The LG Revolution is a good device out of the box. Third-party apps from Android Market and elsewhere make it great, and having root access makes it even better. Root access gives you complete control of the system, which means you can do much more with the LG Revolution than LG and your carrier probably want you to do. It lets you install awesome root-only apps, uninstall apps that can’t normally be removed, do complete backups (Nandroid), flash custom ROMs, apply themes, change boot animations, and more. LG Android Phones
Remember: As with all our articles that cover modding, hacking, and/or rooting, your LG Revolution you do so at your own risk. This instructions works on Linux, I cannot help with Windows issues. LG Phone Problem and Solution
If you don’t already have it, download the Android SDK and install it.
Make sure you have “Internet Connection” selected as your USB connection mode, and USB Debugging selected in Menu -> Applications -> Development (as previously discussed, USB debugging will remain greyed out until Internet Connection is selected).
Grab SU and Rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin and busybox, which I have attached below.
Place all three files in a convenient location for pushing with adb (your /[Path-To-SDK]/platform-tools directory would be a great idea)
From your terminal, type:
adb push su /data/local/temp
adb push rageagainsthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/temp/rage
adb push busybox /data/local/temp
Now enter adb shell:
You will now see a “$” prompt.
Now wait until you get kicked all the way back to your terminal prompt. If you see the “$”, don’t do anything, just keep waiting! When it’s done you’ll be all the way out of ADB, which you will now need to restart.
Get back to the adb shell:
Now you need to remount your /system directory as read/write, so type:
mount -o remount,rw -t ext3 /dev/mmcblk0p12 /system
cat /data/local/temp/su > su
cat /data/local/temp/busybox > busybox
chmod 4755 su
chmod 4755 busybox
At this point, you may way to remove the files you put in /data/local/temp:
When your LG Revolution reboots, go to the market and download Superuser. Enjoy the freedom that comes with Root access.
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