LG Optimus 2X is one of the popular devices that was released as first ever dual core phone among general public. Even though, it has some amazing features like Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC, and packs a 4-inch screen, there are a few control that are quite weak in this cell phone. You would however expect to root the device and get access to some privilege controls. Getting LG Optimus 2X rooted would give the user, access to various administrative rights within the operating system. This procedure will also enable you to tweak the phone and install custom ROMs. In fact developers think that with rooting LG Optimus 2X would give access to many additional features which would help in tapping the real performance level.
Disclaimer: Rooting LG Optimus 2X will get you into the operating system of the phone. But this is a risky procedure and only tech savvy people should give this a try. The procedure can permanently brick or damage the device. We shall not be responsible for any damage caused to your phone. However, if you have any doubts you can contact us and we will surely help you. This information is produced with care but rooting the phone makes its warranty void. Root your phone at your own risk.
Pre-requisites of Rooting LG Optimus 2X
You should keep the device charged to the extent of 60 percent because this will ensure that while the rooting procedure is going on, there should not be any hurdle. Enable USB Bugging and for that go this way: Settings -> Applications -> Development > USB debugging. Drivers for your LG Optimus 2X will be needed. You can download that and SuperOneClick root file below.
Rooting LG Optimus 2X Process
Method 1: SuperOneClick method
Install the LG Optimus 2X drivers first which we downloaded above. Now, extract all the files from the SuperOneClick zip inside a new folder on your desktop. Then double-click on the ‘SuperOneClick’ exe file in that particular folder. When you get the messages that connect your phone to PC you must again make sure you have enabled USB Debugging on your handset . Now, you don’t have to do anything. The tool will perform its job automatically. Congratulations, you have rooted your LG Optimus 2X device successfully. It’s as easy as that !
There is one more alternate method that is available. Suppose, if you are already on Gingerbread 2.3 then now, you can gain root access by simple installation and running of Gingerbreak APK. Here is the guide to give you rooting procedure for Optimus 2X using GingerBreak.
For this method you must first download Gingerbreak from below link, and install it on your phone.
After that, enable ‘USB Debugging’ on your phone, by going to Settings->Applications and enabling the USB Debugging. Start GingerBreak and Press the Root Device button. After that you don’t have to do anything. Just wait for the app to run. It is important to note that the process takes around 10 minutes and thus you should maintain patience. Also, keep the battery charged so that there is no hurdle in between the rooting process. You must also know that in the procedure the phone will reboot multiple times. After the running is over, you get the root access. Congratulations!
Do comment below if you have any doubts regarding any of these methods.