How to root for LG Optimus Black P970 – complete guide

LG Optimus Black P9701Simple Guide to root LG Optimus Black P970

Since I believe that logical debates and talks bring in better solutions and answers, I am writing a Simple Guide for LG Optimus Black P970 rooting. Many people complain that Superoneclick does not seem to work. I therefore felt that I should give the path for the manual form of rooting or an alternative rooting method. Here is the step by step guide for rooting LG Optimus Black P970. But firstly you should have some basic idea about what rooting is, if you are new to this topic.


What is rooting?

Rooting is a process wherein the mobile phone users or the users of gadgets that run Android OS get root control or privilege access of the Android sub system. Hardware makers always put some control over the device by default. In order to operate these sub systems, the users have to go to the level of administrative permissions or take certain measures that would help them operate the device as they want. But generally, these solutions are not practical because the other operations that the users would need to perform in order to gain privileged control are normally not so easily accessible to them. Have you heard of jailbreaking apple iOS system? If yes, then the term rooting Android OS means something similar to that. The best part is, if rooting is taken up on an Android phone then the user can eliminate or replace the operating system as a whole.

Disclaimer: This information has been produced with complete for increasing the simplicity of the procedure. But in case if some issues occur after the phone update then the site should not be held responsible for this. If at all you face any issues, you can contact us and we will help you sort out the same. It is also vital to keep in mind that when rooting is done the device warranty gets void. And this means that the warranty is not to be considered then.

Now, when you have made up your mind that you want to root your LG Optimus Black P970 device you should make some preparations just before that.


Prerequisites for rooting

The first and the foremost thing you are required to do is, use Astro File manager and take back up of all the applications that are there on the device. You should take back up of the contacts on the SD card. Make sure that while you are rooting you should close several anti virus and security applications. You must also enable USB Debugging by Settings>Applications>Development and ensure that USB Debugging is checked.


How to Root LG Optimus Black P970

There have been many failed ways which people might have tried. Many people tried with launch of BlackJack. But somehow there were some issues with that too. Most of the developers think that GingerBreak is the best option for this and thus here is the guide for rooting LG Optimus Black P970 with GingerBreak.

 Rooting (only for version v10a – v10b) using Gingerbreak download here

How to Root:

  1. Install Gingerbreak
  2. Open the Gingerbreak application
  3. Click the “Root”
  4. Wait until reboot

You can also Unroot again with these simple steps:
How to Unroot:

  1. Open the Gingerbreak application
  2. Click “UnRoot”
  3. Wait until reboot

If you are going to root OS version v10c or more, you can use the Super One Click + Root Shell Process.

1. Download and start SuperoneClick, click Shell Root
2. When it hangs up on a black CMD windows, close this Window. (You should have Shell Root now)
3. Unpack the attached File in your ADB Folder.
4. open a Command Prompt and enter “adb push su /tmp/” & adb push superuser.apk /tmp/”
5. Type “adb shell” ( When Shellroot worked, you should se a “#” on the shell
6. Enter the following commands in shell:


mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p8 /system
cat /tmp/su > /system/bin/su
cat /tmp/superuser.apk > /system/app/Superuser.apk
chown root.root /system/bin/su
chmod 06755 /system/bin/su
chown root.root /system/app/Superuser.apk
chmod 0644 /system/app/Superuser.apk

7. The Phone will now reboot, after reboot it´s rooted.


Hope you liked and tried our tutorial on rooting LG Optimus Black P970. Do comment you experience.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Gingerbreak doesnt work on LG Optimus black

  2. I have tried superoneclick on my optimus black.. it doesnt work for some reason.. Shell Root just ends and then there is no reaction from the phone…

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