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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NOMster, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. NOMster

    NOMster Well-Known Member
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    zroot from the market. download it. it will also install superuser and it will root by simply clicking. gives you the option to root or unroot as needed. confirmed working by using it and changing the launcher, removed voicemail and email. phone still trucking on. thinking of removing the sprint id app too.
     

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  2. jen8112

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    Can't find it in the market.
     
  3. bfready

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    Can't find it on Market either...
     
  4. JB in AZ

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    Probably isn't available for 2.2.
     
  5. NOMster

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    my bad. the correct name is

    "z4root" sorry about that everybody.
     
  6. rumplesteelskin

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    what are the benefits to rooting this phone if the hotspot is already active?
     
  7. jen8112

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    And there isn't much bloatware to get rid of in this phone either. The only reason I want to root is to get that app to get rid of the ads in Angry Birds! lol ;)
     
  8. NOMster

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    Ad blocker. Changing fonts, removing sprint id, replacing the launcher with the one that doesn't have id but had the browser button. Removing the email and voicemail apps. Etc.
     
  9. jen8112

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    Is that the only way to replace that stupid ID button?
     
  10. NOMster

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    As far as I know
     
  11. jen8112

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    Yay it worked! :)

    I lied no it didn't. I have the Superuser icon but when I tried to use AdFree or Root Explorer it said I wasn't rooted. :(
     
  12. AndroidSPCS

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    The other benefit I use is to take screenshots.

    But once again this phone can take screenshots via "shootme" without rooting, so I never rooted it while I had the phone.
     
  13. NOMster

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    You have to open the z4root app and tell it to root first
     
  14. Stevessvt

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    And debugging has to be on, too.
     
  15. getitnowmarketing

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  16. jen8112

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    Yes I opened it and click "root" and debugging was on. It also rebooted itself after but I still can't use those two apps I said.
     
  17. NOMster

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    Can you go into settings and check the software version on your phone. If your on the recent update, root may not work.




    Also as always if anyone jacks up their phone it is their own responsibility as doing any of this voids your warranty.
     
  18. jen8112

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    I don't know what the recent software version is. I just know I have 2.2. All the Optimuses do.
     
  19. NOMster

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    Go 5 settings then about phone. Get the build number kernel version all of that
     
  20. jen8112

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    Kernel Version - 2.6.32.9
    Build Number - FRF91
    SW Version - LS670ZV8
     
  21. jen8112

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    Someone said over at Android Central to remove Lookout before you try to root. I have Lookout so maybe that's the problem? I'll wait and try again after I get the update.
     
  22. gizmosears

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    I believe you have to download "busybox" also for most of the root needed apps to work. Just search for it in the market.
     
  23. jen8112

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    No you need root to download BusyBox. It's for loading custom ROMS.
     
  24. jen8112

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    I removed Lookout and tried again. Still didn't work. Don't know what I'm doing wrong. I give up.
     
  25. bloodbought

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    Here were my steps to success:
    Installed z4root (from market), ran the app, followed steps
    Rebooted
    Installed Busybody Installer (from market), ran the app, followed steps
    Rebooted
    Enjoying root :)
     

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