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emmie9905
05-21-2011, 11:10 PM
I am looking to root my g2x. Any word on what the best way to do it is??

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Droid-Xer
05-22-2011, 03:46 AM
Here is some info LG G2x Root and ClockworkMod already, and the easy way | Android Community (http://androidcommunity.com/lg-g2x-root-and-clockworkmod-already-and-the-easy-way-20110421/)

Lindel
05-22-2011, 11:39 PM
Reading and following the directions was the hardest part. Took just a few minutes to do it. I even flashed the leaked GB rom, but restored it back to stock. Not that the GB rom is bad, but it still needs some work/tweaks.

furbearingmammal
05-23-2011, 12:11 AM
Glad it worked for you, even if you weren't pleased with it as it exists. :)

SLAG IT!
05-23-2011, 12:15 AM
Yeah it is always good to know you can root when you want.

Lindel
05-25-2011, 04:45 PM
Glad it worked for you, even if you weren't pleased with it as it exists. :)

I flashed Bionix2 and so far so good. It's a little more developed than the GB leak is, hopefully the official release will be more mature than the leak was.

One of the bad side effects of coming from the OG droid I suspect...never being quite satisfied with your current ROM...LOL!

furbearingmammal
05-25-2011, 07:10 PM
And it's only going to get worse, I'm afraid, so enjoy what you got for now. As the lockdown gets more and more supermax than country club we'll find we have fewer and fewer options. I'm hoping the Wi-Fi-only tablets start coming unlocked. After all, how can you steal services if there's no 3/4G to steal in the first place? :D

trung_quocnguyen
06-05-2011, 05:07 AM
Hi all, I've never had a smartphone before and the G2X is my first one. Could someone please let meknow:
- What do you mean by "root" the phone?
- What does "rooting the phone" help?
- If it is necessary, how can I do it?
Thanks in advance!

Droid-Xer
06-05-2011, 05:14 AM
Rooting gives 6ou admin access on your phone. It allows you to remove system apps you don't want, overclock, make full system backups, among other goodies. Follow the link I posted in post 2 to root your device.

trung_quocnguyen
06-05-2011, 05:53 AM
Thanks a lot. I read from another post that rooting might cause the cancellation of warranty. Is it true? If it is, does it worth to root?

Droid-Xer
06-05-2011, 06:21 AM
Yea it does void warranty. You can always unroot, but carriers are cracking down
Do some more research on root and see if its for you or not.

SLAG IT!
06-05-2011, 02:07 PM
Yes I agree with what xer is saying. Your going to want to do a little more research. I have two rooted phones and one that isn't.

furbearingmammal
06-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Rooting voids the warranty, so that's the biggest reason not to. It also allows applications to have access to the hardware and core of the OS in ways that are patently unsafe. However, if you are interested in making your phone faster, possibly "cooler", possibly more stable (or less stable, depending), etc. etc. etc. -- in short, modding your phone -- then you'll pretty much HAVE to root.

This is not an endorsement of rooting. Disclosure: I am rooted and ROMed.

xx40ozxx
06-05-2011, 09:27 PM
Dont bother, the real gingerbread update should come this week b4 wensday!!!!! ;)

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fcjasontt
06-06-2011, 12:21 AM
So the gingerbread deal can be updated or installed without being rooted?

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furbearingmammal
06-06-2011, 12:40 AM
Not unless it's an official release.

Droid-Xer
06-06-2011, 02:21 AM
I haven't heard about lg dropping gb for its devices yet.