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  1. don0tto

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    i have a metro pcs LG Optimus M Android Version 2.2.1 i tried using z4root that didnt work and ginger bread was giving me problems i download it from my phone all i want to be able to do it get Wifi on my phone so i can use it to access the internet on my computer as i dont have internet access on it can some one slowly explain this to me and help me i really new to this type of thing
     

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    follow the instructions for the gingerbreak?
    download the gingerbreak apk and install it, use some sort of apk installer or file explorer, then open app drawer and choose gingerbreak and click on root.
    it will do the rest, then download wifi tether and install it.
     
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    i have wifi tether installed when i download ginger break it wont open and it doesnt work i download straight form the internet onmy phone i need help i feel like a reard i been trying to do this since yesterday
     
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    i just tried downloading ginger break i did it and then i open it and it says this

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    Data is in an unexpected location Please report this in the xda thread

    null/

    Help please
     
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    ok so when i download it from the link u gave me then what where does it go i have my usb plugged into my computer from my phone i just stuck on how to do this i am a beggining. i am sorry if i sound like an idiot.
     
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    ok now i am stuck i downloaded it now its in my download file in my computer what do i have to do next to get it to my phone do i have toe xtract it i run Linux ubuntu on my phone
     
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    question i got the gingerbreak app to work and now it sitting there loading and rooting how long does it take
     
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    hey sorry been off computer all evening.

    is the file on your computer or on your phone?

    if its on your computer plug the usb cable in and put it on your phone sd card

    do you have a file explorer or apk installer?
    if not go to android market and get one.
    then use it to go to the sd card and install the gingerbreak apk:D
     
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    the application is on my phone and i have astro file

    so wut do i do do i go to astro and get the application from there i been working on this for 2 days
     
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    the application is on my phone via downloads
     
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    i have it now rooting running exploit but it it taking forever i just stopped it took the battery and restarted it again now i just want to get this to work already
     
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    hit menu and settings about phone, and find and verify that your running android version 2.2.1
    NOT 2.2.2
     
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    Yes i running Android 2.2.2 what can i do now Please tell me
     
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    That's why it won't work gingerbreak is meant for 2.2.1. Did you update or is that a new phone
     
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    New Phone is there any way can root my phone
     
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    Ive read that it cant be done yet...and if it came stock with 2.2.2 you can't downgrade...so your kinda stuck
     
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    it came with 2.2.2 the only reason iw ant to root my phone is because i want to be able to do wifi tethering
     
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    you can downgrade,
    the physical hardware from the first version 2.2 to the 2.2.1 changed, if you downgraded you didnt get active screen, but so far there have been no reports of those with 2.2.2 downgrading to 2.2.1, for that matter there are no reports that the phone actually shipped with 2.2.2, just that they updated
    he bought his and now has 2.2.2 could have shipped with it but maybe not.
    ota update maybe?
     
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    Is there anyway to tell if was just an update or that it was shipped like that?
     
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    Not sure, but if you have one that came with 2.2.2 downgrade it and if it does not work just upgrade again, and your fine,
     
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