LG Optimus 4X HD is one of top-end devices in the Android phones market, and it is released just recently. It has been reached various places across world, and doing quite average sales. Those who bought the phone would obviously want to enhance their phone. To improve or change the UI of the phone, and to enable additional features, one needs to root the phone. The rooting is always impossible since genius developers comes ahead with the rooting file.
The users of LG Optimus 4X HD can root their phone now, all Thanks to XDA Member alexp999 who provided the tutorial for same. The tutorial process to Root LG Optimus 4X HD P880 looks some tedious, but won’t set you in trouble, if you will go step by step as suggested below in guide. We haven’t only provided to method to root, but you can even install custom recovery. Hence, with this combination of root and recovery, you are able to do any task as you want.
The rooting procedure is easy almost, as we’ve simplified the process with simple steps. Alexp999 has mentioned on development thread that he have tested the method successfully, on LG Optimus 4X HD P880 which is running EU V10D firmware. Hence, in the due course of this article we will be checking out on methods to root Optimus 4X HD Device, and also install custom recovery.
Disclaimer: Though the developers have tested this method of rooting successfully, but it can’t be guaranteed that it would work on every scenario. Meanwhile, you should be aware that this process is considered risky, as you’re going to play with operating system of the smartphone, and risks are obvious. You are also going to install recovery (If you choose so) through this tutorial. Please note that we at TechClap.com and developers of both rooting and recovery should not be held responsble for any damage caused to your device. So, you should proceed with your own risk, that if you will root LG Optimus 4X HD P880, it can even get bricked while performing the steps.
- It is suggested to you to Backup all data in your LG Device:
- SMS/MMS Messages with SMS Backup & Restore App
- Call Log with Call Backup & Restore App
- Bookmarks, Applications and other data with many apps, like Titanium Backup, Astro File Manager, and MyBackup Root apps. You can ‘NANDROID’ backup of ROM via CWM, from that backup you can restore ROM later, if anything goes wrong with the device. You should also make backup of your data and songs into the microSD card of the phone.
- Download and Install Latest LG Drivers from this link. Also arrange data cable, which is required for PC and Tablet connectivity.
- Make sure that your device is charged at least 80% before you go through the rooting process, so that it won’t get shut down in half of the process.
- It is suggested to Disable Antivirus and Firewall program in your Computer, this will make sure that no conflict will happen.
- USB Debugging Mode should be must that is Turned On. Navigate to the path ‘Settings>Applications>Development>USB debugging’. You have to disconnect your phone from computer, it is must to enable USB debugging mode.
How to Root LG Optimus 4X HD P880 Android Phone
Step 1: After installing the LG USB Drivers (See the requirements above), then you need to download Root Kit 04xr.zip. Download Link. After downloading place extract the download package to the path ‘C:\04×4’
Step 2: Next, you must download IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk into your device. Download Link.
Step 3: Tick the option Unknown sources by going to the option Settings>Security and also make sure USB Debugging is set to On.
Step 4: Now, you need to install IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk which you downloaded in Step 2.
Step 5: Now, just run the app ‘SystemBackupTest’, and then restart the phone by holding power button and then selecting Power off and restart option.
Step 6: While phone gets restart, you might notice that phone is running some slow, and this is the time when you should connect phone to the computer. Make sure that at this stage, phone should be in Charging Only mode.
Step 7: Now, run the Command Prompt with Administrator privileges. When command prompt runs, on the interface, type command cd C:\04xr and then Press Enter. After that type command root and then again press enter. Please note that, you should wait now to get the phone rebooted automatically, as soon as script runs. Now, you will again see command prompt C:\04xr> .
Step 8: Now, you should uninstall the SystemBackupTest app from your phone, and you should be aware that after running the script you should not open the app again, instead simply remove it, otherwise you have to run the script again from command prompt.
Step 9: Now, after remove the app, you should open Google Play Store and then search SuperSU, download and run the same, and update the SU Binary by pressing OK, and now you got root and you can restore the Unknown Sources and USB Debugging settings safely.
How to Install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery on LG Optimus 4X HD P880
Step 1: Download the recovery package from this link, and then extract the apk from the download zipped package.
Step 2: You will get file LG-Optimus-4XHD-Recovery.apk from the above package and simply install the app on your phone. After installation simply reboot the phone, which is mandatory otherwise installation might not get successful.
Step 3: Now, run the LG 4X Recovery App and press Install recovery and grant it the SU (superuser) access when interface asked you or prompted.
Step 4: You should wait now for OK message which indicate that SU is properly install, otherwise SU access denied, and you should check and grant permissions for the app.
Step 5: After installation was successfuly, you can press boot recovery and then you will boot into the clockworkmod recovery where you can make backup of existing ROM and can also install custom ROMs in your phone. We suggest you should make backup to external SD card always, as it is better.
Hoping the process was damn easy for you, and it was useful for your device. Just in case you were unable to root LG Optimus 4X HD P880 device through this tutorial, then we’re here to help you, just lets know in comments section below, how tutorial worked for you.Root LG Optimus 4X HD P880 and Install ClockworkMod Recovery Touch,