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How to Root LG Optimus VU P895

Those who had bought the recently released high end smartphone LG Optimus VU P895 might consider in performing the already “classic” operations for powering up the performances of their handsets. And, of course, you should start by learning how to unchain the phone’s system. This is the first thing to do when you buy a new Android based device, as after removing the factory restrictions, you can easily access, change and improve the OS and basically the internal system. Therefore, during this step by step guide we will be checking in how to root your LG Optimus VU P895 smartphone.

Gaining root access for your Optimus VU is extremely important especially if you are looking forward in using your device for complex tasks and operations. Why? Well, basically, without rooting the OS you will not be able to install several apps which of course require access to some internal files in order to run properly. Such a tool is the CWM recovery custom recovery image, which is being used for maintenance, optimization and customization procedures, such as backups, factory reset, hard reset, full wipe of the system, apply unofficial updates and so on. Furthermore, if you want to install a Jelly Bean based custom ROM on your Optimus VU, then you won’t be able to do so, unless the system was previously rooted.

As you can see, you have all the reasons for completing the present tutorial. But, before heading to the steps from below, you should know that this method is being considered risky, meaning that if you somehow mess things up, you can end up in bricking your phone. That’s why it is extremely important to read all the next lines and perform things as explained below. Don’t try to root your LG Optimus VU without consulting a tutorial, like this one.

Also, be aware as by gaining root access, the warranty will get void. This is happening because the default settings from your smartphone will be removed. If you will want to restore the warranty you will have to downgrade to the stock ROM, or to flash an official update released by LG and suitable with your VU, model number P895. By making the mentioned operations, you will revoke the root access and your will relock the bootloader, meaning that the factory restrictions will be reinstalled.

Now, I will teach you how to complete this tutorial by using one of the fastest and easiest procedure available: the super one click method. As you will see during the steps from below, this tool is being used especially for rooting the Android system, and offers a one click solution for you. Therefore, rooting your Optimus VU is an intuitive operation, applying the same taking only a couple of minutes from your time. Anyway, I will show you what you need to do during the proper steps.

Until then, you must ensure that you can sue a Windows running computer and also your phone’s USB cord. On both PC and handset you should deactivate the security restriction (I’m referring to the antivirus and Firewall one). Next, on the VU enable the USB debugging option by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” (just check the last option). Install the proper drivers on your computer. On your phone check the battery status and if there is less than 60% power left in the system, just go and charge the battery first.

Furthermore, as you are about to perform a complex root operation, it is recommended to first backup the LG Optimus VU data. For that you should use our backup and restore how to guides, or check the following links:

  • Save the text messages by downloading SMS backup and restore tools for Android.
  • Save the call logs by downloading suitable backup and restore apps.
  • Sync with your Gmail account and backup the contacts list.
  • Save the internet settings too.
  • Use a computer for backing up other files like images or videos.

Now you can safely head to the root operation which is being explained and detailed below. You should ensure first that you are applying the same only for the LG Optimus VU model number P895 and not for similar Android based smartphones because you can end up in bricking your devices.

How to Root LG Optimus VU P895

  1. Download the root package from here.
  2. Save the file on your computer.
  3. Remember to enable the USB debugging option on your phone, as showed above.
  4. Then, extract the root package on your computer and place the new folder on the Desktop.
  5. You can now connect your handset with the computer.
  6. Use its USB cord for that.
  7. Now, open the extracted folder and from there run the “root” executable file.
  8. Wait for the process to be completed.
  9. In the end, remove the USB cord and disconnect your device from the computer.
  10. If you want to check whether your VU is rooted or not, go to Google Play and get the “Root Checker” app.

Well, that was the whole procedure; that wasn’t hard wasn’t it? Anyway, your LG Optimus VU should now be rooted, so you can consider in installing a custom recovery image on your phone, or why not even in updating with a custom ROM firmware. Do tell us how things worked for you and share your impressions and thoughts with us by using the comments area from below.