Root the LG Optimus F3/F5/F7 Using Motochopper

The Optimus F series 4G LTE phones are one among the newest phones from LG in the market and while a few of you seem to possess this device, rooting the device is something you would wish to do. The first step in hacking your android device is to root it. Unlocking the bootloader, flashing recovery image and custom ROMs should follow suit to make your smartphone experience much better.

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Once you root your device, you will be able to remove all the bloatware that LG has stuffed into your device and that frees up some RAM making your phone run smoothly. You can also use other apps like Tasker to automate tasks on your android device. Some of the best apps in the Play Store require root access.

Disclaimer: Rooting your Android device voids its warranty. You can however claim the warranty back by unrooting the device. Hack My Android or the developer of this rooting tool is not responsible for any damage that your device might have to incur during this process. Proceed at your own risk.

There is root exploit for Motorola devices that runs on Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD, Atrix HD, Photon Q, and Razr M. However, it has been found to root the LG Optimus F series smartphones successfully as reported by folks on XDA. This root expoloit has been coded into a batch file which runs ADB commands on your device and hence roots it. The tool is named Motochopper.

To get started, make sure you have the necessary drivers for your device and also backup data (not required, but in case!). You can download the Motochopper zip file and extract its contents  in a separate folder in your PC. Connect your device to the PC via USB and make sure USB Debugging is turned on.

If you are on Windows, run the file named “run.bat” (it may also be runme.bat but it should be a .bat file). The root exploit will run and your device should be rooted within a minute or two. On linux, you will need to run the .sh file but make sure you have the necessary ADB drivers installed on your Linux PC.

  • monster221

    did it. it took 30 seconds. actually i did it a week ago. but i saw this article that alluded to unlocking bootloader and removing bloatware. so far i have not found information on this and from what i hear we will not be able to unlock the bootloader til lg releases the unlock. also, bloatware cannot be removed. everyone that has tried that ive heard of has soft bricked their phone. also fyi no custom roms as of yet. i would like to remove bloat though, especially that annoying “hotspot” app that interdicts my attempts to tether and forces my through a t-mobile server to check for tethering.