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Root [Virgin Mobile/Sprint] MAYDAY! system update killed my fone

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  1. nyktovus

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    ok long story short
    LG optimus f3 (virgin mobile)
    rooted? Succesful!
    App2External_SD? Successful

    CWM? unsuccesful implementation.. or so i thought.

    This morning i woke up to find a system update notice (mind you i'm firing 1/4 cylinders cause i just woke)
    Click update.. asked to wipe/install ? "OK"... stupid me.

    THis is when i discover i've actually got CWM running perfect.. cause now its in a boot loop.
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    Secure booting error!

    Cause: Boot unLock, so boot success!
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    wtf??! then it boots into cwm.. where i have no backups.

    anyone got a good rom that wont kill my data?
     

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    ok, i am in the cwm.. i wiped the data/factory reset, wiped the cache and installed loonycgb2's rooted rom to NO AVAIL.

    still soft-bricked.
     
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    Did you wipe system as well?
     
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    I'm in the same situation is nyktovus. I wiped everything. Basically, I went through every wipe and format menu option in CWM and deleted everything. Then I installed loonycgb2's rooted rom and I'm still getting the secure booting error. Once I get access to a Windows computer, I'm going to try the unbricking instructions and see if that fixes.

    I can't believe I did this to my phone. It makes me feel like an old man. :p
     
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    where is that option?
     
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    dude.. FEEL ya there.. it all happened so fast.. wtf was i thinking?
     
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    followed this .. now my fone TURNS ON.. gotta root and cwm all over. might force the update first.
     
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    There is a new way to supposed root for after update as motochopper doesn't work on V6. Then I'm am not sure how cwmr will work either. I followed another link to prevent update harassment.
     
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    i think you are right.. i did motochopper it said successful.. but the cwm isnt going well..

    how do i check to see if i have root?
     
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    downloaded root checker.
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    NO DICE!!!
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    apparantly i cant root the fone after that new LS720ZV6 update is in place.

    HELP! do i have to unbrick all over or is there another root mod that will work with this update installed?
     
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    ok.. had to unbrick it a second time and NOT RUN THE UPDATE..

    then i could succesfully root it and apply the cwm.
    from there i installed Loony's stock rooted rom :)

    now its time to make my fone mine again : )and BACK IT UP
    also.. applying this first..
     
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    Motochopper said ok for me too but SU did NOT work! I didn't try CWMR as what good is it without root :). I think I read elsewhere superroot may work but again I went back to V5 as I know everything works.

    Why do they want to take the benefits of root away? I bought one of these for my wife and she only had like ten apps on it before "low space warning". My rooted F3 allows so many more apps options fun and function.
     
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    Nope, everything is in the zipped folder. Download it, extract all the files, connect your phone and run the install.bat. As long as you've done everything right the phone should be rooted in less than a minute.
     
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