As we have previously predicted, the root has been achieved in AT&T LG Optimus G Pro (E980) with easy one-click solution, using a root exploit previously built for its predecessor (Optimus G – E970). This can be said to be fast, since as we know this latest android smartphone from LG just introduced in February and became available in April 2013.
The LGE980 come with the top hardware specs to date for example Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait, 2GB of RAM, 3140 mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. But to get the most out of your LG Optimus G Pro, you can consider rooting your phone. With root privileges, you will be able to perform a variety of software tweaks such as remove bloatware, overclocking and others. Additionally we can also perform full backup including installed apps + data from the play store, save phone settings, all of these we couldn’t carry out without root access.
To root LG Optimus G Pro (E980) is very easy and takes place in just minutes, even folks who are new to android smartphone will be able to get it done without hassles. You can read the brief guide below:
- Make sure your phone has enough battery, around 25% or more.
- Install the proper device drivers for your specific device, this is needed for your computer to recognize your phone.
- Enable USB debugging so that the root exploit can identify the cell phone, and also allow Unknown sources to let you install non-market apps, all options are on the Settings -> General.
- Connect your LGE980 to PC via USB cable, and put it into “Charge only” (Settings -> General -> PC Connection -> USB Connection type).
- Download root exploit from here (zip packaged), and extract it with 7zip/Winzip/Winrar.
- Open extracted files, find CurrentRoot.bat and the rooting process will run automatically, change the PC connection to Media sync (MTP) mode when prompted. Wait until you see “You are now properly rooted”
When the rooting process is successful, then you will see a new app titled SuperSU installed, in case the app update has been available on the Play store, we advise to update it as soon as possible. To verify if your LG Optimus G Pro (E980) have been rooted, you can get a root checker from Play store. Follow a guide on xda by carret in case you’ve any issue regarding this exploit.