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Root [ROOT][RECOVERY]{Touch/Non-Touch} Optimus F7 FX1

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  1. chevanlol360

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    Sup folks? this aint rocket science just follow the instructions and all should be good.

    TRY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

    Requirements:


    1. You must be running software version ZV5, to check go to Settings-> About Phone-> Software Information and check to see that Software Version says LG870ZV5. If you have a US Cellular Optimus F7 Disregard this message and continue:)





    Root:
    Go to settings in your phone and go to security and make sure "unknown Sources" is checked.
    Download Framaroot.apk <-XDA link
    Install it and select Gandalf exploit
    When it says done reboot your phone you are now rooted


    CWM
    Download 2nd Init recovery

    Download Whichever Recovery want Clockworkmod "Non-Touch" or Philz Recovery "Touch"
    Install and Open it 2nd init recovery
    Tap on "recovery apply"
    When the popup says success
    tap on reboot.
    You are now in 2nd init recovery
    Install zip and select from internal sdcard go to download and select the recovery you chose, if you downloaded cwm it will be called ZV5_CWM.zip if you downloaded Philz it will be called ZV5_PhilZ.zip. After you found it, flash it and reboot then if your phone booted fine shut it down and do the following.
    hold volume button down DO NOT LET GO
    hold Power button down DO NOT LET GO
    wait until you see press power button to reboot into recovery screen
    Press power button obviously lol
    Ya got a custom recovery if it booted into it Now make a Nandroid backup.


    Bugs:
    Sometimes when you reach the screen to press power button to reboot into cwm the screen goes blank and the led home button flashes, just pull battery and try again it will work eventually.
    DO NOT ALLOW ANY APPS TO AUTOMATICALLY BOOT YOU INTO CWM!!!!!! YOUR DATA WILL BE WIPED. YOU HAVE TO BOOT INTO CWM MANUALLY WITH THE BUTTON METHOD IN ORDER NOT TO HAVE YOUR DATA WIPE
     

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    Just did this to mine, worked fine. Simple process and with no computer made it easy. Thanks.
     
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    Works great! Thanks
     
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    Sweet. Very simple to do.

    Am gonna give Simplicity a shot soon.
     
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    Worked fine and easy to do
     
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    I'm a cwm noob. Could I brick my f7 by doing this?
     
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    There is always that possibility but it is not likely to happen if you follow the instructions exactly as they are written, and if you do brick, there is a method of going into Download Mode and restoring your Device like iPhone and iPod touch does. (Btw that guide is on this forum :D)
     
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    I did this and all seems well but how exactly do I know if it worked correctly?
     
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    After telling me to press power to reboot, it said error but booted into cwm recovery. I rebooted the phone and everything looks good. Just want to make sure that everything went OK before I try installing the simplicity ROM.
     
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    The Error thing is normal, if you were able to successfully able to boot into CWM, your good to go, I recommend making backups with it whenever possible. Have fun :p
     
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    Lol thanks.I did make a nandroid backup. And flashed the simplicity ROM. Its awesome
     
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    I followed the instructions, I have root, I think, but when I hold down volume and power buttons it says FACTORY HARD RESET. So I must have done something wrong, no recovery. Need some help.
     
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    Did you use the app to reboot into init recovery? and flash cwm first?
     
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    Sorry, got distracted, I downloaded the files in the op, did not see an app. Have Supper SU, Framaroot, LTE/Vu2 Recovery(JB). don`t know what to do now.



    Edit: Ok got into recovery, install zip from sdcard. Now don`t know what to do. These are my choices, apply/sdcard/update.zip,toggle signature verification,choose zip from external sdcard. If I choose apply/sdcard/update.zip I get Install /sdcard/update.zip. should I do that? I don`t see PG.cwm.zip.
     
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    There should be an option that says choose zip from sdcard
     
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    I got it, it was under downloads. Got into recovery using power button and volume button. Now should I backup on external or internal sdcard, does it matter?

    Edit: Backed up to external. Thanks for all your help.
     
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    external is always better, just in case you accidentally wipe the internal sdcard.
     
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    That`s what I did, thought it would be better. Got a little confused along the way, I`m easily confused, :thinking:, must have missed a step but got it done. Thanks.
     
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    Also make sure to do an lg backup from "backup" located in apps. Click on Manual backup and check all options.
     
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    Also save to external SD card
     
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    I just used this to root Optimus F7 on Us Cellular. Thanks man!
     
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    I get an error once trying to install PgCWM.zip "installation aborted"
    Any ideas where I went wrong?


    Update: I realized that the error was common and had overlooked this in a previous post. Seems that all is well currently (running a nandroid backup presently) and next will be to flash the simplicity ROM.
    Wish me luck!!
     
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    New recovery added and files updated for ZV5 bootloader.
     
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    Great work chevanlol360!

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