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[Root] How to root your G Pad 8.3- Kingo Root App Method

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14th November 2013, 04:37 PM   |  #1  
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I take no responsibility for this, I am just posting what others have confirmed to be a working root for the G Pad.

This method involuves Kingo Root App that you get here:

1 - Download LG's drivers to your PC under the Software Update tab from LG's website. Install the drivers.
2 - Turn on Developer Mode on your G Pad, System Settings-->About Tablet-->Software information-->Tap Build number 7 times.
3 - After Developer Mode is enabled, go to System Settings-->Developer options-->and place checkmark next to USB debugging.
4 - On your PC, go to the Kingo Root website, download and install the program.
5 - Plug your G Pad into your PC via USB cable, run the Kingo Root software and follow the prompts.
6 - Enjoy your rooted G Pad!

Thanks goes to @oesjmr and the Kingo People. Please post all bugs/issues here

Note that the app may say that the G Pad is not supported but it has been confirmed to work.
As always do this at your own risk, this may softbrick your devices and/or void your warranty

Some people have reported that some of your data and IMEI numbers may be sent to a Chinese IP address at the time of root (only a one time thing). You can use this at your own risk, it will give you root but I recommend removing all the data you don't want others to have access to before rooting. No one has reported anything happening with this data (no stolen accounts etc) but still should warn you. We also don't know the extent of it or what data is copied. If you are paranoid wait for a replacement method
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15th November 2013, 01:14 PM   |  #2  
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But kingo root dont find my g pad

i install LG drivers
I actice usb debug
i connect my tab
windows can install driver and i can copy file on tab, but kingo don t see her

I test all usb mode (charge, mtp, lg software, ptp)
can you help me
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Originally Posted by zesteph

Thanks

But kingo root dont find my g pad

i install LG drivers
I actice usb debug
i connect my tab
windows can install driver and i can copy file on tab, but kingo don t see her

I test all usb mode (charge, mtp, lg software, ptp)
can you help me

Try using a different cable and different USB ports. Reinstall the driver if it still doesn't work and if that fails do you have another PC you can use? So far I haven't seen anyone have this issue but it is usually one of those things. You can also try toggling the connection type on the pad itself, go between charge only and PC and see if you have better luck. Let us know if one of these things resolve it so we can document it.
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Originally Posted by joshuadjohnson22

Try using a different cable and different USB ports. Reinstall the driver if it still doesn't work and if that fails do you have another PC you can use? So far I haven't seen anyone have this issue but it is usually one of those things. You can also try toggling the connection type on the pad itself, go between charge only and PC and see if you have better luck. Let us know if one of these things resolve it so we can document it.

I haven't tried rooting my G pad yet but I have found that my android phone needed ADB drivers installed for root to work properly. These drivers are different than the manufacturers drivers. This might have something to do with the issue.
16th November 2013, 02:12 AM   |  #5  
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Just I time, got home with mine about an hr ago. Thank you

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16th November 2013, 08:24 PM   |  #6  
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It worked great on mine.

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20th November 2013, 09:58 AM   |  #7  
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worked like a charm on mine
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worked like a charm on mine to
27th November 2013, 03:48 PM   |  #9  
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[QUOTE=joshuadjohnson22;47452982]

Hi mate thanks for the post.

I was wondering if there is any custom rom for lg pad 8.3 like smoothrom or cyagonod ?
I did my research on google but couldnt find anything.

any thoughts?

thanks.
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Tried to do through VRoot?

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