LG spectrum rooted

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    WOO HOO!

    It did not work the first time. I'm not sure way. Rebooting my computer allowed it to connect in debugging mode and the run.bat worked fine.
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    Awesome! dancedroid
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    Use THIS page, as it contains the links you need.
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    It says "
    [FONT=tahoma, arial, sans-serif]Now install LG adb drivers on your PC" [/FONT]
    [FONT=tahoma, arial, sans-serif]When I open that zip, all that's in it is a system info, system file and application extension. What do I do with these files? [/FONT]​
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    when you connect the phone it should install the Verizon LG upgrade utility and drivers.

    when you connect use the internet, ethernet connection.
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    I've done everything listed and it just doesn't work for me.

    The run.bat file just gets stuck at "*daemon started successfully*" I have left it at this point for as many as 10 minutes before I simply close the cmd window, disconnect the phone, and reboot both the PC and the phone.

    How do I know if adb is running correctly?

    UPDATE: I ended up uninstalling the USB drivers I found somewhere else, rebooted my PC, installed the USB drivers listed HERE, rebooted the PC again, and tried rooting my LG Spectrum again.

    SUCCESS!

    I will de-bloat tomorrow!
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    Yesterday I rooted my one month old LG Spectrum. Today I partially de-bloated it.

    Here's what I have successfully removed so far:
    Bitbop
    Blockbuster
    Finance
    Friends Plus widget
    Hot Pursuit
    Let's Golf 2
    News
    Polaris Office
    Rhapsody
    Richnote + widget
    TuneWiki
    VCast Apps + installer
    VCast Media Manager
    VCast Tones
    Verizon Video
    Video Surf
    VZ Navigator

    There are a few others I'd like to remove, but I'm not sure if I should. They are:
    DummyApp.apk/.odex
    Favorite Contacts widget
    Guided Tours
    In Touch widget
    Interactive Messages
    MLT.apk/.odex
    Quick Reference
    Social Plus
    Today Plus widget
    VZWService.apk
    Weather + widget
    What's New

    Anyone have any concrete advice? I state it that way because I can't find advice anywhere else and I don't want someone to just say "Go for it!"

    Thanks
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    I just got my phone a couple days ago so now its time to root. I just got a software update and then I tried to root my spectrum and I cant get my computer to reconize my phone. i downloaded the all in one root package and installed the drivers that were on it and still no luck. has anyone rooted their phone after the software update, or am I just doing something wrong. I did noticed that when I am plugged in to my computer and in internet mode and I went to check to make sure usb debugging was checked it was grayed out and it wouldnt let me click on it. If I go to charge only it it accessible and checked. When I run Root&recovery it says

    Rooting
    Press any key to continue . . .
    *daemon not running. starting it now*
    *daemon started successufully*
    _


    and it just sits there and doesnt do anything after that. Any ideas of what I am doing wrong?
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    I did it took and I had trouble initially. Make sure you have USB debugging set and try different connection modes under settings "default connection modes". I"m not sure which one finally worked.
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    Verizon must have tweaked something in the VS920ZV6 version, because once I plug my phone in, USB debug mode becomes disabled (and grayed out). See below images. I'm assuming that's why adb.osx doesn't connect and just sits there indefinitely:
    Code:
    lappy:spectrum_root_linux_osx jtalbot$ sudo ./adb.osx wait-for-device
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    My phone's software:
    2012-08-04 13.55.04.png

    Debug mode is enabled and not grayed out when not tethered:
    2012-08-04 13.43.27.png

    Debug mode is disabled and grayed out upon tethering:
    2012-08-04 13.43.45.png

    This is some dirty, dirty, filthy, dirty tactics, if this is Verizon's doing, which wouldn't surprise me one.damn.bit.

    Is there some kind of magic sauce workaround?
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    What is your Connection Mode set to? It should be Internet connection, Ethernet.
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    I have tried it in all three available "Charge only," "Mass storage," and "Internet connection." Any other ideas? BTW - Thanks!
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    I lied to you and you solved my problem. Thanks!! (apparently, I hadn't tried Internet connection")
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    good. Were you able to establish root. I lost it with the update and have not tried to reestablish it. I thought I would wait for the ICS update to come out.
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    I've not tried it yet. But I was able to stay in USB debug mode, so I anticipate no issues. I'll update either later tonight, once I'm home, or first thing tomorrow.

    Again, thanks.

    Do you know if having it rooted devices will still be allowed to update to ICS? If not, I may hold off until ICS update... which is... ???
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    I don't know, I hope we can still get root. Although I've not missed it much except for the LG Notifications app (flashes button lights for notifications, I do miss having a notification LED on this thing).
    The update should be soon, from what I gather it is in Verizon's hands now. Of course with Verizon that could be months.
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