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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by skinlab, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. skinlab

    skinlab Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there any root method for this phone?
     

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  2. skinlab

    skinlab Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Btw, I tried the easy root method and it doesn't work. . No spritebud on the phone.
     
  3. Thor28x

    Thor28x Lurker

    Yeah, I'm also looking for an easy root (newbie here :eek:) for the LG Otpimus L9 from MetroPCS :thinking:. Any help would be appreciated. Thanx. :)
     
  4. DwayneE75

    DwayneE75 Well-Known Member

    Is There Any Root Method we can use on our phone and also is it possible to change the model number on our phone and if we do get root can we use tmobile roms ?
     
  5. jlede

    jlede Android Expert

    I know your a noob and all but have u ever thought of looking at your model number
     
  6. Thor28x

    Thor28x Lurker


    Model number is LGMS769, which is different from the T-Mobile variant (LGP769) which is rotatable. Now I've read a rooting method for the MetroPcs variant in another thread here which reportedly works, unfortunately it's a bit too complicated for me and I don't think it'd be a good idea to start something unless I'm sure of what I'm doing. Now I've rooted all my other phones but only with stuff like ... put this apk in here, execute it ... and you're done thingy ... the one for the LGMS769 that is available so far is not that straightforward, at least not to me.

    In any case, thank you for taking the time to respond.
     
  7. skinlab

    skinlab Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I tried the Lelus method but I'm having problems with it. Network related. It is confirmed to work on the metro L9.
     
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  8. bawlz mcnutt

    bawlz mcnutt Member

    I followed the Lelus guide as well and once everything was finished flashing, I didn't see SuperUser or anything root related...

    I still have no clue what I did wrong.
     
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  9. Thor28x

    Thor28x Lurker


    Yeah I saw the Lelus guide and I know others have had problems with it. I think that method was originally intended for the LGP769 running ICS and has had mixed results for the MetroPcs variant, not sure though. In any case I couldn't follow the guide fully, so if there's one or more steps I'm not sure of I'm not inclined to try. I think I'm gonna sit tight and wait for the easy 1-2-3 method which I hope is gonna pop up somewhere in the near future.
     
  10. skinlab

    skinlab Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I successfully rooted my metropcs l9 with the Lelus method..
     
  11. DwayneE75

    DwayneE75 Well-Known Member

    How and is it easy
     
  12. Thor28x

    Thor28x Lurker

    How?: HERE

    Is it easy?: Depends on your level of knowledge in this area. I've rooted several phones but with easy methods. To me the Lelus method is too complicated insofar that the instructions assume you know certain terminology and concepts which is not the case for some of us. I'd need step-by-step instructions that assume I know next to nothing about manipulating Android systems.

    Good luck.
     
  13. DwayneE75

    DwayneE75 Well-Known Member

    what if you dont have spiritbud
     
  14. bawlz mcnutt

    bawlz mcnutt Member

    Then you have to use this method. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2173465

    The modified .bin file for our phone is on the first post of this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2314333 and you can grab the .kdz on page 4 (post 31 or 32) of the same thread.

    This process would probably be considered "Moderate Difficulty"

    The first time that I managed to flash it correctly I didn't see the SuperSU + BusyBox apps so I had assumed that I did something wrong, they were in fact there and I just needed to refresh my apps drawer for them to show up. Don't make the same mistake :smokingsomb:

    Once you're rooted you can go here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2095825 and download L9 Recovery Installer which is an APK that will install CWM on your phone.
     
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  15. DwayneE75

    DwayneE75 Well-Known Member


    when in lg tool your software has the latest software available from lg mobile support
     
  16. icyboyice

    icyboyice Well-Known Member

    Can i brick the phone trying to root it ? I want to root it but unsure .
     
  17. DwayneE75

    DwayneE75 Well-Known Member



    Omg thankyou so much, it took a couple of trys but i finally got it, u helped me out alot because i was struggling on how to root this phone

    ps. i was also able to put recovery on there and make a back up

    time to get starting on making a rom for this phone
     
  18. rootmyphone

    rootmyphone Newbie


    Thank you so much! !! I finally got my phone root and i was able to do a CWM back up too!
    Yea we need some roms !
    Do you guys know any build.prop tweaks and or any root mods? ?
     
  19. bawlz mcnutt

    bawlz mcnutt Member

    From what I've read so far, this phone is unbrickable.

    As long as you know how to use the LG Support Tool you can always use it to do an emergency recovery back to stock.

    Make sure the Support Tool can install drivers and such on your PC... I've had a few issues trying to install the drivers on my Windows XP machine and wound up having to switch to my main rig (which has Windows 8) to root my phone.
     
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  20. DwayneE75

    DwayneE75 Well-Known Member

    Try Rom Toolbox
     
  21. icyboyice

    icyboyice Well-Known Member

    Which method exactly did you use ?
     
  22. Lito007

    Lito007 Member

    WHOO!! Rooted!! but no cwm... haha can anyone post up the APK or a mirror to it? Cause the original one is giving out errors (the one found on this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2095825) . PLEASE PLEASE, that would be greatly appreciated!! Im so close... i can almost taste cm 10.1.... :eating::eating:
     
  23. rootmyphone

    rootmyphone Newbie

    You not quit there yet lol you still have to unlock the boot loader too so you can install cm 10.1
     
  24. Lito007

    Lito007 Member

    Haha yeah, I've read that. But I don't want to go anywhere near attempting to unlock it without cwm and a backup. Do you have the L9 Racovery apk by chance ? Haha that's really all I need to move forward.
     
  25. rootmyphone

    rootmyphone Newbie

    Here you go! ;)

    L9RecoveryInstaller_1.5.0 - Download - 4shared
     
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