Tips: Rooting LG Optimus 2X On Android 2.2 Froyo

This is another tips on how to root the LG Optimus 2X with Android 2.2 Froyo OS.
Disclaimer: You may proceed at your own risk. We are not responsible if your device gets bricked or damaged during the process.

First connect  your LG Optimus 2X and via  computer's USB port. You may also need to install LG Drivers on your computer.

1. Download Z4root App on to your computer and unzip the contents.

2. The z4root App comes in APK format. Install the App on your phone. If you are new for installation of APK format apps, follow our guide on how to install Off market Apps in Android phone.
3. After installation, launch the z4root app on your phone.
4. Z4 Root gives you two options of rooting. Tap on “Permanent Root”.
5. The app will automatically root your LG Optimus 2X.
LG Optimus 2X root

Note: Many users have faced problem at this step. The device hangs up at first stage saying “Running exploit in order to obtain root access…”. If you are also struck up at this stage, simply reboot your device and launch the app again.

6. This will follow with following messages: “Acquiring root shell…” and “ Please wait while root operations complete…”. Don’t do anything at this point.

7. You phone will automatically reboot.
After reboot is complete, you will see a new icon “Superuser” in the screen. This means your device is successfully rooted. Enjoy!

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Tips on How to install the Huawei Ascend a new keyboard

The default keyboard for Huawei Ascend comes with a multitouch, but what if you want to change and install a new keyboard. This is a thing unique to Android platforms because there are numerous keyboard options.

First, you need to install some new keyboards.

There are many different options when it comes to Android keyboards. Play around with all of them and see which one fits you best.
Better Keyboard It will allow you to change and fine-tune the keyboard to make it your own.
SwiftKey is another option that provides impressive word prediction, including a feature that predicts the next word you haven't even begun to type yet.

Its now ready to switch a new keyboard:

1. Tap the applications launcher

2. Scroll over and tap Settings

3. In the settings menu, scroll down and tap Language & keyboard

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If you have a custom keyboard installed, you will see an option to toggle it on and off with a check box. In order to have it appear as a selection, the box next to your myTouchd keyboard must be checked.

4. Tap on Input method

5. Find the name of the keyboard you want to activate, and tap on it.

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6. Press the Home button
 If you want to test it to make sure it is activated, just press the Search key, and your keyboard will pop up like in the image above.

Tips on How to Hard Reset the HTC Wildfre S

Here's a trick, a step by step instructionson how to hard reset the HTC Wildfire S .
This procedure may help fix, if the phone become sluggish, unresponsive or frozen.  And restore the HTC Wildfire S phone to its original factory default settings.
Please note this process will delete and wipe all data stored or installed on your HTC Wildfire S but this may not delete the data stored on the microSD memory card.  Just make a back up copy of all your important applications,documents and files before proceeding.

Just follow this steps below:
  1. From the main home screen, tap menu
  2. Tap Settings, then Privacy
  3. Tap Factory data reset
  4. Tap Reset phone
  5. Enter your password if required, then tap Erase everything to confirm
HTC Wildfre S Hard reset
If that doesn't work, or if your phone is frozen:
  1. Turn the power off. If your HTC Wildfire S is frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it
  2. Hold the Volume Down button
  3. Press and hold the Power button until the device turns on
  4. You are now presented with a menu that allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
  5. Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
  6. Press and release the Power button
  7. Now simply confirm your decision: Volume Up for YES and Volume Down for NO
When the wipe is complete, the phone will reboot to its factory fresh state.All data including third-party applications will be deleted from the HTC Wildfire S.

Tips to install ringtones on your HTC Wildfire S

How to install ringtones on your HTC Wildfire S
In this guide, we show you exactly how it's done.
First, find some ringtones you like. To make things as simple as possible, ensure your ringtones are DRM-free MP3 files. Also, they should typically be 30-seconds or less in length.

Some good source for free ringtones is and high quality normal, ringing ringtones can be purchased from RCP Tones. You can also make your own ringtones using music you already own thanks to free audio editing software such as Audacity.

Once you have some great ringtones on your computer, you're ready to go:

1. Ensure your microSD card is in your HTC Wildfire S, then connect the phone to your computer using the supplied USB cable
1. If your HTC Wildfire S does not mount automatically, touch the USB icon that appears in the menu bar at the top of the display, drag it down to expose the Android Notification Pane, then tap on USB Connected and select Mount (or Disk Drive)
2. Using a file explorer on your computer, navigate to the root folder (the main directory) of the memory card in your HTC Wildfire S
3. Create a new folder called ringtones (some devices require a lowercase "r" so please name the new folder exactly as specified)
4. Now, simply copy all of the MP3 ringtones you want on your HTC Wildfire S into the new ringtones folder

That's it! You can now unmount your HTC Wildfire S and your ringtones will become available as options when changing your ringtone.

To set one of your new MP3s as your ringtone:

1. From the home screen, tap Menu then Settings
2. Tap Sound, then Phone ringtone
3. Scroll to the ringtone you want, select it and then tap OK

adding or removing Gmail, Exchange and Facebook accounts on the HTC Wildfire S

Here's how to add and remove Gmail, Exchange and Facebook accounts on your HTC Wildfire S

HTC Wildfire S supports multiple accounts for Gmail, Exchange Activesync, Facebook and other services. Here, we show you how to add and remove accounts on your HTC Wildfire S.

Adding an account:

1. Open Settings, the tap on the Accounts & sync selection
2. Tap on Add account
3. Select the type of account to add (Microsoft Exchange, Facebook and Google are available by default)
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure your account (depending on account type, you will be asked to select what kind of data to sync to your device)
5. When complete, the account is added to the list in the Accounts & sync section and data will begin synchronizing to your device
HTC Wildfire S adding or removing Gmail, Exchange and Facebook accounts
Removing an account:

1. Open Settings, then tap on the Accounts & sync selection
2. Tap the name of the account you wish to remove/delete
3. Tap Remove account
4. Confirm that you want to remove the account by tapping on Remove account or tap on Cancel if you selected the wrong account
5. Your account will now be deleted

HTC Wildfire S - Set up POP3 and IMAP email accounts

Here's a simple steps on how to set up POP3 and IMAP email accounts on your HTC wildfire S.
The Android-based smartphones include two email clients, one for Gmail and one for other types of email servers including Microsoft Exchange, IMAP and POP3.
The following guide will show you how to set up the built-in email application on the HTC Wildfire S to access an IMAP or POP3 email server for incoming email, and an SMTP server for outbound email. The setup for both IMAP and POP3 is the same.
  1. Tap the Home icon
  2. Tap the Grid icon so you can view all installed applications
  3. Tap the Email icon
  4. Enter your Email Address and Password for the account you are setting up and tap Next
  5. Select the type of account: POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync; select either POP3 or IMAP, as appropriate (figure 4)
  6. Enter the Incoming server settings: Username, Password, POP3 server (ex:, Port, Security type, and Delete email from server, then tap Done, and then Next
  7. Enter the Outgoing server settings: SMTP server (ex:, Port, Security type, Require sign-in (check box), Username, and Password, then tap Done, and then Next
  8. You can now select Account options: Email checking frequency (15 minutes by default), Send email from this account by default (check box), and Notify me when email arrives (checkbox) -- make your selections and tap Next
  9. Your email account is now set up on your HTC Wildfire S and must be named -- also be sure to enter your name to be displayed on outgoing messages
Once completed, the HTC Wildfire S will connect to the account and begin retrieving your email. While viewing the message list, you are also able to change the settings that are assigned to this account by tapping the Menu icon -- which is directly to the left of the Home icon -- and then tapping Account settings. The following options are available:
  • Account name
  • Your name
  • Email check frequency
  • Default account (make the current account the default email account on your HTC Wildfire S)
  • Email notifications
  • Select Ringtone
  • Vibrate
  • Incoming settings (to modify IMAP or POP3 server settings)
  • Outgoing settings (to modify SMTP server settings)
Setting up POP3 and IMAP email accounts on HTC Wildfire S
The menu icon also gives you more options, which include refresh, compose, folders, accounts and account settings.
Oddly, if you want to add another email account to your HTC Wildfire S, it is done while viewing the message list of an account that has been previously setup. Tap the Menu icon -- which is directly to the left of the Home icon -- and then tap Accounts. Then start from the top of this guide to add another account.

Taking screenshots on HTC Wildfire S

Here's a guide on how to get stunning screen captures from your HTC Wildfire S.
This simple guide will provide you with the software you need and show you
There are two kind of software are needed and must be installed on PC:
  1. The Android software development kit (SDK)
  2. The Java SE software development kit (SDK)
If your downloads completes, just follow a few step to get things ready.
On your computer:
  1. Extract the Google Android SDK to a folder on your desktop
  2. Install the the Java SE SDK
On the HTC Wildfire S:
  1. Press the Home icon, press Menu and then tap Settings
  2. Tap on Applications
  3. Tap on Development
  4. Check the box for USB debugging
Then you are ready to get started.
  1. Plug your HTC Wildfire S into your computer via USB and Windows will attempt to install all of the appropriate drivers; one of the drivers will not be found and thus you must proceed to Device Manager in your Control Panel and find the HTC Wildfire S (there will be a yellow icon next to it)
  2. Right-click on the HTC Wildfire S entry and select properties; instruct Windows to update/install the driver for this device and when asked, simply browse to the usb_driver folder inside of the Android software development kit folder that you extracted to your desktop earlier -- the device is recognized and the driver is installed
  3. Browse to the Android SDK folder that you extracted to your desktop and run the SDK Setup.exe to start the program
  4. Once the application has launched you will be presented with a window as shown in figure 2 above
  5. Click on the Refresh button so that the application can update its list of operating system SDKs available from Google
  6. Check off the section next to the URL that is shown in the application; you are now presented with a list of Android SDKs and Google APIs you wish to install
  7. It is recommended that you select select all available packages for maximum compatibility
  8. Once the files have been downloaded simply close the application
  9. Browse to the Tools folder inside the Android SDK folder you extracted to your desktop
  10. Double click on DDMS.BAT to execute the Dalvik Debug Monitor
  11. The application will launch with a DOS command window and eventually a Windows based application -- your phone will be listed on the left hand side, and you should click on it to make sure it is selected
  12. Click on the Device menu and select Screen Capture or use the CTRL-S key combo
  13. The capture now appears on your screen, but there is one final undocumented step
  14. We recommend that you click on the Copy button and paste the screenshot into your image editor of choice (Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, etc) -- the reason for this is that there is a known bug that does not carry over the colors of the actual screenshot inside the capture utility
Just repeat steps 12-14 to generate more screenshots.