How to root the LG Optimus L9

This guide will show you how to root the LG Optimus L9 smartphone

Disclaimer: Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way, before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely. Rooting is done entirely by you at your own risk.

What is needed to root the LG Optimus L9?

To root the LG Optimus L9 you will need the following:

  • The LG Optimus L9 you wish to root
  • Access to a PC

Step 1 – Download the LG Optimus USB driver for your PC

So that the phone is recognised for when you plug it in to your PC you must download the LG Optimus L9 USB drivers and install them – you can get them from here.

Step 2 –Download the LG Optimus L9 root files

In order to root the phone you must first download the root file batch file which you can get from here. Once you have downloaded the file rename it so that it is called Runme_L9.bat.

You also need to download the root file itself which you can get from here. Download the file and save it in an easy to find location such as your desktop and extract it to its own folder.

Step 3 – Root the LG Optimus L9

Now that we have downloaded the necessary files it is time to start rooting the LG Optimus L9.

The first thing that needs to be done is to enable USB Debugging on the device.

To do this, on the device itself, go to Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging and make sure the option is checked.

If you do not see the Developer Options menu go to Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software Information and tap the Build Number option until it tells you that you are a developer and that developer options have been enabled.

Connect the phone to your PC.

Choose USB LG Mode as the connection type when prompted on the device.

Right-click the Runme_L9.bat file and choose Run as Administrator.

In the prompt that appears choose Restore My Data and wait for the process to finish.

On the device go to the Play Store and download BusyBox and SuperSU and install them both.

Reboot the device once done and you should now have successfully rooted the LG Optimus L9.

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