The LG Optimus L5 is yet another budget android phone from LG which I personally like – a major reason for that being the body of the device + the large screen that LG has to offer you for a low price. Today, we’ll tell you how you can root this awesome phone and make the maximum use of its hardware. Once you root your LG Optimus L5, you will be able to remove all system app that you do not need. This saves some internal memory and also removal of apps that run in the background will save RAM enhancing the performance of your phone and improving its battery life.
Before you get started, you should make a backup of all data on your phone though you will not perform any data wipe for rooting. This is just to be on the safer side.
Also note that your device will no longer have a valid warranty after you root it. You will need to flash the stock firmware to get the warranty back – a tutorial for this will also be here on Hack My Android. In case you face any issues, make sure you leave a comment below.
- 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.
- Make sure your phone is not locked to any network!
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.
Steps to Root LG Optimus L5 E610
- Make sure you have all the necessary drivers for your phone installed.
- Also make sure you have enabled USB Debugging from the settings menu.
- Pick up your phone and connect it to the computer via USB Cable.
- Download the rooting package for LG Optimus L5.
- Extract the contents of the zip file wherein you will find a .bat file.
- Run the root.bat file you extracted.
- While the file is executed, your phone must be rooted after it reboots.
This method should work for most of you. If it doesn’t follow the second method:
- Download this zip file to your computer and extract the contents of the zip file to a separate folder.
- Download IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk to your phone’s SD card and install the app using a file explorer. Make sure you have USB Debugging enabled.
- An app called “SystemBackupTest” will be installed. Open it.
- Without closing the app, press the power button and reboot your phone.
- After your phone reboots, connect your phone to the computer via USB cable in charge only mode.
- From the extracted contents of the zip file that you downloaded in Step 1, run the file root.bat
- The phone must reboot after the execution of the script.
- Open Play Store and update the app “SuperSU”. Open the app and in options, make sure you udpate Su binary.
- You can now uninstall the app that you had opened in Step 3.
If none of the above methods work for you, let me know in the comments. I’ll try my hand on this phone as soon as I get it 😉