Ensuring root access on a LG branded device is a must, whether you have a low range, mid range or high end Android powered smartphone or tablet. The root access comes with great advantages and with great opportunities, but also with few risks. Well, during the guidelines from below you will find everything related to the root operation and also a dedicated one click root solution that is compatible with any LG device, including the latest LG G3 and other popular smartphones or tablets such as LG G Pad, LG Optimus L9 2, LG G2 and so on.
We all know that when we first buy a new Android powered device, whether we are talking about tablets or about smartphones, the same will come pre installed with various in built programs and features. These in built tools are dubbed as bloatware and you might want to remove the same as in this way you can easily optimize the performances of your smartphone or tablet. Of course, removing bloatware will imply in gaining root access, so if you own an LG branded device and want to unlock its system with ease, don’t hesitate and use this step by step guide.
But removing factory and default restrictions from your phone or tablet is not the only reason why you should gain root access. In fact, by unlocking your LG device you will be able to perform numerous other custom operations such as: install complex apps and processes, replace the stock recovery with a custom one (like CWM or TWRP recovery), update with a custom ROM firmware (CM11, AOKP, ParanoidAndroid and so on), flash a custom kernel, overclock your Android device, make Nandroid backups and lot more.
As you can see, rooting your LG device is the first step to complete when thinking in unlocking and in powering up your smartphone or tablet. Thus, after completing this step by step guide you will be able to bump the speeds, to upgrade the battery life, to customize the looks and the UI and also to optimize the performances and to add new features that cannot be found on the stock Android system. And yes, you can have all this within a minute or less, but only if you choose to apply the one click root solution from below.
Of course, as you can already tell, this operation isn’t official. Thus, this tutorial has nothing to do with LG or with Google. So, unfortunately now we are talking about negative aspects that are caused by the root process. In that matter, once root access is ensured, your device’s warranty will get void. In a few words, that means you will have to pay for the technical assistance, if you will take your handset back to service. So, since the warranty will be lost, pay attention when you apply something on your smartphone and tablet. Try to use only compatible guides and don’t apply things by yourselves. If you somehow manage to mess things up, you might soft brick your Android device; in that case, before doing anything else you should try to fix or unbrick your handset by using manual troubleshoot solutions.
Unlike other procedures, the present one is 100% safe and compatible with any Android based LG device. The tool you will have to use is dubbed as Stump Root; the program will do all the work for you, the root access being ensured automatically, right from your phone’s menu. Stump Root works without lugs or bugs and according to those who have already tested the same, this is one of the easiest unlock solutions available for the Android OS. The software has been developed by those of xda-developers and we have to thank them for this step by step tutorial.
Anyway, even though it is unlikely to happen, your data might get corrupted or even wiped out during the process from below. That means you can end up in losing everything that’s saved on the internal storage memory of your device. So, before doing anything else, make a proper backup and save your personal info, data and accounts, including contacts list, call logs, text messages, market apps, internet settings, images, videos, or audio files. Also, if possible, use a custom recovery image and save your current ROM by applying a Nandroid backup.
Also, you will have to use a computer for downloading the root tool. On the same computer, it might be a good idea to remove the security protection as tools like antivirus or antimalware might interfere with the download process. Then, on your phone you should enable the Unknown sources option (from “menu – settings – security”) and you should check the USB Debugging box from “menu – settings – Developer options”. Furthermore, before doing anything else, charge your device – do that especially if the battery power left is less than 60% (if your phone will get turned off in the middle of the root process, it might also get bricked).
Do note that this is a universal root procedure that is compatible only with LG branded devices. If you choose to use the steps from below for a Samsung, Motorola, HTC or other smartphones or tablets, you will probably end up in soft bricking your Android devices – be careful and try not to mess things up.
How to Root any Android based LG Device in a minute or less
- Go to this page and from there download the Stump Root tool.
- Save the same on your computer, preferable on desktop.
- Establish a connection between your computer and your smartphone / tablet – use the USB cord in order to properly connect your devices.
- Transfer the downloaded root tool from desktop to your phone’s memory.
- From App Drawer install the Stump Root app and run the same.
- Just tap on the “Grind” button and wait while your LG device is being rooted.
- In the end, go to Google Play and from there download SuperSU.
- For checking if your device is now rooted or not, also download the Root Checker software and run the same on your handset.
There you have it; that’s how you can easily and safely root any LG based device. As already pointed out, this method is compatible with various smartphones and tablets, including LG G3, LG G2, LG G Pad, or other mid range and budget friendly handsets. So, try the steps from above and see how Stump Root performs on your device. Of course, in the end don’t forget about us and share your experience with our team by using the comments field from below.