How To Root the LG Optimus G Pro F240

May 19, 20130 Comments

The Optimus G Pro F240 is a 5.5 inch high-end phablet from LG which was released a month ago in their home market – South Korea. It is an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based smartphone which features a FullHD 1080p display, Qualcomm’s 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and a removable 3,140mAh battery. It also includes LTE connectivity and 32GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot for memory expansion. All things considered, this seems to be LG’s answer to the Galaxy Note 2 manufactured by its compatriot, Samsung.

As you can clearly see, the LG Optimus G Pro sports stellar specs, and is indeed a powerful smartphone which ranks right up there with the top tier devices available today. For most users, the sheer power and muscle offered by this beast would more than suffice. However, if you are one of those who tend to want to get the best out of their Android devices, then the only way to extend the power and functionality of the device is by rooting it. Rooting an Android device gives you full access to the system files and lets you modify them. Root is also usually required, in combination with a custom recovery to be able to flash custom firmware which is designed to get you a more customizable experience not found in stock firmware.

If you have recently managed to lay your hands on an LG Optimus G Pro from Korea, and are now looking forward to gain superuser access on it, you are in just the right place. Keep in mind though that t his procedure works only with the F240 version of the device, and that too before you have applied the value pack update that has recently been released. Once you have rooted the device, you will not be able to upgrade to the value pack. Secondly, there is no unrooting method available as of now, although it will eventually come out. So be absolutely sure that you indeed need root access before proceeding.

How to Root the LG Optimus G Pro F240

  1. Make sure yo have installed the LG USB drivers on your PC
  2. Download the Root Package to your PC. You would need to register at the linked forum to be able to download the file.
  3. Extract the downloaded zip file to your desktop.
  4. On your phone, go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging
  5. Also go to Settings > Security and enable/Allow Untrusted Sources
  6. Now connect the phone to PC via USB cable in LG Software Mode and wait for Windows to install all the drivers
  7. Open the Optimus G Pro Root folder you extracted in Step 3, and double-click the Root.bat file to start the rooting process
  8. Simply follow the on-screen instructions from this point onward to root your device
  9. Once done, look for the Superuser app in your App drawer.
  10. Profit!

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