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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aus1n, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. aus1n

    aus1n Lurker
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    I have owned an lg connect for 8 months now. My phone was rooted and all was well until I dropped my phone and the screen broke. I paid the deductible for a new lg connect and just got it today. I have seen suggestions on these forums that most of the phones sent back from Metro are refurbished and that rooting a refurbished phone is somehow more dangerous and problematic than rooting a brand new phone. I was wondering if there is any truth to this...I dont want to mess this phone up...refurbished or not...

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  2. I haven't read anything like that here, wouldn't think a refurb would handle a root any differently than a new phone, but who knows... What software are you running on it, did they give you an updated handset?

    *EDIT - Also, check your model number under the battery. You could possibly have received an MS840V replacement phone running the VV4 software, which may not have a root program anyway?
  3. myshkin

    myshkin Android Enthusiast

    You can root it just the same but I think if you have to run the updater you have to use virtual machine updater. Although if your phone is ZVA I don't think so. If I remember correctly it's only for refurbished phones with either ZV8 or 9.

LG Connect 4G Forum

The LG Connect 4G release date was February 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

February 2012
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