How to Root your LG G2 [D802] – Step by Step Guide


Last last week we came to know that LG announced a big event on May 27th, possibly it’s for their upcoming 2014 flagship device LG G3 along with the first ever Android Wear OS powered LG G Watch. But still we are very happy with our current device LG G2, thus we keep playing with it. Last night we published how to upgread your LG G2 from Jelly Bean to KitKat (4.4.2). Hope you all enjoyed it. Today our goal is something very different and very challenging. Today we are going to root our device.

For those who heard the word Rooting for the first time, here is the answer:

Android rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphonestablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as “root access“) within Android’s sub-system.

For this guide we would like to thanks Erum Shakil, from Eden Droid for her contribution.

Step by step guide to root LG G2, all variants

  • AT&T G2 (D800) – D80010d
  • Verizon G2 (VS980) – VS98010B (Shipping ROM)
  • Verizon G2 (VS980) – VS98011A (OTA)
  • T-Mobile G2 (Shipping ROM)
  • KT F320k (Shipping ROM)
  • Rogers D803 (Shipping ROM)
  • Bell D803 (Shipping ROM)
  • Telus D803 (Shipping ROM)
  • OPEN D802 (Shipping ROM) – Indian Version

1. Start with installing USB drivers and put your phone in the right mode for Verizon, use Ethernet mode on the PC settings menu.
2. Go to LG G2 settings and enable Developer Mode on your phone
3. Enable USB Debugging in G2 Settings
4. Download the zip file by simply sharing this valuable info with others :)  & extract the file on pc

 Root LG G2 All Variants

5. Open the extracted folder and run root.bat
6. The phone will ask you to disconnect USB, disable USB debugging, then re-enable it and plug the phone back in (Do so, ONLY when prompted)
7. You will then be asked if you would like to have a superuser package installed, which you can accept or decline
8. Done! Enjoy your newly rooted LG G2

Disclaimer: Rooting is not recommended for general usage and must only tried by advance users. Remember it will void your device’s warranty, and during root process, you smartphone might get bricked or dead. LG Mobile India shall not be liable for any circumstances happened during or after rooting to your device.

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Avijit Dey (83 Posts)

Avijit Dey is a tech enthusiast, who loves open source project, He's helping others by his blogging since 2007 at various tech blogs such as Firefox OS Guide and Eden Droid. Recently he started this blog to help LG Smartphone lovers here in India, to get in touch with him , drop a line at @LGMobileIndia

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