The LG Lucid 4G devices that has been recently updated with the latest official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS can now be easily rooted as an easy to perform method had just been developed for your phone. I will be showing you the same, so if you want to learn which is the fastest and safest way for rooting the Lucid 4G, then you should read and complete the next tutorial.
But until I detail the proper steps you should notice some aspects related to the root operation and what it implies. That’s why during the next few lines you will be able to first read some general things about the root concept, then check the essential pre requisites and finally end this task by applying the steps.
As you know, Jelly Bean 4.1 and recently 4.1.2 based custom ROMs are being made available for numerous Android powered handsets, so there won’t be long until the LG Lucid 4G will receive the same OS update. But, for those who don’t know, you will not be able to flash such a firmware unless the device was previously rooted and installed with a custom recovery image, like CWM recovery. Well, since installing CWM recovery is not what interest us today, the root access will be detailed in what will follow.
Getting and updating the Lucid with custom ROMs is not the only reason for gaining root access, as an unlocked system has to offer many other advantages. Therefore, once you end this step by step guide, you will be able to install complex apps, perform different operations on your phone and easily access its internal system. By doing this you can power up the performances of your handset and customize and optimize the operating system. Anyway, as usual, there must be a negative aspect too and in our case this subject is related to the warranty.
As soon as you start rooting the LG Lucid 4G on Android 4.0 ICS, you will void its warranty. Unfortunately, if something bad happens and you somehow damage the OS, or worst brick it, then you will be by yourselves. Therefore, if you’re not comfortable with this aspect, maybe it will be better to stop going further. For the future, if you will want to restore the warranty, all that you will be needed is an official update provided by LG and suitable with your Lucid 4G. Also, a downgrade to the stock ROM will provide the same result: restoring the warranty.
Now, for rooting the LG Lucid 4G on Android 4.0 ICS OS, you will have to use a Windows running computer; on this computer you will download and run an app that will do almost all the work for you. Of course you will have to use your phone and its USB cord. Furthermore, I recommend you to deactivate all the security tools that are running on your PC and on your smartphone. Also, enable the USB debugging option on your handset: “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”. It will be a good idea to charge the battery of your device first or else it might get turned off in the middle of the procedure.
It’s unlikely to have problems with your data, but I do recommend you to save it before heading to the steps from below. You can easily backup all of your personal info by following a few suitable backup and restore guides (search through our how to section for the same); you should start by saving the contacts list, then the call logs, messages, calendar info, internet settings, market apps and everything else you need to. Only after performing a full backup you should start rooting your device. Oh, also it’s extremely important to apply this method only for the LG Lucid 4G that runs the Android 4.0 system and not for similar devices because you can brick the same.
How to Root LG Lucid 4G on Android ICS 4.0
- The first thing you have to do is to get the root package.
- Save the root file on your computer.
- You have the proper download link here.
- Next, take your phone and its USB cable and by using both connect the Lucid with the computer.
- Remember to enable the USB debugging option first.
- On the PC go to the folder named as “LG Lucid Root” and open the same.
- From there run the “RunMe.bat” executable file.
- Hit “enter” on your computer and just wait for the process to end.
- In the end you can safely disconnect the smartphone from the computer (unplug the USB cable).
- You can now download the “Root Checker” app from Google Play and use the same for checking whether your phone was successfully rooted or not.
There you have it guys; that was the easiest way for learning how to root the LG Lucid 4G that runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. As the factory restrictions have been removed you can now look forward in updating your device with a custom ROM firmware. Stay close as we will bring suitable tutorials for you (or just subscribe for receiving the latest Android new, tutorials and tips and tricks). Do tell us if there were problems with the above explained steps (use the comments area).