[GUIDE] Howto Root LG Motion 4G


  1. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Verizon hidden menu may be for roaming.
  2. Jrdroid

    Jrdroid Well-Known Member

    Yep, don't remove anything with google in it. Metro apps are perfectly fine though.
  3. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    so i just bricked again lol. it was my fault though anyways, im willing to test or extract anything yall want, just need to know how to lol.
  4. Jrdroid

    Jrdroid Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't go too crazy. Wanna try removing everything LG from the phone? I'll just stand by and wait for results :D
  5. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    :rofl: I could spend a whole day deleting apps and making a list and checking it twice, gonna find apps that are naughty or nice :p
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  6. dewolfe09

    dewolfe09 Well-Known Member

    Went to sleep no root. Check it today root available and everybody and their mom already rooted lol mine rooted just fine. :thumbup:
  7. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    @mike28 I do need to get a Motion first though lol..
  8. Navimaster

    Navimaster Member

    hey guys am I doing something wrong?
    I ran root.bat from o4xr folder and it just
    opened a cmd window that says:
    "daemon not running, starting it now on port 5037"
    "daemon started successfully"

    and it stays like that, doesn't do anything else
    i'm on "charge only" mode connected to pc
    help?
  9. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    Make sure you got the drivers installed correctly.
  10. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    And sometimes a reboot is required as well.
  11. Navimaster

    Navimaster Member

    So when I rebooted the phone and changed to another USB port on my PC,
    Windows 7 recognized it as USB Input Device
    then I ran root.bat again but still same thing
    Is that what it's supposed to recognize it as? "USB Input Device"?
    Going to try a few more times
  12. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    make sure all drivers install before running root.bat
  13. Bontenou

    Bontenou Member

    First of all i'd like to extend a thanks to the people who got this done, you guys are gods, you should be praised.

    NOW.


    I've downloaded the APK an the Folder with the root, put the root folder in the C Directory and all that, I'm currently in CMD and got the folder open but when I put in Root (No quotes) it tells me it's not a recognized file or command, am I doing something wrong?
  14. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Just open root.bat by double clicking it........
  15. Bontenou

    Bontenou Member


    On the computer??? That will work?
  16. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Yes, as long as you're running windows.
  17. Bontenou

    Bontenou Member

    Sweet...thanks.
  18. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    Yes or just "CD" to the folders path.
  19. eljefe0000

    eljefe0000 Well-Known Member

    make sure usb debugging is checked and unknown sources is checked
  20. Bontenou

    Bontenou Member

    So now the real questions is whether you can utilize Hotspotting through the tether apps, regardless of whether you have the feature added to your account or not..which is my whole reason for rooting any phone I get..
  21. Navimaster

    Navimaster Member

    Got it! Successfully rooted.
    Had to download the drivers from: https://www.box.com/s/5c8758354a564c191524
    (LG Motion 4G USB Driver for Windows)

    and then reboot and try again

    First time it failed, second time it worked.
    Confirmed with Titanium Backup

    Thanks guys!
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  22. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder Well-Known Member

    I had this same experience. Somehow when using the command prompt under Windows the files don't show up, if you do a "dir" command when you're in that folder it won't show any files. Yet they appear in Windows just fine and you can run root.bat by double-clicking it.
  23. Bontenou

    Bontenou Member



    Yea it was annoying, but thanks to the advice Up here I got passed it. Just clicked the root file directly on the computer and it handled the rest.

    NOW I have to figure out how to tether my phone without paying for it, which SHOULD be possible through rooting but for some reason it's not working.
  24. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    My bad lol
  25. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder Well-Known Member

    Search for discussions on "user agent string". It has nothing to do with root.
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