The Snapdragon 800 powereed LG G2 has finally received root, which means that now you can finally start searching for working custom ROMs other similar files in order to improve your Jelly Bean experience.
Read this entire tutorial and you should be able to root your AT&T LG G2 easily. Make sure that before you start applying root, you will first start take a look at the preparation guide below:
- Use this tutorial only with the AT&T LG G2 smartphone model number D800.
- If you use this guide, then the root will void the device’s warranty.
- This root has been named IORoot and it has been released by “thecubed“, XDA member and developer.
- Make sure that your computer has all the LG USB Drivers installed, as otherwise you won’t be able to apply root.
- Enable the Android Developer Options menu by opening Settings, then scroll down to About Phone, open this menu and tap seven times on the Build Number section. Developer Options will appear in Settings screen.
- Open Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging option. This will make sure that your computer will correctly connect with your device allowing you to apply root.
- Disable antivirus / security program from running on your computer. Also, LG Companion software should be uninstalled.
- Make sure to backup all your important data before starting the root.
- This is a guide for advanced users, so you shouldn’t blame us in case something goes wrong as in you losing data or bricking the smartphone.
- Check the battery power level of your device and make sure that it is over 50%, so that it won’t switch off in the middle of the updating process.
- Do not skip any steps that I’ve listed below.
- Read the entire tutorial and continue to the next part of this post only if you know what you’re doing.
- For any extra instructions, use the comments section and ask for help.
How to apply root for LG G2 on Android 4.2.2 JB:
- Download the root package from here.
– save the file on your PC.
- Extract the zip contents to a folder on the desktop.
- Connect your smartphone with your PC using the USB cable.
- Go to the folder where you’ve extracted the Root Package zip files and open it.
- Launch a command prompt window in this folder:
– just press and hold Shift, then right-click the white space in the folder and select ‘Open command prompt window here’.
- Next, enter the following command: adb devices
- this will verify that your device has been connected with your PC successfully.
– if a serial number is displayed then you can continue to the next step.
– if the serial number doesn’t appear, then you should re-install LG USB Drivers or check to see if the USB Debugging option is enabled.
- Go back to the Root Package folder, launch the ‘root.bat‘ file.
– press any key to continue as the new command prompt window tells you to.
– now your device will be detected.
– go to the next step.
- Next, unplug the phone from PC.
- Return to Developer Options section and disable USB Debugging option. After a few seconds have passed you need to re-enable it.
- Re-connect your LG G2 with your PC using the USB Cable. Now, press ‘any key to continue’.
– wait for the root to be applied.
- Close the root command prompt window when the root is applied and go back to the previous command prompt window, the one you launched in step 5. Enter the following command lines.
id - now you should be seeing the following line: uid=0<root> gid=0<root>, which confirms that the root has been applied correctly.
- Make sure to confirm that you wish to install the Superuser.apk.
- If the root doesn’t stick, then you can choose to go to Google Play Store, download Superuser app and install it.
These were all the steps you had to take in order to successfully apply root for the LG G2 smartphone.
If you have any other questions, then you should ask for help below. Also, more info about this rooting method you can find in this XDA thread here.