How to Root Verizon LG Spectrum and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on it

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Verizon has launched LG Revolution 2 AKA Spectrum VS920 in January 2012. Still it’s a beast when comes to hardware, featuring 1.5Ghz Scorpion processor on Snapdragon chipset with Adreno 220 GPU. It can be updated to IceCream Sandwich or Jelly Bean by installing custom ROM. You will need to root your LG spectrum and install custom recovery on it. We are here with a easy detailed tutorial on Rooting Spectrum VS920 and installing ClockworkMod recovery.

Root Verizon LG Spectrum and Install CWM recovery

Warning: Rooting of your device will void its warranty. The only way with which you can claim the warranty is by re-applying the stock firmware. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.

Pre-Requisites:

What to do before installing a ROM or Rooting your device?

Step 1: We always suggest a full a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts and Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging in your device, Go to Settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it, check our detailed guide on enabling USB Debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.

Step 3: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM.If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.

Step 4: If you are going to install Custom ROM then its better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.

Step 5: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall in your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.

Step 6: You must have ADB installed on your PC before proceeding with this article.

I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.

Download Root Package, LG Drivers and ClockworkMod Recovery Image from here to your computer. Download Root package and LG Drivers files onto the desktop of your PC and install drivers on PC too as well as extract the Root Package. Also, place the downloaded CWM Recovery image in the ADB folder. This folder contains the adb.exe file.

How to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on LG Spectrum:

Step1: First of all, connect your phone to the PC via original USB cable i.e. the cable that came with it.

Step 2: If you are using a Windows PC, double-click the run.bat file you’ve got while after extracting the Root Package.

Or

If you are using a Mac/Linux PC, double-click the run.sh to begin the rooting process.

Step 3: Next, follow all the on-screen instructions you see to successfully root your phone.

Step 4: That’s it, disconnect your phone as soon as the process completed as you’ve successfully rooted your phone.

Step 5: Now, to install CWM recovery on your phone once again connect your phone to the PC.

Step 6: Next, open command prompt Window in the ADB folder.

Step 7: Now, type the commands that follows in the command prompt window:

abd push cwm_touch.img /sdcard/cwm_touch.img

adb shell

su

mount –orw,remount /dev/block/system /system

rm /system/etc/install-recovery.sh

dd if=/sdcard/cwm_touch.img of=/dev/block/mmc1k0p13

exit

exit

adb reboot recovery

Step 8: That’s it; the above commands should install CWM recovery on your phone as well as reboot it too.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully rooted and installed CWM recovery on your LG Spectrum. Do let us know your queries; we are here to find a solution for the same.

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2 thoughts on “How to Root Verizon LG Spectrum and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on it

  1. Hercules Tubalado says:

    looks like my spectrum is completely controlled by verizon because I cannot activate the usb debug unless I signed up for a mobile internet so I can use the PDA program and use the phone as a modem their answer was I can browse the internet right now using the spectrum but I insist to use my computer so I can print so then signed up for mobile dsl they say and I said it against the law as verizon lost the case with the FCC and I say them the report then I got no answer and I got no lawyer or I do not like to pay a lawyer for it so how much you charge for rooting the VS920 your way

  2. @Hercules have you tried installing mybackup which works on rooted and non rooted devices and then download a debugging app from the market?

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