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Want to root your LG GT540?

Here's how! :)

The LG GT540 root is interesting in that it's very similar but not the same as the LG GW620 root, detailed here on XDA developers. For the GT540, LG introduced an additional level of security in the engineering application. It didn't really work out so well. :)

To enable Superuser access (root) on your GT540:

- Turn on the device and click the icon to open the phone dialler
- Enter the code '3845#*540#'
- Select the option 'Module Test', then 'Stability Test' then 'Enable Root Permission'
- You will now be prompted for a password - enter :SWIFT::GT540:
- A toast message will briefly appear saying 'OK' - your root access is now enabled!
- Reboot your device, and now when you connect via ADB, you'll see you have a root prompt (#).

You can now download and install ChainsDD's excellent Superuser app from here (I used the su-2.1-cd-unsecure version).

Job done! Enjoy! :)

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Nice work Paul, that's got to be a record. :)

Just hope LG don't fix it in another update...

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Slightly edited the explanation of my process. :)

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Wish all Android phones could be rooted this easily :)

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I'm very sorry but polish users were faster.
3rd of June 2010, two users from http://www.forum.android.com.pl (polish web site) rooted LG Optimus.
We have sent many mails to diffrent portals but none of them anserwed.
So we will be very pleased if you could contact them and say that Poles have done that before you.

Just for justice.

Greetings from android.com.pl

Oh, here's the link: http://forum.android...ead.php?t=13986

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Haha, I didn't see that! Oh well, good to see there's some level of interest in the GT540!

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So, I guess you aren't going to do anything with this information, right ?

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I'm not sure what exactly you expect me to do with it?

I posted my root findings here, not realising they were already made available on your Polish forum (as i'm sure would be the case for many English speaking MoDaCo readers), but that's fine because your very posting in this topic has corrected that...?

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What do I expect ?

Hmm nothing special, just to inform all the people that Poles were first. We sent many mails to diffrent android-portals but none of them anserwed, and few days after a BIG BANG, and nearly all of them described how did you do it. I personally think it is a litte bit unfair for our users to lay all the splendor on you, don't you think so ?

I don't really accuse you of being a cause of that what happend, but you are the only man who can fix the situation. We're trying to get in touch with editors of the portals to correct text about rooting, but it's ineffective so far (as you can see).

Edited by Filipceglow, 09 June 2010 - 04:08 PM.

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I didn't contact any news sites, and i'm certainly not going to now. I'll tweet, which is what I did when I rooted it.

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What do I expect ?

Hmm nothing special, just to inform all the people that Poles were first. We sent many mails to diffrent android-portals but none of them anserwed, and few days after a BIG BANG, and nearly all of them described how did you do it. I personally think it is a litte bit unfair for our users to lay all the splendor on you, don't you think so ?

I don't really accuse you of being a cause of that what happend, but you are the only man who can fix the situation. We're trying to get in touch with editors of the portals to correct text about rooting, but it's ineffective so far (as you can see).


Why would it be unfair? It's not Paul's fault the portals didnt report the polish peoples work right? He just made his root and they reported it, he didnt beg or ask them to do so.

I think your post is pretty silly tbh. Talk to the news sites if u want anything sorted out.

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1. I am not angry, my English is rather old-fashioned so it may looks like because of that. :)
2. Thanks for the tweer now everytihng is clear and we appricate that.

Once again - Greetings from forum.android.com.pl :)

Edited by Filipceglow, 09 June 2010 - 04:21 PM.

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So annoying, when you think all Paul has done for Android rooting in general?

So what who's first, do you see any reaction from paul when he rooted nearly every other phone on the market before anyone else...

Just slow down and watch the football;)

Oh yeah Poland are not at the World Cup are you;)

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So annoying, when you think all Paul has done for Android rooting in general?

So what who's first, do you see any reaction from paul when he rooted nearly every other phone on the market before anyone else...

Just slow down and watch the football;)

Oh yeah Poland are not at the World Cup are you;)

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Agree with everything except the football comment. It's overrated :)

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Agree with everything except the football comment. It's overrated :)


women, football, and android;) Oh and maybe Cisco;) = Life;)

lollol

Im just sitting here waiting for the polish backlash;)

I like you guys, really;) My girlfriend is Polish;))))

But we have to defend whats right, and this guy is definatly WRONG!

JD;)

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What do I expect ?

Hmm nothing special, just to inform all the people that Poles were first. We sent many mails to diffrent android-portals but none of them anserwed, and few days after a BIG BANG, and nearly all of them described how did you do it. I personally think it is a litte bit unfair for our users to lay all the splendor on you, don't you think so ?

I don't really accuse you of being a cause of that what happend, but you are the only man who can fix the situation. We're trying to get in touch with editors of the portals to correct text about rooting, but it's ineffective so far (as you can see).


To be honest I don't see any reason for Paul to inform that rooting was made by some people from our country (ya, I'm from Poland)...
Thay always could login @ modaco and place some info by themself. You could do it!
I know that almost every human being on the planet interested in adnroid is following Paul, but he deserved it with his hard work.
So work hard and become famous!

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Agree with everything except the football comment. It's overrated :)


I was cruel... but true... :)

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Filipceglow: Interresting is, I don't see anyone complaining on the polish forum :) You need to calm down dude.

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Sometimes I wonder how Paul's shelf/cabined with all those phones looks like :)

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Wow I thought it was going to kick off here. Reminds me of a good friend of mine who I've worked with for a few years. He is Polish and can sometimes speak with a certain formality that can come across quite serious. At first I thought he didn't like me, but then I realized it was just his formal vocabulary. We get on superbly now!

(lol Just thought it was worth a mention! )

Back on topic, congrats to both groups in obtaining root. Wish they were all that easy! Thinking of buying one of these for my girlfriend

Edited by zaphod0, 09 June 2010 - 08:25 PM.

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