LG finally released its Optimus G Pro F240, so now it’s time to learn how to tweak your new phablet; and the best way to start optimizing and customizing your Android based handset is by rooting its system. Therefore, by using this step by step guide you will be able to free the LG Optimus G Pro and gain access to its internal system as by performing the root operation you will be able to power up the performances of your smartphone. Check the next few lines for further details and info.
The Optimus G Pro is an interesting Jelly Bean powered phablet that can easily compete with the Galaxy Note 2 and even with the recently launched Galaxy S4. Therefore it will be a good idea to learn how to use the G Pro on its full power and why not how to power up its already high end performances and capabilities. As you know the first step that has to be applied when trying and looking forward in improving or upgrading an Android based device is the root operation. But before resuming this tutorial, do check our general root method that is also suitable with your Optimus G Pro F240.
In a few words, the root access has to be gained by those who want to update their devices with a custom ROM firmware, install complex apps that require root access in order to work properly, remove inbuilt programs, change default settings, remove the factory restrictions or perform maintenance and optimization operations. As you can see by rooting we understand that you will unchain the system of your LG Optimus G Pro, so this method is no longer an option for you.
Before starting the proper steps, you first have to complete the pre requisites which will prepare your phone for the root operation that will follow. Take note as without taking care of the preparation tasks you will not be able to safely apply this tutorial and worst you can even end up in bricking your Optimus G Pro while trying to do the same.
The most important aspect related to the present step by step guide is referring to the warranty of your phablet. You see, by rooting your G Pro, you will make changes into the internal system of your handset. Well, that means you are applying an unofficial operation, so the warranty will get void. In case you somehow mess things up and damage your smartphone, you will be by yourselves (stick to the steps from below and everything will be fine). Anyway, for the future you should know that the warranty can be restored; all you have to do is to downgrade or update your phablet to official Android OS.
Also, you should know that after completing the root procedure, you will not be able to receive any other OTA releases of the Android Jelly Bean, or higher, software, meaning that all the stock updates can be installed only manually.
In order to avoid the unpleasant situations, it is recommended to first backup your data (this operation should be performed each time you are about to complete a complex or unofficial process). In this way you can be sure that your personal info will not get wiped out while you are trying to root your LG Optimus G Pro. After completing a full backup (download and use suitable backup and restore apps from Google Play, or use our suitable guides for the same) you can safely start to root your phablet.
Now, a computer or notebook is being required and your G Pro, along with its USB cord should be near you too. On the compute and smartphone there shouldn’t be installed or running any security tools or antivirus programs; else the root process might get interrupted. On your handset you need to go to “Settings -> Development” and enable the USB debugging option from there. Also, go to “Settings -> Security” and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Your device should have enough battery life for ensuring that it will not get turned off while you are completing the next steps (charge the battery if you notice that there is less than 50% power left).
This tutorial is compatible with the LG Optimus G Pro model number F240, so don’t use the next steps for rooting a similar handset. By using this step by step guide on a different phone you will then risk in bricking your Android based device.
How to Easily Root LG Optimus G Pro F240
- Download the rooting package from here.
- Save the file on your computer.
- Then, extract the downloaded file preferable on the desktop.
- Connect your phone with the computer (LG Optimus G Pro must be in software mode) by using its USB cord.
- Install the drivers for your device.
- Then, go to the extracted folder from your desktop and run the Root.bat executable file.
- Just follow the on-screen instructions.
- Your phablet will be rooted now.
- In the end, reboot your device and remove the USB cable.
- Also, download the SuperSU app from Google Play in order to check whether your G Pro has been successfully rooted or not.
So, that was all for now. Your LG Optimus G Pro is rooted meaning that you can start performing other operations for your device. Stay close as we will bring a suitable guide that will teach you how to install a custom recovery image, CWM one, on your phablet and then we will be checking on how to update your smartphone with a custom ROM firmware. Anyway, until then do share your thoughts and impressions with us by using the comments area from below.