This is how it was before I rooted it
I am currently using the LG Optimus V smart phone and while it has been pretty cool except for a few complaints I have decided to root my phone and make some tweaks to it. Hopefully this will increase the functionality of my phone and help me hold off until I can upgrade to a much more powerful phone.
Going to youtube to look at step by step instructions proved to be a real pain, so I decided to write this in hopes that maybe just maybe you can be spared the foolishness I had to go through.
Let the games begin!!!
I decided to search for GOOD instructions again and I came across http://virginmobilehacks.webs.com/apps/blog/show/12354181-easy-root-method-for-the-lg-optimus-v-gingerbreak-v1-2.
Once I was there I read the instructions and then I was like….How do I install the App to my phone? Thankfully the answer was provided. So I removed my SD card from the phone and put it into my laptop, then I went to my file manager called Astro and seached for the file that was needed.
Then I installed the app called Gingerbreak and ran it. Once that was done the phone rebooted and, da da da da! my phone was rooted.
I decided to double check just to make sure I rooted it correctly and that will be covered in part 2.
Recently I posted about my laptop and how awesome it is. Now I still enjoy using it and all but it is over six years old so I have no idea of how much longer she will last.
Sad but true! I gotta face reality, even though it this case it really bytes. That sad reality is something I have already experienced in my two other laptops that I have of the same make and model and they have already stopped working properly due to the GPU failing in them both.
So, it makes logical sense to me that while I could simply get another one online, by them being the same age, they would all fail at some point. The problem would be much simpler if they had discrete or removable GPU’s but they don’t.
Due to them being integrated GPU’s they are a part of the motherboard so they cannot be upgraded by themselves, I would have to get a new motherboard which to me is not a good idea since it would cost more to buy one of those and then I would still have to not only take the laptop apart, but then I would have to put it back together again. So not worth it in my book.
I really would like to repair the messed up part, but again this does not seem to be feasible. Not cool at all, but what can I do?
Oh well, these things happen. Such is life.
Like I said, I have no idea how long she will last, but the least I could do is keep her well maintained and hopefully she will keep on running at least until I can get a new one.