Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rooting LG Optimus One P500



First things first, I'm not responsible if you end up with a bricked phone or any other mess. (Even I used to get scared by these msgs, its all about deciding whether you want it or not)

Note: z4root cannot root your device if you have upgraded your Firmware to the V10E update.

Rooting/Jailbreaking your device gives you access to the core files of your Android OS so that you can mess around with your phone better. Many apps require your phone be rooted, hence this article to help you achieve that.










 Rooting your LG Optimus One P500 is a walk in the park.



Follow these steps and you're good to go :
  1. Download z4root.1.3.0.apk
  2. Connect your phone to your PC via USB, turn on USB Storage and paste this file in the Downloads folder on the Removable Drive of your phone (for uber n00bs, advanced users may feel free to shove it anywhere)
  3. Now after the file has been copied, Turn off USB Storage from your phone, wait for SD card to be ready and then unplug the USB Cable from the phone.
  4. Press the central launcher button and scroll to OI File Manager (or any other file manager you have) and open the downloads folder.
  5. Touch the z4root.1.3.0.apk file and install it. 
  6. After installing, goto the app drawer and click on the z4root icon
  7. Select Permanent root
  8. It'll ask you to enable USB debugging, enable it.
  9. Confirm your action by touching OK
  10. The screen will stop and will go white for sometime (around 30 seconds) and then reboot
  11. Once rebooted, touch the central app launcher button and scroll down to the downloaded apps and click on z4root icon. 
  12. If it shows the option to Re-root or Un-root, congratulations! You can have a cookie from my side. Don't forget to comment .
  13. If it doesn't, try googling and getting a fix (Post comments here and I'll update you with it ASAP)







Hope you found this article helpful in rooting your Optimus One P500 :)


Happy tweaking!

133 comments:

  1. I have downloaded the Z4root. which option should i choose? Temporary root or permanent root?

    thanks

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  2. Do a permanent root. You can unroot it from that anytime you want.

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  3. Thank!!!!!!, I am Chile, here the Market of android is very bad, I need this aplication, now have skype :p
    bye

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  4. Does the rooting restriction apply to Software Version V10c-DEC-08-2010.
    Is any other rooting utility that i can use. Need to run Titanium backup.

    Thanks

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  5. The V10C version released for India does have the restriction AFAIK, but since I've not tried it I can't say surely. You should first try to root it and then report if it works or not.

    If you want you can try other apps like Oneclickroot and all.

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  6. I have a Optimus one V10e-Nov-30-2010 software version... can anyone help me how to root this?? coz i wanna try the optimus v2 ROM :D

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  7. First you'll have to rollback your upgrade to come down to the V10B version and then you can root it using the above method. Prime v2 won't be a problem then ;)

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  8. Tried Oneclickroot and z4root, none work on my android. Software Version V10c-DEC-08-2010

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  9. See my article on flashing original firmware. Use that to switch to V10B version and then root it.

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  10. My firmware ver: v10b-Oct-02-2010
    While executing Z4root it shows "parse error" and doesnt even start.

    I havent even upgraded to Android 2.3 yet.Currently running Android 2.2

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  11. You should reboot your phone and then download z4root from the market again. That'll do the trick.

    And for your information, Android 2.3 is not yet out for the Optimus One P500! :)

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  12. @Godlike: Thanks for the quick response.

    I tried what you said.But couldn't find z4 root in the android market.I re-downloaded from your provided link still no luck.

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  13. That file I have uploaded might have become corrupt. I'll re-upload it right now and you can download again.

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  14. Uploaded it again on mediafire, try this one now.

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  15. Dude..Thanks a lot...I had been searching everywhere in xda and google and lot other blogs...finally working..

    Thanks again.just got it rooted.I am much happier android now :)

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  16. My pleasure! You could subscribe the blog to keep up with the updates :)

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  17. Thanks A lot Godlike!...I just rooted my Lg !!
    Bye Bye crapware! :P

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  18. Pleasure! :)
    Any plans on trying Custom ROMs?

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  19. Not 4 now...
    Sould i backup the crapware and then delete the apk in the system/apps folder with root explorer?Is there any other way ..?
    Like Twitter f.e .
    I could get it back and install it from the market just in case i'll un-root back for some reason.

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  20. worked like a charm... thanks for this mate... any suggestions asto what apps should i install to utilize the full power of root user???

    i rooted to use QtADB...

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  21. hey man, do you know if there is any way to flash custom roms with odin on p500, u seem like you half a clue lol

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  22. worked like a charm.. it asked if i sud grant the app su privileges.. i did for now, hope its fine

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  23. also do put up a page telling what rooting is and what unrooting is and how to unroot also. It would be a good info for those who are trying it out like me.

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  24. @darren - I guess there is no way for that. Its basically used with Samsung phones mostly.

    @Ajo - Okay sure. It'll be up in sometime.

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  25. After i rollback my software to V10B can i root my phone and use a custom rom than upgrade the software back to V10E or will i be stuck at V10B?

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  26. You'll be upgraded automatically to the version on which your Custom ROM is based.

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  28. I will also be able to use the apps which root right? After the custom rom upgrade itself? After the auto patch can i do a manual patch to V10E?

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  29. Thanks, my firmware V10c-DEC-08-2010 and it did, Donald maybe you have to tried again

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  31. z4mod don't seems to be working for me

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  32. omg!i just upgrade to v10e..how to downgrade back??can u teach me?and..what will happen if i root my lg optimus one?

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  33. Hey StAr! You can downgrade your firmware to the V10B update using my article on flashing original firmware on the Optimus One P500. Goto the home page and its the third article.

    If you root your phone, you'll be able to use it to its full potential. You can always unroot if you wish :)

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  34. Hey Johnny
    What rooting utility did you use to root your V10c-DEC-08-2010 firmware. post me a link to the utility.

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  35. Its perfect, working for me, but small trouble was, first time it didnt work, i have tried launching the app continuously and clicked on "permanent root" so for 3 rd time it worked now.

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  36. After rooting, how do i remove the installed crapware ? Titanium backup?

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  37. Hey, I need some help. The LG repositories for original firmware isn't working anymore. Can you upload the required file for us?

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  38. I have tried your steps but the phone will drop back to the apps screen and doesn't reboot. It will come up and said the process com.z4mod.z4root has stopped unexpectedly if I try to run the app again. Please help.

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  39. I just followed these instructions , worked perfect! :) thanks! my Android version v10b oct-02-10.

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  40. @jhonny - can u confirm tat u ve rooted V10c-DEC-08-2010.

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  41. hallo .... i succeed to root my lg (v10c-oct-19-2010)..... many many thanks

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  42. Thanks Buddy. It was smooth. Can you provide info on tweaking the phone to maximize its potential?

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  43. Hello,
    now that I successfully rooted my phone, how do i uninstall those stupid apps that are on the original config of the phone?

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  44. Download Root Uninstall from the market and remove those apps :)

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  45. I can't root my phone with z4root. I tried the link you have posted (http://www.mediafire.com/?7smlm6qwm64mroi) and it didn't work on my LG Optimus One, with firmware V10c :( HELLLLLLLLLLLLPPP!!!!!!!!!

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  46. can't download the z4root it says in my anti virus "The requested object is INFECTED with the following viruses: Exploit.Linux.Lotoor.g" . .. . please reupload in rapidshare .. . thanks

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  47. @Blix and chethan
    Looks like you've updated your versions. You'll need to go back to original firmware. My old Optimus came with V10a and after I updated it to V10c it no longer let me root it.
    I guess follow the instructions on this blog on how to revert to original firmware and try again.

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  48. Hey.. I rooted the phone and by mistake uninstalled the Lg home app in my optimus one. Now when i did a factory reset... My phone is frozen kindly help me out. Its a big mess

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  49. Well you've uninstalled a launching app and that is why all this is happening. Goto the article on this blog about Flashing Original Firmware and flash the v10b firmware on your phone to restore it.

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  50. i have v10c can i root my optimus...?
    but i like the think free office which came preinstalled with my device...
    is der any other office applications for free dat offeers limited word and excel.....

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  51. Thanks, this works wonderfull!! =D, greeting from chile

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  52. Thanks man... works like a charm

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  53. Hey i rooted now i just want to make my status bar black ! how do you i continue now?

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  54. Hi! Ive downloaded the z4root app and transferred it to my phone. Whenever i try installing it I get 'Parse Error'. How do i get around it? Pls help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  55. Hi.

    Thanks for guiding me to rooting my LG Optimus One P500. I did as given in your instructions. Now i am clueless, kindly guide me for the following:

    1. How do i backup my entire system.
    2. How do i move system apps to sd card.
    3. How do i stop some apps from auto starting.


    Most importantly my available phone memory is showing as 29 MB out of 199 MB, how do i free the same...

    Thanks in advance

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  56. Hi, have a LG Optimus 1.
    Just did the stated steps. Phone rooted perfectly
    TY for the info.
    Just wondering why is my free phone memory now lower than before?(from 170MB to 145MB)This happened post the Root process.

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  57. Super one click worked for my device, you can download it too from http://www.shortfuse.org/

    More Downloads
    http://www.cellopera.com

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  58. why it exits after i press the "Permanent Root" . . i already downgrade the firmware? . . .please help

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  59. oooooh.... Thanks mate. Worked perfectly.

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  60. Awesome dude..thanks a lot....i didnt know it was this easy to root. Yes, was scared a bit of bricking all that...but thats done....
    Bye bye to the damn annoying "Bollywoodji" and "Infant Vaccine tracker" apps.
    One tip...after rooting people, install Titanium backup...backup all the preloaded apps..and uninstall them. Only reason is u can restore them back and unroot it, so tht if at all u send it for repair when under warranty, those LG guys wouldnt have a chance to void warranty...Wallah...thanks again dude...

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  61. Done it..... Kuddos to you dude....

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  62. Hi,
    My LGP500 running 2.2.1 version V10b-DEC-13-2010 will not allow Z4root to run. It starts and it goes through a coupe of processes but fails each and every time! I have turned off phone, removed battery, restarted and it still does the same thing.
    I guess this means i have to wait for someone to sort this out???
    Thanks for any help!

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  64. it shows a message that the application z4root(process com.z4mod.z4root) has stoped unexpectedly. please try again
    i have lgp500 running 2.2. , software vertion v10c-dec-08-2010

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  65. hey....GODLIKE....IS IT POSIIBLE TO ROOT O1 WITH 2.2.1???

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  66. mine is version 10c and cant root with z4root....it just hngs up and then i cant open z4root as well

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  67. Hey GODLIKE, i have version v10d-mar-01-2011, is it possible to root the fone?

    Thanks

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  68. not working on v10f-FEB-24-2011. It Force Close. T_T

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  69. hey it is not working on my phone :/ once i click on permanent root it starts .. says applying root something and then comes back to home screen :( please help me .. i want to install cyanogen mod ..

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  70. Hi,

    I tried to root my LG optimus P500 but getting msg z4root stopped unexpectedly.
    please help me to understand the situation as i am not linux user.

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  71. is any other source which can be able to root my device LG optimus P500?

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  72. Thank you for a grest help.Was using zroot 1.1.0.Thank you for updating me.Wow you are awesome and specially Indian.

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  73. somebody help me.......
    my music player and video player don not update the music files from the sdcard.


    plz help me out

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  74. Hi I tried to download the file but the fucking NOD 32 block the file cause it's a virus ??
    Anyone qith this problem too??

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  75. after rooting can we update the firmware??does it affect the phone's root acess?

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  76. for those phones where z4root is not working try using gingerbreak
    download it from here
    http://mobilecruze.com/2011/04/gingerbreak-1-2/

    it wont take more than 2 minutes to root your phone

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  77. Thanks vinit .gingerbreak is 100% working.

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  78. is the gingerbreak capable of rooting V10c-DEC-08-2010 ????

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  79. hey ,
    z4root starts , and doesnt complete its operation... it returns me my home screen without rebootin what to do ??

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  80. +1 with ron... mine does what ever it is doing for a minute or two then returns to the main app menu :(

    It gets as far as acquiring root shell

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  81. Worked very well!
    my version is V10b
    Is it possible to upgrade to V10E_00
    When I connect to WiFi it asks me to update but I'm afraid to do so. Should I do it?

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  82. Im unable to root using both Z4root and gingerbreak, running V10c-DEC-08-2010.

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  83. Hey bro !! First of all I wanna say that i m completely new for Android .. Gotta OPTIMUS P500 last week n it has -
    Android version 2.2.1,
    kernel version 2.6.32.9,
    build no. FRG83,
    software version V10-DEC-08-2010
    And Here My Queries are -
    (1) After rooting My Optimus can i Change Boot screen . If Yes Then how ?..(Because there is no Mount Option coming in OI File Manager)So can i mount it After Rooting My cell.
    (2) Can i Upgrade My android Version from 2.2 to 2.3 . If Yes then how ?
    (3) Which Software/Hardware will not work after Doing it .
    Waiting For Your FEEDBACK.. Do It ASAP..PLZ

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  84. Or if your LG O1 has 2.2.1 or 2.2.2 Froyo you can just root it with Gingerbreak. It is easiest way of rooting LG O1 :D

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  85. @ ♠♣♦♥ Bro can you pls Explain the I'rocedure .. Bcoz I'm new for Android .. So plz eltl me evrything step by step ...
    100X thx in advance

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  86. @RAP RAGE u can download gingerbreak from here
    http://mobilecruze.com/2011/04/gingerbreak-1-2/

    the procedure is very simple

    to upgrade it from 2.2 to 2.3 follow this link
    http://www.manast.com/2011/05/12/how-to-install-cyanogenmod-7-android-gingerbread-2-3-on-lg-optimus-one-p500/

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  87. installing custom rom with help of rom manager is simple compared to the procedure given here

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  88. @Vinit : bruh should i do / install any software to install 2.3 in my android.. Should i Install Z4root ..
    plz reply me ASAP

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  89. damn, cant root it. it shows blue screen after i turn debug on. then crashes. i have 2.2.1 with some v10c

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  90. @RAP RAGE download and install gingerbreak to root your phone. after installing just press the root option and it will automatically root ur phone.

    to install 2.3, the softwares to be installed are given on this link
    http://www.manast.com/2011/05/12/how-to-install-cyanogenmod-7-android-gingerbread-2-3-on-lg-optimus-one-p500/

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  91. WOW !!! finally I rooted My Cell n amazing thing is I changed my boot screen as well .... Bt i got some confusion "Later If any problem will come in my cell then can i go to service center ..bcoz i read in one Blog that after rooting your cell will no more void ..So can anybody tell me how to fix this problem ..

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  92. And one more thing after rooting My cell started hang most of time n My FM was not working bt i fixed it so can and about my other problem Ive mensioned in my previous comment .. so plz if anybody noe about it help me outta .. thx in advance
    n specially thx to Vinit ..!!!

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  93. problem in re rooting optimus p500.
    with z4root ver 1.3.0
    error is
    ( Activity Phase 1 (in application z4root) is not responding).

    please help me for rooting it again

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  94. hello android is brand new to me , i just purchased my cell 3 days back and today i rooted it as u say step by step{10e to 10b first}, thanks for simple it so soft like butter.....
    thanks

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  95. super.... this worked... thanks buddy!

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  96. @Mac Hacker : dude use gingerbreak for rooting ya cell .. coz Ive rooted my Optimus by it ...
    follow the link n ya can get instructions n requirement..

    http://iphonenewsupdate.com/2011/05/free-download-gingerbreak-1-2-apk/

    check this out .. shortty peace

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  97. hey bro i bought my LG P500 last saturday June 11, 2011, and updated it last monday my software version V10f...please help help for proper rooting :)

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  98. use gingerbreak for rotting it ... just install gingerbreak.apk ...

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  99. Z4root is not working in my LG P500,Installed properly & Then select perminant Root Ita takes some time & goes to Home Screen.
    Plz help me how to root my mobile.

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  100. Avg Antivirus says the file is infected.!!!!!!!!!

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  101. Prasanth, the app uses an *exploit* to root your phone.. It's normal for an antivirus to detect it as something suspicious. :)

    Godlike! Thanks for the guide, I successfully rooted my O1 using z4root. I also put a link on my blog to this post.. Hope you don't mind. Cheers!

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  102. i dont understand one thing what does actually reboot mean and how can i reboot my lg optimus one p500?i have rooted my device using superoneclick in that process at last i got a notice that your devices is successfully rooted please reboot to complete it...........i don't understand what should i do for rebooting my device,when there is no option named reboot...........i saw all your responses and u have helped everyone plzzz help me in rooting my phone dude plzz

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  103. rebooting means restarting the device, switch it off and on again.

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  104. Is it okay for me root using the process you posted, if my firmware is 10vg?

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  105. hey i hav LG Optimus one...
    android version :2.2.2
    kernel version :2.6.32.9
    build number:FRG83
    software version :V10e-MAR-28-2011
    i want to root my cell can u please suggest me how ....? and can u please give me contact no. of any indian person who have rooted his cell ?

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  106. what to do after rooting?????? how to instal another rom

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  107. will the phone will get bricked by z4root

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  108. Has the 2.3 update released for india and can it be rooted.

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  109. Will this work on phones locked to a network? Thank you

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  110. Does this work on

    Android Version: 2.2.1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9
    Build Number: FRG83
    Software Version: LG-P500h-V10v???

    Please reply

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  111. Can anyone help me what does rooting means? I just bought this phone so im kinda new :D

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  112. selected permanent root, but no white screen...
    blue screen with z4mod written on it....
    after the process completed, I rebooted device and opened z4root...still it says,
    temporary root
    permanent root

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  113. This has worked for me


    http://rumah-android.com/how-to-root-lg-optimus-3d.html

    NB : I upgraded the stock to gingerbread thru official released and the process mentioned in the linked place worked. This tutorial has not much difference with the given one but i am posting it to give you the link for superoneclick. its available from the xda developers but something i dwnloaded from there did not work even after rigorous a nite out..but yeah..this time worked with this mediafire zip..Enjoy rooting :)

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  114. Hello.....

    I want to root my LG P500

    Android Version: 2.3.3
    Kernel Versio: 2.6.35-perf
    lg-electronics@INFBA00091 #1
    Build Number: GRI40
    Software Version: LG-P500-v20b

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  115. z4 root and gingerbreak....both not working for me

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  116. i hav o1 with android gb 2.3.3 v20 c wheter z4root ll work. thanks in advance

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  117. Hi Excuse me but I have an LG P500h-v20a android V2.3.3 and I followed completely your instruction but it doesn’t work. Could you help me? Thanks

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  118. android gb 2.3.3 v20 c not working z4root.. need solution..

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  119. GREETINGS!
    the link provided by you isnt workin! cn u pls help!?

    THANKS....tmotu

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  120. i upgraded my phone to 2.3.3 and V20b and i follow ur steps when i click on install its say there is problem parsing the package.

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  121. Hi, so i have an LG Optimus One P500, with an 2.3.3 on already, when i bought it. I get an problem while using z4root, it just stops working. I don't know why. I need help please.

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  122. Thank you so much it worked on my P500h, I had the 2.2.1 version with the V10c and I downgraded to V10a, Im from Chile and since the page for the codes doesnt work I researched and found out a czech unbranded firm http://csmg.lgmobile.com:9002/swdata/WEBSW/LGP500/ACZEBK/V10a_00/V10A_00.kdz There is the KDZ downgrade then use Z4Root and it roots. Perfect! Thanks Godlike!

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  123. im using android v 2.3.3 , cn i proceed with these steps to root my optimus one

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  124. Greetings...I have 2.2.1
    Ive rooted my phone with superoneclick(or something like that)
    Ive downloaded Rom manager n downloaded a rom from their options(dnno which is it)
    I want to upgrade it to gingerbread n get andy's rom
    can u pls help me?
    THANKS IN ADVANCE

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  125. godlike, sir, can i apply z4root on my lg p500-v20g? will i work? can i upgrade it to cm7? waiting for your reply...

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  126. Bro how to unroot the phone after it iz rooted....

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  127. Never found such informative articles
    news

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  128. I would simply say to you all “awesome information”
    android news

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  129. LG Optimus One P500 is low cost popular Android device. LG Optimus One P500 works on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.4 and one more interesting thing in this set that the LG Optimus One also includes the interface LG App Advisor, which recommends the 10 best applications. This top application is updated every 2 weeks.
    LG Optimus One P500 Price in India

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