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Root Use Gingerbreak 1.2 or higher to root LG Vortex with 2.2.2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by netizenmt, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. netizenmt

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    This post is for all those people who get the Vortex and spend forever reading and trying all the different root methods. Gingerbreak 1.2 and higher works!

    You can get it here: GingerBreak-v1.20.apk

    Enjoy !!
     

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    Quick & easy. I think I could get used to having others doing the dirty work for a change. :)
     
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    I have supeeuaer now and it says it rooted it but hteteow do I get apps and stuff
     
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    Use the Android Market, as usual. All Root does is give you additional access to the phone so you can remove the bloatware like the VZW apps and also lets you install apps from the Market that require root access.
     
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    How can i push the recovery via Terminal?
     
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    I need some help please.

    It looks like I was successful in rooting my LG Vortex phone using GingerBreak. Everything worked as explained in the thread. I go to the app drawer and there is Superuser where it should be.

    However, there are no apps in the list within Superuser, it's blank. I can't uninstall the Verizon apps that I'd want to eliminate, and I can't delete them with root explorer either.

    What am i doing wrong?

    Thank you.
     
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    Day three of trying everything I can think of and still no root access. . . every time I use ginger break the phone un-mounts the SD card, I'm thinking that it why it's not working.

    I've tried formatting the SD card, tried two other SD cards, and every time the same thing, the SD card un-mounts when i start ginger break. Can someone please help me?
     
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    Did you ever resolve this issue? I have the exact same problem.

    @Anyone
    I checked using Adao File Manager and all my permissions are still the same (-r-) for my files but I have the su binary and SuperUser.apk installed in the right places. Could it be temp rooting?
    I have tried rooting and unrooting multiple times with Gingerbreak 1.1, 1.2, and Z4Root 1.3. None succeed at rooting in the sense that my file are still read only.
    One other odd thing, I have used su in a Terminal emulator to try and manually chmod my app folder in order to delete bloatware and I get the message that "the filesystem is read-only."

    What does all this mean?
     
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    Did you ever resolve this issue? I have the exact same problem.

    Yes I finally did get it resolved.

    First get Titanium Backup and install it & create a backup of your phone in its current state.

    Next, make sure your phone has USB debugging turned on.

    Next, install gingerbreak and run it. If all goes well the phone will re-boot indicating root access.

    Finally, open Titanium and scroll through the installed apps and un-install or delete whatever files/apps you want to.

    ****WARNING!!!! IF YOU DELETE OR UNINSTALL THE WRONG APPS/FILES YOU CAN BRICK YOUR PHONE*******

    I only uninstalled the Verizon bloat apps that were bugging me; all V-Cast apps, Tetris, Slacker, Skype, Scrabble, & Kindle. Good luck!
     
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    @jimi_hendrix
    Thanks a bunch. I downloaded Titanium Backup and it didn't work at first. Then I selected the reload app option and updated SuperUser and it said I had root access and let me delete Scrabble. I am currently backing up the rest of my phone before I delete the rest of the Verizon apps. Are there any dependencies on Bing? It bugs me that it always comes up because I'm a google fan through and through.
    bthlx
     
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    I forgot to list that one. I uninstalled Bung with no problem. Glad it worked for you.
     
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    I had the same problem JimiHendrix had above. Gingerbreak1.2 would hang after unmounting the SD card. I found elsewhere that the code actually says that the SDcard must be clean. I put a different SD card in the phone (I could of used the same one but I didn't want to lose the data), umounted it, formatted it, and then mounted it again. Re-ran Gingerbreak and it worked like a charm.
     
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    Thanx Jimi. That's how I like to see an answer. nice listing of the steps taken and not so many words that you skip over some of it.

    Thanx again
     
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    Just a quick message to verify gingerbreak v1.2 still working fine to root my old dusty LG Vortex running 2.2.2. Not much to it, left my sd card in, wasn't re-formatted and it left all of my saved data untouched...hope this might help any other fellow root noobs out there! Backup your sd card just in case if you try this though, would hate for anyone to lose data.

    2bit
     
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    The link to download Gingerbreak from mediafire returns an error message (sorry, can't post pics yet otherwise I'd screenshot it)
    Invalid or Deleted File.

    The key you provided for file access was invalid. This is usually caused because the file is no longer stored on MediaFire. This occurs when the file is removed by the originating user or MediaFire.

    Still have questions, or think we've made a mistake? Please contact support for further assistance.

    Can we get an updated link to download?

    Thanks!
     
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    This one should work... GingerBreak-v1.20.apk download - 2shared
     
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    I couldn't figure out how to install GingerBreak on the phone after reading through this forum (maybe I missed something).... So I tried rooting with the LG Vortex Utility from Rainbowdash (thanks btw).

    I got some errors that flew by on the screen and I wasn't able to catch them all, but it said something like couldn't mount and then it said it was rooted. Any idea how I can check? Also, how do you install Gingerbreak on the phone and not the SD card. I'm having trouble getting the apk to the internal memory as the guide says to do... Thanks for any help!
     
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    So... Last night I was trying to figure out how to get the apk over to the device so I could be sure it wouldn't install on the sdcard... no success. So I just ran the install from the sdcard. It worked! (Even though Chainfire over at xda said NOT SD card)... Maybe it just had to be launched from sd but still installed to the device... I'm not sure.

    Anyway, I installed TiBu and ES File Explorer. Backed up the user apps and started deleting stuff. Got rid of most bloatware (Vcast apps, scrabble, thinkfree office, kindle, tetris, etc.) Hoping the buggy behavior I'm seeing now isn't going to last. (or worse turn into a brick)

    Thanks all for the assistance!
     
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    You should be able to google some pretty good beginner level tuts of what all is possible after rooting. I haven't had issues with anything being buggy on mine yet, and after scrapping all that bloatware I could tell a major difference in speed when using my phone.
     
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