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[TUTORIAL]Root LG L9 with Cydia[all versions/easy][4.0.3][4.1.2]

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By 4Freedom, Senior Member on 4th November 2013, 04:05 PM
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Rooting method available for L9,L7 and L5 (4.1.2 or 4.0.3)
Masterkey exploiting tool released by saurik on cydiaimpactor.com/ all credits to this guy.
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.



LET'S GO
What do i need?
-Computer
-Lg Driver installed (available on lg website)
-Phone
-USB Cable
-CydiaImpactor (the zip)

Where can i download these files?
Impactor is available on cydiaimpactor.com for:

MacOS: cydia.saurik.com
Windows: cydia.saurik.com mirrored on Mediafire
Linux cydia.saurik.com [32bit] or cydia.saurik.com [64bit]


Let's start
1.Make sure USB driver are installed on your PC.
2.Download this zip and extract it somewhere like on your desktop.
2.Enable usb debug on your phone setting>developer>debug usb.
3.Connect your phone to the PC throught USB cable.
4.Run impactor.exe [with administrator right if vista or later]
5.Tap on start.
6.Wait some seconds...
7.Congrats, now you are rooted.
8.Reboot
9.Go to PlayStore and download SuperSu.
Link: SUPERSU or get from ApkMirror

Tips:
  • I recommend to user SuperSu to manage administrator rights rather than SuperUser, because nowdays it seems not supported.
  • Be careful what kind of applications you give root permission and remember that an app with root rights can read/edit or deleteeverything from you phone.
  • Cant i overclock my CPU with setcpu or some others apps now? no you need an overclocked kernel too
  • Cant i flash cyanogenmod now? no you need an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery too
  • Once you got root i suggest you to disable debug USB from developer setting, it's not necessary any more

Tested Working on :
L5 E610 V20A 4.1.2
L5 E610 V20D 4.1.2
L7 P700 V20D 4.1.2
L7 P708 V20A 4.1.2
L9 P760 V10C 4.0.3
L9 P760 V10D 4.0.3
L9 P760 V20B 4.1.2
L9 P760 V20C 4.1.2
L9 P760 V20I 4.1.2
L9 P760 V20E 4.1.2
L9 P760 V20H 4.1.2
L9 P769 V20H 4.1.2
L5 II E460 V10I 4.1.2
L9 II D605 V10 A 4.1.2

Not Working on:
L5 E610 V20G or later
L7 P705G V20H or later
L7II P716 V10D or later
L9 P760 v20L or later
L9 P760 V20P
L5 E610 V20J

NB:
Like some user reported LG fixed both masterkey exploit used by impactor to get root, s if you are running a recent firmware or you took an OTA this method may not work, impactor will return "SIGNATURE BUGS UNAVAILABLE"

Are there alternatives?
Yeah sure, look at Framaroot or TowelRoot

Nothing Else
ROOT isnt the finishing line but the beginning about your android experience
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4th November 2013, 08:51 PM |#2  
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This is cool and all, but why do this when we can tap the screen 8 times to root with LGPwn?

Thanks though! Someone will find plenty of use from it(:

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5th November 2013, 09:37 AM |#3  
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Perfectly working on V10C CIS.
5th November 2013, 05:23 PM |#4  
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Perfectly working on V10C CIS.

yes sure
5th November 2013, 05:26 PM |#5  
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This is cool and all, but why do this when we can tap the screen 8 times to root with LGPwn?

Thanks though! Someone will find plenty of use from it(:

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cydia is 100% secure said saurik because it exploit the 3 masterkey bug
what is LGPwn?
5th November 2013, 08:46 PM |#6  
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L9 P760 here, 4.1.2, v20i EUR XX (from Orange RO) - works like a charm (LGPwn didn't work for me). CHAPEAU!! Greetings from Romania!
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6th November 2013, 06:30 AM |#7  
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Lgpwn didn't work for me either on 769

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6th November 2013, 03:11 PM |#8  
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don't know if you made it or just shared it,but you're AAAAAAAAAAAAAAWESOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEEEE
after factory reset ,lgpwn stopped working for me, I tried this and gained root in just 28 seconds, and no b.s. to deal with ,just simple click and let the process run...
6th November 2013, 07:03 PM |#9  
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Cool, worked on my cousins stock P769. Much better/faster, and easier than the original root method.
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don't know if you made it or just shared it,but you're AAAAAAAAAAAAAAWESOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEEEE
after factory reset ,lgpwn stopped working for me, I tried this and gained root in just 28 seconds, and no b.s. to deal with ,just simple click and let the process run...

the tutorial is mine and the software are made by saurik
i wrote this thread on l5 pages on xda and other forums,than i tried it also on l7 and l9 so i decided to write this guide also in l9 page

hi from italy! see you soon bro
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7th November 2013, 01:49 PM |#11  
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This is much easier than LGPwn. Especially when you're trying to fix the wonky touchscreen. Thank you!!!!!

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