How to use z4root with the Ally?

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    I'm use to rooting Droids not an Ally. My girlfriend has one, I'm wondering how I do it? z4root says its complatbiale with the LG Ally, but when I click root the app just sits there and the loading circle just spins around. Does it take a real long time or something, I dont know what Im doing wrong. The phone is on 2.1-update 1 and is the latest.

    Do I need to flash a recovery, etc.? How does the root process work for this phone?

    Thanks guys...
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    I used androot and it was my first time but went pretty easily... however I had some problems with a lot of force closes associated with a2sd but no problems since I reflashed and didn't install it

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    superoneclick should work like gem said. i used it on my d2 before i stumbled upon the z4. superoneclick is your best bet.



    however, z4 did take around 5 minutes to root my d2.
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    I was able to root my gfs ally that way. I initially used universalandroot, and it worked until the latest ota update. I tried z4root after that and it DID work.

    Which one did you try? Thew one with chinese characters or the one by Ryan at xda? I downloaded the version that was available off the market (offers temproot OR permanent root).

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    you need to use the english one.

    it was pulled from the market, but i have an APK file. shoot me a PM if you need it
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    I tried using the one from xda 1.3.0. It just hangs on the Ally. The loading circle just keeps going. I just exited the app. Does it take longer to root than the Droidx? She has the latest update on her Ally.

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    I can confirm that version 1.3 of z4root does work on the latest update for Ally. I just bought one for my daughter today, applied the latest update and used z4root version 1.3 to root it in about 30 seconds.

    Are you turning on usb debugging before trying to use z4root?

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    I tried Z4 and superoneclick and neither worked on my gfs ally. I cant figure it out. Ive rooted my droid1 like 234324 times and i cant get this phone to do it. Any help?
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    What version of z4root did you use? I read that only version 1.3 will work on the latest update for the Ally. There wasn't really anything special I did to get it to root, really - as soon as I got the phone home and on wifi it prompted me to apply the latest update, which I did. I then turned on usb debugging, loaded z4root version 1.3 onto the sd card, installed it, opened it, clicked on permanent root and about 30 seconds later it rebooted and I had superuser icon. I confirmed by running Titanium Backup and all ran perfectly.

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    Exactly right! You need to open z4, hit menu, and about and make sure its v1.3.0.



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    Most of the time, when it hangs up, exiting and force stopping it in manage applications > all then rebooting and running permanent root will work. Have you tried that?



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    If u need the correct z4root, pm me... ill email u the apk file to ur gmail on ur phone

    sent from lg ally (rooted running velocity 0.3)
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    ally 2.2.1

    seems like this thread has been done for awhile now and i'm new here so i was just wondering if anyones figured out how to root the ally using z4root with the ally having froYo. I had my ally rooted before the update and now nothing i do works. Any help would be amazing! thanks in advanced!
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    @fallenshadow As far as I know there is only one way to root the Ally since FroYo update and it is definitely not for the faint at heart. I for one am going to wait until something easier and safer is available, but here is the info:

    [GUIDE] FroYo 2.2.1 for Root Users! - Android Forums
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    @gem266 yeah i think i'll probably just wait. im not as advanced as Trident. its a shame i loved my rooted ally, i hope someone figures something out soon. and thanks for the info!
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    Thanks gem266 for the link. The link points to a very detailed set of instructions. Good to go from here.

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    Still no update to z4root? Or any 1-click root apks? For ally 2.2.1 I really miss my root!

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