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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by benalmighty, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. benalmighty

    benalmighty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    33 minutes into the new year and I'm already facing good luck. :D
    I was searching for other root options and found something on a different forum for the Optimus S. Figured it was rather similar and decided to try it and it worked. o_O I'll test it out more. But all I did was change the recovery. I'll try to upload/post it in the morning, but until then I'll continue to test it.
    Hope it really works.

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  2. benalmighty

    benalmighty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I didn't have any root apps except for Root Explorer and that works in RW now. Also the root tool installs a recovery automatically, its the updated GNM one. It's nice. Typing "su" in ADB works, prompting the superuser app approval like it normally would followed by the # sign. Typing "reboot recovery" works just like it would. This is great. :) So I have evidence it is really rooted.
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  3. benalmighty

    benalmighty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Done wrong, this could actually damage your device, as with all roots and mods, you are warned and I am not accountable for what happens.
    Also, it is sfhub of AndroidCentral who should get credit for this, this is from his post.
    Instead of going through the time to upload my own zip I'll just post the original link here. Optimus S Auto Root, though, there are a few things to do before starting:

    1) Download the ZVH automated rooting package
    UNZIP to top-level directory of your C: drive

    2) CHANGE THE RECOVERY, Since this is for the Optimus S, the recovery would be different. I used the GNM Recovery. Rename the img file to "xionia_cwma_12518.6.img" then Go to 'C:\zvhauto\copy2sd\000root' and paste it there, it should ask you to replace the one that is already there, do it.

    3) Pre-requisites Checklist
    SD card is INSERTED
    USB Debugging is ENABLED - [Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging]
    USB Storage Mode is OFF - [Drag down the notification bar to check]
    LG USB/Android drivers are INSTALLED
    Phone is connected to USB port and recognized
    Phone is turned ON
    Phone screen is UNLOCKED - [Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->STAY AWAKE]

    4) Run the ZVH automated rooting package
    From PC command prompt, run "runfirst" and select Option A (will install persistent root and Xionia CWMA recovery):
    (if you have an aversion to typing, you can use file explorer to navigate to C:\zvhauto and double-click on RUNFIRST.bat)

    Note #1 - You may see a message in your notification bar saying "SD card safe to remove", this is expected, please IGNORE
    Note #2 - If you get stuck waiting for the phone to connect, REBOOT your phone AND PC and try again.

    Code (Text):
    1. c:
    2. cd \zvhauto
    3. runfirst
    (don't worry if there is an error with Busybox, the directories are different, and it's not really necessary)

    5) You should be rooted. Reboot. Try typing in cmd:
    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell
    2. su
    Please let me know if it works or not. I might try to upload my own edit of this specifically for the OM, but I guess this can do for now. Thanks, Hope it works.
  4. mikekelso421

    mikekelso421 Android Enthusiast

    Confirmed working for me!!! Great find!!!
  5. Pappy62

    Pappy62 Android Expert

    Outstanding find! Kudos to all who made this happen!

    *Edit* ~


    OUTSTANDING!!! AT LAST we have a WORKING root for Froyo 2.2.2 on the Optimus M!!!!

    Ben, you made my day bro! THANK YOU SO MUCH and Happy New Year to ALL!!!

    Hey Mods.... can we get this post sticky'd?
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  6. Pappy62

    Pappy62 Android Expert

    Also confirmed - the Recovery works too...
    Ben, you just made my Christmas Card List bro. lol :D
  7. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    That's great news for OM owners on 2.2.2.
  8. bobdamnit

    bobdamnit Android Enthusiast

    Can confirm this works on new non-freezing LG update!

    This is awesome! Nice find.
  9. zurdo002

    zurdo002 Newbie

    I'm kinda new on this, but it gives me an error, it says: error: daemon is not running. do you have any ideas of what could it be?
  10. benalmighty

    benalmighty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Oh sorry, I should have elaborated more. Daemon refers to ADB. It could be that you don't have adb on your computer, the phone drivers are missing, or you might have a previous adb session running. I'm not really sure what it is but I am sure it is an easy fix. Hope you can get it. :)
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  11. zurdo002

    zurdo002 Newbie

    thank you!!!! it worked :) finally I can get rid of the bloatware!:)
  12. benalmighty

    benalmighty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Lol, I haven't even started doing that yet, though, I have put Titanium Backup on and froze several apps...easy wifi. :D Made a nand back up so i might start deleting them soon.
  13. xth375

    xth375 Lurker

    Wow Thanks!!!! Just researching to see if this was possible. Have owned this phone since March and have been thinking of rooting it since day 1. Just decided today that it needed to happen and have been on the whole "It can be done......It can't be done" roller coaster for the last several hours. I have to get up to speed on all of this, but looking forward to it. Appreciate everyone's hard work!
  14. benalmighty

    benalmighty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hey, welcome to the forums man. :D
    I'm glad we helped you find it.
    Trust me, if you ever need something, don't be afraid to ask.
    It's like a big family here.
    Have a nice day.
  15. DigsRetro

    DigsRetro Lurker

    So now that I've upgraded to 2.2.2 I'm guessing all of the Youtube videos on "How to Root Your Optimus M Easily" don't apply?
    I've read this thread and the All In One Recovery thread at least 4 times and don't understand most of what's being talked about. ROMs , Nands, ADB and binaries, oh my!
    The furthest I've gotten was to download and unzip the ZVH package on my C: drive.
    Sigh, I don't want to eff up my phone but I also can't stand all of this MetroPCS bloatware running down my battery twice a day every day...
  16. benalmighty

    benalmighty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    mikekelso421 made a more simple way of doing this. And the steps are more clear. I hope this helps. :D
  17. skyjacker

    skyjacker Lurker

    All this works on stock Optimus M 2.2.2 MS690ZV6_00.6005,
    kernel #2 Fri Jun 17 14:14:05 KST 2011

    Thanks benalmighty! you're lucky in the new year! :)
    Great work!
  18. Playb0i

    Playb0i Newbie

    Do You Have To DElete Everything when you root
  19. mario0318

    mario0318 Well-Known Member


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