Root LG Optimus Black P970 Smartphone- Easy Tutorial

This is the tutorial to explain how to root LG Optimus Black P970 smartphone. So, if you want to root the same then follow my given below instructions. It will guide you to root your smartphone safely and easily.

In case, if you are a newbie and don’t know what is mean by android rooting; what are all it’s advantages and disadvantages click the appropriate link and know that. If you don’t want to go there, here are the some of the benefits of rooting.

Once you root the LG Optimus Black P970 smartphone, you will get many facilities on your smartphone. For example; you can easily unlock your device by rooting. So, then you can use any Sim card of your choice.

LG Optimus Black P970

Another reason is you can easily uninstall the unwanted pre loaded apps on your LG Optimus Black P970. If you uninstall them, it never occupy the memory of your device and you can add the many more useful apps as your wish.

To extend the benefits of LG Optimus Black P970 smartphone you can update that using many custom ROMs. It will help to improve the speed and performance of your smartphone. It will come with many more benefits. So, to enjoy all those benefits you are advisable to root your LG Optimus Black P970 smartphone.

But before start to root the device; keep in mind that you will lost the ownership of your device; which means it lost the warranty. But don’t worry, if you want to get them back due to any reason you can unroot your LG Optimus Black P970.

Now, you may ask why rooting procedure voids the android smartphone warranty? The reason is; the manufacturer of every android device lock the root user permission of their phones due to safety. Because, there is a chance to misuse their core areas of the phone wrongly by any hackers. If the malthreat occurs, it would affect their reputation. So, to prevent them from such critical situations the manufacturers usually reject your warranty.

So, after knowing the benefits of rooting, if you want to root; then continue with my tutorial. But before start to follow the procedure on your device; please follow the given below pre-requisites and disclaimer.

Disclaimer: Although the given below procedure are safe; it may have some risk. So, if you are ready to face the problems which are arising on your device by rooting follow the given below tutorial. Don’t blame us. We would not be held responsible for anything.

Pre-requisites to root LG Optimus Black P970:

1.The rooting procedure will wipe all your datas. So, I advise you to take a complete backup of your android phone.

2.Once you backup all the SMS, MMS, Contacts, Images, Files etc. Note down the APN settings and MMS Settings by following the path Applications >Settings >Wireless and Network >Mobile Networks >Access Point Names.

3.Next, charge your LG Optimus Black P970 upto 100% or atleast 75%.

Procedure to root LG Optimus Black P970 smartphone:

1.First, download the Gingerbreak APK file from here. Once you downloaded copy the same on your desktop.

2.Next, connect your LG Optimus Black P970 smartphone to your computer with the help of USB cable.

3.Now, copy the downloaded Gingerbread APK file to the SD card of your smartphone.

4.After that disconnect the device from the computer.

5.Next, enable the USB debugging mode by following the path Menu > Settings > Applications > Development >USB debugging.

6.Next, go to Menu > Settings > Security and enable the unknown sources option.

7.After that open my files on your LG Optimus Black P970 and install the Gingerbreak APK file you have already copied on your desktop.

8.After that launch the Gingerbreak app on your device.

9.Next hit the root button on the main interface of the app and it should start the rooting of your device.

10.Once the rooting process is finished, you will find the Superuser application in your app drawer.

11.Now, navigate to Google Play and install the busybox app.

That’s it! Your LG Optimus Black P970 is now rooted. Congrats!

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  1. Hello, I have problem with rooting my LG optimus black.
    I followed every step written in the guide, but when I run that gingerbreak app, it doesnt work. Is it possible that my phone has different version of system? I have 2.3.4.
    Thank you. Adam

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