How To Root LG Optimus 2X
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.
Below are the steps to root your LG Optimus 2X -:
- Download and install the LG drivers required for rooting from here. Also, download the SuperOneClick root file from here.
- Go to Settings-> Applications and enable the ‘USB Debugging’ option on your phone.
- 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.
- When the tool says, connect your phone to PC. Make sure you have enabled USB Debugging on your handset (Step 2).
- The tool will then automatically do its job, and in the end you will have root access on your handset.
- 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.
- Here are the steps to root your Optimus 2X using GingerBreak
- Download Gingerbreak from here, and install it on your phone.
- Enable ‘USB Debugging’ on your phone, by going to Settings->Applications and enabling the USB Debugging option.
- Start GingerBreak and Press the Root Device button, and wait for the app to root your handset.
- 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.
- 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.