Root apk for L38C


  1. giantpune

    giantpune Well-Known Member

    This is an apk for rooting the L38C, which I'm told is basically the same thing as the L3 E400 and L35C. I didn't see a specific section for the L38C, so I'm putting this here. It uses a bug in the backlight driver to gain root, which affect several models from LG. This apk specifically checks for the buildprop for "LG-L38C" and "LGL35G", but if an owner of a L3 E400 want to try it out, I dont mind adding that property to my whitelist.


    How to use it? Install the apk from the bottom of this post. It should show up as "L38C_NoobTool" in the apps. Install ministro 2 from the play store. Start the "L38C_NoobTool" app, it will start ministro which will download a few mb of c++ libraries, and hopefully show you a button that says "Root Me". Click that button, and if everything works, it will write the su binary to /system/xbin/su. Then install the superuser app (supersu won't work with this su binary).

    After its done, neither my app or ministro are needed for root to keep working.

    If you want to use superSU instead of superuser, follow the directions as above, and then install the superSU app. Then open that app, and tell it to update the su binary. After that, superSU will work, and superuser will not.


    L38C/L35G root app - http://www.sendspace.com/file/6dljxo
    Ministro 2 app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/...xLDEsIm9yZy5rZGUubmVjZXNzaXRhcy5taW5pc3RybyJd

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  2. woodsninja

    woodsninja Member

    Thank you for the root apk.
    I currently have someone making a patch for the onandroid app to support my phone.They have asked if I knew where to find the partition layout for my device.Can you point me in the right direction?
  3. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    I'm stuck on CWM & we already have it for that phone at androidarea51.com
  4. woodsninja

    woodsninja Member

    Hey kingmt were you speaking of the root apk or the partition layout for onandroid backup?
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  5. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    We built a One Click that will root, push Superuser, & CWM to that device months ago. It does everything in seconds.
  6. woodsninja

    woodsninja Member

    Found it. Thanks.
  7. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    Glad to help.
  8. woodsninja

    woodsninja Member

    Ok so I tried to install the one click from androidarea51 and this is what I saw:
    Rooting device......

    Specified path not found
    Specified path not found

    Device found.....Good

    Then it flashed thru a bunch of command lines and then I got the thanks screen. Nnothing happened on the phone side. Yes debugging and stay awake were checked. Yes I downloaded the drivers. Any suggestions?
  9. woodsninja

    woodsninja Member

    please help......
  10. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    Is Superuser on the phone?
  11. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    Backup everything on the phone. Get quick boot from Play & select recovery. If the one click worked you will have CWM if not it will do a factory reset & you should follow the guide again.
  12. woodsninja

    woodsninja Member

    Yes. The phone was rooted using giantpunes apk. Then both SU and TB were downloaded and installed. I've taken out 13 apps but afraid to go any farther as far as modding until I manage to get the cwm installed.
    Probably shouldn't have gone this far with out it:) thanks for replying.
  13. woodsninja

    woodsninja Member

    Just saw your post from 20 minutes ago. Will try that thanks.
  14. woodsninja

    woodsninja Member

    I tried that quick boot and things went hinky. That app froze and eventually I had to reboot the phone and redownload all thirty apps. Still stock boot. So I will try the one click,cwm,kernel again. Will let you know how it turns out.
    P.s. Finally just said the heck with it and payed some one to install it for me.
    Done.
  15. tenchee321

    tenchee321 New Member

    So i have a question. those steps you have up there, i went throught them completely then when i went to superuser and everything went through process assept where it would say "Gaining root access" and I've been waiting more than 2 hrs and it hasn't gained access yet, what do i do?
  16. woodsninja

    woodsninja Member

    If youre using the noob tool I would suggest using the one click method as you will not have cwm with the noob tool.
  17. JHell

    JHell Well-Known Member

    Ok i did everything u said to do on my l38c and when i tried to root it said cannot create system/xbin/su text file busy
  18. tinaanns

    tinaanns New Member

    My install also said file busy please help
  19. JHell

    JHell Well-Known Member

    I got it. Poot apk with ministro 2 and an outdated superuser apk. Just make sure usb debugging is check in the settings
  20. williamgprice

    williamgprice New Member

    how/can i root my LG L38C. it is on straight talk (pay as you go). i am currently running version2.3.6. i would prefer to root it without using my pc, if possible. i dont know if the kernel is needed, but its 2.6.38.6-perf+
    just trying to snag free apps and get the newest version of droid on my crappy phone. thanks!
  21. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    welcome to AF!!!!!!

    not sure on root method for this phone. have you tried the method in the first post?

    also just an fyi.....being rooted will not mean you will get free apps. i do not agree with obtaining free apps because:
    1) this is considered piracy
    2) i believe in supporting the devs who work hard to provide android phones with great and amazing apps. depriving them of money they truly deserve in just plain wrong.
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  22. LG4LYFE

    LG4LYFE New Member

    I used the Noob Tool to root my L35G and it worked great, but i could not obtain Shell Root and the SU only updated the binary code on the initial root, after that (ab a day later) it would just freeze every time i open the SU. Any Ideas?
  23. pon60

    pon60 New Member

    So please, I been trying so hard with no result. Downloading Dan Rosenberg guide to
    root LG E400 nothing works when unzipping with RAR the RUN.BAT , showing always
    this picture
    DDer BEFEHL ADB ist entweder falsche geschrieben......was meint das Programm damit? Was mache ich falsch??? Muss ich die zip Datein nicht auf dem Windowsdesktop ausf
  24. pon60

    pon60 New Member

    Sorry I found that LG E400 will not enable debuging !!!
    ANWENDUNGEN:ENTWICKLUNG: USB DEBUGGING nicht m
  25. Hitshed

    Hitshed New Member

    Uhhhh, I think he meant the FREE apps that devs release for FREE, not pirated apps. I'm sure you've noticed that there's TONS of 'em at the Google Play Store. Confucius say: "He who thinks before he speaks is much wiser than he who speaks before he thinks."

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