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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by daffyducknj, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast
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    It appears that a developer named Unjustified Dev posting in the XDA forums has gotten root for this phone, and its variants. UD got it running with a MetroPCS phone. EDIT: this now points to the one click method.


    WiNE (or any emulator/system call overlay) in Linux/BSD/Mac will not work! Running a virtual machine for those OS's and Macs may work, but I suggest using a PC running Windows natively for best results.


    This is the page where Unjustified Dev says he rooted it (post #375)


    Also have a working TWRP here (post #492). Look for recovery_bumped.img and download that to the external SD card. You may flash it with the Flashify app from Google Play.


    This definitely works if it's followed to the letter.

    Here's an excellent guide on how to use TWRP recovery.




    #1 daffyducknj, Mar 9, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015
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    Post #3 by daffyducknj, Mar 10, 2015 (1 points)
  3. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast
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    America, I have successfully rooted my Virgin Mobile LG Tribute!!! Now off to install TWRP, and make a nandroid, then the usual root apps like Titanium, Link2SD etc!!!

  4. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast
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    I now have TWRP! Made my first nandroid for the LG Tribute.

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  5. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks so much!!
  6. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast
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    You're welcome. Hope you get root soon.
  7. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast
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    Someone posted a video on how to root the LG Tribute. This method was designed originally for the LG G2. To grab TWRP recovery, click on the third link in the first post.

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  8. Thatdad

    Thatdad Android Expert

    It's confirmed working on transpyre and various other devices.
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  9. Dr Derp

    Dr Derp Lurker

    Damn dude, I've seen you on every other android forum relating to an LG Tribute root. I just got my Tribute and was very impressed with everything but the storage space and I really wanted a root so I could use SD mounters and stuff. Thanks a lot for the share!
  11. How did you install TWRP on it can you please tell me.
  12. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast
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    After grabbing it from the link I posted above (3rd one), I downloaded the recovery_bumped.img file to my download folder in external_SD. I used the Flashify app from Google Play to install TWRP. Once loaded, you can get to TWRP by turning off the phone, then pressing Volume down + Power together. Hold it until you see Factory Reset Processing... the teamwin logo should come up about a second later.
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  13. Thanks man

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  14. My LG Tribute Has Finally A Custom Rom Sprint Is Wierd If Catch My Drift They Lock My Phone Down More then Virgin.
  15. ronii

    ronii Well-Known Member

    can you post ur nandroid and or the stock system apks thx
  16. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast
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    I'd give you my nandroid, but it has apps that I use on my phone (+ accompanying data), so no, can't do that. I don't have a clean one with a factory fresh setup. Don't have time to upload the system apk's, sorry! Try asking for those over at xda.

    Back here to warn people of updating to ZV5. I got the update this morning, but haven't loaded it yet as I don't want to lose root. If you want to update to ZV5 and are rooted, the following steps from xda poster wajiema has the steps you'll need to follow. Make a nandroid (+ a backup through Titanium or MyBackup root, if possible) before updating to ZV5! This will require a Windows PC to perform the fix.

    After the fix, install ZV5, then reroot using the original steps, or use the oneclick method posted by android destroyers in post #11 of this thread.

    TWRP boot loop fix
    This tut was made for people who are stuck in TWRP or Downloadmode. It will install fastboot and factory boot and recovery files. (These are all ZV4 files not sure if method works with ZV5 but it should.)

    1. First grab the files you are gonna need. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5pmjmgixl...3BrXay4Za?dl=0 Download the: adb-setup.exe, Universal_naked_Driver_0.72, Stockboot.img, StockRecovery.img, Recovery_bumped.img
    2. Install adb-setup.exe and Universal_naked_Driver_0.72.exe
    3. Then you want to boot up into downloadmode. Vol + and plug in USB
    4. Then run this command it will put fastboot on your phone.
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/laf
    5. Then once that is down pull battery then boot up into downloadmode again but this time it will be fastboot.
    6. Once in fastboot run this command to put TWRP back onto the boot partition.
    fastboot boot recovery_bumped.img*
    7. Once that is done pull the battery and let the phone boot into TWRP.
    8. After that flash the FactoryBoot.img to the boot partition and the FactoryRecovery.img to the recovery partition.
    9. Reboot and enjoy stock phone again.

    Not sure if this has been posted else where just been seeing a lot of people have problems when install TWRP. This is a put together tut with the information I received from the forums and a few Dev's.

    Original location: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59637778&postcount=62
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  17. Daff i have a sprint and it work and weird in the boot animation has virgin mobile , sprint , boost mobile so i guess its unlocked to 3 carriers
  18. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast
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  19. ronii

    ronii Well-Known Member

    ok so i need help please I tried to flash the twrp through flashify but i think it was the one for the f60 and now i cant boot up at all it just leaves me at security error if i try to boot up normally and if i try to boot to recovery it just shows the factory reset processing any ideas is there a way to fix this????????
  20. Well Im On KitKat And Not Switching For A While
  21. lilbran600

    lilbran600 Lurker

    i bricked my phone as soon as i turn on my phone you see the LG logo and it's stays there. Then i turn it off and go to download mode it works and its says Firmware Update.. Can someone please help
  22. lilbran600

    lilbran600 Lurker

    i bricked my phone as soon as i turn on my phone you see the LG logo and it's stays there. Then i turn it off and go to download mode it works and its says Firmware Update.. We got the same problem but i still need help.
  23. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    You'll have to try the twrp boot loop fix listed in this thread. Then reroot using the one click method. Make sure you have the recovery_bumped.img on your external SD card once rooted. Install that using the flashify app. Good luck! :)
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  24. Mine Work Ur Doing Something Wrong

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  25. hobart74

    hobart74 Lurker

    is there anyway to root with a mac

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