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[GUIDE][ROOT] Rooting LG Leon with SuperSu

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TerryG4, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. TerryG4

    TerryG4 Member
    Thread Starter


    This has been tested with the LG LEON V10c-EUR-XX

    This procedure removes Kingroot , installs superSU ,root binaries and busybox on your system.

    What versions can get root = a, b, c, d, g,
    What versions can't get root = e
    I never test versions "h" and "f" so i don't know about em.

    If you're coming from v10f/g/h .. You have to downgrade with this guide to v10e then to an older one.


    Make sure your PC can communicate with your LG Leon via adb.
    Driver Pack for LG Leon ( Link can be found on #2 Post!)
    The success of this method depends on following the procedure very carefully. So read the instructions and make sure you understand every step before you try it.


    1- Install and run Kingroot 4.0. You can google and download it or you can use the one in the attached zip file. When Kingroot runs it is all in Chinese, but basically you need to be connected to the internet for it to work. It will do its thing and show progress up to 100% after which you can exit the program. Now your phone is rooted. The following steps replaces the Kinguser with SuperSU.

    2- Unzip the attached file in your adb directory and then open an adb terminal and make sure the PC can see your phone (you can check that by typing adb devices). Then type the following:

    Code (Text):
    1. adb push su /data/local/tmp
    2. adb push busybox /data/local/tmp
    3. adb shell
    3- In the shell that you get type the following and make sure you give the permission when the phone prompts you:

    Code (Text):
    1. su
    4- Continue by typing the following commands:

    Code (Text):
    1. mount -o remount,rw /system
    2. cat /data/local/tmp/su >/system/xbin/daemonsu && chmod 0755 /system/xbin/daemonsu
    3. cat /data/local/tmp/busybox >/system/xbin/busybox && chmod 0755 /system/xbin/busybox
    4. daemonsu -d &
    The key is to keep this session running while you continue with the rest, so be careful with typos and monitor this window for any errors.

    5- At this point, leave the adb terminal window running and go to your phone, open the Kinguser app, open settings (the wheel at the top right corner of the screen), Root authorization setting, and Remove Root permission. The app will self-uninstall.

    6- Uninstall the other two Kingroot programs that are still on your phone (KingRoot and the other one with the blue icon and Chinese text under it).

    7- Back to the adb terminal, and type the following:

    Code (Text):
    1. cat /data/local/tmp/su >/system/xbin/su && chmod 0755 /system/xbin/su
    2. busybox chattr -ia /system/xbin/ku.sud
    3. busybox chattr -ia /system/xbin/supolicy
    4. rm /system/xbin/ku.sud
    5. rm /system/xbin/supolicy
    7. rm /system/bin/rt.sh
    8. rm /system/bin/install-recovery.sh
    9. rm /system/bin/shipclean
    10. rm /system/bin/start-ssh
    12. busybox chattr -ia /system/etc/install-recovery.sh
    13. busybox chattr -ia /system/etc/install-recovery.sh-ku.bak
    14. rm /system/etc/install-recovery.sh
    15. rm /system/etc/install-recovery.sh-ku.bak
    16. rm /system/etc/install_recovery.sh
    18. rm /system/usr/icu/icusuflag.conf
    19. busybox chattr -ia /system/usr/iku/isu
    20. rm -rf /system/usr/iku
    22. rm /system/kroot_*
    23. rm /sdcard/kr-stock-conf
    24. rm -rf /sdcard/Kingroot
    26. rm -rf /data/data-lib/com.kingroot.RushRoot
    27. rm -rf /data/data-lib/com.kingroot.kinguser
    28. rm -rf /data/data-lib/king

    Again, leave the adb terminal window running and go to your phone.

    8- Install superSU (from the attached file) on your phone, run it, and let it update the SU binary.

    9- Reboot the phone. After about 5 minutes your root is ready.

    Downloads + Troubleshooting stuff will be in the 2nd post!



    #1 TerryG4, Sep 18, 2015
    Last edited: May 17, 2016
  2. TerryG4

    TerryG4 Member
    Thread Starter


    1- Most of the problems that I noticed people have encountered is due to not reading the instructions fully. So make sure you read the OP word by word.

    2- If you miss a step or mess up something go back to installing Kingroot and start over from the beginning.

    3- Finally, I noticed that with an AT&T sim card in the phone Kingroot fails (why am I not surprised?) Either a reboot occurs in the middle of rooting or it completes the cycle without accomplishing root. If that occurs, my best advice is to change your phone company. If that fails, you may need to factory reset your phone or even install the firmware from scratch and try again without the sim card.




    Please do not mirror my links ,I'm counting em!

    Hit the thanks button if i help you :p If you have a question feel free to post it. If you want to say "thank you" you can press the button , isn't worth to reply it :) :) :)

    EDIT: If someone test it in another device, V10b etc.. , leave a feedback at comments so i could add it!
    #2 TerryG4, Sep 18, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
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  3. Janakaslj

    Janakaslj Lurker

    Pls help LG Leon h324t, v10c-sea-xx rooting method. Kingroot not working.
  4. TerryG4

    TerryG4 Member
    Thread Starter

    Try my method!
  5. disaster0815

    disaster0815 Lurker

    i have LG LEON h-320 V10e-EUR-XX...and ur method didnt work for me...can u pls help to get it rooted?!?
  6. TerryG4

    TerryG4 Member
    Thread Starter

    LG Leon V10e/d version can't get root! Try my guide for downgrading then use this method again!
  7. The-Truth

    The-Truth Android Expert

    Isn't 5.0.2 lg Leon firware 10b kingrootable???
  8. The-Truth

    The-Truth Android Expert

    Plz somebody let me knw I'm in the mall n don't exactly have tons of time to look here. Plz a yes or no on 10b 5.0.2 is it kingrootable?
  9. Janakaslj

    Janakaslj Lurker

    I tried it, but kingroot wasnt rooting 100%
  10. TerryG4

    TerryG4 Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't know. you can try it! If kingroot fails it means you have to downgrade ,if not you can continue to next step!

    I replied you before. Try to downgrade cause V10e isn't rootable ! Read the #1 post i'm answering your question(sorry for late answer but i update the guide too)
  11. The-Truth

    The-Truth Android Expert

    Ya my bad I was in a rush & deciding on ZMax or Leon. I'm good running CM 12.1, flashed SU zip after ROM and gapps within TWRP. Again my apologizes, had alot goin on.
  12. TerryG4

    TerryG4 Member
    Thread Starter

    So you're done with the rooting method?
  13. Walter Finnin

    Walter Finnin Lurker

    I recently received the LG L33L Sunset, and I haven't been able to find how to install recovery yet, but I have rooted it with Kingroot. I have 5.0.1 and I was wondering if this would work to remove Kingroot , install superSU ,root binaries and busybox on my system? The LG L33L seems to have basically the same techs as the Leon.
  14. The-Truth

    The-Truth Android Expert

    Kingroot has su blocker use supersume but only through TWRP
  15. Walter Finnin

    Walter Finnin Lurker

    How do I install TWRP?
  16. The-Truth

    The-Truth Android Expert

    Download flashify or rashr in playstore then go go root LG Leon thread and download TWRP in link then flash TWRP.IMG
  17. The-Truth

    The-Truth Android Expert

    Hold vol down.plus power button untill you see LG logo then let off power button then press power button again and or dowload reboot apk off playstore and press reboot into recovery option
  18. peleks

    peleks Lurker

    listen, i downloaded this mega pack, cant find adb folder on my phone (had success with downgrading, installing kingsroot ) when i open adb on my pc he starts to do something and shuts down after 1 sefc
  19. TerryG4

    TerryG4 Member
    Thread Starter

    Make sure you open a terminal inside Rootin Stuff folder(Shift - right click) in a empty area and follow instructions from the start.
  20. harrison77

    harrison77 Newbie

    Actually 10d is rootable and the only version wifi tethering (unlimited non native) works on tried them all purchased lg leon with 10f rooted with kingroot used terminal emulator method to replace kingroot with supersu wifi tethering router just brought up native downgraded to 10d whala!
  21. harrison77

    harrison77 Newbie

    Actually 10d is rootable and the only version wifi tethering (unlimited un native works on) tried them all have 2. Both metropcs unlimited plan purchased 1 with 10e rooted with kingroot 2nd was 10f rooted with kingroot downgraded to 10d cause tethering just brought up native app used terminal emulator to remove kingroot with chainfire super su Screenshot_2016-01-04-10-26-26.png Screenshot_2016-01-04-10-26-26.png Screenshot_2016-01-04-10-25-58.png
  22. TerryG4

    TerryG4 Member
    Thread Starter

    So guide helped you , right?
  23. harrison77

    harrison77 Newbie

    I did not use this I just wanted to inform you that you of the incorrect information! I have 2 lg leons and they are both rooted on ms345 1od it is the only version that non native tethering has worked on and when you have Truly Unlimited Data Its a Nice Feature. So I figured people might want to know that in advance. I am not sure why but no other firmware worked without triggering the native app. you might want to do a little research or get hands on trial and error before misinforming people. Did you actually try these methods? or are you just copying other peoples efforts? Eexperience from actual trial and error before spreading info. I am sure you are trying to help but when someone finds a working method (Original method) and people copy and repost there efforts a little bit gets lost in translaition unless you actually fixed a bug or improved the original it just makes it more difficult for people to find what they really need I can say this cause I have actual trial and error and have helped people from fixing errors from Reposts like these Let the Real developers get the Glory and thanks that they deserve. They are the ones that take the time money and dedicaition to make your androids better and they are trully under appreciated.
  24. pezman726

    pezman726 Member

  25. TerryG4

    TerryG4 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your reply, OP changed. All i knew for this version was unrootable , so many people tried it and it didn't worked. Results made me write that "d" version can't get root.

    Tested once in V10b worked.Tested at V10c/e/g never worked ;)

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The LG Leon release date was April 2015. Features and Specs include a 4.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 410 processor, and 1900mAh battery.

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