LG Revolution ROOTED

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  1. Malvado

    Malvado DF News Team/Mod Premium Member

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    That was easy. While other manufacturers are busy foiling the exploits of modders and hackers everywhere, LG left their brand-new 4G LTE handset wide open to established root methods, leading to the phone being broken wide open by the folks over at RootzWiki just a day after release. The rageagainstthecage method was all that was needed to easily crack the code and gain super-user access, a necessary first step to ridding the device of all that carrier bloatware (Bing)

    SOURCE: LG Revolution - RootzWiki
     
  2. gmorgan056

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    If that's the case, maybe this would be worth getting over the Droid Charge...hmmm...:dry:
     
  3. wesdo2gg

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    They shipped it pretty much wide open huh...
     
  4. czerdrill

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    has there been any android phone that hasn't been rooted? haha...i fail to see why gaining root is such a big deal. no matter how locked down a phone is, you'll always have root.
     
  5. jkhonea

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    To my knowledge, they still have yet to achieve permanent root on the Incredible 2.
     
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    very interesting, did not know that :)
     
  7. Hardattack

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    It's sad to void the warranty on a new phone to remove crap you don't want and make it run like it should to begin with. Un removable apps have lost me for a customer.

    If Microsoft locked my computer so I was stuck with bing and Internet explorer I would run to buy a Mac so fast it's stupid. How Google and the phone makers are getting away with this I don't know?
     
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    Got a chance to play with with this phone today. I must say it is pretty smooth even with the bing and "crapware". Reminds me of touchwiz but a little more polished. Might pay full price for this one to hop on that unlimited LTE bandwagon. :)

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
     
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    I would be willing to bet this is the result of some dispute between Google and LG, since Google uses Google Apps as basically a bargaining chip to get themselves whatever they want from the OEMs.
     
  10. WillFCDroid

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    This is a really nice phone!

    I got mine yesterday, and so far, this phone is awesome. To be honest, the crapware is hardly an issue with this phone. There is so much storage space in this thing, that it doesn't even make a dent. It's got a 16GB internal sd card, a 16GB external sd card, and the DiskUsage app reports 1511 MiB (1.5GB) of internal memory. Seems a little confusing, and the numbers don't sound accurate to me, but the salesman at Verizon told me that it had two 16GB sd cards, and DiskUsage at least confirms that there are two storage cards.

    DiskUsage reports the following:

    App Storage ........1511 MiB .... this contains the internally installed apps, 140.5mb for system data, and I still have 833 mb of space. This is with a total of 153 apps, including the bloatware.

    /mnt/extsecure/extasec ...... shows as empty

    /mnt/sdcard as having 12300 MiB, but the card is listed as 16GB - general storage

    /mnt/sdcard/_ExternalSD as having 15188 MiB (roughly 15GB) - this is for apps to sd

    The other thing that I like is that the LG UI is very close to stock Android, but with a few modifications, that I feel actually make the phone more enjoyable. I haven't even set up launcher pro yet. I like the stock launcher just fine. It's kind of neat. I really like that you can organize your apps in the app drawer into categories, and then arrange them how you like. You can even put all the bloatware into one category, drag the category to the bottom, and collapse it, so you never even see the VZ stuff.

    The Bing junk is easy enough the get out of your way. I got all the Google stuff from the market, set my home page as Google in the stock browser, and haven't seen Bing since.

    The battery life is pretty good considering that I've been playing with it all day. I got about 6 hours before it was down to 19%, and that was with about 30 minutes of netflix, browsing, checking emails, a couple of phone calls, etc. I returned the Thunderbolt after a week, but I had a feeling that I would on the first day. This phone has been rock solid so far, and the thought hasn't crossed my mind.

    One more thing, the screen is beautiful! It's so bright, that you can read it just fine in direct afternoon sunlight. The screen is also very sharp. I am loving this phone!
     
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    The charge has been rooted and already has a custom ROM out even on ED2.
     
  12. mountaineerndixie

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    Unfortunately it's true. It's a shame because it is an awesome handset.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
     
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    GREAT to hear! Having the option to root is just another bonus.

    The #1 priority for me is avoiding the tiered data plans. I think the LG would be my choice as well from the current crop.

    Let us know how your battery life turns out to be after a few days.
     
  14. stetsonaw

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    I've been doing an ongoing battery test throughout today...

    Battery life:

    Thunderbolt dropped to like 60% after being in standby for two hours (from full charge)

    Revo: From full charge, unplugged (noon) an put in standby for two hours, 95% (1400)
    Grabbed it, downloaded about 10 apps from my dropbox (over 3G), installed them all, set up accounts, tested, after 13 minutes, dropped to 88%. Just remember, this is pretty resource and data intensive stuff, so it will drain it a bit. But all in all, seems pretty good. More later.

    Picked up phone 2 hours later (1600), did more tinkering like above, phone down to 80%

    1800ish - Drove around for about 30 minutes with phone on dash mount, auto brightness, music streaming over bluetooth, not plugged in of course, and a reboot thrown in there (Manual reboot just to throw that in, not caused by phone at all) - 67%

    Will report back when I check it again at 2000ish. Phone status is:
    Standby
    Bluetooth on (has been all day)
    Data on
    WiFi on but not connected.

    So it's pretty awesome.
     
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    Problems connecting Revolution to Computer via ADB

    I've rooted my droid before, but am having trouble rooting the Revolution I bought yesterday. ADB in Android SDK doesn't see the device. I've uninstalled the drivers twice, but keep getting a windows malfunction error (Windows 7). ADB doesn't see any devices. Any advice?

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