Got Root?

The first thing I do with a review phone after I'm finished writing the review is to try to root it. Tonight was that night with the Sprint Optimus G, and it went rather well.

After a bit of Google Translate, I found the root method for the Korean Optimus G and had to try. It's based (either in whole or in part -- I don't read Vietnamese) on the Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean adb restore exploit discovered by Bin4ry and does the job easily.

The November 11 release can't come soon enough. Hit the forums for the details, and stay tuned for that review while it gets its final editing!

How to root the Sprint G Optimus G (Windows only)

 

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Sprint Optimus G has root before the phone hits the shelves

11 Comments

This is a great news. Debating this phone or next Nexus. Will be very anxious to see Optimus G vs. Nexus G comparisons.

2 Answers:

1-Yes (unfortunately)
2- No (same)

However there is a petition on change.org for lg to unlock the bootloader. Sign it and tell your friends!!

This looks like the best version of the LG, I would jump on this phone but Sprint has the worst and slowest Network. Too Bad. That is a nice phone.

Anyone know the method to un-root this phone? I'm a noob when it comes to rooting droids and would like to make sure it's possible to undo before I go ahead with it.