Author Topic: ROOTING the Lg Volt!!!!  (Read 9085 times)

chucksaysblah

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ROOTING the Lg Volt!!!!
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:07:17 PM »
I did not write this tutorial so Follow this link to the thread to give thanks and donate!!!! http://androidforums.com/volt-all-things-root/853377-guide-rooting-lg-volt-ls740-lg-f90.html

This makes use of the towelroot tool by geohot. This method was originally meant for the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it was found to work very well on most other devices.

I take no credit for towelroot or any of the other resources listed here. I am not an Android developer of any kind. I'm simply sharing a method that the community has discovered in an easily accessible guide.

This tool is only to provide root access. This is not the same thing as flashing a custom rom, kernel, or recovery.


Root using Towelroot
Simple and straightforward.
Step 1: Under Settings>Security>Phone Administration, make sure "Unknown sources" is checked.
Step 2: Go to towelroot.com on your phone. Click on the lambda symbol to download tr.apk.
Step 3: Install and run towelroot. After "making it ra1n", your device should automatically reboot after fifteen seconds.
Optional: After your device has rebooted, download Root Checker from the play store and run it to verify that your Volt is rooted.
Step 4: Install the BusyBox Installer from the Play Store and use it to install BusyBox. Not strictly necessary, but many root-enabled apps make use of BusyBox. (After installing BusyBox, you may uninstall the installer. However, keeping it installed allows you to keep BusyBox up to date)

Assuming everything went right, you can now uninstall towelroot (and Root Checker if you used it). If not, repeat Step 3.

Note: Rooting this way does NOT automatically install Superuser/SuperSU.


Installing SuperSu

Method 1: Downloading from the Google Play Store
Simply install the SuperSU app from the Play Store. When installing SuperSU this way, you will be prompted to install some su binaries. The installation will fail, but you can still use SuperSU as intended to manage your root permissions.
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Madbat

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Re: ROOTING the Lg Volt!!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 08:20:26 AM »
You should get SuperSU, it manages root for you. You don't want everything and anything getting root access. Major security risk

chucksaysblah

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Re: ROOTING the Lg Volt!!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 05:27:13 PM »
You should get SuperSU, it manages root for you. You don't want everything and anything getting root access. Major security risk

It says SuperSU in the tutorial  ^^^^^^^

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Re: ROOTING the Lg Volt!!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 04:22:17 PM »
You should get SuperSU, it manages root for you. You don't want everything and anything getting root access. Major security risk

It says SuperSU in the tutorial  ^^^^^^^
Op says su app isn't necessary. I disagree is all I was saying. You definitely want some kind of root management. Superuser or SuperSU, either one. If you don't have it then yes root apps just work, ALL of them get root access. YIKES! Don't do any banking or store anything on your phone if you're rooted without some kind of root management app.

chucksaysblah

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Re: ROOTING the Lg Volt!!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014, 05:03:39 PM »
You are correct. But like I said in the op this was not my tutorial I just reposted it here from its original place. But you are correct and I deleted that line from the tutorial.

topher2632

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Re: ROOTING the Lg Volt!!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014, 06:11:46 PM »
Has anyone found a way to root the volt after the ZV4 update?

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Re: ROOTING the Lg Volt!!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2014, 09:33:59 AM »
So far the only way to do it is to downgrade to the zv3 firmware, root, install recovery and flash the modified zv4 ROM which will let you root with towelroot.

I haven't found or heard of any way to directly root zv4 without downgrading