Filed Under (LG Eve/Etna/Intouch Max) by lg-phones on 24-04-2010

OK, a while ago I said that I would start a thread on how to root the Rogers LG EVE GW620. LG-Eve/Etna/Intouch Max info

All of this information I found through other forums, so I just followed the steps and got a rooted Eve quite simply. All thanks go to the original rooters (Zacpod) and the fine folks over at XDA.

I was using Windows 7 so Vista or XP maybe slightly different, but not a whole lot. Also, I did this a few weeks ago so some of it is going from memory. If any edits are needed I will update this post.

What you need before rooting your LG Eve GW620?

First, get yourself a copy of Android SDK (it’s completely free) from here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Read the installation guide here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html
You only need to install the SDK, not the Eclipse plugin.
If you’re using Windows, you’ll also need the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) USB driver. Get it from here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html

Download the LG USB drivers from this link.

How to install the LG USB and ADB USB drivers on Windows.
This is the part that I had the most problems with, but that’s mainly because I read the instructions wrong!
First, install the LG USB drivers from the link above.
Then, on the phone you need to enable USB debugging mode
Settings —> Applications —> Development —> USB debugging (put a check mark here)
Connect the phone to your PC with the USB cable.
In Windows, you should hear the beep on a connected device and the LG drivers should find it OK. In Windows, open up Device Manager and you should see 2 devices with yellow exclamation marks beside it and the description "LG USB Modem" (I’m going from memory here, so that may not be 100% accurate).
Right click on the 2nd one, click "Update driver software", click "Browse my computer for driver software" then click "Let me pick from a list…" You should see "Android Phone" listed. Double click this and you should see a list of 3 options. Click on "Android ADB Interface" and click "Next". You’ll probably see an "Update driver warning" box, so just click "Yes" to install it anyway.
If you don’t see 3 options, click "Have Disk…" and select the Android USB driver (android_winusb.inf) you downloaded earlier.
After all this, you should now be able to get ADB shell access to your Eve. To check you have access follow these steps:
If you’re on Windows, open a Command Prompt window but make sure you "Run as administrator" to get the privilegies needed. Linux users can use Terminal.
Navigate to your installed Android SDK (ie: "cd c:\SDK\tools\" if that’s where you installed it).
Now type "adb devices" to see if your Eve is detected. If it is, you’re good to go on.

rooting your LG Eve GW620 Now! (all credit to Zacpod)
Now onto the actual root. All this is taken from Zacpod’s excellent post found here: http://androidnetwork.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=143 I’ll be copying it almost verbatim, and I hope he doesn’t mind

  1. Download the Superuser Whitelist (http://koushikdutta.blurryfox.com/Superuser/Superuser.zip) and unzip it somewhere safe such as c:\SDK\tools\
  2. On the GW620 dial "3845#*620#" to get in to the secret menu
  3. Tap "Module Test" then tap "Stability Test" then tap "Enable Root Permission"
  4. Open a Command Prompt on Windows by pressing Windows Key + R, then type "cmd" in the empty field. Note, you should also run this with Administrator rights. Linux users can use Terminal.

Navigate to your installed Android SDK (ie: "cd c:\SDK\tools\").

  1. Type "adb shell"
  2. You should get a #. If you get a $ then something didn’t work. Shutdown the phone and PC and try again. If you get a # then all is well. Type "exit" to return to your PCs command prompt.
  3. Type "adb remount" to remount the GW620’s file system as read-write so we can make changes.
  4. Type "adb shell cat /system/xbin/su > /system/xbin/su.original" [Note: This step may give you a "could not find path" error. Just continue on with step 5 and the root will still work.]
  5. Type "adb push bin/su /system/xbin/su"
  6. Type "adb push bin/su /system/bin/su"
  7. Type "adb shell chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su"
  8. Type "adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su"
  9. Type "adb install bin/Superuser.apk"

Caution: Iā€™m not the author, and any time you root your LG Eve GW620, you run the risk of bricking your phone. I will not be liable. However, if you need some help, go here.

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andy on 15 August, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

Hi, i im at the part were u click on the second lg modem and i did that and clicked the first icon then i dont see android phones

Andreas on 28 September, 2011 at 1:09 am #

hi! first of all: thx 4 the explanations & your efforts!
one correction: in order that your #5 works, zacpod’s statement #9
“cd /path/to/the/unzipped/superuser.zip”
needs to be typed first first; of course “path/to/the/unzipped/superuser.zip” is symbolical and needs to be replaced by the path, where the superuser.zip had been unzipped šŸ™‚

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