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Can My Stock G2x with Gingerbread 2.3.3 Be Rooted??


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#1 TJet1.8

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:32 AM

Hello all,

When I first got my G2x with Froyo 2.2.2, I was fully intending on rooting and installing CM7.1
I eventually decided to wait for the LG or T-Mobile OTA to Gingerbread 2.3.3 .

So now that I have applied the update, i am reading on the internet that 2.3.3 cannot be rooted.

Is there any truth to this?
Can the Superoneclick or NVFlash methods be used to root my G2x, and subsequently have CWR/CWM installed?

Thanks in advance guys.

#2 pioneers2001

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:54 AM

Thank you for posting this question, I am in the exact same boat and hadn't gotten a chance to post the question myself.  I am assuming that someone will be able to find a way to root it, I sure hope so. Anyone out there that can shed some light on this to the noobs?  Thank you.

#3 myroad

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 03:36 PM

I don't know the answer but since you said you have updated, well maybe you can try superoneclick =) I have tried superoneclick in stock froyo and it is very fast to find out the answer (and let us know =))

#4 Jimbo831

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:57 PM

It cannot be rooted yet.  However, the good news is that it doesn't really matter.  You can still use the Super One Click Recover Flasher to reflash CWM and install any ROM you want that already has root.  If you want to stay with stock 2.3.3, there are prerooted versions on XDA you can install.

#5 wewoapsiak

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:18 AM

+1 for just installing CWM via NVFlash and restoring a rooted nand backup from XDA.

#6 TJet1.8

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:30 PM

???

I don't quite get that....how can you have a rooted ROM without rooting your ROM?

Kinda like "which came first...the chicken or the egg"... :lol:

:)

#7 TJet1.8

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:13 PM

So...am I to understand that the rooting method described in the Cyanogenmod Wiki "also" does not work for 2.3.3?

http://wiki.cyanogen...ll_Update_Guide

Shouldn't someone post this fact in the wiki if that's the case?...because I don't see this info anywhere in the above link.

Thanks guys.

#8 sns426

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:18 PM

The only way I was able to root my gingerbread G2x was using this guide:
http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1054492

Yep, that's the full guide to the NVFlash method that's mentioned above. Yes, it's a bit daunting for those who are new to this kind of thing ... BUT make sure to just follow the instructions carefully AND make use of the video at the bottom of the post. That should make it fool-proof. Worked for me, now I'm flashing ROMs on a regular basis on my G2x and having a good time. Good luck :)

Edited by sns426, 17 August 2011 - 08:21 PM.


#9 magladek

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 06:40 PM

sns426's link should work, but this is the one I used:
http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1056847

It's less technical, so it's easier to follow. I selected ExternalSD support, like the guide suggests for CM7.

This will get you ClockworkMod Recovery, then you should be able to flash a new ROM, assuming it's rooted (correct me if I'm wrong). I had a backup of the stock 2.2 ROM straight from T-Mobile, which I had already rooted before T-Mobile's 2.3 OTA update, so I just restored that backup, then flashed CM7. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

#10 koreandutch

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:56 PM

Agree with magladek.

I got the phone with 2.3.3 installed. Then following the instructions magladek posted, I just installed the latest nightlie on my phone.

I guess nVidia devices need to be nvflashed with CWM to install CM builds.

#11 zoppp

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:51 PM

So simply: I will be able to root?

#12 wewoapsiak

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:56 PM

 zoppp, on 29 August 2011 - 11:51 PM, said:

So simply: I will be able to root?
Yes.

#13 hadoob024

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:38 PM

 koreandutch, on 18 August 2011 - 09:56 PM, said:

Agree with magladek. I got the phone with 2.3.3 installed. Then following the instructions magladek posted, I just installed the latest nightlie on my phone. I guess nVidia devices need to be nvflashed with CWM to install CM builds.


This method doesn't require that you should have previously rooted the G2x prior to the 2.3.3 OTA update, right?

#14 wewoapsiak

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:11 PM

 hadoob024, on 15 September 2011 - 02:38 PM, said:

This method doesn't require that you should have previously rooted the G2x prior to the 2.3.3 OTA update, right?

Fact.  There is also a way you can root the 2.3.3 ota now, it's in the XDA forums, I'll try to post a link to it sometime later.

#15 hadoob024

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:17 PM

 wewoapsiak, on 15 September 2011 - 04:11 PM, said:


Fact.  There is also a way you can root the 2.3.3 ota now, it's in the XDA forums, I'll try to post a link to it sometime later.


Very cool!  I'm gonna dig through their forums looking for it now!

#16 hadoob024

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:31 PM

 wewoapsiak, on 15 September 2011 - 04:11 PM, said:


Fact.  There is also a way you can root the 2.3.3 ota now, it's in the XDA forums, I'll try to post a link to it sometime later.


Anyone tried this method:

http://www.techofweb...ingerbreak.html

#17 wewoapsiak

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:23 PM

Here is the link I mentioned earlier.  http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1255214
It allows you to root an the 2.3 OTA without having to wipe, format /system, or flash CM7.

#18 hadoob024

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:17 PM

 wewoapsiak, on 15 September 2011 - 08:23 PM, said:

Here is the link I mentioned earlier.  http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1255214
It allows you to root an the 2.3 OTA without having to wipe, format /system, or flash CM7.

Very cool!  Thanks!!!  Gonna give that a go now!

#19 hadoob024

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 07:32 PM

 wewoapsiak, on 15 September 2011 - 08:23 PM, said:

Here is the link I mentioned earlier. http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1255214 It allows you to root an the 2.3 OTA without having to wipe, format /system, or flash CM7.

FINALLY got a chance to try this out (damn work getting in the way and stuff :) )

Dude, it worked flawlessly!  Thanks!

#20 wewoapsiak

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:30 AM

Glad it worked.  Enjoy removing the bloatware.