How to Root the LG G2 (All Versions)

G2 Root

By rooting (aka gaining admin rights to) your LG G2, you can not only uninstall bloatware, install a custom ROM and run rooted apps, but also undervolt or overclock the processor for better battery life or performance once a custom recovery is developed. Thanks to a developer on XDA, there’s an easy program to help with this process in a few short steps. Here’s how.

1. Download the LG USB Drivers and install them on your computer.

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2. Navigate to System Settings > General > About Phone > Software Information  on the phone.

MORE: How to Root Android Phones and Tablets

 

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3. Keep tapping Build Number until it tells you are now a developer.

You Are Now a Developer

4. Enable USB Debugging  under developer options. You can get to developer options under System Settings > General > Developer Options.

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5. Plug in the device via USB and let the drivers install.

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7. Download the rooting tool from the developer’s page here in the first post. 

Screenshot (28)8. Extract all files from the zip to a folder on your hard drive.

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9. Double click the root.bat file and follow the prompts in the program.

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10. Unplug the phone from the computer when prompted. 

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11.Toggle USB Debugging off and on and then plug the device back in.

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12. Hit enter on the computer and wait for the program to finish rooting the device. 

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You should see Superuser in your app drawer if all went to plan. 

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David Cogen is a founder of TheUnlockr.com, the popular site for rooting, jailbreaking, hacking, modding, and other how tos to show you how to unlock your device’s true potential. They even have a popular ROM repository. Check out TheUnlockr.com for all your AndroidiPhone, and Windows Phone how tos.


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  1. mike Says:

    if i have gone through this process but root checker says i have not rooted correctly, how do i fix this?\

  2. Logan Says:

    it says my phone is running vs98012b and that there isnt an unlock for it yet. HELP!

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