How TO Root LG Optimus Zip
This is an updated method on how to root your LG Optimus Zip.
First, you need the file , download it.
Unzip it into c:evoroot on your pc.
Second, put your LG Optimus Zip into development mode by going to Settings->Applications->Development and turn USB debugging on.
Third, connect your LG Optimus Zip to your computer and set your USB to Just charge.
Fourth, if you get errors with drivers, install their HTC drivers. (You can also install HTC Sync, but it is bulky!)
Fifth, open up a command prompt by typing cmd.
Sixth, type the following commands: (Or copy and paste, easier!)
adb push root/unrevoked-forever.zip /sdcard/
adb push root/mtd-eng.img /sdcard/
adb push pc36img/PC36IMG-ENG.zip /sdcard/PC36IMG.zip
adb push pc36img/PC36IMG-MR.zip /sdcard/PC36IMG-MR.zip
adb push root/flash_image /data/local/
adb -d install -r root/z4root.apk
Seventh, go to your phone and launch Z4Root app. Then select temp root and wait until its done.
Eighth,go back to command prompt and type:
If you get a pound(#) sign, that means you have temp root, which just gives you temporary root so we can now install permanent root.
Ninth, lets backup our WiMax 4G RSA just in case we lose it during installation of new ROMs.
Cat /dev/mtd/mtd0 > /sdcard/nandroid/RSA-PR-BACKUP/wimax.img
busybox sed -n /BEGIN CERTIFICATE/,$p /dev/mtd/mtd0 > /sdcard/rsa_OEM.key
Tenth, go back to command prompt and type the following:
chmod 0755 /data/local/flash_image
./data/local/flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd-eng.img
And reboot to bootloader mode by typing:
When bootloader mode starts up, it will look for PC36IMG.zip and after about 3 minutes ask you if you want to install PC36IMG.zip.
Say Yes by hitting the volume up button, it should now install the new zip file, should take about 10 minutes. Go grabs some coffee and come back.
Eleventh, reboot when its done by hitting the volume up button.
It will reboot into the OS and we dont want that so takes the battery out and puts it back in it. Then go back to the bootloader by hitting the power button while holding down the volume down button.
Choose Bootloader and wait until you get the triangle sign and type:
adb push recovery /
adb shell busybox Cinstall /sbin
adb shell nohup /sbin/recovery &
Go back to your LG Optimus Zip and you should see green menus.
Choose install zip from sd card and choose unrevoked-forever.zip
After that installs, Choose MS-USB
Go to your computer and delete PC36IMG.zip, then rename PC36IMG-MR.zip to PC36IMG.zip.
Then power off your LG Optimus Zip, power back on by pressing Power Button while holding down the Volume Down button, this should get you back into bootloader mode.
Simply wait and when it asks to install the update, hit the Volume Up button.
then reboot your LG Optimus Zip, your device should now be rooted with Recovery menu then you can flash new ROMs for LG Optimus Zip.
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