Friday, 30 January 2015

How To Root LG Optimus 4X HD P880?

Rooting your LG Optimus 4X HD P880, will result in a lot of advantages such as being able to install custom ROM's such as the Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1 and many other applications which need an access to your system files.Here in this tutorial, I will tell you how to root your LG Optimus 4X HD P880 easily.

LG Optimus 4X HD P880 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which can be changed after the rooting process, or we will have to wait for the official update to Jelly Bean from LG.

Root LG Optimus 4X HD P880

WARNING

This is only a tutorial, we are not guranteeing that this rooting process will work, depends on how you follow the instructions.

We are not responsible for any damage or loss to the software or hardware of the LG Optimus 4X HD P880.

You are solely taking this risk of rooting your LG Optimus 4X HD P880, fully understanding that the warranty on your smartphone will expire once you start rooting your phone.

Before Rooting Your LG Optimus 4X HD P880

Make sure that you have a back up of all your files on your LG Optimus 4X HD P880.Make sure that you have moved all your pictures, videos, music to your SD card.

Make sure you have a back up of all your online stuff such as GMail etc.

Sync your contacts with the in-built GMail Application on your LG Optimus 4X HD P880 before rooting.

APN Settings – Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Enable USB DeBugging option which can be easily found in the "Developers Options"

Make sure that you have charged your battery to 100% as rooting your LG Optimus 4X HD will take up a lot of battery life and the LG Optimus 4X HD is as it is not great with battery life.

Disable all Anti-Virus on your Desktop PC or Laptop as well as your LG Optimus 4X HD.

How To Root LG Optimus 4X HD P880?

  • Install the official LG USB Drivers from here, install on your computer.
  • Download this kit which is very useful for rooting your LG Optimus 4X HD.
  • Extract the root kit which you just downloaded and move the folder to “C:\04xr
  • Download the System Backup Test apk
  • Make sure that you have enabled Mass Storage mode in your LG Optimus 4x HD P880 and connect your LG Optimus 4x HD to your PC using the USB chord provided by LG when you bought the phone and transfer the file to your Micro SD card.
  • Disconnect your phone from the computer. Then use some file manager downloaded from the Google Play Store to install the downloaded apk. Let this option be selected before doing that “Settings > Applications” and Unknown sources option is selected.
  • Open the application that you just installed in the previous step.
  • Restart Your LG Optimus 4X HD.
  • Now you connect the phone to PC by USB cable with the option - "Charge Only"
  • Open the command prompt by right clicking and clicking on the "Administrative Access"
  • Type the following - cd C:\o4xr - then press enter.
  • After typing the previous step, type - root - and press enter.
  • Wait for the rooting process of your LG Optimus 4x HD to be completed.
  • If the rooting of your LG Optimus 4x HD P880 was succesfully completed, you should see a text which says - C:\o4xr>.
  • Your LG Optimus 4x HD P880 gets rebooted automatically.
  • Remove the USB from the charging mode on your PC.
  • Do not open the Back Up Test App but uninstall it.
  • Open the Google Play Store and Search for “Super SU” and update/Install the application to your LG Optimus 4x HD P880 and then open it.
  • Update SU binaries.
  • Check if your LG Optimus 4x HD P880 is really rooted or not by using some Root Checking Apps on the Play Store available for free.
So this was a quick tutorial of how to root LG Optimus 4x HD P880, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and I will clear the doubts, also comment whether the rooting process worked on not.
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Gautham A S is a personal tech columnist and blogging expert at TechGau.Org, one of the leading Tech, How-To and Blogging Tips blogs in the world..