to root it for the past 5 hours and all I could find was motochopper which didn't work.

    Kingo did it first try. I was just about to give up hope. Now I wont be stuck with 2GB of internal storage.
  8. XxHaimBondxX

    XxHaimBondxX Member

    No problem. Now if you could find out on how to disable that quick memo button, or at least change it to some thing else. My optimus f6 can easily change it to any app. So stupid they didnt include it on f3.
  9. aijazkhan81

    aijazkhan81 Lurker

    Did anyone unlock it? If yes, can someone show me?
  10. Sharkhunter45

    Sharkhunter45 Well-Known Member

    IIRC, unlocking phones by yourself is illegal in the US due to a law passed a couple of years ago. Don't quote me on that, but it's something you'll have to call your service provider and ask them to unlock it for you.
  11. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Correct for the most part, the law took effect January 26th of 2013 that prevents the sim unlocking of phones purchased after that day done so without approval of the carrier it's locked to.
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LG Optimus F3 Forum

The LG Optimus F3 release date was June 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 2460mAh battery.

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