2011-06-07

Root LG Optimus V (Android 2.2 Froyo)

Well it appears I have FINALLY rooted my Optimus V! Woo Hoo! For those who don't know what I'm talking about, I have taken over the Android OS so that I can do all sorts of things like install custom apps and roms and, perhaps most importantly MOVE APPS TO THE SD DRIVE that won't move with App2SD alone.

Considering the tiny amount of available memory on this model, this is huge! In my humble opinion, this phone was starting to become a huge disappointment, because I was constantly having to remove applications that I really wanted, just so the phone would work. I LOVE my Android phone, but, in the end, it is a hand sized mobile computer and no computer with choked memory space is worth a crap in a fast paced world, full of brand new apps and things to try every week.

So here is the sight I primarily used to do the job.
http://forum.androidcentral.com/optimus-v-rooting-roms-hacks/57485-how-root-lg-optimus-v.html

Earlier in the evening (week, month... lol), I accessed all sorts of sites all over the net. I first tried the process in Ubuntu 10.04, couldn't seem to get it done. I won't get into why. I'm no guru and I didn't keep notes. If I had, they would only confuse anyone who read them. Myself included I'll bet. Anyway, here are some sites I did read to help figure out what I was doing and what I might be doing wrong. I'm still not sure why it didn't work the 2 or 3 times before the last try, because I don't recall changing anything really at that point.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

http://shortfuse.org/?page_id=2

I THOUGHT about using this method:
http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/how-to-root-lg-optimus-v-virgin-mobile/

... but it involved putting files on the SD Card and it sounded more complicated than I wanted to get into at first. Later, however I may want to go back and install LEGO-ROM-V2. We'll see.

As per Revolution Red's instructions, I installed "Superuser" and "Titanium Backup".

Here is a sight with a "user manual" for Titanium Backup.

And a post I found at DROIDLIFE talking about moving apps. It mentions Titanium Backup, too.

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