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[GUIDE] Howto Root LG Motion 4G


  1. aaronmy

    aaronmy Well-Known Member

    DO NOT USE ROM MANAGER OR ANY OTHER APPS TO FLASH ROMS OR RECOVERIES IT WILL HARD BRICK YOUR PHONE AND IT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE FIXED

    Root

    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING YOU DO (bricks, bugs) TO YOUR PHONE IT IS CONFIRMED THIS METHOD WORKS AND MOST HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS OF COURSE FOR SOME THERE WERE BUGS (they were eventually fixed) BUT FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY AND IF THEY ARE HARD THERE'S THE LINK BELOW WHERE YOU CAN FOLLOW THEM EASILY THERE. THIS HAS BEEN TESTED AND IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE DO NOT BE INPOLITE PLEASE ;) IF YOU BRICK YOUR PHONE YOU CAN FIX IT THROUGH sammyz UNBRICK GUIDE AT THE BOTTUM

    [GUIDE][ROOT] How to Root your LG Optimus 4X HD (O4X P880) - xda-developers


    1. Install these drivers from here LGUnitedMobileDriver_S4981MAN37AP22_ML_WHQL_Ver_3.7.2.exe - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
    2. Download the attached zip file called "o4xr" from here ([GUIDE][ROOT] How to Root your LG Optimus 4X HD (O4X P880) - xda-developers) once downloaded put the extracted files under C:\
    3. Then download the app "IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk" from that site/post as well and copy it to your phone to the root of your sd card
    4. Now open Settings>scroll down to security and check unknown settings
    5. Then go to developer options in settings and check usb debugging
    6. Now on a file explorer on the root of your sd card install "IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk"
    7. Once the app is installed open it and then open the power options (hold the power button for 3 seconds) and click power off & restart
    8. Once phone turns back on (should be running slow) connect your phone to your computer through USB (charging only).
    9. Open the command prompt and enter the command "cd C:\o4xr" then typr "root" (or whatever is the root of your windows system) (no parentheses)
    10. Next wait for the script to run and your phone will reboot when that happens uninstall SystemBackupTest DO NOT OPEN IT you will have to run the script again if you do

    The script will say this which means your phone has been rooted it should take a few minutes thats it and it's done

    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    1958 KB/s (2005736 bytes in 1.000s)
    1916 KB/s (91980 bytes in 0.046s)
    2148 KB/s (996704 bytes in 0.453s)
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory

    REBOOT

    (KB/ bytes in xxxxs may vary)

    11. You are done your phone has been successfully rooted

    The files you can find here
    [GUIDE][ROOT] How to Root your LG Optimus 4X HD (O4X P880) - xda-developers

    Brick Your Phone? Thanks To Sammyz Theres An Unbrick Guide To Fix Your Mistake Below

    http://androidforums.com/motion-4g-...nroot-getting-1-5ghz-kdz-wip.html#post4893875

    SERIOUSLY
    Thanks to: please thank qaz753 who posted the method for this here. (xda-developers - View Profile: qaz753)
    atipon for reducing the reboots to 1 (xda-developers - View Profile: atipon)
    and thanks to alexp999 for having that thread on the lg sub-forum (xda-developers - View Profile: alexp999)
    also thanks to sammyz for the link to the drivers and the upload and the unbrick guide

    Sources: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1818502

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  2. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Omg! I got to get this phone, it has a root and unroot method already.

    Unroot method I'm talking about is my flashing stock firmware guide ^_^

    Edit: now that root has been found, DONT USE ROM MANAGER!!!!! There is no custom recovery for this phone yet!!
    djrip, encuero and sandpipershore like this.
  3. angryGTS

    angryGTS Well-Known Member

    Awesome!!! Now all we need is a custom recovery!
  4. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Just freaking sweet thanks a lot
  5. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    Let me at it!
  6. morgankslade

    morgankslade Well-Known Member

    WooHoo...Things are starting to happen. Has it been confirmed yet?
  7. bjk311

    bjk311 Member

    Does superoneclick root v 2.3.3 work?
    sandpipershore likes this.
  8. TouchPro

    TouchPro Member

    Just rooted, let the themes begin... :cool:
    [​IMG][​IMG]
  9. aaronmy

    aaronmy Well-Known Member

    nope but i tried this and i confirmed that this works and touchpro
  10. eljefe0000

    eljefe0000 Well-Known Member

    did you guys follow the guide in the link step by step aside from the drivers?
  11. aaronmy

    aaronmy Well-Known Member

  12. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    Okay I also confirm it working!
    Just follow the directions correctly. It might fail the first time but my second time it worked.
  13. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

    Heretic so its good bro?
    bretnet likes this.
  14. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member


    Yeah man. I tested titanium back up, root checker, ROM toolbox. Everything working. I removed all the bloatware! :D
  15. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

    Sweet bro ill be making a red ics tonight lol
  16. MotoTriumphant

    MotoTriumphant Well-Known Member

    Omg hell yes root! Heres where it all begins guys!!
  17. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member


    Well now we need recovery for the ROMs and themes to begin. :/
    chicle likes this.
  18. Killah1994

    Killah1994 Well-Known Member

    Finally !! Just rooted mines and removed all of metro's leftovers
    Im loving this - only thing we need is cwm ;)
  19. ChiweN

    ChiweN Well-Known Member

    Happy dance fellas.
  20. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    Someone call pg lol:p
  21. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    Wow my phone is super fast after raising the min. Clock speed with ROM toolbox. :D
  22. morgankslade

    morgankslade Well-Known Member

    when I get to the type root part it says
    root is not recognized an internal or external command
  23. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    Make sure you got the right path to the folder you downloaded.
  24. aaronmy

    aaronmy Well-Known Member

    can you show me exactly what it says?
  25. eljefe0000

    eljefe0000 Well-Known Member

    root achieved this is nice good job yo

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