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Root Sprint LG Optimus G (Windows Only / English)

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By AdriVelazquez, Senior Member on 15th November 2012, 09:50 PM
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Hi All, Windows Only!

Since this hasn't been posted. Here's the steps to Root your device.

1. Install the LG driver. You're on your own with this one. Get it from LG Drivers
2. Download and unRar the attached file to your desktop.
3. On your phone, make sure USB debugging and allow unknown sources is checked.
4. Plug the phone into your computer, and make sure that Windows see the device's adb connection correctly.
5. Open the folder you extracted in step 2, and right click on the RootOptimusG.bat file. Choose Run as Administrator (If you're having trouble, don't run as admin)
6. You'll see this firs type the letter y, then enter.
7. When you see "Press any key to continue..." press any key.
8. You'll see it say "Restore my data" Look at your phone, tap the button that says " Restore my data".

The phone will reboot twice, be rooted, and ready for fun. To exit the DOS routine just press another key.

Here's the .bat script. Thanks to fiddy619 for translating.
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16th November 2012, 01:56 AM |#2  
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has anyone tried this? i'm scared to until i hear that someone else has had luck with it...


I sacked up and tried it and it worked like a charm. now if someone could only put out a 4.2 rom
16th November 2012, 01:59 AM |#3  
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If you have total equipment protection you have nothing to lose

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16th November 2012, 02:21 AM |#4  
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does this apply for macs also?? i know i know android and a mac user dont get me started...

edit: i would just like to root in order to get google now and the new 4.2 camera app. if anyone knows a way to achieve this not rooted please let me know!

Thanks for your time,
16th November 2012, 04:06 AM |#5  
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This is windows also!

Also I've done this and it works flawlessly.
16th November 2012, 04:34 AM |#6  
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Rooted mine this way, worked perfect!
Also, does anyone has a list of applications we can freeze/uninstall? I've seen a few threads saying different things.
16th November 2012, 06:48 AM |#7  
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Rooted mine this way as well , haven't had a single issue

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16th November 2012, 07:22 AM |#8  
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Yes this worked. I used this method. 2 days ago. See pic for verifacation
16th November 2012, 12:46 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by djsamthrax

If you have total equipment protection you have nothing to lose

Sent from my LG-LS970 using Tapatalk 2

Good I was worry about that lol. It better still work because we have to pay an extra 3 bucks for the Optimus G >_>
16th November 2012, 06:52 PM |#10  
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Just did it and AdFree is working fine.
17th November 2012, 04:07 PM |#11  
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Does this method unlock the boot loader?
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