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

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joshuadjohnson22

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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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zesteph

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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
 
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joshuadjohnson22

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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.
 

shampiaj

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Oct 10, 2011
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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.
 

aeroman

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aeroman

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ok guys downloaded Vroot from other Site and checked now, its clean, no infects. :D
(checked with Kaspersky/Malwarebytes and Virustotal.com)

But where we knows, if Vroot is fully compatible to our G-Pad?!


Regtards

---------- Post added at 07:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:09 PM ----------

@aeroman

online scan url, look the result, is safe but...:
http://www.avgthreatlabs.com/website-safety-reports/domain/4pda.ru
http://onlinelinkscan.com/results/4pda-ru/

but, I do not trust much anyway, even in the link introduced by Alexey say not to use it until it is verified
so fow now ...i don't use Kingo & Vroot


my Browser and Tools says for 4Pda... potential Clickjacking Attack. ;)
 

aeroman

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I'm waiting for the normal way to obtain root through recovery. Any of these types of programs do not trust

you're right man. :)

But actually is there no hope for a sure Root or usual Recovery.

the future is in my opinion bad for LG devices. :(


Regards



*sent with GTi9505/Tapatalk Pro*
 
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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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    For those worried about this root method, I have posted my own which collects no data.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2553192
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    Try towelroot by geohot...works like a charm, just install the apk...
    Work on 4.4.2...100% approved!
    towelroot.com

    Enviado de meu LG-V500 usando Tapatalk
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    But....how to unroot if i use KingoRoot to return of stock situation?
    simply run "unroot" from the program and leave no trace?
    have you tried?

    You can either followed the back-to-stock guide or just go into Super Su and do a full unroot.

    Either way with root always expect your warranty to be voided that way if it isn't it will be a pleasant surprise. (always a good mind set, you are messing around with the internals of your device, but most of the time I have returned unrooted or back to stock devices with no issues)
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