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  1. ginganinja77

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    Hi all

    I'm a little new to this, I rooted my previous phone so I have a little experience but have really struggled with my LG Spirit 4G LTE H440N. With Lollipop 5.0.1 installed as stock. In case there are any similar phones it is this one, I live in the UK and am on the Virgin network:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_spirit-7052.php

    I tried following the 'How to root your LG Spirit 4G' guide using the 'spirited away' download but it stopped every time at :'daemon started successfully' but would then sit there for a long time with nothing happening.

    I tried One Click Root and couldn't get that to work.

    I tried Kingroot and after sometime realised it is only a temporary rooter and doesn't permanently root the phone.

    Can anyone help me with this please?

    Can anyone tell me whether I need to unlock the bootloader?

    I am only interested in freeing up some internal space so I can use link2sd to link as many files as I can to the second partition.

    I might at a later stage think about upgrading to marshmallow but am happy with lollipop for now, just having a complete nightmare with this rooting!
     

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    Thanks very much for replying. I mean that if you remove Kingroot then it unroots your phone. I have tried then mounting the 2nd parititon in Link2sd and it says to reboot my phone but then I have continual errors when trying to link any files to the sd card.

    I also tried replacing Kingroot with SuperSU as suggested in the link you gave.

    I had been following this:
    http://androidforums.com/threads/how-to-root.692930/
    But it seems as though there is another LG Spirit which is older and it may be for that.

    I got One Click Root to work (i.e. the program succeeded in running) but when my phone rebooted, Root Checker said that it wasn't rooted.

    Do you know if I need to unlock the bootloader to root my phone?
     
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    You shouldn't need to, although my only experience of rooting an LG, is the G4 and there's an official bootloader unlock for that.

    There are a few different versions of the Spirit according to GSM Arena and the link you posted is for one of the US versions.

    Root checker might have not been able to acquire root privileges as there was no SU/SuperUser app installed. Can you verify that SU is installed and Rootchecker has been granted root access?

    If you have an SU app installed, check the logs and see if root checker has been inadvertently denied root.

    The log screen should look something like the attached, any app which has been denied root will show up as red.
    Screenshot_20160606-002410.png
     
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    So I now have Kingroot and SuperSU installed. Kingroot is giving root permissions and SuperSU won't work because I need a custom recovery CWM installed. I've been trying to install CWM but am unable to and on lots of pages I encounter, it says that I need to unlock the bootloader on my phone to install it.

    I've just started looking through the thread pages of the link you supplied for my phone, and clearly that's where I need to post. It says there that unlocking the bootloader isn't available, and I need to have a good look through it to see if anything other than Kingroot is available. Thanks very much for your help. Any tips on the above would be most welcome but otherwise I think I need to read 100 pages of thread there!
     
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    Hey y'all!!! I FINALLY took the leap of faith and rooted my Samsung Tap Pro 8.4 on Sunday - with success - yaay!

    Now, the novice is trying to upgrade from Kit Kat to Marshmallow (stop laughing). I installed Clockworkmod ROM Manager (Premium), Titanium backup. I've tried following directions on Wiki on updating using Heimdall and Odin. I've downloaded the stable version of Cyangenmod but every time I try to install the zip file I keep getting the "e-signature unable to verify" error message.

    At the point of throwing the damn thing in the garbage and walking away - is there an app that could update a rooted tablet without having to spend literally four days trying to do this??
     
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