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Rooting The LG Optimus Q From Straight Talk!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rookie407, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Rookie407

    Rookie407 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    posting this for all thoughs out there with an LG Optimus Q LGL55c from straight talk!


    first download these Drivers and install them.
    Second Download LG_Esteem_Root.zip.
    plug your phone into the USB on your pc, make sure your in "charge only" mode. open the LG Esteem folder and click the run.bat file, will prompt hit any key to continue... let it do its thing, when its done your phone will reboot and you have root!!!

    SUGGESTED: do a factory reset after preforming any root or flash!!!
    power off the phone then hold down volume down "home key" and power till you see the android system recovery. scroll(using volume keys) to wipe data/factory reset click "menu key" to select then scroll to yes and select it...



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  2. Soulburner7

    Soulburner7 Lurker

    This works but you have to extract the file to C:. Extracting to C:\LG_Esteem_Root worked for me.
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  3. Rookie407

    Rookie407 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    when i extracted it it was in a sub sub folder think it was something like
    D:\downloads\LG_Esteem_Root or something like that...
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  4. sootsme

    sootsme Lurker

    Title sez it all... any help would be most appreciated.
    Thanks, Ed
  5. sootsme

    sootsme Lurker

    Things to make you say "Hmmm..."
    So, what's the best way to back up my phone prior to root/ reset?
    Thanks again,
  6. crowjd

    crowjd Lurker

    I tried many apps for making my phone a hotspot. Open Garden works. I couldn't use it till I rooted. Thanks again.
  7. Rookie407

    Rookie407 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    use astro file manager it gives the option to back up and restore apps... as far as contacts simply sync them to your gmail music pics things like that you should just copy to your desktop or lappy via the usb cable and msgs... well idk about msgs...
  8. Rookie407

    Rookie407 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i use barnicle wifi tether...
  9. hddiva0815

    hddiva0815 Lurker

    1. What is root, and why do I want it?
    2. How do you swap information from a small sd card to a larger one without the use of
    a pc?
    Sorry that these questions seem stupid, but I really am new to android.
    Thanks in advance for any help.
  10. Rookie407

    Rookie407 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    1) rooting is simply "hacking" your phone to gain FULL access to the system or "root" files its mostly good for dev's but also allows for less experianced users to do things like wifi tethering or even adding a new ROM And Themeing beyond simple launcher apps...

    2) simply put dont really think you can... =\ unless you have a phone that allows support of two sd cards or a tablet... =\
  11. masqman

    masqman Lurker

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Registered only so I could say "thank you" for this very easy root solution. I have enjoyed my Optimus Q / Enlighten since I bought it but now I can utilize apps like Autokiller to help extend my battery life and provide better memory management. Incredibly fast root and very easy to do. If you were on the fence before, I suggest you root and enjoy now. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
  12. Slvrmonkey

    Slvrmonkey Lurker

    everytime i try to start the process it stops at *daeman started successfully* and then it sits there til i either start another "run" or close it. then when it does finally start, it'll say everything from superuser and zergrush were unable to copy. need advise badly. it'd be apreciated:D
  13. masqman

    masqman Lurker

    Sounds to me like the USB Debugging is not turned on. With the phone unplugged, go into Settings - Applications - Development and make sure there is a check in the box by "USB debugging". After that, make sure to connect the phone in charge mode and the daemon should do it's work and be done in about 2 minutes.
  14. demon fox

    demon fox Lurker

    I have never rooted a phone before. I will be rooting the optimus from straight talk. Do i root the phone after i activate it or before? Does it matter. I just want to make sure because i do not want a paper weight when i am done.

    Thank you. Any help would be appriciated.

    demon fox
  15. masqman

    masqman Lurker

    The phone can be rooted anytime after activation. I had mine on for about 2 weeks before I rooted it.
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  16. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    Does this root method provide a custom recovery?

    Just curious because it would be much safer if you could do a nandroid before flashing in case something got borked.

    Once you have root access I would recommend Titanium backup. It has a free and a Pro version, free works just fine, but this is probably the best app you'll ever use as a root user, buy the Pro version and give the dev the greatest thanks ther is. A donation :)
    Titanium won't do a complete backup, but it will backup your individual apps and games, etc. As long as you only backup and restore non-system apps (system apps are shown in red) you can restore both the app and data.
  17. jerezer1985

    jerezer1985 Newbie

    Please someone start working a custom rom for this phone and recovery menu. I dont know anything about making roms otherwise i would try to help.
  18. Rookie407

    Rookie407 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    CWM works on this phone!!! follow the link below! and we over at area51 are working on a rom for it!

    Custom CWM Recovery For the Q <<<CWM for the Q
  19. arist0tl3

    arist0tl3 Lurker

    Made an account just to +1 this root. Backup and make sure USB Debug is enabled. Thanks.
  20. demon fox

    demon fox Lurker

    May i ask what a custom ROM is and what it does? Doe you install it after you root the phone?

    Sorry I am such a noob...lol

    Demon Fox
  21. kevin353

    kevin353 Lurker

    Does anyone have a link to the downloads they can share? I tried the ones above but both don't work. Is anyone else having this problem or are the links dead? Btw I'm trying to download via my phone.
  22. demon fox

    demon fox Lurker

    i have no problem downloading them to a pc. It pops up an open/save box so i think you need to download them on a pc.
  23. MaxwellsSmart

    MaxwellsSmart Lurker

    Signed up just to say thanks. I rooted my LG Optimus Q from Straight Talk in less than a minute. Cheers to you , bro!
  24. Rookie407

    Rookie407 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    NP Just doing what i love. and as always if you like it hit the thanks button! =)
  25. desj51991

    desj51991 Lurker

    Took less than 2 minutes. Now if only we could get CyanogenMod for the Q... oh well hopefully it will be available soon.

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The LG Optimus Q2 release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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