How To Root LG Optimus 2X

Optimus 2X - (P990)


The LG Optimus 2X was the first ever dual-core phone to be ever released to the general public. The handset is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC, and packs a 4-inch screen. The Optimus 2X is plagued by poor quality control issues, and software issues.

Rooting Guide

Below are the steps to root your LG Optimus 2X -:

  1. Download and install the LG drivers required for rooting from here. Also, download the SuperOneClick root file from here.
  2. Go to Settings-> Applications and enable the ‘USB Debugging’ option on your phone.
  3. Extract all the files from the SuperOneClick zip inside a new folder on your desktop. Then, double click on the ‘SuperOneClick’ exe file inside the new folder.


  1. When the tool says, connect your phone to PC. Make sure you have enabled USB Debugging on your handset (Step 2).
  2. The tool will then automatically do its job, and in the end you will have root access on your handset.

Alternate Method-:

  1. If you have already updated your handset to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you can gain root access by simply installing and running the Gingerbreak APK.
  2. Here are the steps to root your Optimus 2X using GingerBreak
  3. Download Gingerbreak from here, and install it on your phone.
  4. Enable ‘USB Debugging’ on your phone, by going to Settings->Applications and enabling the USB Debugging option.
  5. Start GingerBreak and Press the Root Device button, and wait for the app to root your handset.
  6. The process can take up to 5-10minutes so please be patient. Your phone will reboot multiple times during the process. When done, you will have root access to your handset.
  7. It is recommended that after rooting your Optimus 2X, users should install a custom recovery like ClockworkMod Recovery. To do so, they can download ROM Manager from the Market, and select the Install ClockworkMod Recovery option.

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