Root your LG Optimus L5 E610 Easily

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.

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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.

Backup Data

  1. 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.)
  2. Back up all contacts to SD card.
  3. Backup SMS on Android.
  4. Backup call log on Android.
  5. Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  6. Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
  7. Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
  8. Make sure your phone is not locked to any network!

DisclaimerHack 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

  1. Make sure you have all the necessary drivers for your phone installed.
  2. Also make sure you have enabled USB Debugging from the settings menu.
  3. Pick up your phone and connect it to the computer via USB Cable.
  4. Download the rooting package for LG Optimus L5.
  5. Extract the contents of the zip file wherein you will find a .bat file.
  6. Run the root.bat file you extracted.
  7. 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:

  1. Download this zip file to your computer and extract the contents of the zip file to a separate folder.
  2. 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.
  3. An app called “SystemBackupTest” will be installed. Open it.
  4. Without closing the app, press the power button and reboot your phone.
  5. After your phone reboots, connect your phone to the computer via USB cable in charge only mode.
  6. From the extracted contents of the zip file that you downloaded in Step 1, run the file root.bat
  7. The phone must reboot after the execution of the script.
  8. Open Play Store and update the app “SuperSU”. Open the app and in options, make sure you udpate Su binary.
  9. 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 😉

  • miketv75

    Hi, I've got the LG-E610 phone and want to root it.  I got to the second method, since I didn't seem to have the correct PC USB drivers for the phone.  In step 2 (second method), I downloaded
     the "" file (the link said apk, but it was a zip file) onto my phone.  I extracted the zip file, but found no APK file to install.
    Can you help?

    • Hello, I'm sorry but that's nit possible.I just downloaded IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk from the link given. Try to rename the extension from .zip to .apk and try again!

      • miketv75

        Hey Lalit, I've Rooted my phone.  Thanks. 

        I re-named the zip file that downloaded to my PC, from *.zip to *.apk, and transferred it to my phone using WiFi File Explorer, installed it with the APK Installer app.  When I opened the System Backup Test app on my phone, I saw a white screen with the words "Hello World."  I followed your directions, the phone rebooted and I found SuperSU app on my phone, updated it with Google Play, opened the app and updated the Binaries, and ran the Root Checker Basic app to verify Root access. 

        Root.bat did give me one error message that it couldn't find the directory –
        /data/local.prop  but then it rebooted the phone automatically.

        Interesting side note – I ran Rom Manager and tried to boot into recovery –
        I got the Android robot with the hatch opened and a blue tetrahedron (?) spinning,
        but I got no recovery options and the phone just started up again.  Since I had a ATT Blau DE sim card, the phone started a setup operation in German.  I have to figure out how to get English on the phone. HaHa!

        I'm not sure if I can safely load ClockworkMod Recovery (from Rom Manager) on the phone.  Especially since recovery seems to be locked.  There are companies that claim to sell unlock codes, buth they sound IFFY to me.

        Thanks, and thanks to Krisnaswamy Kannan for your comment.

        • I'm glad you found my tutorial useful 🙂

          • Kulitguy_28

            how can i update the the binary tru pc?i dont have wifi..

          • You can use your PC's internet on mobile by reverse-tethering though I have never found it working for my device.

    • Krishnaswamy Kannan

      Hello dude. I got my l5 recovered by changing the mode from DIAG to EMERGENCY:) Try it out. Shud work.

  • Bigbenison

    Hi.. wen u said 'run d .bat file', u meant run it in d command mode, rite? And the superSU updating, iz it 2 b done in the 2nd method only? wel, i kinda tried d 2nd method aftr watchin a few tutorialz.., it didn't work. In command mode, root process stops at 'daemon started sucesfully'..den no response. Nw i'm gona try ur 1st method, witout instalin d apk file…


  • Bigbenison

    K.. i tried ur 1st method too…bt no luck dude.. 'daemon startd sucessfuly'..datz it, 4 d nxt 30minz i waitd..notin. i even tried by changing the usb options, bt stil no luck.. iz der any othr way i can root ma fone? Do i hav 2 instal super su or any othr appz b4 i start d root proces? Cud it b cuz of dat or sumtin?

    Plz lemme knw, thankx..

    • If the first one doesn't work, try the second one.

    • Okay, I did not see your previous comment. Do you have all drivers for your phone installed on your PC?

  • Bigbenison

    Anywayz, hw long duz it normaly tak 2 root?

  • Peter

    Tanks man, this works great. I first had problems, because the .bat file stucked at "daemon started sucessfully". But after installing the LG modem drivers the first method worked properly.

  • Benjo

    Nice bro, but my warranty is last for 2 years, can you show me how to unroot this phone??, tnx bro

    • Lalit Indoria

      Try Superoneclick or follow this tutorial.

  • Benjo

    less than a minute bro

  • hey i tryed the 1st way did not work

    the second way i get the "rm failed for data/local/prop no such file or diconary

  • Håkan

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    I tried the second one first and just minutes later my daughters L5 was rooted.

    Now I have to find a use for it so that she can play Subway Surfer and Temple Run without lagging.

  • lgl5

    Hello, I tried the second one to but when I'm doing that with root.bat he says : error failed and that shit. What am I doing wrong?

    please help me,

    • Lalit Indoria

      Please mention the entire response instead of "that shit".

  • Anonymous

    I'm pretty new to this stuff and i have few questions: is it safe? what will happen if the root fails? and if my device gets bricked, will i be able to fix it without buying anything?

    • Lalit Indoria

      There are very less chances that your device will be bricked but you will lose warranty of your device.

      • Anonymous

        ok, now i got some other questions: will rooting effect my cell phone's signal? does this work even after updating to 4.0.3? and will this change my cell phone's language?

        • Lalit Indoria

          It does not affect signal. Official upgrade will make you lose the root access and language remains unaffected.

  • Anonymous

    oh and is there a unrooting tutorial for lg optimus l5?

  • Mario

    Thanks. I manage to root it with the seconde method. Now I just need to find a JB rom 😉

  • Anonymous

    One more question: can your device get bricked while doing the root thing?

    • Lalit Indoria

      Chances are extremely less, almost negligible.

  • Boris Blagojevic

    Is this root work with my LG Optimus L3 e400 should I try it to reroot it for the second time with this scrypt for L5?

    • Lalit Indoria

      No, it will not work. I have a request for you. The kdz files on LG's servers don't exist anymore. Do you have any KDZ file with you which you can upload and give us a link? I'll be thankful to you 🙂

  • Anonymous

    "This method should work for most of you. If it doesn’t follow the second method:"
    what hapends if it doesn't work?

    • lalitindoria

      A few firmwares still may not be rooted. You may try apps like Unlock root in that case.

  • anonymous

    I have updated my android to 4.0.3 does that effect the way root works for my device?

  • panos

    I tried both methods with no success.
    Can I change firmware with kdz and then try to root and if yes which firm may I use?
    My firmware is lge610v n10f (vodafone Greece)

    • Lalit Indoria

      That would be risky. I suggest you try UnlockRoot

      • panos

        I tried free version and nothing and did’t work.
        Now i’ll try pro version

        • Lalit Indoria

          There are two apps- one for unlocking and one for rooting, the root version is free only. Don’t try the unlocking app!

          • panos

            I tried the free version of UnlockRoot but did’n work and told me to try the pro version instead. I’ll buy the pro version of UnlockRoot, witch contains both unlock root and unlock Phone (bootloader) also. You mean not to use unlock phone or not to buy UnlockRoot Pro at all?

          • Lalit Indoria

            You only need to root the phone and unlock root comes for free. I don’t think unlock phone will be of any use to you!

  • brad

    Well i tried method 2, i got to the point were i had to run the system backuptest, and i rebooted my phone, now when i try to start it up every 4 seconds it said “Voice control not available” over and over and over making using my phone impossible.

    • Lalit Indoria

      Do a factory reset!

  • Petar

    Hello .. both metods not working 4 me.. can u email me at ? i will send u picture what i get..THANKS

  • hussam

    how can i back up my data ?

  • adnan

    dude,thanks for it….
    i have succesfully rooted.
    but,can u tell me a method to install google now on my lg l5???

  • thijs

    I had the new firmware from LG. 4.1.2
    Before I had 4.0.3 with root.
    With the new firmware (4.1.2) this doesn’t work.
    I need root for some aps to work.
    Is there an other way tot get root back?

    • Lalit Indoria

      Try Unlock root.

  • thijs

    Already did.. didn’t work.

  • thijs

    I have v20a-root geflashed with recovery clockwork.
    Now I have 4.1.2 with root and recovery..
    This is the tutorial:

  • Navish Ramlackhan

    hey does it work for E615 bcoz ive tried nothing hapnd!! pLz help i really want to root it!!!

    • Lalit Indoria

      Doesn’t work for E615, sorry about that. You may try if that works?

  • Navish Ramlackhan

    hiiii ive tried it and after 5 times my E615 was finally rooted!!
    thnx 4 the guide!!

  • paul

    i can’t root my lg optimus l5 e612 because when i run the root.bat the process shows failed how can i root my phone pls help me thanks.

    • Sina

      me too i have this problem too

  • sathasivam

    My lg E455 how to root .plz help me

  • hussam nashawati

    I have update my LG OPTIMUS L5 to 4.1.2 jellybean but I want to root my phone after update . I tried this methods but fails can you find another method or help me to root my phone please .

  • lady_thunder

    Will this work for lg optimus f7 ?

    • The procedure should remain same but the files to be flashed are different.

  • Prabuddha De Saram

    second method worked!! Thank you

  • opperdibiel

    i swear i am so freaking happy man al those other sites where bullshit this finally worked thnx man great work!

  • Sina

    hi all guys i try both method but still now root my phone is lg l5 e450 plz help


    my lg l5 is not rooted i repaeted this instructions twice plz help asaap

  • ruben

    the second one worked!!thanks

  • paul

    Hi. Unfortunatelly none of these methods worked. Let me know if you have any suggestion in your pocket. Thx!

  • ARQ

    Magic. This “Hello World” app in second method granted permission for shell. Better use the second method in the first place.

  • majid khan

    Hello. I my LG l5 has two problems.
    1. Playstore does not work
    2. Ghost push malware is installed

    will rooting solve these problems and if so which method do i follow?

  • Hi, I have a problem with When I run it, I first get a repeated “No such file or directory/adb-linux”. So I replaced adb-linux by the full path to the file in the sh file using a notepad which apparently fixed it but then I got another repeated error : “./ line 6: ./: Is a directory” (repeats for every line from 6 to the last). I don’t know how to fix this one.