Ben Elliott · Feb 1, 2011 at 06:00 pm

LG Optimus V: Only Just Out, Already Rooted!

Although LG’s latest addition to the Optimus family and Virgin Mobile exclusive Optimus V is yet to have its own official home here at XDA, work in the Android Software Development section of the site has demonstrated that the device can easily be rooted – and within a week of its release!

The device is actually very similar to Sprint’s Optimus S, and is a variant of the Optimus One (whose section on the forums is located here). As a result, it isn’t a shock to learn that the Optimus V is also rootable using the SuperOneClick method.

LG announced last year that they would be rolling out Gingerbread updates for all Optimus One phones at some time in the future.

XDA member sublimewulf discoverer of the compatibility of the V with SuperOneClick, has created a thread with quick instructions on how to root your newly purchased LG and some useful modifications that let you get more out of it than Virgin Mobile had originally intended. The developer promises that he will soon release a line of stock ROMs for the device to remove much of the bloatware found within.

To learn how to root the Optimus V, read the developer’s thread.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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