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Author Topic: [Root] How to root the LG Sunset with Kingroot  (Read 10006 times)

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Re: [Root] How to root the LG Sunset with Kingroot
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2016, 03:08:56 pm »
I got the Sunset on a trip back to the states last month. Currently stationed in Germany. I don't know squat about manipulating smart phones. Question is: Will "rooting" this phone unlock the ability to use other SIM cards? And will it wipe my phone with all the photos and apps?
No for both.

The LG Sunset doesn't have a SIM card slot, you can use it on TracFone for one year then you can use it with other GSM service providers. Rooting doesn't wipe the phone, unlocking the bootloader on most phones will. It's not possible to unlock the bootloader on the Sunset as it is a TracFone.
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Re: [Root] How to root the LG Sunset with Kingroot
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2016, 03:18:49 am »

No for both

The LG Sunset doesn't have a SIM card slot, you can use it on TracFone for one year then you can use it with other GSM service providers. Rooting doesn't wipe the phone, unlocking the bootloader on most phones will. It's not possible to unlock the bootloader on the Sunset as it is a TracFone.

I am lost here. I know this thing has a SIM card slot, I've seen it and swapped them out with other cards and even other TracFone cards.
If it can be un-locked by TracFone after a year - than it CAN be unlocked.
So what's the deal? Is it that this meathod won't do the job? If so, what's the point to risking "bricking" your phone?

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Re: [Root] How to root the LG Sunset with Kingroot
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2016, 05:18:18 pm »

No for both

The LG Sunset doesn't have a SIM card slot, you can use it on TracFone for one year then you can use it with other GSM service providers. Rooting doesn't wipe the phone, unlocking the bootloader on most phones will. It's not possible to unlock the bootloader on the Sunset as it is a TracFone.

I am lost here. I know this thing has a SIM card slot, I've seen it and swapped them out with other cards and even other TracFone cards.
If it can be un-locked by TracFone after a year - than it CAN be unlocked.
So what's the deal? Is it that this meathod won't do the job? If so, what's the point to risking "bricking" your phone?
You're right, it has a SIM card (http://tracfone.devicebits.com/tracfone/tutorial.seam?tutorialId=1604510&name=Insert+SIM+Card&custId=TFLGL33L&phoneId=23636&locale=en_us&phone_name=LG+L33L&ttype=f). I was thinking of the LG L22C.

I was talking about the bootloader being locked, not the service be unlocked. It's very confusing how they both have the same names. Rooting sadly won't allow the phone to be service to be unlocked any sooner. If done incorrectly there is a risk, the point is to allow access to other features of the phone, unleash its full potential.

Hopefully I didn't confuse you even more ;D.
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