Launched back in October 2011, the LG Optimus Hub was a projected successor to the super successful Optimus one legacy, which was surely one of the most beloved phones of the developers but since it’s almost a generation old for the time being, not only the mob but even the developers are now considering new devices for the forum, one of them being, your very own LG Optimus Hub.
Based on the very modest Qualcomm MSM7227Т chipset ticking on a 800Mhz coupled with 512 megabytes of RAM, these make a note as one of the most developer friendly specifications for a budget droid. The LG Optimus Hub has been shipping out with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread out of the box and has been rooted earlier too, but this time the developers have came with a way easier method, so easy that even a noob will find it a child’s play to get through it.
Hey, let us begin with our tutorial.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.
- You must have android-SDK installed with all the generic addons.
- You should be having some experience in using the command-prompt.
- Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
- Back up all contacts to SD card.
- Backup SMS on Android.
- Backup call log on Android.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
- Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
- Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
Steps to Root LG Optimus Hub
Download and extract rooting package from here.
- On your phone, go to Menu > Settings > Application > Development and make sure that USB Debugging is checked.
- Connect your LG Optimus HUB to your system using the supplied microUSB cable.
- Open windows explorer and navigate to folder where you have extracted the contents downloaded earlier.
- Seek Runme.bat file in that folder and hit the enter key.
- Wait till the file operation for runme.bat terminates and your phone will automatically reboot( this may be a longer one than the usual bootups ).
If your phone booted up successfully you can head over to the launcher menu dialog and search for the “superuser” shortcut. If it’s there, you are home. Enjoy your LG Optimus Hub with root access and lot of other features which were limited courtesy the stock firmware.
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