Guide: How to Root LG G2

LG-G2

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.

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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. 

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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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