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Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

« on: August 25, 2014, 03:41:12 PM »
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    I have read the thread in the All Things Root section regarding how to root the L34C (Optimus Fuel) but I am unable to get root. The Fuel just keeps re-starting. I did get the terminal app which I have no idea how to use, nevertheless I did try to enter "SU" and that just sent me in circles. So I hope by posting the particulars here in this thread in the L34C section I might find some help. Here's some info...
    1. The phone is not activated.
    2. In the "About Phone" section under "Software information" I have the following:
    *Android version: 4.4
    *Kernel version: 3.5.0+ (the "+" sign is there)
    *Build number: KRT16S.L34CV10c
    *Software version: L34CV10c
    There is no date anywhere in the About Phone sections so I popped off the battery cover and there is a faint red stamped number: 05-13 or 05-03 can't make out the last two digits but the 05 is clear so I'm assuming the build date is May (phew!)
    3. I have Developer Tools (an easter egg? really?) and USB debugging checked - if that means anything.
    I know nothing about Android so it might be something simple, like I have towelroot in the wrong folder or I haven't enabled/disabled some thing, or I haven't sacrificed the right chickens to the moon god...
    Anyhoo, apologies if I'm missing something obvious. Any help would be appreciated. :)
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

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    OK did you download the towelroot apk ,open it change the code and click " make it rain". I have done three so far with no probs
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 03:51:46 PM »
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    I have read the thread in the All Things Root section regarding how to root the L34C (Optimus Fuel) but I am unable to get root. The Fuel just keeps re-starting. I did get the terminal app which I have no idea how to use, nevertheless I did try to enter "SU" and that just sent me in circles. So I hope by posting the particulars here in this thread in the L34C section I might find some help. Here's some info...
    1. The phone is not activated.
    2. In the "About Phone" section under "Software information" I have the following:
    *Android version: 4.4
    *Kernel version: 3.5.0+ (the "+" sign is there)
    *Build number: KRT16S.L34CV10c
    *Software version: L34CV10c
    There is no date anywhere in the About Phone sections so I popped off the battery cover and there is a faint red stamped number: 05-13 or 05-03 can't make out the last two digits but the 05 is clear so I'm assuming the build date is May (phew!)
    3. I have Developer Tools (an easter egg? really?) and USB debugging checked - if that means anything.
    I know nothing about Android so it might be something simple, like I have towelroot in the wrong folder or I haven't enabled/disabled some thing, or I haven't sacrificed the right chickens to the moon god...
    Anyhoo, apologies if I'm missing something obvious. Any help would be appreciated. :)
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 03:55:41 PM »
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    Oh yes. So sorry to readers. I should have described my actions.
    I installed the tr.apk.
    I tapped the "welcome" 3 times.
    I entered the magic numbers - actually several versions - but I did enter the 1337 0 0 0 4 0
    I tapped the "make it rain"
    Phone re-starts. Every time.
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 04:00:13 PM »
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    Was posting my reply above same time as you. Yes I do have towelroot version3.
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 04:01:32 PM »
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    Oh yes. So sorry to readers. I should have described my actions.
    I installed the tr.apk.
    I tapped the "welcome" 3 times.
    I entered the magic numbers - actually several versions - but I did enter the 1337 0 0 0 4 0
    I tapped the "make it rain"
    Phone re-starts. Every time.



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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #6 on: August 25, 2014, 04:17:26 PM »
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    OK I'll do that right now!
    Will log-off and come back with results. Thanks! :)
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #7 on: August 25, 2014, 04:48:01 PM »
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    Wooo Hoooo! I'm so happy. It's a good-news bad-news situation but that's ok!
    Bad news: still don't have root.
    Good news: Fuel DID NOT restart!
    And NO - the Fuel is NOT FROZEN!
    Quite simply, a message saying: "Please ensure you are connected to the internet" which I'm not. Meaning, when I do connect I might have root!
    I got this phone because I needed a new mp3/video player and at $30 I figured I'd have my player plus wifi. Since I only get wifi in town I'll have to towelroot again when I have an active connection.
    I am happy happy. To anyone reading this thread with the same problem - join the forum!
    Thank you daddy366!
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 04:52:24 PM »
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    Wooo Hoooo! I'm so happy. It's a good-news bad-news situation but that's ok!
    Bad news: still don't have root.
    Good news: Fuel DID NOT restart!
    And NO - the Fuel is NOT FROZEN!
    Quite simply, a message saying: "Please ensure you are connected to the internet" which I'm not. Meaning, when I do connect I might have root!
    I got this phone because I needed a new mp3/video player and at $30 I figured I'd have my player plus wifi. Since I only get wifi in town I'll have to towelroot again when I have an active connection.
    I am happy happy. To anyone reading this thread with the same problem - join the forum!
    Thank you daddy366!

    If it doesn work let me know and will see what we can do to help you get root...............and your welcome
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 05:01:04 PM »
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    I sure will let you know. Meantime I know there must be others who've had the same issue.
    Hope they end up here at AndroidArea51 after googling like crazy - like me.
    I wanted this little gadget to replace the laptop lugging then found out I couldn't write and copy to the sd card. What!!! >:(
    Of course all the solutions - like SDfix needed root. Hence my problemo. This is awesome. People with answers ~ like you. Awesome.
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #10 on: August 26, 2014, 03:24:03 PM »
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    I sure will let you know. Meantime I know there must be others who've had the same issue.
    Hope they end up here at AndroidArea51 after googling like crazy - like me.
    I wanted this little gadget to replace the laptop lugging then found out I couldn't write and copy to the sd card. What!!! >:(
    Of course all the solutions - like SDfix needed root. Hence my problemo. This is awesome. People with answers ~ like you. Awesome.
    Any luck rooting?

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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #11 on: August 27, 2014, 01:08:35 PM »
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    Houston, we have ROOT !!!!  :D
    Got the Fuel connected to the internet this morning in town, opened towelroot, tap tap tap, entered the #'s and tada!
    Now I guess the next step is to install Superuser.
    Thanks to all for your input. And thanks again to daddy366 for hooking me up with the CORRECT version of towelroot.
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #12 on: August 27, 2014, 03:29:52 PM »
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    Houston, we have ROOT !!!!  :D
    Got the Fuel connected to the internet this morning in town, opened towelroot, tap tap tap, entered the #'s and tada!
    Now I guess the next step is to install Superuser.
    Thanks to all for your input. And thanks again to daddy366 for hooking me up with the CORRECT version of towelroot.

    your welcome..glad a kept a copy of it for just such things...................
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #13 on: August 27, 2014, 03:59:56 PM »
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    your welcome..glad a kept a copy of it for just such things...................

    Oh yes, good thing.
    And since this thread comes up on Google at #1 for "can't root l34c" I'd say many more will be here to read and get that file. I've been trying to install superuser but no joy yet. I may be asking for help with the Terminal Emulator program in the "WOOT" thread. Don't want to throw too much into the mix here in this thread. ::)
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

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    your welcome..glad a kept a copy of it for just such things...................

    Oh yes, good thing.
    And since this thread comes up on Google at #1 for "can't root l34c" I'd say many more will be here to read and get that file. I've been trying to install superuser but no joy yet. I may be asking for help with the Terminal Emulator program in the "WOOT" thread. Don't want to throw too much into the mix here in this thread. ::)


    All you should have to do is DL superuser/supersu appp from the play store and install it...then open it and up date the binaries......
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

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    Since I'm holding onto my Nokia E71 running Symbian ( old school but this phone is rock solid  :) ) I only keep the Fuel as a very handy gadget. And android IS where the apps are these days. But since the Fuel is not activated, has no phone number, and no link to any google accounts I cannot install from Google Play. So that's that.
    As far as superuser goes, I do have it (many ways to get the free apps besides GP), but it won't do the binaries thing. I am given a choice of "normal" or "TWRP/CWM" and I keep choosing "normal". And su keeps failing.  :-\
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

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    Since I'm holding onto my Nokia E71 running Symbian ( old school but this phone is rock solid  :) ) I only keep the Fuel as a very handy gadget. And android IS where the apps are these days. But since the Fuel is not activated, has no phone number, and no link to any google accounts I cannot install from Google Play. So that's that.
    As far as superuser goes, I do have it (many ways to get the free apps besides GP), but it won't do the binaries thing. I am given a choice of "normal" or "TWRP/CWM" and I keep choosing "normal". And su keeps failing.  :-\

    lol well since you need to have service some how  ( wifi/tether/etc for it to update the biniaries your stuck in a hard place till then..........
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #17 on: August 27, 2014, 04:35:35 PM »
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    lol well since you need to have service some how  ( wifi/tether/etc for it to update the biniaries your stuck in a hard place till then..........
    Oh yeah. I can pretty much take my sweet time getting this little LG to where I want it.
    But now, you make me wonder about something... is this "update the binaries" another need-an-internet-connection situation like with towelroot?
    I'm gonna have to give you another thank you for THAT tidbit of information! Thanks! :D
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #18 on: August 27, 2014, 04:38:31 PM »
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    lol well since you need to have service some how  ( wifi/tether/etc for it to update the biniaries your stuck in a hard place till then..........
    Oh yeah. I can pretty much take my sweet time getting this little LG to where I want it.
    But now, you make me wonder about something... is this "update the binaries" another need-an-internet-connection situation like with towelroot?
    I'm gonna have to give you another thank you for THAT tidbit of information! Thanks! :D
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    Hint Hint  lol   Yes.........head to town get you wifi and update the biniares...........
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #19 on: August 27, 2014, 04:42:05 PM »
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    LOL you must think I just crawled out of a cave and into this forum! haha
    Internet? Update? Well Duh!  :P
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #20 on: January 04, 2015, 02:54:15 PM »
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    I have been reading this thread over and over.  I cannot get my Fuel rooted.
    Here is some info from the back of the phone:

    Model: LGL34C
    Datd: 10/2014
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    H/W REV: 1.0
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    I have downloaded tr.apk   from You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login   Tried downloading directly from towelroot site and same error. This phone is not currently supported.

    Can anyone tell me what else to do?  The phone is brand new and not registered with tracfone yet.  Do you think not registering may be the problem?

    I have an old HTC Desire that I rooted and am running ICS, so I am a little familiar with rooting, but this is a different animal.  I am at a total loss since tr won't complete.
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #21 on: January 04, 2015, 03:26:50 PM »
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    once you dl the apk and install it it should work...install it the open it up and tap on it 3 times you should get a sting on #s so you can change it then tap on make it rain...shouldnt take but a sec to see that your rooted..........
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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #22 on: January 04, 2015, 04:20:23 PM »
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    Just got these results:

    Tapped the RED welcome to towelroot v3 and window opened up with  1337 0 1 0 4 0.  Changed the 1 to a 0 and I worked. 

    So to summarize what I had to do to get rooted on this phone:

    Tap the RED 'Welcome to Towelroot v3' three times.  A white window will open up below with 1337 0 1 0 4 0.  Change the 1 to a 0 (zero).

    Tap 'Make it rain' three times very quickly.  If tapped slowly, it will not work.

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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

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    Re: Cannot Towelroot My LG Fuel

    « Reply #24 on: January 24, 2015, 04:38:30 AM »
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    I picked up one of these a week ago from Walmart for $20. I got it rooted and flashed recovery with no issues. Now I want a kernel that will mount an SD partition to extend internal memory as well as overclocking.
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