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Root [Virgin Mobile/Sprint] LS720ZV7 update killed my root ... Optimus LG F3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by neoison, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Today my phone requested an update for android but instead it updated the phone software to version 7. Now my root is gone and there is no new root programs. :( HELP

    What can i do to go back to version 6 again?
     

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  2. am2352

    am2352 Lurker

    Same here bro. Looking for a new root method. Saferoot doesn't work :(
     
  3. xclusive36

    xclusive36 Android Expert

  4. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Im such a dumb ass... haha. I called LG and the tech support claimed the update option is temporary and in a couple weeks it will force the update. :(
     
  5. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast

    Towel Root works fine. But if anyone knows of other root exploits that do please post your findings, thanks
     
  6. am2352

    am2352 Lurker

    Yes it worked. Thank you so much :)
     
  7. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Okay i tried towelroot and it did NOT work.
     
  8. Kasenomateru

    Kasenomateru Android Enthusiast

    Am I the only one who didnt get the v7 update? and will we be able to install cwmt?
     
  9. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have run towel root 5 times making it rain. I says it rooted successful. But root checker fails and wifi hot spot app says i have no root. :(
     
  10. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast

    You have to install a superuser app and a busybox installer from the Playstore. :)
     
  11. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Okay installed both superuser and busybox installer. Towelroot ran successful and still no root..
     
  12. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast

    What superuser app and busybox installer did you choose? It might make a difference, idk. I used SuperSU and Busybox Installer by Stephen (Stericson). Make sure you run SuperSU app at least once so it can update the binaries it needs. And I'm assuming you ran the busybox installer app and installed version 1.22.1. Is this correct.
     
  13. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok i have those and SuperSU will not update. Both programs say i need root.
     
  14. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast

    Okay, I see. Well this is all still new with rooting after the v7 update. Towel Root is the only one that I know works for those who have tested it so far. Not all droids are created equal I'm afraid. If another exploit is found to work it'll be posted here on AF so your in the right place. Sorry I couldn't be of more help at this point.
     
  15. xclusive36

    xclusive36 Android Expert

    We'll figure it out. I'm sure it's just a matter of time.
     
  16. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid

    You probably will have to factory reset to get it to work, possibly might have to unbrick as well. You can always downgrade as well :p
    LG may force the update, but if OTAs are disabled (via root), update won't happen. Also, can someone tell me the android version before and after the V7 update? If it upgrades to kitkat, bye bye loki.
     
  17. gherkaul

    gherkaul Android Enthusiast

    No upgrade, just an update. Version is still 4.1.2
     
  18. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Today i did a factory reset after the update. Now that i am on V7 for LG Optimus F3. My phone is not working w/ anything to do with rooting.

    Can anyone help me to downgrade to V6?
     
  19. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    SuperSU binary update fails and busybox says i need root or have bad Super User
     
  20. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok im giving up for today...
     
  21. am2352

    am2352 Lurker

    So for the first run, it installed and when I ran rootchecker, it said the phone was rooted. I rebooted and rootchecker said it's not rooted. I ran towelroot again, it rebooted and then again rootchecker said not rooted.

    I did a full system reset, then rooted with towelroot. It automatically rebooted. I installed rootchecker and it said it is rooted. I then installed supersu and busybox.

    Probably try again and see if it works.
     
  22. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I did what you said and it did not work.. :(
     
  23. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Tried it several times... no go
     
  24. chucksaysblah

    chucksaysblah Android Enthusiast

    what is the method of turning off the update notification again?
     
  25. neoison

    neoison Newbie
    Thread Starter

    You can down load a program off playstore .. i seen a video about it on youtube
     
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