Friday, October 7, 2011

How to Root LG Optimus one P500 (for froyo 2.2,gingerbread 2.3)

Connect your phone to the pc and dont activate "USB Storage" mode

1.Download the SDK from here->
2.Extract using something like WinRar
3.Copy the  folder in the sdk and name it to "android-sdk-windows" and paste it onto the desktop.
4.Open the folder on the desktop and open the file, SDK Manager.exe
5.Close the command / windows command prompt window that opens
6.Untick all options you are prompted to download and cancel the first download window ,now in side menu open "available packages" and select "SDK Platform Android 2.2,2.3" and in Third party add-ons select "LG Electronics" and click on "Install Selected" button and let download complete,
ensure the LG USB drivers are installed
if not
download from here ->

Just check this video and you'll understand what to select and download in SDK MANAGER.EXE(watch at 480p else its blurred)

7.Ensure on your phone, USB Debugging is on - Go to Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging and ensure its ticked / on.
8.Dont activate "USB Storage" mode

9.Open windows command promt. Start -> Run
10.Type in (without quotations) "cmd"
The following should appear. (with your user account instead of William - note its "users" in windows 7, not documents and settings
11. Type in the following after the ">" at each step (without quotations,and including spaces and capital letters)

"cd desktop\android-sdk-windows\tools" (might be "cd desktop\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools" in windows 7)
"adb devices"
"adb shell"
A $ sign should pop up type this
echo 1 > /data/local/lge_adb.conf
now let the command prompt be minimized and remain in the background don't close it

13.Now right click on "My Computer" and select "manage"
in the new window that opens select "Device Manager"
and in "Device manager" under modems select and disable all LG related modem's

14.Then open “SuperOneClick” in your PC
download from here->
place it on your desktop, extract it and open SuperOneClick.exe
and select root options or keep it to auto,and click on root

15.Some times when rooting begins, the process may get stuck at step 6 ,just untick "USB DEBUGGING" in your phone  AND IMMMEDIATELY tick it again
the process of rooting will continue
16.Reboot phone and check if superuser app is there in your phone,if yes then update it via Market.
If superuser app is not present in app list then check if you have done all the steps properly and/or leave a comment below

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